The Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary Memorial Tribute Album is getting a release on vinyl! There will be five different records released with two songs on each. Collect all five to get the full album.
Each record features cover art of a different Sailor Guardian. The record with Sailor Moon on the cover contains Moonlight Densetsu and Tuxedo Mirage, both performed by Momoiro Clover Z. The one with Sailor Mercury on the cover contains the Sailor Star Song by Mitsuko Horie and Heart Moving by Shoko Nakagawa. Sailor Mars is found on the jacket of the record containing La Soldier by Tommy Heavenly6 and Ai No Senshi by Mariko Goto and Avu-chan. The record with Sailor Jupiter on the cover contains Princess Moon by Haruka Fukuhara and “Rashiku” Ikimasho by Haruko Momoi. Finally the record featuring Sailor Venus on the cover contains Otome No Policy by Etsuko Yakushimaru and Kaze Mo Sora Mo Kitto by Makoto Kawamoto. The bonus track from the CD, the French version of Moonlight Densetsu, does not have a vinyl release as it is not part of the core album.
A bunch of Japanese Sailor Moon voice actors will be appearing at Animazement May 23rd to the 25th at the Raleigh Convention Center in North Carolina. The convention will feature Keiko Han, the voice of Luna and Queen Beryl, Toru Furuya, the voice of Tuxedo Mask, and Toshi Furukawa, the voice of Hawk’s Eye.
Toru Furuya was originally mentioned as reprising his role of Tuxedo Mask in the new Sailor Moon anime Sailor Moon Crystal which will begin airing July 5th. Though his former costar Kotono Mitsuishi is confirmed as playing Usagi in the series we have not gotten that same confirmation from Toru Furuya. Let’s hope that someone asks about his involvement in the series at the convention.
This Saturday and Sunday in Akihabara Japan is the Tamashii Nations Summer Collection 2014 event. At this event they’ve revealed the Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune S. H. Figuarts figures as well as Sailor Mars and Sailor Jupiter in the Figuarts Zero line!
The figures shown are all prototypes so they have no colour, except for a bit of colour in the eyes of the S. H. Figuarts figures. The S. H. Figuarts line are small very posable figures with many swappable parts such as extra faces and hands. The Figuarts ZERO line are of larger more expensive statues that feature a single pose for that character.
Also on display were all of the previous Figuarts items including a colour version of S. H. Figuarts Sailor Saturn which was displayed a while ago on the official site. Sailor Saturn is now available for pre-order in Japan from sites like JList, CD Japan and YesAsia for an August release.
In just a couple of weeks, May 23rd to the 25th 2014, a bunch of voice actors from the English dub of Sailor Moon will be appearing at Anime North in Toronto. The convention will play host to 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 movies and later seasons of the series.
From now until Saturday you can pick up this Animeniacs shirt featuring Ash Ketchum from Pokémon, Goku from Dragonball and Sailor Moon in an homage to the Animaniacs logo. The shirt is $12.99 and will be sold until 2pm Eastern Time on Saturday May 11th at Pop Up Tee.
Following Sunday’s live event where the character art for the new series was revealed the Sailor Moon official site added more images of the characters. Here we have Sailor Moon, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Venus both in their Sailor Guardian costumes and as civilians Usagi, Ami, Rei, Makoto and Minako. There is also specific information about the show listed on the site. The series will premier July 5th 2014 7pm Japan Standard Time (6am Easter Standard Time) and will air once every 2 weeks. It has since been confirmed that the series will air for 26 episodes, which means it will run for a year.
Keep reading for the rest of the character art. What do you think of these designs?