NOBUNAGA / Forever LOVE!!
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English Title: NOBUNAGA -The Will to Power-/ Forever LOVE!!
Japanese Title: NOBUNAGA＜信長＞ －下天の夢－ / Forever LOVE!!
Romanized Title: NOBUNAGA -Geten no Yume- / Forever LOVE!!
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 06/10 - 07/18; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 08/05 - 09/04
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 06/28; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 08/18
Based On: The life of Oda Nobunaga
Author/Director: Oono Takuji
Composer: Oota Takeshi, Takahashi Megumi
Choreographer: Wakao Risa, Yamamura Tomogorou, Hirasawa Satoshi
Conductor (Takarazuka): Nishino Jun
Conductor (Tokyo): Nishino Jun
Shinjin Kouen Director: Oono Takuji
Author/Director: Fujii Daisuke
Composer: Yoshida Yuuko, Aoki Tomoko, Teshima Kyouko, Saitou Tsuneyoshi
Choreographer: Hayama Kiyomi, Shou Sumire, Miori Yumino, Wakao Risa, Masaki Rino
Conductor (Takarazuka): Nishino Jun
Conductor (Tokyo): Nishino Jun
Available on DVD: Yes (release date: 08/25/2016)
Available on Blu-Ray: Yes (release date: 08/25/2016)
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: Yes
The music was replaced in the song "When the World Turns Blue" in scene 16 of Forever LOVE!! (Ryuu Masaki and others).
|Oda Nobunaga||Ryuu Masaki||Akatsuki Chisei|
|Kichou (Nou-hime), his wife||Manaki Reika||Yukarino Koyuki|
|Giovanni Roltes, Italian knight||Tamaki Ryou||Kio Kanade|
|Ashikaga Yoshiaki, the last Muromachi shogun||Saou Kurama||Ren Tsukasa|
|Francisco Cabral (a Jesuit missionary)||Asuka Yuu||Aose Yuuki|
|Sakuma Nobumori's wife||Touka Yurino||Sakurana Ai|
|Kozaishou no tsubone (Ashikaga's concubine)||Moeka Yuria||Urara Senri|
|Sakuma Nobumori (Nobunaga's vassal)||Ayazuki Seri||Souya Tomoki|
|Imagawa Yoshimoto (daimyo of Suruga province)||Kouzuki Ruu||Hayaki Yuuto|
|Sugaya Nagayori's wife||Kagetsu Miyako||Hiina Rin|
|Akechi Mitsuhide, Nobunaga's vassal||Nagina Ruumi||Yumena Rune|
|Hashiba Hideyoshi, Nobunaga's vassal, later taikou (regent), taking the family name "Toyotomi"||Miya Rurika||Harumi Yuu|
|Ikeda Tsuneoki (Nobunaga's vassal)||Hibiki Reona||Otokaze Seiya|
|Azai Nagamasa (Nobunaga's brother-in-law, O-Ichi's husband)||Uzuki Hayate||Hanabusa Kaoto|
|Ikeda Tsuneoki's wife||Remi Kurea||Hiumi Arisa|
|Mouri Yoshikatsu (Nobunaga's vassal)||Shimon Yuriya||Souma Seren|
|Marianna (a Catholic nun)||Shirayuki Sachika||Akane Konatsu|
|Sugaya Nagayori (Nobunaga's vassal)||Takachi Ao||Ran Naoki|
|Shibata Katsuie (Nobunaga's vassal)||Arise Sou||Suou Mahiro|
|Azami (Kichou's servant)||Saki Akane||HImesaki Mirei|
|Organtino Gnecchi‐Soldo (a Jesuit missionary)||Chinami Karan||Kashiro Aoi|
|Yasuke (Nobunaga's servant, an African)||Takasumi Hayato||Kazama Yuno|
|Sako no kata (Ashikaga's concubine)||Maai Suzuka||Momoka Yuki|
|Matsu (Maeda Toshiie's wife)||Hanahi Mira||Misono Sakura|
|Sasa Narimasa (Nobunaga's vassal)||Kijou Mitsuru||Amashi Juri|
|Yamada Shinemon (Imagawa's vassal)||Shouga Tsubaki||Aose Yuuki|
|Nene (Hideyoshi's wife)||Saotome Wakaba||Kanoha Toki|
|Hosokawa Fujitaka (Ashikaga's vassal)||Kirami Ruise||Shizaki Reno|
|Mouri Yoshikatsu's wife||Kousaki Ran||Natsukaze Kiki|
|Katou Yasaburou's wife||Yumeha Miyu||Hanatoki Maika|
|Tsumaki (Kichou's servant)||Asami Jun||Umino Mitsuki|
|Mori Ranmaru (Nobunaga's attendant)||Asami Jun||-|
|Maeda Toshiie (Nobunaga's servant)||Kizuki Yuuma||Asagiri Makoto|
|Koshikibu (Ashikaga's concubine)||Kaede Yuki||Hisumi Rin|
|Aoi (Kichou's servant)||Harune Aki||Kiyoka Ran|
|Mitsubuchi Fujihide (Ashikaga's vassal)||Yuu Hikaru||Asahi Tsubasa|
|Kasumi (Kichou's servant)||Samomo Satsuki||Nanano Ari|
|Daini (Ashikaga's concubine)||Misato Yumeno||-|
|Hasegawa Kyousuke (Nobunaga's vassal)||Harumi Yuu||Reika Haru|
|Katou Yasaburou (Nobunaga's vassal)||Yumena Rune||Issei Kei|
|Kiku (Kichou's servant)||Akane Konatsu||Amana Ruria|
|Sasa Narimasa's wife||Kanoha Toki||Yoshino Yurika|
|Tsutsuji (Kichou's servant)||Sakurana Ai||Maya Yutaka|
|Father Lorenzo (a Japanese Catholic priest)||Hayaki Yuuto||Koumi Natsuho|
|Luís Fróis (a Jesuit missionary)||Souya Tomoki||Arata Tokiya|
|Oda Nobuyuki (Nobunaga's brother)||Ren Tsukasa||Sorashiro Yuu|
|O-Ichi (Nobunaga's sister, Azai Nagamasa's wife)||Umino Mitsuki||Yui Karen|
|Nijou Haruyoshi (a court noble)||Kashiro Aoi||Ranze Keito|
|Chujo (Ashikaga's concubine)||Himesaki Mirei||-|
|Sawaki Yoshiyuki (Nobunaga's vassal)||Akatsuki Chisei||Ayaoto Sena|
|Satsuki (Kichou's servant)||Urara Senri||-|
|Tsubaki (Kichou's servant)||Yukarino Koyuki||-|
|Manmi Senchiyo (Nobunaga's page, Later Manmi Shigemoto)||Ran Naoki||Ookusu Tera|
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
English summary from the program.
Nobunaga: The Will to Power
Japan is at war with itself. At Okehazama, Oda Nobunaga (Ryuu Masaki) of Owari, rumored to be a fool, spectacularly defeated Imagawa Yoshimoto of Mikawa as he was leading a much larger host than Nobunaga's toward the capital city, Miyako (modern-day Kyoto). Nobunaga has decided to take Yoshimoto's place and lead his own forces to Miyako, so he is compelled to ally with the Azai clan in order to suppress Mino, a province lying between Owari and Miyako, by having his younger sister Oichi wed Nagamasa, the Azai clan's sucessor. However, Mino is also the birthplace of Nobunaga's wife, Kichou (Manaki Reika). Her former retainers and people are in Mino, and Kichou is vehemently opposed to the province's destruction, even if it is now in the hands of an enemy who overthrew her father, Saitou Dousan. But Nobunaga, who has embarked upon his path to conquest, holds to his course.
Ten years later, Nobunaga has conquered Mino and marched into Miyako. He has become war incarnate and continues to slaughter his enemies, instilling terror in the populace, who call him a king of demons. In the midst of a standoff with his next foes, the warrior monks of Mt. Hiei, Nobunaga happens to meet Roltes (Tamaki Ryou), a knight from Rome who is working with Christian missionaries. Out of mere curiousity Nobunaga asks Roltes how he would capture Mt. Hiei, to which the knight replies he would set the foot of the mountain afire to destroy the monks.
Nobunaga's decision to bathe Mt. Hiei in flames causes shogun Ashikaga Yoshiaki (Saou Kurama), who had been asked to mediate a peace between the two sides, to severely lose face, and he vents his rage on his retainers and concubines. Then Roltes, accompanied by Francisco Cabral, who leads the Jesuit missionaries in Japan, comes to Yoshiaki to seek permission to build a Christian church, Namban-ji. Speaking smoothly, Roltes ingratiates himself to Yoshiaki to put the shogun in fine spirits. Afterward when Yoshiaki takes his leave, he is sent off by Akechi Mitsuhide and Hashiba Hideyoshi, who then talk and find complete agreement in their assessment that Nobunaga, regardless of whether he was considered a dunderhead, is now on the verge of uniting the entirety of Japan under his rule.
Nobunaga has now returned to Owari, his first visit there in a long while. He stops for a while in the wilderness near Kiyosu Castle, where he laments the deaths of the numerous foes he has butchered and comes to clearly see the path he must follow. However, the air begins to thicken with a disquieting mood..
The theme of this Show is unending, ever-shining love, telling of love in all its variegated forms. It's a powerful display of charisma from Masaki Ryu, the Moon troupe's top star, who possesses incredible singing prowess and a modern, yet at the same time classical, style. Delight in an energetic, dramatic stage of love presenting the versatile styles of the exceptionally unique Moon troupe members.
- Final performance for top star Ryuu Masaki, as well as Moeka Yuria, Arise Sou, Maai Suzuka, Shouga Tsubaki and Yumeha Miyu.
- Ryuu Masaki "The Last Day" DVD (release date 11/19/2016) - includes a digest of the final Tokyo performance, Ryuu's sayonara show, speech, press conference, and entering and exiting the theater.
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