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Kabuki (歌舞伎, kabuki) is the highly stylized classical Japanese dance-drama. Kabuki theatre is known for the stylization of its drama and for the elaborate make-up worn by some of its performers. The individual kanji characters, from left to right, mean sing (歌), dance (舞), and skill (伎). Kabuki is therefore sometimes translated as "the art of singing and dancing." These are, however, ateji characters which do not reflect actual etymology. *

Since the first episode, Alto has been mistaken for a woman thanks to his long hair and beautiful features, but everything doesn't end there. He's a member and heir of one of the most famous Kabuki family, the Saotome. Inheriting his mother's looks, at young age he performed the lead role in the play "Sakura Hime Azuma Bunsho" earning him a lot of fans and becoming a legend even after he left this world.

Even if he was this talented, Alto decided leave everything Kabuki related after a fight with his dad in order to pursue his dream: become a pilot and fly in a limitless sky. Most of his friends already know about the problems with his father and the fact that he doesn't want to inherit the family business. Even his adopted brother, a very passionate kabuki dancer named Yasaburo, tried to change that and failed.

"Even now, you are still acting. The part of a young man who rebels against his father by trying to become a pilot. Even now, you're drunk off playing that trite role. Please stop trying to act so tough."
Yasaburo says that Alto lives as an actor, lying to himself and the people aorund him. This comment made Alto hesitant, but in the end helped him to make up his mind and follow his dreams, leaving behind that weak image of himself and confronting his future without hesitation.