History Manga / SailorMoon

18th Nov '16 9:00:41 PM drac0blade
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The show was licensed globby throughout a good portion of TheNineties. Practically every country and region received its own international dub, which for many fans outside of Japan became the only version that they knew. The anime itself [[AdaptationDisplacement displaced the original manga]]. The regulation of translation accuracy, adaptation for ease of viewing, and editing due to local censorship concerns varied wildly by region. Thanks, though, to the concurrent flowering of Internet fan communities, fans became aware of these changes ([[TheyChangedItNowItSucks loudly, in the case of the North American fandom]]) sometimes well before episodes even aired.

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The show was licensed globby globally throughout a good portion of TheNineties. Practically every country and region received its own international dub, which for many fans outside of Japan became the only version that they knew. The anime itself [[AdaptationDisplacement displaced the original manga]]. The regulation of translation accuracy, adaptation for ease of viewing, and editing due to local censorship concerns varied wildly by region. Thanks, though, to the concurrent flowering of Internet fan communities, fans became aware of these changes ([[TheyChangedItNowItSucks loudly, in the case of the North American fandom]]) sometimes well before episodes even aired.
16th Nov '16 10:30:28 AM dsneybuf
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->''"[[ByThePowerOfGrayskull Moon Prism Power, Make-UP!]]"''

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->''"[[ByThePowerOfGrayskull Moon ->''"Moon Prism Power, Make-UP!]]"''
Make-UP!"''
2nd Aug '16 3:02:08 PM frogpatrol
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A famous manga (and anime adaptation) created by pharmacist-turned-manga-author Creator/NaokoTakeuchi.

''Sailor Moon'' tells the story of Usagi Tsukino, a clumsy and lazy 14-year-old underachiever whose life takes a turn for the unexpected when she discovers that she is the {{Reincarnation}} of an ancient lunar warrior from the [[CrystalSpiresAndTogas Moon Kingdom]]. With the aid of a [[TalkingAnimal feline mentor]] called Luna, Usagi must take up the mission of defending the Earth from the various evils that threaten it while searching for the reincarnation of the Moon Kingdom's princess.

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A famous '''''Sailor Moon''''', the world-famous manga (and anime adaptation) created by pharmacist-turned-manga-author Creator/NaokoTakeuchi.

''Sailor Moon''
Creator/NaokoTakeuchi, tells the story of Usagi Tsukino, a clumsy and lazy 14-year-old underachiever whose life takes a turn for the unexpected when she discovers that she is the {{Reincarnation}} of an ancient lunar warrior from the [[CrystalSpiresAndTogas Moon Kingdom]]. With the aid of a [[TalkingAnimal feline mentor]] called Luna, Usagi must take up the mission of defending the Earth from the various evils that threaten it while searching for the reincarnation of the Moon Kingdom's princess.



The show ended up licensed all over the world throughout a good portion of TheNineties, and practically every country/region received its own international dubs, all of which [[AdaptationDisplacement thoroughly displaced the original work]] (which itself heavily displaced the original ''manga''). The regulation of translation accuracy, adaptation for ease of viewing, and editing due to local censorship concerns varied wildly by region, but thanks to the concurrent flowering of Internet fan communities, fans became aware of these changes ([[TheyChangedItNowItSucks loudly, in the case of the North American fandom]]) sometimes well before episodes aired.

The original English dub was produced by Creator/DiC for the first two seasons, and recorded at Optimum Productions in Toronto, Canada. This English dub was heavily edited and reduced the first 89 episodes to 82, with many plot-points changed and characters renamed. The show initially aired in strip syndication in the US in 1995, but was a ratings failure and moved to cable on the USA Network and later to Creator/CartoonNetwork's Creator/{{Toonami}} block in 1998, becoming their first anime hit and the show credited with starting the anime boom in the late 90s/early 2000s. To this day, ''Sailor Moon'' remains one of the most recognized and mainstream anime titles in North America. If you approach anyone on the street and ask them to name a Japanese anime, ''Sailor Moon'' will almost certainly be one of the natural responses, along with ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' and ''Anime/DragonBallZ''.

When Creator/DiC was unable (or declined, depending on who you ask) to license future episodes, Cloverway (Toei's US branch) teamed up with YTV in Canada and Cartoon Network in the US to localize future episodes (Cloverway had previously worked with [[Creator/{{Geneon}} Pioneer]] and Optimum to bring the movies to the states). They ended up dubbing all of the third and fourth seasons with Optimum Productions returning as dubbing studio (although only a few of the original voice actors returned). These dubbed episodes were visually uncut (though lightly edited for TV), but continued localizing names and plot points and were poorly received by fans and viewers. Most infamously, Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune's lesbian relationship was changed into them being [[KissingCousins "cousins"]] instead.

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The show ended up was licensed all over the world globby throughout a good portion of TheNineties, and practically TheNineties. Practically every country/region country and region received its own international dubs, all of dub, which for many fans outside of Japan became the only version that they knew. The anime itself [[AdaptationDisplacement thoroughly displaced the original work]] (which itself heavily displaced the original ''manga''). manga]]. The regulation of translation accuracy, adaptation for ease of viewing, and editing due to local censorship concerns varied wildly by region, but thanks region. Thanks, though, to the concurrent flowering of Internet fan communities, fans became aware of these changes ([[TheyChangedItNowItSucks loudly, in the case of the North American fandom]]) sometimes well before episodes even aired.

The original English dub was produced by Creator/DiC for the first two seasons, and recorded at Optimum Productions in Toronto, Canada. This English dub was heavily edited and reduced the first 89 episodes to 82, with many plot-points 82. Many plot points were changed and characters renamed. The show initially aired in strip syndication "strip syndication" in the US in 1995, but was a ratings failure and moved to cable on the USA Network and later to Creator/CartoonNetwork's Creator/{{Toonami}} block in 1998, becoming their first anime hit and the show credited with starting the anime boom in the late 90s/early '90s and early 2000s. To this day, ''Sailor Moon'' remains one of the most recognized and mainstream anime titles in North America. If you approach anyone on the street and ask them to name a Japanese anime, ''Sailor Moon'' will almost certainly be one of the natural responses, along with ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' and ''Anime/DragonBallZ''.

When Creator/DiC was unable (or declined, was, depending on who you ask) to ask, was unable to, or declined to, license future episodes, Cloverway (Toei's US branch) teamed up with YTV in Canada and Cartoon Network in the US to localize future episodes (Cloverway had previously worked with [[Creator/{{Geneon}} Pioneer]] and Optimum to bring the movies to the states). They ended up dubbing all of the third and fourth seasons with Optimum Productions returning as dubbing studio (although only a few of the original voice actors returned). These dubbed episodes were visually uncut (though lightly edited for TV), but continued localizing names and plot points and were poorly received by fans and viewers. Most infamously, Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune's lesbian relationship was changed into them their being [[KissingCousins "cousins"]] instead.
"cousins"]].



Back when it ran under the name Mixx Comics, Creator/{{Tokyopop}} picked up the original manga as one of its first series. Their translation was loosely based off the [=DiC=] version of the anime (though some name-changes were unique), filled with inconsistencies, and was flipped so that it read left-to-right, a then-common practice in US manga localization. Besides the questionable translation, Tokyopop's release was also criticized for its poor print and binding quality (it is very rare nowadays to find one of these volumes in good condition). All of their releases went out of print in 2005. Kodansha USA announced in 2011 that they had picked up ''Sailor Moon'' and ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'' (see below), and would be using the 2003 Japanese reprints as the base for a new printing of the series. Their editions retain the original right-to-left format and use an all-new accurate translation (though it has been frequently criticized for being ''too'' literal). In 2014, Kodansha in Japan began releasing brand new editions of the manga with even more updates and alterations.

The manga has a {{prequel}} in ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'' (well, a prequel '''of sorts''', anyway; the first issue got released before ''Sailor Moon'', but the series itself finished after ''Sailor Moon'' ended). A pilot for an aborted American live-action/animation blend adaption also exists a company called Toon Makers pitched this to Toei instead of a dub, but since Toei didn't pick it up, a two-minute music video put together using footage from the pilot remains the only footage ever seen by the general public. You can find more information on this project at ''WesternAnimation/ToonMakersSailorMoon''.


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Back when it ran under the name Mixx Comics, Creator/{{Tokyopop}} picked up the original manga as one of its first series. Their translation was loosely based off the [=DiC=] version of the anime (though some name-changes name changes were unique), unique to it). It was filled with inconsistencies, inconsistencies and was flipped so that it read left-to-right, a then-common practice in of US manga localization. Besides the questionable translation, Tokyopop's release was also criticized for its poor print and binding quality (it quality. (It is very rare nowadays to find one of these volumes in good condition). condition.) All of their releases went out of print in 2005. Kodansha USA announced in 2011 that they had picked up ''Sailor Moon'' and ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'' (see below), and would be using the 2003 Japanese reprints as the base for a new printing of the series. Their editions retain the original right-to-left format and use an all-new accurate translation (though it has been frequently criticized for being ''too'' literal). In 2014, Kodansha in Japan began releasing brand new editions of the manga with even more updates and alterations.

The manga has a {{prequel}} of sorts in ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'' (well, a prequel '''of sorts''', anyway; the ''Manga/CodenameSailorV''. The first issue got was released before ''Sailor Moon'', but Moon'',but the series itself finished after ''Sailor Moon'' ended). A pilot for an aborted American live-action/animation blend adaption also exists a company called Toon Makers pitched this to Toei instead of a dub, but since Toei didn't pick it up, a two-minute music video put together using footage from the pilot remains the only footage ever seen by the general public. You can find more information on this project at ''WesternAnimation/ToonMakersSailorMoon''.




!! Because of the massive amount of tropes associated with ''Sailor Moon'', we've split the trope listing into three separate pages:

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!! Because of Owing to the massive amount stupendous number of tropes associated with ''Sailor Moon'', we've split the trope listing into three separate pages:
28th Feb '16 1:12:25 AM aye_amber
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The original North American DVD releases were handled by Creator/ADVFilms (Seasons 1-2) and Creator/{{Geneon}} (Seasons 3-4 plus the movies), using the existing dubs. ADV released separate dub/sub editions, while Geneon's were billingual. ADV's releases in particular were heavily criticized for being of poor quality.[[note]] ADV has insisted they were forced to use Toei-supplied subtitle scripts and the same video masters [=DiC=] was given years earlier.[[/note]] In 2004, for reasons still unclear, Creator/{{Toei}} discontinued licensing the franchise worldwide, with ADV's releases going out-of-print in 2005 and Geneon's in 2007. This happened right when ''Sailor Stars'' sat on the cusp of getting dubbed into English, meaning that season never got dubbed '''or''' released in North America. This would be the situation for the next ten years, with the original ADV and Geneon [=DVDs=] selling for lots of money online.

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The original North American DVD releases were handled by Creator/ADVFilms (Seasons 1-2) and Creator/{{Geneon}} (Seasons 3-4 plus the movies), using the existing dubs. ADV released separate dub/sub editions, while Geneon's were billingual.bilingual. ADV's releases in particular were heavily criticized for being of poor quality.[[note]] ADV has insisted they were forced to use Toei-supplied subtitle scripts and the same video masters [=DiC=] was given years earlier.[[/note]] In 2004, for reasons still unclear, Creator/{{Toei}} discontinued licensing the franchise worldwide, with ADV's releases going out-of-print in 2005 and Geneon's in 2007. This happened right when ''Sailor Stars'' sat on the cusp of getting dubbed into English, meaning that season never got dubbed '''or''' released in North America. This would be the situation for the next ten years, with the original ADV and Geneon [=DVDs=] selling for lots of money online.
17th Feb '16 6:29:37 AM system
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6th Jan '16 1:35:49 PM BadassAgamemnon
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!This page covers the manga and Crystal anime. For specifically the 90s TV series, see Anime.BishojoSenshiSailorMoon. For the entire franchise, see Franchise.SailorMoon.

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!This page covers the manga and Crystal anime. For specifically the 90s TV series, see Anime.BishojoSenshiSailorMoon. For the entire franchise, see Franchise.SailorMoon.
6th Jan '16 1:34:38 PM BadassAgamemnon
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!This page covers the manga and 1990s anime. For the entire franchise, see Franchise.SailorMoon.

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!This page covers the manga and 1990s anime.Crystal anime. For specifically the 90s TV series, see Anime.BishojoSenshiSailorMoon. For the entire franchise, see Franchise.SailorMoon.



A famous manga (and anime adaptation) created by pharmacist-turned-manga-author Creator/NaokoTakeuchi.

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A famous manga (and anime adaptation) created by pharmacist-turned-manga-author Creator/NaokoTakeuchi.
6th Jan '16 1:31:22 PM BadassAgamemnon
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* [[SailorMoon/TropesOne Tropes found in both the 1990s anime and manga]]
* [[SailorMoon/TropesTwo Tropes found in the 1990s anime]]

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* [[SailorMoon/TropesOne Tropes found in both the 1990s Crystal anime and manga]]
* [[SailorMoon/TropesTwo Tropes found in the 1990s anime]]Crystal Anime]]
4th Aug '15 1:39:07 AM Kitchen90
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!!!This page covers the manga and 1990s anime. For the entire franchise, see Franchise.SailorMoon.

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!!!This !This page covers the manga and 1990s anime. For the entire franchise, see Franchise.SailorMoon.
30th Jun '15 6:48:15 AM Kitchen90
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