Sailor Moon -Amour Eternal- Musical Reveals Full Cast
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official website of the fourth 20th-anniversary stage musical of Naoko Takeuchi's Sailor Moon manga announced the title and full cast and title on Tuesday. The website additionally announced that Yume Takeuchi will replace the previously announced cast member Hikari Kuroki as Sailor Mercury/Ami Mizuno.
The musical will be titled Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon -Amour Eternal-. The following cast members will return from earlier Sailor Moon musicals:
- Shū Shiotsuki as Haruka Tenō/Sailor Uranus
- Sayaka Fujioka as Michiru Kaiō/Sailor Neptune
- Karin Takahashi as Hotaru Tomoe/Sailor Saturn
- Mikako Ishii as Setsuna Meiō/Sailor Pluto
- Airi Kanda as Chibi-Usa/Sailor Chibi Moon
New cast members include:
- Hikaru Hiyama as Helios
- Ayu Ōtsuki as Nehellenia
- Kanami Sakai as Zirconia
- Chihiro Andō as Tiger's Eye
- Riona Tatemichi as Hawk's Eye
- Yumi as Fish Eye
- Yoshika Kobayashi, Risa Kawamura, Yoshimi Hidano, Chiemi Doi, Ayano Nagasawa, and Ayumi Sagisaka as Dead Moon Circus members
- Kaede as Makoto Kino/Sailor Jupiter
- Yume Takeuchi as Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury (replacing Hikari Kuroki)
- Hotaru Nomoto as Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon
- Karen Kobayashi as Rei Hino/Sailor Mars
- Rimo Hasegawa as Minako Aino/Sailor Venus
Naoko Takeuchi was part of the panel judging auditions for the new cast.
The musical will debut with an initial run at the AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo venue from October 15 to 23, before moving to Canal City Theater in Fukuoka from October 29 to 30, and then Sankei Hall Breeze in Osaka from November 4 to 6.
The cast is replacing the main cast from Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon -Un Nouveau Voyage-, the third new stage play celebrating the manga's 20th anniversary. The former cast graduated after the third musical finished its run. Nomoto is the sixth actress to play the title character in a stage musical, including those who played Sailor Moon in the first string of productions that ran from 1993 to 2005.
Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon -Un Nouveau Voyage- ran last September at AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo. A home video release of the musical was released on February 24. It features recorded footage from the stage production itself, as well as a round table discussion between Karin Takahashi (Sailor Saturn), Yūga Yamato (Tuxedo Mask), Shū Shiootsuki (Sailor Uranus), Sayaka Fujioka (Sailor Neptune), and Mikako Ishii (Sailor Pluto). It also has footage of the "graduation ceremony" of Satomi Okubo (Sailor Moon), Momoyo Koyama (Sailor Mercury) Kanon Nanaki (Sailor Mars), Yu Takahashi (Sailor Jupiter), and Shiori Sakata (Sailor Venus).
Source: Comic Natalie
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