Episode 49: Takarazuka – Comfort and Distraction

Join Kate and Jen as they talk about things and shows from Takarazuka that give them comfort and distraction. Then let us know how Takarazuka has been comforting you over the past few months!

Happy Things:

Haikara-san: Here Comes Miss Modern
Miyume Himari’s Twitter
Cher’s 1-man West Side Story

Shows Mentioned:

Glossary:

  • [female] kabuki
  • OSK Revue = 大阪松竹歌劇団 (Osaka Shochiku Kagekidan, from the location and name of their original parent company) (Check them out, they’re lots of fun! They’re also putting up full shows on their YouTube channel right now.)
  • shoujo manga (少女漫画) / shounen manga (少年漫画) = girls’ comics and boys’ comics
  • tsukkomi (突っ込み) = the straight man in a stand-up comedy duo (see: manzai 漫才)

Episode 48: Cuddle, Marry, Ignore

Join Julie, Kate, Kitty, Jenn, and Jen, as they tackle the toughest question of all: “Cuddle, marry, or ignore?”

How about you? Would you answer any of these tough questions any differently? Or do you have a challenging trio of your own? Please share with us below in the comments!

07/19/20: Update from Julie: Whoops, I made a mistake when Kate was talking about always liking the character of Talleyrand! In Trafalgar (Cosmos 2010), Kazahana Reia played Talleyrand. Tenrei Mion did have a stand-out solo moment but she was playing Sieyès.

Happy Things Mentioned in This Podcast:

Wao Youka and CHIHARU chatted on Instagram Live
Oscar Francois de Jarjayes graduated from university
NASA Astronauts Launch from America in Historic Test Flight of SpaceX Crew Dragon
Giant undersea bug in Toba Aquarium poops for first time in two years
Daimon and Kiho handwashing to “Takarazuka Forever”
Takarazuka top star OGs: “Our Song For You”