The Takarazuka Revue is a Japanese all-female musical theater troupe based in Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. Women play all roles in lavish, Broadway-style productions of Western-style musicals, and sometimes stories adapted from shojo manga and Japanese folktales. The troupe takes its name from the Hankyu Takarazuka rail line in suburban Osaka. The company is a division of the Hankyu Railway company; all members of the troupe are employed by the company. See "Takarazuka Revue". Wikipedia. Retrieved 2014-11-12.