Another La Reconquista Cast Interview, Raw Additions, and more

Good evening Miss Dreamers! It feels like it’s been a long time since the last update, but I’m looking to rectify this!

First, an explination in regards to the sudden halt. While it’s no secret that we prep everything we post ahead of time, with the exception of any news and information that comes from Japan, a wall has been hit in one very important aspect of these postings: the galleries. A little over a year ago not long after we moved the site to the then-newly build Deimos, we started to really amp up what we made available in galleries. Previously, only our scanlations were viewable in gallery pages with all raws and other materials available in a download only basis. The plugin that we used, NextGEN Gallery, was working well, so Elly went hardcore into making everything that we had online available in a gallery format for ease of use and options for all. Over time, it started to become apparent that this plugin was having issues with the giant galleries created, where a few months ago, importing images became nearly impossible. A massive update was made for the plugin in early August, with many more options and many improvements. However, the resource management when upgrading was actually worse, making galleries barely loadable. I rolled back, to at least have galleries viewable even though we couldn’t create any more. A number of fixes were made, some testing was done, on a development site here, and I decided to risk re-doing everything with a fresh copy of the gallery plugin due to the success I had. I took them all down to put in the work to bring everything back up and work better. Sadly, the scope of them was still too much, bringing other errors that hadn’t been there before, and keeping us at a halt for new content. I’ve been in discussions with the developers for the past couple of weeks since I had purchased Pro support, however the issues that break the site still remain unresolved. We have decided to forego the continued usage of this plugin as we can no longer wait for it to potentially be fixed for bigger sites such as this one. As of this typing, we are still working on a viable solution. I do not know when this will be, I can only say right now it has been my top priority, however I need a break and to get some stuff online today.

Before we get to new content, I would like to formally welcome CyborgArmGun to our staff! She has been a big help in doing a lot of grunt work for us over the past couple of weeks, making it possible for us to spend our time elsewhere. She has also provided more materials for our raws section (our twitter followers got a hint about what one book will be coming soon…)!! We are happy to have CyborgArmGun on board!

As y’all are aware, this past weekend was the opening weekend for the new musical, Sailor Moon: La Reconquista! Today, we add a fansub for another God of Backstage show segment containing a La Reconquista cast interview!

God of Backstage: La Reconquista Cast Interview 2
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In this La Reconquista cast interview, the actresses for Sailor Mercury, Sailor Jupiter, Nephrite, and Zoicite, are all on the show. They talk about working on the stage, females playing male roles, and much more! Please enjoy this fansub to get ready for the new musical!

We are also adding two items to our raws section. The first of which was actually added steathily to the site when some pages were getting redone, in the form of the Nakaoyshi Sailor Moon S Memorial Album artbook! As with the others, this has many high-quality images, now available in high-quality in a digital format for your enjoyment!
Nakayoshi Sailor Moon S Movie Memorial Album
Nakayoshi Sailor Moon S Movie Memorial Album
Nakayoshi August 2013
Nakayoshi August 2013
Another addition has been a staple this year. Since it is my first update of the month, the Nakayoshi magazine dated last month is due to go online! The Nakayoshi August 2013 issue is available for your downloading pleasure! Nakayoshi magazine is a famous publication in Japan which has featured shoujo manga for many decades. Sailor Moon is one of many franchises that was featured in this magazine. News relating to any franchises serialized in Nakayoshi is usually posted within the magazine as well. You may remember that this issue contained a lot of news when released. You can now get high quality scans of these pages, Doki Doki! Precure, and much more!

Last month, a new site was opened in Shojo Power, which is focused on providing a feminist analysis of Sailor Moon and more. Anne, the owner of the site, has written some great articles in analyzing these different aspects over the various mediums of the franchise, and definitely worth reading! She had approached Elly to write a guest artice, posted last week, this one tackling the topic of menstrutation in Sailor Moon. Today, we are adding this article to our editorial section here. It is quite the read, which we hope you enjoy! Please visit Shojo Power, and enjoy many more articles Anne has put together!

This is all that we have for today! Due to the ongoing gallery issues, at this point in time I do not know when regular postings will resume. We will continue to post anything going on in Japan, as I type this Elly is hard at work translating the pamphlet for Sailor Moon: La Reconquista! This should be ready sometime in the next week, please keep an eye out for it! The Nico streams of the musical start this weekend as well. We appear to have found a methos to record this ourselves, however we would love any assistance that anyone can give in providing us with the raw from the stream, so we can get this online for y’all’s viewing pleasure as soon as possible before the DVD is released. Yes, we will update our download to the DVD version whenever this is available. I am sorry that the galleries are currently unavailable, but I hope you enjoy everything else that we have for you such as the La Reconquista cast interview! See you next time!

16 Responses to “Another La Reconquista Cast Interview, Raw Additions, and more”

  1. daniel

    Hello! Thank you so much for all your hard work! Will the stream this weekend of the musical be made available for us to view at the same time, or will it not be viewable until you make it downloadable? I thought maybe we were all going to watch the stream live together :P

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    • Elly

      I’d like to stream it live, however, it’ll be at 4 AM this upcoming Saturday – doubt many people will be there to watch it with us.
      Besides, I still haven’t totally nailed down how I’m getting my copy yet. :D

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  2. Maggie

    Thank you for translation, but there was more. They where showing pamphlet and glowing sticks.

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  3. galaxiagorgeous

    excuse my boldness Elly
    when you put the download of the reconquest could be direct download ?
    Please torrent is horrible for my.
    Thank you. you are doing a GREAT job for all

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  4. John

    I’m so glad you are working on the manga artbooks! Finally, we’ll be able to get high-quality scans of the artwork. Are you planning on doing all of the artbooks?

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    • Elly

      I would certainly like to, however, they are expensive. I only have the first volume of the manga artbooks because CyborgArmGun decided to donate her copy to the site.

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    • Elly

      I’ll probably make a streaming version available on our site for people who can’t torrent, but, I am wary about offering a direct download hosted on my server for legal reasons. Thank you for understanding.

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  5. Luke

    This was the best “God of Backstage” yet :D The Miiyan-Saika crash was so cute to watch. At first I thought they’re just joking around but after a while… Nope, this is a real crash :P So cute :3 And I loved all those little comments like calling out on fan-service or making the producer (Kataoka Yoshio) look like an old-perv ;P Haha too funny :D

    I think it’s great that you’re trying to help us all watch the live stream on NicoNico Douga since it’s not available outside of Japan, but to be honest I think you should reconsider translating the DVD once it comes out. We Moonies, are pretty old now :p and we can afford importing the DVDs ourselves.
    Last time Myu was canceled was because of the poor DVD sales. And if someone wants to enjoy the Myu in lower quality it will still be available on Miss Dream.
    Don’t get me wrong – I love all fansubs, but I think there’s a difference between releasing a 10 y/o Live-action series which is out of stock, and releasing something that’s still available for purchase. Especially with our older fanbase.

    Either way I’m a very happy miss-dreamer and I appreciate all your hard work :3

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    • Elly

      Hi Luke,

      I appreciate your point of view, however, I still intend on releasing a fansub of La Reconquista using DVD source when it becomes available.
      The fact is that the majority of Sailor Moon fans are not hardcore; they aren’t going to go through the hassle of importing DVDs from half-way across the world that are in a language they don’t understand.

      Fansubs are a way to share the musical with a larger audience that probably wouldn’t have gone out of its way to get a copy of the DVD anyway. It’s a way to share with fans who aren’t older, and don’t have the financial resources to blow $70 on importing a DVD that they can’t understand. And maybe some of the people who are exposed via fansub will decide to make that leap and buy a copy of the DVD. After all, a digital copy is not the same as a physical one, and most purchasing is driven by an urge to collect.

      Japan cares about Japanese sales, not foreign ones. Imports of Japanese DVDs make up only a very small percentage of the profit margin a company can reasonably expect to rely on.

      -Elly

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  6. galaxiagorgeous

    luke.
    the Japanese do not care if you buy the dvd. in this case they only think in Japan
    do not get me wrong.
    I also I have the original dvds but do not think that makes a difference

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    • Luke

      Nope, the japanese care if your buy their japanese merchandise.
      Of course they target everything to japanese peoploe, but as long as you import stuff directly from Japan (using CDJapan, YesAsia, Amazon etc) the money goes directly to Bandai and Toei just like it would if the item was bought in Japan.

      They only don’t care about resells like Yahoo Auctions, Rakuten or eBay, that’s why I’m all for releasing stuff that’s only available through resellers (since Naoko/Nakayohsi/Toei and Bandai don’t get a dime out of it anyway)

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  7. John

    Can someone tell me which pages from the Nakayoshi August 2013 issue have Sailor Moon ads and info? I don’t want to download the whole thing just for those few pages.

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    • MarioKnight

      I’m sorry for the delay, I haven’t been able to go through and pick them out yet. However, I did just finish a solution for the galleries and put them back on the August 2013 page, so you can browse through the gallery to find them instead of downloading the entire file.

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