Sailor Moon social media groups, particularly on Twitter, are buzzing with rumors that Sailor Moon is getting a collaboration with Van X Sailor Moon on some stylish, magical sneakers.
Unofficial sources claim that the new line of Sailor Moon sneakers will launch in Fall 2022.
This rumor started on Reddit when someone claimed “a clerk at a fashion store said they were coming.”
Moonies are excited for more official Sailor Moon shoe collabs
Moonies (fans of the Sailor Moon franchise) have had “Official Sailor Moon themed vans” high on their wish list for a while. Especially since the other Sailor Moon collaborations sold out far too quickly. In 2020, Sketchers collaborated with Sailor Moon and released two pairs of adorable sandals inspired by Luna and Artemis.
Sketchers has released a few other sandals before, but they weren’t as popular as they looked more like “slippers” than actual shoes to walk in.
These flip flops were released by Sketchers Thailand along with some other fashion items like t-shirts. These summery flip flops come in the colors of the “inner boy scout”.
In China 2021, Sketchers released limited edition Sailor Moon sneakers that showcased all the colors of the inner scouts. Unfortunately, these weren’t released in the US, but you might still be able to snag a pair of the elusive shoes if you search eBay.
On May 3, 2022, Sailor Moon News (@OchibaWolf) tweeted about another leaked Vans X Sailor Moon shoe design. This one is more “classic old school”.
On May 2, 2022, Sailor Moon News (@Ochibawolf) tweeted about how someone’s husband told them the Vans X Sailor Moon collab was for their skateboard line. The model is named “The Lizzy” after a professional skater and her signature appears on the tongue. The Pop Cush is Van’s exclusive skateboard insole.
The black and white design features footage from the original 90’s anime.
Leaked designs coincide with Sailor Moon’s pearl anniversary
The timing of these leaked Sailor Moon X Vans designs seems strategic as the Sailor Moon anime celebrates its “pearl” 30th Anniversary. In honor of this, the final arc of Naoko Takeuchi’s original manga, Show Galactica arc, will receive a two-part anime film titled Gekijoban Bishojo Sensei Sailor Moon Cosmos (Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Cosmos The Movie).
The Cosmos film will open in Japan in the summer of 2023. A trailer for the upcoming film can be seen here:
A poster visual for the film was also released:
An all-star team will produce the film:
- Tomoya Takahashi, director
- Kazuyuki Fudeyasu, screenwriter
- Kazuko Tadano, character design
- Yasuharu Takanashi, music composer
- Yumiko Soraga, Artistic Director
On June 3, 2022, Netflix began streaming the two-part Pretty Guardians Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie. The film replaces a fourth season of Sailor Moon Crystal. The films cover the Dead Moon arc of Takeuchi’s manga.
In April 2016, Sailor Moon Crystal Season 3 premiered and streamed on Crunchyroll, Niconico, and Hulu. The three streaming services aired the first two seasons abroad when they debuted online in Japan. Netflix is also streaming Sailor Moon Crystal at this time, so now’s the time to binge-watch.