Sailor Moon Petite Etrangere Pamphlet Translation

Please enjoy our English translation of the Sailor Moon Petite Etrangere pamphlet! At the end can also be found translations of two flyers handed out at the entrance to the theatre (scanned by Mizuno Caitlin of Wild Mushroomland). Layout by Galadan. Editing by Nikki.

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  • Front cover of the Sailor Moon Petite Etrangere pamphlet
  • Page 1 of the Sailor Moon Petite Etrangere pamphlet

 

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Last year, thanks to everyone’s hopes and wishes, after eight years we were able to bring back the Sailor Moon musicals.
I hope that this year you’ll be cheering us on the stage with as much enthusiasm and excitement as you showed us last time around.

The staff from last year, and the new staff joining us this year, have come together to make the stage before you today. Every day has been so exciting.
I love the stage.
Although our cast has been rehearsing the same thing every day, it never feels like the same thing twice.
Every day brings new news, new challenges, a new tempo, and a new tension. The stage is alive. It is the stuff of life.
Our actresses and staff have worked tirelessly on their acting and dancing, to bring theor energy to the stage.
So, we’re thinking a lot about our fans’ passionate enjoyment.
If we’re able to have our audience leave us with a passionate excitement, then that’s what makes me happy.

And so we’re bringing our best to this year’s musical, to make it a special experience for you all.
So we’ll do our best to make that happen.
And we hope you’ll enjoy the show.

creator: Naoko Takeuchi

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Greetings from the creators
– A note from the staff –

 

Continuing on from last year, I’ll be directing and producing this year’s Sailor Moon musical, and it gives me great joy to be able to be involved in this work again for all of the Sera Myu fans out there.

The theme of the last musical, “La Reconquista”, was “Destiny and Rebirth”, just as the creator had intended. The theme of this next musical, “Petite Etrangere”, i sthat of a “believing heart”.

It will be the same story as the creator intended for this arc, but there are some places in the story about the girls where we diverge from the original.

Sailor Moon, her four allies, Chibiusa, Pluto and Black Lady.

Please enjoy seeing them jump from the pages of the original work to flesh-and-blood characters on he stage.

The power behind Sailor Moon’s popularity has always lain in her ability to be loving, to try hard, and to protect those she loves with her new-found powers. It’s a story that doesn’t rely on men, I think. All of the heroes of the show, whether weak or strong, are women who are able to rely on themselves. I think, in the world of Sailor Moon, it’s women who are the true heroes and men who are the heroines (laughs).

Now, 20 years after the Sailor Moon musicals first begun, it’s a chance for the whole world to see the original series without it being changed by old men, and the fact that we got here, the fact that we’ve progressed, is really wonderful. And we got here in large part due to the power of everyone who wanted to see this happen. So please, take a bow for what you’ve accomplished!

Most of the cast and staff grew up with Sailor Moon, many times through its stage performances, so we’d like to know – what do you think of our new work?

I think that the reason that the staff and cast of this production is working so hard before you is because they have such strong feelings about the source material. Thank you for coming to see our show.

I hope everyone out there will enjoy the world of the sailor guardians!

I think what makes me most happy is that I get to continue on creating new music for this new musical, after all of you liked my work on “La Reconquista” so much.

“The entire female cast is performing in 2.5 dimensions!” When I first started with this composition, I really took the performance of each of the cast members into account, alongside the feeling of the original Sailor Moon musicals and their birth.

The original, the anime, and the musicals were all incredibly popular works, and we wanted to give this new round of performances the same kind of exciting appeal that a Disney show might have – Mr. Hiramitsu’s vision is to create “a work that people can enjoy worldwide”, that’s our keyword in how we’re approaching this product.

In Japan, “Petite Etrangere” is being done in a new style, with the cast and staff excited to deliver a unique performance to its audience.

So I hope you’ll enjoy the 2.5-dimensional stylings of the world of Sailor Moon that we’ve created here for you today.

 
Producer – Director – Takuya Hiramitsu
Music – Toshihiko Sahashi
 
Profile

Part of the theater group “Yen”. Producer. Director.
Beginning in 1983 was a member of the comedy group “Monster Land”. Was also producer and director with that group. 20 years ago when the “Sailor Moon” musicals first began, he had been working in varios anime-to-musical productions. He had also done extensive work in the anime industry as well.
His most famous works include musicals for “Hunter x Hunter”, the rock musical “Bleach”, and work with Morning Musume. Other works include “Edo Women”, “Faust, “Richard the Third”, “Macbeth”, “Othello”, and others. This November he’ll be working on the “Shibuya Silver Troupe”.

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Graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1986. In 1988 he won the Christine Reed award of CBS’s “New Artist Audition 1988.” For five years he worked in the Tokyo Disneyland Park shows (Castle Show, Starlight Fantasy performances), directing all the music. In 1994 he also directed the Asia Opening Event music as well.
For four years, between 1991 and 1994, he directed the music for the NHK musical show, and came back for a special orchestration in 1999.
Also does the music for NHK’s “Everyone Sings”.
Currently composes music for film, television drama, and rock shows.

 

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Story

Now that the Dark Kingdom has come to a close, so begins our journey into the Black Moon arc…
The story begins with Chibiusa travelling into the past to help Sailor Moon and find the eternal power of the “Phantom Silver Crystal” as she promised to do.
Using the power of the “Dark Crystal” and fueled by hatred, the members of the Black Moon are on a hunt for Chibiusa and the “Phantom Silver Crystal”.
In the present and future, the two Phantom Silver Crystals allow the guardians to travel across time, and into another world.
Joining us from the future is Chibiusa, the lonely soldier who is the keeper of time, Sailor Pluto, and the Black Moon.
Who is this new stranger, Black Lady? Meeting new friends, and other important people, then parting ways…
In the present, with the goal of protecting the Earth, the sailor guardians begin a new battle to defend the world with all their might!!

 

Characters

 

Sailor Guardians

Sailor Moon / Usagi Tsukino: Satomi Ookubo
The soldier of love and justice, she is the guardian of the Moon. She’s a strong guardian, but she’s kind of a clumsy girl. She is also the Moon Princess. What could her connection to Chibiusa and Mamoru be…?

Sailor Mercury / Ami Mizuno: Momoko Koyama
The soldier of water and wisdom, she is the guardian of the planet Mercury. She is a genius girl with an IQ of over 300.

Sailor Mars / Rei Hino: Kanon Nanaki
The soldier of fire and passion, she is the guardian of the planet Mars. She is a cool beauty with an icy demeanor.

Sailor Jupiter / Makoto Kino: Yuu Takahashi
The soldier of lightning, she is the guardian of the planet Jupiter. She’s really strong and good in fights, but she’s also a soft and kind girl who loves cooking.

Sailor Venus / Minako Aino: Shiori Sakata
The soldier of love and beauty, she is the guardian of the planet Venus. She is the leader of all the guardians. She’s always falling in love, that’s why she’s the “guardian of love”.

Sailor Pluto: Mikako Ishii
A lonely guardian of time. She guards the time door. She has an unrequited love for King Endymion.

Tuxedo Mask / Mamoru Chiba: Yuuga Yamato
Usagi’s kind lover who is always watching over her. Is very affectionate with Chibiusa. 900 years in the future, he becomes King Endymion.

Visitors from the future

Sailor Chibimoon / Chibiusa: Kokoro Kuge and Airi Kanda (double cast)
This visitor from the future is a princess. She came back to the past to see Usagi.

Black Moon Clan:

Prince Demande: Erika Mahiro
He is the leader of the Black Moon. He has an unrequited love for Serenity.

Saphir: Sora Manami
Demande’s younger brother, who always follows along with his older brother’s plots.

Rubeus: Riona Tatemichi
The commanding general, he has sworn his loyalty to Prince Demande.

Esmeraude: Mitsumi Hiromura
The only woman in the family, she controls the Droids.

Black Lady: Yui Ito
Chibiusa transforms into this form after being corrupted by Wiseman. Her lonely heart leads her into darkness.

Droids: Kumiko Saitou, Moka Kodama, Eriko Aoyama, Ayaka Ida, Yuka Ito, Akino Konno, Ayumi Nakaoka

 

Musical Numbers

 

Act 1

Abracadabra
Codename: Replay Operation
Petite Étrangère
Eye Candy
We Are Your Nemesis
On The Scene! Tuxedo Mask
Belief – Belief Is
Premonition
The Five Women of the White Moon
Chronos Guardian (Who Goes There?)
Silver and Black
Feelings That Can’t Reach You
Abracadabra (Dark Refrain)
Act 2

Pure White Goddess
One Heart
Dark Madness
We are the Pretty Guardian
When Black Lady Sings
Last Wish
Not Loneliness
Love’s Starshine
Pretty Dreams – Until the Day We Can Meet Again

 

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Sailor Moon / Usagi Tsukino (Satomi Ookubo)

If you were able to travel through the time door to go back in time like Chibiusa did, and you could meet anyone from the past or future, who would you want to meet?
Although I should go back in time to when I was in middle school to tell myself, “You’d better study hard!”, I think I’d actually go back to the Edo Period to meet the Shinsengumi! It would be great to see all the members of the Shinsengumi and to have a camera man recording me telling them “I’m a big fan of yours!” But maybe I should be more polite, and say something like, “I’m a great admirer of yours, did you know that?” (laughs)

Please write a message to the audience
This time we’re continuing on with a batle against the Black Moon, and I think it’s an incredible struggle for the sailor guardians! Love for your family, love for your friends – there’s all kinds of love in this work. Please enjoy watching how Usagi and Chibiusa are transformed by it! I hope you’ll all love it, from the bottom of my heart.

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Born October 30th, Chiba Prefecture

Appearing in the drama series “Galileo”, she began her career back in 2008 and got her big break in 2013 with the musical Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon -La Reconquista-, where she played the role of Sailor Moon / Usagi Tsukino as her debut. She has also appeared in commersials. She is known for her strength and beauty in her performances.

 

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Sailor Mercury / Ami Mizuno (Momoko Koyama)

If you were able to travel through the time door to go back in time like Chibiusa did, and you could meet anyone from the past or future, who would you want to meet?
If I were able to travel to the past there are so many people I’d want to meet, but I think I’d decide to travel to the future. I’d love to meet my future kids! Maybe when they are around three years old. “When your mom was your age, she never imagined that her dreams would come true!” is what I think I’d tell them. (laughs) I want to tell them that if they work hard and follow their dreams, surely it’ll all work out! As for my kid’s name, I’m thinking maybe it’ll be Ami. (laughs)

Please write a message to the audience
To everyone who is coming out to see us today, thank you so much! Nice to meet you. I am Momoko Koyama! Beoing on stage in front of you today is like a dream come true to me – being able to play Ami Mizuno, being able to play Sailor Mercury, and being able to feel everyone’s happiness at seeing this performance brings me great joy. To all that came today – thank you so much for coming, I’ll do my best to make sure that my performance as Ami and Sailor Mercury is something you’d never want to have missed!

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Born November 30th, Hokkaido Prefecture

Has been a part of the musical troupe “Takarazuka Fruits Basket” studying singing and dance (jazz, hip-hop, tap, ballet) since she was ten years old. She has performed at the Yosakoi Soran Festival, at musical performances, in dance contests, and at live events. Performing in a “Seramyu” is a dream come true of hers.

 

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Sailor Mars / Rei Hino (Kanon Nanaki)

If you were able to travel through the time door to go back in time like Chibiusa did, and you could meet anyone from the past or future, who would you want to meet?
Well, because the fututre is something “only God knows about”… I would like to go to the past. I think I would go back and watch the original Sailor Moon musicals, and buy one of the first Moon Stick replicas, watch the animated series on TV everyday, alongside my sister who was about two years old back then. And, I think it would be great to smirk at my sister, and at my mom too, knowing what the future held. (laughs)

Please write a message to the audience
“My Heart Is Always With Everyone”, “I’m Always Thinking of Everyone”, I’ll Always Watch Over You From Afar” – I get that Rei/Mars is the type of character who has deep feelings like that. When I first saw Sailor Moon on video, my first impression of it was that Sailor Moon is someone who loves everyone, and who has a real but intangible loving quality about her. And when I saw Rei/Mars, I could sense a part of myself through her. Ahh, that’s embarassing… but you know, after all these years I still just adore Sailor Moon, and Rei/Mars.

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Born February 7th, Tokyo

After her modeling debut in “Nico Puchi”, she modeled for “Nicola”. She appeared in the film “Confession”, the DVD drama “Drei Kanon”, and commercials for “Seven And I Net Shopping”, “Seven And I Marketplace” and others. Last years Pretty Guardan Sailor Moon -La Reconquista- was her first stage performance. She is known for her cool style of acting.

 

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Sailor Jupiter / Makoto Kino (Yuu Takahashi)

If you were able to travel through the time door to go back in time like Chibiusa did, and you could meet anyone from the past or future, who would you want to meet?
I would go back to the past, and see my four brothers from when I was a little kid. I only really saw them when they were little on videos and stuff, and I’d ove the chance to get to play with them!

Please write a message to the audience
This is my second time coming back to work on a musical. I want to go back in time like Chibiusa to preserve this feeling, or to be like Pluto and capture this moment in time, because I love to perform this work in front of all of you out there in the audience.

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Born January 19th, Shiga

After winning a vocal audition at the Grand Prix level in 2006, lately she has been modeling for “Cawaii” magazine. Her latest works include “NTT Docomo ‘UFO’ Service”, “Sapporo Premium Alcohol Free” and others. She is known for her power wall acting style.

 

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Sailor Venus / Minako Aino (Shiori Sakata)

If you were able to travel through the time door to go back in time like Chibiusa did, and you could meet anyone from the past or future, who would you want to meet?
I think I would trvel to the past to see dinosaurs and marine life! I’ve always had an interest in that stuff since I was a little kid, and it would be great to see it during my lifetime!

Please write a message to the audience
This time, we meet new friends and face new challenges. But I think even so, I wanted to give everyone my best performance so my character would stand out! Minako Aino will send her powerful loveinto the audience from here on stage! I hope it’ll reach you all! (^-^)

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Born August 4th, Tokyo

Debuted in 2008 in the “Idol Courage” unit. She remained a popular member of the troupe until August of 2012. Since then she has been involved in stage work on scenes like “Fallen Girl”, “Snow Princess – Snow White and the Seven Dwarves”, and others. She is known for her bright and beautiful personality and wonderful performances.

 

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Sailor Chibimoon / Chibiusa (Kokoro Kuge, shared role)

If you were able to travel through the time door to go back in time like Chibiusa did, and you could meet anyone from the past or future, who would you want to meet?
I would be happy to go to either of the, but I think I’d choose to go to the past. I’d like to meet my sister back when she was still just a baby. Right now, she’s in first grade, but if I could go back into the past I’d like to spend time with her when she was even littler. I’d love to see my mom, dad, and even see my old smaller self and tell them all, “We’re all so happy and having fun in the future!!”

Please write a message to the audience
This musical is my first performance. When I heard I was going to be Chibiusa, my heart was pounding with excitement and I couldn’t sleep. When I regained my senses, I went back and started watching Sailor Moon with my sister. Even though Chibiusa is small she’s still got a lot of courae, I think. And that’s the sort of Chibiusa I wanted to portray during my performance. I really love the Sailor Moon musicals. I hope that this performance will be something everyone never forgets.

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Born March 11th, Kanigawa prefecture

Her first performance was in 2010. She has appeared as a model in a number of magazines, and appeared in her first drama in 2011, “Raising Dogs” by TV Asahi, which was her drama series debut. After that, she appeared in NHK’s “Their Suffering” and “Dr. DMAT” as a regular guest. She’s also appeared in a number of commercials, most recently “Pablon S Gold”, as well as an image character, voice actress, and advertisement model.

 

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Sailor Chibimoon / Chibiusa (Airi Kanda, shared role)

If you were able to travel through the time door to go back in time like Chibiusa did, and you could meet anyone from the past or future, who would you want to meet?
I would want to go into the future to meet the adult version of myself. I’d be interested to see if I kept up with my study of ballet and how my life turned out. I’d go shopping with myself, go out eating, and do all kind of fun things with my future self. I want to know what that would feel like. I’d write a diary about it and maybe take pictures… and then if I could come back to the present, I’d relly enjoy living my life with all my passion!

Please write a message to the audience
In this musical Chibiusa shows up. She’s kind of a spoiled brat who antagonizes Usagi, but I think Chibiusa always works hard and does her best! When she meets the sailor guardians, she asks everyone to suport her. As the show progresses, she grows to like Sailor Moon and the thers more, which I enjoyed. ♥ I hope everyone will enjoy this powered-up musical.

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Born October 18th, Tokyo

She loves moving her body, and has been studying ballet since she was three years old. She began to perform seriously at the age of eight. She has appeared in commecials like “Takano Tomomi”, and in the drama “Beautiful Rain” (CX) and NTV’s “Aozawa-san 2”. This is her first musical performance.

 

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Sailor Pluto (Mikako Ishii)

If you were able to travel through the time door to go back in time like Chibiusa did, and you could meet anyone from the past or future, who would you want to meet?
I want to go to the past! Snce I loved “Rose of Versailles” so much, I’d love to meet Marie Antoinette. I want to know what such a lady would really be like!

Please write a message to the audience
I’ve loved Sailor Moon since I was in kindergarten, so I’m thrilled to be playing the role of Sailor Pluto. I’m doing my best to portray the love that I found when I first saw Sailor Moon back then!

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Born April 17th, Ibaraki prefecture

Debuted in 2008 in the magazine non.no. The same year she appeared in the drama “Ally of Justice” (NTV), and soon after she became a regular on the variety program “Dancing Women” and furthered her career modeling women’s fashion in magazines. She also appeared in the Tokyo Girls Fashion Show. Most recently she’s been modeling for the middle school fashion magazine oggi. This is her first time performing in a musical, where she is taking on the role of Sailor Pluto in her beloved Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon.

 

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Prince Demande (Erika Mahiro)

If you were able to travel through the time door to go back in time like Chibiusa did, and you could meet anyone from the past or future, who would you want to meet?
I would go back to the past. After I was sent there, I think I would want to meet a genius like Mozart. I heard that he was a really popular person during his lifetime, and I’d like to make a friend with someone like that.

Please write a message to the audience
Thank you to everyone who came to see us today. It’s not only in Japan, but all over the world, that the theatrical version of Sailor Moon has gotten so popular, and I think that’s a terribly wonderful thing. It’s thanks to everyone’s shining endorsement that we’re able to be on the stage before you today. So definitely, I hope you all enjoy.

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Born October 1st, Toyama prefecture

Joined the Takarazuka Revue in 2002. Her Takarazuka stage name is “Shun Mahiro.” As a promising otokoyaku [male role], she quickly gained attention. During the newcomer show the year after she joined, she played Ethiopian Princess Aida (female role). After taking on the role of Oscar in “Rose of Versailles,” she was chosen for the lead role of Vronsky in “Anna Karenina” and received honorable mention from Northern Japan Newspaper’s Art awards. She nails every role she plays and sings with a rich, talented voice. After leaving Takarazuka she has continued on with a wide variety of activities such as movies, commercials, plays, and recitals.

 

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Saphir (Sora Manami)

If you were able to travel through the time door to go back in time like Chibiusa did, and you could meet anyone from the past or future, who would you want to meet?
I would want to go to the past and meet Michael Jackson! I would love to see a real dancer perform like he did! I’d want to dance with him!!

Please write a message to the audience
Sailor Moon is famous all over the world. I think it’s important to capture the essence of the characters on stage, so I hope I can portray Saphir correctly. I’m so grateful to everyone who has been supporting us and cheering us on, thank you for your support.

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Born December 9th, Hyougo prefecture

Joined the Takarazuka Revue in 2000. After her first role in the Hanagumi show “The Tale of Genji” she was assigned to Yukigumi. She is known for her precision dancing that makes use of her height. She retired in 2010 with the production “Roger / Rock On.” After that she continued to focus on acting in plays such as the dance operas “Belle ~Beautiful Soldiers~”, “DREAMTRAIL ~Takarazuka Legend~”, dancing dinner show “ACTION?”, Anju Mira dance act “FEMALEvol11,” “TAKARAZUKA FOREVER,” DANCIN’CRAZY2”, “DREAM LADYS” and more. In July she will hold a live dance show and from November to December she will be in the musical “CHICAGO.”

 

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Rubeus (Riona Tatemichi)

If you were able to travel through the time door to go back in time like Chibiusa did, and you could meet anyone from the past or future, who would you want to meet?
I would go back into the past to meet my parents when they were young, and then become their friend. Or I’d go 200 years in the future, and try out doing a bunch of new things!

Please write a message to the audience
I’m so happy that I get to be in one of the highly anticipated Sera Myu! This is my first time playing a male role, but Rubeus is such a strong character I think it helped me pull it off. I hope you’ll enjoy the show!

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Born September 1st, Saitama prefecture

Has studied various genres of dance since she was two years old. She appeared as a guest at dance events and won many contests. She currently also works as a dance instructor. She became the leader of a group of dance contest winners called CUBE Spirit and choreographs and organizes every song. Some of her best works include the play “Shinjuku Station ~Love Carnival~”, “Tokyo Actors’ Market 2009~2012”, “BLUE DESTINY ~act ZERO~”, “Ikebukuro Rainbow Season 1”, “FAB FIVE THE MUSICAL”, “RO-DOKU Otogi Soushi ~99 Tears~” and more.

 

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Esmeraude (Mitsumi Hiromura)

If you were able to travel through the time door to go back in time like Chibiusa did, and you could meet anyone from the past or future, who would you want to meet?
I would go to the future, and I’d want to meet my future self!! And then after we’d done a bunch of things, I’d come back to the present and do them all over again!!

Please write a message to the audience
Esmeraude is such an elegant and beautiful character. To be honest, this is my first time playing a bad guy!! In this musical, the Black Moon Clan is being played by an all-female cast, and I want to make Esmeraude stand out as especially cute among them. There’s a lot of singing and dancing, and I hope everyone out there in the audience will join us in the performance!!

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Born July 16th, Oita prefecture

She has worked in a number of fields including TV, movies, plays, and commercials. Her list of awards is long, including “Miss Tokyo Girls Collection 2009,” and the “2011 Nihontelegenic Judges Award.” Some of her most prominent roles include “Ouran High School Host Club,” the short film “Minestrone,” Air studio’s “GO, JET! GO! GO! Vol. 2 Paradise Love,” and the Asahi Soft Drinks commercial for “Calpis Soda.”

 

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Black Lady (Yui Ito)

If you were able to travel through the time door to go back in time like Chibiusa did, and you could meet anyone from the past or future, who would you want to meet?
I’d go to the past. I’d want to see the reason why me and my mom turned out to be so similar. And I’d want the chance to go back and see old friends again.

Please write a message to the audience
The musical Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon was my first introduction to the series, and so I think part of me has always wanted to be involved. Anyway, thanks to everyone who came out to watch us perform even though we’re in the hottest part of summer. Definitely, I hope you all enjoy the performance.

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Born April 26th, Gunma prefecture

She debuted with the film “Confession.” Since then she has been in television shows, dramas, movies, and commercials. Her most prominent appearances include “R’s Law,” being a regular on “Bobby’s Stadium,” and a commercial for “PlayStationVita.” This will be her first musical and her future career is much anticipated.

 

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Tuxedo Mask / Mamoru Chiba (Yuuga Yamato)

If you were able to travel through the time door to go back in time like Chibiusa did, and you could meet anyone from the past or future, who would you want to meet?
I would go back to the 1950s. I’d want to meet my favorite opera singer Maria Callas. It would be wonderful to hear her amazing voice in person. I’d want to meet Marilyn Monroe too. Those two would be my top picks for who I’d want to meet if I could, I think.

Please write a message to the audience
This time I’m playing the roles of King Endymion and Tuxedo Mask and… and… a father! Ahhh! I’ve got to work even harder this year to protect all the guardians!!

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Born August 4th, Tokyo

Her first play with The Takarazuka Revue was in 1995. Blessed with a natural talent for glamor, she was quickly selected. She continues to shine as a fan favorite to this day. Starring in broadway musicals such as “CURTAINS” and “Promises, Promises” as well as plays based on kabuki and noh such as “Tales of Princess Sakura”, “Tsuchimikado Street ~ The Sorcerer: Abe no Seimei and The Girl From Kibune”, and “Tales of Ikuta River”, she took on heroic roles and continued to impress her fans with her wide range of talents. She appeared in last year’s musical, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon -La Reconquista-, as Tuxedo Mask and Mamoru Chiba, roles she continues again this year. She has appeared in concerts and operas, TV performances, and other entertainment events where she shines as a stand-out talent.

 

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Kumiko Saitou
Please write a message to the audience
Firstly, I’m so happy to make a return performance in this year’s sequel to last year’s Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon musical!! I watched and loved the first Sailor Moon as it came out, after all! I’m so happy to see it come back! As a droid, an enemy, I get to spend a lot of time on stage! This red hot summer, please enjoy the taste of our new show, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon -Petite Etrangere-, everyone!

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Born June 14th, Chiba prefecture
Enlisted in the acrobat and dance company “G Rockets.” She performed in the Bleach rock musical, as well as “Endless Shock”, “Redcliff ~Love~”, and “The Thieves of the Seven Seas”, among others. She has even joined the band Porno Grafitti on tour.

 

Moka Kodama
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I’m back and ready to play again! I’ll work just as hard as – no, harder than – I did last year! I had super much fun, I’ll make sure the same feeling reaches all of you!! Then we can have fun together! Keep your eyes on the droids this time!

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Born July 11th, Maebashi prefecture
Joined Japan Action Enterprise in 2011. Has acted in “Tiger & Bunny The Live” “Sengoku Basara Girl”, “Ninja Orb Shoutaro” and other stage and television productions.

Eriko Aoyama
Please write a message to the audience
As a little girl I loved Sailor Moon. I wanted to become Sailor Moon myself with all my might. Acting in one of the Sailor Moon musical is like a dream come true for me. The feeling of exitement is even greater now than when I was a child, I’ll give this my all! Enjoy the world of Sailor Moon up until the very end!!

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Born August 11th, Hiroshima prefecture
She acted in many plays and musicals through her years in high school and college, where she completed her major in musical theater. When she was young she studied classical ballet, jazz dance, tap dance, hip-hop among others. This year she has appeared in the popular commercial “Boat Race”.

 

Ayaka Ida
Please write a message to the audience
This is Ayaka Ida, I’ve been selected as a droid in the new musical! More than anything else I love to dance, so getting to dance in a Sailor Moon musical, which I love, makes me super happy! I’ll give it everything I’ve got, each and every time!

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Born July 30th, Maebashi prefecture
As a child she performed in Annie from 2007 to 2009. She has appeared in music videos for JuJu and Porno Grafitti, along with a commercial for Reebok. Performed on tour with Daigo as a dancer. She has studied many different forms of dance, including ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and breakdancing. She has been a participant in NHK’s dance and song competitions.

Yuka Ito
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Thank you so much for coming to our performance. I was a tremendous Sailor Moon fan when I was little, I remember dressing up in Sailor Moon cosplay and taking care of my dolls pretending they were the other guardians. It’s an honor to appear in a version of this show, which has such a strong presence in my memories. I’m going to give this performance my best effort, please cheer for me.

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Born August 10th, Chiba prefecture
Placed in the top 15 at Clarion Girl 2005. Appeared as a dancer in “Murder Factory” in 2010, as well as in WOWOW’s production of “MusicMan” in 2011, and acted in the drama series “Oh! Davey”. She has also appeared as a dancer in Southern All Stars’ “Supper Summer Live 2013 Tour”, and in the musical “The Odasack” in 2014. She has been singing and dancing since childhood, and has always been at home on stage.

 

Akino Konno
Please write a message to the audience
Nice to meet you, this is my first time performing in a Sailor Moon musical. My generation all loves, admires, and continues to hold Sailor Moon dear to our hearts. I’m overjoyed to be going onstage as a part of it. I’m a bad guy, but I’ll give it my all, as best as I can.

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Born October 7th, Sendai prefecture
After high school she joined a production company, acting in productions of “The Phantom of the Opera”, “Andersen” and others. Her company performed many musicals and concerts. Her most prominent performances were in “Red Haired Anne”, “Heidi the Girl From the Alps”, “FLOWER”, and the “Alive Final” concerts. She also appeared in this year’s popular “Boat Race” commercial.

Ayumi Nakaoka
Please write a message to the audience
As a child during the Tanabata festival I prayed that I would “become Sailor Moon.” I wanted to wear a sailor uniform so badly that I went to school super far from my house, because they wore sailor uniforms. My classmates teased me, saying I “sounded like a crow,” but by the time I had reached my third year they all called me Mars. I never thought my dreams would come true as an adult… I’m going to put all my happiness back into this musical! Please enjoy it!

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Born July 30th, Hiroshima prefecture
She has an extensive career in dance and concert performance. Her biggest roles have been in the TOUR’s musical “Red Haired Anne”, “FLOWER”, and in the “Alive Final” concerts.

 

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Cast

Sailor Moon / Usagi Tsukino
Satomi Ookubo

Sailor Mercury / Ami Mizuno
Momoko Koyama

Sailor Mars / Rei Hino
Kanon Nanaki

Sailor Jupiter / Makoto Kino
Yuu Takahashi

Sailor Venus / Minako Aino
Shiori Sakata

Sailor Chibimoon / Chibiusa
Kokoro Kuge (double cast)
Airi Kanda (double cast)

Sailor Pluto
Mikako Ishii

Prince Demande
Erika Mahiro

Saphir
Sora Manami

Rubeus
Riona Tatemichi

Esmeraude
Mitsumi Hiromura

Black Lady
Yui Ito

 

Droids
Kumiko Saitou, Moka Kodama, Eriko Aoyama
Ayaka Ida, Yuka Ito, Akino Konno, Ayumi Nakaoka

 

Tuxedo Mask / Mamoru Chiba
Yuuga Yamato

 

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The Beloved Musical We All Wanted to Do!
Round Table Discussion “The New Life of Sera Myu”


A Roundtable discussion with Producer/Director Takuya Hiramitsu, the cast playing the five sailor guardians, and the manager of the series creator, Fumio Osano (Kodansha Publishing). When the new musicals came back last year, they said it was “a new life for Sera Myu”, so we wanted to ask them this time what that means to them for this next in the series of performances.

The New Life of the Musicals According to the Creator’s Wish

 

Fumio Osano: Before we talked about any plans for this year’s musical, “Petite Etrangere”, back when we developed last year’s “La Reconquista”, I don’t think we really had any concrete plans about the new life this musical series would take on. All of our cast members were new, but all of our old fans had come back – to be honest, I was really worried back then about how it would all turn out. But back during the first event where the five guardians appeared to the fans and the public for the first time, I had a feeling that somehow it would turn out all right. When I was out there looking at our five guardians, I felt like they were really cool too. Now that we’ve gotten this far, and we’re beginning a new performance, I wonder how everyone else feels about this new adventure we’re on?

Takuya Hiramitsu: I think the first time I heard about this concept was roughly five years ago, when I met with the creator and we discussed how the anime series turned out, and how she wanted to make something original for that. When we decided last year to go ahead with this, there were three things that had to be done according to the “creator’s wish”. I think we ended up striking a good balance, and our cast has done a phenomenal job. What we discovered is that the enthusiasm behind Sailor Moon hadn’t faded a bit. It’s something like a remake, but it’s also new in some places while capturing all the parts of Sailor Moon that are truly nostalgic to us all; I think we’ve done a good job of capturing the energy that comes with Sailor Moon.

Satomi Ookubo: For me, when I was first doing this role I was so nervous, I found myself clamming up and going silent… but when I went back and watched the DVD of the first performance, looking back I think I did better than I felt. When I watched some of the singing and dancing scenes, I thought to myself, “Really? Was I really feeling that way while performing that well?” it was a shock. *laughs* I think this time around I’m more confident.

Kanon Nanaki: Since it was my first musical, I spent a lot of time on set trying to learn everything, was in there every day working so hard, it was all I thought about. But I looked around me and saw the others having fun. Back then, I felt like I was always on the verge of tears. *laughs*

Yuu Takahashi: Since I used to want to be Sailor Moon when I was really young, when I got the part I thought to myself, “Seriously? Am I going to be okay to do this?” But I think I’m like the character Makoto in a lot of ways, to the point where I just thought myself into “being a more confident person” and I think that’s also helped me develop in my role as a guardian, and I think that allowed me to perform better.

Shiori Sakata: I think all of it started to feel real to me when the four of us guardians sang toi Usagi, “We’ll protect you”.

Takahashi: Yeah, I felt the same way when we sang that to Usagi.

Sakata: I wanted to be Sailor Moon when I was little too. When I got the role last year, I kept hearing over and over again from all the women I talked to, “Ohhh, how lucky!”, so I think all women still really love Sailor Moon the same way they did when they were kids. As soon as we finished with our last performance, I knew I wanted to be able to play Minako again. So I’m really glad to be back doing it all over again this year.

Momoko Koyama: This year is my first time being part of the performances. But when I was a little kid, I first found Sailor Moon through the anime, and the musicals didn’t come until later because I lived in Hokkaido where there weren’t any performances. I did get to catch the last performance of the original run of musicals back in 2005, though, on a trip to Tokyo with my mother. And being there was like powering up! I knew I wanted to be part of that stage someday! I felt really strongly about it, and decided that I would become an actress. *laughs* Auditioning for this role was a lot of fun, but I never seriously believed I would get the role when they called me back.

Sakata: I felt the same way… *cries*

Takahashi: I felt the same way… I didn’t think I’d be strong enough.

Osano: When I first came to see the auditons, it felt like they were over in a flash, but I could feel like every girl there really loved Sailor Moon.

Ookubo: As soon as I met my colleagues for the first time in the musicals, I felt more at ease I think. I felt better with everyone around me smiling. *laughs*

Hiramitsu: Just seeing you guys give it your all makes me wanna cry. *laughs* In any case, it wasn’t just about loving the characters, the point was to give a good performance too. Our fans love Sailor Moon as much as our performers, and I think that’s what led to our success.

Each of the five guardians has a highlight

 

Osano: With some new cast members, this year’s new production “Petite Etrangere” has begun. When people came to watch the last show from all over Japan I new we had succeeded… actually, forgive me, that’s kind of untrue, *laughs*, I really knew from the cast and the guardians that they had done excelent. When did you guys know that we had made it to success?

Hiramitsu: Since my number one enemy is “dissatisfaction”, I think I was really happy to watch the audience enjoy all the scenes without any complaints. Everything turned out real well, the scenes were exciting, and at that moment I think I became conscious that maybe this year we would be able to do it all again. It was a tough thing to accomplish but I am glad that we did it. I think this year it’ll be alright, because now I have more confidence going into things.

Ookubo: I really got the impression that with the way Usagi and Chibiusa fight, they’re like a pair of sisters. But when I thought about what I would do in that situation, caring both about Mamoru and Chibiusa, that really helped me fill the role. I think this year I’m finishing out stronger than last year, so I feel confident in our success.

Koyama: Because I love Sailor Moon so much, I always keep the image of Ami around in my head to help me out. I focus less on how others in the past have played the role of Ami, and I think that’s allowed me to portray the role the best.

Nanaki: When I first read the script for this year’s musical I thought I would have to work harder to portray Rei correctly. So I’ve been working really hard to give Rei my all, and I think this musical gave me an opportunity to show another side of her character.

Hiramitsu: I think every character has a scene where they are highlighted. That’s something we intended when we were writing the script.

Takahashi: I think you wrote a lovely scene for Makoto.

Ookubo: Ohh, yeah, seriously! It really was wonderful, just awesome. *laughs*

Takahashi: There were a lot of great scenes with Mamoru last year, but I think this year that role stands out even more in the performance too.

Hiramitsu: Yes, I agree with that, but that character isn’t meant to be a stand out. Last year when we came up with this concept, we wanted to keep the characters and the casting as female-focused as possible. We’ve allowed for some ad-libbing to make it all smoother. We wanted our cast to have the opportunity to shine.

Sakata: I think one of the more important scenes is where the different characters stand up to defend what is important to them. I think that’ll have a big impact on the fans too. I think everyone is going to love seeing how Momo (Koyama) does this tome around, too, she has done an amazing job.

I want to feel love growing on stage

 

Osano: One of the most popular episodes of the anime was from the “Black Moon Arc” of the series. So when we adapted that for this performance, we knew it would be significant to the fans. But we had to be careful about how we got our message across to the fans. So how do you think we all managed on that?

Ookubo: This time, I think the main thing was for me to portray the love of parents. This work is so full of love, though, that I think I got lucky with portraying this aspect of it!

Koyama: I think this series is overflowing with love, too. The love between friends, between lovers, between family, the love that I feel for Sailor Moon, the love our audience feels too… there’s so much love it this work, I think, in every angle.

Nanaki: I wanted to portray Rei’s friendship with her friends properly. So when Mr. Hiramitsu said to me, “The audience won’t get that”, or “You have to do it more like this”, I started to understand how important this all is to everyone involved. For instance, in the scenes where Rei stands out, I have to almost think like Rei does to act as her properly. I’ve been working hard at that.

Takahashi: Makoto is always protecting everyone, and I think I’ve become like that too. I’m going to protect everyone. And I think doing that has made me a stronger person.

Sakata: There’s a lot of scenes this time where Minako is a leader, and I’ve struggled to feel that within myself during the performances, but it’s shown me a lot about myself and how I’m stronger than I thought. I’m really excited to be performing in Osaka this time, that’ll be a new challenge and a new opportunity for growth. I hope everone will enjoy.

Hiramitsu: My theme for Sailor Moon this time around is “How the Power of Love Connects”, I think. All of these girls are empowered by love, and they grow so much as much as they help each other grow. That was what I was thinking of when I wrote the script, and I think these girls all did a fantastic job of getting that message across – maybe they understood it even better than me. *laughs*

Sakata: Maybe it’s just like the song Sailor Moon sings, “I’m going to love too!” *laughs*

Ookubo: I want to love too! Especially with someone as dreamy as Yuuga Yamato *laughs*

Osano: I hope the audience will enjoy this beloved performance too.

Ookubo, Koyama, Nanaki, Takahashi, Sakata: Yeah!

 
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Playback! Japan Expo 2014

 
Back on July 5th, the sailor guardians and Tuxedo Mask went to France to perform at “Japan Expo 2014”, which was the 15th anniversary of the convention. Here are some of their remarks about the event, along with coverage from Mr. Hiramitsu.

Hiramitsu: There were so many people, weren’t there?

Sakata: I heard that there were like 2000 people. Most were French.

Takahashi: Being up on stage in front of them all made me nervous. So many people came to see us.

Koyama: I saw guys wearing Sailor Moon t-shirts.

Ookubo: It was the first time I said “bonjour” or “merci” to anyone! *laughs* It was a wonderful experience.

Nanaki: I had to work hard to give my self introduction.

Sakata: “Just” your self introduction? *laughs*

Nanaki: Oh, not just that. *laughs* I mean talking about myself as Rei, it was a lot of work!!

Sakata: I’m pretty sure I introduced myself as “Makoto Aino”, too. *laughs*

Ookubo: I was so grateful so many fans came to see us. There were a few who spoke Japanese.

Koyama: People were singing along to the songs in Japanese too.

Takahashi: I can’t speak French or English, but I was shocked at how many people I could speak Japanese with.

Hiramitsu: Everybody’s been studying, I guess. Maybe that’ll change in Japan too?

Ookubo: I couldn’t say a thing but “woo!” when I got a reaction from the crowd.

Takahashi: I felt like there must have been Japanese fans there too, there was such a huge crowd reaction.

Sakata: When Tuxedo Mask appeared, the crowd freaked out. Ms Yamato is super popular!

Takahashi: I couldn’t believe how many girls in the audience were in love wih her, could you?

Hiramitsu: Well, she does play a very attractive man. But I think people felt lucky that she came to France.

Koyama: Yeah. I was really glad when she showed up, people went wild.

Hiramitsu: Was this your first time to France?

Five Girls: Yes.

Ookubo: It was scary going abroad without knowing the language… but it was fun. *laughs* But the hotel we stayed in for the expo was amazing, and Paris was so wonderful, I want to go back again! I took so many pictures to capture all the memories. *laughs*

Takahashi: I went to see the Seine river, and the Eiffel tower too! *laughs*

Sakata: I bought so many gifts before I left… *laughs*

Nanaki: And the food was so delicious! I ate so much French bread! *laughs*

Koyama: I don’t think I ate much else than French bread. *laughs*

Nanaki: I drank lots of cola and juices too. *laughs* I tried ordering in English, though. *laughs*

Hiramitsu: Going abroad with this story was like a dream come true, I should really study more English. I think we should definitely bring more Japanese performances to the Expo next time! I’ve got to put myself under pressure to make that happen!

Ookubo, Koyama, Nanaki, Taahashi, Sakata: Definitely!

Elly’s note:
The second half of the page is just a timeline of all the different events related to the musical project since it was announced in 2012. I’d prefer not to translate all of this since it’s super redundant; but every single event listed here can be found in English on Miss Dream if you check out our La Reconquista and Petite Etrangere pages. :)

 

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A special gift for those who preorder the DVD for “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” -La Reconquista- at the performance location:

On sale at location, original alternative jacket present

 

 

Now on sale! 7800 yen + tax. Disc 1: 126 minutes, disc2: 63 minutes. Comes with 28-full-color-page booklet.

Video features: rehearsal footage * curtain call * Sailor Guardians at Karaoke Tetsujin *Animelo Summer Love 2013 footage * stage * Sailor Guardians x Momoiro Clover Z * single hits by Momoiro Clover Z

 

A special gift for those who preorder the DVD for “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” -Petite Étrangère- at the performance location:

On sale at location, original ticket holder present

 

 

DVD on sale 2015-01-28

 

Live Viewing

 

To be played in cinemas nationwide as the show is broadcast live!
Creator: Naoko Takeuchi       Producer: Takuya Hiramistu       Music: Toshihiko Satashi

  • Sailor Moon
    Satomi Ookubo
  • Sailor Mercury
    Momoyo Koyama
  • Sailor Mars
    Kanon Nanaki
  • Sailor Jupiter
    Yuu Takahashi
  • Sailor Venus
    Shiori Sakata
  • Sailor Chibimoon
    Kokoro Kuge
  • Sailor Chibimoon
    Airi Kanda
  • Sailor Pluto
    Mikako Ishii
  • Prince Demande
    Erika Mahiro
  • Saphir
    Sora Manami
  • Rubeus
    Riona Tatemichi
  • Esmeraude
    Mitsumi Hiromura
  • Black Lady
    Yui Ito
  • Kumiko Saitou
    Moka Kodama
    Eriko Aoyama
    Ayaka Ida
    Yuka Ito
    Akino Konno
    Ayumi Nakaoka
  • Tuxedo Mask
    Yuuga Yamato

Play time: 17:00, Sunday 2014-09-07
Location: Nationwide     Pricing: All inclusive, 3600 yen plus tax
http://liveviewing.jp/sailormoon/
Musical “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” homepage: http://sailormoon-official.com/musical
Screening – performance: musical “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” copyright 2014       Platform: Live Viewing Japan

 

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