The first issues of the Complete Edition of the Sailor Moon manga are now out in Japan

Large display promoting the new Sailor Moon manga

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.

Manga size comparison

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.

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Girl Scouts inspired Sailor Scouts shirt on sale today at TeeFury

Sailor Scouts shirt at TeeFury

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.

Girl Scouts

The shirt’s artist is Li Ro Vi. You can check out Li Ro Vi’s Facebook page for more.

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 second book of Sailor Moon manga short stories is in stores now

Sailor Moon Short Stories vol. 2 Manga - Cover

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).

Sailor Moon Short Stories vol. 2 Manga - Princess Kaguya's Lover

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.

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Jill Frappier, the voice of Luna, is holding a pottery show in Toronto this weekend

Jill Frappier and her pottery

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.

Check out Jill Frappier’s web site, Jill’s Objects, for more.

Jill Frappier, the voice of Luna

Source: Unplugged Expo’s Facebook page

“Sailor Nite” shirt featuring 5 of the Sailor Guardians for sale this weekend at Pop Up Tee

Sailor Nite - Sailor Moon shirt at Pop Up Tees

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.

Kaleidomoon Scope

I’m unable to read that Japanese writing due to it being low rez and my not actually reading Japanese.

South Park’s Kenny receives Sailor Moon’s Crisis Moon Compact

South Park's Kenny receives Sailor Moon's Crisis Moon Compact

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.

South Park's Kenny receives Sailor Moon's Crisis Moon Compact

Americans can watch this episode of South Park on Comedy Central’s web site. The reference is near the end of the episode. Thanks to Yosenex from Go Robo Now and Christopher on our Facebook page for spotting this and bringing it to my attention.

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Spirit of Fire Sailor Mars art nouveau shirt for sale today at Ript Apparel

Sailor Mars - Art Nouveau - Spirit of Fire shirt by Eriphyle

Today, November 18th, this Sailor Mars “Spirit of Fire” shirt will be available from Ript Apparel for $10. The shirt is done in an Art Nouveau style, as have many others in this series. The “Esprit du Feu” on the shirt are French for “Spirit of Fire”.

This shirt has been on sale before. The artist is Eriphyle. You can see more of her work on her Facebook page.

Unplugged Expo Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary voice actor panel – Day 2

Unplugged Expo Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary panel - Sunday October 27th 2013 - Ron Rubin, Artemis, Susan Roman, Sailor Jupiter, Terri Hawkes, Sailor Moon, Toby Proctor, Tuxedo Mask

Here’s the second of two Sailor Moon voice actor panels that were part of Unplugged Expo‘s Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary celebration. This panel was from the Sunday, October 27th, in Toronto. Saturday’s panel had more voice actors present but Sunday’s panel allowed for a more intimate experience with Ron Rubin, the voice of Artemis, Susan Roman, the voice of Sailor Jupiter, Terri Hawkes, the voice of Sailor Moon and Toby Proctor, the voice of Tuxedo Mask. The MC is me, Adam Gardner.

The panel focused on the cast’s time working in voice acting and featured a few attacks from the live action series. Though discussion of the new Sailor Moon anime was saved for the Sunday panel there were no new announcements made as no new information was available however the cast is enthusiastic to reprise their roles if given the chance and suggested fans on the Internet would have a lot of influence if they asked to see the original cast return. One such effort which I mentioned during the panel was this Facebook page which petitions to have Terri Hawkes voice Sailor Moon in the new anime. Please support this page and others if you’d like to hear your favourite voice actors in the new show.

Thanks to the Unplugged Expo staff for putting this convention together, to the Sailor Moon voice actors for making a great panel and to Kate for helping with the camera. Check out Kate’s Sailor Moon screenshots on Instagram or Twitter.

A Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary Tribute Album will be released January 29th

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary Tribute Album cover art

Well over a year into the 20th anniversary celebration a new Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary tribute album has been announced. This album will be released on January 29th 2014 for a price of 3000 yen, roughly $30 US. The album will have a total of 10 tracks with three of the artists already announced. The date of January coincides with the latest news of when the new Anime wil be released, though this date may be coincidental. Momoiro Clover Z, who will be performing the theme song for the upcoming new Sailor Moon anime, will be doing a track. It’s unclear at this point if the track on the CD will be the new theme song or not. As Momoiro Clover Z have performed Moonlight Densetsu, the original Sailor Moon anime theme song, in concert a number of times already it’s also a possibility that this cover will be their track on the CD. The two other artists which have been named to date are Mitsuko Horie and Shoko Nakagawa.

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Van Gogh inspired Usagi and the Starry Night shirt for sale today at Shirt Punch

Usagi and the Starry Night

This “Usagi and the Starry Night” Sailor Moon shirt is for sale today, November 15th only, at Shirt Punch for just $10. The shirt features Usagi as Super Sailor Moon in a style similar to Vincent van Gogh’s famous painting Starry Night.

Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night

This shirt’s artist is Gilles Bonne who also designed the Attack on Moon shirt which we posted about in September. For more of his work check out his personal web site, Red Bubble store, Facebook, Twitter, deviantART or tumblr pages.