The Official Sailor Moon Fan Club will soon be open to the US, Canada and other countries around the world

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Fan Club Banner

The Official Sailor Moon Fan Club began taking memberships in Japan in March. I was hoping to sign up but was quickly thwarted when asked for a Japanese address. What Prefecture do I live in? Not sure I understand the question. Now the Fan Club is opening up to a number of countries around the world! Registration will begin September 23rd and will be open for only a limited time, closing on October 22nd. Interested fans should sign up to be notified of more details at the Tokyo Otaku Mode web site by providing their e-mail in the very straightforward English language form. This is not the form to sign up for the Fan Club itself. This is a form to be notified how and when to sign up for the Fan Club.

The cost to become a fan club member for 2016-2017 is $58 US. This will include a membership card, access to the Fan Club app for mobile devices and the ability to order club exclusive merchandise. The intention of this move is to give the same fan club benefits that exist in Japan to people all over the world. Some exclusive merchandise is shown in the English poster seen below.

Official Sailor Moon Fan Club Flyer

This registration will be open to fans from the following countries:

Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
Chile
China
Colombia
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Malaysia
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Puerto Rico
Republic of Korea
Russian Federation
Singapore
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Thailand
United Kingdom
United States
Vietnam

Those who are not from one of these countries are encouraged to leave a comment when they leave their e-mail address to request that the fan club include their country as well.

Check out these Paper Cut Sailor Soldiers by Memorabilia Studios

Sailor Moon paper cut

Here are some fun art pieces that might interest some Sailor Moon fans. They are paper cut Sailor Soldiers. These are made out of small cut and assembled pieces of coloured paper put together in a frame. You can order them from the Memorobelia Studios Etsy shop. These are individually made by artists Ale and Matt. They aren’t cheap, costing from 80 to 95 euro (about $90 to $106 US) but the cost reflects the hard work that goes into them and looks to be worth it based on how nice looking these are.

Sailor Mars paper cut

Right now you can order Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter or Sailor Venus. Which is your favourite?

Sailor Mercury paper cut

Learn more about these from the Memorobelia Studios Tumblr, Facebook and Instagram pages.

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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