UNIQLO, the Japanese global apparel retailer, has launched the Sailor Moon UNIQLO T-shirt (UT) collection at all UNIQLO stores and online from Friday, August 23.
Sailor Moon debuted in 1991, with Kodansha Ltd. publishing it as a manga series in Nakayoshi magazine that was targeted at female teenagers. It proved to be incredibly popular, running through 1997 as the most beloved manga for that age segment in the 1990s. Sailor Moon was subsequently adapted into an anime series for television, airing in more than 40 countries. On top of that, Sailor Moon books have been published in 17 languages worldwide. As part of a project to celebrate 25 years of Sailor Moon, new anime and a musical have been produced, as well as an e-Book that was published in July this year for distribution in Japan and overseas.
UNIQLO produced the new Sailor Moon UT collection based on the original drawings for the e-Book by writer and illustrator Naoko Takeuchi. Among the characters featured in designs are Usagi Tsukino (Sailor Moon), friend Luna, and Sailor Soldiers. The collection is for the enjoyment of fans of all ages, as well as those who are newly initiated to the Sailor Moon franchise.