Sailor Moon

Tsuki No Uta ~ MOON PRIDE cover (Sailor Moon Crystal)

Probably the most ambitious cover ever from newly created cover group Tsuki No Uta!

Tsuki No Uta is currently composed of 8 vocalists from Canada and the USA.

Song: MOON PRIDE
Anime: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal
Original artist: Momoiro Clover Z

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ENJOY :)

 

 

Tsuki No Uta ~ Second Release! HEREAFTER (SeraMyu cover)

Here’s the second release of Sailor Moon song cover group TSUKI NO UTA!

Song: HEREAFTER
Source: Sailor Moon Musical/SeraMyu “Mugen Gakuen ~ Mistress Labyrinth” Soundtrack
Karaoke Source: Mugen Gakuen DVD Menu

 

The vocalists are Irulanne, Prissi, Skye, Eipuriruu, Mink, Moegan, Moonlight and Diagnosed!

You can subscribe to the Youtube Channel here and JOIN our Facebook Page here.

Note that Auditions are always open and we are looking at adding more vocalists to the group as we go along and take on new projects.
ENJOY!

Tsuki No Uta ~ Debut Song!

After intense auditions, I finally picked the vocalists that would compose the First Generation of Tsuki No Uta, the new online Sailor Moon Song Cover group!

The vocalists are Irulanne, Prissi, Skye, Eipuriruu, Mink, Moegan, Moonlight and Diagnosed!

I mixed all the auditions to produce the group’s first song “Moonlight Densetsu”.

We are currently working on our next song plus artwork for the new upcoming website and all the social media accounts.

You can subscribe to the Youtube Channel here and JOIN our Facebook Page here.

Note that Auditions are always open and we are looking at adding more vocalists to the group as we go along and take on new projects. ENJOY! :)

 

 

CSP – Tsuki No Uta Project ~ A Sailor Moon Crystal Song Cover Group!

Chorale Sailor Production : The Tsuki No Uta Project

A Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal Song Cover Online Group ~ managed and directed by Canadian professional singer and recording artist Irulanne.

I am creating a friendly group of vocalists to record and produce high quality song covers from the new anime Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal. We are expecting the new anime to be released with a bunch of new and old songs, including the OP and ED themes by Momoiro Clover Z as well as Image and Insert songs by the new voice cast. 

Additionaly, we will also record songs from the old anime, PGSM and the musicals. The more the merrier!

My goal would be to create a group composed of 6 or 7 vocalists and release at least one song every 2 to 3 months.

Audition Process

In order to audition and be accepted for this group, you will need:

1. Excellent recording gear and the ability to produce high quality vocal-only tracks/lines with no added effects and NO background noises.

2. To be very reliable, mature and capable of respecting deadlines for vocal tracks (usually 3 to 4 weeks per song). You also need to be willing to re-do lines if asked to do so. I will not require every vocalist to be in every song but a minimum of participation will be expected. Flaky vocalists, those delaying projects and those going MIA won’t survive in this group.

3. Strong Singing Talent. Being able to record harmonies is also a bonus. 

4. A nice personality. This group is not a place for divas, drama-queens, trolls and self-absorbed/self-entitled individuals. If you are the kind of person to lose your sleep and butcher your lines because you were not assigned a solo in the current project, you won’t survive in this group.

5. To be a girl. Or have a female type of voice. Sorry guys.

6. To have an active Facebook account. Projects will be mainly discussed on a private Facebook group. This is not negotiable.

7. A good Japanese pronunciation.

8. Unconditional love for Sailor Moon – or at least, some knowledge of the musicography of the franchise.

You think you have it all? Wanna join this awesome group?

1. Record lines for the short version of Moonlight Densetsu as provided here (send your lines as one file in mp3 format).

-> TsukiNoUta- MoonlightDensetsu-audition (karaoke mp3)

-> LYRICS

-> Original Moonlight Densetsu

2. Provide a link to your youtube/soundcloud/vimeo/etc account(s). Show me what you are capable of.

3. Tell me a bit about yourself (name, age, location, experience, vocal range, resume…) and why you want to join.

4. Let me know if you have any other talents (audio mixing, video editing, website designing, fanarts, harmonies…)

Deadline for the auditions for the First Generation of the group: July 1st 2014

Send your audition to : IRULANNE @ HOTMAIL.COM

If you see this post after the deadline and would like join, just send me an email and we’ll work from there. This won’t be a closed group and I will accept and add new vocalists as we go if they can respect all of the conditions above.

Fighter4Luv Fandub – Sailor Stars Episode 9 (#175) – Check out the ending! :)

For more information, refer to my previous post about the fandub!

Fighter4Luv Fandub – Sailor Stars Episode 9 (#175) – Check out the opening!

The fandubbing group Fighter4Luv finaly decided to use my [new and improved] recording of the English version of the Sailor Stars Theme for their latest release!

You may like it or not, it is a very tough song to cover – and there is no karaoke available without the Japanese backvocals so whatever you do in terms of mixing/editing, it will always sound weird. Plus my French accent, but that, can’t do much about it :) Still, I worked pretty hard on the song so… enjoy!

I highly recommend you “liked” the Facebook page of Fighter4Luv to see the videos.

 

New cover: Hikari no Kizuna (Lingerie Fighter Papillon Rose)

I have wanted to cover that song for the longest time!

I was a fan of the original “fan-made” Papillon Rose anime (~2004) which was a very candid parody of Sailor Moon, Versailles No Bara and Utena. The concept was licensed and a new team created a TV series of 6 episodes. This new anime was poorly received due to the low quality of the animation and a shallow storyline. “Papillon Rose” quickly dissapeared from the radar and was never heard of again.

Just like most people, I did not enjoyed the TV series but I really enjoyed the new and catchy opening theme “Hikari no Kizuna” performed by Kaoru Kido. I kept the karaoke file for almost a decade until I decided that I had the vocal range to finally cover that song properly (I tried many times before but failed to produce satisfying vocals).

ENJOY :)))

 

Sailor Moon ~ La Reconquista Day 2 (of 2)

Recalling our adventures in Part 1, the reason I attended the Sailor Moon musical on Wednesday was because we genuinely believed that our original Friday tickets had been lost in the mail, after being sent out almost a month prior to our trip.

Well… The next day, after learning that our tickets had been held up by Japanese customs, they were finally delivered Thursday night – barely twenty-four hours before the show! It was a close call, way too close…

And so, knowing that we would be going back to see the show a second time (yay!), I sent out a quick message to Coro (Nephlite) to tell her we would be back to again and waiting in the parking lot afterwards – and if it was ok with her, we’d like to meet with her and thank her again. She quickly replied that it would be fine, and confirmed she would be there to meet us. Awesome!

We spent most of the day on Friday with Mark’s cousin Lana and her mom Lise, Mark’s aunt. Lana had been working in Japan for over a year as a teacher, student and part-time model, and Lise was in town for a visit. Along with Mark, Kara and myself, Lana was also coming to the show – she’s a big Sailor Moon fan too and was happy to join us. In fact, she’d bought her own ticket, and during our adventures with the tickets she’d sold hers to another fan who was already coming to see it on Monday – more on that later.

Right before heading out to the Aiia Theater, we stopped by a gourmet burger joint in Shibuya, and while there Kara went into the washroom to change into her little Sailor Moon outfit, which had won her a prize at the Animethon convention in Canada the previous month. She was ready to spread some Moon Power back to the country where it all began!

Just like we did on Wednesday, we headed to the Aiia Theater at about 6:00 pm. It was a nice surprise to see our friend Eric again, who was hoping to get a ticket for himself to see the show one last time.

People were already lined up – perhaps a bigger crowd than Wednesday. This time around, there were more adult males, foreigners, and obviously some couples on a date. No cosplay, but some people were definitively wearing Sailor Moon t-shirts and bringing their own merchandise, such as dolls and Moon wands. The merchandise booth was very popular this time as well, and Lana picked up a cell phone case for herself. Kara was doing her own thing, posing for photos and she started being excited again to see the show. We even saw the helpful staffer from Wednesday night, who spotted Kara from inside and dropped what she was doing to come out and take a picture of Sailor Kara!

Finally, while we had sold Lana’s ticket to a girl who had come to see the show from Scotland, unfortunately she couldn’t find the theater in time – so we left her ticket at the ticket table and went in. She still had a ticket for the final show on Monday though, and ultimately did see the musical.

This time around, we were seated right at the front, in the second row – seats 14 to 17. It doesn’t get much better than that!

Once again, our staff lady provided us with a cushion for Kara so she could see better. But we were so close anyway, we couldn’t miss anything – we were in “upskirt view” territory and saw all sorts of details we couldn’t see from the back, right down to the transparent strappies the actors were wearing on their shoes so they wouldn’t fly off as they ran around the stage.

The show was exactly the same, but it was really great to see it again. The only difference was that we had the “Green Momoclo” member for the Love Cupid App on Mercury’s phone instead of the Red member from Wednesday’s show. Still, it was great to see it for a second time to catch the experience all over again. It was Mark’s first time seeing a Seramyu in person, and despite not understanding the language (or being a Sailor Moon fan), he still enjoyed it a lot. At the final curtain call, we were all waving our goodbyes at the cast and Jupiter and Venus were right in front of us! They spotted Kara and waved at her until the curtain was completely down.

We rejoined Eric at the exit (who also reported that the show was not sold out as there were several empty seats in the back) and on the way out we were met with another surprise – my ticket had been drawn to receive a door prize! We were handed a prize bag which included some “limited edition” Sailor Moon cups, and profusely thanked the staff in many languages as we left.

By 10:00pm, we were patiently waiting outside as people were leaving the premises, except Yuga Yamato’s fanclub who also stayed till she left in her chauffered car. Then suddenly (and much sooner than on Wednesday), almost the entire cast came out looking for us! Moon, Mercury, Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Nephlite, Zoicite and Queen Serenity all came out to say thank you for coming from Canada to see the show, and had also seen or heard about Kara and her Sailor Moon costume. Everyone was so excited and laughing that Kara was a little bit overwhelmed, in case you were  wondering why she no longer smiling for the group photo!

 

I gave Serenity (Jamie Natsuki) the Canadian maple syrup candies I had brought with us as gifts, for her to share with the whole cast. We then proceeded to take a few group photos – everyone wanted to high-five Kara again, and she was more than happy to oblige!

The cast left quickly after this all-too-brief meet, but with good reason: they were performing a matinee the following day at 1:00pm and needed to rest! We noticed that Satomi (Moon) left with a woman who appeared to be her mother (probably heading home – and after all, she was only sixteen years old) while the rest of the cast regrouped and headed to the nearest train station. Even our favorite staffer came outside to give us a final thank you and goodbye, and take a picture with Kara.

After arranging plans for the following day (Eric would be joining us on our excursion to Yokohama), we left. It didn’t take long for Kara, completely exhausted, to fall asleep in her stroller. Poor baby :) All the same, she’ll have amazing photos for her scrapbook!

 

After we got home from Japan, we learned that the audience had not been allowed to approach the cast after the final performance on Monday – there was a fence and bouncers between the crowd and departing cast, meaning we were among the very few (if not the only ones) to get up close with the actors like this. Once again, I couldn’t believe our luck to have been able to meet the cast, twice! It will definintely be an experience to remember forever…