From today until Monday, March 10th, two very cool Sailor Moon shirts are on sale at Arteesel for $12 a piece. Both of these shirts feature a Sailor Moon cat as the Cat Bus from Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro. Sailor Vehicle shows Artemis as the Cat Bus with Sailor V inside and Lunar Express, which has previously sold at The Yetee, features Luna as the Cat Bus with Sailor Moon inside.
Today’s Ript Apparel shirt, SailorPuff Girls, features Sailor Moon, Sailor Venus, Sailor Mars, Sailor Mercury and Sailor Jupiter drawn in the style of The Powerpuff Girls. This shirt is $10 today only, February 26th 2014. The shirt was previously sold at TeeFury, though the colours have been touched up and so unlike the previous shirt this version has brown hair and green eyes for Sailor Jupiter, instead of the original black hair and blue eyes which was criticized by some fans.
A few weeks ago at Wonder Festival 2014 we got a look at the colour versions of the Sailor Mercury and Sailor Venus Figuarts Zero figures. We had previously only seen the colour version of Sailor Moon and the prototype for Sailor Mercury.
These 1/8 scale figures are non posable statues which stand at 8.5″ or 22 cm in height and aren’t cheap. The Sailor Moon figure will sell for 8800 yen and is listed on Amazon for $89.99. Sailor Moon goes on sale March 31st in Japan and April 22nd in North America. Sailor Mercury and Sailor Venus do not yet have release dates.
Wondering when they will reveal Sailor Mars? Me too.
This weekend, March 1st and 2nd, there will be a huge gathering of Sailor Moon voice actors at the Wonderland Anime Festival in Winnipeg. The convention will be playing host to Linda Ballantyne, the voice of Sailor Moon, Kate Griffin, the voice of Sailor Mars, Susan Roman, the voice of Sailor Jupiter, Toby Proctor, the voice of Tuxedo Mask, Ron Rubin, the voice of Artemis, and John Stocker, voice director for the series. The convention will be taking place at the Victoria Inn Hotel, near the airport.
The convention will be holding individual panels for each voice actor on the main stage throughout the weekend. Saturday will feature Linda Ballantyne at 11am, Toby Proctor at 1pm, Susan Roman at 2pm and Katie Griffin at 3pm. Sunday continues with John Stocker at 1pm and Ron Rubin at 2pm. In addition to these guests the Wonderland Video Room will be screening episodes of Sailor Moon throughout the weekend.
Tickets are still available for $35 for the weekend or $20 for a single day.
Here’s a shirt which crosses Sailor Moon and The Hunger Games which is for sale for the next week, January 29th to February 4th, at Zebra Tees for just $9. I’m not terribly well versed in The Hunger Games but it seems that the logo resembles a District Seal. It has “District” written in Japanese Katakana on it and the Kanji symbol for “Moon” is at the bottom where the number of the District would usually appear. The writing above the seal says “The Sailor Senshi Games”.
The shirt is by Machmigo who also made the Lunar Express shirt which sold at ShirtPunch. This shirt and the rest in the series are available in her RedBubble store. In addition to Sailor Moon she also has Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter and Sailor Venus for sale. Also check out her Facebook Page, Twitter Feed, tumblr or deviantArt page for more of her work.
This retro game style shirt featuring four of Sailor Moon’s items is available today at ShirtPunch. Like with all shirt a day sites this shirt will only be available for 24 hours today, January 29th, for $10. This shirt shows pixelated versions of Sailor Chibi Moon’s Crystal Carillon which she uses as an attack item in Sailor Moon SuperS, as well as three of Sailor Moon’s transformation brooches, the Crisis Moon Compact used to transform into Super Sailor Moon in Sailor Moon SuperS, the Cosmic Heart Compact from Sailor Moon S and the Eternal Moon Article used to transform into Eternal Sailor Moon in Sailor Stars.
The shirt’s artist is Ashley Hay who also did this Moon Geisha shirt and Sailor Moon Pie shirt, both of which have been previously sold at ShirtPunch. For more of her stuff check out her personal web site, Twitter Feed or Facebook Page.
Last week’s episode of The Simpsons, “Married to the Blob” which first aired January 12th 2014, contained a Sailor Moon reference! The episode’s plot revolved around Comic Book Guy falling in love with a Japanese woman named Kumiko. During a montage of them galavanting around town and falling in love the two of them are seen cosplaying at the Bi-Mon Sci-Fi Con. Kumiko is wearing a Sailor Moon inspired costume while Comic Book Guy is dressed as the Stargate. The costume does not look like that of any specific Sailor Soldier. It’s colours somewhat resemble Sailor Saturn or Sailor Mercury’s Sailor Fuku but the pigtails are clearly meant to be reminiscent of Sailor Moon’s, though they are black and not blonde. It’s unclear if this is meant to be an authentic costume of a show in The Simpsons universe which is simply Sailor Moon like or if Kumiko is wearing a costume of her original character based on the series Sailor Moon which would in that case fully exist in the Simpsons world.
The episode is riddled with comic and pop culture references including special guests Stan Lee and Harlan Ellison. In this same scene Kumiko even jumps through the Stargate and turns into a Wizard from Hogwarts from the Harry Potter franchise.
Today, January 19th 2014, this “SailorPuff Girls” shirt will be for sale at TeeFury. This shirt features Sailor Moon, Sailor Venus, Sailor Mars, Sailor Mercury and Sailor Jupiter drawn in the style of The Powerpuff Girls. As with most shirt a day sites this shirt will only be sold today, for 24 hours, for $11. The shirt is available in Royal Blue, Tahiti and Red.
This 4th of July weekend, July 3rd to the 6th, Anime Expo in Los Angeles will be playing host to a huge number of Sailor Moon voice actors. A few weeks ago the first round of guests were announced as the convention would welcome all five of the Sailor Soliders, Linda Ballantyne, Sailor Moon, Karen Bernstein, Sailor Mercury, Katie Griffin, Sailor Mars, Susan Roman, Sailor Jupiter and Stephanie Morgenstern, Sailor Venus. This past weekend another bunch of actors were added with Toby Proctor, Tuxedo Mask, Mary Long who voice Molly, Catsy and JunJun, Ron Rubin, Artemis and John Stocker, voice director for the movies and final two seasons.
All of these actors have done many other voice acting roles. This gathering is once again being billed as part of the Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary which was first celebrated in February of 2012. This July the 20th celebration will be well into it’s third year. Will we continue celebrating Sailor Moon’s 20th Anniversary up until it’s 25th Anniversary? Only time will tell!
Four great Sailor Moon voice actors will be at Kami-Con at the BJCC in Birmingham Alabama this coming February 14th to the 16th for their Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary Celebration. In attendance will be Linda Ballantyne, the voice of Sailor Moon, Katie Griffin, the voice of Sailor Mars, Susan Roman, the voice of Sailor Jupiter and Toby Proctor, the voice of Tuxedo Mask.
Pre-registration for the convention is only $30 and will only be available for another 5 days. After that registration at the door will be $40 for the whole weekend, or less for single days.