QLeft.png The protagonist of "Aladdin and the Magic Lamp." Can be lazy, but is quite kind at heart. Finding a magic lamp that grants wishes brings big changes to Aladdin's life. QRight.png


If You Had Three Wishes

Junna (icon).png Junna:
"...And Aladdin and the princess lived happily ever after."


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
Oh, Junna, what are you reading?


Nana (icon).png Nana:
Is that an "Aladdin and the Magic Lamp" picture book?


Junna (icon).png Junna:
That musical we all saw together was so good, i wanted to reread the original story.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
They're mostly the same, but the number of wishes differs.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
In the show, the Genie in the Lamp only grants three wishes, right?


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
That provided some plot tension.


Nana (icon).png Nana:
Right, the granting of the final wish was quite moving!


Junna (icon).png Junna:
But in the original story, there were an unlimited number of wishes. You could wish for anything any number of times.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
Really? That seems pretty generous.


Nana (icon).png Nana:
But it seems like it would be difficult to create a climax in a story like that. It might be hard to turn it into a theater show.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
That's probably why they changed the number. The climax is more exciting that way.


Nana (icon).png Nana:
Even if I had a magic lamp, I don't think I could come up with that many wishes anyway ♪


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
Well, that's true.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
But if there really was one, what would you wish for?


Nana (icon).png Nana:
How about you, Junna-chan?


Junna (icon).png Junna:
Hmm, I have a long list, but I'd start with being able to swim.


Nana (icon).png Nana:
Huh? You don't need a magic lamp for that. I could teach you.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
No, I want to do it myself. After all, we have to overcome our obstacles ourselves!


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
I'm afraid that argument doesn't hold water if you use a magic lamp.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
Oh. You're right. Then I wish that no one sees me practicing.


Nana (icon).png Nana:
Junna-chan, your wishes are getting more and more mundane.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
That's Junna for you. She's so straitlaced, after all.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
Then what about you, Saijo-san? What would you wish for?


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
Me? Oh, umm...


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
A wider vocal range... No, make that sensitivity and expressiveness. Wait, no... I'd want more... You know...


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
(This won't do. I'm always comparing myself to her and trying to fill the gap.)


Junna (icon).png Junna:
Saijo-san?


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
Huh? Oh, it's hard to say, even if it's just pretend. Besides, what I want isn't something you should ask the Genie of the Lamp.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
I agree with Junna. You should make an effort to get the things you want.


Nana (icon).png Nana:
Come on, this is a fantasy. What's the point of even talking about a magic lamp if you're gonna be so serious?


Junna (icon).png Junna:
Okay, then, what would your wish be, Nana?


Nana (icon).png Nana:
I'd wish for... Hmm...


Nana (icon).png Nana:
I suppose I'd wish for the 100th Seisho Festival to be a success.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
That's something we're all wishing for, not just you, Nana.


Nana (icon).png Nana:
Oh.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
Rather than a wish, it's something we're going to make happen, no matter what.


Nana (icon).png Nana:
Yes, that's true!


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
Wait, so then we really don't need a magic lamp, do we?


Nana (icon).png Nana:
Hey, you're right.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
Come on, I was just trying to have some fun. You could at least try to dream a little bigger.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
That's true. The Genie of the Lamp needs to have something to do after being summoned, after all.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
Oh, you... Heh heh.


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Ahahaha!

Ethnic Costumes

Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
Eeeeeeeeek!


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Listen, Clau, if horror movies really scare you that much, you should stop watching them.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
That's not going to happen! After all, I borrowed this one from Maya Tendo!


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
If I don't watch it all the way through, I will have lost!


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
You have some nerve saying that after dragging me into this 'cause you're too scared to watch it by yourself.


:
Hee hee hee hee hee...


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
Aaugh!


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Ugh, stop clinging to me like that. I already told you a thousand times!


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
Whew, that was scary.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
I actually found the way you screamed at the top of your lungs scarier.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
I still have goosebumps all over. I'm sure to have nightmares tonight.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
How about we watch TV to get your mind off of it? Maybe there's something interesting on. Let's see...


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Hey, where have I seen that actor before?


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
Isn't that the star of "Aladdin and the Magic Lamp"?


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
He's on TV to promote it.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
It IS a big hit. This is basically a TV special just for that show.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
It looks like he's wearing the exact same costume he wears on stage.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
It's like Aladdin escaped from the stage world to come on TV.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
But unlike at the theater, you have plenty of time to check out every last detail.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Yeah, during all that onstage action, I didn't notice how elaborate this costume is.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Clau, I bet you'd look good in a costume like that.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
Hmm, I wonder...


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
I've never worn an ethnic costume, so it's hard to say.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
It's so different from what I'm used to.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
I imagine you'd really have to practice if you want to move naturally in a costume like that.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
Still, I'm tall, so I'm sure I'd look good in it.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
I envy tall people like you. I don't think I could pull it off.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
But there are clothes that you look great in because of your petite body, Futaba.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
I envy YOU in that respect.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Not many costumes like that, though. And there's a difference in onstage performance, too.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
I mean, unlike tall folks like you or Nana, people like me have to make up for our short stature with stamina.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
And frankly, there aren't many roles for short people, even in fairy tales.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
That's not true. For example...


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
For example, what!?


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
Umm... The Inch-High--


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
The Inch-High Samurai doesn't count.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
Th-The Seven--


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
The Seven Dwarves don't count, either.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
Then maybe the genie when it's in the lamp?


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
That's just a tiny version of the genie!


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
Heh heh, it's just, seeing the Aladdin promo on TV made me think of that. But there are plenty of roles that would suit you, Futaba.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
After all, there are an endless number of stage shows around the world.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
I hope you're right about that.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
It's true. There's a show coming up starring a petite actress. You should come see it with me.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Yeah, that sounds great!


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
Oh, and one more thing...


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Now what, Clau?


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
I don't want to sleep by myself. Can I sleep with you tonight?


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Huh? ...Oh, you mean because of the horror movie?


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Fine, come over to my room tonight. But let this be a lesson to you--no more horror movies.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
As much as I'd like that, if Maya Tendo recommends another one, I'll watch it!


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Then I better tell Tendo NOT to recommend horror movies to you.

Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
Have you seen "Aladdin and the Magic Lamp" yet? It's a wonderful show. But the lead actor didn't really nail the role.

Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
So you saw "Aladdin and the Magic Lamp"? What did you think? You enjoyed it? I did, too. The script and the presentation were really good.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
It was a great show. The casting left a little to be desired, but the actors' performances themselves were quite good, and I learned a lot.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
Oh, look at me going on and on about Aladdin. Heh heh, anyway, let's talk about stage shows again sometime if you want!

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