For as Long as I Live / Arabesque
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English Title: For as Long as I Live / Arabesque
Japanese Title: いのちある限り / アラベスク
Romanized Title: Inochi Aru Kagiri / Arabesuku
Performances: National Tour, 10/10 - 10/25
Shinjin Kouen Performances: n/a
For as Long as I Live:
Author/Director: Shibata Yukihiro
Author/Director: Sakai Sumio
Available on DVD: No
Available on Blu-Ray: No
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: n/a
|Matsushima Shinjirou||Ootori Ran|
|Matsushima Ryuunosuke (Shinjirou's younger brother)||Anna Jun|
|Matsushima Taitou (Shinjirou's father)|
|Matsushima Michi (Shinjirou's mother)|
|Takeno Yae (Ryuunosuke's lover)|
|Toushichi (Omon's grandfather)|
Other Cast: Oozora Midori, Kamiji Chizuru, Hayama Kiyomi, Tsubaki Yuri, Tajima Kumi, Ootori Ran, Ashita Michiko, Chiga Teruko, Sotoori Tsukiko, Anna Jun, Midori Misa, Ryuu Etsuyo, Mokari Otoe, Miyabi Sachi, Miyo Masaru, Chigi Takashi, Itsuki Mio†, Sawa Kaori, Makihara Naoki, Anri Kozue, Agata Emi, Nao Hiroki, Kouyama Miki, Kazu Michiru, Nami Watari, Hiro Yuri, Tsukishiro Chiharu, Mafune Yutaka, Hoshina Sawako, Azuma Chiaki, Uzuki Chika, Nao Honoka, Kaori Mayu, Shige Takumi, Wakazuki Kaoru
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
For as Long as I Live
The end of the Edo Period. Matsushima Shinjirou is the second son of a high-ranking samurai who directly serves the shogun, a carefree young man who has not yet taken up his inheritance, he parts from his family and goes to live freely in a villa on Mukaishima Island.
There Shinjirou meets Omon working in a flower garden near his house, and falls in love. Through Omon and Omon's grandfather Toushichi, Shinjirou experiences a fulfilling life and comes to dislike the samurai lifestyle which holds social standing above all else. So he decides to throw aside the samurai and work and live with Omon and Toushichi.
At that very moment, the heir's illness becomes worse and expecting that Shinjirou will inherit it is decided that he will marry Yae. But Shinjirou makes his half-brother Ryuunosuke the heir because Ryuunosuke wants to marry Yae, not to mention that Shinjirou can't leave Omon.
Shinjirou and Omon open a riceball restaurant which does very well, and a year passes. Then Shinjirou's father Taitou comes to visit, and he entreats his son to return to the estate and become the Matsushima heir.
Then, at the banquet to announce the successor, Shinjirou feels once more that a samurai life is not for him and makes a reckless remark. Because of what he said, Taitou disinherits Shinjirou and declares his half-brother Ryuunosuke the heir.
Shinjirou leaves the Matsushima estate and finds Omon waiting for him outside the gate. The two nestle close in a warm embrace as night falls.
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.
- † Although listed as a performer on the show poster, she is listed as retiring on August 30th in the 100th anniversary book.
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