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Hana Yori Dango (花より男子 (はなよりだんご) ) is a musical performed by the Flower Troupe of the Takarazuka Revue. It is based on Yoko Kamio's Boys Over Flowers. The musical opened on June 15, 2019 at Akasaka ACT Theater in Tokyo, Japan.[2] It was directed and written by Kosaku Noguchi.[3] Rei Yuzuka starred as Tsukasa Domyoji with Mirei Shiroki as Tsukushi Makino.[4]

The musical is comprised of two acts, lasting a total of two hours and thirty minutes.[5] On June 29, 2019, a live broadcast of the musical was shown in theaters around Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.[6] The same broadcast of Hana Yori Dango was released on blu-ray on September 28.[7]

Tsukushi Makino (Shiroki), a girl from a normal family, enrolls at Eitoku Academy, where she meets the infamous F4.

Cast and characters

Starring

Costarring[8]

Teen of Japan participants

Minor roles

Eitoku Academy students

Staff

  • Original work: Boys Over Flowers by Yoko Kamio
  • Script / Director: Kosaku Noguchi
  • Composition / Songs: Tomoko Aoki, Masahiro Hasegawa, Makoto Miyazaki
  • Conductor / Music performance: Makoto Miyazaki
  • Choreography: Rino Masaki, Satoshi Mitsui, Oguri, Akihiko Nagano
  • Fight choreography: Kazuto Seike

Performances

Akasaka ACT Theater (Tokyo, Japan)
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11:00AM 1:00PM 11:00AM 2:00PM 1:00PM 11:00AM 11:00AM
3:00PM 3:30PM 3:30PM 6:30PM 3:30PM 3:30PM
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6/28
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Production

Musical-promo

Promotional photo of Rei Yuzuka and Mirei Shiroki

On January 11, 2019, a musical staged by the Takarazuka Revue's Flower Troupe (花組 () ) was announced with Rei Yuzuka set to star.[9] Yuzuka's role as Tsukasa Domyoji was confirmed on February 15. Mirei Shiroki was cast as Tsukushi Makino with Kei Yunami, Asuka Seino, Raito Kinami as the rest of the F4.[4] Writer and director Kosaku Noguchi (野口 幸作 () ) chose to focus on volumes one through eleven while writing the script due to length of the original manga and the musical being only two and a half hours.[10][11]

A production presentation was held on May 10, 2019 in Tokyo. Yuzuka, Shiroki, Yunami, Seino, and Kinami performed a song dressed as their respective characters.[10][12] Boys Over Flowers creator Yoko Kamio also attended.[13]

Broadcast

On June 29, 2019, a live broadcast of Hana Yori Dango was streamed across theaters in Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.[14][15] It was broadcast on the cable channel, Takarazuka Sky Stage, in March 2020.[16] As of August 1, 2020, the musical is available on the streaming service, U-Next. It is one of fifty Takarazuka musicals selected for the platform.[17] Hana Yori Dango is set to be broadcast by Wowow on September 26, 2020 as a part of their "Invitation to Takarazuka" line-up.[18]

Promotion

Shiroki-Yuzuka-announcement

Yuzuka and Shiroki at the production announcement

On May 25, 2019, a television special promoting the musical was shown on BS-TBS.[19] The program featured a variety of behind-the-scenes footage, including rehearsal scenes and interviews with the director and stars.[20][21] The next day, a special hour-long program featuring Yuzuka, Shiroki, and Noguchi was broadcast on TBS Radio. It was hosted by announcer Reina Minagawa (皆川 玲奈 () ).[22][23]

The cast was interviewed for the June 2019 issue of Margaret; the magazine originally serialized the manga.[24] Also in June, the main cast, Kurisu Oto, and Ririka Kaga were featured on Takarazuka Cafe Break.[25]

Home media

Hana Yori Dango was released on blu-ray by Takarazuka Creative Arts (TCA) on September 28, 2019. The performance featured was the June 29 showing and it runs for 172 minutes.[7]

Merchandise

Musical-sample-photos

Samples of the stills released with the musical

In April 2019, a card of Hana Yori Dango's poster was published.[28] A performance program, still photos, as well as a postcard of Yuzuka and Shiroki, were released to coincide with the premiere of the musical.[27] Several stills of the actual performances were released following the musical's conclusion.[29] Some of the items are still available for purchase at Quatre Rêves Online.

Music

Main article: Hana Yori Dango (2019 musical soundtrack)

Hana Yori Dango features twenty-four songs written by Kosaku Noguchi and composed by Tomoko Aoki with a few exceptions.[30] The music was made available to purchase online on January 16, 2020 at websites such as Mora. Nine songs from the musical are omitted from the digital album.[31]

All lyrics by Kosaku Noguchi and composition by Tomoko Aoki unless noted.

  • "Hana Yori Dango—Boys Over Flowers—"
    Composition: Masahiro Hasegawa
  • "Good Morning Eitoku Academy"
  • "School Rulers—F4" (学園の支配者・F4 () )
  • "We Love F4"
  • "Luxury Lunch Time—Elegant Lunch" (LUXURY LUNCH TIME 優雅な昼食 () )
  • "Declaration of War" (宣戦布告 () )
  • "Kick Out—Banished" (追放しろ () )
  • "Flowers—Love's Flower—" (FLOWERS—恋の花— () )
  • "Metamorphoses"
  • "A Walking Brand Man and a No Brand Woman" (歩くブランド男とノーブランドの女 () )
  • "Party Night"
  • "Straight Man" (まっすぐなあいつ () )
  • "Flower Land" (フラワー・ランド () )
  • "Rumors" ( () )
  • "Dangerous Night"
    Composition: Masahiro Hasegawa
  • "Elegy of Beautiful Things" (美しきものの哀歌 () )
  • "Beach Summer Paradise"
    Compostion: Makoto Miyazaki
  • "Duel" (Duel—決闘— () )
  • "TOJ (Teen of Japan) 2019"
  • "Jingle Bells"
    Composition: James Pierpont / Japanese Lyrics: Shoji Miyazawa
  • "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town"
    Lyrics: Haven Gillespie / Composition: J. Fred Coots / Japanese Lyrics: Takao Kanbe
  • "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"
    Lyrics / Composition: Thomas Patrick Connor / Japanese Lyrics: Kenji Sazanami
  • "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"
    Lyrics: Sammy Cahn / Composition: Jule Styne
  • "White Christmas"
    Lyrics / Composition: Irving Berlin

Gallery

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Videos

Notes

  • The musical takes inspiration from the 2005 Japanese drama version, of which writer and director Kosaku Noguchi is a fan of.[10]
  • To celebrate the musical, the first fifty chapters of Boys Over Flowers were available to read for free on Shonen Jump+. One chapter was released per day until July 2, 2019.[32]
  • Creator Yoko Kamio went to see the first performance of the musical on June 15, 2019.[33] She later went to see it again with her mother.[34]
  • Saki Seto, who played Yuriko Asai in Hana Yori Dango (2005), saw the musical on June 18, 2019.[35][36]

References

  1. https://hochi.news/articles/20190615-OHT1T50163.html (Japanese)
  2. https://natalie.mu/stage/news/315741 (Japanese)
  3. https://natalie.mu/comic/news/315777 (Japanese)
  4. 4.0 4.1 https://spice.eplus.jp/articles/227737 (Japanese)
  5. https://kageki.hankyu.co.jp/news/20190615_001.html (Japanese)
  6. https://liveviewing.jp/contents/hanayoridango/ (Japanese)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 https://shop.tca-pictures.net/tcaonlineshop/goods/index.html?ggcd=TCAB-094 (Japanese)
  8. https://kageki.hankyu.co.jp/revue/2019/hanayoridango/cast.html (Japanese)
  9. https://www.asahi.com/articles/ASM1C5DFWM1CPTFC00N.html (Japanese)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 https://natalie.mu/stage/news/330892 (Japanese)
  11. http://enbu.co.jp/takarazuka/hanayori-seisaku/ (Japanese)
  12. https://www.nikkansports.com/entertainment/news/201905100000417.html (Japanese)
  13. https://twitter.com/yokokamioo/status/1126871749478379520 (Japanese)
  14. https://natalie.mu/stage/news/332847 (Japanese)
  15. https://t.pia.jp/pia/event/event.do?eventBundleCd=b1940503 (Japanese)
  16. https://www.tca-pictures.net/skystage/program/20/03.html (Japanese)
  17. https://spice.eplus.jp/articles/273324 (Japanese)
  18. https://www.wowow.co.jp/stage/takarazuka/shoutai/ (Japanese)
  19. https://kageki.hankyu.co.jp/news/20190521_005.html (Japanese)
  20. https://www.bs-tbs.co.jp/entertainment/takarazukamusicalhanadan/ (Japanese)
  21. https://www.tbs.co.jp/act/event/hanayoridango/ (Japanese)
  22. https://www.tbsradio.jp/371200 (Japanese)
  23. https://kageki.hankyu.co.jp/news/20190521_004.html (Japanese)
  24. https://twitter.com/Margaret_shuei/status/1136169352904921088 (Japanese)
  25. https://www.tca-pictures.net/skystage/Prgm/Detail/9968.html (Japanese)
  26. https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B07VW3HKKN/
  27. 27.0 27.1 https://www.tca-pictures.net/stage/2019/hanayoridango/index.html (Japanese)
  28. https://shop.tca-pictures.net/tcaonlineshop/shop/goods/index.html?ggcd=2019060150101 (Japanese)
  29. https://www.tca-pictures.net/goods/bromide/1906451b.html (Japanese)
  30. Hana Yori Dango (2019) [blu-ray] Japan: TCA Pictures. Booklet.
  31. https://mora.jp/package/43000056/TZL-923/ (Japanese)
  32. https://twitter.com/shonenjump_plus/status/1126657535232974848 (Japanese)
  33. https://twitter.com/yokokamioo/status/1139901702063022080 (Japanese)
  34. https://twitter.com/yokokamioo/status/1140587988214153218 (Japanese)
  35. https://www.instagram.com/p/By2W8DHgd9r/ (Japanese)
  36. https://twitter.com/plievesaki/status/1140947174429089793 (Japanese)

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