Welcome to my latest update! So as I mentioned last time, the remaining cast members for the new musical Un Nouveau Voyage are being announced on June 3rd. Today being June 1st, however, the hype over that news has not yet begun. Hence the subtitle of this post.
That being the case, I had to be creative in finding news to share with you today. By way of Twitter and quite a few Ameblo blog posts translated by possibly-not-entirely-accurate-Google-Translate, I have found some cast member news at least to share.
The biggest of these is that Ooyama Anza (the 1st Moon) is holding a live concert on June 6th and 7th. The concert will be a joint affair with Kosaka Akiko, the composer of most of the songs in the old SeraMyu as well as the anime songs “Tuxedo Mirage,” “Moon Revenge,” “Sailor Team no Theme,” and the ending theme for Sailor Moon Crystal, “Gekkou.” The event is being called “Anza ∞ Kosaka Akiko [Legend Forever].” According to Akiko’s Ameblo, a A4 size commemorative pamphlet will be for sale for ¥2,500 and commemorative T-shirts will be on sale for ¥4,000. She also confirmed that Morino Ayako (who played Ami/Mercury throughout Anza’s run and was also in Sakurakko Club with Anza) would be appearing at the event, and it sounds like some reminiscing will happen. In another post, Akiko mentioned doing an 8-hour rehearsal, which I’m guessing is for the event.
On Anza’s end, the event was confirmed on the official website for her band Head Phones President.
(Speaking of Head Phones President, the other day was the band’s drummer Batch’s birthday. Happy belated birthday!)
A Japanese fan posted a pic of the commemorative T-shirts on Twitter:
どの色買おうかな〜？ 迷っちゃう( ´艸｀)💕 pic.twitter.com/rXZ9XuGKhT
— ☪Myu☪〜伝説は永遠に〜 (@la_mooon39) May 28, 2015
Speaking of Anza, SailorMoonLiveTweet’s eagle eye found this in the anime:
But concerts aren’t the only musical-related thing on Anza’s mind. She also reunited with some old myu pals recently, including the Tuxedo Kamen of most of her era, Mochizuki Yuuta:
Anza also posted a picture to her Facebook of her with a bunch of former myu actors, including Mochizuki, Takagi Nao, Asami Yuuka, and Kasahara Ryuuji:
Morino Ayako also apparently joined the meetup, based on these other pics:
Moving on from Anza (I didn’t realize how much of the news was about her…sorry)…Shirota Yuu (Tuxedo Kamen, 2003-2004) has been busy. According to his Ameblo, he dubbed the voice of the prince in the new Cinderella (I’m assuming he means the new Disney one) and is working hard on a musical called Elisabeth. He’s also been missing New York, apparently, as he told a fan in English:
He also won an award at the 6th Annual Iwatani Tokiko Awards, an award in Japan for achievement in music named after the lyricist, poet, and translator of that name who died of pneumonia in 2013. You can read more about that here. Upon further investigation, it seems he just got an honorable mention-level award, but he still seems proud of it, as shown by this tweet:
Kuriyama Emi (Sailor Jupiter, 1999-2000) is still active, it seems. She hung out with Asami Yuuka recently, posting this selfie:
She also posted on her Ameblo blog about being tired after practice and having a marshmallow pizza.
Moving on to the revival myus…reigning Sailor Pluto actress Ishii Mikako has been geeking out over Luna-P socks, playing with Perler beads, and showing glee over Pluto figurines that arrived in the “office” (whatever that is). Reigning Jupiter actress Takahashi Yu recorded a program with boxer Daisuke Naito and informed us that former myu castmate Miyabi Matsuura is now on Instagram. Current Venus actress Shiori Sakata has shown on Instagram lately that she is a big Frozen fan, with this DubSmash video of “Let It Go” and another of “Love Is An Open Door”. Someone also made her a Venus bookmark. She also tweeted that her fanmail address had changed:
ファンレターなどの宛先が変更になりましたので、この場を借りてお知らせさせていただきます^ ^ 〒103-0023 東京都中央区日本橋本町3の10の3 丸宗ビル３階 トキエンタテインメント 坂田しおり宛 今後はこちらの宛先に送っていただきますようお願い致します✩
— 坂田しおり (@shiori_sakata) May 29, 2015
Now, some random bits:
- Caitlin of the fansite/blog Wild Mushroom Land confirmed that a novelization of La Reconquista exists in Japan.
- Kosaka Akiko posted a pic of some SeraMyu master tapes on her blog.
- I found an old article about Petite Étrangère on NewsLounge.
- Apparently, some free amateur SeraMyu event is happening near Tokyo in September.
Whew!! That was a lot more news than I thought.
In site updates, not much to say. Got Song of the Week up on time again yay.
The Facebook ad continued its magic, and the Myu Corner Facebook page now has 107 likes! I’m stoked!
Ok, till next time! I’m tired…