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Thursday, January 4th, 2007 10:00 pm

Thanks for visiting the T.I.P. website. We are a small group of fans who have joined together to subtitle productions by Japan's Takarazuka Revue theater. If you would like to learn more about Takarazuka, we suggest you start at the Official Takarazuka Homepage or the Takarazuka Wiki.


In the tradition of anime "fansubs", our releases are provided at-cost on DVD-R. We here at T.I.P. have very strong beliefs about bootlegs and illegal copies, particularly of our beloved Takarazuka Revue. Takarazuka and its parent company Hankyu are very protective of their copyrights, so all TIP fansubs are made from shows originally aired on television, and not from commercial releases. We hope that these rough broadcasts will inspire you to support the company and the actresses by buying their beautiful commercial releases. Our worst nightmare would be for this to discourage fans from buying commercial copies, and if we sense this to be happening, we WILL stop. So please, please, please, support our ladies! Here's how you can buy from overseas! :)

We ask that you respect the rights of the Takarazuka company by not re-distributing our shows for profit. Do NOT sell copies of our discs or offer them "free" with another purchase (for example, on eBay), because this may cause Hankyu to threaten legal action against both you and us. If we at TIP are contacted by Hankyu regarding any copyright violation, we will immediately cease all our fan-subbing activities.

Similarly, we ask that you do not upload our subtitled discs online in any form. For personal reasons, we do NOT want them available on YouTube or other similar sites. If we find them online, we will stop fan-subbing.

If you have any comments or concerns about our policies, please let us know on this post. Thanks!

Currently Active Members:
deathaya: translator/subtitler
[personal profile] ekusudei: translator/subtitler

Past Members:
bunretsu: translator
imastrgazer: editor
kirakira_sora: translator/editor/subtitler
muffin_song: editor/translator
ruderal_species: translator/subtitler
wao_wao: translator

Completed Projects:
The Afterglow of Eire
Akechi Kogorou's Incident Report -The Black Lizard-
Angel's Ladder
Anna Karenina
Arch of Triumph
The Brothers Karamazov
The Floating Bridge of Dreams
Glassy Landscape
Junction 24
The Man Called Bacchus (sk)
La Mariposa
My Love Lies Over the Mountains
Never Say Goodbye
The New Tale of Genji
Nova Bossa Nova
Passion: Jose & Carmen
Romantica Takarazuka '04
The Rose of Versailles 2001 ~Oscar and Andre~
Sampler Disk
Say It Again
Seal of Roses
Season of Angels
Shinjinkoen Digests
Sora Fantasista!!
Sōfuren (Yearning for My Husband)
Who is Bad?
Yu the Beauty (Gu Bijin) TWO DISKS!
Der Zigeunerbaron (sk)

Current Projects:
The Back Stage: Ep 1-11

How to Get a Copy:

We offer DVD-copies of our subtitled shows. We intend to make no profit out of this, so we only charge for the blank DVD-R, plus packaging and shipping costs.

[ Read More If You're Interested ]

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Saturday, May 30th, 2020 09:45 pm
Please read all of the information in this entry before contacting us. Thanks!

Distro is OPEN

As of this moment, we have available thirty-eight completed shows.

NOTE: Because this fan-subbing group consists of volunteer fans who are working and studying, we are not always able to reply to emails or complete orders immediately. Please be patient with our poor, overworked distributors. If you do not get a reply, please wait a week before emailing them again.


We offer DVD-copies of our subtitled shows. We intend to make no profit out of this, so we only charge for the blank DVD-R, plus packaging and shipping costs. We ship internationally.

Total for discs, packaging, shipping, and PayPal fees (in US$)
USA † CANADA ‡ Other Int'l §
1 DISC $4.50 $12.25 $14.00
2 DISCS $5.25 $12.50 $14.50
3 DISCS $5.75 $12.75 $15.00
4 DISCS $6.00 $13.00 $15.50
5 DISCS $6.25 $13.25 $16.00
6 DISCS $6.50 $13.50 $16.50
7 DISCS $6.75 $13.75 $17.00
8 DISCS $7.00 $14.00 $17.50
9 DISCS $7.25 $14.25 $18.00
10 DISCS $7.50 $14.50 $19.00
11 DISCS $8.25 $14.75 $19.50
12 DISCS $8.50 $19.00 $20.00
13 DISCS $8.75 $19.25 $30.50
14 DISCS $9.00 $19.50 $31.00
15 DISCS $9.25 $19.75 $31.50
16 DISCS $9.75 $20.00 $32.00
17 DISCS $10.00 $20.25 $32.50
18 DISCS $10.25 $20.50 $33.00
19 DISCS $16.50 $20.75 $33.50
20 DISCS $16.75 $21.00 $35.00
21 DISCS $17.00 $29.75 $40.50
22 DISCS $17.25 $30.00 $41.00
23 DISCS $17.50 $30.25 $41.50
24 DISCS $17.75 $30.50 $42.00
25 DISCS $18.00 $30.75 $42.50
26 DISCS $18.25 $31.00 $43.00
27 DISCS $18.50 $31.25 $43.50
28 DISCS $18.75 $31.50 $44.00
29 DISCS $19.00 $31.75 $44.50
30 DISCS $19.25 $32.00 $45.00
31 DISCS $19.50 $32.25 $60.00
32 DISCS $19.75 $32.50 $60.50
33 DISCS $20.00 $32.75 $61.00
34 DISCS $20.25 $33.00 $61.25
35 DISCS $20.50 $33.25 $61.50
36 DISCS $20.75 $33.50 $61.75
37 DISCS $21.00 $33.75 $62.00
38 DISCS $21.25 $34.00 $62.25
39 DISCS $21.50 $34.25 $62.50

† USA: 1-18 discs by first-class mail, 19 or more discs by priority mail
‡ Canada: 1-20 discs by first-class mail, 21 or more discs by international priority mail
§ Other International: 1-20 discs by padded envelope first-class mail, 21 or more by box first-class mail

* We ask that you please respect our wishes: Do NOT sell our subtitled shows or post them on the internet in any form. If we find our subtitled shows being sold for profit or online, we will stop fan-subbing.
* We can accept PayPal payments only.
If you understand and agree to all of the above, please send an e-mail to with the subject "TIP Order Request"
* Please don't use the email to ask about shows in progress. The distro gals do not know all, alas. Leave a comment on the show's entry, and the ones actually working on the show will be able to reply. Thanks! :)

Please include:
1) What you want, and how many copies.
2) Your Name and Address

We will send you an email in return with payment instructions, etc.
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Sunday, September 30th, 2018 03:27 pm
Oops, looks like I never did an official announcement, but "Akechi Kogorou's Incident Report -The Black Lizard-" was released last spring, and as of today, with the help of Nelle White, I have a bonanza of Ono-sensei shows for you.

"The Floating Bridge of Dreams" is no longer in print, so I pulled out my translation, fixed it up a bit, and am happy to announce a TIP fansub of one of my top 3 shows. Music-wise, it may be my favorite. A gorgeous, haunting  version of the last chapter of The Tale of Genji. Especially interesting because it was written for Moon Troupe after Sena Jun's partner had left, and so features several musumeyaku in prominent roles.

And, thanks to a generous donation of a fan, we also have the release of "NOBUNAGA", Ryuu Masaki's final show, a rock musical about the life of Oda Nobunaga.

Both shows have the haunting multi-part choral numbers that Ono-sensei loves so much, as well as some quirky moments of humor.

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Monday, July 16th, 2018 10:24 am
Moon Troupe, 2016

[ TakaWiki ] [ TCA Online Shop ]

Playwright/Director: Oono Takuji

Top Stars: Ryuu Masaki & Manaki Reika

A very fanciful retelling of the life of Oda Nobunaga, a powerful military lord of the 16th century who managed to unify most of the main island of Japan. In this show we see the conflict and infighting inherent of the period, as well as the spreading influence of the Jesuit order.

By request, Ryuu Masaki's final show, a rock musical about Nobunaga that is so very, very not historically correct. It assumes that you have a solid grasp of this period of Japanese history, so it consists of a lot of snapshots in time.

STATUS: Complete!

* Feel free to post a comment here with what you think of the show, the subtitles, etc. We love feedback!

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Monday, July 16th, 2018 10:03 am
The Floating Bridge of Dreams
Moon Troupe, 2008

[ TakaWiki ] [ Commercial DVD currently out of print ]

Playwright/Director: Oono Takuji

Top Star: Sena Jun

An adaptation of the second part of the Tale of Genji, it features Niou no Miya, Genji's grandson, and Kaoru, Genji's legal son (secretly the son of his friend Kashiwagi). The follies and foibles of the last generation haunt this one, as they try to shoulder the weight of growing responsibilities.

Lovely and haunting and hilarious in turn, I really enjoyed this show when I saw it live (again and again and again). This was a show during the period when Sena Jun had no official partner, so it was written and works very well to star a whole cast of talented Moon Troupe musumeyaku.

STATUS: Complete!

* Feel free to post a comment here with what you think of the show, the subtitles, etc. We love feedback!

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Saturday, March 10th, 2018 05:56 pm
Heya! After saying it was going to be my next project for over ten years, I've finally actually sat down and done it. :D Announcing the release of "SAY IT AGAIN," #7 in the Bow Hall Shakespeare series of 1999, based loosely on Two Gentlemen of Verona. I love this show because it is comedic timing gold. All four young leads were excellent, but Misato Maya and Misa Noeru also contributed to making this gem. Masatsuka Haruhiko's ability to tell stories in snapshots of really intense dialogue has always been a favorite of mine, and I hope with a translation it will show his appeal to more foreign fans.

Also, I realized the other day that the DVD of "Akechi Kogorou's Incident Report -The Black Lizard-" is no longer in print, so I pulled out my 2007 translation, dusted it off, spruced it up, and slapped it on the closing night broadcast. That will be released as soon as I get beta edits back. :) This is one of my top five Takarazuka shows (I remember watching the live show very fondly), and Sakurano Ayane is really intense and great as the musumeyaku lead here. Kimura Shinji does adaptations really well, and his staging for this production was really creative too.

Yeah, hopefully my burst of translating means I'm back in the game. ;)

Also, apologies, but I had to update costs again. I've been letting them slide through the last couple of post office price hikes, and it was getting to the point that I was paying YOU all to watch the TIP shows. I mean, not that I wouldn't do that if I could really afford it.... Maybe I'll win the lottery some day.


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Thursday, March 8th, 2018 08:12 pm
Akechi Kogorou's Incident Report -The Black Lizard-
Flower Troupe, 2007

[ TakaWiki ] [ DVD currently out of print ]

Playwright/Director: Kimura Shinji

Top Stars: Haruno Sumire & Sakurano Ayane

A musical adaptation based on the Japanese horror/mystery writer Edogawa Rampo’s novel The Black Lizard, but with a Takarazuka Revue style. Set in post-war Japan, where famous detective Akechi Kogorou is beginning to become bored with easily-solved cases. However, things soon begin to hum when he comes head-to-head with the famous female thief the Black Lizard.

This show style is unusual for the Grand Theater. In some ways it is darker and more experimental; something I'd expect to see more in a smaller venue show. If you love shows with really strong top musumeyaku roles... If you love shows with unique stage design (love what Kimura-sensei did with the stage elevators in this show)... If you love antagonistic protagonists... this may just be the show for you.

STATUS: Complete!!

* Feel free to post a comment here with what you think of the show, the subtitles, etc.

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Sunday, January 7th, 2018 02:10 pm
Whew, I have been slacking so badly when it comes to translating, I apologize. As you may or may not know, it's really just Chung and I left here at TIP these days. Lucky for you, Chung is on a role!

Announcing the release of Sōfuren (Yearning for My Husband), which is gorgeous Heian-era, young Micchan and Ai-chan loveliness.


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Sunday, January 7th, 2018 01:45 pm
Sōfuren (Yearning for My Husband)
Moon Troupe Bow Hall (2006)

[ TakaWiki ]

Playwright/Director: Kodama Akiko

Stars: Hokushō Kairi & Shirosaki Ai

Based loosely on a section of The Tale of the Heike, this musical is set in the Heian Period. Kogō is in love with one brother, but betrothed to another, and then things become even more complicated when she is chosen as a concubine for the emperor and becomes embroiled in treacherous political machinations.

STATUS: Completed! :D

* Feel free to post a comment here with what you think of the show, the subtitles, etc.

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Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 09:54 pm
Ahahahah, lucky we have Deathaya, because I am slow as molasses about getting translating done these days.

Announcing the release of MAHOROBA, a 2007 Moon Troupe revue show! It's really a lovely show, and one I use often to hook people into the beauty of Takarazuka.

I've got 5 of the 11 eps of Back Stage done, and will keep working on them this month. :)

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Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 09:01 pm
Moon Troupe Grand Theater, 2007

Translation & Subtitles by Deathaya.

[ TakaWiki ] [ DVD currently out of print ]

Playwright/Director/Choreographer: Sha Tamae

Stars: Sena Jun & Ayano Kanami

A show based on the Kojiki, an ancient Japanese manuscript which lays out the myths of the creation of the Japanese islands and shinto gods and goddesses.

Description of the word "mahoroba" on Wikipedia.

Status: Complete!

* Feel free to post a comment here with what you think of the show, the subtitles, etc.
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Friday, February 10th, 2017 05:18 pm
Hey all! Sorry for the long silence. Real life strikes again.

  • With many, many thanks to Elisabeth for all her help with international distro from the UK, we are moving it back state-side again. This sadly means that the costs have gone up again. But it also means that distro to ALL countries is now re-open. Yay! [cost chart]

  • After a long hiatus, I'm hoping to be able to pick up translating again, so hopefully some new releases coming your way in late spring/early summer.

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Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 03:51 pm
Since we reopened international distro, the amount of orders have been unprecedented. While I'm really glad that so many Zuka fans are enjoying our translations, this has been really tough on our brand new distro gal. So we're temporarily closing European distro until she can get caught up.

If you have already sent us an email order and/or payment, don't worry! We'll get to you.

Thanks for your patience and understanding. :)
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Monday, November 14th, 2016 07:59 pm
Thank you, everyone, for your patience! International distro is reopened. Some prices are still not listed, so if you don't fall within one of the listed areas, feel free to shoot us an email for a quote.

In other news, nothing has changed on the translating front because Real Life is a sucking pit of responsibility. (Never get old.) Hopefully this will change soon!
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Thursday, September 15th, 2016 08:51 pm
Thank you, everyone, for all your patience over the summer! As of today, USA/Canada distro is re-opened. There is no longer a 4-disc limit. International is still closed, but stay tuned for news.

New releases in September:
Anna Karenina

In-Progress shows:
The Back Stage: Ep 1-11
Say It Again
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Thursday, September 15th, 2016 07:57 pm
Say It Again (The Two Gentlemen of Verona)
Snow Troupe Bow Hall, 1999

[ TakaWiki ]

Playwright/Director: Masatsuka Haruhiko

Stars: Naruse Kouki, Asami Hikaru, Kisaki Miri, Konno Mahiru

A hilarious 20th century remake of The Two Gentlemen of Verona, this was #7 of the Shakespeare Bow Hall Series of 1999. In it, two young men are partners in marriage scams and swindles. Their latest destination is New Orleans, where they find themselves tangled up with two young women who may not be all they seem either....

STATUS: Complete!!

* Feel free to post a comment here with what you think of the show, the subtitles, etc.
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Thursday, September 15th, 2016 07:51 pm
The Back Stage was a short, 15 minute show which aired on Sky Stage in 2012. Each episode featured various aspects of stagecraft for Takarazuka shows in 2011-2012.

The Back Stage #1: Set
The Back Stage #2: Stage Manager & Set
The Back Stage #3: Lighting & Electricity
The Back Stage #4: Stage Mechanisms
The Back Stage #5: Dinner Show Locations
The Back Stage #6: Costumes
The Back Stage #7: Music / Orchestra
The Back Stage #8: Props
The Back Stage #9: Takarazuka Bow Hall
The Back Stage #10: Tokyo Takarazuka Theater (part 1)
The Back Stage #11: Tokyo Takarazuka Theater (part 2)

The website for Takarazuka Stage (crew) has the episodes posted, without translation, for anyone too impatient to wait for subtitles [link].

STATUS: Translation in progress, episodes 1-5 complete
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Sunday, July 31st, 2016 02:55 pm
We have a couple of shows basically finished, but because of holidays and disruptions, they will not be released until September.

Also, we will likely be shuffling distribution around shortly, which may disrupt distribution throughout August. Please check to be sure before ordering!

Jen (Who will definitely not be doing distro in August)
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Friday, July 29th, 2016 12:24 pm
Hey all,

So, when we started TIP we had a lot more members. Over the years it's narrowed down to mostly just Gen and I (Jen), and fabulous part-time contributors. But that means Gen and I have been doing distro non-stop for... a long time. And we're a bit burnt out. We've talked about just closing down TIP, since it's entire purpose was really to introduce new fans to Takarazuka, and to be honest YouTube made us obsolete long ago (not to mention the proliferation of social media). But many of you ladies (and gents) have been very sweet over the years and even recently have spoken up about wanting us to continue, so we're going to continue for a little longer at least. But it would help if we had others helping with distro. And it would help the crazy shipping costs if we had someone in Europe. Is there anyone who would be willing to take up the distro? You would need an ability to burn DVD discs, to be able to receive money through PayPal, to get to the post office fairly regularly, and to be very patient. XD

Let us know.

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Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 06:07 pm
Please, if you send us a message on livejournal, make sure that you are able to receive messages in return, otherwise we can't answer you. To the person who asked, no, we probably will not be doing Rurouni Kenshin anytime soon. We tend to do older shows that are out of print or were never released commercially.

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Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 05:59 pm
Tokyo Theater, 2004

[ TakaWiki ] [ DVD currently out of print ]

Playwright/Director: Kimura Shinji

Stars: Asami Hikaru, Maikaze Rira

This is a poetic show celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Takarazuka Revue. Based on the tale of Susano-o and Yamata-no-Orochi from the 8th century Kojiki (a collection of myths concerning the origin of the four home islands of Japan, and the gods). Susano-o is the god of the sea and storms, and he has argued with his sister Amaterasu (the goddess of the sun), causing her to lock herself into a cave and plunging the ancient land of Yamato (proto-Japan) into unending darkness. Susano-o is banished to Yamato, where he hears of a terrifying eight-headed dragon who is demanding young maidens as sacrifices....

STATUS: Complete!!

* Feel free to post a comment here with what you think of the show, the subtitles, etc.