The definition of the magical girl genre, Sailor Moon is a beloved manga and television series that has grown in popularity. If anyone in North America is going to know anything about anime, they'll know about this show, as it's probably the most recognizable mainstream anime title of them all. However, questionable censorship has led to arguments between fans about whether the English dub hurt the show's LGBT representation and other elements, since it heavily edited the show's content. Though a lot of this content was added back in thanks to the re-dubbing being done by Viz Media and the Sailor Moon Crystal series. The version of Sailor Moon released in America that was produced by DiC for the first two seasons and dubbing studio Optimum Productions had a lot of censorship, which included the removal of near-nudity and violence, plus the infamous addition of kissing cousins. Even when a new producer, Cloverway, teamed up with YTV to localize episodes in the US and dub the third and fourth seasons along with Optimum Productions , the censorship continued.
Since its debut in , the Sailor Scouts and friends have captivated audiences and readers alike from all over the globe and across generations. The year brought some pretty big changes to the franchise when Sailor Moon Crystal was launched. Many fans have criticized the first two seasons of this revamp of our beloved Sailor Scouts due to the initial changes in style and flow of the story line. Overall, Sailor Moon Crystal has been praised for finally bringing Americans the version of the show its creator, Naoko Takeuchi, intended all audiences to see. Even though this latest, more in depth overhaul reveals much that was forgotten or edited from the shows, books, and films -- there are still many secrets about Sailor Moon many fans have missed. Think you know all there is about the Sailor Scouts? Read on to find out!
My bestie sent over the entire Sailor Moon Funko Pop collection to me recently. I know, right? So freaking awesome. They look so damn cool.
At the time of watching Sailor Moon - in my early, bad haircut years - I was quite a few years younger than the year-old protagonists. Her job is to fight and protect earth from the Dark Kingdom — some very evil types who destroyed the Moon Kingdom many, er, moons ago. Over the course of the first season she is also charged with finding the other Sailor Guardians, discovering the pieces of the powerful Silver Crystal, and locating the missing Moon Princess. My vague, seven-year-old memories of Sailor Moon — before re-watching — were that there was a strong arc to the story. This actually makes you more of a creep.