The Kodansha TV Picture Books

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Mako does kind of look like what’s her face from episode 14. Just sayin
I also concur. Of all the mistakes made, I can see where someone would conflate Makoto for Rui Saionji, especially if one never watched the series.



The headband is the same color in the art, so I'm positive that is what happened.

Given that Ami and Rei are also wearing two of Usagi's disguises, there's clearly a connection with their wildly inaccurate dreams. Perhaps someone was only given art of Usagi in those outfits and assumed she was taking on the roles of their dreams? I have no idea what went wrong, but this seems less "random" and more "turned upside down from what actually happened."

By contrast, while Haruka and Michiru are off, too, at least their dreams are closer in the direction on their characters.
 
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In fairness, Haruka just says she likes playing basketball, not that her dream is to be a professional basketball player.
 

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I used to have some of these—if I am not incorrect, they were comic books showing the exact same story as some episodes of the anime and with pictures taken from the actual episode. They felt redundant, IMO.
 
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I think you're thinking of the animanga, which are separate from the comics from Tanoshii Youchien, which are separate from the TV picture books and pop-up books Kodansha published.
 

DREWdesu

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I have Book 4 and Book 11 of the TV Picture Books (Wedding dress episode and Episode 45&46 in the anime pace). The story is very simplified definitely great for kids and for Japanese learners to refine their passive verbs.
 
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#72
Translated the Mini Quiz Book:










1. They should definitely do an episode where the girls' transformations go inexplicably awry.
2. Venus actually looks ind of cute with sneakers, and I love Chibi Moon's hair protectors being heart-shaped.
3. Love that Luna is Mercury's favorite.
4. Singing being Mars's favorite thing feels a little iffy to me, even in the anime canon.
5. That mirror quiz is nightmare fuel.
6. Uranus is an idiot.
7. Super Sailor Moon #1 is super cute.
8. Super Sailor Moon should definitely use a coffee cup to transform.
 
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I always thought it was a shame that Ami never got a Guardian Cat from Mau. She seemed like she really liked Cats. Honestly one thing thing I thought would have been better instead of that whole Sailor Luna stuff would be if the Sailor Luna character as a new cat entirely and was basically Ami's Guardian Animal the same way that Luna is for Usagi, Artemis is for Minako and Phobos and Deimos are for Rei. Maybe her name could be Mariner and she could be Sailor Mariner after Sailor Mercury's fictitious Moon/Castle.
 
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Translated some pages from Sailor Venus's mini book that I found pictures of:





(Interesting that her hobby is given as "collecting stuffed animals" instead of "chasing idols" or "wasting time" as in her official manga and anime profiles. Also, that Sailor V picture is completely off-model.)