Ok, so this is going to be the first in a series of pieces. And it has a backstory.
I was working the night shift and it was totally dead and I was super bored and I got to thinking… technically speaking, Sailor Moon is an alien. She’s from the moon. So why does she look like a human?
And then I thought, maybe her Sailor Scout uniform is actually what she looks like, but in attempting to describe Sailor Moon’s alien physiology, eye-witness accounts were mistaken for a description of a costume, not an actual body.
So, Sailor Moon’s pigtails, bangs, and the little whiskers that I’ve given her, aren’t hair. They’re sensory organs, like antennae. The red “gems” described in her uniform are actually poison glands, which are brightly colored to gain the attention of predators. When subject to pressure, they secrete a poisonous liquid, kinda like Cane Toads. The “collar” of the costume is actually a wattle that Usagi’s species uses in mating displays. It’s inflatable!
Kinda like this:
As for the bunny nose and upper lip… Well… her name is Usagi.
The kanji at the top of the image is bi (pretty) uchuu (extraterrestrial) jin (person) and the katakana at the bottom is the phonetic spelling of Sailor Moon.
I’m sure that Kyozuka sensei would be pleased to see that I’m keeping up my calligraphy skills, all these years after her classes.
If anyone with a better grasp of japanese than me has any corrections, I’m happy to hear them.
Nerd rant over.