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Reporter: Nana Kurara

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Takarazuka Revue's New Flower Troupe Top Musumeyaku, Senna Ayase.
Photo taken by Kawahira Ai in Takarazuka City

It's finally her time to shine | Flower Troupe's New Top Musumeyaku - Senna Ayase
Having slowly and steadily worked herself to the position of Top Musumeyaku, Flower Troupe's Senna Ayase assumes the title with her debut performance in the national tour production of “Romanesque Mask” and “EXCITER!! 2017” (March 18-20, Umeda Arts Theatre Main Hall in Osaka) This year, she enters her tenth year with the revue. "My parents said to me, 'You've done your best until now'. It's taken a lot of time, but it wasn't all in vain" she said, reflecting back.

Senna is from Miyagi Prefecture. When she was creating her stage name, one kanji was taken from Sendai and Natori City. "Until entering the Takarazuka Music School, I hadn't ever seen Takarazuka live. I want Takarazuka to be more known in my hometown too." she said. While in the middle of returning home in 2011, she felt the Great East Japan Earthquake. She was unsure about whether she should immediately go to perform at the Tokyo Takarazuka Theatre. "Acquaintances who survived the earthquake said to me 'I want to see your performance', and I realized that if you can take time to dream, especially in times of suffering, then your heart can be put at ease. It's really striking when everyone stands on stage holding the same feelings in their heart." she said looking back on the experience.

After assuming her new position, Top Star Asumi Rio said to her, "Don't do it alone. Let's have fun making our roles together." "I think our fans are looking forward to our synergy. Using all my experiences up until now, I want to believe in Asumi-san and follow her" she said with sparkling eyes.

Written by Tanaka Hiroko. Mainichi Newspaper. Osaka Evening Edition. (Original article)
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During the Bow Hall performance Victorian Jazz Sakura (Ichika) taught me how to make this style, and using that as a base I made this. Because my costumes were a chic black and deep red I thought about how I wanted to make it a little flashy since I was playing an actress, so I looked for flowers to match my character's image and thought about how to arrange it to make it gorgeous. When I saw how the hat matched with my costume I thought a choker would be the best, so I collected antique looking parts and made this.


This necklace I made for Forever Gershwin to matched my duet dance costume. Nonoguchi (director) said that the finale would be set to a club mix, so consider using unusual accessories such as transformed items, asymmetrical designs or things sewn with multicolored beads. I try to reuse accessories I have used in the past, reviving them into something new. But this has strong memories attached so I can't break it up.

glitra: (Tomu - Bugs)
Wow. Today was a doozy for news.

First, the biggest news. Senna Ayase was announced as the next Top Musumeyaku of Flower Troupe. This was on nobody,and I mean nobody's radar. I mean, she is a 94th, she is classmates with Tamakichi, she never had a shinko lead, and she's well out of shinko. Talk about a shocker of an announcement. There is two ways this has played out. Either Mirio actually put her foot down on something and demanded somebody she wanted to work with, or Tom asserted her influence in favoring musumeyaku who she's had leads with.
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Overall: I was pleasanly surprised. I wouldn't say this was totally undeserving of the glowing praise that twitter was giving it. If you can stand Tom, and ignore the blackface then overall this wasn't so bad. ((This physically pains me to type... I just want you all to appreciate my honestly. I'm physically in pain to give you the truth)). If your actress is one of the ones I've mentioned then you might want to check it out... and by that I mean, "wait until it ends up on youtube or it aires on skystage.". It was decent, but let's not give them more money than they are going to get out of Japanese fans.

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