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Akiko Okawara, 37, comes to Tokyo Takarazuka Theater almost every day to catch a stage-door glimpse of Sumire Haruno, a top star who plays a male role in the Takarazuka all-female theater troupe, even when she is not taking in the show.

“It’s because she is so attractive,” said Okawara, who has already seen the latest show more than a dozen times in less than a month.

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