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Monster Hunter XX looks set to receive an amazing collaboration for those lucky gamers in Japan or anyone lucky enough to have a Japanese 3DS in their possession. Capcom have recently announced that Sailor Moon, celebrating its 25th anniversary, will be teaming up with the monster hunting series. The team up will consist of DLC that allows you to craft weapons and accessories for your Felynes in the Sailor Moon theme. To see more of what I mean, check out the announcement trailer below:
In a move to prevent the spread of STD’s and STI’s in Japan, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare have formed a collaboration with Sailor Moon to help raise people’s awareness of chlamydia and HIV, syphilis and more.
The campaign has also caught the eye of Naoko Takeuchi, the creator behind the Sailor Moon series and she’s given it her full support.
56,000 condom packs will be distributed and they look like the picture below:
Have you ever wondered how the ladies of Sailor Moon would go if they were lingerie models? No? Just us then. Well, that question can now be answered with a resounding “amazing!”
These stunning illustrations are the work of Chinese artist, SoudWrong, who has also included side characters in her vision. So what do you think? Have any favourites?
Japan is littered with those gashapon vending machines everywhere you look. From the sidewalk to train stations and just about everywhere else as well. Sailor Moon has been on a promotional spree lately all due to the new series coming out so Bandai have been putting all sorts of merchandise with Sailor Moon on it. Unfortunately, a lot of it is quite expensive which left a lot of fans upset.
Bandai have seemingly come to the party on this and released a line of cheap compact mirrors from the Sailor Moon franchise but the best part is, they can be picked up from a gashapon vending machine. The mirrors will only set you back ¥300 which is peanuts, really. There five different ones to collect and yes, they all come with working mirrors as well.
Fabs of classic anime Sailor Moon are all chomping at the bit waiting for the anime revival that’s been a long time coming. Unfortunately, as recently disclosed, the wait is a bit longer as the show has been pushed back until Summer comes around.
However, the celebrations for the 20th anniversary have received a push with the upcoming release of the “Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary Memorial tribute album”. The album is set to be released on the 29th of January and ahead of its release, a preview clip of the album can be seen below with a track listing below that.
“Moonlight Densetsu” (OP theme for the 1st to 4th season) by Momoiro Clover Z
“HEART MOVING” (1st season 1st ED) by Shoko Nakagawa
“Princess Moon” (1st season 2nd ED) by Haruka Fukuhara
“Otome no Policy” (2nd season ED) by Etsuko Yakushimaru
“La Soldier” (88th episode insert song) by Tommy heavenly6
“Ai no Senshi” (68th, 89th, 102nd episode insert stong)
“Tuxedo Mirage” (3rd season ED) by Mariko Goto x Abu-chan by Momoiro Clover Z
“Rashiku Ikimasho” (4th season 2nd ED) by Haruko Momoi
“Sailor Star Song” (5th season OP) by Mitsuko Horie
“Kaze mo Sora mo Kitto…” (5th season ED) by Makoto Kawamoto
bonus track “Moonlight Densetsu” (French version) by Clémentine
We posted a piece recently about Sailor Moon lingerie being made available through the Premium Bandai online store. Now it seems that Disney has jumped into the fray with news that the House that Mickey built will also have their own lingerie line.
Bellemaison‘s Disney Fantasy Shop, a Japanese retailer, has released a range of princess panties and bras. The princesses in question are Rapunzel, Cinderella, Belle and Aurora. They’ll be selling for ¥3,990.
Premium Bandai keep cranking out the Sailor Moon merchandise and this time, it’s taken a turn towards the adult market. This is all part of the 20th anniversary for Sailor Moon, who has teamed up with Peach John, a successful Japanese brand. There are 4 different sets available for pre-order now.
You can get a Sailor Moon Bra Set, Sailor Moon Panties, Sailor Moon Narikiri/Costume Bra Set and Sailor Moon Pajamas. The Nakiri set is pretty cool as it comes up with shorts and bra that have been designed from the 5 Sailor soldiers.Those being Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Jupiter, Sailor Mars, and Sailor Venus. If you take a pre-order, you can expect the goods to start delivering February,2014.
Here’s a look at another cool otaku aspect from Japan, earphone jacks. These are used to plug in the earphone socket on your smartphone to stop dust and other particles entering. Like everything else in Japan though, there’s always a different way to do things, a cuter way. Bandai Premium have started producing these cool Sailor Moon earphone jacks and have opened pre-orders for these awesome plugs seen below.
The set will come with 5 different jacks which have drawn inspiration from Sailor Moon’s Moon Stick and other Sailor Warriors’ (Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars) sticks. The set with a nice box will set you back ¥3,990.
Another envy inspiring product is on the horizon from Premium Bandai which ties up with a well loved series. In commemoration of the new Sailor Moon anime (no news on that), they’ve released a new range of products called the “Pretty Guradian Sailor Moon DX My Hashi Collection.”
What makes up this collection are three sets of chopsticks which draw inspiration from various weapons seen in Sailor Moon, they are the Moon Stick (Sailor Moon), Cutie Moon Rod (Sailor Moon R), and Pink Moon Stick (Sailor Moon S). The Premium site has begun to take pre-orders for this ultra cool set which will set you back ¥1,575, they begin to ship them out in March 2014.