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Sera Myu (セラミュ; abbreviated from the words “Sailor Moon musical” (セーラームーン・ミュージカル) in katakana) refers to a series of Sailor Moon musicals staged in Japan between 1993 and 2005. Many of the productions were based on plotlines taken from the anime and manga, while others were based on original stories. The Myu has had 29 separate productions with over 800 total performances.

The Sailor Moon musicals’ stories were based upon the original anime and manga versions, but sometimes drew upon totally original ideas, such as the Kaguya Shima Densetsu (“Legend of Kaguya Island”) musicals and the Dracul series. Frequently the producers fleshed out concepts from the anime or manga that were never developed, such as a relationship between the four Inner Senshi and the Shitennou, as well as the unrequited love of Sailor Pluto for King Endymion. The storylines of the various musicals would often use a continuity that did not entirely mesh with those of the other versions of canon, and would have different combinations of Sailor Moon’s transformation and attack items; she often appeared in multiple versions of her sailor fuku (starting out as Sailor Moon and later powering up to Super Sailor Moon and then Eternal Sailor Moon), and she might perform Moon Healing Escalation using the Spiral Heart Moon Rod or Usagi might be wearing the Cosmic Heart Compact even when she transformed into Eternal Sailor Moon.

It was common for songs to be reused in later musicals, or for some to appear in every musical. For instance, “La Soldier” was performed as a curtain call to every show. The Kaiteiban was another major aspect of the musicals. Generally, new musicals ran in the summer, and then a revision was performed the following winter. The basic plot stayed the same, but revisions often had rearranged scenes or songs, small plot elements expanded upon, and actresses who were “graduating” (a term used when a cast member leaves) often had more solo parts and/or speaking lines. The last production, Shin Kaguya Shima Densetsu (Kaiteiban) – Marinamoon Final concluded in January 2005.

Stages

The musicals are divided up into separate stages, which are usually determined by actresses who “graduated.” Western fans usually divide up the musicals into four separate stages, coinciding with the actress who played Sailor Moon. Anza Ooyama was the original actress for Sailor Moon, and is also the longest running (1993 Summer to 1998 Winter). The next stage was Fumina Hara, the shortest running Moon, who appeared from the Summer of 1998 until the Summer of 1999. The following stage was Miyuki Kanbe’s stage, from Winter 2000 to Spring 2001. And the fourth and final stage was Marina Kuroki, the second longest running Moon, from Summer 2001 until Winter of 2005.

The official stages, as broken down by the producers of the musicals, are quite different, and there are only three stages. The first is the same as Western fans’ interpretation, with the First Stage ending when Anza Ooyama graduated. The second stage began in Summer 1998 and ended in Winter 2004, with the Revision of the Final First Stage musical, Eien Densetsu. Yuuko Hosaka, the longest running Sailor Pluto, also graduated at the end of this stage. The third stage was the last stage.

First stage

Featuring Anza Ohyama as Sailor Moon:

1993 Summer Special Musical Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Gaiden Dark Kingdom Fukkatsu Hen (外伝 ダーク・キングダム復活篇?)

1994 Winter Special Musical Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Gaiden Dark Kingdom Fukkatsu Hen (Kaiteiban) (外伝 ダーク・キングダム復活篇(改訂版)?)

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Super Spring Festival

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Super Spring Festival (スーパースプリングフェスティバル 美少女戦士セーラームーン ?)

1994 Summer Special Musical Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S

Usagi – Ai no Senshi e no Michi (うさぎ・愛の戦士への道?)

1995 Winter Special Musical Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S

Henshin – Super Senshi e no Michi (変身・スーパー戦士への道?)

1995 Spring Special Musical Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S

Henshin – Super Senshi e no Michi (Kaiteiban) (変身・スーパー戦士への道(改訂版)?)

1995 Summer Special Musical Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon SuperS

Yume Senshi – Ai – Eien ni… (夢戦士・愛・永遠に…?)

1996 Spring Special Musical Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon SuperS (Kaiteiban)

Yume Senshi – Ai – Eien ni… Saturn Fukkatsu Hen! (夢戦士・愛・永遠に…サターン復活篇!?)

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon SuperS Special Musical Show
1996 Summer Special Musical Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Sailor Stars
1997 Winter Special Musical Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Sailor Stars (Kaiteiban)
1997 Summer Special Musical Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Eien Densetsu (永遠伝説?)

1998 Winter Special Musical Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Eien Densetsu (Kaiteiban) (永遠伝説[改訂版]?) The Final First Stage!!

Second stage

Featuring Fumina Hara as Sailor Moon:

1998 Summer Special Musical Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Shin – Densetsu Kourin (新・伝説光臨?)

1999 Spring Special Musical Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Kaguya Shima Densetsu (かぐや島伝説?)

1999 Summer Special Musical Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Kaguya Shima Densetsu [Kaiteiban] Natsuyasumi! Houseki Tankentai (かぐや島伝説<改訂版>夏休み!宝石探検隊?)

Featuring Miyuki Kanbe as Sailor Moon:

2000 Winter Special Musical Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Shin / Henshin – Super Senshi e no Michi (新/変身・スーパー戦士への道?)
Last Dracul Jokyoku (ラストドラクル序曲?)

2000 Summer Special Musical Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Kessen / Transylvania no Mori (決戦/トランシルバニアの森?)
– Shin Toujou! ChibiMoon wo Goru Senshi Tatsu – (~新登場!ちびムーンを護る戦士達~?)

2001 Winter Special Musical Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Kessen / Transylvania no Mori [Kaiteiban] (決戦/トランシルバニアの森<改訂版>?)
-Saikyou no Kataki Dark Cain no Nazo- (-最強の敵 ダーク・カインの謎-?)

2001 Spring Special Musical Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Last Dracul Saishuu Shou (ラスト・ドラクル最終章?)
Chou Wakusei Death Vulcan no Fuuin / Super Revue Musical Show (超惑星デス・バルカンの封印 / スパーレビューミュージカルショー?)

Featuring Marina Kuroki as Sailor Moon:

2001 Summer Special Musical Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Tanjou! Ankoku no Princess Black Lady (~誕生!暗黒のプリンセス ブラック・レディ~?)

2002 Winter Special Musical Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Tanjou! Ankoku no Princess Black Lady [Kaiteiban] -Wakusei Nemesis no Nazo-|誕生!暗黒のプリンセス ブラック・レディ[改訂版]~惑星ネメシスの謎~

2002 Spring Special Musical Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon “10th ANNIVERSARY Festival”

Musical Show “Ai no Sanctuary” (ミュージカルショー「愛のサンクチュアリー」?)
Memorial Talk & Live Show (メモリアルトーク&ライブショー?)

2002 Summer Special Musical Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Mugen Gakuen -Mistress Labyrinth- (無限学園~ミストレス・ラビリンス~?)

2003 Winter Special Musical Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Mugen Gakuen -Mistress Labyrinth- Kaiteiban (無限学園~ミストレス・ラビリンス~改訂版?)

2003 Summer Special Musical Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Starlights – Ryuusei Densetsu (スターライツ・流星伝説?)

2004 Winter Special Musical Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Kakyuu-Ouhi Kourin (火球王妃降臨?) THE SECOND STAGE FINAL

Third stage

Continuing to feature Marina Kuroki as Sailor Moon:

2004 Summer Special Musical Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

~Shin Kaguya Shima Densetsu~ (~新かぐや島伝説~?) NEW LEGEND OF KAGUYA ISLAND

2005 Winter Special Musical Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Shin Kaguya Shima Densetsu Kaiteiban (新かぐや島伝説(改訂版?) MARINAMOON FINAL

 

Musical Albums

1st Stage

  • “Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon S” Musical Theme Songs: La Soldier / Sailor War!
  • Memorial Album of the Musical “Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon”: An Alternate Legend: The Dark Kingdom Revival Story
  • Memorial Album of the Musical 2 “Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon S”: Usagi — The Path to Become the Soldier of Love
  • Memorial Album of the Musical 3 “Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon SuperS”: Dream Warriors — Love — Into Eternity…
  • Memorial Album of the Musical 4 “Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon Sailor Stars”
  • Memorial Album of the Musical 5 “Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon” Eternal Legend
  • Memorial Album of the Musical “Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon”: ~ Best Sound Track ~

2nd_stage

  • Memorial Album of the Musical “Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon”: Best Songs Collection — Best Songs Chosen by Fans —
  • Memorial Album of the Musical 9 “Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon” Decisive Battle / Transylvania’s Forest ~ New Appearance! The Warriors Who Protect Chibi-Moon ~
  • Memorial Album of the Musical “Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon”: ~ Best Sound Track Vol. 2 ~
  • Memorial Album of the Musical “Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon”: Eternal Edition — Senshi Theme Songs + Karaoke Collection
  • Memorial Album of the Musical “Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon”: Love Ballad Edition
  • Memorial Album of the Musical 10 “Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon” ~ Birth! The Princess of Darkness Black Lady ~
  • Memorial Album of the Musical “Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon”: Dark Side Edition: Best Songs
  • Memorial Album of the Musical “Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon”: Eternal Edition 2 — Birth! Princess of Darkness Black Lady [Revision] ~ The Secret of the Planet Nemesis ~
  • Memorial Album of the Musical 11 “Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon” Infinity Academy ~ Mistress Labyrinth ~
  • Memorial Album of the Musical “Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon”: Eternal Edition 3 — “10th Anniversary” Sailor Moon to Issho ni Pretty Child — Infinity Academy ~ Mistress Labyrinth ~ Revision
  • Memorial Album of the Musical 12 “Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon” ~ Starlights — Legend of the Shooting Stars ~
  • Memorial Album of the Musical “Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon”: ~ Best Sound Track Vol. 3 ~

3rd Stage

  • Memorial Album of the Musical 13 “Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon” ~ New Legend of Kaguya Island ~
  • Memorial Album of the Musical “Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon”: Eternal Edition 4 — MARINAMOON Special Edition — New Legend of Kaguya Island (Revision) MARINAMOON FINAL

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