ekusudei: (Rika & Juri-pyon)
Someone please explain to me how Rika can be playing Dracula AND Izumo no Okuni in the same show? (Kashi apparently did it three years ago.)

Ishida Mitsunari resurrects Dracula (brought in a sealed casket from the Western lands he had terrorized) as a secret weapon against Tokugawa Ieyasu. Dracula goes around by day in the guise of the mysterious performer Izumo no Okuni, with malice in his heart, etc, etc. But his malice is shaken by the purity of the unfortunate, saintly Hosokawa Gracia, wife of one of Ishida's enemies.....

Oh my god, CRACK.

... And also, tell me how I can swing my feelings of guilt if I don't go to see Pimpernel in Mura and instead go to see Rika at the Osaka Shochikuza in June. Or Nagoya in July. It has Tartan too.... as Gracia........ Rika and Tartan. Together. Possibly kinda romantically? Oh, my head.

Or I could be sensible and stick to my original plan of Rika Marlene Dietrich in May, and then go see her in a supporting role in this time-travel drama thing in August. For my birthday♥
ekusudei: (Rika & Juri-pyon)
Someone please explain to me how Rika can be playing Dracula AND Izumo no Okuni in the same show? (Kashi apparently did it three years ago.)

Ishida Mitsunari resurrects Dracula (brought in a sealed casket from the Western lands he had terrorized) as a secret weapon against Tokugawa Ieyasu. Dracula goes around by day in the guise of the mysterious performer Izumo no Okuni, with malice in his heart, etc, etc. But his malice is shaken by the purity of the unfortunate, saintly Hosokawa Gracia, wife of one of Ishida's enemies.....

Oh my god, CRACK.

... And also, tell me how I can swing my feelings of guilt if I don't go to see Pimpernel in Mura and instead go to see Rika at the Osaka Shochikuza in June. Or Nagoya in July. It has Tartan too.... as Gracia........ Rika and Tartan. Together. Possibly kinda romantically? Oh, my head.

Or I could be sensible and stick to my original plan of Rika Marlene Dietrich in May, and then go see her in a supporting role in this time-travel drama thing in August. For my birthday♥
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Look what Char found for me the other day! She recognized Rika.<3 But there are a few other familiar people in there.....

What do you think, 1990 Berubara? )
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Look what Char found for me the other day! She recognized Rika.<3 But there are a few other familiar people in there.....

What do you think, 1990 Berubara? )
ekusudei: (BAD has never been so GOOD)
Oops. XD Meant to post this last month and then I forgot:

Desperately Seeking Susan posters )


Okay! Now! Time for a scavenger hunt! I'm looking for pictures that relate to every show Masaki has ever been in. I'm making a collage (not going to give away the details till it's done, though), so I need simple pictures that are extractable, and ones that are still recognizable when shrunk down a lot. Like a pirate's hat for Great Pirates, or something.♥♥
ekusudei: (BAD has never been so GOOD)
Oops. XD Meant to post this last month and then I forgot:

Desperately Seeking Susan posters )


Okay! Now! Time for a scavenger hunt! I'm looking for pictures that relate to every show Masaki has ever been in. I'm making a collage (not going to give away the details till it's done, though), so I need simple pictures that are extractable, and ones that are still recognizable when shrunk down a lot. Like a pirate's hat for Great Pirates, or something.♥♥
ekusudei: (play without words)


excerpt:
Kouju: We were terrible (laugh). We were bad at piano too. Somehow we all were goofing off.
Maori: In general, our class wasn't very serious, was it?
Shibuki: Even during ballet rehearsal, if the teacher was gone we'd just space-out......
Kouju: I'd doze off in chorus, and Minako, who was a class representative, would send me out of the classroom.
Maori: I sent you out?
Kouju: You did. You told the teacher to send me out.
Shibuki: In any case, we were all bad.
Maori: And we all rebelled against the honkasei (laughs).
Shibuki: And then when we got scolded the first target was almost always Tartan.

Orstes

Nov. 27th, 2007 03:51 pm
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I was searching Amazon Japan for something completely different, and I found this by chance. o.0 "Orestes", with Tartan playing Helen.

Has anyone seen it? Is it any good? She has fourth billing, but I suspect it's not a huge role compared to Orestes and Electra.

Orstes

Nov. 27th, 2007 03:51 pm
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I was searching Amazon Japan for something completely different, and I found this by chance. o.0 "Orestes", with Tartan playing Helen.

Has anyone seen it? Is it any good? She has fourth billing, but I suspect it's not a huge role compared to Orestes and Electra.
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Asaji ga Yado / Ravir
Snow Troupe 1998

Leads: Todoroki Yuu & Tsukikage Hitomi

[ TakaWiki Page ]

Asaji ga Yado Summary: )

What I Thought:

Oh. I'd put off watching this one for a couple of reasons, one being that it was a Nihonmono, one being that I'd already watched the shinko version... and one being that it's the last of my un-watched Tom-Era Yukigumi shows. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: There was never a more perfect combination of actresses than what was in Yukigumi between 1998 and 2000.

Asaji ga Yado has things that I like, and things that I don't much care for. I loved, as always, the Tom-Taatan combi. It's a personal favorite of mine. I loved Todoroki Yuu playing the gawking, silly young Japanese man again (see - "The Search for El Dorado"). She's much too good at it to be believed. I didn't much care for Tsukikage Hitomi's Miyagi character.... who was simply too self-defacing and self-sacrificing to be believed. Luckily we didn't have to deal with much of her. I loved Kouju Tatsuki. Always love for Taatan, but she's so beautiful in Nohonmono.

Love for Shiokaze Kou being all tough-as-nails. Love for Kaede Saki's eye-patch. Love for Takashiro Kei as the rather gay pretty page. Love for Aran Kei and Shiomi Maho, who made lovely bookends for Koh-chan. Love for Ayabuki Mao, Tatsuki You, and all of the overly-energetic puppies young warriors. Love for Asuka Yuu in a female role. Love for Ebira Kaoru's creepy monk, particularly for her spooktastic makeup. Love for Mirai Yuuki, Kisaki Miri, Konno Mahiru, Amase Izuru (so cute!), and Itsumine Aki -- just because.

Love for the entire concept and love for a ghost story that wasn't nearly as boring as "Ghost at Midnight". And most particularly, love for one of my favorite "battle" scenes done by Takarazuka (When Kaede Saki and co face off against Tom & Taatan). Love even for the Japanese dance, which was graceful and yet each segment short enough that I didn't have time to become bored.

Ravir. Crack. As all good revue shows are.

Read more... )
ekusudei: (play without words)
Moving this one up the queue, because I told [livejournal.com profile] kyanited I'd review it, and if I don't soon, I'm going to forget. ;)

Yukinojou Henge
Snow Troupe, 1994-95

Leads: Ichiro Maki & Hanafusa Mari

[ TakaWiki Page ]

The World's Shortest Summary:

Read more... )

What I Thought:

A show with both the top star and the nibante in drag (kind of). Sign me up, please? Ichiro Maki makes an absolutely breathtaking onnagata, and her famous cheekbones are in fine form here. The role of Yukinojou was perfect for her, with a very interesting blend of femininity and masculinity. I never felt like I was watching a woman playing a man playing a woman... Yukinojou was definitely male. Oh, Takarazuka.... (*cue singing*) Takane Fubuki, on the other hand, had me blinking a few times, playing the very assertive Ohatsu. But I really liked Fubuki in a female role.

Hanafusa Mari in her first top star role. She seemed so terribly young and fragile, definitely both characteristics of the character she was playing. She didn't have a huge amount of stage time -- this is pre-legend Hana-chan! I liked her chemistry with Ichiro, and suddenly wish that Soragumi had done more Nihonmono. She was very pretty in her kimono. ...... On the other hand, Wao.... Wao was just ridiculously silly. *grins* There were so many young stars here! Wao Youka, Kouju Tatsuki, and Aran Kei were all lackeys and villagers and basically the slapstick-ish characters. Todoroki Yuu was 3-bante, and made a wonderfully roguish Yamitarou. Something about how she did her makeup for this show that I really enjoyed.

Read more... )
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Apparently Kouju Tatsuki's "Coriolanus" will be aired on BShi on April 21st, starting at 9 pm.

And although I haven't found a press release, someone on mixi said it will also be aired on NHK BS2 on May 6th at 1 pm.

If anyone gets a chance to see it, tell us how it was! :)
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Apparently Kouju Tatsuki's "Coriolanus" will be aired on BShi on April 21st, starting at 9 pm.

And although I haven't found a press release, someone on mixi said it will also be aired on NHK BS2 on May 6th at 1 pm.

If anyone gets a chance to see it, tell us how it was! :)

Chunichi

Feb. 24th, 2007 02:06 pm
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It finally got to the point where I couldn't take it anymore, so I've "fixed" all of the references to the Chunichi Theater on the wiki, instead of using "Middle Day". Maybe sometime when I'm feeling particularly insane I'll go through and fix all of the "Japanese Youth Hall" references to "Nippon Seinenkan".

I've added a theater access guide to the wiki too, feel free to add, change things. Gen, I hope you don't mind that I linked to your Tokyo Theater guide. :)

And while I was poking around the upcoming Chunichi schedule, I have to say, I highly approve of April's schedule. Kuze Seika, Tani, Daichi Mao... Oh! And Taatan has second-billing in Jekyl and Hyde in May!

Chunichi

Feb. 24th, 2007 02:06 pm
ekusudei: (Default)
It finally got to the point where I couldn't take it anymore, so I've "fixed" all of the references to the Chunichi Theater on the wiki, instead of using "Middle Day". Maybe sometime when I'm feeling particularly insane I'll go through and fix all of the "Japanese Youth Hall" references to "Nippon Seinenkan".

I've added a theater access guide to the wiki too, feel free to add, change things. Gen, I hope you don't mind that I linked to your Tokyo Theater guide. :)

And while I was poking around the upcoming Chunichi schedule, I have to say, I highly approve of April's schedule. Kuze Seika, Tani, Daichi Mao... Oh! And Taatan has second-billing in Jekyl and Hyde in May!
ekusudei: (play without words)
You know, I really must stop watching shows just for Rika.

I watched the London Tour Star no Kobeya episode through Rika and Taatan's talk, and then sort of... set it aside last month. XD A few days ago I brought it back out and dusted it off and watched the rest. Guh. Eire no Zansho shinjinkoen! Yuri directing Koh-chan through the moves!! ♥♥♥ There are no words to express my love.
ekusudei: (play without words)
You know, I really must stop watching shows just for Rika.

I watched the London Tour Star no Kobeya episode through Rika and Taatan's talk, and then sort of... set it aside last month. XD A few days ago I brought it back out and dusted it off and watched the rest. Guh. Eire no Zansho shinjinkoen! Yuri directing Koh-chan through the moves!! ♥♥♥ There are no words to express my love.
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*happy sigh* I'd been saving this video for months and months and months, just because Tom's Yukigumi was a national treasure and I'm trying to space out the shows. XD

The Man Called Bacchus / Splendor of a Thousand Beats '99
Snow, 1999

[ TakaWiki Page ]

Cast )

Summary )

What I Thought )
ekusudei: (Tom and Gun-chan)
Graph Talk Special: Snow Troupe’s Elisabeth at the Grand Theater
“The Odd Ties Between Death and the Royal Family”

Ichiro Maki x Takane Fubuki x Kouju Tatsuki x Shu Michiru x Hanafusa Mari
(GRAPH April 1996)




Because, despite my Moon Troupe love, Snow is mysteriously my favorite Elisabeth version....
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Hanagumi Tokimeki Network Talk Volume: Oura Mizuki vs. Kouju Tatsuki vs. Shiokaze Kou (KAGEKI October 1990)

The article that goes with this adorable picture that I'm pretty sure I posted before.... )

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