Haruna Yuri


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Name: Haruna Yuri
Kanji: 榛名 由梨
Current Troupe: n/a
Role: Otokoyaku
Status: Retired Top Star (1976 - 1981)

Nickname: Shou-chan
Real Name: 山下 正代 (Yamashita Masayo)
Height: 166 cm
Birthday: August 19th, 1945
Blood Type:
Hometown: Sanda-shi, Hyogo
Favorite Food:
Favorite Flower: Rose
Favorite Colors: White, brown, navy blue
Hobbies: Travel
Collections: Rings, accessories
Special Talent:
Origin of Stage Name:
Favorite Role:
Would Like to Try Playing: Zenigata Heiji (legendary policeman who catches criminals by throwing coins)

Debut: 1963 (49th Class) Flower Poetry Anthology 1963
Troupe History:
1982 - 1988 Senka (theater)
1976 - 1982 Moon Troupe
1975 - 1976 Flower Troupe
1964 - 1975 Moon Troupe


1998: Eternal Tale (Bow - Moon), Tomishima Matsugorou (special appearance after retirement)
1988: War and Peace (Star), Pierre Bezukhov
1988: Eternal Tale (Bow - Moon), Tomishima Matsugorou
1986: Three Waltzes (Snow), Josef Brunner / Alexander Jensen / Film Studio Exec.
1985: If There's Love, I'll Live Forever (Flower), General Burrhus
1985: Haruna Yuri Golden Time II (Flower - Bow Hall)
1984: Hanakuyou (Senka), Konoe Nobuhiro
1983: The Window of Orpheus (Star), Klaus Sommerich
1983: Eternal Tale (U-Port Hall - Moon), Tomishima Matsugorou
1982: Ciboulette (Bow Hall)
1982: The Viking of Capri / The Big Apple (National Tour), Robert Hauteville
1982: Eternal Tale (Bow Hall), Tomishima Matsugorou
1982: Drops From the Wearying Mountain / Joli Chapeau, Emperor Tenmu (final show as Moon Troupe Top Star)
1981: The Viking of Capri / The Big Apple, Robert Hauteville
1981: Jumping! / The New Tale of Genji, Hikaru Genji
1980: Love and Seagulls and Six-mon Coin / Fascinating Prelude (Chunichi), Hadanoya Shinkurou
1980: Black Daffodil of Srinagar / Classical Menu, Rahim/Chandra
1980: Angelique / Masked Ball, Joffrey de Peyrac
1979: Valencian Passion / La Belle Takarazuka, Fernando Delvarez
1979: Love and Seagulls and a Six-mon Coin (Bow Hall), Hadanoya Shinkurou
1979: The Chronicles of Shunshuu / La Belle Takarazuka, Yasumaro
1979: Prince Hayabusawake's Rebellion / Love Message (National Tour), Prince Hayabusawake
1979: Japanese Love Poem / Caribbean Sun, Jeff
1979: Haruna Yuri Golden Time (Bow Hall)
1978: Prince Hayabusawake's Rebellion / Love Message, Prince Hayabusawake
1978: Festival Fantasy / My Lucky Chance, Mister Lucky 1
1978: Gone with the Wind, Rhett Butler (guest appearance)
1977-78: My Beloved Marianne / Boy Meets Girl, Cleante / Alfred
1977: Gone With the Wind, Rhett Butler
1976: Paper Making Love Song / Valencian Passion, Fernando
1976: The Rose of Versailles III, Oscar
1976: The Rose of Versailles III (Star - Grand Theater), Oscar
1976: Akanesasu Murasaki no Hana / Beautiful People, Nakano Ooe no Miko
1975: The Rose of Versailles: Andre & Oscar, Andre
1975: Spring Nightingale Song / Bon Balance (Fukuoka Sports Center), Mibu Toyoaki
1975: Lovers Who Dream / Bon Balance (Flower), Coco
1975: Spring Nightingale Song / Loving You, Mitsuteru
1974: Funky Jump (Snow - Special Guest)
1974: The Star / The Rose of Versailles, Oscar
1974: The Rose of Versailles, Oscar
1974: Oiran and Her Son / Inspiration, Joukichi
1974: Oiran and Her Son / Romance Romantique
1974: Pale Dawn / Roman Romantique, Eiji (Lead role)
1973: Golden Sound (Star - special guest)
1973: Autumn Takarazuka Dance / If... -Goodbye, Koshiro Miyako-
1973: Beside the Foggy Elbe / Funny Feeling, Florian Seidel / Fuchs (switched roles)
1973: Drum, Resound to the Sky! / Rhapsody in Love, Wakatayuu
1972: Myrthen -Clara Schumann's Love- / Shining Now! (All Troupes)
1972: The Tale of a Cow Herder / La Rondo (National Tour)
1972: Blue Lake / Grand Soleil -Sunflower-, Sawat
1972: Farewell, Madeleine / Hallelujah
1972: Farewell, Madeleine / La Rondo, Duke of Orleans
1971: Gold Hill / Hallelujah, Matsunosuke
1971: The River Glimmers / The Little Mermaid, Third Eldest Brother
1971: Rhapsody / Time Map, Captain Ranbeart
1971: Don Jose I / Time Map, El Remendado
1970: Seagulls! Crossing the Rough Sea / The Prelude to Adolescence, Arthit
1970: Fireman's Battle Song / Hello! Takarazuka
1970: Takarazuka Expo '70: Flower of Takarazuka / Hello! Takarazuka
1970: Ibaraki Douji / Young Guy!
1969: Fireman's Battle Song / Wuthering Heights, Edgar
1969: Three Generations of Dance / Aria in Jazz
1969: The End of the Surging Waves / Aria in Jazz, court noble
1969: The Tale of a Cowherder / Wuthering Heights, Aoimaru / Edgar
1968-69: West Side Story, Action
1968: The Tale of a Cow Herder / Rhapsody, Aoimaru
1968: Three Generation of Dance / High Bright
1967-68: Addio Amore / Wonderful Town, Leo
1967: Oklahoma!, Fred
1967: Heey, Harukaze-san / Beside the Foggy Elbe, Aishi / Fritz
1966: The Melancholy Wife / Rainbow Takarazuka, Henry

Shinjin Kouen Roles

1973: Beside the Foggy Elbe, Karl Schneider (lead role)
1972: Blue Lake
1972: Farewell, Madeleine (Tokyo)
1971: Don Jose I, Don José (lead role)

1970: Young Guy!
1969: The End of the Surging Waves, Shisa Gorou (lead role)
1968-69: West Side Story
1967-68: Addio Amore, Piero (lead role)

Concerts / Dinner Shows / Special Performances

1985: '85 TMP Music Festival - Welcome to Broadway
1984: '84 TMP Music Festival - Singing 70 Years of Takarazuka
1983: 24th Mirror Ball -TMP Music Festival-
1977: 14th Takarazuka Festival

After Takarazuka

2024: The Rose Of Versailles 50th Anniversary (OG Performance)
2019: The Rose of Versailles 45th Anniversary (OG Performance)
2014: Celebration 100! Takarazuka Special Cast A
2014: THE CLUB with Wao Youka, Kitajima Mami, Asaji Saki, Yumeki Noa, Hatsukaze Midori, Yamato Yuuga
2010: Terada Takio Memorial Concert
2009: The Road to 100 Years - Kageki 1000th Issue Commemoration Special
2004: The Rose of Versailles 30
1997: Adieu Tokyo Takarazuka Theater
1993: Gone with the Wind Eve of Festivities


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  • Her parents were serious Takarazuka fans and, determined that their daughter would be a Takarasienne one day, they took her to the theatre every Sunday from a very young age.
  • The first official top star of Moon Troupe.
  • The first top star of the modern era to wear a mustache, when she played Rhett Butler in 1977.
  • Like Todoroki Yuu, she gave up her top star slot and moved to Senka, from there continuing to star in Bow Hall plays and other shows until she retired in 1988.
  • Her favorite roles are those with fighting scenes. During rehearsals of West Side Story she was fighting so fiercely that broke her little finger.
  • She once said that if she could change herself in any way she wanted, she would turn herself into a man as "men have more opportunities to show themselves, and they know other kind of happiness than women do".
  • Being asked what kind of sports she would like to do she answered: "I have strong arms, so I'd like to do pro wrestling."
  • Following her retirement from Takarazuka, she became a dance instructor and choreographer. She also appears in concerts with other former 'siennes like Mio Hajime and OSK retirees.

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