Takarazuka top actress Yuki Amami showed this magazine her “manliness” by saying, “I am not conscious of pressure. | FRIDAY DIGITAL

Takarazuka top actress Yuki Amami showed this magazine her “manliness” by saying, “I am not conscious of pressure.

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At 26 years old, she is a top star.

What did “FRIDAY” report 10, 20, and 30 years ago? We take a look back at the topics that were popular at the time in “Playback Friday. This time, we bring you “Gyaru Gyaru Enthusiasm” from the October 29, 1993 issue of FRIDAY, which reported on the “true face” of Takarazuka’s new top star, Yuki Amami. The article covered Yuki Amami, 56, who at the time had just become the top member of the Takarazuka Revue’s Tsuki group. At the time, the magazine wrote the following

Even without her face, she has a dazzling face.

I never knew such a beautiful woman existed in the entertainment industry.

But that was not the case. As soon as she appeared on stage, the 3,000 fans, especially female fans, went wild, and then wild again. They were in a state of excitement and excitement.

By now, you probably know what I mean. She is Yuki Amami, the star of the Takarazuka Revue’s Moon troupe, who succeeded Mayo Ryokaze, who left the troupe in June, as the “top” of the troupe. She is the first woman since Ran Hou to win the top position in the “Ken7” troupe, seven years after her first appearance on stage. Even Mao Daichi took 10 years to rise to the top, so you can understand how exceptionally fast her rise to the top was.

But I don’t think about it too much. When I feel pressure, my hands and feet stop moving.

Amami was born in Taito Ward, Tokyo, and is a genuine downtown kid. She is surprised to learn that she had no particular interest in Takarazuka before joining the troupe.

The teacher at my junior high school recommended that I take the test,” she says. That’s how I ended up here.

Amami herself says matter-of-factly, “I was able to get into the top ranks of the Takarazuka troupe with Nan.

Amami, who had charmed her fans with her 172 cm height and natural beauty, thrilled the audience every day at her debut performance at the Takarazuka Theater until October 25, 1993. When she was to leave Takarazuka only two years later, she was treated so exceptionally well that she was featured on a TV wide show. Six thousand fans packed the parade after her good-bye performance at the Tokyo Takarazuka Theater to bid farewell to her.

Many of you are probably aware of her further successes since then.

After leaving the group, several entertainment agencies approached her. She wanted to join Ishihara Productions, but was turned down because of the company’s policy of only accepting male actors.

After that, she expanded her activities to TV dramas, movies, and other visual productions. The turning point came in 2004, when he appeared in “Divorce Lawyer” (Fuji TV). In this film, which depicted the struggles of a female lawyer who unwillingly handled a domestic affairs case that was out of her field, Amami’s “manly” side blossomed. The film was well received and a sequel was made. She has continued to play “manly” roles in “Queen’s Classroom” (NTV) in 2005, “Top Caster” (Fuji TV) in 2006, “BOSS” (Fuji TV) in 2009, and many others. He has had a string of hits with his “manly” roles.

She has become an indispensable actress in the Japanese drama scene, including the “Emergency Interrogation Room” series that ran from 2002 to a special edition in 2010.

Even these days, fans line up waiting for her at the backstage entrance of her stage performances. Many of them have been fans since her Takarazuka days (July ’17).
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