Special #1: Rurouni Kenshin Fanmeet in Sweden

Beware the Swedishisms!

CORRECTION: Lella says ‘Sanada’ when she meant ‘Sano’ (Sagara Sanosuke). Sorry to Houshou Dai for not remembering the name of the character – she was perfect! Also, Sano’s weapon is called a zanbatō.

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In This Podcast:

  • Introductions of Elin and Anna
  • Rurouni Kenshin
  • Ayanagi Shou (she needs her own bullet point)
  • Zuka stuff we are looking forward to this summer
  • Chicago NYC brunch party: bit.ly/ogchicagoparty

Links (things discussed in this podcast):


  • Daimon: Nozomi Fuuto’s nickname
  • Edo/Tokugawa period: 1603 – 1868
    (Japan was closed during this time period)
  • Meiji period: 1868 – 1912
    (‘Meiji Restauration’ –> becoming modern)
  • Taishō period: 1912 – 1926
  • Chigi: Sagiri Seina’s nickname
  • subarashii: wonderful/splendid/magnificent
  • ” 伝説の美剣士” ‘densetsu no bikenshi’ – Nozomi Fuuto mentioned in an interview that she used this as a mantra during the production of this show. (‘Legendary, beautiful swordsman’.)
  • nihonmono: plays in a traditional Japanese setting
  • Miyu: Sakihi Miyu
  • Beni: Kurenai Yuzuru’s nickname
  • Hejdå: ‘Goodbye’ in Swedish
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Special #1: Rurouni Kenshin Fanmeet in Sweden

6 thoughts on “Special #1: Rurouni Kenshin Fanmeet in Sweden”

  1. Ok I am DEFINITELY NOT an expert on stage smoking technology XD but I’m pretty sure Sakina had some kind of special stage cigarette (same with Shou / Kanryu’s cigar). I saw it from the second row and it was definitely too smokey to be electronic, but also had no smell so it couldn’t have been real…

    1. I am so curious about this now I think it is going to be my go-to question now for everyone I meet who says they’re in theatre. XDD “oh, you’re in theatre? HOW DO YOU FAKE SMOKE ON STAGE? WHAT IS THIS MAGIC?” 😛

      1. Suuuuper late response, but since I’m looking at the comments now…I know in Casablanca that they used special stage cigarettes. There’s no actual tobacco, although I believe they apparently smell?

  2. This podcast came out the day after I first watched the DVD. Loved it. I really liked how there were so many characters. Dai-chan was perfect.
    I was never impressed with Daimon before but now I see what all the fuss is about.
    Be still my heart was my impression when Kanato first came on.

    1. ah, that’s either perfect or terrible timing! XDD I’m hoping for the former. 😛
      it is such a good show – I am going to have to watch it many, many times. I feel like there are many nuances for me yet to discover with this~~ and the minute after we ended the recording we remembered a whole slew of things we forgot to say. (XDD we did flail about Daimon a lot though.)
      D: omg we didn’t talk about her at all! I’m all apologies. she was so awesome though, it was hard to remain in my seat. I’m really happy with the blue hair too.

  3. Ahhh, this show sounds amazing! Lots of things to enjoy in a two-act musical. I saw a gif of the kiss in the duet dance and was really impressed, to say the least *_____*

    I wish I could remember more about stage cigarettes! As Becca mentioned, they used them in Casablanca as well and it really added to the ambiance of the play.

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