Jeremy Lin faces off against Sailor Moon in Space Jam 3: Anime Edition!

Space Jam 3: Anime Edition! - Sailor Moon

The sequel to the sequel to Space Jam is out and it features Sailor Moon! This fan film by Ryan Higa stars Jeremy Lin of the NBA basketball team the Brooklyn Nets. Amongst the anime stars are Goku, Naruto, Yu-Gi-Oh and of course Sailor Moon. As with the original Space Jam the story has animated characters, this time from anime, recruiting a professional basketball player to help them. Sailor Moon plays on the AnimeNiacs team, which is the latest incarnation of the Tune Squad. Watch the full video on YouTube embedded below.

What do you think of the film?

Space Jam 3: Anime Edition! - Sailor Moon

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International Sailor Moon Day is this Saturday, August 6th, in cities across the globe

International Sailor Moon Day

The first Saturday in August fans from across the world get together in their own cities for small Sailor Moon get togethers. It’s August and tomorrow is Saturday so as you might have guessed Saturday August 6th is International Sailor Moon Day. Check out the International Sailor Moon Day web site to see if your city is involved!

Here’s a list of cities with events:

United States of America
Austin, TX
Blacksburg, VA
Chicago, IL
Fredericksburg, VA
Houston, TX
Huntsville, AL
Los Angeles, CA
Las Vegas, NV
Miami, FL
Minneapolis, MN
Mobile, Al
New York City, NY
Oregon, IL
Philadelphia, PA 
Pittsburgh, PA
Richmond, VA
San Antonio, TX
Seattle, WA
St. Louis, MO

Argentina
Buenos Aires
Córdoba 

San Luis
San Salvador de Jujuy

Antarctica
Ross Island

Australia
Melbourne 
Perth

Canada
Edmonton, AB
Fredericton, NB
Salmo, BC
Toronto, ON
Vancouver, BC

Chile
Santiago

Colombia
Bogota

Mexico
Chihuahua, Chih
Guadalajara, Jalisco
Mexico City
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon

Panama
Panama

Sweden
Malmoe

United Kingdom
London

Will any of you be attending events in your city?

A Pop Up Sailor Moon Cafe will take place in Toronto on July 30th

Imperial Tea Room Sailor Moon Pop Up Cafe

Good news for Toronto Sailor Moon fans who can’t get enough Sailor Moon related events. A Sailor Moon Pop Up Cafe is coming on July 30th. The event will run from 1pm to 6pm on the Saturday at the Imperial Tea Room at the Hirut Cafe at 2050 Danforth Avenue. A Sailor Moon themed menu, including Sailor Moon Parfait, Cupcakes, Cookies and Sailor Guardian drinks, will be served. There will be an art and colouring competition, karaoke and more.

Check out the Facebook event for more details. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Imperial Tea Room. Will any of you be attending this event?

Watch Russian figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva perform a Sailor Moon inspired routine

Russian figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva dressed as Sailor Moon

Russian World Champion figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva is a huge Sailor Moon fan. She shows us this by performing a Sailor Moon inspired skating routing in costume to the music of Moonlight Densetsu, the opening theme of the original Sailor Moon anime. Naoko Takeuchi, the creator of Sailor Moon, was so impressed by this routine that she met with Evgenia Medvedeva after a recent performance and gave her a signed Sailor Moon sketch. Watch a video which features some clips of that performance below.

To see just how much of an anime fan Evgenia really is check out her Instagram and Twitter feeds. It’s nice to see younger fans who weren’t around when the original Sailor Moon anime was out who are still getting into this great series.

Russian figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva with Naoko Takeuchi

Source: Crunchyroll News and Sankei Sports

Russian figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva dressed as Sailor Moon

Russian figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva dressed as Sailor Moon

Sailor Moon episode 39 - Ami, Rei and Minako skating

A man dressed as Sailor Moon failed to defeat Donald Trump at a rally

Bootymath crashes a Donald Trump rally dressed as Sailor Moon

Who loves Donald Trump? Anybody? A Donald Trump rally seems like the last place to find a Sailor Moon Cosplayer, but that’s what just happened this past Sunday in Atlanta. Artist and comedian Zack Fox, known as bootymath, stripped off his street clothes to reveal a Sailor Moon costume! He was chearing “U.S.A.! U.S.A.!” and I assume he would have completed it to “U.S.A.G.I.” had he not been escorted out by police. The incident didn’t seem to be all that alarming. There was no ensuing chaos. bootymath seemed almost out of place absent of some sort of intense backlash by the masses that should have been shocked by his display. You can watch a video of the event below.

Sailor Moon stands for love and justice. Donald Trump stands for hate and corruption. What would Sailor Moon have done in this situation? She would probably have healed Trump and his followers with the Silver Crystal, leaving nothing but confused peace loving hippies, dramatically impacting the outcome of the upcoming primaries and presidential election. This didn’t happen of course, because Usagi isn’t even a registered US voter and if she was real she would be Queen of Crytal Tokyo by now, and so the circus that is the Republican Party presidential primary continues.

Bootymath crashes a Donald Trump rally dressed as Sailor Moon

Source: Complex Records, Freakout Nation

Pretty Kitty Fuzzy, a Sailor Moon inspired video game, is coming this summer

Pretty Kitty Fuzzy

An upcoming Sailor Moon inspired video game is looking for funding on Kickstarter. Pretty Kitty Fuzzy is a 2D shooter starring a cat which is based on magical girl anime like Sailor Moon and a real life house cat named Fuzzy. This is a retro style game inspired heavily by SNES era 16 shooters. Pledges as low as $5 can get the game, though pledging more will lead to special incentives. The game will be made for Windows, Mac and Linux if $2000 is reached, though there are stretch goals if more funds are collected. Incentives include a manga, poster, t-shirt and soundtrack. Stretch goals include an animated opening, an extra mini game and possible ports to other systems.

Watch this video for more details!

Pretty Kitty Fuzzy gameplay

To follow news about this game check out the Ninja Gate Studio home page, Twitter feed and the game’s Facebook page.

Pretty Kitty Fuzzy

Today is International Sailor Moon Day. Is your city doing anything to celebrate?

Chihuahuas in Sailor Moon costumes - Sailor Chibi Moon

Today, August 15th 2015, is International Sailor Moon Day. This event is not confined to any single city as many cities around the world are celebrating small Sailor Moon gatherings in their own cities. Check out the Sailor Moon Day web site or Facebook page to see if your city has anything planned. Put your best costume on and head out to have some fun with other fans.

Chihuahua dressed as Sailor Moon

Here’s a list of cities involved from the official Sailor Moon Day site.

United States of America:
Austin, TX @ The Highball
Boardman, OH @ Boardman Township Park
Bossier City, LA @ 2nd & Charles
Boston, MA @ Boston Common Dome
Chicago, IL @ Geek Bar Beta
Columbus, OH @ Matsuricon
Houston, TX @ Crowne Plaza Northwest-Brookhollow
Huntsville, AL @ Bridge Street Town Center
Kalamazoo, MI @ Chocolatea
Kansas City, MO @ Nelson Atkins Sculpture Garden
Los Angeles, CA @ Weller Court, Little Tokyo
Minneapolis, MN @ Level Up Games
Mobile, AL @ Gamers N’ Geeks
Nashville‬, TN @ Red Caboose Park
New York City, NY @ Grace & St Paul’s Church
NYC – After Party! 21+
Orlando, FL @ Anime Festival Orlando
Philadelphia, PA @ Rittenhouse Park
Phoenix, AZ @ Barnes & Nobles Cafe
Pittsburgh, PA @ Victory Pointe Arcade
Portland, OR @ Taborspace
Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Blank Slate
San Antonio, TX @ Ooples Anime
San Francisco, CA @ Golden Gate Park
Seattle, WA @ Loyal Heights Community Center
Syracuse, NY @ Manlius Library
Tallahassee, FL @ Japanica Steakhouse & Sushi
Washington, DC @ National Mall

Antarctica:
Ross Island

Argentina:
Buenos Aires @ Centro Cultural Adan Buenosayres
Córdoba @ Paseo Sobremonte
Salta @ Pro Cultura

Australia: ‎
Adelaide @ Adelaide Botanic Garden
Hobart @ St. David’s Park
Melbourne @ Fitzroy Gardens
After Party!
Perth, Australia @Lottery West Childrens Playground Kings Park

Brazil:
São Paulo @ Água Branca Park

Canada:
Edmonton, Alberta @ Happy Harbor Comics
Ottawa, Ontario @ Dow’s Lake Peninsula
Toronto, Ontario @
Picnic @ Toronto Islands’ Olympic Islands
Ontario Science Centre *ISMD Follow up on Sept 26th
Vancouver, British Columbia @ Anime Revolution Convention
Winnipeg, Manitoba @ The Forks Market

Chile:
Santiago @ Facultad de Educación Universidad Central

Colombia:
Bogotá @ Orenji Maid Cafe

Mexico:
Guadalajara @ FrikiPlaza
Mexico City @ Plaza Pikashop

Peru:
Lima @ Centro Comercial Arenales

Spain:
Almeria @ Eltallerde Mazuni‬
Barcelona @ Parc de la Ciutadella Barcelona
Vigo, Galicia @ CVC de Valladares

United Kingdom:
London @ St.James Park

I’ll be traveling today and since there isn’t a Trois Rivières Sailor Moon Day event I won’t be able to join in but I hope everyone has a great time in their own city!

Photo credit: mayama_ya

Sailor Dash, a fan made Sailor Moon video game for Android mobile phones

Pretty Guardian Sailor Dash - Door of Time

There’s a new Sailor Moon video game but it’s not what you might expect. Pretty Guardian Sailor Dash is a new Japanese fan made app for Android cell phones. It’s available for free in the Google Play store. The gameplay is pretty simple. You are Sailor Moon and you scroll through the screen automatically. You can jump or shoot as well as use a special button to consume all of your energy to do a special move. Special items included in the game include Luna P, the Holy Grail, the Key of Space-Time and many of Sailor Moon’s transformation items.

Pretty Guardian Sailor Dash - Title Screen

I’m not sure what other levels may entail as the game is really hard and I haven’t passed the first stage. I seem to inevitably end up falling in a hole with some missed jump rather than running out of health. Different levels seem to be named after different Sailor Guardians though it’s unclear if you actually play as them or not.

Pretty Guardian Sailor Dash - Moon Spiral Heart Attack

The game is free and supported by ads. If you disable mobile data and WiFi the ads won’t show up.

Pretty Guardian Sailor Dash - Instructions

Pretty Guardian Sailor Dash - Gameplay

Moon Animate Make-Up! reanimates an entire episode of Sailor Moon with 250 different animators

Moon Animate Make-Up! - Sailor Jupiter, Venus, Mars and Mercury as men

Some fans have accomplished a pretty amazing undertaking, reanimating an entire episode of Sailor Moon. This group effort was made by 250 different animators each doing a short piece of an episodes. The result is nothing short of remarkable as the entire episode can be viewed with this showcase of a wide variety of different animation styles. You can view it below.

The episode which was used is episode 38 of the original Sailor Moon anime “Fracticious Friends”. The audio included, and video which was used as inspiration, was that of the DIC English dub. It even includes special effect transitions and the Sailor Says segment that accompanies the episode. This corresponds to episode 43 in the Japanese ordering of the series. The plot for this episode has the Sailor Scouts faking a rivalry in order to infiltrate the Negaverse. To put it in context, for those what haven’t seen the series in a while, these events take place while Tuxedo Mask has been brainwashed and kept captive by the Negaverse and so the plot is done so that Sailor Moon can get access to him and break him out.

Moon Animate Make-Up! - Sailor Mars

This is a truly fantastic accomplishment. Everyone involved with this project should be very proud of what they’ve accomplished. Keep reading for a few more examples of the animation, but you really should just take the time to watch the whole thing to get an idea of what this is really about. To read more about this project check out their Facebook page or Tumblr.

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Episode 1 of Sailor Moon Crystal edited with DIC dub audio

Sailor Moon Crystal DIC dub Sailor Says clip

Here’s something cool that a fan whipped up. It’s the first episode of Sailor Moon Crystal edited to fit with dialog from the first episode of the English dub of the original Sailor Moon anime. It actually fits quite well though the episode is shorter than the full version as some scenes did not exist in both version. In a few instances a short clip from the original anime is included but for the most part it’s video from Sailor Moon Crystal and audio from the old Sailor Moon anime. She even included a Sailor Says segment! Watch the episode in the embedded clip below.

Since both the first episode of Sailor Moon Crystal and the original Sailor Moon anime followed the manga closely this fits very well. Only in a few scenes did things not really work, such as Molly talking to Serena who isn’t actually in the room, but it mostly worked. A similar exercise would probably work decently for act 2 and potentially act 3 as the episodes where Ami and Rei are introduced in the original Sailor Moon anime followed the manga quite well. I spoke to Jessica who created this clip about the possibility of more episodes but there are currently no plans to do so as this would become impossible as the series progresses and deviates greatly from the source material.

Source: Jessica aka Time Machine on YouTube.