Special #3: Live Fangirling at Caleb Hunt

This is an off-the-cuff recording of Lella, Kitty-chan, and their friend Jess at the Grand Theater performance of Caleb Hunt, Private Eye / Greatest Hits. Live fangirling before, during intermission, and after the performance.

Warning: Because of the way this episode was recorded, there is background noise which cannot be filtered out.

Addendum: While Kitty mentioned her concerns that there might be large copyright cuts for the DVD release of the revue, it seems no sound or footage was replaced or removed for the actual release.

Links
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Caleb Hunt, Private Eye / Greatest Hits @ takawiki
Shonichi video @ youtube
tumblr photo posts: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
The wallpaper:

Takarasiennes:
Sagiri Seina ‘Chigi’ @takawiki
Sakihi Miyu @takawiki
Nozomi Fuuto ‘Daimon’ @takawiki
Ayakaze Sakina ‘Saki’ @takawiki
Ayanagi Shou ‘Shousama’ @takawiki

Glossary:
ijou desu. (以上です): The end.
subarashii (素晴しい): wonderful
shonichi (初日): the first day of performances

Special #2: Mitsuya Nao OG Interview [vid podcast]

We are SO excited to bring you this special episode! Through the help of some friends of the podcast, we were able to interview former Takarazuka Revue member (Flower Troupe: 1981-1990) and current singer and vocal teacher Mitsuya Nao. Mitsuya-san graciously met with Caroline in Tokyo at the end of June to do the interview, which was conducted in Japanese. We were stumped for a little while: What would be the best way to present this for a podcast? Translate every line after it was spoken? Dub over it? We finally settled on subtitles, which is why this podcast is in mp4 video format.

Mitsuya Nao will be visiting New York City and performing a concert on July 24th at the Duplex Cabaret Theater. For more details, or to pre-order tickets, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/j6pyzyd

Note: To save on server space, we are moving our video podcasts to YouTube. Unfortunately, this means they will no longer show up in the podcast feed.


Recorded 21st June 2016

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Continue reading Special #2: Mitsuya Nao OG Interview [vid podcast]

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