I love, love, LOVE the Princesses!! It’s criminal that they only appear in a couple panels and never in the anime. Hopefully the 2013 anime will rectify that!
Anyway, hopefully I did these gorgeous girls justice!
Let me remind you just how wrong you are!
What- I don’t know what you’re talking abou-
So I took one look at that Earth Day message and lost myself to a multiple day project. A project that was quickly derailed by drawing badass angry ladies. So the rest is kind of rushed. I needed this out of my system.
The Many Tiaras of Sailor Moon, and a few other ones as well
Sailor Moon has had a TON of different tiaras, especially during the development process of the comic, so I thought I’d make a quick collection of the different types of tiaras!
Prototype Tiaras: There’s a few tiaras which have the hair ornaments attached to the tiara itself, which is interesting since in the final comic they weren’t attached to the tiara. There’s a Prototype Sailor Moons that entirely lack said ornaments so that’s naturally interesting. You can also notice that some of the original versions had a more round gem on the tiara, while in the final project the gem is oval shaped. There’s one tiara that had details on it (far right), one that was half gold half silver, and the crazy tiara on the far left.
Tiaras in the Comic: There’s the regular tiara, the upgraded tiara, two different versions of the tiara that has a crecent moon on it instead of a gem, and as a bonus I put Moon Tiara Frisbee there. And as we all know, Eternal Sailor Moon lacks a tiara, she now has only her Moon Symbol (this also applies to Sailor Cosmos. Sailor Galaxia lacked a tiara entirely, but she seemed to have a crown of sorts).
Tiaras in the Cartoon: There’s the regular tiara as well as the more detailed tiara that you could only see in Moon Tiara Action’s stock footage. I also added the tiara when it’s not on Sailor Moon’s head. Then there’s the upgraded tiara. I also found purely by accident an unknown tiara in some concept art in Tadano Kazuko’s Artbook ‘Final Sailor’. Some say it’s for a doujinshi, but I haven’t seen any proof of this. I don’t know what’s up with this trippy tiara but at the very least it’s a fun bonus to show to people.
Tiaras in the Musicals: From the little I know, the first four actresses of Sailor Moon in the musicals all had the same tiara (or at least one that looked similar, finding references wasn’t easy), while the fifth actress had a different looking tiara that’s more accurate to the source material. (Some Eternal Moons had Crecent Moons on their foreheads but they weren’t tiaras really.)
Tiaras in PGSM: While Sailor Moon’s tiara looks fairly similar to the source material (the gem only lacks a piece of metal around it, and it has fairly very obvious moons on it), Princess Sailor Moon has a very unique tiara; the gem has gone from a bright pink to red and the tiara itself is made of golden pearls/balls.
Other Tiaras: This gallery was intended to focus on Sailor Moon’s tiaras so I’ll briefly go over other tiaras: in the comic Jupiter’s tiara always has an antenna (while in the cartoon the antenna would only appear when she performed Supreme Thunder). Other than that the Inners and Outers all had the exact same tiara. Super Chibi Moon did have a moon instead of a gem on her tiara, but all Eternal Soldiers except Moon had a star-shaped gem. Chibi Chibi is the only exception; she had a pink, heart-shaped gem on her tiara. The Starlights as well as Sailor Kakyuu all had a different looking tiara entirely. In the comic the tiara itself looks very, very thin and has a star in the middle, while in the cartoon the tiara was a lot thicker. In PGSM, Dark Mercury has a very unique looking Tiara with lots of details.
You might be able to see the details better by clicking on the images! And, if I did any mistakes, well, my bad! ^^;
THIS MOMENT THOUGH
Ok, context: This is bonus footage from the final performance of what was known as the “First Stage” of the Sailor Moon musicals. After playing the role from the very first performance five years prior, Anza was graduating from Sailor Moon. Along with her, many other long-running performers were graduating from their roles, including Morino Ayako who had played Sailor Mercury from the beginning just as Anza had for Sailor Moon.
On this final performance, many extra fans turned up and weren’t able to get tickets which was very troubling to Anza and I’m sure many others involved in the show who wanted everyone to be able to share the experience. Eventually, they set up a live feed of the performance to be shown on a TV in the lobby of the theater so that everyone who couldn’t get tickets could still celebrate the end of the era.
And that’s just beautiful.
Preview of a WIP print for FanXperience!
Fighting zombies by moonlight~♪