I should not leave writing about stuff I watched for too long a time - I start forgetting.
So. I was lucky to have the chance to watch Tsukigumi's shinko RomiJuri. I like all RomiJuri but I was naturally especially interested in Tsuki's because all those familiar faces.
Basically it was the same in structure as Yukigumi shinko - Love and Death's dance, then straight into the ball; I think maybe the camera angle was different because that dance looked a bit different to me.
After Yurika - still my favorite Death - I tend to have better luck with shinko Deaths than honkoen ones. I love both Sakina and Tamakichi a lot, but both of them, imho, make better Romeos than Deaths - they are too sunny and earthy for an anthropomorphic personification, even a fairly junior one (sorry, I firmly believe RomiJuri Death is an intern). Kiraha Reo in Yukigumi shinko was much better, for all that she clearly had Mizu in mind; and Chinatsu here in Tsuki also worked quite well, imho. And Hayami Sei made an interesting Love - somehow very ... sarcastic-looking one. Interesting dynamics between those two.
The Montague gang was a good gang, for all that they did not get the relevant song: Asami Jun was Mercutio, and Kizuki Yuuma, Benvolio - doukis working very well together. Aasa did not overdo the crazy for Mercutio, and was just the right kind of merry hell, and Mayupon was very solid towards the end, though raising hell with the best of them at the ball.
Tybalt, though... I don't know, maybe I am prejudiced. Yuuki is almost never clicking for me - I saw her shinko Alain in ScaPim, I saw her shinko Rudolf, and I am still "Okay, so what". And Tybalt did not work for me either though I can't say it was bad.
Hanahi Mira as Lady Capuletti, though, was awesome in her passionateness about, well, everything. I expected this, but I did not expect anything from Takasumi Hayato as Lord Capuletti - somehow she always slipped past my attention. She did good, though. The Montagues always have less to do, especially Lord Montague, which is a pity - I would have liked to see more of Joe.
I liked Harune Aki as Nurse - clearly having fun (that scene with Benvolio and Mercutio - I amused myself by remembering she's their douki too). Chinami Karan's baby face distracted me - it often does - but she still made a nice Laurence, loving Romeo (I always love their first scene together!) and worrying about him and Juliette.
But Romeo and Juliette were still the best. Tamakichi playing the sunshine boy, favored by life and stumbling into love, as Romeo ought to be, and Miyurin makes the loveliest Juliette, working very well with Tamakichi. All eyes very easily go towards them and their fate.
... and Toki gets a bonus mention, doing what she always does - dancing - only this time in blue and with a shaggy wig (or not wig), unlike her honkoen in red and with cornrows. ;) I just love being able to see her.