Believe it or not, Sailor Moon is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. While it’s hard to imagine three decades have gone by since the release of the first Sailor Moon manga by Naoko Takeuchi, we love a good reason to celebrate.
To commemorate the landmark occasion, Sailor Moon has a lineup of exciting events and collaborations planned for the year. Don’t want to miss out? Here’s a roundup of the most exciting celebrations coming our way.
This six-month Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon exhibition takes place at Roppongi Museum between July 1 and December 30. The showcase will feature an immersive multimedia theatre, holographic displays of original drawings and famous scenes, as well as a collection of more than 600 Sailor Moon items including figurines, game consoles and costumes from the stage musicals.
The mega franchise teamed up with Vans for a special collection of sneakers and apparel, which are now available at Vans stores, ABC Mart and ABC Mart Grand Stage online shop. There are eight adult shoe designs as well as ten designs for kids. There's also a handful of apparel and accessories including crew-neck fleece tops, t-shirts, hats and backpacks. For those of you not in Japan, some shoes from the collection are also available through Foot Locker.
Sailor Moon x Sanrio
This Sailor Moon and Sanrio collab is one of the cutest things we’ve seen so far. The collection dresses our favourite sailor guardians (as well as kitties Artemis and Luna) in matching outfits with popular Sanrio characters including Pompompurin, Hello Kitty and My Melody.
Sailor Moon x Baby-G
A throwback to the iconic watch of the '90s, Sailor Moon has teamed up with Casio for a special Baby-G watch for women. Based on the Baby-G BA-110 model, the timepiece features original patterns inspired by Sailor Moon's transformation scenes – it even comes with a matching tin. You'll also find a silhouette of Sailor Moon engraved on the back of the watch face. You can purchase the watch online for ¥20,900.
Sailor Moon X Mos Burger
To coincide with Japan's annual tsukimi (moon-viewing) festivities, Sailor Moon is featured in Mos Burger's latest commercial promoting the chain's new Tsukimi Focaccia. The seasonal item is a crescent moon-shaped sausage topped with barbecue sauce and an oozy egg, all tucked into a tender focaccia bun. You'll be able to order the Tsukimi Focaccia for ¥520 starting Wednesday September 14.
Sailor Moon traditional Japanese crafts
Sailor Moon's collaboration with famous craftsmen around Japan resulted in a series of special-edition traditional Japanese crafts. The beautiful collection includes Aizu-nuri (lacquerware) music boxes from Fukushima, Kutani tableware from Ishikawa, Edo Kiriko glasses from Tokyo, lacquered bowls from Kagawa, and Hakata-ori wallets from Fukuoka. You can shop the entire collection online.
Sailor Moon Music Festival: Chronicle
Recently, an announcement was made for a special Sailor Moon Music Festival that will take place in Tokyo this November. There's not a lot of details just yet, but you can expect to hear songs from previous Sailor Moon musicals including 'Kaguyahime no Koibito'. Keep an eye on the website for updates.
This article was published on June 17 and updated on September 7.
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