nibante (2番手): literally, "second-ranked player"

Refers to the second-ranked otokoyaku star in a troupe. It is generally expected that a nibante will one day become a top star, although this is not guaranteed, and the star does not always stay in the same troupe.

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Created by caithion. Last Modification: Friday 13 of June, 2014 05:44:07 PDT by zaraphena.