New Sailor Moon Musical Previewed in Ad
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for the Sailor Moon franchise began streaming a commercial on Friday for the Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon -Le Mouvement Final- stage musical.
The Inner Guardians' latest cast, who debuted in last year's Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon -Amour Eternal- musical, are returning for the new musical.
- Kaede as Makoto Kino/Sailor Jupiter
- Yume Takeuchi as Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury
- Hotaru Nomoto as Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon
- Karen Kobayashi as Rei Hino/Sailor Mars
- Rimo Hasegawa as Minako Aino/Sailor Venus
The cast members for Tuxedo Mask and the Outer Guardians are returning from earlier Sailor Moon musicals, with the exception of Karin Takahashi, who played Sailor Saturn. She is replaced by actress Mirai.
- Syu Shiotsuki as Haruka Tenō/Sailor Uranus
- Sayaka Fujioka as Michiru Kaiō/Sailor Neptune
- Mirai as Hotaru Tomoe/Sailor Saturn
- Mikako Ishii as Setsuna Meiō/Sailor Pluto
- Airi Kanda as Chibi-Usa/Sailor Chibi Moon
- Yūga Yamato as Tuxedo Mask/Mamoru Chiba
The cast also includes:
- Meiku Harukawa as Kō Seiya/Sailor Star Fighter
- Riona Tatemichi as Kō Taiki/Sailor Star Maker
- Saki Matsuda as Kō Yaten/Sailor Star Healer
- Asami Okamura as Princess Kakyū
- Koko Isuzu as Sailor Galaxia
- Shion Aoki as Sailor Iron Mouse
- Miyu Hashigaki as Sailor Tin Nyanko
- Yuka Kobayashi as Sailor Aluminum Siren
- Iriya Yūto as Sailor Lead Crow
Satomi Okubo, who played Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon in the 2013-2015 stage musicals, will play Sailor Cosmos in the new stage production. Hinari Yamaguchi and Chise Niitsu are double-cast as Chibi Chibi.
Additionally, Yukari Shiihara, Yoshimi Hidano, Ayumi Sagisaka, and Ayano Nagasawa will play Shadow Galactica.
The website describes the musical as the "final chapter" of the Sailor Moon musicals, and it will conclude the story that began in the first new Sailor Moon musical in 2013. The musical will run at the AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo venue from September 8-18. The musical will then run at the Ai Plaza Toyohashi venue in Aichi Prefecture from September 23-24, followed by Umeda Arts Theater's Theater Drama City venue in Osaka from September 29 to October 1.
Okubo and the actresses for the other Inner Guardians graduated from their roles after the third new musical, Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon -Un Nouveau Voyage-, in 2015. The new Sailor Moon musicals debuted with Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon -La Reconquista- in 2013 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Naoko Takeuchi's Sailor Moon manga. The second new musical, Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon -Petite Étrangère-, ran in 2014.