Kitahara Youko



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Picture Credit: Otome 1982 | Feb. 1983 GRAPH

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Name: Kitahara Youko
Kanji: 北原 遥子 (formerly 北原遙子)
Current Troupe: n/a
Role: Otokoyaku → Musumeyaku
Status: Retired

Nickname: Yumi-chan, Yumiko
Real Name: Yoshida Yumiko (吉田 由美子)
Height: 161 cm
Birthday: April 23rd
Death: August 12th, 1985
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Hometown: Yokohama, Kanagawa
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Debut: 1981 (67th Class) Takarazuka Spring Dance
Troupe History:
1981 - 1984 Snow Troupe


1983: Mayerling / Happy Ending Story, Millie Stübel
1983: Tricolore of Love (Bow Hall), Bridget (musumeyaku lead)
1983: Mayerling / Grand Elegance, Millie Stübel
1983: Blue Jasmine -Desert Love- / Happy Ending Story, Turqeya
1982-83: Lily in Love / Golden Dream
1982: Javanese Dancer
1982: The Real Face... (Bow Hall) (musumeyaku lead)
1981-82: Fly Up, Young Seagulls / Sun Orient Sun
1981: Dawn of Lombardia (Bow), Queen Sophia
1981: Wandering Requiem (Tokyo)

Shinjin Kouen Roles

1983: Mayerling (Tokyo), Marie Vetsera (musumeyaku lead)
1983: Blue Jasmine, Lorna Morel (musumeyaku lead)
1983: Mayerling (Grand Theater), Marie Vetsera (musumeyaku lead)
1982-83: Lily in Love, Lily (musumeyaku lead)
1982: Javanese Dancer, Alvia (musumeyaku lead)
1981-82: Fly Up, Young Seagulls, Chika
1981: Wandering Requiem (Tokyo)

Concerts, Dinner Shows, and Special Performances

1984: TMP Special


  • 4th image model of Ikeda Bank (April 1982 to March 1984), which later became Senshu Ikeda Bank due to a merger.
  • In 1984 she was given a screen test for a TV drama, but the Takarazuka board of directors was not properly informed by the film studio and Kitahara was accused of building her own career underhand. Though she was one of the Revue's most prominent musumeyaku at the time, she had to retire immediately "due to illness". This is said to be the only case of retirement as punishment from the board of directors.
  • She is one of the victims of the 1985's JAL Flight 123 disaster, the worst single-aircraft disaster in history. Asami Rei narrowly missed it.
  • After Kitahara's death, there was a Kannon statue set in her memory in Gyokuhou temple (Minato, Tokyo). Every year there is a memorial service held, and her classmates and friends (Kuroki Hitomi, Maya Miki, Suzukaze Mayo and others) often take part.

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