Indian-American singer-songwriter, actress and music recording artist Nishi has announced her support to the producers of the highly anticipated independent American movie 'Sailor Moon'. Nishi's original song 'Story', a haunting piano love ballad, will be featured in this new film, a brand new re-telling of the original Japanese story by author and manga artist Naoko Takeuchi.
Sailor Moon, an iconic super heroine that introduced American television viewers to the world of Japanese anime and manga in the 1990's, was a highly successful and popular comic book and television series, which launched into live-action stage and television serials. Sailor Moon is the story of a young girl who learns she is fated to be a soldier of destiny and is the reincarnation of the Moon Princess, Serenity. Together, she and her friends and her true love, the reincarnated Prince Endymion, fight to save the Earth and the Universe from evil.
Nishi, an Indian-American singer/songwriter and actress who resides in New York, came to learn of the production through friends who referred her to the film. Nishi was formerly the creator and webmaster of UsagiandMamoru.com, a large and popular web domain devoted to the Sailor Moon series that carried the original Japanese translations. Fandom based, the site generated over ten thousand visits a month until Nishi, who was pursuing careers as a singer and actress, closed the site in 2009. With a resurgence of interest in Sailor Moon in Japan, whose original publisher Kodansha has re-released the series to the American market, and episodes airing again in both Japan and Italy, Nishi plans to bring back the website and has lent her musical support to the producers of the independent Sailor Moon movie.
Featured at the beginning of the Sailor Moon film, 'Story' is a song about love and loss found on Nishi's first EP CD from 2005, and which is to be re-produced for Nishi's new pop album in 2012. Producers of the film state the first fifteen minutes of the feature film are being produced as a short film and focus on the relationship between Princess Serenity and Prince Endymion.
Nishi's song 'Story', producer and director Elana A. Mugdan says, "is especially fitting as the only two main characters we are introduced to in this short time are Bunny and Darien (the reincarnated Princess Serenity and Prince Endymion), and so the song [reflects] the mood we wanted to portray in the beginning of the film."
An award-winning director, producer and screenwriter, Elana Mugdan is a New York City native whose most recent feature film, "Director's Cut", screened in ten festivals and won multiple awards including the prestigious Indie Spirit Award at the New Hope Film Festival. 'Director's Cut' has been signed with producers in Los Angeles for upcoming distribution and similar interest is being generated for the new Sailor Moon movie.
The film stars Avery Danielle as Sailor Moon, and Nick Uhas as Prince Endymion and is expected to be released November 2011.
Nishi's song 'Story' is not available for purchase until February 2012 but readers may listen to a sample of the song from her first album on her website, NishiMusic.com. Nishi is currently promoting her new dance single 'Release Me' which is available on iTunes and the upcoming launch of her new dance EP, 'Master of My Fate.' Nishi is also an actress who performs in New York City theater and acts for film and television. Nishi will next be seen in the feature horror film 'Sid's Paralysis' by award-winning Pakistani and British American director Babar Ahmed set to be released December 2011 and will star Off-Broadway in a new musical Angels, Giants, Monsters.
More information about the Sailor Moon movie and the artist Nishi are isavailable at http://www.facebook.com/SailorMoonTheMovie and http://www.nishimusic.com