The Exhibition of Sailor Moon is everything I was waiting for and much more. A major event that lasts only a month and takes place in different areas of Japan but I attended the one in Tokyo in Roppongi Hills Observatory, specifically on the floor number 52. It contains thousands of objects related to Sailor Moon such as jewelry, stuffed animals, dolls, candy, glasses, pens, well, endless things. At the entrance, I could see the details of what would be a great adventure to learn more about the history, eating with great style and buy things made especially for fans. If this wasn’t enough, there’s also the beautiful view of Azabu, a place that was used as inspiration for the anime and manga.
In the whole event, the lines were endless and abundant since there were rows of people for everything. I arrived about 12 noon and the cost was 1,800 JPY, which I do not know if it’s common for these types of events but I found it reasonable. Also, there was a special area to take photos with the Sailor Scouts but the best thing was Sailor Moon in human size and behind her, the beautiful view of Azabu.
There were dozens of products everywhere, it was amazing to see the amount of things of Sailor Moon. This shows that the popularity was a reality and even in the event, there were girls, young women and older people dressed as a character from the series or minimum the famous pigtails of ‘dango’ from Usagi, recognizable characteristic from kilometers away.
One of the things that I loved the most was the sculptures of the royal couple of Crystal Tokyo. In that same area there was a poster of Sailor Moon with the signature of the author, Naoko Takeuchi! That picture I took it while waiting at the line to enter the store and buy some things, although I know I do not need anything to remember this day because I know I will never forget it. When I finished my shopping, it was time to eat at the Cafe especially arranged for the occasion.
To speed up the process at the Cafe, I was given a menu to make my decision before taking a seat. I was very indecisive and finally, I leaned in for a drink of red fruits, that when I put the blue color drink it became dark red. This was a too sweet for my taste and I could not even finish it. But the burger was the best. I’m not into burgers, to tell you the truth and I do not know if I was just hungry, tired or something else but it tasted like glory with a piece of bacon and a boiled egg, served with star-shaped french fries and some vegetables.
Before devouring my meal, I took a photo of every detail well thought out by the organizers of the event. Now that I think about it, I should’ve taken a photo after of the few leftovers that ended in my place as evidence that I liked it. At the end of my meal, I decided to return home, approximately at 20:00.
Already in the house, I decided to take a photo of everything that I’ve had received and purchased. For example, I got an energy drink BB that promotes Sailor Moon, the booklet of products for this event, an event poster and several bags with the logo of the exhibition. The rest I bought it; it was a pen of Queen Serenity, sweet strawberry candy, a keychain of Sailor Jupiter and hand sanitizer. Until this day I regret not buying some cute pens with a figure of rabbit and the kitten Luna.
This post is a little bit long considering that I removed photos but I must say I was fascinated by this experience, not only by the details that I noticed in every corner but by the love of many fans like me, because ‘til this day remains valid the heroic story of the protagonist who fights for love and justice: Sailor Moon. How many times a day you scream with excitement “Moon Prism Power, Makeup!”?