Like a Black Panther / Dear DIAMOND!!


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English Title: Like a Black Panther / Dear DIAMOND!! -The Eternal Brilliance of 101 Carats-
Japanese Title: 黒豹の如く / Dear DIAMOND!! -101カラットの永遠の輝き-
Romanized Title: Kurohyou no Gotoku / Dear DIAMOND!! -101 Karatto Eien no Kagayaki-

Troupe: Star
Year: 2015
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 02/06 - 03/09; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 03/27 - 05/10
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 02/24; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 04/09

Like a Black Panther:

Based On:
Author: Shibata Yukihiro
Director/Choreographer: Sha Tamae
Composer: Oota Takeshi, Tama Shouichi, Saitou Tsuneyoshi
Choreographer: Hirasawa Satoshi
Conductor (Takarazuka):
Conductor (Tokyo): Uegaki Satoshi
Shinjin Kouen Director: Ueda Kumiko


Author/Director: Fujii Daisuke
Composer: Aoki Tomoko, Teshima Kyouko
Choreographer: Hayama Kiyomi, Miori Yumino, Wakao Risa, ANJU, SHUN
Conductor (Takarazuka):
Conductor (Tokyo): Uegaki Satoshi

Available on DVD: Yes (release date 04/30/15)
Available on Blu-Ray: Yes (release date 04/30/15)
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: Yes
The music from "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" has been replaced in Dear DIAMOND scene 10.


RoleCastShinko Cast
Count Antonio de Odalys (aptain and Chief of Staff in the Spanish Navy)Yuzuki ReonRei Makoto
Caterina de Ramirez (The widow of Marquis Ramirez, and Antonio's former love)Yumesaki Nene Kisaki Airi
Duke Victor de Alarcon (The leading business magnate in Spain)Kurenai Yuzuru Mao Yuuki
Marquis Alonso de Banderas (A military veteran and Antonio's uncle)Ema Naoki Hyuuga Ran
Irene Claves (The owner of a dressmaking shop)Mari Yuzumi Marina Mayu
Sanchez (A bank president)Miki Chigusa Takuto Rei
Mrs. PalmeroMarino Yui Katori Reira
Viscount Sebastian de Diaz (A Captain in the Spanish Navy and Commanding Officer)Toki Irisu Hiroka Yuu
SoniaOtohana Yuri Murasaki Rira
Bertran / "Seven Seas" memberTsurumi Mayuu Ouha Mirai
Mario Fernesto (A Sublieutenant in the Spanish Naval Intelligence Department)Ichijou Azusa Seo Yuria
Gaspar / ClementeKisaragi Ren Otosaki Itsuki
Mrs. MontoyaShirotae Natsu Mai Hinano
CurroKai Hayato Minato Rihi
Marcos Fabio (A 2nd Sublieutenant in the Spanish Naval Intelligence Department)Tenju Mitsuki Shidou Ryuu
FlorindaOtoha Minori Shiratori Yuriya
CecilioOoki Makoto Yuunagi Ryou
Mrs. LecardeAimi Serena Ouzuki Akari
TeresaHishiro Yua Mito Kurara
Rafael de Vistachio (Major at the Spanish Naval Intelligence Department)Makaze Suzuho Amahana Ema
GomezKizaki Reo Haruto Yuuho
DomingoSeki Yurito Asamizu Ryou
ElenaShizuki Otone Miono Saki
GilesYumeki Anru Nanase Miki
Camillo / "Seven Seas" memberNatsuki Rei Amaji Sora
Gonzalo (A Petty Officer in the Spanish Navy. A subordinate of Alarcon)Toa Reiya Sazanami Reira
NadiaTamahana Yufu Ouri Mao
Flower-sellerSorano Miyu Amano Kiyora
Julio (Alarcon's guard)Mao Yuuki Toudou Jun
BenitoSazanami Reira Iroha Reo
BellaMarina Mayu Ouri Mao
LeopoldoHyuuga Ran Hayato Reo
Marcelino Federico (A 2nd Sublieutenant in the Spanish Naval Intelligence Department)Rei Makoto Aya Ouka
IgnacioHiroka Yuu Soubu Sakiho
Alvira (A dancer at the "Kerberos" nightclub)Hinami Fuu Maaya Kiho
"Seven Seas" memberMurasaki Rira Hinami Fuu
SaraMai Hinano Kozakura Honoka
EnriqueSeo Yuria Amaki Homare
CamillaOuzuki Akari Mioka Anri
"Seven Seas" memberOtosaki Itsuki Minato Rihi
MonicaKisaki Airi Gojou Marina
"Seven Seas" memberShidou Ryuu Soubu Sakiho
"Seven Seas" memberAmahana Ema Yuunagi Ryou
"Seven Seas" memberMaaya Kiho Kozakura Honoka

†Due to injury, the shinjin kouen role of Bertran was played by Iroha Reo in the Grand Theater.



Like a Black Panther

Antonio is descended from legendary pirates who defended Spanish waters from evil during the Age of Discovery long ago, as part of the national policy. Employed as Chief of Staff in the Spanish Navy, he is known far and wide as the "Black Panther," given his qualities of being deep, flexible and quick. Someone respects, someone is awed by, and someone is planning to use - to further his success in life - this hard-line and quick-witted man.

A gala banquet is held November 11, 1920, to mark the second anniversary of the end of the Great War, at the Naval Ministry in Barcelona. Gathered are soldiers, government officials and economic leaders. There, Antonio meets Caterina, his former love, for the first time in three years. She had been forced to marry the millionaire Marquis Ramirez to help out her father, whose fortune was lost as a direct result of the war. Yet the Marquis dies shortly afterward, and she is left a young widow. Antonio and Caterina, who separated and ended their relationship three years ago, both feel the movement of the time that has stopped. The reunion prompts their hearts to flutter. However, Duke Victor de Alarcon, top business magnate, makes his appearance, and he addresses Antonio. Yet Antonio feels a mysterious sensation, like a chilled net has just swished past. His intuition of "the black panther" has been activated, and so he makes his excuses and leaves the party. Antonio wonders whether there is any connection between his encounter with Alarcon and the frequent and recent disappearances of outstanding naval officers. In order to test a hypothesis that comes to his mind, Antonio dispatches his confidant Rafael to the Intelligence Department.

Antonio's hunch proves correct. According to Rafael, the missing officers were all critical of the current government and huge amounts of funds are flowing overseas, although their source isn't known, according to what is known at this point. Military personnel and money have vanished into the void, with the shadow of a "fixer" cast in the backdrop. Antonio heightens his guard toward Alarcon. The two have another meeting the following day. Alarcon attempts to recruit him to serve as the supreme commander of a newly powerful military force, several of which, mainly Italy and Germany, are continuing to grow. Alarcon clearly admits this was the objective of making contact with Antonio, saying he would like to serve as an intermediary. However, Antonio, who has devoted his heart and soul to the Spanish Navy, will not budge, no matter what kind of words Alarcon throws at him. Alarcon, who has grown exasperated at Antonio, who shows no sign whatsoever of yielding to the enticement of a position superior to his current one and huge sums of compensation, prepares his next step.

One evening, Antonio and Caterina have time alone on the deck of the Cervantes, on which he served as Captain many years ago. As the pair become enveloped in the light of the same evening sun as in olden days, their mutual desire for each other grows stronger than before. However, the relationship between Antonio and Caterina is threatened by the presence of Alarcon, whose figure is covered by a dark shadow.


Amongst the gems, the greatest and brightest is the King Diamond. Yuzuki Reon incorporates the diamond, and this review show takes the first letter "D" as its motif: Dance, Delicate, Dramatic, Dynamic. A glorious and beautiful show of love and dreams.

Other Information

  • Yuzuki Reon "The Last Day" DVD (release date 07/15/2015) - includes a digest of the final Tokyo performance, Yuzuki's sayonara show, speech, press conference, and final entrance and departure from the theater.


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