Asumi Rio


Mirio Offstage5 Asumi Rio ON

Picture Credit: fayegumi | GRAPH November 2019 / miriogumi | Casanova bromide

Standard Profile Information

Name: Asumi Rio
Kanji: 明日海 りお
Current Troupe: n/a
Role: Otokoyaku
Status: Retired Top Star (2014 - 2019)

Nickname: Mirio, Sayumishi (from her real name), Miririn, Miriso
Height: 169 cm
Birthday: June 26th, 1985
Blood Type: B
Hometown: Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture
Favorite Food: apricot seed tofu
Favorite Flower: cherry blossoms, hydrangeas
Favorite Colors: blue-gray
Hobbies: music, movies
Special Talent:
Origin of Stage Name:
Favorite Role: Matsugae Kiyoaki from Spring Snow, everything from Takarazuka Fantasia, Giy from Golden Desert, everything from Hanna's Florist
Would Like to Try Playing:

Debut: 2003 (89th Class) Takarazuka Floral Diary
Troupe History:
2013 - 2019 Flower Troupe
2003 - 2013 Moon Troupe


2019: A Fairy Tale / Charme!, Elu de la Rose
2019: Casanova, Giacomo Casanova
2018: Delight Holiday (Maihama Amphitheater)
2018: Messiah / Beautiful Garden, Amakusa Shirou Tokisada
2018: Love Blooms Out on the Murasakino / Santé!! (Flower 2018) (Hakataza), Ooama no Miko, Nakano Ooe no Miko (role-switch)
2018: The Poe Clan, Edgar Portsnell
2017: Hanna's Florist (TBS Akasaka ACT Theater), Chris Johansson
2017: Wind Over Yamatai-koku / Santé!!, Takehiko
2017: Romanesque Mask / EXCITER!!2017 (National Tour), Vicomte de Valmont
2016-17: Snowflake Anthology / Golden Desert, Giy
2016: Romanesque Mask / Melodia (National Tour), Vicomte de Valmont
2016: Me and My Girl, Bill Snibson
2016: Ernest in Love (Umeda / Chunichi), Ernest (Jack Worthing)
2015: The New Tale of Genji / Melodia, Prince Genji
2015: The Rose of Versailles / Takarazuka Fantasia (Umeda / 2nd Taiwan Tour), Fersen
2015: Embraced by the Seas of Calista / Takarazuka Fantasia (Flower 2015), Charles Villeneuve de Liberta
2015: Ernest in Love (Tokyo International Forum), Ernest (Jack Worthing)
2014: Elisabeth, Der Tod
2014: The Rose of Versailles: Fersen and Marie Antoinette (Chunichi), Fersen (top star debut)
2014: The Love of the Last Tycoon / TAKARAZUKA ∞ Dazzling Dreams, Pat Brady
2013: The Poem of Love and Revolution / Mr. Swing!, Carlo Gérard
2013: Sengoku Basara (Tokyu Theater Orb), Uesugi Kenshin
2013: The Rose of Versailles: Oscar and Andre, Andre, Oscar (double cast with Ryuu Masaki) / Bernard
2012: Spring Snow (Bow Hall / Nippon Seinenkan), Matsugae Kiyoaki (lead role)
2012: Romeo & Juliette, Romeo, Tybalt (double cast with Ryuu Masaki) †
2012: Edward VIII / Misty Station, Godfrey Thomas
2011: Alice's Lover (Bow Hall / Nippon Seinenkan), Lewis Carroll (lead role)
2011: The Man from Algiers / Dance Romanesque, Henri Claudel
2011: Prince of the Land of Roses / ONE, Retainer (Tiger)
2010-11: Studio 54 (Drama City / Nippon Seinenkan), Z-Boy (Zack)
2010: The Gypsy Baron / Rhapsodic Moon, Ottokár
2010: The Scarlet Pimpernel, Chauvelin, Armand St. Just (role-switch with Ryuu Masaki)
2010: Yukariko / Heat On Beat! (Chunichi), Kanai Sadatsugu
2009: Last Play / Heat on Beat!, Maximilian
2009: Elisabeth, Rudolph, Stephan Karolyi (role-switch)
2009: The Two Noble Kinsmen (Bow Hall), Arcite (double lead with Ryuu Masaki)
2008-09: Floating Bridge of Dreams / Apasionado!!, Go no Miya
2008: Me and My Girl (Hakataza), Jaqueline Carstone / Gerald Bolingbroke
2008: Me and My Girl, Jaqueline Carstone, Sophia Brighton (role-switch)
2008: The Tales of Hoffmann (Bow Hall), Hoffmann (lead role) , Muse, Niklausse (role-switch)
2007: Mahoroba / A Magician's Misfortunes, Nekcsei
2007: Love at Dal Lake (National Tour), Radshon
2007: Higher Than the Sky of Paris / Fancy Dance, Jean
2006: Love Blooms Out on the Murasakino / Les Bijoux Brillants (National Tour), Ootomo no Miko
2006: Rome at Dawn / Les Bijoux Brilliant, Publius Kasuka
2006: The Last Party: S. Fitzgerald's Last Day (Nippon Seinenkan), ASUMI
2006: Yearning For My Husband (Bow Hall), Fujiwara no Takafusa
2005: Jazzy Fairies / Revue of Dreams, Kevin
2005: Bourbon Street Blues (Bow Hall), Smile, Wallace
2005: Elisabeth, Chamberlain, Cafe Man #5
2004: The Glow of Sunset in Asuka / Takarazuka Splendor II, Young Kuratsukuri
2004: The Last Party: S. Fitzgerald's Last Day (Bow Hall), ASUMI
2004: Beloved, Sunga
2003-04: Seal of Roses, Sweet Vampire
2003: Bridge of Tears, Bridge of Smiles (Bow Hall / Nippon Seinenkan), Bunshichi
2003: Takarazuka's Floral Diaries -Spring Dances- / Senor Don Juan

Shinjin Kouen Roles

2009: Last Play, Alistair (HY: Sena Jun) (lead role)
2009: Elisabeth, Der Tod (HY: Sena Jun) (lead role)
2008-09: Yume no Ukihashi, Niou no Miya (HY: Sena Jun) (lead role)
2008: Me and My Girl, Bill Snibson (HY: Sena Jun) (lead role)
2007: A Magician's Misfortunes, Boldizsar (HY: Kiriya Hiromu)
2007: Higher Than the Sky of Paris, Georges Jacquet (HY: Oozora Yuuhi)
2006: Rome at Dawn, Antony (HY: Kiriya Hiromu)
2005: Jazzy Fairies, Mick O'Brien (HY: Tsukifune Sarara)
2005: Elisabeth, Young Rudolf (HY: Ayana Oto)
2004: The Glow of Sunset in Asuka, Katsuragiwakainukai no Murajiamita (HY: Shiki Erio)
2003-04: The Seal of Roses, Henri (HY: Tsukifune Sarara)
2003: Senor Don Juan

Concerts / Dinner Shows

2019: Love Arena (Concert)
2013: Asumic Advance (Dinner Show)
2012: Z-Live (Dinner Show)
2007: El Viento (Sena Jun Dinner Show)

Special Performances

2018: Takarazuka Special 2018 - Say! Hey! Show Up!!
2017: Takarazuka Special 2017 Je t'aime Revue -90th Anniversary of Mon Paris-
2016: Takarazuka Special 2016 ~Music Succession to Next~
2015: 53rd Takarazuka Buyoukai
2014: Takarazuka Special 2014 - Thank You For 100 Years
2012: Takarazuka Special 2012 - The Stars ~Pre- Pre- Centennial~
2011: Takarazuka Special 2011 - Dreams Built on Tomorrow
2008: Takarazuka Special 2008 - La Festa!
2007: TCA Special 2007 - 'Allo! Revue!
2007: Pure, Proper, Beautiful
2006: Dream Memorandum

After Takarazuka

Musicals / Theater
2024: 9 to 5 Violet (lead) (with Kazuki Sora)
2024: The King And I Anna Leonowens (lead)
2023: Guardian of the Sacred Spirit Balsa (lead) (switch cast)
2023: War Paint -Elizabeth Arden vs. Helena Rubinstein- Elizabeth Arden (lead)
2022: Guys & Dolls Sarah (lead)
2021: Mademoiselle Mozart Mozart/Eliza (lead)
2021: Elisabeth 25th Anniversary Special Gala Der Tod ('14 Costume Cast), Elisabeth (Special Cast)
2021: The Poe Clan Edgar (lead)

2023: Daibyoin Senkyo Inaba Yui
2022: DCU Negishi Ayu (guest role) Ep. 6-7
2021: Conto ga Hajimaru/Life's Punchline Begins Mitsuyo Onda (supporting role)
2021: Ochoyan Takamine Ruriko (supporting role)
2021: Ao no SP Kaori Ogawa (supporting role)

2023: 20th Anniversary Rio Asumi sings dramas "Voice In Blue"
2022: The Greatest Concert (guest apperance)
2021: Asumic Lab
2020: This is Iku (guest apperance)

Other Notable Appearances
2022 'Asumi Rio's Atelier Season 2', Lifestyle TV show, Hulu Japan, December 2022
2022 'Music Fair' Concert TV Show, June 2022
2022 'Utacon' Concert TV Show, May 2022
2021: 'Sekai Yondai Kakeikaku' NHK comedy game show, presenter August 2021
2021: 'Asumi Rio's Atelier', Lifestyle TV show, Hulu Japan, June 2021
2021: 'Zip' news presenter, Nippon TV, June 2021
2021: 'Joyman comedy show', guest star, May 2021
2021: 'Ohanashi no Kuni' (Story land), kid's show, NHK, 'Cinderella', played multiple characters, 'Cinderella', 'Cinderella's mother' and the 'Prince', January 2021
2020: 'King & Queen' audio guide narration for the exhibit of royal portraits from the National Portrait Gallery, UK at Ueno Museum, October 2020
2020: 'Mulan live action' Japanese voice dub for Liu Yifei, September 2020

  • She frequently appears on Japanese variety shows


Official Website
Official Fan Club Twitter Account

  • Is an only child.
  • Featured in New Generation.
  • One of six otokoyaku to feature in the fourth series of personal books, and the second in Moon Troupe to do so, the other being Ryuu Masaki. Asumi Rio's Personal Book.
  • † At the same time that Ryuu Masaki was announced as top star, she was announced as "demi-top star" of Moon Troupe. They shared lead roles for two Grand Theater performances until Asumi's transfer to Flower Troupe in March 2013.
  • She is the only to be announced a "demi-top star", although "double" troupe top stars were earlier when the system was only established. In that case, she is the last to be a "double lead" in the top star system.
  • Took over after Otozuki Kei's retirement as the spokesperson / image model for VISA.
  • Played the role of Der Tod in Elisabeth in both a shinjin kouen and honkouen, as did Ayaki Nao earlier.
  • Played the role of Bill Snibson in Me and My Girl in both ashinjin kouen and honkouen.
  • Is signed with Ken-On, one of the top entertainment agencies in Japan, as is Amami Yuuki.
  • According to a Ginzamag 2021 interview, Asumi says she suffers from bouts of low self-esteem. She confesses that she has been her Asumi Rio persona for so long that she hardly knows what her true self is like anymore. In her quiet moments she sometimes feels like a failure and has trouble trying to erase those thoughts. She does struggle with transitioning over to female roles and at times feels dejected when she can't get it right.
  • According to a Vogue Japan 2020 interview In regards to gender expression: Asumi says that perhaps she has been obsessed about gender expression her whole life. She likes the flexibility to explore different looks, she could wear a skirt, or pants, or cut her hair short like during Zuka time. She hopes fans and audience members would look forward to whatever look she comes up with next.

Created by bunretsu. Last Modification: Wednesday 19 of June, 2024 14:53:10 GMT-0000 by liminalroses.