Sailor Stars Super Live Show (Rock n' Rock) Guide
The Asaka event was not the only live event done to promote Sailor Stars (Kaiteiban). A similar event, also called the Sailor Stars Super Live Show, was done from December 1-2, 1996, at a place called "Rock n' Rock" in Asakusa, a downtown area of Tokyo. Again, this wasn't officially released on video, but a fan filmed it and Texmexium uploaded it. Ooyama Anza (Moon), Morino Ayako (Mercury), Kotani Misako (Mars), some Venus actress I couldn't hear the name of, a new Jupiter actress (possibly Saitou Emika), Kimura Sanae (Uranus), Fuji Miyuki (Neptune), Saitou Rei (Pluto), Takeda Keiko (Saturn), Mochizuki Yuuta (Tuxedo Kamen), Kasahara Ryuuji (Tiger's Eye, though he first shows up as Tuxedo Kamen), Ono Hikari (Hawk's Eye), and Kimura Tae (Fish Eye) all appear in this event.
This is a much longer event than the last one, with a lot more singing involved. This event, among other things, introduced the new Jupiter for the winter myu. It may also have been the last time myu fans in Japan saw Fuji Miyuki as Neptune, since Tahara Hiroko replaced her in Sailor Stars (Kaiteiban), and the name the Neptune actress says here in her introduction does not sound like "Tahara Hiroko." (Edit: It is Fuji Miyuki, according to the SuperS K program. Thanks to Ruth of Seramyushop.com for this tidbit!)
While this event does include several myu songs (as well as TWO performances of "Moonlight Densetsu"!), towards the middle it basically becomes a j-pop revue, with various actresses singing different j-pop songs. Thanks to user comments on the videos, some Googling, and me recognizing one song from downloading it a while ago, I was able to identify all but two of the songs, though I wasn't as lucky figuring out who sang them at this event, so bear with me.
Another highlight of this event is that Tomizawa Michie, the voice actress for Mars in the anime, makes a surprise appearance! She comes out dressed as Rei too, which is awesome. Nehelenia (Ishikawa Kaori) also randomly appears at the beginning.
Oh one more thing before the recap - during the event, you see stagehands in the background quite a bit, moving away tables, mikes, and so on. I think that's the first time I've seen that, even during a fankan!
So the event starts out with a performance of "Usagi Circus Show Time," complete with Kasahara Ryuuji's "It's showtime" intro. This is performed by all the senshi except Saturn. Then afterwards all the girls introduce themselves and talk. Then the Outers leave and the five Inners sing "Moonlight Densetsu," complete with all the dance moves that apparently the myu people made up for this song since you only seem to see them when the myu actors perform this song.
Then the Outers return and sing "Fukkatsu! Crisis Yurusumaji." I almost thought this would be a Sanae solo since only Kimura Sanae appeared at first, but eventually Neptune and Pluto appear as well. When they finish, they introduce Saturn and Takeda Keiko comes out to sing Saturn's theme "To a Brand-New World." Keiko-chan then introduces herself. As she is talking, a male voice is heard and Saturn asks who it is. Tuxedo Kamen's theme begins to play and Tuxedo Kamen appears. He makes a speech and then starts singing "Tuxedo Loyal." At the end of the song, we realize there are TWO Tuxedo Kamens on stage. What is that about?
However, through a "change of clothes" henshin (proving that Mamoru's "throw on clothes with flair" Tuxedo Kamen transformation from PGSM is nothing new), the first of the Tuxedo Kamens is revealed to be Kasahara Ryuuji, who changes from Tuxedo Kamen to Tiger's Eye. Then the other Tuxedo Kamen leaves and Tiger's Eye is joined by Hawk's Eye and Fish Eye. They perform "Amazon kara Circus dan ga Yatte Kita," the Amazon Trio's theme song. Then Fish Eye promptly waves goodbye and leaves, leaving just Tiger's Eye and Hawk's Eye on stage. Tuxedo Kamen (most likely Mochizuki Yuuta) reappears, and Hawk's Eye is revealed to be Ono Hikari, who introduces herself.
The Amazon Trio part ends and we transition to what appears to be a Question Corner, complete with a long table, but the main difference is that the actresses are now out of costume, which never happens during the fankan Question Corners. The Question Corner goes on for quite some time, with each cast member being allowed to answer one or two questions apiece. At the end, a very tall Rei, in full miko costume, runs on stage looking for her "ojii-chan" (grandfather). It is revealed later that this is Tomizawa Michie, and she greets the audience, finishing by doing Sailor Moon's "oshiokiyo" line.
After this, the sort of "j-pop revue" part of the event starts, which lasts till near the end of the event. It begins with Anza singing "Body Feels Exit," the debut solo single for Namie Amuro, a very popular j-pop artist, which was released the year before. The dancing, tune, and even Anza's outfit are very similar to "Knockin' Down Hesitation" (which makes one wonder if the song was inspired by Namie-san's). This is followed by some unidentified song by a girl in a sweater and a big necklace.
Next comes an appropriate song for the time of year, "Winter Song" by the band Dreams Come True (this was the song I recognized from downloading it before). It is sung in English, as the original song (released in '93 as the opening to the film Sleepless in Seattle!) was. Again, it's difficult to tell who's performing it, since I don't really recognize the actresses here by sight since they're not in costume (except Anza). Then the Venus actress (easily identifiable by her big hat) comes on and sings some unidentified song. Then some other person sits down at a piano and sings a very pretty song, which I identified (by Google searching the lyrics) as Maki Ohguro's song "La La La," which like the Namie Amuro song from earlier was also released in 1995.
Sanae takes the stage to sing a upbeat dance number, "Feel Like Dance," the debut single by a band named Globe that had debuted in 1995. She is followed by a rather surprising performance - Saitou Rei performing the song "Cabaret" from the musical of that name, complete in cabaret-style dress. Very unlike Rei-san, but interesting (and she sings it quite well). Anza and Morino then return, in different outfits than before, and sing the song "Just Combination" by MOMO. The interesting thing here is that Anza and Morino are MOMO. MOMO is a duo-group the two of them were in as a side-project of Sakurakko Club. So it is interesting seeing them perform their own song live (particularly as the single, released in 1993, didn't even chart on Oricon, Japan's version of the Billboard charts).
Anza and Morino's song ends the "j-pop revue" part of the event, and the girls all gather again. Then Anza says they have a present for the audience, which appears to be cake. This is followed by some wishing of congrats to some people. Then the girls leave and Tomizawa Michie (I think) is shown talking to the host, and Mochizuki-san's voice is heard at some point. At the end of this dialogue, mikes are set up in the background, and the girls come back out to sing an a capella version of "Moonlight Densetsu" (in its TV length) in semi-darkness. It actually sounds and looks pretty neat. After this, the girls all say goodbye to the audience. "La Soldier" starts playing then after they leave.
This was an interesting event, especially with all the j-pop. Thanks to whoever filmed this!
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Location of Rock n' Rock found thanks to Google Translate and Tokyo Five.
Some info for "j-pop revue" part from Wikipedia. MOMO info from JPop Stop Wiki.
Pictures screencapped by me from some Texmexium YouTube clips & cleaned up in Adobe Fireworks CS4. Please don't steal!