-bante (ー番手): literally, "ranked player"

The ranking of otokoyaku in a troupe is common in Takarazuka. Nibante refers to the second-ranked star, sanbante is third-ranked, etc. Depending on the popularity of stars and the inner politics of the troupe, there may not be a clear rankings for otokoyaku or musumeyaku.

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Created by caithion. Last Modification: Thursday 05 of June, 2014 12:17:00 GMT-0000 by zaraphena.