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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

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 ]

“Final Sailor” by Tadano Kazuko

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Final Sailor by Tadano KazukoHello! Just scanned in "Final Sailor," an awesome genga art book, published by Tadano Kazuko. This lovely lady was a character designer and animation director for Sailor Moon Season 1 and Season 2. She was a very important part of Sailor Moon’s anime production, so its pretty damn cool that Tadano Kazuko decided to self-publish a genga art book, featuring her work on the show. This genga book presents many concepts that were used and not used in the series. She even drew a few exclusive images of the Sailor Senshi, just for the publication of "Final Sailor." Her updated drawing style on the Sailor Senshi is definitely one of the best things about this doujinshi. Please enjoy the scans!

"Final Sailor" by Tadano Kazuko – [ View in Gallery | Download (87.6 MB) ]

Small Soldier: Unmei no Deai

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

Small Soldier Unmei no Deai

Finally scanned in and uploaded is the douga art book Small Soldier: Unmei no Deai from the doujinshi group Hyper Graphicers. Like previous books that I scanned in from Hyper Graphicers, this is a doujinshi (self-published) book from the animators of Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon. It features douga and genga art work from the Sailor Moon anime. This is Volume 2 out of the four-book collection, and was published in May 1996. Unlike it’s subsequent releases (Lunatic Soldier and Selenity’s Moon), this book is MUCH harder to find and is worth more in monetary value.

( Learn more about ‘Small Soldier’ in here. )

Sailor Moon La Reconquista Program BookSailor Moon La Reconquista Program

I finally got my hands on a copy of the Sailor Moon "La Reconquista" Program Book and scanned it in. La Reconquista is the Sailor Moon musical for 2013, and features an all-female cast. The program (pamphlet) book for the musical features full-colored high-quality images of the cast members in costume, and even has three new Sailor Moon manga images from the goddess, Takeuchi Naoko. Please enjoy the scans!

Sailor Moon "La Reconquista" Program Book – [ Download | View in Gallery ]
(Translations of the program can be read at Miss Dream.)