hikaru_genji: Haruno Sumire (Default)
2013-12-08 01:02 pm
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I'm sad to say this but this is going to be my last post here at [personal profile] hikaru_genji.

Originally, this was meant to be a fandom comeback journal for me to gush about takarazuka and review some shows, but as time goes on and with favorites retiring/will retire (Yumeka Ami and Yuumi Hiro to be honest since as everyone who knows me/doesn't know me knows that I'm not a big Ranju Tomu fan), and no other shows are actually piquing my interest to be honest, I'm considering leaving the fanbase for good.

I had good memories of it, the wonderful people I've met and making graphics from it. Also, with fandom setting sail on tumblr (in which I'm at as well and you're definitely most welcome to add me), I don't feel quite at home here as I used to be. In fact, my fandoms evolved overtime and Takarazuka to me is a thing of the past that it's no longer part of my fandom life anymore. If you see a Takarazuka reblog or a post on tumblr, it's mostly vintage/retro stuff and retired actresses whom I admire, among other things like "Elisabeth", "The Phantom of the Opera" and my new obsession "Once Upon a Time" just to name a few.

Thank you guys for all the shiny filled memories and I'm ever so happy and thankful for them. I wish you guys all the best in the future!
hikaru_genji: Aran Kei/Toono Asuka (Touko/Asuka Pimpernel Romance)
2013-08-15 09:15 pm
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Quietly Sneaks In Here

I haven't been talking about Zuka lately because I haven't been having the same feelings as I did back when I've first started joining back in 2006 and all my favorites being OGs now, however, I've been sneakily looking at Ouki Kaname's Soragumi career and I must say that I am impressed . Then again, I'm always impressed with everything Teru's done. Why mention Teru you ask? Because I saw this on my tumblr dash, I just had to share this cool "Gone with the Wind" poster:

hikaru_genji: Sena Jun (Asako Sisi)
2013-06-09 11:17 pm
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For those who wants to know where I am these days, I'm located on these two sites now. Both accounts are meant for musical spammage and all and by no means my personal accounts, so here you go:

[tumblr.com profile] ichtanzenwill
[twitter.com profile] ichtanzenwill

While I'm not into the newer era of Takarazuka these days, with the exception of Soragumi things including Teru's Top Star era, I do look back into the past and jot down my thoughts all while making graphics or sharing a screencap or a scan or two in reference to those bygone eras of Zuka past. I hope you'll follow me on those sites and I can't wait to meet some of you! Dunno what the future holds for this journal to be honest, but you never know. Time will tell!
hikaru_genji: Haruno Sumire (Ichiro Komm süßer Tod)
2012-11-12 08:42 pm

*GASP* No One Is Talking About This?!

I guess everyone was "Elisabeth-ed" out because of the 2012 revival with Annemieke van Dam and Mark Seibert methinks or that musical/Takarazuka fandom talking headquarters moved to Tumblr now.

Look at all my favorite Deaths together! From left to right: Haruno Sumire (2002), Ichiro Maki (1996) and Shizuki Asato (1998)

More Pictures (mainly Ichiro) )

That's all I'm going to share. Oh, did I mentioned that there will be a DVD of this? ;)
hikaru_genji: Sena Jun (Asako Sisi)
2012-06-28 03:35 pm

~Yay~ How Fun! :)

I've been Zuka-ed out since forever but I want to draw all of your attention to this. :D

Look at all my favorite OGs! :) They're going to do the Elisabeth OG ,gala concert. :)

Love, love, love! :)

I'm also happy that Teru is Top Star of Soragumi and is going to perform a musical adaptation of the Anime "Legend of the Galactic Heroes"! :D There's also a nice poster too! :)
hikaru_genji: Haruno Sumire (Zuka Love)
2012-03-15 02:27 pm
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Happy Ides Of March

Just wishing a Happy Ides of March to everyone! :) What better way of celebrating it with a picture from Akatsuki no Roma:

© 宝塚歌劇団

I miss good ol' classic Zuka...*pouts*
hikaru_genji: Aran Kei (Touko Percy Sink Me!)
2012-03-05 04:03 pm


Touko (Aran Kei) in Sunset Boulevard?! Why wasn't I informed this? :o

Click here for photo )

Though I would have loved Asami Rei or Ichiro Maki in the role of Norma Desmond, I know that Touko will be fantastic, ♥. *edit* Ohh there's also a Yumiko too! :D She looks lovely as always. ♥ I think she's going to play the role of Betty Schaefer.
hikaru_genji: Haruno Sumire/Sakurano Ayane (Osa/Ayane Eternal)
2012-03-02 01:09 pm

I Had Way Too Much Time In My Hands

Look at these lovely Osa dolls I've made with the doll maker. :)

Have an Asako and a finale Tod!Mariko. :)
hikaru_genji: Sena Jun (Asako Sisi)
2012-03-01 08:27 pm

Gorgeous Picture Is Gorgeous (No Cut For You)


Look at that~ It's gorgeous! Lady Osa and Lady Asako looks lovely. Máté actually looks good in that costume. Much better than Yamaguchi and Shirota Yuu IMO. Reminds me of his classic days from the Hungarian production. :)

This is going to be good.
hikaru_genji: Haruno Sumire (Osa Graceful)
2012-02-19 08:11 pm
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I Need An Icon That Says "I Love OGs"...

...Or turn this blog into an OG blog instead! xD (mainly for Osa) Sadly, I feel that Takarazuka isn't part of me anymore and I've fallen way behind these days. :<

I will continue be respectful and loving towards it (like I am with non-Takarazuka Theatre Fandom AKA Broadway/West End/Foreign Theatre) and I'll continue to make icons of it too. :)

Without further ado, here's a very old meme that was passed around since 2009(!) and finally I'm doing it. :D

List Meme )
hikaru_genji: Haruno Sumire/Sakurano Ayane (Osa/Ayane Eternal)
2012-02-01 11:27 pm
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She's An Angel~

Lady Osa forever. ♥
hikaru_genji: Haruno Sumire (Osa Graceful)
2011-10-29 03:29 am
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Coming Out Of Hiding For One Very Special Person...

It's finally happening! My wish came true! This is definitely a sign...Osa is Elisabeth! :D

Photo under the cut )

*edit* CLIP! CLIP! Watch at 0:39 - 1:16 and 1:36-2:09 ! :) All is good! :)
hikaru_genji: Haruno Sumire (Zuka Love)
2011-07-21 08:10 pm

It's Never Too Late To Come Out Of Your Cave...

I had a gnawing feeling in me that I knew eventually it'll happen but Hiromi is retiring. I really wish for her the best since she had so much potential. I don't know about the future of this blog as I'm trying to find something to fill in the void with maybe new things in store. Maybe this is a good chance to explore newish siennes or probably give Zuka a break for a while (which explains why this public blog is feeling kinda empty lately).
hikaru_genji: Aran Kei/Toono Asuka (Touko/Asuka Pimpernel Romance)
2011-07-13 06:43 pm

For Those Who Has Yet To See

© 宝塚歌劇団

I'm loving it ♥! Another mammoth of a Zuka show for this year (to be honest, there's so many that the only ones that I've mentioned here, only "Utsukushiki Shougai" and "Ocean's Eleven" are the ones that showed interest in me along RanTomu's "Phantom" though the fond memories of Osa!Phantom is still there).

Also, sorry that I haven't posted here in quite a while. ^^;;
hikaru_genji: Haruno Sumire (Yan/Miki Black Jack Question)
2011-06-20 12:42 pm
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Going to post this via my desktop as my laptop is pretty much dead at the moment (the charger/plug is not working for some reason), so have a meme as I was tagged by [personal profile] masahi:

→ Comment with "VIVA TAKARAZUKA!"
→ I'll respond by asking you FIVE questions so I can get to know you better.
→ Update your journal with the answers to the questions.
→ Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions.

Meme, Meme )
hikaru_genji: Oozora Yuuhi/Nono Sumika (Yuuhi/Sumika Utsukushiki Shougai)
2011-06-12 06:01 pm

New Layout Plus Other Things

Missed me much :)? It's been a while since I've posted here. I guess I'm having a fandom burnout or something (opps wrong journal LOL). Anyway, I need to bring this up here because I've got a new layout courtesy of wrongpill over at livejournal. Now this brings me to the real post here: what shows are you excited for? My list as follows:

Utsukushiki Shougai/Luna Rossa (this is the show of shows this year. This is the big one since it's a nihonmono and it has Teru, Yuuhi and Sumika in it as well as the wonderful and happy Soragumi family)

How to Succeed Yukigumi revival

The Man from Algiers (mainly because it's based from an older show that Ootori Ran was in and I'm curious to see how much it's going to be changed. The promotional posters plus the flash page on the Kageki's site looks promising)

Ocean's Eleven (definitely on the list because Hoshigumi can do no wrong. They're going to have fun with this show)

The Man in the Iron Mask

Shakunetsu no Kanata -Odysseus-hen to Commodus-hen- (Looks like a hybrid of "Koutei" meets "Akatsuki no Roma" which is why I want to see it and it's a Bow Hall too. Sadly, this won't be released on DVD but instead as a Sky Stage TV exclusive)
hikaru_genji: Sena Jun (Asako Sisi)
2011-05-02 10:49 pm

I'm Really Behind Zuka Lately

I'm rather curious: is Kitarou the new Nibante of Yukigumi? Since she was Tybalt in "Romeo & Juliette" this year, I'm curious as it's a Nibante role. Also, OCEAN'S ELEVEN is a Zuka production XD! I can't wait for that one :). Now I'm hoping "Star Wars" or "Labyrinth" in the near future.

Since Elisabeth is having it's 20th Anniversary in Vienna, chances are there will be a Takarazuka filled performance of this show (funny as it was supposed to be this year since it's 15 years since the original 1996 production).
hikaru_genji: Haruno Sumire (Zuka Love)
2011-03-24 01:12 pm

"Romeo & Juliette" Yukigumi Pictures

I'm wondering as to why the photo gallery for this one is quite short? They're very nice pictures but not enough of the show :(

Unless it's done to hide spoilers but that's just a guess of mine.
hikaru_genji: Haruno Sumire (Zuka Love)
2011-03-11 08:30 pm
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hikaru_genji: Ooura Mizuki (Natsume Music And The Mirror)
2011-03-08 10:00 pm

Berubara 1990 Not!Review

This is not a review. This is just thoughts of the show filled with screencaps XD! I was watching both the official VHS and my 2 DVD Sky Stage copy of this side by side to see if anything's changed. For the most part, most of everything is there, only half the beginning is missing (the whole "Mina-sama" introduction is clipped off) because we have a wonderful introduction by none other than the great Ooura Mizuki.

Berubara Hanagumi 1990 With Screencaps! )