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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    LIGHTS STYLE Collaboration – Sailor Moon/Princess Serenity Smartphone Cases: ¥13,200

    13,200円(税込)

    Bandai has collaborated with LIGHTS STYLE to release three smartphone cases made with Swarovski® crystals.

     

    Sailor Moon Low Table: ¥64,800 (Tax Included)

    The first ever furniture piece of the Sailor Moon collaboration series is also being released: three styles of low tables that represent Usagi’s bedroom as a grown-up.

     

    Lots of other items are included in the line-up, so be sure to check out the official product page.

     

    ©Naoko Takeuchi・PNP・Toei Animation ©Naoko Takeuchi

  • Sailor Moon Fans! Casselini is selling advanced collaboration items!

    29.May.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Clothing and accessories shop Casselini (キャセリーニ) is collaborating with Sailor Moon for the second time now! Get ready for some cute new Sailor Moon accessories and goods to be released in July!

     

    The anime tote bag series that was popular from the first collaboration round has been revived and upgraded with new designs! The cat charms that were insanely popular last time have also been brought back. Now, there are a total of six new badges including new designs! The popular anime tote bag will be released on Saturday 25th May 2019 ahead of the other collaboration items.

    Sailor Moon Anime Tote Bag ¥4,860 (price after tax) Release date: Sat 25/05/2019

    These tote bags decorated with anime scenes are something that fans just won’t be able to resist! They’re also the perfect size ー A4! This makes them perfect for everyday use in a variety of scenarios. You can even use it as a bag to separate things inside your main bag! There’s a purple and pink version to choose from!

     

    These special items are a must-have for many fans! More information on this series will be released later!

     

    © Naoko Takeuchi/PNP/Toei Animation

  • Sailor Moon: Celebrate Usagi’s Birthday at Special Event in Laforet Harajuku

    02.April.2019 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Fans of Sailor Moon who will be in Tokyo on June 30 this year are not going to want to miss a special birthday event being held at Laforet Harajuku for the series’ main character Usagi Tsukino.

    Several special guests will be invited on stage to perform at the event including voice actresses Kotono Mitsuishi (Usagi Tsukino) and Misato Fukuen (Chibiusa/Sailor Chibi Moon) as well as Akiko Kosaka who has sung many famous songs for the franchise, and the singers who played the roles of the five main sailors at “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: The Super Live” including Tomomi Kasai (Sailor Moon/Usagi Tsukino), Momoko Kaechi (Sailor Mercury/Ami Mizuno), Kyoki Ninomiya (Sailor Mars/Rei Hino), Kanna Matsuzaki (Sailor Jupiter/Makoto Kino), and Yu Nakanishi (Sailor Venus/Minako Aino).

    Fans can also get their hands on merchandise as well as the latest information on the Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon 25th Anniversary Project.

     

    Pre-sale tickets are now available over on the official Sailor Moon fab club Pretty Guardians. Link and details below.

  • New Sailor Moon Attraction Arriving at Universal Studios Japan This Summer

    17.March.2019 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Universal Studios Japan has been rolling out new attractions since January 18, 2019. The park is set to bring 8 attractions from six of Japan’s biggest entertainment franchises that have taken the world by storm, such as Attack on Titan.

     

    This summer, the next big attraction arriving at Universal Studios Japan will be Sailor Moon themed and will run from May 31 to August 25.

    Last year, the gave host to Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: The Miracle 4-D, an immersive 4-D experience that will followed an original Sailor Moon story. It was so popular that the attraction received an extension to run for longer, and even the manga’s author Naoko Takeuchi praised it.

     

    This year, the 4-D experience will return with a brand new original story featuring 10 Sailors and Super Sailor Moon. Guests are invited to the Moon Palace to join hands and combine their strength with the sailors to help save Sailor Moon who has been attacked by the enemy. They must awaken Super Sailor Moon.

     

    Guests will be treated to a visual feast with the Sailors appearing right before their very eyes and transforming. It’s the Sailor Moon experience all fans have dreamed of.

     

    A selection of merchandise popular last year will also make a return. This will include the Universal Heart Contact pictured above which Sailor Moon uses to transform in the attraction.

     

    Join the Sailors in their efforts to rescue Sailor Moon.

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