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Info/images of the Takarazuka Revue, Japanese all-female theatre troupes that perform musicals.

Emao Yuu

Pronouce: ee-mah-oh, yuu

Meaning: painting of flaxen cord,

Nickname: Bunchan, Emao

Debut: 1987

Troupe: Senka

Yuu is a splendid performer. Her representation of James Dean was surprisingly done well. Yuu's dramatic face expressions fit the truly difficult part. Her voice is naturally harmonious; she'll make a winning top star.

Iori Naoka

Pronouce: ee-oh-ree, nah-oh-kah

Meaning: add restore, Italian fabric

Nickname: Nao

Debut: 1989

Troupe: Senka

Wow, can Naoka go far. Her voice may be the loveliest of any of the current top and Senka stars. Naoka is honestly a supreme actress and skilled dancer. Though not often photogenic, when onstage she can be amazingly cute. She acts passionately, providing convincing drama in playing difficult angsty characters.

Kozuki Wataru

Pronouce: koh-zuu-kee, wah-tah-ruu

Meaning: moonlit lake,

Nickname: Wataru

Debut: 1989

Troupe: Senka

Wataru nearly seems to be a man in her roles. Her acting is very realistic and emotion-filled! One of the top dancers ever. A love and joy for dance is clear in her beaming smile. Her shining happiness in dance numbers is exciting and captivating to watch.

Haruno Sumire

Pronouce: hah-ruu-noh, suu-mee-reh

Meaning: summer field, beautiful life

Nickname: Osa

Debut: 1991

Troupe: Flower (Hanagumi)

Though in a lower grade (years since debut) than some great stars, there's just something about Sumire that demands attention! An especially wonderous voice and splendid acting make you take notice. Her seemingly cheery personality is fun too!

Misa Noeru

Pronouce: mee-sah, noh-eh-ruu

Meaning: coming sand,

Nickname: Maya

Debut: 1973

Troupe: Senka

Noeru is my favorite of the older Senka members! She has the perfect balance of realism and exaggeration for stage acting, and a great sense of humor. It's likely a comedic treat to see a performance when Noeru is in it!

Yamato Yuuga

Pronouce: yah-mah-toh, yuu-gah

Meaning: ancient Japan, peaceful river

Nickname: Tani

Debut: 1995

Troupe: Moon (Tsukigumi)

Yuuga has comedy covered. If you like a light-hearted and youthful character, Yuuga's fit the bill! Cute and sparkling, boisterous and energy-filled, her acting is simply enjoyable. Look no further for fun in a theatrical performance.

Oomine Mayu

Pronouce: oh-mee-neh, mah-yuu

Meaning: high summit, flaxen friend

Nickname: Mayu

Debut: 1982

Troupe: Cosmos (Soragumi)

They can vary from villians to fathers, but the distinguished gentlemen roles that Mayu plays are acted swimmingly. She truly appears as a middle-aged man onstage! She's an asset to the Revue, and seems to be a fun-loving person.

Yumeki Noa

Pronouce: yuu-meh-kee, noh-ah

Meaning: sparkling dream,

Nickname: Nettan

Debut: 1992

Troupe: Star (Hoshigumi)

Noa is an accomplished dancer, lithe and energetic. Her acting is engaging. If she plays a villian character, you'll really dislike him! Offstage, she's cute and playful, and her natural voice has a frank, friendly sound. Noa's likeableness makes me want to see more and more of her.

Sena Jun

Pronouce: seh-nah, juun

Meaning: water shallows,

Nickname: Asako

Debut: 1992

Troupe: Flower (Hanagumi)

A charming actress who makes an impression without being overdramatic. She has fine diction in her dialogue and a pleasing voice in speaking her lines! Her melodious singing is just lovely.

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