Hello! This is Ayumi, your favorite Manga.Tokyo otaku!
Most otaku girls (and boys, too!) have watched the Sailor Moon series at least once in their lifetime, right? Many were probably fascinated by the various items that appeared in the show, from a transforming brooch to a beautiful magical stick.
It’s been over two decades since it was first released, and those of us who were little kids when we first started watching the series have now grown up. We not only reached Usagi’s age but got even older, and suddenly we’re already adults… The years pass us by so quickly and that makes me a bit melancholic, but to look on the bright side, we have got the power of money as adults.
Premium Bandai has probably noticed our adult financial power, and started selling a lot of re-issued merchandise. The prices are a bit higher compared to the past, but the quality is better than before! It may be a good idea to buy one for a Christmas present to you or to a fan you know!
Let me introduce some exciting Sailor Moon merchandise!
Shout Make up! Fantastic Cosmetics
Moon Prism Power Make Up! is the command Usagi uses to transform into Sailor Moon. How many of you have yearned for that beautiful transformation into Sailor guardians? They did have amazing make up…
Premium Bandai is now making our dreams come true after all these years. These brushes are called Miracle Romance Blusher Brush Moon Stick/Spiral Heart Moon Rod. The first batch that ships on December is completely sold out, but they are now taking orders for the second batch that will start shipping on January.
Spiral Heart Moon Rod
The popular magic stick turns into into a blusher brush! Its retractable design allows you to take it with you and the metallic pink glitters so beautifully. You’ll be happy just by carrying one with you.
This chalice is also a blusher, called Rainbow Moon Chalice.
Adult women have no need for a magic stick, but how can they resist to cosmetics with the Make Up Sailor Moon lines we all are familiar with!? Premium Bandai is so considerate, romantic, and really praiseworthy for doing this for us. I already ordered mine as a Christmas present!
High Quality Toy! You can carry around your transformation brooch with you!
This is the Miniaturely Tablet Set.
It is a small and cute case box in which you can put your favorite mints. Don’t underestimate it just because of its size. The detail is so gorgeous and beautiful that you will fall in love with it right away. It’s just like that brooch you desperately wanted as a little girl, but in a smaller size! It’s small enough to put on your palm, and it may also be cute to attach it to your purse or handbag. Of course you can just put it in your room!
The next one is another toy that comes with sweets, Sailor Moon Ribbon Charm!
These are charms with the symbol of each Sailor Guardian coupled with a ribbon and a transformation pen. You can attach it as a key chain to your favorite belongings. Sailor Moon fans can tell which Guardian it represents just by its coloring.
As it contains peach candy mints, it is categorized as toys with sweets (shokugan in Japanese), but it doesn’t look cheap at all. Some convenience stores in Japan seem to sell these as sweets, so if you happen to visit one, go check it out! It’s the sweetest souvenir for Sailor Moon fans! Of course, you can buy some online too. Its price is very reasonable at 500 yen each.
Full size Magical Stick and Transformation Brooches.
When I was a little girl, my mother used to tell me, ‘You’ll get bored with these toys, and you don’t have enough space to decorate them!’ and she wouldn’t buy me the Sailor Moon toys that I wanted. What about you? I really really REALLY wanted them as a little girl… and it’s already been more than a decade now that I carry that scar in my broken heart. Now is the time for payback!
Kaleido Moon Scope
This is the magical stick that appears in Sailor Moon Super S. It is beautifully decorated with gold and pink, and it looks just like the one in the anime! However, this toy is pretty big and I think I understand what my mother meant all those years ago.
This toy can play various sounds and even has voice recordings by Usagi’s VA, Kotono Mitsuishi. It says they are planning to sell it overseas too.
We have a team in MANGA.TOKYO that is trying to find the best merchandise deals in Japan just for you, so if you’re interested in buying these items from us, please send us a message! You can use our contact form or our Facebook page!
Great collaboration projects with apparel companies
To celebrate their 20th anniversary, Sailor Moon released their own clothing line. The most famous for their high quality is the collaboration with Samantha Thavasa.
Luna/Artemis Synthetic Leather Backpack
Not many bags have cat ears sticking out from them! It’s even cuter when you carry it on your back. It doesn’t hold too many things, but you can use it for a casual date. For those who want to carry one to school or office, keep on reading!
The Crystal Star Compact Leather Tote Bag is bigger size. You can easily pack your books and notebooks too. It doesn’t look like a collaboration merchandise at first glance, but fans can find the motif of Sailor Moon everywhere. It’s quite feminine: a mature Sailor Moon bag for adults.
They also have a collaboration with the Isetan department store, though all items are sold out already.
The departments store was selling pretty dresses and accessories. Magical sticks and brooches are attractive, but it’s great to have everyday items like clothes and bags that fans can enjoy in their everyday lives.
Many fans got very excited at the thought of wearing the clothes and items that they all adored in their childhood, and the collaboration events are filled with fans and burdened by long queues. There were even some fans who spent the night outside the venue, though it isn’t usually allowed. I guess they were that desperate. Sailor Moon still attracts so many fans.
If a soldier’s pride means hurting one another, I DON’T WANT IT!
‘Don’t forget the people who care about you’
‘No matter how much you change, don’t forget the people who care about you.’ That’s what Usagi said in a Sailor Moon episode. The show’s popularity hasn’t worn off after twenty years. The remake, Sailor Moon Crystal, brought new fans to the franchise, and the old series gets reruns now and then.
Many of the merchandise are available on Amazon and toy shops aroung Akihabara and Nakano. It’s really fun going around the shops in a make-shift treasure hunt. I often see tourists letting out excited voices, ‘Oh I remember this!’, ‘That brings me back memories!’
Sailor Moon items attract every fan regardless of age and they all make you happy just by wearing one. Many of the merchandise are purchasable at Amazon.com and toy shops in Akihabara or Nakano. It’s quite fun to look around various shops like a treasure hunt.
I know that many people think that buying toys is not something an adult should do. But you should not feel embarrassed if you want to invest on your memories. Most otaku buy these toys because they remind them something, a precious memory from when they were probably happier, and that memory makes them happy today.
If a toy or a product makes you happy, then no one has the right to tell you how to live your life or spend your money. And we otaku know that better than anyone!