Super Kabuki (スーパー歌舞伎)

The Super Kabuki is a modernized, contemporary Kabuki dance drama directed in a different manner from the original, classical Kabuki theatrical dance, which was introduced by the third Ennosuke ICHIKAWA in 1986. It is often performed at Shinbashi Enbujo (Shinbashi Theatre) and so on. The first performance of the Super Kabuki was 'YAMATO Takeru' scripted by Takeshi UMEHARA.

Premiere performances

1989: 'Ryuo' (Dragon King) (a Beijing opera)
1991: 'Oguri: Oguri Hogan' (Judge Oguri) script by Takeshi UMEHARA
1993: 'Hakkenden' (Story of Eight Dog Samurai) script by Kensuke YOKOUCHI
1996: 'Kaguya' (Princess Kaguya)
1999: 'Shin Sangokushi' (The New Records of Three Kingdoms) script by Kensuke YOKOUCHI
2001: 'Shin Sangokushi II: Komei hen' (The New Records of Three Kingdoms II: the volume of Zhuge Liang) script by Kensuke YOKOUCHI
2003: 'Shin Sangokushi III: Kanketsu hen' (The New Records of Three Kingdoms III: the final volume) script by Kensuke YOKOUCHI