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Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon - La Reconquista
美少女戦士セーラームーン La Reconquista

Bishōjo Senshi Sērā Mūn La Reconquista

Another New LR Poster
Information
First Performance

September 13, 2013

Final Performance

September 23, 2013

# of Performances

16

Stage

Fourth

Previous Musical

Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon New Legend of Kaguya Island (Revision) - Marinamoon Final

Next Musical

N/A

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon - La Reconquista was one of the most recent Sera Myu musicals. The musical ran from September 13, 2013 to September 23, 2013 at the AiiA Theater Tokyo in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.

Information revealed that the musical would be a new story, recounting the battles between the Sailor Senshi and the Dark Kingdom, who seek the Silver Crystal.

Takuya Hiramitsu has written, directed, and produced the musical and the music was done by Toshihiko Sahashi. Dwango and Nelke co-produced the musical's run.

Naoko Takeuchi was involved with the auditions for that cast.

Apparently, the tickets were sold for 6800 yen (about 68 to 70 US dollars), but sold out a few days after the musical was announced.

It has also been revealed that like many of the previous musicals, La Reconquista is being recorded, and the musical will be released on DVD sometime in the future.

Plot

The plot was very similar to the plot of the first arc of the manga, but with many changes.

The musical begins with the Lemures Leader and and the lemures doing a musical number at the Game Show (Overture ~ Welcome! To The Game Show!). After the number, the inner sailor senshi, in civilian form, came and play different games on the TV's at the Game Show, with one of the games being a fortune-telling game that features the members of Momoiro Clover Z. After the senshi finish playing the games, The Lemures Leader introduces them to a new dating sim game titled "Pandemic Love", which features the upcoming boy band Pandemic 4, who are really the Shitennou in disguise. The Pandemic 4 then arrive to sing their new song, Erosion Boy.

After everyone leaves, Queen Beryl appears and sings a song (Revival! Queen of Tragedy). Afterwards, the Shitennou appears once again to explain that they have been gathering energy through their Pandemic Love game.

Cast

InnerSenshiLaReconquista
All the Inner Senshi's List
BerylLemuresSerenityMaskLaReconquista
Queen Beryl, Lemure Leader, Queen Serenity, and Tuxedo Mask's List
LaReconquistaShitennou
All the Shitennou's List

Notes

  • Originally, Misaki was supposed to play Zoisite and Ryou was supposed to play Kunzite, but they switched roles due to unknown reasons.
  • A few days before the musical, it was announced that Misaki had to withdraw from her role as Kunzite due to an illness. Misaki also made a blog post about the situation on her blog.[1] Mayu Iseki was her replacement.

Performance Schedule

Times 9/13 9/14 9/15 9/16 9/17 9/18 9/19 9/20 9/21 9/22 9/23
1PM   X   X   X   X   X   X
5PM   X   X   X   X   X   X
7PM   X   X   X   X

Note: There were no performances on September 17, as the actresses were taking a break that day.

Songs

Service Numbers

Marketing

Merchandise

Merchandise relating to the "La Reconquista" musical began appearing in late August 2013. Some of the merchandise will only be sold at the musical.

La Reconquista Guide Book
The La Reconquista guide book.
LR Penlight
La Reconquista pen lights. These pens are available in white and pink. Sold at the musical for 1000 yen.
Clutch Bags La Reconquista
Clutch bags
Phone Cases La Reconquista
Phone Cases
TShirts La Reconquista
Pop art t-shirts. Sold during the musical for 3150 yen each.

Also, it has been announced that the musical will be availiable on DVD. No release date has been given.

Karatetsu Collaboration

In early September, it was announced on Karatetsu's website that Karatetsu, a karaoke box chain, will add some Sera Myu songs to their list of songs to sing. This collaboration took place on September 10th and it ended on the 13th. The event also took place at three of their stores. The songs were:

Number Song Title Number Song Title
341982 I Miss You 339991 Double Moonlight Romance
237439 Innocent Demand 364919 Chasin' After You (Re-Mix)
485454 We'll Be The Last Victory 342054 The Birth of a Legend
164661 Everlasting Moonlight 237640 To a Brand-New World
453688 All Of You Shall Die 164668 We Can't Be Soldiers of Love Forever (21st Century Version)
478772 The Female Pirate's Strategy 164671 Traditional the Grace ~Storm of Love~
321516 Sanctuary of the Galaxy 164672 Drive Me The Mercury
368857 Rise Up! The Rebel Clan 418089 Dream - Dreams are Huge
378779 Bundle the Heart, Makin' For the Right 201868 Harsh! Saint Cry!!
372808 Unite the Hearts - Watchin' on the sight 523010 By Heaven! Only God Knows
164662 The Last Change (21st Century Version) 164674 FIRE
401780 Pure Narcissism 308178 Forbidden Hades
164665 Zigzag Slash 458008 Broken MÖBIUS
164667 Sailor War 2001 164679 Messenger of Flame
231389 Solar Miracle, Make Up 198728 Moment Fatal
376043 La Soldier
Collab Picture LR K
A poster about the collaboration.
Karaoke Drink Menu
Sailor Moon themed menu.

Trivia

  • "La Reconquista" means "reconquest" in Spanish.
    • La Reconquista was was the name of a series of wars in the Iberian Peninsula to stamp out Islam in the Iberian Pennisula from the 7th to 15th centuries.
  • The scene where the Lemures Leader and Usagi are having a conversation with each other is improv. For example, in some performances, the lines made about Queen Beryl's breast were removed. Another example was on some of the performances on the 15th, where the Lemures Leader comments on how annoying the typhoon is. On the same day, many people in Tokyo were told to stay inside because of strong winds and a possible typhoon.
  • This is the first musical where all of the characters are portrayed by female actresses.
    • Many people also refer to this as a Takarazuka musical (a musical where all parts are played by females). Naoko Takeuchi is a big fan of the Takarazuka Revue herself.
  • This musical included the first Sera Myu appearance of Queen Serenity.
  • Attacks used: Supreme Thunder, Venus Love Me Chain, Akuryo Taisan, Dark Reflection, Moon Tiara Flash, Tuxedo La Smoking Bomber, Sailor Teleport, Burning Mandala, Jupiter Thunderbolt, Rolling Heart Vibration, Mercury Aqua Mirage, Dark Power Magnum, Moon Princess Crash, Dark Power, Sailor Planet Attack.
  • The scene where the Sailor Senshi try to take out the sword was from the manga, but in the manga, Sailor Venus was the one who pulled out the sword, while here in the musical, Sailor Jupiter is the one who pulled it out.
  • In the musical, many scenes were taken and made very similar to the manga:
    • In Act 10 the Inner Sailor Senshi teleport to the Moon and meet the spirit of Queen Serenity, who tells them about their past lives. The same is done in the musical, except that Mercury was not present.
    • Queen Beryl uses dark energy in order to brain wash Mamoru/Prince Endymion and turns him into a pawn of the Dark Kingdom.
    • The Silver Crystal surrounds the bodies of Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask and the Inner Sailor Senshi use their powers to reawaken the two, and subsequently die.
    • Sailor Moon reunites with the Inner Senshi in the end and tell them "Let's go home".
    • When the Shitennou are killed in the manga, they revert into the stone they are named for. When the other Shitennou kill Zoisite, he turns into a blue-purple Zoisite stone.
    • In the manga, Prince Endymion was killed protecting Princess Serenity, who in turn, kills herself with his sword. This was shown during the flashback in the musical.
  • Apart from Miyabi Matsuura, all of the Inner Senshis' actresses cried during the end of the last performance

Gallery

Posters

New Musical Cast
A poster showing the main cast.
SM13.music.poster
A poster including only the inner Senshi.
New Musical Poster
An official poster for the musical that featured silhouettes of the Senshi.
Sera Myu LR Cast with DK
A poster with the senshi, the Dark Kingdom, and Queen Serenity.
SM LR Poster
A poster showing the main Sailor Senshi.

Cast

Moon.Satomi.portrait
Satomi as Sailor Moon
Mercury.Miyabi.portrait
Miyabi starring as Sailor Mercury
Kanon.Mars.portrait
Kanon starring as Sailor Mars
Yuu.Jupiter.portrai
Yuu staring as Sailor Jupiter
Shiori.Venus.portrait
Shiori staring as Sailor Venus.
Yuga.Tuxmask.portrait
Yuga staring as Tuxedo Mask.
Queenserentity.sermyu
Jamie as Queen Serenity
Jedaite.seramyu
Root as Jedaite
Nephrite.seramyu
Koro as Nephrite
Zoisite.seramyu01
Ryou as Zoisite
Kunzite.seramyu01
Misaki as Kunzite
Mayu.kunzite
Mayu as Kunzite
Queenberyl.seramyu
Midori as Queen Beryl
Lemure.seramyu
Mayumi as the Lemure Leader

References

  1. A blog post about Misaki withdrawing from her role as Kunzite on her blog
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