(Source : kaleidoscopekingdoms)
Today’s featured song is La Soldier, from episode 88, The Final Battle Between Light and Darkness! Love Sworn to the Future.
Though shown in the anime during the battle between the Senshi and Death Phantom, La Soldier is actually originally from the Sailor Moon musicals (Sera Myu).
The animation of the most climactic scene of this episode is timed to the music. This effect seemed to be used a lot during the R season, and helps to make scenes more memorable as well as for the actions that occur during them to appear more significant.
The lyrics of La Soldier actually tell of the love story between Serenity and Endymion, describing love as a “mysterious battle”, and saying that the story has been repeated for a thousand years.
It also seems to speak of how love is a source of power for the Senshi. It is through this that they are able to transform and become soldiers that can protect what they love. This is very important for this scene since it is the moment when Chibiusa is first able to access the power within herself, and even though there is a risk of her dying by using the Silver Crystal, she decides to use it anyway to protect those that she loves.
Look at the adorable! Ah, I wish they were separately scanned, but look at them! These are someone’s personal photos, probably taken during a fan kansha. I found them here.
So cute <3
And the Studio Canopus artwork on that linked site is gorgeous, oh my. I love how their latest blog entry talks about listening to a Megumi Ogata CD XDXD
Ado Endou (遠藤あど), born November 6, 1973, in Chiba, Japan, was an actress and choreographer for the Sailor Moon musicals. She started in 1994 as a background dancer, and performed mostly villain characters until Mugen Gakuen - Mistress Labyrinth, when she played Centi/Hanako Hoshino. In the later years of the musicals, she became the sole choreographer.
She was the longest running Myu actress, with 739 performances. Her first performance was in Sailor Moon S - Usagi Ai no Senshi e no Michi, as a Death Nightmare, and her last in Shin Kaguya Shima Densetsu (Kaiteiban) - Marinamoon Final, as Selkie.