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09 April 2010 @ 12:26 am
Gubijin -- yes, I'm distracting myself, don't judge me  
It's like, four days until Mura senshuuraku for Gubijin. I completely fail to understand how Daily Sports can neglect to upload more photos after the wealth of badly-edited shots we've seen gracing the site previously.

I mean, there's MITSURU MOLESTING DAIMON. THIS NEEDS TO BE SEEN BY ALL HUMAN EYES. For then it cannot be unseen. :P Seriously it is so wrong, almost as wrong as the fact that I kind of liked it <---

There's also VERY HOT MATTSU. She hots all over the stage throughout the entire show. AND SINGS, A LOT. Even Asahi fails to communicate this fact with its one decent picture. Lucia thinks that Mattsu is more sanbante than Miwacchi is in the story, although this could be influenced by the fact that she -- like myself -- has a sort of memory problem when it comes to Aine Harei. (This was proven to me when she had no recollection of the scene where Daimon is all "boohoo Miwacchi, I am damaged goods" -- see above paragraph.)

It also has Amachaki beaming her tiny Flower Beam, I have no idea what else to call it but she just BEAMS, that girl. And my interest in Makkun and OhMayu-chan is being all fickle and flickering because I had to be so taken with Minami Maito-chan after the Berubara shinko that now I find myself chasing this little 95th around the stage with my opera glasses. Her sword dancing and freeze-frame faces are AMAZING. X)

I think the actual story is, um, a lot of stuff about politics and war and a very high body count and Matobun and Sou fighting endlessly and such.

And as for the "Gubijin" herself, there is simply NOT ENOUGH OF HER. The show does little justice to its title character. That's not to say Ayane-chan isn't a perfect princess every time she's on the stage. She... It's like her whole life is this role; you really feel that she's giving it her absolute all. But the play has too much battling and not enough legendary Chinese beauty floating about ethereally and singing / dancing / being sweet with her love. EXPECTATIONS BETRAYED, KIMURA-SENSEI.

Hmm, this turned into a defamation of the company again <--

There's also, oh, really awesome Juria as expected, really weird boy-jailbait-y Ichika, criminally sexy Fumika in like five different incarnations, awesome Mebuki Yukina solo(s?) and Kouga Asahi, Kira Masato, and the aforementioned Maito-chan getting lines.

Overall I definitely like the Chinese-style dancing and music. I always favor sung dialogue, though it comes in and out in weird places. The costumes are in turns very beautiful and "oh, those ones from Taiou again". The particulars of the story are difficult for poor not-fluent-in-Japanese me to follow. There is not enough of the leading lady (although the pair dance in the finale does make up for that somewhat). And... yeah.

I won't give it a final grade quite yet though, because I'm seeing it again tomorrow ^^;;;
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
3peanuts3peanuts on April 8th, 2010 05:34 pm (UTC)
Nuooooohhh! Not him! He can't become senile like so many others. I'm waiting for an update after the second view....
happy_riceball on April 8th, 2010 05:36 pm (UTC)
I wasn't terribly interested in this show until you said Mattsu sings. A LOT. I suddenly wish very much to witness it.

(Also, thank you for the tickets! <3)
Verena1shimarisu on April 8th, 2010 06:16 pm (UTC)
Yes, I'd been wondering about Daily Sports, too :( I'm in the wrong country and can't watch Gubijin until I get hold of the DVD someday. So I'd love to see more pictures at least!

(BTW I love your current layout!)
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Ms. Brittladybretagne on April 8th, 2010 10:24 pm (UTC)
I mean, there's MITSURU MOLESTING DAIMON. THIS NEEDS TO BE SEEN BY ALL HUMAN EYES. For then it cannot be unseen. :P Seriously it is so wrong, almost as wrong as the fact that I kind of liked it <---

I NEED to see this. Oh Daimon. <3! I feel bad because I pay so little attention to Hanagumi and then I see her and get all *draws sparkly hearts around in the air* and remember that I really owe her to pay her more attention.

Also Mattsu is a general win. Need to remember that as well.
(no subject) - anthy1306 on April 9th, 2010 06:49 am (UTC) (Expand)
Jen: Hanagumi - Arabiacaithion on April 10th, 2010 12:19 pm (UTC)
I really, really, really cannot wait to see this show. <3
arlecchinic on April 11th, 2010 01:21 am (UTC)
Avoiding assignment by catching up on comments, but all I have to say is MINAMI MAITO YES. I knew there had to come a day when our tastes would mysteriously align, I just knew it.
Julie: kari-chan that onewao_wao on April 11th, 2010 02:35 am (UTC)
LOL that is SO amusing. I mean, she's totally more your style than mine, right... But it seems anyone can get to me when they're a hot little eiheitai?

Plus she has a grin that's THIS BIG, which actually is a facet of My Type. X3

(Speaking of common interests, I think I dreamed last night about commiserating with you over Honjou Kureha. T_____T;;;)
arlecchinic on April 11th, 2010 09:49 pm (UTC)
But it seems anyone can get to me when they're a hot little eiheitai?

I think this is true of every sane person ;)

For fandom definitions of sane <-

(T____T I hope she goes and sings punk with Kenzaki Yuuka. I'm possibly even more upset over Shirayuri Hime. I liked her more and more every show, in a "you are sort of useless, but keep trying, honey!" way.)
starbuck98: hanastarbuck98 on April 15th, 2010 06:57 pm (UTC)
oh oh ... another one on the buy list. wish i could get myself to tokyo somehow to see it live. sigh... looking forward to your "final grade". thx. cheers...