Japan's all-woman Takarazuka Revue has kicked off its third Taiwan tour in Taipei with a performance filled with grandeur and style showcasing its unique brand of "woman power."

"We are the world's only all-female musical performance company, and we want the audience here to see that uniqueness and feel the power from our performance," Yuzuru Kurenai, the troupe's top star, told reporters after Friday's rehearsal. The tour started on Saturday.

As the top star, Kurenai plays the leading otoko yaku or male roles opposite Airi Kisaki, who is the top musume yaku or female role player.