What does Sailor Moon mean to you? Entries Part 14
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Along with other shoujo anime,I discovered Sailor Moon when i was nine (2006)!Like most i started watching the English dub;but watched it subtitled in the later half of the first season,making it one of the first subtitled animes I watched! Despite it's age,I loved the storyline and characters,Usagi being my favorite for her adorable personality and hair-which i imitated when I was little!! I also love the manga.I'm watching it for the third time now and can't wait for the redub&remake!!! Sailor Moon has held up well for me-and many others!!
Sailor Moon is something i grew up with. i will always love it with a passion, for some reason i always have the habit to draw every fictional character as a sailor senshi/scout, no matter what Sailor Moon will be a part of my life. my all time favourite sailor scout is sailor Venus! it would be amazing if i could afford all of the Sailor Moon weapons and broaches, but they are really expensive on Ebay. i did a painting of Sailor Venus (Enclosed) shes the best!
Sailor Moon was what made my childhood special. My first cosplay was with my childhood friend when I was in elementary school. We made Sailor Moon and Jupiter outfits from construction paper. I was Sailor Jupiter since I felt I related to her more. My family went through hard times and had to sell all my old toys. All I had left was a Sailor Moon doll with no clothes. Over the past few years, I've been slowly getting my old things back. I'm happy I can enjoy Sailor Moon all over again.
Along with all the other wonderful things Sailor Moon has brought to my life (friends, a new language and culture, far too much merchandise that I can't afford), this series has made it fun to play with dolls again.
Sailor Moon continues to inspire me to believe in the power of love and friendship. I use to watch my Sailor Moon videos with my friends all the time. I only watch them once a year to protect the tapes and the boxes. I cherish those tapes like I cherish my friends because they symbolized our unity, our friendship. our time together as best friends. Sailor Moon also helped me with romance. I cried when a guy broke my heart, but I stood strong and gave love another chance. I finally found my Tuxedo Mask. Thank you Sailor Moon.
Sailor Moon saved me from loneliness as a child. My mother was placed into a mental hospital when I was six. After which I was given to an abusive family on accident. Once the law stepped in I moved to my grandparents, traumatized and terrified. My grandma who was a therapist for rehabilitating children, encouraged my love for the arts. This picture was taken when I was 10 finally living peacefully with my grandparents, all snuggled up with my friends who helped me keep going. I'm now 24, happily married, a public relations manager, an artist, and cosplayer. Thank you Sailor Moon!
Sailor Moon to me is the recurring nostalgic reminder that although one isn't "perfect" at all, they should never give up on their individuality and dreams. Everyone has their own talents and skills that make them shine differently from others. Sailor Moon has also proved that to me by showing her true personality, and outshining herself by fighting evil with her friend's strength! Now, I'm following my own dream by constantly reminding myself that one will truly live happily, if they DO what makes them happy surrounded by their loved ones and friends. Thank you Sailor Moon! :)
Half a lifetime ago, my classmates mocked me for my love of Sailor Moon. I would draw Sailor symbols on my notebooks and the other kids would make fun them. I actually wanted to be called Usagi. Mom fixed my hair like Sailor Moon's and some kid pulled on it. They would ask me to do the triumphant Sailor Moon entrance in both languages, with the hand motions and then laugh when I was done. I didn't care. Sailor Moon helped me cope with the teasing. My love for Sailor Moon will always be stronger than childish taunts.
Sailor Moon means the world to me. My first memory is seeing her do her Moon Tiara Magic, I was obsessed with that motion. I learned within a year that the motion she was doing was similar to a pirouette. That lead me to become a dancer I am today. I've been dancing since I was a child and I love being able to tell people that my passion for dance was inspired by an anime! Sailor Moon taught me to chase my dreams, and I'm proud to be pursuing it!
In September 1995, at 8 years old, I finally found a heroine like me. Clumsy, over-sleeps, bad in school, loves to play video games and snack. My love for Sailor Moon led to a greater love of fine arts with all my doodles of her, and eventually led to a BFA. My desire to be her led to many skills in sewing and cosplay, which is how I met my significant other. I've spent nearly 20 years collecting toys with a whole room of my house dedicated to the show that has influenced and changed my life, Sailor Moon!
My love for Sailor Moon eventually led me to a Bachelor of Fine Arts. While I focused on painting, the love of arts stemmed from my constant drawing of Sailor Moon and the other guardians. Here are some of my first drawings, and all of them are old enough to vote now! The one I'm holding is my very first colored one from 1995!
Sailor Moon has been a huge creative influence for me. Before watching Sailor Moon for the first time (way back in 4th grade!) I had never watched a show where there was a diverse cast of girls who had the spotlight, who actually DID things, and who were friends and didn't try to tear each other down. I loved Sailor Moon so much I would draw her and her friends for hours. I now make comics!
In 1996, there was a Sailor Moon ice cream treat that came on the ice cream truck. It was raspberry flavored, and I hated (and still hate) raspberry. But it was Sailor Moon! I HAD to get it! So every day that summer, the ice cream truck came by, and I got one of those ice creams. Every day I ate it, and every day hated its flavor. Sometimes to support something you love, you have to deal with things you hate, a lesson learned repeatedly from a silly frozen treat. I even kept proof of my daily battle.
Sailor Moon is probably one of the first anime's I grew up with. It was a strong female lead show that I grew up liking more female lead shows or game. Sailor Moon has different meanings. It means to be strong and not let the world let you down. To be happy with your friends and family. To never give up on anything. To not let your dreams die. Sailor Moon even made me believe I can do my series that I wanted to make since I was a kid. "In the name of the moon, I will punish you!"
As a child, Sailor Moon helped me cope with being bullied. As a teen, it nurtured my creative side and led me to pursue an interest in reading and fine art. As an adult, my lifelong love for the manga has led me to follow my dream! I'm now working at my dream company, pursuing my dream job in comics, and can't wait to help inspire the upcoming generation of girls!
Sailor Moon inspired me as a child to use my imagination and to believe in myself. I believed I could make my Dreams Come True. As I grew up, reality hit hard. I became depressed, and gained a lot of weight over the years. I lost my self worth. Summer going into senior year I decided to re-watch Sailor Moon. As I did, memories of the dreams I had came rushing back. I then decided that summer to become healthy, and believe in myself once more and be the person that I needed to be. Thank you Sailor Moon.
A coworker asked me at this end-of-the-year party how I ended up here - what it was that inspired me to take up studying Japanese, travel halfway around the world to Tokyo, and take a job with our company here in the real live Juuban Ward. I think surprised her and myself with my answer: Sailor Moon. The pretty suited soldiers of love and justice who appeared on my TV over 15 years ago were my gateway, not only to anime, but to the path that's guided me to the great life I have now.
When I was a little girl, my brother and I were flipping through channels. We caught Sailor Moon in the middle of her transformation. I was fascinated by the beautiful lights, and I started to watch. Episode by episode, I learned how to keep my eyes, mind, and heart open. Most importantly, I learned to cherish my family and friends who have constantly supported me in and out of battle. Someday, I want to flip through an album of all the times I had with the ones I love, and maybe catch myself in the middle of my transformation.
It was our crybaby Usagi who taught me that a girl didn't have to be graceful, mature, or good at schoolwork in order to do extraordinary things. This series inspired me to draw, to dream, to be honest and vulnerable with others no matter what the cost. And, as silly as it might sound, I wouldn't be half the person I am today without having had Usagi in my heart for all these years.
Usagi is so cute and lovable, and she kicks evil's bum with pink hearts, glitter, and love! Sailor Moon was my childhood, I grew up with her and her books, her art, her stories, and her anime. Usagi is the embodiment of what it means to be feminine and strong. I love her so much, sometimes I dress up as her! ...While reading her books and watching her anime… <3
Sailor Moon literally raised me. It was the first thing that ever made me cry from joy (at age 9). It brought me very close to my sister; it taught me what a real friendship looks like; it taught me that homosexuality is ok. I was a shy and lonely kid with a head full of anxious thoughts and for almost the entire length of my memory Sailor Moon has been a warm blanket of love, one that at times I desperately needed. There is no question I'd be a different person without it.
It was my beginning. I would wake every day before elementary school to watch, eating breakfast while my mother packed us lunches. It opened a new world of media, art and friends to me. Today, it makes me feel powerful as a woman and want to stand in the moonlight forever.
Two decades ago, Sailor Moon introduced me to a new language and culture that I would grow to learn and love. Since then, I've met many new, wonderful friends through mutual love of Sailor Moon and it's brought me closer to old friends, allowing me to share my love of this anime and manga and the culture it came from with the people I love.
It's also given me an excuse to make really tedious paper crafts for those friends. ^_^
I grew up with Sailor Moon. The Sailor Senshi taught me many lessons, but some of my favorites are to try your best at everything you do, the importance of friendship and loving others, and most importantly to love yourself. Thanks to Usagi and all the others for being the best role models I ever could have asked for!
I discovered Sailor Moon during elementary school, which lead to exploring other anime and various aspects of fandom. Years later, Sailor Moon remains among my favorites. I can only hope to emulate the courage and resolve the senshi display in their various incarnations.
I took the opportunity to study abroad in Japan during college. My final hours in Japan were not spent in famous locations, but rather in Azabu-Juban. With Tokyo Tower looming in the background, I wandered and felt a certain magic. I felt I understood the messages Naoko Takeuchi conveyed just a little bit more.
I've been a Sailor Moon fan for as long as I can remember. She has gotten me through tough times - from a scraped knee as a child, bullying through high school, and an abusive relationship as an adult. Just when I thought I could not go on, I would turn to Sailor Moon. It wasn't just an anime or manga or musical or live drama to me. It was live having 5 really close friends, always there for me. Because of Sailor Moon, I met some of my best and closest friends. We cosplay the Sailor Senshi together.
I have bought a LOT of Sailor Moon merchandise over the years. Sailor Saturn is one of my favorite characters. I love her unique look, sorrowful, yet hopeful story and strength and power. There was never much produced for her in Japan and even less in the US and what there was, was very rare. I've held the Excellent Team doll as my grail for at least 12 years. I coveted her for so long. Last year, I was THRILLED to finally be able to obtain her in perfect condition and she is now the jewel of my collection.
To me Sailor Moon did not only inspire me as an artist but influence me to be the person I am today. Initially I disliked Sailor Moon for her flaws because I related to her. Over the seasons I grew to love her as she blossomed and overcame her battles. Her ability to love, hope, and forgive has helped me overcome the hardest times in my life and pushed me to be the best person I can be. There are not enough words to describe how much Sailor Moon means to me.
Even more so than any of the big action anime of the 1990s and 2000s, Sailor Moon was a cornerstone of my childhood and one of the prime reasons I became an otaku. I knew that no matter how bad my day at school was, how much homework or how many chores I had to do, I still had that 30 minutes of Sailor Scout goodness to enjoy and it made everything better. The series filled countless blank VHS tapes for me and I wore them out watching them over and over. In short, Sailor Moon was my sanctuary.
I struggled with weight and a negative body image for my whole life. I would always be afraid to put certain foods in my mouth because i knew they were fatty and contribute to more weight gain. Sailor Moon, and Usagi specifically, helped me learn that there is strength and beauty in who I am, both as a woman, and as a big woman. I feel my fan art piece exemplifies that, the Usagi that isn't afraid to be herself and enjoy for herself, despite outside sources telling her she'll get fat, and that gives me strength, hope, and confidence.
I have meet alot of friends because of Sailor Moon, We have even made our own site, it means alot to me as it's a place for everyone who loves Sailor Moon.
I love many of the villains of Sailor Moon and each one was unique and interesting in their own ways. I was sad that there was practically no merchandise for one of my very favorites: Aluminum Siren. So when I made a friend who was a fellow Moonie with a lot of talent, I asked her to make me a plushie of her and now I have a unique piece of a special character to cherish. I love that Sailor Moon inspires such creativity and that people will make their own items to celebrate this wonderful story.
I recently found these again and they may seem odd, until you see that they are from 1998. When we FIRST got access to the Internet from home, the first thing I did was look up Sailor Moon. I was amazed at how much more was out there and was obsessed with downloading 20 second RealPlayer clips of the "scouts" I didn't even know existed. These are print-outs of Japanese merchandise I one day hoped to own, scripts and summaries for the movies and seasons that hadn't been released here. I read through them every day in high school.
Sailor Moon was my gateway. To magical girls, to anime, manga and most of all voice acting and animation. It led me to the career I want to dedicate my life to. It was really the first show I ever watched where I truly understood the magic that animated shows can have. How they can be images on a screen and yet transport you to a whole new universe of adventure. I will forever say that the passion that drives me to create today began to grow the first time I ever saw Sailor Moon.
Sailor Moon inspired me to find the storybook romance I always dreamed of. Ever since watching it on Toonami and reading the manga, I was hooked. I imagined falling in love like Usagi. It feels like my MAMO-chan lives a moon away. My love lives in Argentina. My affections for him never wavered and now I'm in Argentina and enjoying every moment! I had to bring a piece of Sailor Moon with me, which is the shirt I'm wearing. My mom back home kindly took a photo of my collection for this contest.
With so many movies, series, and books out there that suggest or down right declare that humanity is evil and the source of all its problems, Sailor Moon conveys the opposite. Sailor Moon explains, on several occasions, that she loves the world she lives in and would not give it up for anything. She searches for the good in everyone and shows that people can be "healed." I often look to Sailor Moon for encouragement so that I also can look past negativity and give those oft-redeeming second chances.
It got Me & My Brothers to watch together & learned that females can be strong Makoto Kino was my favorite my brother made it
In high school, a chance encounter with an old Sailor Moon VHS might have saved my life. During those days, I was deeply insecure, struggling with the death of a close friend, and stuck in a cycle of depression and anxiety. Usagi's upbeat attitude and love for others influenced me to seek out new friendships and to trust in myself more. That transformation helped me get to college and even a study abroad trip in Japan! ã‚»ãƒ¼ãƒ©ãƒ¼ãƒ ãƒ¼ãƒ³ã€å¿ƒã‹ã‚‰ã‚ã‚ŠãŒã¨ã†ã”ã–ã„ã¾ã™!
I seen Sailor Moon back when it was first dubbed. Me and my brother used to watch it all the time before school. I loved seeing the characters with the various personalities interact with each other and how it shown that you can get along with people from different walks of life. They even grown closer as friends and family.
The main villains even have a backstory, so you get an idea of how they became who they are now.
There's more that I could list but that would be way over a hundred words!
My mom bought a copy of Sailor Moon when I was a child. I remember watching the first episode in Chinese and falling in love with it. It was the anime that got me interested in art. My mom praised me for being able to draw Usagi. Sailor Moon was proudly feminine yet Sailor Moon and her sailor soldiers went out and defeated evil whenever there was monsters running loose in Tokyo. I still love watching the Sailor Moon anime whether it's in Chinese, English, Japanese with English subs. I also adore Naoko Takeuchi's jewelry and clothing designs.
Sailor Moon taught me that even Sailor Moon cosplayers can't agree on who's the best Sailor Scout.
This is my very first Sailor Moon Cosplay that I made when I was 7. :) This is my collection I have been adding on to over the years! Sailor Moon has always inspired me to believe in myself and in girl power. She is a true hero. We share the same beliefs in true love and friendship. We are so much alike; yes, I'm a crybaby, a klutz, etc. Our close similarity, her strength and her fight are why she is such an important role model to me! Sailor Moon will always be an important part of my life!
The three of us were a part of the same online Sailor Moon musical project in 2004. Four years later, after falling out of touch, we ran into one another in class and discovered we were studying abroad at the same Japanese university. We ended up being featured on a local Japanese TV show, wearing our respective costumes and singing "La Soldier".
I had always thought Sailor Moon itself has the capacity to transcend time and space, but it was then that I realised how the show, and everything it stands for, can create the most beautiful of friendships.
The reason I love Sailor Moon is because it opened the entire universe to me. When the Sailor Soldiers visited the moon, I realized that Earth was surrounded by the mystery of space. I became dedicated to learning about astronomy and space exploration, and have pursued a career in aerospace engineering. Today, I help scientists send their experiments to the International Space Station. Sailor Moon gave me more than strong female role models; it also helped inspire my career with the stars.
I grew up in a military family... we were always moving. I couldn't make close friends and always switched schools. As I grew older, my family life became troubled. I then discovered Sailor Moon. I learned to start drawing, and I had a beautiful world of Crystal Tokyo to escape to. I dreamed. I believed. I eventually met people who had similar interests, and made my first long-term friends. Sailor Moon gave me the strength to love and keep my chin up, and taught me to dry my tears and to believe in myself no matter what!
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