Sailor Moon The Super Live Show Gets Tokyo Preview Before Paris Run
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for the Sailor Moon franchise revealed on May 31 that Sailor Moon The Super Live, the new performance show based on Naoko Takeuchi's Sailor Moon manga, will get a preview run at AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo from August 31 to September 9, before having performances at the Palais des congrès de Paris on November 3-4 as part of the Japonismes 2018 event in Paris, France.
The performance will mix singing, dancing, and video footage. Dancer Takahiro Ueno is directing and choreographing the production. Akiko Kodama is penning the script. Hyadain (Ken'ichi Maeyamada) is composing the music.
The Japonismes 2018 event celebrates 160 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and France. The large-scale Japanese culture event will take place between July 2018 and February 2019.
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 of the stage musicals, Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon -Le Mouvement Final-, ran in Japan from September to October last year. The musical's final performance, recorded on October 1 last year in Osaka, screened in theaters in the United States in March, and also screened in theaters in Canada in early April.
The franchise is getting a new stage musical starring members of the Nogizaka46 idol group. The musical will run at The Tennōzu Galaxy Theatre in Tokyo from June 8 to 24, and at the TBS Akasaka ACT Theater in Tokyo from September 21 to 30.