Prelude of Love / Le Paradis!!
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English Title: Prelude of Love / Le Paradis!!
Japanese Title: 愛のプレリュード /Le Paradis!!（ル パラディ）
Romanized Title: Ai no Pureryuudo / Ru Paradi!!
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 02/04 - 03/07; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 03/25 - 04/24â€
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 02/22; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 04/07
Prelude of Love:
Author/Director: Suzuki Kei
Composer: Yoshida Yuuko
Choreographer: Wakao Risa
Conductor (Takarazuka): Okada Yoshiki
Shinjin Kouen Director:Suzuki Kei
Author/Director: Fujii Daisuke
Composer: Aoki Tomoko, Teshima Kyouko
Choreographer: Hayama Kiyomi, Miori Yumino, Wakao Risa, Hirasawa Satoshi
Conductor (Takarazuka): Sasada Aiichirou
Available on DVD: Yes (release date 04/20/11)
DVD Scene/Music Cut: None
|Freddie Clark (works as a bodyguard; formerly an investigator for the FBI)
|Kathy Lauren (Doyle's only daughter; secretly helps out at an orphanage)
|Joseph Barkley (a young businessman; formerly an investigator for the FBI)
|Garbo Fritz (a German; has an unknown connection with Joseph)
|Keith Truman (a detective)
|Giles Simpson (a detective; formerly a colleague of Freddie's)
|Doyle Lauren (a researcher who has created numerous inventions)
|Steve Donovan (Freddie's friend)
|Julie Malneck (head housekeeper for the Lauren family)
|Mauro Marshall (Joseph's underling)
|Alan Bennett (head butler for the Lauren family)
|Mary (a teacher at an orphanage)
|Dewey Stein (Joseph's underling)
|Garry Miller (Joseph's underling)
|Pamela Cremer (Mauro's wife)
Other Cast: Yuugiri Rai, Tsukio Kazusa, Uraki Hiroto, Saezuki Runa, Ryou Kagura, Hitomi Yuyu, Natsushiro Ranka, Ayasaki Mei, Marika Yume, Hatsuhana Misaki, Kazusa Yoshiki, Hanaki Maho, Saho Yukari, Nagisa Seina, Mihana Rino, Maizuki Nagisa, Niina Kaho, Yumehana Ran, Sachika Seira, , Aiha Fubuki, Miran Renna, Kotoka Chino, Yukihana Sakura, Otohane Emi, Ranma Yuu, Sarasa Nachi, Asazuki Kiwa, Ouma Shion, Chiyuki Aki
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
Ai no Prelude
From Official Website :
Santa Monica in 1933. Freddie Clark looks around the streets of his hometown after being away for several years. Having been hit by the Great Depression, Santa Monica has lost its buzz as a resort town. He walks along the city streets together with his friend Steve Donovan on his way to visit the home of a client who has hired him as a bodyguard. The client is Doyle Lauren, a researcher and creator of a number of inventions. Doyle is on the verge of completing a revolutionary invention, the likes of which the world has never seen. He wants his only daughter, Kathy, protected right up until the time his research is safely completed. That is because Kathy had once been abducted by a kidnapper who aimed at gaining a fortune from Doyle's research.
However, Kathy doesn't think highly of her father, who is busy with his research and business dealings involving huge sums, and she objects to having bodyguards assigned to her.
Freddie considers refusing the client on the grounds that he wouldn't be able to guard a client who isn't in the mood to be protected. Yet just at that moment, Joseph Barkley arrives at Doyle's residence. Barkley was Freddie's partner when he worked at the FBI. Neither can conceal their surprise at this chance encounter.
Both men have since resigned from the FBI. Freddie became a bodyguard, and Joseph went on to manage a real-estate agency. Despite their reunion after so long, there's a frigid air between them.
Freddie ends up enlisted as the bodyguard. However, Kathy, ever detesting being held down, is cool toward Freddie. Paying absolutely no heed to this, Freddie treats Kathy like a child. Meanwhile, having been reunited with Joseph, Freddie feels a sense of incongruity with his old partner, and he asks Kathy about it.
Freddie has returned home after a long absence. But even so, Santa Monica and his old partner have undergone complete changes. Both are now mere shadows of their former selves. Is this really his old town? While buffered by the wind blowing through Santa Monica, Freddie is summoned to a memory of his past.
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