Please be aware that pages which are not given such a chance before this template is removed will be protected until an experienced editor is available to work on the page. It was advertised as a 2. The Super Live was initially announced to be performed in Paris as part of Japonismes , which was a series of cultural events that celebrated the th anniversary of diplomatic relationships between France and Japan. The show had a preview performance in Tokyo, Japan from Aug. The Paris, France performance was from Nov. Later, dates for a New York City performance would be released as well. These announcements along with the Paris performances would mark the first time a Sailor Moon musical would be performed in both the USA and France. The Washington DC perfromance included a brief concert featuring, the encore numbers, at the Cherry Blossom Festival Opening Ceremony on March 23rd, and a full run of the show on March 24th, at the Warner Theater.
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Back off Broadway standards and step aside movie adaptations there's a whole new dimension of live entertainment in town! No, it's not the latest gadget or fashion, nor is it a "SQUIP" the pill that can make you popular from the Broadway musical Be More Chill , it's an entirely different genre of stage performances based on Japan's most ubiquitous export anime and manga showcased onstage with "Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon" The Super Live. Hailed as a "2. Its popularity in the '90's - along with other titles such as Dragon Ball and Pokemon - served as an introduction to Japanese manga graphic novels and anime animation. Additionally, in many cases, encountering these unique and distinct offerings provoked the curiosity of fans to further investigate and explore other varieties of the art forms as well as Japanese culture in general. The global boom of anime and manga only continues to increase exponentially in a wide array of expressions worldwide for the multi-billion dollar industry. With animated and live-action film and television adaptations, conventions that gather otaku and cosplayers across the USA at any given weekend of the year plus the multitude of manga-, anime- and video game-inspired merchandise, it was only a matter of time before the stage spectacles would arrive on U. These are not your typical studious Japanese junior high girls they spend their extra-curricular time fighting evil forces, particularly the wicked yet seductive Queen Beryl Makoto Aikawa , her henchman Kunzite Reo Sanada and their minion of demons, performed by an extraordinary ensemble Atsumi Matsubayashi, Izumi Niihashi, Ayumi Higashikawa, Moeko Koizumi and Hinako Aikawa who displayed almost superhuman feats in dance and fight choreography. And finally, the heroine's heart's desire Mamoru Chiba who is seemingly aloof and dismissive in the daytime, yet charming and heroic when his identity is obscured aka Tuxedo Mask portrayed with exquisite perfection by Riona Tatemichi whose gravity-defying, flowing silken cape alone deserved due recognition for flawless authenticity.
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, the stage adaptation of the popular manga created by Naoko Takeuchi, played three sold-out performances March 29 and 30 at the PlayStation Theatre. The musical, performed in Japanese with English supertitles, originally premiered in August in Tokyo. Manga and animation are in 2D, and live theatre is in 3D. Therefore, they call performances based on manga and animations 2. A theatre has been built in Japan to house this popular new form of entertainment.
The series consists of 31 musicals which have had more than performances since the show opened in the summer of The first set of musicals, which ran from to , were produced by Bandai with over performances. The current musicals are produced by Nelke Planning a subsidiary of Dwango since Each musical typically runs for three engagements per year,  timed to align with school holidays in the winter, spring, and summer.