What does Sailor Moon mean to you? Entries Part 4June 26, 2014
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From the first week that Sailor Moon aired in America, I was totally hooked. 1995-96 will forever be known as "The Year of Sailor Moon" for me. I was more emotionally connected to the story than anything I had ever seen. It was the first series to make me cry. I drew fan art, I created my own characters, and I bought the merchandise, but I'll love it forever for inspiring my adoration of all things Japanese. It was my first anime, and that blossomed into a love for the medium, the country, and the culture that will never fade.
In my teenaged years, I ran a very large Sailor Moon site. So did this other really amazing lady named Jenn. We met online and began to talk about our mutual adoration of this life-changing anime. Years later, we met in real life and fell head over heels in love. I proposed, and the rest is history! We've been married seven years and are madly in love, thanks to Sailor Moon! We're even starting to look like Haruka and Michiru, the very reason we found each other in the first place. <3
Even my town in Animal Crossing is based on Sailor Moon- I think everyone can find something to love here.
Honestly words cannot describe how much Sailor Moon means to me. It was what inspired me to go into art!. The characters in the animation and manga are so well developed. Choosing a favourite sailor scout is such a terrible and hard decision, because every character meant so much to me as a kid. During my free time I would often draw the characters. To this day I still draw them and I hope to create my own story that will inspire others, like how Naoko Takeuchi's works did for me.
There are so many reasons why Sailor Moon is important to me, it taught me so much and to this day, I still believe that I can become a Sailor Scout.
The biggest reason though, is how me and my best friend met.
My friend was new to the school and shy. As class ended, we were packing up our bags to leave. She came over and quietly said:
"I like your keychain." She pointed to my Sailor Mars keychain. "You like Sailor Moon?" I said excitedly.
We are still friends, 13 years later.
Sailor Moon was the thing that inspired me to start creating stories. Because I didn't give up, I have drawn for all my life and am currently working as a graphic artist for a game company. The impact Sailor Moon had in me I didn't figure out until as an adult. The message of strong womanhood moves and inspires me, and the songs from the musicals and anime comfort me. When I print my webcomic, I am going to make the cover resemble the first Tokyopop printed volume of SM, as a homage to the inspiration it gave me.
Sailor Moon reminds me of some of the happiest times of my life. Every time I watch it, I am thankful. It reminds me to love while I can, do what I can, and be who I am without any reservation. I don't have to be smart, strong, brave, or beautiful in order to be special. I just have to love with all my heart. That is what Sailor Moon means to me.
I relate so deeply to Usagi's unhealthy obsession with food, clumsiness, unnecessary emotional breakdowns, knack for procrastination and hopeless romantic ideals. I admire her determined sense of justice, earnest compassion, dedication to friendships, and die-hard optimism. It is all too hard to become jaded by the injustices in today's world. But Usagi's continual passion for good has given me the courage to remain vulnerable to love and justice, especially during high school. Sailor Moon has helped me love all of myself; to this day, quotes from this show continue to inspire the bad ass sailor scout within.
If it wasn't for Sailor Moon, I wouldn't have met Nicky Moore, my first true friend, I'm autistic so I was bullied at school,and Sailor moon and anime was my escape from the harsh world in a way. when I had an Extra Chix Comic, I gave to her by a whim and we both became best buds like a snap! We are still friends as of this day!
PS I actually DID have a kitten named Artemis!
Sailor Moon is my childhood and my asolescence, it also means a lot of memories.
In 2012, I was cosplaying Princess Serenity and my bf Tuxedo Mask and on stage at the Anime North Masquerade he proposed to me during our skit
Not only is Sailor Moon magical for me, but now also a proof of true love.
When I was in the fourth grade, I started watching Sailor Moon. I've always wanted to be a super heroine like her; to be the one that people can depend on. I've always had a deep seeded need to help people and I'm accomplishing that now by becoming an elementary teacher. I want to be someone that the students can come to for help and advice. I want to help them grow as learners. I will not let them be bullied, pushed around, or feel belittled. I will be their super heroine. I will be their Sailor Moon.
When I met the English voice cast, I'll never forget what Susan Roman aka Sailor Jupiter told me. As she was signing my play mat, she asked what it was used for. I explained that it's a protective surface for when I play in card game tournaments. "Well, if you ever feel like you can't do something or you just cannot win, just take a deep breath and say 'I can do this.' That positive attitude can achieve anything." This theme is strongly reflected in the entire series, and this is what Sailor Moon means to me.
I remember accidentally taping over my parents' wedding videos. Waiting to hit 'record' on the VHS player hoping to hear the opening before I left for school. I was fourteen, just like them!
I'd be twice that before cosplaying Sailor Mars, though I left for college with purple hair. A longtime cosplayer…till scared--I can't wear heels. Can't be perfect. Accurate. Wanted to, this time.
But I sucked it up. Wore her to con. And I learned--you there showed me--I don't have to wear heels to be the Senshi of Fire. Red fuzzy slippers work fine.
Sailor Moon has… I can't even put it into words. It was one of the only things I could lean back on when I felt depressed. Whenever I'm frightened, I sing the songs in my head. Moonlight Densetsu is actually going to be the first song I learn to play on guitar. I just love the show, the mangas, everything! I can't really put into words on what it has done for me. One thing I can say for sure, Sailor Moon has saved my life from myself.
As a teen, I was bullied at school, I was shy, and I couldn't seem to find a way to fit in. Sailor Moon inspired me because she was a heroine who could be strong and beautiful at the same time. She showed me that loving others and caring for them was not a weakness. Cosplaying her was a project that was over 3 months and several hundred hours in the making. I really try to capture her optimism and hopeful spirit when I cosplay her, so that I can share some of that joy with others.
Sailor Moon captivated me endlessly as a child in the '90s and opened the door for a lot of my nerdiest hobbies while growing up. When I rediscovered it again in my early twenties, it helped me to overcome a lot of emotional turmoil I'd been going through at the time, and reminded me of my own strength as a woman. Both the anime and manga continue to inspire me creatively even now.
Speaking of which, my Sailor Moon action figure pictures have maaaaaybe earned me a bit of a reputation among family and friends.
Sailor Moon has been in my life since 2006, after seeing it on the International Channel at my grandmother's house. Watching Usagi/Serena grow as a person made me more aware of my own ability to decide my future and to not let anyone take my decisions and my ability to decide away from me.
Sailor Moon gave me hope to be the person who I wanted to so desperately become, and I'm so much closer now than I have ever been.
Thank you, Naoko Takeuchi, for being my guiding light through the dark times.
Sailor Moon is super great! Everyday at school I'd skip lunch to go watch it and it would make my day immensely better! Just thinking about Sailor Moon during class would make me smile. Its really funny and cute but it also had it's moments. Watching Sailor Moon made me realize how much I wanted to be a sailor scout.
Growing up I was an only child, I lived an isolated life. I had no friends, no internet, no outside interaction and lived with my solo mother. One day my mother introduced me to the show via VHS. It changed my life. We watched the same VHS tapes over and over the years. It gave me so much joy, my heart was moved by the story. That was years ago now, but I still feel the same way. Every day it is apart of my life. I'm not creative by any means, but I hope my love shows
I don't know where to begin without crying. I used to cut classes just to watch Sailor moon when it was on toonami. I would always get lost in it. The day that it no longer was on TV, my heart died. Sailor moon was the best thing in my life, they are the world to me. I have their theme songs and saw every season even the one that was banned in NY. And in honor of my childhood heroines, the day I get married it will be Sailor moon theme.
When I was a child, I was made fun of. I had rocks thrown at me because I was different. Sailor Moon taught me to have hope in the future. I made this and wear it to this day to remember her.
Sailor Moon was the first show and manga I ever loved because it meant becoming a Magical Girl. There became no such thing as just an ordinary or powerless girl in my world after watching Sailor Moon. Girls, magic, love, friendship, fighting to protect what's right-those became my ideals. Everything I learned about friendship and love came from this series. Millions of girls are secretly magical girls just like Usagi Tsukino because they grew up with her. Those of us who are adults will always remember the first time she stole our hearts with "Moon, Tiara, Activation!"
"It's okay to be different, it's okay to be insecure..." that's what Sailor Moon taught me when I was young. It made me realize while growing up, that everyone is unique. We need to live through hardship and difficult situations because the outcome will only make us stronger.
Sailor Moon was the first series to teach me to believe in myself and to never give up. I even created my own Sailor when I was 13 years old. Her name was Sailor Unistar, a combination of the words 'Unique' and 'Star'. She was my inner self and will always be.
I've struggled with my weight and poor self-esteem for most of my life. I've also loved Sailor Moon since it first came out in the U.S. Getting to cosplay Sailor Uranus has been one of the few times I've felt comfortable in my own skin, and haven't been afraid to just put aside my fears and have fun. It might sounds corny, but my friends love and support me the same way Usagi and her friends do.
Sailor Moon was my first anime, and without it I wouldn't be the person I am today. I wouldn't have learned to draw in a manga style if it wasn't for the countless hours trying to draw Sailor Moon and the scouts. The scouts were the ones out saving the world when American cartoons only had guys doing that. It made me see girls could do it too. Sailor Moon made me spend countless hours trying to get my hair like Usagi's when no tutorials existed. Sailor Moon showed me it's okay to cry as long as you keep trying.
I've been a Sailor Moon fan since I was 4 years old and in a way I feel like she has always been there for me. When I had to leave an abusive household I made sure to keep my Sailor Moon things safe. Even though I had to move nearly a dozen times growing up, and I always had to leave friends as soon as I made them, I still kept my beaten up Sailor Moon toys and my memories surrounding them were one of the few happy points of my childhood that I never want to forget.
My whole life has been about Sailor Moon - we even share a birthday, which is why I spent 6 months making a Sailor Moon costume for my 20th! Sailor Moon and I are very alike in personality. I have all 200 episodes and I recently started reading the manga for the first time. I actually didn't realise how important and how influential and inspirational Sailor Moon has been to me until this very moment.
This is my daughter, Serenity. (nicknamed Rini ) I specifically named her after Sailor moon. I began watching Sailor Moon in second grade and since then Usagi was my hero. She showed me what kind of person I wanted to be and I hope that my daughter will want to as well. Sailor Moon is unconditional love, hope, loyalty, happiness, and compassion. She even opened her heart to the bad guys, hoping that they would accept her embrace. I cant think of a better role model than her and Rini has a Sailor Moon costume waiting for her to grow into.
When I was in elementary school, I happened to arrive home one day just as Sailor Moon came on, and I was immediately hooked. You couldn't get me away from Sailor Moon for anything, and if anyone tried, there were dire consequences. When my brother or sister or classmates were jerks, I was run around with my Moon Scepter and shout "I will punish you in the name of the moon!" Cosplaying Sailor Moon is a good way for me to still have the chance to punish people in the name of the moon.
Sailor Moon has meant so much to me over the years, starting when I was very young, and my love has only progressed over time. To me, each senshi embodies traits that I would like to incorporate into my own life, and the show has taught me not only how important it is to value your friends but to work on being an amazing friend yourself. My life has changed a lot since my first cosplay in 1997 (and I hope my cosplays have improved over time), but one thing that will never change is my adoration of this show.
Sailor Moon is a very significant part of my life. It's the only cartoon or Anime that I've ever watched. Sailor Moon to me was an escape because when my father was dying in order to forget about the pain I would watch Sailor Moon. She made me feel as a kid that there's hope. I remember when my dad passed away I given her star locket and till this day I still treasure that locket. I am not afraid or ashamed to admit that I am a Moonie, and I hope my daughter follows in my footsteps one day.
Sailor Moon is a recent addition to my nerdy life. As a young man I didn't see much of the appeal, as I was much more into Dragonball and Gundam. This of course changed when I met my fiance who had been a fan for what seemed like her whole life. At her request, I started reading the manga and found a collection of charming characters and romance written with the subtlety most modern anime fail to achieve. More importantly I found more geek-ground to share with my fiance. I hope the picture expresses that more succinctly.
Sailor Moon has been my inspiration for my writing and artwork. I've been writing since fifth grade and SM has shown me many different styles of artwork and drawing. It has much inspiration in it and so much material to base stories off of, and tag along with drawings. I have written over ten different Sailor Moon stories including a rewrite with the inclusion of Sailor Earth and even a Sailor Moon Next Gen with the Sailor Planetoids. If it wasn't for SM, I don't think I would be anywhere near as a good of writer as I am now.
Sailor Moon has been apart of my life ever since kindergarten. I remember running home off the bus to watch the latest episode. As I've gotten older, Sailor Moon has turned into something more than an anime. It has become my whole world. I've taken up art because of it, found who I really am, and of course, learned life lessons: being true to yourself, hope in the darkest situations, and love overcomes all. Sailor Moon has saved me from becoming an empty shell and has connected me to lifelong friends. I will forever cherish Sailor Moon.
Although I didn't realize it at the time, Sailor Moon is the show that sparked my love of anime. I first watched it when I was 7, and over the following years whenever I watched anime series like Dragonball or Pokemon, I would think to myself, 'These shows have the same kind of drawings as Sailor Moon.' Even now I find myself comparing anime series to Sailor Moon, because for me it remains one of the best shows ever. It has action, humour, heart, and I enjoy it just as much now as I did when I was a child.
Sailor Moon was at my first hero growning up. People teased me for liking it but I didn't care. I never thought it would change my life. It taught me to be brave, loyal and kind to my friends and that good will always win. If it hadn't been for Sailor Moon, I wouldn't have been introduced to Japan or have gained a interest in it. I now live in Japan, a dream for me. When people ask me why I came I smile and think "Moon Prism Power!"
Sailor Neptune and Sailor Uranus were the first positive representation of a lesbian couple I had ever seen. They were cool, likable characters who were clearly in love, and rather than being treated as wrong or weird, they were admired by the other Sailor Senshi. Seeing them together was one of the things that, years later, helped me to realize I was a lesbian too. Even as an adult, their romance makes me feel like someday, I will find true love. Sailor Moon taught me to accept myself, and I'll always be grateful to Haruka and Michiru.
I love Sailor Moon! The manga are amazing and me and my brother like to watch the anime together. Sailor Moon is older than I am but she will never get old and she always makes me laugh.
I didn't grow up on Sailor Moon. I actually didn't start watching the show till 2011 just as the 20th Anniversary was about to happen. So when I say it's important to me, I mean it. I don't enjoy the series because "I grew up on it" as I didn't. Instead I enjoy it because of the love Usagi has for mankind. I love the series because of the loyalty and integrity shown. Sailor Moon means to me something we should all strive for. A world of peace and quiet, whatever it means to you.
Sailor Moon, not only is she the hero of love and justice, she is also the one who has opened my world to anime and cosplay. I was only eight years old when I first started watching Sailor Moon on the television. I had decided to dress up as Sailor Moon for Halloween and my mom made me the outfit, we even used yarn for the hair. Who knew that many years later this show would be the one to eventually lead me to my love for Japan, it's culture, entertainment, and everything that there is. Thank You Sailor Moon!
I so loved Sailor Moon that I actually chose my high-school based on it's uniform. I was just like Ami, a lonely, smart girl, but I then made the greatest friends for life there.
Like Sailor Moon, my cat approached me while I was outside one morning. She started following me everywhere and I ended up keeping her. She reminds me so much of Luna, she even likes to pull her claws out at me. Or try to take my food.
Sailormoon is important to me as it teaches us to treasure friendship and be truth to each other. Caring, integrity. It also teaches us to be on the helpful to the mankind and never commit any wrong doing. Orelse, you gonna pay for the responsibility and await in the name of moon to punish you! The pictures I attach was teaching me patiently to sew Luna.
Every day I'd watch Sailor Moon with my black kitty, Dot, who was all black like Luna. Then poke her after the show to see if she wanted to tell me that I was next. Every morning she'd give me that soulful stare and I'd wonder if this was the day. To this day I still poke my cats waiting for the same thing. Including my newest mini-Artemis :3
Sailor Moon presents to me a world where women are strong, empowered and the female body is accepted and admired. I have loved it since I was a child. I drew this image of Sailor Chibi Moon in the moment where she returns to Usagi from Queen Nehelenia because it shows the maturity in her face; a maturity we watched grow. You can also see where my black kitty Luna stood on her head! I love Sailor Moon because she is imperfect like us, and the beautiful hero we want to be.
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