🌙 New Sailor Moon Manga Cover, 90s Anime 30th Anniversary, and More
The 90s Sailor Moon anime turns 30 as the franchise powers on with more events and merchandise
Hey there and welcome to the latest issue of my Sailor Moon newsletter.
This is a pretty big month for Sailor Moon as the 90s anime series just celebrated its 30th anniversary a few days ago on the 7th of March. Kind of crazy how quickly time flies. I legit had to double and triple-check that I had the maths right but it is in fact correct.
It is worth noting though that this anniversary is for the premiere of the first episode of the anime in Japan, not the English version which debuted internationally a few years later.
In some personal news, I’ve begun the process of copying the Moonkitty.NET YouTube channel over to Odysee, a new cloud-based video site that I’m really into right now. I’ve been surprised by the number of Moonies that are already on Odysee and the Fighter4Luv Fandubs even joined just a few days ago.
If you’re tired of getting content flagged and censored on YouTube, give Odysee a go. (Yes, some new videos are on the way.)
And now on with the latest Sailor Moon news!
The first volume of the Sailor Moon: Naoko Takeuchi Collection manga release has been delayed from the 5th of April to the 3rd of May. The dates for Volumes 2 through 4 remain unchanged. You can see the full release schedule in my special 2022 Sailor Moon Dates newsletter.
The fifth volume of the Sailor Moon: Naoko Takeuchi Collection is now locked in for release on the 6th of December later this year and its cover art (see top image) has also been revealed. You can pre-order Sailor Moon: Naoko Takeuchi Collection Volume 5 here.
While pre-orders for the Japan release of Tamashii Nations Sailor Chibi/Mini Moon Figuarts (Animation Color Edition) may have sold out, the pre-orders for the identical USA release have now opened.
USA pre-orders have also now opened for the Tamashii Nations Eternal Sailor Moon Figuarts figure which is set for release in November.
If you’re new to Figuarts, make sure to check out the various cool official accessories that can add special effects, attacks, and locations to your new anime figures.
Some Sailor Moon Eternal and classic 90s Sailor Moon schedule books for 2023 have been revealed. They’ll be available to purchase later this year.
Some Sailor Moon Easter merch has been announced for sale in official Sailor Moon Store locations in Japan in April.
I love this new official Sailor Moon cap available at Hot Topic and Target.
I recently finished watching all of American Dad on Disney+ and spotted a Sailor Moon reference in American Dad S16E7. Always love when shows drop some Sailor Moon love.
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Pre-orders for the Rukappu Super Sailor Moon and Super Sailor Mini/Chibi Moon are now live. These cute figures are designed to sit on a desk or table so that their eyes are always watching you. Cute or creepy? You decide.
Someone redid the classic Sailor Moon transformation in the style of PlayStation 1 graphics. Pretty cool.
Japanese voice actor, Toshiya Ueda, unfortunately passed away in February at the age of 88. He voiced the gardener in the first season of Sailor Moon, Owl in Kingdom Hearts II, and Splinter in the Japanese dub of TMNT.
Jennifer Cihi, the singing voice of Sailor Moon from the 90s English version, is holding a special event for fans in May. Details here.
Emilie-Claire Barlow, the second voice of Sailor Mars and Sailor Venus in the 90s English version of the Sailor Moon anime, can now be summoned via Amazon Alexa for those in the USA. Pretty cool.
There’s a really comprehensive article from Nippon.com about the legacy of the Sailor Moon franchise after 30 years of popularity. Worth a read.
That’s about it for this week! Thanks again for reading, subscribing, and sharing and don’t forget to check out Odysee if you’re looking for a new video platform. I’m seriously really loving it.
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