Okay, so when it comes to Takarazuka I'm not a big fan of YouTube. I feel like too many people use it as an excuse to not buy official merchandise. However, I will admit that occasionally I browse it for anything interesting. Today I came across two such things that I wanted to show to my friends list (and hey, neither has an official DVD release :P):Kiriyan in the Nova Bossa Nova shinko:
You can also see Tani in the background. It's been nearly ten years since they last did Nova Bossa Nova. Occasionally I daydream about them doing it again for Kiriyan when she becomes top star (knock on wood). Then again, if Hankyu was
going to do it again they might want to give it to another troupe. Anyway, at least there's the shinjinkouen, and Kiriyan does beautifully in my highly biased opinion. (Despite er...recent stuff, I'm still a huge Kiriyan fan, believe it or not. Oh, polyandry...)
Moving onto the other girl in my life, someone posted Kimi ni Tsutaetai Koto ga Aru
, Micchan's piano solo from The Second Life. This comes out pretty well on video, but what you don't see when it's video and not live is the fact that the orchestra is completely at rest during this song while Micchan plays the piano. I mean, you know that objectively from watching the video, but somehow the atmosphere was different in the theater. Tacchin also has some amazing acting moments in the latter half of this song. I really, really wish there were alternate angles (which there aren't since it's a Sky Stage broadcast) because the second half of this song is when both Micchan and Tacchin have their best moments IMO, and unfortunately the camera can only focus on one of them at a time.
(For anyone who is bored, the same user also posted a lot of stuff from tsukigumi's recent MiiMai)