Taishou Guuzou Roman: Teikoku Star is a new drama CD series by Rejet, announced during their Where is Love? live broadcast. As the title suggests, the story takes place in Taishou period and focuses on a famous theater troupe. The series covers 5 drama CDs which will be released monthly starting from April.
The story takes place in 1922, after World War I. The developing Empire of Japan has reached a new level of prosperity. However, a twisted darkness left by the war is spreading behind that success.
During those times, an "oasis" lies for the ladies to gather in. "Teikoku Star" is a theatre troupe, where beautiful idols dance and entertain their audience. They are extremely popular with women all over Japan.
The heroine is a student from a commoner background.
One day, she suddenly becomes the owner of the Imperial Theater. There, she finds the idols waiting for her—the stars of the empire with a quirk or two. As the owner in name only, they coldly treat her as their servant.
It's a period when people are not allowed to love freely. The heroine finds herself twisted around by the idols' crooked morality, as well as their extreme actions. What kind of fate lies ahead of the heroine and Teikoku Star—?
The First Star
(CV: Sakurai Takahiro)
Birthday: January 9
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 60 kg
"Tonight, I will tell you the meaning of your life."
The first star of the Imperial Theater. He's half British, smart, and a proficient linguist. He has absolute confidence and the charisma to attract people on stage. While he looks like a refined prince, he's actually two-faced. He often acts like he lives in the moment and tends to do dangerous things. Also has a cynical view of the world.
Release date: April 23, 2014
The Second Star
(CV: Nojima Kenji)
Birthday: March 13
Height: 174 cm
Weight: 62 kg
Hobby: Collecting antiques
"Hey, let me lick your eyes? Then, hehe… it'll be fun."
The second star of the Imperial Theater. He comes from what people call an "upstart" noble family, and he's extremely rich. As a womanizer, he takes every woman he can find. His reason for becoming a star is also because he can get women to come to him. Behind that exterior, he has an intense distrust towards women and only sees them as mere tools.
Release date: May 28, 2014
The Third Star
(CV: Kaji Yuuki)
Birthday: August 3
Height: 165 cm
Weight: 49 kg
Hobby: Playing with stray dogs and cats
"There's no way you can understand my pain. Don't get any closer, ugly."
The third star of the Imperial Theater. His beauty surpasses age and gender, and he's in charge of female roles. Despite his appearance, he despises women. In the past, he was forced to work as a prostitute and it caused him to have extreme distrust of humanity. On the inside, he's actually holding an intense thirst for love.
Release date: June 25, 2014
The Fourth Star
(CV: Kimura Ryouhei)
Birthday: September 15
Height: 172 cm
Weight: 56 kg
"What do you want me to do? Please give me an order. With your voice."
The fourth star of the Imperial Theater. His father was a soldier with a lot of great accomplishments. As a part of a military family, he was excessively taught and trained as he grew up. As the result, his emotions rarely fluctuates. He moves based on orders, just like a machine. However, once he finds an obsession, he will devote his entire heart—up to the point of being persistent.
Release date: July 23, 2014
The Fifth Star
(CV: Kondou Takashi)
Birthday: November 28
Height: 176 cm
Weight: 61 kg
"Knowing when to give up is important, right? It's the aesthetics of ruin."
The fifth and poster star of the Imperial Theater. The heroine's childhood friend, who comes from a family of a feudal lord. He's a young literary enthusiast attending Gakushuin. While he's expressive and kind, he always appears sluggish and admires decadence. He loves the beauty of ruin and demise in literary, which has left a hidden madness deep inside of him.
Release date: August 27, 2014
The CDs will be sold for 2,100 yen each. The artwork is drawn by Kuroyuki.