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The Spirit of the Samurai / Fascination II




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English Title: The Spirit of the Samurai -Chronicles of Shinsengumi Wandering- / Fascination II -Neo Egoist!-
Japanese Title: 誠の群像 -新選組流亡記- / 魅惑 Ⅱ - ネオ・エゴイスト! -
Romanized Title: Makoto no Gunzou -Shinsengumi Metsuboushou- / Miwaku II -Neo Egoisuto!-

Troupe: Star
Year: 1997
Performances: Grand Theater, 5/9 - 6/23; Tokyo Theater, 8/3 - 8/30
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Grand Theater, 6/10; Tokyo Theater, 8/12

The Spirit of the Samurai:

Based On: Historical events of the Shinsengumi
Author/Director: Ishida Masaya
Music: Nishimura Kouji
Choreography: Hanayagi Yoshijirou, Ai Erina
Shinjin Kouen Director: Fujii Daisuke

Fascination II:

Author/Director: Okada Keiji
Music: Yoshizaki Kenji, Takahashi Kuni, Kai Masato, Miyahara Tooru
Choreography: Kita Hiroshi, Hayama Kiyomi, Shou Sumire, Kurotaki Tsukio

Available on DVD: VHS only

Cast

RoleCastShinjin Kouen Cast
Hijikata Toshizou (Shinsengumi deputy leader)Asaji Saki Otowa Ryou
Osayo (Hijikata's lover)Tsukikage Hitomi Hisato Rie
Yamanami Keisuke (Shinsengumi vice commander) / Enomoto Takeaki (unofficial president of the Republic of Ezo)Minoru Kou Asamiya Mayu
Katsu Kaishuu (Bakufu naval magistrate)Shibuki Jun Mayuzuki Kou
Okita Souji (Shinsengumi 1st division leader)Emao Yuu Asazumi Kei
Serizawa Kamo (Shinsengumi lead captain)Ritsu Tomomi Shiran Masumi
Kondou Isami (Shinsengumi captain)Chiaki Shin Takao Rio
Yamazaki Susumu (Shinsengumi inspector, serving deputy leader)Ema Naoki Natsukaze Rio
Nagakura Shinpachi (Shinsengumi 2nd division leader)Kujou Akira Kazaki Maya
Saitou Hajime (Shinsengumi 3rd division leader)Manaka Hikaru Hodaka Yuu
Inoue Genzaburou (Shinsengumi 6th division leader)Oohiro Ayumu Miki Chigusa
Tani Sanjuurou (Shinsengumi 7th division leader)Nishiki Ai Riri Seira
Toudou Heisuke (Shinsengumi 8th division leader)Otowa Ryou Yume Daiki
Harada Sanosuke (Shinsengumi 10th division leader)Nozomi Kei Tatsu Tsukasa
Shimada Kai (Shinsengumi 2nd division corporal, inspector)Mayuzuki Kou Suzumi Shio
Omo (Kondou's nurse)Izumo Aya Kuji Akari
Kuroda Ryousuke (staff officer of the Ezo subjugation campaign)Kozuki Wataru Kuon Maya
Kanou Souzaburou (Shinsengumi member)Ayaki Nao Matobu Sei
Tashiro Hyouzou (Shinsengumi member) / Takamatsu Ryoujun (doctor of the Ezo Republic)Natsumi You Tsukasa Yuuki
O-Ume (Serizawa's lover) Takayagi Midori
O-Yuu (a nurse, Okita's lover) Shiratori Yurie
Akesato (Yamanami's lover) Tomo Maika Akisono Mio
O-Mitsu (Okita's sister) Mari Yuzumi Hazumi Rui
O-Sayo's mother Matsubara Midori
O-Kimi (O-Sayo's servant) Kuji Akari
Horiuchi Isuke (a Choushuu spy) Takao Rio
Takada Seisaku (Shinsengumi accountant)Asamiya Mayu Minase Ao
O-Kayo (his sister) Maiji Haruka


Others: Sagikusa Kaoru, Takayagi Midori, Shouno Saki, Chitose Manabu, Shinobu Murasaki, Tsuzushiro Ai, Misono Erika, Tachibana Hitomi, Asukai Mari, Asamine Hikari, Hibiya Megumi, Tsuzushiro Ai, Hara Miteki, Kaihou Tamaki, Hanasaki Rika, Mizuhara Madoka, Ayasaki Narumi, Azusa Marin, Aimi Rise, Ayase Saki, Miya Erika, Kazu Yuuto, Maihana Kyou, Kajika Kumi, Fubuki Ayu, Yuuki Mayu, Masumi Urara, Yukiji Kaho, Tsubaki Hiroka, Ayame Hikaru, Hatsuki Kanade, Marino Yui, Yoshino Kyouka, Yumesaki Minori, Mine Keito, Mizushiro Rena, Aozora Yahiro

83rd Class - Group C (Tokyo): Ayano Kanami, Shijou Rui, Amou Tamaki, Natsume Rin, Koto Marie, Yuumi Hiro, Mizuno Chiharu, Houju Konatsu, Mizuki Mai, Suzu Haruki, Shima Arata, Haoto Rino, Mashio Shin, Mifune Seika


Summary

WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!


The Spirit of the Samurai


This show follows the end of the Shinsengumi, as they are broken apart both from without and from within. In this Takarazuka version, Hijikata is portrayed as "the last true samurai" — a man who will stick with his ideals, no matter the cost to himself. He sees any man who fails to uphold his oaths as a rebel and a traitor. Thus he forces Serizawa to commit seppuku when the man looses himself too much to drinking and women.

We watch as the Shinsengumi lose popularity in Kyoto because of their behavior. Although Hijikata doesn't let it show, he feels the nickname of "demon" deeply. Yamanami, meanwhile, does not like the direction the Shinsengumi have gone and leaves. Hijikata is forced to send Okita after him as a traitor.

The temporary Republic of Ezo crumbles around them, and Hijikata sees no place for himself in the new Meiji government. He resolves to die in battle.



Fascination II


Scenes 1~2 Neo Egoist

Neo Egoist Singer 1: Asaji Saki
Neo Egoist Singer 2: Minoru Kou
Neo Egoist Singer 3: Shibuki Jun
Neo Egoist Singer 4: Emao Yuu
Quartet Singers: Kujou Akira, Asamiya Mayu, Takao Rio, Mayuzuki Kou

Scenes 3~4 Dance of the Wind

Aphrodite: Tsukikage Hitomi
Pegasus S: Kozuki Wataru
Dance of the Wind Singer: Izumo Aya
Pegasus: Otowa Ryou, Mayuzuki Kou, Tatsu Tsukasa, Kuon Maya, Asazumi Kei, Matobu Sei
Wind Fairy A: Takayagi Midori, Marisa Hitomi, Ryou Akino, Shiratori Yurie, Hazumi Rui, Hisato Rie
Dance of the Wind Quartet: Maiji Haruka, Suzuna Saya, Akisono Mio, Kuji Akari

Scene 5 Theme Song

Neo Egoist: Minoru Kou, Shibuki Jun, Emao Yuu

Scenes 6~7 Serenata

Valentino: Asaji Saki
Francoise: Tsukikage Hitomi
Joanna: Izumo Aya
Madonna: Mari Yuzumi
Anna: Tomo Maika
Lucretia: Ryou Akino

Scene 8 Heart Breaker

Heart Breaker: Shibuki Jun

Scenes 9~12 Begin the Begin

Begin Man S: Asaji Saki
Begin Man S2: Shibuki Jun
Begin Man S3: Emao Yuu
Begin Man S4: Kozuki Wataru
Begin Man S5: Ayaki Nao
Begin Woman S: Tsukikage Hitomi
Begin Woman S2: Tomo Maika
Begin Woman S3: Ryou Akino
Begin Singer (Man): Minoru Kou
Begin Singer (Woman): Izumo Aya

Scene 13 The Dandy

The Dandy: Emao Yuu
Lady S: Ryou Akino

Scene 14~16 Song of Grief

Julian: Minoru Kou
Matilda: Tsukikage Hitomi
Sorrowful Women A: Izumo Aya, Mari Yuzumi, Tomo Maika, Takayagi Midori

Charles: Shibuki Jun
Matilda: Tsukikage Hitomi
Passions: Ema Naoki, Nozomi Kei, Kozuki Wataru, Kujou Akira, Oohiro Ayumu, Ayaki Nao, Asamiya Mayu, Otowa Ryou, Mayuzuki Kou, Tatsu Tsukasa

Claude: Asaji Saki
Matilda: Tsukikage Hitomi
Julian: Minoru Kou
Charles: Shibuki Jun
Shadow Solo: Izumo Aya

Scenes 17~18 Super Rockette

Super Rockette S: Nozomi Kei
Super Rockette A: Kujou Akira, Ayaki Nao, Asamiya Mayu, Otowa Ryou

Scenes 20~22 I am Proud of Myself

Neo Egoist Singer: Asaji Saki
Dancing Woman: Tsukikage Hitomi
Dancing Men A: Minoru Kou, Shibuki Jun, Emao Yuu

Scenes 23~24 Finale

Etoile: Akisono Mio

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