Sailor Moon has been the epitome of female power fighting against the dark forces. Now, in Japan, they have incorporated the Sailor soldier with their public awareness campaign against sexually transmitted diseases. They now offer Sailor Moon condoms as their frontliners against sexually transmitted diseases.
Sailor Moon condoms are now given to females to keep them protected at all times, Anime Network News reported. Japan?s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has the Sailor Soldier behind them to protect their citizens from syphilis and other rapidly spreading diseases especially among young females.
The Ministry of Health has asked the aid of the Pretty Guardian herself and distributed ?total of 5,000 posters and 156,000 leaflets. This will be further distributed among 142 local governments and groups such as Japan Medical Association, Japanese Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Japan Foundation for AIDS Prevention and Japanese Foundation for Sexual Health Medicine at their annual January 15?s Coming-of-Age ceremonies and other similar venues.
The tagline for the poster reads, ?If you don’t get tested, I will punish you!!? Sailor Moon creator, Naoko Takeuchi, has been gracious enough to assist in this event especially that the anime and manga?s target audience are females in their 20?s.
Asides from the posters and leaflets, the Japanese government will also distribute a total of 60,000 Sailor Moon condoms in heart-shaped packaging with the famous Sailor Moon illustration in front of the parcel.
The said campaign aims to increase awareness and prevention from sexually transmitted diseases, early detection and treatment of the disease. Sexually Transmitted Diseases are no joke. The annual number of reported syphilis cases in Japan increased about 4.3 times from 621 in the year 2000 to 2,697 in the year 2015.
This is where the Sailor Soldier steps in. Hopefully, the advertisement campaign and new product packaging would catch the attention of more females around Japan.
Now, Japan can get to have Sailor Moon condoms in their pockets and battle those ?dark forces” in the name of the moon.