Moon Pride

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"Moon Pride"
Moon Pride CD Blu-Ray cover.jpg
CD+Blu-Ray (Sailor Moon Edition) cover
Single by Momoiro Clover Z
from the album Hakkin no Yoake
A-side "Moon Pride"
B-side
  • "Gekkō"
  • "Moon Revenge" (Momoclo Ed. only)
ReleasedJuly 30, 2014 (2014-07-30)
Genre Rock
Length16:10 (Sailor Moon Edition)
25:02 (Momoclo Edition)
Label Evil Line Records
Songwriter(s) Revo, Sumire Shirobara, Akiko Kosaka ("Moon Pride")
Momoiro Clover Z singles chronology
"Naite mo Iin Da yo"
(2014)
"Moon Pride"
(2014)
"Yume no Ukiyo ni Saite Mi na"
(2015)
Music video
Momoiro Clover Z "Moon Pride" on YouTube

"Moon Pride" (stylized as "MOON PRIDE") is the 12th single by the Japanese female idol group Momoiro Clover Z, released in Japan on July 30, 2014. [1]

Contents

Details

The single contains theme songs for the 2014 anime series Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal . ("Moon Pride" is the opening song and "Gekkō" is the ending song.) [2] [3]

"Moon Pride" was written, composed and arranged by Revo from the band Sound Horizon. [4] The guitar solos were performed by American rock musician Marty Friedman. [5]

The single was released in two versions: "Sailor Moon Edition" and "Momoclo Edition". The Sailor Moon Edition comes with a Blu-ray Disc featuring a music video. The Momoclo Edition is CD-only, but contains an additional song on it, a cover of "Moon Revenge" from Sailor Moon R: The Movie . [1] [6] [7]

The music video was directed by Yasushi Uemura, supervised by Crystal series director Munehisa Sakai and animated by Toei Animation. It consists of a montage of video clips from Crystal. In the video, viewers could see for the first time transformation sequences of three soldiers that hadn't yet appeared in the series (in the episodes that had already aired): Sailor Mars, Sailor Venus and Sailor Jupiter. [1]

The single debuted at number 3 in the Oricon Daily Singles Chart with the opening day sales in excess of 29,000 copies.

Track listing

Sailor Moon Edition (CD+Blu-ray)

CD
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Moon Pride" (MOON PRIDE)RevoRevo3:43
2."Gekkō" (月虹, "Moonbow") Sumire Shirobara Akiko Kosaka4:22
3."Moon Pride" (off vocal ver.)  3:43
4."Gekkō" (off vocal ver.)  4:22
Total length:16:10
Blu-ray Disc
No.TitleLength
1."Moon Pride" (music video) 

Momoclo Edition (CD only)

CD
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Moon Pride"  3:43
2."Gekkō"  4:22
3."Moon Revenge"Kayoko FuyumoriAkiko Kosaka4:26
4."Moon Pride" (off vocal ver.)  3:43
5."Gekkō" (off vocal ver.)  4:22
6."Moon Revenge" (off vocal ver.)  4:26
Total length:25:02

Personnel

Momoiro Clover Z

Additional musicians

Chart performance

Chart (2014)Peak
position
Oricon Daily Singles Chart [8] 2
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart [9] 3
Billboard Japan Hot Animation [10] 1

Other versions

The Cantonese pop group Super Girls released a cover of "Moon Pride" on May 3, 2016. [11]

The band Pastel*Palettes from the anime franchise BanG Dream! did a shortened cover of "Moon Pride". Arranged by Elements Garden's Ryota Tomaru, the cover was included in the game BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!. [12]

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