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Mirei Shiroki (城妃 美伶 (しろき みれい) Shiroki Mirei, born June 12, 1993 in Suginami, Japan) is a Japanese actress in the Takarazuka Revue. She retired from the revue in November 2019. Earlier the same year, Shiroki starred in the Hana Yori Dango musical as Tsukushi Makino.

Biography

Early life

Shiroki was born June 12, 1993[1] in the Suginami ward of Tokyo, Japan.[2] She began studying ballet at four and had aspired to become a ballerina.[3] 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.[4]

Career

Takarazuka

After graduating from the Takarazuka Music School, Shiroki entered the Takarazuka Revue in the 97th class.[3] Her debut was in 2011's A Second Fortuitous Meeting.[2] She had a few minor roles in various productions, before being assigned to the Star Troupe (星組 () ).[5] Her first lead role was in a newcomer production (新人公演 () shinjin kouen) of Romeo and Juliette (2013).[6] The next year, she appeared in Napoléon, the Man Who Never Sleeps,[7] Seagull,[8] and The Lost Glory.[9] She transferred to the Flower Troupe (花組 () ) in 2014 and first appeared in their 2015 production of Ernest in Love.[5] Shiroki had the lead in the newcomer version of Embraced by the Seas of Calista (2015).[10] The same year, she joined the Taiwan tour of The Rose of Versailles and appeared in The New Tale of Genji.[3]

In 2016, Shiroki had two roles in Ernest in Love, sharing one with Kurisu Oto.[11] The same year, she had the female newcomer lead in Me and My Girl (2016), which she shared with Oto,[12] and Golden Desert (2016).[13] Shiroki had supporting roles in Romanesque Mask,[14] Wind Over Yamataikoku,[15] and Haikara-san ga Toru in 2017.[16] In 2018, she had the newcomer lead opposite Asuka Seino in The Poe Clan.[17] She played the female lead, Tsukushi Makino, in Hana Yori Dango opposite Rei Yuzuka in June 2019.[18] 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.[19][20]

Filmography

Stage

Year Title Role Notes
2011 A Second Fortuitous Meeting
Phantom
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 Shared role
Me and My Girl The Honorable May Miles
/ Sally Smith
Shared role
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

Notes

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 https://takaradukas.net/flower-19-9520/2 (Japanese)
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://kageki.hankyu.co.jp/star/shiroki_mirei.html (Japanese)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 http://with-takarazuka.com/fairy/2015/11/ (Japanese)
  4. https://www.tokyo-np.co.jp/article/entertainment/news/CK2019041102000233.html (Japanese)
  5. 5.0 5.1 https://toretame.jp/the-charm-and-future-plans-of-shiroki-mirei.html (Japanese)
  6. https://www.tca-pictures.net/skystage/Prgm/Detail/7354.html (Japanese)
  7. https://kageki.hankyu.co.jp/revue/2014/napoleon/cast.html (Japanese)
  8. https://kageki.hankyu.co.jp/revue/2014/seagull/cast.html (Japanese)
  9. https://kageki.hankyu.co.jp/revue/2014/lostglory/cast.html (Japanese)
  10. https://kageki.hankyu.co.jp/revue/2015/calista/cast.html (Japanese)
  11. https://kageki.hankyu.co.jp/revue/2016/ernest/cast.html (Japanese)
  12. https://kageki.hankyu.co.jp/revue/2016/meandmygirl/cast.html (Japanese)
  13. https://kageki.hankyu.co.jp/revue/2016/konjiki/cast.html (Japanese)
  14. https://kageki.hankyu.co.jp/revue/2017/romanesque/cast.html (Japanese)
  15. https://kageki.hankyu.co.jp/revue/2017/yamataikokunokaze/cast.html (Japanese)
  16. https://kageki.hankyu.co.jp/revue/2017/haikarasan/cast.html (Japanese)
  17. https://kageki.hankyu.co.jp/revue/2018/ponoichizoku/cast.html (Japanese)
  18. https://spice.eplus.jp/articles/227737 (Japanese)
  19. https://www.daily.co.jp/gossip/2019/07/08/0012496347.shtml (Japanese)
  20. https://kageki.hankyu.co.jp/revue/2019/afairytale/cast.html (Japanese)
  21. https://twitter.com/yokokamioo/status/1226057668646715397 (Japanese)
  22. https://www.instagram.com/p/B8RavWwpyw3/ (Japanese)

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