What does Sailor Moon mean to you? Entries Part 11June 28, 2014
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If it wasn't for Sailor Moon, I wouldn't have fostered a deep love of the Japanese language and culture as a child. If that hadn't happened, I wouldn't have actively sought out Japanese classes years later; classes that eventually led to me going to Japan and more importantly meeting people whom I now consider family. I went from having no interest in college to enrolling immediately after that trip in hopes of returning someday. Honestly, I don't know who or where I'd be if it wasn't for Sailor Moon inspiring me many moons ago.
Sailor Moon taught me to always follow my heart, to dream bigger dreams and to be a kind non-judgmental person. A big moral of Sailor Moon is loving who you are and who other people are. Sailor Moon taught me that it doesn't really matter if you are a klutzy bubble head or a quiet genius because it's what is inside that counts most of all and if you are a true friend, that is all you will see. In some ways Sailor Moon and the Sailor Senshi were my first true friends and they still are my best friends.
I first saw Sailor Moon in the mid-90s, when it first aired in the US. I was in love from the start. It began me on my path to writing, with my first completed writings being Sailor Moon fan-fics. And now as a mother, I have shared and passed down my love of Sailor Moon to my daughter. We both look forward to cosplaying as Sailor Moon and Sailor Chibi-Moon soon. We love Sailor Moon!!
Sailor Moon was my first anime. I discovered it in middle school, and it defined my adult ambitions. Because of it, I'm a person with a deep appreciation for Japanese culture. At school, I majored in Japanese studies and studied abroad. I now use my academic experiences to give weekly Japanese lessons. Sailor Moon is dear to me. When I am lost, it reminds me of the direction I want my life to take. It is my anchor, my guiding star, and my oldest friend. It forever changed me, and one day, I hope to pass it onto my children.
Sailor Moon has inspired me to live my life for my beautiful dream of being an artist and stand up for love and justice even when I'm quivering in my boots. I'm reclaiming myself from the pointless things that suck up energy and trying to live for my friends and see the beauty in every person. I strive to create art and stories that inspire people the way Naoko Takeuchi did me. In my darkest moments, her characters and story saved my life. For teaching me to never give up hope and keep fighting, thank you.
Watching my hero, who stood for love and justice and her never ending strength and compassion,
Made me who I am today, and has helped me become a nurse that had long been my passion.
From coming home from school from long days that were dull and dreary,
The highlight of my day was watching Sailormoon in which I never grew weary.
From all the life lessons and good morals she would constantly display,
To the countless hours of laugher and fun engaging in cosplay.
Today, I'm the person I want to be,
Because Sailormoon meant the world to me.
Sailor Moon means so much to me because growing up watching it the first time around it was my main introduction into anime as a genre and it taught me alot about even when you come from different backgrounds and histories how connected we can all be...I love to be able to cosplay with friends and make new friends just because we all love to celebrate the same thing. When cosplaying a character I grew up with and love and I get to make someone's day when they yell "Jupiter!" or "Lita/Makoto!" it makes me smile too.
Sailor Moon has given me the strength and power to face the world and be a pretty soldier. The sailor scouts strength through many difficult adversaries has reminded me to keep fighting for love and the people I love the most. I am a meatball head and a pretty soldier because of sailor moon. She helped me through tough times in the army and give me something to bond with my children with.
Time passes, things change, family grows apart as we get older. What started out as a crazy thing to do, has now turned into a family event . We have cosplayed Sailor Moon for 5 years at the Sakura Matsuri. What has brought us together has also brought like-minded friends to us. We all love Sailor Moon, different characters in different ways, we're all different ages. We share the excitement, impatience and love of the animes. We are cosplay family, and have been dubbed by friends Moon Family Cosplay. Sailor Moon, to me, means Family.
Friendship.That's why Sailor Moon is important to me. It's the strongest of superpowers and bonds strangers together. It allows us to be carefree children again sharing a common nostalgia. This past year I had four friends come together and help me relive the dream of being Sailor Senshi at the Calgary Expo and wear 5 costumes made by myself. We made many people smile and met new friends including others dressed as Tuxedo Mask and the Moonlight Knight. Sailor Moon is capable of bringing all ages and genders together, it's an unstoppable force even the Dark Kingdom can't defeat.
Starting at the age of five, Sailor Moon was the very first television show and anime that I got into. Now, at the age of 22, Sailor Moon still remains my all-time favourite show and anime! I have watched all 200 episodes, met the English voice actors, and have cosplayed as Sailor Moon three years in a row at Anime North. From the very beginning, it has always been a huge inspiration for me; in art, cosplaying, collecting, and even acting–I am looking toward a possible career in voice acting, all thanks to my love of Sailor Moon! Thanks!
Sailor moon is a door to my past. When watching it I feel all my most precious memories of myself as a child pretending to act out what happened or what I feel should happen. Not only does it brings in past memories, I can always watch the series and remember the love and friendship it brought to me. Sailor moon has always brought me friends and brought my older brother and I closer. Sailor moon is actually what got my brother more interested in anime!
Sailor moon was essential to me growing up, it helped me make friends, it gave me someone to look up to and it gave me something to look forward to every week. It made me feel really special and happy and my friends and I always shared these feelings. I did my first ever group cosplay of the villains from Sailor Moon S as Karoinite.
Sailor Moon has been a part of my life ever since I first saw it as a child. It has helped bring me and a lot of my friends together and has been an inspiration for my current 9 year relationship. It has always been near and dear to my heart and will continue to be. She was never forgotten, always remembered and will always be part of who I am .
I have been a Sailor Moon fan since the 3rd grade. I remember getting up at 5am to record it onto VHS tapes in High School. As an adult, I have been inspired to create Super Sailor Moon, Neo Queen Serenity and Transforming Sailor Moon cosplays. Even my all black cat, Luna (of course I'd name her that!), was first found as a stray on my windowsill. It was like the universe confirming to me that life is full of magic, love and hope - something that Sailor Moon had been teaching me all along!
Sailor Moon is the first anime I ever saw, and is my all time favourite show, I fell in love with the characters and wished I could one day be Sailor Moon, and one day you know what to my surprise one day I came home found a small black cat sitting on my bed who gave a magical broach to transform me into a Soldier of Love and Justice! Now I fight crime by moonlight, and save the world on a regular base so evil do-ers beware - As in the name of the Moon I'll punish you!
Sailor Moon has done so much for me. Apart from being the reason I am a nerd by being my gateway into comics and anime, it was an inspiration and an escape for me, as a ten-year-old girl, to see strong women standing up for what they believed in, being courageous, especially at the time when I was lonely, and afraid, and my parents were going through a divorce. Sailor Moon was my friend and confidante when I had none, and all that she's taught me has stayed with me into my adult years.
My father and I went through an extremely rough patch when I was 7. Lonely, I began watching cartoons, specifically anime...with Sailor Moon being my first one. Whenever Serena (Usagi) would yell "Moon Prism Power, MAKE UP!" I'd be dreaming of the day my dad and I would finally "make up." Last year we finally did. Thank you for getting me through the hard times, Sailor Moon. I love how you constantly teach me lessons on life and love.
I was never from the richest kid. When I was a toddler, my family had a few problems and yea. However I loved sailor moon. My mom could not afford to get me anything but a season which is my favorite season (sailor S) and a toy scepter that was not sailor moon but I pretended it was.
Sailor moon taught me that not the most perfect kids are the most successful. It taught me that bravery comes with strength and that you should never give up on what's right, no matter what is costs you.
Sailor moon taught me that I can stand up towards evil (or just bullies) even though I am a girl. As long I had the confident and believe that I was strong enough, nothing could stop me.
Moonie Meatball Head Naomi
I was a loner as a child, & had some unspeakable things happen to me I wish on no one. Not many understood why I always escaped inside my head, my art. I wasn't "unhappy", just afraid of affection. I did want it, I craved it! just thought no one cared. In short I found Sailor Moon in elementary, my passion for the show soon attracted others that became hooked. You could say she gave me confidence I needed at the time. Love watching, drawing & dressing like her. I'm 28, still love her, I even named my dog Serena.
Sailor Moon was my first anime, I may not have a fancy cosplay or photoshop but my love for it will surely show. I watch the show all the way through about once a year on the VHS tapes I saved and on youtube for Stars. Recently I got my boyfriend into it and for valentines day I got a transformation locket from him. <3 He is the Mamoru to my Usagi. Tsuki ni kawatte aishiteru-wa!
I've loved Sailor Moon since it first aired (eng dub) in 1995 on YTV CAN. She was my hero, my idol, the costume I wore everyday despite my mom's constant objection! I wore it to the mall, to school, until it was in rags. I've re-watched all the episodes about 50 times, its not just a TV show, its a world where girls were the fighters. Where they could eat all the food they wanted. Where they could cry. Where they taught children important messages. She stands for so much more than just a short skirt and a magical brooch.
Strength is something you cannot match with a woman who is feminine and beautiful, they taught me this and introduced me to be the wonderful world of anime.
There was also something else that they introduced me to, I was attracted to someone in the show..Sailor Uranus. I actually thought she was a boy, little did I know she brought me out of the closet even if she was just a character to some people.
I am now living out and open as a lesbian who is strong and confident with my own sailor Uranus who I am marrying soon.
Growing up my mom was never really home, my dad was bi polar and my siblings moved out. There were no kids around and I was homeschooled. My sister showed me Sailor Moon when i was about 5. I would watch sailor moon for hours memorizing it. When i was lonely she gave me some company, when i needed someone to look up to she was my hero. She gave me an escape from the yelling, and loneliness. Sailor moon will always be my hero because she is the reason i was able to smile through all the tears.
I discovered Sailor Moon when I was 15 after my mom passed away from cancer. As silly as it sounds, Sailor Moon gave me a whole new outlook on life and has been my inspiration ever since. From tattoos to cosplay my world has revolved around Sailor Moon. I became a police officer when I turned 24 so I could fight crime by the moonlight! I even named my daughter Serena whose nursery is covered in Sailor Moon art. It is still my favorite show to this day and always will be!
As a kid I was always being bullied and I never thought highly about myself until I saw my first episode of Sailor Moon, here was a girl who was dorky and clumsy, but still is the champion of the universe. So I felt deep down in my heart if she could go against all those odds and protect us, why can't I, so I did everything I could to stand up to my bully and when I did they stopped being my bully and became my friend and later on my husband, that is why I love Sailor Moon.
Sailor Moon was my first anime. I think I was nine when it first came on. I was so excited to see a female main character in a mostly male-oriented cartoon base growing up. Because this show i become great women and help people go in volunteer work help out complish my success
Growing up with an older sister we didn't always see eye to eye and many of our interests greatly differed; however, Sailor Moon is the heart behind the strong bond I have been able to develop with her. From building up our vast Sailor Moon merchandise collection or creating artwork to cosplaying or all of the other crazy things we did together "in the name of the moon", I can't imagine how our lives would have turned out without this central aspect of our lives Sailor Moon!
Sailor Moon is EXTREMELY important to me. I grew up moving around a lot and always having to make new friends, which was difficult and sometime even resulted in depression. I knew I could always rely on watching Sailor Moon to make me feel better in so many ways; that sometimes it was okay to be alone, rely on your friends to pick you up when you fall, and even fall in love and conquer your fears. Its changed my life in so many ways, that my car and room is even dedicated to Sailor Moon!
I have been a huge Sailor Moon fan since I was very young, as you can see! My father helped me pin up my own 'Sailor Moon buns' when I was 5 years old and I have been a huge fan ever since! Though my love for this series has only grown over time, Sailor Moon always has and always will inspire me to work hard at my own eternal friendships and my personal miracle romance :) I will proudly be a Moonie forever!
If Sailor Moon did not exist, I would have nothing to live for. She is my most treasured Solace; Ever since my adolescent years, I've experienced the most darkest moments of my life, alone. I can't fathom how many times I thought my inspiration to become a manga artist, and my life, felt meaningless. However, growing up with Sailor Moon has been the biggest turning point of my life, and it has saved me. Despite the negativity I've grown up with, I want to be my own hero, and I love Sailor Moon for teaching me this. Thank you SM.
Sailor Moon was my first ever cosplay. I have always wanted to cosplay as her as she is my childhood hero. She taught me that women could be strong and that I could stand up for myself. She was everything I wanted to be and strived to be as a person, both caring and strong someone who stands up for what they believe in. Sailor Moon has always helped me through tough times and she will always be my hero. This is what Sailor Moon means to me
Sailor Moon has taught many valuable life lessons, including love, loyalty and forgiveness! Just like Usagi when facing her foes, you can soften the most hardened and hateful heart with love, and forgiveness. Usagi never won her battles with violence, or hateful words. The Sailor Moon series taught me to extend love and kindness to even the most cold people.
From the day I was born I was destined to love Sailor Moon; my mom named me after the English dub. I would wake up every morning at 5:30 am just to watch Sailor Moon. I aspire to grow my hair as long as Usagi's and at one point dye it blonde (which would look terrible on me). I still have a massive crush on Mamoru and a massive pile of Sailor Moon VHS tapes. I feel like the series is in my blood; it will always be my first anime series and the closest to my heart.
Sailor Moon is the reason my life changed the way it did! It was my first anime (Unknown to me) and my childhood, and my first ever cosplay way back in fourth grade with the help of my grandma! Ever since then I've been going to cons and I now compete with my own cosplays- it's my passion and I never would have known about it if it wasn't for this series. Someday, I will remake my Princess Serenity cosplay to be the beauty that it deserves. Thanks Sailor Moon for helping me realize my love of sewing and cosplay!
Sailor Moon means the world to me. It wasn't just my first anime but it was the reason I had friends as a child. To this day it still brings me the best friends, everyday and cosplay. I've made more loving friends than I could ask for. And continue to share the love Sailor Moon brings with others who haven't seen it. From collecting to cosplay, I want to enjoy every aspect, from the normal to strange and funny! I'd probably be completely at a loss without Sailor Moon.
I have devoted my artistic existence to Sailor Moon. From voice-acting in Sailor Moon Abridged to creative-directing Sailor Moon the Movie and my gallery-worthy and on-going photography series "Moonlight Legends" which I have poured my life and soul into for over a year.
Whenever I thought I couldn't go on artistically, Sailor Moon was there to show me a new way to think creatively. Sailor Moon is the reason I became and stayed an artist, and it forever will be my inspiration.
Sailor Moon was my first anime, it helped me make my first best friend, it made me realize how much I loved Japan and its culture and so much more. Since this picture was taken (about 1995) I have been watching, reading and collecting Sailor Moon merchandise. For Hanukkah of 1995, all I asked for were the dolls from K.B. Toys. I still have them. I also went to Japan and bought more dolls. Sailor Moon will be my favorite anime forever.
Growing up with autism wasn't easy I had few friends and stayed to myself, One day mama told me I should watch this cartoon called Sailor Moon and I was mesmerized by the pictures and i started trying to draw the characters and I got pretty good and i saw an online art contest so i drew the picture with my mouse on ms paint when i was 15 and to my surprise i won, Now my art opens doors for me and i have many friends and it's all thanks to sailor moon.
I know i don't have a lot of space.... there are never enough words to express how much this series has ever meant to me... when i was a small girl, i was bullied, picked on, and made fun of on a daily basis... when i watched this show, and saw all the character flaws, it made me feel like i wasn't alone. Sailor Jupiter was my personal hero for a long time... I'll never forget how this show made me feel.
Sailor Moon was an extremely important part of my childhood. This show taught me about friendship, loyalty, to fight for what is just and to follow my dreams. I even named my daughter Lita for Sailor Jupiter because she's strong and caring and so many other attributes that are too many to name. Sailor Moon was and is the one thing that I just would not be able to live without in my life. When I'm feeling sad I just turn on an episode and it makes me feel better.
Sailor Moon is important to me because when I got a cat I named her Luna and she is my best friend like Luna is to Serena. I watch Sailor Moon everyday and I am excited that it's on Neon Alley now. I also have the locket and wand. If I could cosplay one of them it would definitely be Sailor Moon.
Sailor Moon is very important to me! I've been watching it since I was five and I've read the mangas later on in my elementary years. SM has been such an inspiration for me growing me all the way to adulthood and is still going. I remember running around my grandmas house yelling "Moon Prisim Power!"and doing the poses in the mirror. I love this series so much, if it weren't for Sailor Moon I wouldn't be into cartooning or anything that deals with art!
I cosplay Sailor Moon because she is my favorite character of all time! Sailor Moon taught me that friendship isn't about who I've been friends with the longest, but those who have always been here for me through thick and thin. She taught me that love is love and to accept everybody for who they are! She told me that Inner strength comes right from the heart and with that, you can get through anything! Just believe in yourself and anything is possible!
I have always loved Sailor Moon ever since I was little. It teaches you about true friendship and to never give up. It's also the first show that made me believe in true love based on the story behind the prince and princess, they were always destined to be together! And no mater what challenges they faced their love for each other stayed strong. Its stories like theirs that make me believe that my love for my husband will never die!
I have met so many great people because of our shared love of Sailor Moon. Without it I have no idea if we'd have met. These people all mean the world to me and I have Sailor Moon to thank for that. It is a story of friendship and love after all! The Sailor Moon collecting community has some wonderful people and I'm happy to part of it. The picture is a very dear friend of mine and I that I met because of Sailor Moon and we really enjoy cosplaying and going to cons together!
In my perspective, Sailor Moon symbolizes feminism because she is a female superhero who conquers perilous situations by herself without the help of a man. Most superheroes are usually males and demonstrate that men have strength and power to save the world with their masculine abilities. However, Sailor Moon demonstrates that women also carry warrior characteristics just like men. Sailor Moon influenced me to become a woman's activist to fight for gender equality and gain women rights in other countries of the world. When I grow up, I don't want to be a "princess," I want to become a warrior.
I had a really bad upbringing and dont have much to fondly look back on, but sailor moon is one of those few things. I can remember playing as the characters with my friends and staying up late during sleep overs to watch them on cartoon network. Sailor moon inspired me to start drawing and it taught me to dream of better days til i was able to get mysel there.
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