I Won't Forget the Young Day's Song / Shining Rhythm!
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English Title: I Won't Forget the Young Day's Song / Shining Rhythm!
Japanese Title: 若き日の唄は忘れじ / Shining Rhythm!
Romanized Title: Wakaki Hi no Uta wa Wasureji / Shining Rhythm!
Performances: Chunichi Theater, 02/05 - 02/28
I Won't Forget the Young Day's Song:
Based On: Fujisawa Shuuhei's "Semishigure (A Chorus of Cicadas)"
Author: Oozeki Hiromasa
Director: Oono Takuji
Composer: Nakamoto Kiyozumi, Takahashi Megumi
Choreographer: Yamada Taku, Nishizaki Mine
Author/Director: Nakamura Kazunori
Composer: Nishimura Kouji, Kai Masato, Kuratomi Shinichi, Nakagawa Akira
Choreographer: Ieki Hiroshi, Hirasawa Satoshi, KAZUMI-BOY, Bryant Baldwin, Satou Chikanori
Available on DVD: Yes (release date 04/26/13)
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: No
|Maki Bunshirou (a young samurai, dishonored by his father's failed rebellion attempt)||Sou Kazuho|
|Fuku (Bunshiro's former love, later the concubine of the lord of the fief)||Manaka Ayu|
|Owada Ippei (Bunshirou's close friend)||Sagiri Seina|
|Ishiguri Yazaemon (master of Ishiguri dojo)||Asuka Yuu|
|Maki Sukezaemon (Bunshirou's father)||Natsumi You|
|Toyo (Bunshirou's foster mother, actually his aunt)||Rika Masumi|
|Fune (the lord's concubine)||Maisaki Rin|
|Chief Retainer Satomura Sanai||Souno Haruto|
|Shimazaki Yonosuke (Bunshirou's close friend)||Saou Kurama|
|Satake Kinjuurou (assistant instructor at the dojo)||Houshou Dai|
|Takebe Haruki (Rui's husband)||Renjou Makoto|
|The Lord||Kaon Yuuki|
|Kaji Oribe-no-Kami (uncle of the lord, younger brother and chief retainer of the former lord)||Karyou Shizuru|
|Toujirou (village official)||Asakaze Rei|
|Tsune (nurse)||Shiranagi Suzu|
|Koyanagi Jinbei (Fuku's father)||Ouga Mitsuki|
|Rui (Bunshirou's older sister)||Toumi Sarasa|
|Yamane Seijirou (a young man antagonistic to Bunshirou)||Ayanagi Shou|
|Isogai Kazue (warrior accompanying Fuku)||Kujou Asu|
|Mitsu (Fuku's younger sister)||Amane Sara|
|Satake's wife||Meika Rara|
|Inukai Hyouma (a swordsman)||Tsukishiro Kanato|
|Shinkawa Matsusaburou||Kazushiro Runa|
|Setsu (Bunshirou's wife)||Yumeka Ami|
|Ishimoku Shirota||Tachibana Kou|
|Nakayama Moujuurou||Ou Ibuki|
Other Cast (Snow): Shiramine Yuri, Hizakura Honori, Aoi Miki, Karen Emiri, Sara Anna, Mizusa Ruru
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
I Won't Forget the Young Day's Song
At 16, the young samurai Maki Bunshirou is in love with Fuku, a daughter of another good family. He spends his year working in the court as a page, and also training in sword-work in the dojo. Then one day his father is caught up in a failed rebellion against the lord and disgraced. After his father commits ritual suicide to atone, Bunshirou's life becomes much darker as his family lives in shame. He is separated from Fuku, who is sent to the capital, Edo. Slowly, Bunshirou begins to regain an honorable position. Then he begins to hear rumors that Fuku has become a concubine of a lord in Edo...
Light, shadow, excitement, joy - along with passion and dynamic movement! The stars of Snow Troupe, dancers and singers move with scintillating rhythms, and sparkle with power and enchantment in this magical dancing show! A new version of the March 2012 production performed by the the new Snow Troupe, centered on Sou Kazuho.
- Sou Kazuho's and Manaka Ayu's first performance as top stars.
- Saou Kurama's final performance as a member of Snow troupe.
- Wakaki Hi no Uta wa Wasureji was first performed by Star Troupe as a Grand Theater performance in 1994 with Shion Yuu and Shiraki Ayaka in the leads and again in 1995 with Asaji Saki at Chuunichi.
- Shining Rhythm! was first performed by the same troupe in 2012.
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