Heya and welcome to the latest issue of my Sailor Moon newsletter! There’s some pretty big Sailor Moon news this week so let’s dive right in!
The Return of Sailor Moon The Super Live
Sailor Moon The Super Live, the Japanese spin-off of the Japan-based musicals for American fans, is returning to New York for a special performance at the Japan Parade event in Central Park on the 14th of May.
The performance will likely just consist of a couple of songs but it’s definitely a must-see for any Sailor Moon fans who can make it to the event. This is also an incredibly good sign that more Sailor Moon musicals are planned for outside of Japan, at least as far as the USA is concerned anyway.
Sailor Moon Anime Full-Season Blu-ray Box Sets Announced
This week, Viz announced the first full-season Blu-ray box set for the first season of the 90s Sailor Moon anime for the USA region.
This set essentially contains the two previously released Part 1 and Part 2 releases in one convenient package. The content appears to be the same as the previous releases so this set is mostly for those who missed out on those or who simply want the first season of the Sailor Moon anime in one collection.
Like Viz’s previous releases, this set contains the original Japanese language version with and without English subtitles and the new English dub made by Viz. It’s also Blu-ray only. Pre-orders are now live here.
It’s currently expected to come out on the 14th of June.
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Other Sailor Moon News
While the Sailor Moon The Super Live and 90s anime box set announcements are definitely the biggest news this week, there’s still some more Sailor Moon happenings worth mentioning.
The Sydney Royal Easter Show, which runs from the 8th to the 19th of April in Australia, will have an official Sailor Moon showbag available for sale.
Fortnite’s Chapter 3 Season 2 Battle Pass launched last week and it includes a character called Tsuki 2.0 that’s heavily inspired by Sailor Moon with its hairstyle, schoolgirl outfit, and name which literally means Moon in Japanese. I took some screenshots of its various appearances here. On a related note, all funds raise by Battle Pass purchases before the 3rd of April will be donated to organizations supporting Ukraine.
Crunchyroll is begining to phase out its free ad-supported membership tier.
A preview of new official Sailor Moon merch being sold at Universal Studios Japan from next month has been released.
The May issue of the With Japanese magazine will come with several Sailor Moon stickers and an exclusive interview with Sailor Moon creator, Naoko Takeuchi. Pre-orders available while supplies last here.
Love these new Sailor Moon cork coasters.
A new episode of Fighter4Luv’s DiC-style Sailor Moon anime fansub has been released!
I know it’s early, but there’s a new official Sailor Moon Christmas stocking that’s now available.
That’s about it for major Sailor Moon news this week! In other news, the 2022 Sailor Moon Schedule has been updated for some more release dates, I’ve now enabled reaction emoji to the Telegram feed, and I’ve been uploading even more videos to my new channel on Odysee. Have really enjoyed going through these old YouTube videos, some of which I made over 11 years ago! 😱
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