The good news is that Bonnie and I are back to the Sailor Moon Book – and making progress. Work has me a bit busy, and the delay was a bit longer than expected, but we’re getting our groove back.
We’re at roughly a halfway point in our interviews, maybe more, and want to take time to analyze the data we have to see what we’ve found so far – it’ll hopefully give us some ideas of book structure and best approach. Then we’ll get on with more interviews. And, yes, that’s a hint.
Two things that are unexpected:
- We’re seeing some very common patterns, more than we expected.
- History of Sailor Moon is recorded very erratically. It’s scattered among magazines, web articles, a few books, websites, and more. This means we’ve had to add an extra month to just research things so we get the history right. You could probably do a whole book on the history of Sailor Moon, but it won’t be us. Yet.
I hope when this book comes out it inspires some full scientific studies of the series’ impact. There’s a lot to study.