Cosplay as Sailor Senshi, Sailor Starlights With Sailor Moon T-shirts
Bandai announced a new line of cosplay T-shirts on Tuesday that will let fans transform into the Sailor Starlights, who will star in the upcoming Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon -Le Mouvement Final- stage musical. In addition, the company will re-release a line of Sailor Moon Crystal cosplay T-shirts and sell a Sailor Starlights musical-themed tote bag.
The Sailor Starlights T-shirts mimic the costumes of Sailor Star Fighter, Sailor Star Maker, and Sailor Star Healer. The shirts are priced at 3,240 yen (about US$30) each with tax included and are available on the Premium Bandai website.
The musical tote bag features the silhouettes of the three Sailor Starlights, printed in the same navy color as their costumes. The bag retails for 2,700 yen (US$25) with tax included. The tote bag will also be available at the on-site shops at the theaters where the musical is running. The Premium Bandai website is accepting reservations for both the T-shirts and bag until 11:00 p.m. JST on October 1, and the items will ship in November.
The Sailor Moon Crystal T-shirts were originally released in 2015 and are available for purchase until 11:00 p.m. JST October 1 on the Premium Bandai website. Fans can choose from six varieties: Transformation Brooch, Crystal Star compact, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter, and Sailor Venus. The T-shirts cost 3,240 yen (US$30) each, with tax included, and orders will ship in November.
The original Sailor Moon anime is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Earlier this year, the Sailor Moon franchise held a classical concert. Other anniversary collaborations partnered with Sanrio character My Melody, the Monster Hunter video game series, and the Punyus and GU clothing brands. The Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon -Le Mouvement Final- stage musical is running from September 8-18 in Tokyo, from September 23-24 in Toyohashi (Aichi), and from September 29 to October 1 in Osaka.
The fourth season of the Sailor Moon Crystal anime will be a two-part theatrical film project. The third Sailor Moon Crystal season, which featured a new staff and focused on the Death Busters arc (also called the Infinity arc), premiered in April 2016. Crunchyroll, Niconico, and Hulu streamed the first three seasons. Viz Media is releasing the anime on home video in North America.