About a week ago, it was announced that Takarazuka top star Kiriya Hiromu (Moon Troupe) will leave the company in April 2012. On Monday, it was revealed that the other Moon Troupe top star, Aono Yuki, will also leave at the same time.
Aono made her stage debut with the Takarazuka in 2004. She was originally part of the Star Troupe, but she transferred to the Moon Troupe in 2009. She and Kiriya became the Moon Troupe’s musumeyaku and otokoyaku, respectively, at the end of 2009, and they made their top star debuts together in February 2010.
Both Aono and Kiriya will perform for the last time in “Edward VIII” and “Misty Station,” which begin their run in February and conclude on April 22, 2012.