🌙 Sailor Moon Musical Festival Chronicle Images and Details Announced
More information on 2022's Tokyo Sailor Moon musical performance has finally been confirmed
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After a significant delay, the previously announced 2022 Sailor Moon musical seems to be a 99.99% lock due to further details and official cast images now being made available.
Unlike most of the previous musicals, Sailor Moon Musical Festival Chronicle will be a kind of special performance with a variety of songs from all of the recent musicals. The song list hasn’t been confirmed yet, and likely won’t until after the first performance, but the cast list does confirm Snow Princess Kaguya and Human Luna so there’ll likely be a good chunk of content from the recent Princess Kaguya musical.
Speaking of the cast, here’s all of the confirmed performers:
Sailor Moon: Tanaka Nashiru
Sailor Mercury: Maekawa Uta
Sailor Mars: Rei Kobayashi
Sailor Jupiter: Kisara Matsumura
Sailor Venus: Makino Manazu
Sailor Uranus: Pearl Terada
Sailor Neptune: Ayana Kinoshita
Sailor Pluto: Minami Chisato
Sailor Saturn: Ide Yuka
Sailor Mini/Chibi Moon: Chise Niitsu
Luna (human form): MARISA
Luna: Yuon Sakurai
Ensemble: Moeko Koizumi, Ayumi Kamozaka, Ayano Nagasawa, Hirori Hirano
Snow Princess Kaguya: Sayaka Okamura
Tuxedo Kamen: Rina Tachimichi
The Sailor Moon Musical Festival Chronicle will show at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel Stellar Ball over the course of only four days from the 17th of November through to the 20th.
Each day will feature different special guest performances. There’s no information on who these will be but my guess will be various performers from past Sailor Moon musicals and possibly even the official Sailor Moon J-Pop group, SG5, who officially debuted last month.
Tickets have yet to go on sale so stay tuned for that information. It’s worth pointing out that members of the official Sailor Moon fan club will get early access to ticket sales so, if you’re a member, make sure you check your emails and other communications regularly.
Sailor Moon Musical Festival Chronicle will 100% get a DVD and/or Blu-ray release so don’t stress if you’re in Japan and can’t get a ticket or are outside of Japan and can’t get in.
If you’re abroad and you’re thinking of going to Japan, make sure to check if you’ll actually be allowed into Japan before buying your flight tickets. As of the time of this writing, even those tourists let in have to stay with a wierd kind of observed tourist group thing. Japan is being really strict with tourism right now. Personally, I’m waiting until things return to normal in 2023 (or God forbid, 2024.)
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In other Sailor Moon news;
The third volume of the Sailor Moon Naoko Takeuchi Collection manga hit store shelves today.
The first volume finally came out in Australia. Relieved to have my own copy in my hands.
A Sailor Moon Q posket Special Collaboration Book is now available. It comes with an incredibly rare figure based on the prototype Sailor Moon design with white hair and mask. Grab yours here while supplies last.
This Sailor Mini/Chibi Moon figure is super cute.
A new Eternal Sailor Moon "Cosmos Edition" figure is now up for pre-order.
Images of the upcoming Sailor Moon x Sanrio merch have been released.
MAJOR! An incredibly rare box set of the six main new Sailor Moon musicals is coming out in November. Both a DVD and Blu-ray version will be available but neither will be sold in regular stores. Those in Japan can buy it from KingEShop and on-location at the Sailor Moon Musical Festival Chronicle musicals. International fans can pre-order it via CDJapan here. I’ve personally pre-ordered mine here as I buy from them often and trust them completely. Note that pre-orders for this item are charged immediately, not in November, as they need to buy each box set individually in Japan and re-ship them to you.
On the 20th of August (that’s this month) members of the official Sailor Moon fan club will be able to watch a special live broadcast featuring numerous Sailor Moon musical performers. Full details on that here. This online event will be available to watch on the seventh disc of the above box sets.
Some new Sailor Moon Vans were made available late last month. You can see all available designs in the USA here. Local Vans website will naturally vary.
Exclusive Sailor Moon merch from Universal Studios Japan is now available to buy online for those in Japan.
Several new Sailor Moon stuffed toys have been added to UFO catchers/crane machines in Japan.
Casio is making an official Sailor Moon watch.
A Sailor Moon x Miracle Romance Special Collaboration Book is due for release next month. It comes with an exclusive Sailor Moon purse and can be pre-ordered here.
The Apex Legends video game added some Sailor Moon-inspired content recently.
You need to check out this hot Sailor Pluto cosplay.
You can now buy (crazy-expensive) prints from the Sailor Moon Museum exhibit.
Some new official Sailor Moon jewellery launched this week in Japan. You can view and order them online here.
Out Now: Sailor Moon Complete Season 1 Blu-ray release, Sailor Moon Naoko Takeuchi Collection Volume 3, and the Sailor Moon Q Posket book with exclusive figure.
Coming Soon: Sailor Moon Naoko Takeuchi Collection Volume 4, Tamashii Nations Sailor Mini/Chibi Moon Figuarts figure, Eternal Sailor Moon Figuarts figure, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon x Miracle Romance Special Collaboration Book, and the Sailor Moon Musicals Complete Box Set.
Phew!! That’s quite a lot of Sailor Moon news and I feel like things are only going to get busier going into the Christmas season and 2023! Let me know what you’re most hyped for in the comments below.
Until next time,
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