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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

Lunatic Soldier: Eien no Chikai

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Lunatic Soldier Eien no Chikai

One of my most prized Sailor Moon possessions is my copy of Lunatic Soldier: Eien no Chikai. The book was published by the animators who worked on Sailor Moon, under the name Hyper Graphicers. Therefore, it is considered to be a doujinshi, which means self-publication. Similar to the book Selenity’s The Act of Animations, this volume displays animation sketches from the anime. What makes Lunatic Soldier special is that it places heavy emphasis on Episode 200, the series finale.

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

Sailor Stars TV Magazine Deluxe Book

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Sailor Stars TV Magazine Deluxe

Oh boy. Its been a while since I’ve microwaved expensive Sailor Moon artbooks and tore them apart for scans. But here is one: The Sailor Stars TV Magazine Deluxe book published by Kodansha in December 1996. This book includes some pretty awesome summary of the Sailor Stars series, the conclusion of Sailor Moon SuperS series, and some points on the SuperS movie. There are character profiles for the Three Lights and the Sailor Starlights, which means there are cool images of Seiya (Starfighter), Yaten (Starhealer) and Taiki Kou (Starmaker).

The Sailor Stars TV Magazine Deluxe book is the rarest one out of all the seasons published by Kodansha. These days, this book can easily fetch more than $100 on Ebay. So if you have a copy, please treasure your’s. If not, then enjoy the scans!

Download: Sailor Stars TV Magazine Deluxe Book
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