Selenity’s The Act of Animations

Selenity's The Act of Animations

A "doujinshi" that has long puzzled Sailor Moon fans is Selenity’s The Act of Animations. It comes up on Ebay from time to time, with a really expensive price tag attached. It is a book that was published by the actual animators of Sailor Moon, and contain real sketches that was used for the anime series. Because of this, many have wondered why this book is categorized as a doujinshi. Why isn’t this book an official Sailor Moon item…?

The animators released this book independently from Kodansha and Toei Animation, through a doujinshi publishing company named Hyper Graficers. The animators basically brought their work to Hyper Graficers, who helped designed the book, and published it. By doing this, it acknowledges that the works presented in the periodical was authored by the actual authors.

Self-publication is the embodiment of the term "doujinshi." Even Takeuchi Naoko’s rare and popular Sailor Moon Infinity Artbook is considered a doujinshi, because it was a self-publication by her away from the official franchise of Sailor Moon.

Selenity’s The Act of Animations is the 3rd volume from a series of four books that was released by the animators of Sailor Moon through the company Hyper Graficers. The other volumes are titled: Lunatic Soldier (4th), Small Soldier (2nd), and Soldier IV (1st). Animator Hasegawa Shinya also independently published a book titled Saraba Sailor Moon.

Sailor Moon Animation Books

Books like Selenity’s The Act of Animations are awesome to own, because it contains so many detailed sketches of memorable scenes from Sailor Moon. It is a wonderful reference for fan artists of the series, and is a great item to add to your collection. The book may be categorized as a doujinshi, but it is pretty much an official item to any Sailor Moon fan. The price for these books are high, but I’m extremely satisfied to even own one because they’re so rare.

I scanned in the first half of Selenity’s The Act of Animations and uploaded it to the Gallery. I will scan in the second half of the book another time, because I’m catching up on updates and need more time. You’ll get the full book soon! Promise.

Download: Selenity’s The Act of Animations Part I

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  1. chibi says:

    yay, awesome find!! Thanks so much for scanning and sharing these, I’m eagerly waiting for them to be downloaded now ^.^ Love the anime!

  2. Rika-Chicchi says:

    Must’ve cost you an arm & a leg. ^^ That doujinshi has also been discussed on the Genvid forums a while back, & an admin there was unsure whether it was a fake, & I told him that the chance of that is pretty slim, even tho I haven’t physically seen & touched the book myself. lol

  3. I didn’t even know this existed until today. What an awesome find! Thank you for sharing this with us.

  4. Elly says:

    Woah! I had no idea such books even existed! Many thanks for sharing your knowledge and images of one of the volumes! I am definitely looking forward to seeing more. <3

  5. chibi says:

    wooooooooooooow…all the anime style artwork in there consisted of my favourite scenes and artists >_________<!!! :D :D

  6. Lisa says:

    @ Chibi – YAY CHIBI!! I knew you’d enjoy it!! The art work in the book are all so beautiful. I hope I could find the rest of the books and upload ‘em someday. *__*

    @ Rika-Chicchi – Wow, you guys discussed everything in there! But you’re very right. There’s a very slim possibility that its fake, but I really doubt it. These books are listed in the author’s online bios and stuff. Its pretty real. =) Man, I wish I had the other books. I want Volume 4, LUNATIC SOLDIER so so so so much. But you’re right ya know. They’re hella expensive. ;__; Can’t afford to buy ‘em.

    @ PureNightShade – No problem! I’m glad you like ‘em. I just learned about these books last year myself, and they’ve been out forever now! O__O

    @ Elly – ELLY!!!! -hug hug hug- I didn’t know these books existed till last year either! Its hella weird, cuz I didn’t start seeing ‘em in auctions till last year. All of a sudden, they pop up from time to time. o__o One of life’s many great mysteries…. Weird…

  7. Rika-Chicchi says:

    Considering that these books have been published a long time ago, guess the economy in Japan is so bad nowadays that a number of owners of those books have felt the squeeze, or their accumulated financial woes, so intense that they’ve got no choice but to put their long-time treasures on sale – it’s actually kinda sad for them. *sigh*

    BTW, if those books are listed in the authors’ own bios, then they must be 100% real. ^^

  8. Elly says:

    Lisa, I don’t know how you manage to always find the COOLEST STUFF, but I’m totally happy that you do because it ends up online and then I get to peek at it, muahaha. Thank you so much! You’re the best lady pants ~

  9. Rika-Chicchi says:

    ^ Very nice R opening art. ^^

  10. theed says:

    Wow! I had no idea that you guys were finally back! I remember checking this site a few weeks ago and it was still under construction, I’m glad that it’s finally back! Thanks so much for your commitment to this project, all your time and effort really paid off. I am definitely going to check this site more often now that I know it’s up and running!

  11. Rika-Chicchi says:

    ^ Actually Lisa has already revived this site a few months ago. ; )

  12. Rika-Chicchi says:

    A brief discussion thread about it on the Genvid forums:

  13. Lisa says:

    >__< I’m so late in responding!

    @ Theed – Welcome back to!! OMG!! Its been so long and I haven’t seen you here for a long time! Its so good to see one of the original visitors to the site! -hug hug!-

    @ Jim – Thank you for the information and all the wonderful pictures! I honestly didn’t know about that book at all! I wonder how many more, do I not know about? @__@ Man… Anyhow, I’ll edit the blog entry a little later to add in your info! Thanks so much again!

    @ Rika-Chicchi – Thanks for the link to that discussion on Genvid. =D It was a really interesting read! Haha. Its like a whole debate going on in there.

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