matataku_hoshi: (Kiriyan "just a little crazy")
Watched the 2006 TCA special last night.  It was okay and kept me entertained while I got some hand sewing work done, but generally wasn't my thing.

That being said, there were a few sections I liked, particularly when nearly everyone was on stage to sing "Joyful."  It was so cool to see, for example, Morie on stage at the same time as Touko.  And Kiriyan got to sing How to Succeed.

I have to say, though, somehow Nova Bossa Nova songs don't get old, or at least I still enjoy them.  Tom may have sung Nova Bossa Nova songs in every TCA special since she performed the show back in 1999, but she can certainly still sing "Sinner Man" very nicely.  (I also have a weakness for the version of Amour, Amour sung by Tom AND Mami in the 2007 special)

It's probably time for me to go to bed.
matataku_hoshi: (Micchan blame)

Now I remember why I haven't been translating so much lately...because it takes forever.  Comments are highly appreciated XD

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"Especial Time ~As You Like~": Hokushou Kairi and Yuzuki Reon

(Graph March 2009)

Disclaimer:
I’m just an amateur who does these for fun and to improve my Japanese.  My apologies for any mistakes contained within.  Do not repost or retranslate without getting permission first.

Many, many thanks to [profile] jess_in_japan for putting up with my grammar questions.  Also lots of thanks to [personal profile] sumire_no_hana  who was VERY generous in indulging a highly impatient fangirl with a scan of this article about 48 hours after it was published XD

Micchan and Chie talk about sneaking around the set of Nova Bossa Nova, cooking, adlibs, blood types, and more )

matataku_hoshi: (Mami/Rika)
Last night I had a dream that I ran into Mami.  I'm afraid I'm bad at remembering details, but I think this somehow involved me brushing against her running into her and getting to talk for a few minutes.  It was an extremely doki-doki experience <33333

This might have something to do with why I'm watching the tsukigumi version of Nova Bossa Nova.  I'm not sure why when I watched this way back when I thought it paled compared to the yukigumi version.  I haven't seen the yukigumi version in a long time, but the tsukigumi honkouen at least is a lot beter than I remembered it.  (I'm still on the opening number, we'll see how it goes from here)

I'm with everyone else who says that it's time to restage this one <3
matataku_hoshi: (Mami/Rika)
Hankyu has given us no scandalous news recently, and I don't have anything to do while waiting for my disc to copy.  In the mean time, I'm subjecting my friends list to scattered thoughts on a few shows I've been watching lately :P

Excalibur, Rika's sayonara show, and Mami's sayonara show )
matataku_hoshi: (Micchan blame)
First of all, I'd like to thank the survey respondents for being by and large intelligent with their answers.  With the 2008 "Enchanted by..." series in Graph, I got the impression that people were just writing in with the most recent thing they'd seen :P

For those of you who haven't seen Brilliant Dreams: Stage before, each episode focuses on a different performer.  A few months beforehand, the Sky Stage websites ask fans to write in with what they think that performer's most notable role/scene/etc. has been to date.  Each episode's guest then comments on each answer.

I bolded the important parts so that you stand a chance of getting through my commentary )
matataku_hoshi: (Micchan and Tacchin in The Second Life)
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)

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