Amakusanada of the Flame / Pop News
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English Title: Amakusanada of the Flame / Pop News
Japanese Title: 炎の天草灘 / ポップ・ニュース
Romanized Title: Honoo no Amakusanada / Poppu Nyuusu
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 9/2 - 10/1
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 9/22
Amakusanada of the Flame:
Based On: The life of Amakusa Shirou
Author/Director: Ako Takeshi
Composer: Takahashi Ren
Choreographer: Hanayagi Juraku, Hanayagi Kinkichi
Conductor (Takarazuka): Nomura Youji
Conductor (Tokyo): n/a
Author/Director: Kamogawa Seisaku
Composer: Terada Takio, Nakai Mitsuharu, Irie Kaoru, Yoshizaki Kenji
Choreographer: Paddy Stone, Kita Hiroshi, Tsukasa Konomi
Conductor (Takarazuka): Hashimoto Kazuaki
Conductor (Tokyo): n/a
Available on DVD: No
Available on Blu-Ray: No
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: n/a
|Amakusa Shirou||Kou Nishiki||Setouchi Miya|
|Tae (Yuuzuki)||Chikubu Sayuri||Shima Yuri|
|Proprietress of the Hiradoya||Awaji Michiko|
|Wang Yiguan||Mizuho Youko|
|Yamada Emosaku||Kaoru Kuniko||Shinjou Mayumi|
|Taga Mondo||Asazuki Mario||Ritsu Tomomi|
|Mori Souiken||Amagi Tsukie|
|Hayato||Mizu Hayami||Shiomi Rika|
Other Cast (Pop News only): Maho Shibuki (Senka)
Other Cast: Mutsumi Chiga, Utagawa Harumi, Mizuho Youko, Miyoshino Kazuya, Mikuni Aya, Shirogane Akemi, Sazanami Rika, Konoe Anzu, Fujisono Satomi, Kei Hanayo, Kino Kazuyo, Take Miharu, Yashio Michiru, Suzuka Teruko, Muromachi Akane, Ai Erina, Asuka Miyako, Mitsui Mako, Hananose Kasumi, Satsuki Jun, Ritsu Tomomi, Tsukibue Mayumi, Hoshi Rimiko, Yuka Miyuki, Ichijou Hikaru, Kazami Kei, Morikage Katsura, Mai Koyuki, Miya Kaoru, Oka Sayuri, Hoshi Subaru, Takara Junko, Komakusa Ayumi, Sai Gyokuren, Izumi Mari, Uryuu Minako, Miki Hiromi, Shino Uyuki, Yuuki Kanae, Satomi Akira, Kijou Tomoka, Natsuki Masa, Nanaumi Mihoko, Hayabusa Amiri, Mishi Eru, Yoshino Mana, Kitakouji Miho, Kurenai Hitomi, Kyou Misa, Takashou Megumi, Naka Iori, Mana Hiroka, Mitama Chiyo, Ashi Saori, Nishikino Hanayo, Chisato Hiromi, Sono Mayumi, Magiri Aya, Yuu Shirabe
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
Amakusanada of the Flame
The tale of Amakusa Shirou, the driven young man who became a supreme commander at only 16 or 17.
Masuda Shirou (later Amakusa Shirou), arrives at Nagasaki to study. He lodges with Wang Yiguan, a man from Ming (Dynasty - China) and an old friend of Father Jinbee.
Shirou mingles with foreigners and dreams of embarking to distant lands. At the same time, his lover Kiku comes to Nagasaki. Having seen the miserable plight of the farmers of Amakusa, she plans to stage a revolt against the Shogunate government. When she asks Shirou to lead the revolt, he bluntly refuses, saying it is too soon and they would die in vain.
Meanwhile, Shirou's childhood friend Emosaku has a lover named Tae, who refuses to bend to poverty and is working in the Red District under the name of Yuuzuki to support her family.
Shirou and Emosaku are both Christians, but a fervid belief in God does not prevent harsh reality, nor help solve the suffering of the people. While Shirou believes an uprising at this time would be a mistake, he cannot restrain the innocent faith of Emosaku and the others.
At that time, Christians begin to be hunted down, as Taga Mondo and other become aware of the plans for an uprising.
Yuuzuki, a Christian, is assaulted, persecuted, and tortured to force her to reveal the ringleader. When Shirou hears of Mondo's despicable acts, for the sake of the Christians, for the people of Amakusa, he rises up on the night of the Suwa Festival....
A show of stylish, short skits, of a new realism based on the complex modern social phenomenon of pop news.
- Final performance for Kino Kazuyo.
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