I Love You / Miroirs
Picture Credit: Zephy / original chirashi
English Title: I love you -Je t'aime- / Miroirs - Endless Dreams of the Mirrors
Japanese Title: 君を愛してる－Je t' aime－ / ミロワール
Romanized Title: Kimi o Aishiteru -Je t'aime- / Mirowaaru - Kagami no Endless Dreams
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 1/1 - 2/4; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 2/16 - 3/30
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 1/22; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 2/26
I Love You:
Author/Director: Kimura Shinji
Music: Hasegawa Masahiro
Choreography: Hayama Kiyomi, Takemura Rui
Choreography Assistance: AYAKO
Shinjinkouen Director: Oono Takuji
Author/Director: Nakamura Satoru
Music: Nishimura Kouji, Kuratomi Shinichi, Kai Masato, Nakao Tarou
Choreography: Wakao Risa, Hirasawa Satoshi, ANJU, Miori Yumino
Available on DVD: Yes (release date 03/26/08)
DVD Scene/Music Cut: None
|Role||Cast||Shinjin Koen Cast|
|George de Charette (son of millionaire)||Mizu Natsuki||Renjou Makoto|
|Marquise (star of a circus)||Shirahane Yuri||Aihara Mika|
|François de Villepin (upper-class gentleman)||Itsuki Chihiro||Oonagi Mao|
|Circus Master||Asuka Yuu||Isaki Maoto|
|Vice Circus Master (Circus Master's wife)||Akari Nami||Mariki Towa|
|Rachel (Argan's secretary)||Miho Keiko||Sen Hafuri|
|Minister Leon (a Father with close relationship to George's father)||Mirai Yuuki||Saou Kurama|
|Argan (a producer)||Ayabuki Mao||Daigo Seshiru|
|Pensée (a dancer in a Revue company)||Yurika Shiho||Hanaka Yurin|
|Hélène de Villepin (François' wife)||Amase Izuru||Haruka Midori|
|Philinte (George's close friend)||Otozuki Kei||Karyou Shizuru|
|Œllet (a dancer in a Revue company)||Asaki Yumemi||Toumi Sarasa|
|Lucile (member of the circus)||Yamashina Ai||Satsuki Aina|
|Lavande (a dancer in a Revue company)||Maisaki Rin||Chikaze Karen|
|Notary||Souno Haruto||Shiyuu Mirei|
|Charles (member of the circus)||Ayana Oto||Saika Ryou|
|Jacinthe (a dancer in a Revue company)||Morisaki Kaguya||Yuuzuki Rena|
|Iris (a dancer in a Revue company)||Kaho Anna||Yoshino Honoka|
|Raisin (member of the circus)||Hiiragi Tomoe||Aoi Fubuki|
|Rosier (a dancer in a Revue company)||Jin Reika||Shiranagi Suzu|
|Mimi (an artist)||Suzuhana Risa||Maihane Mimi|
|Ananas (member of the circus)||Tani Mizuse||Yuuki Senju|
|Camélia (a dancer in a Revue company)||Hozuki Haruna||Kise Mirano|
|Alceste (George's close friend)||Ouki Kaname||Rinjou Kira|
|Cerise (member of the circus)||Manami Sora||Suzuse Miuto|
|Cléante de Charette (George's younger brother, an artist)||Ozuki Tooma||Touma Kazuki|
|Angelique (Cléante's wife)||Haruka Midori||Sahana Mako|
|Scapin (a circus member moved to a famous circus)||Saou Kurama||Ayanagi Shou|
|Azalée (a dancer in a Revue company)||Mariki Towa||Shouno Chio|
|Giacomo (an artist)||Isaki Maoto||Aiki Yuma|
|Chrysanthème (a dancer in a Revue company)||Sahana Mako||Hanabuki Noa|
|Rodolfo (an artist)||Oonagi Mao||Kaon Yuuki|
|Percile (member of the circus)||Daigo Seshiru||Azusa Haruki|
|Marcello (an artist)||Saika Ryou||Ouju Hirari|
|Schaunard (an artist)||Aoi Fubuki||Suzune Ryou|
|Colline (an artist)||Shiyuu Mirei||Seiga Ryou|
|Ortensia (a dancer in a Revue company)||Sen Hafuri||Suzuran Maaya|
|Benoit (an artist)||Yuuki Senju||Ouka Reno|
|Célimène de Villepin (George's fiancee)||Ootsuki Sayu||Junya Chitose|
|Musetta (an artist)||Junya Chitose||Maon Kiara|
|Flora (an artist)||Hanaka Yurin||Hanashiro Mai|
|Annina (an artist)||Satsuki Aina||Kizuki Mirei|
|Ayllu (member of the circus)||Renjou Makoto||Asakaze Rei|
|Pêche (member of the circus)||Chikaze Karen||Momohana Hina|
|Abricot (member of the circus)||Yuuzuki Rena||Manaka Ayu|
|Clémentine (member of the circus)||Aihara Mika||Hinazuki Otoha|
|Poire (member of the circus)||Yoshino Honoka||Maisono Ruri|
|Pierrot (clown of the circus)||Ayakaze Sakina||Ootsuki Sayu|
Others: Saeki Chihaya, Utakaze Sui, Ouga Mitsuki, Mana Haruto, Oosumi Rei, Kenzaki Yuuka, Hokaze Narumi, Asei Itsuki, Rudou Masa, Chise Hijiri
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
I Love You
In 20th century Paris, a farewell reception is being held after the funeral of Count Henri de Charette, a millionaire who had founded many enterprises. The count's will is made public in the course of the reception. The will says that his eldest son George will succeed the count with the stipulation that he marry a woman of either blue blood or high society within half a year. François de Villepin, an executive of the industrial group owned by the Charette family, declares at the top of his lungs that his daughter Célimène is the most suitable bride for George. Hearing Villepin's declaration, Georges complains to his friends Philinte and Alceste that he is not at all ready to get married. He dreams of marrying and loving forever a woman destined to cross his path. He feels oppressed by the idea of getting married merely to fulfill his father's will. Philinte tells George to go easy, advising him that marriage is one thing and love another. He then leads George to a revue theater he knows well. George, who gets drunk at the theater, remembers his father's advice in the will: Go to church when in distress. He heads for a church. However, on the way to the church, he falls down. At the moment he thinks in fading consciousness that he is freezing to death, he saw the angel.
George learns upon waking that he was saved by Marquise, whom he took for an angel, and brought into the backstage of a circus tent. Father Léon, a longtime friend of the count, is in the tent and asks George why he got drunk. Georges tells him what is troubling him --- "I have been living free from care and obtained whatsoever I wanted. Now I must pay for the life I have led. I am stuck with the conditions my father's will requires me to satisfy, yet I do not want to marry. I feel lonely." Marquise no sooner hears George explaining his difficulties to Father than she hits George on the head with a washbowl. In a fury she challenges him, saying that he can accomplish so many good deeds if he is really well-off. Whereas she goes away complaining that she should not have saved such a good-for-nothing fellow, George is deeply impressed by her words: "You can accomplish so many good deeds."
Alceste has been in love with Célimène for some time. He knows that her father wishes her to marry his good friend Georges, therefore he is in a quandary. In fact, Célimène also likes Alceste, so much so she often asks him what he thinks of her. However, he is reluctant to answer clearly and often says that he cannot betray George, his good friend. Exasperated, she involuntarily declares to Alceste that she will marry George.
George returns to the circus tent accompanied by Father Léon and learns that Marquise devotedly looks after not only the catering for the circus performers but also the management, although she is the star trapeze artist of the troupe. George is shocked when Father Léon reveals that Marquise regularly donates money to the church in order to help the poor. The performers, who have decided to defect to another troupe, come before Marquise with their baggage packed. She tries to detain them and provokes a petty quarrel with them. Argan, who left Marquise's company to become producer of the bigger circus company Cirque de Mer, comes in. He invites Marquise's colleagues to join his company which can give them opportunities to play all over the world. He also tells them outdated circuses such as Marquise's cannot attract audiences any longer, and that circuses must evolve to become much more stately. Marquise retorts that the circus company is just like a family whose members help each other, and that the circus should, she believes, provide as much spectacular entertainment as possible for the most economical admission fee. Georges listens to the argument from the beginning to the end. Shortly afterward, Marquise tells George that Argan is her ex-lover and that she rents the circus site from a noble, who is pressing her to move. Upon hearing her story, George realizes that the noble must be François de Villepin. He tells her he will take care of the negotiation with the landlord.
Georges calls on Villepin and tells him that he would like to buy the land that the circus company is renting. Villepin replies that George should marry Célimène as soon as possible in order to assume his position at the head of the Charette family, instead of becoming involved in the circus. However, Georges insists that Villepin should make the best of the circus site. A few days later, Georges returns to the circus tent, where Marquise embraces him saying that she has received from the landlord a letter that allows her company to stay for one more season. She thanks him for his good deeds. In the natural course of events, they feel attracted to each other.
A birthday party is held for Marquise in the circus tent. While George and the troupe, including Charles and Lucille, are merrily celebrating the birthday with affectionate presents, Argan shows up unnoticed and tries to seduce the troupe into making money by playing in the United States. The troupe retorts that they prefer the life in which they help each other and that they set a great value on their ability as circus performers to offer the audience laughter and joy. Argan leads Marquise out of the tent and proposes to her. He then reminds her of the fact that the landlord is allowing her to stay for only one more season, so that she cannot give a performance in Paris in the following year. He promises her that he will employ the entire troupe if she marries him and joins his company. She vacillates. After Argan has left, she tells Georges that she is not sure if she should refuse to marry Argan. Georges accuses her of giving up her dream. However, she replies that he who would marry no one but a noblewoman or woman of high society has no right to reproach her. He is speechless. Left alone, he realizes that he loves her, indeed, and wants her to pursue her dreams. He starts pondering over what he can do for her.
"Miroir" means "mirror" in French, and is a show composed on the themes of "mirrors" and "the other world inside the mirror". From time to time people have felt the special power of mirrors. They were a symbol of mysterious things, and mirrors can reflect other ages and invite you to different dimensions. Stylish dancing and dynamic group numbers which unite the actresses
Act1: Prologue ~ Palace of mirror ~ Scenes 1 - 4: Prologue A - D
Spirits of mirror appear and sing of wonders of the mirrors and the world of mirrors.
Spirit of Mirror (man) S ~ Mizu Natsuki
Spirit of Mirror (woman) S ~ Shirahane Yuri
Spirit of Mirror (man) A ~ Ayabuki Mao, Otozuki Kei
Spirit of Mirror (man) ~ Mirai Yuuki, Ayana Oto, Ouki Kaname, Ozuki Tooma, Saou Kurama, Daigo Seshiru
Spirit of Mirror (woman) ~ Amase Izuru, Asaki Yumemi, Yamashina Ai, Maisaki Rin, Morisaki Kaguya, Kaho Anna, Jin Reika, Suzuhana Risa, Ootsuki Sayu, Satsuki Aina
Spirit of Mirror (man) (Prologue B only) ~ Asuka Yuu, Souno Haruto, Hiiragi Tomoe, Tani Mizuse, Manami Sora, Isaki Maoto, Oonagi Mao, Saika Ryou, Aoi Fubuki, Shiyuu Mirei, Yuuki Senju, Renjou Makoto, Aiki Yuma, Kaon Yuuki, Ouju Hirari, Suzuse Miuto, Karyou Shizuru, Azusa Haruki, Asakaze Rei, Suzune Ryou, Seiga Ryou, Ouka Reno, Touma Kazuki, Saeki Chihaya, Utakaze Sui, Ouga Mitsuki
Spirit of Mirror (woman) (Prologue B only) ~ Akari Nami, Miho Keiko, Yurika Shiho, Hozuki Haruna, Haruka Midori, Mariki Towa, Sahana Mako, Sen Hafuri, Junya Chitose, Hanaka Yurin, Chikaze Karen, Yuuzuki Rena, Aihara Mika, Yoshino Honoka, Konohana Inori, Manaka Ayu, Shiranagi Suzu, Hinazuki Otoha, Kise Mirano
Act2: Mirror of Heart Dance ~ Scenes 5 and 6: Heart Dance A and B
A young man sings his delight because he has succeeded in arranging a date with a girl he likes very much.
Young man ~ Ayabuki Mao
Young woman ~ Ootsuki Sayu
Young man (mirror) ~ Otozuki Kei
Young woman (mirror) ~ Manaka Ayu
Man of Mirror ~ Saou Kurama, Daigo Seshiru, Suzuse Miuto, Azusa Haruki, Saeki Chihaya, Rinjou Kira, Ayanagi Shou, Ayakaze Sakina
Woman of Mirror ~ Sahana Mako, Junya Chitose, Kaho Anna, Chikaze Karen, Aihara Mika, Toumi Sarasa, Shouno Chio, Maihane Mimi
Act3: Mirror of Medusa ~ Scenes 7 and 8: Medusa A and B
Medusa enters as a young man wearing sunglasses and sings about his sorrow and cursed doom that anyone who looks into his eyes turns into stone.
Medusa ~ Mizu Natsuki
Medusa's beloved ~ Shirahane Yuri
Men ~ Manami Sora, Ozuki Tooma, Oonagi Mao, Shiyuu Mirei, Yuuki Senju, Aiki Yuma, Kaon Yuuki, Karyou Shizuru
Women ~ Amase Izuru, Asaki Yumemi, Yamashina Ai, Maisaki Rin, Morisaki Kaguya, Kaho Anna, Jin Reika, Suzuhana Risa
Kage Solo ~ Miho Keiko
Act4: Snow White's mirror ~ Scene 9: Snow White
Snow White asks her mirror who is the prettiest person in the world.
Snow White ~ Ayana Oto
Cinderella ~ Ouki Kaname
Spirit of Mirror (man) ~ Asuka Yuu, Souno Haruto, Saou Kurama
Spirit of Mirror (woman) ~ Akari Nami, Yurika Shiho, Haruka Midori
Act5: Kaleidoscope ~ Scenes 10 - 15: Kaleidoscope A - G
Kaleidoscopes produce ever-changing images which are as beautiful as jewels.
Kaleidoscope (man) S ~ Mizu Natsuki
Kaleidoscope (woman) S ~ Shirahane Yuri
Kaleidoscope (man) A ~ Ayabuki Mao, Otozuki Kei, Manami Sora, Ouki Kaname, Ozuki Tooma, Oonagi Mao, Daigo Seshiru
Kaleidoscope (man) ~ Asuka Yuu, Souno Haruto, Ayana Oto, Hiiragi Tomoe, Tani Mizuse, Saou Kurama, Isaki Maoto, Saika Ryou, Shiyuu Mirei, Yuuki Senju, Renjou Makoto, Aiki Yuma, Kaon Yuuki, Suzuse Miuto, Karyou Shizuru, Azusa Haruki, Asakaze Rei, Suzune Ryou, Ouka Reno, Saeki Chihaya, Ouga Mitsuki, Rinjou Kira, Ayanagi Shou, Ayakaze Sakina
Kaleidoscope (woman) ~ Akari Nami, Yurika Shiho, Amase Izuru, Asaki Yumemi, Yamashina Ai, Maisaki Rin, Morisaki Kaguya, Kaho Anna, Jin Reika, Suzuhana Risa, Hozuki Haruna, Haruka Midori, Mariki Towa, Sahana Mako, Sen Hafuri, Ootsuki Sayu, Hanaka Yurin, Chikaze Karen, Yuuzuki Rena, Yoshino Honoka, Konohana Inori
Ojective A ~ Junya Chitose, Aihara Mika, Manaka Ayu, Maihane Mimi
Objective ~ Touma Kazuki, Utakaze Sui, Shiranagi Suzu, Hinazuki Otoha, Kise Mirano, Toumi Sarasa, Momohana Hina, Mana Haruto, Shouno Chio, Oosumi Rei, Hanashiro Mai, Maisono Ruri, Hokaze Narumi, Asei Itsuki
Kaleidoscope (woman) A ~ Satsuki Aina
Singer of Kaleidoscope (man) ~ Mirai Yuuki
Singer of Kaleidoscope (woman) ~ Miho Keiko
Act6: Mirror of Aqua ~ Scenes 16 and 17: Aqua A and B
Aqua Men A come on the stage and sing about the souls and dreams reflecting mirror of Aqua, looking at the surface of a lake.
Aqua Man S ~ Mizu Natsuki
Aqua Woman S ~ Shirahane Yuri
Aqua Men A ~ Ayabuki Mao, Otozuki Kei, Ayana Oto, Ouki Kaname
Aqua Chorus (Man) ~ Mirai Yuuki, Souno Haruto, Asakaze Rei
Aqua Chorus (Woman) ~ Miho Keiko, Haruka Midori, Junya Chitose
Aqua (Man) ~ Manami Sora, Ozuki Tooma, Saou Kurama, Oonagi Mao, Daigo Seshiru, Shiyuu Mirei, Yuuki Senju, Renjou Makoto, Aiki Yuma, Kaon Yuuki, Suzuse Miuto, Karyou Shizuru, Touma Kazuki, Saeki Chihaya, Rinjou Kira, Ayanagi Shou, Ayakaze Sakina
Aqua (Woman) ~ Amase Izuru, Asaki Yumemi, Yamashina Ai, Maisaki Rin, Morisaki Kaguya, Kaho Anna, Jin Reika, Suzuhana Risa, Hozuki Haruna, Sahana Mako, Ootsuki Sayu, Hanaka Yurin, Satsuki Aina, Chikaze Karen, Yuuzuki Rena, Aihara Mika, Yoshino Honoka, Konohana Inori, Manaka Ayu, Toumi Sarasa, Shouno Chio, Maihane Mimi
Act7: Endless Dreams of the Mirrors ~ Scenes 18 and 19: Finale A and B
Singers of Miroir sing the theme song Aqua Earth.
Singers of Miroir ~ Otozuki Kei, Ouki Kaname
Miroir Rocket ~ Hanaka Yurin, Satsuki Aina, Chikaze Karen, Yuuzuki Rena, Aihara Mika, Yoshino Honoka, Konohana Inori, Manaka Ayu, Touma Kazuki, Utakaze Sui, Shiranagi Suzu, Hinazuki Otoha, Ouga Mitsuki, Kise Mirano, Toumi Sarasa, Ayanagi Shou, Momohana Hina, Mana Haruto, Shouno Chio, Oosumi Rei, Hanashiro Mai, Ayakaze Sakina, Maisono Ruri, Hokaze Narumi, Maihane Mimi, Asei Itsuki, Hanabuki Noa, Suzuran Maaya, Rudou Masa, Chise Hijiri
Scenes 20 and 21: Finale C and D
Men of Miroir sing of the men's dandyism.
Man of Miroir S ~ Mizu Natsuki
Woman of Miroir S ~ Shirahane Yuri
Man of Miroir A ~ Ayabuki Mao, Otozuki Kei, Ayana Oto, Ouki Kaname
Men of Miroir ~ Mirai Yuuki, Souno Haruto, Hiiragi Tomoe, Tani Mizuse, Manami Sora, Ozuki Tooma, Saou Kurama, Isaki Maoto, Oonagi Mao, Daigo Seshiru, Saika Ryou, Shiyuu Mirei, Yuuki Senju, Renjou Makoto, Aiki Yuma, Kaon Yuuki, Suzuse Miuto, Karyou Shizuru, Azusa Haruki, Asakaze Rei, Suzune Ryou, Ouka Reno, Saeki Chihaya, Rinjou Kira,
Act8: Grand finale ~ Scene 22: Parade
The gorgeous parade praises the world of mirrors.
Etoile ~ Otozuki Kei
Man of Finale S ~ Mizu Natsuki
Woman of Finale S ~ Shirahane Yuri
Men of Finale A ~ Ayabuki Mao, Ayana Oto, Ouki Kaname, Ozuki Tooma, Saou Kurama, Daigo Seshiru, Renjou Makoto
Men of Finale (double trio) ~ Karyou Shizuru, Saeki Chihaya
Women of Finale (double trio) ~ Konohana Inori, Manaka Ayu, Shiranagi Suzu, Hinazuki Otoha
All other performers
- Final show for fukukumichou Akari Nami and for Sen Hafuri.
- Miho Keiko to transfer to Senka after this show.
- Konohana Inori was absent from both runs of the show.
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