August 6 is International Sailor Moon Day. It all began with a small black cat with a lot to say, and a young girl called Usagi Tsukino who received a brooch that converts her into the titular Sailor Moon. From that point forth a team of Sailor Guardians becomes assembled, and they’re out to protect the world from all the opponents that come on their way. International Sailor Moon Day honours this incredibly popular manga and the anime series that began with it, so get out there and get the Guardian on this day!
History of International Sailor Moon Day
The day of International Sailor Moon Day is a subtle analysis to determine just how much of a fan you are. Rather than the simple choice of Sailor Moon’s birthday or the day the manga was first designed, it’s set on the anniversary of Mamoru’s birthday! It makes perfect sense admitting that he’s the Prince of Earth and represents us all. Sailor Moon is so familiar that it has garnered an international following, initially being distributed in Japan in the year of 1991 it had over one million copies sold by the year 1995, and the number just kept improving over the next couple of decades. Now it’s loved the world over, both in its manga and its anime form, and it has sold over 35 million copies in about fifty countries, that’s some serious Sailor love right there!
Speaking of Sailor Love, (the manga) Sailor Moon has stood as a potent symbol for the LGBTQ societies thanks to its “naturalization” of lesbianism, a result of the futuristic environment and the goals of its authors to show equality in its work. It’s been said to emphasize a particular feminist design by “combining traditional masculine action with traditional female affection and sexuality,” a genuinely daring advance by its authors and fans considering the time it was made.
Other Celebrations on August 6
August 6, 2018, is also celebrated as
Celebrate International Sailor Moon Day
The first and best way to honour International Sailor Moon Day is to bust out your DVDs of all the periods or go to a place like Hulu or Netflix to find them ready and marathon the day away with the favourite show! Take it to the next level by outfitting up as your favourite character; it doesn’t just hold to be the eponymous Sailor Moon! You could dress up as Sailor MercuryTuxedo Mask, or Tuxedo Mask, whichever one happens to match your character best, or just has your favourite outfit. Don’t be afraid to cross-dress; there’s no guilt in celebrating your character by wearing up like them, regardless of your gender!
Celebrate the day by wearing the outfit of your favourite character of Sailor Moon and share your experience in social platforms by hashtagging #InternationalSailorMoonDay.