This Week in Sailor Moon (February 4-10, 2018)

Time for some Sailor Moon news!

Time for some Sailor Moon news!

Though I admittedly didn’t follow the Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary Project nearly as closely as I have this time around, I’m pretty surprised at how a show that’s already over a quarter of a century old still manages to pump out a constant stream of new and exciting events.

Was it this way with the 20th anniversary as well and I just don’t remember it, or are the Sailor Moon rights-holders just upping their advertising game to bring the series to every available market (… or “milk the series for all it’s financially worth,” depending on your level of pessimism)?

In either case, it’s been an interesting week, and we’ve got a lot of ground to cover! Let’s get started!

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This Week in Sailor Moon (January 28- February 3, 2018)

Time for some Sailor Moon news!

Time for some Sailor Moon news!

Well, January has come to a close, 2018 is already 1/12 over, and we’re rapidly speeding toward Valentine’s Day. More importantly, it looks like we all survived another week of work, school, life, friends, family, and more. I say that deserves a self-congratulatory pat on a back and — depending on what the weather is like where you live — a cup of hot cocoa. Aussies, you may want to swap that out for something cool and refreshing.

Join along as I take a look back over the latest Sailor Moon news. It’s been a wild ride!

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This Week in Sailor Moon (January 21-27, 2018)

Time for some Sailor Moon news!

Time for some Sailor Moon news!

What a week it’s been, huh? One of the greatest things about being a Sailor Moon fan nowadays is that, with the start of the 20th anniversary campaign, so much energy is being put into the franchise that there’s always some new announcement being made.

As sappy as it is to say — it’s a great time (for a Sailor Moon fan) to be alive.

In what I’m hoping will become a weekly feature, I hope you join me for this look back over the past week’s worth of news!

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2018 Announcements: Tuxedo Unmasked Book, Naoko Translations and More!

♪ Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes! Turn and face the strange ♪

♪ Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes! Turn and face the strange ♪

If 2017 was a year of improvements, then I want 2018 to be a year of facing new challenges. Yes, challenges. There are a lot of exciting new things coming to Tuxedo Unmasked this year, and I hope you’ll join me along for the ride!

So, what new things are coming? Glad you asked!

  • A Tuxedo Unmasked book covering the 90s Sailor Moon anime is in the works
  • I’m translating Naoko’s liner notes from the original manga releases
  • Translations of interviews with Naoko and others will now be a regular feature

Of course, as we all know, the devil is in the details. Read on to find out what excitement awaits us in 2018!

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25 Years of Sailor Moon – Tuxedo Unmasked’s 2017 Year in Review

2017's been quite a year!

2017’s been quite a year!

Ignoring all the other events that have taken place in 2017, it’s been quite a year for Sailor Moon. The series celebrated its 25th anniversary this year – making it a quarter-century old – and now has a significant number of fans that weren’t even born until after the series first debuted.

As someone who’s been a fan of the series for 20 of those 25 years, I’m incredibly excited to be a part of this amazing and active fan community.

To commemorate the end to such an exciting year, today we’re going to take a behind-the-scenes look at what 2017 was like for Tuxedo Unmasked. It’s been a great year, so let’s celebrate it together!

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Answering Your Sailor Moon Questions – the Threequel

Your questions, me desperately trying to answer

Your questions, me desperately trying to answer

That’s right, it’s that time again where I take a look at some of the questions that often come in and either answer, explain why I can’t answer, or spout off random nonsense until I hit my required word count.

Today’s questions are brought to us by the list of Google search terms, and the types of questions people are asking the open internet and ultimately brought them to this blog.

There’s not much else to say, so let’s dive right in!

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My First KiSS – Playing Dress Up With Digital Sailor Moon Dolls

A Sailor Moon KiSS

A Sailor Moon KiSS

When I did a quick poll of my peer group over whether they knew when KiSS dolls were, the answer was typically broken down into two distinct categories: an emphatic “OMIGAWD YES!!!” or a blank stare.

And really, it’s kinda to be expected. KiSS dolls are one of those many things about the early days of the anime fandom where you really had to have been there to get what was so awesome about it.

Be that as it may, I still think it’s worth taking the time to talk about these wonderful time capsules from the early anime community and, for those that are interested, I’ve even provided a few here on this site for you to play with.

I hope you stick around for this blast to the anime past!

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