Sailor Moon Musical Gets 1st Overseas Run in Shanghai
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
The official website for the Sailor Moon franchise announced on Thursday that the a performance in Shanghai of the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Petite Étrangère musical is scheduled to be held in January. The Shanghai play will be the very first performance of any Sailor Moon musical outside of Japan. More details will be listed on the official website at a later time.
In addition, the staff announced that a DVD release of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Petite Étrangère has been green-lit, and pre-orders are being held at the musical's showings in Tokyo. Those who pre-order the DVD at the venue will receive a ticket-holder with Naoko Takeuchi's designs on it. Those who purchase the previously-released DVD of the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon La Reconquista musical will receive an alternate jacket for the DVD case featuring an illustration by Naoko Takeuchi.
The cast of the stage play includes:
Satomi Ōkubo as Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon
Momoyo Koyama as Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury
Kanon Nanaki as Rei Hino/Sailor Mars
Yū Takahashi as Makoto Kino/Sailor Jupiter
Shiori Sakata as Minako Aino/Sailor Venus
Yūga Yamato as Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask
Kokoro Kuge (top) and Airi Kanda (bottom) as Chibi-Usa/Sailor Chibi Moon, who will be double-cast.
Mikako Ishii as Setsuna Meiō/Sailor Pluto
Erika Mahiro as Prince Demande
Sora Manami as Saphir
Riona Tatemichi as Rubeus
Mitsumi Hiromura as Esmeraude
Yui Itō as Black Lady
The musical opened in Tokyo on Thursday, and will be performed there until August 31. Performances in Osaka will be held from September 5 to 7.