My Japanese is as spotty as ever, but from what I can gather from this announcement (and please correct me if I'm wrong)
1. Takarazuka will be doing an adaptation of a Korean drama. I'm not familiar with it, but this is the NHK page
. Uh...cool costumes? I'm intrigued. (This was the part that confused the most, so please correct me if I got this wrong)
2. They're changing the schedule from 2009 onwards so that every troupe will have two Grand Theater performances in a calendar year. (As it stands now, I believe they only do 8 Grand Theater shows a year, meaning that two troupes only do one in a calendar year). This means that all Grand Theater shows will have their runs shortened by about a week. Not sure how I feel about this.
3. Ticket prices are going up by 1000 yen for SS seats and 500 yen for S seats. Bah. Can't say I'm thrilled with this development, but I guess I'd rather Takarazuka stayed in business.
What does it say about me that I haven't even left Japan yet and already I'm eying tsuki and sora's dates for 2009? Ideally I'd go at the beginning of June so that I could catch both tsuki and sora, but it's going to depend on my schedule...
ETA: Okay, it looks like they're giving the Korean drama to hanagumi and Yuu/Ayane-chan. I know nothing about this series, but if the pictures are any indication, certain princesses will be dead.
I'm glad they're not giving up on Yuu. And I'm really glad that Ayane-chan will be getting a cool role again! It's been too long.