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Sailor Moon Content Heads To Monster Hunter XX

Grab your dualswords and get ready for action! It’s time to punish Rathalos in the name of the Moon!

Earlier today, Capcom revealed that they’re bringing the world of the Sailor Guardians to Monster Hunter. A collaboration between the Monster Hunter and Sailor Moon brands will bring a few new anime-inspired goodies to the Monster Hunter XX.

Specifically, Monster Hunter XX players will be able to obtain the Cutie Moon Rod weapon, as well as the Narikiri Luna shield for their Felyne companions. The news was unveiled in a trailer, which you can check out below:

The game is slated to hit Nintendo’s 3DS in Japan on March 18. The news was revealed as part of a celebration of Sailor Moon‘s 25th anniversary.

Naoko Takeuchi’s Sailor Moon debuted in Nakayoshi magazine on December 28, 1991. the series, which ran through February 1997, spans 18 collected volumes.

The Sailor Moon manga spawned two anime adaptations. The original series (I’m bundling R, S, Super S, and Stars into this one, folks) ran from 1992 through 1997. Kunihiko Ikuhara (Penguindrum, Revolutionary Girl Utena), Junichi Sato (Aria The Animation, Magic User’s Club!) and Takuya Igarashi (Bungo Stray Dogs, Soul Eater) helmed the project through the course of its run, while Toei Animation produced the animation.

Modern adaptation Sailor Moon Crystal debuted on Japanese streaming service NicoNico in July 2014. During its initial run, new episodes aired on the first and third Saturdays of each month. The latest season, which debuted on March 4 2016, covers the “Death Busters” arc of the manga, and introduces the Outer Guardians.

Viz Media Currently holds the rights to both Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal in North America.

Source: YouTube (Capcom Channel)

Editor’s Note: For those who don’t want to sit through the trailer, we’ve provided an image of the Luna Felyne gear below.

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Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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