Episode 50: Revue Reviews

Happy New Year, everyone!!

Join Julie, Kitty, Jen, and Kate as they talk about what they enjoy about Takarazuka revue shows, their directors, and some of their favorite shows. (Jen is a liiiitle late getting this posted, so you’ll see the news section is out of date. Ahahahah.)

We’d love to hear from you about what you enjoy about revue shows and some of your favorites! (Also, do any of you remember which revue shows had shanshan with bells?)

Happy Things:

Flying Sapa & Magnificent Emperor live broadcasts
Creating new fans with A Passage Through the Light

Shows Mentioned:

Apasionado!! (Moon 2008)
Aqua Vitae!! (Cosmos 2019)
Asian Winds! (Flower 2005)
à Bientôt (Star 2009)
Blue Moon Blue (Moon 2000)
Castle of the White Heron (Cosmos 2018)
Les Cherubim (Snow 1997)
Citrus Breeze (Cosmos 1998)
Dancing For You (Cosmos 2008)
Eclair Brillant (Star 2019)
Enter the Revue (Flower 2005)
The Entertainer (Star 2016)
La Esmeralda (Snow 2015)
Estrellas (Star 2019)
Exciter!! (Flower 2010)
Funky Sunshine (Cosmos 2010)
Gato Bonito!! (Snow 2018)
HOT EYES (Cosmos 2016)
I Love Chopin (Cosmos 2006)
Killer Rouge (Star 2018)
MAHOROBA (Moon 2007)
Misty Station (Moon 2012)
Rio de Bravo!! (Snow 2009)
Romance (Star 2016)
Santé!! (Flower 2017)
Sora Fantasista (Cosmos 2007)
Super Voyager (Snow 2018)
Viva! Festa! (Cosmos 2017)


chuuzume (中詰め) – the big central number in a Takarazuka revue show
ginkyou (銀橋): the silver bridge, the small strip of stage between the audience and orchestra box
ipponmono (一本物) – A two-act musical, without a revue
shan-shan (シャンシャン) – Thing held in the hand during the finale parade, most often looks like a small shield with a ribbon

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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”

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Special 19: Messages from the Stars

Join Jenn, Julie, Kate, and Kitty as they translate and talk about some of the “Messages from the Stars” that the Takarazuka Revue has been posting lately: YouTube Playlist.

(Please excuse a somewhat “noisy” recording. As always, things are a bit crazy in Quarantine.)

What have been some of your favorite messages so far? Please share them in the comments!

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Special 19: Messages from the Stars

Special #18: Revue Theme Song Quiz Game!

Thanks to many requests here in the blog, on Tumblr, and on Twitter, we have some quiz games headed your way.

First up: Play along with Lella, Kitty, Jenn, and Julie and test your esoteric Takarazuka revue show theme song knowledge!

Don’t cheat, but if you want to double-check your answers after playing, here is the answer key.

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Special #18: Revue Theme Song Quiz Game!

Episode 45: Looking Back at “Casablanca”

Join Becca, Julie, and Jen as we talk about the movie “Casablanca”, the Takarazuka musical “Casablanca”, the controversies, stories about the show, the shinko, H1N1, engagements, and lots of other things I’m no doubt forgetting. Then drop a line below to let us know your Casablanca stories or thoughts!

Things We Mention In the Podcast:

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Episode 44: Spring 2020 News and Speculation

Julie and Jen chat about all the recent show and actress news, speculate, and ramble a bit. Join us for a lighthearted break in the World of Dreams!

Please join in in the comments below! We’d love to know what you are all thinking as well.

Links to things mentioned in this podcast:
Clip of Anastasia Japanese cast @Twitter (includes Asami Hikaru and Asami Rei!) Posted on March 20th to celebrate the show re-opening.

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Episode 42: Farewell Kurenai Yuzuru & Kisaki Airi

Carly, Jenn & Julie talk about Kurenai Yuzuru and Kisaki Airi’s Takarazuka careers, leading up to their retirement on 10/13/19.


Ranno Hana’s Twitter & Instagram
GOD OF STARS Script (Translation by hoshigomi)
Kurenai Yuzuru
Kisaki Airi

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Episode 37: Red River / Citrus Breeze -Sunrise-

We bring you this episode at long last after many rounds of re-dos and technical difficulties!

Join Lella, Julie, Heidi, and Jenn for an extensive chat about Cosmos Troupe’s Spring Grand Theater show ‘The Sky Is On The Banks Of The Red River’ and ‘Citrus Breeze: Sunrise’. It’s kind of a long one, but it’s because we loved it so much and had so many feelings! We apologize for the delay, due to the technical issues it was recorded several months after the show ended, but all aspects of the show and cast are discussed, and hopefully you’ll enjoy flailing about this awesome show with us!

There were MANY people discussed in this episode as it’s a huge cast, probably too many to list them all, but here are some links to the main cast and show, plus/including our individual favorites that were mentioned:

Red River/Citrus Breeze Sunrise

Makaze Suzuho
Hoshikaze Madoka
Serika Toa
Aizuki Hikaru
Sakuragi Minato
Junya Chitose
Sumiki Sayato
Hoshibuki Ayato
Kihou Kanata

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Episode 37: Red River / Citrus Breeze -Sunrise-

Special #11: Trivia Quiz!

Aaaand, we’re back with more quiz show goodness! This time we are super excited that we managed to get a lot of the crew together, so please join Anna, Carly, Elin, Jen, Kitty, and Julie and play along at home.

Apologies, there were a lot of technical difficulties, which means that although we recorded this back in April, it’s taken us this long to get it put together, so some of the questions are a bit out of date already. There are also a lot of rough bits in the podcast quality, but we’re so excited that we got everyone together, we hope you’ll enjoy it anyway.

So, bring your A-Game! Then tell us how you did in the comments below. 😀

ETA: Elin and Anna’s drinking game (.pdf). The post they got the original idea from is here.

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Special #11: Trivia Quiz!


Episode 34: Senka (専科)

(Correction: Senka really got rid of the sub-categories in the early 80s, not late 60s.)

Links to Things Mentioned In the Podcast:

Actresses Mentioned:

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