History Trivia / SailorMoon

19th Aug '16 8:30:31 PM gjjones
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** It's not the first time Creator/DebiDerryberry has voiced a cat-like being [[Anime/TenchiMuyo before]].
19th Aug '16 6:48:49 PM gjjones
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** In the 90s, Main/DiC licensed ''Sailor Moon'' after a bidding war with Toon Makers who wanted to remake the show entirely. Once they did finally get it, they didn't know what to do with it since they mistakenly assumed they were only distributing it in North America and that an English-language adaptation was already produced. Creator/CarlMacek was hired to write the adaptation but was fired early on due to CreativeDifferences with DiC's CEO Andy Heyward. Fred Ladd took his place.
** Optimum Productions, a Toronto-based dubbing company, was selected to record the dub, however they ran into issues early on. Tracey Moore, the original ADR director and voice of Sailor Moon, left the series after 13 episode due to creative differences and was replaced with Roland Parliament, who voiced Melvin Taylor, as ADR Director and Terri Hawkes as Sailor Moon's voice. Production was so far behind schedule at the time. Parliament worked long hours into the night, slept at the studio, and became ill during production. He also had issues with executives at [=DiC=].

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** In the 90s, Main/DiC Creator/DiCEntertainment licensed ''Sailor Moon'' after a bidding war with Toon Makers who wanted to remake the show entirely. Once they did finally get it, they didn't know what to do with it since they mistakenly assumed they were only distributing it in North America and that an English-language adaptation was already produced. Creator/CarlMacek was hired to write the adaptation but was fired early on due to CreativeDifferences with DiC's [=DiC=]'s CEO Andy Heyward. Fred Ladd took his place.
** Optimum Productions, a Toronto-based dubbing company, was selected to record the dub, however they ran into issues early on. Tracey Moore, the original ADR director and voice of Sailor Moon, left the series after 13 episode due to creative differences and was replaced with Roland Parliament, who voiced Melvin Taylor, as ADR Director and Terri Hawkes as Sailor Moon's voice. Production was so far behind schedule at the time. Parliament worked long hours into the night, slept at the studio, and became ill during production. He also had issues with executives at [=DiC=].[=DiC=] executives.



** It was cancelled on a cliffhangar and was unable to air until 1997 when YTV and Irwin Toy paid to fund more episodes to give it some closure, with Pioneer funding dubs for the movies. After Parliament was fired over creative differences with Optimum, John Stocker took over and was also fired. Fred Ladd was also replaced with writers at Optimum.
** [=DiC=] declined to license more episodes, so Cloverway (Toei's then-US dummy branch) stepped in to license ''S'' and ''[=SuperS=]'' after YTV and Cartoon Network ordered more episodes. Cloverway gave Optimum almost complete creative freedom as long as 77 episodes were recorded in four months. This resulted in many voice actors not returning (including Terri Hawkes, who went on maternity leave) and replaced with poor substitutes. Production was so rushed, that as many as 11 episodes were recorded in each 4-hour session with the voice actors recording each line only twice, with the better take used. In addition, the new voice director, Nicole Thuault, could not speak English (only French) and was a PrimaDonnaDirector to boot, and relied on an interpreter to communicate with the actors. The writers at Optimum all worked independently without any kind of "bible" on what the attack names, transformation phrases, etc. were supposed to be, resulting in them changing many times throughout these episodes. Fans could usually tell which writer wrote which episode based on the terminology used.
** The dub didn't even cover the final season due to the franchise's legendary legal issues.
** Parliament himself would go on to write a book about the production of this dub years later.

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** It was cancelled on a cliffhangar and was unable to air until 1997 when YTV and Irwin Toy paid to fund more episodes to give it some closure, with Pioneer funding dubs for the movies. After Parliament was fired over creative differences with Optimum, John Stocker took over replaced Parliament and was also fired. Fred Ladd was also replaced with writers at Optimum.
** [=DiC=] declined to license more episodes, so Toei's then-North American branch Cloverway (Toei's then-US dummy branch) stepped in to license ''S'' and ''[=SuperS=]'' after YTV and Cartoon Network ordered more episodes. Cloverway gave Optimum almost complete creative freedom as long as 77 episodes were recorded in four months. This resulted in many voice actors not returning (including Terri Hawkes, who went on maternity leave) and replaced with poor substitutes. Production was so rushed, that as many as 11 episodes were recorded in each 4-hour session with the voice actors recording each line only twice, with the better take used. In addition, the new voice ADR director, Nicole Thuault, could not only speak English (only French) French and was a PrimaDonnaDirector to boot, and relied on an English interpreter to communicate with the actors. The writers at Optimum all worked independently without any kind of "bible" on what the attack names, transformation phrases, etc. were supposed to be, resulting in them changing many times throughout these episodes. Fans could usually tell which writer wrote which episode based on the terminology used.
** The dub didn't even cover the final season due to the franchise's legendary [[ScrewedByTheLawyers legal issues.
issues]].
** Parliament himself would go on to write a book about the production of this dub years later.in August 2014, one month after Creator/VizMedia licensed the anime.
19th Aug '16 6:32:15 PM arnoldmcguire335
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** [=DiC=] declined to license more episodes, so Cloverway (Toei's then-US branch) stepped in to license ''S'' and ''[=SuperS=]'' after YTV and Cartoon Network ordered more episodes. Cloverway gave Optimum almost complete creative freedom as long as 77 episodes were recorded in four months. This resulted in many voice actors not returning (including Terri Hawkes, who went on maternity leave) and replaced with poor substitutes. Production was so rushed, that as many as 11 episodes were recorded in each 4-hour session with the voice actors recording each line only twice, with the better take used. In addition, the new voice director, Nicole Thuault, could not speak English (only French) and was a PrimaDonnaDirector to boot, and relied on an interpreter to communicate with the actors. The writers at Optimum all worked independently without any kind of "bible" on what the attack names, transformation phrases, etc. were supposed to be, resulting in them changing many times throughout these episodes. Fans could usually tell which writer wrote which episode based on the terminology used.

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** [=DiC=] declined to license more episodes, so Cloverway (Toei's then-US dummy branch) stepped in to license ''S'' and ''[=SuperS=]'' after YTV and Cartoon Network ordered more episodes. Cloverway gave Optimum almost complete creative freedom as long as 77 episodes were recorded in four months. This resulted in many voice actors not returning (including Terri Hawkes, who went on maternity leave) and replaced with poor substitutes. Production was so rushed, that as many as 11 episodes were recorded in each 4-hour session with the voice actors recording each line only twice, with the better take used. In addition, the new voice director, Nicole Thuault, could not speak English (only French) and was a PrimaDonnaDirector to boot, and relied on an interpreter to communicate with the actors. The writers at Optimum all worked independently without any kind of "bible" on what the attack names, transformation phrases, etc. were supposed to be, resulting in them changing many times throughout these episodes. Fans could usually tell which writer wrote which episode based on the terminology used.
3rd Aug '16 10:05:55 AM gjjones
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* TroubledProduction: The original [=DiC=]/Cloverway English dub has had a long and troubled history:
** In the 90s, Main/DiC licensed ''Sailor Moon'' after a bidding war with Toon Makers who wanted to remake the show entirely. Creator/CarlMacek was hired to write the adaptation but was fired early on due to CreativeDifferences with DiC's CEO Andy Heyward. Fred Ladd took his place. At Optimum Productions in Toronto, Tracey Moore, the original ADR director and voice of Sailor Moon, left the series after 13 episode due to creative differences and was replaced with Roland Parliament, who voiced Melvin Taylor, as ADR Director and Terri Hawkes as Sailor Moon's voice. Production was so far behind schedule at the time. Parliament worked long hours into the night, slept at the studio, and became ill during production. He also had issues with executives at [=DiC=]. Toei had to approve all changes, often without consulting Naoko Takeuchi. It was cancelled on a cliffhangar and was unable to air until 1997 when YTV and Irwin Toy paid to fund more episodes to give it some closure, with Pioneer funding dubs for the movies. After Paliament was fired over creative differences with Optimum, John Stocker took over and was also fired. Fred Ladd was also replaced with writers at Optimum.
** [=DiC=] declined to license more episodes, so Cloverway (Toei's then-US branch) stepped in to license ''S'' and ''[=SuperS=]'' after YTV and Cartoon Network ordered more episodes. Cloverway gave Optimum almost complete creative freedom as long as 77 episodes were recorded in four months. This resulted in many voice actors not returning (including Terri Hawkes, who went on maternity leave) and replaced with poor substitutes. Production was so rushed, that as many as 11 episodes were recorded in each 4-hour session with the voice actors recording each line only twice, with the better take used. In addition, the new voice director, Nicole Thuault, could not speak English (only French) and was a PrimaDonnaDirector to boot, and relied on an interpreter to communicate with the actors. The dub didn't even cover the final season due to the franchise's legendary legal issues.
** Parliament himself wrote a book about this dub years later.

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* TroubledProduction: The original [=DiC=]/Cloverway English dub has had a long and troubled production history:
** In the 90s, Main/DiC licensed ''Sailor Moon'' after a bidding war with Toon Makers who wanted to remake the show entirely. Once they did finally get it, they didn't know what to do with it since they mistakenly assumed they were only distributing it in North America and that an English-language adaptation was already produced. Creator/CarlMacek was hired to write the adaptation but was fired early on due to CreativeDifferences with DiC's CEO Andy Heyward. Fred Ladd took his place. At place.
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Optimum Productions in Toronto, Productions, a Toronto-based dubbing company, was selected to record the dub, however they ran into issues early on. Tracey Moore, the original ADR director and voice of Sailor Moon, left the series after 13 episode due to creative differences and was replaced with Roland Parliament, who voiced Melvin Taylor, as ADR Director and Terri Hawkes as Sailor Moon's voice. Production was so far behind schedule at the time. Parliament worked long hours into the night, slept at the studio, and became ill during production. He also had issues with executives at [=DiC=]. [=DiC=].
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Toei also had to approve all of the changes, often without consulting Naoko Takeuchi. The episodes were on the air only a few weeks after being recorded, with 65 episodes being dubbed in three months.
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It was cancelled on a cliffhangar and was unable to air until 1997 when YTV and Irwin Toy paid to fund more episodes to give it some closure, with Pioneer funding dubs for the movies. After Paliament Parliament was fired over creative differences with Optimum, John Stocker took over and was also fired. Fred Ladd was also replaced with writers at Optimum.
** [=DiC=] declined to license more episodes, so Cloverway (Toei's then-US branch) stepped in to license ''S'' and ''[=SuperS=]'' after YTV and Cartoon Network ordered more episodes. Cloverway gave Optimum almost complete creative freedom as long as 77 episodes were recorded in four months. This resulted in many voice actors not returning (including Terri Hawkes, who went on maternity leave) and replaced with poor substitutes. Production was so rushed, that as many as 11 episodes were recorded in each 4-hour session with the voice actors recording each line only twice, with the better take used. In addition, the new voice director, Nicole Thuault, could not speak English (only French) and was a PrimaDonnaDirector to boot, and relied on an interpreter to communicate with the actors. The writers at Optimum all worked independently without any kind of "bible" on what the attack names, transformation phrases, etc. were supposed to be, resulting in them changing many times throughout these episodes. Fans could usually tell which writer wrote which episode based on the terminology used.
**
The dub didn't even cover the final season due to the franchise's legendary legal issues.
** Parliament himself wrote would go on to write a book about the production of this dub years later.
3rd Aug '16 10:02:13 AM gjjones
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* TroubledProduction: The original [=DiC=]/Cloverway English dub has had a long and troubled history:
** In the 90s, Main/DiC licensed ''Sailor Moon'' after a bidding war with Toon Makers who wanted to remake the show entirely. Creator/CarlMacek was hired to write the adaptation but was fired early on due to CreativeDifferences with DiC's CEO Andy Heyward. Fred Ladd took his place. At Optimum Productions in Toronto, Tracey Moore, the original ADR director and voice of Sailor Moon, left the series after 13 episode due to creative differences and was replaced with Roland Parliament, who voiced Melvin Taylor, as ADR Director and Terri Hawkes as Sailor Moon's voice. Production was so far behind schedule at the time. Parliament worked long hours into the night, slept at the studio, and became ill during production. He also had issues with executives at [=DiC=]. Toei had to approve all changes, often without consulting Naoko Takeuchi. It was cancelled on a cliffhangar and was unable to air until 1997 when YTV and Irwin Toy paid to fund more episodes to give it some closure, with Pioneer funding dubs for the movies. After Paliament was fired over creative differences with Optimum, John Stocker took over and was also fired. Fred Ladd was also replaced with writers at Optimum.
** [=DiC=] declined to license more episodes, so Cloverway (Toei's then-US branch) stepped in to license ''S'' and ''[=SuperS=]'' after YTV and Cartoon Network ordered more episodes. Cloverway gave Optimum almost complete creative freedom as long as 77 episodes were recorded in four months. This resulted in many voice actors not returning (including Terri Hawkes, who went on maternity leave) and replaced with poor substitutes. Production was so rushed, that as many as 11 episodes were recorded in each 4-hour session with the voice actors recording each line only twice, with the better take used. In addition, the new voice director, Nicole Thuault, could not speak English (only French) and was a PrimaDonnaDirector to boot, and relied on an interpreter to communicate with the actors. The dub didn't even cover the final season due to the franchise's legendary legal issues.
** Parliament himself wrote a book about this dub years later.
3rd Aug '16 9:51:56 AM gjjones
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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: ''Sailor Moon'' was completely unavailable worldwide outside Japan for close to a decade due to legal problems, the details of which are still speculated (some think it had to do with ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'', or contract issues with Creator/NaokoTakeuchi). Toei and Kodansha refused to renew any ''Sailor Moon'' licenses worldwide beginning in 2003, which forced Creator/ADVFilms (who had the US home video license to the first two seasons at the time) to hastily release box sets of the show sub-only before it expired. This also prevented the final season, ''Sailor Moon Sailor Stars'', from seeing the light of day in North America at all. Both Toei and Kodansha began re-licensing the series worldwide in 2010, with the entire manga being re-released in English beginning in 2011 (courtesy of Kodansha Comics USA), and the anime (including the never-released-in-America ''Sailor Stars'') in 2014 (courtesy of Creator/VizMedia), both with brand new localizations, along with ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal''.
1st Aug '16 2:09:16 PM TheNohrianDarkKnight
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*** Well, wasn't, until July 15, 2016, when Viz suddenly started streaming the show to Canada through a site called Tubi TV.

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*** Well, wasn't, until July 15, 2016, when Viz suddenly started streaming the show to Canada through a site called Tubi TV. But, it currently lacks the new dub that's on home video.
26th Jul '16 10:16:43 AM MarkLungo
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* DuelingDubs: In the English market, the [=DiC=]/Creator/{{Pioneer}} dub produced by Optimum Productions and released in the 90's has given way to the Viz Media dub produced by Studiopolis, which began release in 2014 and is ongoing.

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* DuelingDubs: In the English market, the [=DiC=]/Creator/{{Pioneer}} [=DiC=]/[[Creator/{{Geneon}} Pioneer]] dub produced by Optimum Productions and released in the 90's has given way to the Viz Media Creator/VizMedia dub produced by Studiopolis, which began release in 2014 and is ongoing.
17th Jul '16 1:33:48 AM DENelson83
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*** The bad news: The property remains unlicensed in the UK and Ireland, and Canada isn't getting any streaming of the show since Hulu is US-only.

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*** The bad news: The property remains unlicensed in the UK and Ireland, and Canada isn't getting any streaming of the show since Hulu is US-only.US-only
**** Well, wasn't, until July 15, 2016, when Viz suddenly started streaming the show to Canada through a site called Tubi TV.
30th Jun '16 11:53:21 AM TheNohrianDarkKnight
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** VideoGame/FireEmblemFates: [[Creator/StephanieSheh Usagi]], [[Creator/DanielleJudovits Naru]], [[Creator/BenDiskin Umino]], [[Creator/JulieAnnTaylor Ms. Haruna, Viluy]], [[Creator/LiamOBrien Nephrite]], [[Creator/MatthewMercer Prince Demande]], and Green Esmeraude (Rena Strober [credited as Rena S. Mandel]) were all veterans of the Hoshidan-Nohrian War.



** LightNovel/SwordArtOnline: Because of his last failure to annihilate Sailors Moon, Mercury and Mars, [[Creator/ToddHaberkorn Oberon]], or rather, Jadeite, will not be able to [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil do nasty things]] to [[Creator/CheramiLeigh Asuna, who is now Sailor Venus]]. Also, [[Creator/CristinaVee Alicia]] joins the fray as she becomes a fiery Guardian. In addition, [[Creator/StephanieSheh Yui]] is now a Sailor Guardian, while [[Creator/MichelleRuff Sinon]] is a talking cat. Meanwhile, [[Creator/ChristineMarieCabanos Silica]] chose to become a Sailor Guardian too, and [[Creator/CassandraLee Leafa]] became a baddie as one of the Specter Sisters, Calaveras.

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** LightNovel/SwordArtOnline: Because of his last failure to annihilate Sailors Moon, Mercury and Mars, [[Creator/ToddHaberkorn Oberon]], or rather, Jadeite, will not be able to [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil do nasty things]] to [[Creator/CheramiLeigh Asuna, who is now Sailor Venus]]. Also, [[Creator/CristinaVee Alicia]] joins the fray as she becomes a fiery Guardian. In addition, [[Creator/StephanieSheh Yui]] is now a Sailor Guardian, while [[Creator/MichelleRuff Sinon]] is a talking cat. Meanwhile, [[Creator/ChristineMarieCabanos Silica]] chose to become a Sailor Guardian too, and [[Creator/CassandraLee Leafa]] became a baddie as one of the Specter Sisters, Calaveras. Minor character [[Creator/LauraPost Rosalia]] plays one of the Witches 5, Tellu.



** ''[[Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume Squid Girl]]'': Before she became Sailor Jupiter, [[Creator/AmandaCelineMiller Makoto]] was originally a boy name Takeru Aizawa. After completing her ink-vasion, [[Creator/ChristineMarieCabanos Squid Girl]] was reincarnated into the Sailor Guardian of destruction, Sailor Saturn. Meanwhile, [[Creator/CristinaValenzuela Nagisa]] became a {{Tsundere}} fiery Sailor Guardian, Sailor Mars.

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** ''[[Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume Squid Girl]]'': Before she became Sailor Jupiter, [[Creator/AmandaCelineMiller Makoto]] was originally a boy name Takeru Aizawa. After completing her ink-vasion, [[Creator/ChristineMarieCabanos Squid Girl]] was reincarnated into the Sailor Guardian of destruction, Sailor Saturn. Meanwhile, [[Creator/CristinaValenzuela Nagisa]] became a {{Tsundere}} fiery Sailor Guardian, Sailor Mars. [[Creator/LauraPost Cindy]], meanwhile, plays one of Professor Tomoe's minions, Tellu.



*** As for the villains of Sailor Moon... Half of the Elite Four served the main villains of the first two seasons. [[Creator/PatrickSeitz Ira Gamagoori]] worked for Queen Beryl as Kunzite, while [[Creator/SteveStaley Houka Inumuta]] worked for Wiseman and Prince Demande as Crimson Rubeus. [[Creator/MatthewMercer Aikuro Mikisugi]] decided to ditch the teacher disguise permanently, no longer be a nudist of the group Nudist Beach, and lead the Black Moon Clan as Prince Demande. [[Creator/ToddHaberkorn Shiro Iori]] of the sewing club is Season 1 villain Jadeite, one shot villain [[Creator/DorothyEliasFahn Maiko Ogure]], Head of Trap Development for the Disciplinary Committee, is Makiju alien An (aka Natsumi Ginga) in the first arc of the second season, ''R''.

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*** As for the villains of Sailor Moon... Half of the Elite Four served the main villains of the first two seasons. [[Creator/PatrickSeitz Ira Gamagoori]] worked for Queen Beryl as Kunzite, while [[Creator/SteveStaley Houka Inumuta]] worked for Wiseman and Prince Demande as Crimson Rubeus. [[Creator/MatthewMercer Aikuro Mikisugi]] decided to ditch the teacher disguise permanently, no longer be a nudist of the group Nudist Beach, and lead the Black Moon Clan as Prince Demande. [[Creator/ToddHaberkorn Shiro Iori]] of the sewing club is Season 1 villain Jadeite, one shot villain [[Creator/DorothyEliasFahn Maiko Ogure]], Head of Trap Development for the Disciplinary Committee, is Makiju alien An (aka Natsumi Ginga) in the first arc of the second season, ''R''. [[Creator/LauraPost Ragyo]] herself also makes an appearance in the ''S'' season as Tellu.
** ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia'': [[Creator/EricaMendez Haruka[=/=]Sailor Uranus]] went to witchcraft school with [[Creator/StephanieSheh Usagi[=/=]Sailor Moon]] and [[Creator/LauraPost Tellu]], as Akko, Lotte, and Diana, respectively.
** ''Franchise/LoveLive'': A couple of μ's ("Muse") members play villainous members of the Witches 5, specifically, [[Creator/KiraBuckland Umi]] and [[Creator/LauraPost Nozomi]] as Mimette and Tellu. In addition, before adopting a boyish look, [[Creator/EricaMendez Haruka]] sported GirlishPigtails as Nico, the attention seeker of μ's. [[Creator/CristinaValenzuela Kotori]] meanwhile dropped her high pitched, squeaky and chirpy voice to a lower and kind of a bitchy voice, TookALevelInJerkass, and dyed her hair black as Rei Hino (aka Sailor Mars). Honoka's younger sister, [[Creator/ChristineMarieCabanos Yukiho]], became the Sailor Guardian of destruction, Sailor Saturn (aka Hotaru Tomoe), as well as her evil alter ego, Mistress 9. [[Creator/CassandraLee Tsubasa]] of rival group A-Rise is Specter Sister Calaveras, while [[Creator/StephanieSheh Cocoro]], Nico's younger sister, is main character Usagi Tsukino (aka Sailor Moon).
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