Last spring I was amazingly lucky and while in Tokyo for Rainbow Pride, I was also able to catch the Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary exhibit in Roppongi. Of course many of the coolest items, you couldn’t take pictures of – especially the original art from some of the series’ art books. That was my favorite part of the exhibit.
Well, if you are interested in seeing what exactly was on display at the exhibit, plus a fairly complete list of all the many items that have been released to celebrate the 2oth anniversary of the series, you are in luck! The Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary Book (美少女戦士セーラームーン20周年記念BOOK) has all that and more.
Character profiles, episodes,from the original series, albums, interviews, and info about Sailor Moon Crystal and the new musicals, and pages after pages of goods. (We indulged in a spot of “yup, got that, got that…how cool, we have that! Awww, that’s cute, don’t have that….” We’re only human after all. ^_^) A timeline of Sailor Moon‘s popularity and even a few pages on all the many versions of Sailor Moon around the world are included.
With all the interviews, I was a little surprised that there was nothing from Takeuchi Naoko herself.
With the exception of that one thing, this book is about as complete as a fan could ask for. This fan was pretty pleased.