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Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon - Nogizaka46 Version
乃木坂46版 ミュージカル 美少女戦士セーラームーン」ライブ
Nogizaka 46-ban myuujikaru Bishoujo Senshi Seera Muun raibu
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Information
First Performance

June 8th, 2018 (2018, Tokyo) September 21, 2018 (2018, Tokyo) October 10, 2019 (2019, Tokyo) November 22, 2019 (2019, Shanghai)

Final Performance

June 24, 2018 (2018, Tokyo) September 30th, 2018 (2018, Tokyo) October 14, 2019 (2019, Japan) November 24, 2019 (2019, China)

# of Performances

34 (2018) 5 (2019, Japan) 5 (2019, China)

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"Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon - Nogizaka46 Version" is a Sailor Moon musical featuring members of the idol group, Nogizaka46. It is the first musical made by Nogizaka46 and the 35th musical overall.

Information

The show was split into two groups of performers for the main cast (Sailor Moon, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, and Venus): Team STAR and Team MOON. The first run of performances was from June 8–24, 2018 at the Tennozu Ginga Theater in Tokyo, Japan. The second set of performances was held from September 21–30, 2018 at the TBS Akasaka ACT Theater in Tokyo, Japan. The final day performances of Team STAR and Team MOON have been broadcasted on TBS Channel 2 in Japan as well as a live stream at various movie theaters in Japan.

The musical returned for a 2019 run from October 10-14th at the Tokyo City Dome Hall in Tokyo. It featured a new cast of Nogizaka46 members playing the Sailor Guardians with several of the previous cast from the 2018 version returning (including Chihiro Ando (who played Kunzite) and Mikako Ishii (who plays Tuxedo Mask)). The show also went international with dates planned for Shanghai, China from November 22–24, 2019.

Plot

2018 version

The story is based around the first arc of the manga involving the Dark Kingdom.

Usagi, a normal middle school girl, has a strange dream where she sees a man calling for "Serenity". As she wakes up, she realizes that she is late for school. In her hurry, she runs into a cat with a crescent moon bald spot. Later, Usagi is punished for being late by her school teacher where she is comforted by her friends, Naru and Umino. Once she is home from school, the crescent moon bald spotted cat appears again in her room. It turns out the cat can talk, and her name is Luna. Luna gives Usagi a brooch and upon realizing her friends are in trouble, Usagi becomes the Pretty Guardian who fights for Love and for Justice, Sailor Moon!

She is able to save her friends but now she must find the rest of the Sailor Guardians to help against the fight against the Dark Kingdom as they gather energy and search for the mysterious Legendary Silver Crystal. Meanwhile, a man calling himself Tuxedo Mask helps Sailor Moon but seems to have motives of his own. Who is he and what is his relation to the Silver Crystal? Usagi must find that out along with the Silver Crystal all while discovering her destiny and saving the world from a destructive evil from the past!

2019 revised edition

The plot follows the 2018 version but with a few staging and cast changes including the Inner Sailor Guardians actresses.

Commercials

Short advertisements were uploaded to the Sailor Moon official YouTube channel on June 30, one for Team Moon and one for Team Star. These were in anticipation of the upcoming September shows.

Staff

  • Original: Naoko Takeuchi (published by Kodansha)
  • Production: Wally Kinoshita
  • Screenplay: Tamio (Eureika department store)
  • Music: Shunsuke Wada
  • Lyrics: Etsuko Shingiri
  • Choreography: AOI MATSUO
  • Sword fighting: Masanori Tomita
  • Art: Takahiro Shibata
  • Acoustic: Koichi Yamamoto (ESC Alliance)
  • Acoustic effect: Aoki Takuhei (Stage Office)
  • Illumination: Yoshiyuki Yoshie
  • Picture: Tomichi Kenjin
  • Costume: Seyshowo
  • Hair & Makeup: Reiko Kobayashi
  • Props: Yoji Hayashiya
  • Doll Modeling: Chihiro Takahashi (Puppet Theater Company Hitomi)
  • Singing Guidance: Akira Casanova
  • Practice Piano: Masato Sugita
  • Directing Assistant: Rie Fujiwara
  • Stage Director: Mitsunobu Nagashima
  • Technical Director: Yoshiyuki Hori (DDR)
  • Advertising Art: Shinjiro Eguchi
  • Advertisement Photo: Yusuke Miyake

Cast

Songs

Musical Numbers (2018 version)

Service Numbers (2018 version)

Musical Numbers (2019 version)

Service Numbers (2019 version)

Gallery

Trivia

  • This show features the first time Luna has appeared in puppet form in a musical. In the 2019 version, the puppet for Luna was upgraded to have blinking eyes and her eye color changed from red to blue.
  • This is the first musical with Naru Osaka and Gurio Umino as characters.
  • This show features the return of Mikako Ishii, who previously played Sailor Pluto in Petite Étrangère, Un Nouveau Voyage, Amour Eternal and Le Mouvement Final, as Tuxedo Mask and Chihiro Ando, previously Tiger's Eye in Amour Eternal, as Kunzite.
  • During the June performance, La Soldier and Fire were performed during the encore. In September's performance, Fire was switched with Solar Miracle, Make Up. This is the first time songs from the Bandai produced Musicals have been performed since the musicals, produced by Nelke Planning, began in 2013. In the 2019 version, Ai no Starshine from the Nelke musicals was performed instead.
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