Theatre / Sera Myu
aka: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon

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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 of adapting the work -- originally a manga, later an anime -- into a musical.

And thus, one fateful day in August 11, 1993, right between the first two seasons of the popular anime, the very first musical hits 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 up to 2005 before hitting a "short hiatus". And this isn't counting whatever related content, such as Behind The Scenes fare, also got released.

The first set of musicals — A collection of 29 seasonal Musical Specials that ran for over 800 performances, started by being 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 all got adapted. Multiple times, in fact (but 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 musical eleven 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, or re-adapting 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 actually Generation, resulting in 4 fan "Stages" and 3 offical) The bold italics marks musicals that were never recorded, thus not released on home video. Some terminology: Kaiteiban is the revised edition of a musical.

First Stage

Stars Anza Ohyama as the first Sailor Moon.

  1. Sailor Moon - Gaiden Dark Kingdom Fukkatsu Hen (Side Story - Dark Kingdom Revival Chapter) (1993 Summer Special): The start of it all. 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): All that remains from it are promotional pamphlets and such things. Last musical with Luna and Artemis, who are essentially slapped with Chuck Cunningham Syndrome — They're never mentioned or referenced in subsequent musicals. First revised version of a musical. A few changes in the plot, such as the DD Girls being present and one song about Summer changed for, well, a song about Winter.
  3. Sailor Moon - Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Super Spring Festival (1994 Spring Special): Part of a bigger Sailor Moon event, also 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): Very loose adaptation of the events of the third season of the anime. Debut of Chibiusa and her alterego Sailor Chibi Moon, as well as Sailors Uranus and Neptune. Sailor Pluto only appears as a cameo of sorts. (Played by Jupiter's actress in shadow holding a Garnet Rod)
  5. Sailor Moon S - Henshin - Super Senshi e no Michi (Transformation - The Road to Being a Super Senshi) (1995 Winter Special): Judging by promotional material, it would've marked the debut of the other Super Sailor Soldiers. Debut of Super Sailor Moon and the first direct appearance of Sailor Pluto.
  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): 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): As the title implies, the debut of Hotaru's Sailor Soldier form: Sailor Saturn. Also, the debut of Eternal Sailor Moon.
  9. Sailor Moon SuperS - Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon SuperS Special Musical Show (1996 Early Summer Special): Last musical that wasn't released. Similar plot to the last two.
  10. Sailor Moon Sailor Stars (1996 Summer Special): Debut of the Sailor Starlights, and notable in that 3/5 of the Sailor Animamates are were left out in favor of new characters (Only Iron Mouse and Tin Nyanko appear alongside new additions of Pewter Fox and Titanium Kerokko (and Sailor Theta in the Kaiteiban). Sailor Buttress, Shadow Bee, Shadow Mantis, Shadow Bug, and MC Fly also join in as non-Animamate additions.)
  11. Sailor Moon Sailor Stars (Kaiteiban) (1997 Winter Special)
  12. Eien Densetsu'' (Eternal Legend) (1997 Summer Special): Somewhat similar plot to the last two, with the added twist of Sailor Galaxia reviving Queen Beryl to do Galaxia's dirty work. First appearance of Princess Kakyuu 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 because of 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 the fact it also features their own version of the Sailor Stars arc (thus, the end) as well as the graduation of every senshi that started in the first musical of the stage.

  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. Debut of Fumina Hara as Sailor Moon.
  2. Kaguya Shima Densetsu (Legend of Kaguya Island) (1999 Spring Special): The first story featuring a completely original plot, not based on previous material of the franchise. Sailor Moon and company end stranded in a mysterious island after being set a trap by the new enemies and attacked by what turned out to be the other good guys of the story. Who are a pirate princess welding an sword-key-gun and her band of bumbling pirate robots, fighting against the personification of a comet on a collision course with Earth.
  3. Kaguya Shima Densetsu (Kaiteiban) Natsuyasumi! Houseki Tankentai (Summer Vacation! Jewel Expedition) (1999 Summer Special): The revised version of the above, with 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): The debut of Miyuki Kanbe as Sailor Moon. The start of the Dracul Arc, which pits our heroines and heroes against various mythical European monsters, most notably among them, Dracula (or Dracul as he is called here). Is also something of a reinterpretation of the previous Sailor Moon S musical, but with vampires.
  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: First musical with Marina Kuroki as the lead. An adaptation of the Black Moon Arc/Sailor Moon R, which had yet to be adapted for the stage up until that point. Notable for including the Outer Soldiers (Uranus, Neptune and Saturn, Pluto was in the original) when they weren't in it in either the anime or manga due to the story arc predating their creation.
  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): Notable for being in two parts — First the musical proper, and then a talk show featuring previous stars of the musical. As the title implies, this comemorates 10 years of musicals.
  11. Mugen Gakuen - Mistress Labyrinth (Infinity Academy - Mistress Labyrinth) (2002 Summer Special): Another 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): Based on the Stars Arc. It incorporates some elements of Eien Densetsu (most notably, the inclusion of Queen Beryl) while also including some elements previously exclusive to the manga, like the presence of Sailor Heavy Metal Papillon or the Shitennou being brainwashed servants of Endymion.
  14. Kakyuu-Ouhi Kourin - The Second Stage Final (Advent of Princess Kakyuu) (2004 Winter Special): Revised version of the above. Notable for having some large plot diversions, unlike most other kaiteiban.

Third Stage

Only features two musicals before going on hiatus (which means it technically never ended, or at least not properly, which is why the last musical is called the "Marinamoon Final" and not "The Third Stage Final" — it's the end of Marina's run in the musicals as Sailor Moon.

  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.

  • La Reconquista (The Reconquest) (Fall 2013): The debut of this brand new line of musicals. It adapts the first story arc (Dark Kingdom). Satomi Ookubo's first musical 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 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.

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 are left out simply due 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 as (they're usually not defeated until the final battle). The musicals tend to make their own changes that expand the story as well. For example, the future Outer Senshi join the present day Inner Senshi during the Crystal Tokyo sections of Black Lady. Since the original story arc was written before their creation (aside from Pluto), this version includes them and gives them something to do.
  • Aliens Speaking English: Well, speaking Japanese with the obligatory Gratuitous English sprinkled through.
  • All Musicals Are Adaptations: Combines 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 music 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.
  • TheBible: The writers seem to love referencing it and/or using names from it, especially during the Dracul Arc.
  • 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 Kagyua Island and Dracul musicals qualify, since those are original stories.
  • Car Fu: Now with mopeds!
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Loof Merrow and Bloody Dracul Vampir. Funnily enough, both are played by the same actress.
  • 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 Super S ones (since said musicals use clips from the previous ones for flashbacks); and the Dracul Trilogy is both a single story and 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.
  • Crosscast Role: Most notably Prince Demand and Saphir (both played by women) and the shitennou (played by women in several musicals, including the longest running Neptune as Jadeite).
    • The current musicals are performed by all-female Takarazuka 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.
  • Dark Reprise:
    • Orleans no Sei Senshi ~Uranus - Neptune no Uragiri~ (Holy Soldiers of Orleans ~Uranus and Neptune's Betrayal~), as an example.
    • Petite Étrangère gives us "Abracadabra", with two back-to-back Dark Reprises, one sweet and melancholy, the other downright terrifying.
    • Un Nouveau Voyage gives a snippet of Hotaru's part in "A Small Sparkle" a brief, but even darker reprise at the end of "Piano Arrangement, Movement 3".
  • Death Is Cheap: The amount of times people die and come back to life is quite staggering.
  • Demonic Possession:
    • In the very first play, Haruna-sensei. In the Second Stage musicals, Sheba Shingetsu Astarte
    • Also played straight and inverted in the case of Hotaru. The straight example is obviously Mistress 9 from the source material in the Mugen Gakuen Musicals, but the inversion is in Kaguya Shima Densetsu. A benevolent spirit (of sorts, the spirit part that is) named Kon borrows Hotaru's body briefly to speak with Sailor Moon and later again borrows it while she's in Senshi form to lend Sailor Moon its power. The being in question is actually a collection of the memories and spirits of stars that were destroyed by musical's villain and is more than willing to help Sailor Moon end said villain's trail of destruction. Hotaru herself doesn't comment much on the possession, and the Senshi as a whole see Kon's aid as a boon.
  • Deus ex Machina: But surprisingly it's not always Sailor Moon in the musicals, especially in later musicals.
  • 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.
  • 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 HIKARI ONO!!
  • Last of His Kind: The Starlights, Loof Merrow, The Hoshinos, Bloody Dracul Vampir...
  • 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 musicals ended each major character has one or more. And 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): Sailor Crystals, Pure Heart Crystals, and the Silver Crystal.
  • Magic Wand: Most of them make an appearance. But given that it's nearly half Sailor Moon's size, the Cutie Moon Rod from the first musical might also count as a Bigger Stick.
  • Mauve Shirt: Several supporting characters throughout the plays are this, especially characters exclusive to the musicals.
  • Professional Wrestling: Plays a major role in Ai no Sanctuary.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • For similar reasons, Astarte's first name could be either "Shiva" or "Sheba" (given the heavy use of biblical names in the Dracul musicals, "Sheba" is more likely, but there is no known official spelling).
  • 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 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.

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    Sailor Moon S - Usagi - Ai no Senshi e no Michi/Henshin - Super Senshi e no Michi 
  • 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 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 (Leaving)", 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)", "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 exclusive song in later musicals.
  • 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... 

    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".
  • Canon Foreigner: Sailor Pewter Fox, Sailor Titanium Kerokko, Sailor Buttress, Shadow Bee, Shadow Bug, Shadow Mantis, Sailor Theta (in the Kaiteiban), and MC Fly.
  • Climactic Music: "La Moon", changed to "Solar Miracle Make Up!" in the kaiteiban.
  • Frame-Up: Rei.
  • 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 "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 ~Resurrection is a Sign of Tragedy~)" features the chorus of "Fukkatsu! Crisis Yurusumaji" from the Super S 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: "Galaxia no Dokusai (Galaxia's Dictatorship)".

    Eien Densetsu 
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 ridiculously funny 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 logo (in real life, Bandai sponsored the musical specials). 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 is, much to Queen Beryl's delight. In truth, the real one is dead and he's just 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 (Being Cornered)" were all cut from the Kaiteiban.
  • 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 ([1] 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" 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 (Being Cornered)" 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.
  • Sue Donym: Saitou Kun (Kunzite) and Saitou Izou (Zoisite). 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 
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 Irritation~)" 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 
  • 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 remanants 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.
  • 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.
  • Enemy Mine: The pirate trio's reasoning for helping Setsuna in the original.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: Moreso in the Kaiteiban, which includes Neo-Queen Serenity and Small Lady in their dresses, as well as Loof Merrow in full princess getup during "Minna Dareka ni Aisarete".
  • 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 since Neo-Queen Serenity is a Lethal Chef.
  • 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 (Everyone Is Loved By Someone)" 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's existence was part of the reason that Kaguya Island remained uninhabited for so many years. This time around, it makes the Senshi weak with illness (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 Inside the 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.
  • 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 a song 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~ 
Note: Due to shared source material, tropes introduced in Ai no Senshi/Super Senshi e no Michi will not be duplicated here.

    Kessen - Transylvania no Mori - Shin Toujou! Chibi-Usa wo Mamoru Senshi-Tachi 
  • Big Bad: Revealed to be Dark Cain.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: While the Senshi and Sheba are lost in 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 in the original. She goes from normal to Super, then normal, then Super again, and finally Eternal. This is fixed in the Kaiteiban.
  • Counter-Earth: A planet called Vulcan is said to be 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 Dreaming Forest's Dream of Dreams)".
  • Funny Back Ground Event: Minako dances with a wok during "Honoo no Messenger" 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 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, well, Sailor Mercury.
  • Lesbian Vampire: Vampir seems to enjoy playing with Uranus... before turning her into a vampire.
  • Let's Duet: "Mitsumeteite yo (Watch Over Me)"
  • Long Title: "Decisive Battle - Transylvania Forest - New Appearance! The Guardians Who Protect Chibi-Usa"
  • 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, "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 Are 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 is literally before the climax.
  • 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)".
  • Woman in White: Lilith near the end of the show.

    Last Dracul Saishuu Shou - Chou Wakusei Death Vulcan no Fuuin 
  • 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 is the holy power to continue living.
  • 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 (Present 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 (Sonnet of Darkness)"

    Toujou! Ankoku no Princess Black Lady 
  • 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".
  • 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 Mana are named after things in The Bible.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: Part of Demand's Motive Rant in Act 2. He and the Black Moon Clan consider the immortality given 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 
  • 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 Dark Kingdom Fukkatsu Hen 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 obviously a remix of the original "Sailor War", though the only difference is the vocal arrangement.
    • "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 
  • 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 (Can't Just Be Soldiers of Love)", replaced by "Pinky Typhoon" in the kaiteiban.
  • Corpsing: Urai Kenji (Tuxedo Mask) cracked up during a skit with Yukimura Yoshiya in the Fan Kansha event.
  • Funny Background Event: Shintarou asks Mimete for directions during "Harsh! Saint Cry!!".
  • Irrelevant Act Opener: "Usagi Love Magic"
  • Let's Duet: "Usagi Love Magic", "Destined Couple".
  • 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" 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 
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)"
  • Palette Swap: Galaxia changes into 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 different words, and "Yami Koso Utsukushii ~Galaxia no Sakui~ (Darkness Is So Beautiful ~Galaxia's Intent~)" is the original Yami Koso Utsukushii nearly unaltered, but has Galaxia singing an entirely different set of lyrics alongside Beryl's in the later half about how Beryl better be worth the trouble or Galaxia will dispose of her.
  • Reprise Medley: "What For!? Shinjitsu no Kajitsu (The Fruit of Truth)" is a more straightforward example, reprising "Get Across The Moon", "A Shooting Star Light", "By Heaven! Kami Nomi zo Shiru", 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 copy of the book 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 
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 is back.
  • Call Back: When Usagi is fantasizing about flirting with Seiya, she sings some of Seiya's part in "Lonely Distance" 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.
  • Milestone Celebration: This production celebrated the 777th Sera Myu performance (which was the performance released on home video).
  • 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 Metalias Toujou (The Jewel Metalias 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, and "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 (Flower of Resistance)" 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 the fandom as separate from its predecessor.

    Shin Kaguya Shima Densetsu 
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" looks like it was heavily influenced by traditional Thai and Indonesian dress and dance.
  • Irrelevant Act Opener: "Chikyuu Iro wa 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 (Captured 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 
  • Boy Band: The Pandemic 4, A.K.A. the Shitennou. They use the '90s boy band appeal 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.
  • "I Am" Song: "Line Up! 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).
  • 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 Beryl's henchwoman mocks her for "Wearing the same dress for 20 years".
  • Massive Multiplayer Ensemble Number: "La Reconquista"
  • Nothing Personal: Nephrite says it when he stabs Zoisite in the back.
  • Pocket Protector: When Zoisite dies, his body turns into a small crystal, which Queen Beryl gives to Endymion. Endymion later survives being slashed with the Holy Sword because Zoisite's crystal deflects the blade away from 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 4'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 (Readiness)", in which the Inner Senshi sacrifice their lives so that Sailor Moon can awaken to defeat Metalia.

    Petite Etrangere 
  • 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.
  • 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"
  • 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 as she's dying in "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).
  • 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 "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" for Sailor Pluto.
  • Involuntary Dance: Demand uses his powers to force Usagi to dance during "Pure White Goddess".
  • 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.
  • Psycho Rangers: The team of Droid Senshi.
  • 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.
  • 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. And in a plot twist, Saphir to Demand by way of replacing Demand 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. Coming onto stage last, it's shorter than any of the other senshi or Droids, flails about erratically when it moves, and behaves generally immature when facing off against Sailor Moon.
  • The Woobie: Chibi-Usa, and how.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: Prince Demand discovers that he's actually a Droid created by Saphir.
  • 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: "Pure White Goddess"
  • Villain Song: "Codename: Replay Operation" for the Black Moon Clan, "Pure White Goddess" for Demand, "When Black Lady Sings" (take a guess), and "Dark Madness" for Saphir.

    Un Nouveau Voyage 
  • Adapted Out: Ptilol, Cyprine's twin, does not make an appearance in this show.
  • Bilingual Bonus: "Un Nouveau Voyage" is French for "a new journey", referencing the graduation of the five Inner Senshi at the end of the show's run.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: At one point, Usagi jokingly says she hopes the producers will renew the actress' contracts.
  • Climactic Music: "Music of the Spheres", which begins with Usagi's transformation into Super Sailor Moon. Also, basically every movement 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.
  • Determinator: Super Sailor Moon during the final battle with Pharaoh 90.
  • Distant Duet: "A Small Sparkle"
  • Flowery Insults: At the beginning of "Confrontation of Planets", Neptune calls the Inner Senshi what roughly translates to "know-nothing young ladies". She's using keigo (polite/formal Japanese) when she does so; in any less polite Japanese, the phrase would easily become "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.
  • Image Song: "Eye of the Storm" for Uranus and Neptune.
  • Massive Multiplayer Ensemble Number / Reprise Medley: "Piano Arrangement Mvt. 2: Awakening" includes reprises of "The Awakening" and "The Time Is Near". Similarly, "Mvt. 3: Decline and Rebirth" reprises "A Beam 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: "Piano Arrangement, Mvt. 3: Decline and Rebirth"
  • 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 
  • Adapted Out: As of the release of the cast list, it does not appear as though the Amazoness Quartet have been included.
  • Crosscast Role: Helios and Tiger's Eye.

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

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