Thank you for tagging me, dumara—-dumara! I’m sorry if I’m late because I didn’t notice the message you sent ^^;
Rule 1 ~ Always post the rules
Rule 2 ~ Answer the questions the person who tagged you asked
and post 11 new ones Rule 3 ~ Tag 11 people to the post Rule 4 ~ Inform said people
I’m too lazy to think new questions and people to tag lol, but here we go!
1) Who was your first Takarazuka-crush and why?
Keichan, because her Luigi Lucheni was really great!
2) Which one was the first and which one was the last play you saw?
First was Elisabeth (2007) annd the last I’ve watched Hanagumi’s Le Paradis (if it counts as a play)
3) Tell me your favourite thing about your favourite Takarazienne xD
The way she smiled and laughed at iri on my last day in Takarazuka.
4) Which one is your fav / least fav play with your favourite Takarazienne?
She’s still such a baby so there’s not much to choose from. Usually I’m not a big fan of the plays with revues, but all I’ve had a chance to see were surprisingly really good! So it’s really hard to pick just one fav and even harder to pick the least fav :D
Streak of light and Ocean’s 11 are my all-time favourites, but Mr. Swing holds all the good memories with it.
5) Have you ever seen a show live? If so: What was it like? If not: What show would you like to see?
I was in Japan just a few weeks ago, so:
The Poem of Love and Revolution / Mr. Swing! - The first time ever to see a show live, and it was from the first row, no need to say it was reaallyy amazing! I’m still kinda wordless. We saw also the senshuuraku show and oh the amount of tears. As the whole audience shouted with the lead of Tomu in the end - Hanagumi saikou!
Shall We Dance / Congratulations Takarazuka! - I was super tired when we saw it, and fell asleep a few times during the play…. (I must say I fall asleep really easily when I’m not supposed to, for example I did that every goddamn day on lessons in high school even though they were really interesting) Even though it was also really good and funny. I have to say that Tomomin did fantastic job with her role!
Gone with the Wind - I was surprised how much I liked Manato as Scarlett, because I’ve never really liked her. I had no idea what this play would be like, I’ve never seen/read/anything it. But again I loved this one too. I think the roles fit well and the music was amazing. And whoa, the staging!!! I was happy to see Kitarou even once wearing a tailcoat haha.
6) Do you ship any Ziennes? Who? :D
7) Which Elisabeth production is your favourite?
2007 was the first one I saw and it’s still my fav!
8) Who (out of the current actresses) do you want to see as top one day?
Hmmm. Usually I don’t like top stars as much, because they get really boring roles. Tomu and Mizu has been the only ones I’ve really loved as tops. I think I’d really like Micchan or Daimon as top stars too. Also I’d love to see Reimi Urara as a top musumeyaku some day!
9) Are you rather into otokoyaku or musumeaku?
10) What was the funniest moment you had while watching a show?
There are a plenty, especially when watching with a bunch of friends. But the one to first come to my mind is when we had DVD marathon and we were really tired after about 12 hours of watching and had a drinking game with energy drinks.
11) How has Takarazuka changed your life?
I try not to write a novel about this.
It has made me really poor. It makes me angry and sad, now continously longing back to Japan.
So many times when nothing else had made me feel better when I’ve been really anxious or depressed. Watching the shows with your precious babies in them, seeing them smiling or being just too cool and hot to handle. Getting a reijou on the worst day in a long time (it always magically comes to save your day.) It just makes me so happy.
Takarazuka made me gay. Okay it didn’t, I just happened to realize how men really aren’t my cup of tea about at the same time I found Takarazuka. But I think if we weren’t fangirling together with Ella, we wouldn’t be a couple right now.
I’ve got many good friends. And I’ve learned Japanese. Because you just have to if you want to understand anything.
AND Takarazuka made me excercise. I have always been really lazy about it (and I’m still) but first I got into tap dance (also thanks to duplikatus for that haha) and after that I started show dance. And watching revues really keep me going, because I want to be even almost as good and cool someday.