Takarazuka Japonisme / The Bandit Chu Liuxiang Side Story / Etoile de Takarazuka
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English Title: Takarazuka Japonisme ~Modulations~ / The Bandit Chu Liuxiang Side Story ~The Flower Thief~ / Etoile de Takarazuka
Japanese Title: 宝塚ジャポニズム～序破急～ / 怪盗楚留香外伝－花盗人－ / エトワール ド タカラヅカ
Romanized Title: Takarazuka Japonizumu ~Johakyuu~ / Kaitou So Ryuukou Gaiden -Hananusubito- / Etowaaru do TAKARAZUKA
Performances: Chunichi Theater, 03/08 - 03/14; Taiwan Tour (National Theater, National Chung Cheng Cultural Center), 04/06 - 04/14
Author/Director: Ueda Shinji
The Bandit Chu Liuxiang Side Story:
Based On: The Chu Liuxiang novels by Gu Long.
Author/Director: Koyanagi Naoko
Etoile de Takarazuka:
Author/Director: Fujii Daisuke
Available on DVD: Yes w/special features (release date 07/05/13)
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: Yes
The background music for one number in scene five of The Bandit Chu Liuxiang was removed.
|So Ryuukou (Chu Liuxiang)||Yuzuki Reon|
|Sa Meishu (Zuo Mingzhu)||Yumesaki Nene|
|Ka Kinkyuu (Hua Jingong)||Mari Yuzumi|
|Ryun Ma (Lang Ma)||Marino Yui|
|Se Tsuijin (Xue Yiren)||Toki Irisu|
|So Youyou (Su Rongrong)||Otohana Yuri|
|Sa Keikou (Zuo Qinghou)||Tsurumi Mayuu|
|Setsu Hin (Xue Bin)||Kurenai Yuzuru|
|Shin You (Shen Ying)||Ichijou Azusa|
|To Satsu (Du Sha)||Kai Hayato|
|You Seiran (Ye Chenglan)||Shiotsuki Shuu|
|Ri Koushuu (Li Hongxiu)||Otoha Minori|
|Shou Ju (Xiao Zhu)||Yuuka Riko|
|Chou Kansei (Zhang Jianzhai)||Seki Yurito|
|Shi In (Shi Yin)||Yumeki Anru|
|I Ken (Yi Jian)||Toa Reiya|
|Sou Tenji (Song Tian’er)||Saotome Wakaba|
|Tai Gyuu (Da Niu)||Sazanami Reira|
|Seki Shuuun (Shi Xiuyun)||Rei Makoto|
|White Cat (Bai Mao)||Shidou Ryuu|
Senka: Matsumoto Yuri (Takarazuka Japonisme)
Other Cast: Wakanatsu Ayame, Yumeshiro Eren, Tamahana Yufu, Oushina Yuu, Sorano Miyu, Marina Mayu, Shouma June, Hiroka Yuu, Outsu Risa, Mai Hinano, Ouzuki Akari, Gojou Marina, Asamizu Ryou, Takuto Rei, Shiratori Yuriya, Toudou Jun, Ouha Mirai, Iroha Reo, (Chunichi only) Amahana Ema, Miono Saki, Aya Ouka, Mito Kurara, Minato Rihi, Yuunagi Ryou, Amaki Homare, Mioka Anri
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Japanese Dance Fantasy
Takarazuka Japonisme ~Modulations~
A Japanese dance revue show modeled on the artistic modulations in traditional Japanese performances (“johakyuu”). The opening theme is the spirit of “wa” (“peace”), the middle is the spirit of “inori” (“prayer”), and the climax is “kin” (“dignity”).
The Bandit Chu Liuxiang Side Story ~The Flower Thief~
Chu Liuxiang robs from the rich to help the poor and upholds justice in the jianghu (martial artists’ community). He is nicknamed “Daoshuai” (盜帥; Bandit Chief) or more popularly, “Xiangshuai” (香帥; Chief Xiang). He is intelligent and observant, kind and compassionate. His name “Liuxiang” literally means “lingering fragrance”.
Chu is a martial arts expert whose prowess in qinggong is unmatched. He wields a fan as his weapon and uses it only for self defense. He relies on his wit, experience and calm to solve several mysteries and overcome several enemies who are more powerful than him.
Chu resides on a boathouse called Xiang Boathouse, which also functions as his headquarters. Living together with him are three women, who are the closest people to him apart from his best friends Hu Tiehua and Ji Bingyan. They come from pitiful backgrounds and have been following Chu on his adventures since they were 11 or 12. The first, Su Rongrong , is kind and understanding and specializes in the art of disguise. The second, Li Hongxiu, is very clear and alert and has a good memory. The third one, Song Tian’er, is a good cook and is the most mischievous and adorable of the three.
Etoile de Takarazuka
Etoile means “star” in French. This is a revue based on the myths of the constellations, the pictures made in the night sky by the eternally beautiful stars.
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