For the record, I think I'm predicting Tomu as the Dragon King and Micchan as part of the troupe of traveling entertainers. (Unless it's Tomochin as the Dragon King, Tomu as the friend with the traveling entertainers, and Micchan in another role?) Nah, I think I'm sticking to what I first said. And then Tomochin can be Tomu's co-bad guy and Masako can also be wit te entertainers.
Oh, and I think Yuuhi used to be evil before she lost her memories XD *scratches head* Maybe she's the Dragon King?
I'm scared of jinxing myself, but I'm really looking forward to this show <3
In other news, Yumiko's dinner show will be entitled "Thank you." How sweet is that???? The fact that Nacchan is in there doesn't surprise me, and hopefully they'll do some Silver Rose Chronicle stuff.. Having Koma as well is an extra bonus <3
1. El Halcon
4. The Second Life
5. Silver Rose Chronicle
(I personally decided to go with original Zuka works, and therefore omitted tsukigumi Ernest in Love, Me and My Girl, and Elisabeth)
( Please work, cut? )
The things we still don't know about are:
( Rambling underneath the cut )
Of course Hankyu will probably throw in a bunch of transfers just to throw me off XD
Kimu is on the short list of my list of favorite otokoyaku, but at the same time I hate the idea of Yumiko being passed up. I'd like to see Yumiko get at least one show as top post-Mizu.
700 yen per personal calendar isn't bad. Obviously I need the Kiriyan calendar, but finances depending I may need the Kimu and Touko ones too... *plots in an evil manner*
P.S. Based on the timing of the 2008 schedule release this time last year, I'm expecting an announcement about the 2009 schedule any day now. As I've whined about before, yours truly doesn't have internet at home, meaning I can't stalk the internet every second of the day. (I can get to Gmail and even Live Journal on my cell phone, but my phone's inability to display Japanese makes looking at the official page useless). In any case, I expect one of you lot to e-mail me if any announcements are made :P
Yukigumi fans will really enjoy Je t’aime/Miroirs when it comes out on DVD. Je t’aime isn’t the best play ever, but it was much better than I thought it would be. Miroirs is a really great revue that I recommend for everyone. Regardless, both halves demonstrate how strong yukigumi is right now. Now please look at the pretty mirrors while I go steal Kimu for tsuki.
I went into this show without knowing a whole lot about it and a lot of things were pleasant surprises. From now on, I want to do this as much as possible. I think I ruined my initial viewing of Mahoroba for myself by going into it knowing too much (I bought the Le Cinq, the Daigekijou program, read other people's reviews, listened to some of the music...) From now on I think I'm going to try to limit myself to the TakaWiki summary and maybe a few promotional pics.
I went to Kiriyan demachi at the Tokyo Gekijou afterwards. According to my fellow cultists, Asako, Kiriyan, and a bunch of other tsukigumi-sei went to see the show on Wednesday (when they had a day off). *grumble* I could have had a Kiriyan sighting if I went yesterday. Oh well, at least by going tonight I got to go to demachi afterwards...
Hopefully what will happen is that Asa will (sadly) retire sometime in the next few years and Kiriyan will take over. I suppose there's still a chance of Yuuhi taking over for a while. Unfortunately now it's back to worrying about if Kiriyan will ever be promoted to top star due to illness. I try to tell myself that it's not worth worrying about since I'm not a doctor, I don't have her medical records, and therefore have no idea what's going on there. Besides, she hasn't missed a show since Bridge of Smiles, Bridge of Tears all the way back in 2003. I guess having Finch is a good luck charm. (I read that she bought him during the period that she was sick to cheer herself up).
In any case, with Kiriyan and Yuuhi out of the way, that leaves Yumiko and Un-chan as the candidates for Osa's replacement. Given that Yumiko just got transferred to yukigumi, Un-chan seems the more logical choice. I suppose that if she gets promoted then Sou Kazuho and Aine Harei will be bumped up? (Assuming they don't bring anyone new in to do the nibante and sanbante roles).
*lets deep breath out* Whew.
So I think this might have been a company booked show. I'm pretty sure it was for people who had Mitsumoto Visa cards (the same company Osa does advertising for). There was someone (who I assume was from the company?) out of stage and doing some announcements before the show started. She then brought out Asuka Yuu, the yukigumi kumichou, who had a few words.
So then the actual show started...
There was a time about a month or two ago that my job was becoming really miserable and I was becoming pretty negative about Japan. During that time, it was really, really good to have Takarazuka, which was something Japanese I could be positive about. The phrase is highly cliched and I usually don't like it, but Takarazuka really is like a world of dreams. A world that I like making visits to.
The first image for Silver Rose Chronicle is up here. Looks nice ^_^
Secondly, TCA music is releasing a whole bunch of stuff. Available starting today are:
-Soragumi's "The Last Party"
-Tsukigumi's "Cinderella Rock"
-Yukigumi's 2000 "Flame of Love" and "Arch of Triumph" (and I believe the special cast verison of the second as well)
Starting on the 22nd is:
-Soragumi's "Pierre the Mercenary", and "A Kiss to the Flames"
-Yukigumi's "Say it Again"
-Tsukigumi's "Twelth Night"
These are all very shiny, but the happiest things are on the 27th, which will have:
-"El Viento" (Asako's dinner show)
-Osaka Samurai :D
Unfortunately you need a Japanese billing address to get this stuff, but you can listen to samples. Also, I believe that j-list.com sells iTunes Japan gift certificates.