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Let’s Recap “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” The Super Live in NYC

Sailor Moon and the Sailor Scouts descended upon New York City for three sold-out performances in New York’s PlayStation Theater. The “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” The Super Live show celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Sailor Moon’s first publication. The show features an all-female cast, even the male parts. Direction and choreography by TAKAHIRO (who also worked on Madonna’s Sticky and Sweet Tour). It also features music by HYADAIN (Momoiro Clover Z; AKB48). The Sailor Senshi come to life, live on stage as they fight for love, justice, and friendship.

"Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon" The Super Live in NYC
The cast of “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” The Super Live
 ©Naoko Takeuchi・PNP / “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” The Super Live Production Committee

“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.”

"Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon" The Super Live in NYC
The cast of “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” The Super Live
 ©Naoko Takeuchi・PNP / “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” The Super Live Production Committee

This show marks the first time a 2.5D Musical will be on American stages. The 2.5D Musicals began around 2000 and are based on popular contemporary Japanese culture: mangas, anime, and video games. Additionally, since they are 2D and live theatre is in 3D, 2.5D musicals are a blending of the two. The entire performance is in Japanese with English subtitles on screens close to the performance stage.

The Super Live experience will resonate with each and every Sailor Moon fan. Its timeless story reminiscent of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet will forever live on. Additionally, since the experience is over, for now, I suggest following @sailormoon_thesuperlive and Facebook page for potential show details.

"Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon" The Super Live in NYC
The cast of “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” The Super Live
 ©Naoko Takeuchi・PNP / “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” The Super Live Production Committee

“Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” The Super Live is a part of the Japan 2019 festival. Japan 2019 aims to broaden the understanding of and interest in Japanese culture in the United States through a series of events co-organized or supported by the Japan Foundation. Japan 2019 events are taking place throughout the year, please be sure to check out their event calendar for more details.


“Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” The Super Live is produced by Nelke Planning and New York Producer Kumiko Yoshii for Gorgeous Entertainment.