Oozora Yuuhi (Sora 空): Sky ("Sora" is an alternate reading of the "zora" part of Yuuhi's name)
Nono Sumika (Miu 美雨): Beautiful Rain (?)
Suzuna Saya (Yun 雲): Cloud
Ranju Tomu (Ran 嵐): Storm ("Ran" is from "Ranju")
Yuumi Hiro (Aisu 氷): Ice (氷 translates to "ice", and "Aisu" would be this word in katakana)
Hokushou Kairi (Kai 海): Sea ("Kai" is from "Kairi")
Toki Irisu (Fon 風): Wind
Hasumi Yuuya (Hyou 雹): Hail
Junya Chitose (Fogu 霧): Fog (霧 translates to "fog", "Fogu" is a katakana-ized way of writing this)
Nanami Hiroki (Rui 涙): Tears
Aihana Chisaki (Hien 飛燕): Flying Swallow (?)
Fujisaki Eri (Mizore 霙): Sleet
Sorahane Riku (Sou 蒼): Blue
Aizuki Hikaru (Kou 紅): Rouge
Names I haven't figured out yet: Amou Tamaki (Yan Yan 欣欣), Houshou Dai (Bunjaku 文雀), Hanatsuyu Sumika (Fon Fon 芳芳)
I'm having way too much fun XD Also, I'm predicting Kai-chan as Sumika's lover who vanished. It's the kind of role she's good at, and with a name that means tears...? Poor Kai-chan ;)
Alas Mitsuki (my favorite 94th) didn't get a named role, but neither did a lot of other people. I'm mostly just glad that she got into a show at all.
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
KACHA AS THE LEAD!!!!!!
KAI-CHAN AS NIBANTE!!!!!!
AND ERI-CHAN'S FIRST SHINKO LEAD!!!!!!!!
*continues running around excitedly*
(Yeah, wao_wao and co. have trained me well ^^;)
Seriously, Fujisaki Eri is perfect for this role, as she has a lot of spunk. She's been ignored in shinkos lately and I'm so glad she's getting some recognition. Nagina Ruumi as the lead was a no-brainer, but I'm glad that Nanami Hiroki will also get a good role.
Senka: Todoroki Yuu
Hanagumi: Asaka Manato, Shirahana Remi, Nozomi Fuuto
Yuki: Mizu Natsuki, Aihara Mika, Ayabuki Mao, Otozuki Kei, Ayana Oto, Ozuki Tooma, Sagiri Seina, Saou Kurama, Daigo Seshiru, Ootsuki Sayu, Renjou Makoto, Karyou Shizuru, Manaka Ayu
Hoshi: Yuzuki Reon, Yumesaki Nene, Suzumi Shio, Ayami Haya, Ouki Kaname, Yumeno Seika, Kurenai Yuzuru, Aono Yuki, Makaze Suzuho
Sora: Oozora Yuuhi, Nono Sumika, Yuumi Hiro, Ranju Tomu, Toki Irisu, Hanakage Arisu, Harukaze Misato, Houshou Dai, Hasami Yuuya, Nagina Ruumi, Junya Chitose, Aihana Chisaki, Nanami Hiroki
Chorus: Otohana Yuri (Hoshi), Toumi Sarasa (Yuki), Nanase Ririko (Sora), Mikage Rin (Sora), Kanon Mai (Sora), Fujisaki Eri (Sora), Hanasato Mana (Sora), Momochi Ito (Sora), Matsukaze Akira (Sora), Hoshibuki Ayato (Sora), Fuuma Kakeru
-I'm really excited to see that Kai-chan (Nanami Hiroki) is in the regular soragumi cast. I don't think she's the top star track type, but the company has been paying attention to her and that makes me very happy <3
-Had tsukigumi been around for this one, it would have been funny to maybe see Asako try to do a one-woman Elisabeth ;) Ah well.
-Looking at the hoshigumi lineup, I think I finally see why everyone is complaining about them being so young ^^; (For a while I was jealous that they at least have upperclassmen to play the mother/father type roles. In comparison, tsukigumi right now has Hanase Mizuka, an 81st, as its oldest musumeyaku...)
-As much as I'm glad that sora will be appearing in the TCA special this year (it's been a while!!), I feel bad for Yuuhi, Sumika, Tomu, and Micchan (and I here I was trying to make an entire post without mentioning her ^^;) who have to rehearse for the TCA special, the buyoukai, AND perform in Casablanca T_______T But they've at least had a decent amount of time off between Ooeyama Kaden/Phoenix Wright and the start of Casablanca rehearsals <3
...Exactly how crazy have we (and the siennes we fangirl) become when getting two weeks off after months of non-stop rehearsing/performing seems reasonable? -_-;