The Early Days of Sailor Moon

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^ Yeah, after I posted my initial colorings, I decided I didn't really think Venus's and Jupiter's regular hair colors quite worked with the new colors of their uniforms, so I gave Jupiter gray hair (since Jupiter is also associated with tin) and I made Venus's hair a light chartreuse to better go with her emerald green outfit.

 
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I know that this has gone completely off-topic now, but I had to finish up the set, now hadn't I?

Here's Moon colored in argent (silver), with some mulberry and tawny (the colors associated with the lunar nodes) so as not to look too plain:



And here's Saturn colored in black and white (diamond):



Since Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto aren't classical planets, they have no traditional color associations, so I've skipped them for now.
 
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According to her end notes from volume 7 of the tankoban, the idea to make Haruka a race car driver was inspired by a day out with her friend, fellow manga author Satoshi Ikezawa:

My friends often ask me about the mysterious character that is Haruka Tenoh. He is also very successful. I will tell you why I made him a racecar driver. This idea dates back to the winter of 1993, when a pilot friend, Satoshi Ikezawa, took me for a spin on the Fuji Highway circuit. Satoshi drove a Porsche RSR. A real bomb! He did several laps at a crazy pace. I was very appreciative. Unfortunately, as it was raining that day, I couldn't drive myself, too bad... To console me, Satoshi took me for a ride in his most beautiful car, a Ferrari F40! It makes me want to have a new one! And I absolutely want to drive on a circuit!​
 

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Since MementoNepenthe mentioned the possible Sailor V OVA that unfortunately canned I remember that Naoko Takeuchi posted in The Infinity Artbook two pages for the proposed Sailor V OVA. I would love it if someone could one day translate the full thing. I would love to know what this unknown piece of Sailor Moon history could finally be known in the West.

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