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14 November 2010 @ 01:59 pm
To Whom Julie Listens  
FINALLY found the parade order for For Whom.

Seiko (Etoile)
Kacha - Dai-chan - Chii-chan
Mii-chan - Tomochin - Masako
etc. you know the drill.



Screw you Koike and Ishida-sensei; KimuShin obviously knows what's what.

...Except for the part where lots of people reviewing seem to think Kimura-sensei's direction wasn't the best in places. Generally reviewers are more inclined to blame the director than the actresses for the ending not being as strong as it could be, or whatever.

Reports indicate that "there are many love scenes, and they're long." And it's a two-act. Glad I'm not seeing THIS one 20 times. x_______x

Also, most people seem to agree that DESPITE being a two-act the stage is hogged by the principals, and the revue-like fantasy sequences are about the only places everyone gets to shine. The actual end revue, though, is apparently very hot.

One person said "Kyou-san is the secret heroine." Someone else said that Re-re wasn't a very convincing "older" sister to Kacha.

Of course, I admit, there are the people who are all "bwah it was wonderful and I cried", but for some reason those people are less forthcoming with details. I take this to mean they were only watching the tops.

Is Yuuhi-era always going to be about "the top combination vs. everyone else"?

...Okay, even I'm sick of myself for being negative, so I'll just make my last point with a visual aid.

In my heart,


Never, not ever.

They're both serious, two-act musicals about the Spanish Civil War. How am I supposed to not compare them?
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Proactively Untwist Octagonal Hippopotamus Pants: takarazuka - mii-chan oledramaturgca on November 14th, 2010 09:31 pm (UTC)
Oh my... Mii-chan with Tomochin and Masako? 0_0
Julie: mii-chan ecchan smexwao_wao on November 14th, 2010 09:36 pm (UTC)
It's the natural progression, since Mii-chan's grades are the highest of the three 88ths.
Proactively Untwist Octagonal Hippopotamus Pants: takarazuka - mii-chan pointdramaturgca on November 14th, 2010 09:39 pm (UTC)
I get that but it still seems big... I mean Tomochin is TOMOCHIN.

Have they ever had a group of four in a parade?
Julie: baby sora otokoyakuwao_wao on November 14th, 2010 09:45 pm (UTC)
Yes. In "Amour Sore wa" -- Tomochin & Eriko, then Masako and the three 88ths.
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tsuki_in_sora on November 15th, 2010 12:30 am (UTC)
Again, maybe I'm only seeing the biased side of fandom ^^;; I'm glad I'm not the only one who like KimuShin <3

(Sorry I deleted that comment when you were going to reply, I was planning to change something in it ^^;;)
Becca: Finch muffin_song on November 15th, 2010 12:36 am (UTC)
And now we have probably confused the heck out of Julie ^^;;;
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Becca: Finch muffin_song on November 15th, 2010 12:30 am (UTC)
It looks like you moved your entry, so I'm replying to it here instead ;P

KimuShin has been criticized for quite a long time, actually. People say it's his songs and "change of original story" ^^;;

I actually like KimuShin a lot. (Well, generally speaking at least...he does occasionally have a dud like Akatsuki no Roma). But I loved his adaptation of Ernest in Love, and Kurotokage was also really, really well done. Plus there's Kimi wo Aishiteru. It's extremely silly, but I have a soft spot for it anyway. I like how he's a little more experimental with his staging. Personally I can't wait for his adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.

I haven't seen Gubijin, which apparently produced some really divided reactions from fans *shrug*

As for "changing the original story"...almost no Takarazuka works really follow the original story. I mean, Je Chante took a man who historically is known to be gay and turned it into a tragic love story with a young woman. I really like Je Chante regardless, but it seems strange to single out Kimura-sensei alone for changing stories.