History Trivia / SailorMoon

21st May '17 3:07:37 PM gjjones
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** The sudden 180 in tone after ''S'' is believed to be the result of this - there were concerns that the original audience for the show was growing out of ''Sailor Moon'' (and thus growing out of buying the toys by Bandai.) Toei Animation deliberately jettisoned the Outer Senshi and the darker and more complex storylines for ''[=SuperS=]'', and refocused the show to have more prominence on Chibi-Usa, a younger character who could theoretically be a KidAppealCharacter. Aside from creating a lot of fan backlash towards the character and being perceived a poor (and much looser than usual) adaptation of the manga, it led to a ratings slump the series never completely recovered from. It also led to series director Kunihiko Ikuhara's departure due to frustration over the lack of creative control (which also led to [[StaryMyOwn his formation of Be-Papas]] and ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''). They dropped this route by the end of ''[=SuperS=]'', and ''Sailor Stars'' started with a noticeably darker mini-arc and Outer Senshi returning, while the near-titular Sailor Starlights were presented as Outer Senshi 2.0 with a mix of season 1 Mamoru in Seiya. Meanwhile, Chibi-Usa had better luck with ''Crystal''.

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** The sudden 180 in tone after ''S'' is believed to be the result of this - there were concerns that the original audience for the show was growing out of ''Sailor Moon'' (and thus growing out of buying the toys by Bandai.) Toei Animation deliberately jettisoned the Outer Senshi and the darker and more complex storylines for ''[=SuperS=]'', and refocused the show to have more prominence on Chibi-Usa, a younger character who could theoretically be a KidAppealCharacter. Aside from creating a lot of fan backlash towards the character and being perceived a poor (and much looser than usual) adaptation of the manga, it led to a ratings slump the series never completely recovered from. It also led to series director Kunihiko Ikuhara's departure due to frustration over the lack of creative control (which also led to [[StaryMyOwn [[StartMyOwn his formation of Be-Papas]] and ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''). They dropped this route by the end of ''[=SuperS=]'', and ''Sailor Stars'' started with a noticeably darker mini-arc and Outer Senshi returning, while the near-titular Sailor Starlights were presented as Outer Senshi 2.0 with a mix of season 1 Mamoru in Seiya. Meanwhile, Chibi-Usa had better luck with ''Crystal''.
21st May '17 3:07:13 PM gjjones
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** The sudden 180 in tone after ''S'' is believed to be the result of this - there were concerns that the original audience for the show was growing out of ''Sailor Moon'' (and thus growing out of buying the toys by Bandai.) Toei Animation deliberately jettisoned the Outer Senshi and the darker and more complex storylines for ''[=SuperS=]'', and refocused the show to have more prominence on Chibi-Usa, a younger character who could theoretically be a KidAppealCharacter. Aside from creating a lot of fan backlash towards the character and being perceived a poor (and much looser than usual) adaptation of the manga, it led to a ratings slump the series never completely recovered from. It also led to series director Kunihiko Ikuhara's departure due to frustration over the lack of creative control (which also led to his formation of Be-Papas and ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''). They dropped this route by the end of ''[=SuperS=]'', and ''Sailor Stars'' started with a noticeably darker mini-arc and Outer Senshi returning, while the near-titular Sailor Starlights were presented as Outer Senshi 2.0 with a mix of season 1 Mamoru in Seiya. Meanwhile, Chibi-Usa had better luck with ''Crystal''.

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** The sudden 180 in tone after ''S'' is believed to be the result of this - there were concerns that the original audience for the show was growing out of ''Sailor Moon'' (and thus growing out of buying the toys by Bandai.) Toei Animation deliberately jettisoned the Outer Senshi and the darker and more complex storylines for ''[=SuperS=]'', and refocused the show to have more prominence on Chibi-Usa, a younger character who could theoretically be a KidAppealCharacter. Aside from creating a lot of fan backlash towards the character and being perceived a poor (and much looser than usual) adaptation of the manga, it led to a ratings slump the series never completely recovered from. It also led to series director Kunihiko Ikuhara's departure due to frustration over the lack of creative control (which also led to [[StaryMyOwn his formation of Be-Papas Be-Papas]] and ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''). They dropped this route by the end of ''[=SuperS=]'', and ''Sailor Stars'' started with a noticeably darker mini-arc and Outer Senshi returning, while the near-titular Sailor Starlights were presented as Outer Senshi 2.0 with a mix of season 1 Mamoru in Seiya. Meanwhile, Chibi-Usa had better luck with ''Crystal''.
21st May '17 2:53:41 PM PurpleWarrior13
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** When Creator/CarlMacek was originally tapped to work on DiC's dub, he actually wanted to embrace the show's Japanese origins, feeling it was inherent to its themes and identity. He wanted to keep the Tokyo setting (which DiC did eventually revert to as well), and didn't want to change any character names. DiC was not interested in this, and Macek's replacement, Fred Ladd, turned in a far more localized adaptation.
16th May '17 8:01:05 PM PurpleWarrior13
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** Luna and Queen Beryl are both voiced by Creator/KeikoHan.
16th May '17 7:56:33 PM PurpleWarrior13
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** According to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEXqoPgbH0c#t=01m32s this promotional video]], these were the tentative dub names. An early English Kodansha website for Sailor Moon [[https://groups.google.com/forum/#!search/sailor$20moon$20%22celeste%22/rec.arts.anime/Y8A4lwb6Gmw/R-6up51jFzwJ had an alternative set of localized names]] that were used at some other points in development of the DiC dub. Usagi was called "Celeste", Makoto was to be "Maggie", Minako would be "Monica", and Mamoru would have the name "Mark". Only "Amy" and "Rae" (later spelled as "Raye") were retained from the second listing of names. Naru and Motoki were also named "Nadine" and "Michael".

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** According to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEXqoPgbH0c#t=01m32s this promotional video]], these were the tentative dub names. An early English Kodansha website for Sailor Moon [[https://groups.google.com/forum/#!search/sailor$20moon$20%22celeste%22/rec.arts.anime/Y8A4lwb6Gmw/R-6up51jFzwJ had an alternative set of localized names]] that were used at some other points in development of the DiC dub. Usagi was called "Celeste", Makoto was to be "Maggie", Minako would be "Monica", and Mamoru would have the name "Mark". Only "Amy" and "Rae" (later spelled as "Raye") were retained from the second listing of names. Naru and Motoki were also named "Nadine" and "Michael". Also, DiC's first promo video featured yet another set of English localized names: Victoria (Usagi), Blue (Ami), Dana (Rei), Sara (Makoto), and Carrie (Minako).



** In another dub example, Creator/AmandaCelineMiller auditioned for the other Sailor Guardians (Moon, Mars, Mercury and Venus) in addition to Jupiter.

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** In another dub example, Creator/AmandaCelineMiller auditioned for the other Sailor Guardians (Moon, Mars, Mercury and Venus) Venus), as well as Luna and Queen Beryl, in addition to Jupiter.Jupiter. Also, Creator/CristinaVee also auditioned for Moon and Venus in addition to Mars, while Creator/StephanieSheh says she also auditioned for Mercury, and thought she had a bigger chance at getting that part (since it fit her usual TypeCast). For the original dub, Creator/SusanRoman (Jupiter) claims she also auditioned for Sailor Moon.
2nd May '17 1:16:40 PM AndyLA
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** In Brazil, the entire voice cast was changed in the transition between the original series and ''R'', because the studio where the first season was dubbed (in the mid-90s) had closed down in 1997, and the Brazilian rights for the remainder of the series wouldn't be acquired until around 2001, which necessitated the services of another studio.
27th Mar '17 4:50:37 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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* TheOtherDarrin:

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* TheOtherDarrin:[[TheOtherDarrin The Other]] [[IncrediblyLamePun Darien]]:
25th Mar '17 4:50:42 PM gjjones
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** In ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' replaces everyone from the cast... [[RoleReprisal except]] [[Creator/KotonoMitsuishi Usagi]]. And a few voice actors ''did'' die when ''Crystal'' premiered.

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** In ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' replaces everyone from the cast... [[RoleReprisal except]] [[Creator/KotonoMitsuishi Usagi]]. And a few voice actors ''did'' die when by the time ''Crystal'' premiered.
25th Mar '17 4:50:07 PM gjjones
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* TheOtherDarrin: [[UpToEleven Almost the entire main cast]] was replaced in the '90s English dub, mostly due to the show repeatedly stopping production for years at a time. For the main cast alone: Tracey Moore originated the role of Serena/Sailor Moon for the first 11 episodes before Terri Hawkes took over. Tracey Moore would only return sporadically voicing her in episode 15 and 21 before Terri Hawkes completely took over the role for the remainder of the first season, all of season 2, and the three movies. Then when it came time to dub season 3 and 4, Terri was on maternity leave and Linda Ballatyne took over for the remainder. Then for Darien, the role started off with Creator/RinoRomano, who was then replaced by Toby Procter starting in episode 11. Vince Corazza (who had previously voiced Allen) took over for the final 17 episodes of Sailor Moon R onward due to Toby's pay dispute with Optimum. Sailor Mercury was originally voiced by Karen Bernstein for the DiC episodes but replaced by Lisa Balkan for the third and fourth season. Likewise Stephanie Morgenstern voiced Sailor Venus for season 1 and 2, and was voiced by Creator/EmilieClaireBarlow for season 3 and 4. Barlow would also fill in for Katie Griffin, the main voice actress for Sailor Mars for the last 17 episodes of R as Katie was away filming a movie, though Griffin returned for the remainder of the dub. Lastly Tracey Hoyt was the original voice of Rini but was replaced by Creator/StephanieBeard for season 3 and 4. Susan Roman who voiced Sailor Jupiter was the only one of the main cast to stay on for all 159 dub episodes and the movies.

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[[UpToEleven Almost the entire main cast]] was replaced in the '90s English dub, mostly due to the show repeatedly stopping production for years at a time. For the main cast alone: Tracey Moore originated the role of Serena/Sailor Moon for the first 11 episodes before Terri Hawkes took over. Tracey Moore would only return sporadically voicing her in episode 15 and 21 before Terri Hawkes completely took over the role for the remainder of the first season, all of season 2, and the three movies. Then when it came time to dub season 3 and 4, Terri Hawkes was on maternity leave and Linda Ballatyne took over for the remainder. Then for Darien, the role started off with Creator/RinoRomano, who was then replaced by Toby Procter starting in episode 11. After Procter left Optimum due to a pay dispute, Vince Corazza (who had previously voiced Allen) took over for the final 17 episodes of Sailor Moon R onward due to Toby's pay dispute with Optimum.''R''. Sailor Mercury was originally voiced by Karen Bernstein for the DiC episodes but replaced by Lisa Balkan for the third and fourth season. Likewise Stephanie Morgenstern voiced Sailor Venus for season 1 and 2, and was voiced by Creator/EmilieClaireBarlow for season 3 and 4. Barlow would also fill in for Katie Griffin, the main voice actress for Sailor Mars for the last 17 episodes of R as Katie was away filming a movie, though Griffin returned for the remainder of the dub. Lastly Tracey Hoyt was the original voice of Rini but was replaced by Creator/StephanieBeard for season 3 and 4. Susan Roman who voiced Sailor Jupiter was the only one of the main cast to stay on for all 159 dub episodes and the movies.



** The European Spanish dub had a long gap between the dubbing of [=SuperS=] and Star, leading to a different company handling the Stars dub. This also led to most of the cast being replaced due to the original actors being hard to contact due to the length of time. Only Sailor Mars, played by Creator/PepaAgudo, retained the same actress.
** ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' replaces everyone from the cast... [[RoleReprisal except]] [[Creator/KotonoMitsuishi Usagi]].

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** The European Spanish dub had a long gap between the dubbing of [=SuperS=] ''[=SuperS=]'' and Star, ''Stars'', leading to a different company handling the Stars dub. This also led to most of the cast being replaced due to the original actors being hard to contact due to the length of time. Only Sailor Mars, played by Creator/PepaAgudo, retained the same actress.
** In ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' replaces everyone from the cast... [[RoleReprisal except]] [[Creator/KotonoMitsuishi Usagi]]. And a few voice actors ''did'' die when ''Crystal'' premiered.
20th Mar '17 2:11:08 PM gjjones
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** Ditto for Tracey Hoyt as the same character in the DiC dub. Apparently the ADR director taught her how to do a Russian accent during the recording session.

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** Ditto for Tracey Hoyt as the same character in the DiC dub. Apparently the ADR director Apparently, Roland Parliament taught her how to do a Russian accent during the recording session.
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