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Re: sailor moon

PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:20 pm
by ironrod prime
Fare enough

Re: sailor moon

PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:36 pm
by ironrod prime

Re: sailor moon

PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:17 am
by Sabrblade
The rumors are true. Osabu has officially confirmed that the 2013 anime has been delayed.

https://twitter.com/osabu8/status/327758714599768065

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-04-27/new-sailor-moon-anime-delayed

Re: sailor moon

PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:13 pm
by Sabrblade
Promotional video from Bandai Japan for the new SH Figurarts figure, w/ Kotono Mitsuishi herself (Sailor Moon's original voice actress) providing the voiceover.



Wow, her voice really has evolved over the years.

Re: sailor moon

PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:46 pm
by Sabrblade
BIG news!

Not pertaining to the new anime, or anything for English-speaking countries, but still BIG!

Osabu has confirmed via his Twitter that the Sailor Moon musicals are returning this September! That's right, Sera Myu is back!

There will be 16 performances, from September 13th through the 23rd. The cast and staff have all been selected. And Naoko was present to witness the auditions.

Promotional poster
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Cast members for the six main protagonists:
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Yes, Mamoru is being played by a woman. Past musical performances have had male roles performed by actresses, but this will be the first musical to have Mamoru played by one. And the actress playing him here is a big name former Takarazuka Revue actress.

Also, Makoto's actress was previously in Kamen Rider Kiva.

Re: sailor moon

PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:13 pm
by ironrod prime
Why can't they do this over here. i mean they've done Spiderman and south park so why not sailor moon or for that matter any other anime

Re: sailor moon

PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:39 am
by Sabrblade
ironrod prime wrote:Why can't they do this over here. i mean they've done Spiderman and south park so why not sailor moon or for that matter any other anime
Not enough appeal, I guess.

Plus, the Spider-Man musical was a failure.

EDIT: When you think about it, the series' home nation is Japan, so wouldn't it make sense for something like this to be a Japanese event? I mean, the Spider-Man and South Park ones you mentioned happened in America because the two were created in America. Do you also feel the same way about Spider-Man's musical not reaching Asian countries as you do about Sera Myu not reaching outside Japan?

And, really, it's not exactly something nearly as big as, say, Broadway performances of classic plays that are universally known on not only a global level but a pan-generational level. As popular as Sailor Moon is, it still very much only appeals to a niche market from a certain generation range outside of its domestic nation. Anime in general is a niche market in the U.S., with it being a big mainstream deal in its home country (since animation in general is treated more seriously over there than in the West).

Not to mention how, up until the new manga release, Sailor Moon was an economically dead franchise in America for years, with Toei having pulled the license from all North American companies back in 2004. No one owned it in the U.S., so any official American production of the series would have been impossible.

Though, there was indeed at least one live show at the Canadian National Exhibition, but it was more of a promotional gig rather than any serious production. And from reports of the event, it was poorly done, with the actress playing Sailor Moon calling the experience "terrible".

As for the U.S., there was also... this... thing. X_X

Re: sailor moon

PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:07 am
by cyberwuss
Sabrblade wrote:
ironrod prime wrote:Why can't they do this over here. i mean they've done Spiderman and south park so why not sailor moon or for that matter any other anime
Not enough appeal, I guess.

Plus, the Spider-Man musical was a failure.

EDIT: When you think about it, the series' home nation is Japan, so wouldn't it make sense for something like this to be a Japanese event? I mean, the Spider-Man and South Park ones you mentioned happened in America because the two were created in America. Do you also feel the same way about Spider-Man's musical not reaching Asian countries as you do about Sera Myu not reaching outside Japan?

And, really, it's not exactly something nearly as big as, say, Broadway performances of classic plays that are universally known on not only a global level but a pan-generational level. As popular as Sailor Moon is, it still very much only appeals to a niche market from a certain generation range outside of its domestic nation. Anime in general is a niche market in the U.S., with it being a big mainstream deal in its home country (since animation in general is treated more seriously over there than in the West).

Not to mention how, up until the new manga release, Sailor Moon was an economically dead franchise in America for years, with Toei having pulled the license from all North American companies back in 2004. No one owned it in the U.S., so any official American production of the series would have been impossible.

Though, there was indeed at least one live show at the Canadian National Exhibition, but it was more of a promotional gig rather than any serious production. And from reports of the event, it was poorly done, with the actress playing Sailor Moon calling the experience "terrible".

As for the U.S., there was also... this... thing. X_X


I'm back up and running, codename Corey Burton is the best Optimus Prime :D

As far as sailor moon I always liked Pluto best haha

Re: sailor moon

PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:14 pm
by Sabrblade
Formal announcement about the new musical and first look at their costumes:
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A new work by Naoko Takeuchi of “Sailor Moon”, a musical entitled “Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon -La Reconquista-”. Today, July 3rd, the 5 sailor soldiers and Tuxedo Mask’s costumes have gone public.
Including Tuxedo Mask, the entire cast is female, which has become a hot topic of conversation. As for the other cast members, the Sailor Soldiers’s enemy will be the Dark Kingdom, with Queen Beryl portrayed by Hatsukaze Midori, with her subordinate Kunzite of the Four Generals portrayed by Ryo Saika, known for playing male roles in Takarazuka theater. As for the actress cast as Jadeite of the Four Generals, that would be the first of her kind in Japan, a female actress who is a popular model in the drag king magazine publication KERA BOKU (Index Communication): Ruuto.
As for the subtitle, “La Reconquista”, it refers to a period in history between the 14th and 15th century when Christians took back the Iberian Peninsula from the Muslims, in an attempt to recover their previously owned terrirtory (an exercise to take back their country). In this musical, the Sailor Soldiers and Tuxedo Mask fight with the enemy, the Dark Kingdom, to restore peace on earth, and for that reason this subtitle was chosen.
The musical “Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon -La Reconquista-” will begin performances on September 13th in Tokyo at the AiiA Theater Tokyo. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning August 17th.

The new musical costumes are a lot more mature and darker than previous ones from the older musicals. The phrase “La Reconquista” means “The Reconquest” in Spanish, and given that the new musical is supposed to be in the style of a come-back, a means of the sailor soldiers taking back what is theirs, I hope this means that the script and performance will be of a darker nature. The costumes and the facial expressions of the cast certainly look that way.

In addition, the second round of pre-orders for tickets to this event will be available between July 3rd ~ July 9th for NicoNico Douga subscribers. According to @osabu8, there will also be more news reguarding the new Sailor Moon musical: La Reconquista in the August issue of Nakayoshi magazine, which goes on sale today (July 3rd).

Looks like even the Shitennou will also be played by actresses. So, an all-female Takarazuka-style cast.

Re: sailor moon

PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:35 pm
by ironrod prime
Just an odd fan boy question I've been toying with but who's better sailor pluto or vector prime?

Also with the whole "pluto no longer being a planet" thing do you think sailor pluto is still relivant?

Personally i think it just adds to the characters appeal. Seeing as she guards the doors of time and all. It's almost as if they never admitted pluto was a planet in the first place