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Sailor Moon Amada Pull Pack Cards

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

I feel like I have been waiting forever to write this post but its super worth it! I finally have the full set of theĀ 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 cardĀ 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

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

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

“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