Sailor Moon In The News, Vol. 2: Magical Chopsticks, All Star Tribute Album And Tribute Art
Sailor Moon (美少女戦士セーラームーン) fever is still burning hot and Asgard Anime brings you the latest Sailor Moon news for all you die hard Moonies out there with Sailor Moon In the News, now on our second volume!
What made Sailor Moon memorable was not just the characters and the story alone – the soundtrack itself is a massive part of the fandom with Moonlight Densetsu (ムーンライト伝説) leading the nostalgia-inducing soundtrack. Now, imagine 10 of the best well known Sailor Moon songs revamped with the greatest artists in Japan. On January 29, 2014, a Sailor Moon Tribute Album will be released in celebration of the famous magical girl franchise’s 20th anniversary. Three artists have been revealed so far with Japanese girl group Momoiro Clover Z (ももいろクローバーZ), talent Shoko Nakagawa (中川 翔子), and the Queen of Anime Songs, Mitsuko Horei (堀江 美都子) who also voiced Sailor Galaxia (セーラーギャラクシア) in the fifth Sailor Moon season, Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon: Sailor Stars (美少女戦士セーラームーン セーラースターズ). The tribute album will have a total of 10 songs all of which have appeared in the anime. Are you ready to go on a ride on the feels train? Then don’t forget to mark the date of release for the tribute album and grab one for your Sailor Moon collection!
With the latest Sailor Moon series scheduled for release this winter, wouldn’t it be great to have a bowl of ramen while watching the show complete with these Sailor Moon weapon inspired chopsticks? Premium Bandai’s latest addition to their Sailor Moon collectibles is the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon DX My Hashi Collection. These chopsticks come in three different designs namely the Moon Stick (ムーン・スティック) from Sailor Moon (美少女戦士セーラームーン), Cutie Moon Rod (キューティ・ムーン・ロッド) from Sailor Moon R (美少女戦士セーラームーンR) and Sailor Chibi Moon’s (セーラーちびムーン) Pink Moon Stick (ピンク・ムーン・スティック) from Sailor Moon S (美少女戦士セーラームーン S). You can get these each for only 1,575 JPY (15.71 USD) and Premium Bandai is already accepting pre-orders so grab one now before they run out!
We all know Atsuko Watanabe (渡辺 敦子) because of her contributions to the world of anime. She is the character designer of the anime series Tokyo Ravens (東京レイヴンズ) and she one of the key animators for Uta no Prince-Sama – Maji Love 1000% (うたの☆プリンスさまっ♪ マジLOVE1000%). Watanabe, 29, is also known for her series of tribute arts that she shares over at Twitter. Her latest tribute art is of Sailor Moon (セーラームーン) and Sailor Mercury (セーラーマーキュリー). Isn’t this adorable? Follow her on Twitter for more updates of her sketches! Watanabe shares her sketches after an episode of Tokyo Ravens is released.