January 10, 2013

Happy New Sailor Moon Year from the SMObss and news!

It's 2013, year of the New SM anime!!!
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

I realize we are well into the month already, but vacation season and other compromises have delayed the updates on the blog. But no worries! I have followed closely any and all news that have appeared on Twitter. It's so strange that the Sailor Moon anime is only half a year away and we still know absolutely NOTHING about it. But it's not just us. I've asked Yoichi Fukano (Illustrator for the original Sailor Moon anime) AKA @hoypoykoy on Twitter why we don't have any more information about the series, but he pointed out that it's not just international fans that don't know anything, but even Japanese fans have been kept in the dark. Very odd, but it is what it is and we will have to stay put to catch any new happenings.

One of the biggest news to hit the Moonie World is that Fumio Osabu (Naoko hime´s editor, OSA-P) AKA @osabu8 has joined twitter! Luckily for us, he is trying his best to tweet in English (and Elly from MissDream is translating for us too @OsabuP_English ) and sharing tiny bits of information, like this EXTREMELY INTERESTING piece:


Well, I don't know about you, but I LOVE house music too! It's nice to know they're human after all and we share tastes in common. It's very nice of Osabu to interact with us and answer our very annoying questions. Some other things he has shared with us is that the re-re-release of the manga (Aizouban) is not necessarily a "new edition", it's just a reprint with some of the details corrected and it's getting digitized and cleaned. The color artwork and cover pages have also been reworked. He compares this process as going from analog to digital format, a transition that has become more and more common with the shift in technology. We know from previously released info that the contents will span 10 volumes, but no mention as to whether it will contain the "Short Stories" or not. As with all the previous versions of the manga, this reprint will have an obi around it containing information on how to win special prizes. Finally, he points out that this version will be slightly more expensive due to the increase of paper and ink costs. He teased us that the new anime is NOT THE ONLY THING to expect for the new year! We're not sure what he means, but I can only guess "COLLECTIBLES TOO"! :D

So this is all good news apparently, except for the fact that we're not getting any new artwork on the covers, which is something most of us were looking forward to. This morning, @Ochibawolf shared with us on Twitter quite an interesting picture that Gracekansai uploaded to her Instagram. Clearly this is a new Obi marking the 20th anniversary of the anime but unfortunately it is not the hardcover we were promised. Maybe it's just the continuing release of the shinzouban and we still have to wait for the real aizouban? WHO KNOWS!?


Anyway, I have exchanged a few words with Osabu san and if things go well, I hope to have him guest star on Moonie Tunes sometime this month! If he agrees, I have already lined up a few questions on the topic and maybe he's in the mood to share insider info! Cross your fingers Moonies!

In other news,  there is a small portion of an "intro video" going around YouTube that some are claiming is a teaser for the new anime. Of course, nothing has been release officially, so there is no reason to believe so in the first place, moreover, the clips from this video have been taken from the classic anime so that's a dead giveaway, but because they have used the new logo, there is room to create unfounded speculation.  It's a very pretty video indeed, but it's FAN MADE guys, even the description of the video says so. This is just a reflection of just how very talented fans are out there ! We are all excited about the new anime and we celebrate with awesome works of art! :D


Finally, I haven't been able to get my hands on this one, but Marisa de Lille, the singer of Moonlight Densetsu for the Mexican dub of the anime has recorded a FULL CD tribute to Sailor Moon. All themes are in Spanish and have been recorded in studio, so it's no mere fan recording with their computer microphone (although it IS a fan production). The CD is only available in Mexico and can only be purchased through Marisa de Lille's Facebook Page. Here is a look of what the CD looks like and what soundtracks are on the CD.


Legendaria Luz De Luna - Moonlight Densetsu 
Movimiento Del Corazón - Heart Moving 
Princesa De La Luna - Princess Moon 
La Política De Una Doncella - Otome no Policy 
Ilusión De Amor - Tuxedo Mirage 
Quiero Estar Contigo Siempre - Watashi Tachi ni Naritakute 
Ser Como Soy - Rashiku Ikimasho 
Melodía Estelar - Sailor Star Song 
El Viento Y El Cielo - Kaze mo Sora mo kitto 
Destino De La Luna - Moonlight Destiny 
Maravilloso Cristal De Plata - Maboroshi no Ginzuishou 
Canción Eterna - Eien no Melody 
Las Mismas Lágrimas - Onaji Namida wo Wakeatte

As you can see, Marisa has chosen some pretty epic themes for her CD. This is definitely a MUST BUY for LatinAmerican Moonies or fans that love different versions of the iconic music of the anime! Again, it can only be purchased through her Facebook page, so if you know someone who can speak Spanish, get them to buy it for you xD!

Anyway, I will keep you updated if anything awesome pops up so keep checking back Moonies!

January 10, 2013

Happy New Sailor Moon Year from the SMObss and news!

It's 2013, year of the New SM anime!!!
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

I realize we are well into the month already, but vacation season and other compromises have delayed the updates on the blog. But no worries! I have followed closely any and all news that have appeared on Twitter. It's so strange that the Sailor Moon anime is only half a year away and we still know absolutely NOTHING about it. But it's not just us. I've asked Yoichi Fukano (Illustrator for the original Sailor Moon anime) AKA @hoypoykoy on Twitter why we don't have any more information about the series, but he pointed out that it's not just international fans that don't know anything, but even Japanese fans have been kept in the dark. Very odd, but it is what it is and we will have to stay put to catch any new happenings.

One of the biggest news to hit the Moonie World is that Fumio Osabu (Naoko hime´s editor, OSA-P) AKA @osabu8 has joined twitter! Luckily for us, he is trying his best to tweet in English (and Elly from MissDream is translating for us too @OsabuP_English ) and sharing tiny bits of information, like this EXTREMELY INTERESTING piece:


Well, I don't know about you, but I LOVE house music too! It's nice to know they're human after all and we share tastes in common. It's very nice of Osabu to interact with us and answer our very annoying questions. Some other things he has shared with us is that the re-re-release of the manga (Aizouban) is not necessarily a "new edition", it's just a reprint with some of the details corrected and it's getting digitized and cleaned. The color artwork and cover pages have also been reworked. He compares this process as going from analog to digital format, a transition that has become more and more common with the shift in technology. We know from previously released info that the contents will span 10 volumes, but no mention as to whether it will contain the "Short Stories" or not. As with all the previous versions of the manga, this reprint will have an obi around it containing information on how to win special prizes. Finally, he points out that this version will be slightly more expensive due to the increase of paper and ink costs. He teased us that the new anime is NOT THE ONLY THING to expect for the new year! We're not sure what he means, but I can only guess "COLLECTIBLES TOO"! :D

So this is all good news apparently, except for the fact that we're not getting any new artwork on the covers, which is something most of us were looking forward to. This morning, @Ochibawolf shared with us on Twitter quite an interesting picture that Gracekansai uploaded to her Instagram. Clearly this is a new Obi marking the 20th anniversary of the anime but unfortunately it is not the hardcover we were promised. Maybe it's just the continuing release of the shinzouban and we still have to wait for the real aizouban? WHO KNOWS!?


Anyway, I have exchanged a few words with Osabu san and if things go well, I hope to have him guest star on Moonie Tunes sometime this month! If he agrees, I have already lined up a few questions on the topic and maybe he's in the mood to share insider info! Cross your fingers Moonies!

In other news,  there is a small portion of an "intro video" going around YouTube that some are claiming is a teaser for the new anime. Of course, nothing has been release officially, so there is no reason to believe so in the first place, moreover, the clips from this video have been taken from the classic anime so that's a dead giveaway, but because they have used the new logo, there is room to create unfounded speculation.  It's a very pretty video indeed, but it's FAN MADE guys, even the description of the video says so. This is just a reflection of just how very talented fans are out there ! We are all excited about the new anime and we celebrate with awesome works of art! :D


Finally, I haven't been able to get my hands on this one, but Marisa de Lille, the singer of Moonlight Densetsu for the Mexican dub of the anime has recorded a FULL CD tribute to Sailor Moon. All themes are in Spanish and have been recorded in studio, so it's no mere fan recording with their computer microphone (although it IS a fan production). The CD is only available in Mexico and can only be purchased through Marisa de Lille's Facebook Page. Here is a look of what the CD looks like and what soundtracks are on the CD.


Legendaria Luz De Luna - Moonlight Densetsu 
Movimiento Del Corazón - Heart Moving 
Princesa De La Luna - Princess Moon 
La Política De Una Doncella - Otome no Policy 
Ilusión De Amor - Tuxedo Mirage 
Quiero Estar Contigo Siempre - Watashi Tachi ni Naritakute 
Ser Como Soy - Rashiku Ikimasho 
Melodía Estelar - Sailor Star Song 
El Viento Y El Cielo - Kaze mo Sora mo kitto 
Destino De La Luna - Moonlight Destiny 
Maravilloso Cristal De Plata - Maboroshi no Ginzuishou 
Canción Eterna - Eien no Melody 
Las Mismas Lágrimas - Onaji Namida wo Wakeatte

As you can see, Marisa has chosen some pretty epic themes for her CD. This is definitely a MUST BUY for LatinAmerican Moonies or fans that love different versions of the iconic music of the anime! Again, it can only be purchased through her Facebook page, so if you know someone who can speak Spanish, get them to buy it for you xD!

Anyway, I will keep you updated if anything awesome pops up so keep checking back Moonies!