[Anime] Sailor Moon Crystal (Summer 2014)

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  1. Galaxian

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    Sailor Moon Crystal

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    The premier date for the long awaited new Sailor Moon anime has been announced to be July 5 at 7:00 PM JST (6:00 AM EST) and the show will air the first and third week of each month.

    The designs and voice cast for the main heroines were also reveal.


    Kotono Mitsuishi as Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon
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    Hisako Kanemoto as Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury
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    Rina Satou as Rei Hino/Sailor Mars
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    Ami Koshimizu as Makoto Kino/Sailor Jupiter
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    Shizuka Itou as Minako Aino/Sailor Venus
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  2. kamil88

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    Really looking forward to that, im very happy to see Ms. Kotono Mitsuishi back as Sailor Moon, but im looking forward to hear new voices (I know Ms. Koshimizu and Ms. Itou from Precure Series) i really hope they will do whole series, not just Dark Kingdom arc
     
  3. kuroihikari

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    It'd be weird hearing Mitsuishi as Usagi again and not as Murrue or Rinko. :laugh::laugh:
     
  4. Galaxian

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    All I want is for Toru Furuya to reprise his role as Tuxedo Mask.
     
  5. SamuraiEchidna

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    I still want Funimation to hurry up and get the rights to Sailor Moon so that they'll dub this and maybe give us the Uncut version of the original Sailor Moon series we deserve.
     
  6. Bigdog

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    Only with the original voice cast from Canada, if they have to pull some strings to do so. Obviously the Cloverway actors for characters not in the DIC dub, but I'd love to see a dub that has the voices from back when I was in grade school in the same vein as Dragon Ball Z Kai had their cast in all of its incarnations since Funimation took over.

    Otherwise, an uncut dub would be pointless because unlike One Piece, Sailor Moon has far more nostalgia and a presence than the latter. Therefore, unless the voice actors are better or can hold their ground to the original English versions, I'm not sure the dub will be worth watching for me.

    Same goes for a dub of this remake, which means I;'m going to have to just watch the subtitles .
     
  7. Murphy

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    You know, I didn't watch the original series (actually, that's a lie, I saw an episode about tennis), but I will definitely be watching this when subs come out.
     
  8. Dr Kain

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    I love how manga accurate these designs are. I just hope they do the entire manga and not just the Beryl saga for the third time.

    There are 60 chapters in the manga so the show should be able to easily pull off 60 episodes with one episode per chapter.
     
  9. Loghorn

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    I can't wait for it!

    There's a rumor going on that he will.
     
  10. SamuraiEchidna

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    I see your point, but I only partially agree.

    Considering Funimation's track record, I don't doubt that they could bring back a lot of the original voice actors if not all of them. But since this is the uncut version we are talking about and since it's been a LONG time since anyone has seen anything Sailor Moon related, I think recasting would be fine. Funimation has some of the best voice actors in the business under their belts, and I'd really love to see their take on it.

    But most of all, nostalgia isn't everything. What matters most is honoring the original creative vision of Naoko Takeuchi and Toei, and I have to think that Naoko and Toei feel the same since they are willing to recast the other Sailor Scouts for Crystal. I also think Funimation has worked with enough of Toei's works to put Toei and anyone associated with them at ease. From what I've heard, Naoko didn't like the original dub of Sailor Moon and is apprehensive about handing over the rights again, but Funimation has really proven how trustworthy they are over the years.
     
  11. Dr Kain

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    Uh what? That does not make any sense. The dub for the new show will be great as long as the company that licenses it actually puts care into the dub. It does not matter if it has all new voices or not. I would rather have Brina Palencia play Luna than the lady that did her in the original. Sonny Strait should play Artemis. I don't want nor give a crap about the previous VAs from the show, especially when they didn't even sound like 14 year old girls 20 years ago.

    If they can make the original VAs sound like the characters in the new show then fine, they should only be casted after auditioning for the role just like everyone else as long as they are the best pick.
     
  12. FreedomR8G6B1

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    In other words, this is Sailor Moon Kai, huh. Or is it, Sailor Moon Sisterhood?:sweat:
     
  13. FlameDragon

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  14. Sentaifan'07 Xman

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    Likewise.
     
  15. Galaxian

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  16. Bigdog

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    I love the manga, but I don't like the DIC version's edits so to speak. I just like most of the voices from there and the music, so if it was thrown into a blender with the Japanese orchestral music and the original manga plot-line, that would be an ideal scenario. The second dub until it stopped at Starlights had great music, but still was a bit off with cuts and different voices.

    Nostalgia isn't everything? Let's tell that to Hollywood where yearly, they make films that bank on nostalgia and collectively make billions from it. I'm not expecting the same exact edits or the same sequences like was down with the DIC version, however, how does the original creative vision contradict with having the same cast brought back? The scripts will be different and Funimation has a far more professional output than either DIC or Cloverway combined. This would imply that any dub that utilizes the original cast would be likely far different in execution than the previous attempts ever strived and achieved. Just look at the commissioned early Dragon Ball Z dub for Fox Kids versus subsequent versions. Nearly the same cast [save for the child actor playing Gohan] with accurate to the Japanese scripts [with leeway] and original music marks this idea as a fallacy. If the DBZ dub can have its actors back somewhat, why can't Sailor Moon? The entire Dragon Ball franchise was dubbed almost 20 years ago, so the excuse of not using as many voice actors that they can falls flat on its face.. And by the way, the original cast sounded as much like teenagers as any other teenagers portrayed on animated series.

    It is hardly about who is the "best", when largely, the only people who will be watching this show [unless it isn't graphic and can be aired around 8 PM like Korra] will be the audience that watched the show in the first place as children. Sailor Moon should be marketed in North America when people who aren't nerds or a limited audience can watch the show. I.e. kids. The way Korra is handled on Nick should be the same way that Sailor Moon should be handled in the United States. That show is dark and had intense themes and footage, but it can be seen in the mornings and at night on 8. Any controversy wouldn't be hard to gloss over anyways with cuts for the morning/day version versus the uncut version.

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    If they follow the manga, the only possible issues will be Uranus and Neptune alongside the few villains that were gay or in drag. The Starlights, if done like the manga, should be fine anyways as it pretty much follows a Mulan-like concept. The violence could be acceptable and the manga was hardly sexual, so it should go over well in America today, especially on today's Cartoon Network.
     
  17. Dr Kain

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    That just doesn't make sense to me. Why the hell is the show airing every other week? And why is it only 26 episodes when it needs to be around 50 to cover the entire manga?
     
  18. Dr Kain

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    How are any of those issues?
     
  19. Bigdog

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    I'm talking about if they air it on something that isn't populated by stoners and nerds, like the current block that is optioning for the airing rights is.

    If they were to air it like on Cartoon Network proper to compete with Korra, it would have to deal with these issues if it became successful.Is it not a big deal as it was? No, but even PB and Marceline were implied until the recent two seasons than explicit as in Sailor Moon. If they aim for a TV-PG rating like Korra, they could certainly get away with these themes more than the original ratings for the dubs in question would allow.

    This is my question. If the series' dub is aiming for the nerd niche that grew up with the dubs, wouldn't it make sense to appeal to that niche so they will tune in and buy the videos?

    If not, then putting the show on a block watched by a closed niche is horrible marketing logic.
     
  20. Murphy

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    I would hope that American networks are past the rather childish need to edit out Any Hint Of Teh Ghey.

    Then again, I would hope they were past it ten years ago, and they weren't, so.
     

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