Todoroki Yuu


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Picture Credit: Desktop Calendar 2020, Che Guevara stage picture

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Name: Todoroki Yuu
Kanji: 轟 悠
Current Troupe: Senka
Role: Otokoyaku
Status: Current Top Star; Former Top Star of Snow Troupe (1997 - 2002) (Retiring October 1st, 2021)

Nickname: Tom, Ishi-san, Tomu-san
Height: 168cm
Birthday: August 11
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto district
Favorite Food: Japanese food, fruit, egg dishes
Favorite Flower: everything except lilies
Favorite Colors: dark blue, white, black, gray, beige, red
Hobbies: traveling, oil painting, sketching, reading
Collections: aroma oils, Chanel and Louis Vuitton items, model toy cars
Special Talent: traditional Japanese dance
Origin of Stage Name: she chose 'Todoroki' after a waterfall in her hometown, called Todoroki-hisen (literally Rumbling Waterfall)
Favorite Role: all of her roles so far
Would Like to Try Playing:

Debut: 1985 (71st Class) If There's Love, I'll Live Forever
Troupe History:
2002 - Current Senka
1988 - 2002 Snow Troupe
1985 - 1988 Moon Troupe


2021: Heir of Basara (Star - Drama City / Playhouse), Hosoishi Kuranosuke
2020: Cyrano de Bergerac (Star - Akasaka ACT / Drama City), Cyrano de Bergerac
2019: Che Guevara (Moon - Nippon Seinenkan / Drama City), Ernesto "Che" Guevara
2019: Papa I Love You (Cosmos - Bow Hall), Dr. David Mortimore
2018: Arch of Triumph (Snow), Ravic
2018: Doctor Zhivago (Star - Drama City & Akasaka ACT), Yuri Zhivago
2017: The Seven of the House of God (Senka / Moon - Bow Hall), Ivan Turner
2017: Shigure Hill Road in Nagasaki / Carousel Rondo (Moon - Hakataza), Isaji
2016: The Eagle with Two Heads (Cosmos - Bow Hall & Kanagawa Arts Theater), Stanislas
2016: For the People (Flower - Theater Drama City & Kanagawa Arts Theater), Abraham Lincoln
2015: Oedipus Rex (Moon - Bow Hall), Oedipus the King
2015: Gone with the Wind (Moon - Chunichi), Rhett Butler
2014: The Lost Glory (Star), Otto Goldstein
2014: Chapter Two (Star - Nippon Seinenkan), George Schneider
2014: Gone with the Wind (Moon - Umeda Fine Arts Hall), Rhett Butler
2013: Chapter Two (Star - Bow Hall), George Schneider
2013: South Pacific (Star - Theater Drama City & Nippon Seinenkan), Emile
2012: The Odd Couple (Nippon Seinenkan), Oscar Madison (double lead role with Hanagata Hikaru)
2011: The Odd Couple (Bow Hall), Oscar Madison (double lead role with Misa Noeru)
2010: Evgeny Onegin (Snow - Nippon Seinenkan / Bow Hall), Evgeny Onegin
2009: The Tale of Coimbra (Star - Drama City / Nippon Seinenkan), Pedro
2009: Nishiki-e of the Wind (Snow)
2008: A Morning Breeze / Passion - A Journey of Love (Cosmos), Shirasu Jirou
2007: Kean (Star - Nissay), Edmund Kean
2006: Oklahoma! (Moon - Nissay), Curly
2006: Rome at Dawn / Les Bijoux Brillants (Moon), Caesar
2005: Shigure Hill Road in Nagasaki / Soul of Shiva! (Star), Isaji
2004-05: In Quest of the Blue Bird / Takarazuka's Dream Kingdom (Snow), Jake MacNaughton
2004: Hanakuyou (Senka), Gomizu no Otennou
2004: Endless Flight (Flower)
2003: A Flute Named Wind / A Revue Is Born (Flower), Matsudaira Tadateru Kazusanosuke
2002: Gone with the Wind (Snow & Flower), Rhett Butler
2001-02: Flaming Love / Rose Garden, Fu Chai (final show as Snow Troupe Top Star)
2001: Arch of Triumph / Passage (Hakataza), Ravic
2001: In Search of El Dorado / Passage, Iwasaki Yatarou
2000: Department Store / Arch of Triumph, Flex / Ravic
2000: The Man Called Bacchus / Splendor of a Thousand Beats (National Tour), Julian
1999: The Man Called Bacchus / Splendor of a Thousand '99, Julian
1999: Meet Again / Nova Bossa Nova, Gerard and Sol
1999: House Amid the Thickets / Ravir (Chunichi), Katsushirou
1998: House Amid the Thickets / Ravir, Katsushirou
1998: Gone with the Wind, Rhett Butler
1998: The Fiction (Bow Hall) (One-Man Show)
1997-98: Shun'ou Fu / Let's Jazz, Jana Ryuuzan (top star debut in Tokyo)
1997: Ghost at Midnight / Les Cherubim, Charles (top star debut at the Grand Theater)
1997: Romanesque Mask / Golden Days, Chevelier de Danceny
1997: Natasha of the Rainbow / La Jeunesse! (Chunichi), Kurisaki Takeshi
1996: Anaji (Bow Hall), Matsuura Kotarou (lead role)
1996: Natasha of the Rainbow / La Jeunesse!, Kurisaki Takeshi
1996: Love Blooms Out on the Murasakino / Ma Belle Etoile, (National Tour) Nakano Ooe no Miko
1996: Elisabeth, Luigi Lucheni
1995: Love Blooms Out on the Murasakino / Ma Belle Etoile, Nakano Ooe no Miko / Amehiko
1995: JFK / 1001 Baroque Nights, Dr. Martin Luthur King Jr.
1994-95: An Actor's Revenge / Sagittarius, Yamitaro / Calisto
1994: Gone with the Wind, Ashley Wilkes, Rhett Butler (guest alternate), Charles Hamilton (alternate)
1994: A Battlefield for the Two of Us (Bow Hall), Clifford
1993-94: Seal of the Bourbons / La Cote d'Azur, Colbert
1993: Heaven and Hell / Take Off, Victor
1992-93: Chuushingura, Horibe Yasubei
1992: This Boundless Love, Kamei no Rokurou
1992: Myth of the Lovers (Bow Hall), Tsukumo Shinnosuke (shared lead role)
1991-92: The Great Gatsby / Lovers' Concerto, Biloxi
1991: Spotlight Magic (Bow Hall), Les Girls, Dancing Man
1991: Kagenshou / Saburomaru and His Comrades / Sweet Typhoon, Tarou
1991: Rose of Versailles -Oscar and Andre- (National Tour), Girodelle
1990: Dusk-Colored Half Moon / Paradise Tropicana, Shifty-Eyed Stan
1990: In Spring Under the Blossoming Trees (Bow Hall), Benkei (double lead role)
1990: The Castle Tower Enveloped in the Smell of Flowers / Bright Delight Time, Fujie Juushirou
1990: Rose of Toulon (Bow Hall / Nippon Seinenkan), Pierre Barbieri
1989: Rose of Versailles -Andre and Oscar-, Alain de Soissons
1989: Chronicles of Tamayura / Dynamo! (National Tour)
1989: Monsieur du Paris / La Passion!, Sir Philippe
1988-89: Rose of Toulon (Bow Hall), Pierre Barbieri
1988: Chronicles of Tamayura / Dynamo! (Tokyo)
1988: The Prisoners of Lilac Walls (Bow), Pierre
1988: Red Flower of Tahiti / Viva! Shiva! (Grand Theater)
1987-88: Me and My Girl
1987: Whirlwind of Youth (Bow Hall), Lucky Macdonald
1986-87: Paris, That's a Sad Sonata / La Nostalgie
1986: Lotus Legend (Bow Hall)
1986: Fans of Many Flowers -An Ode to Summer- / Sorrow
1985-86: The Legend of the Pulsing Flower / The Swing
1985: A Tale of Two Cities / Heat Wave (Tokyo)

Shinjin Kouen Roles

1991: The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby (lead role)
1991: Sweet Typhoon (lead role)
1990: Dusk-colored Half Moon, Philip (lead role)
1990: The Castle Tower Enveloped in the Smell of Flowers, Kanou Shinosuke Muneharu (lead role)
1989: Rose of Versailles, Andre (lead role)
1989: Monsieur du Paris, Robert d'Estouteville / Henri
1988: Chronicles of Tamayura (Tokyo)
1988: Red Flower of Tahiti (Grand Theater), William Blair
1987-88: Me and My Girl, Gerald Bolingbroke
1986-87: Paris, That's a Sad Sonata, Olivier La Farge
1986: Sorrow
1985-86: The Legend of the Pulsing Flower
1985: A Tale of Two Cities (Tokyo)

Concerts / Dinner Shows

2021: Soon Yū'll Go (Dinner Show)
2021: IV Voice -Tetra Voice- (Dinner Show)
2020: Yū, Sparkling Days (Dinner Show)
2019: Yū 35, A New World (Dinner Show)
2018: Yū, Un jour chantant (Dinner Show)
2017: Yū, Sol y Sombra (Dinner Show)
2016: Prelude of Yū (Dinner Show)
2015: Eternal Way with Yū (Billboard Live)
2014: Yū! Just in Time (Dinner Show)
2012: Fever! (Dinner Show)
2011: Rendez-Vous (Dinner Show)
2010: Happily Ever After (Dinner Show)
2009: Yu, il mondo! (Dinner Show)
2008: Fallin' Love with Yu (Dinner Show)
2007: Lavender Monologue (Concert)
2007: Yu's Purple Shadow (Dinner Show)
2005: Alpha (Dinner Show)
2004: Yu Quiero Guitarras (Dinner Show)
2002: The Way Yu Are (Dinner Show)
2002: Stylish! (Concert)
2001: Noche de Yu (Dinner Show)
1999: Les Jours d'Amour (Dinner Show)
1997: L'hortensia de Juin (Dinner Show)
1995: Love, and... (Dinner show)
1990: Stardust Memories (Dinner show)

Special Performances

2019: Takarazuka Special 2019 - Beautiful Harmony
2019: 55th Takarazuka Buyoukai
2018: Takarazuka Special 2018 - Say! Hey! Show Up!!
2017: Takarazuka Special 2017 Je t'aime Revue -90th Anniversary of Mon Paris-
2017: 54th Takarazuka Buyoukai
2016: Takarazuka Special 2016 ~Music Succession to Next~
2015: Takarazuka Special 2015 - New Century, Next Dream
2015: 53rd Takarazuka Buyoukai
2014: Takarazuka Special 2014 - Thank You For 100 Years
2013: 52nd Takarazuka Buyoukai
2013: Takarazuka Paris Festival 2013
2012: Takarazuka Special 2012 - The Stars ~Pre- Pre- Centennial~
2012: Elizabeth Special Gala Concert (2012)
2011: Takarazuka Special 2011 - Dreams Built on Tomorrow
2011: 51st Takarazuka Buyoukai
2011: Melodies of Love~Dreams of Remembrance
2010: Takarazuka Special 2010 - Forever Takarazuka
2010: Terada Takio Memorial Concert
2009: Takarazuka Special 2009 - Way to Glory
2009: 50th Takarazuka Buyoukai
2009: The Road to 100 Years
2008: Takarazuka Special 2008 - La Festa!
2008: 49th Takarazuka Buyoukai
2007: Takarazuka Sky Stage 5th Anniversary Special
2007: TCA Special - 'Allo! Revue!
2007: Pure, Proper, Beautiful
2006: Dream Memorandum
2006: TCA Special 2006 - Wonderful Dreamers
2005: Golden Steps
2005: TCA Special 2005 - Beautiful Melody, Beautiful Romance
2004: TCA Special 2004 - Takarazuka 90
2003: TCA Special 2003 - Dear Grand Theater
2002: TCA Special 2002 - Dream
2000: Adieu Takarazuka 1000days Theater
2000: TCA Special 2000 - King of Revue
1999: Revue Special '99
1999: '99 TCA Special - Hello! Wonderful Time
1998: '98 TCA Special - Takarasienne!
1998: The Fiction
1997: Adieu Tokyo Takarazuka Theater
1997: '97 TCA Special - The Festival
1996: '96 TCA Special - Melodies and Memories
1995: '95 TCA Special - Magnifique Takarazuka
1994: TMP Special - Dream Festival Takarazuka '94
1993: Gone with the Wind Eve of Festivities
1993: Paris Festival 1993
1993: '93 TMP Music Festival - Youth Forever!
1992: '92 TMP Music Festival - Songs in Your Heart
1991: '91 TMP Music Festival - Ethno Pops
1990: '90 TMP Music Festival - Sound In Big City
1989: '89 TMP Music Festival - That's Movie! II
1988: '88 TMP Music Festival - Eternal Pops
1987: '87 TMP Music Festival - La Chanson


2017: 24th Yomiuri Theater Awards, award of excellence (actress): Abraham Lincoln (For the People)
2002: 12th Japanese Movie Critics Awards, (musical): Rhett Butler (Gone with the Wind)
2002: 28th Kikuta Kazuo Theater Awards: Rhett Butler (Gone with the Wind)
2000: 55th ACA National Arts Festival, award of excellence (theater): Ravic (Arch of Triumph)

Photo Books

2004: Merci Beaucoup
1995: Bonjour


  • Appointed to the company's Board of Directors on June 14th, 2003, where she became the youngest member ever to serve on the board.
  • On July 18th, 2020, Todoroki stepped down from her position as a member of the board of directors and became a special advisor.
  • She has practised traditional Japanese dance (Kabuki-odori and Miyako-odori style) since she was six years old.
  • When she first saw Takarazuka on TV, she mistook the otokoyaku for male actors. Todoroki herself has also been mistaken for a man at least twice: by the Austrian staff during the 1996 Elisabeth rehearsals, and by Kouju Tatsuki's dog.
  • Her grandmother was a master of traditional Japanese dance; after being impressed by a performance of Haru no Odori (Spring Dance) she recommended young Todoroki to enter TMS.
  • Among upperclassmen she is sometimes called Todo-chan.
  • Japanese painter Tadanori Yokoo is a huge fan of hers. He designed some of her posters and did the stage design for Takarazuka Dream Kingdom.
  • In her school years she did sports: swimming according to one interview, roller skiing according to the other, and probably both of them.
  • She was a special supporter of the 2019 World Women's Handball Championship and sang the national anthem at the opening ceremony.

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