The Press Release:
“Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” The Super Live, () a new live 2.5D Musical entertainment based on the wildly popular manga (comic book) at PlayStation Theater (1515 Broadway at 44th Street) has sold out its entire run. Today, the producers announced that a limited quantity of additional tickets will be put on sale at 12pm noon for all three performances: March 29 at 8PM and March 30 at 1PM and 5PM.
Directed and choreographed by TAKAHIRO (Madonna’s Sticky and Sweet Tour) with book by Akiko Kodama (Takarazuka Revue Company), and music by HYADAIN (Momoiro Clover Z; AKB48). “Pretty GuardianSailor Moon” The Super Live had its US premiere in Washington D.C. at The Warner Theatre on March 24, along with its run in New York. With its themes of love, justice and friendship, the musical features an all-female cast; there are some male characters, played by women.
One of the most popular mangas of all time, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon has sold over 36 million copies worldwide. Created by Naoko Takeuchi, Sailor Moon began as a manga in 1991 in Japan in a girl’s comic magazine, “Nakayosi”, published by Kodansha. It was subsequently adapted as an anime program (Japanese animation), and a live-action television program. A sequel to the series is also now in production. In “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” The Super Live, the characters come to life, live on stage and itwas produced in part to commemorate the 25th anniversary since Sailor Moon was first published. The brand has generated $5 billion in merchandise sales.
“Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” The Super Live marks the first time a 2.5D Musical will be on an American stage. 2.5D Musicals, which began around 2000, are based on popular contemporary Japanese culture: manga comics, anime and video games. Manga and animation are in 2D, and live theatre is in 3D. Therefore, they call performances based on manga and animations 2.5D. A theatre has been built in Japan to house this popular new form of entertainment.
“At its core, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon is about strong girlfriends banding together to fight for what they believe in…that’s timely,” said producer Takaharu Uera. “Sailor Moon and her Sailor Guardians are equipped with powers that help them defeat evil and the characters are imbued with the self-determination to make their own confident decisions. In short, they are the ultimate example of ‘girl power.’ We look forward to introducing American audiences to Sailor Moon, her Guardians and the 2.5D Musical experience.”
This production of “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” The Super Live premiered on August 31, 2018 at the AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo. After its world premiere in Tokyo, it played a very successful run in Paris on November 3rd and 4th last year.
“Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” The Super Live will be performed in Japanese with English supertitles.
The cast of “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” The Super Live includes: Tomomi Kasai, Momoko Kaechi, Yui Hasegawa, Kanna Matsuzaki, Yu Nakanishi, Makoto Aikawa, Reo Sanada, Atsumi Matsubayashi, Izumi Niihashi, Ayumi Higashikawa, Moeko Koizumi, Hinako Aikawa and Riona Tatemichi.
“Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” The Super Live is produced by Nelke Planning and New York Producer Kumiko Yoshii for Gorgeous Entertainment.
“Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” The Super Live plays at The PlayStation Theater (1515 Broadway at 44th Street) on March 29 and 30. Performances are Friday, March 29 at 8PM and Saturday, March 30 at 1PM and 5PM. Tickets are $30 – $75. The $75 Premium package (including One Orchestra Seat / Early Entry / High Five with Lead Cast Members / and a Collectible Gift) is available. For tickets, please visit http://www.axs.com/series/7969/pretty-guardian-sailor-moon-the-super-live-tickets or call 888-929-7849. For more information, please visit the site below.
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Piercing Ken Thoughts: As you’re reading this news, I’ve just arrived home from the Press Conference and Preview that was held at the Playstation Theater which my PiercingMetal.com readers know very well from all of my concert reports. I’ll post the story about that preview over there but right now I wanted to get the news alert to your attention here so I hope you don’t mind me splitting up the workload. That is the best part about having two unique websites, you can use them each effectively to support some truly awesome things. Now, I must admit that I am not all that up on the Sailor Moon property and Japanese Animation is something that I am slowly getting myself into thanks to the events like Liberty City Anime Con and Anime NYC which I have been attending for a couple of years now. I am more of the conventional comic book scene guy but with so many of our favorite Cosplayers donning their own outfits and being a part of my convention coverages, I happily bring these items to your attention. The clip I secured from the performance is below for your enjoyment. I hope that you like it. See you next time.