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Akuryo Taisan!

Akuryo Taisan!

Have you ever felt the need to banish evil spirits? Or perhaps just sense a weird vibe coming from a pig-tailed girl that’s been lurking around your family’s Shinto Shrine? Well, today might just be your lucky day!

When I went about my mission of faithfully creating screen-accurate copies of Rei’s ofuda, I was intent on not only making sure that the text was nearly identical to what we saw in the Sailor Moon anime, but that the Japanese washi paper was also as realistic as possible in terms of thickness and quality. And that meant that we needed to order a custom lot through a specialty printer.1

As it turns out, I have a number of bookmarks left over after the Kickstarter reward fulfillment was done. Rather than just put them away in my closet to collect dust for the next few years, I thought I’d offer them up to the readers of this blog and any other fans who might be interested.

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What Did Sailor Moon’s Animators Think of the Anime’s Nudity?

I still find it shocking that this is official art by Naoko

I still find it shocking that this is official art by Naoko

If you grew up in the pearl-clutching 80s and 90s in North America, the very concept of nudity appearing in a children’s cartoon was absolutely unfathomable. Exposed flesh on a children’s cartoon? Oh, my word!!

That was one of the biggest shocks for me — and I’m sure many of you — when I first started watching anime in the late 90s: the fact that my favorite characters are here, transforming, battling, or just flying around naked… and it’s all just so normal.1

But one thing that I’ve always wondered is: what did the production staff think about all this? Fortunately for us, Kimiharu Obata,2 key animator for several episodes of Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon R, has kindly put pen to paper to talk about this very issue. Feel free to read this in the office — it’s absolutely SFW!

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How Much Is Sailor Moon’s Silver Crystal Worth?

Next up, on Sailor Moon Pawn Stars

Next up, on Sailor Moon Pawn Stars

It probably goes without saying that Sailor Moon’s Silver Crystal is not for sale, and even if it were, there’s just no way that you could put a price on something as powerful as that. After all, it can heal the forces of evil, destroy intergalactic demons, and even make aliens realize the beauty of love. If that’s not worth top dollar, I don’t know what is!

However, as one who spends far too many hours of my life pondering every little intricacy of the Sailor Moon universe, I started to wonder: just how much would the Silver Crystal be worth if sold on the open market?

In true Tuxedo Unmasked fashion, we’re going to deconstruct the Silver Crystal and see just how much Queen Beryl would be looking to pay to buy one of her very own. I hope you’ve got your credit card handy, because things are gonna get pricey!

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