Revolutionary Girl Utena X Sailor Moon Crystal
I’m excited about this for seriously good reasons:
The co-creator and some of the team members who worked on SailorMoonSuperS also worked on Utena. Obviously, they were part of the team again hence the above pictures.
Besides the obvious, I’ve already noticed another similarity: the way the episodes end. They’re creating a flow between the episodes and they have even referenced the first episode in the second one. It isn’t as choppy like the 90s version or a sitcom. It may actually turn in to be a REAL anime series! Holy shit. Although they’ve stuck to the same plot as the original anime, there is a noticeable added depth to it and they also made the relationships between characters more like they are in the manga…THANK YOU LORD. In the intro, Usagi blushes at Mamoru AS Mamoru…NOT Tuxedo Mask. Thanks for making me ship them even harder.
Also, Utena is a serious mind-fuck…and it’s possible that we may see the same sort, or at least a little bit, of depth to this series. It has so much potential it’s unreal.
Regardless…SMC was worth the wait.
I don’t THINK there are any crossover staff this time around.
But I’m glad I’m not the only person who noticed the similarities!!! I was worried it was my imagination.
Crystal made the Transformation Pens writing utensils, just like they are in the manga!
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m sensing some upcoming merchandise!
I couldn’t get the tall Girls Memories collection figure from the machine.
Even after spending a lot of money, I couldn’t get it. I spend more than what it would cost from a scalper on Amazon.jp, but I still couldn’t get it.
I’m a moron.
Just like the 90s anime, Toei Animation is drawing inspiration from Usagi’s real-life neighborhood of Azabu-Juban in Tokyo. Watching Sailor Moon Crystal’s debut yesterday, I noticed that Naru’s family’s store Jewelry OSA-P (ジュエリOSA＊P) has ‘moved’ locations!
When Tuxedo Mask steps out of the trees, you can clearly see the Kimi-chan statue! That puts the jewelry store in front of Kimi-chan, to the right.
That’s the real-life location of the PASTA COH restaurant. The actual building itself clearly inspired the look of Jewelry OSA-P!
When I was living in Tokyo a few years ago, all I did on the free weekends I had was stomp around Azabu Juuban and try to find real life Sailor Moon locations. Most things were different from the 90s universe so it was a little frustrating at the time. When I saw Sailor Moon crystal, I went a little nuts! “I was there! I know that place!” in my mind, which naturally turned into a weird wishful, “If Azabu Juban is real…Sailor Moon is kinda real, right?”
This is exactly why I post about this stuff.
Azabu Juban being re-created in the ‘Sailor Moon’ anime so faithfully gives the story such realism.
Mamodragon, please don’t enter my contests anymore.
You won the last one, but you never bothered to reply. Why are you entering contests for prizes that you don’t want to win?
I’m sorry, but you don’t have messaging enabled, so I couldn’t ask you privately.
Sailor Moon - Mercury Star Power! Gachapon Giveaway!
First, check out my awesome linocut of Sailor Mercury on Etsy!
This freebie giveaway is for a Sailor Mercury clear folder and her henshin stick die-cast gachapon keychain, available only in Japan!
I have just this one set like this, so there can be only one winner!
I’m a printmaker living in Japan who loves ‘Sailor Moon’. So, I’ve created a print set of the sailor guardians. The color schemes are inspired by their henshin sequences.
However, I haven’t sold many! It’s a bit discouraging.
So, I’d like to drum up interest in my prints by doing a giveaway!
The Gachapon Give-away Rules;
First- You must be following me. If not, click ‘follow’. (I will be having more give-aways, so it might be worth it to you.)
Second- You can enter into this give-away contest by checking out my print on Etsy, then re-blogging this!
Third- Likes are appreciated, but do not enter you into the give-away.
Fourth- This give-away is only open to people
If you have any additional questions, please message me!
This contest will be over in one week, on July 22nd at 12pm JST.