The Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary CD Album was just released on January 29 to happy Sailor Moon fans from all over the world. The CD album is being sold for 3,000 Yen or a little less than US$30.
Along with the CD album come stickers which will be given to lucky buyers. This brings a new spin to the anniversary offering because it is expected that die-hards fans would want the complete sticker collection which is made up of 10 pieces. Unfortunately, the plan of Takeuchi is to distribute a different sticker to pre-selected stores which means you will have to travel to 10 different stores in the hopes of completing the sticker collection. Fortunately for Sailor Moon fans, collecting the 10 stickers will be more of a thrill than a challenge.
Aside from the stickers, another collectible is expected to hit the market in April 2014 just in time for the launch of the new Sailor Moon series. This is the Bandai Tamashii Nations PROPLICA Moon Stick which is rumored to cost around US$90.
These Moon Sticks are incredible innovations because of the added features such as removable crystals and voice chips. PROPLICA is a product line of props replicated from popular series and this Moon Stick that will be sold from April this year is said to be a seriously accurate life size model of what is seen in the TV and manga series. Vendors are expecting the Moon Sticks to go fast as these props are already being called a collectible.
The Moon Stick has 7 LED lights and a display stand aside from the crystal. The voice chip has the voice of the Sailor Moon character acted out by Kotono Mitsuishi, the original voice actor for Usagi Tsukino and Chibi Chibi (Sailor Chibichibi Moon) in Sailor Stars. In a recent interview, Kotono announced that she was chosen to play the same role of Usagi for the upcoming Sailor Moon series.
It would certainly appear that all stars are aligned this year for Sailor Moon and there will be no more delays whether it is with the new merchandise or the new series. There are already requests that the new Sailor Moon anime series should be rather shown on TV instead of the planned online streaming.
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