Great news for Sailor Moon fans with an appreciation of antiquated media! It’s not just about VHS and laserdiscs anymore! A new album will be released exclusively on vinyl. This two record set is called the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon The 30th Anniversary Memorial Album.
Where’s the CD version? There is none. Unlike with the earlier Memorial Albums this only includes songs which were previously available in other soundtracks so there is no need for a CD release as fans can get these tracks on CD elsewhere or in some cases listen to them through a streaming service. This is a two disc or rather a two record set with each record having a side A and B. The records themselves are pink! The set is not that expensive with an MSRP of 5800 yen which is about $40 US. It is available to pre-order from a number of Japanese retailers.
The box art features a number of images. The blue images show art in the style of the original Sailor Moon anime while the pink ones are Sailor Moon Crystal. This reflects the fact that the first record contains songs from the original anime and the second contains songs from Sailor Moon Crystal.
While the last two Anniversary Memorial Albums contained a lot of covers of popular Sailor Moon songs by other bands and singers this version is basically a collection of theme songs by the original artists. It’s basically all of the opening and ending themes from the original Sailor Moon anime and Sailor Moon Crystal as well as the themes from the films.
A track list with an explanation of what the songs are from is included below.
1. Moonlight Densetsu (Moonlight Legend) – DALI – The original Sailor Moon theme song
2. Heart Moving – Misae Takamatsu – The first ending theme for the first season of the Sailor Moon anime
3. Princess Moon – Ushio Hashimoto – The second ending theme for the first season of the Sailor Moon anime
4. Maiden’s Policy (Otome no Policy) – Yoko Ishida – The ending theme for Sailor Moon R
5. Tuxedo Mirage – Kotono Mitsuishi, Michie Tomizawa, Aya Hisakawa, Emi Shinohara, Rika Fukami – The ending theme for Sailor Moon S
6. Watashi-tachi ni Naritakute (Wanting to Be Together with You) – Miwako Fujitani – The first ending theme for Sailor Moon SuperS
7. “Rashiku” Ikimasho (I’ll Go As Myself) by Meu – The second ending theme for Sailor Moon SuperS
1. Sailor Stars Song by Kae Hanazawa – The opening theme for Sailor Stars
2. Kaze mo Sora mo Kitto… (“The Wind, the Sky, Surely…”) by Arisa Mizuki – The ending theme for Sailor Stars
3. Moon Revenge by Kotono Mitsuishi, Michie Tomizawa, Aya Hisakawa, Emi Shinohara, Rika Fukami – From Sailor Moon R The Movie
4. Moonlight Destiny by Hiroko Asakawa – From Sailor Moon S The Movie
5. Morning Moon de Aimashou (Let’s Meet at the Morning Moon) by Pretty Cast – From Sailor Moon SuperS The Movie
1. Moon Pride by Momoiro Clover Z – The first opening theme for Sailor Moon Crystal
2. New Moon ni Koishite (In Love With the New Moon) by Etsuko Yakushimaru – The first version of the opening theme for Sailor Moon Crystal Season III
3. New Moon ni Koishite (In Love With the New Moon) by Mitsuko Horie – The first version of the opening theme for Sailor Moon Crystal Season III
4. New Moon ni Koishite (In Love With the New Moon) by Momoiro Clover Z – The first version of the opening theme for Sailor Moon Crystal Season III
5. Gekkou (Moonbow) by Momoiro Clover Z – The first ending theme for Sailor Moon Crystal
6. Eternal eternity by Junko Minagawa and Sayaka Ohara – The first ending theme for Sailor Moon Crystal Season III
1. Otome no Susume (Maiden’s Advice) by Misato Fukuen – The second ending theme for Sailor Moon Crystal Season III
2. Eien Dake ga Futari o Kakeru (Only Eternity Brings the Two Together) by Kenji Nojima – The third ending theme for Sailor Moon Crystal Season III
3. Tsukiiro Chainon (Moon Color Chainon) by Momoiro Clover Z, Kotono Mitsuishi, Hisako Kanemoto, Rina Satoh, Ami Koshimizu and Shizuka Itoh – The opening theme for the Sailor Moon Eternal films
4. Watashi-tachi ni Naritakute (Wanting to Be Together with You) by Yoko Ishida – The ending theme for Sailor Moon Eternal Part 1
5. “Rashiku” Ikimasho (I’ll Go As Myself) by Anza – The ending theme for Sailor Moon Eternal Part 2
6. Moon Effect by Kotono Mitsuishi, Misato Fukuen, Hisako Kanemoto, Rina Sato, Ami Koshimizu, Shizuka Itoh, Junko Minagawa, Sayaka Ohara, Ai Maeda and Yukiyo Fujii – A song from Sailor Moon Eternal Part 2
Will you be picking up this set? Do you have something to play it on or are you just looking to keep it as a collectible?
Source: The Sailor Moon Official Site
The Sailor Moon live event is now over. We didn’t learn a ton but it was mentioned that the new Sailor Moon anime would begin airing this winter. It was also mentioned that it would be streaming on Niconico, a Japanese streaming video service. Fumio Osano was in attendance but didn’t have much to tell us. Not much else was learned aside from it being based on the old anime but not being a remake, which is fairly vague.
The event began with a look at various products we’d already talked about on this site. It then included an introduction to certain cast members of the new musical, Sailor Moon La Reconquista. In attendance were Sailor Moon, Sailor Mars, Sailor Venus as well as all four of the Shitennou. Finally a performance of Moonlight Densetsu was done by Momoiro Clover Z who were confirmed to be doing the theme song for the new anime, which is information we already had. Also unchanged was the quality of Momoiro Clover Z’s performance.
The event closed with a fairly anticlimactic Q&A. The reaction of the sleep deprived fan base seems to be mostly disappointment at this early hour. It’s safe to say everyone was hoping for a bit more information about the anime. Be patient Moonies! Winter is coming. Now go home and go to bed.
News about many things came in today but I first wanted to share the latest about the new Sailor Moon anime that we’re all very excited for. A flyer for the new Sailor Moon keychains also listed some other upcoming Sailor Moon related dates. Miss Dream has been great in translating the relevant information and reveals that the show is currently in production and set to start airing some time around December 2013 or January of 2014. This lines up with earlier information we heard about the show being delayed until winter. More specifically the small calendar at the bottom of this flyer has an entry in December and January stating that the new anime will start then, but it is punctuated with not one but two question marks! What could it mean? Well it probably means this date is not set in stone.
Needless to say the original date of “Summer 2013″ is no longer something fans should be expecting. This is great, but not terribly definitive news! A delay may not seem ideal but now we some fairly reliable information that the show is underway and a rough idea of when to expect it.