Thursday, May 15, 2008

Naoko, Are You Reading This?

Letter Wins State Competition!

前略 - 草々武内直子:

寒い日が続いておりますが、いかがお過ごしですか。どこにいるの? 2008年に再びあなたに会うことを願っています。

敬具,
月追


Of course, we would like to write more to Naoko Takeuchi. In the United States, there is a competition known as "Letters About Literature", where readers write a personal letter to an author, living or dead, from any genre. The readers then go on to explain how that author's work changed their way of thinking about the world or themselves. One state winner, Ashley Crossman, wrote a very moving letter to Naoko Takeuchi. We think it would be great if in the case of those authors who are still living, if the Library of Congress would pay for these letters to be sent to them. Ashley, you now join the list of Moon Chase's Special People for your letter and your unwavering spirit inspired by Chibi-Usa!

Sailor Moon in the Top 10?

We came across this very interesting article today. Two weeks ago, the Sailor Moon S and the SS movies scored at #9 and #10 in anime DVD sales in Malaysia. These titles have been out of print for a very long time anywhere outside of Japan, and we are wondering why those two titles are so popular, and why now of all times. If any of our Malaysian readers has an answer, we would love to hear it!

2 comments:

eri-ootori said...

Nya!!! I want to know what said this letter but the link ask me to suscribe!! someone tell me!!

sailordees said...

Haha, I thought I'd leave it a mystery. I am in the process of catching up, give me a few days and I will post a translation.