Aran Kei


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Name: Aran Kei
Kanji: 安蘭けい
Current Troupe: n/a
Role: Otokoyaku
Status: Retired Top Star (2006 - 2009)

Nickname: Touko
Real Name: 安田 瞳子 (Yasuda Touko)
Height: 167cm
Birthday: October 9, 1970
Blood Type: AB
Hometown: Shiga-ken
Favorite Food: Noodles
Favorite Flower: Moth orchid
Favorite Colors: White
Hobbies: Shopping, Music, DVDs
Collections: CDs
Special Talent:
Origin of Stage Name: Thought of it with her family
Favorite Role: Hanafubuki Koifubuki - Ishikawa, Song of Kingdom - Aida, Ryuusei - Ryuusei
Would Like to Try Playing: "le rouge et le noir" -Julien Sorel

Debut: 1991 (77th Class) The Rose of Versailles -Oscar-
Troupe History:
2000 - 2009 Star Troupe
1992 - 2000 Snow Troupe


2009: My Dear New Orleans / A Bientôt, Joy Bee
2008: Side Story: The Rose of Versailles -Bernard- / Neo Dandyism! III (National Tour), Bernard Châtelet
2008: The Scarlet Pimpernel, Percy Blakeney
2008: The Red and the Black (Drama City/Nippon Seinenkan), Julien Sorel
2007-08: El Halcon / Revue Orchis, Tyrian Persimmon
2007: Secret Hunter/Neo Dandyism! II (Hakataza), Dagobert
2007: Sakura/Secret Hunter, Dagobert
2006-07: Hays Code (Drama City/Nippon Seinenkan), Raymond Woodrow (top star debut)
2006: Too Short a Time to Fall in Love / Neo-Dandyism!, Anthony Randolph
2006: Copacabana (Umeda Arts), Rico Castelli
2006: Rose of Versailles: Oscar (Snow), Andre (special appearance)
2006: Rose of Versailles: Fersen and Marie-Antoinette, Andre (Takarazuka), Oscar (Tokyo)
2005: The Rose of Versailles / Soul of Shiva! (Korean Tour)
2005: The Dragon Star (Drama City/Nippon Seinenkan), Ryuusei (Lead Role)
2005: Shigure Hill Road in Nagasaki / Soul of Shiva!, Rasha
2005: A Song For Kingdoms (Chunichi), Aida
2004: Ch'Ang-an: Full of Swirling Flowers / Romantica Takarazuka '04, An Lu-shan
2004: Phantom, Count Philippe de Chandon
2004: Lightning in the Daytime / Temptation!, Edmond de Lambrouse (Toyko)
2003: Ganryuu (Bow Hall/Nippon Seinenkan), Sasaki Kojiro (Lead Role)
2003: Singin' in the Rain (Nissay), Don Lockwood (Lead Role)
2003: A Song for Kingdoms, Aida, Etoile
2002-03: The Glassy Landscape/Babylon, Franco Mira
2002: Butterfly Lovers / Southern Cross Revue in China (China), ''Villager S"
2002: The Prague Spring / Lucky Star!, Jan Palach
2002: Revolt of a Gallant Poet / Southern Cross Revue II (Chunichi), Fujiwara no Tokitsura
2001: Revolt of a Gallant Poet / Southern Cross Revue II (Tokyo), Fujiwara no Tokitsura
2001: Rose of Versailles: Oscar and Andre, Fersen
2001: Gone with the Wind (National Tour), Ashley Wilkes
2001: Revolt of a Gallant Poet / Dreams Fly Around the World, Fujiwara no Tokitsura
2000: Flower Blizzard, Love Blizzard (Bow Hall/Nippon Seinenkan), Goemon (Lead Role)
2000: Department Store / Arch of Triumph, Door Boy / Jaime (Takarazuka), Boris Morosow (special cast)
2000: The Man Called Bacchus / Splendor of a Thousand Beats (National Tour), Manderen
1999-00: The Man Called Bacchus / Karei Naru Sen Hyoushi '99, Manderen
1999: Icarus (Nippon Seinenkan & Aichi), Icarus (Lead Role)
1999: Meet Again / Nova Bossa Nova, Pierre, Mar/Brisa
1999: House Amid the Thickets / Ravir (Chunichi), Tokisada
1998: House Amid the Thickets / Ravir, Kazuma / traveling gentleman
1998: Gone with the Wind (National Tour), Ashley Wilkes
1998: Icarus (Bow), Icarus (Lead Role)
1998: Frozen Tomorrow ~Bonnie & Clyde~ (Bow Hall/Nippon Seinenkan), Jeremy Methvin
1997-98: Shun'ou Fu / Let's Jazz, Nakagusuku Anjin
1997: Ghost at Midnight / Les Cherubim, William
1997: Wuthering Heights (Bow Hall), Edgar
1997: Romanesque Mask / Golden Days, Azolan
1997: Natasha of the Rainbow / La Jeunesse! (Chunichi)
1996: Anaji (Bow Hall), Yangzi Long
1996: Natasha of the Rainbow / La Jeunesse!, Hon Sonka
1996: Love Blooms Out on the Murasakino / Ma Belle Etoile (National Tour), Amano Inukai no Murajikatsumaro
1996: Elisabeth, Young Rudolph
1995: Love Blooms Out on the Murasakino / Ma Belle Etoile, Midori
1995: Grand Shanghai (Bow Hall), Wong Jin-Shun
1995: Goodbye Merry-Go-Round (Bow Hall/Nippon Seinenkan), Michel
1994-95: Yukinojou no Henge / Sagittarius, Mukutanoyoshi
1994: A Battlefield for the Two of Us (Bow Hall), a writer
1993-94: Seal of the Bourbons / La Cote d'Azur
1993: Heaven and Hell / Take Off
1993: C'est L'amour (Bow Hall)
1992-93: Chuushingura
1992: Takarazuka "Dreams" (Drama City)
1992: This Boundless Love
1992: Myth of the Lovers (Bow Hall)

Shinjin Kouen Roles

1996: Natasha of the Rainbow, Sanjou Kaoru (Lead Role)
1996: Elisabeth, Der Tod (Lead Role)
1995: Love Blooms Out on the Murasakino, Ooama no Miko (lead role)
1995: JFK, John F. Kennedy (lead role)
1994-95: An Actor's Revenge, Yamitarou
1994: Gone with the Wind, Frank Kennedy
1993-94: Seal of the Bourbons, Colbert
1993: Heaven and Hell, Howard / Louis-Napoléon
1992-93: Chuushingura, Horibe Yasubei

Special Performances

2008: Takarazuka Special 2008 - La Festa!
2007: TCA Special 2007 - 'Allo! Revue!
2007: Pure, Proper, Beautiful
2006: TCA Special 2006 - Wonderful Dreamers
2006: Dream Memorandum
2005: Golden Steps
2005: TCA Special 2005 - Beautiful Melody, Beautiful Romance
2004: TCA Special 2004 - Takarazuka 90
2003: TCA Special 2003 - Dear Grand Theater
2002: TCA Special 2002 - Dream
2001: TCA Special 2001 - Takarazuka Dream Century
2001: Takarazuka Paris Festival 2001
1999: Revue Special '99
1999: '99 TCA Special - Hello! Wonderful Time
1998: '98 TCA Special - Takarasienne!
1997: '97 TCA Special - The Festival
1996: '96 TCA Special - Melodies and Memories
1995: '95 TCA Special - Magnifique Takarazuka
1994: Paris Festival 1994
1993: Paris Festival 1993
1991: '91 TMP Music Festival - Ethno Pops, Chorus

Concerts / Dinner Shows

2005: Hana no Michi ~ Yume no Michi ~ Towa no Michi
2005: Takarazuka Revue Charity Concert
2004: Sense (Dinner Show)
2003: Late Show (Dinner Show)
2000: Rough Time (Dinner Show)
1999: The Wonder Three

After Takarazuka

2018: A Little Night Music, "Countess Charlotte Malcolm"
2018: Tenth (in the 'Next to Normal' segment)
2017: The Scarlet Pimpernel, "Marguerite St. Just"
2016: The Scarlet Pimpernel, "Marguerite St. Just"
2015: Sunset Boulevard Norma Desmond (with Yumesaki Nene)
2014: Alice in Wonderland Alice Stetson
2014: Lady Day Billie Holiday
2014: Yuurei Helen Alving
2013: Dream, a Dream: Takarazuka WAY TO 100th ANNIVERSARY FINAL Special Guest
2013: Next to Normal Diana
2013: Tooi Natsu no Gogh Queen Eleanora (with Ayano Kanami)
2012: SUNSET BOULEVARD Norma Desmond (with Ayabuki Mao )
2012: Alice in Wonderland, Japanese Premier Cast Alice Stetson
2011: MITSUKO, Mitsuko Coudenhove-Kalergi with Mirai Yuuki, Ootsuki Sayu, Kamizuki Akane
2011: Antony and Cleopatra (staged in Japan and Korea (in Japanese with Korean subtitles) ) Cleopatra
2011: Melodies of Love~Dreams of Remembrance
2010: Wonderful Town Ruth Sherwood
2009: Aida, Aida

Concerts & Dinner Shows
2017: Ichiro Maki 35th Anniversary Concert (guest performer)
2016-17: Elisabeth OG Special Gala Concert, "Young Rudolph"
2015: Umeda Arts Theater 10th Anniversary「Golden Songs」 with Ichiro Maki, Juri Sakiho, Shizuki Asato, Haruno Sumire, Kozuki Wataru, Asami Hikaru
2015: Au Revoir Tokyo Kaikan with Kozuki Wataru, Sou Kazuho, Kiriya Hiromu, Shirahane Yuri, Toono Asuka
2014: Iwatani Tokiko Memorial Concert ~Ai no Sanka~ with Mori Keaki, Makoto Tsubasa, Shizuki Asato and Sena Jun
2014: Koshiji Fubuki 90th Anniversary Tribute Concert with Haruno Sumire and Emao Yuu
2014: Musical meets Symphony 2014-
2013: Karei Naru Musical - Christmas Concert 2013 (with Shibuki Jun )
2013: CHESS in Concert with Kamizuki Akane
2013: Wildhorn Melodies
2013: Musical Songs Concert SUPER DUETS with Ryuichi Kawamura.
2013: I Love Musical
2012: CHESS in Concert with Kamizuki Akane
2010: Koshiji Fubuki Tribute Concert with Haruno Sumire, Kozuki Wataru, Takashiro Kei, Aika Mire, Makoto Tsubasa, Mori Keaki and Minoru Kou
2010: Aran Kei Ark 2010
2010: Frank and Friends/MITSUKO
2009: UNO

2013: Highlights from 'Alice in Wonderland' the musical
2012: Antony and Cleopatra (Included in the 彩の国シェイクスピア・シリーズ NINAGAWA × SHAKESPEARE DVD BOX 9)
2012: Aran Kei Documentary
2010: arche (CD) (CD and DVD)
2010: Aran Kei's Ark 2010

2018: Tottemo Ghost (crowdfunded film)
2017: Ikimono ni Thank You animal variety show (invited guest)
2015: Deeree Girls Akimoto Takemi (adult) (together with Shirahane Yuri)
2014: Shokatsu Keiji 9 Sendou Yukiko
2014: Peter no Souretsu Imada Sayoko (together with Emi Kurara )
2013: Fuji TV Drama Special 2013 - DOLCE II Shinohara Keiko

2011: ARAN


  • Official Website
  • Ageny Profile
  • Official Instagram
  • Graduated at the top of her class (77th class).
  • First otokoyaku who is first of her class to be top star since Migiwa Natsuko
  • Played soccer during high school
  • One of the very few that has played all three center roles (Oscar, Andre and Fersen) of Rose of Versailles
  • She is of third generation Zainichi Korean descent (link) as explained in her 2011 biography, Aran says her lineage is traced to South Gyeongsang Province in South Korea. Out of her siblings, only her eldest sister can speak fluent Korean because she went to a North Korean school. Aran wishes that she knew more of her mother tongue, she only knows basic Korean. Though everyone in her family spoke Japanese, they ate Korean food at home. She admits she developed a complex because she was ashamed of her heritage. She eventually did visit the village where her grandfather had come from in 2010 and felt a kind of internal peace within herself.
  • She starred in the 'Zuka musical AIDA, staged outside the Takarazuka theatre, in both Tokyo and Osaka, Fall 2009
  • Aran likes her alcohol! In her 2011 biography, she says she likes beer, champagne with wine, soju and sake. She's not a fan of brandy and whisky. She says she turns into a happy drunk when she's intoxicated.
  • She has 2 Russian Blue cats named Ten and Kuu. You can see many pictures and videos of them on her Instagram.

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