Following Tuesday’s post about official Sailor Moon lingerie we now have this ad from Peach John which features models wearing the clothes. For details on these items do check out the original post on the topic.
This lingerie bears a striking resemblence to SciFeyeCandy’s sexy cosplay items. I saw these at Unplugged Expo and when I first saw these new lingerie items as the similarity was immediately obvious. Some people are suggesting the designs are inspired by these though it’s impossible to tell if this is the case or if the similarity is a mere coincidence.
Peach John, a mail order lingerie company in Japan, is producing a line of official Sailor Moon panties, bras and pyjamas including costume lingerie! Yes that’s right, these are official Sailor Moon products that are currently advertised on the official Sailor Moon site. Pre-orders are now open and run until December 25th. The items will be released in February. They can be ordered through Bandai’s site.
The costume lingerie (bra set) items are certain to be a popular items. You can cosplay as Sailor Moon, Mercury, Mars, Venus or Jupiter in these less than completely show accurate outfits who’s designs are partly inspired by the original costumes with Sailor Moon’s original transformation broach appearing on her bra but with stars appearing on most chokers which is consistent with costumes from the SuperS series. The sets come with a bra and panty piece as well as a ribbon choker. These would hardly be functional under most clothing as the bows and other awkward parts would be quite cumbersome. I’m sure fans can find an appropriate time to wear such things. Each set costs 4980 yen, about $48.50 US.
Bandai and Volks will be releasing a Sailor Mercury Figuarts ZERO figure and have unveiled a prototype. This prototype isn’t painted but we can get a basic idea of what the figure will look like when it’s eventually released. No specifics have been given but based on what we already know about the Sailor Moon Figuarts ZERO figure which is set to be released in March it is a 1/8 scale figure, likely measuring roughly 22cm or 8.5″ in height and costing about 8,800 yen, some $91 US dollars. This figure will not be posable. With Mercury now revealed it stands to reason that we will be getting Sailor Mars, Jupiter and Venus Figuarts ZERO figures in time as well.
Today, December 1st, this great looking Princess Moononoke shirt featuring Sailor Moon as San and Luna as the Wolf Moro from Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke will be for sale at Shirt Punch for $10. Sailor Moon’s mask seems similar to Sailor V’s and San’s knife is replaced with Sailor Moon’s Kaleidomoon Scope.
The new release of the Sailor moon manga is finally out in Japan and with that we can get a better look at a lot of the differences with this edition. This Kanzenban or “Complete Edition” is larger than any previous release and is hard cover.
Left to right the original release, the 2003 reprint and the 2013 edition
The actual art inside is updated like the version released in Japan 10 years and ago, which had the same art as the version which was recently released in North America by Kodansha.
Today, November 30th only, TeeFury is selling this Girl Scouts inspired Sailor Scouts shirt for just $11. The name makes reference to the fact that the Sailor Guardians are referred to as Sailor Scouts in the English dub of Sailor Moon. This design is very similar to the Girl Scouts logo.
Recently the Boy Scouts of America has threatened to sue a group called the Hacker Scouts for use of the name Scouts. This has led some to wonder if they might make a similar legal threat against the new Sailor Moon anime should they continue to use the term Scouts for the new series. This existing controversy may cause the translators to avoid the term and opt for Sailor Guardians instead, though this decision may be made independent of any impending legal threats. Thanks to Andrew from our Facebook page for bringing the Scouts article to our attention.
The final English translated Sailor Moon manga by Kodansha was released yesterday. Sailor Moon Short Stories vol. 2 collects the last few stories that hadn’t been seen before. You can pick this up at your local bookstore or online retailer (including the Amazon link at the bottom of this post).
The bulk of this manga is Princess Kaguya’s Lover. This story was originally published as volume 10 of 18 in the original manga series, taking place immediately after the battle with Professor Tomoe and Mistress 9. It is the story of Luna falling in love with a human and becoming a human herself, and it was animated as the Sailor Moon S movie.
A few weeks ago at the Sailor Moon voice actor panel at Unplugged Expo Jill Frappier, known to Sailor Moon fans as the voice of Luna, mentioned that she had been doing some pottery. For fans who are interested in picking up some of her works you can check out some of her upcoming shows. There is a show this weekend, Saturday November 23rd from 8am to 4pm, at the Performing Arts Lodge in Toronto. There will also be a show December 7th and 8th from 12pm to 6pm at the Tranzac Club in Toronto.
This Sailor Nite shirt featuring silhouettes of Sailor Moon and her friends will be for sale for $12 from now until Sunday November 24th at 2pm EST at Pop Up Tee. The shirt features Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter and Sailor Venus in front of the Moon. Sailor Moon has her Kaleidomoon Scope weapon which she receives from Pegasus in Sailor Moon SuperS and the length of the ribbons on the back of the Sailor Fukus are consistent with the outfits that the Sailor Guardians don in the later half of the SuperS season.
I’m unable to read that Japanese writing due to it being low rez and my not actually reading Japanese.
This week’s newest episode of South Park, “A Song of Ass and Fire”, featured a great Sailor Moon reference as Sony’s President gives Kenny Sailor Moon’s Crisis Moon Compact, the item which she uses to transform into Super Sailor Moon in the Sailor Moon SuperS season of the anime. The President of Sony gives Kenny this item so that he can become an official Princess. He then becomes Princess Kenny who has anime eyes and can shoot rainbows from his hands. While the item isn’t exactly identical to the Crisis Moon Compact and has some qualities resembling some of her other transformation items it seems to most closely resemble this with it’s wings, crown and heart shaped crystal.