Special #4: Sekkasho / Konjiki no Sabaku

Join Kitty, Lella, and special guest (and Hanagumi enthusiast) Garnet for an impromptu but rather extensive chat about Flower Troupe’s Snowflake Anthology and Golden Desert.

Warning: Because of the way this episode was recorded, there is background noise which cannot be filtered out.

REMINDER! One more week to put your name in the hat for the End of the Year Giveaway!

Links:
Sekkasho/Konjiki no Sabaku @takawiki
Shonichi video @youtube (first day)
Fantasia (Revue) (Hana) @takawiki
Takarazuka Odori @takawiki
Romance (Revue) (Hoshi)@takawiki
Greatest Hits (Revue) (Yuki) @takawiki
Kamisama Hajimemashita @wikipedia
Amagi Goe @youtube
Kamen Rider @wikipedia
Hokusai wave (image)
Kiyohime @wikipedia
Ueda Kumiko @takawiki
Hoshiai Hitoyo @takawiki
Tsukigumo no Miko @takawiki
The Count of Monte Cristo @takawiki
El Halcon @takawiki
Me and My Girl @takawiki

Takarasiennes:
Asumi Rio ‘Mirio’ @takawiki
Kano Maria ‘Kanochan’ @takawiki
Aren Touma @takawiki
Yuzuka Rei ‘Karei’ @takawiki
Seto Kazuya @takawiki
Serika Toa ‘Kiki’ @takawiki
Senna Ayase ‘Yuki’ @takawiki
Hozuki An @takawiki
Ousaki Ayaka ‘Beichan’ @takawiki
Sakino Mion @takawiki
Mano Kazuma @takawiki
Kazumi Shou @takawiki
Matsumoto Yuri @takawiki
Oto Kurisu @takawiki
Tenma Michiru @takawiki
Hanano Juria @takawiki
Minami Maito ‘Maitee’ @takawiki
Maisora Hitomi @takawiki
Siennes mentioned in the Shinko(Shinjin Kouen) part are not listed. Please refer to the Golden Desert Takawiki page.

Glossary:
Shamisen (三味線) – traditional Japanese string instrument.
Kandou (感動) – to feel moved.
Tanabata (七夕) – summer festival in July/August. @wikipedia
Honkouen (本公演) – the main cast version of the play (as opposed to the Shinjin Kouen (新人公演) version)
Kanpeki (完璧) – perfect, flawless
Subarashii (素晴らしい) – wonderful, magnificent

(Kitty’s overflowing feelings regarding Tanabata and the tv show Kamen Rider Den-O are because of the Tanabata-themed romance of two characters separated by time paradox; one of the characters in Kamen Rider Den-O is designed after the constellations Vega and Altair, which are associated with the Tanabata story.)

Episode 20: Moon Troupe (月組)

Moon Troupe love! Join Becca, Carly, and Jen in their flailing and discussions of Moon Troupe now and in the past.

Correction: Eternal Tale was Haruna Yuri’s 2nd to last show, not her very last, which was War and Peace.

Links (Things Mentioned)

Couldn’t find the butterfly-clip pic, but have a sassy Rika in all her crazy-haired glory.

Actresses

Glossary

  • aite (相手) – partner
  • daihyou (代表) – representative, in Takarazuka fan clubs, it’s the lovely lady in charge
  • fukubukuro (福袋) @ Wikipedia
  • hakama (袴) – green hakama are traditional wear for graduation
  • irimachi/demachi (入待/出待) – waiting for the actresses before and after shows
  • kawaii (可愛い) – cute
  • nibante (二番手) – 2nd ranked role/actress
  • nihonmono (日本物) – set in historical Japan
  • pachipachi (パチパチ) – among other things, it’s the sound effect for clapping

 

Special #3: Live Fangirling at Caleb Hunt

This is an off-the-cuff recording of Lella, Kitty-chan, and their friend Jess at the Grand Theater performance of Caleb Hunt, Private Eye / Greatest Hits. Live fangirling before, during intermission, and after the performance.

Warning: Because of the way this episode was recorded, there is background noise which cannot be filtered out.

Addendum: While Kitty mentioned her concerns that there might be large copyright cuts for the DVD release of the revue, it seems no sound or footage was replaced or removed for the actual release.

Links
:
Caleb Hunt, Private Eye / Greatest Hits @ takawiki
Shonichi video @ youtube
tumblr photo posts: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
The wallpaper:

Takarasiennes:
Sagiri Seina ‘Chigi’ @takawiki
Sakihi Miyu @takawiki
Nozomi Fuuto ‘Daimon’ @takawiki
Ayakaze Sakina ‘Saki’ @takawiki
Ayanagi Shou ‘Shousama’ @takawiki

Glossary:
ijou desu. (以上です): The end.
subarashii (素晴しい): wonderful
shonichi (初日): the first day of performances

End of the year giveaway!

It’s the season of giving and we are very happy to announce our first giveaway! We have prepared four Takarazuka themed gifts and one of them could be yours!

All you have to do to enter the giveaway is to leave a comment below and tell us what kind of episodes you’ve enjoyed so far and what you would like to hear in the future. Anyone can join!

The giveaway ends December 31st 2016. After that four winners will be randomly selected and contacted by e-mail (so make sure to leave your e-mail address with your comment!).

Good luck!

 

Revue Corner #4: Sengoku Basara

Links:
Sengoku Basara @ takawiki
Sengoku Period @ wikipedia
Oda Nobunaga @ wikipedia
Sanada Yukimura @ wikipedia
Takeda Shingen ‘Kai no Tora’ @ wikipedia
Date Masamune @ wikipedia
Uesugi Kenshin @ wikipedia

Takarasiennes:
Ranju Tomu @ takawiki
Ranno Hana @ takawiki
Nozomi Fuuto ‘Daimon’ @ takawiki
Harukaze Misato @ takawiki
Asumi Rio ‘Mirio’ @ takawiki
Ootori Mayu @ takawiki
Ousaki Ayaka @ takawiki
Ayashiro Rea @ takawiki

Glossary:
Katana: Japanese sword
Ranran: namesquish of ‘Ranju Tomu’ and ‘Ranno Hana’
Sasuga: ‘as one would expect’

Corrections: Lella persists in calling the finale ‘revue’ despite Kitty’s best efforts.
The ‘mops’ are actually ‘ke-yari’ – a traditional piece of ceremonial equipment, as explained here by the lovely Naomi. But Lella likes talking about mops.

Elisabeth Revue Corner Special #4: Flower 2002-03

Links:
Elisabeth 2002-03 @ takawiki

Takarasiennes:
Haruno Sumire ‘Osa’ @ takawiki
Otori Rei ‘Midori’ @ takawiki
Juri Sakiho ‘Juri’ @ takawiki
Sena Jun ‘Asako’ @ takawiki
Ayabuki Mao ‘Yumiko’ @ takawiki
Natsumi You ‘Hacchi’ @ takawiki
Ranju Tomu ‘Tomu’ @ takawiki
Tono Asuka ‘Asuka’ @ takawiki
Misuzu Aki ‘Mattsu’ @ takawiki
Kiryu Sonoka ‘Sonoka’ @ takawiki
Aine Harei ‘Miwacchi’ @ takawiki
Sakura Ichika ‘Ichika’ @ takawiki

Siennes mentioned who are not in this play:
Takumi Hibiki @takawiki
Akira Mire @takawiki
Mizu Natsuki @takawiki
Aran Kei ‘Touko’ @takawiki
Asaka Manato @takawiki
Ayaki Nao @takawiki

Glossary:
Etoile (エトワール)
Hanagumi: Flower Troupe