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):

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 12: Vampires!

In This Podcast:

  • What’s making us happy in Takarazuka lately
  • Seal of Roses
  • Silver Rose Chronicle
  • Vampire Succession

Links (things discussed in this podcast):

Glossary:

  • taidan
  • Aichan: Aizuki Hikaru’s nickname
  • Kaname: Ouki Kaname’s nickname
  • Kiriya: Kiriya Hiromu’s nickname
  • Madoka: Hoshikaze Madoka’s nickname
  • Mitsuru: Hanagata Hikaru’s nickname
  • Nacchan: Ootsuki Sayu’s nickname
  • Rika: Shibuki Jun’s nickname
  • Saeko: Ayaki Nao’s nickname
  • Sora: Kazuki Sora’s nickname
  • Urara: Reimi Urara’s nickname
  • Yumiko: Ayabuki Mao’s nickname
  • Yurika: Makaze Suzuho’s nickname
  • Yuuhi: Oozora Yuuhi’s nickname

Episode 11: Documentary Fever

Addendums!

  • We had some technical difficulties with this ep, so although we recorded it on May 1st, it’s coming to you now and some of the news is a liiiiiittle out of date. XD
  • While checking out their website, we realized that the English-language Dream Girls documentary is available as a private DVD for $19.95. Totally, totally recommended!

In This Podcast:

  • Retirement news
  • What’s making us happy in Takarazuka lately (9:00)
  • 学校へ行こう!MAX (Gakkou e Ikou! MAX): Takarazuka Music School [original broadcast date: April 4th 2006] (17:00)
  • Dream Girls documentary (TMS and the Revue in 1993) (51:40)

Links (things discussed in this podcast):

Glossary:

  • Daimon: Nozomi Fuuto’s nickname
  • Fuu-chan: Hinami Fuu’s nickname
  • Micchan: Hokushou Kairi’s nickname
  • fukukumichou
  • juku: cram school
  • kumichou
  • taidan / sotsugyou (graduation)
  • TMS: Takarazuka Music School

Episode 10: Die Fledermaus / The Entertainer

In this podcast:

  • What’s making us happy in Takarazuka lately
  • Koumori (Die Fledermaus) / The Entertainer
  • Falstaff
  • Q & A s

Afterthoughts (Corrections & Additions):

  • Falstaff will run Oct. 10th – Oct. 21st at Bow Hall, and the writer/director is Tani Masazumi.
  • Carly: The scene in The Entertainer Lella mentioned where Toki Irisu and Seijou Kaito sing in great English definitely did happen! I saw it again today 🙂 Magee of course has great English pronunciation [Jen Note: Magee’s father is American] and I don’t know what Masako’s background is but she matched Magee very well.

Links (things discussed in this podcast):

Glossary: