Pure, Proper, Beautiful
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English Title: Kobayashi Ichizou 50th Memorial Special "Pure, Proper, Beautiful"
Japanese Title: 小林一三没後50年追悼スペシャル『清く正しく美しく』
Romanized Title: Kobayashi Ichizou Ato 50-nen Tsuitou Supesharu "Kiyoku, Tadashiku, Utsukushiku"
Troupe: Senka, Flower, Moon, Snow, Star, TMS, OG
Performances: Grand Theater, 1/25
Head Director: Kobayashi Kouichi
Director: Ueda Shinji
Nihonmono (kabuki-revue) director and playwright: Kobayashi Ichizou
Supervisor: Sakai Sumio, Okada Keiji, Kusano Akira
Producers: Miki Akio, Masatsuka Haruhiko, Nakamura Satoru, Koike Shuuichirou, Tani Masazumi, Ishida Masaya, Nakamura Kazunori, Kimura Shinji, Fujii Daisuke, Ogita Kouichi, Ueda Keiko
Senka: Kasugano Yachiyo, Matsumoto Yuri, Todoroki Yuu, Chiga Teruko, Suzuka Teru, Yashiro Kou, Ban Akira, Fuji Kyouko, Kyou Misa, Natori Rei, Hoshihara Misao, Itsuki Chihiro, Misa Noeru, Kou Akemi, Isono Chihiro, Ebira Kaoru, Ichihara Kei, Itsumine Aki
Flower: Haruno Sumire, Sakurano Ayane, entire troupe
Moon: Sena Jun, Ayano Kanami, entire troupe
Snow: Mizu Natsuki, Shirahane Yuri, entire troupe
Star: Aran Kei, Toono Asuka, entire troupe
Takarazuka Music School: honkasei (93rd Class) & yokasei (94th Class)
OG: Fukamidori Natsuyo, Oogi Chikage, Ootori Ran, Anna Jun, Ooura Mizuki, Hyuuga Kaoru, Mori Keaki, Anju Mira, Makoto Tsubasa
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
A show to remember the founder of Takarazuka Revue, Kobayashi Ichizou, on the 50th anniversary of his death.
Part One: Archival footage of a speech by Kobayashi-sensei.
Part Two: A long, lovely traditional dance, featuring solos by Kasugano Yachiyo and Matsumoto Yuri, and participation from all the top stars and Senka members present that night. In the final part, the stage was simply full of Takarasiennes in kimono, on several levels, centered around Matsumoto Yuri.
Part Three: Nihonmono play written and first staged by Kobayashi Ichizo starring Todoroki Yuu as Endo Morita, Aran Kei as Watanabe Wataru, and Otozuki Kei as Kesa-gozen (lead female role), including two solos by Yashiro Kou.
The play is about samurai wife, who lived in the Heian era, Kesa-gozen. She was the victim of a stalker, Endo Musha Morito. She rejected his advances, but became afraid he would harm her husband. To prevent this, she urged Endo to murder her husband on a certain night, then cut off her hair and took his place in the darkened bedroom. Endo carried out the assignment, only to discover he had murdered the object of his obsession.
Past Takarazuka stars reprising their most famous songs. In between were several short MC sections featuring various OGs (including Oogi Chikage) and kumichou Natsumi You, Asuka Yuu and Ema Naoki.
1. "C'est Magnifique" (C'est Magnifique) — Ootori Ran
2. "Yume bito" (The Revue) — Anna Jun
3. "Ai no Houseki" (La La Fantastique) — Ootori Ran and Anna Jun
4. "Jounetsu no tsubasa" (Le Bolero Rouge) — Makoto Tsubasa
5. "Kawaranu omoi" (Black Jack) — Anju Mira
6. "Asahi no noboru mae ni" (Great Gatsby) — Mori Keaki
7. "Ooinaru rakujitsu" (Sunset in the Forbidden City) — Hyuuga Kaoru
8. "So In Love" (Kiss Me Kate) — Ooura Mizuki
9. "Yukishi hito-tachi" — Fukamidori Natsuyo
Classic Takarazuka songs performed by current revue members, and a special song for Kobayashi-sensei at the end.
1. "Takarajennu ni eikou are" — Todoroki Yuu, Matobu Sei, Sou Kazuho
2. "Tokyo e ikitai na" (Factory of Rainbow Music Boxes) — Todoroki Yuu, Oozora Yuuhi, Kiriya Hiromu
3. "Aa, Takarazuka, waga Takarazuka" (Revue of Revues) — Todoroki Yuu, Ayabuki Mao, Otozuki Kei
4. "Tanoshii waga Paris" (Oui Oui Paris) — Todoroki Yuu, Tatsuki You, Yuzuki Reon
5. "Le Marchand du Bonheur" (The Splendor of 1000 Beats)-- Todoroki Yuu, Matobu Sei, Sou Kazuho, Oozora Yuuhi, Kiriya Hiromu, Ayabuki Mao, Otozuki Kei, Tatsuki You, Yuzuki Reon
6. "Ochiba chiru oka no shoukei" (High School Kids) — Mizu Natsuki
7. "Kiribukaki Elbe no Hotori" (Kiribukaki Elbe no Hotori) — Sena Jun
8. "Boukyou no biwa ka" (Flower Feast) — Aran Kei
9. "Ai no Uta" (The Emperor and the Witch) — Haruno Sumire
10. "Forte de ikou" (Let's Go Forte) — Haruno Sumire, Sena Jun, Aran Kei, Mizu Natsuki
11. "Hana no naka no kodomo-tachi" (Children From the Flowers) — Sakurano Ayane
12. "Monmartre" (Oui Oui Paris) — Sou Kazuho
13. "Bonjour Paris" (Bon Bien Paris) — Matobu Sei, Sakurano Ayane, Sou Kazuho
14. "Shiroi no hana ga hohoemu" (The Rose of Versailles) — Ayano Kanami
15. "Hitomi no naka no houseki" (Valencian Passion) — Oozora Yuuhi
16. "Amor, Amor" (Nova Bossa Nova) — Kiriya Hiromu, Ayano Kanami, Oozora Yuuhi
17. "Ai no Junrei" (The Rose of Versailles) — Otozuki Kei
18. "Kokoro no hito Oscar" (The Rose of Versailles) — Ayabuki Mao
19. "Ai areba koso" (The Rose of Versailles) — Shirahane Yuri, Ayabuki Mao, Otozuki Kei
20. "Oka no Ue no Johnny" (Johnny on the Hill) — Yuzuki Reon
21. "Je t'aime" (Je t'aime) — Tatsuki You
22. "Takarazuka Forever" (The Revue II) — Toono Asuka, Tatsuki You, Yuzuki Reon
23. "Yoake no jokyoku" (Dawn Overture) — Sakurano Ayane, Ayano Kanami, Shirahane Yuri, Toono Asuka, Matobu Sei, Sou Kazuho, Oozora Yuuhi, Kiriya Hiromu, Ayabuki Mao, Otozuki Kei, Tatsuki You, Yuzuki Reon
Not A Medley Anymore:
24. "Sayonara wa yuubae no naka e" (Gone With The Wind) — Mizu Natsuki
25. "Kaze ni naritai" (Love at Dal Lake) — Sena Jun
26. "Hana ni chiri, yuki ni chiri" (Chuushingura) — Aran Kei
27. "Ai to Shi no Rondo" (Elisabeth) — Haruno Sumire
28. "Ame no Gaisenmon" (Arch of Triumph) — Todoroki Yuu
29. "Itsuokina sanka" — All
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