Theatre / Sera Myu

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The Sailor Moon Musicals. Yes, really. And they're great.

Shortly after the grand and successful debut of The Pretty Sailor Soldier Of Justice in 1992, the decision was made to adapt the work into a musical.

And thus, on August 11, 1993, right between the first two seasons of the popular anime, the very first musical hit the scene. And like anything with "Sailor Moon" in its name, it proved to be a massive success. How big? The original set of musicals ("Musical Specials") produced by Toei Animation lasted until 2005 before hitting a "short hiatus". And this isn't counting whatever related content, such as behind-the-scenes fare, that also got released.

The first set of musicals, a collection of 29 seasonal Musical Specials that ran for over 800 performances, started as loose adaptations of storylines from the anime and manga. The Sailor Soldiers' struggles against the Dark Kingdom, the Black Moon Clan, the Death Busters, the Dead Moon Circus and the Shadow Galactica were all adapted - multiple times, in fact (more about that later). This, however, led to one unfortunate thing: after the manga and anime ended and the musicals began their version of Sailor Stars, rumors were circulating about the inevitable demise of the musicals. Did we mention this was around the eleventh musical in 1997? The massive fan support at the time basically saved the musicals from an early grave, but since there was no more source material to adapt, the musicals began introducing their own storylines and revisiting previous content with new twists. Thus, the world was blessed with (in no particular order) robot pirates from thousands of years ago, vampires, werewolves, Artificial Humans, talking cats represented by people in cat suits (besides Artemis and Luna), Sailor Galaxia and Queen Beryl teaming up, and various other things.

Here is a list of the musicals:

    Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon Musical Specials 
Sera Myu, as the musicals are colloquially known, are officially divided in Three Stages (while western fans divide it by who is playing Sailor Moon, the proper term for the division by actress is "Generation") The bold italics marks musicals that were never recorded, thus not released on home video. Note: The kaiteiban is the "revised edition" of a musical.

First Stage

Stars Anza Ooyama as the first Sailor Moon.

  1. Sailor Moon - Gaiden Dark Kingdom Fukkatsu Hen (Side Story: Dark Kingdom Revival Chapter) (1993 Summer Special): Where it all began. It proved quite popular and paved the way for things to come. Notable that this and its revision are the only musicals to feature Luna and Artemis. The plot occurs after the end of the first season, with the Dark Kingdom being revived.
  2. Sailor Moon - Gaiden Dark Kingdom Fukkatsu Hen (Kaiteiban) (1994 Winter Special): The first revised version of a musical features a few changes in the plot, such as the addition of the DD girls and changing a song about summer to being about winter. Since it was never released on home video, all that remains from it are promotional pamphlets and such. The last musical featuring Luna and Artemis, who are slapped with Chuck Cunningham Syndrome after this.
  3. Sailor Moon - Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Super Spring Festival (1994 Spring Special): Part of a bigger Sailor Moon event. Features the same basic plot as the previous two.
  4. Sailor Moon S - Usagi - Ai no Senshi e no Michi (Usagi - The Road to Being a Soldier of Love) (1994 Summer Special): A very loose adaptation of the events of the third season of the anime. The debut of Chibi-Usa and her alter-ego Sailor Chibi-Moon, as well as Sailors Uranus and Neptune. Sailor Pluto only appears as a cameo (played by Jupiter's actress in shadow holding a Garnet Rod prop).
  5. Sailor Moon S - Henshin - Super Senshi e no Michi (Transformation - The Road to Being a Super Senshi) (1995 Winter Special): The debut of Super Sailor Moon and the first direct appearance of Sailor Pluto, who also gets her own song. Judging by promotional material, it also would've marked the debut of the other Super Sailor Soldiers.
  6. Sailor Moon S - Henshin - Super Senshi e no Michi (Kaiteiban) (1995 Spring Special): As usual.
  7. Sailor Moon SuperS - Yume Senshi - Ai - Eien ni... (Dream Soldiers - Love - Eternally...) (1995 Summer Special): A loose adaptation of the fourth season, as well as the debut of Hotaru Tomoe.
  8. Sailor Moon SuperS - (Kaiteiban) Yume Senshi - Ai - Eien ni... Saturn Fukkatsu Hen! (Saturn Revival Chapter) (1996 Spring Special): The debut of Sailor Saturn and Eternal Sailor Moon. Queen Nehellenia plays an expanded role.
  9. Sailor Moon SuperS - Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon SuperS Special Musical Show (1996 Early Summer Special): The last musical that wasn't released on home video. It has a similar plot to the previous two SuperS musicals.
  10. Sailor Moon Sailor Stars (1996 Summer Special): Debut of the Sailor Starlights. Several of the Sailor Animamates are were left out in favor of original characters (Sailors Pewter Fox and Titanium Kerokko). Sailor Buttress, Shadow Bee, Shadow Mantis, Shadow Bug, and MC Fly also join in as new non-Animamate additions to Shadow Galactica.
  11. Sailor Moon Sailor Stars (Kaiteiban) (1997 Winter Special): Features small changes to the order of the musical numbers and the cast (Shadow Bee, Mantis, and Bug are replaced with Sailors Chi, Phi, and Theta).
  12. Eien Densetsu (Eternal Legend) (1997 Summer Special): Puts a twist on the Sailor Stars'' storyline by having Sailor Galaxia revive Queen Beryl to do the dirty work. First appearance of Princess Kakyuu, Chaos, and Chibi-Chibi.
  13. Eien Densetsu (Kaiteiban) - The Final First Stage (1998 Winter Special): Recordings of a normal performance and the very heavily ad-libbed (and quite emotive) "Senshuuraku" (Final Day) performance are both available on video. Features a touching goodbye of most of the original cast.

Second Stage

In order, Fumina Hara, Miyuki Kanbe and Marina Kuroki get their turn as Sailor Moon. Ends with various events: the retirement of Akiko Yanagi (choreographer, who worked on Sera Myu since the start), the death of Kayoko Fuyumori (lyricist for most songs since the start) and their own version of the Sailor Stars arc (thus, the end).

  1. Shin Densetsu Kourin (Beginning of the New Legend) (1998 Summer Special): A version of Eien Densetsu with the Amazon Trio in the mix with Beryl and Galaxia. Fumina Hara's debut as Sailor Moon.
  2. Kaguya Shima Densetsu (Legend of Kaguya Island) (1999 Spring Special): The first story featuring a completely original story. Sailor Moon and company take a trip to a mysterious island that puts them on a collision course with a band of pirates and the personifications of a comet that is quickly approaching Earth.
  3. Kaguya Shima Densetsu (Kaiteiban) Natsuyasumi! Houseki Tankentai (Summer Vacation! Jewel Expedition) (1999 Summer Special): Adds a new subplot and better special effects in some scenes. Fumina Hara's last musical as Sailor Moon.
  4. Shin/Henshin - Super Senshi e no Michi - Last Dracul Jokyoku (New - Transformation - The Road to Being a Super Senshi - Last Dracul Overture) (2000 Winter Special): Miyuki Kanbe's debut as Sailor Moon. A reinterpretation of the previous Sailor Moon S musical, but with vampires and the start of a new story arc which pits our heroines and heroes against various mythical European monsters, most notably among them, Dracula (or Dracul as he is called here).
  5. Kessen/Transylvania no Mori - Shin Toujou! Chibi Moon wo Mamoru Senshi-tachi (Decisive Battle - Transylvania Forest - New Arrival! The Senshi Who Protect Chibi-Usa)(2000 Summer Special): The second musical in the Dracul Arc, featuring the Amazoness Quartet as Artificial Humans.
  6. Kessen/Transylvania no Mori (Kaiteiban) - Saikyou no Kataki Dark Cain no Nazo (The Enigma of Dark Cain, The Ultimate Enemy) (2001 Winter Special): Revised version of the above. It features changes to the plot that are important to the sequel.
  7. Last Dracul Saishuu Shou - Chou Wakusei Death Vulcan no Fuuin (Last Dracul Final Chapter - The Seal of the Super-Planet Death Vulcan) (2001 Spring Special): Last musical with Miyuki Kanbe, and the conclusion of the Dracul Arc.
  8. Tanjou! Ankoku no Princess Black Lady (Birth! Black Lady, Princess of Darkness) (2001 Summer Special: Marina Kuroki's debut as Sailor Moon. An adaptation of the Black Moon Arc/Sailor Moon R, which had not been previously adapted for the stage. Notable for including the rest of the Outer Soldiers (Uranus, Neptune and Saturn) when they weren't originally in it.
  9. Tanjou! Ankoku no Princess Black Lady (Kaiteiban) - Wakusei Nemesis no Nazo (Mystery of Planet Nemesis) (2002 Winter Special): Revised version of the above.
  10. 10th Anniversary Festival - Ai no Sanctuary (Sanctuary of Love) (2002 Spring Special): A single-act musical followed by a talk show featuring previous stars of the musical. As the title implies, this comemorates 10 years of musicals and the show contains loads of CallBacks and ShoutOuts to previous musicals.
  11. Mugen Gakuen - Mistress Labyrinth (Infinity Academy - Mistress Labyrinth) (2002 Summer Special): A more faithful adaptation of the Infinity Arc/Sailor Moon S with some new additions.
  12. Mugen Gakuen - Mistress Labyrinth (Kaiteiban) (2003 Winter Special): Revised edition of the above.
  13. Starlights - Ryuusei Densetsu (Starlights - Legend of the Shooting Stars) (2003 Summer Special): An adaptation of the Eien Densetsu story.
  14. Kakyuu-Ouhi Kourin - The Second Stage Final (Advent of Princess Kakyuu) (2004 Winter Special): Revised version of the above. Notable for featuring major changes to the plot and music, unlike most other kaiteiban.

Third Stage

Only features two musicals before going on hiatus (it technically never ended, which is why the last musical is called the "Marinamoon Final" and not "The Third Stage Final").

  1. Shin Kaguya Shima Densetsu (New Legend of Kaguya Island) (2004 Summer Special): Remake of the previous Kaguya Shima Densetsu musicals.
  2. Shin Kaguya Shima Densetsu (Kaiteiban) - Marinamoon Final (2005 Winter Special): Revised version of the above. Most notable for marking the end of Marina's run as Sailor Moon, being the last musical for 8 years, and being the last of the Musical Specials by Toei Animation.

    New Myu 
Following the rather sudden end of the original Sailor Moon musicals, there was not a single word about their future until the 20th anniversary of Sailor Moon came about. With the announcement of a new anime series and new and plentiful merch came a revival of the musicals. While technically not a follow-up to the previous ones (they aren't called Musical Specials, they're produced by a different company, aren't tied to the original anime by using its logos and imagery, there was no "Passing of the Tiara" ceremony, etc.), they're still official Sailor Moon musicals. The musicals are performed by all-female casts.

Features Satomi Ookubo and Hotaru Nomoto as Sailor Moon.

  • La Reconquista (The Reconquest) (Fall 2013): The debut of the brand new line of musicals. Adaptation of the first story arc (Dark Kingdom). Satomi Ookubo's debut as Sailor Moon.
  • Petite Étrangère (Little Stranger) (Summer 2014): Adaptation of the second story arc (Black Moon).
  • Un Nouveau Voyage (A New Journey) (Fall 2015): Adaptation of the third story arc (Infinity). The five Inner Senshi actresses graduated at the end of its run.
  • Amour Eternal (Eternal Love) (Fall 2016): Adaptation of the fourth story arc (Dream). Marks the debut of five new Inner Senshi, including Hotaru Nomoto as Sailor Moon. The first Myu performed in North America.
  • Le Mouvement Final (The Final Movement) (Fall 2017): Adaptation of the final story arc (Stars).

Only tropes unique (or overly relevant) to this adaptation are listed here. All others are at Sailor Moon and related pages. We now have a character sheet for tropes specific to Myu-only characters!

The Sailor Moon musicals provide examples of the following:

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    General Tropes 

  • Adapted Out: Various characters from the villainous groups tend to be left out in order to reduce the cast of lesser villains to manageable levels and leave space for a Canon Foreigner or two to get some more scenes. One or two of them may find themselves adapted back in when a Kaiteiban rolls around.
    • Averted in the case of Sailor Heavy Metal Papillon, who was left out of the anime but included in Starlights - Ryuusei Densetsu. Sailors Phi and Chi were included in theSailor Stars Kaiteiban, but rather than keeping their much higher station from the manga, they were downgraded to low ranking mooks and joined by a new Sailor Theta.
    • Also inverted in the case of Uranus, Neptune, and Saturn in Black Lady.
    • Taken Up to Eleven in the amusement park stage show adaptation of the Yume Senshi musicals. Because of the compressed 40 minute run time, the only Senshi included were Moon, Mercury, Mars, Uranus and Pluto.
  • Adaptation Expansion / Compressed Adaptation: The musicals based on the 5 main arcs do both simultaneously within each show. Plot details the audience are expected to know (the Senshi and their powers) are skipped entirely. Stuff that would extend the the run time (one on one battles with the lesser villains) don't make it in; instead, they're usually not defeated until the final battle. The musicals tend to make their own changes that expand the story as well (e.g. the future Outer Senshi joining the present day Inner Senshi during the Crystal Tokyo sections of Black Lady).
  • Aliens Speaking English: Well, speaking Japanese with the obligatory Gratuitous English sprinkled through.
  • All Musicals Are Adaptations: The musicals combine aspects of both the anime and the manga.
  • Alternate Continuity
  • Art Evolution: Basically everything "artistic" about the shows improved as time went on: the costumes, the sets, the special effects, the use of live singing over recorded at all times, etc.
  • Autobots, Rock Out!: "La Soldier", "Chasin' After You", "Knockin' Down Hesitation", "FIRE", "Honoo no Messenger", and "Broken Mobius" are just a few songs that fall into this category.
  • Badass Cape: All over the place.
    • Tuxedo Mask wears one, as usual; however, depending on the musical, it's either black and red, gold and red, or completely golden.
    • King Endymion also wears one — his is lavender. His alter-ego Space Knight uses a silver one.
    • Dracul has one, as does his daughter.
    • In the Eien Densetsu musicals, Usagi and friends get to wear some pretty cool capes as part of their outfits in the TV special they're starring in.
  • Berserk Button: Heaven help any character who calls Usagi an idiot. The children in the audience will disagree.
  • Body Double: Used to pull off Sailor Moon's transformations in quite a few shows.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Happens a lot, but mostly to Mamoru.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Naturally.
  • Canon Foreigner: The musicals feature lots and lots of characters exclusive to them. Just a few of them: Sailor Pewter Fox, Sailor Titanium Kerokko, Sailor Buttress, Kyaosu, MC Fly, the Hoshinos, Youma Mannequin and Daimon Gondola. Space Knight technically qualifies the hero identity is new, King Endymion is not.
    • The entire non-senshi cast of the Kaguya Island and Dracul musicals qualify, since those are original stories.
  • Cape Swish: Wherever Tuxedo Mask goes, cape swishing follows. Even some of the villains (Prince Demand, Count Dracul, Bloody Dracul Vampir) get in on the action.
  • Car Fu: Now with bicycles and/or mopeds!
  • Continuity Snarl: Oh boy. Between the revised versions of musicals and the various remakes and readaptations, this is quite the Snarl. The only "solid" continuity is between, at least, the first few musicals until the SuperS ones (since said musicals use clips from the previous ones for flashbacks); and the Dracul arc is a single story stated to take place after the Kaguya Shima Densetsu musicals. Not helping matters are the occasional Call Backs to previous musicals. Also, while Transylvania no Mori is the second musical of the Dracul arc, Death Vulcan is not a sequel to it; it's a sequel to the Kaiteiban of Transylvania no Mori, which introduces new plot details that set up Death Vulcan.
  • Costume Evolution: The current musicals feature subtle changes to Usagi's school uniform and Sailor Moon costumes with each successive show.
  • Crosscast Role: Most notably Prince Demand and Saphir (both played by women) and the Shitennou (played by women in several musicals, including a former Neptune as Jadeite).
    • The current musicals are performed by all-female casts. Yuuga Yamato in particular has drawn very positive reviews for her portrayal of Mamoru.
  • Cute Kitten: Dark Kingdom Gaiden and the Kaguya Shima shows feature them a la Cats.
  • Death Is Cheap: The amount of times people die and come back to life is quite staggering.
  • Deus ex Machina: But surprisingly, it's not always Sailor Moon.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: What better way to unintentionally trip up all-powerful manifestations of evil from their plan than to...give them a raspberry?
  • Frameup: Rei in Sailor Stars and Sensational Jaguar Mask in Ai no Sanctuary.
  • Free-Range Children: Basically why Chibi-Usa gets kidnapped all the damn time.
  • Hostage for MacGuffin: Almost always Chibi-Usa.
  • Image Song: The Senshi and Tuxedo Mask each have at least one song to themselves by the end of the run of the original Myu (except Uranus and Neptune, who always sing together).
  • In the Name of the Moon: Of course.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: Chibi-Usa and basically every single child character introduced in the Myu.
    • No longer appears to be the case in the new musicals.
  • Kill 'em All: How most of the musicals end up. The senshi usually bounce back.
  • Large Ham: Pretty much everyone at some point. The rare female variant is found in the actress ONO HIKARI!!
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall:
    • Happens a lot during Senshuuraku (final performance) ad-libs and the 10th Anniversary Special.
    • One of the earliest examples is from the gondola scene in the first Sailor Moon S musical:
      Mamoru: [while Usagi is trying to get him to kiss her in public] Somehow, I feel like many people are watching.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Rather often. You'd think people (in general; both heroes and occasionally villains) would know better than to rush towards powerful enemies.
  • Leitmotif: By the time the first set of musicals ended, each major character had one or more. Sailor Neptune and Uranus always have duets.
  • Little Miss Con Artist: Pretty much every non-Chibi-Usa child in Black Lady and Mugen Gakuen, save Hotaru.
  • Long-Runner Cast Turnover: Inevitably.
  • MacGuffin: ANYTHING with the word "Samael" in it. Also, the usual ones from the series (depending on the arc): Star Seeds, Pure Heart Crystals, and the Silver Crystal.
  • Magic Wand: Most of them make an appearance. The Cutie Moon Rod from the first musical might also count as a Bigger Stick, considering that it's nearly half Sailor Moon's size.
  • Mauve Shirt: Several supporting characters throughout the plays are this, especially characters exclusive to the musicals.
  • Rearrange the Song: Many songs from the original musical run were edited and reused as different songs. See individual musicals to see when they appear.
  • Show Within a Show: Happens a lot. They're noted below in the musicals they appear in.
  • Takarazuka: The three 20th anniversary-era musicals feature women in all the roles, including the male ones. A lot of the characters are also played by former Takarazuka actresses, such as Yūga Yamato as Tuxedo mask, Shuu Shiotsuki as Sailor Uranus and Sayaka Fujioka as Sailor Neptune.
  • Singing is a Free Action: Played straight, except in the Mugen Gakuen - Mistress Labyrinth version of "Koi no Senshi ja Irarenai" (see Breaking the Fourth Wall).
  • Theme Tune Cameo: "La Soldier" is considered the theme of the musicals by fans. It appears in nearly every musical, sometimes just as an encore; it was even used during Neo-Queen Serenity and Chibi-Usa's battle against Death Phantom in Sailor Moon R. Ankoku no Princess Black Lady has the Inner 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 Quirky Mini Boss Squad shows up in disguise and performs their version as well.
  • The Musical: Well, obviously...
  • The Remake: Several of the musicals are remakes of previous musicals.
  • Updated Re-release: The kaiteiban (revised edition) musicals. The changes range from being as minor as the season in which the show is set to as major as introducing new characters, subplots, and numbers.
  • Voice Types: Most female characters are altos.

    Gaiden - Dark Kingdom Fukkatsu Hen (Side Story: Dark Kingdom Revival Chapter) 

    Sailor Moon S - Usagi - Ai no Senshi e no Michi/Henshin - Super Senshi e no Michi (Usagi - The Path to Being a Soldier of Love/Transformation - The Path to Being a Super Soldier) 
  • Badass Boast: The lyrics to "Solar Miracle Make-Up!" are full of them. One particularly badass line is "時間さえ逆に回して/セーラー戦士が望むから (Even time will turn back/because the Sailor Senshi desire it)".
  • Body Double: In Ai no Senshi, Sailor Pluto is Sailor Jupiter's actress standing in silhouette with the Garnet Rod prop.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The misanga (promise bracelet) mentioned in "Gondola no Koibito-tachi". It's used by Tuxedo Mask to sneak into the Death Busters' hideout with the Death Mannetjes.
  • Distant Duet: "Tabidachi (Departing)", which Ami sings as she's about to board a plane and Usagi is on her way to the airport.
  • Image Song: "Matamata Chibi-Usa Desu (Once Again, It's Chibi-Usa)", "Chou Bi! Uranus to Neptune (Super Beauty! Uranus and Neptune)", and "Stay Alone" for Pluto in the Kaiteiban. Ami's verse at the beginning of "Dream Yume wa Ookiku (Dream, Dreams Are Big)" also went on to be treated as an Ami image song in later musicals.
  • Impersonation Gambit: Tuxedo Mask manages to impersonate Death Ra impersonating him in order to sneak into the Death Busters' hideout.
  • Imposter Forgot One Detail: After the Spot the Imposter number "Tuxedo Mission", Usagi identifies the real Tuxedo Mask by a promise bracelet. Subverted - the bracelet was slipped onto Death Ra's wrist by the real Tuxedo Mask, who used the opportunity to follow the Death Mannetjes back to their base.
  • Let's Duet: "Gondola no Koibito-tachi (Gondola Sweethearts)"
  • Rearrange the Song: "Sailor War '94" features different lyrics from the original.
  • Spot the Imposter: "Tuxedo Mission" involves the Death Mannetjes impersonating Tuxedo Mask.
  • The Eleven O'Clock Number: "Sailor War '94", in which the seven Senshi unite to defeat the Death Busters.
  • Updated Re-release: Unique in that this show has two. Henshin - Super Senshi e no Michi is the first, in which Super Sailor Moon and Sailor Pluto were introduced to the musical continuity. Henshin was then followed by its Kaiteiban.
  • Villain Song: "Talisman wo Sagase (Search for the Talismans!)", "Muma no Odori (Nightmares' Dance)"

    Sailor Moon Super S - Yume Senshi - Ai - Eien ni... (Dream Soldiers - Love - Eternally...) 

    Sailor Stars 
  • Adapted Out: Princess Kakyuu and Chibi-Chibi.
  • Almost Dead Guy: The song "Sorezore no Elegy (Each One's Elegy)" is built around this trope.
  • Alto Villainess: Galaxia.
  • Barehanded Blade Block: Lord Waka pulls one off in the time travel portion of Act 2.
  • Big "WHY?!": Usagi, at the end of "Sorezore no Elegy".
  • Call Back: During "Sailor Busters", Ami's solo is to the tune of "Namikimichi no Koi" from Gaiden, Makoto's solo is to the tune of "Miss Dream/To a Brand-New World" from Yume Senshi, and Rei's solo is to the tune of "Dream Yume wa Ookiku" from Ai no Senshi.
  • Canon Foreigner: Sailor Pewter Fox, Sailor Titanium Kerokko, Sailor Buttress, Shadow Bee, Shadow Bug, Shadow Mantis, Sailor Theta (in the Kaiteiban), and MC Fly.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Sailor Buttress never appears in any other Stars adaptation.
  • Climactic Music: "La Moon", changed to "Solar Miracle Make Up!" in the kaiteiban.
  • Frame-Up: Rei is the victim of one, courtesy of the villains.
  • Gratuitous French: "Light ni Aventure (Adventure to Light)". Why was the French word aventure necessary? The world may never know.
  • Image Song: "Chasin' After You" for the Three Lights/Starlights.
  • Jidai Geki: Part of Act 2 is a humorous take on the first arc of Sailor Moon set in Edo-period Japan, complete with Kabuki Sounds and Setsuna (or a Setsuna look-alike) as the narrator.
  • Let's Split Up, Gang: During "Sailor Busters", Usagi suggests that the Senshi split up to search for whatever has been attacking people in the theater.
  • Massive Multiplayer Ensemble Number / Reprise Medley: "Sailor War Supreme" includes reprises of "Chasin' After You", "La Moon", the original "Sailor War", a rearranged version of "Chou Bi! Uranus to Neptune", "Stay Alone", and "To a Brand-New World". Some of those reprises are layered over others as well as original verses in counterpoint before the Senshi unite to sing the bridge and final chorus of "Sailor War". Aside from "Chasin' After You" and "La Moon", none of these songs appear in this musical. Their inclusion here is more akin to an Easter Egg for fans who have seen the previous shows.
  • Reprise Medley: "Fukitsu na Kaze ~Fukkatsu wa Higeki no Zenchou~ (An Ominous Wind ~Revival Is a Sign of Tragedy~)" features the chorus of "Fukkatsu! Crisis Yurusumaji" from the SuperS musical, sung by the Outer Senshi. The melody of ''Choubi! Uranus to Neptune" is also played by the strings in the background when they enter.
  • Palette Swap: Sailor Buttress wears a black version of Galaxia's outfit.
  • Show Within a Show: Everything involving the Three Lights singing, including Usagi's performance with them in "Knockin' Down Hesitation".
  • Timey-Wimey Ball: Galaxia's powers somehow throw Hotaru and Chibi-Usa into an Edo-period spoof of Sailor Moon. It's never explained how they make it back to the present timeline, much less where they found handguns.
  • Villain Song: "Star Hunter", "Galaxia no Dokusai (Galaxia's Dictatorship)".

    Eien Densetsu (Eternal Legend) 
Note: Due to the shared source material, tropes introduced in Sailor Stars will not be duplicated here.
  • Adapted Out: Zoisite and Kunzite were written out of the Kaiteiban. Inverted with Princess Kakyuu and Chibi-Chibi, who were written in after being left out of Sailor Stars.
  • Art Evolution: Eien Densetsu was the first show to be sung completely live. Queen Beryl's dress is also significantly improved from the first musical.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Kyaosu acts as comic relief and occasionally helps the Senshi against Galaxia. It turns out that he is actually Chaos, who has been manipulating Galaxia all along.
  • Bland-Name Product: Banzai appears as a sponsor for the TV special. Its logo is shown to be nearly the same as the Bandai's (the real-life sponsor of the musicals). In a subversion, it's stated to be a separate company that makes omochi (rice cakes), rather than omocha (toys).
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Tuxedo Mask/Endymion, much to Queen Beryl's delight. He's actually dead. The Tux/Endymion seen here is a mud puppet created by Galaxia to manipulate Beryl into doing her dirty work.
  • Canon Foreigner: Sailor Mitis Kerokko is a Suspiciously Similar Substitute for Sailor Titanium Kerokko from the previous musical.
  • Climactic Music: "La Fatalité Sei Senshi (The Fated Holy Soldiers)"
  • Cut Song: "Itsuwari no Forevermore (False Forevermore)", "Mizusakiannainin no Game (The Pilot's Game)", "Tenkuu no Utage (Banquet of the Heavens)", and "Oitsumerarete (Cornered)" were all cut from the Kaiteiban.
  • Dark Reprise: "Oitsumerarete" and "Orleans no Sei Senshi ~Uranus to Neptune no Uragiri ("Holy Soldiers of Orleans ~Uranus and Neptune's Betrayal~)" are this for the opening number.
  • Do Not Adjust Your Set: How Galaxia and Beryl issue their challenge to the Sailor Senshi.
  • Gratuitous English: In the Kaiteiban, Ami tries to have a conversation in English with Tony Chiba (a BrainwashedAndCrazy Endymion in disguise), who claims to have studied at Harvard.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Queen Beryl turns on Galaxia after she realizes that she has been manipulated.
  • Image Song: "Toki Michite Kourin (Arrival When the Time Has Come)" for Princess Kakyuu.
  • "I Want" Song: "Galaxia Gorgeous" is a villainous variant.
  • Leitmotif: The melody to "Orleans no Sei Senshi"/"Oitsumerarete"/"La Fatalité Sei Senshi" is sprinkled throughout the show.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Galaxia. She has no qualms about playing on Queen Beryl's thwarted love for Endymion to both fan her hatred and keep her happy enough to do Galaxia's dirty work, and has no intention of letting Beryl enjoy the spoils of victory.
  • Rearrange the Song: "Oitsumerarete" uses the same melody as "Orleans no Sei Senshi (Holy Soldiers of Orleans)", but is a solo for Sailor Moon. "La Fatalité Sei Senshi" is just "Orleans no Sei Senshi" with different lyrics.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Queen Beryl.
  • Role Reprisal: Takeda Keiko, the original Hotaru/Saturn, came back to perform in the Senshuuraku (final day performance).
  • Sue Donym: Saitou Kun (Kunzite), Saitou Izou (Zoisite), and Kyaosu (Chaos). Subtle.
  • The Eleven O'Clock Number: "Mou ii no (Enough)", when Chibi-Chibi stops the fighting. She then allows Sailor Moon to become Eternal Sailor Moon and turns into the Sealing Sword.
  • The Quincy Punk: Who'd imagine that Chaos himself is basically one of these. No, really.
  • The Remake: Of Sailor Stars, but with Queen Beryl resurrected to do Galaxia's dirty work.
  • Villain Love Song: "Itsuwari no Forevermore (False Forevermore)"
  • Villain Song: "Yami no Hitsugi (Coffin of Darkness)" for Queen Beryl and the Dark Kingdom, "Galaxia Gorgeous" for Shadow Galactica, "Tenkuu no Utage (Banquet of the Heavens)" for both.
  • Voice Types: Princess Kakyuu is an operatic soprano of the Purity Personified variety.

    Shin Densetsu Kourin (Beginning of the New Legend) 
Note: Due to the shared source material, tropes introduced in Eien Densetsu will not be duplicated here.
  • Adapted Out: The Starlights are nowhere to be found.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Tuxedo Mask and King Endymion. They're both mud puppets created by Galaxia. Since Tuxedo Mask died after his Star Seed was taken, King Endymion ceased to exist as well.
  • Climactic Music: "La Soldier"
  • Distant Duet: "Shadow on My Sweet Memories".
  • Rearrange the Song: "Yami koso Utsukushii ~Galaxia no Iradachi~ (Darkness Is So Beautiful ~Galaxia's Impatience~)" adds a verse for Galaxia in counterpoint during the second verse and chorus of "Yami koso Utsukushii". Beryl's part is unaltered.
  • Recycled IN SPACE!: Eien Densetsu with the Amazon Trio!
  • Show Within a Show: A quiz show in Act 2.
  • Updated Re-release: Averted. Shin Densetsu Kourin is one of very few musicals to not be followed by a Kaiteiban.

    Kaguya Shima Densetsu (Legend of Kaguya Island) 
  • Action Dad: Space Knight, A.K.A. King Endymion
  • All Myths Are True: Albeit slightly changed over thousands of years of storytelling, but the original show implies that the Princess Kaguya tale originated from the Moon Princess's involvement in what happened 5,000 years ago.
  • A Pirate 400 Years Too Late: Loof Merrow and her band of pirates, the remnants of a long-lost kingdom.
  • Art Evolution: The Kaiteiban is noticeably a step up from the original; Loof's outfit, the dark crystals, and the storm feature some notable visual improvements from the original.
  • Bilingual Bonus: During "LINK", the kimono is pulled off to reveal Eternal Sailor Moon right at a phrase that translates to "the mystery was revealed".
  • Chekhov's Gun: Well, more like Chekhov's sword/gun/key.
  • Climactic Music: "LINK"
  • Color-Coded Characters: Leah Ruby, Bilhah Emerald, and Zilpah Sapphire are a classic red/green/blue trio. Their daughters also wear outfits in coordinating colors in the Kaiteiban. Dark Plasman and Dark Menorah's costumes use these three colors, along with black.
  • Culture Chop Suey: Loof and her crew's outfits are based off of the clothing of ancient southern Japanese pirates, while the welcome song on Kaguya Island is influenced by Hawaiian music, and Kon!Hotaru wears a heavy ancient kimono.
  • Demonic Possession: Inverted. A benevolent spirit named Kon borrows Hotaru's body briefly to speak with Sailor Moon and borrows it again later on while she's in Senshi form to lend Sailor Moon its power. Kon is actually a collection of the memories and spirits of stars that were destroyed by Coatl and wants to help Sailor Moon stop him. Hotaru herself doesn't comment much on the possession, and the Senshi as a whole see Kon's aid as a boon.
  • Enemy Mine: The pirate trio's reasoning for helping Setsuna in the original.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: The Kaiteiban includes Neo-Queen Serenity and Small Lady in their dresses, as well as Loof Merrow in full princess getup during "Minna Dareka ni Aisarete (Everyone Is Loved by Someone)".
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Dark Plasman has some of the lowest singing parts in the entirety of Sera Myu.
  • Flung Clothing: Endymion reveals his identity to the Senshi this way in Act 2. It's also how Eternal Sailor Moon is revealed from underneath a layered kimono (courtesy of Kon) during the first verse of "LINK", although it's more "pulled" than "flung".
  • House Husband: King Endymion. In the Kaiteiban, it's revealed that he does the cooking because Neo-Queen Serenity is a Lethal Chef.
  • Identical Descendant: Put Usagi in a kimono and she's a dead ringer for Princess Moon, her ancestor who saved the Earth from Dark Plasman 5,000 years ago.
  • I Hate You, Mama Bear!: Chibi-Usa.
  • Important Haircut: In the original, Loof Merrow cuts off her ponytail right after the rest of the pirates die. In the Kaiteiban, she gives the cut ponytail to King Endymion just before turning the key and sacrificing herself.
  • Kansai Regional Accent: Leah Ruby and Cook both speak in the Osaka dialect. Like mother, like daughter...
  • Leitmotif: The melody of "5000-nen Kaguya Shima (5,000 Years Kaguya Island)"/"LINK"/"Minna Dareka ni Aisarete" is all over the show.
  • Let's Duet: "You're My Jewelry".
  • Like Mother, Like Daughter: Neo-Queen Serenity invokes this in the Kaiteiban.
  • Mix-and-Match Weapon: Loof Merrow's shotgun-sword-family heirloom-thing. Also known as Chekhov's Gun.
  • Moment Killer: Chibi-Usa in the original, Team Setsuna in the Kaiteiban.
  • Mystical Plague: The Dark Illness, introduced in the Kaiteiban. Its outbreak is linked with the appearance of the comet, and the last time it came around, it decimated the population of Artuka. The disease was part of the reason that Kaguya Island remained uninhabited for so many years. This time around, it infects the Senshi and weakens them (with the exception of Usagi, Mamoru, and Chibi-Usa, who are protected by the Silver Crystal).
  • Ninja Pirate Robot Zombie: Almost literally word for word when it comes to Loof Merrow's pirate buddies. They're Ridiculously Human Robots and Pirates400YearsTooLate, but not ninjas (and very bad at stealth in general).
  • Orphan's Plot Trinket: The kittens' jewels.
  • Parental Love Song: King Endymion's verse in "Okaa-san tte nan darou? (What's a 'Mother'?)", and a sadder variant in "Yatto Aeta Ne (At Last, We Met)".
  • Pirate Girl: Loof Merrow, naturally.
  • Reprise Medley: Loof Merrow and Dark Plasman's first sung parts in "Arashi no Naka no Zenshousen (Skimish in a Storm)" are reprises of their previous songs.
  • Shout-Out: At the end of "Welcome Hare Hare Hire Hare", the jewels sing "Bali Ha'i".
    • The first line of "Chibi-Usa no Hanran (Chibi-Usa's Rebellion)" is "またまた突然のちびうさよ (Suddenly, once again, it's Chibi-Usa)", which is also the first line of "Matamata Chibi-Usa Desu", Chibi-Usa's song from the Sailor Moon S musicals.
    • The kimono that Eternal Sailor Moon wears at the beginning of "LINK" makes her appearance a subtle one to the Princess Kaguya legend.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Due to ambiguity in the way "r" and "l" sounds are pronounced and approximated in Japanese, respectively, there isn't a consensus on how exactly Loof Merrow/Roof Mellow's name is meant to be rendered in English.
  • Take a Third Option: In the Kaiteiban, rather than giving up the Ginzuishou or destroying Coatl outright, Sailor Moon uses the final attack to send the comet away.
  • Theme Naming: Loof Merrow's compatriots, Cern, Serpen, and Kraken, are all named after sea creatures (Cirein-Croin, a sea serpent, and the Kraken, respectively), with the addition of Selkie in Shin Kaguya Shima Densetsu. The cats, Mick, Cook, and Hook, are named after sea captains.
  • The Power of Love: "And Believe in All" is all about it.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Loof Merrow is the only female pirate.
  • Villain Song: "Suisei Coatl no Hibou (The Comet Coatl's Inordinate Ambition)", "Ruby no Aka (The Red of a Ruby)", "Star Glory".
  • Welcoming Song: The appropriately titled "Welcome Hare Hare Hire Hare".

    Shin - Henshin - Super Senshi e no Michi ~Last Dracul Jokyoku~ (New - Transformation - The Path to Being a Super Soldier ~Last Dracul Overture~) 
Note: Due to shared source material, tropes introduced in Ai no Senshi/Super Senshi e no Michi will not be duplicated here.

  • All Myths Are True: Subverted. The traditional superstitions about vampires' weaknesses turn out to be very wrong. Dracul even makes it a point to debunk them.
  • Badass Cape: Dracul, naturally.
  • Cape Swish: Dracul gets plenty. Hilarious in Hindsight when you remember that his actor, Mochizuki Yuuta, played Tuxedo Mask for most of the First Stage and played King Endymion in the previous musical.
  • Climactic Music: "FIRE"
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: Usagi in "An Evil Dream".
  • Foreshadowing: When Death Nightmare II/Le Fay flees, Death Lamia briefly mentions that Le Fay has her own mission to fulfill.
  • Imposter Forgot One Detail: After the Spot the Imposter number "Tuxedo Mission", Usagi identifies the real Tuxedo Mask by the bandage on his neck from an earlier fight.
  • Lesbian Vampire: Sailor Neptune.
  • Long Title: Easily one of the longest Myu titles.
  • Milestone Celebration: This production celebrated the 500th Sera Myu performance.
  • Ominous Opera Cape: Dracul, as part of the classic vampire look.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: And Dracul is highly insulted if you don't know this. He even takes the time to correct the Inner Senshi's misconceptions about vampires' weaknesses.
  • Recycled IN SPACE!: The Sailor Moon S musical, with vampires!
  • The Remake: Of the First Stage Sailor Moon S musicals.
  • Villain Song: "Kubisuji wo Sashidase (Hold Out Your Neck!)", "Homunculus Tanjou Zenya (Eve of the Homunculus' Birth)", "Dracul Hakushaku no Kodoku (Count Dracul's Solitude)".

    Kessen - Transylvania no Mori - Shin Toujou! Chibi-Usa wo Mamoru Senshi-Tachi (Decisive Battle - Transylvania Forest - New Appearance! The Soldiers Who Protect Chibi-Usa) 
  • Badass Cape: Bloody Dracul Vampir continues the family tradition. Hers is longer than her father's, to boot.
  • Big Bad: Revealed to be Dark Cain.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: While the Senshi and Sheba are wandering around Transylvania in Act 2, Sheba makes a pun. Usagi finds it so funny that she points at an audience member and asks them if they found it funny too.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The Samael Flasks from Last Dracul Jokyoku. Turns out that the Samael Quartet were born from those flasks and Chibi-Usa's star seed.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Astarte's fate after the end of Transylvania no Mori is unclear. It is heavily implied in Death Vulcan that she died, but it is never confirmed one way or the other.
  • Continuity Nod: When talking about summer vacation, Rei mentions "that horrible Kaguya Island tour last year".
  • Continuity Snarl: Sailor Moon goes through her forms in a rather bizarre order. She goes from normal to Super, normal, Super again, and finally Eternal. This is fixed in the Kaiteiban.
  • Counter-Earth: A planet called Vulcan exists on the other side of the sun.
  • Demonic Possession: Sheba Shingetsu Astarte, and how. It's even worse in the Kaiteiban, in which she's under Lilith's thrall, is the goddess Astarte/Sailor Astarte, possessed by Death Vulcan, AND Dark Cain is now taking over her soul.
  • Demoted to Extra: Lilith of Darkness has a noticeably reduced role in the Kaiteiban, as does Gilles de Rais, in order to make room for Dark Cain.
  • Devil, but No God: It's all a trick by Dark Cain to kill everyone.
  • Dhampyr: Bloody Dracul Vampir. Her mother was human, her father was Count Dracul.
  • Distant Duet: "Yumemiru Mori no Yume no Yume (The Dream of the Dreaming Forest's Dream)".
  • Funny Back Ground Event: Minako dances with a wok during "Honoo no Messenger (Messenger of Flame)" in the Kaiteiban.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Vampir.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Vampir sacrifices herself at the end to break the curse on the Senshi. There's a less bloody method in the Kaiteiban, though, so she lives through that ending.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: Gilles de Rais and the creatures of Transylvania Forest are of this opinion.
  • "I Am" Song: "Yume Yume Utagau Koto Nakare (Don't Doubt Dreams)" is one for the Samael/Amazoness Quartet.
  • I Hate You, Vampire Dad: Bloody Dracul Vampir dislikes her father, Count Dracul, who was the vampire parent. In a subversion, her problem is that he let her mother, Le Fay, die rather than turning her. It turns out 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 is still strained. She still loves him as a family member and spends most of this show seeking revenge on Sailor Moon for seemingly killing him at the end of the previous show.
  • Image Song: "Honoo no Messenger (Messenger of Flame)" for Sailor Mars, "Zigzag Slash" for Sailor Jupiter, and "The Last Change" for Sailor Moon. The Kaiteiban adds "Traditional The Grace ~Ai no Arashi~ (Storm of Love)" for Sailor Venus and "Drive Me the Mercury" for Sailor Mercury.
  • Lesbian Vampire: Uranus's turn.
  • Les Yay: Vampir seems to enjoy playing with Uranus...before turning her into a vampire.
  • Let's Duet: "Mitsumeteite yo (Watch Over Me)"
  • Long Title: Up there with Last Dracul in the long title department.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Bloody. Dracul. Vampir.
  • Not Quite Dead: Count Dracul in the Kaiteiban.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: Lilith wears a pretty damn nice one for the final confrontation.
  • Rearrange the Song: "Image de mon Pere (Image of My Father)" is "Dracul Hakushaku no Kodoku (Count Dracul's Solitude)" from Last Dracul Jokyoku with different lyrics and adjusted for Ono Hikari's range, "Kokoro Tabanete Watchin' on the Sight (Bundle the Heart, Watchin' on the Sight)" is a reworking of "Kokoro Tabanete Makin' for the Right" from Shin Densetsu Kourin, and "Here Comes the Tuxedo Mask" is "Miracle Twister" with different lyrics.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Vampir is on one following the death of her father.
  • "Setting Off" Song: "Set Me Free ~Hitomi wa Sora e~ (Eyes to the Sky)"
  • Shout-Out: "Here Comes the Tuxedo Mask" TitleDrops "Miracle Twister", the song it was based on.
  • Staking the Loved One: The Sailor Senshi have to fight and kill the vampire!Senshi.
  • The Bible: In the Kaiteiban, it's revealed that Cain wrote it to get himself killed.
  • The Song Before The Storm: "We'll Be the Last Victory".
  • Updated Re-release: "Saikyou no Kataki Dark Cain no Nazo (The Mystery of Dark Cain, the Ultimate Enemy)", which contains some major plot changes, introduces the titular Big Bad, and sets up the final
  • Villain Song: "All of You Shall Die", "Ankoku no Madonna (Madonna of Darkness)", "Ghoul Ghoul Ghoula", "Kaikou ~ Lilith to Astarte (A Chance Meeting ~ Lilith and Astarte)".
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Uranus is ready to throw down to protect Neptune after the events of the previous musical. Unfortunately, this ends up getting her into trouble.
  • Woman in White: Lilith near the end of the show.

    Last Dracul Saishuu Shou - Chou Wakusei Death Vulcan no Fuuin (Last Dracul Final Chapter - The Seal of the Super-Planet Death Vulcan) 
  • Biker Babe: Vampir is now one and has picked up a rebellious streak to go with her I Hate You, Vampire Dad, much to Count Dracul's chagrin.
  • Cain and Abel: Literally. The Trope Namers are present (Dark Cain and Dracul, respectively) and are among the driving forces of the Dracul Arc.
  • Climactic Music: "FIRE"
  • Cool Big Sis: Mandrako.
  • Death Seeker: Dark Cain, and he wants to take all of life on Earth with him.
  • Deus ex Machina: Dracul/Abel uses his power to seal Cain and the Nightmares in the Underworld until the final judgment, leaving only Death Vulcan for the Sailor Senshi to deal with.
  • Duet Of Differences: "Itan no Juusei (Heretic Multiple Star)" is one for Vulcan and Death Vulcan.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: Sailor Moon transforms into Princess Serenity during the final battle.
  • Killed Offscreen: Sheba Shingetsu Astarte, probably. Vulcan implies that she didn't survive after Dark Cain was removed from her body.
  • The Man Behind the Man: The Nightmares were the ones who orchestrated the conflict in order to erase the "mistakes" on the Earth.
  • Manchurian Agent: Mandrako.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Dracul reveals that vampirism is not solely about blood; rather, it comes from the holy power of everlasting life.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: Princess Serenity flies in during "FIRE" wearing the longest Serenity dress that has ever been in a musical to date.
  • Rearrange the Song: "Wake Up Shining" is "Wake Up! Usagi!" from Last Dracul Jokyoku with different lyrics, "Akuma no Ragnarok (Devil's Ragnarok)" is "Kubisuji wo Sashidase (Hold Out Your Neck!)" from Last Dracul Jokyoku, and "Chikyuu! Crisis Yurusumaji (Earth! Unforgivable Crisis)" is "Fukkatsu! Crisis Yurusumaji!" from Super S musical with different lyrics.
  • Villain Song: "Ankoku no Sonnet (Dark Sonnet)"

    Toujou! Ankoku no Princess Black Lady (Birth! Black Lady, the Princess of Darkness) 
  • Adapted Out: Inverted in the Kaiteiban. Rubeus and Berthier, who were previously Adapted Out, were included in the Kaiteiban.
  • Alto Villainess: Black Lady.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Usagi protests that performing "La Soldier" will make it obvious that she and her friends are the Sailor Senshi.
  • Climactic Music: "Moment Fatal"
  • Crosscast Role: Demand and Saphir are both played by women, and Petz is played by a man in the Kaiteiban.
  • Cut Song: "Traditional the Grace" and "La Soldier" were cut for the Kaiteiban.
  • Hollywood Two Left Feet: The Inner Senshi make several obvious mistakes during their rehearsal of "La Soldier".
  • Image Song: "Forbidden Hades" for Pluto. "Harsh! Saint Cry!!", a song for Uranus and Neptune, was introduced in the Kaiteiban.
  • Lighter and Softer: This adaptation softens some of the edges of the source material, most notably Demand's advances toward Usagi (likely because Kuroki Marina was 12 years old at the time).
  • Rearrange the Song: "Feel So Faraway", a reworking of "Lonely Distance" from Sailor Stars, was added in the Kaiteiban.
    • The Kaiteiban also introduces "NEW Innocent Demand", which changes some of the instrumentals.
  • Show Within a Show: The singing competition. It's replaced by Calaveras performing a channeling in the Kaiteiban.
  • Single-Minded Twins: Aaron and Manna.
  • The Cast Showoff: In the Kaiteiban Fan Kansha event, Ono Hikari (Demand) and Suzuki Kasumi (Manna) tap danced together during a short scene after they were done singing "Gondola no Koibito-tachi (Gondola Sweethearts)".
  • The Eleven O'Clock Number: "Kono Kodou Kara Yoru wa Umarenai (Night Won't Be Born From This Pulse)", which occurs right after Pluto dies. Black Lady and Sailor Chibi-Moon sing a duet, after which Black Lady disappears.
  • Theme Twin Naming: Aaron and Manna are biblical names.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: Part of Demand's Motive Rant in Act 2. He and the Black Moon Clan consider the immortality bestowed on humanity by the Silver Crystal unnatural.
  • Villain Song: "Kekki! Hangyaku Ichizoku (Rise Up! Rebel Clan)" for the Black Moon Clan, "Innocent Demand" for, well, Demand, and "Black Moon Signal" for Black Lady.
  • Visual Pun: During the Kaiteiban Fan Kansha event, several of the actors sang "Gondola no Koibito-tachi" with the younger actresses singing Usagi's part. During Takagi Nao (Uranus)'s duet with Adaniya Nagisa (Aaron), Asami Yuuka as a jealous Neptune dressed up as a kappa rose up from the floor. "Kappa" was also Asami Yuuka's nickname.

    Ai no Sanctuary (Sanctuary of Love) 
  • Canon Character All Along: Kurotsuki Hikaru is a past form of Prince Demand.
  • Kayfabe: Subverted. It's part of the villain's plan.
  • Professional Wrestling: Involved in the inciting incident of the story.
  • Rearrange the Song: Many of the songs in Ai no Sanctuary were existing Sera Myu songs with new lyrics or alterations. Many of them were songs used only in one show.
    • "Kick out a Bloody Mystery" from Eien Densetsu becomes "Take Out a Sirius Mystery".
    • "Waltz ni Koi wo Nosete (Love on a Waltz)" from Gaiden becomes "Negaeba Kiss (If I Wish for a Kiss)".
    • "Star Hunter" from Sailor Stars becomes "Dark Sirius Gundan (Dark Sirius Army)".
    • "Koi no Senshi ja Irarenai (Can't Just Be Soldiers of Love)" is performed in it's "21st Century" variation. Unlike the others, this is just a minor lyrical modification.
    • "Sailor War 2002" is "Sailor War" with a new vocal arrangement (for nine characters instead of five).
    • "Over the Moon", originally a solo for Neo-Queen Serenity, begins as a solo for Sailor Venus, who is joined by Mercury, Mars, and Jupiter for the second half.

    Mugen Gakuen - Mistress Labyrinth (Infinity Academy - Mistress Labyrinth) 
  • Alto Villainess: Kaolinite.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: The Hoshinos, by way of Teruru's flowers. In the Kaiteiban, it's just Shintarou.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: During "21st Now Millennium Koi no Senshi ja Irarenai (Can't Just Be Soldiers of Love)", which is basically an introduction for each Senshi, the Senshi are attacked during their solo lines and are unable to say their names. Sailor Moon asks the audience to fill in, and the Inners thank them after their intros.
  • Climactic Music: "21st Now Millennium Koi no Senshi Ja Irarenai", replaced by "Pinky Typhoon" in the kaiteiban.
  • Corpsing: Urai Kenji (Tuxedo Mask) cracked up during a skit with Yukimura Yoshiya (Shintarou) in the Fan Kansha event.
  • Funny Background Event: Shintarou asks Mimete for directions during "Harsh! Saint Cry!!".
  • Irrelevant Act Opener: "Usagi Love Magic" is a dream sequence that has no bearing on the plot.
  • Let's Duet: "Usagi Love Magic", "Destined Couple".
  • Mood Dissonance: In the Kaiteiban, the final battle is set to the peppy, Chibi-Moon-led "Pinky Typhoon" just a few minutes after the world ended.
  • Overly Long Gag: In the Senshuuraku, Yukimura Yoshiya (Shintarou/Damask) ad-libbed a lot during the scene in which he goes to rescue Chibi-Usa from the Death Busters. The ad-lib goes on to Break The Fourth Wall when Chibi-Usa whispers in his ear that the audience will get mad if the gag goes on too long.
  • Rearrange the Song: "Usagi to Yonin no Zureru Omoi (Usagi and Her Four Friends' Shifting Feelings)" is "Tabidachi" from the First Stage S musicals with different lyrics.
  • Shout-Out: The fight with the daimon uses the music cue "Gondola no Shuugeki (Attack on the Gondola)" from the First Stage S musicals.
  • The Other Darrin: Unusually for Sera Myu, some major cast changes occurred between the original and the Kaiteiban (Tuxedo Mask, Mars, Uranus, Neptune, and Mistress 9).
  • Villain Song: "Isei Nottori Keikaku (Plan to Conquer the Foreign Star)" and "Magus Collection" for the Death Busters, "Seijaku no Hostie (Seitai) (Hostie (The Host) of Silence)" for Mistress 9 (also doubles as an "I Am" Song).
  • Voice Types: Mistress 9 is an uncommon evil soprano.

    Starlights - Ryuusei Densetsu (Legend of the Shooting Stars) 
Note: Due to the shared source material, tropes introduced in Sailor Stars and Eien Densetsu will not be duplicated here.
  • Adapted Out: Inverted. Sailors Lead Crow, Iron Mouse, and Metal Papillon (previously only seen in the manga) are now included in Shadow Galactica, and Jadeite and Nephrite are part of the Dark Kingdom again. Played straight with Princess Kakyuu.
  • Climactic Music: "What For!? Shinjitsu no Kajitsu (The Fruit of Truth)"
  • Crosscast Role: Jadeite and Kunzite are played by women.
  • Image Song: "Prince of the Earth" for Tuxedo Mask.
  • Irrelevant Act Opener: "Tsuki-Iro no Syndicate (Moon-Colored Syndicate)"
  • Ominous Opera Cape: Worn by the Mysterious Theater Person/Queen Beryl.
  • Palette Swap: Galaxia wears a black version of her outfit when Chaos takes over her body.
  • Rearrange the Song:
    • "Moon Memories" is "Shadow on My Sweet Memories" with different lyrics.
    • "Dream Koi no Mebae (Dream, Buds of Romance)" is Ami's verse from "Dream Yume wa Ookiku" with only a couple of words changed.
    • "Yami Koso Utsukushii ~Galaxia no Sakui~ (Darkness Is So Beautiful ~Galaxia's Intent~)" is the original "Yami Koso Utsukushii", with Galaxia and the Animamates singing in counterpoint during the second half about how Beryl better be worth the trouble or they will dispose of her.
  • Reprise Medley: "What For!? Shinjitsu no Kajitsu" is a more straightforward example, reprising "Get Across the Moon", "A Shooting Star Light", "By Heaven! Kami Nomi zo Shiru (Only God Knows)", and "Prince of the Earth" before the company sings a brief original verse.
  • Shout-Out: This show directly references The Phantom of the Opera. Saitou Izou even gives a first edition copy of the novel to Ami.
  • Sue Donym: J.Taitou/Jadeite joins in on the super subtle naming action.
  • The Cast Showoff: "Kaze no Shijin (Poet of the Wind)" lets Shirota Yu (Mamoru/Tuxedo Mask) show off his ability to play the guitar. He does it again in the Fan Kansha event when he and Marina sing "Mitsumeteite yo".
  • The Eleven O'Clock Number: "Get Across the Moon"
  • Villain Song: "By Heaven! Kami Nomi zo Shiru (Only God Knows)" for the Dark Kingdom and "Get Across the Moon" for Galaxia.

    Kakyuu-Ouhi Kourin (Advent of Princess Kakyuu) 
Note: Due to the shared source material, tropes introduced in Starlights - Ryuusei Densetsu will not be duplicated here.

  • Adapted Out: Inverted. Sailor Aluminum Seiren finally makes an appearance, and Princess Kakyuu returns to the musical continuity.
  • Call Back: When Usagi fantasizes about flirting with Seiya, she sings some of Seiya's part in "I Miss You" from Sailor Stars.
  • Climactic Music: "Koi no Senshi Ja Irarenai (Can't Just Be Soldiers of Love)"
  • Defiant to the End: The entire point of "Teikou no Hana (Flower of Resistance)", which is essentially a flowery, operatic way for Kakyuu to verbally give Galaxia the finger as she dies.
  • Disguised in Drag: Hemahachiro and Hideo dress up as Sailor Chibi-Moon and an old lady in a scheme to capture Chibi-Chibi. It's not very convincing.
  • Milestone Celebration: This production celebrated the 777th Sera Myu performance.
  • Pimped-Out Cape: Queen Beryl gets a shiny silver-on-black cape for the final battle.
  • Rearrange the Song:
    • "NEW Double Moonlight Romance" is a reworking of the opening of Yume Senshi, now sung by Sailor Moon, Sailor Chibi-Moon, and Mamoru (in what looks like an Endymion costume).
    • "Jewel Managers Toujou (The Jewel Managers Appear)" is "Mizusakiannainin no Game (The Pilot's Game)" with different lyrics.
    • "Excite a Ghost Mystery" is "Kick out a Bloody Mystery" with slightly different lyrics.
    • "Get Across the Moon" is shortened and the instrumentation is slightly different.
    • "Orleans no Sei Senshi ~Uranus to Neptune no Uragiri~ (Holy Soldiers of Orleans ~Uranus and Neptune's Betrayal~) has different lyrics from the First Stage version.
  • Stealth Pun: When Makoto asks Taiki what his favorite flower is, he responds with "kinmokusei" (osmanthus), which is a homophone for "Kinmoku-sei", the Starlights' home planet. Doubles as Mythology Gag as well, as Princess Kakyuu wears these flowers on her clothes and crown in the source material and is said to smell of them. The pun originates in the manga and is fairly elaborate.
  • The Eleven O'Clock Number: Princess Kakyuu sings "Teikou no Hana" just before she dies protecting Sailor Moon. Her sacrifice galvanizes the Sailor Starlights before the final confrontation.
  • Updated Re-release: Of Starlights - Ryuusei Densetsu. Due to the sheer amount of changes made (especially the inclusion of the titular Princess Kakyuu) and it marking the end of the Second Stage, this tends to be treated by fans as separate from its predecessor.

    Shin Kaguya Shima Densetsu (New Legend of Kaguya Island) 
Note: These tropes only apply to things introduced in this version of the Kaguya Shima Densetsu story.

  • Ascended Extra: Loof Merrow's crew are given more to do and more distinct personalities beyond comic relief. Dark Mirror is an ascended version of the original's Dark Menorah who speaks, works alongside this version's Dark Menorah, and is actually the comet's nucleus.
  • Climactic Music: "Junketsu no Narcissism (The Narcissism of Purity)"
  • Composite Character: Dark Menorah is Leah Ruby, Zilpah Sapphire, and Bilhah Emerald from the original Kaguya Shima Densetsu rolled into one character with a red color scheme.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Loof Merrow as the passenger ship's captain.
  • Fantasy Counterpart Culture: "Toraware no Artuka (Captive Artuka)" looks like it was heavily influenced by traditional Thai and Indonesian dress and dance.
  • Irrelevant Act Opener: "Chikyuu Iro wa Salad Time (The Color of the Earth is Salad Time)".
  • Parental Love Song: A sadder variant in "Haha no Ketsumyaku (A Mother's Bloodline)" from the Kaiteiban.
  • Pirate Girl: Loof Merrow and Selkie.
  • Shout-Out: In the Kaiteiban, the original plan for the training camp is to go to the North Pole. Usagi sings some of "Yami no Hitsugi", Queen Beryl's song from Eien Densetsu.
  • Show Within a Show: The performance of "Toraware no Artuka".
  • The Eleven O'Clock Number: "Yatto Aeta Ne" (At Last, We Met) in the original, "Haha no Ketsumyaku" in the Kaiteiban.
  • The Remake: Of Kaguya Shima Densetsu, though not without some differences. Among other things, it retains the illness subplot from the Kaiteiban, replaces the jewel trio with just one character, adds a pirate, and features the pirates luring the Senshi to the island, rather than Dark Plasman's minions.
  • Villain Song: Dark Plasman gets "Gesshoku no Crime (The Lunar Eclipse's Crime)" near the end of the show.
  • Word Salad Lyrics: The aptly named "Chikyuu Iro wa Salad Time (The Color of the Earth is Salad Time)" definitely qualifies.

    La Reconquista (The Reconquest) 
  • A-Cup Angst: According to Lemures Baba, Beryl has a case of this.
  • Battle Ballgown: The Inner Senshi wear them in the flashback to the Earth's invasion of the Moon.
  • Boy Band: The Pandemic Four (A.K.A. the Shitennou). They use the '90s boy band method of differentiating themselves by their personality types in "Erosion Boy".
  • Climactic Music: "Inori (Prayer)"
  • Dream Within a Dream: Usagi tells Mamoru that she fell asleep while playing a video game, then dreamed that she was playing the game and fell asleep, then dreamed about playing the game and falling asleep in that dream too, and so on and so forth.
  • Flash Back: "Tsuki to Chikyuu (Moon and Earth)" is one to the Silver Millennium.
    • Doubles as a Flash Back Echo when Zoisite is killed for trying to inform the Senshi of the Shitennou's betrayal.
  • "I Am" Song: "The Lineup!! 5 Women of the White Moon" is one for the Inner Senshi, who introduce themselves in their own verses (except Ami, who has been captured).
    • "Erosion Boy" is one for the Shitennou.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: La Reconquista is full of this, as it's a 20th Anniversary special. For instance, there's a gag where Lemures Baba mocks Beryl for "Wearing the same dress for 20 years".
  • Massive Multiplayer Ensemble Number: "Sailor Battle La Reconquista"
  • Nothing Personal: Nephrite says it when he stabs Zoisite in the back.
  • Pocket Protector: When Zoisite dies, his body turns into a crystal, which Queen Beryl gives to Endymion. Endymion later survives being slashed with the Holy Sword because Zoisite's crystal protects his heart.
  • Shout-Out: Lemures Baba mocks Beryl's red hair and remarks that "she could've played Annie as a child".
  • Show Within a Show: The video game show and the Pandemic Four's performance of "Erosion Boy".
  • Special Effect Failure: Sailor Moon stabbing herself with the holy sword is...not particularly convincing. YMMV on how unintentionally funny it is.
  • The Eleven O'Clock Number: "Kakugo (Resolve)", in which the Inner Senshi sacrifice their lives so that Sailor Moon can awaken to defeat Metalia.
  • Villain Song: "Fukkatsu! Higeki no Joou (Revival! Queen of Tragedy)".

    Petite Etrangere (Little Stranger) 
  • Age-Appropriate Angst: Chibi-Usa is teased by other kids for lacking special powers despite being Neo-Queen Serenity's child, her mother is attacked in front of her, and her parents and their protectors are incapacitated following an assault on Crystal Tokyo by the Black Moon Clan. She has a lot to deal with.
  • Almost Dead Guy: Pluto, as she sings "Not Loneliness".
  • Ax-Crazy: Black. Lady.
  • Back from the Dead: At first, it looks like this is the case for Esmeraude and Rubeus in the second act, but they're actually Droids.
  • Bilingual Bonus: The title (which is also the title of the first chapter of the Black Moon arc) is French for "little stranger" (which is what Chibi-Usa is).
  • Climactic Music: "Ai no Starshine (Starshine of Love)"
  • Dark Reprise: "Abracadabra" gets a chilling one (in a minor key, no less) at the end of Act 1 as Wiseman leads Chibi-Usa into the darkness.
  • Defusing The Tykebomb: Moon attempts this with "Last Wish", but fails. Pluto succeeds at getting through to Black Lady with "Not Loneliness".
  • Distant Duet: "One Heart"
  • Elemental Rock-Paper-Scissors: Subtly features when the Senshi face evil Droid copies of each other. Mars initially attacks Droid-Mercury (fire vs water), and sees that her attack has no effect. The Senshi then realize this trope is in play and switch partners, so Jupiter attacks Droid-Mercury (electricity vs water) and Mercury attacks Droid-Mars (water vs fire).
  • Fake Memories: Saphir is able to program the Droids with these so that they can seamlessly impersonate their targets. He can do this so well that it's not entirely clear when he killed Demand.
  • Girl Group: In-universe, the Inner Senshi form Usagi Band for a performance at a school festival.
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: Prince Demand's song "Junpaku no Megami (Pure White Goddess)" is all about how he now has Usagi under his power. The choreography is him demonstrating his ability to control her body, finally culminating in him straddling and kissing her.
  • Image Song: "Chronos Guardian (Who Goes There?)" for Sailor Pluto.
  • Involuntary Dance: Demand uses his powers to force Usagi to dance during "Junpaku no Megami (Pure White Goddess)".
  • Kids Are Cruel: Chibi-Usa is teased by other kids for not having any powers. This leads her to take her mom's Silver Crystal.
  • Kill and Replace: The Black Moon Clan's plan is to rewrite history by replacing the people of 21st century Earth with Droids. This also happened to Demand because he deviated from Saphir's plan in his obsession with Serenity and the Silver Crystal.
  • Mind-Control Device: Saphir programs all of the Droids to be loyal to him. droid!Demand is the only one that manages to overcome it.
  • Obstructive Zealot: Prince Demand.
  • Out-of-Character Alert: Makoto realizes that the members of Esmeraude's dance team have been replaced by Droids because one of them addresses her as "Mako-chan", which the real person never did.
  • Paint It Black: The Droid Senshi's uniforms are the same as the real Senshi's, but their gloves are black rather than white to differentiate them for the audience.
  • Pep Talk Song: "One Heart" is partially one for Usagi as she works through her insecurity and finds the strength to keep searching for her friends on Planet Nemesis.
  • Playing with Puppets: Demand toys with Usagi by exerting control over her movements.
  • Psycho Rangers: The team of Droid Senshi.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Saphir replaces Esmeraude and Rubeus with perfect Droid copies after they are killed by the Sailor Senshi. He also did this to Demand, who he killed.
  • Sanity Slippage: Over the course of the show, Saphir goes from being on board with Operation Replay to being suspicious of Wiseman to replacing members of the Black Moon Clan with droids to stealing the two Ginzuishou and attempting to touch them together.
  • Show Within a Show: The school festival performances of "Eye Candy" and "We Are Your Nemesis".
  • The Eleven O'Clock Number: "Not Loneliness", when a dying Pluto manages to get through to Black Lady, leading to Chibi-Usa finally awakening as Sailor Chibi-Moon.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Wiseman to the entire Black Moon clan - especially Black Lady - in keeping with the source material. In a plot twist, Saphir to Demand by replacing him with a Droid.
  • The Runt at the End: When Rubeus is introducing the evil Droid copies of the senshi, he says that the Droid copy of Sailor Moon was a failure. It arrives last, it's shorter than any of the other Senshi or Droids, flails about erratically when it moves, and behaves childishly when facing off against Sailor Moon.
  • The Woobie: Chibi-Usa, and how.
  • Tomato Surprise: Saphir reveals that Demand is actually a Droid.
  • Two Scenes, One Dialogue: The show uses this during "Silver and Black" to give the audience the Black Moon Clan's backstory from the Clan and King Endymion's point of view.
  • Show Within a Show: The school festival performances.
  • Villain Recruitment Song: Wiseman uses "Abracadabra (Dark Reprise)" to bring Chibi-Usa under his thrall.
  • Villain Love Song: "Junpaku no Megami"
  • Villain Song: "Codename: Replay Operation" for the Black Moon Clan, "Junpaku no Megami" for Demand, "When Black Lady Sings" (take a guess), and "Dark Madness" for Saphir.

    Un Nouveau Voyage (A New Journey) 
  • Adaptational Modesty: Mistress 9's outfit is more modest than its anime, manga, and Mistress Labyrinth incarnations. Her top has a higher neck (in stark contrast to anime!Mistress 9's Absolute Cleavage), includes full length lace sleeves, and she wears a beaded choker that covers her décolletage. This is likely because she is played by Karin Takahashi, who was only 15 years old at the time.
  • Adapted Out: Ptilol, Cyprine's twin, does not make an appearance in this show.
  • All Your Powers Combined: The Holy Grail appears when the Sailor Senshi unite. This is a departure from the manga (formed with the power of Sailor Moon, Tuxedo Mask, and Chibi-Moon's hearts) and anime (appeared when the Talismans were gathered).
  • Back from the Dead: Kaolinite brings back the Witches 5 in the second act to set a trap for the Inner Senshi.
  • Bilingual Bonus: "Un Nouveau Voyage" is French for "a new journey", referencing the graduation of the five Inner Senshi actresses at the end of the show's run.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: At one point, Usagi jokingly says that she hopes the producers will renew the actress' contracts.
  • Character Development: By the time Sailor Moon resolutely walks straight up to Pharaoh 90 to fight him by herself, she has come a long way from relying on Tuxedo Mask in La Reconquista and doubting herself in Petite Etrangere.
  • Climactic Music: Every iteration of "Piano Arrangement: Light of Destruction".
  • Contralto of Danger: Kaolinite.
  • Creepy Child: Hotaru whenever Mistress 9 is influencing her, especially at the end of Act 1.
  • Dark Reprise: Hotaru's part in "A Small Sparkle" isn't exactly sunshine and rainbows to begin with, and it gets darker at the end of "Piano Arrangement, Mvt. 3" as Saturn destroys Pharaoh 90.
  • Determinator: Super Sailor Moon during the final battle.
  • Distant Duet: "A Small Sparkle"
  • Flowery Insults: At the beginning of "Hoshi-tachi no Tairitsu (Confrontation of the Planets)", Neptune calls the Inner Senshi what roughly translates to "know-nothing young ladies" in keigo (polite/formal Japanese). In less polite Japanese, the phrase would be "stupid little girls", which gives this insult a particularly passive-aggressive bent.
  • "I Am" Song: Inverted; Hotaru sings "Who Am I?"
  • Idol Singer: Haruka and Mimete (alias Hanyu Mimi) are both idols.
  • "I Know You're In There Somewhere" Song: "A Chain of Thought". Sailor Moon gives the Ginzuishou to Mistress 9 because she trusts that Hotaru is Fighting from the Inside and will prevent it from being used for evil. Her Heroic Sacrifice convinces the rest of the Inner Senshi to believe in Hotaru as well as they reprise it. And it works.
  • Image Song: "Eye of the Storm" for Uranus and Neptune.
  • Lotus-Eater Machine: In the Infinite Labyrinth, Kaolinite and the Witches 5 conjure illusions based on the Inner Senshi's dreams and goals (a rose garden for Jupiter, a supercomputer for Ami, a concert for Venus) to tempt them into losing their will to fight.
  • Massive Multiplayer Ensemble Number / Reprise Medley: "Piano Arrangement Mvt. 2: Awakening" includes reprises of "The Awakening" and "The Time Is Near". Similarly, "Mvt. 3: Ruin and Rebirth" reprises "A Ray of Light" and Saturn sings a brief Dark Reprise of "A Small Sparkle" at the very end as she destroys Pharaoh 90.
  • Meaningful Name: The title of the show and the final song, "Un Nouveau Voyage" ("A New Journey"), refers to the graduation of the 5 Inner Senshi actresses.
  • Post-Climax Confrontation: Saturn's defeat of Pharaoh 90.
  • Shout-Out: A visual one - during "Music of the Spheres", the Senshi strike their attack poses from the original anime.
  • Show Within a Show: Haruka's farewell concert at the beginning.
  • The Eleven O'Clock Number: "Music of the Spheres", which begins with Usagi's transformation into Super Sailor Moon and directly precedes the final battle with Pharaoh 90.
  • Villain Recruitment Song: "The Road to Infinity Academy" is one in disguise.
  • Villain Song: "The Awakening" for the Death Busters, "Chosen One" for Professor Tomoe, and "Mystic Beauty" for the Witches 5.

    Amour Eternal (Eternal Love) 
  • Adaptational Modesty: Queen Nehellenia, oddly enough. A sheer black panel covers her décolletage and upper shoulders during the show, but is missing from the promotional material and pamphlet.
  • Adapted Out: The Amazoness Quartet.
  • All Your Powers Combined: The Sailor Senshi and Tuxedo Mask combine their powers, which allows Sailor Moon to achieve her Eternal form and purify Nehellenia.
  • Alto Villainess: Subverted. Nehellenia is a soprano, whereas Queen Serenity is an alto (possibly a mezzo-soprano). Played straight with Zirconia.
  • Ambiguous Gender Identity: Tiger's Eye briefly complains that they "don't know [their] gender". Fish Eye reassures them that they'll find a gender for them.
  • Badass Pacifist: Eternal Sailor Moon uses the final attack to show Nehellenia her own inner light and purify her.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Helios as a result of taking on the world's nightmares, with a generous push from Nehellenia.
  • Climactic Music: "Amour Eternal -Speed of Light-"
  • Costume Evolution: Notable because all of the Senshi costumes (including Moon) get an upgrade consistent with their Super forms (new brooches, longer back ribbons). There is also a new border on the edges of the chest ribbons.
  • Crosscast Role: Helios and Tiger's Eye.
  • Dance Battler: nightmare!Helios.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: Tuxedo Mask in Helios' arms after returning the latter to normal. He gets better.
    • Fish Eye dies in Tiger's Eye's arms.
  • Disney Death: Par for the course in Sera Myu. Tuxedo Mask dies after returning Helios to normal, and Chibi-Usa disappears as a result. They're brought back by the power of the Silver and Golden Crystals later on.
  • Everything's Better with Sparkles: The Senshi's costumes are noticeably more sparkly than their previous iterations although Eternal Sailor Moon is more shiny than sparkly.
  • Feather Motif: Feathers feature prominently in the marketing materials, Pegasus!Helios' costume, and the debut of Eternal Sailor Moon.
  • Gratuitous French: The title, "Amour Eternal", roughly means "Eternal Love" (strangely, it uses the English "eternal" as opposed to the French "eternel").
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Tuxedo Mask takes the nightmares from Helios to return him to normal.
    • Tiger's Eye and Hawk's Eye hold Zirconia in place so that Sailor Moon can kill her.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Tuxedo Mask insists on fighting nightmare!Helios one-on-one for this purpose.
  • Image Song: "Inner Venus" for Sailor Venus.
  • Irrelevant Act Opener: The circus show at the beginning of Act 2 looks like one until the Sailor Senshi crash it and start fighting the Dead Moon Circus with their performance of "Koisuru Satellite (Loving Satellite)".
  • Lampshade Hanging:
    • Tiger's Eye talks about using female pronouns, but "playing the part of a man" as an otokoyaku (a Takarazuka performer who plays male roles).
    • When Venus sneaks into the Dead Moon Circus, one of the Lemures attacking her asks, "Who goes into battle wearing pumps, anyway?"
  • Let's Duet: "Double Encouragement".
  • Lost in Translation: There's a joke in the Amazon Trio's introductions that doesn't translate cleanly to English. Fish Eye initially refers to himself as "sakana no me" ("eye of the fish"), but gets a quick reprimand from Tiger's Eye and Hawk's Eye for not using the correct form, which is "uo no me". Uo and sakana are two readings of the kanji for "fish"; uo refers to living fish, whereas sakana refers to fish that have been fished. Could possibly serve as Foreshadowing for Fish Eye dying first.
    • The title of Fish Eye's song, "Nounai Ohanabatake (A Field of Flowers in the Brain)", is a Japanese idiom which refers to someone who is not in touch with reality (i.e. playing in a field of flowers in their mind instead).
  • Lotus-Eater Machine: Nehellenia tricks Sailor Moon into believing that her friends are all dead by trapping her in a nightmare.
  • Magic Staff: The full-size Eternal Tiare.
  • Massive Multiplayer Ensemble Number / Reprise Medley: "Shuuketsu - Yume wo Atsumaru Basho (Assemble - The Place Where Dreams Gather)"
  • Mood Whiplash: The second act opens with the Amazon Trio Breaking the Fourth Wall to interact with the audience, then swings into serious business when they realize that they have no dreams and Zirconia reveals that they are nothing more than enchanted animals. And then they go straight into a circus performance. The show must go on, indeed.
  • No Reprise, Please: Venus tries to perform her verse of "5 Women of the White Moon", but the other Inner Senshi cut her off because there isn't anyone left for her to fight.
  • The Other Darrin: Amour Eternal marks the debut of five new actresses in the roles of the Inner Senshi.
  • Pep Talk Song: "Double Encouragement"
  • Redundancy Department of Redundancy: The Amazon Trio introduce themselves as "Tiger's Eye, tora no me" ("Tiger's Eye, Eye of the Tiger"), "Hawk's Eye, taka no me" ("Hawk's Eye, eye of the hawk"), and "Fish Eye, uo no me" (take a guess).
  • Shout-Out: Helios' costume design and choreography appear to be one to Swan Lake.
    • Helios says the phrase "tsuki no hikari ni mamorareta princess ni shite senshi" ("a princess who is also a soldier, guarded by moonlight"), which is word-for-word what Helios sings in "Double Moonlight Romance", the opening number from Yume Senshi. This is unlikely to be a coincidence since Yume Senshi and Amour Eternal share a scriptwriter/director.
    • Usagi is one song about mopping away from repeating her role in Yume Senshi.
  • Show Within a Show: The Dead Moon Circus's show at the beginning of Act 2, which is interrupted by the Senshi performing "Koisuru Satellite" (technically making this a show within a show within a show).
  • Villain Love Song: "Nounai Ohanabatake (A Field of Flowers in the Brain)"
  • Villain Song: "Viva Viva Dead Moon Circus", "Yami no Sen'en - Abyss of Darkness".
  • Voice Types: Subverted in the flashback scene; Nehellenia is a soprano, whereas Queen Serenity is a mezzo-soprano (and most of her part is in the alto range anyway).

    Le Mouvement Final (The Final Movement) 

Alternative Title(s): Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Sailor Moon

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