For the Sake of Distant You
Picture Credit: Caithion, program cover
English Title: For the Sake of Distant You
Japanese Title: 去りゆきし君がために
Romanized Title: Sariyukishi Kimi ga Tame ni
Performances: Takarazuka, 2/15 - 3/25; Tokyo, 7/3 - 8/1
Shinjinkouen Performances: Takarazuka, 3/7; Tokyo, 7/23
Author/Director: Ueda Shinji
Director: Ako Ken
Music: Terada Takio, Irie Kaoru, Kuratomi Seizou
Choreography: Hayama Kiyomi, Kurotaki Tsukio
Conductor (Takarazuka): Nomura Youji, Mizoguchi Takashi
Shinjin Kouen Director:
Available on DVD: No
|Role||Cast||Shinjin Koen Cast|
|Julio (guitarist)||Migiwa Natsuko||Yamashiro Haruka|
|Fernando (Emilio's son)||Asami Rei||Hokuto Hikaru|
|Sonia (grew up in the same orphanage as Julio)||Kachou Itsuki||Mano Yuria|
|Emilio (nobleman, Fernando's father)||Oki Yukiko|
|Lucia (gypsy, Esmeralda's older sister)||Awaji Michiko|
|Constanci (noblewoman)||Mutsumi Chiga|
|Esmeralda (gypsy)||Mitaka Keiko|
|Leonor (restaurant owner)||Soga Keiko|
|Antonio (Secret Police)||Kishi Kaori|
|Juanita (gypsy)||Seto Chihiro †|
|Lolita (gypsy)||Tsune Hanayo|
|Enrico (Secret Police)||Shou Sumire||Kiri Satomi|
|Merina (gypsy)||Yashiro Kou †|
|Nicolas (Secret Police)||Kamijou Akira|
|Miguel (Secret Police)||Katsu Sachiyo|
|Matilda (Fernando's lover)||Kizuki Miho||Mikaze Riza|
|Domingo (Secret Police)||Akira Miyabi|
|Diego (Secret Police)||Sara Kei|
|Carlos (gypsy)||Takashio Tomoe †|
|Ignacio (young noble, follows Fernando)||Chishiro Kei|
|Gomez (young noble, follows Fernando)||Yamashiro Haruka|
Other Cast: Shouji Michiru, Akane Mayumi, Nagiri You, Kumi Mari, Yutaka Ayumu, Aoki Ryou, Tae Kurumi, Hanamiya Rara, Ebira Kaoru, Nagi Masami, Asakaze Megumi, Ichihara Kei, Mizuki Sei, Nanao Tomo, Asuka Yuu, Orizuru Ran, Kachou Itsuki, Sato Mihiro, Kamo Senjou, Kotozuki Chiko, Misono Juri, Ami Jun, Tatsuki Yuu, Nami Yurika, Akatsuki Misato, Asou Izumi, Asahina Hikaru, Aina Mayuki, Mafue Hibiki, Aya Tatsumi, Takashiro Maya, Maikaze Nami, Ichijou Ken, Fuyuki Kozue, Serina Kagusa, Konomi Shima, Kusabue Masako, Hanada Ai, Kashiwagi Kei, Akashi Noboru, Kita Izumi, Chinatsu Sayuri, Kei Natsuko, Nishiki Moyu, Yumezono Ayame, Kamishiro Shouko
† Transferred on April 8th, but still appearing in Tokyo: Seto Chihiro, Kou Hizuru, Yashiro Kou, Mai Chizuru, Takashio Tomoe
Grand Theater only: Aizono Yuka, Shikino Hanae, Ootate Hato, and Mifune Sachi
Tokyo Theater only: Mori Keaki, Chie Yukari, Shirabe Yuu, Ikenami Yukari, Chisa Mayuka, Tachihara Kae, Mitsuki Yuu, Akitsu Yutaka, Nozoe Sayuki, Kodai Mizuki
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
1869, in a part of Spain under the control of Italy. Julio, who plays the guitar in a restaurant in Toledo, was raised in an orphanage. He is called "The Black Rose of Toledo" because of how strong he is in a fight. One day Emilio Castelor (a friend of the restaurant's owner Leonor) arrives with his son Fernando. They are aristocrats with royal Spanish blood in them, and they want to overthrow the government and restore the monarchy. For this they are recruiting all over the country for like-minded individuals, but they are being followed by the secret police, who are looking for their movements.
One day the secret police come into the bar where Julio works, acting arrogant and rude. He calls them out, and they start a fight with him, but he emerges the winner. The Castelors see the fight and are impressed, and Emilio offers to hire Julio to act as a bodyguard as he and his son do their business. But Julio is not impressed by the aristocrats and refuses rudely.
Later Julio is attacked by the secret police, in revenge for the former bar fight. In the scuffle, he stabs one of them, named Nicolas. He then flees the city and takes refuge with the gypsies. Shortly thereafter, Fernando and two of his followers take shelter with the gypsies when the secret police are chasing them. Despite Julio's protests, the gypsies take the three young nobles in.
Julio is tracked down and captured, and Antonio, the chief of the secret police, tells him: "We will overlook this murder if you tell us where the Castelors are." Julio, however, refuses to act so cowardly. Antonio then sets a trap, using the knife that Julio stabbed Nicolas with. The knife used to belong to Emilio, and when Antonio reveals where he got it, it is revealed that Julio is Emilio's illegitimate son, by a gypsy woman.
Julio goes to visit his mother, but the meeting is a bitter one. Julio's friends and mother learn that the secret policeman that he though he killed (Nicolas) is still alive. Julio, prodded on by Antonio, goes to kill his father. However, Sonia arrives and reveals that Nicolas wasn't killed, only bribed to disappear by Antonio. Julio, in turn, stops Nicolas from killing Antonio. And then he is struck down by Antonio's gun...
- Migiwa Natsuko's final show.
- Also the final show for: Houjou Hiroki, Narukami Jun, Ooshiro Tsubasa, Sen Midori, Kage Chisato, Asakawa Misa.
- The Grand Theater performance was the final show for: Aizono Yuka, Shikino Hanae, Ootate Hato, and Mifune Sachi.
- Several actresses were transferred into and out of Snow Troupe on April 8th, but no casting changes are noted in the Tokyo run. The following joined Snow Troupe in April: Kotobuki Hizuru, Hatobue Maki, Yume Madoka, Haruka Kurara.
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