Part of the mission of Warriors of Legend: Reflections of Japan in Sailor Moon is to increase education about the culture and traditions of Japan, making this knowledge accessible to everyone. To that end, we encourage readers who have enjoyed the book to approach their local libraries about acquiring copies of the book for their own collections.
In addition to contributing to Sailor Moon
's continued presence across the continent and elsewhere, we see it as spreading the view that anime isn't just something for kids, that it's a mature hobby that can be as educational as it is fun.
Pretty much every public library has a way for its members to request the library order a book. This is a free service, and while it may take a few months for a request to go through red tape, all it requires is that you fill out a form with what book you'd like the library to get.
Please note that this is different from an "Inter-Library Loan." You're not requesting to borrow the book, but rather, that you want the library to get the book for its own holdings.
Many libraries will have these types of forms on their website, but if not, just stop by your library sometime this week and ask them how to go about things. Once you get the form, fill it out, hand it in, and you're done!
On the library form, you may be asked for certain ordering information. Here's data that may be useful:
Title: Warriors of Legend: Reflections of Japan in Sailor Moon
When the Warriors of Legend project first started in 2005, it was something of a dark time in Sailor Moon fandom. Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon had come and gone, the manga had been re-issued... and then nothing. (Not until Sailor Moon Crystal's debut in 2014 would the fandom have any new material.) Part of the initial reason for Warriors of Legend's existence was to give something new to the fanbase, to help keep the flames of fandom going, which, we like to think we did, in our own way.
Author: Jay Navok and Sushil K. Rudranath
Publisher: Booksurge, L.L.C.
Library of Congress Call Number: 2005903976
This is the same information you'd need if you wanted your favorite bookstore to order the book for your personal use.
Along the way, many many fans helped spread the word about Warriors of Legend, giving us mentions in web forums, getting the book into their local libraries and bookstores, and keeping awareness high. Without their help, we could not have come as far as we did. We recognize them here:
The Black Moon RPG
The Boyer Report /