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
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
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 :)
This only makes me more excited about the Takarazuka version. I suspect it could be a very talk-y show, but it suits the atmosphere. And I wonder how they'll incorporate "As Time Goes By" and the other songs? Or maybe they'll have to go with other songs if getting the original copyright is a problem?
Anyway, I decided to write down my casting predictions. I always like doing these and going back later to see how I did. (For the record, I'd like to brag that wao_wao and I predicted long before the summary of Paradise Prince was released that Tomu would be an evil, corporate villain trying to get Tani to sell out and Micchan would play Tani's friend XD)
( Here's looking at you, kid. )
( From my limited internet research, this is what I've figured out about some of the other roles: )( Cut for speculation )
They also have the official poster. The color scheme reminds me of Asaki Yume Mishi II.
I have to admit, I'm mostly interested in this because I want to know if Micchan will play Watanabe no Tsuna. (Anything less than that would be a demotion, really :P *knocks on lots of wood*)
It looks like this just went up on the Hakataza site today, which makes me wonder if we'll have any more information on the official site before the end of today. Maybe I shouldn't fall asleep quite yet? (Then again, sleep is good ^^;;;;)