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Wednesday, September 2, 2009
You may know actress Kirsten Dunst for her role in the Spiderman films, but now she’s playing a hero—from Sailor Moon.
MTV’s splash page tells us that actress Kirsten Dunst appeared to have some aptitude for full-on anime cosplay in the recent photographs taken in Tokyo's Akihabara otaku shopping district.
The stylelist says “Looking like she just stepped out of a manga comic, actress Kirsten Dunst got her Sailor Moon on…for a video directed by McG (of "Terminator Salvation" fame).
No stranger to anime, Dunst previously provided the voice of the main character in the English version of Hayao Miyazaki's "Kiki's Delivery Service." McG has also expressed a fondness for Japanese anime—particularly "Sailor Moon," a series which seems to inspire Dunst's outfit.”
According to Ideeli, the project is a "manga inspired pop video" scheduled to premiere in an exhibition later this year at London's Tate Modern museum of modern art.
Wikipedia explains that the Japanese title for Sailor Moon is Bishōjo Senshi Sērā Mūn, officially translated as Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon. The story revolves around the battles of the defenders of a kingdom that once spanned the solar system…reincarnated as teenage girls wearing the sailor style of girls' school uniforms popular in Japan. They’re named for the moon and planets (Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, etc.) and transform into heroines when needed.
Of course, you too can dress up as any of the Sailor Moon characters, or any other anime character for that matter. You don’t even need a reason. You may not have a Hollywood director filming you, but you can still have plenty of fun.