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New Sailor Moon Stage Musical Delayed to Summer 2020

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New musical is titled Kaguya-hime no Koibito

The official website for the Sailor Moon franchise revealed on Wednesday that the new stage musical for the franchise originally planned to debut in summer 2019 has been delayed to summer 2020. The announcement also revealed the musical's title as Kaguya-hime no Koibito, which shares the same title as a short manga that was adapted into the Sailor Moon S: The Movie anime film.

The recent Sailor Moon series of musicals 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 2017. The musical's final performance, recorded on October 1, 2017 in Osaka, screened in theaters in the United States in March 2018, and also screened in theaters in Canada in early April 2018.

The franchise also received a new stage musical starring members of the Nogizaka46 idol group. The musical ran at The Tennōzu Galaxy Theatre in Tokyo in June 2018, and at TBS Akasaka ACT Theater in Tokyo last September.

The Sailor Moon The Super Live stage performance show had a preview run at AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo last August and September, before having performances at the Palais des congrès de Paris last November as part of the Japonismes 2018 event in Paris, France. The show had a United States run in March.

Thanks to Craig Henry for the news tip.

Sources: Sailor Moon franchise's website, Comic Natalie

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