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07 January 2011 @ 04:56 pm
Wiki, Reijou, Taiwan Tour  
Hm. Not as many ZOMGPHANTOM posts as I thought there would be.

Considering it's such a popular show, I was also surprised by the complete lack of a Cast Lists page, so I fixed that. Still need to tweak a few spelling incongruities between performance pages, but it's mostly done. (And the Wiki tried to thwart me once, but I conquered it. >:)

I was doing this for a good part of the afternoon before discovering that CHIKO-CHAN NENGAJOU CAME IN THE MAIL AND NO ONE TOLD ME.

The message on the back is a pre-printed stick-on label, which is kind of a heartbreaking thing to get on a ken-1 reijou. However, I choose to believe it means she's off traveling, relaxing, and/or enjoying herself with her family and therefore too busy to write messages.

...That, or tons of fans are suddenly writing to her because of her not being in RomiJuri. >.>;;;

Anyway it's a very sweet kimono-and-hakama picture and her cheeks look even rounder than before, amazingly. ♥ Her hair is still light brown.

...Aaaand in case you don't care about my reijou -- hey, that Taiwan tour is looking more and more likely, isn't it?

You all know what this means, don't you?

In August...

- Hanagumi is performing Phantom in Tokyo
- Tsukigumi is performing their yet-undisclosed Daigekijou show
- Yukigumi is rehearsing their yet-undisclosed Daigekijou show
- Hoshigumi is split between Hakataza and Bow
- Soragumi is finishing up Utsukushiki

Considering what meager "breaks" they already have, no one really has free time to go to Taiwan.

That means people can be pulled from any and all troupes to go on this tour, like the Berlin performance in 2000.

If a top star goes I think it pretty much has to be Chie, because I really don't see the company having a nibante lead at the Daigekijou.

If a top star doesn't go (just as likely)... Sou? Kaname? They're both popular stars in potentially unstable positions.

Speculation -- ready go. ;)
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Jencaithion on January 8th, 2011 12:48 am (UTC)
That means people can be pulled from any and all troupes to go on this tour, like the Berlin performance in 2000.

That's what I was thinking too, but quinquin pointed out that Soragumi could conceivably squish it in if they re-staged their Daigekijou, and with it being announced a Nihonmono, I wonder. Well, if it follows the recent pattern of only being a 2-3 day performance, it's possible.

Personally, I'd rather have a mixed-troupe show, but then there's the possibility I might need to finance a trip to Taiwan. No thanks! XD
Juliewao_wao on January 8th, 2011 03:52 am (UTC)
Oh wow, I didn't even make that connection with the Korean tour, but you (and Ann) are totally right... That would be likely, with the Nihonmono, and easiest to do... for everyone but Soragumi T_____T;;;
Jencaithion on January 8th, 2011 09:09 am (UTC)
Completely switching topics, but what do you think of just "A Beautiful Life" for 美しき生涯? Seems like a lot of English translations simply use 'life'. It doesn't convey as much of the Japanese nuance, but I think it sounds more natural.
Juliewao_wao on January 9th, 2011 08:00 am (UTC)
Well, I avoided calling it "A Beautiful Life" for one because it sounded like an oft-used movie title, and two because I was wrestling with the spirit of the word, but after thinking about it... It never matters anyway, because Hankyu always finds some way to make it sound moronic. So yeah, we can change it to "A Beautiful Life" until then. ^_^;;;
Jencaithion on January 12th, 2011 03:33 am (UTC)
Hah, hah, it does sound pretty cliched. Ah well, what is Takarazuka but beloved cliches? ♥
Juliewao_wao on January 12th, 2011 03:42 am (UTC)
Too true ^_^;;
michiru42: PA Comfortmichiru42 on January 8th, 2011 01:24 am (UTC)
Phantom. Hanagumi is doing Phantom again.


Ranno Hana...can she even sing, let alone at the level Christine is supposed to? Honestly, I'm asking, because from what I've heard she's not great, so I hope she's improved or I've heard her on bad days.

(Also, did you get my PM about Alice?)
Julie: ran-chan jailors daughterwao_wao on January 9th, 2011 08:03 am (UTC)
Have you seen Hanagumi Phantom '06?

Ran-chan's Christine will probably be comparable to Ayane-chan's. I love them both dearly, but neither of them are angels or music (or rather, Ayane-chan wasn't at the time).

And yes I got your PM. I'm sorry, I've been very bad at replying to things lately. T____T;;;
michiru42: Sailor Neptunemichiru42 on January 9th, 2011 03:57 pm (UTC)
No problem, as long a I know you got it. :)

That's too bad. I'm not fond of the 06 Phantom, largely because of Ayane-chan's Christine. O-Hana was so perfect in the role (did you read her wonderful sayonara interview, where Wao said O-Hana's Christine made her, Wao, happy to die in O-Hana's arms?) Ayane-chan suffered under not only her own lacking singing, but the comparison. But later she got plenty of chances to show off her strengths, too--I hope Ran-chan will as well with future roles that suit her better, that other actresses haven't so completely inhabited.
tsuki_in_sora on January 8th, 2011 02:00 am (UTC)
Several people on my f-list are "ZOMGPHANTOM", with a few exceptions >.>;;

It's great to hear from Chiko-chan again, and that she seems to be doing fine :)
(no subject) - ayansai on January 8th, 2011 04:37 am (UTC) (Expand)
Juliewao_wao on January 9th, 2011 08:04 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for the heads-up. I drooled all over that picture of Shimon ;) ♥
rachpenarachpena on January 10th, 2011 04:42 am (UTC)
Must see that photo!!! What's the link?
Juliewao_wao on January 10th, 2011 05:09 am (UTC)
The pictures on the Umegei website are here; I screencapped the Shimon one and uploaded it here. :D
(no subject) - ayansai on January 12th, 2011 01:41 am (UTC) (Expand)