We already know that Yuuhi will be playing Nelson and Sumika will be playing Emma. What I'm not sure about is Tomu and Micchan. Tomu is behind the French flag, so does that mean that she's supposed to be Napoleon? And given that William Hamilton (Emma's husband) is a British diplomat and Micchan isn't in military costume, will Micchan be playing Hamilton?
I'm hoping this is the case. Napoleon would be a change for pace for Tomu, who seems to be getting a lot of jilted husband/lover/etc. roles lately. And according to the summary Hamilton quickly grows jealous of Nelson and starts sending him into dangerous battle after dangerous battle. If this means I'll finally get my villainous Micchan, I'm be very pleased <3
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My eternal thanks to Julie for letting me rope her into working on this <3 It was a lot of fun, and a really good learning experience for me <333
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I went to check my mail, and I had a reijou. (In reality Casablanca senshuraku was only two weeks ago, and I stalk my mailbox on a daily basis. Thus far I've only received reijou from Micchan. But given that Eri-chan and Mitsuki have both sent me things before, I'm still hopeful ~_^)
Only in my dream, the reijou I received was from some underclassman I had never written and didn't even know who they were.
My mailbox is a drop-in slot. So sometimes if there are junk flyers you have to pull them out before the rest of the mail can drop out. In this case I pulled some other stuff out, only to find my mailbox overflowing with reijou, all from people I 1) didn't know, and more importantly, 2) hadn't written to. I also got a bunch of random things like photos (sent without envelopes using 10 cent stamps?) and programs from Mami's ochakai (Micchan apparently had a guest spot and sang two songs...?)
I got woken up by my phone going off, and by that point I was more relieved than anything else ^^;
2. This NicoNico clip of a Sky Stage News special in which the soragumi team (Micchan, Monchi and Arisa) and the yukigumi team (Kimu, Mimi, and Rinjou Kira) play Karuta.
(Karuta is a card game is traditionally played at New Year's in Japan. Normally poems get used, but this time they use the first lines of songs. The players then have to race each other to match up the music to the cards of various shows laying out on the table. The songs are from all five troupes over the last two or three years, and it's kind of fun to quiz yourself on how many you can get).
I love how aggresive the Sky Fairies in particular become. Normally they're so shy XD
There's also a clip of the talk section beforehand, in which Micchan and Kimu talk about what they do on New Year's. Kimu likes counting down to midnight, but apparently Micchan has a bad habit of falling sleep five minutes before midnight and then waking up again five minutes after the start of the new year XD
It also cracks me up that Kimu is the only person in the universe who can make Micchan look shy and quiet by comparison XD But they're such cute douki ♥♥♥♥
Funky Sunshine will apparently have (shock!) sun-related things as its theme. Personally I'm just looking forward to the soragumisei saying "Funky Sunshine!" over and over XD
This one seems like it could go either way, but I'm definitely interested <3 Does it sound strange if I say I'm relieved that this isn't an instant "OH MY GOD I MUST SEE THIS" show? ^^; I'm also uncertain as to whether or not Micchan would potentially be transferred out befre this show. Well, no matter what, it appears that there will be Yuuhi and Tomu fighting over the same woman
Oh, and Mizu's sayonara show was announced too (what would be the correct romanization of ロジェ? Because that's the show's name, apparently). And what is it with Masatsuka-sensei and sayonara shows lately? ^^; The revue is called "Rock On", which is also highly amusing <3
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
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
( 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
I keep on looking at the star tab in hopes that people will be back in the show, but no such luck...
What terrifies me is that the really highly ranked people may not even have the option of calling out sick unless they're physically at the point where they can't stand up any more. And given that Micchan is also rehearsing for the buyouakai, I really do worry about her.
Not to mention everyone else.
Get well soon, soragumi!
ETA: Totally didn't look at the bottom of the announcement. It looks like at least Kacha, Dai-chan, Kuracchi, Kyanon, and Sattsun are back as of today's show. That's something at least.
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)
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If she has to retire, at least they've been treating her well lately with both her dinner show and giving her this role.
But as for the rest of the cast not being announced as of right now...Koike, why do I have a feeling that you haven't finished the script yet? :P
ETA: Okay, truth be told, there aren't really any big roles past the ones that have already been announced. The only ones that stand out in my mind are the guy who gets shot at the beginning for his letters of transit and a few of the Ricks' Cafe staff. But even if there aren't a lot of big parts, I have a feeling (*knock on wood*) this is going to be a very good show for watching people doing cute things in the background. After all, the majority of the action takes place in a night club.
But while I can order Ooeyama Kaden photos later (or perhaps even buy them in Japan myself), I have no idea when this will come up again, if ever. And it's such a gorgeous poster T____________T
I'm sort of scared, though...I think just the chirashi went for about 3700 yen last time I saw it on Y!J. I'm not sure if even I can spend more than 5000 yen on a poster, even if it's one that I desperately want -_-; Well, we'll see where this goes. That's the nice thing about setting an auction limit
Is it better if I put in my bid now, or later? *has been trying to stay away from actually purchasing things on Y!J lately*
There was a time when I had more sanity than this.
( Notes from a nice blogger's entry beneath the cut )
Ah...sounds like good times. I am breathless with anticipation for this show to be broadcast on Sky Stage!!! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
We also now officially know that Tomu will be playing Victor Laszlo, Ilsa (Sumika)'s husband. This was kind of a no-brainer IMO. (Keep in mind that Tomu and Sumika interacted in their hanagumi years. Sumika played Tomu's girlfriend in "Scout")
I really am curious what they're going to do with the casting (and not just with Micchan). With two senka members in the cast, it really could go a bunch of different ways. *sigh* I guess I'll just have to wait for shuugoubi, which should be sometime in the second half of September.
I'm expecting that it'll be Yuuhi, Tomu, and Sumika at the press conference tomorrow. I worry sometimes about Micchan falling off the radar (she hasn't been on a poster in a while), but I'm really excited about this show and I'm choosing not to dwell on it too much now :)
Why was I anxiously awaiting this? Because now that Micchan is officially in the cast, my club can actually send me forms and tell me when the ochakai date is. Meaning that I can actually buy a plane ticket and start planning what else I can see, as a lot of things depend on the timing. Of course the club already said that they weren't sending out our 2009 club cards and such until after All of Me is finished in mid-September, and I have a feeling that our Casablanca ticket forms will be included in there. But ticket sales start on October 10th and you would think that they'd want to give us some time to get the forms back to them? Or so I hope? I'm worried about airfare going up, and I do eventually need to give some notice at work about when I'll be gone ^^;
On the other hand, all of this coming up means that I also have to get the cash together to buy tickets not only for Casablanca, but for Last Play as well. And possibly a few other things depending on the timing. (Thank God most clubs don't seem to request ochakai money until a ilttle later on.)
Anyway, we get Isono-san AND Ban-san! :D
For the record, I personally don't think this rules out anyone being transferred into shin-tsukigumi. The mura run of Casablanca ends two weeks before the Tokyo run of Last Play, and there's no reason why someone couldn't be pulled out then.
Er...I don't say that to create panic. There's just certain scenarios that I'm rooting for >.>
In any case, now I'm anxious for who will be playing who. The casting from sanbante down could go a number of different ways and I'm excited to see how it will turn out.