End of Summer, Start of a Season

Hey guys, I know if you’re where I am (the south) It’s still hot there. with the end of summer nearing, it’s cooling down, but not *quite* “cool” yet.

Today we bring you a very rare work by Naoko Takeuchi, the Nakayoshi it is from, a rare magazine from the 1990s with a two page spread about two of seyuu of Sailor Moon, and a new item, Scans from the Sailor Moon Crystal Edition of MOON PRIDE.

MOON PRIDE CD Artwork

This was scanned and donated by Mizuno Caitlin of Wild Mushroomland!

Mizuno Caitlin: “Below are scans of the booklet, CD case, and CD/DVDs from the Moon Pride single by Momoiro Clover Z for the new Sailor Moon Crystal anime theme song. The collectable Momoiro Clover Z card is an Amazon.co.jp exlcusive. Enjoy.”

MOON PRIDE CD Artwork
MOON PRIDE CD Artwork

July Marmalade Birthday in Nakayoshi July 1989

Special thanks to our anonymous donor, Mr. J, who once again made the Project for this possible.

Many of Naoko Takeuchi’s works, including Sailor Moon, were serialized by chapter in this monthly publication before being published by Kodansha in book format. They also contain color art that is unedited and unfound in most volume issues.

July Marmalade Birthday in Nakayoshi July 1989
July Marmalade Birthday

Nakayoshi July 1989 Issue

Many of Naoko Takeuchi’s works, including Sailor Moon, were serialized by chapter in this monthly publication before being published by Kodansha in book format. These back issues of Nakayoshi are extremely difficult to find due to their age, the fact that the publisher does not allow for direct back issue re-ordering, and their rarity – many collectors in Japan prize these issues, especially when they feature famous artists such as Ms. Takeuchi.

This particular issue features the first chapter of “July Marmalade Birthday” by Naoko Takeuchi, featured above.

Nakayoshi July 1989 Issue
Nakayoshi July 1989 Issue

Focus January 1994 Issue

Focus magazine is a Japanese publication which features pop culture. It often includes articles about the most popular anime series, as well as other Japanese entertainment variety shows, musicians, artists, etc. Sailor Moon was featured in Focus magazine almost regularly during the 1990s.

This issue contains a two page spread about two of seyuu of Sailor Moon.

Focus January 1994 Issue
Focus January 1994

Sneaky Dan edit: Sailor Moon Petite Etrangere is still being worked on as I type this. As of this typing, there is about 20-30 more minutes of actual show, then the curtain call, and post show tidbits. Everyone please cheer James on as he powers through! Back to the update…

If you enjoyed this update, please consider donating to Miss Dream so we can continue to offer more downloads in the future. We love being able to provide everything we do for everyone, and can always use the help to keep the project going! Our garage sale has been updated, where you can own the magazines used to make these scans at cheap prices! As always, we are still available to take on paid projects for any kind of anime/manga/doujinshi translation, so please consider hiring us! We hope that you enjoyed the July Marmalade Birthday in Nakayoshi July 1989, Nakayoshi July 1989 Issue, MOON PRIDE CD scans, and Focus Magazine.! :D We will see you next week!

2 Responses to “End of Summer, Start of a Season”

  1. John

    Thanks for offering the July Marmalade Birthday as a separate download! That is so much more convenient and space-saving that having to download entire Nakayoshi issues just for the Sailor Moon/Takeuchi content. I hope you will keep doing this!

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