About a week and a half ago, on July 3rd, a photo was shared on FUNimation’s twitter and Instrgram pages. The photo included a reference to a rabbit! Time to speculate! Rabbits are important to Sailor Moon. Sailor Moon’s Japanese name is “Usagi” which is the Japanese word for rabbit. Her full name “Tsukino Usagi” is literally “Tsuki No Usagi” or “Rabbit of the Moon” because when you look at the moon from Japan (or anywhere in the southern hemisphere) you see the shape of a rabbit. So… was this a super secret tipping of their hat that they’ll be working on a redub or maybe on the new series?
Almost certainly not. About 2 minutes of investigation got to the bottom of this. The food shown is said to be rattlesnake and rabbit sausage from a restaurant named “Wurstkuche”. 10 seconds later I’m on the Wurstküche web site looking at their menu and in the “Exotics” section is in fact a “Rattlesnake & Rabbit with Jalapeño Peppers” sausage. So yeah, that’s just a normal sausage and all signs point to a coincidence.
Is it possible that in some bizarre plot someone happened to order an item, and possibly chose a restaurant, just because they had rabbit just so that they could make this really, really obscure hint that they’ll be doing Sailor Moon? Well anything’s possible. Actually no, that’s nonsense, a lot of things are impossible, but there’s some insignificant chance that is the case. All in all, it’s quite possible FUNimation spoke with Toei about Sailor Moon, and if we hear any actual news about them doing so, we’ll be sure to share it with you.
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