Carly, Jenn & Julie talk about Kurenai Yuzuru and Kisaki Airi’s Takarazuka careers, leading up to their retirement on 10/13/19.
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:
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we recorded this back in April, it’s taken us this long to get it put together, so some of the questions are a bit out of date already.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. 😀
(Correction: Senka really got rid of the sub-categories in the early 80s, not late 60s.)
Links to Things Mentioned In the Podcast:
Join Jen and Julie for some top star musumeyaku love. Present and past star love, with a bit of talk about musumeyaku fandom. (This was recorded the weekend just before Chapi’s retirement was announced, which is why we don’t mention it at all.)
PS – Okay! Email us with trivia questions for our game at email@example.com.
PPS – This wasn’t mentioned in the podcast, but here is Tsubasa Makoto gushing about getting to be on stage with her former partner Dan Rei again today. I feel like we see a lot of these kinds of posts from OG musumeyaku, but not from OG otokoyaku.
Links to Things Mentioned In the Podcast:
West Side Story
Makoto Tsubasa’s Koshiji Fubuki Tribute Concert blog post
Red River flier
Aono Yuki (Marimo)
Hanafusa Mari (O-Hana)
Hizuki Hana (Ume)
Manaki Reika (Chapi)
Misaki Rion (Mirion)
Shirahane Yuri (Tonami)
Tsukikage Hitomi (Gun-chan)
Join Julie, Kitty, Heidi, and Carly for a love-filled tribute to retiring Cosmos Troupe top star Asaka Manato! WARNING: contains Land of the Gods/Classical Bijoux spoilers.
Chateau de la Reine/ VIVA FESTA
Count of Monte Cristo
Takarazuka’s Dream Kingdom
Rose of Versailles: Oscar (2014)
The Bund/Neon Shanghai
Gone with the Wind (2013)
Land of the Gods/Classical Bijoux
Oath of the Midnight Sun/Phoenix Takarazuka
Join Carly, Julie, and Jen as they tackle that most exotic of Takarazuka musical genres: the nihonmono. A bit of a rambling summary of Japanese history, a bit about favorite motifs, what’s to love about nihonmono, and a loooong bit about some of our favorites! (Jen apologizes for her incoherent rambling in this episode.)
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Becca, Carly, Jen, and Soragumi expert Julie (in her first recorded episode!) talk about the history of Cosmos troupe!
Correction: Julie mentioned that Aran Kei only guest starred in Soragumi during Phantom, but she also appeared in Lightning in the Daytime.
Links to things mentioned in the podcast:
Select performances mentioned:
All for One
Never Say Goodbye
Sketches from the Life of Ryoma Sakamoto
Singin’ in the Rain 2008
shinjin kouen / shinko: Every performance shown at the Takarazuka Grand Theater / Tokyo Takarazuka Theater has one night when the junior stars of the troupe (ken 7 and under) perform in the lead roles. It provides the junior stars with valuable stage experience and public exposure.
Carly, Jen, and Julie talk TakaWiki: Where it came from, why we love it, why English-language fandom is awesome, and why you should not be scared to contribute! Fandom meta splurge❤
(Julie is a new member of the podcast. Check out up-coming ep #28 for her self intro. She wants to add an apology for date-related difficulties: 2016=2006, and 1996=1976. Sleep is important!)
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