In the year 2000, I created the Angel Protected story. It was based on the friendships I was making in middle school and the shared love for Japanese Anime and the genre of “Mahou Shoujo” (aka) Magical Girls, such as, SailorMoon, CardCaptors Sakura, and Cutie Honey. Those stories widely inspired the development of my story that is, Angel protected. I started creating the stories and characters when I was 14. I always struggled to make friends so I would usually sit alone and draw. I opened up eventually and made new friends that also loved Sailor Moon. Those friends ended up meaning the world to me and they were like my own Sailor Scouts. I was determent to make our own story of our love and friendship. Angel Protected grew as I did. It developed from a small Idea and sprouted into meany. It’s a story that is based on American culture, ancient history, and lore; done with a Magical girl twist. A story about how love transcends time and that darkness can only be banished by light. Angel Protected is a heartfelt story of pain, love, betrayal, empowering inner strength and finding the will for forgiveness. Its also about a girl who is learning how to be a bright and strong woman in the chaos of an impending world disaster.
One aspect of Sailor Moon I loved was the lore of what happened on the moon. Unfortunately there isn’t much said about it in the Manga. When I started writing Angel Protected, it too was set in the “then after”, but I stopped myself, I decided I wanted the full story of this American Magical Girl. So I began at the very start. Answering my questions of how did this Magical Girl become a Magical Girl. The origin story.
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