#sailormoonredraw is trending and prompting artists to make a lot of great Sailor Moon fan art

Sailor Moon fans on Twitter may have noticed a trending hashtag over the past few days as #sailormoonredraw has been getting a ton of attention. When I spotted it earlier today it said that there were a whopping 530,000 Tweets about the topic! So what’s this all about? Most of the popular and recent results for the hash tag redraw this image:

Sailor Moon S episode 125 - #sailormoonredraw

The original screenshot from Sailor Moon S episode 125

It’s from Sailor Moon S episode 125. While this is the third last episode of Sailor Moon S it’s the last one in the main story as the other two which follow it are sort of terrible. This scene has Sailor Moon facing off against Mistress 9. It seems likely that this image was originally chosen for the intense expression on Sailor Moon’s face. Why it trended could be due to a number of factors but it being a close up of the main character’s face could be a contributing factor. I saw a lot of posts from English speaking people over the past couple of days and going back to three or four days it seems to have trended mostly in Japan.

Thought I can’t tell when exactly this particular image was first used for a redraw I can find instances of it going back to 2019, though it only seems to have started really going viral of the past few days. The trend of redrawing Sailor Moon, or other characters, has been going on for a while as there have been many other Sailor Moon images redrawn by a number of people over the years.

I’ve included a selection of redraws in this post. This is by no means meant to be an exhaustive list of the best as there are too many fine examples to count. I suggest everyone click on the hashtag #sailormoonredraw and check out some of those for yourself! New art has been rolling in all day and I don’t expect this to stop any time soon! Which ones are your favourites? Be sure to leave a comment or tag the Sailor Moon News Twitter account to let us know. Have any of you done a redraw yourselves? If so we’d love to hear about it!

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20 thoughts on “#sailormoonredraw is trending and prompting artists to make a lot of great Sailor Moon fan art

  1. I think if people were to tag or use the hashtag of sailor moon eternal along with their re-draws it could be a great and effective way to promote the movie

          • And the end of that season has some quite surprising and unexpected moments…

          • I can only imagine what those surprising moments are…

            *Daydreams Sailor Alucard and Sailor Sypha dancing to 1960s flower power music. In live-action.*

          • Alas! I’m afraid you might be too naïve… ’cause when you see what those said moments are, your innocent and beautiful reverie will shatter into pieces.

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