We now have a poster, title and release date for the latest Sailor Moon Musical. The title is Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Un Nouveau Voyage, which like the title of the second musical is in French. Many have been translating this as “A New Voyage”. I feel the title translates more accurately to something like “A New Journey” or “A New Trip” as the French word voyage has more uses than the English voyage does. Journey is more likely to be what the title is referring to, as it’s more of a new chapter in the lives of the Sailor Guardians whereas trip would insinuate the Sailor Guardians are going on some kind of vacation, as used in “Bon voyage” which is not likely the case given what we know about the third story arc of the Sailor Moon manga. All considered I will be using “A New Journey” as the English title on this blog and will change this should there be any official confirmation of an English title.
The main cast of five girls will be the same as the last musical but this will be their final performance together. No further casting details have been revealed at this time.
The musical will be playing in Tokyo from September 18th to the 27th and then in Osaka October 2nd to the 4th. The story will cover the Infinity arc of the manga, Sailor Moon S from the original anime, which has the Sailor Guardians dealing with the Death Busters and meeting Sailor Uranus, Sailor Neptune and Sailor Saturn. Chibiusa will continue to be present as Sailor Chibi Moon. The poster features Sailor Moon’s Cosmic Heart Compact.
Source: The Sailor Moon Musical Official Site and Sailor Moon Musical Staff Blog.
I don’t want this to be their final musical.
Unless they’re not going to do the Dream and Stars stories as musicals, this is ridiculous. Why get rid of the entire main cast before they’ve finished the story? And yet, they’re having Yamato Yuuga stay?….. I’m sure most (if not all) of the other girls would be more than happy to keep going, and I’m sure they (and most of the fans) thought they would since that’s how it’s always worked in the past. (This had better not be an “ageism” thing.)
This is such a shame. I wanted to see the same actors continue through to the end of the story, and they’ll be more than half way through. And if they just keep going with the Dream story with a new cast, that will be very strange…..
These new musicals are nice, but this is not “sera myu” at all. These people don’t really “get it”. If they do the Stars story the way they did it in the original musicals and it’s different people playing the parts, that will be strange. (And if they don’t do it that way, they’ll be making a very bad choice.)
Of course, if it was actually “sera myu” they would rent an orchestra and record actual music, and the songs would all be good. And they’d include some of the old songs. How can they use the term “seramyu” when they ignore everything, even La Soldier? Nah, I’ll take Kosaka Akiko over this new guy any day of the week. O:-)
(Sorry, I couldn’t stop typing.)