Sailor Mars “Soldier of Flame and Passion” and “Sailor Pop” shirts for sale today at Arteesel

Sailor Mars - Soldier of Flame and Passion - Arteesel

Two great looking Sailor Moon shirts are for sale today only for $12 from Arteesel. The sale ends at the end of the day on March 31st. The first, a new shirt, is “Soldier of Flame and Passion” showing a silhouette of Sailor Mars. The other is “Sailor Pop“, showing Sailor Moon, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Mars and Luna in a Pop Art style.

Sailor Pop Art shirt for sale today at Qwertee

The “Soldier of Flame and Passion” shirt is designed by sigma-astra who designed a Sailor Mercury version in this style, “Soldier of Water and Wisdom“, which previously sold on Arteesel. Check out her Facebook page, Redbubble store and Society6 store for more of her stuff. You can find all four shirts she’s done in this style at her RedBubble store.

The “Sailor Pop” shirt was previously printed at Qwertee as “Sailor Pop Art” and is designed by Edwoody. Check out his Facebook Page for more of his work. More of his Sailor Moon designs can be puchased at his Red Bubble Store.

Sailor Moon Pullip doll coming this summer

Sailor Moon Pullip doll

A Sailor Moon Pullip doll was shown last weekend at Anime Japan 2014. Information about this doll was also posted to the official Sailor Moon site. Pullips are Korean designed fashion dolls with very large heads. They are highly detailed and posable, including blinking eyes. They are about 12″ tall with bodies that are 1:6 scale and heads that are 1:3 scale. Pricing has not been confirmed but Pullip dolls usually sell for over $100, sometimes closer to the $200 range.

Sailor Moon Pullip Doll at Anime Japan 2014

Source: Official Site, Sailor Moon Collectibles, @sami_kato

Sailor Moon Minion shirt for sale at Pop Up Tee

Sailor Moon Minion shirt at Pop Up Tee

From now until Thursday afternoon you can pick up this great looking “Mini Moon” shirt featuring Sailor Moon as a Minion from Pop Up Tee for $12. Minions are characters from the Despicable Me movies. The Sailor Moon Minion has a Moon Stick in her(?) hand.

Minion from Despicable Me

The shirt’s artist is Donnie who also did the “Battle For The Moon” shirt which was on sale at ShirtPunch last year. If you like his work you can follow him on Twitter, check out his RedBubble store, Design By Humans store, Neato Shop or Behance page. Missed this sale? You can still pick up Minimoon or Battle For The Moon at full price.

Anime Boston to feature Yuko Minaguchi, the Japanese voice of Sailor Saturn, as well as Linda Ballantyne, Toby Proctor and John Stocker May 21st to the 23rd

Yuko Minaguchi, the voice of Sailor Saturn

Anime Boston is this coming weekend, May 21st to the 23rd, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston and they will be hosting a number of great Sailor Moon voice actors! Yuko Minaguchi, the original Japanese voice of Sailor Saturn, will be in attendance along with English voice actors Linda Ballantyne, the voice of Sailor Moon, Toby Proctor, the voice of Tuxedo Mask, and John Stocker, voice director for the later seasons of the English dub of Sailor Moon.

Sailor Moon - Linda Ballantyne

Yuko Minaguchi will have a panel at 5pm on Friday and will be available for autographs on Saturday at 5:30pm. On Friday at 1pm there will be a “voices of Sailor Moon” panel, though which actors that includes in not clear. Linda Ballantyne, Toby Proctor and John Stocker will be signing autographs on Friday at 4pm. They will have individual panels throughout the weekend. John Stocker’s panel is at 2pm on Friday afternoon. Linda Ballantyne’s panel will be at 10:30am Saturday morning. Toby Proctor’s panel is at 12:30pm on Saturday.

Toby Proctor, the voice of Tuxedo Mask

Be sure to also check out our interviews with John Stocker, Linda Ballantyne and Toby Proctor from other conventions.

Official artwork from the new Sailor Moon anime series Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal

Sailor Moon 2014 Anime "Sailor Moon Crystal" official artwork

We’ve finally got a look at what Sailor Moon will be looking like in the new anime series, titled Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal, which is confirmed to begin airing this coming July. Along with this artwork, shown above, we have our first look at the logo for Sailor Moon Crystal as well as a synopsis of the story. The word Crystal in the title is a reference to the Silver Crystal, the object of immense power which drives much of the plot of the Dark Kingdom story arc.

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal logo

Earlier today on the official Sailor Moon site a cryptic message went up stating only “8 days. Coming soon.”. Something big is coming, but have we already seen it? In the files hosted on the official site was this one (mirror) which was not linked on the main page. It featured the logo for the new series in which we see the title Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal, artwork of Sailor Moon and her Silver Crystal as well as a brief synopsis. This synopsis, as translated by Anime News Network, is included below:

Usagi Tsukino is a second-year middle school girl who is a little clumsy and a crybaby, but she is full of energy. One day, she meets Luna, a black cat with a crescent moon on her forehead, and she transforms into Sailor Moon, a sailor-uniformed pretty guardian of love and justice! As a chosen guardian of justice, Usagi seems to have a mission to find the Illusionary Silver Crystal with the other guardians and to protect the princess.
Meanwhile, the queen of the Dark Kingdom, Queen Beryl, also sends minions to the town where Usagi lives to obtain the Illusionary Silver Crystal, which has immense power. This causes strange events to unfold….

Can Sailor Moon really find the Illusionary Silver Crystal with the other Sailor guardians, and protect the princess…!?

Based on this we confirm once again that the anime series will be a retelling of the Dark Kingdom story arc where Sailor Moon fights Queen Beryl and searches for the Silver Crystal and the Moon Princess. From the logo we can see a sword which is likely the Holy Blade, also called the Sword of the Silver Crystal, a sword which is wielded by Sailor Venus in the Sailor Moon manga.

The rest of the image includes information we already know, mostly about cast announcements that have already been made. As always we will continue to bring you all new information about this new anime, Sailor Moon Crystal, as it becomes available.

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Chihuahuas dressed in Sailor Moon outfits

Chihuahua dressed as Sailor Mars

Here are some photos of some Chihuahuas cosplaying as your favourite Sailor Soldiers! A Japanese Instagram user going by mayama_ya has made these cute Sailor Fuku for Sailor Moon, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Venus for her pet chihuahuas and taken a ton of pictures for you to enjoy. The detail in these costumes is better than I’ve seen in a lot of human sized cosplay efforts!

Chihuahuas dressed as characters from Sailor Moon

Sailor Fuku made for a Chihuahua

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The Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary Memorial Tribute Album is available for digital download in North America

Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary Memorial Tribute album cover

We talk about a lot of Sailor Moon merchandise on this site but things are expensive in Japan, especially when you factor in expensive shipping prices. The good news is that you can now buy a digital version of the recently released Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary Memorial Tribute Album. The album is available for just $8.99 as MP3s from and also for $12.90 from the iTunes store. If you’re not in the US you can search in your own country’s iTunes store for the album where it may be available. Canadians, for example, aren’t able to order MP3s but can download the album from the Canadian iTunes store. It’s easy to make excuses about imports being too expensive but this digital download really isn’t so if you care to support Sailor Moon this is a cheap and easy way to do so!

The main draw back of the digital version of this album is that it does not include the final track, the French language cover of Moonlight Densetsu by Clémentine. If you’re a completist I would suggest downloading that track from the Miss Dream web site. You can still buy the physical version of the CD from Amazon Japan, CD Japan or JList.

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Volumes 7 and 8 of the Complete Editions of the Sailor Moon manga are on sale in Japan

Sailor Moon manga complete editions - vol. 7 and vol. 8 covers

The latest books in the complete editions of the Sailor Moon manga were released in Japan on February 26th. Volume 7 features Sailor Pluto and Sailor Saturn on the cover while volume 8 features Sailor Chibi Moon. These issues cover the entirety of the Dream arc with Pegasus and the Dead Moon Circus. These books are Japanese text only and include all of the colour pages which were previously only seen in the pages of Nakayoshi.

Sailor Moon manga complete editions - Chibiusa's Picture Diary vol. 3

Also included in these books are a few side stories. Chibiusa’s Picture Diary 3 is the story of Chibiusa’s adventures going to the dentist, and fighting a monster on the way. There are also three “Exam Battle” stories which follow the girls in their preparations for their high school entrance exams. We have The Melancholy of Makoto, Ami’s First Love and Rei and Minako’s Girl School Battle?

Sailor Moon manga complete editions - Exam Battle - Melancholy of Makoto

Volumes 9 and 10 will wrap up the series with the Stars arc. Hopefully Sailor V will be published soon as well though I have seen no official confirmation of this.

Sailor Moon manga complete editions - Exam Battle - Ami's First Love

You can pick these books up from Amazon Japan (vol. 7, vol. 8), JList (vol. 7, vol. 8) or CD Japan (vol. 7, vol. 8).

Sailor Moon manga complete editions - Exam Battle - Rei and Minako's Girl School Battle?

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Artemis and Luna as Cat Bus shirts for sale until Monday at Arteesel

Sailor Vehicle - Artemis as the Cat Bus with Sailor V - Shirt available at Arteesel

From today until Monday, March 10th, two very cool Sailor Moon shirts are on sale at Arteesel for $12 a piece. Both of these shirts feature a Sailor Moon cat as the Cat Bus from Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro. Sailor Vehicle shows Artemis as the Cat Bus with Sailor V inside and Lunar Express, which has previously sold at The Yetee, features Luna as the Cat Bus with Sailor Moon inside.

Lunar Express - Luna as the Cat Bus with Sailor Moon - Shirt available at Arteesel

The shirt’s artist is Machmigo. You can check out more of her stuff at her Facebook Page, Twitter Feed, tumblr or deviantArt page.

My Neighbor Totoro - Cat Bus running

“Soldier of Water and Wisdom” Sailor Mercury shirt available until Tuesday at Arteesel

"Soldier of Water and Widsom" Sailor Mercury shirt at Arteesel

From the next couple of days this “Soldier of Water and Wisdom” shirt featuring Sailor Mercury will be for sale at Arteesel. Shirts on Arteesel go on sale for 3 days at a time for just $12, so you’ll have until the end of the day Tuesday March 4th, Eastern Standard Time, to pick this shirt up.

The artist is sigma-astra. Check out her Facebook page, Redbubble store and Society6 store for more of her stuff. She’s done a set of four shirts in this style, which are also available at her RedBubble store.

Keep an eye out on Arteesel next week when a couple more Sailor Moon shirts. We’ll be sure to post about them here as well.