Warning: Spoilers contained within!
- I'm trying to adjust to the sight of Blond Hair!Touko, but I think it'll definitely grow on me. (Besides, it would be a little strange if Percy didn't have blond hair, now that I think about it). *scratches head* Except she wasn't blond on the first publicity picture that went up on the site earlier...oh well, I guess that wasn't a final design anyway.
- According to the article, Touko sang 「ひとかけらの勇気」 (I think this is "Into the Fire") and Touko, Chie, and Asuka sang 「謎解きのゲーム」 (The Riddle). I am praying that this is on the news tomorrow, or at the very least that it shows up on the website soon.
- The casting of Chie as Chauvelin doesn't surprise me, and I think she'll be wonderful. The only thing is I always got the impression from the books and the Broadway musical that Chauvelin wasn't supposed to be younger than Percy... Oh well ^^;; I'm really curious about where Tatsuki You and Suzumi Shio will be cast. I'm guessing they'll end up as either Armand (Marguerite's younger brother), Andrew (Percy's best friend), or Tussaud (a guy who Percy ends up saving).
- For those of you who aren't familiar with Pimpernel, there's an absolutely wonderful number in the middle in which Percy teaches the other members of the League of the Scarlet Pimpernel how to be fops. They wear some pretty outrageous costumes in the process. I always wondered how Takarazuka would deal with this, given that even "normal" costumes in Takarazuka tend to be pretty outrageous. My idea way back when was that originally everyone would be costumed very starkly, so then when Percy begins to dress like a fop there would be a contrast. Judging from the pictures on ENAK this may be the route they're taking (because really, Broadway!Percy would never wear black ;) ). Have I mentioned how happy I am that Koike "I Made Luna, Bara no Fuuin, and Many Other Beautiful Pieces of Crack" Shuuichiro will be directing?
On a random hoshigumi related note, I have a hunch that a star-track otokoyaku is going to be transferred into tsukigumi within the next year. If this is the case, I wonder if one of these could be Tatsuki You or Suzumi Shio, given that they weren’t promoted after Wataru left? Or are those two off the top star track at this point?