Sailor Moon Gets Musical With Nogizaka46 Idols in 2018
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for the Sailor Moon franchise outlined three new different stage productions on Thursday. The franchise will get a new stage musical production with the members of the Nogizaka46 idol group this year. "Nogizaka46 Musical Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon" will have the idols playing the roles of the Sailor Senshi.
As previously announced, the "'Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon' The Super Live" performance show will also debut this year at the Japonismes 2018 event in Paris, France. The show will combine singing, dancing, and videos with choreography by Takahiro Ueno, the choreographer for the music video of the "Silent Majority" song by Nogizaka46's sister idol group Keyakizaka46.
The original Sailor Moon musical production also has a new project planned for performance in summer 2019, after Nogizaka46's version.
The Sailor Moon manga has been adapted for stage before, most recently in a series of musicals that began with Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon -La Reconquista- in 2013 to celebrate the manga's 20th anniversary. The fourth and "final chapter" of those stage musicals, Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon -Le Mouvement Final-, ran in Japan from last September to October.
Source: Comic Natalie