Welcome back myu fans!
So I was thinking there wouldn’t be much to report this week, but then I forgot that on the 20th the five current Inner Senshi actresses appeared at the Tokyo Toy Show! According to Yukan-News, the girls sang “We Are The Pretty Guardians” from La Reconquista (which I think is becoming the new “La Soldier”; that is, the quintessential theme song of the revived myus), as well as “Soroibumi!! Shiro Tsuki 5-rin Onna,” a battle song that appears in both La Reconquista and Petite Étrangère, and “Ai no Starshine” from Petite Étrangère before briefly talking about the new musical and the fact that they were graduating. That article has several pictures from the event, but a bunch more can be found on Twitter, including a number of backstage photos from Venus actress Shiori Sakata, such as these ones:
おもちゃショー✩ 沢山の方が足を止めて下さり感激😂✨ 久々に皆様に会えて嬉し美奈子でした。 嬉しすぎてそりゃ小さくもなりますわ(・Д・)ノ 暖かい声援ありがとうございました💛 pic.twitter.com/i7z9B2lSga
— 坂田しおり (@shiori_sakata) June 20, 2015
In more recent news, the Inner Senshi myu actresses will also participate in a mini live event and talk show on June 30, which will be streamed live over NicoNico Douga, as part of a special 6-day event celebrating Usagi and Chibiusa’s birthdays! Sailor Moon-related content will be broadcast all six days on NicoNico Douga, including re-airings of the ’90’s anime (specifically Sailor Moon R), re-airings of Sailor Moon Crystal (leading up to the world premiere of Act 25 on July 4), and on June 29 a special live show featuring the voice cast for the Inner Senshi, Chibiusa, and Tuxedo Kamen from Sailor Moon Crystal. Many fans think that, being so close to the end of the Black Moon Arc of Sailor Moon Crystal, this event will be where we will finally find out whether Crystal will continue airing past this point. (Nothing is confirmed yet though).
As for the musical actresses’ appearance, it will include song performances, talk about the upcoming musical, and possibly a Q & A, based on the info from the official site, and the event will be followed by re-airings of Sailor Moon R. You can find out about just the myu actresses’ appearance via this news post and about the whole Birthday Week celebration (including streaming links) here.
In other news, Kosaka Akiko posted yet more thoughts on her joint concert with Anza on her blog. Speaking of said concert, thank you so much to the fans who commented on my posts about the concert and provided more info. I apologize for just now acknowledging your comments; I have comment moderation on here (and Akismet for anti-spam) and I don’t check my comments every time I log in. Your info was much appreciated, though! (And probably more accurate than I was able to piece together via scattered tweets and just-okay computer-based language translation).
Lastly, a bit of old myu cast news. Anyone who has seen his performance of “Mitsumeteite Yo” with Marina from the Starlights*Ryuusei Densetsu Fankan knows former myu Tuxedo Kamen actor Shirota Yuu is excellent at accompanying his own singing. Well, he still is all these years later, as this behind-the-scenes video of him shows:
The tweet doesn’t actually come from Yuu-kun’s account (though he did retweet it, which is how I found it), but from the official Twitter for the TBS drama Omoko Gassyobu, which is about students in a high school choir and is going to start airing on July 17th. You can see more about it here. Apparently, Yuu-kun is playing Suzuki Ariake, the choir teacher, in this drama.
Well, that’s all for this week! (Again, no site updates). Myu Power, Make Up!