The theatrical version of “Sailor Moon Eternal” (Part 1 to be shown on Roadshow on January 8, 2021) is finally approaching its release.
This film will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the “Sailor Moon” TV anime series that aired from 1992 to 1997.
So this time, Anime! Anime! is asking you to tell us about your memories of the series in a collection called “Sailor Moon” and I”! We asked you to share your memories of “Sailor Moon” with us.
The survey was conducted from December 18 to December 27, and the ratio of male and female respondents was about 23% and 77% respectively, with about 80% of the responses coming from women. About 15% of the respondents were in their teens, 23% were in their 20s, and 46% were in their 30s.
■Transcending generations and genders: This is my “Sailor Moon”!
In this survey, we received many precious memories about “Sailor Moon”, such as the time when the person first encountered it, the number of episodes that still remain in their mind, and their favorite characters.
Here are some of the comments.
“It was the first anime and musical I was exposed to! (22 years old, female, college student)
“It was the first anime that I watched with enthusiasm as a first-grader in elementary school. I tried my best to memorize the kanji characters.” (12-year-old female)
“When I was in preschool, I was always allowed to play the role of Ami-chan because I liked the color blue. Thinking about it now, what an honor it was.” (31-year-old female)
“When I was little, my dream was to become Sailor Mercury! I wrote that on a strip of paper in kindergarten, and even now, when I’m over 30, I still remember it clearly. Ami-chan, who was smart and cute, was my dream girl. I’m sure it was because of her that I was able to work hard at my studies. Thank you, Ami-chan! Also, I really like Pegasus! I liked Tuxedo Kamen-sama, but it was Pegasus who quickly stole my heart! The kneeling down and kissing his hand was .. too strong of a crush for a child, but it’s still strong now. (31-year-old female company employee)
“The five of us got hooked on “Sailor Moon” because as with Usagi-chan, we were in a close group, and each of us had a character we were in charge of, and we shared information about new goods when they came out, etc. Thanks to “Sailor Moon,” the five of us became even closer! (15 years old, female, high school student)
“All the Sailor Warriors are magnificent! And Tuxedo Mask too! (29 years old, male, hospital administrative assistant)
“I like to think about different kinds of things, so I had fun thinking about the Sailor Warriors named after the planets of the solar system, and each of the Four Heavenly Kings of the Dark Kingdom named after jewels. (37-year-old male, part-time newspaper delivery service worker)
“My favorite series is ‘Sailor Stars’! I especially love the Sailor Star Lights healers! I was especially moved by the battle scene in the last episode, where Sailor Moon confronts Galaxia, and I couldn’t stop crying when I saw the 9 Soldiers and Tuxedo Mask again.
“The tragic love between Nephrite and Osaka left the biggest impression on me because I tend to focus more on sub-characters and mob characters than the main characters due to my twisted personality. Their relationship with Umino-kun later on was also good. (If I have any complaint, it’s that these two characters left naturally. How did that happen?) Also, the husky voice of Osaka’s voice actor really struck a chord with me, and it was almost like falling in love.” (56-year-old male bus driver)
“When I was in high school, I was like an airhead. I was either there or not, and even if I wasn’t, no one would notice. Then one day, in the Japanese expression class, we all had to give a speech about our favorite things. I don’t know what I was thinking at the time, but I, with zero presence, happily and passionately talked about Sailor Moon with such passion ……. As a result, I was a hit with some of the wild boys and they remembered my name. After that, I was still in the air, but even for a moment, I was able to shine.” (45-year-old woman)
“I was watching “Goldfish Warning! ” before “Sailor Moon” started, and I tuned in at 7:00 p.m. on Saturdays. The slightly frightening intro and the 180-degree turn of the enemy’s head in the first episode were shocking and terrifying, but the Sailor Moon who appeared was so cute that she was the first character I ever loved. Of course, it’s still my favorite work!” (33 years old, female)
These are just a few of the comments that we received.
The results of this year’s survey were very diverse in terms of age, gender, occupation, etc., and the contents were full of variety. We believe this is made possible by the fact that “Sailor Moon” is a long-term series.
All of the comments we received were highly passionate, conveying the importance of your encounters with “Sailor Moon” and the days you’ve spent with her.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the “Sailor Moon” series, the film version of “Sailor Moon Eternal” (Part 1) was finally be released in theaters on January 8, 2021.
We hope that fans of the series and those who have been curious about “Sailor Moon” will take this opportunity to visit the theater.
Thank you very much for all the entries!