matataku_hoshi: (Kiriyan "stand up and sing")
Not that this is very surprising, but Kiriyan gave Yumiko the douki flowers at Yumiko's sayonara show.

If that's not cute, I don't know what is <3
matataku_hoshi: (Yuuhi with glasses by pam_hikaru)
The Shangri La poster looks even more like Final Fantasy X a video game XD  (The photoshopping only makes it moreso ^^;) But in all seriousness if this is any indication, I'm seriously excited for the costuming possibilities.

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

Meme~~~~~!

Nov. 4th, 2009 11:16 pm
matataku_hoshi: (Kiriyan "just a little crazy")
First, list six Takarazuka plays you love, or ask someone to assign you six.

1. El Halcon
2. LUNA
3. A/L
4. The Second Life
5. Silver Rose Chronicle
6. Scout

(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? )
 
matataku_hoshi: (Kiriyan "up to no good")
It made my speculation-happy heart very joyful last night to see some new show announcements <3333  The rest of the 2009 schedule (as in which troupe is playing where, *not* which shows and their leads) has been up here for a while now.

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
matataku_hoshi: (Kiriyan "just a little crazy")
It's been interesting reading the opinions on potential tsukigumi Elisabeth casting.  Some people are really excited about the idea of someone they like being cast as Franz, and some dread the idea.  The same goes for Lucheni.[Poll #1338015]

Calendars!

Aug. 25th, 2008 07:03 pm
matataku_hoshi: (Kiriyan "up to no good")
Hankyu just made an announcement about the release of the 2009 calendars, which will be on October 10th.  Along with the usual suspects, Kimu will have her own personal calendar this year.  She also makes it onto the star calendar along with the top stars and nibante.  This fact, along with a lot of other little things, only confirms my hunch that Hankyu is treating Kimu like a second nibante in yukigumi.

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
matataku_hoshi: (Tonami Princess)
From some of the comments I had heard about this show, I was expecting it to be really bad.  Maybe it was the result of low expectations, but I enjoyed “Je t’aime” a lot.  It’s not Kimura Shinji’s best work, but at the same time it was a very fun hour and a half at the theater.

 

 

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.

…what?

matataku_hoshi: (Tonami Princess)
I should be taking care of some e-mails.  I should be cleaning my apartment since I have a friend coming in tomorrow from out of town.  Instead, I'm writing my review of Silver Rose Chronicle, which I saw tonight.

my review )

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...
matataku_hoshi: (Kiriyan "just a little crazy")
I accidentally hit a wrong button and deleted all of what I had written.  So this is the somewhat shorter version: Kiriyan has been announced as being in Arex, tsukigumi's upcoming Theater Drama City show.  Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that means with rehearsal schedules and everything that she's going to be staying in tsuki for the time being.  The same goes for Yuuhi, who will be having a Bow Hall at the same time.  Yes, I know you all told me that Hankyu probably wouldn't move her, but Hankyu isn't always logical and I was worried.  It's not that I didn't want Kiriyan to be top star, it's that I was really worried that if they made her the next top star of hana that she was going to go the way of Kashige.  And in my very biased opinion, she deserves a lot more than that.

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.
.
matataku_hoshi: (kimu by alieu)
About a week ago my friend who had hooked me up with Elisabeth tickets before e-mailed me to say that she had ended up with some extra tickets.  When she offered me the chance to go again, I jumped on it.  Hey, it saved me the trouble of having to get toujitsuken ^_^

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.
matataku_hoshi: (Aran Kei)

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.

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