Translations of Aran Kei Interviews
The last few years I've gone a little overboard with interviews featuring my favorite performer, Aran Kei, so I'm giving her a designated section. Note that interviews that included another performer as well, are in the regular Performer Interview section. :)
Ticket Pia: Top Otokoyaku Special Volume 1 - Aran Kei
I couldn't resist breaking my "Different star in every translation rule" when I saw this interview with my favorite star Aran Kei. Plus translating online text is much easier, as I can use online kanji dictionaries... A short interview with Touko from the Ticket Pia website, in which she discusses Sakura/Secret Hunter and her voice problems during Hays Code.
Aran Kei Mindan Interview, May 2007
Interview with Aran Kei from the online Korean-Japanese newspaper Mindan. The article talks a bit about her Takarazuka career, and most interestingly also discusses her Korean heritage.
Just-the-quotes version of Aran's retirement announcement from October 2008 - from the Asahi Online version.
Aran Kei: Grand Theater Last Day Article from Sanspo 03/09/2009
Article and interview with Aran Kei from her last day performing at the Grand Theater in Takarazuka. Also brief info about some of the other performers who retired on the same day.
Aran Kei: Tokyo Theater Last Day Article from Sanspo 04/26/2009
Article and interview from her very last day, at the Takarazuka Tokyo Theater.
Aran Kei: Horipro Entry Article from Sanspo 06/19/2009
Article discussing Aran's announcement that she had joined the talent agency Horipro. Also a little bit on her life post-retirement and her thoughts on Haruno Sumire's marriage announcement.
Aran Kei: "Aida" Ticket Pia Interview - June 2009
Article on Ticket Pia's website discussing her post-retirement production of the musical "Aida".
Aran Kei: Mindan Interview - July 2009
Her second interview with the Korean-Japanese newspaper Mindan. Discusses her life post-retirement, the "Aida" interview, and touches on her Korean-Japanese background.
Aran Kei Sanspo "Human" Article - August 2009
More on "Aida", plus her daily life post-Takarazuka and what kind of man she likes.