Miss Universe Contestant Will Compete as Sailor Moon

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Anime, when it's not sexist, convoluted, or stupid, can be a wonderful thing that changes or influences the world. There are quite a few anime that can be considered "household names," with Pokemon, Dragon Ball Z, and Cowboy Bebop being easy examples. One other anime that can be considered a household name is Sailor Moon, which left a huge impact around the world thanks to stunning character designs, a catchy theme song, and fairly wacky adventures.

It looks like the world is about to be inspired by the anime yet again, as Miss Japan Yuumi Kato will be competing in the Miss Universe event as the titular character. She posted the news on her Instagram, confirming the news that she would be competing and proudly showing off her costume. Sure, she might not have the blonde hair but Kato is definitely a looker and her costume is great.

Now, she won't be wearing the costume for the whole show; after all, the contest does require its contestants to wear various garments throughout the program. Think of it as a more elegant way to check out women in swimsuits, for better or worse. At least we will be seeing her cosplay for a good amount of the show.

While it's quality may vary, Sailor Moon does still resonate with a number of people. Whether it's simply nostalgia or the fact that the show has some actual quality to it is up for debate. Still, when you consider the number of people who pay tribute to this series and the impact it left around the world, it's definitely an important anime.

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