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Sailor Moon Art of Fukano Youichi

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

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 ]

“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