"ANOTHER WORLD"Written and directed by Masasumi Tani Takarazuka Wonder Stage
"Killer Rouge"Written and directed by Yoshimasa Saito On sale from: March 24, 2018, at 10:00 AM(JST) - Price SS Seat : 12,000 / S Seat : 8,300 / A Seat : 5,500 / B Seat : 3,500
Get ready for a tale of pure love and adventure that travels between this world and the next. The production is studded with scenes of the afterlife borrowed from rakugo, a Japanese form of comedic story-telling, including "Pranks of the Deceased in Eight Sights of the Underworld," "Morning Friends" and "Now's the Time to Die." Be prepared for gut-wrenching laughs in a rakugo musical by utterly inimitable members of the Star troupe.
Kojiro is the young heir to Kondaya, a money changing business in Osaka. One day, he wakes up to find himself in another world. When he sets his eyes upon Osumi, a young woman who works at Shogetsudo, an Osaka confectionary shop on the grounds of Kozu Shrine, he immediately falls for her. The problem: Kojiro has no idea who she is.Osumi is likewise lovesick for Kojiro. Thus begins their time in this other world, and their journey there to seek each other out as soulmates and finally be united.
After many trials and tribulations, Kojiro and Osumi at last find each other. But Enma Daio, the Lord of the Underworld, also yearns for Osumi. In laying down his judgement, the demon decides that Kojiro shall descend into the hellish realms alone. Visit the theater to find out how this tale of Kojiro and Osumi's love ends.
As slang, the word "killer" can be used to describe someone or something as awesome, cool or captivating. With "rouge" as the theme color, the Star troupe's top star Yuruzu Kurenai is a vividly mesmerizing entertainer in a show that delivers the Takarazuka Revue's signature brilliant, gorgeous style.
The Takarazuka Grand Theater performance will also be the on-stage debut for the 104th class.