Freelance Artist Remakes Sailor Moon Characters in Style of Feudal Japan

SailorTeam1By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

If you haven’t heard of freelance artist Renarêve, you should. She has a beautiful style to her creations that would be considered worthy of Disney yet there is a painted look to her works that makes them aesthetically pleasing. Renarêve is not only able to create characters that appear Disneyesque, she is able to go from soft images to hard as proven by her limited run of Wonder Woman action prints presented previously at NexCon.

Inspired by Japan’s history of samurais and feuding shoguns, Renarêve has taken Naoko Takeuchi’s Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon (美少女戦士セーラームーン) characters and reimagined them as hierarchical characters from that timeline. Although not historically accurate Renarêve addressed this issue via her Facebook page:

“Please be reminded that these designs are only inspired from the clothing and social classes found in Japanese culture. Each design for the senshi in the Feudal Sailor Moon series are born from Renareve’s interpretation of both the culture and the characters from Sailor Moon. These are of unique take and are not meant to strictly follow reference.”

Tuxedo Mask was not a part of the reimagining but Renarêve has not ruled out including him at a later date.

These works were created specifically for O-kun Fiesta 2, an anime and manga celebration that was held June 4-5, 2016 in Manila, Philippines.

Source(s): Renarêve’s official Facebook page, Renarêve’s official Tumbler site, and My Japan Slice Facebook page.

Author: James Robert Shaw

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