25th Anniversary Project News: Part 2

Comments from Naoko Takeuchi on the 25th Anniversary were post on the fanclub page. My translation below:

It’s been 25 years since this story was first published.

Right now I have the first volume of the comics, published July 6, 1992, in front of me. 

When I open it, the characters are full of energy and are having fun. They’re bouncing around and talking, with lettering and flowers and sound effects scattered on the pages. 

That 26 year old author really had fun drawing them (though at times it was so tough she felt like she would die). Back then so many people helped me create that manga, so many people read it, watched the anime, musicals, and live action drama, and bought the goods. Thanks to the power of your love, I was able to write a powerful and wonderful story. Even now, 25 years later, people still say they love it and all I can say is that I’m incredibly grateful. 

Thank you very much!

It’s truly the manga I’m happiest about in the whole world. I’m the happiest author in the whole world. This year there will be a lot of projects, events, collaborations, and merchandise. 

Ms. Takeuchi is SUPER excited. 

Everyone please enjoy ♡

Naoko Takeuchi