matataku_hoshi: (Tonami Princess)
I crashed very, very early last night.  Sometime between then and waking up the initial photography for Russian Blue and hanagumi's Me and My Girl went up.

In regards to Russian Blue, it looks like it could be a really cute show, and they both look good.  But...I'll admit that it's really strange to think of a new yukigumi Daigekijou show without Tonami ;_______;  My first yukigumi show was the 2007 Elisabeth, so I've always associated yukigumi with her.  Then again, I've always been an advocate of Takarazuka-in-motion as people have been calling it, so it's not like yukigumi could have stayed the way it was, given how often and how fast things change.  I will try my best not to be bitter that Mika and not Nacchan got the new spot -_-;;  *waves the Kimu flag in an attempt to think of happy things*

As for hanagumi's MiiMai, Ayane-chan and particularly Yuu-kun look fabulous.  I don't follow hanagumi very much, but this could be a lot fun <3
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: (Osa and Ayane-chan)
Lucia, you are one VERY lucky fangirl.

2009 seems to be the year of the revival, or at least that's what it feels like.  I suppose I should be sick of MiiMai by now, but the truth is I've grown very fond of it.  And I could definitely see Yuu and Ayane as Bill and Sally.

Does this mean that there might be another chance for Yuuhi!Jackie?  Or will Miwacchi get a female role yet again? *snicker*

There's certainly never a dull moment around here lately ^^;;

matataku_hoshi: (Yuuhi "huh")
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.
matataku_hoshi: (Aran Kei)
Spring break=sitting in the staff room with no work and no classes for eight hours a day=sketchy translations.  ([profile] wao_wao, I hope it's okay that for the title of the article I used what you had come up with in the Mizu version.  Let me know if it's not)

matataku_hoshi: (Aran Kei)
This was another one that I found on VHS at Takarazuka-an.  I’m afraid I have to confess that I’ve never seen a full version of BeruBara until now.  I’ve seen the Kiriyan digest, which on first viewing I thought was only so-so and rather overdone.  At the time, I thought it just wasn’t Kiriyan’s best role.  In retrospect I think I just wasn’t prepared for exactly what BeruBara is.  

In other news, exactly why did I get so fixed on this idea of going to the Mahoroba senshuraku?  I tried bidding on one ticket and lost, and I have a feeling I’m going to get outbid on another.  I’m not sure if I can get anything for less than 20,000 yen.  With that money I could go see the show almost three times in S-seki on other days.

Is there any chance of getting something through the general sale?  I have a feeling I’m going to start having dreams about the Loppi machine at Lawsons…

matataku_hoshi: (Shirosaki Ai "summer dream")
Ai-chan is going to be the female lead in Hollywood Lover, which also has Yuuhi.  I don't think Yuuhi and Ai-chan have been paired together before, so I'm interested to see how they do.  I have some problems sometimes with Ai-chan's singing and acting, but she's so cute that I can't help but like her anyway.

I would mention the names of their characters, except I think so many people are trying to connect to the Takarazuka homepage right now that it's timing out. In case anyone missed it though, Enak reported that Un-chan (Matobu Sei) is the next hanagumi top star.  I think everyone is now waiting for Hankyu to make the announcement and to post the schedule.
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.
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