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we recorded this back in April, it’s taken us this long to get it put together, so some of the questions are a bit out of date already.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.
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.
Caleb Hunt, Private Eye / Greatest Hits @ takawiki
Shonichi video @ youtube
tumblr photo posts: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
Sagiri Seina ‘Chigi’ @takawiki
Sakihi Miyu @takawiki
Nozomi Fuuto ‘Daimon’ @takawiki
Ayakaze Sakina ‘Saki’ @takawiki
Ayanagi Shou ‘Shousama’ @takawiki
ijou desu. (以上です): The end.
subarashii (素晴しい): wonderful
shonichi (初日): the first day of performances
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!
-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
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.
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
Zunko: Shizuki Asato’s nickname
Takako: Wao Youka’s nickname
Komu: Asami Hikaru’s nickname
In this podcast:
- What’s making us happy in Takarazuka lately
- Koumori (Die Fledermaus) / The Entertainer
- 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):