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15th Aug '17 4:23:53 PM Redkun
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The troupe is popular with female audiences, as the performances are usually very {{melodrama}}tic and elaborately designed, with loads of gorgeous costumes, and handsome male characters who are masculine without its worst traits (such as coarseness or possessiveness). Actresses are required to be trained for two years at a special (and very prestigious) in-house school. After their first year of training, the class is split up into two specialisations: ''musumeyaku'' (woman's role) and ''otokoyaku'' (man's role). The latter are groomed to play the {{Cross Cast Role}}s: during this time the actresses cut their hair short, wear pants rather than skirts, and [[JapanesePronouns speak with masculine pronouns]]. Musumeyaku and Otokoyaku are almost exclusively cast in their designated roles, though some very versatile ''Otokoyaku'' can also play female roles.

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The troupe is popular with female audiences, as the performances are usually very {{melodrama}}tic and elaborately designed, with loads of gorgeous costumes, and handsome male characters who are masculine without its worst traits (such as coarseness or possessiveness). Actresses are required to be trained for two years at a special (and very prestigious) in-house school. After their first year of training, the class is split up into two specialisations: ''musumeyaku'' (woman's role) and ''otokoyaku'' (man's role). The latter are groomed to play the {{Cross Cast Role}}s: during this time the actresses cut their hair short, wear pants rather than skirts, and [[JapanesePronouns speak with masculine pronouns]]. Musumeyaku ''Musumeyaku'' and Otokoyaku ''otokoyaku'' are almost exclusively cast in their designated roles, though some very versatile ''Otokoyaku'' ''otokoyaku'' can also play female roles.
15th Aug '17 3:05:34 PM Redkun
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The troupe is popular with female audiences, as the performances are usually very {{melodrama}}tic and elaborately designed, with loads of gorgeous costumes, and handsome male characters who are masculine without its worst traits (such as coarseness or possessiveness). Actresses are required to be trained for two years at a special (and very prestigious) in-house school. After their first year of training, they get split up into two specialisation: ''musumeyaku'' (woman's role) and ''otokoyaku'' (man's role). The latter are groomed to play the {{Cross Cast Role}}s: during this time the actresses cut their hair short, wear pants rather than skirts, and [[JapanesePronouns speak with masculine pronouns]]. Musumeyaku and Otokoyaku are almost exclusively cast in their designated roles, though some very versatile ''Otokoyaku'' can also play female roles.

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The troupe is popular with female audiences, as the performances are usually very {{melodrama}}tic and elaborately designed, with loads of gorgeous costumes, and handsome male characters who are masculine without its worst traits (such as coarseness or possessiveness). Actresses are required to be trained for two years at a special (and very prestigious) in-house school. After their first year of training, they get the class is split up into two specialisation: specialisations: ''musumeyaku'' (woman's role) and ''otokoyaku'' (man's role). The latter are groomed to play the {{Cross Cast Role}}s: during this time the actresses cut their hair short, wear pants rather than skirts, and [[JapanesePronouns speak with masculine pronouns]]. Musumeyaku and Otokoyaku are almost exclusively cast in their designated roles, though some very versatile ''Otokoyaku'' can also play female roles.
15th Aug '17 3:05:11 PM Redkun
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The troupe is popular with female audiences, as the performances are usually very {{melodrama}}tic and elaborately designed, with loads of gorgeous costumes, and handsome male characters who are masculine without its worst traits (such as coarseness or possessiveness). Actresses are required to be trained for two years at a special (and very prestigious) in-house school. After their first year of training, they get split up into two specialisation: ''musumeyaku'' (woman's role) and ''otokoyaku'' (man's role). The latter are groomed to play the {{CrossCastRole}}s: during this time the actresses cut their hair short, wear pants rather than skirts, and [[JapanesePronouns speak with masculine pronouns]]. Musumeyaku and Otokoyaku are almost exclusively cast in their designated roles, though some very versatile ''Otokoyaku'' can also play female roles.

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The troupe is popular with female audiences, as the performances are usually very {{melodrama}}tic and elaborately designed, with loads of gorgeous costumes, and handsome male characters who are masculine without its worst traits (such as coarseness or possessiveness). Actresses are required to be trained for two years at a special (and very prestigious) in-house school. After their first year of training, they get split up into two specialisation: ''musumeyaku'' (woman's role) and ''otokoyaku'' (man's role). The latter are groomed to play the {{CrossCastRole}}s: {{Cross Cast Role}}s: during this time the actresses cut their hair short, wear pants rather than skirts, and [[JapanesePronouns speak with masculine pronouns]]. Musumeyaku and Otokoyaku are almost exclusively cast in their designated roles, though some very versatile ''Otokoyaku'' can also play female roles.
15th Aug '17 3:05:02 PM Redkun
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The troupe is popular with female audiences, as the performances are usually very {{melodrama}}tic and elaborately designed, with loads of gorgeous costumes, and handsome male characters who are masculine without its worst traits (such as coarseness or possessiveness). Actresses are required to be trained for two years at a special in-house school. After the first year, they get placed into classes for their roles more or less exclusively: ''musumeyaku'' (woman's role) and ''otokoyaku'' (man's role). The latter are exclusively breeches roles, where actresses start to cut their hair short, wear pants rather than skirts, and [[JapanesePronouns speak with masculine pronouns]], though some very versatile ''otokoyaku'' also play female roles.

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The troupe is popular with female audiences, as the performances are usually very {{melodrama}}tic and elaborately designed, with loads of gorgeous costumes, and handsome male characters who are masculine without its worst traits (such as coarseness or possessiveness). Actresses are required to be trained for two years at a special (and very prestigious) in-house school. After the their first year, year of training, they get placed split up into classes for their roles more or less exclusively: two specialisation: ''musumeyaku'' (woman's role) and ''otokoyaku'' (man's role). The latter are exclusively breeches roles, where groomed to play the {{CrossCastRole}}s: during this time the actresses start to cut their hair short, wear pants rather than skirts, and [[JapanesePronouns speak with masculine pronouns]], pronouns]]. Musumeyaku and Otokoyaku are almost exclusively cast in their designated roles, though some very versatile ''otokoyaku'' ''Otokoyaku'' can also play female roles.
15th Aug '17 12:25:31 PM Redkun
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The troupe is popular with female audiences, as the performances are usually very {{melodrama}}tic and elaborately designed, with loads of gorgeous costumes and handsome male characters who are masculine without its worst traits (such as coarseness or possessiveness). Actresses are required to be trained for two years at a special in-house school. After the first year, they get placed into classes for their roles more or less exclusively: ''musumeyaku'' (woman's role) and ''otokoyaku'' (man's role). The latter are exclusively breeches roles, where actresses start to cut their hair short, wear pants rather than skirts, and [[JapanesePronouns speak with masculine pronouns]], though some very versatile ''otokoyaku'' also play female roles.

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The troupe is popular with female audiences, as the performances are usually very {{melodrama}}tic and elaborately designed, with loads of gorgeous costumes costumes, and handsome male characters who are masculine without its worst traits (such as coarseness or possessiveness). Actresses are required to be trained for two years at a special in-house school. After the first year, they get placed into classes for their roles more or less exclusively: ''musumeyaku'' (woman's role) and ''otokoyaku'' (man's role). The latter are exclusively breeches roles, where actresses start to cut their hair short, wear pants rather than skirts, and [[JapanesePronouns speak with masculine pronouns]], though some very versatile ''otokoyaku'' also play female roles.
15th Aug '17 12:25:18 PM Redkun
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The troupe is popular with female audiences, as the performances are usually very {{melodrama}}tic and elaborately designed, with loads of gorgeous costumes and {{Bishonen}} male characters who are masculine without its worst traits (such as coarseness or possessiveness). Actresses are required to be trained for two years at a special in-house school. After the first year, they get placed into classes for their roles more or less exclusively: ''musumeyaku'' (woman's role) and ''otokoyaku'' (man's role). The latter are exclusively breeches roles, where actresses start to cut their hair short, wear pants rather than skirts, and [[JapanesePronouns speak with masculine pronouns]], though some very versatile ''otokoyaku'' also play female roles.

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The troupe is popular with female audiences, as the performances are usually very {{melodrama}}tic and elaborately designed, with loads of gorgeous costumes and {{Bishonen}} handsome male characters who are masculine without its worst traits (such as coarseness or possessiveness). Actresses are required to be trained for two years at a special in-house school. After the first year, they get placed into classes for their roles more or less exclusively: ''musumeyaku'' (woman's role) and ''otokoyaku'' (man's role). The latter are exclusively breeches roles, where actresses start to cut their hair short, wear pants rather than skirts, and [[JapanesePronouns speak with masculine pronouns]], though some very versatile ''otokoyaku'' also play female roles.
15th Aug '17 12:23:32 PM Redkun
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The troupe is popular with female audiences, as the performances are usually very {{melodrama}}tic and elaborately designed, with loads of gorgeous costumes and {{Bishōnen}} male characters who are masculine without its worst traits (such as coarseness or possessiveness). Actresses are required to be trained for two years at a special in-house school. After the first year, they get placed into classes for their roles more or less exclusively: ''musumeyaku'' (woman's role) and ''otokoyaku'' (man's role). The latter are exclusively breeches roles, where actresses start to cut their hair short, wear pants rather than skirts, and [[JapanesePronouns speak with masculine pronouns]], though some very versatile ''otokoyaku'' also play female roles.

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The troupe is popular with female audiences, as the performances are usually very {{melodrama}}tic and elaborately designed, with loads of gorgeous costumes and {{Bishōnen}} {{Bishonen}} male characters who are masculine without its worst traits (such as coarseness or possessiveness). Actresses are required to be trained for two years at a special in-house school. After the first year, they get placed into classes for their roles more or less exclusively: ''musumeyaku'' (woman's role) and ''otokoyaku'' (man's role). The latter are exclusively breeches roles, where actresses start to cut their hair short, wear pants rather than skirts, and [[JapanesePronouns speak with masculine pronouns]], though some very versatile ''otokoyaku'' also play female roles.
15th Aug '17 12:23:21 PM Redkun
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Takarazuka is a unique form of Japanese theater over 95 years old; the original gimmick was to break the standard actor rules and have unmarried women perform all the roles. Yes, [[CrossCastRole all the roles]]. The troupe is popular with female audiences, as the performances are usually very {{melodrama}}tic and elaborately designed, with loads of gorgeous costumes. After the first year of being taught, actresses get placed into classes for their roles more or less exclusively: ''musumeyaku'' (woman's role) and ''otokoyaku'' (man's role). The latter are exclusively breeches roles, where actresses start to cut their hair short, wear pants rather than skirts, and [[JapanesePronouns speak with masculine pronouns]], though some very versatile ''otokoyaku'' also play female roles.

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Takarazuka The ''Takarazuka Revue'' is a unique form of an all-women Japanese theater over 95 years old; theatre troupe operating out of Takarazuka, in the Hyōgo Prefecture of Japan. Established in 1913 and based upon the original gimmick was to break casting format of [[KabukiSounds Kabuki theatre]], Takarazuka productions stand out for having highly-trained female actresses play all of the standard actor rules and have unmarried women perform all the roles. Yes, roles, [[CrossCastRole all the roles]]. regardless of gender]].

The troupe is popular with female audiences, as the performances are usually very {{melodrama}}tic and elaborately designed, with loads of gorgeous costumes. costumes and {{Bishōnen}} male characters who are masculine without its worst traits (such as coarseness or possessiveness). Actresses are required to be trained for two years at a special in-house school. After the first year of being taught, actresses year, they get placed into classes for their roles more or less exclusively: ''musumeyaku'' (woman's role) and ''otokoyaku'' (man's role). The latter are exclusively breeches roles, where actresses start to cut their hair short, wear pants rather than skirts, and [[JapanesePronouns speak with masculine pronouns]], though some very versatile ''otokoyaku'' also play female roles.
3rd Aug '17 5:53:11 PM annieholmes
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** Becomes a borderline HilariousInHindsight: Haruka is played by former otokoyaku Shuu Shiotsuki, and Michiru by former musumeyaku Sayaka Fujioka in the new musicals.
28th Jun '17 5:05:42 AM Oecchi
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* Unlike the audience-surrogate [[FanNickname Inner Senshi]], Haruka and Michiru in ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' are essentially Takarazuka ports: Haruka is flirty, handsome, and extremely boyish while Michiru is mysterious, beautiful and willowy. Both look taller and older than the rest of the cast for no adequately explained reason.
** This origin is lampshaded during a conversation in the [[Anime/SailorMoon first anime]] where Rei points out that Makoto's recent interest in Haruka seems [[LesYay a little overenthusiastic]]. Usagi quickly pulls a magazine from under Rei's bed with a Takarazuka model on the cover, a nod to Rei's longstanding MistakenForGay meme.

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* Unlike the audience-surrogate [[FanNickname Inner Senshi]], Haruka and Michiru in ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' are essentially Takarazuka ports: Haruka is flirty, handsome, and extremely boyish while Michiru is mysterious, beautiful and willowy. Both look taller and older than the rest of the cast for no adequately explained reason.
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This origin is lampshaded during a conversation in the [[Anime/SailorMoon first anime]] where Rei points out that Makoto's recent interest in Haruka seems [[LesYay a little overenthusiastic]]. Usagi quickly pulls a magazine from under Rei's bed with a Takarazuka model on the cover, a nod to Rei's longstanding MistakenForGay meme.
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