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Nogizaka46 Idols' Sailor Moon Musical Gets Run With New Cast

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Play recasting five main characters runs in Tokyo in October

The official website for the Sailor Moon franchise revealed on Sunday that the Nogizaka46 idol group's stage musical will get a new run in Tokyo in October with a new cast.

The new main cast includes:
(from left to right in image above)

  • Junna Itō (Nogizaka46) as Makoto Kino/Sailor Jupiter
  • Hazuki Mukai (Nogizaka46) as Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury
  • Shiori Kubo (Nogizaka46) as Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon
  • Seira Hayakawa (Nogizaka46) as Rei Hino/Sailor Mars
  • Mayu Tamura (Nogizaka46) as Minako Aino/Sailor Venus

The supporting cast members are reprising their roles from the previous musical, including Mikako Ishii as Tuxedo Mask/Mamoru Chiba.

The previous stage musical from Nogizaka46 ran at The Tennōzu Galaxy Theatre in Tokyo in June 2018, and at the TBS Akasaka ACT Theater in Tokyo in September 2018.

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 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.

The new stage musical in the franchise originally planned to debut in summer 2019 has been delayed to summer 2020. The musical is titled Kaguya-hime no Koibito, the same title as a short manga that was adapted into the Sailor Moon S: The Movie anime film.

Sources: Sailor Moon franchise's website, Ongaku Natalie


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