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SeraMyu (Musical)

The Sailor Moon musicals (セーラームーン・ミュージカル sērāmūn myūjikaru), commonly referred to as SeraMyu (セラミュー seramyū), is a series of live theatre productions based on Naoko Takeuchi’s metaseries Sailor Moon. The series consists of 29 musicals which had more than 898 performances since the show opened in summer of 1993. The producers generally follow and expanded upon plot concepts presented in the anime and manga; however, there are several original plot lines as well.

In 2013, it was revealed that there will be a new Sailor Moon musical titled Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon – La Reconquista that will run from September 13 to September 23, 2013. You can get more info + watch it here

 

A Little about Stages

The producers of the show have broken the musical series down into three stages. The “first stage” consisted of those in which Sailor Moon was portrayed by Anza Ohyama, the first and longest running Sailor Moon actress. This stage ran parallel to the manga and anime, as reflected by the plot, and had a nearly full graduation with all of the main actresses being replaced. The second stage included three different Sailor Moon actresses, the only fully original musical (“The Legend of Kaguya Island”) and the semi-original “Last Dracul” series, ending with a remake of the original “Final First Stage” musical, “Eien Densetsu” (titled “Kakyuu Ouhi Kourin”). The third and final stage retained the last Sailor Moon actress and ran for only two musicals (Both remakes of “The Legend of Kaguya Island”) and ended in January 2005.

Conversely, most Western fans break the stages down by the actresses who played Sailor Moon: Anza Ohyama, Fumina Hara, Miyuki Kanbe, and Marina Kuroki. The list below is divided up according to the official stages used by Sera Myu producers.

“Stage” is a term used widely to refer to groupings of the musicals.

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:

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