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:
Role: Otokoyaku
Status: Retired Top Star

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 - 2021 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: X'mas with Takarasienne (Dinner Show)
1990: Stardust Memory (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. She distinctly remembers the date being June 6 and she was 6 years old.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 the following retirement press conference, Todoroki talks about the timeline of events that took place before her retirement: In July 2020 she watched the news on TV in horror as her family home in Kumamoto was swept away by muddy waters. The Kuma River had burst its banks and destroyed numerous homes. She recalls pointing and gasping at the TV and trying to call her Mum on the phone but it didn't connect through. She said later in November that her family was safe in temporary housing and that they were able to extract the floorboards of the house. Todoroki said she wanted to fly home immediately but knew that wasn't possible because of Covid. If it wasn't for Covid, she wanted to be a volunteer and help out. She was extremely frustrated that she couldn't be there with her family at a time they needed her the most. She actually wanted to leave Zuka with no pomp and circumstance: no Grand Stairs send off, no Sayonara parade, no Dinner Show/ Closing show, nothing. The company denied her request. Her reasoning was if she entered Zuka quietly, and she moved from Snow to Senka quietly, she will leave Zuka quietly with no fuss. 'That is most like me'. Todoroki confessed that she thought she had failed the entrance exam and originally didn't want to view the results. But she was on the way to the airport in the cab and thought she'd just drop by to see anyway. She was shocked that she got in and she remembered that the first person to congratulate her was the cab driver.
  • In the 'our lives' manga compilation Vol 1, Todoroki says that as a child, she had a thing for standing out in the storming rain in her hometown of Kumamoto. She would stand with her arms out stretched and get drenched in the pouring rain and imagine to herself 'I am the God of Wind'.
  • 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.
  • It is worth noting that she chose to sing 'This is Me' and 'A Million Dreams', both from 'The Greatest Showman' for her final Dinner Show, 'Soon Yuu'll Go' 2021

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