This classic 1960s’ Japanese song inspired the tune for Moonlight Densetsu. The title translates to “Goodbye at the End of the Dance”. Performed by Baishou Chieko.
This song was used as Yuuichiro’s (Chad’s) plaintive image song in Sailor Moon S Episode 99. Azusa Nigou was performed by a 1970’s J-idol duo called “Kariudo”. Originally released on as an EP record single, an updated version was released years later as a http://www.otokichi.com/cgi-bin/en/detail.cgi?artist_id=1459&original_id=4814&target=%5bj%2dartist%5dk&start=0CD single. The MP3 sounds a little different from the version in the episode (notably the chorus). The updated version of the song may be the one used in Sailor Moon. Credits: information, links to the singles, and lyrics romanization provided by Izak. I don’t know any more about it, as someone sent me the MP3 long ago.
Voice Actress Releases
- Kaze ni Naru (Becoming the Wind)
- Shiokaze ni Nosete (Through the Sea Breeze)
- Moonlight Densetsu – remixed cover from her album “Animegu” (submitted by Lindsey L.)
- Lyrics available at this Ogata Megumi Lyrics page.
Haruka/Uranus’ voice actress released two unofficial Sailor Uranus songs which both sound very “Haruka”. Kaze ni Naru is a sound-alike to Initial U, the Sailor Stars single for Sailor Uranus performed by another singer. The other is Shiokaze ni Nosete, a softer love ballad. Megumi said this song is dedicated to a “green-haired girl”. She wrote the lyrics to both songs herself. Kaze ni Naru is available on the album MO. Shiokaze ni Nosete is available on both MO and Aitai (which also has Kaze ni Naritai). A live version of Shiokaze ni Nosete is on the album Live [em:ou] Concert Tour 1998. Credits: tracks and background information provided by Karen.
Hotaru/Saturn never received an image song despite her pivotal role in the series. Here are two songs by her voice actress that provide a glimpse of what might have been.These two songs were donated by Kourtney.
Ami/Mercury’s voice actress released a cover version of Moonlight Densetsu on her 1997 album Marching Aya. The album’s theme was that of a school sports day, and each song was based on a certain part of the day.
PARA PARA MAX
ISHIDA Yoko (Otome no Policy, Ai no Senshi, Suki to Itte) produced a series of Para Para MAX albums which remix popular anime songs to the driving beat of the “Para Para” dance craze. Her complete discography is listed on her official fan site Club Sweets. The Japanese albums can be purchased at CD Japan and the three U.S. editions (which have different track line-ups) from Right Stuf (vol 1, vol 2, vol 3) along with the Live in Concert DVD
- Para Para Max 1 – Otome no Policy (available on U.S. edition 2)
- Para Para Max 5 – Sailor Star Song (available on U.S. edition 2)
- Para Para Bishoujo Max – I am Sailor Moon
The following were all submitted by visitors for your enjoyment – thanks everyone! (Note: I am no longer taking submissions of remixes and covers.)
- Super Anime Remix – Moonlight Densetsu
Submitted by Bunny
- Gal Trance Party – Moonlight Densetsu – by j-pop artist Sifow
Submitted by Bunny
- Moonlight Densetsu (Anipara Club Version)
Submitted by Stacy Martinez
- Moonlight Tango
Submitted by Rammar
- Moonlight Densetsu – by the “Tokyo Brass Style” band
Submitted by Mippa
- Moonlight Densetsu – by momo-i and instrumental version
These are 8bit Nintendo (Famicom) covers of Moonlight Densetsu performed by Haruko Momoi from the album Famison 8BIT.
- Moonlight Densetsu – by Kaori Asoh
Submitted by a fan who purchased a CD called “The Legends of Heroine” which contained remixes of theme songs from various shoujo shows. There is some random English speech interspersed through the bridges.
- Moonlight Densetsu ANIMETAL Remix
According to the Animetal Wikipedia page they were “a Japanese novelty heavy metal band who specialized in metal covers of theme songs from classic and modern Japanese anime and tokusatsu television series.”
- Moonlight Densetsu Animetoonz Remix by Kikuko Inoue
- Otome no Policy by Nakagawa Shouko
From Shokotan*Cover ~Anime Song ni Koi wo Shite~. Submitted by Mimmu-chan
- Moonlight Densetsu P+Nuts Remix
From “Anime Speed”, an anime DDR-mixes CD
- Moonlight Densetsu by Sho Hayami
Sho Hayami’s Wikipedia page. Submitted by Lindsey L.
- Moonlight Densetsu performed by Hello! Project members Inaba Atsuko and Satoda Mai on the show Uta Doki! ~Pop Classics~
Submitted by Raquel P.
- Moonlight Densetsu by Nana Kitade
Submitted by Jessica S.