Otaku USA Magazine
How Tourists Can Get Sailor Moon Art Coasters Based on Manhole Covers

Sailor Moon’s characters are involved with Azabu-Juban district, in Tokyo’s Minato Ward. Because of this, and as a way to bring in tourists, Minato Ward decided to put five Sailor Moon-themed manhole covers in places important for the original story. If you go to the Minato Ward Tourism Information Center, you can get a map of where to find these manhole covers. But that’s not all you can get. There are also exclusive art coasters that use the artwork from the manhole covers.

The coasters are paper (which might not be as fancy as an actual manhole cover, but will make them a lot easier to carry around). On the top of the coaster is the image of Sailor Moon, Tuxedo Mask and Luna. Flip it over, and there are smaller images of the rest of the Minato Ward manhole covers.

How do you get one of these? You’ll need to go to the Minato Ward Tourism Information Center and fill out some paperwork on where you, as a tourist, are from, and what sort of tourism you desire to do while you’re in the area. For giving this useful information, you’ll get a no-cost Sailor Moon coaster, but only while supplies last.

Kodansha publishes the original Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon manga by Naoko Takeuchi, and gave this description for its plot:

Usagi Tsukino is a normal girl until she meets up with Luna, a talking cat, who tells her that she is Sailor Moon. As Sailor Moon, Usagi must fight evils and enforce justice, in the name of the Moon and the mysterious Moon Princess. She meets other girls destined to be Sailor Senshi (Sailor Scouts), and together, they fight the forces of evil!

This new edition of Sailor Moon will feature:

– An entirely new, incredibly accurate translation!
– Japanese-style, right-to-left reading!
– New cover art never before seen in the U.S.!
– The original Japanese character names!
– Detailed translation notes!

This version of Sailor Moon will be completely true to original. Join us as Sailor Moon returns to the U.S. for the first time in years!

Source: SoraNews24


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.