Check out the Sailor Guardians, Helios and the villains from the Sailor Moon Amour Eternal musical

Sailor Moon Amour Eternal Helios, Nehelenia, Zirconia, Tiger's Eye, Hawk's Eye and Fish Eye

We’ve gotten a few updates about the upcoming Sailor Moon musical, Amour Eternal, recently. The latest is an image of Helios, Nehelenia, Zirconia and the Amazon Trio which was posted to the official Sailor Moon site. We’ve also gotten a look at the Sailor Guardians, old and new, in their uniforms in some images and a commercial which is included below:

We had previously learned who all of these actors were going to be but this is the first time we see them in costume. What do you think?

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Amour Eternal cast

There has also been a cast change, which was mentioned in our last update, where Hikari Kuroki who was originally cast as Sailor Mercury was replaced by Yume Takeuchi. This was said to have simply been because of “cast circumstances” without specifics. I’ve learned some details about what may have prompted this. She posted on Twitter that she was leaving because of complaints. Some believe she may have been removed from her role for having posed as a gravure model in the past, which means that she did modeling in clothing such as revealing swimsuits. I also saw comments suggesting she had changed her name since then. I do not know the exact nature of all of her previous works so I can not comment on the specifics, but it seems unfortunate for something like this and the public shaming that ensued to have caused problems with her career. Many other actors who have been affiliated with various incarnations of Sailor Moon have done this type of work so it’s hard to say if this is the actual reason for her leaving and we will likely not be getting anything in the way of official confirmation if this is the case. Some details about this come from an article from Yahoo Japan. You can read a translation of this and her tweet on the Ai No Message Tumblr page.

This musical, which covers the Dream arc of the manga, will be playing in Japan in October and November of this year.

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9 thoughts on “Check out the Sailor Guardians, Helios and the villains from the Sailor Moon Amour Eternal musical

  1. Wow…. Am I the only person who’s a little creeped out by the “new” cast literally being doppelgangers of the “old” ones” When I saw that picture I was like, why did they put the new Sailor Moon together with the old “inner” soldier cast?

  2. BTW, as far as Kuroki Hikari possibly quitting because of being a “gravure” model – you all may really enjoy a lot of their entertainment products, but Japan remains a disgustingly sexist society that fully expects young (often VERY young) girls to model in wet bikinis with their legs spread if they want to have careers in “entertainment”. And, yes – that’s a fact. Unfortunately for Kuroki Hikari – if this story is actually true – Sailor Moon actresses normally do that AFTER their tenures end, not before they start. Personally, I don’t like looking up previous Sailor Moon Musical actresses only to find almost nothing but pictures of them coming out of pools with water dripping off their “nether regions”. (Thanks, Kuroki Marina – I really needed that image burned into my eye sockets for all eternity.) It makes me sick to my stomach. It’s pitiful that Kitagawa Keiko (Sailor Mars from the live-action show) was considered to be a revolutionary for NOT turning to “wet bikini pics” in order to have a career after the show ended. (The same can’t be said for Sailor Venus / Komatsu Ayaka – who may not be the greatest actor, singer, or dancer, but who certainly knows how to slowly tidy up her bedroom while wearing almost no clothing.)

    So, yes – when you go on and on about how “hot” or “cute” these actresses are with complete disregard for their talents and abilities – when you talk about how they’re “perfect” for their parts before you’ve even heard them talk – you ARE part of the problem.

    Had to be said.

    • General agreement on this. I didn’t go out of my way to see what she’d done but some of the stuff I found out about Japan while the live action series was out was so far outside of what is considered acceptable in the west that I found it shocking. All said if someone has a problem with this, as some fans who were vocal in objecting to this choice of actress were, the way to promote change is hardly in shaming a young model who’s more of a victim and product of this than anything. Understanding of course as an outsider looking in that I’m really only seeing a small fraction of a larger culture which I don’t know much about.
      I’ll admit to being a big fan of Keiko’s an buying a lot of her photo books over the years but the contents of these were tame by western standards and nothing like what some other models have done.

      • I can’t imagine the bullying these actresses might have gone through. As much as I like the Japanese culture and their contributions to the world, their society is still backwards in regards to tolerance and acceptance of liberal ideas. Anything out of the norm is done underground. I know because I have a close friend living there.

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