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29 December 2009 @ 01:07 am
Julie says the same thing several times about "Aibou"  
A little while ago lliri_blanc posted about her "Year in Revue", going through all the theater productions she's seen this year and reflecting on what was the best.

Ever since then I've been thinking about the past year and aaaallllllll the shows I've seen and trying to determine what was the best for me.

Today I saw "Aibou" and it immediately ranked within the top five of that list.

You know shows that are just GOOD? You don't love it just because the actresses are so suited to the characters, but also because the story itself is so GOOD?!

"Aibou" is that kind of show.

I was moved. Not just because there are lots of people I love in it who did well, but because the story had that great blend of complexity and character and plot details but also fun fluff numbers and wackiness and then in the end it's all heartfelt and touching.

I cried. Not simply because I was sad about Ayane-chan, but because the journey of her character was moving.

THAT'S WHAT MAKES A GREAT STORY.

Hats off to Ishida-sensei, seriously. If I had any money to spare I would go to see this again. To enjoy it again, and also to show Hankyuu my monetary support for PLAYS THAT ARE GOOD.

I know I'm just saying the same thing over and over, and that I pestered about five people with post-kangeki emails, but I just had to express how full of good feeling I was.

A FULL REVIEW WILL COME, and that is a promise.

For now enjoy these photos.

In particular I draw your attention to this one.

AMACHAKI PLAYS THE OTHER WOMAN.

IT'S HER FIRST SCENE AND SHE DOES A "NO WE MUSTN'T YOUR WIFE WILL COME HOME ANY MINUTE" SINGING AND DANCING TANGO WITH THE SANBANTE.

ASDFGHJKL AMACHAKIIIIIIIIII

Not to mention the fact that Ayane plays "White Christmas" on the piano AND I SOBBED, A LOT.
 
 
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
 
 
 
Katelyn: Yay!happy_riceball on December 28th, 2009 05:05 pm (UTC)
Ahh, spoilers! *laughs* My ticket just arrived in the mail less than two minutes ago. I'm so happy to hear it's good.
Julie: alice meg smirkwao_wao on December 29th, 2009 09:21 am (UTC)
*laughs* Like I said it's Amachaki's first scene, early into the play, so not really a spoiler. There's MUCH to be spoiled that isn't in those pictures. ;P
Jess (Ducky): Ouran - cakejust_keep_on on December 28th, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
*waves like an eager puppy's tail*

You have made my morning~~ I seriously wiggled and squeaked and wiggled some more - I am a sucker for this genre and I'm so happy to hear that it went well!! Yay for good story! Yay for Ishida-sensei! Yay for Ayane! Yay for Amachaki!

*is still wiggling and grinning*

(Happy Holidays! *disappears back into Hawaii-land*)
可愛い女隊長さん: Amachaki <3midoriseppen on December 28th, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
Amachakiiii!! <3333333333333

God, she's growing up so much!
jess_in_japan: goldenstepsjess_in_japan on December 28th, 2009 05:53 pm (UTC)
Ah, I'm so bummed out that I'm not going to be able to see this =(

Oh well, at least we get to see Bund / Neon Shanghai. But really, I wanted to see Aibou...
ruderal_speciesruderal_species on December 28th, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
No one will believe me when I say I wanted to see it too. But I'm in America while it's in Osaka and in Osaka while it's in Tokyo. This winter, all bows before Hoshigumi priorities.

Apparently. :/
michiru42: Hanafusa Mari as Carmenmichiru42 on December 28th, 2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
I am so happy to hear about all this. It sounds like Ayane-chan is going out on the best possible note she could be with some different, interesting roles.
A fascination frantic in a ruin that's romantic: Ayane-chan CAUTIONshirabyoshi on December 28th, 2009 08:08 pm (UTC)
SO HAPPY.

SO VERY HAPPY.

♥ ♥ ♥
quinquinquinquin on December 28th, 2009 08:24 pm (UTC)
Good stories FTW. I hope this is a sign for 2010, it would be nice with a set of good stories.
anthy1306: big smileanthy1306 on December 29th, 2009 09:17 am (UTC)
And one more show with plot! Thank you, Hankyu!! \^.^/
hmhmhmhm, Yuu-kun with glasses, Sou-chan being just her, Miwacchi looking good in a male role and the photos look like fuuuuuuuuuun!

I believe it is good ^^