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Most of my flist already knows Takarazuka, I'm sure, but on the off-chance someone (i.e. sissihiyah) doesn't...

meet the coolest Death ever. Of course, with the silver hair. (Translation here)



Or, for an even cooler version: this Death makes me fall into a gibbering heap. (Embedding disabled on that one.)

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heavenscalyx
Mar. 14th, 2010 04:19 pm (UTC)
There are 2 or 3 versions with this Death and different Rudolfs, FYI. I covet the full set that has ALL the Rudolfs in it.
auronlu
Mar. 14th, 2010 06:55 pm (UTC)
You mean they've got multiple Rudolfs on stage like the multiple deaths in the background? Or there's a DVD out there which includes different productions?

I need a thorough brainwashing in Takarazuka, still. I was just peeking at your tags to see some of the clips you've posted that I'd missed.

Edited at 2010-03-14 07:01 pm (UTC)
heavenscalyx
Mar. 15th, 2010 02:08 pm (UTC)
Different productions. Same Death, different Rudolfs.

Maybe it's just two different Rudolfs? I can't recall. Here is Yami ga Hirogaru with Ryouga Haruhi as Rudolf and then with Aoki Izumi as Rudolf (which is I think the version you linked to).
sissyhiyah
Mar. 14th, 2010 05:46 pm (UTC)
Eeep!
And to think that I was afraid I might be bored at work today! I've spent half my shift er, lusting over death on youtube? Is that healthy? Oh well. I don't care. I LOVE this, sad as it is. Thanks for the introduction!
auronlu
Mar. 14th, 2010 07:09 pm (UTC)
Re: Eeep!
*points at HC, Takarazuka expert*

The Takarazuka Revue is a large musical theater troupe with all-women casts, the inverse of traditional Noh. They put on many different shows from (adapted) Oklahoma to Phantom of the Opera, but Elisabeth is the first one HC introduced me to. This particular number with Death trying to seduce the emperor's son into seizing the throne is always jaw-dropping.

Oh, and by the way, in the end, Death gets the girl. :)

Edited at 2010-03-14 09:43 pm (UTC)
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