Someday We'll Meet / Nova Bossa Nova
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English Title: Someday We'll Meet / Nova Bossa Nova
Japanese Title: いつの日か逢わん / ノバ・ボサ・ノバ
Romanized Title: Itsu no Hi ka Awan / Noba Bosa Noba
Performances: Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 3/3 - 3/29
Shinjin Kouen Performances: n/a
Someday We'll Meet:
Author: Hiraiwa Yumie
Director: Shibata Yukihiro
Composer: Terada Takio, Irie Kaoru
Choreographer: Fujima Kanjuurou
Conductor (Takarazuka): n/a
Nova Bossa Nova:
Author/Director: Kamogawa Seisaku
Composer: Nakai Mitsuharu, Irie Kaoru, Terada Takio, Yoshizaki Kenji
Choreographer: Kita Hiroshi, Agata Youji, Shuri Misao, Tsukasa Konomi
Conductor (Takarazuka): n/a
Available on DVD: No
Available on Blu-Ray: No
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: n/a
Someday We'll Meet
Nova Bossa Nova
|Sol (a chivalrous thief)
|Ouro (a thief)
|Estrella (a young woman sightseeing)
|Mar (a peddlar)
|Brisa (a peddlar girl. Mar's fiance)
|Father Lua (a naive priest)
|Sister Mama (a nun wooing Father Lua)
|Mrs. Mel (Estrela's mother)
|Labios (a peddlar girl in love with Ouro)
|Bolso (Ouro's follower)
|Bolo (a boy who adores Sol)
Other Cast (Senka): Kasugano Yachiyo, Maho Shibuki, Maki Misao
Other Cast: Miyama Shinobu, Kisaragi Miwako, Oozora Midori, Rijou Mariko, Kasuga Kiyoshi, Nazuki Hitomi, Kamiji Chizuru, Matsukage Yurika, Hayama Kiyomi, Tsubaki Yuri, Tajima Kumi, Tsukihara Mari, Ashita Michiko, Sayo Natsumi, Chiga Teruko, Sotoori Tsukiko, Midori Misa, Tamashiro Akemi, Ryuu Etsuyo, Mokari Otoe, Miyabi Sachi, Chigi Takashi, Miyo Masaru, Wakatake Naomi, Tsuburagi Makoto, Mihara Jun, Sawa Kaori, Makihara Naoki, Anri Kozue, Agata Emi, Kouyama Miki, Nao Hiroki, Namiji Chihiro, Noji Kikumi, Nagi Miharu, Ai Michiru, Kazu Michiru, Nami Watari, Hiro Yuri, Tsukishiro Chiharu, Mafune Yutaka, Hoshina Sawako, Azuma Chiaki, Nao Honoka, Asami Rei, Mio Marina, Kaori Mayu, Shige Takumi, Wakazuki Kaoru, Fuji Kyouko, Uzuki Chika, Yamana Yuka, Nanjou Miki, Sumi Natsuko, Akashi Jun
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
Someday We'll Meet
In the Genroku Period (late 17th century), in a border town, a female kabuki troupe at the height of their popularity sets up shop in the center of town. Young Takayama Ukon comes along, intoxicated with the blossoms as always. The troupe's star is a girl named Rise, who really draws the eye.
On this occasion, a rounin named Tsune Tougo bursts in, with his eye on Rise. The troupe members are thrown into an uproar, and Ukon and Sarumaru the troupe master subdue Tougo.
According to Torou, his father is a border official, and a Portuguese merchant name Geisbert who lived along the border had had a priceless statue of the Virgin Mary stolen. The burden had caused Tougo's father to depart from this world.
Rise is the daughter of that Portuguese man, although in truth she is not his real daughter, as before her mother married him she had Rise with a Japanese man.
Tougo tells Ukon that he has been searching for the thief of that statue, which is why he has been in pursuit of Rise.
Rather than investigate a sensitive young lady, Ukon explains that he can help, but Tougo flatly refuses. Ukon's sister Hanae is a strong-willed young lady who impulsively befriends the chivalrous Tougo, who is fascinated by her.
The Virgin Mary statue, according to Tougo's deductions, seems to have been stolen by Rise's real father. Who holds the key to the resolution of the mystery of the statue....?
Nova Bossa Nova
This is a famous revue which has been performed many times by Takarazuka Revue, beginning in 1971. It incorporates well-known Spanish songs with new Japanese ones to tell the story of Sol, Estrela, Ouro, and Brisa. The only spoken dialogue in the revue is the priest and the nun, plus one line each by Sol and Estrella. The rest is told through song, or acted out.
Rio de Janeiro in South America. Once every year a carnival takes place for three days and three nights. Everyone is excitedly preparing for the big event.
The revue opens with a scene introducing the main characters. They sing happily about the sea and the sky. Later, Sol and Ouro each rob a bank with their young helpers. They meet and Ouro is instantly jealous of Sol. He tries to best him in coolness, but Sol throws money to the crowd and departs with their shrieking loyalty. Later, Sol dons a ragged disguise to hide from the police. He manages to misdirect them and disappears.
That night, everyone goes to the tango club. Ouro is sleezing up to Estrella, desperate to get his paws on her diamond necklace. He steals it without her noticing, then Sol tricks him into giving it up, and then Ouro's follower pulls a gun and takes it back. Sol takes a nasty knock over the head.
Mar and Brisa are happily walking along in the night singing of their love. Bolo, Sol's helper, comes to beg Mar's help to get the dizzy thief home. While she's waiting for Mar to return, Brisa hears sirens. Ouro comes running by, the police in pursuit. He sees an opportunity and grabs her, kissing her passionately to throw the police off. Dazed, Brisa lets Ouro lead her away.
The next day Brisa and Ouro, and Sol and Estrela and dancing on the beach. Everyone is happy and celebrating carnival. Suddenly, Mar appears. He is looking frantically through the crowds for Brisa. He finds her dancing passionately with Ouro and is enraged. The two men fight, trying to posses Brisa. Ouro thinks he has won, and then Mar pulls his knife and lunges. Brisa is caught between them.
Mar is devastated, as is Ouro. Both men sing in sorrow and distress. Eventually, Ouro is comforted by Labios. Mar is arrested, but Sol sends Bolo to bribe the guards and free him. Mar is happy to have a new chance at life. Everyone dances for the joy of life.
Later that night, while Bolso, Ouro's follower, is getting ready for carnival, the diamond necklace is stolen. It eventually ends up in the hands of Madam X, a woman in a female-only nightclub. Both Sol and Ouro don female disguises to go in in pursuit of the necklace. Eventually it is Sol who emerges triumphantly, and he returns the necklace to Estrela.
The next morning Estrela must leave Rio de Janiero. She and Sol say their goodbyes, and Sol is sad to watch her go. As she leaves, she drops her necklace. After an internal battle, the thief returns it to her mother. Not seconds after she goes off stage, however, we hear a cry and Bolso runs past with the necklace once more. Sol trips him, and the necklace flies through the air to land at the feet of Lua and Mama. Mama adds it to her collection box. Sol laughs and goes to join the last of the carnival.
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