Breaking: Sailor Moon Eyeliner, Gashapon, Apparel, and More!

Breaking news: Sailor Moon eyeliner, gashapon, apparel, and more! I’m pressed for time today, but here’s some breaking news from the August 2013 issue of Nakayoshi magazine, which goes on sale in Japan today:

courtesy of fyeahmomoclo

Momoiro Clover Z, the JPOP idol group who is confirmed to be performing the new Sailor Moon anime theme song, will be having a concert August 4th in which they will be making an announcement regarding the new Sailor Moon anime series. The flyer recaps Momoclo’s performance in Paris during the 20th anniversary Niconico Douga live stream event in which the new Sailor Moon anime was announced, and gives ticket information and concert schedule for Momoiro Clover Z’s upcoming tour.

courtesy of SM Obsession

This flyer confirms a few cool things. First, new merchandise. We will be receiving:

  • new Sailor Moon apparel
  • new Sailor Moon eyeliner
  • new Sailor Moon gashapon
  • new DVD box set
  • Plus, it says that the new merchandise is aimed towards young women in the 20s. Which we kind of already knew, but hey, an official confirmation is nice.

    There’s also some information about when the new anime series will premiere. It says that the series is officially in production, and will be scheduled to begin sometime between this November and January of 2014.

    Sounds pretty cool! My copy of Nakayoshi magazine for this announcement is here, so I’ll be making a more detailed post about this tonight. There’s some information about the release dates for the new Sailor Moon 20th anniversary figurines, as well as release dates for some of the previously announced new Sailor Moon merchandise like the Shining Moon Powder compact, the Nail Collection, the smart phone cases, etc. Nothing too revolutionary, everything that is new I’ve listed above.

    I’m especially eager to see the new Sailor Moon eyeliner and new Sailor Moon apparel that is referenced in the release schedule, but the gashapon are super adorable as well. I bet collectors are going to go nuts over that! :)

    Update: We were linked at ANN here as well as Crunchyroll here, thank you for this honor!

    Breaking: New Sailor Moon Musical: La Reconquista

    Happy 1 AM everyone! I’m awake to translate some breaking news regarding the new Sailor Moon musical: La Reconquista. Earlier tonight on Twitter @osabu8 shared some images of the costume designs for this new musical, which included the new subtitle for the upcoming September 2013 performance.

    There is a press release via Comic Natalie, which I have translated in full below:

    A new work by Naoko Takeuchi of “Sailor Moon”, a musical entitled “Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon -La Reconquista-“. Today, July 3rd, the 5 sailor soldiers and Tuxedo Masks’s costumes have gone public.

    Including Tuxedo Mask, the entire cast is female, which has become a hot topic of conversation. As for the other cast members, the Sailor Soldiers’s enemy will be the Dark Kingdom, with Queen Beryl portrayed by Hatsukaze Midori, with her subordinate Kunzite of the Four Generals portrayed by Ryo Saika, known for playing male roles in Takarazuka theater. As for the actress cast as Jadeite of the Four Generals, that would be the first of her kind in Japan, a female actress who is a popular model in the drag king magazine publication KERA BOKU (Index Communication): Ruuto.

    As for the subtitle, “La Reconquista”, it refers to a period in history between the 14th and 15th century when Christians took back the Iberian Peninsula from the Muslims, in an attempt to recover their previously owned terrirtory (an exercise to take back their country). In this musical, the Sailor Soldiers and Tuxedo Mask fight with the enemy, the Dark Kingdom, to restore peace on earth, and for that reason this subtitle was chosen.

    The musical “Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon -La Reconquista-” will begin performances on September 13th in Tokyo at the AiiA Theater Tokyo. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning August 17th.

    In addition, the second round of pre-orders for tickets to this event will be available between July 3rd ~ July 9th for NicoNico Douga subscribers. According to @osabu8, there will also be more news regarding the new Sailor Moon musical: La Reconquista in the August issue of Nakayoshi magazine, which goes on sale today (July 3rd).

    Luckily, I have a subscription to Nakayoshi magazine, and I will provide a scan of the referenced page tomorrow afternoon as soon as my copy arrives.

    The new musical costumes are a lot more mature and darker than previous ones from the older musicals. The phrase “La Reconquista” means “The Reconquest” in Spanish, and given that the new musical is supposed to be in the style of a come-back, a means of the sailor soldiers taking back what is theirs, I hope this means that the script and performance will be of a darker nature. The costumes and the facial expressions of the cast certainly look that way.

    I’m also very pleased that many of the cast members are long-time Takarazuka veterans. In particular, I’m especially happy about the actres portraying Jadeite – this will be the first time that a popular drag king model will be cast in a musical dedicated to an anime series, so this is groundbreaking, especially for Japan where being gender-queer isn’t completely socially acceptable. This is extremely progressive, and I can’t wait to get more news of it as it comes out.

    Stay tuned. I’ll be updating this post tomorrow with more information as it becomes available.

    Edit: According to this page, here is the known cast so far –

    Sailor Moon: Satomi Ookubo
    Sailor Mercury: Miyabi Matsuura
    Sailor Mars: Kanon Nakaki
    Sailor Jupiter: Yuu Takahashi
    Sailor Venus: Shiori Sakata
    Tuxedo Mask: Yuuga Yamato
    Queen Beryl: Hatsukaze Midori
    Kunzite: Ryo Saika
    Zoicite: Misaki Komatsu
    Nephrite: KORO
    Jadeite: RUUTO
    Lemures Leader: Shintani Mayumi
    Queen Serenity: Jamie Natsuki

    Nakayoshi Rush – 1995 Start

    Happy Miss Dream Monday everyone! This past week has seemed to calm down on the Sailor Moon news for a bit, and while it’s been exciting, it’s also nice to have a bit of a break. In the sense of trying to keep up on events in close to real time at least, since we still intend to update at least once a week. This week, Nakayoshi Rush continues! We round up 1994 with the December issue, and also have the entire first quarter of 1995 posted for your viewing and downloading pleasure! That’s all for this week, next week we will have more issues coming online, and if things happen through the week, we will be on top of it! Also, don’t forget that this Sunday is Senshi Matsuri, the Sailor Moon centric convention being held in NYC. A number of Miss Dream staff members will be in attendance, where we will be holding a trivia panel and taking part in general shenanigans. In attendance will be myself, Elly, James, Pixeluna, Jen, Dragonicsoul, and Izam. We’re looking forward to it, and hope to see some of you there!
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    Nakayoshi Rush – 1994 Continues

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    Happy Miss Dream Monday everyone! Among all the excitement of the new merchandise being announced, we are still going strong with our Nakayoshi Rush! Five more issues of raw scans for downloading or viewing are being posted online today, continuing our journey through 1994. These issues continue the Dream arc of Sailor Moon, and contain may big shoujo from this period of time including Magic Knight Rayearth and much more! We start off today with the May issue, and continue with June, July, September, and November. For those wondering about the holes of August and October, these have already been posted previously. We will finish off 1994 next week and start up 1995! Be sure to keep up with us as more news gets posted and translated for the Sailor Moon revival still taking place. Enjoy today’s downloads and galleries, and we will see you again soon!
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    Breaking: New Sailor Moon SuperS Brooch Design Rings by Premium Bandai

    Recently listed on Premium Bandai’s homepage, it looks like there will soon be brand new Sailor Moon SuperS Brooch Design rings available for pre-order, to be delivered in October.

    For the Sailor Moon SuperS Brooch Design rings, you can choose between 18 Karat Gold coating or Sterling Silver bands, which feature an accented 5 millimeter Swarovski Crystal center gem.

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    These Sailor Moon SuperS Brooch Design rings are retailing at 15,750 yen, which is approximately $167 USD.
    They will be going on pre-sale at a date yet to be determined, but it looks like the pre-order event will be happening between the hours of 4:30 AM ~ 5:30 AM the next day. So everyone will have a full 24 hours to buy the Sailor Moon SuperS Brooch Design rings, and the items are “manufactured to order”.

    The Sailor Moon SuperS Brooch Design rings will be available in the following women’s sizes: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13.
    The Sailor Moon SuperS Brooch Design rings are intended for ages 15+, which is likely why they are so expensive. This item is definitely not intended for children, and is targetted towards older fans who are already familiar with the Sailor Moon series, in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the show.
    The country of manufacture for this item is Japan, and so it is unlikely that Premium Bandai will ship this item internationally. For those of us in America, we’ll have to wait until the item becomes available via re-list services like Celga, JList, Amazon, etc.

    I will post more details as they become available. I am sure we will be hearing more about this item over the next few weeks, so please keep an eye on our official English translation stream of Osano Fumio’s twitter account here: OsabuP_English to stay up to date with all the latest in Sailor Moon 20th anniversary merchandise news! Have a great weekend!