matataku_hoshi: (Nanami Hiroki "Bara ni Furu Ame")

I’m lucky to have been able to see three shinjinkouen performances since becoming a Takarazuka fan.  They’re always so, so much fun.  Shinko performers only get one chance per run to do their performance and as a result always put 200% into their roles.

Shinkos are always a little rough around the edges, but even with that I found the Casablanca shinko very, very enjoyable on its own.  There were a *lot* of promising siennes in the cast.

My review under the cut )

 
matataku_hoshi: (Micchan "stars")
Since I've gotten home, I haven't managed to get any work done on my grad school admissions essays. And yet I seem to have found the time to finish my Casablanca review AND write a Christmas card to Micchan >.> For the record, I went into this show thinking of it as "Takarazuka Does Casablanca." I don't think anyone could be Humphrey Bogart, etc. so I tried to think of this "Casablanca" as a completely different animal.

 

The Bad )

 

 

The Good )

 

 

Cast Rundown )

 

So in conclusion…no, it’s not an absolutely perfect show. But I really, really love it anyway, and I really recommend that everyone see it

 

Hmm.

Sep. 14th, 2009 10:02 pm
matataku_hoshi: (Kiriyan "just a little crazy")
So it is Marimo.  Well, frankly, I can live with that.  I don't think she and Kiriyan are going to be my next One True Pairing, but I liked her well enough in the Pimpernel shinko and in Kean.

I mean, I would have much preferred Alice or Nacchan.  Not to mention Ai-chan.  But compared to a lot of the other choices that were being speculated about, Marimo is at least acceptable to me.  (Not that the universe is looking for my approval, but you get the idea *g*)

I think my only real objection is that she's 164 centimeters.  While Kiriyan claims to be 167 centimeters, I'm pretty sure she's lying.  That's only about an inch in height difference o.O

In other news, poor Chiaki T__________T  She was awfully cute as Louis Capet in Pimpernel.

ETA: Lest I sound like I'm complaining too much, at least we have a top musumeyaku now.  It's about time!!!!
matataku_hoshi: (Micchan blame)
Daily Sports posted some pictures from Ooeyama Kaden a few days ago.

I especially like Yuuhi looking pretty, Alice-chan looking like she's up to no good somehow, Masako's amusing horns, and a certain girl in blue

The whole production looks really, really pretty, and intriguing to boot.  I'm usually not one for Heian-era nihonmono, but I'm actually excited this time.  I blame it on the fact that it has demons AND a demon-hunting Micchan.  Unfortunately the DVD probably comes out sometime in October *pout*

I'm crossing my fingers that pictures from Apasionado II show up in a few days :D
matataku_hoshi: (Micchan and Tomu)

 

 I have no idea why the review for "Amour, sore wa..." showed up in front of the "Bara ni Furu Ame" review.  I give up on formatting in LJ with cuts -_-;;;  I'm just grateful that everything appeared, didn't sneak out from under the cut, and isn't entirely in bold :P
 

Amour, sore wa... review )

 

Bara ni Furu Ame review )
 
matataku_hoshi: (Micchan blame)
You can tell that Hokushou Kairi has permanently warped my mind when I start becoming excited about a Heian era nihonmono >.>  But we got Watanabe no Tsuna!!!!  (Okay, so this is what I had been expecting from the beginning, but I was afraid to get my hopes up after the disappointment of BeruBara: Alain Hen.

From my limited internet research, this is what I've figured out about some of the other roles:  )Cut for speculation )

 

Hmmm.

May. 30th, 2009 10:19 pm
matataku_hoshi: (Default)
Cast lists for Ooeyama Kanden and Phoenix Wright 2 are up, and it looks like Junya Chitose has the musumeyaku lead for the latter.  (It it wasn't going to be Alice-chan, then I had my bets on Tara-chan or maybe even Rere).  I'm kind of disappointed (hanging out with [profile] wao_wao  rubs off on me, and I'm starting to become genuinely very fond of Alice), but she should at least get the nibante musumeyaku role in Hakata.  I don't really know anything about Junya Chitose period.  She's kind of been off my musumeyaku radar.

Micchan is, as I expected, in the Hakataza cast.  I'm (knock on lots of wood) expecting her to be Watanabe no Tsuna when the actual cast list comes out.  I've been a bit paranoid that she would be jumped over by someone during the regime change, but I don't see anyone in the cast list who would do that.  Team Hakataza also gets Masako ♥ ♥ ♥ 

I'm normally not much of a fan of Heian era nihonmono (simply because they tend to be extremely angsty and the Japanese is hard to follow), but the fantasy element of this one intrigues me.

Also, much love for Mii-chan being in Phoenix Wright 2.  I wonder if she'll play the same character?  And I wonder what Tomochin will be doing.  I think she could do a good Edgeworth, but who knows if they'll recast the role.  If nothing else she would make a good villian.
 

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