Fan Kansha

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A Fan Kansha (ファン感謝; Thanks to Fans), often abbreviated as Fan Kan, was a special performance by the Sera Myu actors in which the actors introduced themselves and talked briefly about playing their character. A common event at a Fan Kansha was to have the actors, in their own costumes, singing the songs of other actors (for example, the Inner Senshi singing a song for the Amazon Trio). Other events included calling up audience members who were cosplaying on stage, and taking questions from the audience, a feature known as "Question Corner."[1] Videos of these events were only sold at the performances of the musical that they were promoting, although sometimes clips from the events were available on official "Guide Videos."

The musicals were supposed to finish after Sailor Moon Sailor Stars, but the fanbase for the musicals kept them going. As a result of this, the first Fan Kansha event was held in connection with the next musical, Eien Densetsu, in 1997,[2][3] and they continued until the musicals went on hiatus in 2005.

List of Fan Kansha[edit]

January 1998[edit]

This event was to promote Eien Densetsu (Kaiteiban) - The Final First Stage. A recording of the event in its entirety was never released, but clips of it are available on the special Hozonban video.

June 1998[edit]

This event was to promote Shin Densetsu Kourin. It also introduced Fumina Hara as the new Sailor Moon, and Nao Takagi, Sara Shimada, Ayano Gunji, Yukiko Miyagawa, Hiromi Sakai, Chiho Ooyama, Miyu Otani, Yuki Kamiya, and Asami Sanpei as new Sailor Senshi.

January 1999[edit]

This event was to promote Kaguya Shima Densetsu.

May 1999[edit]

This event was to promote Kaguya Shima Densetsu (Kaiteiban) Natsuyasumi! Houseki Tankentai. A recording of the entire event was never released on video.

November 1999[edit]

This event was to promote Shin / Henshin - Super Senshi e no Michi - Last Dracul Jokyoku. It introduced Miyuki Kanbe as the new Sailor Moon. A recording of the entire event was never released on video.

May 2000[edit]

This event was to promote Kessen / Transylvania no Mori - Shin Toujou! Chibi Moon wo Mamoru Senshi-tachi. A recording of the entire event was never released on video.

October 2000[edit]

This event was to promote Kessen / Transylvania no Mori (Kaiteiban) - Saikyou no Kataki Dark Cain no Nazo. It introduced Chieko Kawabe, Ayumi Murata, and Yuriko Hayashi as new Senshi actresses, and also included a special appearance by Aya Hosoda.

June 2001[edit]

This event was to promote Tanjou! Ankoku no Princess Black Lady. It introduced Marina Kuroki as the new Sailor Moon, Kenji Urai as the new Tuxedo Mask, and Ayano Sugimoto, Ayami Kakiuchi, and Noel Miyazaki as Senshi actresses.

November 2001[edit]

This event was to promote Tanjou! Ankoku no Princess Black Lady (Kaiteiban) - Wakusei Nemesis no Nazo.

May 2002[edit]

This event was to promote Mugen Gakuen - Mistress Labyrinth.

October-November 2002[edit]

This event was to promote Mugen Gakuen - Mistress Labyrinth (Kaiteiban).

April-May 2003[edit]

This event was to promote Starlights - Ryuusei Densetsu.

November 2003[edit]

This event was to promote Kakyuu-Ouhi Kourin - The Second Stage Final.

April-May 2004[edit]

This event was to promote Shin Kaguya Shima Densetsu.

November 2004[edit]

This event was to promote Shin Kaguya Shima Densetsu (Kaiteiban) - Marinamoon Final.

References[edit]

  1. eternal.legend - Terms
  2. eternal.legend - General Trivia
  3. eternal.legend - Fan Kansha Events