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
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Funky Sunshine will apparently have (shock!) sun-related things as its theme. Personally I'm just looking forward to the soragumisei saying "Funky Sunshine!" over and over XD
This one seems like it could go either way, but I'm definitely interested <3 Does it sound strange if I say I'm relieved that this isn't an instant "OH MY GOD I MUST SEE THIS" show? ^^; I'm also uncertain as to whether or not Micchan would potentially be transferred out befre this show. Well, no matter what, it appears that there will be Yuuhi and Tomu fighting over the same woman
Oh, and Mizu's sayonara show was announced too (what would be the correct romanization of ロジェ? Because that's the show's name, apparently). And what is it with Masatsuka-sensei and sayonara shows lately? ^^; The revue is called "Rock On", which is also highly amusing <3
For the record, I think I'm predicting Tomu as the Dragon King and Micchan as part of the troupe of traveling entertainers. (Unless it's Tomochin as the Dragon King, Tomu as the friend with the traveling entertainers, and Micchan in another role?) Nah, I think I'm sticking to what I first said. And then Tomochin can be Tomu's co-bad guy and Masako can also be wit te entertainers.
Oh, and I think Yuuhi used to be evil before she lost her memories XD *scratches head* Maybe she's the Dragon King?
I'm scared of jinxing myself, but I'm really looking forward to this show <3
In other news, Yumiko's dinner show will be entitled "Thank you." How sweet is that???? The fact that Nacchan is in there doesn't surprise me, and hopefully they'll do some Silver Rose Chronicle stuff.. Having Koma as well is an extra bonus <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 :)
I especially like Yuuhi looking pretty, Alice-chan looking like she's up to no good somehow, Masako's amusing horns, and a certain girl in blue.
The whole production looks really, really pretty, and intriguing to boot. I'm usually not one for Heian-era nihonmono, but I'm actually excited this time. I blame it on the fact that it has demons AND a demon-hunting Micchan.
I'm crossing my fingers that pictures from Apasionado II show up in a few days :D
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 ^^;;;;)
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 ^^;;
( Thoughts on the show and the Saeko/Kurara combi underneath the cut )
The key to the bathroom for my office is attached to a large fly swatter. Every time I walk to the bathroom I have to resist the urge to make poses like Yuuhi in the Gin-chan no Koi poster (which may in fact be my favorite poster of 2008. You just can't beat the pimp suit and the fly swatter).
That is all.