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October 30, 2011

M°OnieTunes - Episode 8!

YAAAAAYYY!!!! Moonie Tuuuuunes!
Another month has gone by and wow, time certainly does fly! We waited all year long to have the Sailor Moon manga and just like that, Volume Two is already upon us! In this new episode we discuss all the news about the mangas, merch, fan films and much more! This time around, we've introduced a new song section; we take a break from the talking and play our selected song (we're trying to pick not-so-famous themes). We might introduce you to something you haven't heard before, or if you have, you might want to sit back, relax and enjoy the memories the tune might bring you. This episode was a lot of fun for us to record, hope you guys dig it too! 

M°OnieTunes - Episode 8!

Many have already noticed, but Moonie Tunes now has its own Facebook page! We put a lot of effort and passion into each episode, so if you enjoy the podcast or would like to help us spread the word, go ahead and click the "Like" button to show us some Moonie love. I was very resistant to open this page, but Brad was the one who pushed for it and actually created it. Thank you BRAD!! Don't forget to visit his site and "Like" Moonkitty.net too!








A little note: I don't think there's any use for the old MT episodes and my free online storage is about to reach its capacity, so I'll begin erasing old episodes. If there was a particularly fun episode you would like to download, they can all be downloaded from the Moonie Tunes Podomatic site, or via iTunes as usual. Episode 2 will be the first to be erased, in a about a week, just a heads up. Anyway, don't forget to comment or mark your reaction, your feedback motivates us and helps improve our material. Thx for listening!

Love, 
Eku, Brad (you ARE special :* ) and Cycyn


Video and links to the stuff 
we talked about after the jump!




October 28, 2011




Toda la información que necesitan 
para comprar sus DVDs de Sailor Moon!!


ESPAÑOL: Como saben, junto con el lanzamiento de los DVDs oficiales Latinoamericanos de Sailor Moon, también habrá una revista oficial que será en forma impresa para América del Sur en español, pero también estará disponible en formato digital en Español e Inglés. La cuenta de Twitter detrás de la revista responderá a las preguntas sobre el formato y el contenido de la revista. Voy a publicar sus respuestas aquí en Inglés y Español. (Doble de trabajo para ellos y para mí! XD)


ENGLISH: As you may know, along with the Official Latin American DVDs, there will also be an official magazine that will be in print for South America in Spanish, but will also be available in a digital format in both Spanish AND English. The Official Twitter account behind the magazine is answering questions about the format and content of the magazine. I will post their answers here in English and Spanish. (Aww man! double the work for me AND them XD!!)
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1) ¿Cómo difiere esta revista con las que se han publicado anteriormente?
La Revista Oficial de Sailor Moon estará dirigida al público REAL de #SailorMoon, es decir en el pasado las publicaciones de Sailor Moon estaban dirigidas a un público infantil, llenas de ilustraciones para colorear y pasatiempos, en esta ocasión se trata de un concepto muy distinto. La Revista Oficial de Sailor Moon, va para adolescentes y fans de la serie, por lo que se tocarán temas exclusivos como detrás de cámaras en la creación del anime, curiosidades de cada personaje, la visión de Naoko manga/anime y lo mejor miles de nuevas ilustraciones de Sailor Moon que NUNCA antes habían sido publicadas en América!, además también se tratarán temas de actualidad e interés para nosotros los jóvenes tal y como sucede en el anime de Sailor Moon, amor, amistad, diversidad, música, etc. En resumen será una revista que reflejará a la perfección la escencia del anime de Sailor Moon y lo mejor es que contará con la asesoría de Toei Animation y la talentosa Naoko Takeuchi.

1) How different is this magazine compared to those that have been published previously?
The Official Magazine of Sailor Moon is targeting the REAL Sailor Moon fans. In the past Sailor Moon publications were aimed at children, filled with illustrations to color and puzzles, this time it is a very different concept . The Official Journal of Sailor Moon, is for teens and fans of the series, so it will have exclusive tracks and behind the scenes in the creation of the anime, each character's curiosities, the vision of Naoko manga / anime and more thousands of Sailor Moon new artwork never before been published in America!, in addition also will cover topics of current interest for us young as happens in the Sailor Moon anime, love, friendship, diversity, music and more. In summary will be a magazine that perfectly reflectsthe essence of the anime Sailor Moon and it is best to count on the advice of Toei Animationand talented Naoko Takeuchi.


2)¿Estará disponible para EE.UU.? ¿Se pueden comprar en línea? 
Efectivamente! La Revista Oficial de Sailor Moon podrá ser adquirida en Estados Unidos en su versión digital (disponible en Inglés y Español) y también en formato físico (suscripción anual más gastos de envío) disponible sólo en Español.

2)Will it be available to USA? Can it be purchased on line? 
Indeed! The Official Journal of Sailor Moon may be acquired in the U.S. in the digital version (available in English and Spanish) and also in physical format (annual subscription plus shipping) available only in Spanish.


3)¿Cuándo saldrá a la venta la revista? 
La Revista Oficial de Sailor Moon tendrá una preventa especial para suscriptores, habrán más detalles en: Sailor Moon Club!

3) When will it be available? 
The Official Magazine is having a special pre-sale for subscribers! More details at Sailor Moon Club!


4)¿La revista será mensual o quincenal? 
La Revista Oficial de Sailor Moon será mensual, pero además cada entrega corresponderá a una fase de la Luna! Así tendremos: Luna Llena, Cuarto Creciente, Cuarto Menguante y Luna Nueva. Definitivamente será una experiencia completamente nueva en este tipo de publicaciones!

4)Will be monthly or bimonthly magazine? 
The Official magazine will be monthly, but also each delivery corresponds to a phase of the moon! So we have: Full Moon, First Quarter, Last Quarter and New Moon. It will definitely be a new experience in this type of publications!


5)¿Cuánto costará? ¿Será de venta exclusiva por suscripción?
El día del evento para la presentación del DVD y Revista Oficial de Sailor Moon se dará a conocer el costo de la suscripción a la revista.

5)How much will it cost? Will it be sold exclusively by subscription?
The day of the event for the DVD presentation we will release the cost of subscription to the magazine.


6)¿Qué temas podremos encontrar en la revista, además de SailorMoon? 
Además de Toooodo el Universo de Sailor Moon encontrarás los temas que a los jóvenes nos interesan tal y como se tratan en el anime: amistad, amor, reencarnación, trabajo en equipo, diversidad, tolerancia, música y más.

6)What kind of topics will be discussed in the magazine? 
Besides the whoooole Sailor Moon Universe, you will find topics that interest young people as discussed in the anime: friendship, love, reincarnation, teamwork, diversity, tolerance, music and more.

Also, there's an Article about the upcoming Sailor Moon Magazine featured on Magic Magazine. Magazines promoting magazines. Lawl XD!


October 14, 2011

Lanzamiento Oficial de DVDs Mexicanos de Sailor Moon!

Wow, Moonies!! WOW!!
Meses y meses esperando este gran lanzamiento y por fin han aparecido todos los detalles! Gracias a los amigos del Blog Alemán SailorMoon German que compartieron el link de la nueva página de Capital8 dedicada exclusivamente a Sailor Moon! Aqui su video de introducción!



¡¿No están con lágrimas en los ojos!?
 
Esto es súmamente emocionate y sobre todo nostálgico! A mi, como para muchos de ustedes, Sailor Moon me cambió la vida y abrió los ojos a los valores como la amistad y el amor! 

Esta heroína y su grupo de scouts son únicas en su género y han marcado en la juventud su influencia no solo en el pais de origen, sino en todo el mundo! Singapur, Hong Kong/China, Malasia, Alemania, Italia, España, Sudáfrica, Estados Unidos, Australia y por supuesto México, Perú, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile y muchos más!! 

La justiciera vestida de marinerita ha sido muy famosa y en los últimos años, ha habido un enorme movimiento internacional para revivir la serie. Italia disfruta del la serie al aire y una linea nuevas juguetes, asi como reimpresión del manga! Otros paises también tienen su propia versión retransmitiéndose y Estados Unidos por fin tiene la impresión del manga con el contenido y traducción  mas apegado al diseño japonés original.

Sailor Moon tuvo un enorme auge en Centro y Sudamérica hace mas de 10 años cuando la serie aun se transmitía por televisión abierta. Ha pasado casi una generación completa, pero por fin surge tanto para niñas como adultas esta colección de lujo! Los fans nunca hemos tenido una versión oficial del producto, hasta ahora, solo viejos VHS o productos piratas. Como ya había reportado antes, habrán habrá un total de 8 diferentes Talk Box con 23 episodios divididos en 4 DVDs, y abarcan cuatro Sagas.

Capital8 y Towers Entertainment han trabajado de la mano con Toei Animation en Japón para traernos un producto 100% oficial y de alta calidad, asi que pueden esperar lo mejor de esta versión. No solo tendremos la fidelidad visual sino audio mejorado y los intros a episodios, y también el intro al DVD grabada por la mismísima Paty Acevedo (y en las próximas versiones serán con otras artistas también).

No dejen de visitar la nueva página oficial de Towers Entertainment para Sailor Moon! Toda la información sobre esta anticipada colección incluyendo la lista de capítulos en cada DVDs, la historia y los personajes la encontrarán ahi. Y no olviden ir al tab EXCLUSIVO donde hay una increíble entrevista con Paty Acevedo acerca de estos nuevos DVDs y su experiencia como la voz de Serena! Aquí el link directo.





 Pronto tendremos la información de donde adquirir los productos y el precio. Comentaron en una entrevista anterior que estarían en tiendas de música y discos, asi como departamentales. Ya habíamos mencionado anteriormente que si se compran directamente con Capital8, incluirán un regalo sorpresa!! (yo sé que es pero no puedo decir...jiji!) 

Y sobre todo, lo mas importante Moonies, tal como lo recalcó Paty en la entrevista, por favor, por favor adquieran productos ORIGINALES! Esto ayuda a todos, tanto a empresas que se esfuerzan mucho por traer y producir el producto, como actores de doblaje que ponen tanto empeño en traer a la vida a nuestros personajes favoritos asi como empresas y tiendas encargadas de la distribución, que harán lo posible por llevarlo a sus manos. No sé ustedes pero yo amo Sailor Moon y exijo para mi gusto personal la mejor calidad de audio, video y empaque, y por fin lo tendremos! 

 Queremos marineritas, no piratas!

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Wow! Moonies!! WOW!!
We've been waiting months and months for this great release and finally have all the details! Thanks to our friends from Sailor Moon German blog who shared the link to the new website dedicated exclusively to Sailor Moon! The introduction below!


 

"Hello! My name is Serena, I'm 14 years old and I'm in 8th grade. One day I found a cat named Luna who turned me into Sailor Moon! Moon Prism Power!! Thank you for sharing my adventures in this product that is full of love!


 To me, as for many of you, Sailor Moon changed my life and opened my eyes to the values ​​of friendship and love! This heroine and her group of scouts are unique in their genre and have marked influence on the youth not only of the country of origin, but around the world! Singapore, Hong Kong/ China, Malaysia, Germany, Italy, Spain, South Africa, USA, Australia and of course Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile and many more! The sailor suited fighter for love was very famous at the time of airing, but in recent years, there has been a huge international movement to revive the series.

Italy enjoys the re-airing and a new toy line, as well as reprints of the manga! Other countries also have their own version broadcasted and the United States finally has the printed version of the manga with the content and translation closely adhered to the original Japanese design. Sailor Moon had a huge following in Central and South America more than 10 years ago, when the series was broadcast on television. It has been almost an entire generation and for the enjoyment of both girls and grown ups,  we can now own this deluxe collection! Latin American fans have never had an official version of the product so far, only old VHS and pirated products.

As previously reported it will be a total of 8 different Talk Box with 23 episodes divided into 4 DVDs. Towers Entertainment and Capital8 have worked hand in hand with Toei Animation in Japan to bring a 100% official, high quality product so we can expect the very best! Not only does it include the improved visual fidelity and audio, but also the newly recorded previews to episodes, and also the intro to the DVD recorded by Paty Acevedo, the voice of Serena (and future versions will feature other actresses as well). Don't forget to visit the new official website for Sailor Moon by Towers Entertainment! All information on this collection including a list of episodes in each DVD, the story and the characters can be found there. Under the "EXCLUSIVE" tab, there is an awesome interview with Paty Acevedo about these new DVDs and her experience as the voice of Serena!

This is a rough transcript:

O: "Hello Capital8 friends, my name is Oliver Vidal and as you might know, we've been working with Towers Entertainment to bring a new Sailor Moon box set that many have been asking for and we have the great honor of sitting with  the star of the series, Paty Acevedo who voices Serena and Sailor Moon. Hello Paty, how are you?"

P: "Very good, thank you!"

O:"How do you feel to walk into a studio after so much time to revisit and lend your voice to Sailor Moon?"

P: "It's very exciting! The truth is I never imagined that after 13 or 14 years when I finished dubbing this series, I'd be invited again to be Serena's voice to such a special product."

O:"Yes, the product is very special, it comes in a deluxe set. Why? Well sadly, the home video industry is suffering a great deal, so what we've found has helped small companies to succeed is making high quality products, and this includes supporting the best voice actors like Paty. She is lending a bit of her voice so that each time you play your DVD, you listen to a phrase recorded by her, and every subsequent box set will include that extra. She is also voicing the episode previews that had not been previously recorded in Latin America. We were able to get them and Paty here has helped us. So Paty, after all this time, what have you been working on? You were also the director for the majority of the dubbed episodes--"

 P: "Yes, exactly. Starting from Sailor Moon R--"

O:"Episode 47"

P:"Exactly, up to the movies. Three movies. I understand there are four, actually there is one with Amy as the main character, but we never got that one. Everybody asks me why I didn't produce that episode and it was because it never arrived to Mexico and it wasn't our fault."

O:"No, it's not your fault but we hope we can make a box set with the movies in the future"

P:"I hope so! (laughs). And it's been over a month that I haven't directed any project. Truth is that directing and concentrating on a single company is a bit tiring, so I enjoy working as an actress. I prefer acting over directing. I am working on voicing Helen from "The Life & Times of Tim", Lettie Mae from "True Blood", Mrs. Ian(?) on "Entourage". I'm also working on three soap operas. I'm voicing Marta from "River of Intrigues", a character called Lulucita and another one I can't remember. I work on a Korean drama called "Queen of Reversals" I voice Ki Ppeum, Jane from "Friday Night" and I'm working on "Bleach", "Naruto", "Vampire Diaries" on a new character that has just appeared and I can't remember her name,  I'm working on Eve from "Supernatural" a new villain. Fortunately I have a lot of work.

O:"Lots of work indeed. So, what do you think of anime fans? I know they tend to be very special, and, well tell us about them"

P:(laughs) "Yes! They're very special. The truth is that they look after each detail from the series we make. I think that until now, I haven't had troubles with anime fans because of Sailor Moon. Since we translated it directly from the Japanese version, it's very close to what they watched. I had a few a advisers who helped me with each one of the sailors' superpowers and mine, and before recording, they sent me a list of all the powers. That helped me a lot and fans really appreciated it. Unfortunately nowadays, anime series like "Naruto", "Bleach", "Pokèmon"and all the new cartoons are being translated from the English version and many fans do not like this. There's that special *something* that Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball did possess."

O:"You participated in one of the most important series dedicated to girls. How many females fans do you have?"

P: "So so so so many! I swear, its a great honor to arrive at a convention and not only girls anymore, even though some do come up to me and say 'My mom loves Sailor Moon and watched the series with her'... and yes, the reality is that many years have passed, so girls in their twenties hug me and cry when they see me! (Cycyn's note: I so did that!) That's something you're very thankful for because us voice actors are only working behind a microphone, very few people know us, so arriving at an anime convention and have these reactions is very exciting! You feel like Luis Miguel! (a very famous Mexican singer) (laughs)

O:"This following is the only genre where this happens, right? Not in other series like "Supernatural" or a soap operas, this doesn't happen when dubbing those. It happens with cartoons because we perceive the character as being real even though it isn't of course, you guys don't have super powers or anything!

P:(laughs)"Exactly"

O:"I imagine you put a bit of yourself into Serena"

P:"Of course!"

O:"What's the most important thing you put into Serena and what did she give back to you?"

P:"Well, I put part of my personality into Serena, and Serena gave me awareness of the fact that people can grow. When Sailor Moon begins, you say 'she's so apathetic and cries for everything, she doesn't like school, she throws tantrums, she's an obnoxious girl'. That's the truth. That's what I thought at the begining of the series. When I started to direct the series and began to notice the growth this girl went through. Then you say 'Wow! We certainly can fight for what we want and obtain it.'

O:"That's very important"

P:"Exactly, whatever you want and fight for it, you can get. That's what Sailor Moon taught me."

O:"Anything you'd like to tell the fans?"

P:"Don't miss out on this set. It's going to be marvelous! I recommend it. Really, buy it ORIGINAL, please! I beg you! Say NO to piracy! It will be wonderful, you won't regret it."

O:"Thank you so much Paty, and our regards to everyone, hope to see you soon! Thank you."


Cycyn's note again: Paty's voice brings back an avalanche of beautiful memories, her tone is extremely delicate and sweet, and she seems very proud of her work in the series. And just as she said, we need to  encourage people to buy and support original products!





 We want Sailors, not pirates!

October 12, 2011

Guess that episode!!! Take 7.

I've neglected the games lately. Sorry about that, it's been a busy couple of weeks, but don't worry, here's a new one for you guys to keep those scoreboard numbers rolling! Guess that episode! The game goes like this:

I will look up a random image from a random episode. ANY episode ANY season from The Oracle's image base. What you have to do is easy: GUESS THE EPISODE.

You must provide as much info as possible:


EXAMPLE: 

"Sailor Moon SS; Episode 130 - Protect Mom's Dream! Use the New Deadly Weapons of Double Moon; Characters: Ikuko, Hawk's Eye; Scene - Hawk's Eye is trying to make Ikuko think she is his long lost mother" 
(Monster names MUST be included (if specified).  

I wrote that large, because sometimes Moonies rush into telling me only the episode title in an effort to submit their answers quickly, but completely forget the description or character names. Please don't forget the instructions Moonies, I hate to cancel your answers because they're half complete. :(

So, are you ready??

Here we go!!!!

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Guess that episode!! Take - 7.

Remember it won't count if info is not complete! 
Have fun Moonies! :D

October 6, 2011

Soquetines

Español Abajo:

Sorry Moonies, this post is in Spanish only, but you're welcome
 to look at the purty sock pictures :D!

PS. I know, I know. They ran out of Sailor Mercury ones. u.u

¿Qué es eso de soquetines? No, no es insulto. Es una palabra mixta entre "socks" y "calcetines". Soy un genio. Lo sé. 8D

En fin, escribo este post para compartir información de donde se pueden comprar las calcetas oficiales de Sailor Moon en México. Es triste NO poder encontrarlas en tiendas a nivel nacional como Suburbia, Walmart o Liverpool. Quizá lleguen a esas tiendas en un futuro pero por ahora solo sé de un lugar donde las venden, y la verdad, a mi me URGÍA obtener mis calcetas! Dx

Gracias al sitio MoonChase que compartió la información hace varios meses, supe cual era la compañía que tiene la licencia de producirlas. Una pequeña búsqueda en Google me llevó a la página principal de Doobalo donde tienen una galería de productos.

Pasaron varias semana y nunca aparecieron en su galería de imagenes las calcetas relacionadas a Sailor Moon, a pesar de que claramente estaba anunciada la serie en su lista de licencias. Fue entonces que decidí llamar a la compañía (o bueno, perdirle a nuestra amiga @Mrspaiopaio que nos hiciera el favor) y nos dijeron que ciertamente estaban ya produciendo las calcetas, pero que ellos son fabricantes, no vendedores y por lo tanto no es posible adquirirlas a través de su página web. La fábrica está en Hidalgo, pero nos dijeron que tenían distribuidoras en el centro de la Ciudad de México (en el centro histórico).

Otra amiga (@ikenis) me comentó que iría al centro, asi es que le pasé los datos y me confirmó que las venden ahi. La dirección es:

Republica de Argentina no. 69, local B
Centro Histórico, México, D.F.







Como podrán ver en la segunda imagen, es un pequeño local en una zona no muy agradable, asi es que sugiero que si van, vayan acompañados. Yo quiero mucho a mis Moonies, no quiero que nada les pase!  El teléfono del local es 55-26-60-25 por si prefieren llamar antes de ir.

El precio es bastante accesible, como aproximadamente $10-15 pesos mexicanos el par. Y las tallas son básicamente unitalla, seguro que hayarán alguno que les guste. Sé que en las fotos faltan las de Sailor Mercury, pero ya no tenían. :(

Y por que sé que me lo van a preguntar: No se dónde los vendan en el interior de la República. Si ustedes quieren encontrar su distribuidor mas cercano, les dejo el teléfono de Doobalo para que se puedan comunicar con ellos: (771) 71-391-21 y (771) 71-808-88.

Para el resto de LatinoAmérica, es un poco mas complicado. Aun no tengo información si serán distribuidas o no a nivel internacional, obviamente esto requiere de licencias y permisos los cuales no se si tiene la compañia ahora.


Felices compras Moonies! :D


Mil gracias de nuevo a mis amiguis amiguis uys! @Mrspaiopaio e @ikenis, si tienen un momento, mándenles un tweet para darles las gracias! x33

October 30, 2011

M°OnieTunes - Episode 8!

YAAAAAYYY!!!! Moonie Tuuuuunes!
Another month has gone by and wow, time certainly does fly! We waited all year long to have the Sailor Moon manga and just like that, Volume Two is already upon us! In this new episode we discuss all the news about the mangas, merch, fan films and much more! This time around, we've introduced a new song section; we take a break from the talking and play our selected song (we're trying to pick not-so-famous themes). We might introduce you to something you haven't heard before, or if you have, you might want to sit back, relax and enjoy the memories the tune might bring you. This episode was a lot of fun for us to record, hope you guys dig it too! 

M°OnieTunes - Episode 8!

Many have already noticed, but Moonie Tunes now has its own Facebook page! We put a lot of effort and passion into each episode, so if you enjoy the podcast or would like to help us spread the word, go ahead and click the "Like" button to show us some Moonie love. I was very resistant to open this page, but Brad was the one who pushed for it and actually created it. Thank you BRAD!! Don't forget to visit his site and "Like" Moonkitty.net too!








A little note: I don't think there's any use for the old MT episodes and my free online storage is about to reach its capacity, so I'll begin erasing old episodes. If there was a particularly fun episode you would like to download, they can all be downloaded from the Moonie Tunes Podomatic site, or via iTunes as usual. Episode 2 will be the first to be erased, in a about a week, just a heads up. Anyway, don't forget to comment or mark your reaction, your feedback motivates us and helps improve our material. Thx for listening!

Love, 
Eku, Brad (you ARE special :* ) and Cycyn


Video and links to the stuff 
we talked about after the jump!




October 28, 2011




Toda la información que necesitan 
para comprar sus DVDs de Sailor Moon!!


ESPAÑOL: Como saben, junto con el lanzamiento de los DVDs oficiales Latinoamericanos de Sailor Moon, también habrá una revista oficial que será en forma impresa para América del Sur en español, pero también estará disponible en formato digital en Español e Inglés. La cuenta de Twitter detrás de la revista responderá a las preguntas sobre el formato y el contenido de la revista. Voy a publicar sus respuestas aquí en Inglés y Español. (Doble de trabajo para ellos y para mí! XD)


ENGLISH: As you may know, along with the Official Latin American DVDs, there will also be an official magazine that will be in print for South America in Spanish, but will also be available in a digital format in both Spanish AND English. The Official Twitter account behind the magazine is answering questions about the format and content of the magazine. I will post their answers here in English and Spanish. (Aww man! double the work for me AND them XD!!)
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1) ¿Cómo difiere esta revista con las que se han publicado anteriormente?
La Revista Oficial de Sailor Moon estará dirigida al público REAL de #SailorMoon, es decir en el pasado las publicaciones de Sailor Moon estaban dirigidas a un público infantil, llenas de ilustraciones para colorear y pasatiempos, en esta ocasión se trata de un concepto muy distinto. La Revista Oficial de Sailor Moon, va para adolescentes y fans de la serie, por lo que se tocarán temas exclusivos como detrás de cámaras en la creación del anime, curiosidades de cada personaje, la visión de Naoko manga/anime y lo mejor miles de nuevas ilustraciones de Sailor Moon que NUNCA antes habían sido publicadas en América!, además también se tratarán temas de actualidad e interés para nosotros los jóvenes tal y como sucede en el anime de Sailor Moon, amor, amistad, diversidad, música, etc. En resumen será una revista que reflejará a la perfección la escencia del anime de Sailor Moon y lo mejor es que contará con la asesoría de Toei Animation y la talentosa Naoko Takeuchi.

1) How different is this magazine compared to those that have been published previously?
The Official Magazine of Sailor Moon is targeting the REAL Sailor Moon fans. In the past Sailor Moon publications were aimed at children, filled with illustrations to color and puzzles, this time it is a very different concept . The Official Journal of Sailor Moon, is for teens and fans of the series, so it will have exclusive tracks and behind the scenes in the creation of the anime, each character's curiosities, the vision of Naoko manga / anime and more thousands of Sailor Moon new artwork never before been published in America!, in addition also will cover topics of current interest for us young as happens in the Sailor Moon anime, love, friendship, diversity, music and more. In summary will be a magazine that perfectly reflectsthe essence of the anime Sailor Moon and it is best to count on the advice of Toei Animationand talented Naoko Takeuchi.


2)¿Estará disponible para EE.UU.? ¿Se pueden comprar en línea? 
Efectivamente! La Revista Oficial de Sailor Moon podrá ser adquirida en Estados Unidos en su versión digital (disponible en Inglés y Español) y también en formato físico (suscripción anual más gastos de envío) disponible sólo en Español.

2)Will it be available to USA? Can it be purchased on line? 
Indeed! The Official Journal of Sailor Moon may be acquired in the U.S. in the digital version (available in English and Spanish) and also in physical format (annual subscription plus shipping) available only in Spanish.


3)¿Cuándo saldrá a la venta la revista? 
La Revista Oficial de Sailor Moon tendrá una preventa especial para suscriptores, habrán más detalles en: Sailor Moon Club!

3) When will it be available? 
The Official Magazine is having a special pre-sale for subscribers! More details at Sailor Moon Club!


4)¿La revista será mensual o quincenal? 
La Revista Oficial de Sailor Moon será mensual, pero además cada entrega corresponderá a una fase de la Luna! Así tendremos: Luna Llena, Cuarto Creciente, Cuarto Menguante y Luna Nueva. Definitivamente será una experiencia completamente nueva en este tipo de publicaciones!

4)Will be monthly or bimonthly magazine? 
The Official magazine will be monthly, but also each delivery corresponds to a phase of the moon! So we have: Full Moon, First Quarter, Last Quarter and New Moon. It will definitely be a new experience in this type of publications!


5)¿Cuánto costará? ¿Será de venta exclusiva por suscripción?
El día del evento para la presentación del DVD y Revista Oficial de Sailor Moon se dará a conocer el costo de la suscripción a la revista.

5)How much will it cost? Will it be sold exclusively by subscription?
The day of the event for the DVD presentation we will release the cost of subscription to the magazine.


6)¿Qué temas podremos encontrar en la revista, además de SailorMoon? 
Además de Toooodo el Universo de Sailor Moon encontrarás los temas que a los jóvenes nos interesan tal y como se tratan en el anime: amistad, amor, reencarnación, trabajo en equipo, diversidad, tolerancia, música y más.

6)What kind of topics will be discussed in the magazine? 
Besides the whoooole Sailor Moon Universe, you will find topics that interest young people as discussed in the anime: friendship, love, reincarnation, teamwork, diversity, tolerance, music and more.

Also, there's an Article about the upcoming Sailor Moon Magazine featured on Magic Magazine. Magazines promoting magazines. Lawl XD!


October 14, 2011

Lanzamiento Oficial de DVDs Mexicanos de Sailor Moon!

Wow, Moonies!! WOW!!
Meses y meses esperando este gran lanzamiento y por fin han aparecido todos los detalles! Gracias a los amigos del Blog Alemán SailorMoon German que compartieron el link de la nueva página de Capital8 dedicada exclusivamente a Sailor Moon! Aqui su video de introducción!



¡¿No están con lágrimas en los ojos!?
 
Esto es súmamente emocionate y sobre todo nostálgico! A mi, como para muchos de ustedes, Sailor Moon me cambió la vida y abrió los ojos a los valores como la amistad y el amor! 

Esta heroína y su grupo de scouts son únicas en su género y han marcado en la juventud su influencia no solo en el pais de origen, sino en todo el mundo! Singapur, Hong Kong/China, Malasia, Alemania, Italia, España, Sudáfrica, Estados Unidos, Australia y por supuesto México, Perú, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile y muchos más!! 

La justiciera vestida de marinerita ha sido muy famosa y en los últimos años, ha habido un enorme movimiento internacional para revivir la serie. Italia disfruta del la serie al aire y una linea nuevas juguetes, asi como reimpresión del manga! Otros paises también tienen su propia versión retransmitiéndose y Estados Unidos por fin tiene la impresión del manga con el contenido y traducción  mas apegado al diseño japonés original.

Sailor Moon tuvo un enorme auge en Centro y Sudamérica hace mas de 10 años cuando la serie aun se transmitía por televisión abierta. Ha pasado casi una generación completa, pero por fin surge tanto para niñas como adultas esta colección de lujo! Los fans nunca hemos tenido una versión oficial del producto, hasta ahora, solo viejos VHS o productos piratas. Como ya había reportado antes, habrán habrá un total de 8 diferentes Talk Box con 23 episodios divididos en 4 DVDs, y abarcan cuatro Sagas.

Capital8 y Towers Entertainment han trabajado de la mano con Toei Animation en Japón para traernos un producto 100% oficial y de alta calidad, asi que pueden esperar lo mejor de esta versión. No solo tendremos la fidelidad visual sino audio mejorado y los intros a episodios, y también el intro al DVD grabada por la mismísima Paty Acevedo (y en las próximas versiones serán con otras artistas también).

No dejen de visitar la nueva página oficial de Towers Entertainment para Sailor Moon! Toda la información sobre esta anticipada colección incluyendo la lista de capítulos en cada DVDs, la historia y los personajes la encontrarán ahi. Y no olviden ir al tab EXCLUSIVO donde hay una increíble entrevista con Paty Acevedo acerca de estos nuevos DVDs y su experiencia como la voz de Serena! Aquí el link directo.





 Pronto tendremos la información de donde adquirir los productos y el precio. Comentaron en una entrevista anterior que estarían en tiendas de música y discos, asi como departamentales. Ya habíamos mencionado anteriormente que si se compran directamente con Capital8, incluirán un regalo sorpresa!! (yo sé que es pero no puedo decir...jiji!) 

Y sobre todo, lo mas importante Moonies, tal como lo recalcó Paty en la entrevista, por favor, por favor adquieran productos ORIGINALES! Esto ayuda a todos, tanto a empresas que se esfuerzan mucho por traer y producir el producto, como actores de doblaje que ponen tanto empeño en traer a la vida a nuestros personajes favoritos asi como empresas y tiendas encargadas de la distribución, que harán lo posible por llevarlo a sus manos. No sé ustedes pero yo amo Sailor Moon y exijo para mi gusto personal la mejor calidad de audio, video y empaque, y por fin lo tendremos! 

 Queremos marineritas, no piratas!

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Wow! Moonies!! WOW!!
We've been waiting months and months for this great release and finally have all the details! Thanks to our friends from Sailor Moon German blog who shared the link to the new website dedicated exclusively to Sailor Moon! The introduction below!


 

"Hello! My name is Serena, I'm 14 years old and I'm in 8th grade. One day I found a cat named Luna who turned me into Sailor Moon! Moon Prism Power!! Thank you for sharing my adventures in this product that is full of love!


 To me, as for many of you, Sailor Moon changed my life and opened my eyes to the values ​​of friendship and love! This heroine and her group of scouts are unique in their genre and have marked influence on the youth not only of the country of origin, but around the world! Singapore, Hong Kong/ China, Malaysia, Germany, Italy, Spain, South Africa, USA, Australia and of course Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile and many more! The sailor suited fighter for love was very famous at the time of airing, but in recent years, there has been a huge international movement to revive the series.

Italy enjoys the re-airing and a new toy line, as well as reprints of the manga! Other countries also have their own version broadcasted and the United States finally has the printed version of the manga with the content and translation closely adhered to the original Japanese design. Sailor Moon had a huge following in Central and South America more than 10 years ago, when the series was broadcast on television. It has been almost an entire generation and for the enjoyment of both girls and grown ups,  we can now own this deluxe collection! Latin American fans have never had an official version of the product so far, only old VHS and pirated products.

As previously reported it will be a total of 8 different Talk Box with 23 episodes divided into 4 DVDs. Towers Entertainment and Capital8 have worked hand in hand with Toei Animation in Japan to bring a 100% official, high quality product so we can expect the very best! Not only does it include the improved visual fidelity and audio, but also the newly recorded previews to episodes, and also the intro to the DVD recorded by Paty Acevedo, the voice of Serena (and future versions will feature other actresses as well). Don't forget to visit the new official website for Sailor Moon by Towers Entertainment! All information on this collection including a list of episodes in each DVD, the story and the characters can be found there. Under the "EXCLUSIVE" tab, there is an awesome interview with Paty Acevedo about these new DVDs and her experience as the voice of Serena!

This is a rough transcript:

O: "Hello Capital8 friends, my name is Oliver Vidal and as you might know, we've been working with Towers Entertainment to bring a new Sailor Moon box set that many have been asking for and we have the great honor of sitting with  the star of the series, Paty Acevedo who voices Serena and Sailor Moon. Hello Paty, how are you?"

P: "Very good, thank you!"

O:"How do you feel to walk into a studio after so much time to revisit and lend your voice to Sailor Moon?"

P: "It's very exciting! The truth is I never imagined that after 13 or 14 years when I finished dubbing this series, I'd be invited again to be Serena's voice to such a special product."

O:"Yes, the product is very special, it comes in a deluxe set. Why? Well sadly, the home video industry is suffering a great deal, so what we've found has helped small companies to succeed is making high quality products, and this includes supporting the best voice actors like Paty. She is lending a bit of her voice so that each time you play your DVD, you listen to a phrase recorded by her, and every subsequent box set will include that extra. She is also voicing the episode previews that had not been previously recorded in Latin America. We were able to get them and Paty here has helped us. So Paty, after all this time, what have you been working on? You were also the director for the majority of the dubbed episodes--"

 P: "Yes, exactly. Starting from Sailor Moon R--"

O:"Episode 47"

P:"Exactly, up to the movies. Three movies. I understand there are four, actually there is one with Amy as the main character, but we never got that one. Everybody asks me why I didn't produce that episode and it was because it never arrived to Mexico and it wasn't our fault."

O:"No, it's not your fault but we hope we can make a box set with the movies in the future"

P:"I hope so! (laughs). And it's been over a month that I haven't directed any project. Truth is that directing and concentrating on a single company is a bit tiring, so I enjoy working as an actress. I prefer acting over directing. I am working on voicing Helen from "The Life & Times of Tim", Lettie Mae from "True Blood", Mrs. Ian(?) on "Entourage". I'm also working on three soap operas. I'm voicing Marta from "River of Intrigues", a character called Lulucita and another one I can't remember. I work on a Korean drama called "Queen of Reversals" I voice Ki Ppeum, Jane from "Friday Night" and I'm working on "Bleach", "Naruto", "Vampire Diaries" on a new character that has just appeared and I can't remember her name,  I'm working on Eve from "Supernatural" a new villain. Fortunately I have a lot of work.

O:"Lots of work indeed. So, what do you think of anime fans? I know they tend to be very special, and, well tell us about them"

P:(laughs) "Yes! They're very special. The truth is that they look after each detail from the series we make. I think that until now, I haven't had troubles with anime fans because of Sailor Moon. Since we translated it directly from the Japanese version, it's very close to what they watched. I had a few a advisers who helped me with each one of the sailors' superpowers and mine, and before recording, they sent me a list of all the powers. That helped me a lot and fans really appreciated it. Unfortunately nowadays, anime series like "Naruto", "Bleach", "Pokèmon"and all the new cartoons are being translated from the English version and many fans do not like this. There's that special *something* that Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball did possess."

O:"You participated in one of the most important series dedicated to girls. How many females fans do you have?"

P: "So so so so many! I swear, its a great honor to arrive at a convention and not only girls anymore, even though some do come up to me and say 'My mom loves Sailor Moon and watched the series with her'... and yes, the reality is that many years have passed, so girls in their twenties hug me and cry when they see me! (Cycyn's note: I so did that!) That's something you're very thankful for because us voice actors are only working behind a microphone, very few people know us, so arriving at an anime convention and have these reactions is very exciting! You feel like Luis Miguel! (a very famous Mexican singer) (laughs)

O:"This following is the only genre where this happens, right? Not in other series like "Supernatural" or a soap operas, this doesn't happen when dubbing those. It happens with cartoons because we perceive the character as being real even though it isn't of course, you guys don't have super powers or anything!

P:(laughs)"Exactly"

O:"I imagine you put a bit of yourself into Serena"

P:"Of course!"

O:"What's the most important thing you put into Serena and what did she give back to you?"

P:"Well, I put part of my personality into Serena, and Serena gave me awareness of the fact that people can grow. When Sailor Moon begins, you say 'she's so apathetic and cries for everything, she doesn't like school, she throws tantrums, she's an obnoxious girl'. That's the truth. That's what I thought at the begining of the series. When I started to direct the series and began to notice the growth this girl went through. Then you say 'Wow! We certainly can fight for what we want and obtain it.'

O:"That's very important"

P:"Exactly, whatever you want and fight for it, you can get. That's what Sailor Moon taught me."

O:"Anything you'd like to tell the fans?"

P:"Don't miss out on this set. It's going to be marvelous! I recommend it. Really, buy it ORIGINAL, please! I beg you! Say NO to piracy! It will be wonderful, you won't regret it."

O:"Thank you so much Paty, and our regards to everyone, hope to see you soon! Thank you."


Cycyn's note again: Paty's voice brings back an avalanche of beautiful memories, her tone is extremely delicate and sweet, and she seems very proud of her work in the series. And just as she said, we need to  encourage people to buy and support original products!





 We want Sailors, not pirates!

October 12, 2011

Guess that episode!!! Take 7.

I've neglected the games lately. Sorry about that, it's been a busy couple of weeks, but don't worry, here's a new one for you guys to keep those scoreboard numbers rolling! Guess that episode! The game goes like this:

I will look up a random image from a random episode. ANY episode ANY season from The Oracle's image base. What you have to do is easy: GUESS THE EPISODE.

You must provide as much info as possible:


EXAMPLE: 

"Sailor Moon SS; Episode 130 - Protect Mom's Dream! Use the New Deadly Weapons of Double Moon; Characters: Ikuko, Hawk's Eye; Scene - Hawk's Eye is trying to make Ikuko think she is his long lost mother" 
(Monster names MUST be included (if specified).  

I wrote that large, because sometimes Moonies rush into telling me only the episode title in an effort to submit their answers quickly, but completely forget the description or character names. Please don't forget the instructions Moonies, I hate to cancel your answers because they're half complete. :(

So, are you ready??

Here we go!!!!

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Guess that episode!! Take - 7.

Remember it won't count if info is not complete! 
Have fun Moonies! :D

October 6, 2011

Soquetines

Español Abajo:

Sorry Moonies, this post is in Spanish only, but you're welcome
 to look at the purty sock pictures :D!

PS. I know, I know. They ran out of Sailor Mercury ones. u.u

¿Qué es eso de soquetines? No, no es insulto. Es una palabra mixta entre "socks" y "calcetines". Soy un genio. Lo sé. 8D

En fin, escribo este post para compartir información de donde se pueden comprar las calcetas oficiales de Sailor Moon en México. Es triste NO poder encontrarlas en tiendas a nivel nacional como Suburbia, Walmart o Liverpool. Quizá lleguen a esas tiendas en un futuro pero por ahora solo sé de un lugar donde las venden, y la verdad, a mi me URGÍA obtener mis calcetas! Dx

Gracias al sitio MoonChase que compartió la información hace varios meses, supe cual era la compañía que tiene la licencia de producirlas. Una pequeña búsqueda en Google me llevó a la página principal de Doobalo donde tienen una galería de productos.

Pasaron varias semana y nunca aparecieron en su galería de imagenes las calcetas relacionadas a Sailor Moon, a pesar de que claramente estaba anunciada la serie en su lista de licencias. Fue entonces que decidí llamar a la compañía (o bueno, perdirle a nuestra amiga @Mrspaiopaio que nos hiciera el favor) y nos dijeron que ciertamente estaban ya produciendo las calcetas, pero que ellos son fabricantes, no vendedores y por lo tanto no es posible adquirirlas a través de su página web. La fábrica está en Hidalgo, pero nos dijeron que tenían distribuidoras en el centro de la Ciudad de México (en el centro histórico).

Otra amiga (@ikenis) me comentó que iría al centro, asi es que le pasé los datos y me confirmó que las venden ahi. La dirección es:

Republica de Argentina no. 69, local B
Centro Histórico, México, D.F.







Como podrán ver en la segunda imagen, es un pequeño local en una zona no muy agradable, asi es que sugiero que si van, vayan acompañados. Yo quiero mucho a mis Moonies, no quiero que nada les pase!  El teléfono del local es 55-26-60-25 por si prefieren llamar antes de ir.

El precio es bastante accesible, como aproximadamente $10-15 pesos mexicanos el par. Y las tallas son básicamente unitalla, seguro que hayarán alguno que les guste. Sé que en las fotos faltan las de Sailor Mercury, pero ya no tenían. :(

Y por que sé que me lo van a preguntar: No se dónde los vendan en el interior de la República. Si ustedes quieren encontrar su distribuidor mas cercano, les dejo el teléfono de Doobalo para que se puedan comunicar con ellos: (771) 71-391-21 y (771) 71-808-88.

Para el resto de LatinoAmérica, es un poco mas complicado. Aun no tengo información si serán distribuidas o no a nivel internacional, obviamente esto requiere de licencias y permisos los cuales no se si tiene la compañia ahora.


Felices compras Moonies! :D


Mil gracias de nuevo a mis amiguis amiguis uys! @Mrspaiopaio e @ikenis, si tienen un momento, mándenles un tweet para darles las gracias! x33