We all heard about the new Sailor Moon anime… and then, we were all sadden when we learned that it would be delayed.
I was even more sadden because I had planned a trip to Japan between September and November 2013 and was hoping to be IN Japan while the airing of the new anime – and be able to buy all the cool new stuff.
But Sailor Moon fans were not prepared for the following announcement that the Sailor Moon Musicals (aka SeraMyu) would be returning as well! A story about the Dark Kingdom and an all new cast at an all new venue (Aiia Theater in Shibuya).
THIS COMING SEPTEMBER!!! And furthermore, the first wave of tickets would be on sale the next day!!!
My theory is that this new musical had been planned for quite some time and was supposed to match the release of the new anime. However, because of the booking of the venue and all the staff and performers under contract, delaying the musical was impossible.
Way before I was a Jpop singer, I was a die-hard fan of the Sailor Moon Musicals. I had a very well known Sailor Moon website in French (chorale-sailor.org) including a significant SeraMyu section. Only old fans remember that I went to Japan in the summer of 2001 and 2002 and attended the musicals. I was 24 and 25 years old at the time and these trips were extraordinary experiences.
There was NO WAY I could let this new musical pass by and not being part of the fun. Within a few hours of the announcement, I contacted one of my friend in Japan and kindly asked him to reserve a few tickets for the whole family – which he successfully did. I will be attending the new musical Friday September 20th at 7:00 pm with my daughter, my husband, one of his cousin who’s currently teaching English in Japan – and my friend. I will be spending 2 weeks in Japan and this will definitively be the highlight of my vacation there. I.can’t.wait.
If you’d like to know about all the latest details about this new musical (and Sailor Moon in general), you can follow a few people on twitter such as: @moonkittynet @OsabuP_english @missdreamsubs @moonchaseblog @SMObss
(PS: Not all these people are working together but they all are very active in the fandom and are a very good source of information)
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I need to add this because I am pretty sure I will get requests to purchase SeraMyu marchandises from fans who unfortunately can’t attend the musical. I aquired lots of SeraMyu marchandises in the past because some people were kind enough to spend the time to go to the SeraMyu theater and buy the marchandises there for me. That’s also how I got a few posters (you had to preorder the VHS at the theater in order to qualify to get a poster). Therefore, I don’t see why I shouldn’t be able to grab a few things for fellow fans. However, I am not gonna do it on my own cost and own trouble (afterall, I have to carry my own stuff and take care of a toddler while in Japan).
Anyone who would like me to grab SeraMyu marchandises will have to:
1. Send me an advance of $150 US through paypal before my departure to Japan.
$100 will serve as cash to purchase stuff (program book, CD, flyer, cards – at my discretion) and $50 for my time and trouble in carrying everything back with me to Canada. There will be no extra profit added to your marchandises. You pay what it costed me at the theater to purchase the things)
2. Accept to pay the balance for shipping/handling once I get back to Canada (if all the items + shipping exceed $100) within the next 30 days of my return. I will also have to declare the value of the marchandises to be twice the actual amount so we can be both insured in case the package is lost* – therefore, you may (or not) have to pay a little bit extra in custom taxes if parcel is ship outside of Canada.
3. If you are unable to pay the possible balance for shipping/handling before 30 days, the marchandises will be considered “unwanted” and only partially paid for and I will sell or dispose of it as I see fit.
I may or may not buy a few extra items to sell later (eBay or else). It will depends on how much money I will carry on me, and the marchandises available for sale and its value for resell.
Email me at irulanne @ hotmail.com if you have any questions!
* Let’s say I bought a program book for $50. I will insure its value to be $100, so if the package is lost, you get your $50 back and I get $50. In 2002, US Post services lost a fankan VHS I had shipped to a lady in Florida. I was reumbursed for $40 which I sent back to the fan in Florida, however I was not reumbursed for the lost of the tape which I had bought in Japan. This is my way to get around the flaws in the postal system.