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April 14th, 2014 || By Lisa
Being a fan of Sailor Moon for over 20 years now, I feel like I’ve seen almost all the merchandise that came from the anime and manga. However, I was fairly surprised to learn three years ago, that Sailor Moon had some "secret" books that wasn’t really common knowledge. The books I’m referring to, are the "himitsu" books published by Kodansha for the Sailor Moon anime. Not many people know about these two books, but they are mass produced and aren’t really that rare.
"Himitsu" means secret, so its definitely amusing that not many fans know about these two books’ existance. Here is the reason why so few people know about these volumes: It is common knowledge to fans that Kodansha published short hard-cover childrens’ books during Sailor Moon’s run on TV. These hard-cover books are made of board, and have no more than a few pages summarizing the storyline of the anime. Some fans collect these hard-cover books, but most fans do not because they are made to be simplified for pre-school-aged kids.
March 12th, 2014 || By Lisa
Hello! Just scanned in "Final Sailor," an awesome genga art book, published by Tadano Kazuko. This lovely lady was a character designer and animation director for Sailor Moon Season 1 and Season 2. She was a very important part of Sailor Moon’s anime production, so its pretty damn cool that Tadano Kazuko decided to self-publish a genga art book, featuring her work on the show. This genga book presents many concepts that were used and not used in the series. She even drew a few exclusive images of the Sailor Senshi, just for the publication of "Final Sailor." Her updated drawing style on the Sailor Senshi is definitely one of the best things about this doujinshi. Please enjoy the scans!
November 12th, 2013 || By Lisa
Yes! Finally sat my butt down and finished scanning the "Earth Wind" doujinshi series by the talented Pale Lilac. I just added in "Earth Wind 3" and "Earth Wind 4" to the Doujinshi Gallery, so its all there. One thing that I absolutely love about doujinshi from Pale Lilac (Ohmori Madoka), is that you get to see the improvement of her artwork. Ohmori Madoka, who was a production assistant for Takeuchi Naoko, published the first volume of "Earth Wind" in 1997. By the time she completed "Earth Wind 4" in late 2000, her art work improved dramatically. There are some beautiful pages in the later volumes of this series. I hope you guys enjoyed "Earth Wind" as much as I did. I will be scanning Pale Lilac’s other Sailor Moon doujinshi in the future!
"Earth Wind Volume 1" – [ Download | View in Gallery ]
"Earth Wind Volume 2" – [ Download | View in Gallery ]
"Earth Wind Volume 3" – [ Download | View in Gallery ]
"Earth Wind Volume 4" – [ Download | View in Gallery ]
I am going to start scanning doujinshi by the circle LEGO!, beginning with "Electro World" There have been tons of requests by fans of Three Lights to scan in doujinshi by this circle, because Nakagawa Waka from LEGO! draws bishounen beautifully. Basically saying, the Three Lights look really hot in all of LEGO!’s pages. LEGO! was actually already a really popular circle with bishounen anime fans, because of published doujinshi work featuring Uta no Prince-sama and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. All of Nakagawa Waka’s work is extremely high-quality and professional, so its no wonder why this circle instantly became a hot commodity with Sailor Moon doujinshi fans. Please enjoy the scans! I will scan in more work by LEGO! in the future. Hopefully Nakagawa Waka will continue to draw Sailor Moon doujinshi. *fingers crossed*
October 6th, 2013 || By Lisa
Finally scanned in and uploaded is the douga art book Small Soldier: Unmei no Deai from the doujinshi group Hyper Graphicers. Like previous books that I scanned in from Hyper Graphicers, this is a doujinshi (self-published) book from the animators of Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon. It features douga and genga art work from the Sailor Moon anime. This is Volume 2 out of the four-book collection, and was published in May 1996. Unlike it’s subsequent releases (Lunatic Soldier and Selenity’s Moon), this book is MUCH harder to find and is worth more in monetary value.
I finally got my hands on a copy of the Sailor Moon "La Reconquista" Program Book and scanned it in. La Reconquista is the Sailor Moon musical for 2013, and features an all-female cast. The program (pamphlet) book for the musical features full-colored high-quality images of the cast members in costume, and even has three new Sailor Moon manga images from the goddess, Takeuchi Naoko. Please enjoy the scans!