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
Hi all! A listener mentioned that they were not able to see more than the last 10 episodes or so on their podcast apps. I looked into it, and I believe it was actually because WordPress has a default of “10” built into itself for feeds. I think I have managed to fix this by setting the value to “40,” although it may take 24 hours or so to trickle over into the iTunes feed.
If there hasn’t been any improvement by Monday, I shall tackle it again from another angle!
PS- Stay tuned, we may have a mid-winter surprise coming up soon!