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The bad lot comes from the moon.

A Takarazuka Revue production performed by Moon Troupe, BADDY premiered in 2018 as a double feature with Company (Takarazuka Revue). It starred Tamaki Ryou as Baddy and Manaki Reika as Goody.

The story is set in the capital of Earth, Takarazuka-City. The peaceful planet Earth — a united world where war, crime, and all evils have been overcome — receives a visit from Baddy, a vagabond rogue from the Moon. He is an extremely cool person, unlike anything that the Peaceful Planet Earth has seen, and on top of that a heavy smoker. But smoking is outlawed across the face of the Earth. Baddy, accepting no limits, leads his gang to engage in all sorts of wrongdoing to make this dull planet more interesting. His final goal is to steal the planetary budget guarded in Takarazuka Big Theater Bank. But the almighty investigator Goody is gaining on him!


This musical provides the following tropes:

  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Baddy and his gang certainly believe this. He remarks that the allure of sin attracts women.
    • Goody does pursue Baddy and Pocky because it's her job, but she is clearly attracted to Baddy and cares for Pocky at least as her colleague, since she rushes to him as he collapses.
    • The three patrol birds try to get Sweetheart's attention during "Chaos Paradise" and squeal upon getting a look from them.
    • Sweetheart complains that Baddy has become boring because he isn't committing crimes big enough for their liking.
  • Ambiguous Gender: Sweetheart. They wear their hair long (feminine-coded) and a suit (masculine-coded). This confuses Goody and Pocky, as the female residents of Earth are all shown wearing feminine-coded attire (dresses in most of the show and leotards in the musumeyaku dance.) They're played by otokoyaku (male role actress) Miya Rurika, but she did not use her regular otokoyaku voice, opting for something akin to her Morgane instead. For the ball scene, they (as well as the male Pocky) go undercover by wearing a dress.
    • Arguably Miya Rurika is using more of a musumeyaku voice in the recordings of BADDY but it was not the case with every performance. In an interview, Miya Rurika revealed that she would make a decision during each performance whether she'd play Sweetheart as a man or a woman at that time.
  • Antagonist Title: Stylized BADDY. The full title, as mentioned above, is BADDY - The Bad Lot Comes From The Moon -.
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  • Beta Couple: The romance between Cool and the Princess.
  • Caper Crew:
    • Baddy: Mastermind, Conman
    • Sweetheart: Partner In Crime, Roper
    • Pocky: Distraction, New Kid
  • Chained Heat: Goody claps handcuffs on Baddy for dining and dashing, but it evolves into Chains of Love - this trope is namedropped in the song title - when Baddy points out that Goody is in love with him.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: The residents of Peaceful Earth mostly wear light colors, while Baddy and his gang from the Moon favor dark colors. During one dance number featuring nearly the entire cast, those from Earth wear white and those from the Moon wear black. Goody and Baddy stand in front of the opposite groups, creating a visual effect reminiscent of Yin and Yang.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Pocky, up until his Face–Heel Turn.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Pocky switches sides temporarily (after being abducted by Baddy) because he wants to get Goody to notice him. At the end, however, he does a Heel–Face Turn by blowing up the building the characters are in.
  • Fisher Kingdom: Heaven seems to have this effect - it gets the villainous Sweetheart to volunteer and give up their seats.
  • Good Needs Evil: "Sin" (the duet dance) points out that Goody and Baddy are "two stars, born in the same place," drawn together by each other's light.
    Good and Bad: Embrace!
    Even if you must go to hell, go together
    Two sinners!
  • Gratuitous English: Names such as Baddy, Goody, Sweetheart, Cool, and Hot. Some of the lines are fully in English (albeit sometimes with grammatical errors, such as "in order to go paradise!").
  • His Name Really Is "Barkeep": Baddy is, well, the villain of the piece.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Baddy remarks that Goody has eyes "clear as the sea, unable to lie."
    • Suggesting that he can tell Goody has a thing for him.
  • Inspector Javert: Goody, being The Ace among Earth law enforcement.
  • Love at First Sight: Goody falls in love with Baddy as soon as he smiles at her and compliments her name. It's accompanied by the sound of a gunshot.
  • Madness Mantra: Baddy repeats his own name several times during his Villainous Breakdown as he's trying to brainstorm what to do to get Goody's attention again.
  • Meaningful Name: Doubling with a case of Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
    • Goody and Baddy are the protagonist/law enforcer and antagonist/criminal duo.
    • Sweetheart doesn't have a sweet personality, but they spend much of the show musing about their relationship with Baddy, as they were his sweetheart (lover) before the villains landed on Earth.
  • No Fourth Wall:
    • Baddy introduces himself by saying that the audience has been kept waiting too long, then does the pre-show announcement (of the show's name, director, and conductor) that the top star always does.
    • Baddy harasses the conductor and takes his baton.
    • Sweetheart directly faces the audience while complaining that it's getting boring.
    • At the end of the show, he directly addresses the audience, saying "Thank you, everyone! Come join us!" in English. (For the senshuuraku note , Tamaki Ryou says "See you soon!" instead.)
    • The finale for Zuka shows is usually kept separate from the show, as a sort of out-of-context formulaic revue performance merely for the actresses to entertain the audience one last time and ensure that everything ends happily (especially when the show proper ends tragically). For Baddy, the storyline continues after "Chaos Paradise" (which is the chuzume or middle point of the musical). The kickline/Rockettes dance is Goody expressing anger and a What Is This Feeling? epiphany, the otokoyaku dance is capped off with Pocky's Heel–Face Turn, the duet dance turns into a final confrontation between Baddy and Goody, and the parade shows the characters' new life in Fluffy Cloud Heaven.
  • Penal Colony: The Moon served as this for Earth criminals.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Baddy and Goody both wear red and black for their final dance, with Baddy's suit being mostly black, and Goody's dress being mostly red. The music refer to them as "two sinners".
  • Second-Face Smoke: Sweetheart blows smoke in Pocky's face.
  • Sugar Bowl: The "peaceful planet Earth", where everything is in pastel, all evils have been eliminated, and "bad" isn't in the dictionary. Not so much in practice, as even the King sneaks a smoke once in a while.
  • Taking You with Me: As the building is about to collapse, Baddy tells Goody to get out. She doesn't. They die together in the flames.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Baddy gets one after Goody ignores him to pursue Pocky.
  • What Is This Feeling?: After Baddy and company takes off with the planetary budget and the Prince, Goody gets angry for the first time in a long while. She describes it as coming alive.

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