Musical Sougen no Hito
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Musical Sougen no Hito
Album by Hello! Project
Native title ミュージカル草原の人
Released May 21, 2003
Genre J-Pop
Format DVD, VHS
Recorded February 7-11, 2003 & February 15-23, 2003
Label zetima zetima
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Flyer February 15-23rd

Musical Sougen no Hito (ミュージカル草原の人; Musical Prairie Girl) is a DVD /VHS released on May 21, 2003. The video release also featured a little concert and a Making-of with birthday parties for Otani Masae and Shibata Ayumi) It is based on a poem/lyrics by late enka singer Hibari Misora.

A soundtrack and single was also released.


Set in Yokohama during the early 1952 summer, when postwar confusion has begun to finally calm down. Inoue Aiko (Matsuura), who loves jazz, helps to manage her foster father Yuzo’s Western food restaurant Kiraku, working as a «draw girl». Their specialty is an omelette with rice for which they are known around the neighborhood. Nakabayashi Noboru (Shibata), the heir son of the movie theater Minato Za (which is directly opposite Kiraku) is in love with Aiko, but hasn’t proposed officially yet. One day, Aiko meets Iwai «Cane» Tokio again, whom she knew from the orphanage she lived in as a child. Tokio came to Yokohama to enter the Korean War as an American marine. He is relieved to see Aiko living brightly and happily, but will head for the battlefield shortly… A first love story of robust youths living in postwar Japan.


  • Matsuura Aya as Inoue Aiko
  • Toda Rinne as Ooshiro Tamako (daughter of a real estate agent)
  • From Melon Kinenbi
  • Ensemble
    • Kato Noriko as Iwai «Cane» Tokio
    • Ogishima Shinichi as Inoue Yuzo
    • Yuka Eri as Kojima Kazumo (Mother of Jun Kissa)
    • Yokoyama Chisa as Tachibana Mariko (Aiko's real mother)
    • Tsuji Sayaka as Yoshida Mary
    • Noguchi Hiroko (Dance Ensemble)
    • Katagiri Yuko (Dance Ensemble)
    • Kawazaki Miki (US Military Official)
    • Ikegami Ryo as Lt. Richard (US Marine Corps Lieutenant)
    • Nao (Gee-Hoizu) as Shirakawa Belle (US Military Interpreter)
    • Oshimizu Hakata (Dance Ensemble)
    • Michima (Dance Ensemble)


  • Musical Sougen no Hito
  • Yeah! Hot Live (mini-concert) with Melon Kinenbi
    1. The Bigaku
    2. ♡Momoiro Kataomoi♡
    3. 100kai no Kiss
    4. LOVE Namida Iro
    5. Yeah! Meccha Holiday
  • DVD Backstage Bonus
    • Interviews and a birthdaycake for Shibata Ayumi and Otani Masae



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