Sailor Moon Tribute Album Artists Comment on Working on the Album

09.April.2018 | MUSIC

Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon THE 25th ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL TRIBUTE is an album that was released on April 4th celebrating the 25th anniversary of the internationally beloved series. The artists who worked on the album have given their comments.

 

セーラームーントリビュートアルバム 参加アーティスト

The album is a follow up to the 2014 tribute album, THE 20th ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL TRIBUTE, and features strong female representation. Artists included on the album have garnered much attention, with a line-up featuring Yoko Ishida, Sonoko Inoue, Gesshoku Kaigi, SILENT SIREN, Ziyoou-Vachi, BiSH, Etsuko Yakushimaru, and LiSA. See the full tracklist below.

 

セーラームーントリビュートアルバム

If you’re a Sailor Moon fan, then make sure you get to listen to this album.

 

 

■Comments (Ordered by Song Name)

 

LiSA

I’m LiSA, and I got to sing Moonlight Densetsu. It’s been 25 years since I first watched Sailor Moon, and now I’ve grown into an adult and have been given the opportunity to sing this song. This is for everyone that loves Sailor Moon. For everyone that loves music. I hope you look forward to it.

 

BiSH (Cent Chihiro Chittiii)

Being given the chance to work on this tribute album made me remember doing nothing but hold onto my Gameboy handed down to me by father and playing Sailor Moon R while walking when I was younger. My favourite was Sailor Jupiter. She’s a very strong girl. When I think about it, she might have been the reason I look up to strong girls. As BiSH, I want us to be a strong group that can give that power to other girls, or someone. Since we sang Moon Revenge for this tribute, I want people to take power from this by feeling not just the cute side of Sailor Moon, but the dark side that also never fails to give up.

 

Yoko Ishida

Congratulations on 25 years, Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon. I personally have been influenced greatly by the series, and my work will continue to be. That’s why I’m overjoyed to be able to be involved with this tribute album. Although I’m an original singer, recording for this album felt fresh. But this wasn’t just a re-recorded self-cover of my debut song Otome no Policy. It digs deeper once more into myself back then. It goes back to basics, things like my innocence back in that time, and the feeling I felt when it was decided I would be a singer.

The recording traces the steps of the me during that time. These aren’t simply covers. Please listen to this tribute world of Sailor Moon lots and lots, a collection of 25 years of great importance!!!

 

Etsuko Yakushimaru

Historically, a lot of revolutions have been realised and names have been made. But sometimes revolutions are made in secret. The countless revolutions not detailed in textbooks don’t take place at night, or during the day, and they can invite anyone. This song by the sailors can be anyone’s song. The revolution that Sailor Moon started will continue seeping through time. Let’s toast to the beginning of those 25 years, the miracle, and the future of these sailors.

 

Sonoko Inoue

When you’re young and a girl, Sailor Moon has a special place in you and is someone you look up to at least once in your life, even now. You’d try on her outfit, copy her catchphrases. I’m so happy to be associated with this album that celebrates 25 years of that series. I covered “Rashiku” Ikimasho and was allowed to sing it in a way that’s like me. Being able to sing a song that so many people love makes me happy. I hope people enjoy the Sonoko Inoue version of “Rashiku” Ikimasho.

 

Gesshoku Kaigi

Congratulations on 25 years, Sailor Moon! We’re honoured to be involved with a legendary tribute album. We were in charge of 2 songs and enjoyed approaching both of them in different ways. Kaze mo Sora mo Kitto… has a 90’s vibe to it while also feeling contemporary. For La Soldier, we bravely challenged ourselves to enhance the thrill and power of the original.

We were also joyed for Akiko Kosaka coming into the studio. We had fun recording. We hope everyone listens to it lots.

 

SILENT SIREN (Yukarun, Keyboard)

I’ve watched every season of Sailor Moon without fail. Even after becoming an adult I still watch the movies, collect merchandise, sing the songs at karaoke. My love for it hasn’t changed since I was younger.

I never thought the day would come where we could cover a song together, no matter how many times I asked. I’m so, so happy!

Our cover of Sailor Star Song maintains the greatness of the original but also has a SILENT SIREN touch to it! I was excited during the entire recording. I want to cherish and cherish this song.

 I want lots of people to listen to it. I want to continue working hard without forgetting my heart I place trust in and be strong and beautiful like the sailors.

 

Ziyoou-Vachi (Avu-Chan)

The relationship between Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune is an amazing thing to me. I’ve always loved it.

I sang this Sailor Uranus and Neptune song that I love and performed both parts by myself. After recording, I suddenly came to think, “I want to exist as two people through music.” 

The song and lyrics touch on loneliness and giving up. But above all else, it’s about their will to keep moving forward. The music arrangement and vocals nestle Haruka and Michiru close to one another. It’s full of feeling. I’d be happy if everyone listens to it lots.

 

 

■Information

Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL TRIBUTE

Released: April 4, 2018

Price: ¥3,000 + tax

Stock Number: KICA-3271

Artists: Yoko Ishida, Sonoko Inoue, Gesshoku Kaigi, SILENT SIREN, Ziyoou-Vachi, BiSH, Etsuko Yakushimaru, LiSA, Sailor Moon (Kotono Mitsuishi) & Sailor Mercury (Hisako Kanemoto) & Sailor Mars (Rina Sato) & Sailor Jupiter (Ami Koshimizu) & Sailor Venus (Shizuka Ito)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Moonlight Densetsu – Lisa
  2. La Soldier – Gesshoku Kaigi
  3. Moon Revenge – BiSH
  4. Otome no Policy – Yoko Ishida
  5. Kakumei wa Night & Day – Etsuko Yakushimaru
  6. “Rashiku” Ikimasho” – Sonoko Inoue
  7. Kaze mo Sora mo Kitto… – Gesshoku Kaigi
  8. Sailor Star Song – SILENT SIREN
  9. eternal eternity – Ziyoou-Vachi

*Bonus Track 1: Moonlight Densetsu – Sailor Moon (Kotono Mitsuishi) & Sailor Mercury (Hisako Kanemoto) & Sailor Mars (Rina Sato) & Sailor Jupiter (Ami Koshimizu) & Sailor Venus (Shizuka Ito)

*Bonus Track 2: Tuxedo Mirage – Sailor Moon (Kotono Mitsuishi) & Sailor Mercury (Hisako Kanemoto) & Sailor Mars (Rina Sato) & Sailor Jupiter (Ami Koshimizu) & Sailor Venus (Shizuka Ito)

*Some songs already available.

 

Official “Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon” 25th Anniversary Project Website:

http://sailormoon-official.com/

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  • Beautiful Sailor Moon T-Shirts Released by UNIQLO’s UT Brand

    06.August.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    UNIQLO’s graphic t-shirt brand UT it collaborating with Sailor Moon to release a collection of t-shirts at UNIQLO stores across Japan and their online store on June 23.

    The original Sailor Moon manga series written and illustrated by Naoko Takeuchi was the biggest shojo manga series of the 1990’s. It has been translated into 17 languages and the anime series has been made available in over 40 countries. The Sailor Moon 25th Anniversary Project began in 2017 and has brought about new anime series, a musical and more. In July this year, the manga series was released digitally and simultaneously worldwide for the first time.

     

    To celebrate and help promote the digital distribution of the manga series, the t-shirt collection was made in collaboration with Naoko Takeuchi herself. The designs are enough to make the hearts of fans out there throb.

    This design features Sailor Moon’s iconic pose when she declares, “In the name of the moon, I’ll punish you!”

    This design showcases the classic scene when the Sailors send in their power to the Holy Grail. The dialogue has been translated into 10 languages in celebration of the international digital distribution of the manga.

    The front of this t-shirt features the series logo while the back has the Sailors and Luna each with their respective colours.

    The back of this t-shirt features Sailor Moon’s birthday scene. It comes with trendy tie-dye colouring.

    This final design has a pocket with a picturesque scene of Azabu-Jūban, a district in Tokyo where the Protagonists live. There is also a cute embroidering of Luna above it.

     

    From longtime readers to more recent fans, this is a collection you’re sure to enjoy!

     

    ©Naoko Takeuchi

  • Q-pot Cafe’s Dreamy Sailor Moon Afternoon Tea | Food Review

    24.July.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FEATURES / FOOD

    Hey, readers. I’m Midori from MMN’s editorial team.

     

    Sailor Moon fans are going to want to visit Q-pot right now―a cafe in Omotesando that makes desserts that look like real accessories―as the cafe is currently collaborating with the franchise. The inside of the cafe has been transformed into a cute and magical Sailor Moon world, the kind you could only imagine in your dreams. It has blown up since it opened on June 30 across Japanese social media.

     

    There was no way I was going to miss a chance to eat here, so I took a trip to Q-pot to see what kind of kawaii things they had on the menu for the collaboration.

    You’ll know Q-pot when you see it in Omotesando by the pouring teapot on the wall next to the menu outside.

    Strung up at the entrance are lots of ema plaques where people write their wishes and goals.

    As soon as you step inside the cafe you are transported into a world of cute. The various chocolate and biscuit decorations on the wall are just plain kawaii. It gets you excited to start eating♡

    I started by ordering the drink set which comes with the Moon Twilight Soda and Tuxedo Night Mocha. The soda contains berries and its lemon and apple flavour gives it a sweet and sour taste. The pink gradation is cute too♡

     

    The mocha takes inspiration from Tuxedo Mask flying through the city at night. The rim of the glass is lined with sparkly sugar. The drink isn’t just an ordinary cafe mocha – it secretly contains a sweet strawberry flavour which adds an enchanting aftertaste.

    Next I tried the Transformation Brooch Macaron Cake. Shaped as a macaron, this cake is based by the brooch necklace which Usagi uses to transform into Sailor Moon. It’s served on a ribbon-shaped plate which you can take home with you. The cake is filled with apricot and mango mousse inside which is pineapple♡

     

    On top of the macaron is another exquisite macaron containing lemon jelly. The jelly and fruit sparkle to create a girly and gorgeous dessert. After you’ve eaten you can take the plate back to use at home!

    And now for the crowning jewel: the Sailor Moon Afternoon Tea Set! This is one that anybody is going to crave when seeing it. It comes with two plate packed with food and desserts. The ribbon at the top is cute too.

    The upper tier is adorned with macarons, mousse cakes, cookie sandwiches, and glass desserts.

    The lower tier has sandwiches, vichyssoise soup, and olive and tomato pinchos.

    The glass dessert is a raspberry mousse topped with Sailor Moon’s Moon Stick. The mousse is fluffy and very tasty. The sourness of the berries isn’t too strong either – it’s a nice and light flavour.

    When biting into the mousse cakes your mouth is filled with the gentle sweetness of the white chocolate.

     

    Macarons are a popular dessert at Q-pot. The Sailor Moon ones are bite-sized and almost seem a waste to eat because of how cute they are. The cookie sandwiches, which are based on Luna and Artemis, are stuffed with lemon cream which has a refreshing taste. The cookies also have a delicious buttery flavour.

    The lower tier sandwiches contain duck and broccoli. The sandwiches are small but you get a lot of veg so you won’t go hungry. The soup is great not just as a light meal but as a palate cleanser after the desserts too. Try eating some when your stomach says it’s full from all the sweet stuff!

    My belly was pretty full after this afternoon tea set. I recommend ordering it for lunch.

     

    If you’re looking for a place to eat out with your girl friends when why not enter the fairy tale world of Q-pot for the Sailor Moon collaboration? Q-pot even has its own merchandise too so be sure to check it out!

     

    ©Naoko Takeuchi・PNP・Toei Animation

  • Dining on Sailor Moon-themed food while being entertained by a live Sailor Moon musical is a dream come true for many. On August 15, 2019, a show restaurant called Sailor Moon-SHINING MOON TOKYO will open in Azabu Juban, Tokyo. 

     

    Japan has already surprised many with the release of a Sailor Moon 2.5D Musical. This is a type of modern Japanese musical theatre based on anime where the characters are brought into the real world. This new show restaurant is aiming even higher, offering a completely new form of live entertainment. 

    There isn’t a better place for the restaurant to open than Azabu Juban, where the Sailor Moon characters are often seen in the anime. In fact, Azabu Juban is a holy land for all Sailor Moon fans, attracting fans from all over Japan and even from overseas. Once fans heard the news of the show restaurant, excitement spread like wildfire.

     

    There is no doubt that this original show is a fantastic opportunity to delve deep into the world of Sailor Moon. There will also be the opportunity to try meals and drinks that are based on the anime which is not sold anywhere else. Of course, there will also be an area dedicated to the sale of original goods. 

     

    The official website was published ahead of the grand opening of the restaurant. General ticket sales will be launched at 10 am on July 21. Enjoying Sailor Moon-themed meals and drinks while being entertained by a Sailor Moon stage show is a completely unique experience that many are curious about.

     

    ©️Naoko Takeuchi

    ©️Naoko Takeuchi, PNP, Sailor Moon  –SHINING MOON TOKYO –

  • Sailor Moon Manga to be Released Digitally Worldwide

    01.July.2019 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    The Sailor Moon themed event USAGI BIRTHDAY SPECIAL PARTY 2019 was held at Laforet Museum Harajuku on June 30. This event has become an annual celebration in recent years to honour the birthday of Usagi Tsukino, the main character of the series. The venue was packed by countless fans.

    It began with a video of the opening for the Sailor Moon musical “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” The Super Live after which its cast appeared on stage to open the event: Tomomi Kasai (Sailor Moon/Usagi Tsukino), Momoko Kaechi (Sailor Mercury/Ami Mizuno), Kyoko Ninomiya (Sailor Mars/Rei Hino), Kanna Matsuzaki (Sailor Jupiter/Makoto Kino), and Yu Nakanishi (Sailor Venus/Minako Aino).

    They were followed by Kotono Mitsuishi (Sailor Moon/Usagi Tsukino) and Misato Fukuen (Sailor Chibi Moon/Chibiusa), voice cast from the TV anime series Sailor Moon Crystal. The two of them did a rerun of a radio show previously presented by Mitsuishi for members of the official Sailor Moon fan club “Pretty Guardians” where they answered questions from fans.

     

    Legendary Sailor Moon composerAkiko Kosaka was then invited on stage to answer questions from listeners. She performed La Soldier and Tuxedo Mirage from the franchise’s 400+ track discography.

     

    The event didn’t end here however, things were just getting started as a string of announcements were about to commence. New information for the Sailor Moon 25th Anniversary Project was announced.

    Firstly, it was revealed that the Sailor Moon manga series will be released digitally worldwide in 10 languages. It began rolling out on July 1.

    To celebrate this, t-shirts with illustrations from Sailor Moon author will are being released exclusively at UNIQLO through their graphic t-shirt brand UT.

    It was also announced that the franchise will celebrate with Japanese jewellery company Samantha Thavasa this fall and that this year will see the return of the popular Sailor Moon Cafe from 2017 with the new theme “Girls Night Out” this October.

    An event will also be held to commemorate the 45th anniversary of Akiko Kosaka titled “Sailor Moon x Akiko Kosaka 45h Anniversary Music History Supported by Pretty Guardians.” The line-up includes an appearance from ANZA, the first person to play Sailor Moon and Usagi in the Sailor Moon musicals back in the 90s. This two-day event will be held at Harajuku Quest Hall on November 9 and 10 with the first day focusing on piano performances and a talk and the second with a full backing band.

    The first ever Sailor Moon themed ice skating show is also set for June 2020 with a performance by Russian figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva who made headlines for appearing as Usagi and Sailor Moon for Dreams on Ice at Nagaoka City Hall in July 2016 and again for the 2017 ISU World Team Trophy at Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo.

     

    Medvedeva released the following video where she commented on the forthcoming performance.

     

     

    Pre-sale tickets for the ice skating show and Akiko Kosaka’s 45th anniversary event are now on sale over at the official Pretty Guardians fan club for 2019 members only.

    Finally, a new two-part film titled Sailor Moon Eternal. Kazuko Tadano, who was the original character designer 90’s series, is returning to work on the character design for the films. Check out the teaser below.

     

    The films are set to be released sometime next year and will be overseen by Naoko Takeuchi.

    At the end of the event, everybody sang Moonlight Densetsu together, drawing the info-packed event to a close.

     

     

    Photography: 佐藤里奈

    ©Naoko Takeuchi

    ©Naoko Takeuchi・PNP/”Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” The Super Live Production Committee

    ©Naoko Takeuchi・PNP/ Sailor Moon Eternal: The Movie Production Committee

  • Sailor Moon & Q-pot.’s 5th Accessory and Food Collaboration Begins June 30

    28.June.2019 | FASHION / FOOD

    Every year, dessert-inspired accessory brand Q-pot. collaborates with Sailor Moon, and this year will mark their fifth.

    Macarons are the theme this year. The collaboration will begin on June 30, the birthday of the titular character Usagi Tsukino, with the release of various accessories and menu items.

     

    Q-pot. Accessories

    Transformation Brooch Macaron: Necklace ¥15,000 (Before Tax) / Key Ring ¥13,000 (Before Tax)

    Macarons have been a long-awaited entry to the series amongst fans, and they are finally here in the form of the Sailors’ transformation brooch. This luxury accessory features a gold plate and colourful gemstones.

    Sailor Ribbon Macaron: Necklace ¥9,500 (Before Tax) / Bag Charm ¥7,500 (Before Tax)

    These mini macarons are inspired by each Sailor’s costume, with the pâte de fruits part representing the ribbon on each character’s breast and the macaron itself their collars. The colours too are in line with each character’s costume.

    Luna Macaron & Artemis Macaron: Necklace ¥10,000 (Before Tax) / Bag Charm ¥8,000 (Before Tax)

    Luna and Artemis who support the Sailors on their adventures have been turned into delicious-looking macaron accessories. The gem colour of the Luna accessory is based on Sailor Moon while Artemis’s is based on Sailor Venus.

    All of these accessories are packaged in this beautiful round box. Their elegant presentation makes them look like luxurious sweets.

     

    Q-pot. Cafe’s Collaboration Menu

    Transformation Brooch Macaron Cake (w/ Plate) + Drink Set: ¥3,900 (Before Tax) *Contains milk, eggs and wheat

    This gorgeous cake is made to look just like the transformation brooch macaron. It contains apricot which glistens just like when the Sailors transform and a rich mango mousse. The fancy ribbon plate it is served on can be taken away with you.

    Crystal Star Macaron Cake (w/ Plate) + Drink Set: ¥3,900 (Before Tax) *Contains milk, eggs and wheat

    Another beautiful cake, this time based on the Crystal Star Compact macaron. It contains a peach and strawberry mousse which glistens just like when the Sailors transform. This ribbon plate too can be taken away with you.

     

    Sailor Ribbon Macaron Parfait (w/ Coaster) + Drink Set: ¥2,500 (Before Tax) *Contains milk, eggs and wheat

    These parfaits topped with cute macarons are inspired by the Sailors’ costumes. They include refreshing cream cheese, milk tea mousse and different sauces depending on the character such as peach or kiwi. If you line all five up on the table it will feel like casting Sailor Planet Power!

    Sailor Afternoon Tea Set / Drink Set for 1 Person: ¥2,600 (Tax Included) *Contains milk, eggs and wheat

    If you’re looking for a little more luxury why not indulge in this tea set? It’s packed full of fruits and other delights representative of the Sailor Moon world.

    Moon Twilight Soda

    Also on the menu is the apple and lemon flavoured Moon Twilight Soda which captures the romantic instant when the sky turns a light pink colour just before it’s completely wrapped in night.

     

    There are lots of other accessories and menu items in addition to these too so be sure to check out the collaboration.

     

    ©Naoko Takeuchi

    ©Naoko Takeuchi・PNP・Toei Animation

    © Gramme Co.

  • Sailor Moon Charms, Accessories & More Merchandise Coming to Casselini This Summer

    21.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Clothing and accessories shop Casselini is set to collaborate with Sailor Moon for its second time starting on July 5 when it will drop a whole array of Sailor themed accessories and items.

     

    The tote bag series―which featured designs taken from the anime series―and was popular during the first collaboration round has been revived and all-new designs. The hugely-popular cat charms are also making a return with a total of six new designs to look forward to.

    Sailor Moon Princess Serenity Cat Charm ¥6,480 (Before Tax) Release: July 5, 2019

    The “Sailor Moon Cat Charms” were a huge hit with fans in the first collection. Fans won’t be able to resist this second collection either. This time, Princess Serenity is also making an appearance. They will make for a super cute bag charm or key chain.

    Sailor Moon Crystal Star Compact Earrings ¥3,132 (Before Tax) Release Date: July 5, 2019

    These earrings have the same pattern as the Crystal Star Compact that Sailor Moon and the other Sailors use to transform. These large earrings will sway gently in the summer breeze. The colours too are also very summery, making them a perfect summertime accessory.

    Sailor Moon Choker ¥3,132 (Before Tax) Release Date: July 5, 2019

    This simple yet dainty choker is casually decorated with Sailor Moon motifs. You’re sure to look as cute as a Sailor by wearing this together with the earrings.

    Sailor Moon Quilted Shoulder Bag ¥8,100 (Before Tax) Release Date: July 5, 2019

    These quilted sacoche shoulder bags are a must-take wherever you go this summer. There are two designs: the Crystal Star Compact and Luna the cat♡

    Sailor Moon Beaded Pouch ¥4,320 (Before Tax) Release Date: July 5, 2019

    The beaded designs on both the Crystal Star Compact pouch and Luna pouch have been carefully embroidered by hand. These items have been made with the closest attention to detail, down to the moon-shaped zip charm and the embroidery on the reverse side!

    These are special items that fans just cannot miss out on!

     

    ©Naoko Takeuchi , PNP, Toei Animation Co., Ltd. ©️Naoko Takeuchi

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