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...yeah. I need some time to think this through.

Some things, I really like. The reason Tomomin initially caught my attention was not her goofiness, but the fact that she's one of those girls who gives all to her role, allowing it to subsume her. Onstage, Yumeno Seika isn't there, and this is a very Yukigumi thing.

Similarly, I think Masako will do nicely in Hoshigumi (giving Toyoko someone to bounce off of) and MiyaRuri in Tsukigumi - Hoshi just has too many people and she hasn't been well-utilised lately; Mii-chan's situation in Sora was the same. Dai-chan I'm not sure about - there's going to be Tomomin and Koma above her and Kingu gaining fast. I'm curious about Serika Toa in Hanagumi. Dammit. Have to start watching them.

But I'm... annoyed about the Senka transfers. I know, I've been talking for ages about how Senka needs new blood, but it rubs me the wrong way to take Ema Naoki and Asuka Yuu away from troupes that they've been with for respectively 30 and 35 years. Let them retire with the people who care for them, would you?

Micchan... I'm hoping it's a New Senka thing, Tom-style, stealing All The Shows. And better than the dreaded alternative!

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Date: 2011-12-02 04:18 pm (UTC)
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I've heard too many people say that New Senka was a Bad Thing, killing the careers of most of its participants.

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Date: 2011-12-11 08:36 am (UTC)
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What I'd most like to see is the company shunting talented no-longer-star-track upperclassmen into Senka.

Oh yes. I mean, I think Micchan is better off in Senka - more chances for interesting stuff to do (and I actually wouldn't mind seeing Morie in there after Kiriyan's retirement, as she seems to be stuck. Though her retirement seems more likely :( )

I think it's the high percentage of short-term stars seems worrisome about New Senka, and the fact that many people aren't fond of transfer tops (again, I know too little to opine, but I've seen reasoning that Emao Yuu and Kashi both were very short-term because they were more-or-less transfers coming after a very popular top with a long run)

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Date: 2011-12-11 08:57 am (UTC)
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*nods* I was also thinking Toyoko. That would be a _really_ interesting Senka... (it's already sort of my second favourite troupe)

Yeah, and also there's Asako, who fit in with Tsukigumi so splendidly.

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Date: 2011-12-11 09:01 am (UTC)
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Morie's on late-2012 calendars, past Kiriyan's retirement

... is she? I've only seen the one where she's April... (desktop?)

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Date: 2011-12-11 09:08 am (UTC)
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That's encouraging.


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