glitra: (Sabrina - Mattsu)
As expected Nozomi Fuuto and Maaya Kiho were announced the next top stars of Snow Troupe. It's not suprising in the least, but it is still delightful. Congratulations are due to both of them.

I'm not as keen on their debut show as I am on the pair of them. I mean, In the Amber Hued Rain... really? I mean, it is Daimon so this very hanagumi show is not a surprise, but meh. I know the cream of the crop in terms of plays never are really chosen for national tour (looking at you Valencia... looking at you), but whatever. I'm also grumpy on behalf of all the poor Chigi fans who are watching their new top stars tour with their actresses taidan revue with a cheap attempt at rebranding. I see you hankyu.. and I do not approve.

That being said, I'm sure their Grand Theatre debut will be something worth both of their vocal talents. A lot of rumblings about Phantom, which I could get behind. It hasn't been out of the cupboard since Tomu's debut.

I'm not huge into yukigumi these days, but damn, that taidan list. Hugs all around to everyone involved. I'm sure their last show will be worthy of their talents
glitra: (Tomu - Bugs)

Irodori Michiru [wiki]
Debut: 2013 Rose of Versailles - Fersen
Recent main roles: 2015 - Lupin III as Louise Charles and 2015 One Night of Stars as Sen (shinjinkouen)

Favorite Takarazuka workSusano-o
Favorite Movie… Edward Scissorhands
            Character… the cup balancing character, Fuchiko-chan.
            Thing…. taking various pictures
Charm Point… It’s when I laugh and my eyes disappear isn’t it? (laughs)
Something you want to try onstage… Generally speaking, I want to play varied characters. I don’t want to be a fixed type, from now on I want to continue show my various countenances to the audience.
Something you want to try offstage… Jigsaw puzzles! I bought a big area 500 piece puzzle, but I haven’t had time to do it. This year I want to complete it!! (laughs)
Where you want to focus on onstage and your own appeal… From day to day rehearsals and performances I want to vigorously give it my all. I’m proud to be a member of the Takarazuka Revue, so I want to continue to devote myself to it.

Schedule

Aug. 16th, 2016 10:59 pm
glitra: (Tomu - Bugs)
In a surprise move they announced more of the schedule today, which is strange. They tend to announce on late Friday afternoon these days. I was joking with Carly that I was having such a shit day they were going to announce Madoka's transfer to hanagumi just to really put the cherry on an emotionally shit day.

Instead we got the next Snow Troupe grand theatre. Sagiri Seina and Sakihi Miyu will be doing a play based of Sun in the Last Days of the Shogunate. Wikipedia article here. There is much more information on the Japanese wikipedia page, but my brain is shut off for the night, as I've just watched Vampire Sucessions finale about 10 times a row. Anyway, it's a 1957 black and white movie about the main character "outwit[ting] the inhabitants of a brothel in order to survive in straitened times." Is that not the most Chigi-sounding show ever?! Chigi causing havoc in a brothel. 10/10 sign me up for that shit.

This will be adapted and directed by Koyanagi Naoko, who has done some good stuff before. Lupin III was hers, as was Shangri-la and Shall we Dance. I think we will get a solid Chigi-style adaptation out of this. I'm optimistic. It helps that she has been working with Koike on Elisabeth and has been learning from him.

The show however reads ominous, being titled "Dramatic S". A show written and directed by featuring a startling large amount of "s" themed words. Sagiri Seina. Sakihi Miyu. Snow Troupe. Splendor. Song & Dancing Show. Nakamura Kazunori will be writing and directing. He's done a lot of decent shows, I'm sure he will work something up that's good for yukigumi.

If these don't signal the end of Chigi's reign I will be really shocked. Honestly, I'm going to be sad to see her go. She's a wonderful actress, who has had a wonderful career. If she didn't make my heart hurt and my brain didn't flash giant 'hazard' signs at her gaunt frame I would be happy to see her stick around. Her and Miyu are sunshine and dynamite together.
glitra: (Sabrina - Mattsu)
So, as we all know, I'm a huge fan of classic American movies, so I was really looking forward to watching this show. I wasn't disappointed...
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glitra: (Tomu - Bugs)
Stage Name: Seika Rian
Birthday: November 30th
Blood Type: AB
Nickname: Rio, Karian
Nickname Origin: Karian was given to me by Chigi!
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glitra: (Tomu - Bugs)
Best Revue: Flower Troupe's Fantasia. It was the best show that I've ever seen live. The pieces were all fantastic and the overall show was amazing. My personal favorite scene is the Otokoyaku dance, which actually won an award.

Best One Act Play: Snow's Hoshiai. It was a beautiful production, a beautiful plot and one of the best overall piece I've seen Snow Troupe do since I got here in 2012. I've even watched the DVD a couple of time, which says something since current Yukigumi is not my jam.

Best Two Act Play: Ahh. This one is actually really hard. I loved Aida because it was a fantastic piece for the top stars, however most everyone else got shafted in this show. It was a lot of "random background soldier number 16". However, it was gorgeous sounding and looking. The final tomb scene is heartbreaking. If anyone was debating getting the BluRay I highly recommend it. BUT, 1789 was also a really good show. 1789 was an ensemble piece that had amazing cast and allowed a lot of people to chance to shine and show their stuff. Which is good considering the hot mess that Moon Troupe has been. Chapi's duet with Fersen was gorgeous.

Best Small Theatre show: Top Hat. Easily. I thought briefly about answering Jirokichi. Both were good. But let's be real here... Top Hat is Asaka Manato playing Asaka Manato. It was glorious to watch. The entire cast was fantastic. The duet between Kai-chan and Chitose is still one of my favorite songs and I regularly listen to it when I need to get something out of my head or I want to smile.

Al Calpone

Nov. 20th, 2014 10:20 pm
glitra: (Tomu - Bugs)
Daimon gets a lead... And it's Al Capone. I can't. Daimooooooon. Mobster Daimon. Hahahaha. Oh god, I am really excited to see it, because she did sleezy bad guy so bad those first few weeks of Oceans. She owned it by the end, so I guess there is that. I guess she will have to go and re-rent all those gangster movies she watched during Oceans.

Added bonus is that Harada sensei is writing it. Which I am like, apparently the only person excited about it. *sad puppy face* .

This is going the rounds in the Japanese Twitter world:

Harada-sensei. I will be your cheering party of one! Don't worry!

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