A Sailor Moon 30th Anniversary live event will be streamed on YouTube April 28th

Sailor Moon 30th Anniversary Live Event

The Sailor Moon 30th Anniversary is underway and to celebrate there will be a special live event on April 28th which will be broadcast on the official Sailor Moon YouTube channel. This event will feature voice actors from Sailor Moon Crystal including Kotono Mitsuishi, the voice of Sailor Moon, Shizuka Ito, the voice of Sailor Venus, Shoko Nakagawa, the voice of Diana, and Hyadain, a musician who previously did the music on the Sailor Moon The Super Live musical. You can watch the event on the 28th at 10pm Japan Standard Time, 7am Easter Time, using the embedded link below. Not much to see there right now but there is a convenient countdown showing when the event will start. The official site claims anyone can watch it for free which suggests it should be available to watch worldwide.

What will be discussed? It could be almost anything! It seems likely something will be announced. Evidently the best thing to get news about would be a continuation to Sailor Moon Crystal as a Stars story arc. We don’t really know what form this could take. The theatrical films Sailor Moon Eternal Part 1 and 2 performed quite poorly at the box office. It’s hard to say if they remained profitable with home video and streaming sales because movie accounting is usually deceptive and intentionally obscure. It’s also quite difficult to account for factors such as increased sales for Sailor Moon merchandise which is difficult to tie directly to any streaming series or movies. I certainly hope it’s something Sailor Moon Crystal related but I have learned not to get my hopes up too much.

The choice of hosts for the event is a bit curious. Kotono Mitsuishi is usually included in these things so that’s not odd. Shizuka Ito being included doesn’t make much more sense than any other Sailor Guardian if we’re talking about a Stars story arc. A Sailor Moon Crystal style Sailor V series seems unlikely so I’m not sure what that connection could be. Shoko Nakagawa is probably not there simply because of her work as the voice of Diana. She’s a popular media personality who hosts the popular Pok√©mon Sunday. Hyadain’s involvement could be related to many things. As he did the music for the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon The Super Live musical he may simply be there to discuss the upcoming performance of the musical at the Japan Parade in New York which is coming up on May 14th. He may also be there to discuss his involvement in an upcoming musical or that he is contributing music to new episodes of Sailor Moon Crystal.

What do you think will be announced at this event? You’re allowed to say nothing! It might be nothing…

The Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Prism On Ice show has been postponed to 2023

Sailor Moon - Prism on Ice - Poster

The Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Prism On Ice event which was originally planned for the summer of 2020 and was more recently going to take place later this year has been delayed for a third time. It is now scheduled for June of 2023. Though it isn’t explained explicitly on the Sailor Moon Official Site it seems likely that this delay is once again due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which has seen rising cases in Japan even over the last couple of weeks.

Evgenia Medvedeva returning to Japan

The event, featuring Russian figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva, was originally announced before the pandemic began. The star headed back to Japan early in 2020 to be ready for the event which was ultimately delayed due to the state of the pandemic in 2020, then again in 2021 and now once again in 2022. She is currently back in her home country of Russia. The ongoing Russian war and invasion of Ukraine may be causing complications with the event but there hasn’t been any specific indication of this.

As has been the case in the past those who already have tickets have the option to attend with the specific date when they can attend being dictated by the date on which they originally had tickets. Refunds are also available for those who are unable to attend at the new date and time.

Needless to say this sort of delay poses a particular challenge for any international fans who had made plans to attend. Hopefully this delay was announced early enough that no one is going be stuck with a plane ticket and hotel reservation planned around an ice show which isn’t currently scheduled!

Are you excited for this ice show? Let’s hope a home video release happens after this event is finally held.