Manon / Golden Jazz (Moon 2015-16)


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English Title: Manon / Golden Jazz
Japanese Title: 舞音-MANON- / GOLDEN JAZZ
Romanized Title: Manon -MANON- / GOLDEN JAZZ

Troupe: Moon
Year: 2015-2016
Performances: Grand Theater, 11/13 - 12/14 (2015); Tokyo Theater, 01/03 - 02/14 (2016)
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 12/01; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 01/21


Based On: Manon Lescaut by Abbé Prévost
Author/ Director: Ueda Keiko
Composer: Joy Son
Choreographer: Oishi Yuka
Conductor (Takarazuka):
Conductor (Tokyo):
Shinjin Kouen Director: Ueda Keiko


Author/ Director: Inaba Daichi
Composer: Takahashi Kuni, Oota Takeshi, Takahashi Megumi
Choreographer: Miori Yumino, Wakao Risa, KAZUMI-BOY, Sakuragi Ryousuke, Mori Youko
Conductor (Takarazuka):
Conductor (Tokyo):
Shinjin Kouen Director:

Available on DVD: Yes (release date 2/12/16)
Available on BLU-RAY: Yes (release date 2/12/16)
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: None

RoleCastShinko Cast
Charles De DurantRyuu MasakiAsami Jun
Fan Tui Rien (Manon)Manaki ReikaKanoha Toki
Guillaume Veron (a capable police chief)Seijou KaitoAsagiri Makoto
Auguste De Leroy (Indochina governor stationed in Hanoi)Asuka YuuHarumi Yuu
Zhang Ziwei (shopkeeper of Honfu, a gambling house in Hoi An)Touka YurinoUmino Mitsuki
Water spirit (dancer of fate)Moeka Yuria *
Li Song Xing (a Chinese millionaire, Manon's new patron)Ayazuki SeriAose Yuuki
Alexandre Broglie (French navy colonel. Charles' superior)Kouzuki RuuKashiro Aoi
Ron Boi Min (a revolutionary fighting for the independence of Indochina, imprisoned)Kouzuki RuuAose Yuuki
Anne-Marie Moran (Christoph's newly wed wife)Kagetsu MiyakoHarune Aki
Christoph Moran (Charles' friend from their Naval Academy days)Nagina RuumiRen Tsukasa
"Another" Charles De Durant (the presence representing Charles' true feelings)Miya RurikaHanabusa Kaoto
Navy superior officerHibiki ReonaOtokaze Seiya
Ding Tai Son (manager at Honfu, working for Zhang)Uzuki HayateKizuki Yuuma
Water spirit (dancer of fate)Remi Kurea *
Henri Legrand (French navy officer)Shimon YuriyaKio Kanade
Yvonne De Leroy (governor De Leroy's wife)Shirayuki SachikaKaede Yuki
Clement Bonheur (a detective, Guillaume's subordinate)Takachi AoHayaki Yuuto
Government officialArise Sou *
Water spirit (dancer of fate)Saki Akane *
Raymond Berner (French Navy officer)Chinami KaranSouya Tomoki
Serge Loussier (French Navy officer)Akizuki SayaArata Tokiya
Jean Richard (a detective, Guillaume's subordinate)Takasumi HayatoSuou Mahiro
Festival singer (woman)Maai SuzukaHarune Aki
Belle (singer at the dance hall "La Perle" in Saigon)Hanahi MiraAkane Konatsu
Government officialKijou Mitsuru *
Fan Tui Koun (Manon's brother. A man living in isolation, would do anything for money)Tamaki RyouAkatsuki Chisei
Caroline De Leroy (Charles' soon-to-be fiancee, governor De Leroy's only daughter)Saotome WakabaMisono Sakura
Water spirit (dancer of fate)Hoshina Yutaka *
Kao (a young man dedicated to the nationalist movement, seeking independence from France)Asami JunYumena Rune
Marcel Ferri (a French officer relagated to the harbor of Tourane for misconduct)Kizuki YuumaYuu Hikaru
Water spirit (dancer of fate)Harune Aki *
Festival singer (man)Harumi YuuKazama Yuno
Bao (young member of the antigovernative movement)Yumena RuneRan Naoki
Water spirit (dancer of fate)Akane Konatsu *
Water spirit (dancer of fate)Kanoha Toki *
Water spirit (dancer of fate)Souya Tomoki *
Tang (young member of the antigovernative movement)Ren TsukasaKazama Yuno
Homa (Manon's maid)Umino MitsukiYukarino Koyuki
Tuan (young member of the antigovernative movement)Akatsuki ChiseiKio Kanade
Festival singer (man)Suou MahiroAmashi Juri
Water spirit (dancer of fate)Otokaze Seiya *
Water spirit (dancer of fate)Misono Sakura *
Maurice Durand (French Navy officer)Kio KanadeAmashi Juri
Water spirit (dancer of fate)Maihina Kanon *
Water spirit (dancer of fate)Asahi Tsubasa *
Tyko (a singing lotus seller)Momoka YukiUmino Mitsuki
Festival singer (woman)Momoka YukiYoshino Yurika
Water spirit (dancer of fate)Ran Naoki *
Water spirit (dancer of fate)Amashi Juri *
Water spirit (dancer of fate)Yui Karen *
(shinjinkoen) Water spirits (dancers of fate) Samomo Satsuki, Sakurana Ai, Himesaki Mirei, Urara Senri, Hiina Rin, Hiumi Arisa, Momoka Yuki, Natsukaze Kiki
(shinjinkoen)) Government officials Sorashiro Yuu, Arata Tokiya

Other cast: Shouga Tsubaki, Kirami Ruise, Kousaki Ran, Yumeha Miyu, Misato Yumeno, Asagiri Makoto, Souma Seren, Kiyoka Ran, Shizaki Reno, Hisumi Rin, Ayaoto Sena, Reika Haru, Hanatoki Maika, Koumi Natsuho, Yoshino Yurika




The Asian artistic team includes Joy Son, a Korean composer currently living in New York, and Oishi Yuka, a choreographer of the Hamburg Ballett.

It’s the summer of 1929. Charles de Durant, a young elite naval officer, arrives in the harbor of Saigon, the site of a garrison, after being posted to Indochina. He experiences the bustle of an exotic and enchanting town and the humid breeze that floats from a great river. Charles has a strong force of destiny, which he has never experienced before. He is caught up with a mysterious premonition that seems to guide him through an unknown world. And a beautiful black-haired woman appears in front of his eyes. Born of French and Indochinese parents, she is a dancer who goes by the nickname “Manon.” She flutters like a butterfly, captivating many wealthy men. Charles cannot stop thinking passionately about her after a fateful encounter. Together, they go to a villa at a summer resort area, where they spend their time blissfully. However, Manon’s elder brother Kuon comes to take her back. Charles tries to forget about her but is left in anguish. He cannot tolerate Manon leaving him so she could go to the home of one of her patrons, a Chinese merchant. Charles is about to marry Caroline. But he is reluctant to go ahead with the wedding due to Manon. His old friend Christoph advises him to put Manon out of his mind. Just then, he sees her again. She tells him, “I might ruin you.” He replies, “I would trade anything for the happiness of having you in my arms.” The couple affirm their love for each other. But amid a climate of turmoil from a movement seeking independence from France, a cruel fate is about to unfold, one episode after another, right in front of Charles who prepares to throw away everything for love.

Golden Jazz

Of all the genres of music, it is jazz that shakes our soul through its rhythmical melodies. This show is composed of numerous scenes rich in variety, as it follows the transitions taken by jazz, from its African roots to modern times. The members of Moon Troupe, with Ryuu Masaki at the center, burst with individuality, presenting the charm of jazz from its many facets.

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