A new CD featuring character songs went on sale today, February 10th, in Japan. The full title of the album is “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal Character Song Collection Eternal Collection”. Character songs are hardly new to Sailor Moon! These are songs which are performed by voice actors from the series as those characters. I don’t know what, if any, of these songs will actually appear in the films. Often character song don’t actually appear in the film or series they’re associated with but in some cases they have.
The album is available to stream on a number of platforms. Many of these, including Spotify, are restricted only to users in those areas. Apple Music allowed me to play 90 seconds of each track which gives a nice impression of most songs. This was a longer preview than I found on any other servies.
Update: You can stream the entire album on Spotify!
You can also order this from online stores. I usually order my Sailor Moon CDs from Amazon Japan but for whatever reason this album is not in stock. It is available to order from CD Japan for 3500 yen, $33.50 US. There are two versions of the album. The “cheaper” version, which is still expensive by North American standards, has an MSRP of 3500 yen. The “Luxury Edition” costs over double that price with an MSRP of 7800 yen, almost $75 US. This comes with a “Moon Crisis Bangle”, which is a nice word for bracelet, as well as a ticket to the Eternal Weekend Party event in Japan on March 21st. Needless to say I don’t expect that this version of the album would have much appeal to fans outside of Japan.
There are a number of vendor specific bonuses for those particular retailers. These include things like stickers, magnets and file folders.
The album has quite a large number of tracks by many of the actors in the films. This includes all of the Sailor Guardians, Tuxedo Mask, the Amazoness Quartet and the Amazon Trio. For the individual tracks all Sailor Guardians are credited as Super Sailor ___ while in the final track which includes all Sailor Guardians they are all credited as Eternal Sailor ___. A full track list with character and actors is included below.
1. ETERNAL MYSTAR by Kotono Mitsuishi as Super Sailor Moon
2. formula in blue by Hisako Kanemoto as Super Sailor Mercury
3. Signpost by Rina Sato as Super Sailor Mars
4. Don’t Look Back by Ami Koshimizu as Super Sailor Jupiter
5. I’m gonna be an IDOL! by Shizuka Ito as Super Sailor Venus
6. Dream colored fist love by Misato Fukuen as Super Sailor Chibi Moon and Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Helios
7. Astral Mission by Junko Minagawa as Super Sailor Uranus, Sayaka Ohara as Super Sailor Neptune, Ai Maeda as Super Sailor Pluto and Yukiyo Fujii as Super Sailor Saturn
8. Welcome to the circus by Reina Ueda as CereCere, Sumire Morohoshi as PallaPalla, Yuko Hara as JunJun and Rie Takahashi as VesVes
9. Dream’s Eyes by Satoshi Hino as Tiger’s Eye, Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Hawk’s Eye and Shota Aoi as Fish Eye
10. Ray of light by Kenji Nojima as Tuxedo Mask
11. Moon Effect by Kotono Mitsuishi as Eternal Sailor Moon, Misato Fukuen as Eternal Sailor Chibi Moon, Hisako Kanemoto as Eternal Sailor Mercury, Rina Sato as Eternal Sailor Mars, Ami Koshimizu as Eternal Sailor Jupiter, Shizuka Ito as Eternal Sailor Venus, Junko Minagawa as Eternal Sailor Uranus, Sayaka Ohara as Eternal Sailor Neptune, Ai Maeda as Eternal Sailor Pluto and Yukiyo Fujii as Eternal Sailor Saturn
Sailor Moon Eternal Part 1 is already out in theatres in Japan with Part 2 coming out tomorrow, February 11th. Fans are still awaiting some confirmation of when we might be able to see the films outside of Japan. Though it seems likely the movies will be streamed on Netflix, there has been no indication of when that might be.
Source: Sailor Moon Official Site
I’d have to revise my earlier opinion and say that the vocals for Venus (CV: Itou Shizuka) are my favourite on this album, followed by the Chibi & Helios and the Amazoness Quartet songs. It’s a shame that Nanao and Watanabe Naomi didn’t get any character songs, though I can understand why.
I second Apple Music for previewing: not only are the preview clips unusually long but also lossless–though I’m guessing in a few days the full audio tracks will be up on YT anyway.
FYI, the “Eternal Weekend Party” is an *online* event according to according to http://sailormoon-official.com. If you understand some JP or have a good translator on hand (and are awake at the right time), I could see the overseas fan appeal for this event, assuming it happens:
○ Date: March 21, 2021 (Sun)
○ Performer (planned): Kotono Mitsuishi・ Misato Fukuen and others
That’s over a month after Part II is released, which is unusual timing to promote anything related the theatrical release of the movie (unless the event is to promote…something else?).
Not sure if you’ve seen this teaser for the second movie yet…
Yes I’d like to post about it at … some point.
Nice. And I certainly hope they’ll continue with a 5th season of Sailor Moon Crystal.
Since when there was an 4th season? You mean the 5th arc? We don’t know if the series will return to television after the Eternal movies.
It said To be continued, didn’t it?
For people who prefer not to read, here’s a video:
Jupiter’s “Don’t Look Back” in my favorite off the album.
The set overall looks really nice.
I listened to Astral Mission and Moon Effect the other day and they sound pretty nice, though I was hoping that the Outer Senshi would have their own individual songs like the Inner Senshi do, especially when we had new Inner Senshi songs from the first Crystal album but that’s just a personal preference.
This video has some images of the characters and scenes from the film including the super-secret Senshi at the end of the film that definitely no one knows about. *wink*
Massa Hoshi has some great unboxing content.
In all this excitement about Saturn’s transformation and the Asteroid senshi, I haven’t seen many people talk about Diana’s first on-screen human appearance.
Diana, of course, is voiced by Nakagawa Shoko–who interviewed Mitsuishi Kotono recently with 100 rapid-fire questions:
Part 2 didn’t make it on top 10 duribg its first weekend…
They need to do an international release! I’m sure the rest of the world will be very interested in seeing it.
Will foreign fans be interested? Sure.
Will enough of them be willing to pay to see it in theaters?
Depends on the country. Depends on whether overseas theaters will even want to license it from a distributor. Depends on marketing. Depends on timing. Depends on if theaters are even open. Depends on a lot of things.
The domestic release was already extremely limited, showing in less than half of theaters nationwide. Eternal Part I barely managed to gross top 9 in box office revenues the week after opening. Part II will probably not be so fortunate.
And if you’re referring to a streaming release, don’t expect anything soon. Netflix especially has been known to vault its projects for years before releasing them.
… and here I was being hopeful…
Don’t worry, we’ll probably have it streaming in the next few months. They don’t want pirates leaking it before they can make money internationally.
A theatre release anytime soon is doubtful, for good reason.
Pluto eyespot with an updated (but mostly recycled) animation for Dead Scream:
“Meiousei wo shugo ni motsu, henkaku no senshi–Serah Paruuto!”
Tomorrow: Satan Crystal Power!
Saturn’s TV spot featuring a sneak peak at Silence Glaive Surprise:
In case anyone missed them, here are the four Outer Senshi’s clips:
I know Fransisca already posted a few, I just wanted to collect them in one spot.
Golden Crystal Power, Make Up!
yay yay yay yay moon fragment
OMG!!!! The Golden Crystal!!! And look at that Starlight Honeymoon Thereapy Kiss!!!! How beautiful!!!! Unless that’s not what it is? In the manga, does she just use the tier without a named attack at this point in the Dream Arc?
Where can you watch it online Sailor Moon Eternal No registrations?
It has not been released online as of yet.
You can find the first half [redacted} and most of the second half [redacted] and if you want to watch both parts then go [redacted].
I’m dying for news. I’ve looped this album a dozen times now and listened to Tsukiiro Chainon 100+ times, played it through a karaoke filter, and learned the harmonies.
yay yay yay yay moon fragment
I guess the next big thing will be that online fan event in March for people who bought the deluxe version of this album.
So does anyone know if it said “to be continued” at the end of part 2? I hear rumors that it did…….?
Yup, but it doesn’t mean anything yet, so stay tuned.
Anyone else notice that Mercury was the only one who wasn’t able to kill her opponent by herself? She had to get backup from Moon Gorgeous Meditations.
Mars shattered TIger with her arrow, Jupiter thwopped Hawk with leaves, and Venus killed those two clowns with kindness. I’m not thrilled that the “brainy” one is consistently portrayed as the weakest one.
Completely agree with you and, since Mercury has always been my favourite (even before Pluto), that’s always made me angry. Also, Mercury is the one who always had the shortest transformation among the Inner Senshi. Not to mention the fact that in the classic anime, Mars progressively took her place in the transformation and attack sequences: and thus, Mercury became the third Senshi to transform and attack. I never liked this, right after Moon and Mars.
and thus, Mercury became the third Senshi to transform and attack, *right after Moon and Mars*. I never liked this.
I just looked it up, and even worse, she flat out tells “Amy” that she was a scout before her. The liar!
Haha, we better watch it or Adam will kick us off this pro-Rei site!
I really do like Rei, I think the dynamic she had with Usagi in the old anime was fun.
Oh my God. And just because she wants to be the leader. My mouth is full is insults. This is revisionism and this should not be tolerated. But yeah, I don’t wanna be banned from Adam’s wonderful website so, I’ll refrain myself! XD
Thank you for the video source!
Good lord, you guys are talking about the DiC dub? The one where Makoto was named “Lita”?
Blasphemy. Star Gentle Uteruses on all of you.
I don’t know if it’s the DiC dub because as a non-native English speaker European I don’t know any of the American dubs. So no, I’m not into it, so I’m now out and very far from the Star Gentle Uteruses impact, no thank you . Saintfighteraqua, I am very sorry to leave you alone in there, but obviously, you will have to handle this by yourself ;p .
I don’t know if I can handle two Star Gentle Uteruses at once. One I’d survive. Two might be the end of me.
Joseph’s last messages were posted on 11 February. He’s an avid commenter just like us, so I’m a bit worried and I hope he’s fine!
If you think that’s bad, in the original English dub at the end of R, (the boring recap episode) Mars even states she was the first “scout” to join Sailor Moon. Poor Mercury!
That episode did have some funny things in it, though, like how they compared Dr. Tomoe and Kaolinite to a grown up Melvin (Umino) and Molly (Naru.)
I didn’t know that, and I should check the French dub as well on that part. And that’s why I hated Mars as a kid. No joke, that girl was a tyrant in the classic anime, and nobody never dared to tell her to shut up! She knew Mercury was too weak so she took her place in the most obnoxious way. And the first scout was Venus and not even Moon! Please Elon Musk, go colonize her planet to teach her a good lesson!
This said, the comparison of Tomoe and Kaolinite to Umino and Naru is indeed a fun one! Who knows? Maybe they were their alien doppelgangers from the future?
Someone who saw the movie told me he did but this was a Twitter DM so can’t confirm more than that!
If you’re done watching bootlegs and still need a fix, check out Misato Fukuen (Chibi-Usa’s VA) cosplay journey as Black Lady in this meta video series on Say U Play:
Where could I find a rip of the movies? To hold me off til we finally get our version here.
Why was there no new February news?
Adam must be busy IRL.
And in any case, February news is no longer news, seeing as it’s no longer February.
I was wondering the same thing….
I moved at the end of January! Been busy!
Moving Heart Vibration!
The Official Sailor Moon YouTube channel just released an unboxing video of the Deluxe Edition (gotta milk the franchise for the merch): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n34oCUA67kw
Of note is the ticket to the fan event on the 21st, which I’m guessing will just be a series of video clips.
In case we’ve forgotten, King Records still wants us to buy this album, even though the Deluxe Edition has essentially been sold out:
Movie version “Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Eternal” Character Song Collection Eternal Collection Purchaser-only online event “Eternal Weekend Party”
○ Date: March 21, 2021 (Sun) 19:00 delivery start
○ Performers (planned) : Kotono Mitsuishi, Misato Fukuen, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Toshiyuki Toyonaga, Reina Ueda
FYI, there are some higher-quality clips of the full version of the final battle floating around.
(Notice how Artemis’ voice actor is different. Pluto and Saturn’s princess gloves still need fixing.)