Beautiful Young Warrior / Arabesque
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English Title: Beautiful Young Warrior -Benkei and Yoshitsune- / Arabesque
Japanese Title: 花の若武者 -弁慶と義経- / アラベスク
Romanized Title: Hana no Wakamusha -Benkei to Yoshitsune- / Arabesuku
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 11/2 - 11/30; Shinjuku Koma Theater, 01/02 - 01/28
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 11/18; Shinjuku Koma Theater, 01/20
Beautiful Young Warrior:
Author/Director: Ueda Shinji
Composer: Terada Takio, Irie Kaoru
Choreographer: Hanayagi Juraku
Conductor (Takarazuka): Nomura Youji
Author/Director: Sakai Sumio
Composer: Nakai Mitsuharu, Terada Takio, Yoshizaki Kenji
Choreographer: Kita Hiroshi, Agata Youji, Shuri Misao
Conductor (Takarazuka): Mizoguchi Takashi
Available on DVD: No
Available on Blu-Ray: No
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: n/a
|Oniwaka||Ootori Ran||Asami Rei (Grand)|
Kouyama Miki (Tokyo)
|Azusa, Oniwaka's younger sister||Oohara Masumi||Sawa Kaori|
|Ushiwaka||Anna Jun||Miyo Masaru|
|Hitachibou Kaison||Kamiyo Nishiki|
|Tokiwa Gozen||Ruri Toyomi|
|Ise Saburou||Tajima Kumi|
|Taira no Tomomori|| Matsu Akira (Grand)|
|Undou|| Asami Rei (Grand)|
Other Cast: Miyoshi Sakuko, Miyama Shinobu, Mizushiro Tamamo, Oozora Midori, Rijou Mariko, Kasuga Kiyoshi, Nazuki Hitomi, Kamiji Chizuru, Matsukage Yurika, Hayama Kiyomi, Tsubaki Yuri, Ashita Michiko, Chiga Teruko, Midori Misa, Ryuu Etsuyo, Mokari Otoe, Miyabi Sachi, Chigi Takashi, Tsuburagi Makoto, Mihara Jun, Makihara Naoki, Anri Kozue, Agata Emi, Nao Hiroki, Kazu Michiru, Nami Watari, Hiro Yuri, Tsukishiro Chiharu, Mafune Yutaka, Hoshina Sawako, Azuma Chiaki, Nao Honoka, Kaori Mayu, Shige Takumi, Wakazuki Kaoru, Fuji Kyouko, Uzuki Chika, Yamana Yuka, Nanjou Miki, Sumi Natsuko, Akashi Jun, Yume Madoka, Honami Makoto, Kiryuu Noboru, Katsumi Hiroshi, Tama Ruiko, Kanna Ai, Sanjou Arisa, Kamozuru Miki, Hazuki Shigeru, Miho Marika, Kei Kagari, Kouchi Hiroki, Hani Rio
Other Cast (Grand Theater only): Tsukihara Mari, Ai Michiru
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
Beautiful Young Warrior
A grand romance set in the Heian Period about the younger days of Minamoto no Yoshitsune (Ushiwaka) and Saitou Benkei (Oniwaka), as well as Oniwaka's younger sister Azusa.
This was a time when the Taira Clan was thriving, and when they said "If you aren't a Genji, you're no one." A puppeteer troupe comes to perform on the grounds of the Buddhist temple of Jingo-ji in Kyoto. Among them are the siblings Oniwaka and Azusa.
Oniwaka had entered the priesthood, but because of his humble birth it was a difficult situation, so he returned to secular life and became a bodyguard. Oniwaka is unhappy with the oppression of the Taira Clan, so when he meets Ushiwaka and discernes clearly that he will become a great leader who will overthrow the Taira, Oniwaka decides to throw in his lot with Ushiwaka.
However, Ushiwaka has never felt that he would be able to become strong, so while Oniwaka and Kaison and those around him naively believe in a peace they can make, he decides to become a Genji heir.
After that the only one to trust Ushiwaka is Asuza.
The two have similar backgrounds and are deeply in love, but Azusa realizes that their circumstances have become too different and that they cannot be together.
Then, when he is 16, Ushiwaka accomplishes what he had set his heart on. And on the day he sets out from Hiraizumi, the man at the forefront of Yoshitsune's followers is Benkei....
A fantastical revue show based on dreams and wishes, where people buy dreams from clowns to make their own dreams come true. A dream stage in a circus world.
Any other interesting or important stuff.
- The Grand Theater was the final performance for Tsukihara Mari. The Shinjuku Koma performance in Tokyo was the final performance for Kouchi Hiroki and Hani Rio.
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