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The Sailor Moon musicals.

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 (Bandai) 
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 recorded and released on home video. The term kaiteiban used below refers to 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. Based on the promotional material, it also marked the musical debut of the other Super Sailor Soldiers.
  6. Sailor Moon S - Henshin - Super Senshi e no Michi (Kaiteiban) (1995 Spring Special): The revised version of the above musical. This show also was not recorded, and there is little to no information about what changed between the Winter and Spring productions.
  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 Nehalennia 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 farewell to most of the original cast.

Second Stage

Fumina Hara, Miyuki Kanbe and Marina Kuroki star as Sailor Moon. The second stage ends with the retirement of lead choreographer Akiko Yanagi, the death of lyricist Kayoko Fuyumori, and a production of the Sailor Stars arc.

  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 additional 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. This is the start of a new, multi-show story arc which pits our 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 debut of the Amazoness Quartet.
  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): The conclusion of the Dracul Arc, and Miyuki Kanbe's last musical as Sailor Moon.
  8. Tanjou! Ankoku no Princess Black Lady (Birth! Black Lady, Princess of Darkness) (2001 Summer Special): Marina Kuroki's debut as Sailor Moon. The first stage adaptation of the Black Moon arc, which incorporates the rest of the Outer Senshi (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 and special musical performances featuring previous stars of the musicals. As the title implies, this comemorates 10 years of musicals and the show contains loads of CallBacks and Shout Outs 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): A 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 and the end of the Bandai musicals as a whole.

    Nelke Musicals 
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 (Nelke Planning), 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, starring Satomi Okubo as Sailor Moon. Adaptation of the first story arc (Dark Kingdom).
  • 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).

In 2018, another musical run began coinciding with the franchise's 25th anniversary, this time with the idols of Nogizaka46 as the leads covering the Dark Kingdom arc. This run is split into two main casts: Team Moon (with Mizuki Yamashita as Sailor Moon) and Team Star (with Sayuri Inoue as Sailor Moon).

  • Musical "Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon" (Spring-Fall 2018): The first of the Nogizaka46 runs.
  • Musical "Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon" (Spring 2024): The third official installment, this time starring the fifth generation Nogizaka members.

In 2021, a musical adaptation of the side story Kaguya-hime no Koibito (Princess Kaguya's Beloved) was performed. This production featured a separate cast from the Nogizaka musicals, with Riko Tanaka starring as Sailor Moon. It was originally scheduled for 2019, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.
    • Inverted in the case of Uranus, Neptune, and Saturn in Black Lady.
    • Exaggerated 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: One of the most common ways to pull off Sailor Moon's transformations, especially from one form to another. Eagle-eyed viewers may be able to spot when the switch is made during the recordings.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Happens a lot, mainly 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 Manneguin, Daimon Gondola, and Space Knight technically - 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, the first few musicals until SuperS (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.
    • Averted by the first five Nelke musicals.
  • 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. And if the interview post La Reconquista is to be taken at face value, the casting of Yuuga led to the entire concept of an all-women Myu in the first place - initially, producers wanted an actor to play Mamoru as usual. Then, someone suggested casting Yuuga, and history was made.
  • 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 have an image song together).
  • Innocent Soprano: Played straight with the Purity Personified Princess Kakyuu, inverted with Queen Beryl, Lilith, and Mistress 9, who are all villainous sopranos.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Musical: Well, obviously...
  • 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.
  • The Remake: Several of the musicals are remakes of previous musicals.
  • Show Within a Show: Happens a lot. They're noted below in the musicals they appear in.
  • 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).
  • 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.

    Gaiden - Dark Kingdom Fukkatsu Hen (Side Story: Dark Kingdom Revival Chapter) 
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Luna and Artemis have never been included in a stage adaptation since Gaiden.
  • Crucified Hero Shot: Tuxedo Mask during "Yami Koso Utsukushii (Darkness Is So Beautiful)".
  • The Eleven O'Clock Number: "Sailor War"
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": High School Students A, B, and C. They're actually Jadeite, Zoisite, and Nephrite, respectively.
  • Flashback: "Waltz ni Koi wo Nosete (Love on a Waltz)" takes place in a flashback to Endymion and Serenity's relationship during the Silver Millennium.
  • Girl Group: The actresses playing the original five senshi were all in a pop group called Sakurakko Club.
  • Sue Donym: No points for guessing that Saitou Kun is really Kunzite.
  • Villain Love Song: "Saikyou no Couple Gundan (The Strongest Couple Squad)"
  • Villain Song: "Yami koso Utsukushii"
  • Wardrobe Malfunction: In the VHS recording of the show, Sailor Moon's glove can be seen falling down to her wrist during "La Soldier".

    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.
  • The Eleven O'Clock Number: "Sailor War '94", in which the seven Senshi unite to defeat the Death Busters.
  • 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 shows.
  • 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.
  • 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 own Kaiteiban.
  • Villain Song: "Talisman wo Sagase (Search for the Talismans!)", "Muma no Odori (Nightmares' Dance)"

    Sailor Moon SuperS - 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. After the Sailor Team-sans are defeated by Galaixia, the half dead Sailors Mars, Mercury, and in some versions Uranus, sing their fairwells to Usagi, stating that as her protectors, this is their job and their lives already sacrifed to begin with. Usagi counters that she can only be herself because everyone is there with her, Only for Galaixa to return and finish the stragglers off as Mercury states they'll live on Usagi's heart. Sailor Pluto hangs on long enough to tell her Princess that without her she would have been alone forever and unloved, and even if the team dies, the Sailor Team's collective love for Usagi and her love for them will live on, only for Usagi to counter even though they loved her she still acted like a spoiled brat to them. After Pluto collapses, Usagi, walking in the dark comes upon the entire team's corpses, lets out an ear piercing Skyward Scream, questioning why, before transforming in blood red lighting.
  • 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.
  • Death Song: "Sorezore no Elegy."
  • Distant Duet: "Lonely Distance".
  • Easter Egg: Some of the solos in "Sailor Busters" use melodies from previous shows, like "Dream Yume wa Ookiku" (S) and "To a Brand-New World" (SuperS).
    • Similarly, in "Sailor War Supreme", the Inner Senshi sing a verse using the melody to "La Moon" and the Outer Senshi reference every song of theirs in the melody and/or lyrics.
  • 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.
  • Jidaigeki: 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.
    • The Kaiteiban has a completely different story in this part. It's still Jidai Geki, but everything else is radically different, so if you're watching them and have begun to feel inclined to skip some of the originals and just watch the revisions: don't skip this one!
  • 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.
  • Lost in Translation: During "Sailor Busters", the Inner Senshi figure out that Hotaru is the mysterious sixth member of their investigation because she has a "glowing butt" (actually a flashlight). This is a play on her name, which means "firefly" in Japanese.
    • In the same song, Minako (imitating Rei), recites a mantra of the Chinese names of constellations.
  • 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.
  • Palette Swap: Sailor Buttress wears a black version of Galaxia's outfit.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: This musical directly addresses the Ascended Fanon of Pluto's unrequited love for King Endymion in "Onna no Ronsou (The Women's Dispute)", where it's compared with Queen Beryl's thwarted love for him. Technically, Usagi's love for Mamoru also goes unrequited during the course of the story because he's dead for most of the show.
  • 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 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)". Downplayed as an action number however. While it's the final battle with Chaos after Galaxia and her minons are defeated, Chaos's real form is.... a carved stone slab. The Outer senshi point their weapons at it threatingly at the start of the number but the Sailor Team and Starlights spend most of the number spent standing in place. Before the final verse Sailor Moon gathers everyone's power with "Silver Moon Crystal Eternal Power" before the Sailor Team and Starlights do a combonation attack of "Sailor Cosmos Attack" causing Chaos to scream and be lifted off stage.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ham-to-Ham Combat: Yuuta Mochizuki (Tuxedo Mask) and Ryuuji Kasahara (Kyaosu) in their Senshuuraku ad-lib scene.
  • 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.
  • Innocent Soprano: Princess Kakyuu is an operatic soprano of the Purity Personified variety.
  • "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.
  • The Quincy Punk: Who'd imagine that Chaos himself is basically one of these. No, really.
  • 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" starts with the verse from "Oitsumerarete" and adds a chorus very similar to the chorus from "Orleans no Sei Senshi".
  • Redemption Equals Death: Queen Beryl.
  • The Remake: Of Sailor Stars, but with Queen Beryl resurrected to do Galaxia's dirty work.
  • Sue Donym: Saitou Kun (Kunzite), Saitou Izou (Zoisite), and Kyaosu (Chaos). Subtle.
  • 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.

    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 and Shitenou are nowhere to be found, instead replaced with the Amazon Trio.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Tuxedo Mask and King Endymion. They're both puppets created by Galaxia. Since Tuxedo Mask died after his Star Seed was taken, King Endymion ceased to exist as well.
    • The Inner Senshi after the quiz show.
  • Climactic Music: "La Soldier"
  • Distant Duet: "Shadow on My Sweet Memories".
  • Eject the Loser: Usagi is lowered into the floor with every wrong answer she gives during the game show. This turns out to be a good thing, since it's a trap.
  • Face–Heel Turn: The Inner Senshi are brainwashed into serving Galaxia during the quiz show. Subverted when they attack Galaxia, revealing that they were only playing along.
  • Heel–Face Turn: The Amazon Trio choose to defy Galaxia and fight alongside Sailor Moon. So does Beryl after Galaxia reveals her manipulation.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Beryl gives her life to destroy the Endymion puppet.
  • Last-Second Word Swap: Tiger's Eye almost gives away that the Amazon Trio are the game show hosts, so he turns the syllables following "ama" into "amateur dance team".
  • Lost in Translation: Usagi's incorrect answers to the first two questions in the quiz show are slightly altered versions of the correct answers. "Jazz" is based on mishearing one of several tongue twisters in the question, and "tengoku to castella (heaven and Castella)" is "tengoku to jigoku (Heaven and Hell, the Japanese name for The Cancan Song)".
  • Rearrange the Song: "Amazon Trio no Yume Sagashi (The Amazon Trio's Search for Dreams)" is a shorter version of "Dead Moon no Kuroi Yume (The Dead Moon's Black Dream)" from SuperS with different lyrics.
    • "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!
  • Redemption Equals Death: Queen Beryl goes out fighting Galaxia's minions and even admits that she can't hate Sailor Moon anymore.
  • Show Within a Show: A quiz show in Act 2.
  • Undesirable Prize: The prize for winning the game show is...your very own set of Galactica bracelets!
  • 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: At the beginning of "LINK", an elaborate kimono is pulled off of Usagi to reveal Eternal Sailor Moon right at a phrase that means "the mystery was revealed".
  • Chekhov's Gun: A three-in-one 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.
  • 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.
  • In the Name of the Moon: During the first Senshuuraku (featured in the omake video), Dark Plasman ad libs the line "In the name of Coatl, I will punish you!"
  • 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 to sacrifice herself.
  • 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.
  • Lost in Translation: There's a blink-and-you'll-miss-it instance in "Onna Kaizoku no Sakusen (The Female Pirate's Strategy)". In the last chorus, the pirates use the word "yacchimae" when talking about carrying out their plan to steal the Silver Crystal. It's a contracted, casual variant of the commanding form of "shiteshimau". On its face, it means "to do", but the -teshimau ending implies that they view the action negatively (i.e. they have some reservations about what they're doing). It's a subtle indication that they're not quite as antagonistic as their attempt to steal the Silver Crystal might suggest.
  • Mix-and-Match Weapon: Loof Merrow's shotgun-sword-family heirloom-thing. Also known as a 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.
  • The Power of Love: "And Believe in All" is all about it.
  • Reprise Medley: Loof Merrow and Dark Plasman's first sung parts in "Arashi no Naka no Zenshousen (Skirmish in a Storm)" are reprises of their previous songs.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Loof Merrow is the only female pirate.
  • 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. note 
  • 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 and her compatriots, Cern, Serpen, and Kraken, are all named after sea creatures. Merrow is the Irish folklore equivalent of a mermaid or sea fairy; Cirein-Croin is a giant Scottish sea creature, and the other two are self-explanatory. Shin Kaguya Shima Densetsu adds Selkie, creatures from Scottish mythology who can shapeshifter between seal and human forms. The cats, Mick, Cook, and Hook, are named after sea captains.
  • 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 the First Stage ‘’Sailor Moon S’’ musicals 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.
  • Call-Back: During the Senshuuraku performance, Hidemasa Edo directly referenced the Breaking the Fourth Wall line from Ai no Senshi e no Michi.
  • 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.
  • 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) 
  • Adapted Out: The Kaiteiban swaps Elizabeth Bathory for Madame de Brinvilliers.
  • Badass Cape: Bloody Dracul Vampir continues the family tradition. Hers is longer than her father's, to boot.
  • The Bible: In the Kaiteiban, it's revealed that Cain wrote it to get himself killed.
  • 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.
  • Cain: Dark Cain is the biblical Cain as a spirit possessing Sailor Astarte and later a homunculus made for him.
  • Cape Swish: Given the main antagonists are vampires, them doing this isn't surprising, but half the dance choreography for Vampir's song "All of You Shall Die" is either her or Le Fey doing these. The Latter even starts before Vampir takes the stage.
  • 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)". Inverted because the song brings the two parties (Chibi-Usa and the Quartet) together.
  • 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 to break the curse on the Senshi that she turned into vampires. 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 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 that 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.
  • Let's Duet: "Mitsumeteite yo (Watch Over Me)"
  • 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. "Koi no Senshi ja Irarenai (Can't Just Be Soldiers of Love)" also gets a minor alteration in the 21st Century version from the Kaiteiban.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Vampir is on one following her father's death.
  • "Setting Off" Song: "Set Me Free ~Hitomi wa Sora e~ (Eyes to the Sky)"
  • The Song Before the Storm: "We'll Be the Last Victory".
  • Staking the Loved One: The Sailor Senshi have to fight and kill the vampire!Senshi.
  • Updated Re-release: "Saikyou no Kataki Dark Cain no Nazo (The Mystery of Dark Cain, the Ultimate Enemy)", which contains some major plot changes to set up the final installment and introduces the titular Big Bad.
  • Villain Song: "All of You Shall Die", "Ankoku no Madonna (Dark Madonna)", "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.

    Last Dracul Saishuu Shou - Chou Wakusei Death Vulcan no Fuuin (Last Dracul Final Chapter - The Seal of the Super-Planet Death Vulcan) 
  • 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.
  • Killed Offscreen: Sheba Shingetsu Astarte, probably. Vulcan implies that she didn't survive after Dark Cain was removed from her body.
  • Large Ham: Death Vulcan. Just look at his dance moves!
  • The Man Behind the Man: The Nightmares were the ones who orchestrated the entire arc in order to erase the "mistakes" on 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! We Won't Forgive a Crisis)" is "Fukkatsu! Crisis Yurusumaji!" from Super S musical with different lyrics as well as the addition of Sailor Saturn to the vocals. (She did not participate in the previous version as she was the crisis being sung about)
  • Villain Song: "Ankoku no Sonnet (Dark Sonnet)"

    Tanjou! 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Theme Twin Naming: Aaron and Manna are biblical names.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    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.
  • 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:
    • Harsh! Saint Cry!! (Re-arrange) is a a variation on the original and the only one used in all future appearances. While the lyrics are the same the whole song was given a heavy Latin salsa-y feel with the addition of a guitar and a few lyrics ("Harsh! Harsh! Uranus!" and Harsh! Harsh! Neptune!") are moved to the background vocals instead and the backup vocals during the song's climax are no longer just Saturn and Pluto (Who aren't actually here for this version) but the entire on-stage cast or background vocals leading to a more dramatic and noticeable effect.
    • "Isei Nottori Keikaku (Plan to Conquer the Foreign Star)" is "Talisman wo Sagase (Search for the Talismans!)" from the First Stage S musicals with updated instrumentation and different lyrics.
    • "Usagi to Yonin no Zureru Omoi (Usagi and Her Four Friends' Conflicting Feelings)" is "Tabidachi (Departing)" from the First Stage S musicals with different lyrics.
  • 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).

    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.
  • The Eleven O'Clock Number: "Get Across the Moon"
  • 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.
  • Sue Donym: J.Taitou/Jadeite joins in on the super subtle naming action.
  • 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 "flower"y, 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.
  • 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.
  • Pimped-Out Cape: Queen Beryl gets a shiny silver-on-black cape for the final battle.
  • Paint It Black: An interestinig twist on this as the charcters involved are already villians. When Queen Beryl and Sailor Galaxia change into Super Beryl and Sailor Chaos respectively, they gain new black costumes (though Beyrl's is totally diffrent). The rest of Shadow Galactica also somehow gain new black costumes at this time as well, though everyone's hair stays it's orginal color and is largely the only thing left of their orginal color schemes.
  • 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.
  • 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. Also not officially considered a proper kaiteiban, being given a wholly new name.

    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. They gain another compatriot in Selkie, the four together play a more important role in the story's inciting incident, and they are given more character development. 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 (Pure Narcissism)"
  • 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.
  • The Eleven O'Clock Number: "Yatto Aeta Ne" (At Last, We Met) in the original, "Haha no Ketsumyaku" in the Kaiteiban.
  • 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.
  • Funny Background Event: In the first Senshuuraku, Dark Plasman, his minions, and the kittens sneak in and start doing a goofy dance during the pirates' song.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Show Within a Show: The performance of "Toraware no Artuka".
  • 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.
  • Artifact Title: Tuxedo Mask doesn't wear a mask, probably to facilitate Yuuga Yamato's winking and other expressions.
  • 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)"
  • Dark Reprise: "Kakugo (Resolve)" reprises the melody of "We Are the Pretty Guardians." Sailor Mercury dies mid-sentence, also leaving that melody unresolved.
  • 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.
  • The Eleven O'Clock Number: "Kakugo (Resolve)", when the Inner Senshi sacrifice their lives so that Sailor Moon can awaken to defeat Metalia.
  • Flash Back: The beginning of Act 2, including "Tsuki to Chikyuu (Moon and Earth)."
    • Doubles as a Flash Back Echo when Zoisite is killed for trying to inform the Senshi of the Shitennou's betrayal.
  • Dying as Yourself: Once Kunzite, Nephrite, and Jadeite are snapped out of Queen Beryl's brainwashing and regain their memories, they sacrifice themselves to kill Queen Beryl to atone for their wrongs.
  • Foreshadowing: In "Negai (Wish)," Mamoru asks Usagi what she would do if he wasn't there, or if he turned against her. By the end of Act 1, he's been kidnapped and brainwashed to serve the Dark Kingdom.
  • "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.
  • Hypnotize the Captive: Mamoru/Endymion, by the end of Act 1.
  • 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".
  • Meaningful Echo: Beryl and Endymion make virtually the same speech upon their first appearances in the show.
    • A bit of the song "Negai (Wish)" from Act 1 literally echoes in Act 2 as Sailor Moon remembers Mamoru's words, which give her the courage to strike down a brainwashed Endymion with the holy sword.
  • 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 of Zoisite's crystal.
  • Shipper on Deck: Both Serenity and Endymion ship Zoisite/Mercury.
  • Show Within a Show: The Pandemic Four's performance of "Erosion Boy" at the video game show is a show within a show within a show.
  • Special Effect Failure: Sailor Moon stabbing herself with the holy sword is...not particularly convincing. YMMV on how unintentionally funny it is.
  • Villain Song: "Fukkatsu! Higeki no Joou (Revival! Queen of Tragedy)".
  • The Voice: Queen Metalia.

    Petite Etrangere (Little Stranger) 
  • Age-Appropriate Angst: Chibi-Usa is 900 years old but looks significantly younger because she inexplicably stopped growing, she is teased by other kids for her lack of special powers, the Black Moon Clan attacks her mother right in front of her, and her parents and their protectors are all incapacitated following the assault on Crystal Tokyo. She's dealing with a lot.
  • 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).
  • Call-Back: Just before her verse in "5 Women of the White Moon," Sailor Mercury gets excited that she gets to sing this time.
  • Climactic Music: "Ai no Starshine (Starshine of Love)"
  • Dark Reprise: "Abracadabra" gets a chilling one at the end of Act 1 as Wiseman lures Chibi-Usa into the darkness.
  • Death Glare: Usagi and Mamoru direct this at Black Lady during "Not Loneliness".
  • Defusing The Tykebomb: Moon attempts this with "Last Wish", but fails. Pluto succeeds 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).
  • The Eleven O'Clock Number: "Not Loneliness". Pluto manages to get through to Black Lady as she dies, leading to Chibi-Usa finally awakening as Sailor Chibi-Moon.
  • 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 and replaced 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, culminating in him straddling and kissing her.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: "Last Wish" is an unsuccessful attempt by Moon.
  • Image Song: "Chronos Guardian (Who Goes There?)" for Sailor Pluto.
  • Involuntary Dance: Demand uses his power 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 his obsession with Serenity and the Silver Crystal threatened to derail Saphir's plans.
  • 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 is this to Demand by replacing him with a Droid.
  • 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 something is wrong with the members of Esmeraude's dance team because one of them calls her "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 controlling 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 at some unspecified point.
  • The Runt at the End: When Rubeus introduces the 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.
  • 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 Silver Crystals and attempting to touch them together.
  • Show Within a Show: The school festival performances of "Eye Candy" and "We Are Your Nemesis".
  • 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.
  • Self-Soothing Song: "Abracadabra" for Chibi-Usa.
  • Show Within a Show: The school festival performances.
  • Sinister Tango Music: "Junpaku no Megami (Pure White Goddess)".
  • Villain Recruitment Song: Wiseman uses "Abracadabra (Dark Reprise)" to bring Chibi-Usa under his thrall.
  • Villain Love Song: "Junpaku no Megami (Pure White Goddess)"
  • 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.
  • Voice of the Legion: Wiseman and Death Phantom.
  • The Woobie: Chibi-Usa, and how.

    Un Nouveau Voyage (A New Journey) 
  • Adaptational Backstory Change: Haruka is a racer-turned-idol singer who is retiring early to carry out her mission as Sailor Uranus.
  • Adaptational Modesty: Mistress 9's outfit is significantly more modest than its anime, manga, and Mistress Labyrinth incarnations. Her top has a higher neck (in stark contrast to anime!Mistress 9's Navel-Deep Neckline), includes full length lace sleeves, and 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.
  • Backstabbing the Alpha Bitch: The other Witches 4 try doing this to Cyprine.
  • 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.
  • Blatant Lies: Eudial, Mimet, Tellu and Viluy introduce themselves as “Witches 4”, claiming “the other one” is just a temp.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall:
    • At one point, Usagi says that she hopes the producers will renew the actress' contracts.
    • While strolling around the Senshi with a cup of coffee, Mamoru turns to the audience and remarks, "It only gets quiet when they eat, huh?"
  • 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".
  • Creepy Child: Hotaru whenever Mistress 9 is influencing her, especially at the end of Act 1.
  • Creepy Monotone: Hotaru speaks in this shortly before Mistress 9 snatches Chibi-Usa's Silver Crystal and awakens.
  • 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"
  • 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.
  • 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 Silver Crystal 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. Naturally, 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.
  • Mythology Gag: Venus disguises herself as Moon, in a sequence lifted from the 90s Anime. This time around, the Witches aren’t fooled for long.
  • Post-Climax Confrontation: Saturn's defeat of Pharaoh 90.
  • Show Within a Show: Haruka's farewell concert at the beginning.
  • 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 (which is a reprise of "The Awakening"), 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. This was not an element of her outfit in the anime or manga.
  • Adapted Out: The Amazoness Quartet.
  • 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 rather than destroy 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.
  • Creepy Ballet: nightmare!Helios' movements maintain their balletic style but are jerky and off-kilter.
  • Crosscast Role: Helios and Tiger's Eye.
  • Dance Battler: nightmare!Helios.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: Tuxedo Mask in Helios' arms and Fish Eye 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.
  • Feather Motif: Feathers feature prominently in the marketing materials, Pegasus!Helios' costume, and the debut of Eternal Sailor Moon.
  • Frilly Upgrade: All of the Sailor Senshi have new glittery bows and beaded accents on their Super outfits, and Eternal Sailor Moon gets an amazing set of wings.
  • 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 gives his life to return Helios 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 "playing the part of a man" as an otokoyaku - a Takarazuka Revue performer who plays male roles. The character is portrayed by former otokoyaku Ando Chihiro (whose stage name was Hyuuga Ran).
    • 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 that Fish Eye will die 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.
  • 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).
  • 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," resulting in 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".

    Le Mouvement Final (The Final Movement) 
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: The Animamates (especially Sailor Aluminum Seiren) are portrayed more sympathetically than their manga incarnations. Sailor Iron Mouse and Sailor Tin Nyanko have moments of camaraderie and eventually give up on fighting the Sailor Senshi. Aluminum Seiren's loyalty to Galaxia also wavers after seeing the consequences of Iron Mouse and Tin Nyanko's Heel–Face Turn.
  • Adapted Out: Subverted at long last for Sailor Cosmos (played by previous Sailor Moon actress Satomi Ookubo, no less). Played straight with the Sailor Quartet (who previously appeared in ‘’Transylvania’’ and Sailor Heavy Metal Papillon (who previously appeared in Starlights and Kakyuu-Ouhi Kourin. Also Sailors Phi, Chi, Lethe and Mnemosyne, all of whom had their roles in the story passed onto someone else, see Composite Character below for more.
  • Alto Villainess: Just about all of Shadow Galactica, but Galaxia's part sits at the lower end of the alto range.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Galaxia performs "Galaxia's Ambition" while walking through the house.
  • Composite Character: Sailors Lead Crow and Aluminum Seiren take on Sailors Lethe and Mnemosyne's roles as the gatekeepers to Galaxia's palace. Sailor Saturn also takes on the roles of the Sailor Quartet by accompanying Chibi-Moon to help Sailor Moon.
    • Galaxia takes over Sailors Chi and Phi’s roles by meeting the heroes at the palace and killing Kakyuu.
  • Fairytale Wedding Dress: Usagi’s.
  • Gratuitous French: Par for the course, the title, "Le Mouvement Final", means "The Final Movement".
  • Image Song: "Wandering Stars" for the Three Lights/Sailor Starlights, "Chibi Chibi" for Chibi-Chibi, "Celestial Born" (previously one section of a song in Amour Eternal) for the Outer Senshi.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Chibi-Moon as of "My Guiding Light".
  • Villain Song: "Legend of the Dictator" for Shadow Galactica, "Crow and Seiren", "Galaxia's Ambition" for Galaxia, and "The Soldier Who Lost Hope" for the Galactica Senshi.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Haruka is not impressed by Seiya, to say the least.
  • Wedding Finale: The final scene is Usagi and Mamoru's wedding. This is the only musical that shows their wedding.

    Kaguya-hime no Koibito (Princess Kaguya's Beloved) 
  • Christmas Episode: The story takes place over several days leading up to Christmas Day.
  • Climactic Music: "The Starry Heavens"
  • Innocent Soprano: Princess Snow Kaguya is a subversion. Female villains in the Nelke musicals usually sing in lower registers; Princess Snow Kaguya is the only one to sing in a higher register.
  • Let's Duet: Act 2 starts with Himeko singing "Enkaku Ryokou (Distant Travels)" as a solo number. Its reprise is a duet for Himeko and Kakeru.
  • Small Start, Big Finish: "The Starry Heavens" starts off with Luna singing the first verse with no accompaniment. The Sailor Guardians gradually join in and continue the song without accompaniment. The music kicks in when Sailor Moon transforms into Super Sailor Moon, and the Sailor Guardians sing the song in full.

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