Monday, March 08, 2010

Our Moon Continues to Shine, Three Years Later!

Today marks the third anniversary of Moon Chase – and we would not have lasted this long without the support of all of our readers! Thank you for continuing to read this site, and you all drive us to keep up with all the content on this site. Even if a story is considered to be “small potatoes” we know at least someone out there is interested in it and appreciates it. :) We want to especially thank every site that has linked to us in the last year, especially those who have helped get the word out about interesting Sailor Moon references in pop culture that we’ve discovered, and/or our campaigns: AICN Anime, ICv2, Kotaku, and all those other fan blogs in between. We promise to continue to bring all Sailor Moon fans anything and everything that we can find relating to Sailor Moon from around the world! Our readers also deserve a special thank you for sticking by us when so many thought that Operation Moonrise was a joke, and continuing to fill out our (sometimes grueling) surveys and also sending out letters to the companies involved. Phase 4 will likely be our very last one concerning the revival of the anime (unless something new comes up). A special thank you to the VAs who have shown us immense support for our campaign – it really means a lot to us how much you still have fond memories of your work on the series, and that you support our efforts to bring it back here! And, thanks to the entire staff of Moon Chase, past and present. The site can be a lot of work sometimes, but 3 years later, we are still capable of achieving great things! There is nothing we can’t do if we all work together!

As you can all probably notice, we’re into version 3.0 of the site, and have added a new layout! As far as tradition goes, let’s remember version 2.0. It was inspired by The Dark Knight, which really hammered in the success of the Batman franchise’s reboot. The ending left those of us who watched it knowing that despite the unfortunate circumstances that the Caped Crusader was in, he would continue (and thus, his legend lived on). It was inspiring and after many hours fiddling in Photoshop, voila, Moon Chase Version 2.0 was born. It hung around for almost too long, we started to get a lot of complaints last Summer from the fans begging us to change things! Seriously, this is how busy we’ve been and we finally hunkered down and forced ourselves to change it. We didn’t know that almost a year after that layout went live that we would begin to fight for a re-release of the series. Though times got tough, we never gave up, and we never will. The logo you see above was created by Emily and actually sits on all of our “official” communications to the companies above on our official letterhead, and we wanted to use it on the site. Now we actually have a site that matches all our communications!

Thanks again to all of you, and here’s to many more years of Sailor Moon!

10 comments:

~CyCyN~ said...

OMG congrats you guys!! Sending all my love and support to you! Thx for all your dedication and sharing with us the information you get, and maintaining your goals in spite of the odds.

Love you guys!!!! <3

Cycyn

ヘザー said...

Thank you for changing the background. I always found it very hard to read with the previous scheme. :(

SenshiChan said...

Congrats!! I've been following you guys for a long time and you all have been doing great work! I hope this will continue into the future still bringing Sailor Moon news, no matter how small it may be.

Let's all hope we can bring Sailor Moon back to the rest of the world!

Stephanie said...

The new purple scheme is lovely! Well done. My only complaint regarding the new layout are the fireworks at the top - are they for today only, or permanent? They are very distracting and may slow people's computers... but otherwise, hurray to v3 of Moonchase. :)

sailordees said...

Thanks everyone! We really needed a change in the layout! The fireworks will be gone by Sunday, every time we celebrate a milestone on the site they go up :).

SparklingBlue said...

Happy 3rd blog birthday! I wish you the best of luck in getting Sailor Moon back on the air all over the world--and a redub in Italy is a promising sign.

KaitoMizuno said...

Feliz Cumpleaños!!! Thanks for sending every-weeks news of Sailor Moon world!!!!

ochibawolf said...

Keep up the great work on keeping us updated on Sailor Moon progress around the world! =D We <3 you guys.

esahC said...

Here's to another 3.

Jim! said...

Felicidades!!