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Sera Myu 2004 Promotional Flyer

The Sailor Moon Musicals (セーラームーン・ミュージカル Seeraaa muun Myuuikaru), commonly referred to as SeraMyu (セラミュー Seramyuu), is a series of live theatre productions based on Naoko Takeuchi's metaseries Sailor Moon. The series consists of 29 musicals that had more than 898 performances since the show opened in the summer of 1993. The producers generally follow and extrapolate plot concepts presented in the anime and manga; however, there are several original plot lines as well.

Bandai Musicals

The producers of the show have broken the musical series down into three stages ("stage" is a term widely used in the grouping of musicals). The "first stage" consisted of those in which Sailor Moon was portrayed by Anza Ooyama, the first and longest-running Sailor Moon actress. This stage ran parallel to the manga and anime, as reflected by the plot, and had nearly full graduation with all of the main actresses being replaced.

The second stage included three different Sailor Moon actresses, the only fully original musical ("The Legend of Kaguya Island") and the semi-original "Last Dracul" series, ending with a remake of the original "Final First Stage" musical "Eien Densetsu" (titled "Kakyuu Ouhi Kourin").

The third and final stage retained the last Sailor Moon actress and ran for only two musicals (Both remakes of "The Legend of Kaguya Island") and ended in January 2005.

Conversely, most Western fans break the stages down by the actresses who played Sailor Moon: Anza Ohyama, Fumina Hara, Miyuki Kanbe, and Marina Kuroki. The list below is divided up according to the official stages used by Sera Myu producers.

First Stage

Featuring Anza Ooyama as Sailor Moon:

Second Stage

Featuring Fumina Hara as Sailor Moon:

Featuring Miyuki Kanbe as Sailor Moon:

Featuring Marina Kuroki as Sailor Moon:

Third Stage

Continuing to feature Marina Kuroki as Sailor Moon:

Other Musicals

Nelke Planning continued doing the Sera Myu musicals but have them loosely based on the manga with some elements from the anime such as Sailor Venus disguising herself as Sailor Moon. Unlike the Bandai musicals, Nelke doesn't do a stage. The first 3 musicals included Satomi Okbubo with a graduation of the actresses who played the Inner Sailor Guardians. In the final 2 musicals, Hotaru Nomoto played Sailor Moon. Later in 2018, Nogizaka46 made a musical fully based on the Dark Kingdom arc with Mizuki Yamashita and Sayuri Inoue played Sailor Moon and in 2019 Shiori Kubo played Sailor Moon in a revised edition of the same said musical. In 2018, Kanae Yumemiya, Natsuki Koga and Tomomi Kasai played Sailor Moon in The Super Live musical.

Satomi Okubo

Hotaru Nomoto

Mizuki Yamashita / Sayuri Inoue

Kanae Yumemiya, Natsuki Koga and Tomomi Kasai as Sailor Moon

Shiori Kubo

New Characters

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