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Beginning with the March 1992 issue of Nakayoshi (containing Act 2), each chapter of the manga was followed by a brief section where Usagi, Luna, and Naoko respond to fan mail. These "Fan Mail Corners" aren't especially illuminating, but they are pretty cute and fun, so I thought I'd try my hand at translating them (via Google) and sharing them with you guys. Here are the first few months:

MARCH 1992
Fan.
Hello. I'm very happy that this new series is starting. As soon as possible, please tell me Usagi's birthday, blood type, and star sign.

:usagi:
My birthday is June 30, my star sign is Cancer, and my blood type is O. I wonder if anyone's the same as me.

Fan.
I'm going to be a junior high school student in April. Although I'll have a sailor suit, I won't be able to become Sailor Moon. But, like Sailor Moon, I'm going to be kind and supportive. I think I'll get a black cat in junior high school. What do you think I should name her?

:luna:
I'd be so happy if you named her Luna like me. Even if you become a junior high school student, please keeping cheering for Sailor Moon.

Fan.
What's the relationship between Sailor Moon and Sailor V? Tell me.

NAOKO.
This is Naoko Takeuchi. Sailor Moon and Sailor V's relationship is a secret. V is a big success over in "RUNRUN," so please don't miss out on her activities!

APRIL 1992
Fans.
Hello. Congratulations on the anime. Are Sailor Moon goods going on sale? I hope you come up with something like a transformation set.

Congratulations on making a TV anime. I can't wait to see you in action, Usagi. Who's your voice actor?

:usagi:
All the responses I've gotten about the anime have made me so happy. Thank you everyone. The Sailor Moon goods will be a special illustration, and all the voice actor information is listed at the top of this page.

Fan.
Usagi, it was so cool when you disguised yourself as a woman doctor in last month's issue. Next time, please don't just try on a disguise, try to challenge yourself by doing the job, too.

:luna:
Just by being Sailor Moon, Usagi already makes me feel a bit ill.

Fan.
I have a question for Miss Takeuchi. Usagi likes rubies and pearls, but what kind of jewelry do you like?

NAOKO.
I like anything golden. Someday, I want to have a room full of golden things.

((Cue jokes about Naoko's needing money for her room full of gold.))

MAY 1992
Fans.
The anime was really funny. My younger sister and I recorded it and watched the videotape eight times the next day.

The TV anime was cool. The transformation scenes and the opening theme were super awesome.

:usagi:
The anime has finally started. Thank you so much for sending in fan letters so quickly. Please keep letting us know what you think. I'll be waiting.

Fan.
My grandma's cat has big and cute eyes like Luna, so I named her Luna. My grandma likes the name, too.

:luna:
Wow! Thank you for naming her after me. Everyone, please be sweet to your pets. Warm regards.

Fans.
Out of the three soldiers, who is most similar in personality to Miss Takeuchi?

Usagi is bad at English, but how about Miss Takeuchi?

NAOKO.
My personality is closest to Usagi's, but my English is much better.

JUNE 1992
Fan.
I have a question for Usagi. Usagi, whom do you like more, Tuxedo Mask or the guy from the arcade?

:usagi:
Well, uh, that's a tough question. I feel torn. Why don't you read this month's issue and judge for yourself. Best wishes.

Fan.
We took a survey in my class, and half of the kids want to be Sailor Moon in the future. What's more, I found out there are quite a few boys in my class who love Sailor Moon. Usagi is very popular.

:luna:
Really? I'm surprised there are so many people who want to be Sailor Moon. Being a champion of justice is tough, so everyone must be more serious than Usagi.

Fan.
Miss Takeuchi, I think that Usagi's enemies, the Four Cardinal Guardians, are the type of boys you really like. Am I right?

NAOKO.
Heh. Heheheh. How did you know? You have a sharp eye. Which of the four do you like?

JULY 1992.
Fan.
I don't know whether or not to believe this, but please listen. Recently, my pal was riding the T Bus, and it seems that Mamoru Chiba and Usagi were on board. Should I believe my friend?

:usagi:
Oh, but I always ride that bus with him. I wonder if we were spotted. Just kidding!

Fan.
Hello. I'm always looking forward to the manga and anime. If you have any, please tell us lots of information about the anime.

:luna:
I have some fantastic news. Next month's furoku will be the "Sailor Moon Anime Exciting Newspaper" full of info about the anime. It will be in full color, and four times the size of Nakayoshi. Wait for it on pins and needles.

Fan.
Miss Takeuchi. Kotono Mitsuishi, who does the voice for Usagi, is even cuter than Usagi is, but are you more beautiful?

NAOKO.
No way, no way, not at all. Miss Mitsuishi and I are the same age. How surprising!

AUGUST 1992
Fan.
Happy birthday, Usagi! From now on, work hard not to cause Luna worry.

:usagi:
Thank you. My birthday was on June 30. From now on, I'll try harder to do my best.

Fan.
Luna, please listen. It seems there's a cute shop called "Usagi Tsukino" in Sapporo.

:luna:
Really? I wonder what kind of store it is. Please let me know if any of you find out.

Fans.
My whole class is putting on a Sailor Moon play soon. We're all gonna do our best, so Usagi, be reliable, too.

Miss Takeuchi, we're all playing Sailor Moon now. The boys are playing, too. I'm Ami.

NAOKO.
Wow, that sounds like fun! But remember to take care and be careful so you don't get hurt. NAOKO says please.
 
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Fan.
I have a question for Miss Takeuchi. Usagi likes rubies and pearls, but what kind of jewelry do you like?

NAOKO.
I like anything golden. Someday, I want to have a room full of golden things.

((Cue jokes about Naoko's needing money for her room full of gold.))
Yep. That's Naoko for you. From the very beginning of her career she didn't beat around the bush and stated it clearly and loudly what she values and works for. And this is not drawing manga. P-:
 

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Does that mean PQ Angels ain't worth gold? :creeper:
 

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SEPTEMBER 1992
Fans.
My little brother is six years old. He always says that Sailor Moon is cute and he hugs the TV when she's on.​
A first year student in our school wants to marry Usagi. What are you going to do?​

:usagi:
Wow. I'm very flattered, but a little embarrassed too. I'll have to think about it a bit.​

Fan.
Listen, Luna. A few days ago, I was panicking because I thought the Sailor Moon anime was going to be on soon, and I got hit by a car? I wound up in the hospital, and I've been reading the issue of "Nakayoshi" my friend bought. Sobs.​

:luna:
How terrible! But it's good you weren't seriously injured. Everyone should be careful about cars!​

Fans.
I really liked the playing cards that came with the August issue of Sailor Moon. Thank you.​
Miss Takeuchi, is Mako not going to be in the anime? Also, please tell me her birthday and star sign.​

NAOKO.
The playing cards have been really popular. Thank you. Mako will appear in the anime soon. She's a Sagittarius born on December 5th. Best wishes.​


OCTOBER 1992
Fan.
Hi, Usagi! I'm excited that a Sailor Moon game is coming out for Game Boy. I will definitely buy it.​

:usagi:
Next month's issue will have a color page special feature about it, so please look forward to it!!​

Fan.
Dear Luna, "Sailor Moon" has a lot of characters, so I really want you to do a popularity poll. Of course I'll vote for you! Best wishes.​

:luna:
You're right. I also want them to do a poll. I think it will happen in the near future, so please decide whom you're going to vote for, everyone.​

Fan.
Hello, Miss Takeuchi!! I met you at that autograph session. Do you remember? I was very lucky because I'm a huge fan.​

NAOKO.
Thank you. I remember it well. Truly, I was blown away by all the people who came to the signing event at the Nakayoshi Festival. I hope to see you guys again.​


NOVEMBER 1992.
Fans.
I really like Naru, and we even have the same hairstyle. Should I grow my hair out longer to be like Usagi's?​
Usagi, please congratulate Ami on her birthday. I was born September 12.​

:usagi:
Yup! I'll tell her. I'm sure Ami will be delighted.​

Fan.
Luna, great news! I found a cat at the back of my school who had a crescent-shaped bald spot just like you!​

:luna:
Heheh. Maybe it was me. It's a secret, everyone.​

Fan.
Miss Takeuchi, I applied for a telephone service card for September and October. I love Sailor Moon.​

NAOKO.
Thank you. In the next issue, there'll be a Sailor Moon guardian star accessory set for all service members. I participated in designing a set of cute necklaces, rings, and pouches. It's so wonderful, so please apply again.​


DECEMBER 1992
Fans.
Usagi, you have such long hair. When you take a bath, do you wash it properly?​
My friend told me to start buying Nakayoshi. I'll support you, Usagi.​

:usagi:
Your letter was so sweet, I went out and bought some issues of Nakayoshi, too. New friends are always welcome. By the way, I shampoo my hair every day.​

Fans.
Dear Luna. You're a cat, so shouldn't you not be allowed in the arcade?​
Um, when will you be holding a character popularity poll?​

:luna:
It's a breeze to get into the arcade. The poll will be at the end of next month's issue, along with a special present.​

Fan.
Miss Takeuchi, I'm looking forward to entering for the December issue's accessory set.​

NAOKO.
All magazine subscribers simply have to fill out the application in this month's issue. Also, in the deluxe issue of Nakayoshi now on sale, I've included some three-panel comic strips, so please don't miss out on them.​
 

MementoNepenthe

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JANUARY 1993
Fan
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Usagi, listen. I've been told my voice sounds like Queen Beryl's. Eh!?

:usagi:
Even if you have a voice like Beryl's, I love you for supporting me, so don't worry.

Fan.
Mako and I have the same birthday, December 5th. Please wish her a happy birthday for me.

:luna:
Okay, roger that! Speaking of which, in the November issue, I made a mistake about Mako's star sign. In reality, she's a Sagittarius.

Fans.
Miss Takeuchi. I read the three-panel comics in Nakayoshi Deluxe. The one with Sailor Jupiter was interesting.

Miss Takeuchi, I entered for the December issue prize giveaway. I hope I get the jewels and necklace.

NAOKO.
Please enter, thank you. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's entries for February and March. Also, please send in postcards for the popularity poll. You can vote for your top three.

FEBRUARY 1993
Fans.

I got the "Sailor Moon" Gameboy game as a New Year's gift. I can't wait to play it.

I got the "Sailor Moon" calendar. I like it a lot and put it up in my room right away.

:usagi:
Everyone, thank you for getting everything. Tell me what your favorite Sailor Moon goods are.

Fans.
For the January issue popularity poll, I voted for Rei. She has a beautiful heart, and I like her, I really like her.

For the popularity poll, I voted for Luna. That's because I was really moved by her story in the December issue. [i.e. Act 11]

:luna:
Thank you. The votes are being tallied at this very moment. Serenity, Sailor Venus, and Sailor Moon are in the lead.

Fan.
Miss Takeuchi, congratulations on "Sailor Moon's" one year anniversary. Good luck with your future.

NAOKO.
Thank you. Everyone, thanks for your support. I will do my best in the future.

MARCH 1993
Fan.
Usagi, I put the February issue furoku poster up over my desk. Now I'm happy and motivated.

:usagi:
Thank you. I'm glad you like it. Another Sailor Moon poster will be included with next month's issue. Please don't miss out on it!

Fans.
Hello, Luna. I really liked the giveaway prize cushion I got.

Dear Luna. By any chance are you and Artemis in love with each other? You are, right?

:luna:
Well, er, um, the thing about that is... Look forward to a future story.

(This month's letter to Naoko seems to be some more blather about this "service" thing that keeps being mentioned that I'm guessing is Nakayoshi or fan club related? I don't know and I don't really care because I can't make any sense of it:lol:)
 

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Yep. That's Naoko for you. From the very beginning of her career she didn't beat around the bush and stated it clearly and loudly what she values and works for. And this is not drawing manga. P-:
Well, she tried.

Upon finalizing "Sailor Moon," she created "PQ Angels." It was a "complete disaster," according to Wikipedia, and to make matters worse, Kodansha lost the manuscripts that she had completed.

She then created "Love Witch," which was discontinued after only 3 chapters.

In 2006, she created "Toki Meca," and "Toki Meca" was actually the only series she completed after "Sailor Moon" and "Sailor V."
 

MementoNepenthe

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JANUARY 1993
Fans
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Hello, Luna. I really liked the giveaway prize cushion I got.

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APRIL 1993
Fan
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Usagi. The action in the March issue was awesome. I was really moved by it. From now on, do your best, okay?

:usagi:
Thank you. I don't have a lot of confidence, but all my friends and I will continue to do our best.

Fan.
Rei, your hair is so long. You seem really mature.

:rei:
I'm happy. But lately, due to the influence of Usagi and the other girls, I must admit my personality has changed. Darn it.

Fan.
I got the fan club items for February and March. I like them.

:luna:
It was nice, right? This month's item is my pen case. Send away for it, too!

Fan.
I have a question for Venus. Since I started buying "Nakayoshi" in March, I don't know your birthday. Please tell me!!

:minako:
My birthday is October 22. For other details like that, you can always consult the official fan book, which is this month's furoku!

Fan.
Miss Takeuchi, it's your birthday soon, right? Happy birthday. Good luck and do your best in the future.

NAOKO.
Thank you. My birthday is March 15. He. Also, the third volume of the manga will be released on April 6. As a special treat for the first edition, there's a full-color pin-up. Everyone, from the bottom of my heart, I appreciate your love and support.
 
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My bad; I misunderstood what you meant. I think someone translated them somewhere, but I can't seem to find a translation at the moment.
 

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MAY 1993
Fan
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Usagi, I bought all of the Sailor Moon tankoban and anime books. Good luck in the future.

:usagi:
Thank you. The Anime Album: Volume I, full of information about the anime, just got released. There's a section in it called the Sailor Moon Cheer Squad where we included lots of the fan letters and illustrations the stations received. And don't forget. Volume II is scheduled to be released soon, so please go out and get it!!

Fan.
Dear Ami. What's your favorite subject? Mine is Japanese. I got the second highest score in my class on our kanji test.

:ami:
Wow, that's amazing! My favorite subject is math. In the future, I'd like to become a doctor.

Fan.
I have naturally curly hair, exactly the same as Mako's. Mako, how do you deal with people with big mouths?

:mako: and NAOKO
Pay them no mind, pay them no mind. Whenever something's troubling me, I say, "Guts!", and all my worries go away.

Hello, this is NAOKO.
Thank you to Mayuko-chan and everyone who sent me a picture postcard of Sailor Moon at the thunderstorm festival. There will be BIG NEWS in next month's issue.

JUNE 1993.
Fans
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Chibiusa is so CUTE!! I don't know if she's an enemy or an ally, but she's awfully CUTE!! Either way, I want some Chibiusa goods.

Usagi's swimsuit in the May issue was really, really cute. I want a bathing suit like that.

:usagi:
Wow, thanks! I'm happy for the compliment. Teehee.

Fan.
Ami, you don't always wear glasses, but sometimes you do. Are they just for show?

:ami:
Umm. I wear them when I'm reading or studying.

Fan.
Rei! Happy birthday! Good luck in the future. I'm cheering for you!

:rei:
Thank you. I'm being kept prisoner right now, but I'll do my best.

Fan.
I'm still so short. I wonder if I can grow up to be tall like Mako.

:mako:
You'll be fine. If you eat well and get lots of exercise, you're sure to get bigger.

Fan.
I won all the Sailor Soldiers from a toru toru catcher!

:minako: and NAOKO.
WOW! That's AMAZING!
Hey, don't forget! In June, the "Miss Rain" tankoban will be released. Please be sure and read it.
 

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JULY 1993.
Fan.

During our science lesson, I told my teacher the names of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and the Moon in English. Thanks to Sailor Moon, I was complimented.

:usagi:
Wow, good for you! I can say them too! Yeah. Congrats! I can say them too (haha)

Fan.
Ami, I love reading, but there those who say people who love reading are gloomy.

:ami:
I love reading, too. I'm not gloomy. But, I have other interests, too. I'm good at swimming. What about you?

Fan.
My cousin Yuu is a big fan of Sailor Moon goods. Candy and sausages, 20 yen cards, 100 yen gachapon dolls, everyone's gathering up stuff for her!

:minako:
That's awesome! I also love to collect Sailor Moon goods. Of course, Venus is my favorite. Thanks for writing.

NAOKO here. The fourth volume of the tankoban will be released next month. It's very good. Also, starting with the August issue of Nakayoshi, every month for the next six months, a Super Premium Card with a hologram will be attached to the supplement. A card file will also be attached to the August issue.

AUGUST 1993.
(Because MissDream's scan of this page is very faint, it was impossible for me to accurately transcribe the text and attempt a full translation, so here's a loose summary instead)

Fan wishes Usagi a happy birthday.
Usagi says she got a postcard for her birthday and mentions the first Chibiusa
Picture Diary side story appeared in the July issue of RUNRUN.

Fan congratulates Luna on being in the musical.
Luna asks everyone to go watch the musical and says she hopes to appear in movies someday.

Fan congratulates Naoko on winning an award.
Naoko thanks everyone and says she hopes everyone will enjoy next month's giveaway item.

SEPTEMBER 1993.
Fan.

Usagi. I was impressed by the July issue's cover. Usagi, you look great in your bathing suit.

:usagi:
Thank you. Did you see this month's cover, too? It's an anime-like picture. Miss Takeuchi's original drawing was painted by Toei Animation's colorist. Please tell me what you think of it. ::love::

Fan.
The Super Premium cards that are coming out each month are wonderful. I'm gonna try to get them all.

NAOKO.
They're special cards, so please collect them. Be sure to subscribe to get the giveaways!
 
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