Matsu Akira


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Name: Matsu Akira
Kanji: 松 あきら
Current Troupe: n/a
Role: Otokoyaku
Status: Retired Top Star (1978 - 1982)

Nickname: Macchan, Matsu
Real Name: Nishikawa Reiko (西川玲子) (Her maiden name was Matsumoto (松本))
Height: 167cm
Birthday: December 3rd, 1947
Blood Type: AB
Hometown: Shizuoka Prefecture
Favorite Food:
Favorite Flower: Deep red roses
Favorite Colors: White, brown, beige
Hobbies: Reading
Collections: Bags
Special Talent: Japanese dance
Origin of Stage Name: Shirai Tetsuzou made it for her.
Favorite Role:
Would Like to Try Playing:

Debut: 1966 (52nd Class) The Four Seasons of Japan
Troupe History:
1972 - 1982 Flower Troupe
1966 - 1972 Star Troupe


1982: Japan Overture, Kawakami Otojirou
1982: Estrelita / First Love (National Tour) (double lead role)
1982: Spring Dances / Arcadia Forever, Joe (double lead role)
1981: Estrelita / Jewelry Marchen, Antonio Salvator (double lead role)
1981: You, Me -The World of Matsu Akira- (Bow Hall)
1981: My Friend, Weep Your Hot Tears on My Breast / First Love, Franz / Hans (role switch with Jun Mitsuki)
1981: Takarazuka Spring Dance / Love Goblin / First Love (double lead role)
1981: Flowered Garment / The Spirit (Chunichi) (double lead role)
1980: My Friend, Weep Your Hot Tears on My Breast / The Spirit , Franz / Hans (role switch with Jun Mitsuki)
1980: Anatole (Bow Hall), Le duc Anatole de Quillembois
1980: Hanakosode / Plentiful Joy, Ujinobu Zenchiku
1980: Draw Your Sword (Bow Hall), Sangorou
1979-80: Dance, Snail, Dance! / Beautiful City, Fujiwara no Michiyori
1979: Love Under the Jacarandas / The Scarlet Pimpernel, Koheita / Percy Blakeney
1978-79: The Distant Danube / Echoes, Hans
1978: Véronique (Bow), Vicomte Florestan de Valincourt (top star debut)
1978: The Tales of Hoffmann (Bow), Niklausse
1978: Gone with the Wind, Ashley Wilkes
1977: Treasured Dance Collection / The Revue
1977: The Demon of Suzaku Gate / Le Pierrot, Tsuki-hime / Cacambo
1976: Transient Autumn Leaves / Nova Bossa Nova, Hirate Gorouemon / Father Lua
1976: Akanesasu Murasaki no Hana / Beautiful People, Amehiko
1975: The Rose of Versailles: Andre & Oscar, Fersen
1975: Spring Nightingale Song / Bon Balance (Fukuoka Sports Center)
1975: Lovers Who Dream / Bon Balance
1974-75: Sea and Sun and Fado / Un Deux Trois -Fantasia Takarazuka-, Nishinoomote Tarou
1974: Funky Jump (Snow - Special Guest)
1974: Yu the Beautiful / Golden Takarazuka 60, Yu Ji (lead female role)
1974: Yu the Beautiful, Yu Ji (lead female role)
1974: Lovely Miss Kichisa / Carnaval de Takarazuka, Oshou Kichisa
1973: Golden Sound (Star - special guest)
1973: This Boundless Love, Fujiwara no Tadahira
1973: A Small Flower Has Bloomed / The Flower (National Tour)
1973: New Ephemeral Flowers / La La Fantastique, Minamoto no Yorimitsu
1973: Famous Music of Takarazuka / Parade Takarazuka, Young Man / Angel Nini
1972: Beautiful Young Warrior / Arabesque (Grand Theater), Taira no Tomomori
1972: Kagura / The Flower (Snow/Star)
1972: Beautiful Japan / Wandering Youth, Krone
1972: Someday We'll Meet / Nova Bossa Nova, Torimaru
1972: Someday We'll Meet / Concerto of Love, Torimaru
1971: My Love Lies Over the Mountains / My Broadway, Ryuurin
1971: My Love Lies Over the Mountains / Concerto of Love, Ryuurin
1971: For as Long as I Live / Nova Bossa Nova, Tamekichi / Bolso
1971: Meadow of Stars / Oh! Beautiful, Flute
1970: Gypsy Lord / Lovers, Lieutenant Georges
1970: I am You / The Big One, Panouse
1970: Decaying in Love / Hello! Takarazuka, Hougan
1970: Anju and Zushiou / C'est la Vie, Tokimitsu
1970: Even Those Bright in Color / Love Parade
1969: Anju and Zushiou / Takarazuka '69, Tokimitsu
1969: Evening Flute of Shiiba / C'est la Vie
1969: 7 -Seven- / Tanuki Goten, Hisago
1969: Silk Road, Matsumoto / Temüge
1968: Princess Sen / 7 -Seven-, Hayami Moriyuki
1968: Young Mate / Recalling the Andes, Bartolome
1968: Redhead from Amagasaki / Over the Rainbow
1967: Suirenshou / The Girl In the Dream / Ballade of Young People
1967: Farewell, My Youth / One World
1967: Hanafuryuu / One World

Shinjin Kouen Roles

1973: This Boundless Love, Minamoto no Yoshitsune (lead role)
1973: New Ephemeral Flowers, Fujiwara no Morosuke / Fujiwara no Yasumasa (lead role)
1972: Wandering Youth, Peer Gynt (lead role)
1972: Someday We'll Meet, Takayama Ukon (Dom Justo Takayama) (lead role)
1971: My Love Lies Over the Mountains
1971: My Love Lies Over the Mountains
1971: For as Long as I Live, Matsushima Shinjirou (lead role)
1971: Meadow of Stars, Ichirou / Clarinet
1970: I am You, Pat (lead role)
1970: Decaying in Love
1970: Anju and Zushiou (Tokyo)
1969: Anju and Zushiou (Grand)
1969: Silk Road, Alat
1968: Princess Sen, Honda Heihachirou (lead role)

Concerts / Dinner Shows / Specials

1997: Adieu Tokyo Takarazuka Theater
1977: 14th Takarazuka Festival


Matsu Akira's Home Page

  • First official Flower Troupe top star.
  • Double top star with Jun Mitsuki since 1980, untill her graduation in 1983.
  • Currently a politician. She has been a member of the Kanagawa Prefecture House of Councillors since 1995, and was re-elected in 2001 and 2007. Her husband is also a politician and they have one daughter.

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