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LILIUM -Lilium Shoujo Junketsu Kageki- (LILIUM -リリウム 少女純潔歌劇-; LILIUM -Lilium Girls Purity Theater-), also simply referred to as LILIUM, is a 2014 Engeki Joshibu musical starring members of Morning Musume '14, S/mileage and Hello Pro Kenshuusei, written and directed by Suemitsu Kenichi. LILIUM is the third and last musical of the "Shoujo Kageki" series. It is also the second production in Suemitsu's series of vampire-themed musicals,[1] following the 2009 musical and series namesake TRUMP,[N1] which detailed False's background story and more about the LILIUM universe. LILIUM took place from June 5 to June 15, 2014 at Ikebukuro Sunshine Theater, and June 20 and 21 at Morinomiya Piloti Hall.

The DVD was released on September 24, 2014 and includes a soundtrack CD.

A short play and prequel to LILIUM titled Nirinzaki was performed on August 31 and September 1, 2015 during a reunion event. It featured the cast members from Morning Musume '15 and ANGERME (formerly S/mileage) in their original roles, and members who did not perform in LILIUM as new characters.

Synopsis[]

There are no flowers that bloom eternally; it all withers away. A beautiful story of love and hate about girls trapped in a garden of eternity. Starring selected members of Morning Musume and the members of S/mileage as they take on the roles of immortal vampires, a gothic musical!

In a sanatorium in the rainy forest, where vampire girls are undergoing rehabilitation, Sylvatica has gone missing. Lily is searching for her, but no one at the sanatorium seems to remember Sylvatica. Does Sylvatica really exist, or is she only a figment of Lily's imagination? As if trapped in a dream, Lily is ensnared in illusions. When the truth of the disappearance comes to light, the cruel fate of the vampire girls emerges.

Cast[]

From Morning Musume '14
From S/mileage
From Hello Pro Kenshuusei

Crew[]

  • Writer/Director: Suemitsu Kenichi
  • Music Director: Wada Shunsuke
  • Choreography: YOSHIKO
  • Producer: Niwa Tamon Andrew (BS-TBS)

Soundtrack[]

An original soundtrack for the musical was pre-released on June 5, 2014, and was released on August 6, 2014, through e-LineUP!. A CD was also included with the DVD, which was released on September 24, 2014.

The full version of "Eli, Eli, Lema Sabachthani?" is featured in Petit Best 15.

Tracklist[]

  1. Forget-me-not ~Watashi wo Wasurenai de~ (Forget-me-not ~私を忘れないで~; Forget-me-not ~Don't Forget Me~) - Sylvatica + Shoujo-tachi
  2. Eli, Eli, Lema Sabachthani? (My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?) - All cast
  3. Sylvatica Nante Shiranai! (シルベチカなんて知らない!; I Don't Know Any Sylvatica!) - LilyCherryRoseCattleyaNasturtium & Camellia
  4. Mayuki no Teaching (繭期のティーチング; The Teaching of the Chrysalis Period) - Lindou, Silane + Shoujo-tachi
  5. Gensou Genwaku Innocence (幻想幻惑イノセンス; Illusionary, Bewitching Innocence) - Snow
  6. Princess Marguerite (プリンセス・マーガレット) - Marguerite + Jasmine, ClematisMimosa
  7. Aru Niwashi no Monogatari (或る庭師の物語; The Tale of A Certain Gardener) - Sylvatica, Lily + Shoujo-tachi
  8. Hitoribocchi no Snow (ひとりぼっちのスノウ; Lonely Snow) - Cherry + Shoujo-tachi
  9. TRUE OF VAMP - Snow, Lily, Marigold
  10. Kyoudou Gensou Utopia (共同幻想ユートピア; A Shared Illusion of Utopia) - False + Shoujo-tachi
  11. Mou Nakanai to Kimeta (もう泣かないと決めた; I've Decided Not to Cry Anymore) - Marigold
  12. Anata wo Aishita Kioku (あなたを愛した記憶; The Memory of Having Loved You) - Camellia and Sylvatica
  13. Eien no Mayuki no Owari (永遠の繭期の終わり; The End of the Eternal Chrysalis Period) - Lily + Shoujo-tachi
  14. Shoujo Junketsu (少女純潔; Girls' Purity) - All cast

Album Information[]

  • Lyrics: Suemitsu Kenichi (all except #2), Niira Etsuko (#2 only)
  • Compositions and Arrangements: Wada Shunsuke

DVD Tracklist[]

The DVD also includes audio commentary by Suemitsu Kenichi, Wada Ayaka, Sayashi Riho and Kudo Haruka.

  1. Fushi wo Ushinatta Vamp (不死を失ったヴァンプ; Vamp's Lost Eternal Life)
  2. Forget-me-not ~Watashi wo Wasurenai de~ (Forget-me-not ~私を忘れないで~; Forget-me-not ~Don't Forget Me~)
  3. Eli, Eli, Lema Sabachthani? (My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?)
  4. Sanatorium Clan (サナトリウム・クラン)
  5. Sylvatica Nante Shiranai! (シルベチカなんて知らない; I Don't Know Any Sylvatica!)
  6. Dhampir no Shoujo ~ Okusuri no Jikan (ダンピールの少女〜お薬の時間; Dhampir Girl ~ Time for Medicine)
  7. Mayuki no Teaching (繭期のティーチング; The Teaching of the Chrysalis Period)
  8. Kantokuseitachi (監督生たち; Prefects)
  9. Otachi-sama no Tegami ~ Snow no Chuukoku (御館様の手紙〜スノウの忠告; Letter from Master ~ Snow's Advice)
  10. Gensou Genwaku Innocence (幻想幻惑イノセンス; Illusionary, Bewitching Innocence)
  11. Lily to Marigold (リリーとマリーゴールド; Lily and Marigold)
  12. Hajimemashite ~ Initiative no Kougi (はじめまして〜イニシアチブの講義; Nice to Meet You ~ Lecture on Initiative)
  13. Honrou Suru False (翻弄するファルス; Being Toyed by False)
  14. Princess Marguerite (プリンセス・マーガレット)
  15. Koware Hajimeta Basho (壊れはじめた場所; The Place Began to Fall Apart)
  16. Aru Niwashi no Monogatari (或る庭師の物語; The Tale of A Certain Gardener)
  17. Hitoribocchi no Snow (ひとりぼっちのスノウ; Lonely Snow)
  18. Eien ni Sakitsuzukeru Hana (永遠に咲きつづける花; The Flowers Continue to Bloom Eternally)
  19. TRUMP no Densetsu (TRUMPの伝説; The Legend of TRUMP)
  20. TRUE OF VAMP
  21. Kyoudou Gensou Utopia (共同幻想ユートピア; A Shared Illusion of Utopia)
  22. Tachiirikinshi Kuiki (立ち入り禁止区域; Forbidden Area)
  23. Dhampir no Kioku (ダンピールの記憶; Dhampir's Memory)
  24. Mou Nakanai to Kimeta (もう泣かないと決めた; I've Decided Not to Cry Anymore)
  25. Houkai e no Jokyoku (崩壊への序曲; Prelude to the Collapse)
  26. Himitsu no Hana ga Hokorobu (秘密の花が綻ぶ; The Flower of Secrecy Begins to Fray)
  27. Sousou Shuukyoku "Stigma" (葬送終曲「聖痕《スティグマ》」; The Funeral Finale "Stigma")
  28. 800nen Mae no Shashin ~ Initiative no Hatsudou (800年前の写真〜イニシアチブの発動; The Photo from 800 Years Ago ~ Invocation of Initiative)
  29. Anata wo Aishita Kioku (あなたを愛した記憶; The Memory of Having Loved You)
  30. Lily to Snow (リリーとスノウ; Lily and Snow)
  31. False ~ Itsuwari no Clan (False 〜偽りのクラン; False ~ Clan of Falsehood)
  32. Sylvatica no Shinsou (シルベチカの真相; The Truth About Sylvatica)
  33. Eien no Inochi (永遠の命; Eternal Life)
  34. Wryness "Hanazono no Shuuen" (ライネス《花園の終焉》; Wryness "The Garden's Demise")
  35. Eien no Mayuki no Owari (永遠の繭期の終わり; The End of the Eternal Chrysalis Period)
  36. Eien no Mayuki no Hajimari (永遠の繭期のはじまり; The Beginning of the Eternal Chrysalis Period)
  37. Shoujo Junketsu (少女純潔; Girls' Purity)
  38. End Roll (エンドロール)
Bonus Footage
  1. Bonus 1 (特典映像1)
  2. Bonus 2 (特典映像2)

Bonus Original Soundtrack[]

  1. Forget-me-not ~Watashi wo Wasurenai de~ (Forget-me-not ~私を忘れないで~; Forget-me-not ~Don't Forget Me~) - Sylvatica + Shoujo-tachi
  2. Eli, Eli, Lema Sabachthani? (My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?) - All cast
  3. Sylvatica Nante Shiranai! (シルベチカなんて知らない!; I Don't Know Any Sylvatica!) - LilyCherryRoseCattleyaNasturtium & Camellia
  4. Mayuki no Teaching (繭期のティーチング; The Teaching of the Chrysalis Period) - Lindou, Silane + Shoujo-tachi
  5. Gensou Genwaku Innocence (幻想幻惑イノセンス; Illusionary, Bewitching Innocence) - Snow
  6. Princess Marguerite (プリンセス・マーガレット) - Marguerite + Jasmine, ClematisMimosa
  7. Aru Niwashi no Monogatari (或る庭師の物語; The Tale of A Certain Gardener) - Sylvatica, Lily + Shoujo-tachi
  8. Hitoribocchi no Snow (ひとりぼっちのスノウ; Lonely Snow) - Cherry + Shoujo-tachi
  9. TRUE OF VAMP - Snow, Lily, Marigold
  10. Kyoudou Gensou Utopia (共同幻想ユートピア; A Shared Illusion of Utopia) - False + Shoujo-tachi
  11. Mou Nakanai to Kimeta (もう泣かないと決めた; I've Decided Not to Cry Anymore) - Marigold
  12. Himitsu no Hana ga Hokorobu (秘密の花が綻ぶ; The Flower of Secrecy Begins to Fray) - Cherry, Rose, Cattleya & Nasturtium
  13. Sousou Shuukyoku "Stigma" (葬送終曲「聖痕《スティグマ》」; The Funeral Finale "Stigma") - Lily, Sylvatica, Silane & Marigold
  14. Anata wo Aishita Kioku (あなたを愛した記憶; The Memory of Having Loved You) - Camellia and Sylvatica
  15. Eien no Mayuki no Owari (永遠の繭期の終わり; The End of the Eternal Chrysalis Period) - Lily + Shoujo-tachi
  16. Shoujo Junketsu (少女純潔; Girls' Purity) - All cast

Oricon Chart Positions[]

DVD
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 2 6 16 - - - 9 5,162
- - - - - - - 20 1,194

Total reported sales: 6,356

Album
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- - - - - - - 127 567

Total reported sales: 567

Schedule[]

Date Venue Prefecture Doors Open Show Starts
6/5 Ikebukuro Sunshine Theater Tokyo 18:30 19:00
6/6 18:30 19:00
6/7 11:00 11:30
14:30 15:00
18:00 18:30
6/8 11:00 11:30
14:30 15:00
6/10 18:30 19:00
6/11 18:30 19:00
6/12 18:30 19:00
6/13 18:30 19:00
6/14 11:00 11:30
14:30 15:00
18:00 18:30
6/15 11:00 11:30
14:30 15:00
6/20 Morinomiya Piloti Hall Osaka 18:00 18:30
6/21 11:00 11:30
14:30 15:00
  • Total: 19 Shows

Trivia[]

  • This was Oda Sakura's first theatrical production.
  • Kudo Haruka and Nakanishi Kana were the only main cast members with male roles.
  • The names of the characters are all based on flowers.
  • As of September 2014, Suemitsu has planned a sequel to LILIUM under the working title Setsugekka (雪月花).[2]
  • As of March 2015, Suemitsu has also planned a prequel set 40 years after Nirinzaki and 10 years before LILIUM,[3] titled LYCORIS (formerly Forgotten).[4][5]
  • A prequel titled Marigold, which is based on the LILIUM character of the same name and is set 150 years before Nirinzaki, was staged from August 25 to September 9, 2018.[6][7] Tamura Meimi reprised her role as the titular character for Marigold.
  • A sequel titled Kuro Sekai, which followed the character Lily after the events of LILIUM was staged from September 20 to October 20, 2020.[8][9][10] Sayashi Riho reprised her role as the main protagonist for Kuro Sekai.

Gallery[]

Notes[]

  1. ^ The original production of TRUMP was performed in 2009 by Suemitsu Kenichi's own theater group Peacepit. Peacepit performed TRUMP for a second time in 2011 under the title TRINITY THE TRUMP with three versions: TRUTH and REVERSE with all-male casts, and FEMALE with an all-female cast. A third production of TRUMP took place in 2013 and was performed by all-male acting group D2 (part of D-BOYS) with two versions: TRUTH and REVERSE. D2's production of TRUMP is the only one that has been released on DVD.[1]

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