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Aran Kei and Toono Asuka Interview
: That's right.
Aran Kei: Traitor (laughs).
------------ Aran-san, is there something in particular that you're looking forward to in your first trip to Hakataza?
: Naturally, I'm looking forward to the end of the performance (laughs).
: I heard the backstage is really pretty too...
: It's set in the Caribbean islands in the 1940's.
A thief and charlatan - his
nickname is Dagu, but his
name is Dagobert - is told by a friend, "I want you to steal a certain woman" and he
sets off to accomplish the task.
First of all, it's a comedy about how he
is actually "stealing" a princess from a certain European country, who was visiting the Carribbean.
It's a busy show, with lots of running around the stage, but the theme song is great, there's lots of dancing, and it's really, really interesting to watch! (laughs)
------------ It sounds fun.
I've heard there's a midair stunt in the opening scene too.
: I'm in a black costume and I come down from the ceiling to steal some jewels.
: In the end, my thief and charlatan Dagu has stayed the same all the way through (laughs).
Dagu is a thief, but he's
also a very naïve and genuine young man.
I think that's nice (laughs).
------------ Aran-san, which is the scene you put the most effort into?
: Not surprisingly, it's the scene at the church where Dagu tells Jennifer about his
: It's a show we first did for Kozuki Wataru-san's farewell show.
: I think the two shows are a really good pairing.
It'll be really good, so even people from far away should travel to Hakataza
to see it (laughs).
------------ Well then, you two are the new Star Troupe top combination, and you're having your Hakataza debut as well, so be sure to give us your impressions of each other.
In the practice hall, Asuka is so overzealous that I often think she
should take it easier.
But onstage, no matter what happens, nothing seems to upset her
Toono Asuka: Aran-san is someone you can really rely on.
Even when I'm being a real bother, she
always pulls me through.
------------ Your good energy has made this a really pleasant interview as well.
Last of all, please each tell me your goals for the Hakataza show.
: It's the first Hakataza show for the new Star Troupe.