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Sailor Moon Amada Pull Pack Cards

July 16th, 2020 || By Lisa

I feel like I have been waiting forever to write this post but its super worth it! I finally have the full set of the Sailor Moon Amada Pull Pack PP Cards scanned and uploaded into the gallery. This is huge for me because the Amada PP set has so many cards (consisting of 766 cards + 12 Special Cards), it took me years to scan all of it in. Amada is one of the largest printing companies in Japan and they definitely went all out printing Sailor Moon cards when the show was broadcasting in the 1990′s. I want to use this post as an opportunity to highlight some of my favorite cards from this massive card set.

Sailor Moon Amada PP Set 1 Prisms #1-6

Set 1 actually has 2 different sets of prisms. First set is cards #1 through #6, and the other is cards #43 through #48. Its the first prisms #1 through #6 that are pretty rare and costly. In fact, there is only one Queen Beryl card in the entire massive Amada PP collection, and here she is in card #5.

Sailor Moon Amada PP Set 1 Prisms

Sailor Moon Amada PP Set 6 Gold Cards #265-272

In Set 6, Amada surprised the fans with 8 gold foil cards. I love these cards because aside from the etching of the Sailor Senshi in front of the gold foil cards, in the back are these beautiful color prints of the girls. They are unfortunately easily damaged and fairly hard to find, so if you have these, protect them with plastic sleeves!

Sailor Moon Amada PP Set 6 Gold Foil Cards
Sailor Moon Amada PP Set 6 Gold Foil Cards

Sailor Moon Amada PP Set 8 Silver Cards #369-376

Amada surprised the fans again in Set 8, where they released it with 8 silver foil cards. Same as before, the front of the silver cards have special etches of the Sailor Senshi. The back has beautiful color prints. Again, they are easily damaged. I admit that my own set is starting to show some cracks in the back of the cards. So protect them dearly!

Sailor Moon Amada PP Set 8 Gold Foil Cards
Sailor Moon Amada PP Set 8 Gold Foil Cards

Sailor Moon Amada Zenin Gold Cards #641-643

The Sailor Moon Amada Zenin Gold Cards are extremely extremely rare. Their numbers are sandwiched in between the PP13 and PP14 card sets. They were special prized cards that can be redeemed by mail from Amada, and came enclosed in a small special cardboard file. These days, the Sailor Moon Zenin Gold Card sets are worth every bit as much as the rare 22k Sailor Moon 5th Anniversary Gold card, and can command anywhere from $2500 up to $3000 or more. Wow!

Sailor Moon Amada Zenin Gold Cards

Sailor Moon Amada PP Set 14A Silver Cards #686-693

Amada released another set of gorgeous silver cards in PP14A. However, different from previous silver cards, these were printed using a different method. It has color images overset on top of the silver foil. These cards look really beautiful and are also pretty rare now (I know you guys don’t want to hear that from me LOL).

Sailor Moon Amada Pull Pack PP 14 Set A Silver Cards

Sailor Moon Amada PP Set 14B Cards #694-705

The Sailor Moon Amada PP Set 14B prism cards are absolutely gorgeous. These days, because each card can command up to $35 in cost, obtaining a full set can be costly. But many card hunters still do it because look at it! When you put the entire set together, it is seriously eye-candy. The illustrations are beautiful.

Sailor Moon Amada Pull Pack PP 14 Set B Prism Cards

Sailor Moon Amada Special Cards

Last but not least, Amada released a set of Special Cards. This set is full prism and revisits some of the best designs for the cards, mostly during the period of Season 3. The Special Cards are hard to find these days. I haven’t seen the prices for these go through the roof yet, but I almost think its because people don’t really know about these cards. So grab ‘em if you can! There are only 12 cards to this set, so it is very possible to complete.

Sailor Moon Amada Special Card Set

I hope you guys enjoyed my stroll through memory-lane with the Sailor Moon Amada Pull-Pack PP Card set. I really enjoyed collecting it, and it did take a few years for me to complete both collecting and scanning. Because it is such a massive set, it may be a hard goal to complete if you are to start now. But if you embark on your own happy journey to do so, please use the gallery as a reference guide for you.

Amada did go on to produce other cards that came with toys, stationary items, Hero cards, and also Memorial Cards. But I will save those topics for another post, on another day. Enjoy everyone!

Soldier IV Hyper Graphicers Vol. 1

April 26th, 2020 || By Lisa

Sailor Moon Soldier IV: Hyper Graphicers Vol. 1

I’ve been holding off on scanning this one in because it absolutely is one of my most prized possessions. Soldier IV is the very first Hyper Graphicers book published by the animators of the original Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon anime. To say that this book is extremely rare, is really an understatement. It maybe comes up on auction once every few years, and is usually attached to a super huge price tag. I won my copy back in 2017 (after looking for many years) for the price of 65,000 yen. When it finally arrived from Japan, I swore my hands were shaking when I was pulling it out the box. I am part of a small handful of people who owns this book.

Soldier IV by HyperGraphicersWhich is why I really held off on scanning Soldier IV in. It is a doujinshi that was published in 1995. Given it’s age and binding quality, I knew the moment I scanned it in, the pages would fall out. And it did. Hahaha. So while I cry in my corner, please enjoy the scans.

Sailor Moon Soldier IV showcases douga artwork from Season 1 through Season 3, and some of the Sailor Moon R movie. It feature sketches from power-house animators such as Kazuko Tadano, Hisashi Kagawa, Ikuko Itou, Shinya Hasegawa, Katsumi Nagai, and more.

It was a joy to scan in the pages and relive some of that Sailor Moon magic. Watching how these sketches brought to life such a timeless and amazing anime, is priceless. Enjoy everyone!

+ Sailor Moon Soldier IV (Vol. 1) – [ Download | View in Gallery ]
+ Small Soldier: Unmei no Deai (Vol. 2) – [ Download | View in Gallery ]
+ Selenity’s The Act of Animations (Vol. 3) Part 1 – [ Download | View in Gallery ]
+ Selenity’s The Act of Animations (Vol. 3) Part 2 – [ Download | View in Gallery ]
+ Lunatic Soldier: Eien no Chikai (Vol. 4) – [ Download | View in Gallery ]

Sailor Moon Soldier IV: Hyper Graphicers Vol. 1

Pale Lilac, Hinotama, Replicant Doujinshi

June 2nd, 2018 || By Lisa

Hello everyone! I recently added a few vintage Sailor Moon doujinshi to the library from the 1990′s and early 2000′s. Katy was actually the one who made the request for this update, so you guys have her awesomeness to thank for it!

First up is a full volume doujinshi from Pale Lilac a.k.a. Ohmori Madoka. Many of us know her as Takeuchi Naoko’s production assistant during the time Sailor Moon the manga was being illustrated. So many of Pale Lilac’s work holds an extremely strong resemblance to Takeuchi Naoko’s drawing style. Pale Lilac’s works are very rare and are highly sought after by Sailor Moon collectors. "Moonish Girls" is a compilation doujinshi of Pale Lilac’s many works, so if you see it, I would recommend you grab it. It has a little of everything: Cute illustrations, smut, and lots of author’s notes. Its definitely a good one!

I also added a doujinshi from Tohru Mizushima, known under the alias of Replicant. Mizushima-san is probably one of the first super stars of the Sailor Moon doujinshi world. Her illustrations are super adorable and her works began circulating really early on, circa 1992 and 1993. The voice actor of Tsukino Kenji from the first series of the Sailor Moon anime, Machi Yuuji, also has a Mizushima Tohru listed as a spouse. No clue if its the same person though. (Hahahahhaa I’m starting rumors.)

Last but not least, I uploaded the illustrations from Ryutaro Hino’s CD-Rom doujinshi Silence for Rebirth. He is known by Sailor Moon fans as one of the best Tomoe Hotaru doujin artists in the world. The CD-rom was released in the early 2000′s, and it contained a few of his really awesome Hotaru illustrations, as well as the original source Photoshop file in the raw! I didn’t upload these Photoshop files because the file sizes are HUGE. But each PSD contained all the layers Ryutaro Hino used to create these beautiful illustrations. It was a beast and he is such a master at his craft.

Enjoy the doujinshi everyone!

Moonish Girls by Pale Lilac
Title: Moonish Girls
Author: Ohmori Madoka

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All Selection Color Collection Lovely by Replicant
Title: Color Collection Lovely
Author: Tohru Mizushima

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Silence for Rebirth by Hinotama
Title: Silence for Rebirth
Author: Ryutaro Hino

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Latest Sailor Moon Doujinshi Additions

March 11th, 2018 || By Lisa

Its been a while since I’ve added Sailor Moon doujinshi to the gallery, so much apologies! I think you’ll enjoy the three I’ve selected for this update though. There is Yamada Mario’s latest "Times" by my favorite circle, Studio Canopus. Its a nice short pamphlet with plenty of adorable Sailor Uranus & Sailor Neptune illustrations.

I’ve also added this beautifully drawn doujinshi called "Yume no Tamago" by the very talented circle Bebop//Dog//Duo. Its a short little story about Fisheye, Amazon Trio, Helios, and Usagi. I think you’ll enjoy it because its beautiful and super cute!

Last but not least, I’ve added the self-published "Otome no Policy" book by Obata Kimiharu. For those of you who aren’t too familiar with this author, Obata Kimiharu was a key animator for Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon R. He published this short book as a tribute to Sailor Moon for the anime’s 20th Anniversary. It features some very beautiful and intricate illustrations by Obata-san, which is a real treat to see him revisit this period of anime in his life. Please enjoy the scans!

Times by Studio Canopus
Title: Times
Author: Yamada Mario

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Yume no Tamago by Bebop Dog Duo
Title: Yume no Tamago
Author: Fukumaki

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Otome no Policy by Kimiharu Obata
Title: Otome no Policy
Author: Kimiharu Obata

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Sailor Moon Art of Fukano Youichi

February 2nd, 2015 || By Lisa

Senshi no Tsue by Fukano YouichiWhen fans of Sailor Moon think of art work from the anime, they think of the names: Tadano Kazuko, Hasegawa Shinya, or Ikuko Itoh. Many fans are familiar with the art work of Fukano Youichi but don’t realize it. This brilliant man illustrated many images of Sailor Moon which ended up on CD covers, toy boxes, Sera Myu pamphlets, and more. His illustrations were everywhere but many fans didn’t know they were drawn by him.

Fukano Youichi is very active in the recent years on Twitter under the username of @hoypoykoy. He has also been active in releasing many new artworks in the Sailor Moon doujinshi community, these last three years. Though they were released in extremely limited numbers and are hard to find, I took the time to hunt down each doujinshi piece. Not only do you get to see Fukano Youichi’s version of Eternal Sailor Moon (Fukano Moon), but also his new art style for the Outer Senshi.

"Senshi no Tsue" by Fukano Youichi

"Senshi no Tsue" is a doujinshi book published by Fukano Youichi in early 2012 at the Wonder Parlour Cafe in Japan. It was extremely limited in numbers and is very hard to find. In the book, Fukano Youichi discusses his work on Sailor Moon during the 90′s. He also drew little quick sketches of the senshi in maid outfits. I think "Senshi no Tsue" is a book Sailor Moon fans should definitely hire Miss Dream to translate. If anyone starts raising funds to do so, please contact me: I’ll throw in $20. Enjoy the scans everyone!

"Senshi no Tsue" by Fukano Youichi – [ Download | View in Gallery ]