Are you a Sailor Moon (美少女戦士セーラームーン) fan? Why not join the Official Sailor Moon Fan Club called “Pretty Guardians (プリティガーディアンズ)?” The manga-turned-animation series didn’t have an official fan club until 2016. Pretty Guardians is now on its second year and is also open to overseas fans who would like to join. Just like the Japanese fan club, the overseas edition features privileges and services of similar nature. If you don’t speak Japanese but got cash to spare, no need to worry as you will be provided an English sign-up support.
Sailor Moon has long been a popular TV anime series throughout the world thanks to the 30 manga series translations, which helped people understand the anime’s content. Its manga debuted 26 years ago and has since established passionate fans from different countries all over the world.
In the spring of 2016, this famous magical girl anime finally started a fan club which registrations opened to 38 countries, including China, France, and the USA, to name a few. Membership is good for one year. You can renew your membership once it expires for you to continue being a card-carrying Sailor Moon fan.
Registration for the second year of the fan club is from March 27 to June 30, 2017, and the membership period is from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. Both new and returning fan club members will get new membership cards and an exclusive Moon Stick Pendant designed from the original manga. The membership card will feature an original illustration by Naoko Takeuchi (武内 直子) and a unique serial number. Renewing fans will also receive a bonus Sailor Letter Set (セーラーレターセット) and will get to keep their serial numbers from the previous membership year.
Other benefits members can enjoy are quarterly newsletters in digital format and an access to “Kotono Misuishi’s Punishment Radio (三石琴乃のおしおき♥ラジオ),” hosted by the voice actress herself who performed Sailor Moon’s dialogue. The digital news reports will be both in Japanese and English. Members will also have the privilege to attend exclusive Sailor Moon fan events such as live-action stage musicals and download official Sailor Moon mobile games such as Crystal Puzzle (クリスタルパズル).
If you are residing in Japan, you may sign up for membership for 5,500 yen. You may apply via this page (Japanese only). If you’re staying in another country, you can still become a member by visiting this site here. However, the Official Sailor Moon Fan Club site only has a portion of content available in English so you have to bear with it.
Do take note that once you agree to pay the fee, you cannot cancel it anymore as it is non-refundable. Bonus items and membership card returns will not be accepted unless they are defective. It is important for members to keep track of their deliveries by using the tracking information provided. They can also check the status of the delivery through their local post office.
If you’re planning on becoming a member of the Pretty Guardians or renewing your existing membership, this is the time to do so. Take advantage of the pricing and benefits offered by the fan club. Both overseas and domestic applications will close once membership slots are full so don’t miss this opportunity!
Pretty Guardians Website *Japanese only