Recently the FNN on-line reported the following:
The entrance ceremony was held at the Takarazuka music academy in Takarazuka, Hyogo, and 40 new students began their first step to become a member of the Takarazuka Revue that hoped for .
Forty people had won over the difficulties at a competition rate of 23 to 1; on the 16th entered the Takarazuka music academy that would become exactly 100th term students in 2012.
While the guardians were watching, a new student spokesperson, Ms. Mao Uesugi, described forcibly their determination to " follow the instructions on purity, correctness and beauty, and to become a splendid stage performer."
At the last part of the ceremony senior classmates attached the school badge, which was modeled on the harp, at the chest of new students one after the other.
For two years the new students would work hard on the training in dancing, vocal music etc., aiming at the membership of the Takarazuka Revue.
Probably a few of them would become the starts of to-morrow.