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 (Jen is a liiiitle late getting this posted, so you’ll see the news section is out of date.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?)
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
OSK Revue = 大阪松竹歌劇団 (Osaka Shochiku Kagekidan, from the location and name of their original parent company) (Check them out, they’re lots of fun! They’re also putting up full shows on their YouTube channel right now.)
shoujo manga (少女漫画) / shounen manga (少年漫画) = girls’ comics and boys’ comics
tsukkomi (突っ込み) = the straight man in a stand-up comedy duo (see: manzai 漫才)
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.