The pre-order for Bandai’s Sailor Mars S. H. Figuarts figure has been available on Amazon for a few weeks now but I didn’t get a chance to post about it but that’s okay because it’s a pre-order! The figure won’t be released in North American until January 15th. You can get the figure a bit earlier if you import it from Japan but be prepared to pay for it in shipping! The figure is out on December 31st in Japan so you won’t be getting it that much sooner, as compared to other figures. You can pre-order it from sites like JList, CD Japan, YesAsia or Amazon Japan.
Can’t wait to get a figure? The Sailor Moon figure is actually out and you can get it now from Amazon! It’s been out for a while in Japan and has just been released in North America. Many fans have already gotten their figures (mine is still in the mail) but if you didn’t pre-order it you can order it now and it will ship right away. Sailor Mercury is also available for pre-order from Amazon for a December 15th release date. If you’re impatient you can import the toy from sites like CD Japan or Amazon Japan and it will ship on October 31st.
We also now finally have colour pictures of the Sailor Venus figure, previously seen only as a prototype, and the Sailor Jupiter figure which we hadn’t seen before. Check out this group shot from the S. H. Figuarts Sailor Moon site.
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Toby Proctor, who voiced Tuxedo Mask for the majority of the first two seasons of Sailor Moon, will be joining many others at Unplugged Expo in Toronto October 26th and 27th. Here’s a video where he announced his appearance.
Toby Proctor joins tons of other voice actors from the English dub of Sailor Moon who have already been confirmed to be attending such as Stephanie Morgenstern, the voice of Sailor Venus, Katie Griffin, the voice of Sailor Mars, Susan Roman, the voice of Sailor Jupiter, Terri Hawkes, the voice of Sailor Moon, Jill Frappier, the voice of Luna, Ron Rubin, the voice of Artemis, Roland Parliament, the voice of Melvin, Julie Lemieux, the voice of Serena’s brother Sammy and John Stocker, voice director.
Will there be any more guests announced before next month’s convention? Does it matter? Why don’t you have your tickets yet?
If you’re a fan of Toby Proctor check out our interview with him from Fan Expo last month.
The hard working folks over at Miss Dream bring us a subtitled version of the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon La Reconquista musical which just played in Japan. The musical was streamed online via Niconico video for some of the shows and from this streamed version an English translation was put together. You can download it from Miss Dream’s Sailor Moon La Reconquista site.
The video is over two and a half hours so grab yourself some popcorn, pocky or whatever strikes your fancy and enjoy the show! We’ll be sure to have a review for you in the coming days.
On the Miss Dream web site you can also find the soundtrack, audio versions of all the songs from the musical, as well as a translation of the pamphlet which was sold at the show.
Last month at Fan Expo 2013 in Toronto I was lucky enough to catch up with Toby Proctor, the voice of Tuxedo Mask, for this interview.
Toby Proctor voiced Darien and Tuxedo Mask for most of the first two season of the English dub. He also voiced his other identities the Moonlight Night and Prince Darien.
Thanks to Toby Proctor for doing this interview. This was the third interview done at Fan Expo this year. Please check out the 20th Anniversary Cast Reunion Panel and interviews with Susan Roman, the voice of Sailor Jupiter and Linda Ballantyne, the voice of Sailor Moon.
A post was made this morning to Moonkitty’s Facebook page stating that a new Moon Stick was spotted at the Sailor Moon La Reconquista musical which is currently playing in Japan. It was clear that no photographs are allowed. Is a video a photograph? Because someone got a video! Check that out!
The case has the Tamashii Nations logo on it, so it stands to reason that they will be releasing the toy. The design of this Moon Stick seems consistent with that of the original toy from the 1992 anime meaning that this is either yet another toy for the original anime or, assuming it’s something from the new 2014 Sailor Moon anime, this would indicate that the design of the Moon Stick will be unchanged. I’d be inclined to say it’s more likely just based on the original design.
Jill Frappier, known to Sailor Moon fans as the voice of Luna the cat, will be at the Unplugged Expo
convention in Toronto this coming October 26th and 27th. Check out this video where she announces her appearance.
The ever growing list of Sailor Moon voices at this convention is quite impressive as Jill Frappier joins fellow feline Ron Rubin, the voice of Artemis, Stephanie Morgenstern, the voice of Sailor Venus, Katie Griffin, the voice of Sailor Mars, Susan Roman, the voice of Sailor Jupiter, Terri Hawkes, the voice of Sailor Moon, Roland Parliament, the voice of Melvin, Julie Lemieux, the voice of Serena’s brother Sammy and John Stocker, voice director.
It’s gearing up to be a great weekend. I hope to see you there!
This great looking “Before the Storm” shirt is for sale today at The Yetee. As with most of these shirt a day sites it will be for sale for 24 hours only starting at 1am EST September 16th. This is one of many in the collection of art nouveau style Sailor Moon shirts by Eriphyle. We have previously posted about her Sailor Moon, Sailor Mars and Sailor Venus shirts. The writing on this shirt “Avant la tempête” is French for “Before the storm”.
There is a contest going on at the artist’s Facebook page to win a painting. Be sure to check out Eriphyle’s web site and etsy shop for more of her art including the Sailor Mercury art nouveau design which hasn’t popped up on a daily shirt site yet.
This “Pretty Guardian Trainer Mars” shirt, which mixes Sailor Moon and Pokémon, is for sale today and today only at ShirtPunch. This shirt is only $10 but will only be for sale for 24 hours on September 16th. It features Sailor Mars as a Pokémon trainer along with Zoroark, Charmeleon, Chingling and Sailor Mars’s crows Phobos and Deimos as Murkrow.
This is the second in a series of shirts by artist Kinkwink who has previously done a “Pretty Guardian Trainer Venus” shirt which is available at KinkWink’s Redbubble store along with her other past designs. If you missed your chance to pick up this shirt keep an eye on that store. We’ll be sure to let you know when other shirts in this series go on sale.
The latest issue of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Micro Series comic, issue #8 featuring Princess Celestia on the cover, includes a few familiar faces for Sailor Moon fans! Inside these pages are pony versions of Sailor Uranus, Sailor Neptune (pictured above), Sailor Saturn and Sailor Chibi Moon (pictured below) and Sailor Pluto (in the third photo).
The similar colours and hair styles aren’t the only similarity as these ponies also have very specific cutie marks which are the symbols of their respective planets and in Sailor Chibi Moon’s case a heart with moon in it which is similar but not identical to any single one of her transformation brooches.
In addition to these ponies we can also see the Moon Stick sitting on Princess Celestia’s night stand. The other item could be Sailor Neptune’s Deep Aqua Mirror but I’m unsure if this is an intentional reference or not.
This issue’s artist, Amy Mebberson, is a Sailor Moon fan. Check out more of her work, including some Sailor Moon sketches, on her deviantART page, tumblr or Twitter. Also be sure to check out her web comic Pocket Princesses.
Below I’ve included the full panels which include these references for context. The comic hit store shelves this past Wednesday so if you’re interested in picking it up your local comic book store may still have it in stock.
Earlier today (yesterday in Japan by now) was the first performance of the new Sailor Moon La reconquista musical. A bunch of Sailor Moon fans and even Naoko Takeuchi and Fumio Osano were in attendance. Fan reactions seem positive at this point. All of the songs were new. The story is said to be close to the manga. The Sailor Guardians are now using smart phones, which seems like an appropriate modern version of their seemingly futuristic communicators at the time of the original series. We also see in some images that there are swords! I have not gone seeking out any elaborate spoilers but if you’re interested in that you can check out this full review by Sailor Moon fan Yosenex.
A Tweet by Sailor Moon Obsession shows us that the program for the musical includes new art by Naoko Takeuchi.
A couple of Japanese web sites have some photos from the musical posted online. Check out natalie.mu and Sponichi Annex for some of those.