[Sailor Moon Sailor Stars Keytar Playset]
About: The Sailor Moon franchise has produced an awful lot of merchandise. There are avid Sailor Moon collectors all over the world who collect all of the Japanese exclusive items. This particular toy is a light-up “keytar” – half keyboard, half guitar. It comes with an instruction manual on how to use it, which is entirely in Japanese. It also comes pre-programmed with a number of songs.
Challenges: The main challenge for this project was working from the owner’s homemade photographs of the packaging. Although the translation was a breeze, the graphical design work involved to make this look like an English-edition release was very complex. It required hours of image rebuilding, cleaning, and typesetting to make the packaging look authentic.
Results: Our customer, the famous Sailor Moon collector Sailor Astera, absolutely loved our work! She was able to use her keytar by following our translated instructions, and learned how the device works. Now she can change batteries, set tempos, or play the pre-programmed music with ease.