What does Sailor Moon mean to you? Entries Part 2
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I was born with Aspergers Syndrome since I was 3, but Sailor Moon's genius character, Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury, inspired me to study smart and graduate from high school. Also, my "Mercurius" name came from Ami's rival in "Ami's First Love" special. I bought the Irwin Mercury plush, and say "goodnight" to my pretty guardian every night, with 3 special kisses, for over 15 years, as my "dream protector". And yes, I even have my Mercury symbol (mainly used for iphones) on my Xbox One controller's Xbox button.
SM is dear to my Chibiusa&i; we went through something very difficult&it was there to cheer us up!<3
I've been a Sailor Scout since 1995-(Present). In 1995 from Monday to Friday at 6:30am, I started to watch Sailor Moon on channel 26 the U. I loved the series so much that my mom made me Usagi's uniform as a birthday gift. Since then, watching Sailor Moon became a lifelong friendship.
Sailor Moon was how I joined the anime culture. I'd watched anime for years and never knew it but Sailor Moon got me into the culture that introduced me to all of my closest friends I still have today. When I found out that Sailor Moon was getting a new series I squealed like a child, and when I found out the original was being re-released in it's original version I almost cried. To me Sailor Moon is a story of friendship, and friendship is exactly what it brought to me.
What does Sailor Moon mean to me? I can honestly say that Sailor Moon had a big part of me being an anime artist. I remember thinking this is the art I want to draw. It also inspired me to be the person I am today smart, kind, loving, helpful, true friend. It taught me that you'll get hurt, bad things happen, you might let yourself or others down but it will be ok, and it might happen again. Just do not let the bad things define you let them guide you and by doing that you will be strong.
Sailor Moon to me means learning about a new culture and genre that may seem intimidating. Because of Sailor Moon, I learned about and fell in love with the musicals, so much so, that I have collected all the rare pamphlets, VHS, Laser Discs, and DVDs from 1993 to now! And it was a dream come true to see the revival in 2013! I met so many wonderful people because of it! I can't wait to meet up with them again and see another show!
Sailor Moon was my childhood. I always dreamed that one day I will find my Mamo-chan. Who needs prince Charming, when Usagi had her Tuxedo Mask. Sailor Moon inspired me to love everyone, and give my all. Kind, strong, and full of love, Sailor Moon is my pick for the best Princess award. This month I will be marrying my own Mamo-chan, and I am his Sailor Moon. And in the name of the moon I will marry you!
Sailor Moon was my first anime growing up, and I recall watching after school every day. During it's run, I only had one toy from the series. One day it just vanished and I never saw it again. To this day I'm still trying to save up money for that wand, despite it's crazy price. I can't wait to fall in love with the series again when the new series comes out.
As a shy girl, Sailor Moon gave me ambition and the courage to stand up for myself. Sailor Mars shares my birthday and I found solace in how our personalities matched. The beautiful Japanese anime opened my eyes to a world of diversity and strong female relationships. Growing up in a conservative household, I was finally able to come out because Haruka and Michiru proved that true love surpasses gender. I've spent countless hours drawing my favorite characters, watching the anime, listening to the music. I've collected manga, art books, DVDs, and more. I'll always love Sailor Moon!
Sailor Moon was my very first anime that I fell in love with when it came on Toonami. When I got my first dog, I named him Darien, after the English version of Sailor Moon. Sailor Moon has taught me to be myself and always be there for my friends when they need me the most. Just like Usagi , who treasures everyone that she meets, I also treasure every person that I meet as well.
As a child, I didn't have much confidence & considered myself useless. That all changed one early morning in the year of 1995 when I decided to get up and watch television. This was my destiny calling! Their she was! My inspiration, the moon princess. I instantly became a "moonie" and began to think & write creations of my own, overtime discovering something hidden within myself. My pure heart, my dream mirror; manifested through my creativity. Sailor Moon taught me to pursue my dreams, have hope & believe in myself, something I've never forgotten. Thank you Naoko Takeuchi and Toei.
Sailor Moon means so much to me because every time I have fallen back into depression, had anxiety, been hurt, or needed some way to express my artistic creativity, it has been there.
It always helped me to stay calm, to laugh, to smile, and cry (in a good way).
Sailor Moon has always been a part of me.
Sailor Moon was my first manga series. I used to read them a lot. I developed a habit of going through the series numerous times, acting them out. Nearly half my manga has damage, some worse than others. One has 85% of the pages fallen off the spine and sits in a Ziploc bag. I'm not proud of that. It was the first step I took toward voice acting. I've developed my acting and voice skills in hopes that one day I can become a voice actress and provide a voice in the newly dubbed series, bringing everything full circle.
Sailor Moon was and is a symbol hope for me. I grew up being abused. When I first watched Sailor Moon I clicked with Usagi right away, she acted just like me. Usagi was able to fight her situation and become stronger, and because she could I knew I could. I fought everything that was thrown at me with the help of friends, and in the end I got my G.E.D. with honers, I am now a college student, and should be graduating with a 3.0 grade point average soon. She means more to me than you could ever know.
Sailor Moon was the first anime I ever watched. It brought out the creative side of me that I'd almost forgotten as a child, through cosplaying, writing fanfiction, and drawing fan art. Sailor Moon has taught me so many lessons I'll never forget, especially to be myself!
Sailor Moon resembles my childhood. It represents waking up before going to school just to watch the first half of it and get mum to record it the other half on the VCR. It resembles my now teenage years and educating friends on the wonders. To me it is late Saturday nights watching my favourite episodes with icecream (true Serena style). It's going to conventions and squealing when you see people cosplaying the scouts. It's the love of the characters and their stories. I'm sure everyone could agree it's more than a show, Sailor Moon is our hero.
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I had cancer as a child and Sailor Moon helped me throughout the process. Her transformation helped me to understand my treatments much better. In the end it helped me transform myself through cosplay. She will always be my hero and I believe she's watching over us all in some way!
Sailor Moon is my favorite anime of ALL time - I keep coming back to it, no matter how the trends change. And it was the very first thing I cosplayed from - it might've been a store bought halloween costume, but it was special to me! I wish I still had it. Sailor Moon has brought me many friends and allowed me many awesome conversations. By wearing any of my Sailor Moon gear, I meet lots of amazing people. I grew up with DiC, and I am excited for Crystal and the VIZ dub. Let's have a MIRACLE ROMANCE!
Thanks to SM, I was able to get out of my depression after my long-term boyfriend dumped me, it was hard as we had gotten together because we both really liked the show and it was painful to see SM because it reminded me of him, but after a month of sadness, I received a SM resin figure to paint myself, I was still sad, but I decided to give it a try, it was very therapeutic and helped me so much, ever since then, I never stopped painting SM figures, as they bring such joy to my life now.
Sailor Moon was what first got me into anime. I used to watch it on Toonami after school every single day. In the years since then, I've pursued a career in the anime industry (which led me to meeting my husband at that company), as well as making cosplay my hobby and passion. Sailor Moon sparked an interest in me that has literally changed my life. I never would have been led down this path without first starting with Sailor Moon.
Sailor moon is important to me because I have always liked the characters. mostly i always wore my mercury costume. i have lots of pictures ans i even have a Facebook with sailor mercury on it.
Sailor Moon is my life. I started watching it in late 2012 and have not regretted my choice. Although, I wish my dad would support my choice more & let me collect more Sailor Moon merhcandise... =(
When I started liking Sailor Moon in middle school, my classmates started avoiding me. They thought it was strange I was teaching myself Japanese to read the manga and drawing characters. However, I didn't change myself to make others happy, something I learned from Sailor Moon. Eventually I made a lot of friends from my hobby. My favorite teacher knew I liked the show and named her daughter Serena. I majored in Japanese studies, having fallen in love with Japanese culture from the show. I am now an ESL teacher and have students who also love Sailor Moon.
I don't have that huge of a reason like most people do for liking Sailor Moon. It didn't change my life or make everything better, but it is an amazing series and it makes you feel like an amazing person. At the start of the series, Usagi was just an ordinary clumsy girl but by the end she had saved the world and became what everyone strives to be. I feel that Sailor Moon has always been there and will always be. She shows you what you can be if you strive for it and that is truly amazing!
Sailor Moon is very important to me. The story is unlike any other and was the first anime I really fell in love with. I loved the beautiful art and mythology involved. I already had passion for art since I was small. I was very inspired by Naoko Takuechi's success. I also discovered my interest of Japanese language and culture because of Sailor Moon.
It made me want to follow my dreams, become strong, find love and fight for what I believe in. I also daydreamed about coming across a magical cat similar to Luna. It's hard not to!
Sailor Moon changed my life. Before I watched Sailor moon I was always scared to be myself and show everyone who I actually am. After Sailor moon, I started to come out of my shell and become more out there like Usagi. Sailor Moon is important to me because even when I think there's nothing there for me, I think of Usagi and how she hold to deal with everything and I imagine myself as her and as all my friends as Sailor soldiers and that's what get's me through my hard times.
Sailor Moon expanded my horizons in more ways than I can count. She showed me that comics and cartoons aren't just for children. She proved to me that I could love a story, even when it made me cry. And she inspired me to take my imagination ”my writing and my drawing”in directions I could have never otherwise conceived. Above all, Sailor Moon taught me that no girl has to be a helpless maiden...that strength, courage, and resolve are not limited by the shape and size of one's body...that I, too, can forge my future with my own hands.
Sailor Jupiter, the Soldier of Protection, has always resonated with me. She never hesitates to put herself in harm's way to protect her friends, and manages to keep an sunny outlook despite having a lot of troubles. Many see only the tough girl and overlook the sensitive heart.
Although she has very little support in her life until she meets the other scouts, she has always been confident enough to choose to be who she is. Not a tomboy, not a girly-girl, but both, unembarrassed.
All of that is worth aspiring to.
I met the best friend of my life when he spied me looking at Sailor Moon images in the computer lab at Hunter College. From playing the Sailor Moon card games when we should have been in class, to going to Japan together to fulfill dreams of seeing original Sailor Moon sites, to doing Sailor Moon Panels at Anime conventions, we've been great friends. Our circle of friends has expanded many times over but Sailor Moon has always been at the heart of our gatherings.
I love Sailor Moon so much that I joined a Sailor Moon Cosplay group where we danced and sang to Sailor Moon songs for children at Japanese/Anime events. The main reason I joined this group was to share my love for Sailor Moon with the younger generation. Since then, I became a Jpop singer and am still sharing my love for Sailor Moon wherever I go performing Moonlight Densetsu at every concert I have. Without Sailor Moon I would have never been introduced to Jpop music and would have never followed my dream of being an American Jpop singer!
In grade 4, I went home for lunch, I turned on the tv, this strange cartoon was on- a blonde girl with spaghetti and meatball hair . She was a total klutz, and a cry baby, but she was brave! and kind! I thought she was just like me (minus moon powers). I started to wear my hair like hers and run around the house throwing paper plates. "Moon Tiara action" I would scream! 20 years later, not much has changed. Sailor moon is important to me because it reminds me to stay true to myself. n_n
Growing up gay, Sailor Moon was a celebration of everything about myself that the world wanted me to be ashamed of. As I got older, the backlash toward my fandom from my peers got harsher, and my shame over who I was followed suit. My memorabilia fell victim until I was left with a single toy Luna hidden away. As an adult, I have worked numerous jobs that required me to hide my sexuality-- but Sailor Moon has again given me the strength to accept myself. Luna sits proudly on my desk, waiting patiently for her friends to come back.
I got hooked in 1997, back in 5th grade. My 6:30 a.m. Sailor Moon and Coco-puffs mornings were some of my fondest childhood memories. On weekends, I would pop down to the comic book store and buy single issues of the newly translated manga, and I became completely engrossed. During my most formative years, I had been introduced to a show with uniquely individual female characters who were both strong and vulnerable, beautiful and flawed, clever and childish. They were the sort of young women who you could see yourself in, and hope to become in the future.
A show I discovered when I was 12 changed my life forever. Sailor Moon. It started with the show, then the manga, and finally a collection. Sailor Moon always inspired me to truly be myself and remember how important my friends are. I met some amazing friends through Sailor Moon over the years, two of which are my best friends today! I finally did my first cosplay as Sailor Venus (my favorite sailor scout!) last Halloween. Now at 26, I love Sailor Moon more than ever. It will always hold a place in my heart.
Sailor Moon is my entire childhood. I had no friends and Sailor Moon gave me someone. Sailor Moon is my teenage years, reminding me that all girls are beautiful and I didn't have to have a low self esteem. Sailor Moon is my adulthood, reminding me that even through my depression and pain, through suicide attempts, I remembered how much Usagi kept fighting even against the worst of times, and that if I had the heart of a senshi, I would fight too. I owe my life to a simple manga I picked up as a little girl.
I remember the feeling of falling in love head over heels for sailor moon, running out of the bus after school to tape every show , eating ramen with chopsticks and making my hair into meatballs while watching the show and drawing my little heart out ,dreaming of going to japan to become a magical girl and crying like a baby when mamoru broke up with serena...omg the feelings sadness ,laughter ,amazement just all around one of if not the best part of my childhoodâ™¥â™¥forever a treasure
Sailor Moon came into my life when I was eleven. I felt insignificant at that age. Usagi made me realize that no matter how small I feel in this world, I can still do big things.
Sailor Moon has always been my hero! I fell in love with her the moment I discovered the anime as a kid. Sailor Moon is the imperfect hero. She is clumsy, struggles with grades, and a crybaby. However her redeeming qualities are that she is also loving, loyal, and always ready to defend her friends. Sailor Moon taught me, while I was growing up and discovering myself, that it is fine to have flaws and quirks. I know that I have value and potential despite my insecurities or my inability to fit the expectations of others.
Sailor Moon has always been there for me, even when my family or other people may have been less than supportive. The love and friendship I found in the anime gave me the strength I needed to get through the day during some dark times in school. Now, some 16 years later, this 32 year old male enjoys cosplaying Sailor Moon guys, cohosting panels at cons, and introducing new people and new generations to all the forms of Sailor Moon. You're never too old or masculine for the wonderful comedy, drama, friendships, and hope found in Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon!
Sailor Moon helped me come to terms with my sexuality; I'd never seen anything like Haruka and Michiru's relationship before! I realized that if sailor scouts could be gay and still be heroic, cool, and beautiful, then maybe I'd be alright. They gave me the courage to overcome my fear and embrace part of myself that had frightened me my whole life. Now, many, many years later, I've become brave and "won my own love." I'm married to a wonderful woman who loves me, due in no small part to Sailor Moon.
Sailor moon represents a life-changing event for me. Sailor moon introduced me to anime in general. If it wasn't for Sailor moon, I probably would not be into the things I admire greatly. I've written Sailor moon fanfictions where Sailor moon fight Gwar (a band I like who dress as alien warriors). And I even cosplay as a fanfiction sailor scout named Sailor X on occasion at anime conventions.
Sailor Moon is the most important anime in my life and is the reason why I love anime today! There are so many things that I have learned from Sailor Moon and I will always have a love for it! I now have a fan page with over 6000 likes as well as a webpage to show my love for Sailor Moon! As my collection grows larger, so does my excitement for the new anime! My dad even calls me Meat Ball Head still to this day! My love for Sailor Moon will always be strong!
Moving to another country where I do not know or understand the language, Sailor Moon was there for me when I was lonely, sad, or happy. She inspired me to go out and make new friends. Friends that I made when I first came to America are still my best friends. Sailor Moon and the Sailor Soldiers taught me that friends are like your second family. Even when I am in college now, they still inspired me to go out and make new friends.
I was a little odd when I grew up and I didn't really have any friends. I watched Sailor Moon and thought that if I could have friends like the sailor senshi, I'd never wish for anything else again. I worked for it and now I have the best friends I could imagine and everytime my life is not going very well I know that as long as I have them things could always be much worse. So in a way they always protect me and I always feel very lucky!
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