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Hello! This is Mangaka-chan. I'm a fanartist/fanwriter by night and a graduate student by day. I mostly post about Sailor Moon and Princess Tutu, as well as any fan work I make for my two favorite anime series.

Many thanks to Miss Yunie from elysiansgarden for the custom layout. <3

I have a bit of an info-dump this time. All this stuff about the Jubilee Ball is sorta-kinda based on the yearly tea party that’s thrown by the Queen of England. IIRC off of Buckingham Palace’s website, all British citizens can apply to attend the party, though there’s a fee and your chances of actually getting selected to meet the Queen are pretty low. I imagine that the rules in a utopia like Crystal Tokyo might be a bit looser though. And while Neo Queen Serenity hardly leaves the palace I think she loves to socialize with people and throw parties, just like Usagi did. And since the manga was rather vague about when exactly Usagi ascended to the throne, I figure I’d throw her ascension, as well as both her and Chibi Usa’s birthdays all into one occasion and make it a gigantic party bash that everyone can participates in.

And yes, there is some angst on Chibi Usa’s part. But it wouldn’t be shoujo comic without some angst, right? ;) Oh, and I also firmly believe the Quartet can be bribed with good food, only in this case Shou did it unintentionally.

Fark, I think I hurt my wrist. DX Uhg, maybe I’d been pushing myself on the doujinshi a little too hard these last few days but what else is there to do when it’s 38C/100F outside? Gonna take a break from drawing tomorrow to let my wrist recover a little. In the mean time, I wanna figure out where to watch Sailor Moon Crystal while I’m in China.

Chibi!Shou! XD *cough, OK I’m done now*

Just a quick word on why Shou’s parents are dead. At the end of the Black Moon arc Neo Queen Serenity was shown reviving the populace of Crystal Tokyo, but Chibi Usa once said that after the initial Black Moon attack some of the deceased turned to dust and disappeared over time. I don’t think the Silver Crystal can bring back people who are long gone; even its powers have limits.

I got done drawing the rough sketches for Act 3 of Future Reunion today! That means I have the composition for all of the remaining pages figured out; all that needs to be done now is to actually draw them. XD;;

It looks like Act 3 will have a total of 42 pages (Act 2 in comparison only had 33 pages; hopefully this trend won’t become exponential >_>). Just a few days ago I posted page 22, so that leaves 20 more pages to go. Having these rough sketches done actually takes a lot of pressure off of my shoulders, because without a set of rough sketches I feel a lot of uncertainty going forward with this project, kinda like driving in an unfamiliar city without a map. Now I can draw with more confidence, and it means I can also start thinking about the script for Act 4. ;)


Your art style is very much admired by a lot of people. Are there any art tips you can offer for beginners?



Aw shucks, Anon! >///< I’d be happy to offer some tips! But please keep in mind that these tips are based on my own experiences and they might not work well for everyone. (I put the tips below a cut since it got a little long)

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Hark! For I bring you one measly new page of doujinshi! XD;;

Asako and Yuuko’s names in kanji are, respectively, (meaning “child of morning”) and (meaning “child of evening”). More about their names will be revealed and discussed later on.

I was hoping to pump out new pages like rabbits make babies, but the amount of line work in this page (that room! Dear god!) took me three whole days to complete. Additionally, it also took time for me to get used to working on my Asus laptop, but I feel a lot more comfortable drawing on it now. Here’s hoping I’ll churn out a few more before my vacation is over. ;)

I am back to working on Future Reunion while I’m on vaca in China! The new laptop is working well, but it feels very odd drawing on it versus on my old desktop computer at home. It’s a bit like driving a new car: you know what you’re doing but everything feels slightly off, and so it’s a bit frustrating. It’s gonna take a bit to get used to this, but I’m just glad I finally have time to sit down and draw. ;w;


You posted something about going to China to visit relatives. I'm sorry if I'm being rude but does that mean that your nationality is Chinese?



Yup, my ethnic background is Chinese, but I’m a US citizen. ;3 And speaking of which, a belated happy Fourth of July to everyone!

In Hong Kong with friends right now, and am waiting to watch the internet explode on 7/6 when SM Crystal airs. \o/


Hello I've noticed on a roleplaying Tumblr that someone has stolen your art and is using them for images and icons and such, I figured I would let you know since I respect the artists for their hard work. This person hasn't credited you or anything so I assumed they hadn't asked for permission to use your works. Here is the name of the blog (since asks won't let me post links): ladychibiusa



Thanks for letting me know! I’ll contact this person, but I don’t mind too much when people use my art for icons and other edits since I’m curious how others transform and reinterpret my art (though of course I’d prefer to be consulted before hand and credited, mind you!)

I’ve accepted that anything I put on the internet may be used without citation by others. As long as others don’t try to make money off of it, or claim it as their own I’m pretty chill about it.

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