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The Sparkling World of 1970s Shojo Manga, Part 7: Riyoko Ikeda and The Influence of The Rose of Versailles, 1990s

Let’s take a brief look at the influence of The Rose of Versailles had on two popular shojo series of the 1990s! Mild spoilers for Sailor Moon and Revolutionary Girl Utena. 823 more words


Takarazuka Revue-related items

There are eight books in the Prange Collection related to the Takarazuka Revue/宝塚歌劇, all of which have been digitized.  The digital versions are available onsite in the Prange Collection.  153 more words


Takarazuka Revue: Takarazuka Grand Theater Edition

The sun rises in Japan at this time of year at around 5:00a.m. This is great for going to buy same day tickets to see the Takarazuka Revue—the sun is well in the sky for people lining up at 7:30a.m. 1,088 more words


It has been more than 3 years since I updated this blog. I was pleasantly surprised to find that there are still readers, particularly fans of Amami-san. 99 more words

Yuki Amami

Takarazuka and When My Hobbies and Academic Interests Married

Haven’t you heard? (I’m no Sakamoto) But Takarazuka is coming to Lincoln Center in July! I just got tickets for me and my grandma, my fellow theatre buddy, and I’m so excited! 276 more words

Takarazuka Revue: Tokyo Edition

I bought a ticket to こうもり (The Bat) and The Entertainer expecting to see an all female, high caliber theater production. That is exactly what I found. 585 more words

Travel // 5 Reasons You Should Watch a Takarazuka Performance

Even if you know next to nothing about it and also if you don’t know much Japanese.

This post has been written by…well, a person who knew next to nothing about Takarazuka but was curious and had time to kill on a recent trip to Japan. 1,852 more words

Asaka Manato