There’s a lot going on next weekend at Anime Expo in Los Angeles and I’ve just learned of a “Saban Moon” panel, all about the planned North American Toon Makers’ Sailor Moon series. The series, both live action and animated, is seen as a mix of Power Rangers and She-Ra. The pilot was never picked up. As you can see from the photos it looked very little like the original Japanese show. As of now we only have this brief description of the panel:
Saban Moon: The ‘other’ Sailor Moon
DATE & TIME Jul 6th at 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM
In honor of the upcoming Sailor Moon remake, Antibishonen will discuss about the ‘other’ Sailor Moon that was almost created!
The panel will be held Sunday July 6th 10am by Antibishonen.
It seems fitting that this panel take place at Anime Expo, as it was at this same convention in 1998 where the clip of the series was shared with fans. A couple of years ago a lot of cels from the series were sold on eBay. I managed to pick up a number of them, photos of which can be found in this gallery, as well as the voice over script of the pilot.
There’s a lot going on at Anime Expo next weekend, July 3rd to the 6th, which will coincide with the airing of the first episode of Sailor Moon Crystal. We’ve posted about these events before. As a quick recap there will be the unveiling of the new cast and airing of the first episode of the new Sailor Moon dub by Viz, appearances by a ton of voice actors from the original dub of the Sailor Moon anime, panels by Viz and an appearance by Jennifer Cihi, singer for many songs from the original dub. This convention is sure to have a ton to offer for Sailor Moon fans!
Thanks to Samantha for letting me know about this panel. Keep reading for more photos of cels from the Toon Makers’ Sailor Moon show.
The dramu and butthurt around Saban Moon has epic untapped trolling potential. I hope I am not disappointed internet. And honestly I am surprised that this hasn’t happened sooner. They would be stupid to not cash in on this somehow, and the timing is too perfect. They are going to announce a release if they aren’t retarded. Whether that release involves a purchase (DVD) or free streaming on youtube or otherwise with ads, it’s coming, and I welcome the endless supply of lulz and butthurt over something outrageously hilarious to begin with. And with that I will ride my Moon Cycle throughout teh interwebz derailing Sailor Moon Crystal fangasm topics, with gifs of wheelchair mercury, disney beryl, and other such things while playing that totally radical theme song at full volume.
Katsumi…you do realize most Sailor Moon fans are not “butt-hurt” at all about that don’t you? In fact, I bet most of us would LOVE to see more of this stuff.
Showing up with stuff from “Saban” Moon will probably just make people laugh.
I hope they cash in on it…and I hope you uncover more and post it.
So yeah, you fail if that’s your idea of trolling. Ok, baiiii!
Have you talked to a lot of Sailor Moon fans? Everyone I have talked to hates this and wanted it never see the light of day and that it should be forgotten and things along those lines. And I have seen this attitude even more so on youtube comments. And trolling doesn’t even have to be well thought out anymore to get the same effect. I bet if I were to go into a sailor moon forum with people praising every detail and worshiping Sailor Moon Crystal. and I post just a picture of Saban Jupiter or Saban Darian, there would be rage.
Oh yeah! And I forgot to say, please keep this kind of stuff coming. It’s so awful but so fascinating. That Disney Prince looking Endymion…wow.
By the way, does this kind of thing annoy any other SM fans? Like, seriously annoy them to the point of freaking out like Katsumi thinks?
Shouldn’t they rejoice instead that it never came to be and enjoy it for what it is?
I think Kasumi is either expressing his/herself very poorly or maybe is too invested in this.
Anyway, I am so, so glad Saban Moon never aired. Now, if we had gotten that instead of the dub, I could see being upset about it… it’s a terrible bastardization.
But given that it was never shoved at us, it seems more a novelty and I, for one, am dying to see anything relating to it. It’s funny, a curiosity, certainly nothing more serious than that.
Expressing myself poorly? My post was easy to understand and read, looking at your post and the way you word things, I think you are more intelligent than to say that and believe it. Just because you don’t agree with my opinion, doesn’t mean that I expressed it poorly. As for too invested in this, how is this any different than any fan looking for information? I have not seen anyone say this about the moonsisters.org article on Saban Moon, and the information on that, if I am ‘too invested’ than whoever found all of that information on that Toon Maker’s employee must be obsessed beyond belief in your book. And if you even bother to respond with something that amounts to ‘trolling is bad, so your opinion is automatically wrong’ or ‘you took my post too seriously since you were talking about trolling’ you will be considered in my book the same level as sailor moon fans who hate every other magical girl anime precure/wedding peach/tokyo mew mew and won’t give them a chance for dumb reasons. If I was explicitly trolling in the comments, I wouldn’t be angry/butthurt/whatever at you insulting my intelligence, but the fact that you don’t like my opinion means that I expressed myself poorly in your eyes, when you clearly are smarter than that, does piss me off. I wonder if you go on places like facebook and youtube and read the comments that show mentality of people on any subject.
Actually darling, I was trying to say that you weren’t trolling and trying to stand up for you by saying that maybe the way you’re expressing yourself is not the best, and therefore you’re coming off in a way you don’t intend.
Thanks for being rude about it and proving me wrong though. You’re way, way too invested in this emotionally, and so is every other fan you’ve talked to.
Enjoy getting in a rage over cartoons though, I’m sure it’s fun as all hell
Wow, someone was totally butthurt! Poor Katsumichan, you tried to troll and failed when you lost your temper!
By the way, I am glad this stuff never aired. But I’d love to see more too!
oomg haha I never thought I’d see more details about this except that YouTube video that shows the old preview.