Moon Kaleidoscope Proplica April Fools Prank

3rd April 2016

Dear Chibi,

I’m not usually a fan of April Fools, but this year I was tempted to try something myself. The idea came to mind because so much Sailor Moon merchandise have been released over the last 3 years, and so much more are coming. I wondered if I’d be able to convince people of this new Proplica of the “Moon Kaleidoscope”?

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I quickly photoshopped this image together while I was at work (bad, I know :P) This beautiful 3D render of the Moon Kaleidoscope is actually created by digitalAuge. The background was ripped off an official proplica image, and I slapped on Sailor Moon’s 20th Anniversary logo and added a fine print. Of course, the fine print in the real promos are in Japanese ;D

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Gifts from Thailand

27th March 2016

Dear Chibi,

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I got these gifts from Kaz & Jia from their recent Honeymoon in Thailand :D Gotta love that colour scheme going on ^^ That ‘chibi’ passport cover and Sailor Moon micro block :O Just gotta get Hubby to build it for me (since I can’t build to save my life ;D)

Thankies!!

Sailor Moon Season 1 DVD is complete! Part 2 is out!

20th February 2016

Dear Chibi,
Well, it’s here guys! Madman released Sailor Moon Season 1 Part 2 DVD last week, which marks the completion of the first season – YESSS!

Click here for a closer look at Sailor Moon Season 1 Part 1 DVD.

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Beautiful choice in cover art. THIS LOOKS AMAZING. Look at all the pink and shinies!

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This DVD contains 22 episodes, from ep 25-46. This volume actually excites me a lot more than the first one, because the story really starts to pick up its pace once the fourth Sailor Soldier is introduced- Kino Makoto/Sailor Jupiter. AND SHE COMES IN RIGHT OFF THE BAT at episode 25. And of course, we also get the introduction of Sailor Venus.

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Sailor Moon Musical~ Un Nouveau Voyage screening!

25th December 2015

Dear Chibi,

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Last year, Kaz and I were lucky enough to see the Sailor Moon Musical ‘Petit Etrangere live at AiiA Theatre in Tokyo! It was a very magical experience :D This year there was a third musical production based on ‘Sailor Moon S/Infinity Arc’, titled ‘Un Nouveau Voyage’! This is one of our favourite Sailor Moon seasons because it marks the debut of Sailor Uranus, Neptune and Saturn~ AHHH!! :D <333 Now I wish we had gone to see this one live too!!

On Christmas Eve, I invited Kaz and Kat over to watch the performance together ^^ It was so AWESOME.

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Having some lunch before the show.

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Sailor Moon officially released on DVD in Australia!

8th December 2015

Dear Chibi,

YESSSSSSSSS. I am shedding happy tears :’D I’ve finally got a hold of Madman’s newly released Sailor Moon Season 1 Part 1 on DVD! I was over the moon when I first heard Madman had officially acquired both the 90s Sailor Moon anime (all 200 episodes and movies!) and Sailor Moon Crystal. This is a pretty big deal, as Sailor Moon has never been released in Australia complete, remastered, uncensored and uncut :D WOOO!

This new release features a brand new English dub by Viz Media. Having grown up watching the original English dub by DiC, I wasn’t sure how I would feel about the change. However, I came into the first episode feeling rather refreshed by Stephanie Sheh’s take on Usagi. I had this massive smile on my face the entire time. I hope the other major characters have suitable voices too. But of course, if you prefer to watch it in Japanese, that too is available with English subtitles.

I know a lot of you might be curious about the video quality, compared to the DVDs released in the US. Instead of following suit with Viz Media, Madman used the same video masters as the European release~ which I believe is a fantastic choice! I was very pleased with the video. Everything looks so pretty and detailed! This DVD seems to tick all the boxes.

Lets have a look at the packaging:

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Ooohhh..niceeee.

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This DVD comes with 4 discs and contains the first 24 episodes. The extras include behind the scenes of the new English dub as well as textless songs. It uses the original 4:3 aspect ratio.

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Moonlight Memory~ My Star Locket has arrived!!

28th March 2015

Dear Chibi,
I pre-ordered this ‘Moonlight Memory Series’ Star Locket back in October 2014 and after 6 months worth of anticipation, it’s finally here!! It end up costing me around $90 all up, so it’s quite an expensive toy…but what can you do when you really want it? :3

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IT’S SO PRETTTTTTTYYYY :D <3333
The Star Locket is something I’ve been wishing for since the start of the Sailor Moon’s 20th Anniversary merch releases. If I knew about the Star Locket Proplica coming out in 2016 (It was announced a few days after I preordered this version) I might’ve gotten that instead. Oh wells! When the time comes.. I might get that too, though I’m really happy with this one already :3

Watch the star locket play “Moonlight Densetsu” as the crescent moon rotates! :3

Check out my Sailor Moon Shopping Guide for other merch releases :)

My Usagi Blanket :D

8th February 2015

Dear Chibi,

Sometime last month, I received my very own Usagi blanket~ yaaaaay! It’s basically the same blanket the character Usagi (Sailor Moon) uses in the 90s anime series ^^ (In Sailor Moon Crystal, the pattern is slightly different though still bunnies and moons)  I’ve had this item on my wishlist for a long time, and my bro finally got it for me for xmas, woo!!

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The blanket is an unofficial merch from lookhuman.com. It’s soft, furry and thin. I love it so much but it’s also quite expensive (this one was $60).

I’M JUST SO IN LOVE WITH IT 8D

My Princess Serenity Pullip Doll & Luna P Cushion is here!

4th December 2014

Dear Chibi,

Today is happy moonie mail day! Two of the goodies I’ve pre-ordered have finally come in!!!

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LUNA P & PRINCESS SERENITY PULLIP DOLL :D :D :D

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Part 3: Exploring Ikebukuro, more Sailor Moon merch & Butler Cafe

30th August 2014

Part 1: I flew to Japan for the Sailor Moon Musical (and it was awesome!)
Part 2: Azabu Juban Summer Night Festival & Sailor Moon Real Life Locations

Dear Chibi,

We spent our last 2 remaining days in Japan exploring Ikebukuro. We managed to do a lot of shopping here and found heaps of Sailor Moon merch!! Wooo! :D So this last blog entry will just be sharing some of the goodies we saw, and wrap up with general thoughts on my trip :)

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Sailor Moon Sticker Sheet Gashapon Machine~

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Part 2: Azabu Juban Summer Night Festival & Sailor Moon Real Life Locations

29th August 2014

Part 1: I flew to Japan for the Sailor Moon Musical (and it was awesome!)

Dear Chibi,

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On Sunday 24th August, Kaz and I dressed up in a Yukata to experience Japan’s Summer Festival for the first time!! And what better festival to check out, than the one in Azabu Juban where the story Sailor Moon is set? We managed to find these Yukata sets in Harajuku (Takeshita Dori) for a reasonable price. We’ve never worn one before, but luckily thanks to youtube, it wasn’t too difficult and was a lot of fun to wear! We met up with Brad in the afternoon at Hiroo Station, who then took us around to several Sailor Moon real life locations! YOU ARE AWESOME BRAD, THANK YOU :D!

Arisugawa No Miya Memorial Park

A lot of scenes from Sailor Moon took place in this park :D

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