Fushigi Yūgi Stage Play at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel

© J // Washing Rice Blog

© J // Washing Rice Blog

Last Saturday a friend and I headed out to Tokyo to catch one of the last Fushigi Yūgi play showings at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel.

With Sailor Moon getting a musical revival (here and here), it was only a matter of time before another girls’ anime got one as well.  Fushigi Yūgi brings back so many great memories for me, because it’s how I connected with a group of girls that later became my best friends throughout high school.  We would pretend we were priestesses and pass around a priestess notebook that we filled with letters, drawings, and notes to one another during class.  It was silly and fun.  I still consider one of these girls to be my absolute BFF even to this day.

Here’s a short summary and review of the show, with pamphlet scans, too. 🙂

Continue reading

Sailor Moon Musical: Petite Étrangère

Last weekend I saw the Saturday evening performance of the new Sailor Moon musical with a good friend of mine.  With the last musical, La Reconquista, based on the first Sailor Moon season, it only made sense that Petite Étrangère was based on the following season, Sailor Moon R.  R is my favorite of the five seasons and I was especially excited to see my favorite character, Black Lady, take the stage!

Somehow the cast managed to top their last musical performance, which was no easy feat!  They completely knocked it out of the park!  This post contains summaries (spoilers?!) and pamphlet scans.  🙂

Continue reading