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June 2, 2016

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Finally! After years of seeing Sailor Moon cafes and bars and restaurants pop up in Tokyo I finally got to go to one myself! YAAAAA!!!!!! BUCKET LIST CHECKED OFF! BOOM! So this particular event was super awesome for all Sailor Moon fans since it was an exhibition of rare art + toys plus a Sailor Moon themed cafe, the Chibiusa Cafe. It was located on the 52nd floor of the Mori Tower (which BTW also houses the Tokyo YouTube space) and boasts a spectacular view of the city. So even if you don’t like Sailor Moon, paying for a ticket and being dragged along allows you access to a great view of Tokyo. Honestly, even if you aren’t a Sailor Moon fan it was a pretty cool exhibition featuring old school merch, black and white panels, hand drawn gel panels for the animation, gorgeous paintings of famous scenes from Sailor Moon, and more. Simon enjoyed it even though he isn’t a Sailor Moon fan. I mean, he isn’t a Sailor Moon enemy, but he isn’t into it like I am.

The Chibiusa Cafe was our main focus since I really wanted to try Sailor Moon themed food. I was expecting it to be pretty awful tasting and pretty adorable looking but I was nicely surprised. Besides Sailor Mercury’s terrible energy drink flavoured beverage, the rest of the stuff we ordered was great! The decorations like the moon and Sailor Pluto’s talisman in Simon’s curry were what I would expect from decorations…not that tasty….but everything around it was legit decent food. The Tuxedo Mask pasta I heard is vegetarian for those that don’t eat meat, but I’m not sure the exact ingredients so I can’t vouch for it if you’re a vegan. Other than that, there is a one hour limit in the cafe but they are very efficient with bringing out your items since you pre-order them outside so there is more than enough time to take pictures and be excited about all your items.

Price wise, it wasn’t terribly expensive. The burger was around $16, the curry $15, and the desserts between $10-13. The only expensive thing I felt were the drinks which were between $8- $10 but this is once in a lifetime so I was willing to splurge. The event is on until mid-Jube so I recommend checking it out if you get the chance! We bought our tickets at a kiosk from the convenience store Lawsons but you can also buy your ticket the day of at the location itself. The building is very big and confusing so make sure you ask the information kiosk if you’re feeling lost. You’ll need the help!

This whole event was fantastic for me because it was so nice to meet other Sailor Moon fans. Fans of all ages and fans wearing their favourite Sailor Moon things in various ways. I saw people straight up cosplaying to people wearing Sailor Moon cardigans or purses in a more subtle way. Either way, we all eyeballed each other’s clothing and accessories and smiled and oooohed and aaahhed over it. It was a really nice feeling. I get the same nice feeling when we attend anime conventions. :D

Oh and here is the info below for those of you that want to go:
It’s open from April 16 – July 19 2016 (so there’s still time to go!). It’s in Roppongi Hills, at the Tokyo City View Observation Deck (Sky Gallery in Mori Tower). The address is Tokyo-to, Minato-ku, Roppongi 6-10-1, Roppongi Hills 52nd floor. In Japanese it’s 東京都港区六本木6-10-1 六本木ヒルズ森タワー52階. Otherwise, it’s open from 10AM-10PM, though last entry is 9:30PM.

So has anyone else had the chance to attend this Sailor Moon exhibition? I’d love to hear about how you felt and what was your favourite part? If you haven’t experienced it, though, we want to share some of it with you by giving you some Sailor Moon goodies we got at the exhibit. Let us know who your favourite Sailor Moon character and why. Yes, it’s a cheesy question, but we want to make sure we give this to someone who would love it the way Martina would have loved it as a child. Ha!

And lastly, we’ve got some extra scenes as well, if you’re in the mood for more Sailor Moon:

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  1. i didnt even know sailor moon until my mother bought me a school bag with her on it. she raised me right

    3 years ago
  2. Since I want the prize to go to the next biggest fan (My mom & I love Sailor Moon & we always watched it together while I was growing up, so I’m a fan but not a *Super Fan* & I want the winner to totally go bat sh*t crazy & cry buckets of happy tears over their prize!) out there next to Martina, I’ll withhold from entering the contest. Good luck you guise!!

    I really wanted to say how happy I am watching the two of you together again! I know that this was filmed before Martina left for Canada, but I still cried seeing the two of you being so cutesy & in-love: you guise melt my heart & I’m constantly thinking “awwwwwwww!!!” ^_^
    (Simon, I’m deathly afraid of heights ever since I fell out of our super tall apple tree when I was 7 — I can barely climb ladders bec I feel all jittery & glass elevators make me feel sick although I’ve gotten good at faking my “I’m-perfectly-fine-not-having-a-panic-attack” face & body posture.)
    Martina, you look so pretty with your buns & the glitter eye make-up! Was that a gel or were those actual gems at the inside corners of your eyes? Super Cute!!! Loved the video & love you guise ^_^!!

    4 years ago
  3. I like Sailor Neptune the most cause she is so pretty, and because she is one of the outer scouts, she isn’t shown much, and I’m pretty disappointed in that. I like her cause her symbol thingamajiger is a mirror, and she uses talismans, they are very, Japanese oriented i think (?) and she is just so pretty. She has blue hair, and is just so calm and like (what is that word? oh well i forget) Although, if i had to chose one from the inner scouts, then i would choose Venus, cause i love the Greek, Roman, Egyptian, etc gods, goddesses, and myths. They are intriguing and i like to imagine a world where these things are real, and the “myths” are true. (everything I’m talking about here is from the older version of Sailor Moon, cause I’ve yet to watch the newer one.)

    This is the end of my rant.
    Have a good day, and a great summer, guise, and i hope everything is okay and that you don’t feel pained, Martina. XOXO.

    Kpop fan right here.

    4 years ago
  4. sailor moon is my favourite

    3 years ago
  5. Sailor Moon used to be my favorite character but watching it while growing up and with the new one out I realized that I loved Sailor Venus more! She was alone in her search for the princess for a long time and she tried her hardest to do it. And it wasn’t until now that I could appreciate her as the leader of the Sailor scouts. So because of how hard she worked (and her video game) that’s why Sailor Venus is my favorite!

    4 years ago
  6. I’m entering for my daughter Hannah because she’s 10 and doesn’t have an online presence yet. She says she likes Luna best because she’s really funny and smart and makes the best annoyed faces. Also, she’s a cat and cats are awesome.

    4 years ago
  7. My favorite is Usagi. For a class once, I wrote a 14+ page essay + pp on why I love SM, why it’s feminist and sends a great message to anyone and everyone of all age/genders/etc..I love her because of how goofy and silly and ridiculous she is. She’s so fantastical and dreamy and a hopeless romantic of life and I relate to that so much. She’s a huge dreamer who refuses to let society put her down and tell her why she is wrong and what she should and should not do. She doesnt give a shit about grades and doesnt let numbers or anyone else define her, and she realizes what’s really important is having fun, spending time with friends and family, being kind to others, and loving yourself. I also love how she isnt afraid to hardcore crush on her girl friends as well as other boys–she can appreciate beauty in all forms and not be restricted by societal norms!! Like when she got off the bus at Sendaizakaue to follow Rei because “she’s so pretty” and her hardcore crush on Michiru and Haruka….Usagi is such a great role model ❤

    4 years ago
  8. My top favorite character is Hotaru Tomoe, because she is a great healer.

    2 years ago
    • And, also, she is hot. I wonder what it’s like to have Hotaru (Sailor Saturn) live with me. More so, to live with her and her dad (Doctor Souichi Tomoe). That would be awesome.

      2 years ago
  9. Okayyy, so I did that thing where I made an account to leave my first comment, even though I’ve been a long-time lurker! I have been in love with Sailor Jupiter since watching Sailor Moon on YTV in the 90s (long live The Zone!). Even though my mom made me a Sailor Moon costume in grade 3, I begged her for a follow-up and dressed up as Sailor Jupiter in grade 4, and she also fashioned a Sailor Jupiter birthday cake for me once (what can I say… I was a fan and my mom is awesome). Sailor Jupiter NOT ONLY had a brown-haired ponytail like me (as did Sporty Spice, my other idol of choice), but was also such a strong person – way stronger and cooler than quiet little me at the time. One of my favourite moments (even after watching the whole anime again in my adulthood) is the classic Sailor Jupiter figure skating episode. She lifts that man over her head like it ain’t no thang! Watching the new Sailor Moon Crystal, I was a little disappointed that the Scouts weren’t given a lot of airtime to really flesh out their personalities. That’s why the original anime will always have a special place in my heart! Anyway, regardless of whether or not I win, thanks for giving me a forum in which to vomit my Sailor Moon love all over the place. You’re never really too old for Sailor Moon!

    4 years ago
    • HAHAHA! I just did the same :D! And yes…the Zone…good times! Remember Snit?! He distrubed my parents lol!

      4 years ago
      • SNIT WAS THE WORST! Hahaha I just saw your comment too, and I have to say, I FORGOT ABOUT THE SAILOR MOON CASSETTE TAPE! I am fairly certain I would still be able to at least hum along to “Rainy Day Man” and “I Wanna Be a Star”… omg, love.

        4 years ago
    • Congrats on winning! ^_^!! You should post a pic of the Special Capsule toy that Martina picked out for you!

      3 years ago
  10. Great video as always! Humanity needs some merchandise with the quote “I’m fine calm cool”, think about it!
    ps. the fangirling of the girl who asked for a photo with Martina is gold.

    4 years ago
  11. OMG OMG OMG!!! I wish I could go there sooooooo bad!!! I would totally end up maxing out my credit card trying to buy everything too :) My favorite sailor scout is sailor mercury and I admit it’s for silly reasons. My favorite color is blue and I was a total nerd in school that was always getting made fun of. I was that lame kid that actually liked learning stuff and would study on my own. So, sailor mercury just really appealed to me, especially when I was still in school. It was nice to see a nerdy kick butt kind of super hero that I could kind of relate to…..that was also blue :)

    4 years ago
  12. What an adorable cafe. It’s a really cute concept to pair an exhibit with a themed place to eat, too! As an adult, Sailor Moon is my favorite, but when I was younger, I really liked Sailor Jupiter. Me and my cousin would…play Sailor Moon? I would always be Jupiter, and she would be Venus. We would adorably agree that no one got to be Sailor Moon, because it wasn’t fair to the other, lol, so I have a soft spot for Jupiter. Thanks for the punch in the NOSTALGIA!

    4 years ago
  13. Sailor Mercury because she is kind of like me quiet, bookworm, and tech. Sailor Mercury is also really pretty!
    But obviously Sailor Moon is my top favorite She is really pretty, she can heal people, she is just my favorite hero of all the anime i ever watched

    4 years ago
  14. OHMYGOSH!!!! I want to be there!!!

    Haha, I was watching this as I got ready this morning and ended up somehow in Sailor Moon inspired outfit XD

    My favorite scout has always been Sailor Mercury. I’ve even cosplayed her before :D I definitely relate to her as the more shy, bookish type. But with her friends she really opens up, and plays to her strengths in the battle against evil.

    4 years ago
  15. Sailor Mercury because she is kind of like me quiet, bookworm, and technical. Sailor Mercury is also really pretty!
    But obviously Sailor Moon is my top favorite She is really pretty, she can heal people and I like trying to heal/ take care of people. She is just the hero of all hero of all the anime i ever watch

    4 years ago
  16. My favorite character is Sailor Moon. She was always my hero as a kid. Being the clumsy, crybaby I am I connected with her character immediately. It was so amazing to see this girl who was always late and didn’t do well in school kick butt and save the world. And I always loved the romance between Usagi and Mamorou, even if the age difference is abit creepy. Sailor Moon has always been my favorite anime and my absolute favorite character has to be Usagi and Sailor Moon.

    4 years ago
  17. It’s only open until the 19th of June though.

    4 years ago
  18. Hi Martina and Simon ! I discovered your youtube account just recently. I really want to thank you both for making inspirational videos. I always smiling whenever I saw Martina’s so happy and your smile is very precious it made my day !

    I’ve just made my account today after watching The Sailor Moon’s Café ! I love Martina’s smile very much. It’s vibrating happiness!

    I actually was a pretty hardcore Sailor Moon fan when I was a little kid. I had a Sailor Moon’s outfit and the accessories. I was actually asking my mom to sew a dress for my home made doll to look like Sailor Moon. I remember I had a moon’s crest stick on my forehead almost every day after coming home from school and pretended maybe Tuxedo Mask will come for me.. haha.. But growing up, I don’t know any friends who was into Sailor Moon. So I kinda stopped my interest when I was in 6th grade maybe. It was a bit hard to maintain it because I knew no one who can play with me. Haha.

    I think my favorite character was Sailor Jupiter. Maybe because she looks tomboyish ? But honestly I cannot really decide tho. I was loving them so much when I was a kid.

    I just want to share my little bit of story. As I recalled, my childhood was a very happy one thanks to Sailor Moon. :D

    I’m not really into Sailor Moon now, but Martina’s influence is a bit strong I might going back becoming a fan girl with Sailor Moon. Lol.

    Seriously, thanks a lot for the vibrant lovely smile, Martina ! It made me so happy.
    (Simon you are very lucky to have Martina !)

    Hugs and kisses !!!

    4 years ago
  19. My friends always said I was so like Sailor Saturn, and when I started watching she easily became my favorite. She had such a tragic back story but her friendship with Chibiusa saved her! My best friend always love Chibiusa best, so you know, it worked. ;) Loved your video!! :)

    4 years ago
  20. I always liked Sailor Mercury and Sailor Jupiter the most because I saw a little of myself in them, but also wanted to be inspired by them. I mean first of all Sailor Mercury really rocks her blue hair and her powers may not be that strong in comparison to others, but because she is smart, it’s enough for her. Any other Scouts coulnd’t pull of the things she did. I felt drawn to her because she is shy and she doesn’t rub her cleverness in the face of the others. I also adored her for her silent strengh she gave of and how she supported her friends the same way. For Sailor Jupiter it was the physical strengh and the way she carried herself, actually more of the whole package she presents. I mean she is a confindend in herself but sometimes she can be pretty selfconcious. She isn’t always the bravest Person, and she knows it, she accepts it and trys to work on herself. I also find her realy adorable sometimes, when she is praised and blushes or when she wore the Maid – Outfit for the School Festival. I really would have liked her as an older sister.
    I think the main reason why i always liked those two the best is, that they don’t draw too mutch attention to themself and are super serious about the role they take on, they also have there struggles and problems but they try to face them, how they think it’s the best. It’s something i admired about them.
    Another person I love is Seiya, even thought she/he doesn’t belong to the sailor moon scouts. Just wanted to mention it. When i have a bad day i like to watch some of those episodes with him and usagi.they are just too funny and i still laugh very hard, every time i watch them.

    4 years ago
  21. Oh wow! That Luna dessert looks amazing:D I wish I was there!

    My favourite character was Sailor Mercury. I watched the show when I was quite little and I just loved her blue hair – that was the only thing I could see – I guess I didn’t understand the whole story(or I wasnt concentrated enough to follow it) but THAT HAIR!! I also loved her spell which in original version is “shabon spray!” which in polish version (i’m from Poland) was ridiculously translated into a rhyme “mydło-powidło!” – which directly means “SOAP – MARMALADE!” or “SOAP-JAM!”. I guess I ‘ve always loved a good marmalade(or jam):D
    Also – great to see your new video – I have found out your channel recently and I’m a dedicated watcher ever since:) I would like to let you know that your videos are awesome – I love to discover new things about different cultures and your videos are so funny, entertaining and loaded with super interesting info! I hope you are doing great,

    Big greetings from POLAND!
    Magdalena

    4 years ago
  22. OMG i’m soooo jelllyy!! That place looks gorgeous and the food yummy ♥♥ I’m a bit torn with who is my favorite scout T.T Even when I was young listening to Sailor Moon on the t.v. I rooted for three XD Sailor Moon, Sailor Mars and Sailor Jupiter. Sailor Moon becuse she was like bit a big silly goofball who always fall because she’s a dreamer. Sailor Mars because of my black hair and my love for ancient culture and peace and Sailor Jupiter for the tough and independant woman she is ♥♥♥ So I can’t choose a favorite even now because I identify myself to those three. Message for Martina: your hair style was sooo cute in the video ♥♥♥

    4 years ago
  23. Red

    I belive my favorite character of Sailor moon is Sailor moon itself, specially keeping in mind she sacrifices herself in the Galaxy Cauldron to fight Chaos, she knows that without destroying the Cauldron she cannot destroy Chaos and just merges with it, yet still does it with the idea that despite chaos is going to resurge at some point, good will also.
    All the love from Peru, guys!

    4 years ago
  24. Hi Simon and Martina! I’ve been following you guys for a little over a year now, but it’s my first time leaving a comment…on any platform….ooooh nerve-racking lol! ANYWAY, I always look forward to your new videos and love to re-watch the old ones too. I’m always super jellie of all the delicious foods you eat!!! I felt a particular drive to respond to this post as the Sailor Moon franchise was SUCH a huge part of my childhood, as I’m sure it was with many girls. For birthdays and Christmas, all I ever wanted was Sailor Moon stuff; I still have it all somewhere in my parents’ basement, safely stored away (which I should really dig into sometime soon :P). Guys, I even had the Sailor Moon music cassette tape! I remember being 9 years old in my faded pink pajama dress and being the first to wake up at 7am on a Saturday morning to watch the next Sailor Moon episode on YTV (Canadian 90s kid’s programming represent!!!!). The Crystal Clear Destiny episode solidified my obsession! And to answer your question, Sailor Moon was my favourite. I related to her the most. Like me, she was this kind, clumpsy, slightly insecure, outwardly ditsy but inwardly brilliant girl. At the same time, she was leading a team of kick-ass super power females. It inspired my young self :D! Anyway, I hope to become a regular commenter and to meet some new cool, like-minded people here!!!

    4 years ago
    • OH!! And Sailor Moon was obsessed with food…LIKE ME!!! :D

      4 years ago
  25. Hi Simon and Martina,
    I hope this gets to you because I was wondering if there are any other cool and amazing places like this in Japan. I’m headed there in two weeks and then I’m off to Korea and Vietnam after so I hope I can get some feedback before I go. I love your videos and hope there are money coming that feature tons of drool worthy food porn.

    4 years ago
  26. Don’t enter me in the contest- as much as I like winning stuff I want someone who is more of a fan than I am to win! But my favorite character is Luna- she just tries to take care of everyone, especially Sailor Moon, and she makes me think ‘mom role’. I would want to be an advisor like her.

    This cafe and art exhibit looks absolutely great! As I said before, not a huge fan, but I know I would enjoy the displays. I love all the gorgeous paintings and costume stuff :)

    4 years ago
  27. Since I saw a picture on Instagram I was waiting for this video! And now it’s here. Yey.

    My favourite character is Sailor Uranus. When I’ve watched anime for the first time I was to young to fully understand her complex personality and relationship with Sailor Neptune.But I always liked her, because of her strong character. I was a tomboy as a child, so I liked the masculine part of her. I’ve always looked forward to her World Shaking attack because it felt really cool and powerful.

    4 years ago
  28. I found this Sailor Moon Macaron tutorial and thought of you, Martina! You should make it and show us the beautiful macarons. But maybe you will not want to eat them anymore since they are so cute! Here’s the link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjwP5oqqa_c

    4 years ago
  29. My favorite character was always Sailor Jupiter. Growing up, she was a huge inspiration to me because she’s a pretty tomboy. She can kick serious butt, but also cook an amazing meal. Her quieter moments, pining over lost love, also spoke to me because it showed how deep and dimensional her character was.

    4 years ago
  30. Ok, these 2 videos had stuff that I was literally busting out with a belly laugh. At this point after only knowing about you all for a few days and enjoying watching everything (and wishing I have seen everything but I will eventually) I have had many belly laughs, but 2 things took the cake – the “I’m fine, its cool, I’m calm, fine, calm, I’m fine” and the awesome chair dance that Martina is doing in the bonus footage! I have not been that way over Sailor Moon but believe me over plenty of other stuff (Simon your door ringing dance from the House Tour and bonus was awesome too, not leaving you out!) So have you guise ever made a compilation of each of your funniest moments? Like a Martina video, and a Simon video? And a Spudgy and a Meemers? If I could watch one every morning when I woke up just to put me in a good mood for the day or come home and cheer myself up it would be amazing. Even wonderful days could be made cheerier with some belly laughs! Have a great Anniversary!

    3 years ago
  31. Luna was my favorite character, for a number of reasons. First, among my friends, I was the only black girl. I didn’t have the pale skin and long hair like the other scouts. But I was dark and agile (gymnastics was my sport). Secondly, Luna was a mentor for all the scouts but especially Sailor Moon. She helped her to develop in skills and personality. She was good companion, and my friend said that loyalty is one of my best features. Good for Luna since Sailor Moon was a bit of a brat at first. Last, Luna did a lot of research to help the scouts succeed. She was a planner like me. She often knew lots of information, and I have a thirst for applicable knowledge. That’s why I really like EYK. I learn a lot of things that i can use in everyday life. So, even though Luna isn’t a scout, she was definitely a part of the team! 사랑해!

    4 years ago
  32. I love Chibiusa. Because i started to watch Sailor Moon when i was 7 and my dad died when i was young (8 years old), and somehow Chibiusa gave me hope. She did everything to save her parents, and in the end she was happy, and I felt like I wanted to be her so I could have her strength and find happiness in those dark times.

    4 years ago
  33. My favorite Sailor Scout is Sailor PLuto (lol typed it out like her sigil in her transformation) because she is a stand alone soldier but has a caring heart and when she does her super awesome destructive attacks, she doesn’t shout it like the other scouts but w h i s p e r s. Her mysterious vibe she gives off is what brought my attention to her when I first watched Sailor Moon as a child. I remember the episode vividly when the scouts go to the Catedral to fight against Eudial and PLuto made her elegant entrance as a sailor scout and just *gasp* it’s just such a concept that I live for. Being a holder of one of the three talismans, she’s a crucial part of the series and I’m glad she’s in it, she is pretty much like a guardian angel that helps guide everyone plus Sailor Moon to the greater good – leadership, a very admirable quality.

    3 years ago
  34. Sailor Venus was my favourite as a kid because she was pretty (and blonde like me!) and got to have her own talking cat even though she wasn’t the princess. But as I got older I started to really love Sailor Mars, because I feel like her stubbornness, loyalty, and love were a lot like me and how I tough-love the people I care about. Plus, her relationship with Usagi, despite how antagonistic it could be at times, was definitely the strongest bond in the early series.

    4 years ago
  35. My favourite is Sailor Jupiter because shes such a trooper, she got her heart broken alot but shes strong and puts herself out there. She has awesome lightening powers and also kicks butt in the show. Despite having her memory wiped she still treats these girls like her sisters and sticks by their side!

    4 years ago
  36. Sailor Uranus is my favorite scout, Tuxedo Mask is my favorite non-scout *u* I like them both pretty equally character wise though <3

    4 years ago
  37. Martina!!! There’s this amazing SM game “Sailor moon drops” are you playing?

    4 years ago
  38. Thank you for looking into vegetarian options for us! <3

    4 years ago
  39. My favorite is Sailor Mars because (and I know it sounds cheesy xD) to me, she is my childhood. She was the one I played every time my friends and I pretended to be the scouts. Although I’ve had many favorites throughout the years (Jupiter, then Neptune, then Uranus…) everytime I’m asked about my favorite I stick with Rei, she is MY scout, you know what I mean? XDDDD I’m sure Martina does, we are the same age so I guess she has experienced the whole “let’s play Sailor Moon!” thing. Choosing just one was truly an existential dilemma, wasn’t it? Luckily, red is my color!
    Awesome video, guys, I’m happy you enjoyed the experience. Even Simon! XD

    4 years ago
  40. I love Sailor Neptune because I find a lot of qualities in her that I see in myself. She’s passionate, dedicated, smart, artistically talented, all the strength you would find in someone influenced by a water sign. Being a water sign myself, I appreciate seeing these strengths embodied in a character with such grace and beauty. I’ve watched Sailor Moon since I was a kid and have been absolutely obsessed. I used to set my VCR to record the show so I could watch it when I got home from school and my mom used to take me to Chinatown in L.A. to find Sailor Moon merchandise. I almost exclusively wore Sailor Moon shirts, my grandma sewed me a Sailor Moon costume for Halloween one year, and I still have a replica of the Cutie Moon rod that plays music and makes magical noises!

    4 years ago