BREAKING NEWS: New 20th Anniversary Event Celebrating Sailor Moon in Japan!

This news just hit the web about an hour ago! Kotono Mitsuishi (Sailor Moon), Toru Furuya (Tuxedo Kamen), and Fumio Osano (Sailor Moon manga editor) will be at a special event commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Sailor Moon on July 6th! The event will be taking place in Roppongi at Nicofarre, and all will be talking about Sailor Moon! For those of you who think the “Nico” part in Nicofarre sounds a little familiar, you are right! This is a special disco in Japan that has been opened up by famous streaming video site Nico Nico Douga featuring huge screens showing content from the site. The event will be about a half an hour long and will also be streamed on Nicovideo for fans to watch, and it will furthermore be connected to Japan Expo which is taking place in Paris! There will be a special Sailor Moon performance from the Japanese girls idol group Momoiro Clover Z streamed in from Japan Expo connected to this event. This is not something to be missed – and we encourage fans who have access to Nicovideo to tune in from 7:30-8:30 PM in Japan (check a world time website to see what time it is on in your area)! We are also in love with this new 20th Anniversary logo (as featured by RBB Today and copyrighted to Naoko Takeuchi/PNP).

For our readers in France who will be attending Japan Expo, if you visit Pika Edition’s booth and are in Sailor Moon cosplay, you will get a scratch card. Each scratch card is a prize winner, and fans can win prizes like posters, postcards, and even a complete set of the manga.

Update: I (Sailordees) have a bit of a busy day today so one of our translators is working on getting that Kodansha site translated. There is mention on this site of a surprise announcement and drawing (the art kind, not the contest kind). While we don’t know what this surprise announcement will be, since this is an event being put on by Kodansha Inc. and not Toei Animation, it may pertain to a new story (or stories) with the manga, or a new artbook. Since Sailor Moon has ended, Naoko Takeuchi has drawn new versions of characters from Sailor Moon, including Tuxedo Kamen for the RPG Girl’s Life, for friends of hers impacted by last year’s disaster, for Sailor Moon Channel, and for Bandai Hobby Museum.

Update 2: Full translation over at Crunchyroll!

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