A special Sailor Moon exhibit opened at Roppongi Hills in Tokyo on April 16, running through June 19. If you're luck enough to make it there in time, here's sneak peek of what's to come. And if perhaps understandably you can't make it, here's an exclusive glimpse of what's happening!
Sailor Moon—which first appeared in Nakayosi magazine from Kodansha in 1992—has been beloved by fans for over two decades. In the recent years, the new anime Sailor Moon Crystals reintroduced the property to both new and old fans alike.
At the main entrance, done up in the theme of the Moon Castle, awaits the full cast of Sailor Guardians. Azabu Jyuban, where Roppongi Hills is located, was also where the story of Sailor Moon took place. It's a perfect place for a photo op with your favorite characters and the Tokyo Tower in the background. At nighttime, you can see a special light show from here.
The illustrations and graphic novel artwork displayed were personally selected by Naoko Takeuchi herself, the creator of Sailor Moon.
Plus, there are several brand-new works drawn by Takeuchi-sensei, just for this exhibit.
Very first Nakayosi magazine cover featuring Sailor Moon from 1992.
Fully colorized Sailor Moon manga, Chapter 1.
Timeline of Sailor Moon battles and storylines.
In the museum section of the exhibit are 500+ rare toys and merchandise from 1990s and also reference materials that were used for the production of the animated series.
This Sailor Moon-themed bicycle is super clean!
Storyboard sheets and animation cells are from the actual production of the Sailor Moon anime.
Special edition figurines manufactured for the 20th anniversary of Sailor Moon.
Costume of Prince Endymion used in the Sailor Moon musical.
Statues of Neo-Queen Serenity and King Endymion.
And don't forget to check out the gift shop for the Sailor Moon Exhibit for original merchandise!
Ready to visit Japan? Let's go to Roppongi Hills and check out the Sailor Moon exhibit!
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Exhibition
Hours: 10:00AM~10:00PM (Last Entry at 9:30PM)
Sky Gallery at Roppongi Hills Observation Deck: Tokyo City View
Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 52F
Address: 6-10-1 Roppongi Minato-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
General Admission: 1800 yen
High school and College students: 1200 yen
Age 4 to Jr. High School students: 600 yen
Over age 65: 1500 yen
*Ticket includes admission to the observation deck and Mori Art Museum.