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The ''SailorMoon'' musicals, commonly referred to as ''SeraMyu'', are a series of live theater productions based on Naoko Takeuchi's metaseries Sailor Moon. The series consists of 29 musicals, which have had more than 800 performances since the show first opened in Summer 1993. The producers generally follow and expand upon plot concepts presented in the anime and manga; however, there are also several plot lines original to the plays. New musicals were generally first preformed in the summer; a revised version of the summer play (the ''Kaiteiban'') was performed in the winter.

The plays officially went on indefinite hiatus in 2005, and while all the recorded plays are available on DVD and VHS (not all the plays were recorded - some of the earlier plays never were), they are nevertheless pricey and are only officially available in Japan. Some fans who do have their own copies have thankfully [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes subbed the shows]] for the unfortunate ones who can't buy their own. In anticipation of the new anime, a new Sera Myu musical with an [[CrossCastRole all female cast]] premiered in September of 2013.

[[AC:The Musicals, in order of performance are as follows:]]

* Sailor Moon - Gaiden Dark Kingdom Fukkatsu Hen (1993 Summer Special)
* Sailor Moon - Gaiden Dark Kingdom Fukkatsu Hen (Kaiteiban) (1994 Winter Special)
* Sailor Moon - Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Super Spring Festival (1994 Spring Special)
* Sailor Moon S - Usagi Ai no Senshi e no Michi (1994 Summer Special)
* Sailor Moon S - Henshin - Super Senshi e no Michi (1995 Winter Special)
* Sailor Moon S - Henshin - Super Senshi e no Michi (Kaiteiban) (1995 Spring Special)
* Sailor Moon [=SuperS=] - Yume Senshi - Ai - Eien ni... (1995 Summer Special)
* Sailor Moon [=SuperS=] - (Kaiteiban) Yume Senshi - Ai - Eien ni... Saturn Fukkatsu Hen! (1996 Spring Special)
* Sailor Moon [=SuperS=] - Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon [=SuperS=] Special Musical Show (1996 Early Summer Special)
* Sailor Moon Sailor Stars (1996 Summer Special)
* Sailor Moon Sailor Stars (Kaiteiban) (1997 Winter Special)
* Eien Densetsu (1997 Summer Special)
* Eien Densetsu (Kaiteiban) - The Final First Stage (1998 Winter Special)
* Shin Densetsu Kourin (1998 Summer Special)
* Kaguya Shima Densetsu (1999 Spring Special)
* Kaguya Shima Densetsu (Kaiteiban) Natsuyasumi! Houseki Tankentai (1999 Summer Special)
* Shin[=/=]Henshin - Super Senshi e no Michi - Last Dracul Jokyoku (2000 Winter Special)
* Kessen[=/=]Transylvania no Mori - Shin Toujou! Chibi Moon wo Mamoru Senshi-tachi (2000 Summer Special)
* Kessen[=/=]Transylvania no Mori (Kaiteiban) - Saikyou no Kataki Dark Cain no Nazo (2001 Winter Special)
* Chou Wakusei Death Vulcan no Fuuin (2001 Spring Special)
* Tanjou! Ankoku no Princess Black Lady (2001 Summer Special)
* Tanjou! Ankoku no Princess Black Lady (Kaiteiban) - Wakusei Nemesis no Nazo (2002 Winter Special)
* 10th Anniversary Festival - Ai no Sanctuary (2002 Spring Special)
* Mugen Gakuen - Mistress Labyrinth (2002 Summer Special)
* Mugen Gakuen - Mistress Labyrinth (Kaiteiban) (2003 Winter Special)
* Starlights - Ryuusei Densetsu (2003 Summer Special)
* Kakyuu-Ouhi Kourin - The Second Stage Final (2004 Winter Special)
* Shin Kaguya Shima Densetsu (2004 Summer Special)
* Shin Kaguya Shima Densetsu (Kaiteiban) - Marinamoon Final (2005 Winter Special)
* Sailor Moon - La Reconquista (September 2013)

The musicals are divided into "Stages" though the division varies between official and fan listings. Officially there are 3 stages. Once the entire senshi cast left, the next started. Fans however, divide it based on which of the four actresses is playing Sailor Moon at the time, Anza Ōyama, Fumina Hara, Miyuki Kanbe or Marina Kuroki.

Only tropes unique (or overly relevant) to this adaption are listed here. All others are at ''SailorMoon''.
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!!This show provides examples of:

* ActorAllusion: In the final second stage musical, the Sailor Animamates impersonated a female dance troupe, with Sailor Lead Crow posing as the group's choreographer. In real life, Ado Endou, the actress who portrayed Crow, choreographed the show as well.
* [[AliensSpeakingEnglish Aliens Speaking Japanese]]
* AllMusicalsAreAdaptations
* AlmostDeadGuy: The song Sorezore no Elegy is built around this trope.
* AlternateContinuity
* APirate400YearsTooLate: Some translations even refer to them as ''SpacePirates''.
* BadassCape: From the original ''Kaguya'', Space Knight/[[spoiler:King Endymion]] is THE Sera Myu badass to the point where his goofy clothing is ignored in favor of his [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomping]] ways.
** And while we're at it, Dracul. He ''flies''.
** Dracul's Daughter Bloody Dracul Vampir, was pretty badass at times (One of her songs is even called "All of you shall die") and one of her 3 outfits had a cape.
* BerserkButton: Heaven help any character who calls Usagi an idiot. [[BreakingTheFourthWall The children in the audience will disagree]].
* BewareTheSillyOnes: In ''Eien Densetsu'', the character Kyaosu acts as ridiculously funny comic relief and occasionally helps the Senshi against Galaxia. [[spoiler:It turns out [[TheManBehindTheMan he is actually Chaos]], who has been manipulating Galaxia all along.]]
* BlandNameProduct: Banzai appears as a sponsor for a show preformed in Eian Densetsu K. It's logo is shown to be nearly the same as the Bandai logo. Bandai also happens to sponsor the musical.
** In a subversion however, it's stated to be a separate company that makes Omochi (Rice Cakes) and is confused for one that makes Omocha (Toys)
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: It just wouldn't be Sailor Moon without a {{brainwashed}} Mamoru/Endymion. One musical takes this to the extreme and has both Mamoru/Tuxedo Mask and his future self King Endymion brainwashed.
** Some of them have Mamoru dead and replaced with a puppet created by Galaxia.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: The 21st Now Millenium version of Koi no Senshi ja Irarenai, preformed in Mugen K, which is basically and introduction for each senshi, has the senshi get attacked during their solo lines and be unable to say their name. Sailor Moon asks the audience to fill in, and the Inners thank them after their intros.
* CainAndAbel: Literally. The original TropeNamers [[spoiler:are the driving forces of the Third Stage's Dracul Arc]].
* CanonForeigner: Basically anyone not a sailor senshi and many of the villains- if you're not an alien, you're from the North Pole, Transylvania or it's just not applicable.
* CarFu: Now with mopeds!
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:Loof Merrow]] and [[spoiler:Bloody Dracul Vampir]].
* ContinuitySnarl: Each musical except for the 3rd Stage (AKA Dracul Arc) are unrelated and not connected. They draw on both manga and anime stories and mix them with new elements to create stories that just can't be canon. Also it's entirely possible for all three of Sailor Moon's forms to show up, weilding random weapons that don't go with that form, using attacks that she wouldn't use with that weapon. Also once the Super Forms are introduced for the inner senshi they're used in all musicals, Super Chibi-Moon shows up in an R based story, etc.
* CoolBigSis: Mandrako.
* CounterEarth: A planet called Vulcan is said to be on the other side of the sun.
* CrosscastRole: Most notably Prince Demand (played by a woman), the shitennou (played by women in several musicals, includeing the longest running Neptune as Jeadite) and Petz (once played by a ''man'').
** On the contrary, Hikari Ono (Sailor Star Maker #1, Prince Demand) seems to play male and gender ambiguous roles better than female roles.
** All of the roles in La Reconquista are played by women. Yūga Yamato in particular drew very positive reviews for her portrayal of Mamoru.
* DarkReprise: Orleans no Sei Senshi ~Uranus - Neptune no Uragiri~ [[spoiler:(Holy Soldiers of Orleans ~Uranus and Neptune's Betrayal~)]], as an example.
* DeathIsCheap: Especially if your name is [[spoiler:Mamoru]]. Chalk that one up to neglect and FridgeLogic.
* DemonicPossession: In the very first play, [[spoiler:Haruna-sensei]]. Later, [[spoiler:Sailor Astarte]]
* DeusExMachina: But surprisingly it's ''not'' always Sailor Moon in the musicals, especially in later musicals.
* [[spoiler:DevilButNoGod]]: It's all a trick by [[spoiler:The Third Stage BigBad to kill everyone]].
* {{Dhampyr}} Bloody Dracul Vampir. Her mother was human, her father was Count Dracul.
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: What better way to unintentionally trip up all powerful manifestations of evil from their plan than to...give them a raspberry?
* CuteKitten Dark Kingdom Gaiden: Think Cats, the musical.
* {{Frameup}}: [[spoiler:Rei in ''Sailor Stars'']] and [[spoiler:Sensational Jaguar Mask in ''Ai no Sanctuary'']].
* FreeRangeChildren: Basically the reason Chibi-Usa gets kidnapped all the damn time in the musicals.
* HostageForMacGuffin: Almost always Chibi-Usa.
* IHateYouVampireDad: Let's see here. We have Bloody Dracul Vampir, a female Dampyhr. She dislikes her father, Count Dracul, who was the vampire parent. In a subversion, her problem is he let her mother, Le Fay, die rather than turning her. It turns out her Le Fay didn't want to be turned and he respected her wishes but she was killed by her father for falling in love with a vampire. Vampir forgives him on this point but their relationship doesn't improve much in the 3rd musical. She still loves him as a family member and seeks revenge on Sailor Moon for seemingly killing him.
** And in Chibi-Usa's case, MamaBear!
* InTheNameOfTheMoon: Of course.
* JokerImmunity: Queen Beryl and Galaxia. Good ''god'' Queen Beryl and Galaxia.
** They Do die or get redeemed. But because each musical is a different retelling, Galaixia is still around and she's still resurrecting Beryal.
* {{Kayfabe}}: Subverted in ''Ai no Sanctuary''. [[spoiler:It's part of the villain's plan.]]
* KillEmAll: How most of the musicals end up. [[UnexplainedRecovery The senshi usually bounce back.]]
* LargeHam: The rare female variant, found in ''the actress '''HIKARI ONO'''''!!
* LastOfHisKind: [[spoiler:The Hoshinos]], [[spoiler:Vampir]], The Starlights, [[spoiler:Loof Merrow]]...
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: ''La Reconquista'' is full of this, as it's a 20th Anniversary special. For instance, there's a gag where Beryl's henchwoman mocks her for "[[LimitedWardrobe Wearing the same dress for 20 years]]".
* LeeroyJenkins: No, really. [[NoOneGetsLeftBehind Everybody]] [[FamilyGuy gets one]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: By the time the musicals ended each major character has one or more. And Sailor Neptune and Uranus always have duets.
* LesbianVampire: Vampir seems to ''enjoy'' playing with Uranus...
* LittleMissConArtist: Pretty much every non-Chibi-Usa child in ''Black Lady'' and ''Mugen Gakuen'', save Hotaru.
* MacGuffin: ANYTHING with the term "Samael" in it.
* MagicWand: Most of them. But given it's nearly ''half Sailor Moon's size'', [[http://www.reisei-sa.net/seramyuantics/images/screenshots/darkkingdomfukkatsuhen-s/darkkingdomfukkatsuhen-s240.jpg this particular wand]] might also count as a BiggerStick.
* ManchurianAgent: [[spoiler:Mandrako.]]
* MauveShirt: Several supporting characters throughout the plays are this.
* MixAndMatchWeapon: Loof Merrow's shotgun-sword-family heirloom-thing. [[spoiler:Also known as ChekhovsGun.]]
* TheMusical
* NinjaPirateRobotZombie: Though Loof Merrow's group aren't very good ninjas.
* NoExportForYou: This ''is'' a ''SailorMoon'' franchise, after all.
* ObstructiveZealot: Prince Demand.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: And Dracul is ''highly insulted'' if you don't know this.
* PirateGirl: Loof Merrow of the ''Kaguya'' plays.
* ProfessionalWrestling
* PlotInducedStupidity / IdiotPlot: All of them at various levels, but ''Kaguya Shima Densetsu'' is the most notorious. Especially since ''Mamoru'' is the ''only one'' who picks up that something [[CassandraTruth is wrong]].
** In one of the songs in that musical, Mamoru even says that it's too good to be true, but then brushes it off five seconds later with a, "well, that's fine." Oh Mamoru, no wonder you're constantly being Brainwashed.
* PromotedFanboy: Many of the actors and actresses were fans of the series. SeraMyu ran lasted for over 11 years, allowing some to grow from childhood watching the show and later preform.
* PutOnABus: After a grand total of two musicals; [[TeamPet Luna and Artemis]], we hardly knew ya.
* RearrangeTheSong: All of the songs in ''Ai no Sanctuary'' were SeraMyu songs given new lyrics.
* ShoutOut: ''La Reconquista'' has a line where one of Beryl's underlings mocks her red hair and claims she "Could've played ''Theatre/{{Annie}}'' as a child".
* ShowWithinAShow: ''Sailor Stars''-based shows had concerts, ''Dracul'' had a magic show, ''Ai no Sanctuary'' had ProfessionalWrestling, and the first two ''[=SuperS=]'' had a circus show.
* SingleMindedTwins: Aron and Mana.
* [[TalkingIsAFreeAction Singing is a Free Action]]: Played straight except in the Koi no Senshi ja Irarenai version mentioned above.
* Literature/TheBible: [[spoiler:The Third Stage BigBad wrote it to get himself killed.]]
* ThemeTuneCameo: La Soldier is considered the theme of the musicals by fans. (It appears in nearly every musical, sometimes just as an encore; it is even heard in one episode of the [[SailorMoon anime]].) The Black Lady Musical has the Guardian Senshi and Moon rehearsing it for a contest (and arguing about said rehearsal) and Usagi complains that the enemies will recognize them if they perform La Soldier. The QuirkyMiniBossSquad shows up in [[PaperThinDisguise Paper Thin Disguises]] and performs their version as well.
* ThemeTwinNaming: Aron and Mana (or Aaron and Manna) are named after things in Literature/TheBible.
* TheMusical: Well, obviously...
* TheQuincyPunk: Who'd imagine that ''[[spoiler:[[TheManBehindTheMan Chaos himself]]]]'' is basically one of these. [[BewareTheSillyOnes No, really.]]
* TheSongBeforeTheStorm ''We'll Be The Last Victory'' is ''literally'' before the climax.
* VillainSong
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[[quoteright:235:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Sailormoonmusical_seramyu_flyer.jpg]]
The ''SailorMoon'' musicals, commonly referred to as ''SeraMyu'', are a series of live theater productions based on Naoko Takeuchi's metaseries Sailor Moon. The series consists of 29 musicals, which have had more than 800 performances since the show first opened in Summer 1993. The producers generally follow and expand upon plot concepts presented in the anime and manga; however, there are also several plot lines original to the plays. New musicals were generally first preformed in the summer; a revised version of the summer play (the ''Kaiteiban'') was performed in the winter.

The plays officially went on indefinite hiatus in 2005, and while all the recorded plays are available on DVD and VHS (not all the plays were recorded - some of the earlier plays never were), they are nevertheless pricey and are only officially available in Japan. Some fans who do have their own copies have thankfully [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes subbed the shows]] for the unfortunate ones who can't buy their own. In anticipation of the new anime, a new Sera Myu musical with an [[CrossCastRole all female cast]] premiered in September of 2013.

[[AC:The Musicals, in order of performance are as follows:]]

* Sailor Moon - Gaiden Dark Kingdom Fukkatsu Hen (1993 Summer Special)
* Sailor Moon - Gaiden Dark Kingdom Fukkatsu Hen (Kaiteiban) (1994 Winter Special)
* Sailor Moon - Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Super Spring Festival (1994 Spring Special)
* Sailor Moon S - Usagi Ai no Senshi e no Michi (1994 Summer Special)
* Sailor Moon S - Henshin - Super Senshi e no Michi (1995 Winter Special)
* Sailor Moon S - Henshin - Super Senshi e no Michi (Kaiteiban) (1995 Spring Special)
* Sailor Moon [=SuperS=] - Yume Senshi - Ai - Eien ni... (1995 Summer Special)
* Sailor Moon [=SuperS=] - (Kaiteiban) Yume Senshi - Ai - Eien ni... Saturn Fukkatsu Hen! (1996 Spring Special)
* Sailor Moon [=SuperS=] - Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon [=SuperS=] Special Musical Show (1996 Early Summer Special)
* Sailor Moon Sailor Stars (1996 Summer Special)
* Sailor Moon Sailor Stars (Kaiteiban) (1997 Winter Special)
* Eien Densetsu (1997 Summer Special)
* Eien Densetsu (Kaiteiban) - The Final First Stage (1998 Winter Special)
* Shin Densetsu Kourin (1998 Summer Special)
* Kaguya Shima Densetsu (1999 Spring Special)
* Kaguya Shima Densetsu (Kaiteiban) Natsuyasumi! Houseki Tankentai (1999 Summer Special)
* Shin[=/=]Henshin - Super Senshi e no Michi - Last Dracul Jokyoku (2000 Winter Special)
* Kessen[=/=]Transylvania no Mori - Shin Toujou! Chibi Moon wo Mamoru Senshi-tachi (2000 Summer Special)
* Kessen[=/=]Transylvania no Mori (Kaiteiban) - Saikyou no Kataki Dark Cain no Nazo (2001 Winter Special)
* Chou Wakusei Death Vulcan no Fuuin (2001 Spring Special)
* Tanjou! Ankoku no Princess Black Lady (2001 Summer Special)
* Tanjou! Ankoku no Princess Black Lady (Kaiteiban) - Wakusei Nemesis no Nazo (2002 Winter Special)
* 10th Anniversary Festival - Ai no Sanctuary (2002 Spring Special)
* Mugen Gakuen - Mistress Labyrinth (2002 Summer Special)
* Mugen Gakuen - Mistress Labyrinth (Kaiteiban) (2003 Winter Special)
* Starlights - Ryuusei Densetsu (2003 Summer Special)
* Kakyuu-Ouhi Kourin - The Second Stage Final (2004 Winter Special)
* Shin Kaguya Shima Densetsu (2004 Summer Special)
* Shin Kaguya Shima Densetsu (Kaiteiban) - Marinamoon Final (2005 Winter Special)
* Sailor Moon - La Reconquista (September 2013)

The musicals are divided into "Stages" though the division varies between official and fan listings. Officially there are 3 stages. Once the entire senshi cast left, the next started. Fans however, divide it based on which of the four actresses is playing Sailor Moon at the time, Anza Ōyama, Fumina Hara, Miyuki Kanbe or Marina Kuroki.

Only tropes unique (or overly relevant) to this adaption are listed here. All others are at ''SailorMoon''.
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!!This show provides examples of:

* ActorAllusion: In the final second stage musical, the Sailor Animamates impersonated a female dance troupe, with Sailor Lead Crow posing as the group's choreographer. In real life, Ado Endou, the actress who portrayed Crow, choreographed the show as well.
* [[AliensSpeakingEnglish Aliens Speaking Japanese]]
* AllMusicalsAreAdaptations
* AlmostDeadGuy: The song Sorezore no Elegy is built around this trope.
* AlternateContinuity
* APirate400YearsTooLate: Some translations even refer to them as ''SpacePirates''.
* BadassCape: From the original ''Kaguya'', Space Knight/[[spoiler:King Endymion]] is THE Sera Myu badass to the point where his goofy clothing is ignored in favor of his [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomping]] ways.
** And while we're at it, Dracul. He ''flies''.
** Dracul's Daughter Bloody Dracul Vampir, was pretty badass at times (One of her songs is even called "All of you shall die") and one of her 3 outfits had a cape.
* BerserkButton: Heaven help any character who calls Usagi an idiot. [[BreakingTheFourthWall The children in the audience will disagree]].
* BewareTheSillyOnes: In ''Eien Densetsu'', the character Kyaosu acts as ridiculously funny comic relief and occasionally helps the Senshi against Galaxia. [[spoiler:It turns out [[TheManBehindTheMan he is actually Chaos]], who has been manipulating Galaxia all along.]]
* BlandNameProduct: Banzai appears as a sponsor for a show preformed in Eian Densetsu K. It's logo is shown to be nearly the same as the Bandai logo. Bandai also happens to sponsor the musical.
** In a subversion however, it's stated to be a separate company that makes Omochi (Rice Cakes) and is confused for one that makes Omocha (Toys)
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: It just wouldn't be Sailor Moon without a {{brainwashed}} Mamoru/Endymion. One musical takes this to the extreme and has both Mamoru/Tuxedo Mask and his future self King Endymion brainwashed.
** Some of them have Mamoru dead and replaced with a puppet created by Galaxia.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: The 21st Now Millenium version of Koi no Senshi ja Irarenai, preformed in Mugen K, which is basically and introduction for each senshi, has the senshi get attacked during their solo lines and be unable to say their name. Sailor Moon asks the audience to fill in, and the Inners thank them after their intros.
* CainAndAbel: Literally. The original TropeNamers [[spoiler:are the driving forces of the Third Stage's Dracul Arc]].
* CanonForeigner: Basically anyone not a sailor senshi and many of the villains- if you're not an alien, you're from the North Pole, Transylvania or it's just not applicable.
* CarFu: Now with mopeds!
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:Loof Merrow]] and [[spoiler:Bloody Dracul Vampir]].
* ContinuitySnarl: Each musical except for the 3rd Stage (AKA Dracul Arc) are unrelated and not connected. They draw on both manga and anime stories and mix them with new elements to create stories that just can't be canon. Also it's entirely possible for all three of Sailor Moon's forms to show up, weilding random weapons that don't go with that form, using attacks that she wouldn't use with that weapon. Also once the Super Forms are introduced for the inner senshi they're used in all musicals, Super Chibi-Moon shows up in an R based story, etc.
* CoolBigSis: Mandrako.
* CounterEarth: A planet called Vulcan is said to be on the other side of the sun.
* CrosscastRole: Most notably Prince Demand (played by a woman), the shitennou (played by women in several musicals, includeing the longest running Neptune as Jeadite) and Petz (once played by a ''man'').
** On the contrary, Hikari Ono (Sailor Star Maker #1, Prince Demand) seems to play male and gender ambiguous roles better than female roles.
** All of the roles in La Reconquista are played by women. Yūga Yamato in particular drew very positive reviews for her portrayal of Mamoru.
* DarkReprise: Orleans no Sei Senshi ~Uranus - Neptune no Uragiri~ [[spoiler:(Holy Soldiers of Orleans ~Uranus and Neptune's Betrayal~)]], as an example.
* DeathIsCheap: Especially if your name is [[spoiler:Mamoru]]. Chalk that one up to neglect and FridgeLogic.
* DemonicPossession: In the very first play, [[spoiler:Haruna-sensei]]. Later, [[spoiler:Sailor Astarte]]
* DeusExMachina: But surprisingly it's ''not'' always Sailor Moon in the musicals, especially in later musicals.
* [[spoiler:DevilButNoGod]]: It's all a trick by [[spoiler:The Third Stage BigBad to kill everyone]].
* {{Dhampyr}} Bloody Dracul Vampir. Her mother was human, her father was Count Dracul.
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: What better way to unintentionally trip up all powerful manifestations of evil from their plan than to...give them a raspberry?
* CuteKitten Dark Kingdom Gaiden: Think Cats, the musical.
* {{Frameup}}: [[spoiler:Rei in ''Sailor Stars'']] and [[spoiler:Sensational Jaguar Mask in ''Ai no Sanctuary'']].
* FreeRangeChildren: Basically the reason Chibi-Usa gets kidnapped all the damn time in the musicals.
* HostageForMacGuffin: Almost always Chibi-Usa.
* IHateYouVampireDad: Let's see here. We have Bloody Dracul Vampir, a female Dampyhr. She dislikes her father, Count Dracul, who was the vampire parent. In a subversion, her problem is he let her mother, Le Fay, die rather than turning her. It turns out her Le Fay didn't want to be turned and he respected her wishes but she was killed by her father for falling in love with a vampire. Vampir forgives him on this point but their relationship doesn't improve much in the 3rd musical. She still loves him as a family member and seeks revenge on Sailor Moon for seemingly killing him.
** And in Chibi-Usa's case, MamaBear!
* InTheNameOfTheMoon: Of course.
* JokerImmunity: Queen Beryl and Galaxia. Good ''god'' Queen Beryl and Galaxia.
** They Do die or get redeemed. But because each musical is a different retelling, Galaixia is still around and she's still resurrecting Beryal.
* {{Kayfabe}}: Subverted in ''Ai no Sanctuary''. [[spoiler:It's part of the villain's plan.]]
* KillEmAll: How most of the musicals end up. [[UnexplainedRecovery The senshi usually bounce back.]]
* LargeHam: The rare female variant, found in ''the actress '''HIKARI ONO'''''!!
* LastOfHisKind: [[spoiler:The Hoshinos]], [[spoiler:Vampir]], The Starlights, [[spoiler:Loof Merrow]]...
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: ''La Reconquista'' is full of this, as it's a 20th Anniversary special. For instance, there's a gag where Beryl's henchwoman mocks her for "[[LimitedWardrobe Wearing the same dress for 20 years]]".
* LeeroyJenkins: No, really. [[NoOneGetsLeftBehind Everybody]] [[FamilyGuy gets one]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: By the time the musicals ended each major character has one or more. And Sailor Neptune and Uranus always have duets.
* LesbianVampire: Vampir seems to ''enjoy'' playing with Uranus...
* LittleMissConArtist: Pretty much every non-Chibi-Usa child in ''Black Lady'' and ''Mugen Gakuen'', save Hotaru.
* MacGuffin: ANYTHING with the term "Samael" in it.
* MagicWand: Most of them. But given it's nearly ''half Sailor Moon's size'', [[http://www.reisei-sa.net/seramyuantics/images/screenshots/darkkingdomfukkatsuhen-s/darkkingdomfukkatsuhen-s240.jpg this particular wand]] might also count as a BiggerStick.
* ManchurianAgent: [[spoiler:Mandrako.]]
* MauveShirt: Several supporting characters throughout the plays are this.
* MixAndMatchWeapon: Loof Merrow's shotgun-sword-family heirloom-thing. [[spoiler:Also known as ChekhovsGun.]]
* TheMusical
* NinjaPirateRobotZombie: Though Loof Merrow's group aren't very good ninjas.
* NoExportForYou: This ''is'' a ''SailorMoon'' franchise, after all.
* ObstructiveZealot: Prince Demand.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: And Dracul is ''highly insulted'' if you don't know this.
* PirateGirl: Loof Merrow of the ''Kaguya'' plays.
* ProfessionalWrestling
* PlotInducedStupidity / IdiotPlot: All of them at various levels, but ''Kaguya Shima Densetsu'' is the most notorious. Especially since ''Mamoru'' is the ''only one'' who picks up that something [[CassandraTruth is wrong]].
** In one of the songs in that musical, Mamoru even says that it's too good to be true, but then brushes it off five seconds later with a, "well, that's fine." Oh Mamoru, no wonder you're constantly being Brainwashed.
* PromotedFanboy: Many of the actors and actresses were fans of the series. SeraMyu ran lasted for over 11 years, allowing some to grow from childhood watching the show and later preform.
* PutOnABus: After a grand total of two musicals; [[TeamPet Luna and Artemis]], we hardly knew ya.
* RearrangeTheSong: All of the songs in ''Ai no Sanctuary'' were SeraMyu songs given new lyrics.
* ShoutOut: ''La Reconquista'' has a line where one of Beryl's underlings mocks her red hair and claims she "Could've played ''Theatre/{{Annie}}'' as a child".
* ShowWithinAShow: ''Sailor Stars''-based shows had concerts, ''Dracul'' had a magic show, ''Ai no Sanctuary'' had ProfessionalWrestling, and the first two ''[=SuperS=]'' had a circus show.
* SingleMindedTwins: Aron and Mana.
* [[TalkingIsAFreeAction Singing is a Free Action]]: Played straight except in the Koi no Senshi ja Irarenai version mentioned above.
* Literature/TheBible: [[spoiler:The Third Stage BigBad wrote it to get himself killed.]]
* ThemeTuneCameo: La Soldier is considered the theme of the musicals by fans. (It appears in nearly every musical, sometimes just as an encore; it is even heard in one episode of the [[SailorMoon anime]].) The Black Lady Musical has the Guardian Senshi and Moon rehearsing it for a contest (and arguing about said rehearsal) and Usagi complains that the enemies will recognize them if they perform La Soldier. The QuirkyMiniBossSquad shows up in [[PaperThinDisguise Paper Thin Disguises]] and performs their version as well.
* ThemeTwinNaming: Aron and Mana (or Aaron and Manna) are named after things in Literature/TheBible.
* TheMusical: Well, obviously...
* TheQuincyPunk: Who'd imagine that ''[[spoiler:[[TheManBehindTheMan Chaos himself]]]]'' is basically one of these. [[BewareTheSillyOnes No, really.]]
* TheSongBeforeTheStorm ''We'll Be The Last Victory'' is ''literally'' before the climax.
* VillainSong
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30th Oct '13 3:35:28 PM MaxPeriod
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* LesYay: The longest running Uranus and Neptune actresses, Nao Takagi and Yuuka Asami respectively, have stated that scenes were written just for them, likely for this reason. One set of the characters also did a quick kiss on stage.
** To be expected in ''La Reconquista'', since all of the characters (including the male love interests) are played by women.
26th Sep '13 5:46:25 PM comicwriter
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* ShowWithinAShow: ''Sailor Stars''-based shows had concerts, ''Dracul'' had a magic show, ''Ai no Sanctuary'' had ProfessionalWrestling, and the first two ''[=SuperS=]'' had a circus show. ''La Reconquista'' has a dating show.

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* ShowWithinAShow: ''Sailor Stars''-based shows had concerts, ''Dracul'' had a magic show, ''Ai no Sanctuary'' had ProfessionalWrestling, and the first two ''[=SuperS=]'' had a circus show. ''La Reconquista'' has a dating show.
26th Sep '13 9:25:04 AM comicwriter
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: ''La Reconquista'' is full of this, as it's a 20th Anniversary special. For instance, there's a gag where Beryl's henchwoman mocks her for "[[LimitedWardrobe Wearing the same dress for 20 years]]".


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** To be expected in ''La Reconquista'', since all of the characters (including the male love interests) are played by women.
25th Sep '13 7:48:37 PM comicwriter
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* ShoutOut: ''La Reconquista'' has a line where one of Beryl's underlings mocks her red hair and claims she "Could've played 'Theater/{{Annie}}' as a child".

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* ShoutOut: ''La Reconquista'' has a line where one of Beryl's underlings mocks her red hair and claims she "Could've played 'Theater/{{Annie}}' ''Theatre/{{Annie}}'' as a child".
25th Sep '13 7:47:41 PM comicwriter
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* ShoutOut: ''La Reconquista'' has a line where one of Beryl's underlings mocks her red hair and claims she "Could've played 'Theater/{{Annie}}' as a child".
20th Sep '13 8:44:28 PM comicwriter
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* ShowWithinAShow: ''Sailor Stars''-based shows had concerts, ''Dracul'' had a magic show, ''Ai no Sanctuary'' had ProfessionalWrestling, and the first two ''[=SuperS=]'' had a circus show.

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* ShowWithinAShow: ''Sailor Stars''-based shows had concerts, ''Dracul'' had a magic show, ''Ai no Sanctuary'' had ProfessionalWrestling, and the first two ''[=SuperS=]'' had a circus show. ''La Reconquista'' has a dating show.
20th Sep '13 8:41:34 PM comicwriter
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** All of the roles in La Reconquista are played by women. Yūga Yamato in particular drew very positive reviews for her portrayal of Mamoru.
17th Sep '13 12:01:59 PM Rebochan
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The plays officially went on indefinite hiatus in 2005, and while all the recorded plays are available on DVD and VHS (not all the plays were recorded - some of the earlier plays never were), they are nevertheless pricey and are only officially available in Japan. Some fans who do have their own copies have thankfully [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes subbed the shows]] for the unfortunate ones who can't buy their own. In anticipation of the new anime, a new Sera Myu musical has been announced for September 2013 with an [[CrossCastRole all female cast]].

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The plays officially went on indefinite hiatus in 2005, and while all the recorded plays are available on DVD and VHS (not all the plays were recorded - some of the earlier plays never were), they are nevertheless pricey and are only officially available in Japan. Some fans who do have their own copies have thankfully [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes subbed the shows]] for the unfortunate ones who can't buy their own. In anticipation of the new anime, a new Sera Myu musical has been announced for September 2013 with an [[CrossCastRole all female cast]].
cast]] premiered in September of 2013.
18th Aug '13 3:19:13 AM Lego3400
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* ContinuitySnarl: Each musical except for the 3rd Stage (AKA Dracul Arc) are unrelated and not connected.

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* ContinuitySnarl: Each musical except for the 3rd Stage (AKA Dracul Arc) are unrelated and not connected. They draw on both manga and anime stories and mix them with new elements to create stories that just can't be canon. Also it's entirely possible for all three of Sailor Moon's forms to show up, weilding random weapons that don't go with that form, using attacks that she wouldn't use with that weapon. Also once the Super Forms are introduced for the inner senshi they're used in all musicals, Super Chibi-Moon shows up in an R based story, etc.
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