What does Sailor Moon mean to you? Entries Part 1June 24, 2014
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Sailor Moon has influenced my life since I was 7 years old. Growing up was challenging for me, I moved many times and suffered debilitating depression in my early teen years where instead of turning to destructive outlets, I turned to Sailor Moon. Her story helped me through my difficult times. I was obsessed with the series for at least a decade. I became interested in Japan and went overseas to teach for two years. I even cosplay from Sailor Moon. Now I want to become a costumer, all thanks to Sailor Moon. Sailor Moon really changed my entire life.
As a kid I was dorky & klutzy-still am!Sailor Moon taught me to be me, be strong & follow my dreams!
I discovered Sailor Moon in the 90s when I was in middle school. I would wake up at 5am in the morning to watch it, and even imported the manga (untranslated!) from Japan. I drew this playful magical girl spoof on my graphic novel series Peach Fuzz in 2003 as an homage to Sailor Moon and the huge influence it had on my art!
This picture isn't a masterpiece I know. I drew it 8 years ago when I was in the 5th grade. Sailor Moon means everything to me. It thought me to always be who I am and never let anyone bring me down. It's always been a heartwarming experience while watching it since I got through hard times in my life with the help of the beloved Magical Girls. I wish I could afford the goodies of Sailor Moon but Me and My family really can't. My aim is not to win but to maybe warm you're hearts as SM warmed mine.
I loved Sailor Moon as a kid and was pretty girl. But being bullied, I decided that the only way to be taken seriously was to act tough. People stopped picking on me but I felt less feminine.
It wasn't until I started watching it again in college and saw tough girl Sailor Jupiter kick butt and still be feminine that I could do that too. I loved that all of the scouts could save the day through feminine items like tiaras and make-up.
Now I can confidently wear dresses and assert myself like the empowered magical girl I am.
Considering how much anime has influenced the way I look at things and help me introduced to so many other thing it changed my life. I was a noob of anime fan when I got into Sailor Moon. It was the show that got me interested anime. Learn more about it. Because of that I love anime deeply. I never be able to go cons or know what blip or twitch is. Which has opened up so much to like going to magfest. I mean anime been there to watch to help me through rough times. Sailor Moon that show.
Sailor Moon is my life! The series means so much to me! It introduced me to anime at the age of 4. I've been a fan for almost 17 years! Usagi is the character I most relate to! She's taught me that it's okay not to be perfect and that friendship and kindness are very important. Getting to cosplay her is always a magical experience! I'm so happy that Sailor Moon is back!!!
Sailormoon was and is everything to me. Once I discovered the manga, the musicals, and the original Japanese Anime, it helped me through some very dark times in my life, and helped me to realize that maybe I wasn't weird, or an abomination for just being me! I don't know where I would be without it.
Sailor Moon means the world to me. As a girl, I collected all the dolls and plushies from both America and Japan; bought all the original Chix Mix paperbacks; and taped Toonami. I begged my mom to import the wands, the lockets, notebooks, and clothes from Japan. My first costume at age eight was Sailor Neptune. Almost two decades later, Sailor Moon has never lost her charm. I still have all my original merchandise. I've slowly collected every possible English and Japanese release of the DVDs and manga. I've cosplayed Sailor Cosmos and Sailor Neptune. Sailor Moon is my world.
Sailor Moon has affected every area of my life: it encouraged me to start drawing, inspired me to learn how to design and build websites, and introduced me to cosplay. And in every single area, I have met some of the most important people of my life: artists, including one who has been like a sister to me, online friends on every continent in the world, and most importantly, other Sailor Senshi cosplayers, some who are now so close to me we've been in each other's weddings. And when I got married, I did so in Sailor Mars's wedding gown.
In 1999, I met a lovely young lady named Shannon. She was into Sailor Moon and made me watch it with her from time to time. Locally in Orlando, a new anime convention (AFO) was starting and I convinced her to make a costume. She entered as Sailor Jupiter and subsequently won the contest. This moment led to the creation of my club, Wasabi Anime. Wasabi Anime is all about anime and conventions… but it's mostly about people. Since creation, we have had five (FIVE!) pairs of team members match up and get married: myself included. Sailor Moon = Love.
I would have to say Sailor Moon is important because it was a show my grandmother actually accidentally got me into and then I got my sister into the show. It is something even after all these years my sister and I still talk about. Yes, we are close to our 30's and this show still keeps us reliving our childhood. When we were younger we even made a Sailor Moon fan book, That I still keep. It is thanks to Sailor Moon I was able to share moments with my sister that might not have happened otherwise.
Sailor Moon has had a more massive impact on my life than any source besides my family. I was a very lonely person when I was younger; I had a hard time fitting in or making friends, but Sailor Moon helped me find myself by getting me into anime. Suddenly, I had something I could connect with people about and something to talk about and cry about with people. Sailor Moon might actually be the only reason I like anime, the only reason I was ever able to make friends, and it is a huge inspiration in my life.
Sailor Moon is by far one of my favorite series of all time. From the original series, to the dub, to the live action series, I continue to watch every episode with joy. I can't express how amazing Usagi and her friends have been, how awesome I think Naoko is. Even with all my merchandise, show DVDs, and signed artwork, I still can't wait for the next great adventure. Thank you so much for everything. You can't believe how excited I am for this new chapter. I am a Moonie for life!
Growing up, I had no friends. I was tormented because I was born different. I was born with disabilities. But every day, I'd come home and watch Sailor Moon. She would fight always for what was right, push through heartbreaking pain and go against impossible odds to protect what she loved. I watched her in awe. Watching Sailor Moon has given me the strength to keep smiling and to continue to walk out my door each day. Sailor Moon taught me to never give up and keep trying, even if the whole universe is against you. And I do.
Sailor moon was the only series when I was a kid that showed that women have the ability to be strong not so much with complete violence but with the power of love! Sailor moon taught me embrace my womanhood and has inspired me to help and uplift not only my friends but strangers as well, That there is good in everyone and no matter how hard something may seem you can always achieve it if you truly believe. I may not gotten a cat or cosplayed her but she will always lives within me
Sailor Moon was my childhood, and the reason I became an artist and collector. I spent my childhood tracing and then referencing Sailor Moon art, and then later I began creating my own. Now, at 25, I travel to conventions, and various art and pop culture events showing off my latest creations both fandom and original. Doing this has also brought me my closest friends locally, and around that world, and has inspired me to one day open a female-focused and friendly comic shop!
Sailor Moon was the first anime/cartoon that got me to realize that women are just as badass as men. Since than its gotten me into series like Buffy, Xena, Alias, The Slayers, Magic Knight Rayearth etc. All strong female characters. All just as good as any man. Thank you for 20 plus years!
Friendship. Love. Happiness. That's what Sailor Moon means to me.
I was a shy person growing up, and the first time I had seen a Sailor Moon cosplayer I was enamored. I only asked for her photo, but when I got home I had confidence to reach out to her, "You want to cosplay Sailor Moon together?" It was the start of countless friendships I've made all stemming from my love of Sailor Moon, and a question that also meant, "Will you be my friend?"
Sailor Moon changed me from being timid, to someone who has strength and courage.
I discovered cosplay thanks to Sailor Moon, and I can truly say my life wouldn't be the same without both. I have created and fostered so many life-long friendships thanks to the Sailor Moon cosplay community, not to mention that I've made over 10 Sailor Moon related costumes!! With the help of my cosplay friends I even fulfilled every Sailor Moon fan's ultimate dream â€¦ I got to "henshin" in real life!! <3
Sailor moon taught me its okay to not be perfect there will be people who love you regardless I'm not perfect and I'm proud!
I've been mysteriously sick for many years. Sailor Saturn/Hotaru Tomoe has been indescribably therapeutic and has brought me considerable strength, especially when I cosplay her. She, and the Sailor Moon series as a whole, will always have a very special place in my heart.
When I was a little girl I had to wear a back brace. Because of it I was teased pretty bad and had no friends. My only escape was Sailor Moon. She taught me that no matter how hard life may get, it will always get better. And it did. I overcame a lengthy spinal surgery and years of rehab, and here I am now! I'm healthy, happy, I have friends, and I still have Sailor Moon.
Sailor Moon was the series that started me in not only anime but fan fiction writing as well. I wrote my Sailor Moon fanfic series for 11 years. Now I am a self published writer and novelist, taking Soul Tsukino as my pen name in tribute.
Sailor Moon led to me overcoming being a complete spaz and becoming confident enough to go out and find love. She's also a huge spaz (and a fan of Sailor Moon), so we're no Usagi and Mamoru, but all the same, Usagi is an inspiration to those of us who are not the most gifted athletically, artistically, or in the classroom.
Sailor moon was the first anime i ever watched and what got me into anime and manga. It's stayed with me ever since i first watched and i even named my daughter after the main Serena! We even gave her a sailor moon nick name: Rini!
When I was a kid, I looked up to Sailor Jupiter. Everyone seemed to think girls should like dolls and stuffed animals, while boys should like dinosaurs and sci-fi. I liked some boy hobbies and some girl hobbies, so what was I supposed to do? I admired how Jupiter was feminine, but also powerful and strong. Fifteen years later, I've gotten good enough at "girly" sewing to cosplay her and kick butt!
Sailor Moon has meant so much to me over the years. When I was watching the series for the first time back when I was in middle school, it helped me form friendships, and the show also led me to my best friend all those years ago. I have also found strength within myself, to not only stand up for myself but for others. Sailor Moon has had such a big impact on my life, and I am so thankful and grateful for that. I don't think I'd be who I am today without it. Sailor Moon is love~â™¥
For me, Sailor Moon means friendship, love and fulfilling one's dreams. I've met so many wonderful people through a mutual love of Sailor Moon, including my wife. One of my biggest cosplay dreams was to create a Sera Myu troupe and perform on stage - which we did. Not only that, but the people who joined us have grown to become some of our best friends. Far and wide, we've met so many people through the love of the Sailor Moon anime, manga and musicals. It really is heartwarming to have such a common bond with so many amazing people.
Sailor Moon was my first anime. In middle school I saw the episode where Tuxedo Mask is stabbed by Zoicite, and I bawled my eyes out. My dad asked me what was wrong but I couldn't answer. Sailor Moon is my childhood. We shared crushes and created bonds with friends that can never be severed. We pretended to be Sailor Scouts, acting out scenes in the field at school. Sailor Moon is not only nostalgic, it taught me how important friendship is and that you should always do the right thing. I stand with Sailor Moon for Love and Justice!
When I was a young girl, I was introduced to Sailor Moon. The fascination for anime grew and grew into what it is today. Hundreds of Mangas, hundreds of hours watching anime and plenty of anime cons later.. Sailor Moon ALWAYS has a special place in my heart and my collection to this day. I have bonded with some amazing people, met my awesome roommate and permanently have a place in the community. It was a gateway to bring something amazing in my life. I am thankful for who I am today and I will never forget my first love.
Sailor Moon was the first anime I ever got into. Without it I would not be the anime fan I am today and without anime I wouldn't be the popular fanfic writer that I am. In fact one of my Sailor Moon crossovers has a page on TV Tropes. What does all this swag have to with fanfics? NOTHING! It's just very difficult to convey fan fiction through photographs.
In my younger days, my cousin and I played Sailor Moon with the action figures as our main hobby. We developed a storyline of our own, and used our imaginations to ignite an epic story, incorporating people from other anime/games that we liked as well such as Sephiroth from FFVII. To this day, I still have my Sailor Moon collection, proudly on display to serve as a memento for my moontastic childhood memories. Sailor Moon inspired me so much throughout school to never give up no matter what challenges I faced. ã‚ã‚ŠãŒã¨ã†ã€Sailor Moon! ã ã„ã™ãï¼
Sailor Moon was the first anime I ever saw when I was seven or eight years old. I've loved it ever since and is my number one favorite. I was so happy when they started releasing new merchandise a few years ago! I also had the chance to cosplay as Sailor Moon in June 2012 for the anime convention Animenext in New Jersey. I feel that Sailor Moon has introduced me to more anime as well as the shoujo genre. This probably applies to many others as well.
Growing up with sailor moon everyday played a huge part on who I am now. Learning from them on how to be a bigger person and show my strengths! It's holds a special place in my heart and that is why I cosplay as Usagi as well!
Being a part of the cosplay community, we've had to face many challenges regarding negativity as well as our own insecurities whenever we craft a costume. So after being creatively inspired by Sailor Moon's message of femininity, courage and perseverance, we had entered our very first cosplay contest, and was rewarded a Judge's Choice Award! It was a very exciting moment for us, and it had felt good to share the moment with our favorite childhood icon. So, thank you Sailor Moon for helping us with pushing ourselves into becoming better cosplayers, and with confidence!
This is my elementary school picture. This was very out of character for myself, as I was consider the quiet girl in class.
Sailor Moon aired when my family was going through a tough divorce, it was my good escape from life. My mother also said letter in my life 'Without the show she didn't feel she could reach out to me, as well as she did with it.'
I'm glad my mother let me take my school pictures in a sailor suit. No other show has been so sweet to my childhood is Sailor Moon.
When I was in junior high I was picked on a lot and the only thing I looked forward to was sailor moon as soon as I got out of school. She showed me that love and justice can defeat all evils and that if you believe in something with all of your heart that you can achieve anything you want. Sailor moon is my hero and without her and the sailor scouts I would not have grown up to have my own little mini moon.
Sailor Moon is not just a show to me. It is my life. I found my passion for drawing because of it. I strived to do everything better because of it. Not only that, but I made lifelong friends and even made changes to my physical appearance (like growing out my hair to be long like Sailor Moon's and piercing my ears so I could wear Saturn earrings). Without Sailor Moon in my life, I would be a much different person, and that's not a person that I want to be!
It means everything to me. Sailor Moon is what started me in anime and my love of drawing. Without that singular show, I would have never become the huge fan i am now. It gave me the basics for drawing and brought me closer to friends and the children i took care of as well. It is my most favorite series and Naoko Takeuchi is my 1st fave artist.
Sailor Moon has been a steadfast love since the age of five when it started airing on YTV in Canada. My parents were never well off but they got me the Cutie Moon Rod from Sailor Moon R, and I still own that to this day. It means a lot to me. I used to watch it with my mother. I have cosplayed as Sailor Moon, and it is my favourite cosplay that I have done. I also was Sailor Moon when I was 5 for Halloween. It was so nice to re-live.
Growing up with Sailor Moon, I've always felt a special bond with the show. As I got older and rediscovered my love for the series, It helped me learned many things, and get me through a lot of hard times. I probably wouldn't be around today if it wasn't for Sailor Moon and Usagi's bright attitude towards everything, even when times were tough. She's really inspired me to be a better person, and to be the young woman I am today. This series showed me that every girl has the power to be their own magical girl.
Sailor Moon is the first anime I watched with my boyfriend. We really connected through the love story and the general awesomeness that is Sailor Moon. We've since married and been together for ten years, and have felt that Usagi and Mamoru's epic love inspires us to stay strong in the face of adversity and remember that no matter what as long as we have each other we can face any evil and conquer the day! He is definitely my Mamo-chan now and forever. <3
Sailor Moon means so much to me. It was my very first Anime and Manga. Introduced me into the large and wonderful world of anime and manga. It taught me about loyalty, friendship, love, and trust. To stand up for yourself and to protect others. It also let me grow as a collector and create friendships through a mutual love for the series. My picture is only a small portion of my collection. But I love it very much.
Sailor Moon means the world to me. My application letters to college were all about Sailor Moon and how it helped me to grow. I can safely say that Sailor Moon helped me get into college... Also, Sailor Moon is probably one of the reasons why I've picked up and made a home for seven stray cats. Sailor Moon got me into anime, helped me make friends, and most important of all; made me a better person. Sailor Moon taught me how to live life, how to love people, and in general just how to be happy. Thank you Sailor Moon!
Sailor moon was the first anime I ever watched. I remember going to the mall to find the new Manga or get a pack of the trading cards! Or going to my babysitters and watching it with her daughter. I even had a small Sailor Moon shrine in my room. Sailor Moon inspired me to be who I am and be awesome doing it! When I was young I made a Sailor Moon costume out of paper and now I am a full on cosplayer, Sailor Moon is my roots and my home.
There isn't time in my life without Sailor Moon. My sister and I spent all our time watching our tapes (including the tape pictured in the center, with over fifteen chronological hours of episodes recorded for us by our grandfather). My mother was upset when Pokemon began to air, because it was replacing Sailor Moon, and she unsubscribed to MixxZine when Sailor Moon was moved to Smile. Sailor Moon was the first anime I watched and the first manga I read, but it means so much more to me than that. Sailor Moon is invincible.
mom taught me to read via sub tapes of SM as a lil [email protected] hard time in our lives&it's so dear to us!
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