Exclusive: Photo of Kirsten Bishop from the Sailor Moon Wrap Party

This photo comes to us from Roland Parliament. He sent us this photo of Kirsten Bishop (Kirsten Bishopric) from the Sailor Moon wrap party with the words:

I think it shows her true beauty and wonderfulness.

She was a real acting dynamo and someone I will miss for the rest of my life.

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Sail on, Kirsten.

(photo from Roland Parliament, image editing by Emily for colour correction)

Paypal Ordering Now Available for Sailor Moon Reflections

sm_reflections_cvrIn case you missed it in our sidebar, there is now an option to pre-order a hardcopy (soft cover or hard cover) of the Sailor Moon Reflections book by Roland Parliament using Paypal.

To get your autographed hardcopy of this behind-the-scenes look at recording the original Sailor Moon, you have two options:

When pre-ordering, please indicate whether you want softcover ($20) or hardcover ($30), and indicate your desired personalization/salutation. For Paypal orders, you will need to fill in the correct amount and your personalization desired. The shipping cost is extra and covers mailing it to you after it is autographed.

If you pre-order by mail, please send a $10 cheque or money order made out to Roland Parliament as your deposit.

E-books will be $4.99 and do not require pre-ordering.

*prices are subject to change, but Roland has asked us to list these prices for now*

As mentioned previously, the book is just about ready to go to print. Now is a great time to submit your pre-orders so you can be guaranteed to get a copy that Roland has autographed for you.

Happy reading!

Sneak Peek at Sailor Moon Reflections

rparliament2014Hello, Sailor Moon fans! We have received some excerpts for the Sailor Moon Reflections book from Roland Parliament that he would like us to share with you all, as a teaser for what you will get in the book.

The foreword of the book, by Terri Hawkes (Sailor Moon #2):

If you are a current or aspiring voice actor, writer, director, agent or producer, there is wisdom in the following pages. If you are interested in the history of Canada’s performing arts, consider this work an essential chapter. If you are a lover of anime, regard this treatise as a ‘must read’ — an important piece to the puzzle called ‘the gateway to anime’. If you are simply a fan of Sailor Moon, prepare yourself for an incredibly rare and delicious treat.

In this book, voice director, actor and teacher Roland Parliament has created a unique archive that touches on and contributes to the craft and
business of voice acting, Canada’s rich performing arts community and the legend of ‘Sailor Moon’ — in particular, the English dubbing of the iconic anime series.

I had the good fortune to provide one of the English voices of the anime character — Sailor Moon herself — in the series of that name. During that time I had the great pleasure of working with Roland Parliament, who taught me a great deal about directing and collaborating. My professional experience with Roland was stellar. The bonus was that he made work so much fun. It is a privilege to introduce him here.

As someone who has dedicated more than three decades working as a voice actor, director and teacher, Roland Parliament is well positioned to opine on the craft and business of voice acting and directing. Here he touches on his experience from both professional and academic viewpoints. He very practically merges two worlds that others might see as quite separate: theory and practice. In this book, Roland shares his vision in examining the importance of study (theory) and the practicalities of the business, which employs those who have honed their craft as voice actors (practice).

I know that Roland is very grateful to the Sailor Moon fan base.

This book is his gift to you.

Thus, I wish you all a delightful journey through the coming chapters — whether you’re reading for professional reasons, academic interests or for pure love of the Sailor Scouts and friends. I salute Roland Parliament in following through on this initiative. He has imbued these pages with facts, personal perspectives, varied voices and a combined wealth of experiences that provide a valuable contribution to the history of anime and the Canadian performing arts. Plus, this is an incredibly fun read!

Soldier on, Sailor Scouts. Keep fighting the negaverse, and remember:
“Moon, reading, power!!!!”

— Terri Hawkes (a.k.a. ‘Sailor Moon’)

Here are some quotes from the book that Roland asked us to share with you (bold text from Roland)…

This is the lead into the chapter “How I got started.” I wish this to be an inspiration to aspiring voice actors who may not know what is required:

“He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.” — St. Francis of Assisi

This is a universal message to all who may feel that because of their colour, race, origins or other abilities may not qualify for this work. I want to dispel this notion and encourage us all to accept one another:

“The world is a vast stage on which many opinions and viewpoints should be exposed, for our global community to witness and experience. This not only expands our collective knowledge, but also gives us opportunity to understand our differences and commonalities, which can only serve to make a better world for all of us. We all share this one planet, and the more we can all work together for the betterment of all, the richer all of our lives will be.”

 

And here’s the cover!

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The book is very close to being published, but it cannot go to print without more pre-orders. If you’ve been waiting to order – now is a great time for you to send in your pre-order. You just need to send a $10 deposit to Roland with a completed pre-order form. Don’t forget to indicate whether you want a soft cover or hardcover book!

We also encourage you to share this post and/or the pre-order form with anyone you think would like to order a copy of the book! We think it will be a great read and can’t wait to see it in print.

Breaking News: Sailor Moon Reflections Book To Be Available Worldwide

As we discovered at Unplugged Expo 2, Roland Parliament has been writing a book covering a behind the scenes look of the English language version of Sailor Moon. Roland has finished writing the book, entitled Sailor Moon Reflections, it has been edited, and it is currently with his publisher. According to Roland, a proof of the book “will be available near or at the end of the month. Then any revisions will be made, and hopefully it will soon be forwarded to the print queue .”

More Details About Sailor Moon Reflections:

  • Approximately 21 chapters (there may be some editing)
  • Includes quotes from the five major “Sailor Scouts”
  • Includes 38 photos taken during the recordings
  • will be available in hardcover, soft cover, and e-reader editions
  • Will be sold at Amazon and other outlets (it will be available worldwide)
  • Roland also plans to make an audiobook version for the visually impaired
  • Retail price is yet to be determined

Fans can pre-order the book by filling in an order form and sending a $10 cheque (as a deposit) made payable to Roland Parliament. Pre-ordering guarantees you will be among the first to receive the book when it is published.

The ISBN numbers are:

  • Hard Cover: 978-1-4602-4163-9
  • Soft Cover: 978-1-4602-4164-6
  • E-book: 978-1-4602-4165-3

The book is still in production, so it may take some time for it to be available in stores.

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Roland was quite happy to hear that fans are interested in his book and had this message for you:

I can’t tell you how much I, and the other Sailor Moon voice actors appreciate your loyalty, dedication and love. We are nothing without you. We owe you for our success.

He also said that he hopes the book will do well and may lead to “other books that will explain even further the route to success in the voice industry.”

If you would like to pre-order Sailor Moon Reflections, here is the Pre-Order Form. You will need to send the form and your deposit to the mailing address on the form to complete your pre-order.

If you have any other questions about the upcoming book, please let us know and we will definitely work on getting the answers for you.

Update: new file for the pre-order form. I designed a PDF version with Roland’s permission. You can type in the fields and save before your print it to mail.

Countdown to Unplugged: A Weekend of Awesome

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Hey, fans! It’s just under three weeks until the second annual Unplugged Expo.

The self-described “weekend of awesome” is going to feature a variety of Sailor Moon talent that fans will not want to miss!

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In case you haven’t seen all of their updates, here’s the current list of Sailor Moon voice actors you can expect to see at Unplugged:

  • Jill Frappier (Luna)
  • Katie Griffin (Sailor Mars #1)
  • Terri Hawkes (Sailor Moon #2)
  • Julie Lemieux (Sammy, Peruru, etc.)
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  • Stephanie Morgenstern (Sailor Venus #1)
  • Toby Proctor (Tuxedo Mask #2)
  • Susan Roman (Sailor Jupiter)
  • Ron Rubin (Artemis)

…And here’s the list of the Sailor Moon Voice Directors (and sometimes Voice Actors too!) who will also be appearing at Unplugged:

  • Roland Parliament (Voice Director, Melvin)
  • John Stocker (Voice Director)

Want more? Here is the complete list of anime guests on their website.

Unplugged Expo will be held at The Daniels Spectrum Centre in Toronto on October 26th-27th, 2013. Weekend admission is $20 +taxes if you pre-register by October 21st.

I will be there to cover as much as I can for Moon Chase readers, and I hope to see you there as well!

Edit: Added Roland’s promo video.