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Emi Kurara


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Name: Emi Kurara
Kanji: 映美 くらら
Current Troupe: Retired
Role: Musumeyaku
Status: Retired Top Star (2001 - 2004)

Nickname: Kurara
Real Name: 本山 麻衣子 (Motoyama Maiko)
Height: 159 cm
Birthday: June 15, 1979
Blood Type: O
Hometown: Kumamoto Prefecture
Favorite Food:
Favorite Flower: Rose, Margaret, Casablanca
Favorite Colors: White, Pink, Black, Red
Special Talent: classic ballet, Japanese dance
Origin of Stage Name:
Favorite Role:
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Debut: 1999 (85th Class) Nova Bossa Nova
Troupe History:
2001 - 2004 Moon Troupe
1999 - 2001 Star Troupe


2004: The Glow of Sunset in Asuka / Takarazuka Splendor II, Meno
2004: Javanese Dancer (national tour), Alvia
2003-04: Seal of Roses, Jennifer McCartney
2003: Takarazuka Floral Diary / Senor Don Juan, Jill
2003: At the End of A Long Spring / With a Song in My Heart (Chunichi), Eva
2002: At the End of A Long Spring / With a Song in My Heart, Eva
2002: Sarang Love / Jazz Mania (national tour), Kim Sugyon
2002: Guys and Dolls, Sarah
2001: Great Pirates / Jazzmania (national tour), Elaine
2001: Great Pirates / Jazzmania, Elaine (top musumeyaku debut)
2001: Ihatov Dream (Bow Hall), Miyazawa Toshi / Girl (lead musumeyaku)
2001: The Rose of Versailles 2001: Oscar and Andre, noble child / Child Oscar
2001: Revolt of a Gallant Poet / Dreams Fly Around the World, Wakaba
2000: Love Insurance (Drama City)
2000: Flower Blizzard, Love Blizzard (Bow Hall), Chacha
2000: Golden Pharaoh / Miracat
2000: My Love Lies Over the Mountains / Great Century (Tokyo)
1999: Orpheus in Spiral / Nova Bossa Nova (Grand Theater)
1999: Meet Again / Nova Bossa Nova

Shinjin Kouen Roles

2002: At the End of a Long Spring
2002: Guys and Dolls
2001: Great Pirates
2001: The Rose of Versailles 2001: Oscar and Andre, Rosalie
2001: Revolt of a Gallant Poet (Takarazuka), Fujiwara no Takaiko (lead musumeyaku role)
2000: Golden Pharaoh / Miracat, Tia (Takarazuka)
2000: My Love Lies Over the Mountains (Tokyo)
1999: Nova Bossa Nova (Grand Theater)
1999: Nova Bossa Nova

Concerts / Dinner Shows / Special Performances

2004: Emi Kurara Musical Salon "My Sweet Memory"
2004: TCA Special 2004 - Takarazuka 90
2003: Shibuki Jun Dinner Show "RIKA"
2003: Shibuki Jun Concert Lica-Rika/L.R
2003: TCA Special 2003 - Dear Grand Theater
2002: TCA Special 2002 - Love
2001: TCA Special 2001 - Takarazuka Dream Century

After Takarazuka

This list includes only Kurarin's biggest OG roles. For a list of several dozen guest-starring roles, commercials, music videos, and miscellaneous other work, try her wikipedia page or her offical website.

TV and Drama Roles

2020: Top Knife Tachikawa (with Amami Yuuki)
2018: Kahogo no Kahoko: 2018 Love and Dream Kitano Mami (with Kuroki Hitomi)
2016: 99.9 Keiji Senmon Bengoshi Sada Yukiko (also part of the main cast in 2018's 99.9 Keiji Senmon Bengoshi II
2016: Kera Oota Mayumi (with Asami Hikaru)
2015: Mother Game Yamakawa Mamiko (with Dan Rei)
2015: 『紅雲町珈琲屋こよみ』 Machiko
2014: Gin ni Kan Ohiro
2014: Chi no Wadachi
2014: Peter no Souretsu Takano Chinatsu (with Aran Kei )
2013: Counter no Futari (main cast)
2013: Jun to Ai Amekusa Ran (aka Sexy-san)
2012: Documentary Drama: Genpitsu Enyu Genpitsu Chiyome heroine
2012: Yo ni mo Kimyo na Monogatari Tsuchiya Naho
2012: Suzuko no Koi Hyuuga Suzuko/Miyako Chocho lead role
2009: Gyne: Sanfujinka no Onna-tachi Kimura Akiko
2009: Bikoujou Keikaku: Suzuki Rinko, 29sai Suzuki Rinko lead role
2008: Wagamama! Kimama! Ryou-Kibun.
2006: PrimadamMisaki Rei (On the official site, Kurarin had a diary and a video corner called Emi Kurara's Fun Ballet, teaching fans the basics.) (With Kuroki Hitomi)
2005: Nishiyo Eizo he no Tabi Navigator
2005: Naniwa Kin Yuudou Ep. 6 Uchida Keiko (first post-Zuka role)

Stage Work

2015: Love Letters Melissa heroine
2012: Re. Member. (Meant to go on in 2011; cancelled for the March 11th earthquake.)
2010: The Red Shoes Kimmy lead role
2008: Ai to Seishun no Takarazuka Beni
2008: Takeuchi Mariya Song Musical: Honki de Only You Kawakami Yuki (musical)
2006: Twelfth Night Olivia


2020: 461 Bento
2019 to 2020: The Toppa File Regular guest
2019: Boku-tachi ha Mou Kairitai (radio drama)
2013 to 2015: Ippin Reporter (Kurarin, and other reporters, report on extraordinary crafts in Japan)
2014: Winter Leaf (Ryu music video)
2014: Christmas Choir (Gospellas music video)
2009: Genki Noteru Koi (Ep. 9 heroine)
2009: Rich Guy Subaru Mariko (movie)


Acts primarily on TV, with occasional stage roles. Her career was built from the ground up, starting with occasional guest-starring roles, growing into large roles in tiny venues or small recurring roles in prime-time. 2009 was her first really busy year; 2010 saw her first lead role on stage; 2012 her first lead role on prime-time TV.

Got married to a regular businessman in May 2015, claiming that she "hadn't know she could be so moved" when he proposed. Then in March 2017 she announced the birth of her first son. After a few months of rest, she announced her return to work on July 29th, 2017.

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