Take a Look Back at 25 Years of Sailor Moon with Anniversary Guidebook

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With manga, anime, live-action series, stage musicals, and a massive pile of merchandise, the Sailor Moon series has a lot to offer its fans. Now they can relive the franchise's highlights in a 20th anniversary guidebook.

The book includes information on the recent exhibit in Roppongi Hills, an overview of Sailor Moon-related merchandise, and interviews with people behind the original anime and stage musicals. The book will be available on October 20 for 2,480 yen ($24.65); however, advance copies will be available at the Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon -Amour Eternal- stage show on October 15, and members of the official Sailor Moon fan club can preorder the book on October 3 and receive an exclusive prize with it.

What's more, Megahouse is releasing a figure of Sailor Moon as part of its new Sweeties line of characters in "cute and lovely" poses. True to its name, Usagi is perched on a parfait glass enjoying a spoonful of cream.

The figure is based on color illustrations which once ran in Nakayoshi magazine (where the Sailor Moon manga was serialized). Sailor Moon, Chibi Moon, and the rest of the Inner Guardians were all drawn in similar outfits.

The figure is about 13 cm (5.1 inches) high and costs 7,020 yen ($70). It can be preordered on Premium Bandai, with an expected delivery date of late March 2017.

Recent figurines from Sailor Moon include one of Chibiusa and Helios, several characters in the Pop! Vinyl line, and the Sailor Guardians in kimono.

Source: Nijimen (2); Images from Premium Bandai

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