Manaka Ayu



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Picture Credit: nksaecom | Le Cinq / Lost | Maeda Keiji Program

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Name: Manaka Ayu
Kanji: 愛加 あゆ
Current Troupe:
Role: Musumeyaku
Status: Retired Top Star (2012-2014)

Nickname: Ayu, Ayucchi, Rena
Real Name: Akane Rena (赤根伶奈)
Height: 161cm
Birthday: October 18th, 1987
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Toyama, Toyama Prefecture
Favorite Food: anything that's good for the body
Favorite Flower: cherry blossom
Favorite Colors: pastel colors
Hobbies: going to the theatre, watching movies, listening to music
Collections: accessories, DVDs
Special Talent: playing the Indian flute
Origin of Stage Name: thought of it with her family.
Favorite Role: Lise from The Brothers Kazamazov, Rachel from In Love For the First Time, Romola de Pulszky from Nijinsky, Smitty from How To Succeed, Rusty from Footloose, Fuku from Wakaki Hi no Uta wa Wasureji
Would Like to Try Playing: various roles

Debut: 2005 (91st Class) Enter the Revue
Troupe History:
2005 - 2014 Snow Troupe


2014: Maeda Keiji / My Dream Takarazuka, Matsu
2014: Lovers' Suicide: Love in Yamatoji (Drama City/Nippon Seinenkan), Umegawa
2013-14: Shall We Dance? / CONGRATULATIONS Takarazuka!!, Jocelyn Hartz
2013: Wakaki Hi no Uta wa Wasureji / Narcisse Noir II (National Tour), Fuku
2013: Rose of Versailles: Fersen, Marie-Antoinette (top musumeyaku debut at Grand Theater)
2013: Wakaki Hi no Uta wa Wasureji / Shining Rhythm! (Chuunichi), Fuku (top musumeyaku debut)
2012: JIN / Gold Spark!, Nokaze
2012: Footloose (Umeda / Hakataza), Rusty
2012: Don Carlos / Shining Rhythm!, Lady Eboli
2012: Infinity (Bow Hall)
2011: The Man in the Iron Mask / Royal Straight Flush!!, Constance
2011: How to Succeed (Umeda), Smitty
2011: Nijinsky (Bow Hall / Nippon Seinenkan), Romola de Pulszky (musumeyaku lead)
2011: Romeo & Juliette, Montague Woman
2010: In Love For the First Time (Drama City / Nippon Seinenkan), Rachel (musumeyaku lead)
2010: Roget / Rock On!, Dominique
2010: The Dawn at Solferino / Carnevale: A Sleeping Dream, Rosanna
2009: Russian Blue -Malleus Maleficarum- / Rio de Bravo!!, Tanayana Isenina
2009: Nishiki-e of the Wind / Zorro - The Masked Messiah
2008: The Brothers Kazamazov (Drama City / Akasaka Act), Liza Khokhlakov (Lise)
2008: King Solomon's Ring / La Mariposa
2008: Side Story: The Rose of Versailles -Girodel- / Miroirs (National Tour)
2008: I Love You - Je t'aime / Miroirs
2007: Silver Rose Chronicle (Drama City / Nippon Seinenkan), Dolly
2007: Elisabeth
2007: None None Sugar! (Bow Hall), Bibi
2006: Lucifer's Tears / Tarantella!
2006: Young Bloods!! -Demonic Summer Snowstorm- (Bow Hall), Aimi
2006: Rose of Versailles: Oscar
2005: Daytime Hustler (Bow Hall / Nippon Seinenkan), Sally
2005: Milan Wrapped In a Fog / Wonderland
2005: Marrakech: A Crimson Tombstone / Enter the Revue (Grand Theater)

Shinjin Kouen Roles

2012: Don Carlos, Lady Felia
2011: The Man in the Iron Mask, Queen Mother Anne
2011: Romeo & Juliette, Juliette (musumeyaku lead)
2010: Roget, Maria
2010: The Dawn at Solferino, Henriette (musumeyaku lead)
2009: Russian Blue -Malleus Maleficarum-, Irena Kuznetsova (musumeyaku lead)
2009: Zorro, Elena
2008: La Mariposa, Blanca
2008: I Love You - Je t'aime, Abricot
2007: Elisabeth, Private Tutor
2006: Lucifer's Tears, Yvette
2006: Rose of Versailles: Oscar, Lulu
2005: Milan Wrapped In a Fog
2005: Marrakech: A Crimson Tombstone (Grand Theater)

Concerts / Dinner Shows / Specials

2013: 52nd Takarazuka Buyoukai
2011: Takarazuka Special 2011 - Dreams Built on Tomorrow
2010: Takarazuka Special 2010 - Forever Takarazuka
2009: Takarazuka Special 2009 - Way to Glory
2009: The K-ingdom (Otozuki Kei Dinner Show)
2009: The Road to 100 Years - Kageki 1000th Issue Commemoration Special
2007: Pure, Proper, Beautiful

After Takarazuka

2023: The Agent double-cast with Ayabuki Mao heroine
2023: Beetlejuice Barbara (with Sena Jun)
2018: Broadway and Bullets Ellen
2017: The Department Store! with Izumo Aya
2017: Grand Guinol Frida Delico
2016: Crest of the Royal Family Mitanum (with Izumo Aya) Based on a classic manga, with music by Sylvester Levay, the composer of "Elisabeth"
2016: GEM CLUB
2015: Manaka Ayu First Show: Happy Christmas Happy Greeting
2015: Bara to Symphony: Christmas an Evening OG concert
2015: Shimeshi Ikeyama Juri
2015: Sekai no Hiraku Bokura no Ippo
2015: Rusted Jack is Dying to Die (heroine)
2015: Kirawareru Yuuki
2015: Gospella's music video, "Dream Girl"
2015: Le Petit Prince The Fox (with Kamizuki Akane)
2015: Kasane (drama)
2015: ON AIR Aya heroine


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  • Yumesaki Nene is her older sister.
  • Member of the 6th group of Sky Fairies.
  • Previously a model (under her real name) and an actress (under the name Akasaki Reina) before joining Takarazuka.
  • Graduated fourth in her class.

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