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Sailor Moon Classic Review Part 2

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Ask and you shall receive! Here’s part 2 of our review of the first season of Sailor Moon. Listen to Vince gush about his love for Sailor Jupiter, find out who Kym’s Queen is and enjoy Vince and Anne argue about who is the prettiest youma!

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You can stream the waaaay awesome Sailor Moon fandub I mention in this podcast here:

Episode 45: Part 1 | Part 2

Episode 46: Part 1 | Part 2


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Sailor Moon Classic Review Part 1

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Ask and you shall receive! After receiving feedback from a fan saying they would loooooove to hear me sit down with the Transformation Sequence Podcast crew to discuss Sailor Moon Classic, we jumped at the chance! Like many anime fans that grew up in the 90s, the 90s version of Sailor Moon was the anime gateway for Kym, Vince and myself. Listen as we geek out over our favorite anime–and discover exactly how many times Naru/Molly got kidnapped!

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You can follow the DIC Luna VA, Jill Frappier, on Twitter @JillsObjets and check out her way cool pottery on her website, Jill’s Objets.

You can also subscribe to Transformation Sequence via iTunes or listen to more reviews on their website.

 


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A screenshot of the Sailor V video game. Sailor V blocks fire from a dragon.

Video games have always been a part of the Sailor Moon universe. The sailor guardians’ headquarters is located beneath the local arcade and the guardians regularly play video games to improve their fighting skills. However, the Sailor Moon universe also takes on the darker side of video games–the one where girls aren’t welcomed. This dark side is featured in the prequel manga to Sailor Moon, Codename: Sailor V.

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Vince and I are back again talking about Sailor Moon Crystal! (We just can’t quit it!) In this Fan Service! podcast, we discuss our thoughts on the upcoming season of Sailor Moon Crystal which will cover the Infinity arc from the manga. We discuss the recently released key images, the new voice actresses, the new animation staff and what we most like to see in this arc.

Sailor Moon Crystal Season 3 will start airing on Japanese TV in April 2016 (just a month or so away!) and fans in Tokyo will be seeing a special preview of the first episode on March 6th (just a few days away!). In the meantime, enjoy our podcast!

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How to Get a Job in the Book Publishing Industry

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Recently, Bitch Media’s podcast, Popaganda, focused on diversity on books and the book publishing industry. They noted that 89% of the industry is white and highlighted the efforts of the We Need Diverse Books campaign. The podcast spoke to several writers, but no one who works in the publishing industry itself. Since that’s my day job, it’s an issue that’s close to me. If we ever want the book publishing to reflect the US population, I figure it might be helpful to share information on exactly how one goes about getting a job in the industry. This advice might not be helpful to everyone, but I suppose it’s a place to start, right?

Here we go!

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Moon Pride: Finding Sailor Moon in Japan

After my last trip to Japan in 2013, I detailed all the fun I had finding all the new Sailor Moon merch in this post. Two years later, with two musicals and Sailor Moon Crystal under our belts, what was it like for a Moonie visiting Japan? Still gobs of fun, but different as well!

This time around, I didn’t just bring myself to the Sailor Moon merch, but I brought the Sailor Moon merch to Japan! I decide to carry around my Sailor Moon drawbag which surprised many Japanese people. I overheard several surprised whispers, “Sailor Moon!” and in one case, one woman in Nara asked me if I liked Sailor Moon. I also brought along my Sailor Moon dress from Hot Topic and wore it the day of the musical. The barista at Starbucks thought it was cute!

A young white woman does the peace sign while her starbucks cup reads "Thank you so cute!!"

But I suppose I’m getting a bit ahead of myself. Before the musical arrived, there were many other adventures to be had! One of the first stops was the pop up store at Tokyu Hands in Shibuya.

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Anne’s Sailor Moon Themed Bachelorette Party!

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This past February, yours truly, Anne Lee, got engaged! Woohoo! And you know what comes before marriage? A Sailor Moon themed bachelorette party!

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Sailor Moon Crystal Review Part 2

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I’m back with the Transformation Sequence team talking about Sailor Moon Crystal! In this episode, we cover the second arc where the Black Moon Clan comes from the future to destroy both the past and the future. If you are a fan of the 90s anime and hated Chibiusa/Rini, you should definitely check out our review!

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Sailor Moon Crystal Review Part 1

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The lovely team at Transformation Sequence invited me on their way cool podcast again to review Sailor Moon Crystal. I haven’t really done any episode reviews on here–Crystal tries to get through so much plot, it’s hard to say any of substance apart from the plot itself for each episode. That said, in this podcast we review the whole Dark Kingdom arc. So for episode recap lovers, here you go!

You can also subscribe to Transformation Sequence via iTunes or listen to more reviews on their website.

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Un Nouveau Voyage: A Sailor Moon Musical Review

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In 2013, I had the opportunity of a lifetime to see the first production of the new Sailor Moon musicals, La Reconquista. Two years later, with the stars aligned, I was able to travel back to Japan to see the third musical, Un Nouveau Voyage, which is based on my favorite season, Sailor Moon S. This adventure was super special because I was able to come with my fiancé and brothers to Japan for the first time. It was amazing!

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