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I do not know what you were in the 90s, but we were religiously glued to our pre-flat screen TVs soaked in the golden age of cartoons, some really inappropriate delirium of Ren & Stimpy (thanks for the twisted sense of humor, Nickelodeon) to the weird and wonderful world of Samurai pizza cats.
But no imported cartoon has had as much of a hold as Sailor Moonthe animated anthology centered around a schoolgirl battling evil, and the corresponding animated TV show that is (probably) singularly responsible for Millennials and Gen Z’s obsessions with crystals, astrology, and snow boots. knee height.
It’s inspired countless cosplay moments, memes, and people who named their cat “Luna,” and now it’s the inspiration for a new Vans line adorned with the series’ iconic characters and symbols. of cartoons.
The Vans x Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Collection includes a substantial assortment of 43 items of sneakers, t-shirts, and even bucket hats for men, women, and kids. There is a plot unpack, from cosplay long sleeve to glow-in-the-dark Sk8-Hi with Luna’s face hidden in the checkerboard upper, but it all strikes an impressive balance between epic and wearable.
For the daring, there are super colorful peaks and Sk8-Hi’s platform which directly resemble the feet of Ms. Moon herself. For the more subtle fans, you can get star-printed Old Skools or low-top shoes adorned with black and white Japanese characters.
Of course, there’s no shortage of Sailor Moon merchandise, including unbranded kicks adorned by the entire team, including Sailor Mercury and Sailor Jupiter, at (where else?) Amazon.
If you’re still dreaming of Sailor Moon on the reg, now you have a wide range of options to express your adoration, in addition this body pillow that makes your roommate uncomfortable.
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