BREAKING NEWS: NEW SAILOR MOON VIDEO GAME!

Wii May Have a New Sailor Moon Video Game in the Land of the Rising Sun!

(This story is developing and will be changed/edited later as time permits and announcements are made)

Earlier this week, Genvid.com had reported news of a new Sailor Moon Game for the Nintendo Wii, that had popped up on http://www.yesasia.com . I was on both sides of the fence with the validity of this rumor, so last night I sent an email to customer service to see if it was true. Below, is the response I have received.

Dear Sailordees,

Thank you for writing YesAsia!

Regarding your email dated March 15, please kindly note that although the final release of item “Sailor Moon (Working Title) (Japan Version)” is subject to change, we are informed by the supplier that it is likely to be a release of the item at the moment. If you have any further inquiries, please kindly visit http://yesasia.com/help/index.aspx?lang=en for further details.

Once again, thank you very much for your continued support of YesAsia.com. We look forward to seeing you again at our store.

Please DO NOT REPLY to this email directly. Should you have any further inquiry, please kindly refer to our Help Section at http://yesasia.com/help/index.aspx?lang=en for further assistance.

Yours sincerely,
Michael Kwan
Customer Service Department
YesAsia.com

For fans who wish to purchase this game (if/when it is released), unfortunately the Wii is region-locked, and you will either have to void your North American Warranty by purchasing a modchip and having it installed, or purchasing a Japanese Nintendo Wii. The Wii interface language cannot be changed to English, so at the very least have a Japanese-English dictionary handy if you plan to pursue this! We are reading different stories all over the web with respect to output compatibility and North American Televisions. However if your TV can accept both PAL and NTSC input, then you should be good to go! EDIT: Thanks to MC! reader Adam for notifying us that Japan and North America have the same TV standards (NTSC) so North Americans do not need to purchase a new television! However, people in Europe, some parts of Asia, Africa, and South America will need to ensure their current television can accept both input formats, as well as having a compatible Wii , to play this game.

Once the news is really confirmed, fans will have to go through great lengths to acquire it. We’re going to outline your options a little here. A Japanese Wii will cost you close to the same price a North American one does (around $250), however keep in mind that to import one of these to North America, you may need to pay duty fees, and they could potentially be very hefty. An import video game can cost anywhere from $50 and up. you will also need to purchase an adapter to plug it in. A modchip costs between $40-50 dollars and from what we have read, it will render your system invincible! You should be able to play most games from Japan and North America. There may be proper installation costs additionally to purchasing a chip , as well as other risks involved with modifying a delicately wired system. The game will be in Japanese, so like we mentioned above, if you cannot read and understand the language, at the very least, have a good dictionary handy. Fans should choose the option best suited for themselves.

It is unknown at this time whether this game will come to North America, or anywhere else in the world for that matter, considering TOEI has pulled all international liscences.

Again, this story is developing, and we will have more information as we learn more! Do you have any information about the Wii we may have missed? Please send us a tip at moonchasers@NOSPAMPLZKTHXgmail.com !

Moon Chase’s Debut Best Sailor Moon Finds on eBay!

Here we bring you the most interesting Sailor Moon related items on Ebay! Some of these links may be expired, but we are sharing them with you nonetheless to show you just what interesting Sailor Moon merchandise has been created!


Best of the cheap items:

German Queen Beryl Doll – The Europeans had better merchandise than Irwin!

Most Expensive Item:
A Rare Artbook – We’ve seen these at conventions sell for between 50-100. This price is insane!

**Special**

Sailor Moon Cels For Charity! -this kind user is selling a lot of cool Sailor Moon cels , with a portion of the final sale price being donated to Dachshund Adoption Rescue & Education (DARE)!

Best of the Rest:

Bandai Playdia – A console, a Sailor Moon video game, and an Ultraman videogame, at a dirt cheap price!

Chibi-Usa Cosplay and Karaoke Toy! for the Chibi-Usa fan in your life!

Sailor Moon Pizza Cycle! – Yes, you too can have toy pizza with Sailor Moon!

Sailor Moon Cosplay Odangoes Headband – For all of us who don’t want to hurt ourselves trying to tie those things!

A lot – There’s some rare items not even we have heard of in here!

Sailor Moon Roulette Fortune Teller – Who needs a psychic to tell the future when you’ve got Sailor Moon?

Sailor Moon Parking Sign – This would be funny to stick in a parking lot on April Fools’ Day!

A Gorgeous Sailor Moon Cel – Why must all the best cels cost so much :’(.

Sailor Moon Notebooks! – These will make you the coolest kid in school!

Original Nakayoshi Manga – A must for anyone who is a Sailor Moon Manga Buff!

Most of the Mixx Comics – Look soon for a story on Tokyopop on this site!

Rare Keychains – Sailor Moon and Sailor Chibi-Moon rare set!

Sailor Moon Rain Coat! Don’t you wish you were seven years old so you could wear this to school?

Sailor Moon Styling Dolls – way better than playing with a Barbie!

A Rare Cel from the SS Movie – that perfect addition to any fan’s collection!

A puzzle! We aren’t quite sure what part of the world this one comes from!

This ends our inaugural Ebay scavenge! Moon Chase will be trying its very best to post one biweekly!

VAs, Actors, and Seiyuu Links!

North American VAs:

Susan Aceron
Harvey Atkin
Linda Ballantyne
Emilie-Claire Barlow
Stephanie Beard
Vince Corazza
Tony Daniels
Naz Edwards
Katie Griffin
Terri Hawkes
Sarah Lafleur
Stephanie Morgenstern
Roland Parliament
Rino Romano
Robert Tinkler

** All names of the Japanese stars are posted first name first.

Actors of PGSM:
Mew Azama
Alisa Durbrow
Yoshito Endo (mobile phone browser site)
Keiko Han
Chieko Kawabe (English)
Masaya Kikawada
Keiko Kitagawa
Rina Koike
Ayaka Komatsu
Jun Masao
Moeko Matsushita (Agency)
Kaori Moriwaka
Miyuu Sawai
Jyoji Shibue
Aya Sugimoto
Kappei Yamaguchi

Seiyuu (Japanese Voice Artists):

Note: This took us a very long time to put together. Please do not reproduce this list or copy and paste the source code on your own site without our permission. It really would have been too much to add in who played who, and when we mention the actors in an article we will always tell you who they played. But if you are consulting this list for a specific voice, we’ll point you to ANN, Wikimoon, or the Sailor Moon Encyclopaedia to look up specific characters. But we believe that this is the most complete list of all the fansites on the internet since most of the links on ANN are broken. Some talent agencies recently restructured their websites and over half of the links for the actors on ANN are broken – so refer to this list for the right sites! We painstakingly made sure these all worked.

Shinobu Adachi
Yuri Amano
Arisa Ando
Masahiro Anzai
Kae Araki
Youko Asagami
Tomohisa Asou
Nobutoshi Canna
Isshin Chiba
Shigeru Chiba
Mika Doi
Jin Domon
Masashi Ebara
Hisao Egawa
Hiroko Emori
Miyako Endou
Yuriko Fuchizaki
Misa Fukai
Rika Fukami
Toshio Furukawa
Toru Furuya
Ayumi Furuyama
Junko Hagimori
Keiko Han
Aya Hara
Takaya Hashi
Ushio Hashimoto
Megumi Hayashibara
Akiko Hiramatsu
Masao Hirano
Aya Hisakawa
Nobuyuki Hiyama
Mitsuko Horie
Ryo Horikawa
Mako Hyodo
Michihiro Ikemizu
Kunihiko Ikuhara
Kazue Ikura
Tetsu Inada
Miki Inoue
Akira Ishida
Yoko Ishida
Koji Ishii
Hideo Ishikawa
Tetsuya Iwanaga
Shino Kakinuma
Mika Kanai
Jun’ichi Kanemaru
Rumi Kasahara
Yoko Kawanami
Houko Kawashima
Taeoko Kawata
Yasuhiko Kawazu
Nobuhiko Kazama
Atsushi Kisaichi
Satoko Kito
Michitaka Kobayashi
Toshio Kobyashi
Yuko Kobayashi
Yoshiyuki Kouno
Mami Koyama
Yuka Koyama
Hisako Kyouda
Yuji Machi
Tomoko Maruo
Mari Maruta
Eiji Maruyama
Yasunormi Masutani
Mami Matsui
Taiki Matsuno
Youko Matsuoka
Hikaru Midorikawa
Yuko Minaguchi
Omi Minami (Radio Show)
Yuko Mita
Kotono Mitsuishi
Makiko Mizogami
Alisa Mizuki
Katsuji Mori
Toshiyuki Morikawa
Nao Nagasawa
Yuko Nagashima
Tomoko Naka
Kazuya Nakai
Daiki Nakamura
Keiko Nakamura
Naoko Nakamura
Michio Nakao
Sara Nakayama
Chieko Nanba
Keiichi Nanba
Miki Narahashi
Kumiko Nishihara
Hiromi Nishikawa
Chinami Nishimura
Tomohimo Nishimura
Tomomichi Nishimura
Junko Noda
Mayumi Nomura
Yosuke Numata
Megumi Ogata
Mahito Ohba
Makiko Ohmoto
Shinichiro Ohta
Ikue Ohtani
Ryuzaburo Ohtomo
Ryotaro Okiayu
Masaaki Okura
Kazumi Okushima
Ayako Ono
Masaya Onosaka
Sae (Nanami Yumihara)
Daisuke Sakaguchi (and his Ferrets!)
Osamu Saka
Shinobu Satouchi
Asako Satou
Chie Satou
Hiroyuki Satou
Ikuya Sawaki
Katsuya Shiga
Bin Shimada
Junko Shimakata
Emi Shinohara
Nanae Sumitomo
Yuki Sumitomo
Hirotaka Suzuoki
Sanai Takagi
Wataru Takagi
Yoshino Takamori
Yasuhiro Takato
Eri Takeda
Hiroshi (Taku)Takemura
Hideyuki Tanaka
Kazunari Tanaka
Mayumi Tanaka
Sakura Tange
Naoki Tatsuta
Nobuo Tobita
Michie Tomizawa
Youmi Touma
Machiko Toyoshima
Narumi Tsunoda
Toshiya Ueda
Noriko Uemura
Rumiko Ukai
Hideyuki Umezu
Megumi Urawa
Emi Uwagawa
Norio Wakamoto
Kumiko Watanabe
Akiko Yajima
Fushigi Yamada
Shinichi Yamada
Yuriko Yamamoto
Wakana Yamazaki
Takahiro Yoshimizu
Hinako Yoshino

Official and Industry Links

These sites are either official sites for Sailor Moon, or sites that are important to the industry in terms of companies who have dealt with Sailor Moon in the past.

First though, we recommend these three browsers for the optimal Moon Chase! experience!

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Official and Industry Sites:

Official Sailor Moon Channel
Toei’s Official 20th Anniversary DVD Site
ANIMAX’s Sailor Moon DVD Launch Site
ANIMAX’s Sailor Moon Charaben Site
Toei Animation (Japan)
Toei Animation Inc. (Los Angeles)
Toei Animation Europe (Paris)
YTV
Cartoon Network

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