Special #11: Trivia Quiz!

Aaaand, we’re back with more quiz show goodness! This time we are super excited that we managed to get a lot of the crew together, so please join Anna, Carly, Elin, Jen, Kitty, and Julie and play along at home.

Apologies, there were a lot of technical difficulties, which means that although we recorded this back in April, it’s taken us this long to get it put together, so some of the questions are a bit out of date already. There are also a lot of rough bits in the podcast quality, but we’re so excited that we got everyone together, we hope you’ll enjoy it anyway.

So, bring your A-Game! Then tell us how you did in the comments below. 😀

ETA: Elin and Anna’s drinking game (.pdf). The post they got the original idea from is here.

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

Episode 18: One Samurai from Kagoshima / Romance

In this episode, we review Star Troupe’s “Ouka ni Mae/Romance!!”, which recently wrapped up its Takarazuka run and will begin in Tokyo on October 21st.  This is the final show for Hokushou Kairi and Hinami Fuu.  We apologize in advance for anything we got wrong about Japanese history!

Links:

-Wikipedia article about Kagoshima dialect

Amazon.com link for The Last Samurai: The Life and Battles of Saigo Takamori by Mark Ravina

Wikipedia article about the Satsuma Rebellion

-special feature on the official Takarazuka page about the Romantic Revue series

People mentioned:

Takarasiennes:

Seto Kazuya

Hokushou Kairi

Mishiro Ren

Hinami Fuu

Kurenai Yuzuru

Rei Makoto

Nanami Hiroki

-Yumeki Anru

Natsuki Rei

-Mao Yuuki

Kisaki Airi

Maaya Kiho

Others:

Saitou Yoshimasa

Okada Keiji

Hayama Kiyomi

Glossary:

Chuuzume: This is the scene in the revue show which occurs near the middle of the show, and has the entire troupe on stage dancing together. It’s a kind of “power up” scene to get everyone clapping and tapping their toes.

Ginkyou: A narrow strip of stage that extends around the orchestra pit, approximately 3 feet high and four and a half feet wide. Another trademark of the Takarazuka, the silver bridge is used in much of the performance blocking and in the finale to allow those in the front seats a very up-close look at the stars.

Revue Corner #3: Excalibur

Links:
Excalibur @takawiki
Shizuki Asato @takawiki
Hanafusa Mari @takawiki
Wao Youka @ takawiki
Asami Hikaru @takawiki
Kotobuki Tsukasa @takawiki
Kozuki Wataru @takawiki
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast @ wikipedia
Disney’s Robin Hood @wikipedia
Excalibur translation @tumblr
Elisabeth @takawiki

Glossary:
Zunko: Shizuki Asato’s nickname
Takako: Wao Youka’s nickname
Komu: Asami Hikaru’s nickname

Episode 13: How To Get Into Takarazuka

In this episode, we address two listeners’ questions about how we each got into Takarazuka, how we made friends in the Takarazuka fandom, and how we drag other people down with us. How did you get into Takarazuka? Leave your story in the comments!

NOTE: this was recorded before the Mitsuya Nao interview episode, which is the “special thing” we’re referring to when we say we’re not sure when this episode will surface. If you haven’t watched it please do!

Links to things mentioned
Cast list for Moon Troupe’s Legend of King Arthur
Chicago Postcards
Sena Jun seducing herself part 1 and part 2
The official Takarazuka English website
Kitty’s translations and subtitles
Podcast twitter (which had 30-something followers at the time of recording but is now at almost 150!)
Podcast Facebook page
NYC Takarazuka fans Facebook group
Carly’s follow list of of twitter accounts for Takarazuka OGs, news, fan artists, iride photographers, etc

Shows mentioned (in order of mention)
Toward a Day in the Sun
Elisabeth (2007)
Elisabeth (2014)
Napoleon
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Rome at Dawn
The Man in the Iron Mask
Romeo & Juliette (2010)
The Count of Monte Cristo/Amour de 99
Shangri-La
Elisabeth (2009)
MOON SAGA (Gackt’s show ft. Yuumi Hiro)
Rose of Versailles: Oscar & Andre (2001)
Elisabeth (1998)
The Silver Rose Chronicle
Hoshiai Hitoyo
El Halcon
A-REX

Takarasiennes mentioned (in order of mention)
Makaze Suzuho (Yurika)
Nozomi Fuuto (Daimon)
Sagiri Seina (Chigi)
Otozuki Kei
Yuzuki Reon (Chie)
Asumi Rio (Mirio)
Ouki Kaname
Yuumi Hiro (Tomochin)
Minoru Kou
Yamato Yuuga

Episode 10: Die Fledermaus / The Entertainer

In this podcast:

  • What’s making us happy in Takarazuka lately
  • Koumori (Die Fledermaus) / The Entertainer
  • Falstaff
  • Q & A s

Afterthoughts (Corrections & Additions):

  • Falstaff will run Oct. 10th – Oct. 21st at Bow Hall, and the writer/director is Tani Masazumi.
  • Carly: The scene in The Entertainer Lella mentioned where Toki Irisu and Seijou Kaito sing in great English definitely did happen! I saw it again today 🙂 Magee of course has great English pronunciation [Jen Note: Magee’s father is American] and I don’t know what Masako’s background is but she matched Magee very well.

Links (things discussed in this podcast):

Glossary: