Sakurano Ayane



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Name: Sakurano Ayane
Kanji: 桜乃 彩音
Current Troupe: n/a
Role: Musumeyaku
Status: Retired Top Star (2006 - 2010)

Nickname: Ayane-chan, Aya-chan
Real Name: Yasukawa Akane (安川茜)
Height: 163 cm
Birthday: July 11, 1983
Blood Type: B
Hometown: Tsuyama-shi, Okayama-ken
Favorite Food: Strawberries, green asparagus
Favorite Flower: Marguerites
Favorite Colors: White
Hobbies: Playing the piano
Collections: Aroma oils
Special Talent: Piano
Origin of Stage Name: She thought of it with her family.
Favorite Role: Always the role she is playing, but especially Murasaki-no-ue in Asaki Yume Mishi II.
Would Like to Try Playing: Role that will die with her lover, like Marie from Ephemeral Love

Debut: 2002 (88th Class) The Prague Spring
Troupe History:
2002 - 2010 Flower Troupe


2010: Gu Bijin, Gu Bijin
2009-10: Partners (Drama City/Nippon Seinenkan), Paris
2009: Side Story: The Rose of Versailles -André- / Exciter!, Maryse
2009: Me and My Girl (Umeda), Sally Smith
2009: Sorrowful Córdoba / Red Hot Sea II (national tour), Eva Silvestre
2009: The Legend, Kiha / Kajin
2008: Side Story: The Rose of Versailles -Alain- / Enter the Revue (national tour), Diane de Soissons
2008: Love and Death in Arabia / Red Hot Sea, Anoud
2008: Mélancolique Gigolo / Love Symphony II (Chunichi), Felicia
2007: Adieu Marseille / Love Symphony , Marianne
2007: The Tale of Genji - Lived in a Dream II (Umeda Arts), Murasaki-no-ue
2007: The Black Lizard / Tuxedo Jazz, The Black Lizard
2006: Mayerling / Enter the Revue (National Tour), Marie
2006: Phantom, Christine
2006: Appartement Cinema (Drama City / Nippon Seinenkan), Anna (top musumeyaku debut)
2005-06: Palermo Shines in the Setting Sun / Asian Winds!, Mathilda
2005: Marrakech: A Crimson Tombstone / Enter the Revue, Sofia
2005: Kurawanka (Bow Hall), Ohatsu and Enyōhaku
2004: La Esperanza / Takarazuka's Dancing Dreams, Waitress
2004: Javanese Dancer (national tour), Amina
2004: Endless Flight / Season of Angels / Applause Takarazuka
2003: A Tale of Two Cities (Bow Hall / Nippon Seinenkan), Lucie Manette (lead musumeyaku role)
2003: A Flute Named Wind / A Revue Is Born, Sen-hime
2003: Oi, Harukaze-san! / Koitengu (Bow Hall), Young Girl and Village Woman
2002-03: Elisabeth, Harlot
2002: Love Out on the Murasakino / Cocktail (Hakataza)
2002: The Prague Spring / Lucky Star! (Grand Theater)

Shinjin Kouen Roles

2007: The Black Lizard / Tuxedo Jazz, Maid, Servant, Paradise Girl
2006: Phantom, Street Woman (Florist)
2005-06: Palermo Shines in the Setting Sun / Asian Winds!, Anrietta (lead musumeyaku role)
2005: Marrakech: A Crimson Tombstone / Enter the Revue, Olga (lead musumeyaku role)
2004: La Esperanza / Takarazuka's Dancing Dreams, Tracy
2004: Endless Flight / Season of Angels / Applause Takarazuka!, Ambassador's Wife
2003: A Flute Named Wind
2002-03: Elisabeth, Harlot A and Black Angel
2002: The Prague Spring (Grand Theater)

Concerts / Dinner Shows / Special Performances

2010: Ever green -Like a Spring Breeze- (Music Salon)
2009: The Road to 100 Years - Kageki 1000th Issue Commemoration Special
2008: Takarazuka Special 2008 - La Festa!
2007: 48th Takarazuka Buyoukai
2007: TCA Special 2007 - 'Allo! Revue!
2007: Pure, Proper, Beautiful
2005: 46th Takarazuka Buyoukai
2005: I Got Music ~Haruno Sumire in Concert~
2005: TCA Special 2005 - Beautiful Melody, Beautiful Romance
2004: The Rose of Versailles 30
2004: TCA Special 2004 - Takarazuka 90

After Takarazuka


2018: Jitsuji Saionji no Meisuiri Higashiguchi Aya (with Yachigusa Kaoru)
2013: Suiyou Mystery 9 Fuyuno (with Nono Sumika)
2011: Tempest Ouhi


2017: Kyou no Hotarubi (with Kuroki Hitomi)
2015: Ryu ga Gotoku
2015: Crimson Frontier (with Shirahana Remi)
2014: Flowers for Algernon
2013: Dream Ladies: Takarazuka Way to 100th Anniversary vol. 5
2013: Black Coffee Lucia
2012: 四谷怪談
2012: Quartet!
2011: Shinshun Takizawa Kakumei O-Ume
2010: Pal Joey Linda English


  • The first live Takarazuka performance she saw was Cosmos Troupe's Elisabeth (1998).
  • She likes Minnie Mouse.
  • She and Hanakage Arisu were often mistaken for each other during their music school years and their shared hatsubutai.
  • Was Hankyu & Hanshin Railways' hatsumoude poster model for 2003.
  • The kind of actress she would most like to be is, "a true Takarazuka musumeyaku who makes her partner look good."
  • Featured in Takarazuka Young Star Guide: Musumeyaku Edition.
  • Got married in June 2014 and gave birth to her first child, a girl, in November 2016.