Sailor Moon Exhibit in Roppongi Hills
I spent a good chunk of my childhood pretending I was Sailor Moon, watching Sailor Moon, obsessing over Sailor Moon…and did I mention pretending I was Sailor Moon? Well, as you can see in the photo above, I still like to pretend I’m Sailor Moon somedays. Haha.
My lovely babysitter, Ruth, had Cartoon Network…something we did not have at home. And she always let me watch Sailor Moon after school…which is where my obsession with this anime all began. (Sorry, I haven’t read any of the Sailor Moon manga…yet.)
So, 8-year-old me would be pretty gosh darn excited to know that one day, I would be living in the same neighborhood as where Sailor Moon takes place – Azabu-Juban! It’s also fitting that this is where the Sailor Moon exhibit is located. (It’s inside Roppongi Hills.)
When you first walk into the main entrance, you are greeted by the Sailor Guardians and the Moon Castle!
You can walk around and admire various props from the series. (I believe this is the little thingy that Sailor Moon used to transform into Super Sailor Moon. But correct me if I’m wrong, I haven’t read the manga!)
There was also all kinds of Sailor Moon memorabilia to take in!
There were also illustrations and graphic novel artwork displayed that were personally selected by Naoko Takeuchi, the creator of Sailor Moon. She even created some new work, just for this exhibit! (The banner in the photo above was one of these new drawings that were on display.) Unfortunately, we were not allowed to take photos of the artwork or the rare toys on display, but Kodansha Comics was allowed inside to take photos. You can click here to see the photos they were able to take.
And it was pure luck that I even had the opportunity to see this exhibit. We were going to go to the Imperial Palace on Sunday…but I was honestly too tired for the 40-minute journey over there (by subway) and decided to save it for this weekend. So, instead, I suggested we see what Roppongi Hills is all about. And that’s where we stumbled on this exhibit! And it was the last day that it was open! How lucky was that?
If there are any hardcore Sailor Moon fans still with me on this, I also did some research and found out I live rather close to one of the most featured parks in the series – Amishiro Park. The Sailor Moon fansite, Moonkitty.net, put together a little YouTube video talking about this park that I thoroughly enjoyed!
I’ll end this with a few more photos I took of the exhibit. And I have to know, are any of you guys also Sailor Moon fans? Let me know in the comments!
To see my outfit post featuring the outfit I’m wearing to this exhibit, click here.
*excited anime character noise* HOW AMAZING IS THIS?!? And so lucky that you made it before it closed! I’d love to have seen this exhibit — we didn’t get Cartoon Network either, but one of the broadcast channels used to air it at like 6:30am when I was a kid!
Oh yes! We were super lucky! I hope it makes some form of appearance again. It was so cool!
What a fun exhibit!
Oh yes! It was awesome! 🙂
Haha the girl in me loves this post. I adored Sailor Moon as a kid.
Thanks so much for taking us with you to this amazing exhibit.
Oooh yay! Another Sailor Moon fan! So glad you enjoyed this post, Mona! Much love. 🙂
So cool! It’s exciting you’re getting to see Japan. That’s somewhere I never expect to go, so your blog is letting me live vicariously. Thanks!
Aw, thank you so much! Glad you’re enjoying the posts! 🙂
Though I am not familiar with most of these types of cartoons, I think some of my friends did watch Sailor Moon and Cowboy Bebop a little in high school! So yay, I somewhat follow, haha! You look adorable! XO
Haha, thank you so much, Lauren! 🙂
This is such a neat exhibit and yay that you got to see it! I never watched Sailor Moon, but always thought she was pretty lol.
Haha! That was part of the reason I wanted to be her…that, and her powers. Lol. And who wouldn’t want that awesome hair? 😉 Thank you so much for reading, Amanda!
I love everything Sailor Moon and this exhibition looks incredible!
I am so excited there are some other Sailor Moon lovers out there! Thank you for reading, Ella! 🙂
That looks like a cool exhibit. Glad you got to see it before it closed. I like the octopus skirt too.
Thank you so much, Jessica! 🙂
Omg this is amazing, I’m so jealous ?
Haha, glad I’m not the only Sailor Moon fan out there! 🙂
This is so cool!
I’m so happy I wasn’t the only one who thought so! 🙂 Thank you for reading, Isabelle!