There have now been two classical CDs released for Sailor Moon, both performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. The first CD was released in 2017 with a second one following in 2018.
Both had live performances that were recorded into these CDs, which has allowed those of us who were unable to attend enjoy the music! These CDs have made it possible to live through the performances, even if just a little.
Both CDs cover many of the famous themes and songs found in both the original Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal. Although the second CD had some of the same songs as the first one, I found each CD to be its own work of art. Each CD is beautiful inside and out and would make a wonderful addition to any Sailor Moon collection.
I honestly love the classical take on these classic themes and think other Sailor Moon fans will as well (if they haven’t already purchased them). I even think that anyone who just loves classical or instrumental music will enjoy these, even if you’re not a Sailor Moon fan.
The best comparison between the two, I think, is that the first album has all the opening and ending songs, whereas the second album has more insert songs. They both have a blend of both openings, endings and insert songs, but I find the first to have more “classic” Sailor Moon, and the second to have those extra songs from character albums or inserted songs from the anime.
I personally don’t have a preference between either CD—I love classical music a lot, so I really enjoy both. ^^ I was very excited when I first heard of the concerts and glad they made them into CDs so that we could experience the Classical Sailor Moon ourselves. But I think some of my favorite pieces from these albums would be:
- プリンセス・ムーン (Princess Moon)
- 乙女のポリシー (Otome no Policy)
- ウラヌス&ネプチューン メドレー (Uranus & Neptune Melody)
- タキシード・ミラージュ (Tuxedo Mirage)
- セーラースターソング (Sailor Stars Song)
- I am セーラームーン (I am Sailor Moon)
- ムーンライト伝説 (ピアノVer.)～タキシード・ミラージュ (Moonlight Legend (Piano ver.) ~ Tuxedo Mirage)
- セーラースターライツ出現 (Sailor Starlights Appearance)
- スリーライツメドレー (Three Lights Melody)
- セーラースターソング (Sailor Stars Song (this one is different from the first album))
Overall, both albums are beautiful works of art that can be appreciated for many years to come! I linked both CDs below, if you’d like to purchase them yourself!