Asami Rei


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Name: Asami Rei
Kanji: 麻実 れい
Current Troupe: n/a
Role: Otokoyaku
Status: Retired Top Star (1980 - 1985)

Nickname: Taako
Real Name: Nobumoto Takako (信元 孝子) (Her maiden name was Tanaka (田中)­)
Height: 172cm
Birthday: March 11th, 1950
Blood Type: O
Hometown: Tokyo
Favorite Food: fruit
Favorite Flower: any flower (especially flower buds)
Favorite Colors: navy blue
Hobbies: oil painting
Special Talent:
Origin of Stage Name: Thought of it herself. Her first, declined, choice was 魔玖 れい, pronounced Maku Rei.
Favorite Role: all the roles she's received so far
Would Like to Try Playing: any role

Debut: 1970 (56th Class) Takarazuka Expo '70: Flower of Takarazuka / Hello! Takarazuka
Troupe History:
1972 - 1985 Snow Troupe
1971 - 1972 Star Troupe


1985: Hana Mugen / Spreading Golden Wings, Vittorio Alidoro
1984: Love and Fire / Full Beat, Sentarou
1984: Gone With The Wind, Rhett Butler
1984: Love's Flight III (Bow Hall)
1984: Mayerling / Happy Ending Story (Chunichi), Rudolph
1983: Mayerling / Happy Ending Story, Rudolph
1983: Javanese Dancer (National Tour), Ali Adinan
1983: Blue Jasmine -Desert Love- / Happy Ending Story, Kasim ben Hussayn
1983: Mayerling / Grand Elegance, Rudolph
1983: Javanese Dancer (Chunichi Theater), Ali Adinan
1982-83: Lily in Love / Golden Dream, Prince Carl
1982: Javanese Dancer, Ali Adinan
1982: Love's Flight II (Bow Hall)
1982: Wandering Requiem (Chunichi), Felix
1981-82: Fly Up, Young Seagulls / Sun Orient Sun, Shimada Yuutarou
1981: Wandering Requiem (National Tour), Uronsky/Orion/Mikhail/Felix
1981: Wandering Requiem, Uronsky/Orion/Mikhail/Felix
1981: Love Exclusive (Bow Hall), Robert
1980-81: Flowery Dance Rhythm / The Blue Rose God of War -Angelique II-, Philippe de Plessis du Bellière (Top Star Debut)
1980: Crazy Breath of Air (Bow Hall), Jimmy (lead role)
1980: For the Sake of Distant You, Fernando
1979: Love's Flight (Bow Hall)
1979: The One Who Disappeared into the Morning Mist / Ol'man River, Miura Samanosuke
1979: The Spring Breeze's Invitation / Hello! Holiday, Hector / Josephine
1978: Johnny On the Hill / Sensation, Alan
1978: Gone with the Wind, Rhett Butler
1977: Akanesasu Murasaki no Hana / The Revue, Nakano Ooe no Miko
1977: Nightingale Song of Spring / Manhattan Rag, Wang FengYang
1976: Hoshikage no Hito / Non, Non, Non, Hijikata Toshizou
1976: Poem of the White Heron / Monsieur Papillon, Haku-ou / Holst
1975-76: The Rose of Versailles: Andre & Oscar, Andre
1975: Burning in Firenze / Bon Balance, Othello
1975: Burning in Firenze / The Star -Goodbye Maho Shibuki-, Othello
1974: Scarlet Camellia, Blooming in the Snow / Funky Jump
1974: Bamboo / Romance Romantique (National Tour)
1974: Young Lion, Shake Your Mane / Inspiration
1974: Bridegroom Contest / Romance Romantique, Ishikoronosuke
1974: Bamboo / The Love Robbers (Shinjuku Koma), Tacolu
1973: Golden Sound (Star - special guest)
1973: Growing Up / The Love Robbers, Choukichi / Parisian Detective
1973: Bamboo / Cante Grande, Alfonzo
1973: Spring Again / Sunrise Again (Fukuoka Sports Center)
1973: Falling Cherry Blossoms / Rhapsody in Love, Shuzen Sakai (Cast B)
1973: Chinese Milk Vetch / Rhapsody in Love, Shoukichi
1972: Beautiful Young Warrior / Arabesque (Grand Theater), Undou
1972: Beautiful Japan / Wandering Youth
1972: Someday We'll Meet / Nova Bossa Nova
1972: Someday We'll Meet / Concerto of Love
1971: For as Long as I Live / Nova Bossa Nova, Door Boy
1970-71: Apollon (Flower)
1970: I am You / The Big One (Star)
1970: Takarazuka Expo '70: Flower of Takarazuka / Hello! Takarazuka (Moon)

Shinjin Kouen Roles

1975: Burning in Firenze (Tokyo), Leonardo
1975: Burning in Firenze (Grand Theater), Leonardo
1974: Young Lion, Shake Your Mane, Matsudaira Katamori (lead role)
1973: Growing Up, Fujimoto Nobuyuki (lead role)
1973: Cante Grande
1972: Beautiful Young Warrior (Grand Theater), Oniwaka (lead role)

Concerts / Dinner Shows / Special Performances

1985: Asami Rei Last Stage
1985: '85 TMP Music Festival - Welcome to Broadway
1984: '84 TMP Music Festival - Singing 70 Years of Takarazuka
1983: 25th Mirror Ball -Kayama Yuuzou and Takarasienne Joint Fantasy-
1983: 24th Mirror Ball -TMP Music Festival-
1977: 14th Takarazuka Festival

After Retirement

2024: The Rose Of Versailles 50th Anniversary (OG Performance)
2019: The Rose of Versailles 45th Anniversary (OG Performance)
2010: Terada Takio Memorial Concert
2006: Dream Memorandum
2005: Hana no Michi ~ Yume no Michi ~ Towa no Michi
2005: 35th Anniversary Recital (13 March)
2004: Dinner Show (1 August)
2003: Christmas Dinner Show (23 December)
2003: Dinner Show (20 July)
2000: The Hit Parade Takarazuka Love: Terada Takio 40th Anniversary Concert
1999: Christmas Dinner Show (25 December)
1997: Adieu Tokyo Takarazuka Theater
1997: Christmas Dinner Show (24 December)
1997: Recital Part VII - Paris Story
1996: Recital Gala
1993: Gone with the Wind Eve of Festivities
1993: Recital Part V
1992: The Way You Are
1991: Recital Part IV
1989: Recital Part III
1988: Recital Part II
1987: Recital Part I


  • 1996 - 3rd Yomiuri Theater Awards, prime award of excellence (actress): Hamlet, Angels in America
  • 1997 - 18th Matsuo Performing Arts Awards, theater award of excellence (actress): Kiss of the Spider Woman
  • 2000 - 7th Yomiuri Theater Awards, award of excellence (actress): Little Night Music, Things We Do For Love
  • 2000 - 25th Kikuta Kazuo Theater Awards: Little Night Music, Things We Do For Love, 20th Century
  • 2001 - 35th Kinokuniya Theater Awards: 20th Century, The Greeks
  • 2001 - 24th Japan Academy Film Prize, award of excellence (co-starring actress): 15-Sai Gakko IV
  • 2002 - 43th Mainichi Art Award: Sarah Bernhardt
  • 2003 - 10th Yomiuri Theater Awards, award of excellence (actress): The Sneeze, Oedipus Rex
  • 2004 - 11th Yomiuri Theater Awards, award of excellence (actress): The Cherry Orchard, Sarah Bernhardt, AOI KOMACHI
  • 2004 - 54th MEXT Arts Recommendation Awards: The Cherry Orchard, AOI KOMACHI
  • 2005 - 12th Yomiuri Theater Awards, award of excellence (actress): Titus Andronicus, Elisabeth Rex
  • 2006 - 6th The Asahi Performing Arts Awards, performing arts award: Black Lizard
  • 2007 - 14th Yomiuri Theater Awards, award of excellence (actress): Black Lizard
  • 2011 - 18th Yomiuri Theater Awards, prime award of excellence: The Lion in Winter, Les Parents terribles
  • 2012 - 19th Yomiuri Theater Awards, award of excellence (actress): Top Girls, All My Sons
  • 2017 - 42nd Kikuta Kazuo Theater Awards, first prize: August: Osage County, Incendies


Umeda Arts Theater Profile

  • First official Snow Troupe top star.
  • Played her first shinjin kouen lead at ken-3, record at the time.
  • One morning in 1985 she was running late and narrowly missed catching JAL Flight 123, which crashed near Mount Osutaka in the worst single-aircraft disaster in history. Out of 509 passengers and 15 crew, there were four survivors.
  • She was married in 1995 to the president of a brake manufacturing company.
  • She is a member of the Japan Art Academy since 2023.

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