Episode 2: A Very Merry Zuka Christmas

In this podcast:

  • We discuss our favorite Christmas-themed Takarazuka shows (and more!)
  • Looking back on 2015 and forward into 2016

CORRECTION: Jen was apparently not able to do math on a Saturday morning and said that Ryuu Masaki will have been top star for 3½ years when she retires next September. It will actually have been 4½.

Special thanks to Erin for her post-production editing skills!

So, what do you think? Do you have any additional comments to add to our discussion? Any particular hopes or wishes for 2016? Please drop us a note below!

Links (things discussed in this podcast):


Takarazuka Revue Fan Podcast
Episode 2: A Very Merry Zuka Christmas

4 thoughts on “Episode 2: A Very Merry Zuka Christmas”

  1. The Action scene is fantastic. I’ll have to look for more from that production.
    I enjoyed the episode. It’s so nice to hear a group of women all enjoying talking about Takarazuka. Great information. I’m learning a lot even after being a fan for 7 years.

  2. Pretty sure you had me ready to add Action! to the backlist at “man raised by androids”…

    The discussion about Ueda Keiko was really interesting. I was always impressed at how well both Hollywood Lover and The Last Party suited Yuuhi (if I remember correctly they even touched on that in the Hollywood Lover NOS) but I was never really sure whether that was because Yuuhi fit into her style or because she had tailored her style towards Yuuhi. So thank you, I’m sure that will help me appreciate her other works more =)

    As for 2016, my favorite troupe already got Elisabeth so I’m feeling pretty set =P

  3. Thank you so much for this, I now have two Hoshi shows that I really really need to watch.
    And thank you for thinking of Datenshi no Namida, because that was the first one that jumped into my mind too. I saw it back in 2006 during my year abroad in Tokyo several times and besides the fact that this show is one of my absolute favorites to this day, the christmas market athmosphere of the last scene always made me feel a little less sad about being alone for christmas in Japan.
    Thank you for making this wonderful podcast!

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