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Re: What's the big deal about Sailor Moon?

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  • EricaF
    Well, as I say, Sailor Moon is hitting the top of the sales charts right now. And many of the young people I know are enjoying the manga for the first time.
    Message 1 of 18 , Nov 9, 2011
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      Well, as I say, Sailor Moon is hitting the top of the sales charts right now. And many of the young people I know are enjoying the manga for the first time.

      Cheers,

      Erica

      --- In Yuricon@yahoogroups.com, Grisznak <grisznakiw@...> wrote:
      >
      > Erica, I think you don't understand well what I tried to say. I'm still a
      > Moonie (just two weeks ago I returned from manga convention with Ami
      > plushie and AmixMako artwork), but I'm curious if kids today are interested
      > in Sailor Moon. For us it's a memorable series, right, but I wonder if kids
      > in the same age as we were 15 years ago would be interested in this series
      > today.
      > You said that first volume of the manga was bestseller in USA not so long
      > ago - that's fantastic, but I'd like to know who buys it? Old moonies like
      > us or teens?
      > cheers
      > Grisznak
      >
      > 2011/11/9 Joy Bordador <haruka173@...>
      >
      > > **
      > >
      > >
      > > Delurking because I'd like to answer in the affirmative, that yes, kids
      > > today still love Sailormoon, and in fact consider it one of the benchmarks
      > > of yuri- and yuri-friendly anime. Japanese pop culture fandom is booming
      > > like never before in the Philippines, and as an "older sister" among local
      > > cosplayers (I began by cosplaying Sailor Uranus even after my Neptune
      > > flaked out, and much of my cosplaying has to do with Sailormoon, though I'm
      > > currently on an extended hiatus due to work) I meet a lot of cosplayers who
      > > are 21 years old and below who continue to surprise me with their extensive
      > > knowledge of the anime from season 1 onwards, which is odd because the
      > > anime hasn't even been in fan circulation (as far as I recall) ever since
      > > the last season aired on free TV in the year 2005, if my memory serves
      > > right (and that after a few years skipped in between all the seasons).
      > > They've all shared that they have become fans of yuri because of the
      > > series' portrayal of the lesbian relationship, and it has enabled me to
      > > introduce them to more old-school fare like BeruBara among others.
      > >
      > > And FYR, in the Philippines many of us were watching the show during its
      > > first airing back in the 1990s when we were kids, not even when we were
      > > teens. And, many of these new cosplayers I'm talking about were too young
      > > to have seen Sailormoon on local TV.
      > >
      > > Okay, back to lurking. Gotta work to pay the bills. X3
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > ------------------------------
      > > *From:* Grisznak <grisznakiw@...>
      > > *To:* Yuricon@yahoogroups.com
      > > *Sent:* Tuesday, November 8, 2011 6:00 PM
      > >
      > > *Subject:* Re: [Yuricon] Re: What's the big deal about Sailor Moon?
      > >
      > >
      > > I have to ask about one thing - who is interesting in SM or DB now? I
      > > mean, these were shows for teens - and many of us (if not all) were
      > > watching them when we were teens. So, if they're kinda popular now, it's
      > > because kids are watching them? Or rather old fans like us are? This is key
      > > point here, I think.
      > > Sailor Moon is an oldschool now - it's rather obvious. Is it still a story
      > > that can catch a hearts of today's kids?
      > > cheers
      > > Grisznak
      > >
      > > 2011/11/5 Rei Shaw <rei.shaw@...>
      > >
      > > **
      > >
      > > Also I know I've mentioned it before but to me the closest comparsion
      > > anything can have to Sailor Moon is Sakura Taisen.
      > >
      > > -The cast is killed off and revived
      > > -It features the three imperial treasures of Japan in the form of the
      > > Majinki (they were the talismans in Sailor Moon)
      > > -They have to fight through a group of four/five generals to get at the
      > > big bad in each "season". (usually half a video game).
      > > -There is tremendous Lesbian subtext
      > > -It features a team of women with archetyple personalities and elemental
      > > powers.
      > > -And there are scenes where the characters pool all their powers into the
      > > main guy.
      > > -And Tomizawa Michie voices the flame elemental/diva character
      > >
      > > It's Sailor Moon for guys. It's Sailor Moon where you play as Tuxedo Mask
      > > and get to choose who to romance.
      > >
      > > Oh and thanks to the manga there is actual canon Yuri in the franchise
      > > too... cause Tsubaki has fantasies about Maria... oh don't you just love
      > > Kagekidan theatre?
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
    • EricaF
      Quick followup - a Japanese friend of mine, (in conversation, unprompted) just sent me this tweet: Many Japanese teens still love Sailor moon so much. So,
      Message 2 of 18 , Nov 9, 2011
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        Quick followup - a Japanese friend of mine, (in conversation, unprompted) just sent me this tweet: "Many Japanese teens still love Sailor moon so much."

        So, yes, it's still relevant there, as well. ^_^

        Cheers,

        Erica
      • Grisznak
        OK, I just have to say that Erica was right. Why? Just two days before polish TV channel TV4 announced that they ll airing Sailor Moon since 1st of Decemeber.
        Message 3 of 18 , Nov 16, 2011
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          OK, I just have to say that Erica was right. Why? Just two days before polish TV channel TV4 announced that they'll airing Sailor Moon since 1st of Decemeber. Yes, ten years passed since Sailor Moon was aired for the last time here. And now we have here it back! We're fourth country in Europe (after Italy, Albania and Portugal) where Sailor Moon will return.
          I just finished writing bir article about Sailor Moon for polish manga/anime magazine "Otaku" and I'm preparing a questions for an interview with TV4 representetive. Damn, I feel almost ten years younger now!
          cheers
          Grisznak

          2011/11/10 EricaF <anilesbocon01@...>
           

          Quick followup - a Japanese friend of mine, (in conversation, unprompted) just sent me this tweet: "Many Japanese teens still love Sailor moon so much."

          So, yes, it's still relevant there, as well. ^_^

          Cheers,

          Erica


        • EricaF
          That s terrific news! I really hope that someone in America will license it, so we get it again (without the weird dub...) Cheers, Erica
          Message 4 of 18 , Nov 16, 2011
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            That's terrific news!

            I really hope that someone in America will license it, so we get it again (without the weird dub...)

            Cheers,

            Erica

            --- In Yuricon@yahoogroups.com, Grisznak <grisznakiw@...> wrote:
            >
            > OK, I just have to say that Erica was right. Why? Just two days before
            > polish TV channel TV4 announced that they'll airing Sailor Moon since 1st
            > of Decemeber. Yes, ten years passed since Sailor Moon was aired for the
            > last time here. And now we have here it back! We're fourth country in
            > Europe (after Italy, Albania and Portugal) where Sailor Moon will return.
            > I just finished writing bir article about Sailor Moon for polish
            > manga/anime magazine "Otaku" and I'm preparing a questions for an interview
            > with TV4 representetive. Damn, I feel almost ten years younger now!
            > cheers
            > Grisznak
            >
            > 2011/11/10 EricaF <anilesbocon01@...>
            >
            > > **
            > >
            > >
            > > Quick followup - a Japanese friend of mine, (in conversation, unprompted)
            > > just sent me this tweet: "Many Japanese teens still love Sailor moon so
            > > much."
            > >
            > > So, yes, it's still relevant there, as well. ^_^
            > >
            > > Cheers,
            > >
            > > Erica
            > >
            > >
            > >
            >
          • Resop
            I was kind of surprised to see that there was about 15 seconds of Yuri in Kamen Rider Den-O. In episode 40 due to some plot device involving changing the flow
            Message 5 of 18 , Dec 8, 2011
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              I was kind of surprised to see that there was about 15 seconds of Yuri in Kamen Rider Den-O.

              In episode 40 due to some plot device involving changing the flow of time the older sister of the main character changes from being kind of spacey and Yamoto Nadeshiko like and suddenly becomes very out going and vivacious.  This causes the coffee shop that the two siblings run change from having an almost all male clientele to all female.  Also, in the story there are two bumbling male comic relief characters who try to catch the eye of the sister.  In the changed time version, there are two girls who are dressed up to look like the male comic relief characters, both of whom have the hots for the sister.
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