I dunno, maybe this girl is actually really talented and completely deserving. The truth is I know nothing about her. But...there's a part of me that's grumpy and wants all of these young upstarts to wait their turn :P
I guess I'll be satisfied as long as Toshi (Uzuki Hayate) gets in a lead before she graduates from shinkos. I've been fond of her ever since she was a Sky Fairy in 2007-2008, and I'll be annoyed if she gets passed up. And that's the thing, really...the young ones still have plenty of time. Do they have to jump over the ones who are down to their last year of shinkos? Toshi does have Maya-san's role. Senka roles sometimes aren't as exciting, but if it's Maya-san it could be good <3333
It looks like Shizuku doesn't have a big shinko role since she's not among the roles that were released today. Speaking of musumeyaku, since that there's no top musumeyaku in tsukigumi, there's no musuemyaku shinko lead either. (I am so ready for this whole "no top musumeyaku" thing to be over :P)
It's interesting to see which honkouen roles have been cast with shinko counterparts at this point and which haven't. You would think that would indicate which ones will be major. (The ones that have been filled with shinko counterparts thus far are Asako, Kiriyan, Ahi, Sonoka, Morie, Ai-chan, Touka Yurino, Masaki, Shizuku, and Ranno Hana).
Oh, and Mirio in the shinko lead was kind of a no-brainer ^^;
Okay, okay, so she's already played the role of Parchester twice, and you could make the argument that some other should have a turn. But she was...amazing beyond words in the 2008 Daigekijou version. MiiMai is an incredible show to begin with and chock full of really, really good performances, so saying that Maya-san's role was my favorite means a lot.
My favorite part of her "Lambeth Walk" is when she starts going into her white man dance XD
Kyou Misa is also listed in the cast, and will most likely be playing Maria again.
ETA: It just occurred to me that this probably means that Hacchi-san won't be Parchester. But she'll probably be Hethersett, which is a very fun (and decently sized) role. (Honestly, I think I have an easier time imaginging her as Hethersett rather than the slightly-goofy Parchester).
Now if I ran the world, Ichika would be Jackie. But since I don't...my guess is still that Miwacchi will get it. Miwacchi is probably the hanagumisei I'm the most interested in, but the whole idea of her in drag is getting...well, I'm sure you know ^^;
Before the show I was talking to a tsukigumi fan friend of mine. She said that there are some shows that she dreads having to see multiple times, but this isn’t one of them and that she was smiling the entire way through. I agree completely. If you have the opportunity, I really recommend seeing this one, regardless of whether or not you’re a fan of tsukigumi or any of the Takarasiennes involved.
I love the idea of Ai-chan playing Jackie. There's so few good roles for musumeyaku. I always love otokoyaku in drag, but it's nice to see a musumeyaku getting an opportunity. Mirio, I'm not as sure about. She seems alright enough (and admittedly I haven't seen much of her), but I worry about how she's leapfrogging over Morie, Maggie, and Masaki, who I like more.
Honestly, I would have rather seen Yuuhi or Kiriyan as Jackie seducing Asako in a negligee, but I'll take what I can get.
Can someone help convince me that John is a good role? Oh well, and least this way Kiriyan gets to propose to (hopefully) Taki-san.
Also, yay for Misa Noeru joining the cast! She does seem to have unofficially been adopted in tsukigumi these days, which makes me very happy :D
I decided to give the show another chance. Well, not like I couldn't since I already had bought tickets, but you get the idea. I'm happy to say that while Mahoroba/Magician no Yuutsu is not my Favorite Show Ever, I had a much more positive experience.
There are it seems still a few tickets left for the final performance on Friday. The temptation to call in sick to work is...highly, highly, tempting, but unfortunately it would make me feel like an ass and I'd rather be on my school's good side. Luckily for me I'm going back Thursday ^_^
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