What does Sailor Moon mean to you? Entries Part 10
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A world of darkness and despair. That was my world. I was battling depression at that moment. The light had faded and I was lost. Watching Sailor Moon helped me see the light again. The light in the beauty of our world, love, hope, strength and friendship. I'm standing by the Eternal Flame in this photo. A flame of hope, and that's what Sailor Moon is to me. It gave me hope for a better and brighter future.
Sailor Moon was the very first anime I ever watched and I really enjoyed it. Over time, i lost interest and found enjoyment in other anime. Then I met my girlfriend, who is a Sailor Moon addict! I have tried so hard to find the DVD set for her but every collection I've found is not officially licensed. I would love to win this for her, and when i surprise her with the DVDs: Have a ring requesting her to marry me at the same time! It would be perfect for her to remember it forever!
Always poignant, unabashedly candid,
[Mercury - instinct, true knowledge, logic; the mind]
Stunningly beautiful - heart and soul,
[Venus - undying love, the power of friendship, finding beauty in all; the heart]
Such foresight, such relevant truth!
[Moon - infallible spirit, triumph of will, glimpses of the eternal; the soul]
Wrapped up in a beautiful dream,
[Mars - spirituality, intuition; the spirit]
Naoko, a muse to all -
[Jupiter - strength, perseverance; the body]
Sailor Moon taught me to truly see.
To me Sailor Moon is a constant reminder that you need to be a kid sometimes. No matter how old I get, I never want to forget the feelings of hope, love, friendship, magic and wonder that Sailor Moon gave to little me. I proudly display my wand collection, and sport Moonie costumes to conventions because it bubbles up these feelings in me, and in those around me. We all need embrace our inner child sometimes, and I hope me doing so can inspire others to love what they love, like Sailor Moon has inspired me.
Sailor Moon was a bigger part of my life than I realized. And Many firsts. Cosplay, tv sister time, art, fanfiction, and even singing. I wanted to be smarter, more creative, and I think SM made me a better person. Despite knowing it as a kid, I still have a moon heart!
Where to begin? How to describe it?
It all comes down to the fact that Sailor Moon is my LIFE.
She as taught me to be strong.
That girls are beautiful when they are strong
That I can do anything.
Believing is Power and
Love conquers all.
She taught me to be myself.
I may not be a perfect super-heroine, but that's okay.
My flaws are what also make me beautiful.
She taught me that love exists in this world and is worth fighting for.
I keep her close to my heart and celebrate her message everyday.
With each time I watch Sailor Moon, I always learn something new about myself. The feelings it evoked in me as a child and as an adult... I feel complete! I laughed, I cried, and was inspired by Usagi's passion and courageousness, and felt this powerful urge to do and be something more, even if it meant hitting a few bumps along the way. It was because of Sailor Moon that I accomplished my dreams, and am what I am today. Sailor Moon will always be the most beautiful, shining light in my life.
Sailor Moon means a lot to me in various ways, but I think that the most special way is that Sailor Moon, Mako-chan to be more precise, was my inspiration to become a Pastry Chef, although I'm just a student right now I know that I will get there. I always wanted to make shortcake just like her, one that would make people as happy as Usagi-chan with just a bite and now I can and when I look back I get really nostalgic.
I was 7 when I first happened upon Sailor Moon one Saturday morning. From the moment the theme song started, I was bewitched. Inspired I needed to recreate, color, animate and illustrate everything Sailor Moon. I found a kindred soul in Sailor Venus; So much so that I adopted her first name as my own. Today because of that chance encounter I am a Professional Illustrator and Animator with two books out and several large production animations under my belt. Thankyou Sailor Venus for forever being my muse! I only hope my work could inspire the way Sailor Moon has.
Sailor Moon holds a special place in my heart because it inspired me artistically and creatively. It motivated me to draw more and to create my own magical stories. Most importantly, Sailor Moon helped me form bonds with awesome people in my teenage years. I attended my first anime convention with them and now we attend each other's weddings along with the conventions. From cosplaying to watching episodes with my mom after work, I'm thankful for all the great memories I was able to create and share thanks to a champion who fights on behalf of the moon.
Sailor Moon was the first anime I ever watched. It started my love of all things Crescent Moon shaped (gold or black) and introduced me to this amazing world of Anime. But more than that, I've met the most incredible people who've also became some of the best friends I have today. Each time I go to a Convention, I always get an art commission from other people who also love Sailor Moon. By doing this, I'm constantly meeting people who share the same passion for Sailor Moon as I do, and then receive a drawing to commemorate that meeting.
I don't think I understood the true depth of how important Sailormoon is to me was until I had my daughter. I love the show and when I had my little girl I couldn't wait to watch the series with her. She's four now and every time, seeing her so excited, how she called Usagi MamaMoon, repeatedly dressing up in felt odango I made for her costume as a one year old for years - I cry, overwhelmed with happiness to share something I love with her, seeing how much she loves it as well. The happiness is indescribable joy.
I discovered Sailor Moon when I was eight years old and was instantly hooked. I loved the costumes, the stories, the friendships and pretty much everything about the series. I introduced my friends to it and we all adopted a different senshi as our favorite (Usagi was mine). I thought she was a sweetheart, funny, and had the coolest hair, of course (very important to an eight year old). Now that I'm grown I realize how similar Usagi and I are and I sometimes jokingly wonder if I'm the way I am because of Sailor Moon or it's just coincidence.
Sailor Moon inspired me to follow my dreams. It inspired me to start teaching myself Japanese at age 14. It inspired me to attend university to enroll in a Japanese program. It inspired me to study abroad in Japan.
While I loved living in Japan, I also experienced first-hand the deeply institutionalized racism, sexism, and inequality. My dream now is to return to Japan to promote social justice: to work towards equality for women, the LGBT community, and foreigners/minorities. I aspire to become a soldier of love and justice, just like Sailor Moon.
The first time i watch Sailor Moon, it inspiring me to have many friend, believe that our future can be bright as long as we keep trying and believe with yourself. and now i have many friend like sailor moon friend.
I'll always love my first anime. Even my first email account reflects my love of the series, even though people might think it means something else. Her kind heart combined with a pursuit of love and justice inspired kindness in my own heart. And her goofy antics let me know that life shouldn't be taken ao seriously.
My first love when growing up was Sailor Moon! Sailor Moon helped me to believe that a truly beautiful person is someone who has a pure heart and never gives up. The Sailor Moon characters helped me identify and deal with my own character traits. I am a bookworm like Mercury, a crybaby like Moon, a cook like Jupiter, a music lover like Neptune, and strong-willed like Uranus. Through numerous anime conventions I met actors, artists, and many lifelong friends. Sailor Moon also opened the door to Japanese culture for me and I now live and work in Japan.
When I was in Grade 10, my graphics teacher gave the students an assignment to practice cropping skills in Photoshop. Well, I decided I would cut and paste my face onto Sailor Neptune, since she was and still is one of my favorite anime characters! Plus I thought it would be cool to see what I would look like with green hair. End result? Not going to win any awards but I got a decent grade and some laughs. I will always have fond memories of Sailormoon, after all, it is the first anime show I ever watched.
When I was young, my parents didn't let me get much merchandise as it was seen as a 'waste of money'. Thus, I've hung on to my broken doll and rod, a t-shirt too small, and a VHS despite constantly being told to throw it all out. I suffer from depression, and it was the inspiration Sailor Moon had given me that made me face my challenges and not give up. That's why these broken or outdated items continue to stay by my side, even if it's all I have. Thanks to Sailor Moon, I've learned to believe in myself.
My sister and I would playact while reading the manga out loud. She always made me do Mamoru's lines!! (Because she was the older sister.) I remember these moments with my sister fondly and Sailor Moon played a major part in it. I hope my nieces will eventually get to know and love Sailor Moon as much as we did!!
Sailor Moon means a lot to me. She has given me a reason to edit videos again; I will only edit with Sailor Moon. She has given me a reason to cosplay; I only cosplay Sailor Moon characters (Telulu, Princess Serenity, and Sailor Jupiter). Sailor Moon was the one show I would come home from school and watch (and stay up late watching on Toonami). She is the entire reason I got into anime and manga. Sailor Moon is the reason I named my rescue cat Luna, and truly, she has showed me the light when my life got dark.
Sailor moon gave me my voice and self-confidence. I was in facing bullying from my peers and my teachers. Sailor moon gave me the courage to believe in myself! The scouts overcoming everything and believing in themselves really touched me. Everyone told me I would be lucky if I was accepted to college. I worked harder to get A's, I stood up to the bullies, and against what i was told I was able to eventually graduate with a law degree! Without sailor moon I dont think I could have made it this far.
To me Sailor Moon truly is the champion of love of justice, saving people everywhere from their own personal stories. She gave me a best friend when I was young, someone who was always there for me when I felt I had no one else. She sparked my interests in drawing, writing, mythology, Japanese, and astronomy which followed me into my adult life and college studies. Usagi was also my gateway into the anime community, the one place I truly feel I have friends and am at home with. I am who I am today completely because of her.
Sailor Moon was the series that sparked my love for anime. As a kid, I watched it religiously, taping every episode. Growing up was not easy for me as I was bullied constantly and became a shut in. But after watching the sailor moon episode "An Animated Mess" I was inspired to start drawing, so that's what I did, drawing became my escape. Facing my fears, just as the Sailor Scouts had done so many times before; I met the love of my life at an anime party. Sailor Moon taught me that love and friendship are important in life.
Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon is the Very First Manga I bought because the manga was and still be astonish.
Everything in BSSM was different from all the others and still is.
I Still think it's my favorite Manga for +18 years,
Yeah, thanks Naoko Takeuchi-sama the real Queen of the Moon...
I've been a Sailor Moon fan for about 18 years now. One of the first words the series conjures is strength. I've been though a lot over the years. Even back in the days of being bullied as a kid, the senshi have inspired me with their perseverance and drive. I love that ever one is unique and relatable to any type of person.
I love watching Usagi the most. I am also a Cancer. My birthday is three days after her's and it's like watching myself on screen sometimes.
I've loved Sailor Moon since I was like 5! I still have the moon scepter toy I got way back then! I think I would just die if I ended up winning some of this amazing stuff. I would have a lot more stuff collected if I had the money for it. And I own the whole Sailor Moon manga! Which is just as good as the show, better even! And I can't wait for the new anime series to be released!!
Thanks to Sailor Moon that I've developed a superhero complex. Usagi never lets anything stop her and tries her hardest to make a difference, even when it seems impossible. That's how I've lived my life ever since I was young. I try to go out of my way and help someone whenever I can. Buying food for someone fallen on hard times, chatting with the stressed-out barista to make them smile. Even if it's just something small, I try to put a little love back into the world whenever I can, because that's the Sailor Moon way.
Dark silhouette against the moon, hair flowing, arms poised.
Cry baby. Horrible at school.
Pillar of strength, white dress flowing, as she grip the moon stick - imperial crystal perched in the middle. Blue eyes narrowed in determination despite the pain of mortal loss.
Epic battle. Acceptance. Peace.
I am Sailor Moon. Usagi. Princess Serenity. Three points of a never ending trinity.
Strength. Courage. Feminine.
Sailor Moon is a shining star in the complicated darkness of my adolescence. Even as an adult I still find dazzling inspiration to pursue my dreams because of a pretty soldier in a sailor suit.
Sailor Moon..That series means quite a lot to me. It's been my go-to series for comfort and fun. Also, if it wasn't for Sailor Moon -and a Sailor Jupiter keychain-, I don't think I would have met the amazing friends that I have today, including the best friend a girl could ask for. Ten years of fun times, supporting each other, of cosplay madness and total geekary! I believe that if it hadn't been for that keychain, and our mutual love of Sailor Moon, I wouldn't have meet her or our other amazing friends. Seriously, Sailor Moon brings people together!
It is in my daily life and a way of life for me. I grew up watching it and always wanted to be a good person like her. I always try to be kind hearted and believe in the best side of people which is something I learned from sailor moon. Sometimes I go through the whole crying stage of sailor moon. According to my best friend I am his sailor moon. Because he calls me Sissy I have become Sailor Sissy and I transform into her whenever someone needs help even if it is just to make them smile.
My alarm was set to 6am SHARP every weekday morning. I wish I could say it was due to school, or to eat breakfast, but it was to watch Serena only to race home and re-watch the same episode that afternoon. Here was a girl just like ME, and I felt a kinship with her that has lasted almost 18 years. As a comic store manager, I make sure Sailor Moon is available for young girls, and I have recently tattooed Serena's first brooch and bow on my leg just in time for the 20th anniversary.
With a transformative incantation and an immediately recognizable pair of odangos, Sailor Moon gave me the strength to face any challenge with my head held high - even when I was told I had no place in this fandom because of the color of my skin. She taught me the importance of equality, acceptance and unwavering optimism. My love for this series is so deeply embedded in my personality - it's a part of who I am, who I was, and who I'll one day become. Simply put, the woman I am today would not exist without Sailor Moon.
I have been a sailor moon fan since high school and to this day I am still a fan. But to be honest I wasn't always a fan, Until I caught the flu and stayed home and was flipping the channels until I saw sailor moon the USA version and right away I was hooked!
My Favorite guardians are Mercury and Jupiter because their colors are my favorite colors.
What I also loved about there series was the cool transformation items on the show, my fave is: the Rainbow Moon Chalice.
At age 7, Sailor Moon taught me strength. I was riding my bike outside, right after an epic episode of Sailor Moon. The alley had lots of gravel and with one sudden turn, I fall. The bike trapped my leg and my knees throbbed with pain. I looked up, saw my father, opened my mouth about to yell for help… but I stopped. I thought I could be as strong as Sailor Moon. I thought I could get up myself. And I did. I brushed the rocks off my skin, picked up my bike, and continued to ride.
I love Sailor Moon so much that at 27, I still dream about being a Moon Princess. I still cosplay on a budget on play dress. I will always and forever dream of dancing at a ball in the Moon Kingdom with my dream prince.
Sailor Jupiter is my role model. Honestly when I was little I didn't like her much but as I grew up I started to realize I was like her; raising myself, working hard for friends, has a tough front but a soft interior. When I watched the series again found her to be a great role model for me since we had a lot in common both personality and looks. A joke among my sailor moon friends I'm sailor Jupiter, they didn't even hesitate when I asked. She's helped me through some tough times and helped me to accept myself.
Watching Sailor Moon today brings back so many memories of my childhood after my mothers' death. I watched like clockwork in the morning before school, and on Toonami when I got home. It was my comfort, and my first anime. Identifying with "Lita" my whole life lead to my first cosplay attempt. Did I care that the costume was falling apart at my first ever con because I couldn't sew? No! I had my wand, and you can't tell, but my shoes were PERFECT! I smile when I think "Sailor Moon is coming back". I'm tearing up now <3
Sailor moon, Is my childhood. I grew up watching these strong girls fighting evil, saving the world, and falling in love. In my later years it helped my develop into a strong woman who knows what she wants, and helped me find my husband. As a sailor moon cosplayer, having my high school crush cosplay Tuxedo mask, let me show my love for him before i was able to show it to him any other way. Their love directly reflects how much i love my husband. It makes it that much more important to me.
As a younger, quite introverted child, my favorite time of the day was coming home from school and watching Sailor Moon. I began to submerse myself in a magical girl world and drew and drew, eventually creating new storylines with my school friends at lunch time. We would exchange doodles and stories, setting up my passion to become an artist. I can thank Sailor Moon for the inspiration and drive to become the artist and magical girl I am today. I'm so excited for the new anime!!!!
Sailor Moon was my very first anime, before I even knew what anime was. When I was in Kindergarten (back in 1995), I use to stay up all night so I wouldn't miss it when it came on early in the morning. It will always have a place in my heart, and I can't wait to own both the redub of the original and Sailor Moon Crystal when they are released!
Hope I'm not late !
Sailor moon means a lot to me , I could write a book about it but I'll keep it short.
Thanks to Sailor moon :
> met my best friend ( years of friendship!)
>started drawing manga
> got interested in Japan more than ever
> got interested in planets , stars and universe
> got interested in fashion
In the picture you see a quick sketch with keywords describing for me what Sailor moon is about.
After watching Sailor Moon as a six-year-old girl, I started researching the planets and asteroids mentioned in the anime and manga. As a result, I fell in love with the scientific field of astronomy. Fifteen years later, I've got a Bachelors degree in biology. Without Sailor Moon's astronomy theme, and characters like Ami, I wouldn't have discovered my love of the sciences.
SailorMoon has been with me since I was only twelve, when I drew my image. I've grown so much because of the kindness, power, and strength that the sailors teach. I've learned to truly embrace my passions and virtues because of SailorMoon. My life would be so much LESS without SailorMoon. I can honestly say that SailorMoon kept me from harming myself as a child. Now, the series helps me in times of pain or sorrow and continues to teach me that I AM beautiful, I AM special, and I AM worthy—just because I'm me.
I watched Sailor Moon in school. I loved that someone clumsy and goofy like Usagi could save the world. I loved that Ami was not made fun of for being nerdy, instead she was shown as a positive role model. As someone who was very bookish, this meant a lot to me as a young adult. Over the years I have cosplayed as the characters, done many artworks inspired by it and have made good friends through our mutual love. I will be the Mercury bridesmaid at my friend's Sailor Moon inspired wedding. This, I drew.
When I was nine I became so obsessed with Sailor Moon that I began expressing my love for it through terrible fanart. Later, I designed and coded terrible Sailor Moon websites and found awesome communities of moonies online. My super nerdy obsession for Sailor Moon quickly grew into a love of art, design, and social media and I have now made that my career (I got better I swear).
I'm job-hunting right now (hire me?) and it gets tough sometimes, but looking forward to regular #Moondays and the new series encourages me to continue fighting for my dreams!
I love Sailor Moon, but I also love my family who helped me all these years with my crazy habit. To my sister who introduced me back in 1995, to my amazing Grandma who had no clue who they were, but would buy anything with them on it for me. To my Aunt who let me use her computer and go on the internet to print the sailor moon fan pages. And of course my Mom, who took me to the ChinaTown a few hours away so I can shop my heart out for Sailor Moon there...
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