Sailormoon References/Cameos/etc.

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MariaTenebre

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The Web of Mystery thing is very interesting MementoNepenthe. The woman there not only looks like Beryl but her motivations are the same IE causing destruction unless a man chooses to get with her. The other Morga look alike was interesting as well. She pretty much looks exactly like Morga I wonder if Takeuchi got inspiration from these pics.
 

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Aurorae Lunares
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I can't imagine Naoko's coming across a random issue of a 1950s American comic book in Japan, but I guess anything's possible, though these characters more resemble Beryl and Morga in the anime than the manga.
 

rgveda99

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Kinda wished Naoko made a Spiderman homage with issue no.1.

I could just picture :minako: holding ::tuxspeedmask: while swinging with her anal beads. XD
 

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Aurorae Lunares
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From an issue of another vintage horror comic, Mysteries Weird and Strange:



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I know a black star symbol isn't the most unique idea in the world, but I thought this was interesting nonetheless.
 

Sabrblade

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All these little bits adding up is starting to make me wonder if those old 50s comics might have ever seen release (either officially or via import comic stores) in Japan. :wow:
 

MementoNepenthe

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Given her interest in series like Devilman, I definitely think Naoko would be into these comics if she came across them, but I'm not sure if she would have. There is an article about the publisher, EC Comics*, on Japanese Wikipedia, which would seem to suggest some level of interest in/familiarity with these comics over there. Hmmm...

ETA: According to this article, Shigeru Mizuki, the mangaka who created GeGeGe no Kitaro, cited EC Comics as an inspiration, so those comics were definitely available in Japan during Naoko's childhood. Now I'm really starting to wonder if she was inspired by them. If she comes to America later this year, someone should ask her about them :lol:

*Correction: I got a bit mixed up. EC Comics published Moon-Girl, but not Web of Mystery (which was published by Ace) or Mysteries Weird and Strange (which was published by Superior). Still, if EC Comics made their way to Japan, it doesn't seem like a stretch to think other similar comics made it over there as well.
 
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Rika-Chicchi

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According to this article, Shigeru Mizuki, the mangaka who created GeGeGe no Kitaro, cited EC Comics as an inspiration, which would definitely indicate these comics would have been available in Japan during Naoko's childhood. Now I'm really starting to wonder if she was inspired by them. If she comes to America later this year, someone should ask her about them :lol:
And her response would be laughing like Esmeraude. :lol:
 

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An adult Hotaru in Do You Believe in Nightmares #2 (1958.):



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Similar hairstyles, similar bows on red shirts... Coincidence? (Yes)
 

MementoNepenthe

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^ That character only appears on one page where she thinks to herself she needs to get new glasses after she sees a man suddenly appear then disappear :lol: