Sailor Moon Cosplay Works Well With Figure Skating

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This is Evgenia Medvedeva. She’s a 16-year-old champion Russian figure skater. And she totally loves Sailor Moon.

She not only watches the anime, but recently did a special Sailor Moon themed skate program:

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Which made news in Japan:

Medvedeva is also studying Japanese and can apparently sing the Sailor Moon theme in its original language.

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Her Instagram and Twitter are filled with Sailor Moon photos.

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She also recently met Sailor Moon creator Naoko Takeuchi:

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Why just skate for gold when you can skate in the name of the moon?!

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Brian Ashcraft

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.