Here at Sailor Moon News I occasionally get questions via e-mail, Facebook or other social media accounts. The vast majority of those questions in the past 6 months have basically been “When are we getting the new English dub of Sailor Moon S??!!”. I respond with words but I never really have a good answer and we still don’t have one. Here’s a clip from that new dub from Viz’s official Sailor Moon panel at MomoCon yesterday, May 28th, at 7pm in Atlanta Georgia.
This clip features Erica Mendez as Sailor Uranus and Lauren Landa as Sailor Neptune from Sailor Moon S episode 106, The Bond of Destiny: Uranus’s Distant Past. Both voice actors were announced almost a year ago on July 3rd at Anime Expo. Yes we have been waiting a really long time to see these episodes! The video caption says “More news soon!” and we certainly hope this is true. With other new dubbed episodes they are usually announced with some clips and then a Moonlight Party when they appear on Hulu. This is usually part of an advertisement campaign for the next home video release. Season Moon R part 2 has been out since October and was announced long before that.
Here’s hoping for something “soon”!
Update 2016-05-31: The original clip was removed so I’ve added different footage from the same YouTube user comparing the new dub to the original.
Who loves Donald Trump? Anybody? A Donald Trump rally seems like the last place to find a Sailor Moon Cosplayer, but that’s what just happened this past Sunday in Atlanta. Artist and comedian Zack Fox, known as bootymath, stripped off his street clothes to reveal a Sailor Moon costume! He was chearing “U.S.A.! U.S.A.!” and I assume he would have completed it to “U.S.A.G.I.” had he not been escorted out by police. The incident didn’t seem to be all that alarming. There was no ensuing chaos. bootymath seemed almost out of place absent of some sort of intense backlash by the masses that should have been shocked by his display. You can watch a video of the event below.
Sailor Moon stands for love and justice. Donald Trump stands for hate and corruption. What would Sailor Moon have done in this situation? She would probably have healed Trump and his followers with the Silver Crystal, leaving nothing but confused peace loving hippies, dramatically impacting the outcome of the upcoming primaries and presidential election. This didn’t happen of course, because Usagi isn’t even a registered US voter and if she was real she would be Queen of Crytal Tokyo by now, and so the circus that is the Republican Party presidential primary continues.
Voice actors from the original and new English dub of Sailor Moon will be appearing at Anime Weekend Atlanta this weekend, September 24th to the 27th in Atlanta, Georgia. The event will include Linda Ballantyne, the third voice of Sailor Moon and Toby Proctor, the second voice of Tuxedo Mask, both from the original English dub of Sailor Moon. Also in attendance will be Stephanie Sheh, the new voice of Sailor Moon in Viz’s English dub of Sailor Moon and the upcoming Sailor Moon Crystal dub. When is the last time two voices of Sailor Moon were at the same convention? It was at Otakon 2014.
At the Toonami panel at the MomoCon anime convention in Atlanta this past weekend a fan asked if they had plans to play the new Sailor Moon anime that will begin airing in Japan this summer. Toonami’s response was only that they were considering it.
Nothing is definitive at this point but Toonami would certainly be a fitting home for the new 2013 Sailor Moon anime as many American fans were first exposed to the original Sailor Moon anime on Cartoon Network’s Toonami block when they started airing the show in June of 1998. The Toonami block of programming, which centres around more action oriented animation included a lot of Anime, returned to Cartoon Network last May after a long hiatus.