Sailor Moon dons the costume of Marvel’s Moon Knight in an epic new mashup fan art piece that celebrates both the anime and the new Disney+ series.
A creative superhero fan merged the magical worlds of Naoko Takeuchi Sailor Moon and the Marvel Cinematic Universe moon knightcreating “the crossover no one asked for”.
The image, which was posted on Twitter by professional production designer Mingjue Helen Chen, shows Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon wearing a costume reminiscent of Marc Spector/Moon Knight’s super suit. Usagi’s long white cape and signature blonde hair float in the foreground, while a glowing crescent moon appears in the background. According to Chen, this merger is “the only thing I think about when I watch Moon Knight.“
Based on the character created by writer Doug Moench and artist Don Perlin, moon knight premiered on March 30 and is the sixth MCU television series. The show stars Oscar Isaac as the titular hero, who is a mercenary who suffers from dissociative identity disorder. Other members of the case include May Calamawy, Ethan Hawke and Karim El-Hakim. The show’s creative team includes writer Jeremy Slater (The Umbrella Academy), cinematographer Andrew Droz Palermo (The green knight) and director Mohamed Diab.
moon knights story is strongly rooted in the culture of ancient Egypt, and those involved have made an active effort to remain as historically and mythologically accurate as possible. This careful attention to detail is notable following Diab’s criticism of DC comic book movies, including Wonder Woman 1984, for their inaccurate portrayals of the country and its culture.
the original Sailor Moon the manga series was published in Kodansha’s Nakayoshi magazine from 1991 to 1997, producing 18 volumes of content. The story follows high school student Usagi and her friends as they battle villains and prevent the destruction of the universe as the Sailor Guardians. The manga has a devoted fan following; over 35 million copies of the series have been sold worldwide.
the Sailor Moon The manga was first adapted into an anime by Toei Animation in 1992 and has since inspired a slew of books, movies, video and tabletop games, musicals, and even an ice skating show. It also spawned several theme park attractions; the popular Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon The Miracle 4D: Moon Palace Chapter The 2019 attraction is set to return as part of this year’s Universal Cool Japan and will feature an additional stage.
The first season of moon knight is currently debuting on Disney+, and various entries in the Sailor Moon franchise are available to stream on Funimation, Crunchyroll, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Netflix.
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