Night time isn’t only for fighting evil by Moonlight! It’s also for sleeping! It has been announced on the Official Sailor Moon Site that Bandai will soon be releasing Usagi’s comforter and pillowcase from the original Sailor Moon anime! There have been a lot Sailor Moon themed blankets, comforters and bed sheets over the years but the official products usually featured an image of Sailor Moon on it. Well Sailor Moon doesn’t have Sailor Moon sheets on her bed! She does have a unique bedspread featuring Moons and rabbits, characteristic of Usagi herself. The Moons obviously relate to Sailor Moon and the Princess of the Moon and the rabbits would relate to Usagi’s name in Japanese meaning rabbit, a reference to the rabbit on the Moon legend in Japan.
The items in this set are a duvet cover, being referred to as a futon cover, and a pillowcase. We don’t really refer to comforters or duvets as futons in English. To me a futon is a weird transforming couch thing you buy in college but futon is a Japanese word and it means different things there. To them it refers to both the mattress and comforter. Since the Japanese invented the word and we adapted it and completely changed its meeting I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they are using it correctly. The duvet cover is 150x200cm which means it’s tiny. A twin is 168x 218 meaning I don’t know where you’d get a comforter that small. Japan would be a good place to start! A queen sized mattress is actually roughly 150x200cm but the norm in North America is to have a comforter that hangs off of the sides of a bed. Judging by the photo below this “futon” is roughly the size of the mattress itself.
Note also that Usagi doesn’t actually have this pattern on her pillowcase, which is simply white, so if you’re really trying to be authentic you should just use the duvet cover. The set will be released in November and will cost 7020 yen, about $70 US. If you don’t live in Japan you’ll probably have a bit of trouble ordering and shipping a set though.