My name is Kelly. I am a fan from The United States.
I wasn't introduced to Takarazuka Revue until I lived in Japan, but I was aware there was an all-women's theater group in Japan.
I studied in Japan from September 2017-August 2018, and during that time I was taking Japanese classes. My professor for a theater arts class I was taking recommended writing about Takarazuka for my class thesis. This is when I became a fan! I wrote a paper about the cultural connections between Japanese History and Takarazuka. I became so invested in this topic that I decided to continue my research on Takarazuka's cultural/social impact in modern Japanese culture. I look forward to speaking with all of my fellow fans about all things Takarazuka.
I have seen two performances. The first was 雪組's ひかりふる路 / Super Voyager! at the Tokyo Theatre in February of 2018 with a friend. I was fascinated with their rotating stage and amazing choreography! Fuuto Nozomi is the otokoyaku that capture my heart. The second one was at the Takarazuka Grand Theater in Hyogo-shi, where I watched Messiah / Beautiful Garden by 花組 during August 2018. Being in the town of Takarazuka was amazing.
Although I have moved back to the States, I want to return to Japan for a master's degree in the new future. Until then, I am trying to engage in all things Japan so I can refine my Japanese language skills and make friends from all around the world. I will also continue my independent research on Takarazuka.
Nice meeting you all!