Limitless Love / Passionate Barcelona
Picture Credit: Caithion
English Title: Limitless Love / Passionate Barcelona
Japanese Title: 愛限りなく / 情熱のバルセロナ
Romanized Title: Ai Kagiri Naku / Jounetsu no Baruserona
Performances: Grand Theater, 10/1 - 11/9; Tokyo Theater, 8/4 - 8/29
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Grand Theater, 10/29; Tokyo Theater, 8/17
Based On: A Portrait of Shunkin by Junichirō Tanizaki
Author/Director: Utsumi Shigenori
Composer: Nakamoto Kiyozumi
Choreographer: Hanawaka Shunjuu
Based On: Stendhal's La Chartreuse de Parme
Author / Director: Shibata Yukihiro
Composer: Terada Takio, Takahashi Kuni
Choreographer: Kawakami Gorou, Tsukasa Konomi
Shinjin Kouen Director:
Available on DVD: No
|Ritarou (rich heir of a local business)||Tsurugi Miyuki|
|Shige (Shunkin's mother)||Jou Haruki|
|Shunshou Kengyou (Shunkin's koto master)||Ariake Jun|
|Role||Main Cast||Shinko Cast|
|Marquis-Apparent Francisco Laforet (young nobleman)||Daichi Mao||Gou Mayuka|
|Rosalia Gisando (General Gisando's only daughter)||Kuroki Hitomi||Kozue Manami|
|Raphael (Francisco's old friend; a free-principled poet with a gypsy background)||Tsurugi Miyuki||Suzukaze Mayo|
|Count Louis (prime minister)||Mizushiro Tamamo||Chihaya Hiromi|
|Rosita (mistress of a taproom)||Yashiro Kou||Harukaze Hitomi|
|Marchioness Bavon||Ariake Jun||Ayaka Yui|
|Marchioness Linda Melendez (Francisco's aunt)||Jou Haruki||Nishina Yuri|
|Archduchess Elisabeth||Kurenai Hitomi||Katsuragi Yui|
|Archduke Edwardo (lord of Barcelona)||Natori Rei||Mineshiro Towa (Mura)|
|General Gisando (Rosalia's father)||Hoshihara Misao||Chinami Shou (Mura)|
|Matilda (Gisando's housekeeper, Raphael's childhood playmate)||Kuni Natsuki||Ayano Nishiki (Mura)|
|Carlos (chief justice)||Misa Noeru||Masaki Kou|
|Sandro||Yasato Gou||Aoi Miya|
|Count Cervantes (Rosalia's suitor)||Ookawa Reo||Satsuki Rise (Mura)|
|Enrique||Mineshiro Towa||Takahara Rumika|
|Diego (Monica's lover)||Aoi Miya|
|Fano||Gou Mayuka||Oomine Mayu|
|Monica (Raphael's sister)||Nishina Yuri||Kodama Ai|
|Juanita (Raphael's lover)||Harukaze Hitomi||Houjou Tsugumi|
Other Cast: Seri Machika, Kou Akemi, Nobara Akemi, Kiri Satomi, Eri Miyuki, Mayu Natsumi, Mirei Tsukushi, Ibuki Ai, Fuji Yayoi, Misaki Ayumi, Tokiwa Sachiko, Ou Natsuki, Tsubasa Hikaru, Aikawa Maki, Takeshiro Kotoe, Fumi Sakae, Rei Tamaki, Ichimonji Shin, Shirakawa Aki, Kodama Ai, Kou Kirara, Yamato Natsuki, Sawa Chiharu, Hanaya Keiko, Maki Yutaka, Arimine Riki, Asahi Mari, Kami Satsuki, Rika Masumi, Namiki Kaori, Maiki Aya, Machi Marii, Sachikaze Irene, Masumi Yutaka, Miya Marina, Yashio Yuuki, Asanagi Rin, Namine Michiru, Senda Mayumi, Akane Yoshimi, Haru Urara, Yodo Miyako, Mineo Nana
Grand Theater only: Narumi Yuki, Iku Katsumi, Chinami Shou, Ookawa Reo, Yuuki Mayu, Natsuo Chika, Machida Nana, Satsuki Rise, Ayano Nishiki, Tani Mitsuru, Mineshiro Towa
Tokyo only: Wakao Risa, Dan Hitomi, Asaji Saki, Hitomi Maria, Miwa Saiko, Kuze Seika, Sawaki Mari, Shirahara Kaai, Karin Izumi, Azuma Michi, Wakana An
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
Sasuke has been tasked with bringing the blind Shunkin to and from her koto lessons every day. Secretly, the two love each other, although outwardly Shunkin is always finding fault with the young man. After all, she is the daughter of a proud family, and his family has served hers for generations.
Ritarou is a bully, and brings his henchmen along to wrestle away Sasuke so that he can have Shunkin for himself, but she refuses to take his help and instead calls out for Sasuke, who fights his way back to her. Ritarou continues to try on various occasions.
At an autumn festival, Ritarou again makes advances on Shunkin when Sasuke is absent. Sasuke arrives and begins to fight with Ritarou and his men. During the scuffle, Shunkin is shoved and ends up recieving a terrible burn on her face.
Sasuke blames himself. Shunkin covers the burn as best she may, but is conscious that Sasuke can see it. In order to make ammends, Sasuke borrows a pin and stabs both his eyes. Now he cannot see Shunkin's burns and the two are finally equals.
Returning to Barcelona from schooling abroad in Italy, the young Francisco meets the beautiful young girl Rosalia at a ball and falls in love with her, but the two part without being able to exchange a word.
One day, Francisco learns that his friend Raphael is back in town as well. The two go out to a taproom, and there Francisco asks Raphael's younger sister Monica to dance. Monica's lover gets jealous and starts a fight, and is killed. Francisco is now a criminal. He is captured, and then he meets Rosalia once more in the prison. She has planned a jailbreak with Francisco's aunt....
- The Grand Theater was the final performance for: Ookawa Reo, Satsuki Rise, Ayano Nishiki, Tani Mitsuru, Mineshiro Towa
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