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Mirei Shiroki (城妃 美伶 (しろき みれい) Shiroki Mirei, born June 12 in Suginami, Japan) is a Japanese stage actress formerly with the Takarazuka Revue. In 2019, she starred in the Hana Yori Dango musical as Tsukushi Makino. Shiroki retired from the Revue in November 2019. She has continued to pursue a career on the stage.


Early life[]

Shiroki was born on June 12 in the Suginami ward of Tokyo, Japan.[1] She began studying ballet at four and had aspired to become a ballerina.[2] In primary school, she saw a Takarazuka Revue show starring Mari Hanafusa which inspired to her to join. Shiroki later graduated from Futaba Junior and Senior High School.[3]



After graduating from the Takarazuka Music School, Shiroki entered the Takarazuka Revue in the 97th class.[2] Her debut was in 2011's A Second Fortuitous Meeting.[1] She had a few minor roles in various productions, before being assigned to the Star Troupe (星組 () ).[4] Her first lead role was in a newcomer production (新人公演 () shinjin kouen) of Romeo and Juliette (2013).[5] The next year, she appeared in Napoléon, the Man Who Never Sleeps,[6] Seagull,[7] and The Lost Glory.[8] She transferred to the Flower Troupe (花組 () ) in 2014 and first appeared in their 2015 production of Ernest in Love.[4] Shiroki had the lead in the newcomer version of Embraced by the Seas of Calista (2015).[9] The same year, she joined the Taiwan tour of The Rose of Versailles and appeared in The New Tale of Genji.[2]

In 2016, Shiroki had two roles in Ernest in Love, sharing one with Kurisu Oto.[10] The same year, she had the female newcomer lead in Me and My Girl (2016), which she shared with Oto,[11] and Golden Desert (2016).[12] Shiroki had supporting roles in Romanesque Mask,[13] Wind Over Yamataikoku,[14] and Haikara-san ga Toru in 2017.[15] In 2018, she had the newcomer lead opposite Asuka Seino in The Poe Clan.[16] She played the female lead, Tsukushi Makino, in Hana Yori Dango opposite Rei Yuzuka in June 2019.[17] In early July 2019, the Takarazuka Revue announced that Shiroki would retire on November 24. Her final appearance was in A Fairy Tale starring Rio Asumi, whom retired on the same day.[18][19]


Shiroki's first role after leaving the Takarazuka was in a production of Grease. She played Marty from November to December 2021.[20] Shiroki portrayed Megumi Takani in a musical adaption of Rurouni Kenshin during mid-2022.[21] It was originally planned for late 2021, but it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[22] Shiroki's next role was the lead in Le Lien during August 2022.[23] She subsequently played Nagi in a stage adaptation of Time of Eve that December.[24] The following year, Shiroki starred as Belladonna in Moon of Ruined Castle.[25]

Personal life[]

On May 4, 2023, Shiroki announced her marriage to Bernardo Ismael, an Argentinian tango dancer.[26] She met Ismael while he was working with the Takarazuka Revue. Since leaving the Revue, Shiroki has frequently worked with him teaching Argentine tango.[27]



Year Title Role Notes
2011 A Second Fortuitous Meeting
Ocean's Eleven
2012 Danza Serenata / Celebrity Carolina
Jean-Louis Fargeon Rosalie Lamorlière
Takarazuka Japonisme / A Second Fortuitous Meeting 2nd / Etoile de Takarazuka Colette / Virgo Femme A
2013 Romeo and Juliette Juliette
2014 Napoléon, the Man Who Never Sleeps Marie Louise
Seagull Nina
The Lost Glory / Passionate Takarazuka! Mirabelle / Young Otto
2015 Ernest in Love Cecily Cardew
Embraced by the Seas of Calista / Takarazuka Fantasia Alicia Grandie / Simone
The Rose of Versailles: Fersen and Marie Antoinette / Takarazuka Fantasia Rosalie
The New Tale of Genji / Melodia Kumoi no Kari / Murasaki
2016 Ernest in Love Cecily [28]
Me and My Girl The Honorable May Miles / Sally Smith [28]
I Love Einstein Elsa
Snowflake Anthology / Golden Desert Suriya / Talharmine
2017 Romanesque Mask / Exciter!! 2017 Cécile de Volanges
Wind Over Yamataikoku / Santé!! Isaka / Furuhi
Haikara-san ga Toru Tamaki Kitakoji
2018 The Poe Clan Margott / Sheila Portsnell
Senhor Cruzeiro! Bianca
Messiah / Beautiful Garden Saki
Delight Holiday
2019 Casanova Henriette
Hana Yori Dango Tsukushi Makino
A Fairy Tale / Charme! Lady Florence Wheeldon
2021 Grease Marty
2022 Rurouni Kenshin Kyoto-hen Megumi Takani
Le Lien
Time of Eve Nagi
2023 Moon of Ruined Castle Belladona


  • Shiroki opened her Instagram account on December 19, 2019, almost a month after retiring from the Takarazuka Revue.[31]
  • In early 2020, she spent about a month in Argentina traveling and learning more about Argentine tango.[32] She returned to Argentina in mid-2023.[33]

  • Maki Kureha is also a member of the 97th class.
  • Shared the role of Cecily in Ernest in Love (2016) with Kurisu Oto. She and Oto also shared the lead female role in the newcomer version of Me and My Girl (2016).
  • She starred in the newcomer production of The Poe Clan (2018) opposite Asuka Seino.
  • Shiina Ishimaru also appeared in Moon of Ruined Castle (2023).

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