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06 June 2010 @ 04:07 pm
Weekend News Round-Up  
I went to irimachi this morning, said goodbye to ohtori_tsuki and jess_in_japan, came home and took a loooooooong nap...

...And then finally checked LJ properly for the first time in what feels like forever. ^^;;;

Discovered that my new friend tsuki_in_sora is the only one who posted about news yesterday.

...Fine, okay then. :P

Gin-chan cast is basically what one would expect. Except for Re-re!Tomoko -- I wanted thought it would be Seiko so I could just dislike her and be done with it.

But! Re-re in the cast immediately reassured me that Yukigumi can't take her from us. >:D So that's the best part for me. ^__^ (I briefly amused myself wondering if they might give Tomochin Yasu, but no, of course, Micchan made overwhelmingly the most sense.)

Tomu concert cast IS PRETTY MUCH PERFECT. Almost ALL of the Plasma Dancers (Tomoe, Ecchan, BonBon, Rin-chan, Sakurako, Ebi-chan, Riku, Fuuma) PLUS DAI-CHAN AND CHII-CHAN AND KACHA and Masako and Aoi-san (Tomu douki love ♥) and Eri-chan and Akkii and Mitsuki and J-ko and Seiko (approximately in that order on Julie's ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ scale).

Actually the ONLY Plasma Dancer missing is Kanari-chan, whom they put in the tour for whatever reason... And Kuracchi, who's retiring, so :(

Some singers, and lots of dancers ♥ ♥ ♥ Tomu promises us dance ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

(Monchi being in tour instead of concert is a tiny bit disappointing, but I can't really complain when it's THAT much of a perfect storm otherwise.)

Not in either cast: Ayumi-san, Kuu-chan, OUKA AND TEN-CHAN AGAIN ARGH, Tonica, Miko, Ririko-chan plus two other 93rds, four 94ths and five 95ths.

Ten-chan and Ayumi-san I basically trust not to retire, but... OUKA. DON'T YOU GO ANYWHERE except, I mean, have a nice vacation, YOU HEAR ME!?

In non-Sora news, Tomomin's Bow cast came out yesterday and R&J cast is up today.

Tomomin's show: They tried harder than they did last time to put girls I like in Bow -- Shiiran AND Rima-chan, and Michael-chan! And one 96th made it into the cast (Shidou Ryuu), as well as two 95ths (Ouzuki Akari & Seo Yuria).

Seara-chan's in there -- 88th love ♥ -- but it's kind of her against Otoha Minori for the female lead? And I somehow think Minori might win. :\ (Actually I was going to be really pessimistic and question the existence of a female lead at all, but the summary does mention a girlfriend, so.)

R&J cast: I got as far as Kawai Mizuho's role going "okay... okay... right... Wait Korokoro Lady Capulet what?" XDD;;; Koro-chan x Itsuki Chihiro, that is so weird to imagine. ^_^;;;

I don't know anything about the French musical, so no idea how much of a jump it is for 95th Rei Makoto to get that "Poet / Love" role. But Mickey!Paris = nice? Remi as the nurse = I know there's not much else, but... ouch? >.>;;

Double ouch for Junna getting Prince of Verona while Doi-chan gets no named role :( Mrrrrrr :(

Still trying to decide whether or not to see either of those shows.

Have been pretty "meh" about Gin-chan all along, but if I stay in town for "R"ising!!, and the first leg of tour is in Umeda... Well, we'll see.

Really, I'm just still trying to reconcile the thought of Soragumi doing things without Alice-chan.

(Yes, the ochakai was last night and no, I can't talk about it yet, my thoughts are too scrambled.)
 
 
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Proactively Untwist Octagonal Hippopotamus Pants: takarazuka - wao phantomdramaturgca on June 6th, 2010 07:19 am (UTC)
Remi seems soooo young to be playing Nurse.

Also :( I really wanted Mii-chan to be in "R"ising.
Julie: kazu thinkwao_wao on June 6th, 2010 07:36 am (UTC)
I know, even Korokoro as Nurse would have made more sense than Remi... ^_^;;;;
Proactively Untwist Octagonal Hippopotamus Pants: takarazuka - mii-chan oledramaturgca on June 6th, 2010 08:03 am (UTC)
Not that Nurse isn't a great part, it's just that she's OLD.
Es ist Zeit zu Leben.: Kaname & Chie // Hoshi on a bike.violet_tango on June 6th, 2010 05:37 pm (UTC)
Julia is 13 in the Shakespeare original, from what I know. I kind of doubt her nurse is much older than early 30s. :P
tsuki_in_sora on June 6th, 2010 08:16 am (UTC)
OMG, Seiko as Tomoko . . . seriously, I just DON'T see that AT ALL. (sorry Seiko ^^;) But YAY for Re-re sticking around (HOPEFULLY.) <333

I thought the missing cast would get a Magnolia or Isolabella concert or something? Seeing as most of the ones missing are strong singers. But seriously, Ten-chan AGAIN??

I know I've already said this in my journal but GRRR I'm just peeved that I've only saved up for Gin-chan and yet Tomu took all my fav Sora siennes to her concert T_____T My Sora loyalty has literally split in half. T_______T

I totally DO NOT APPROVE of Remi getting the nurse. Even a tiny-stage-time Rosaline would be preferable.

And I have no clue who's going to be Tomomin's partner . . .

(refrains from commenting on Soragumi without Alice-chan because T______T)
Julie: ten-chan so girlywao_wao on June 6th, 2010 08:33 am (UTC)
I'm sorry, I've always seen Seiko as kind of airheaded, it's really only based on one interview but the image stuck. ^^;;;

We already did Magnolia this year! With Ten-chan, obviously! So I see the strong possibility of Ayumi-san Isolabella (which would be A DREAM), but other than that... :\

My Sora loyalty has literally split in half.

That was my problem more with Shangri-La / Je Chante. This time around I'm just like "whatevs, never liked Gin-chan anyway! :P"

Even a tiny-stage-time Rosaline would be preferable.

Is there a Rosaline role in the French R&J, though? She's usually an unseen character anyway?

Edited at 2010-06-06 08:34 am (UTC)
tsuki_in_sora on June 6th, 2010 08:40 am (UTC)
Seiko: air-headed. Ditto. ^^;;
Julie: alice dorothy naughtywao_wao on June 6th, 2010 08:42 am (UTC)
Ergo, Tomoko! What else needs to be said! :P
tsuki_in_sora on June 6th, 2010 08:49 am (UTC)
Continuing from my last comment . . .

Aahhh, I'm guessing it's Isolabella for Sora. I'd love to hear Ayumi-san sing :)

I'm surprised you felt that way with Shangri-La/Je Chante 0.0 (doesn't really know why)

I don't know if Rosaline was in the French R&J, and yeah, she's just an unseen character in the original (but you know, sometimes musical adaptions give larger parts to unseen characters) but I just wish anything for Remi-chan OTHER THAN THE NURSE. (Unless they make the nurse like, well, Anita from West Side Story XD)
Julie: chii-chan dancingwao_wao on June 6th, 2010 09:01 am (UTC)
I'm surprised you felt that way with Shangri-La/Je Chante 0.0

Because of Dai-chan, Chii-chan, Kai-chan and Tara-chan in the other cast? With Dai-chan & Tara-chan being a gun-slinging combi? Plus Chii-chan and Eri-chan being a brother-sister 殺し屋-type combi?

PLUS, you know, Tomu dancing and Masako in ridiculous outfits and my new discoveries like Ayaka Mari and Mamiya Ryouko being the cutest little boys ever~ (And Fuuma being the most amazing Baby Tomochin ever)

...Anyway ^^;;;

Unless they make the nurse like, well, Anita from West Side Story XD

LOL!!!!!

Edited at 2010-06-06 09:02 am (UTC)
tsuki_in_sora on June 6th, 2010 09:22 am (UTC)
You're ABSOLUTELY right about Dai-chan/Tara-chan gun-slinging combi and Chii-chan/Eri-chan twin assasin combi :D How could I forget those four *smacks head*

And resistance Tomu is <333 and ridiculous-costume Masako is <333333

And I'm glad I'm not the only one who loved Shii-chan (Ayaka Mari, NOT Tatsuki You ^^) and Kaji-chan!!! They're AMAZING, AREN'T THEY <333333333
Julie: ayahana chika obscurewao_wao on June 6th, 2010 03:33 pm (UTC)
How could I forget those four *smacks head*

HOW COULD YOU, INDEED. Silly people who, like, actually pay attention to top stars ;P

And I'm glad I'm not the only one who loved Shii-chan (Ayaka Mari, NOT Tatsuki You ^^) and Kaji-chan!!!

Kaji-chan continues to grab me with her すごい勢いのある English townsperson in Trafalgar, but with Shiori-chan I'm pretty much still stuck on what a PERFECT ill-mannered little boy she was <33333
quinquinquinquin on June 6th, 2010 08:55 am (UTC)
As for not posting on news I simply went "Yay no retirements!!!" and then forgot to look for any other news. What a difference a year makes. :-(
That is quite a line-up for Tomu. Clearly something a lot bigger than a dinner show. That's kind of unusual isn't it? I hope for something along the lines of Across/Saudade.
As for Hoshigumi, Romeo&Juliet cast seems to favour singers. I was kind of hoping for kumichou!nurse but I guess there is shortage of female roles. Makaze!Death amuse me more than it should (visions of tall dark clad figure with a scythe looming in the background.)
Still not sure what to make of Tomomin's show. I certainly hope there will be a musumeyaku lead and I hope that Hizaki Seara will get it but I fear that the move of Remi to Hoshi was the end of Seara's chances of going anywhere :-(.
I still think we are missing a PariSai, do you have anyone in your list of missing people who could lead that? (Not that vacation wouldn't be a good option too.)
Julie: alice kochou arrowswao_wao on June 6th, 2010 09:09 am (UTC)
What a difference a year makes.

:(

Clearly something a lot bigger than a dinner show. That's kind of unusual isn't it?

I can't even think of the last time a *nibante* had a concert. Not since the New Senka shenanigans??

Makaze!Death amuse me more than it should (visions of tall dark clad figure with a scythe looming in the background.)

LOL, yes, same here XDDD

I still think we are missing a PariSai, do you have anyone in your list of missing people who could lead that?

Nnnnope, we're fresh out of star otokoyaku, and I've never heard of an onnayaku -- and fukukumichou, at that -- leading a Parisai.

Maybe they're changing it to once every few years, like Buyoukai?
quinquinquinquin on June 6th, 2010 09:21 am (UTC)
Maybe they're changing it to once every few years, like Buyoukai? Could be. With the Isolabella and Magnolia concerts they have quite a lot more concerts in a year than before.
ruderal_speciesruderal_species on June 7th, 2010 03:19 am (UTC)
As for not posting on news I simply went "Yay no retirements!!!"

LOL, this was exactly my reaction. Jen was looking at her cell and was all, "R & J cast lists are up!" and I was all, "WHATEVER. ARE THERE RETIREMENTS?" ;)
Romeo&Juliet cast seems to favour singers.

That was how I took it too. I'm hoping our dancing girls *coughDoi-chan* get a lot of impressive choreography around our named-role singers. ;)

I guess there is shortage of female roles.

This was why I thought Remi got "Nurse", though everyone else seems to be taking it as a death-knell...

I hope that Hizaki Seara will get it but I fear that the move of Remi to Hoshi was the end of Seara's chances of going anywhere

I think there won't be a big musumeyaku lead part, and it probably won't go to Seara. I don't think they'd want to encourage her that much after her big part in "Gekijou". :(
3peanuts: Wao-Dietrich3peanuts on June 6th, 2010 10:07 am (UTC)
Uhm... *scratching chin* Pondering on scenarios...
Ms. Brittladybretagne on June 6th, 2010 05:32 pm (UTC)
I was definitely looking forward to "R"ising before this, but hot damn now it's like the universe trying to win me over or something! I'm exceedingly excited to see how this turns out. Gin-chan, well, I wasn't overly enthused by it initially and then they went and put my most favorite people NOT in it, so I remain unimpressed. Though I feel like a bit of a traitor for Tomochin's sake if nothing else.