Oh my gosh.....I can't even begin to tell you all how much this means to me!
I present to you all a commission of my old Sailor Moon OC's...Super Sailor Sirius (in the violet and black) and and her cousin Super Sailor Polaris (in the pink and yellow) meeting King T'Challa and his younger sister Princess Shuri of Wakanda. Not only is he the king of the mighty African nation, but also the courageous and powerful Black Panther, Marvel's first Black super hero. When I first heard of the Black Panther movie coming out, I knew I just had to have a pic of him and Shuri meeting the first Black sailor senshi.....it would mean SO much to me and I'm sure the few Black or other ethnic Sailor Moon fans that were still left out there. Back in late 90's when I used to be a Sailor Moon fan, while I loved the fan senshi fans of come up with, I noticed that there weren't any dark-skinned or Black Sailor Senshi, so I made a couple of my own.
Sadly, Sailor Sirius and later on her cousin Sailor Polaris weren't very widely received, and in a way, I can understand that because most SM fans weren't used to seeing Black characters in cartoon or anime form, so I didn't get a lot of feedback or support. I know that people saw my site, saw the stories and the pics because of the page views, but no one said anything. But that's okay, I still had fun creating Sailor Sirius's story and the adventures she had.
I was so lucky to have the wonderful and amazing JJ Anthony to do this commission for me. Most of the artists here just ignored me, were rude, or are very expensive and only take PayPal, which I don't have. I am so grateful to her for understanding what I can pay and taking a chance with me in how I suggested I pay. I truly appreciate it girl!
So here in this pic, Sailor Polaris is greeting the Wakandan king and telling him how much she admires what he's accomplished for his country and the world, and he is telling her how much he has admired her and the Sailor Senshi and what they have done to protect the world. Sailor Sirius is telling Princess Shuri how cool she is and how much she loves her clothes, and Shuri of course is basking in the admiration.
Thank you so much JJ, and I do hope to commission you again in the future!
Black Panther copyright Marvel Comics and Disney....
Sailor Moon concept copyright Naoko Takeuchi....
Sailor Sirius and Sailor Polaris copyright me......
Art copyright Joyce-Ann "JJ" Anthony - jjanneanthony.deviantart.com/