With the recent release of the Sailor Moon Reboot, all the world is abuzz with nostalgia (or at least, those who watched Sailor Moon back in the 90s). Grandmaster skinner Meggles of PlanetMinecraft has presented the community with this wonderful Sailor Moon skin for Minecraft.
As one of the most popular anime characters in history, it should come as no surprise that Sailor Moon skins are a populated category on Minecraft. This one, however, is by far my favorite. As usual, let us compare to a reference image:
Spot on if you ask me! Some features are slightly exaggerated for characteristic identification purposes, such as her bow (which is much larger on the skin). The only point of contention is that her bow does not wrap around to the other side of her shirt as it does in the original.
Nonetheless, a great skin with great attention to detail. I give this skin ten pretty soldiers out of ten.
Installing the Skin
For online play, skins can be installed by simply uploading the file to your profile on Minecraft.net. Skins posted on certain websites can be uploaded directly from their page, including this one; click on the button on the right-hand side labeled “change my skin” to be taken directly to the appropriate page.
For offline play only, the process is similar to installing mods:
Download the skin’s .png file;
Hold Windows key and press R to bring up the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.
Type %appdata% and press enter, then navigate to roaming/.minecraft/versions.
Open the folder containing the version you use for offline play and view the .jar file using WinRAR.
Create a backup of the meta.inf file contained inside the .jar and store it in a separate folder.
Navigate within the .jar file to assets/minecraft/textures/entity.
Rename the image file titled “steve” to anything else (such as steve_backup).
Change the name of your skin’s .png file to steve.png and insert it here.
Remember to keep your meta.inf and original steve texture backed up somewhere just in case.
Who is your favorite Sailor? Let us know in the comments below!