Takarazuka GRAPH April 2003 - Variety Question: 5 Stage

Sumire Haruno
Q & A Interview

Like

>> Color?
Royal blue.
>> Musical Genre?
Jazz.
>>Smell?
Smells similar to a not very strong soap.
>>SMAP Member?
Shingo-kun, because he's entertaining to watch (laugh).
>>TV Show?
I really like dramas dealing with serious subjects (laugh).
>>Fairy Tale?
Well, it's not really a fairy tale, but Disney's "Aladin". I like flying through the sky, and places that don't exist in the present.
>>Shopping Spot?
Osaka.
>>Jewel?
My birthstone, turquoise.
>>Tea?
Sokenbicha tea is my favorite.
>>Oden Ingredient?
It doesn't exist in Kansai, but chikuwabu. Why isn't it here, I wonder? It's so good (laugh).

If

>>If one day all the seats in the audience were filled with men?
Eh~!? I'd be spinning (laugh).
>>If you were a man?
I'd be a male model and I'd be leading fashion (laugh).
>>If you woke up one morning the size of a thumb?
I'd want to adventure around my own house. Trying to get into my furniture and the cracks around them (laugh).
>>If you could build a summer house wherever you liked?
A place where I could see the ocean.
>>If you could change the capital city?
Nara. I played Nakaooe no Ouji in Akanesasu Murasaki no Hana, and the memory of that land called Nara remains with me still. Now, returning to the rebuilt city of Nara I feel that it's not as interesting.
>>If you could gain any skill?
I'd like to pass the bar examination and have an opportunity to try the difficult experiences of a lawyer.
>>If you could speak in a language other than Japanese?
French.
>>If you were in the Olympics, which event would you do?
Swimming. For some reason I have this desire to submerge myself in water.
>>If you were invited onto Bistro SMAP, what would you order?
Ramen (laugh).
>>If you had your own TV show?
A travel show. I'd be the one traveling (laugh).

▲or■

>>Tokyo or Osaka?
Tokyo.
>>Summer or Winter?
Winter.
>>A High Place or a Dark Place?
A high place.
>>Black Tailcoat or White Tailcoat?
Black Tailcoat.
>>An Anywhere Door or a Helicopter Hat?
I'm seriously torn. If I could really do it, I'd like a Helicopter Hat, but if I think about how things are for me right now, I feel an Anywhere Door would be better.
>>A Woman Who Causes Rain or Causes Sunlight?
Causes sunlight.
>>Hiroshi Kume or Tetsuya Chikushi? (News Anchors)
Hiroshi Kume.
>>Meat or Fish?
Meat.
>>Sauce or Soy Sauce?
Soy Sauce.
>>Anko or Chocolate?
Anko.

Want

>>If you were on a deserted island, what one thing would you want?
A book.
>>Something you have to take with you on vacation?
A camera.
>>What do you want to eat for your last dinner?
Yakiniku [e.n.: grilled meats].
>>If you have white rice then you want this!
A breakfast of grilled fish (laugh).
>>What movie do you want to see?
I'd like to see the Harry Potter series. I haven't seen any of them yet.
>>When you're tired but can't allow yourself to sleep, what do you want to deal with it?
I pinch the skin under my eye.
>>What do you want the most right now?
Spare time.
>>The ability you want the most right now?
The ability to know everything about something by just seeing one tenth of it. I want my head to work faster.
>>What kind of housework machine would you want?
A machine that'll clean up my whole house with the push of a button, and even do the laundry (laugh).
>>What's necessary for a Takarasienne?
Physical strength.

Time

>>Average time you're in the bath?
20 minutes.
>>Average time you sleep?
During practice or a show run, about 7 hours, I'd say.
>>Speed you talk at?
Slowly.
>>After you get into bed, how long does it take you to fall asleep?
I can fall asleep right away. Really, about 3 seconds.
>>When your alarm goes off, how long does it take you to get up?
I usually wake up right after the alarm sounds.
>>From the time you wake up, how long does it take before you leave?
On a practice day, an hour and a half. During a play run, I'll be in the dressing room in an hour.
>>What's your favorite time of the day?
I like the night, from the time I get into the bath until I go to sleep.
>>How long will you wait for someone?
30 minutes.
>>Your favorite kind of watch?
I like large silver watches with a decent weight you can feel.
>>If there were 26 hours in a day, what would you do with the other 2 hours?
Increase the morning by two hours, and I'd want to take those two hours and spend them doing nothing.

(With thanks to Jen-Jen and Nicola for translation help!)