They say bad things happen in threes. With the illness of one of our staff member’s grandmothers, the death of one of our staff member’s dogs, now the ultimate tragedy has occurred: the wife of one of our staff members, named Lia, unexpectedly drowned in the Delaware River.
She is survived by her husband, Tommy, and their one year old son.
With the current economic crisis, Tommy is currently out of work. While friends and family are already doing their best to pitch in towards the cost of a funeral and memorial service, to say that finances are tight for a family undergoing crisis is an understatement.
I’m starting up a donation drive for Tommy, to help raise the money needed for his wife’s burial. Any additional you can toss their way is much needed for the cost of raising their son TJ.
Lia was an artist and an avid fan of Sailor Moon. In her memory, I am posting up some of Lia’s artwork.
At a time when Sailor Moon fans are coming together more than ever, I hope we can all work towards doing something good for Tommy, who has given so much back to our community.
(off topic: we’ll have our fansub of the niconico event available later tonight)
For those of you who weren’t awake at 6:30 AM EST to watch the event streaming live on Niconico, or for those of you who got kicked out of the room for not having a paid account…you can watch the full event via glorious cam-rip here:
The video quality isn’t great but it’s good enough if you haven’t already seen the event!
James and I are working today until 5 PM EST, but as soon as we get home we will be staying up all night to translate the entire hour and 30 minute long broadcast.
To hold you over, this morning on our Twitter account we did a live-blog of the event to translate some highlights from the event; including the news that…
THERE WILL BE A NEW SAILOR MOON ANIME SERIES, STARTING SUMMER OF 2013
The new anime will closely follow the original manga series, will be all-new animation, and will be produced by Toei Animation.
The original voice actors of Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask, Mitsuishi Kotono and Furuya Tooru will be resuming their roles for the new anime.
The group Momoiro Clover Z will be singing the new anime’s opening theme song, “Z Onna Sensou”, “Z Girls War”, as well as the ending theme. (I don’t know the title of the ending theme yet)
By the way: Yes, I will be releasing fansubbed episodes of the new series – or at least raws of the series immediately after the original air time. ^____^
See you guys tonight with more updates; until then, let’s discuss the event in the comments section together! :)
EDIT New stream video feed available via our YouTube channel!
My dear friend Becca of Isshou-ni.net was kind enough to make some link buttons for Miss Dream per my request, aren’t they lovely?
If you’re feeling generous, our graphical designer Yen-sama has had another unfortunate run-in. TL;DR – her puppy Toby has contracted Parvo and could die. If you would like to contribute to Yen-sama’s fundraiser to off-set the costs of Toby’s vet bill, you can do so here: donate. You can also read Toby’s story here or consider purchasing one of Yen-sama’s fundraiser items here.Sadly, Toby passed away July 5th, 2012. Jen, I am so sorry for your loss. D:
Reminder: Tomorrow I will be doing a live-blog of the 20th Anniversary NicoNico Talk Show event via Twitter. I am aiming to have a fansubbed version of the event available on Miss Dream before I leave for work in the morning, but no promises there. I will DEFINITELY have a translated copy available for download before the end of tomorrow – guaranteed.
Enjoy PGSM Act 26, and check back tomorrow morning at 6:00 AM EST for the beginning of our live blog coverage of the 20th anniversary talk show event! See you then.
Next Friday, Niconico douga will be doing a live stream of a commemorative talk show to celebrate Sailor Moon’s 20th anniversary. Guests will include Mitsuishi Kotono, Furuya Tooru, and Naoko Takeuchi’s personal handler from Kodansha, Fumio Osano! The event will be moderated by NHS (Japan Broadcasting)’s very own announcer, Yoshida Naoki.
In preparation for the event, I have gone ahead and translated the promotional webpages advertising the talk show.
Many have already asked me if Miss Dream plans to release a fansubbed version of this broadcast.
The answer is an ecstatic, “YES!”
The promos promise that a “surprise announcement” will be made during this live broadcast. We will have a fully translated, downloadable version of the event available as soon as humanly possible after the original airing on Niconico.
Many thanks to staff member Anthylorrel for doing emergency graphical design to get this online right away!
Thanks for visiting, and have a great day! This sure is a great way to kick off the weekend! :)
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