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Review of Takarazuka Revue

Takarazuka Revue
Ranked #1 of 53 things to do in Takarazuka
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed December 31, 2010

As someone who has an understanding of Japanese and pop culture history, the revue was one of the first places I HAD to see while I stayed in Tokyo.

The stage is designed so regardless of where you sit you get a great view of the performance.

PROS

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You can pick your seats. I recommend sitting above the stage. It's not only cheaper but it is still "S" class.

The women in men roles is quite convincing. If I didn't understand or know about the history then these women would have easily fooled me.

Limited Sexuality - There seems to be a misconception that the performances are for the lesbian community made by lesbians. This was not the case at all. There is hardly anything a westerner could consider "sexual". Hugging is about it or implied kissing.

Merchandise store. Highly recommended for information on the troupe or just some souvenirs of what you watched.

The dance routines - These girls are famous for their can-can.

CONS
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The directions are in Japanese if you get your tickets online. This may not be helpful for those who are non-Japanese speakers. Because English isn't my first language I had someone write the directions down in my language and then tried to follow what was written.

Japanese only performance. Sometimes songs are sung (sort of) in English. I was the only non-Japanese who actually attended the show when I went to the revue.

Females only? I saw no men while I was at the performance. This seems to be a women only thing.

Long winded - There is no intermission.

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