Backstage Stories
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Chikage Utsuki N Waiting for Spring unbloomed icon
【Waiting for Spring】


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【Waiting for Spring】
【Waiting for Spring】 Welcome to the Dorm
Chikage Utsuki N Suit & Tie unbloomed icon
【Suit & Tie】


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【Suit & Tie】
【Suit & Tie】 A Strong Personality
Chikage Utsuki N The Wonderful Charlatan of Oz unbloomed icon
【The Wonderful Charlatan of Oz】


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【The Wonderful Charlatan of Oz】
【The Wonderful Charlatan of Oz】 Role Study: Oswald
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【Knights of the Round IV】


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【Knights of the Round IV】
【Knights of the Round IV】
Chikage Utsuki R Standing Rehearsal unbloomed icon
【Standing Rehearsal】


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【Standing Rehearsal】
【Standing Rehearsal】 No Cats Allowed
Chikage Utsuki R Self-Deprecating Swindler unbloomed icon
【Self-Deprecating Swindler】


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【Self-Deprecating Swindler】
【Self-Deprecating Swindler】
Chikage Utsuki SR Blooming Trail unbloomed icon
【Blooming Trail】


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【Blooming Trail】
【Blooming Trail】 Make It Spicy
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【About to Bloom】


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【About to Bloom】
【About to Bloom】
Chikage Utsuki SSR His Neutral Territory unbloomed icon
【His Neutral Territory】


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【His Neutral Territory】
【His Neutral Territory】 Apology Gift
Chikage Utsuki SSR We Need to Hide Quietly unbloomed icon
【We Need to Hide Quietly】


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【We Need to Hide Quietly】
【We Need to Hide Quietly】
Chikage Utsuki SSR Mankai Birthday unbloomed icon
【Mankai Birthday】


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【Mankai Birthday】
【Mankai Birthday】


Mini Chats

The Wonderful Charlatan of Oz
Side Utsuki Chikage (1/3)
Chikage: I never thought I'd be asked to take on a leading role in my first play. I'll do my best though, of course.
Tsuzuru wrote the part for me, too, so I should mostly just be able to act like myself.
The swindler sounds like a good role, too.
You think I might be able to put my magic skills to work in the play? Huh, I could see that.
I'm still learning the ropes, but I know everyone in the Spring Troupe will have my back.
I'm sure I'll be asking you a lot of questions, too, Izumi.
Side Utsuki Chikage (2/3)
Chikage: You have some real interesting characters in this theater company of yours. I wasn't expecting a celebrity or a crossdressing kid, but...
What really got me was when that one guy started spouting poems out of nowhere. Everyone else seemed completely used to it, too. Didn't even bat an eyelash.
Then again, I think the diversity of Mankai, not just in terms of age and occupation, is one of its good points.
You're a pretty amazing director for being able to pull all these people together.
Side Utsuki Chikage (3/3)
Chikage: Hey, Izumi. Have you tried the new spice everyone's been talking about?
Oh, you haven't been able to get your hands on it yet? I guess it is sold out in a lot of places.
I actually just found some at this one new shop. The flavors are perfectly balanced. It's really delicious.
Jealous? Well, you can't have it, even if you look at me with those puppy dog eyes.
I'm joking, of course. Since I was already there, I bought two jars. Here's one for you.
What should I ask for in return, I wonder? I bet I could get you to do anything I asked... Kidding, kidding. No need to be so tense.
You'll use that spice in your cooking from now on, right? I can't wait.
Chikage & Tenma's Chat
Tenma: Hey, Chikage. You speak some foreign languages, right?
Chikage: Yeah, I go overseas a lot for business, after all, so I can speak several countries' languages.
Tenma: THing is, for an upcoming TV drama, I'm playing a character who has just returned to Japan after living abroad, and several of my lines are in English.
Tenma: Think you could help me with my lines?
Chikage: Oh, wow. I heard you were passionate about acting, but I didn't know you were this serious about it.
Tenma: Of course I am. I can't go on camera half-assing my pronunciation. If I'm gonna do this, I'm gonna do it perfectly.
Chikage: The answer of a true pro.
Tenma: And as long as we're at it...
Tenma: ...Maybe you could help me with some of my English homework, too?
Chikage: Haha. Sure thing.
Tenma: Thanks.
Chikage: Not a problem.
Knights of the Round IV On Stage
Side Utsuki Chikage (1/3)
Chikage: When we did Oz, my part was written specifically for me, so it was a lot easier to handle. I didn't have to do all the extra work I'm doing for this show.
Plus, between the show being based on a game and me playing a lead, there's a lot of added pressure.
We didn't have fight choreo last time, either. I'm not too worried about that, since I'm pretty good at athletic stuff, though.
I'm not really interested in games, but I'm planning to at least play KotR to get a handle on my character.
I want to be able to mimic my character's ways of speaking and moving, as well as their overall look on stage.
Then I have to figure out how to get in sync with our leading man, Chigasaki. We have sword fights together, but he's terrible at anything resembling exercise.
Maybe the best way for him to learn is for me to go all-out on him without holding back.
Side Utsuki Chikage (2/3)
Chikage: The Spring Troupe are all in the lounge playing KotR, right? The music from the game's practically become the lounge's background music now.
Not to mention that Citron's been humming the main theme a lot, so even some of the other troupes have picked up the habit.
Kazunari, Kumon, Taichi... Even Matsukawa has started singing some of the songs from the game lately.
I heard Tsumugi humming one of the songs when he was watering the plants out in the courtyard earlier, too.
I don't think he even realized he was doing it.
KotR has taken over the whole company, not just the Spring Troupe.
Side Utsuki Chikage (3/3)
Chikage: Hey, Izumi. Have you ever been to the soba restaurant that's on the side street near St. Flora?
They've got some good curry there. If you've never been, let's go together sometime.
It's a real hidden gem. I don't tell many people about it, but I guess it's okay if you go there.
Why? Hmm...
I guess I respect your love for curry, and I feel a connection to you as the one of the only two curry lovers of Mankai, but...
...You're also a little special. I thought it would be nice to have a secret the two of us could share. That sounds like a good reason, right?
I'll let you decide whether you think I'm joking or not. Anyway, let me know when you'd be free to go try that curry.
Chikage & Juza's Chat
Chikage: I want to pass out a lot of flyers today, so how we do a street act with some action in it?
Juza: You wanna do an action scene? I haven't really done anythin' like that with the other troupes...
Chikage: Just come at me, seriously. I'm used to it.
Juza: Okay, then. Ready? Hah!
Chikage: ...! Wow, you're fast AND strong. I heard you taught yourself how to fight, but I didn't think you'd be this good.
Juza: The action scene worked good. I'm glad we got so many people watchin' and managed to hand out a bunch of fliers.
Chikage: Yeah... You know, you've got quite the talent there. If you really honed your fighting skills, you could go pro.
Juza: Pro? At what?
Chikage: Ah. Never mind. Forget I said anything.
Juza: All that movin' around's got me hungry.
Chikage: Speaking of food, I hear tonight's dessert is shiratama zenzai.
Juza: You mean... that sweet red bean soup with dango on top?!
Chikage: You're a sucker for sickeningly sweet stuff, huh? Reminds me of a certain someone.

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