The growing guest list for Unplugged Expo 2 just keeps getting better as Ron Rubin, the voice of Artemis, joins his colleagues in Toronto this coming October 26th and 27th as part of their Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary celebration. Check out this video of Ron Rubin announcing his appearance.
To date the convention has also confirmed the attendance of 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.
This coming November 1st to the 3rd in Canada’s capital city of Ottawa, Ontario the N2U anime and gaming convention will be host to the English cast of Sailor Moon! In attendance this year will be Linda Ballantyne, the voice of Sailor Moon, Katie Griffin, the voice of Sailor Mars, Susan Roman, the voice of Sailor Jupiter, Toby Proctor, the voice of Tuxedo Mask and John Stocker, voice director for the series.
This was announced on the N2U Facebook page and on the guest page of their web site. I will be in attendance at this convention which is taking place in my home town. I hope to see a lot of local Sailor Moon fans there! The convention will be held at the Travelodge on Carling near the Westgate shopping centre, easily accessible from the 417 for out of towners.
With the main story of the Sailor Moon manga already released fans may be wanting more, and that’s where these Sailor Moon manga short stories come in. Originally the manga was released with various side stories inserted throughout the main story. In the rerelease of the manga these stories were all removed in order to keep the main story intact without any interruption, but it would hardly be right to leave these stories on the cutting room floor. With that in mind the Sailor Moon short stories have been compiled into two book with the first book being released today. You can pick it up at your local store or though the Amazon link below. You can also preorder the second book which will be available November 26th.
This “My Neighbor Luna” shirt, which is a mash up of Sailor Moon and My Neighbor Totoro, is for sale today at Tee Turtle for $12. TeeTurtle works a bit differently than other daily shirt sites in that the shirt will not be pulled after a day but instead will go up in price to $15 for the rest of the week and then up to $20 afterwards.
Yet another Sailor Moon voice actor has joined the list of guests for Unplugged Expo 2 which will be held in Toronto this coming October 26th and 27th. Julie Lemieux, best known to Sailor Moon fans as the voice of Serena’s younger brother Sammy, will be there as part of the Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary celebration. She has also provided the voice of many other characters in the series such as Peruru from the Sailor Moon SuperS movie, young Darien from the Sailor Moon R movie, many monsters from Sailor Moon SuperS and more.
Here’s another great shirt for sale at Qwertee today only. This “Attack on Moon – Alien Advance” shirt features Princess Serenity and Queen Beryl during the destruction of Silver Millennium in a design referencing the popular Attack on Titan anime and manga. The shirt is on sale until 6pm EST September 5th. The Japanese writing says “Shingeki no Uchūjin” which translates to “Attack of the Alien”. Queen Beryl would be the alien. She is from Earth but since she is attacking the Moon she is technically an alien from their perspective. The “Attack on Titan” image below should illustrate the similarity.
We’re finally getting some details about the new Kanzenban or “Complete Versions” of the Sailor Moon manga set to be released this fall in Japan. They will include new cover art by Naoko Takeuchi, the original author and artist of the Sailor Moon manga. The first two covers feature Sailor Moon and Sailor Mercury and were shared on the official Sailor Moon site. Though they are to be released this fall no specific date has yet been announced. Both volumes 1 and 2 will be released on the same date with the rest being released at monthly intervals.
The last release was over 14 volumes while this release will only have 12. The original release of the manga was over 18 books. Will there be more pages per volume or will we simply be losing the side stories with this release? It’s not clear at this time. These will be printed in an A5 size. This is 148.5 × 210 mm or 5.83 × 8.27 inches. That’s a bit bigger than the English versions that are currently being released which are themselves a bit bigger than the usual Japanese manga compilation.
There are no current plans to release this version of the manga in English. When asked about it Kodansha USA mentioned on their tumblr page that it’s unlikely this version will be released any time soon unless there are significant differences given they are still in the process of releasing the current version of the manga.
This great looking “Crystal Clear Hero” Tuxedo Mask shirt is for sale until 4pm EST on September 5th at OtherTees for $11. The shirt features the Moon, a rose and a silhouette of Tuxedo Mask.
The shirt was previously sold at ShirtPunch back in February and again in May. The artist is InkOne who has made a number of great shirt designs which can be bought at his online store. He can also be found on Twitter and Facebook if you dig his stuff.
Today Shirt Punch is selling this “Pretty Guardian Trainer Venus” shirt which is a mash up of Sailor Moon and Pokémon. The shirt is sold for $10 for but only for a 24 hour period, September 2nd. Unfortunately I only got around to posting this with 6 hours or so left in the day. The shirt has Artemis as Meowth, Ninetales, Rapidash with a moon on it’s forehead (also Artemis?) and an Ampharos which is so obscure I actually had to look up it’s name.