2004 TCA Special: Takarazuka 90 ~On the Road to 100~
Cosmos skit, Wao Youka & Hanafusa Mari
English Title: TCA Special 2004 "Takarazuka 90 ~On the Road to 100~"
Japanese Title: TCAスペシャル 2004タカラヅカ９０ ―100年への道―
Romanized Title: TCA Supesharu 2004 Takarazuka 90 ―100-nen e no Michi―
Year: Flower, Moon, Snow, Star, Senka
Performances: Grand Theater, 7/13
Available on DVD: Yes (release date 9/10/04) & VHS
DVD Scene/Music Cut: Yes
"Broadway Boys" was cut and placed at the end of the video without vocals.
Top Stars: Haruno Sumire & Fuzuki Miyo (Hana), Ayaki Nao & Emi Kurara (Tsuki), Asami Hikaru & Maikaze Rira (Yuki), Kozuki Wataru & Dan Rei (Hoshi), Wao Youka & Hanafusa Mari (Sora), Todoroki Yuu (Senka).
Hana: Sena Jun, Ayabuki Mao, Ranju Tomu, Aine Harei, Misuzu Aki, Toono Asuka, Hanagata Hikaru, Mochizuki Rise, Kashiro Kiho, Sakurano Ayane
Tsuki: Oozora Yuuhi, Kiriya Hiromu, Tsukifune Sarara, Shijou Rui, Hokushou Kairi, Aoki Izumi, Mano Sugata, Shirosaki Ai
Yuki: Takashiro Kei, Sou Kazuho, Amase Izuru, Otozuki Kei, Shirahane Yuri, Yamashina Ai, Ouki Kaname, Ozuki Tooma, Saou Kurama
Hoshi: Aran Kei, Tatsuki You, Matobu Sei, Suzumi Shio, Kanou Chika, Ayaka Rei, Yuzuki Reon, Hizuki Hana
Sora: Mizu Natsuki, Yamato Yuuga, Ryouga Haruhi, Ayano Kanami, Yuumi Hiro, Miwa Asahi, Nanaho Hikaru, Kazu Ryouka
Senka: Hatsukaze Midori, Juri Sakiho
It started with the Top Otokoyaku, then the "Five Troupes Together Plus One" song, and then the Top Otokoyaku MC. That had a lot of humor, with things like Wao and Todoroki arguing over whether "Youka" and "Yuu" are common names, and Wataru giving a shout out to someone who borrowed her video and never gave it back. Next was "History Time", where the 2nd-rank otokoyaku spoke faster than the Micro Machines Man and covered all of Zuka history, from the town's resort start to the present new Tokyo theater, before going on and singing some older Takarazuka hits.
The Cosmos presentation was from Yu Mei Ren, a Chinese musical first done in 1926.
Hanagumi's Show Stage covered 1951-1963. There was a bit of a switch around during the show stages, and Hanagumi got Kiriyan.
Hoshigumi did selections from Kiri Fukaki Elbe no Hotori (Near Deeply Foggy Elbe), first done in 1963.
Tsukigumi Show Stage covered 1964-1971. Tsukigumi ended up with Asa and Kashige, so those two plus Yuuhi got to do some fun songs together in 78th Class harmony.
Yukigumi did selections from Hoshi no Makiba (Meadow of Stars).
And Tom finished the first act with "Ame no Gaisenmon."
Yukigumi Show Stage covered 1972-1979. Yukigumi had Mizu, and was that Matobu Sei that I saw in there, too? They snuck in a song from Gone With the Wind, with Komu singing as Rhett.
Tsukigumi did selections from a 1979 Bow Hall show (Bow Hall was opened in '78): Shinjuu * Koi no Yamatoji (Lover's Suicide * Love in Yamatoji).
Hoshigumi Show Stage covered 1980-1997. They had Tani.
Hanagumi did selections from Versailles no Bara, with Osa as Fersen and Fuu-chan as Marie-Antoinette. This makes sense, since they must have been practicing them already for the Berubara 30 concert that was done that year.
Soragumi Show Stage covered 1998-2004. They ended up with Juri and Touko.
And Tom finished the second act with "Yume no Michi", and then all of the highest ranking takarasiennes had a song during the finale.
Any other interesting or important stuff.
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