Sailor Moon Materials Collection

  • Full title: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Settei Shiryoushuu (“Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon Materials Collection”)
  • Original art and text © Naoko TAKEUCHI
  • Published October 1, 1999. Softcover.
  • ISBN 4-06-324521-7

This book contains early sketches and character designs for the manga, some of which never made it into the story (for example, Diana the Moon Fairy became Diana the cat, Luna and Artemis’ daughter). The book also includes new full color illustrations introducing each section, never-before-published color illustrations created for Sailor Moon merchandise, black & white sketches that served as the basis of anime artwork, and a short non-canon manga called “Parallel Sailormoon” set in an alternate or “parallel” timeline in which Usagi has a second daughter named Tsukino Kousagi, who becomes “Parallel Sailormoon”. (Naoko Takeuchi has stated that Usagi will only ever have the one daughter in canon). This story is reprinted in Sailor Moon Short Stories Vol. 2.

Translations of the notes are available at Miss Dream.

The 104 color illustrations were scanned by myself; the “Parallel Sailormoon” bonus manga pages were donated by

These black & white illustrations appear after the color section. The first two images from this section (pages 106 and 107) are missing from my set of scans.