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Tokyo Takarazuka Theater

Tokyo Takarazuka Theater(TOKYO)
Jul.10-Aug.15 2021
Tragic Romance

"Ouranki"

Written and directed by Kumiko Ueda Super Fantasy

"Dream Chaser"

Written and directed by Satoru Nakamura On sale from: June 13, 2021, at 10:00 AM(JST) - Price SS Seat : 12,500 / S Seat : 9,500 / A Seat : 5,500 / B Seat : 3,500
Unit: Japanese Yen (tax included)

Story

"Ouranki"

The story unfolds in the turbulent period in the history of Japan, where two imperial courts exist: the Northern Court set up in Kyoto by the military commander Ashikaga Takauji; and the Southern Court established in Yoshino by Emperor Go-Daigo after he fled from Kyoto. Kusunoki Masatsura, a warlord of the Southern Court, knows the court is approaching its downfall while spending his days fighting against the Northern Court along with his younger brothers: Masatoki and Masanori.

It all started back in the last days of the previous period ruled by the Kamakura shogunate. Kusunoki Masashige, the father of Masatsura, responded to Emperor Go-Daigo's call for raising an army; Masashige played an important role in the success of overthrowing the Kamakura shogunate to restore power to the emperor. However, samurai warriors from all over the country became increasingly disappointed with Emperor Go-Daigo's rule, and they rallied under the leadership of Ashikaga Takauji, a warlord from a branch family of the Minamoto clan. Eventually Takauji usurped control, drove Emperor Go-Daigo from Kyoto, and founded a new samurai government with himself at the head. Meanwhile, Emperor Go-Daigo, asserted the legitimacy of his imperial throne by claiming that Yoshino, where he had taken refuge, was the capital of Japan. It was the beginning of the battle over political power between two rival imperial factions: the Northern Court backed up by samurai families, which had seized Kyoto; and the Southern Court with court nobles, who had fled to Mt. Yoshino. The Northern Court had far superior military strength, and it was easy to predict the outcome of the battle. Emperor Go-Daigo died of illness shortly afterwards, while many supporters of the Southern Court gave up on the court. But Masashige kept fighting until the end of his life for the Southern Court, and his pursuit was carried out by his three sons: Masatsura, Masatoki, and Masanori.

Time has passed since then, it is now 1347. At the battle of Sumiyoshi-Abeno, Masatsura and his brothers are fighting well with a handful of soldiers against the large force led by Yamana and Hosokawa of the Northern Court. Masatsura goes out alone to scout the enemy's movement. On his way through a deserted mountain pass, Masatsura comes across a palanquin being attacked by minions of Ko no Moronao of the Northern Court. He fights off the attackers and rescues a lady-in-waiting of the Southern Court in the palanquin, whose court name is Ben no Naishi. The court lady is the daughter of Hino Toshimoto, who was executed for plotting to overthrow the Kamakura shogunate. Ben no Naishi yells at Masatsura for his action to save her, claiming she could imagine what the lecherous Moronao was up to by having his men abduct her, yet she deliberately intended to take him up on his scheme in order to kill him in his sleep. Seeing her strong hostility towards the samurai who killed her father, Masatsura made Ben no Naishi accompany his army to take her back to Yoshino. On the way back to Yoshino, Ben no Naishi is touched by Masatsura's rugged but noble character, and gradually becomes attracted to him.
Masatsura returns triumphantly with Ben no Naishi to the temporary palace deep in Mt. Yoshino, where he reports his army's victory to the Southern Court's nobles. Being aware of the significant difference in military strength between both sides, Masatsura urges them to make peace with the Northern Court. In contrast, the haughty court nobles are only interested in defeating the Northern Court to regain control of Kyoto. The compassionate Emperor Go-Murakami wants to avoid further sacrifices in his heart of hearts, but he chooses to keep fighting against the opposite court to fulfill the deceased Emperor Go-Daigo's last wish. The Southern Court's nobles insist that it is honorable for samurai to fight and die for the emperor. Masanori, who is the youngest of the Kusunoki brothers, takes his anger on Masatsura, demanding to know what they are fighting for. That is the question Masatsura is asking himself.
Emperor Go-Murakami suggests Masatsura take Ben no Naishi as his wife. However, precisely because of his love for her, Masatsura refuses, saying how he could promise a marriage when he would certainly die in battle.
The full-blown cherry blossom season arrives in Yoshino, while the decisive battle of Shijonawate is just around the corner. What is he fighting for? Amidst a storm of cherry blossoms, Masatsura follows the path he has chosen …

"Dream Chaser"

In an endless pursuit of dreams - "Dream Chaser". This revue will showcase the vast range of talent found within the Moon Troupe performers. With each scene, this work will beckon you into a different world through music and dance. The “dream” as seen by the top star of Moon troupe, Ryo Tamaki, is the centerpiece of this dazzling and gorgeous stage performance.

Main cast

"Ouranki"

Kusunoki Masatsura:

Ryo Tamaki

Ben no Naishi:

Sakura Misono

Kusunoki Masanori:

Kanato Tsukishiro

Emperor Go-Daigo:

Chihiro Itsuki

Kusunoki Masanori [in old age]:

Ru Kozuki

Ben no Naishi [in old age]:

Miyako Kagetsu

Ko no Moronao:

Yuriya Shimon

Chushi / Shijo Takasuke:

Sachika Shirayuki

Jinbei:

Karan Chinami

Kusunoki Masatoki:

An Hozuki

Kusunoki Hisako:

Ran Kosaki

Kusunoki Masashige:

Yuma Kizuki

Ano Renshi:

Yuki Kaede

Meishi / Nijo Moromoto:

Aki Harune

Ota Norisuke:

Yu Harumi

Kitabatake Akiie:

Rune Yumena

Shoshi:

Ai Sakurana

Ippeita [a retainer of the Kusunoki clan]:

Yuto Hayaki

Ko no Moroyasu:

Tsukasa Ren

Yuri:

Mitsuki Umino

Kitabatake Chikafusa:

Aoi Kashiro

Hino Toshimoto:

Makoto Asagiri

Toin Saneyo:

Mirei Himesaki

Emperor Go-Murakami:

Chisei Akatsuki

Southern Court lady:

Senri Urara

Nijo Norimoto:

Ran Kiyoka

Ninosuke [a retainer of the Kusunoki clan]:

Seren Soma

Ota Momosuke:

Kaoto Hanabusa

Yoshizo [a retainer of the Kusunoki clan]:

Tsubasa Asahi

Ishinosuke [a retainer of the Kusunoki clan]:

Naoki Ran

Ashikaga Takauji:

Yuno Kazama

Southern Court lady:

Yuki Momoka

Southern Court lady / Retainer’s child:

Kiki Natsukaze

Kingo [a retainer of the Kusunoki clan]:

Yu Sorashiro

Southern Court nobleman / Retainer’s child:

Rin Hisumi

Empress Kenshi:

Juri Amashi

Hyoroku [a retainer of the Kusunoki clan]:

Sena Ayaoto

Gonshichi [a retainer of the Kusunoki clan]:

Haru Reika

Aeba Ujinao:

Karen Yui

Southern Court lady:

Yurika Yoshino

Southern Court nobleman / Peasant woman:

Maika Hanatoki

Kihachi [a retainer of the Kusunoki clan]:

Natsuho Komi

Southern Court lady / Peasant woman:

Ruria Amana

Shukushi / Blossom Corps member:

Keito Ranze

Blossom Corps member:

Ari Nanano

Kyubei [a retainer of the Kusunoki clan]:

Ayato Hiragi

Seijuro [a retainer of the Kusunoki clan]:

Kei Issei

Juichiro [a retainer of the Kusunoki clan]:

Tera Okusu

Southern Court lady:

Yutaka Maya

Kusunoki Masatsura [as a boy]:

Riri Shirakawa

Juniemon [a retainer of the Kusunoki clan]:

Yurika Ayaji

Blossom Corps member:

Mika Haon

Southern Court lady:

Mio Manoa

Ben no Naishi [as a girl]:

Haryu Kiyora

Kusunoki Masatoki [as a boy]:

Chizuru Uta

Kusunoki Masanori [as a boy]:

Rin Ichino

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