Revue Corner #3: Excalibur

Links:
Excalibur @takawiki
Shizuki Asato @takawiki
Hanafusa Mari @takawiki
Wao Youka @ takawiki
Asami Hikaru @takawiki
Kotobuki Tsukasa @takawiki
Kozuki Wataru @takawiki
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast @ wikipedia
Disney’s Robin Hood @wikipedia
Excalibur translation @tumblr
Elisabeth @takawiki

Glossary:
Zunko: Shizuki Asato’s nickname
Takako: Wao Youka’s nickname
Komu: Asami Hikaru’s nickname

Elisabeth Revue Corner Special #3: Cosmos 1998

Links:
Elisabeth 1998 @takawiki

Takarasiennes: (listed in the order of first mention)
Shizuki Asato ‘Zunko’ @takawiki
Hanafusa Mari @takawiki
Wao Youka @takawiki
Kozuki Wataru @takawiki
Ryou Akino ‘Akko’ @takawiki
Asami Hikaru ‘Komu’ @takawiki
Izumo Aya @takawiki

Siennes mentioned who are not in this play:
Ichiro Maki @takawiki
Shiraki Ayaka @takawiki
Kouju Tatsuki @takawiki

Glossary:
‘Koutei rashii’: Emperor-like (looks, behaviour)

Elisabeth Revue Corner Special #2: Star 1996-97

Links:
Elisabeth 1996-97 @takawiki
Koike-sensei @takawiki
SNL cowbell skit @vimeo

Takarasiennes: (listed in order of first mention)
Asaji Saki ‘Mariko’ @takawiki
Shiraki Ayaka @takawiki
Tsukikage Hitomi ‘Gun-chan’ @takawiki
Minoru Kou ‘Noru’ @takawiki
Shibuki Jun ‘Rika’ @takawiki
Emao Yuu ‘Bun-chan’ @takawiki
Izumo Aya @takawiki
Ema Naoki ‘Junko’ @takawiki
Suzuna Saya @takawiki
Chiaki Shin @takawiki
Mayuzuki Kou @takawiki
Ryou Akino ‘Akko’ @takawiki
Kozuki Wataru @takawiki
Ayaki Nao @takawiki
Akisono Mio @takawiki
Manaka Hikaru @takawiki

Siennes mentioned who are not in this play:
Todoroki Yuu @takawiki
Hanafusa Mari @takawiki
Shizuki Asato ‘Zunko’ @takawiki
Sakura Ichika @takawiki
Suzuna Mio @takawiki

Glossary:
Onnayaku (女役): mature female roles
Komakai (細かい): fine detail

Elisabeth Revue Corner Special #1: Snow 1996

Links:
Elisabeth 1996 @takawiki
Elisabeth the musical @wikipedia
Cinderella’s Stepmother (Lady Tremaine)
Poirot @wikipedia (David Suchet)
Embraced by the Seas of Calista @takawiki

Takarasiennes: (listed in order of first mention)
Ichiro Maki @takawiki
Hanafusa Mari @takawiki
Takane Fubuki @takawiki
Wao Youka @takawiki
Todoroki Yuu @takawiki
Kouju Tatsuki @takawiki
Aran Kei @takawiki
Shu Michiru @takawiki
Miho Keiko @takawiki

Siennes mentioned who are not in this play:
Asumi Rio ‘Mirio’ @takawiki
Shizuki Asato ‘Zunko’ @takawiki
Hokushou Kairi ‘Micchan’ @takawiki

Glossary:
Shan-shan: used at the end of the finale when they walk down the staircase – an adorned piece of prop with a ribbon attached at the bottom. They are normally held in both hands to stretch out the ribbon.
Hyaku-en Store ‘Hundred Yen Store’: Japanese Dollar Store

Episode 13: How To Get Into Takarazuka

In this episode, we address two listeners’ questions about how we each got into Takarazuka, how we made friends in the Takarazuka fandom, and how we drag other people down with us. How did you get into Takarazuka? Leave your story in the comments!

NOTE: this was recorded before the Mitsuya Nao interview episode, which is the “special thing” we’re referring to when we say we’re not sure when this episode will surface. If you haven’t watched it please do!

Links to things mentioned
Cast list for Moon Troupe’s Legend of King Arthur
Chicago Postcards
Sena Jun seducing herself part 1 and part 2
The official Takarazuka English website
Kitty’s translations and subtitles
Podcast twitter (which had 30-something followers at the time of recording but is now at almost 150!)
Podcast Facebook page
NYC Takarazuka fans Facebook group
Carly’s follow list of of twitter accounts for Takarazuka OGs, news, fan artists, iride photographers, etc

Shows mentioned (in order of mention)
Toward a Day in the Sun
Elisabeth (2007)
Elisabeth (2014)
Napoleon
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Rome at Dawn
The Man in the Iron Mask
Romeo & Juliette (2010)
The Count of Monte Cristo/Amour de 99
Shangri-La
Elisabeth (2009)
MOON SAGA (Gackt’s show ft. Yuumi Hiro)
Rose of Versailles: Oscar & Andre (2001)
Elisabeth (1998)
The Silver Rose Chronicle
Hoshiai Hitoyo
El Halcon
A-REX

Takarasiennes mentioned (in order of mention)
Makaze Suzuho (Yurika)
Nozomi Fuuto (Daimon)
Sagiri Seina (Chigi)
Otozuki Kei
Yuzuki Reon (Chie)
Asumi Rio (Mirio)
Ouki Kaname
Yuumi Hiro (Tomochin)
Minoru Kou
Yamato Yuuga

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.

We now have a twitter account! Follow us on @ZukaPodcast.

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 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: