The World of Naoko Takeuchi: Fan art that explores the world of creator, Naoko Takeuchi.
On October 7, 1992, Japan’s first Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon series made its debut in the monthly manga magazine Nakayoshi. The title character is Usagi Tsukino, a ditzy but good-hearted middle school student who falls in love with a guy she thinks is a prince. She learns that he is Tuxedo Mask and fights alongside other Sailor Scouts to protect the Earth from the Dark Kingdom. The series became a phenomenon with young girls, spawning countless sequels and spinoffs as well as live action dramas, films, musicals and merchandise. Though it has been twenty years since its debut, Sailor Moon is still popular today around the world because of its strong heroines and themes of love and friendship.
The goal of this exhibit is to show how much fun it can be to draw fan art based on an original work. Please enjoy!
The World of Naoko Takeuchi is a collection of art created by fans and edited by Amanda Milstein. It is a collection of illustrations and stories that explores the world of creator, Naoko Takeuchi. You will see many classic scenes from Sailor Moon as well as new, original works that capture the spirit and character of the show.
This book was made for all die hard fans of Sailor Moon and for those who have never heard of this magical series. With contributors from around the world, The World of Naoko Takeuchi brings together images and art spanning over twelve years. All proceeds go to the fight against breast cancer, the disease that claimed Naoko’s mother’s life.”
The World of Naoko Takeuchi is a web portal for the fans of creator Naoko Takeuchi, with a featured showcase of her works and a space for fan art related to her creations.
The site was launched in December 2011 by fans of Sailor Moon, which was created by Takeuchi. It was originally intended as a place for fans to post their fan art online free of charge. At the time, it was difficult to find hosting for large images. It has since become an archive where professional and amateur artists can upload their illustrations in high resolution.
What is the World of Naoko Takeuchi? It is a place where fans can create their own art and stories based on the universe created by Naoko Takeuchi.
The World of Naoko Takeuchi includes fan art, fan fiction, and any other creative works based on the original work created by Naoko Takeuchi. This may include, but is not limited to: character studies, artwork, stories, poetry, songs and videos.
The only rules are that the art must be appropriate for all ages (PG-13 or below), must be respectful in terms of copyright laws and that you keep it related to Sailor Moon. This means no adding characters from other series into the mix or making art that has nothing to do with Sailor Moon. (Unless they are somehow relevant to the story line.) We understand that there are no hard and fast rules here and will let you post what you feel is right. But if you have questions about how your work would fit into this category please contact one of our administrators before posting.*
The administrators reserve the right to remove any work we feel does not fall under these guidelines for content as well as for spelling mistakes. Please do not take this personally if your work or part of it is removed from The World of Naoko Take
The world of Naoko Takeuchi is a place filled with magic and adventure. The characters pose in dynamic and dramatic ways, sometimes even transforming into different people or objects. In this world, there are always new places to explore, strange characters to meet, and exciting events to attend.
All of the pieces in this exhibit were created by fans who were deeply inspired by the artwork of Ms. Takeuchi. Some of these pieces are drawn from her manga series, Sailor Moon; others from her other works.
A number of the pieces in this exhibit were drawn by children—a testament to Ms. Takeuchi’s ability to inspire those who are still young at heart.
The images in this exhibit are not official merchandise; they were created entirely by fans for their own enjoyment.
For information on how to get copies of any of these images as prints, see below!
This exhibit is a fan art show featuring art inspired by the various incarnations of the Sailor Moon franchise. The art of Naoko Takeuchi is explored through this collection of paintings, comics, sculptures and more. With over fifty artists participating in this exhibit, you are sure to find something that speaks to your own personal interests.
The purpose of this exhibit is to explore the imagination of Naoko Takeuchi and her fans. This exhibit takes place at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, California and runs from September 10th-September 27th, 2011. For more information about the show and other events surrounding it please visit gallerynucleus.com
I’m sure that if I were to go to a convention or a book signing, I’d meet her. Heck, she might even be at the con I’m attending! But I don’t know what to say when I do meet her. It seems weird to tell her that she’s an inspiration when I don’t really know her work in depth.
I guess what I really want to say is “thank you.” Thank you for creating Sailor Moon and inspiring me to pursue art even when it didn’t seem like it was my best option. Thank you for bringing me back into anime fandom and helping me find a community of like-minded people. Thank you for making your world so beautiful and interesting, and thank you for sharing it with me.
I’ll probably never get a chance to say these things, but they’re true all the same.