A farewell to Snow Troupe’s Top Stars Sagiri Seina and Sakihi Miyu. Let us know what you love about Chigi and Miyu in the comments below!
(And stay with us through the very end of this ep, because Carly and Chems added an addendum!)
Links to Things Mentioned in the Podcast:
Glossary (TakaWiki glossary):
In this episode, we talk about Star Troupe top stars Hokushou Kairi and Hinami Fuu as they prepare to graduate from Takarazuka! NOTE: Sorry the audio gets a little funky in places. What we were trying to say at 45:00 is that both Takashiro Kei and Daichi Mao have been past spokesgirls for the Kaminomoto company.
Hokushou Kairi interview on Takarazuka Music School website
Picture of 84th class OGs going to see Ouka ni Mae / Romance!! (Otozuki Kei’s Instagram)
Disney Songs by Takarazuka (Takarazuka Creative Arts)
Disney Songs by Takarazuka (Amazon.co.jp)
Shibuki Jun (Rika)
Okada Keiji (I incorrectly named him, but he was the director Micchan kept running into who encouraged her not to quit!)
Juri Sakiho in Legally Blonde
Snowflake Anthology / Golden Desert
The Second Life
Guys and Dolls (2015)
The Merry Widow
gakunen: The number of years a Takarasienne has been with the Revue.
kashikiri kouen: Company-booked performance. Tickets for these performances are typically not on sale to the general public.
Mura: Literally, “village.” The katakana “mura” is used by Japanese fans to refer to the area around the Grand Theater.
Showa era: Japanese name eras based on the reigning emperors. In this case, the Showa era was between 1926–1989
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.
Seal of Roses fanart
Jen’s blog of reviews
Flamenco Cafe del Gato
Om Shanti Om
Scarlet Pimpernel – Star Troupe 2017 / Umeda Arts Theater 2016
Rome at Dawn
Elisabeth 2005, 2009
Arsene Lupin 2013
Takarazuka Dance/Guide to the Future/Takarazuka Flower Poems 100
Season of Angels
Man from Algiers
My Love Lies Over the Mountains
Young Bloods 2006
Gone with the Wind 2014, 2015
Me and My Girl (Hakataza)
Rose of Versailles: Oscar and Andre 2013
Higher than the Sky of Paris
Romeo & Juliette 2012
Seal of Roses
Ryuu Masaki!! (Masao)
Kiriya Hiromu (Kiriyan)
Shibuki Jun (Rika)
Seijou Kaito (Magee)
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.