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“Secret” Sailor Moon Books

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Sailor Moon SuperS Himitsu AlbumBeing 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.

( More info about the ‘secret‘ Sailor Moon books in here )

+ Sailor Moon Himitsu 100 – [ Download | View in Gallery ]
+ Sailor Moon SuperS Himitsu Album – [ Download | View in Gallery ]

Sailor Moon TV Magazine Deluxe Book

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Sailor Moon TV Magazine DeluxeHello hello! I finally scanned in the Sailor Moon TV Magazine Deluxe book for Season One of the anime, published by Kodansha. Which means that all Sailor Moon TV Magazine Deluxe anime books have now been scanned in and are available in the Gallery.

I really enjoyed scanning in this book because there are many more pictures of Tuxedo Kamen and Osaka Naru. It reminded me that these two characters had more important roles in Season One, than in later seasons. Also, Tuxedo Kamen looked the dreamiest in here and there are many images of the mysterious Shitennou too.

Here are the download links for all the Sailor Moon TV Magazine Deluxe anime books. Some of the books are hosted on MEGA and can only be downloaded using the GOOGLE CHROME browser, without having to install MEGA’s extention. If you use other browsers (like Firefox), than you may have to install MEGA’s extention, which doesn’t really do anything to your browser. I say this because MEGA downloads are really fast, and I may use them more often in the future. Anyhow, enjoy!

Kodansha’s Sailor Moon TV Magazine Deluxe Books

  • Kodansha’s Sailor Moon TV Magazine Deluxe (Season One)Download
  • Kodansha’s Sailor Moon R TV Magazine Deluxe (Volume 1)Download
  • Kodansha’s Sailor Moon R TV Magazine Deluxe (Volume 2)Download
  • Kodansha’s Sailor Moon S TV Magazine DeluxeDownload
  • Kodansha’s Sailor Moon SuperS TV Magazine DeluxeDownload
  • Kodansha’s Sailor Moon Sailor Stars TV Magazine DeluxeDownload

Rare Sailor Moon Promotional Posters

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Sailor Moon Sailor Stars Promo PosterAAHHH!! I’m so excited, I can barely contain myself! Yesterday, the Sailor Stars poster that I spent YEARS searching for, finally arrived at my home. This poster is by far one of the rarest collectors’ item from the Sailor Moon world and can cost someone HUNDREDS of dollars to obtain by auction (see here and here).

Many of you would recognize the image on this poster from a bootleg Sailor Moon wall scroll that was mass manufactured by a Chinese factory 15 years ago. The image also made another appearance on a small bootleg halogram card. Neither of which was scannable and was also printed with inaccurate coloring.

Sailor Moon S Promo PosterVery few people knew that the actual origin of this striking image, was taken from a promotional poster for the 5th Season of Sailor Moon. Promo posters such as this one, was produced in extremely limited numbers and were put on display in book stores, super markets, toy stores, and video stores. However, once the short promotional period was over, the poster would get taken down by the store employees and discarded.

Promotional posters for other seasons of Sailor Moon (like this one on your right, for Sailor Moon S) usually show up on Yahoo Japan several times a year. But for some reason, the promo poster for Sailor Stars is so rare, that it made only three appearances on auction in the last 2½ years.

My Sailor Stars poster arrived to me in poor condition: wrinkled, brittle, scratched, and with colors scraped off. But I was so happy to get it, I carefully scanned the poster in and spent over 16 hours photoshopping out the damage. So please enjoy the image! It took many years and lots of money to get this scan to you. And thank you to the lovely members of SMC who helped me hunt this poster down! I love you guys! <3

Sailor Moon Manga Artbook Vol. 4

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Sailor Moon Manga Artbook Vol. 4Good day everyone! I finally made myself sit down and scan in Sailor Moon Manga Artbook Volume 4 by the great and wonderful Takeuchi Naoko. This book covers the arc of Sailor Moon SuperS and contains some of Takeuchi Naoko’s best illustrations. It features art work of the characters: Helios / Pegasus, Amazoness Quartet, Tuxedo Kamen, and the Sailor Senshi. This time, I spent extra hours editing the scans, to connect artwork that was spread across two pages. I thought the results looked pretty good too. (Tried my best with the clone tool in Photoshop.)

Manga Artbook Volume 4: [ View in Gallery || Download ]

Sailor Moon 2002 CalendarSailor Moon 2001.11—2002 Calendar

Also scanned in, is the Sailor Moon 2001.11—2002 Calendar. This item should’ve been scanned in sooner, because the dates in the year 2002 actually coordinates with 2013. So you can actually print out the pages and use it as this year’s calendar. Most of the images in this version, was featured in the 1998 Sailor Moon (poster sized) wall calendar, as well. Enjoy the scans everyone!

Sailor Moon S Brazilian DVD Promo Cards

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Sailor Moon S Brazilian DVD Promo CardsRecently while browsing the Sailor Moon Forum, I discovered that I own an extremely rare set of Sailor Moon S cards. Here is the story behind these cards:

Sailor Moon Brazilian DVD Promo Cards

In January 2012, a nice young lady made a post in SeraSell, to announce that she was selling sets of Sailor Moon S Brazilian DVD promo cards. She had between ten to twenty sets of these cards (10 cards per set for $30 USD each), and sold out almost immediately because they are GORGEOUS. These cards were only given to those who pre-ordered the Brazilian DVDs for Sailor Moon S. Because the nice young lady helped organize the release party for the DVDs in Brazil, the company gave her those cards as a friendly ‘thank you.’

Once the cards were sold and shipped out, photographs of them were quickly uploaded to the internet. Unfortunately, these cards are extremely rare and have become hard to find. Price value for the cards quickly hiked and bootleg versions have also found their way onto Ebay. From what I’ve seen, the only sighting of these cards are in the hands of those who purchased them on SeraSell. So if you spot any legit copy of these cards, you should buy them. They’re a trophy find for Sailor Moon collectors.

Kodansha Sailor Moon R TV Magazine Deluxe BookSailor Moon R TV Magazine Deluxe Book

I scanned in Volume 2 of Kodansha’s Sailor Moon R TV Magazine Deluxe book. This book covers the second half of the Sailor Moon R season, involving the Black Moon Clan. It introduces the character of Sailor Pluto, Demande, Esmeraude, Saphir, and the Ayakashi Sisters. It also previews the Sailor Moon R movie storyline and has information regarding Fiore’s character. As usual, there are lots of big lovely pictures and iconic images from the Sailor Moon series in the book.

Kodansha’s Sailor Moon R TV Magazine Deluxe Book Volume 2:
[ Download | View in Gallery ]