First Production Photos Of New SAILOR MOON Musical; Set For DVD & Streaming
The first production photos featuring the cast members of the newest musical edition of the popular and enduring Japanese franchise SAILOR MOON and its subsequent stage musical incarnation inspired by the works of Naoko Takeuchi are now available to view.
It was also recently announced that the production will be filmed for release on DVD and instant streaming next year (the latter in Japan only at this time).
Of note, the leading ladies of the show performed the show-stoppers "Line Up: The Five Women Of The White Moon" and "We Are The Pretty Guardians" from SAILOR MOON: LA RECONQUISTA in a live performance clip available here.
The first new SAILOR MOON musical in eight years, the all-female manga-to-musical series of adaptations continues this month in Tokyo with the newest show, SAILOR MOON: LA RECONQUISTA, boasting a brand new leading lady and a whole new look and storyline in honor of the twentieth anniversary of the original incarnation of the girl-power-centric superhero series successfully made into a musical.
Satomi Okubo is set to essay the title role, making her the fifth actress to portray the beloved figure onstage in an official capacity - and, at only 17, one of the youngest, as well.
Additional casting also includes famed Takarazuka troupe headliner Yuga Yamato taking on the role of Tuxedo Mask. Filling out the central cast of the musical besides Okuko and Yamato is Miyabi Matsuura as Sailor Mercury, Kanon Nanaki as Sailor Mars, Yu Takahashi as Sailor Jupiter and Shiori Sakata as Sailor Venus.
The new incarnation of SAILOR MOON: LA RECONQUISTA was written and directed by Takuya Hiramitsu with music by Toshihiko Sahashi and will reportedly feature an entirely new story according to reports.
SAILOR MOON: LA RECONQUISTA is set to premiere this September in Japan, running now through 23 in Tokyo at Shibuya's AiiA Theater.
Visit the official website for SAILOR MOON: LA RECONQUISTA here.
View the new production photos of the cast of SAILOR MOON: LA RECONQUISTA below.
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