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21 November 2008 @ 12:57 pm
Bara ni Furu Ame / Amour, Sore wa...  
Overexposure or not, goddamn a new Elisabeth is such a juicy speculation topic to sink one's teeth into.

BUT RIGHT NOW I WILL TALK ABOUT SORAGUMI. >:3

Musical Romance: "Bara ni Furu Ame" (tentative title)

I guess I'll go with whoever already put up the title Rain Falling on Roses, because I think they would have used a different particle if it was Roses Falling Like Rain or something. But I seriously still can't decide if ロマン should be translated as "romance" or "novel"? Thoughts?

After serving as an intelligence officer during the First World War, a man goes into reserve and visits his hometown in southern Europe. One day he meets a girl when he fixes her car, which had overheated and stalled. The two quickly fall in love, but the girl has noble blood in her veins and has no reason to even acknowledge his existence. The man senses the fleetingness of a love between different classes and leaves her. Many years pass. Having achieved success, the man attends a party at which they are reunited. She has transformed into a beautiful rose, the belle of high society. However, the reunion causes a great ripple in both of their lives...

Meetings, partings, reunions and new journeys -- developing those stories into an original love romance composed of the trials and tribulations of a grown man, and the feelings of longing between a man and a woman.


...Written by Masatsuka-sensei. ^^;;;

I trust Masatsuka-sensei to do "war", I just don't know how well I can count on him to do "romance". T___T;; I guess he's gotten it right *sometimes*... And okay, I mean, the story sounds like it has some potential, and at this stage there's a whole world of speculation for the other cast members (plus hello, Tani fixing cars LOL)...

...But can I complain just a *tiny* bit at Tani and Ume-chan doing yet another "love story between classes"? They did it in A/L, they did it in Valencia... They didn't get to share Reimei or Singin' in the Rain -- THEY DID IT IN PARAPURI although at least this time they got a happy ending -- and for all I know they might be doing it in Berubara too. >.>;; Jeez, Hankyuu, get a new frickin' line. :P

ON THE OTHER HAND, UME-CHAN IS NOT ANNOUNCED FOR THIS SHOW.

Evidence that this is a bad sign:

* After the accident, she wasn't announced for AmeUta and we all know how that turned out.
* Mihoko wasn't announced for Gatsby AND WE ALL KNOW HOW THAT TURNED OUT.

Evidence that this is nothing to worry about:

I CAN'T THINK OF ANY SO PLEASE TELL ME IF YOU HAVE SOME.

HONESTLY, STOP IT HANKYUU OR I'LL START TAKING PEOPLE SERIOUSLY WHEN THEY JOKE ABOUT WISHING UME-CHAN WOULD GET STOLEN BACK TO HOSHIGUMI FOR CHIE.

NOT THAT SOMETHING LIKE THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED AS FAR AS I KNOW.

Except in the case of Tom and O-Hana, which we all know was special and rather a necessity.

*breathes, calms down*

I vote for Alice-chan being a rival high-society girl, or perhaps Ume-chan's little sister since that seems to be her specialty and she needs a sutekina oneesan to go with all of her oniisan-tachi. ;)

...Oh yeah, and the revue!

Romantic Revue: "Amour, Sore wa..."

I'm going to insist on translating this as "Amour, IT is..." Because we don't say "love, that is" in English. We say "it". *puts foot down*

A revue that expresses the joy and sorrow of living life, sustained by beautiful, elating melodies and depicting episodes of love. The 18th production of the Romantic Revue Series -- a series that always contains beautiful colors, sweet fragrances and poetic sentiment. Also, the 95th hatsubutaisei will debut in this performance.

Directed by Okada Keiji. I like what I see on his list of past works, and the phrase 愛にまつわるエピソード gives me hope of good story-dances. :)

PLUS 95THS :D :D :D :D :D I wonder what their dance will be like... X3

Alright Sora fans, come hang out in my journal for a while and give me some good 'what if's. ^____^
 
 
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Julie: alice reimei generalwao_wao on November 21st, 2008 04:45 am (UTC)
*salutes* I've done my duty. :)

My current aim is Nagoya on the 11th - 15th, Bow on the 6th and 8th... and I hope the gods are listening and smiling down upon me, as opposed to snickering because I've now jinxed myself. >.>;;;

I have this hope that when I see her on stage, I'll finally start fangirling her thoroughly...

Oh, I hope that too! I don't know if "Dancing for You" alone would be enough to do it, although in some cases you have different tastes than I do...
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Jen: Soragumicaithion on November 21st, 2008 04:18 am (UTC)
Evidence that this is nothing to worry about:
I CAN'T THINK OF ANY SO PLEASE TELL ME IF YOU HAVE SOME.


They didn't put the musumeyaku lead for any of the shows in the new line-up. They usually don't in these first announcements, if I remember right, even the daigekis.... I remember having heart-attacks over this kind of thing before.
Julie: tani cosmo starwao_wao on November 21st, 2008 04:24 am (UTC)
They usually don't in these first announcements...

Butbut! *points* Asuka in New Orleans! Tonami in Zorro! *whinewhine*

I remember having heart-attacks over this kind of thing before.

And I assume the other half of that sentence is "but I was proven wrong later". So I will try my best not to worry. *concentrates* *banishes scary thoughts*
Proactively Untwist Octagonal Hippopotamus Pants: takarazuka - wao refreshingdramaturgca on November 21st, 2008 08:28 am (UTC)
Wait, Zorro? How did I miss Zorro?
Julie: kazu thinkwao_wao on November 21st, 2008 09:30 am (UTC)
The news is three months old... ^___^;; But yeah, it's gonna be AMAZING!! :D
kirakira_sora: Hikaru Shinykirakira_sora on November 21st, 2008 04:18 am (UTC)
Funny enough while I was down at the kiosk a few days back I was thinking that they really haven't done a romance drama a la Wao/Hana.

And this is exactly what it sounds like.

I really don't know what to say with casting. Yet I do agree Alice should be Ume's little sister hehe.

Also will this mean Team Ume and Team Tani again? I think I could take either High Society Fop Eriko or hardened solider Eriko.

Either Micchan or Tomu is gonna be Ume's "fiance" I just know it xD

Though can Tomu be a no good, gold digging, fiance that has Masami as his mistress? Micchan can be the nice boy thats in love with Masami and totally sad that she is being played by Tomu :D and therefore helps Tani try to get with Ume :D

Okay I see a silver lining here. I fricking love romance drama where everyone is in love with each other XD and society drama too.

As for roman.... I always thought it meant novel since its french for novel...
Julie: alice eriko kisswao_wao on November 21st, 2008 04:27 am (UTC)
I could reply to all of this, but instead I'll just say...

Hey dear, fancy a phone call? <3
kirakira_sora: kissukirakira_sora on November 21st, 2008 04:35 am (UTC)
Do I ever ~<3
utena1409: Tani black/whiteutena1409 on November 21st, 2008 04:25 am (UTC)
I admit to like the typical flat Takarazuka romances! XD So I am really happy with this! *__* (Also, yes, LOL, Tani fixing cars...)

And all in all, it does NOT sound like a retirement show at all *____* I am a very happy fangirl! *sighs blissfully*
And now that I finally had time to check the internet I might KNOW what people are talking about, cause this morning I totally was "eh, what, wait, I haven't read it yet!". XD
+Elise+: sonokafaux_semblant on November 21st, 2008 06:07 am (UTC)
"HONESTLY, STOP IT HANKYUU OR I'LL START TAKING PEOPLE SERIOUSLY WHEN THEY JOKE ABOUT WISHING UME-CHAN WOULD GET STOLEN BACK TO HOSHIGUMI FOR CHIE."

People : ME ;p

We will get her !!! HA HA HA !!!
可愛い女隊長さん: Bonsqauredmidoriseppen on November 21st, 2008 06:29 am (UTC)
NOT THAT SOMETHING LIKE THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED AS FAR AS I KNOW.

I don't mean to make you flail, but Yuki stole back Tonami from Hoshi. But honestly I doubt that's going to happen to Ume.
Julie: wao hana cutenesswao_wao on November 21st, 2008 08:03 am (UTC)
I'm perfectly aware of what happened to Tonami, but I'll point out in her case she moved *after* Wataru retired. Tom and O-Hana was the only case I could think of where the musumeyaku was pulled out while the top otokoyaku was still active.
Amandasumire_no_hana on November 21st, 2008 06:34 am (UTC)
One consolation about Ume-chan not being announced is that NONE of the musumeyaku leads were announced in this last batch. Obviously, there was none for tsuki, but there was no announcement for Ayane-chan either.


I guess I'll go with whoever already put up the title Rain Falling on Roses, because I think they would have used a different particle if it was Roses Falling Like Rain or something. But I seriously still can't decide if ロマン should be translated as "romance" or "novel"? Thoughts?
I'd gone with "Rain Falling on Roses" because they used に. I was going back and forth on what to actually call it for a while. But seriously, that's why I'd emailed you and told you decide on a title <3

"Amour, Sore wa..."
Same as above; It's up to you to decide <3 I think my brain was going somewhere along the lines of "That's Amore" when I titled it. We don't really say "Amour, it is..." either :P Seriously, in the end, it's all up to you! You're our Sora girl.
Ms. Brittladybretagne on November 22nd, 2008 07:15 am (UTC)
*plugs ears* La la la la, not even thinking about Ume-chan going ANYWHERE yet.

The show sounds adorable, even if I do agree and I kind of wish they'd do something different for Tani and Ume. Ume looks so perfect in that period costumes, I'm excited. ♥

And 95ths!!!! SO EXCITING!