Elisabeth Revue Corner Special #3: Cosmos 1998

Links:
Elisabeth 1998 @takawiki

Takarasiennes: (listed in the order of first mention)
Shizuki Asato ‘Zunko’ @takawiki
Hanafusa Mari @takawiki
Wao Youka @takawiki
Kozuki Wataru @takawiki
Ryou Akino ‘Akko’ @takawiki
Asami Hikaru ‘Komu’ @takawiki
Izumo Aya @takawiki

Siennes mentioned who are not in this play:
Ichiro Maki @takawiki
Shiraki Ayaka @takawiki
Kouju Tatsuki @takawiki

Glossary:
‘Koutei rashii’: Emperor-like (looks, behaviour)

Elisabeth Revue Corner Special #2: Star 1996-97

Links:
Elisabeth 1996-97 @takawiki
Koike-sensei @takawiki
SNL cowbell skit @vimeo

Takarasiennes: (listed in order of first mention)
Asaji Saki ‘Mariko’ @takawiki
Shiraki Ayaka @takawiki
Tsukikage Hitomi ‘Gun-chan’ @takawiki
Minoru Kou ‘Noru’ @takawiki
Shibuki Jun ‘Rika’ @takawiki
Emao Yuu ‘Bun-chan’ @takawiki
Izumo Aya @takawiki
Ema Naoki ‘Junko’ @takawiki
Suzuna Saya @takawiki
Chiaki Shin @takawiki
Mayuzuki Kou @takawiki
Ryou Akino ‘Akko’ @takawiki
Kozuki Wataru @takawiki
Ayaki Nao @takawiki
Akisono Mio @takawiki
Manaka Hikaru @takawiki

Siennes mentioned who are not in this play:
Todoroki Yuu @takawiki
Hanafusa Mari @takawiki
Shizuki Asato ‘Zunko’ @takawiki
Sakura Ichika @takawiki
Suzuna Mio @takawiki

Glossary:
Onnayaku (女役): mature female roles
Komakai (細かい): fine detail

Elisabeth Revue Corner Special #1: Snow 1996

Links:
Elisabeth 1996 @takawiki
Elisabeth the musical @wikipedia
Cinderella’s Stepmother (Lady Tremaine)
Poirot @wikipedia (David Suchet)
Embraced by the Seas of Calista @takawiki

Takarasiennes: (listed in order of first mention)
Ichiro Maki @takawiki
Hanafusa Mari @takawiki
Takane Fubuki @takawiki
Wao Youka @takawiki
Todoroki Yuu @takawiki
Kouju Tatsuki @takawiki
Aran Kei @takawiki
Shu Michiru @takawiki
Miho Keiko @takawiki

Siennes mentioned who are not in this play:
Asumi Rio ‘Mirio’ @takawiki
Shizuki Asato ‘Zunko’ @takawiki
Hokushou Kairi ‘Micchan’ @takawiki

Glossary:
Shan-shan: used at the end of the finale when they walk down the staircase – an adorned piece of prop with a ribbon attached at the bottom. They are normally held in both hands to stretch out the ribbon.
Hyaku-en Store ‘Hundred Yen Store’: Japanese Dollar Store

Revue Corner #2: Don Juan

Correction: Anna and Elin were uncertain as to whether Arisa Hitomi’s character Elvira was married to Don Juan or not – the information in the show leaflet was misguiding. We hope the uncertainty comes across in the episode, and would like to add that they are probably not husband and wife. We only know that she is bitter. And fabulous.

Links: (siennes listed in order of first mention)
Don Juan @takawiki
Al Capone @takawiki
Don Juan shonichi video @facebook
Nozomi Fuuto @takawiki
Karyou Shizuru @takawiki
Ayakaze Sakina @takawiki
Towaki Sea @takawiki
Irodori Michiru @takawiki
Arisa Hitomi @takawiki
Kiraha Reo @takawiki
Ema Naoki @takawiki
Miho Keiko @takawiki
Carmen dress (Nene) (Mari) (Chapi)
Gekijou Jose to Carmen @takawiki
Tybalt’s Jacket (Romijuri) (Don Juan)
Romeo and Juliette @takawiki

Glossary:
Daimon: Nozomi Fuuto’s nickname
Yukigumi: Snow Troupe
Hoshigumi: Star Troupe
Shan-shan: used at the end of the finale when they walk down the staircase – an adorned piece of prop with a ribbon attached at the bottom. They are normally held in both hands to stretch out the ribbon.

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.

We now have a twitter account! Follow us on @ZukaPodcast.

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):

Glossary:

  • 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

Episode 9: Tamaki Ryou is the Next Top Star of Moon Troupe!

CORRECTION: The first PUCK was in the 90s, not the 80s. XD

In This Podcast:

  • Tamaki Ryou love (+ Manaki Reika)
  • Top Star stats
  • What’s making us happy in Takarazuka lately
  • Short Sendai travelogue (not really, kinda)

Addendum to our discussion, as promised: Tamaki Ryou is listed as having gone to Hikarigaoka Girl’s High School in Aichi Prefecture. We can’t be sure what year she made it to without breaking the Sumire Code a bit, but that means she at least started the equivalent of US 10th grade before starting her two years at the Takarazuka Music School.

Links (things discussed in this podcast):

Glossary: