🌙 Sasha Banks Shares Her Sailor Moon Love
Plus some live-action Sailor Moon (PGSM) actors reunite for a new project
Heya and welcome to the latest issue of my Sailor Moon newsletter!
From the official beginning of Sailor Moon’s 30th anniversary and a PGSM quasi-reunion to Sasha Banks sporting a Sailor Moon-inspired outfit and the launch of a Sailor Moon VR video game, 2022 is definitely off to a great start!
Let’s get into it. 🌙
January saw the release of the Sailor Moon Eternal Crisis Moon Compact Proplica and Princess Kaguya’s Beloved musical Blu-ray and DVD release in Japan.
During a Women’s Royal Rumble match this past weekend, Sasha Banks, who non-wrestling fans may recognise from The Mandalorian Season 2 where she played Koska Reeves, showed off her love for Sailor Moon by dressing up in her own personal take on the Sailor Guardian’s outfit. Check out some clips here, here, and here.
Disney+ dropped the trailer for their upcoming Moon Knight TV series last month and it got a lot of Sailor Moon fans talking about the Moonlight Knight from the second season of the 90s Sailor Moon anime. While the Moon Knight character predates Sailor Moon by many years, it’ll be interesting to see if they slip in a Sailor Moon reference.
Masaya Kikawada, Joji Shibue and Miyu Sawai who played Motoki, Tuxedo Mask, and Sailor Moon in the live-action Japanese Sailor Moon TV series recently starred in a project together 19 years after the end of PGSM. This time around they’re in a Power Ranger web miniseries called Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger: The Legacy of The Master's Soul. Details for those in Japan can be found here. Some basic info for English-speaking fans can be read here.
Ayaka Komatsu (PGSM’s Sailor Venus) also made an appearance in the main Ryusoulger TV series as well.
The Australian release of Sailor Stars Complete Series Blu-ray Set is set for the 16th of February. It’s likely going to very popular for both domestic and international Sailor Moon fans so I recommend pre-ordering if you haven’t already.
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The March issue of Nakayoshi (which comes out this month) will have an exclusive Sailor Moon 30th Anniversary sticker. The issue can be pre-ordered online here.
The Totally Spies cartoon series, which was a big hit in the early 2000s with many Sailor Moon fans, is set to get a new 22-episode seventh season in 2023! One of the original English voice actors for the series who also voiced Sailor Mars in the 90s Sailor Moon series, Katie Griffin, has already expressed an interest in reprising her role.
A cute Princess Small Lady model is coming to UFO catcher/crane machines in Japan in June.
The official logo for Sailor Moon’s 30th anniversary has been officially revealed. The Sailor Moon manga turned 30 in December last year while the original anime will hit 30 in March this year. Check out the new logo below and explore previous versions here.
The special Roppongi Hills Sailor Moon exhibit from a few years ago will be returning this year. No dates have been confirmed yet.
The official Sailor Moon Eternal VR experience is now available to play on the Viveport VR platform.
A Sanrio collaboration has been announced as part of Sailor Moon's 30th anniversary. More details to come though sounds like we might get some short animated cartoons.
And finally, Sailor Moon 2022 collaborations have been confirmed for Anna Sui, Wicca, Maison de Fluer, Samantha Vega, and more.
That’s about it for this issue! Thanks again for subscribing, sharing, and supporting and have an amazing week!
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