The biggest doujin comic market releases cover for their catalog for their upcoming summer market!
At 8:05 am CST, Japanese brand Listen Flavor posted on Twitter that they just opened their official eBay store.
— ListenFlavorOfficial (@ListenFlavor) May 7, 2018
With the popularity of more Japanese brands reaching out to their international customers, it’s a matter of time before more stores follow the lead. A good example is a few months ago, Liz Lisa, a Japanese Otome store, also opened their online store via eBay and their sales has gain momentum since then.
This news comes right when a lot of Japanese fashion brands are closing down, from Putumayo to Victorian Maiden. What do you think, are Japanese brands taking the wake up call from a few months ago and actually considering international sales?
“When people called me freak, I closed my eyes and laughed, because they are blind to happiness.”
–hide (Lead Guitarist of X Japan, a Japanese Heavy Metal Band)
This quote of the week is something I may have to consider an original from an artist I wish was still alive. hide, the lead guitarist of X Japan, died of suicide by hanging on May 2, 1998. As his 20th-anniversary memorial is near, let us remember that he was also human and that feeling unique is part of life.
hide gave out a quote a while back that is reminding me why I want to keep living. There will be times that people will look you weird or called you a freak because you like something out of the norm. I personally get that a lot and sometimes it affects my mental state personally. Someone that is not accustomed to make-up, I get told why I don’t wear it. I’m just not accustomed and it doesn’t feel me if I do feel all prettied up. Sometimes people call me a freak behind my back because I don’t wear it. Other times it’s about anime or books, but the one thing that gets me a lot is when I have depression. I have seen a lot of people back out of me, called me names, etc, that I sometimes questioned if I even have friends or someone who really cares for me. The breakdowns I been having since October, I actually believed I was a freak, someone who people don’t really want to interact with, someone who people are not interested in doing things with. I sometimes wished I didn’t have depression, but I just can’t stop it. I worked hard to not relapse and all, but life can just give you a gut in the heart a lot. Now that I’m getting treated and all, I questioned these people now; I wonder what type of emotions felt when they think of no make-up, watching anime, reading a book, or having depression? hide’s quote means that they will never understand what you go through or the emotions you face in life. That’s the reason why you always get the last laugh, that is why you need to be your own unique self. You don’t need anyone to laugh at you or offend you in a way. You do you and nobody will stop you.
So… Any comments? Keep them short, clear, and to the point. This is Diana giving you this week’s quote of the week!
The waiting time has come for this lovely figurine to appear in our very eyes! Bandai just posted on their website their latest Sailor Moon figurine reservation and it’s the prettiest yet! for the ones that are into the conversion of her transformation, this Crystal version of Sailor Moon is a must have for the collectors! This latest figurine is from Figuarts Zero Chouette, the ones that have done a good portion of limited edition figurines of Sailor Moon and the Crystal versions. The name is called [Figuarts Zero chouette Sailor Moon – Mo Crystal Power, Make Up-] or in Japanese, Figuarts Zero chouette セーラームーン-Moon Crystal Power, Make Up–
Here are a few images to know how it looks!
If you are interested in buying this, here’s the link to reserve it! Bandai’s website lets you order stuff if you are international, but it’s still a bit confusing to understand. If you can’t understand Bandai’s website, the best bet is to get a shopping service from Japan to order it for you. Will give out a list of the suggested shopping services soon.
If you are excited about this lovely reservation, don’t forget to get it as soon as you can! The reservation will not last sooner than later.
I can’t thank y’all enough for the generous reach y’all gotten us to reach that milestone on the Facebook Page. Even me and my crew are surprised at how much we grew over just a month! Because of how generous y’all are, we are going be opening a Twitter so we can be giving the same service as we give on Facebook. Be on the lookout on when we are releasing that sometime later this month!
The biggest announcement is since we have revamped our website, we are low in funds to keep up like payments and changing the logos, almost everything that this website needs in order for every Moonie reader gets the latest news locally, statewide, internationally and pop-culture related straight from Japan. That is why we opened up a Ko-Fi so we can start accepting your donations. It’s similar to Patreon, but you decide how much you will donate to us so we can reach our goals. You can donate us once or as many as you feel generous. We will make sure we do make a shout-out message each month on this website for the generosity you have done to keep this website up and running. Without you, the passion everyone here in this group went through would have gone to waste. Here’s the link so you can start supporting us: https://Ko-fi.com/themoonlightserenity
Other than that, hope what we are giving you the content you are expecting and hoping the internet service speeds up to get the work to everyone.
So… Any comments? Keep them short, clear, and to the point. This is Diana updating the new changes to the website.
“Objection, evasion, joyous distrust, and love of irony are signs of health; everything absolute belongs to pathology.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche,
Pathology, according to Google Dictionary, is “the science of the causes and effects of diseases, especially the branch of medicine that deals with the laboratory examination of samples of body tissue for diagnostic or forensic purposes.” In short, it’s the mental instability or malfunction that will prevent the brain not function its ways.
Wow, another mental quote? Well, it can’t be helped because it’s something that people are not getting it yet. In the quote, it talks about objection, evasion, joyous distrust, and love of irony are the mentality that you usually see on people who are having mental problems like Depression, Anxiety, and those other mental health issues. These things are bad if your friend or a loved one is going through this. If they are just not being as responsive than they usually are, there is clearly a problem. If you see that they are not reacting to what you say or do, then clearly that’s a big sign that you need to get their attention quickly or get them professional help. If that same person is just having all of those together, including going through other issues like getting sick constantly or going through another health problem, you need to become the rock foundation for them. Just don’t leave them alone when they really need you the most. Be there for them even if they think you are bothering them or feel super insecure in the least reaction as possible. You need to make them become the opposite they are reacting. Be the hero they really needed because next thing you know, they will not be there for you when you least expected. Let your loved one or your friend know you care about them. Show the love.
So… Any comments? Keep them short, clear, and to the point. This is Diana telling you don’t leave them alone. They will appreciate it in the future.
“When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.”
This quote is something that is super personal for me. As the days go longer for me, I don’t feel like my usual self. I can’t show my wisdom to people about what’s life about, can’t apply intelligence in things I put dearly. I feel something is not right with me. My whole aspect of who are I am is being affected mentally.
Why speak about my health again? Well, as someone with Chronic Depression, you don’t want to be surrounded by people. You are automatically an introvert. You feel everyone is against you. You feel that nobody cares about you. You feel that you just another obsolete object that doesn’t deserve to live. The constant struggle I have to face to even make emotions is a really serious detail that people don’t think often. People think that I’m a madman or being sarcastic, but they don’t know how mentally it affects me that people think that way. Not able to properly express those many emotions to only feeling guilty, sad, unimpressed, rejectable, and/or blank would show that something is wrong with my health, that I’m not giving my full wisdom to people, that I can’t be creative to what I can come up with, not able to defend myself, can’t give out my full intelligence to people who really need it and not earn revenue that would keep me feeding me for the longest I can think off. In a way, your health is not functioning and is locked up somewhere. It needs that key to open it up and be set free and do those amazing things you can try doing. If you do feel trap, seek help.
So… Any comments? Keep them short, clear, and to the point. This is Diana, letting people know that health is part of your creativity.
“We are healthy only to the extent that our ideas are humane.”
― Kurt Vonnegut,
I wanted to February with something to think about: health. Sometimes, we think we are doing the better decisions but those decisions sometimes come with a price. Not all the time it is good. Our mental state can be different from the physical.
Why I’m talking about this? As someone who is experiencing Chronic Depression and is facing with other mental health issues, we are really not healthy if we think our ideas are okay. Will it benefit me only or will it benefit everyone else? Sometimes we don’t consider everyone else and that’s the first thing that you will start experiencing. You will start rejecting people who will go against your beliefs to the point that you don’t want to be in contact with everyone. You will start thinking that nobody cares because you feel that nobody thinks your ideas are worth for review. If that person is also having early signs of anxiety, you should really think of rephrasing what you are trying to tell them. It’s best to communicate with them with something that would best tell them in the nicest way, not the really rude-nice way. These people with mental health issues are not a laughing joke, it needs taken cared for if not the professional way, but in the supportive way to go through this. In the way, the quote is referring to know that people are not healthy if they are doing the opposite of their mentality and they are constantly denying that they are okay.
So… Any comments? Keep them short, clear, and to the point. This is Diana with the latest view of health.
“Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground.”
― Judith Thurman
Let’s go straight to this, plus sorry for wanting to go straight to it, sometimes dreaming the dream is hard to overcome it sometimes. Anyways, this quote of the week is kind of special because this talks about exploring. Why am I bringing exploring into life lessons? Well, let me explain it to you.
Okay, Thurman’s quote means something straight out of the box. Like you don’t fit somewhere you been living your whole life and you just noticing that sometimes life itself needs the changing. Like you can be familiar with your surroundings and what you do, but if you don’t feel comfortable about it, you feel like it’s a stranger in your mind and life. Like for me, as a person living in Houston as an American, I don’t really fit in for some reason. I always dreamed of living in Japan since I was in high school and explore anything Sailor Moon related, but that was always dreams. Though I feel like a stranger living in Houston, I feel weird being around these communities that Houston has, but when I hang out with people who are related to the cosplay, anime, J-Fashion communities, I feel safe. I feel like I know what I’m doing and that I can actually be myself. Though sometimes I feel like the community is not enough and I have the dream to still wanting to visit Japan or move there like if I was homesick in my “home” I created to involve myself in. That’s what Thurman means; you will be feeling like wanting something it’s not there in front of you like it was just a dream unless you don’t act on it.
So… Any comments? Keep them short, clear, and to the point. This is Diana saying on not give up in reaching onto those dreams.
“Life is not always perfect. Like a road, it has many bends, ups and down, but that’s its beauty.”
― Amit Ray,
Hope everyone is okay with the interesting winter storm this week, but we got a quote to dissect today. You know I always love to talk about life, but everyone’s life path is different. There will never be one that will be the same.
This quote really fits what I’m about to talk. Life is never perfect. It will have bumps, it will have hills, it will have curves, it will have holes, it will have blockage sometime in your lifetime. Almost exactly like a road. A road will have all of those qualities and sometimes, it can also be under construction because you know you need that “construction time” to fix something in life. A road is exactly like life because there will always be a time that you need to maintain it to the better of it. Just know that you are the one that needs to maintain it. If you don’t do that, that road will be unable to be driven.
So… Any comments? Keep them short, clear, and to the point. This is Diana saying that life is bumpy to steer.
“To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.”
This week’s quote of the week is about that’s going on in the world. From the issues of the Logan Paul issues and to the more accusations of more people speaking out about sexual abuse allegations, this shows up how 2018 is starting for us. In regards to the world of politics, it’s just getting worse for us Americans. A reporter from CNN, Jake Tapper, posted this quote on his Twitter while he was having his own problems due to a Trump advisor not fully answering his question.
Now you wonder, why did Jake used this quote to say this for? Well, he’s trying to say to be on someone’s else shoes to know what’s going on. I believe why Jake tweeted this for probably has to do how to people don’t really think how everyone goes through each week. Like that Trump advisor, he literary try avoiding Jake’s question and really not informing us what’s actually happening in the White House. Like we, the public, need to know what’s going on and give out our opinion on the issue. There’s a reason why we have the First Amendment for.
Another example is how people defending Logan Paul think defending him by name calling people that were against the video he posted about going to Aokigahara and finding a dead body is a great idea. These people need a background check about what Logan “was trying to do.” Suicide is not a joke and it’s more insulting that you still breaking the privacy of this person that committed suicide in the forest. Japan is a culture you must respect the moment you land there. Privacy and the pursuit of respect are everywhere, including hospitality. The person that committed suicide either has family and/or friends, so this was really sad to think they saw someone they love in that situation. The behavior Logan did over there is not right at all. It makes the stereotype of us American tourist more truer when visiting Japan. This will really affect our tourism experience if any of us Americans go visit Japan. Plus, getting the trust from the Japanese again.
So this is about all I can dissect now, So… Any comments? Keep them short, clear, and to the point. This is Diana saying understand someone’s situation once in a while, especially if it is something super wrong you did there.