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

Episode 15: All About Ryuu Masaki!

In this episode, we celebrate Moon Troupe top star Ryuu Masaki as she prepares to graduate from Takarazuka! NOTES: this episode was recorded before the Chicago episode but saved for the Tokyo run of Nobunaga, so we apologize for the strange timeline of our commentary. Also the “treat,” once again, was our special Mitsuya Nao interview.

Links
Seal of Roses fanart
Jen’s blog of reviews

Shows mentioned
Don Juan
Roman Holiday
Flamenco Cafe del Gato
Chicago
Om Shanti Om
Scarlet Pimpernel – Star Troupe 2017 / Umeda Arts Theater 2016
Rome at Dawn
Hamlet!!
Elisabeth 2005, 2009
Puck 2014
1789
Arsene Lupin 2013
Takarazuka Dance/Guide to the Future/Takarazuka Flower Poems 100
Season of Angels
Nobunaga
Gypsy Baron
Man from Algiers
My Love Lies Over the Mountains
Edward VII
Young Bloods 2006
Manon
Gone with the Wind 2014, 2015
Me and My Girl (Hakataza)
Rose of Versailles: Oscar and Andre 2013
Magician’s Misfortunes
Higher than the Sky of Paris
Romeo & Juliette 2012
Seal of Roses

People mentioned
Takarasiennes
Ryuu Masaki!! (Masao)
Ayaki Nao
Sena Jun
Kiriya Hiromu (Kiriyan)
Shibuki Jun (Rika)
Ozuki Tooma
Oozora Yuuhi
Seijou Kaito (Magee)
Saou Kurama
Uzuki Hayate
Asumi Rio

Others
Ueda Shinji
Ueda Keiko
Koyanagi Naoko
Masatsuka Haruhiko
Frank Wildhorn
Sylvester Levay

Glossary
Buyoukai – The Takarazuka Buyoukai is an annual event where select members of the revue perform traditional Japanese dances and pieces of famous Noh works to the accompaniment of traditional Japanese music.

Nihonmono – Literally, “Japanese thing.” A play with a historical Japanese setting.

Nibante – Refers to the second-ranked otokoyaku star in a troupe. It is generally expected that a nibante will one day become a top star, although this is not guaranteed, and the star does not always stay in the same troupe.

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 12: Vampires!

In This Podcast:

  • What’s making us happy in Takarazuka lately
  • Seal of Roses
  • Silver Rose Chronicle
  • Vampire Succession

Links (things discussed in this podcast):

Glossary:

  • taidan
  • Aichan: Aizuki Hikaru’s nickname
  • Kaname: Ouki Kaname’s nickname
  • Kiriya: Kiriya Hiromu’s nickname
  • Madoka: Hoshikaze Madoka’s nickname
  • Mitsuru: Hanagata Hikaru’s nickname
  • Nacchan: Ootsuki Sayu’s nickname
  • Rika: Shibuki Jun’s nickname
  • Saeko: Ayaki Nao’s nickname
  • Sora: Kazuki Sora’s nickname
  • Urara: Reimi Urara’s nickname
  • Yumiko: Ayabuki Mao’s nickname
  • Yurika: Makaze Suzuho’s nickname
  • Yuuhi: Oozora Yuuhi’s nickname