ANIME EXPO 2018: Shocking Moments At The Sailor Moon Panel


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The fifth annual Moon Panel at Anime Expo 2018 was once again moderated by Charlene Ingram from Viz Media. The guests included nine of the English-dub voice actors, Stephanie Sheh (Sailor Moon), Robbie Daymond (Tuxedo Mask), Christa Vee (Sailor Mars), Amanda Miller (Sailor Jupiter), Cherami Leigh (Sailor Venus), Sandy Fox (Chibi Moon), Lauren Landa (Sailor Neptune), Erica Mendez (Sailor Uranus), and Chris Niosi (Pegasus).

The cast talked about everything from their most memorable backstage moments at their first Moon Panel (like how Amanda Miller clocked Stephanie Sheh in the face when acting out Sailor Jupiter’s Thunder Crash attack) to their hopes and dreams for the future (Robbie Daymond, a new father to a baby girl, dreams for gender quality).

The two-hour panel was also sprinkled with Sailor Moon trivia, giveaways, and merchandise information. Among many other things, the Viz Media booth was selling an Anime Expo exclusive Sailor Moon Supers glittery T-shirt featuring Pegasus. The editor of the Japanese manga, Fumio Osano, also came out to say that he would be signing autographs and taking pictures with customers who bought the light-up Moon Wand and spent $40 or more at the Viz booth.

The closing of the panel was bittersweet as Charlene Ingram announced that she was moving on to other opportunities and that this would be her last time as moderator. In true Sailor Moon fashion, both the cast and audience expressed all their love and support.    John Miller Jersey

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