The Lover of Princess Kaguya Sailor Moon musical is coming in September!

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon The Lover of Princess Kaguya musical

The next Sailor Moon musical, The Lover of Princess Kaguya, finally has a new release date of September 2021 in Japan! This musical was originally scheduled to be performed in Japan in the summer of 2020 however it was postponed along with many other events such as the Tokyo 2020 summer Olympics, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Sailor Moon official site has been updated to mention only that the event will take place in September, though specific dates and locations for these performances are not yet specified.

Sailor Moon S The Movie - Human Luna kisses Kakeru

Years ago this musical was only referred to as the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon New Musical and it was planned for a 2019 release. This was when it was announced alongside the Nogizaka46 x Sailor Moon musical and The Super Live musical. We finally have a proper updated logo for the musical in which we can see Luna and the somewhat awkward full title Musical Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon The Lover of Princess Kaguya. The Lover of Princess Kaguya manga story on which this musical is based is all about Luna falling in love with a human. This story is probably best known to some fans as Sailor Moon S The Movie which was an adaptation of that manga story.

Sailor Moon S The Movie - Luna kisses Kakeru

We still don’t know much about this musical than we did in 2019. With this story focusing on Luna, will we be seeing excellent puppet work like they did in the Nogizaka46 musical? While Human Luna will be appearing in this musical that is only briefly near the end and Luna will be an actual cat for most of the story.

Nogizaka 46 x Sailor Moon musical Blu-Ray - Team Moon - Puppet Luna

Would you consider traveling to Japan in September of this year? Though the ongoing pandemic is still raging in many parts of the world, many people in all age groups will likely have access to vaccines by the end of the summer making this a low risk trip for many, which certainly wouldn’t have been the case last year.

If you’re looking to catch up on the manga story this musical is based on it is included in volume 6 of the Eternal Edition of the Sailor Moon manga.

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17 thoughts on “The Lover of Princess Kaguya Sailor Moon musical is coming in September!

  1. FYI, due to variant transmission, all non-Japanese tourists are barred from entry until further notice. The Summer Olympics will also only be open to domestic attendees in limited numbers, and I expect international travel restrictions will remain in place even after the summer.

    Live-action Luna puppets make me think too much of PGSM, and Luna spends most of this story in cat form, so I’m not

      • Yup, Sailor Moon musicals in Japan are already kind of niche, and they’re made primarily with Japanese audiences in mind. I doubt this one will be any different.

  2. As a massive fan of puppets, and one who has watched Avenue Q and The Lion King on stage, I can say with total sincerity that a puppet being performed on stage with the puppeteer visible does not bother me in the slightest. I understand why it’s not to everyone’s liking, but I’m A-OK with it. *slams table heartily*

  3. Cannot wait! Princess Snow Kaguya better serve some powerhouse opera vocals ala Queen Nehelenia and Princess Kakyuu!

    • Speaking of timely references, I may have mentioned somewhere before, there’s a 1992 animated film based on Tiny Toon Adventures, “How I Spent My Vacation.” Two of the main characters, Plucky Duck and Hamton Pig, are in a car trip to Happy World Land, and Plucky uses a USA road map to estimate their time of arrival. According to him, they will arrive in… “APRIL 6, 2021!!!” And what’s the date I’m posting this? Why, April 6, 2021. How about that! The future is now!

      BUT, this is actually relevant to Sailor Moon, because I wrote about this on my Sailor Moon calendar, on the wall. Yep.

  4. I would have liked to have seen this live but that is something that cannot happen now. I was especially excited because they were adapting content not covered previously (to my knowledge) by any Myu. I’m mixed on Luna being a puppet but as long as she isn’t CGI I’m happy.

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