The latest English dubbed episode of Sailor Moon Crystal is now available on Hulu and Neon Alley. This week is Act 22, Hidden Agenda – Nemesis. Black Lady is still not really here. She’s semi visible, mostly obscured in a kind of mist. The technique used for this was changed slightly between the streaming release and the DVD/Blu-Ray version which is what we’re getting for these English versions. This screenshot is, lazily, from the original streaming version.
Act 21 and 22 of Sailor Moon Crystal are based on the equivalent chapters of the newest version of the manga, but these were actually originally a single chapter, though it was a long one. This makes gives this and the last episode an odd pace, which is why Chibiusa’s transformation into Black Lady is teased out over such a long time that it seems like a powered up attack from Dragonball Z or maybe Ryu’s multi episode Hadouken from Street Fighter II V.
Next week on Act 23, Covert Maneuvers – Wiseman, we will get a proper look at Black Lady.
The next English dubbed episode of Sailor Moon Crystal will be available on Hulu and Neon Alley this Friday, April 8th, staring at 9pm Eastern Time. Act 22, Hidden Agenda – Nemesis, is all about not really seeing Black Lady. We see these shadows of her throughout but we don’t get a clear look at her. The obscuring of Black Lady changed a bit for the Blu-Ray release, which is the updated animation we’re getting for the dub. This screenshot is actually from the original streaming version.
I feel like this episode is kind of slow. That’s probably because Act 21 and 22 were originally one manga chapter which was broken into two. It gives this episode a weird pace.
The latest English dubbed episode of Sailor Moon Crystal is now online on Hulu and Neon Alley. This week on Act 21, Complication – Nemesis, Sailor Moon is kidnapped and held hostage by a completely inappropriate Prince Demande. He respects consent even less than Mamoru did! We’ve also got a bunch of tension between Sailor Pluto and King Endymion. She is Seiya to Mamoru’s Usagi if that makes any sense.
This week we got a look at evil Chibiusa. We see this in both the young and older version of her. We’ll see a bit more of her next week in Act 22, Hidden Agenda – Nemesis, but even then she’ll be somewhat obscured.
The next English dubbed episode of Sailor Moon Crystal will be available on Hulu and Neon Alley this Friday, April 1st, at 9pm Eastern Time. Act 21, Complication – Nemesis, has Prince Demande kidnapping Sailor Moon! This is personal for Prince Demande who, just like Mamoru, doesn’t respect a woman’s autonomy and choses to force a kiss on Usagi.
This episode gives us a glimpse of things to come for Chibiusa as we see the symbol of the Black Moon Clan on her forehead and an image of someone that looks just like her but a bit older.
The latest English dubbed episode of Sailor Moon Crystal is now available on Hulu and Neon Alley. Act 20, Crystal Tokyo – King Endymion, is all about the future. The gang arrived in Crystal Tokyo last week and here they are at the Crystal Palace. What a shock! Chibiusa’s parents are Usagi and Mamoru? This was strongly hinted at and after last week there wasn’t really any doubt. King Endymion, the title character, is a sort of ghost hologram in this episode. This is so that two of him don’t occupy the same space at the same time because that is apparently terrible, but never seems to be a problem.
We finally see Diana. Her voice actor was never previously heard in the new dub of the original Sailor Moon anime as Diana doesn’t appear until Sailor Moon SuperS, not in 30th Century Crystal Tokyo where she originally appears in the manga. What do you think of her new voice?
Next week is Act 21, Complication – Nemesis, which will have Prince Demande being terrible and give us a glimpse of Black Lady.
This good Friday, March 25th, the latest English dubbed episode of Sailor Moon Crystal will be added to Hulu and Neon Alley. In Act 20, Crystal Tokyo – King Endymion, the gang arrive in the Crystal Palace of the future and meet the ghost/hologram of King Endymion. What’s more there’s a big revelation! We will finally learn who Chibiusa’s parents are. Who do you think it will be? Rei and Mamoru? Luna and Artemis? Sailor Iron Mouse and Rhett Butler? It could be anyone!!
This week we will see, and hear, Diana, the adorable kitten who is the daughter of Luna and Artemis. Diana’s role is severely diminished in the original anime to the point where we have still not seen her in the new English dub of the original anime released by Viz. While we even have the cast of Sailor Moon S announced Diana doesn’t show up until Sailor Moon SuperS of the original anime so there has been no announcement of her voice actor. I’m curious to hear her. Who do you think it will be?
The latest English dubbed episode of Sailor Moon Crystal to be added to Hulu and Neon Alley takes us to the future! Act 19, Time Warp – Sailor Pluto, has the gang following Chibiusa to the 30th Century Crystal Tokyo and getting their lives threatened by Sailor Pluto in the process. Who does she report to anyway? I sort of assumed her boss was Neo Queen Serenity, who probably wouldn’t appreciate her employee killing her past self, but I guess these rules exist for a reason! Fans of the Pokémon anime will recognise Sailor Pluto’s English voice, Veronica Taylor, as Pokémon trainer Ash Ketchum. Yes that’s right I’ve found another reason to bring up Pokémon. Sailor Pluto’s adult female voice actually sounds more like Ash’s Mom, Delia Ketchum. Does that make King Endymion Professor Oak?
We get to see Diana the kitten this week very briefly, though we won’t hear her talk until the next episode. One thing we also see but don’t totally see if Usagi and Mamoru having sex! This was hinted at heavily in the manga but in Sailor Moon Crystal not a lot is left to interpretation.
Next week is Act 20, Crystal Tokyo – King Endymion, has us actually hearing Diana’s voice, though we don’t yet know who will be voicing her. We’ll also see the purple version of Tuxedo Mask and get a bunch of backstory including who Chibiusa’s parents are! OMG who could it be?!
The next English dubbed episode of Sailor Moon Crystal will be available this Friday on Hulu and Neon Alley. Act 19, Time Warp – Sailor Pluto, will be available at 9pm Eastern Daylight Time. Daylight Savings Time is in effect so if you’re lucky enough to live in an area that doesn’t celebrate, Sailor Moon Crystal may be released at a different time than you had been expecting it! This week we go to the future and on the way meet Sailor Pluto who pretty much wants to kill Sailor Moon. Sailor Pluto will be voiced by Veronica Taylor. Anime fans may know her best as the voice of Ash Ketchum in Pokémon! Also appearing in this episode is the adorable cat Diana, though I am not sure who will be performing her voice at this time and we won’t actually hear her speak until Act 20, unless there’s some unexpected ADR.
Fans of Usagi and Mamoru will be excited to see them have sex in this week’s episode! This was strongly hinted at in the manga but not at all subtle in Sailor Moon Crystal. We’ll see if the English dub tries to smooth over this sex scene or if they fully embrace it.
The latest English dubbed episode of Sailor Moon Crystal is now available to watch on Hulu and Neon Alley. Act 18, Invasion – Sailor Venus, has Sailor Venus facing off against the final member of the Spectre Sisters, Calaveras.
This episode also features the return of the Shitennou who were killed in the last season. They’ve returned as ghosts summoned by Mamoru with whom they used to be real good buddies.
Next Friday is Act 19, Time Warp – Sailor Pluto, in which we will hear Veronica Taylor, the English voice of Ash Ketchum from Pokémon, as Sailor Pluto.
The next English dubbed episode of Sailor Moon Crystal will be available to view on Hulu and Neon Alley this Friday at 9pm Eastern Time. Act 18, Invasion – Sailor Venus, has Sailor Venus facing off against the final Spectre Sister Calaveras who uses antiquated DVDs in her evil plot. They must be cheap 480i DVDs like the Sailor Moon musicals use!
We’ll see the Shitennou as good guys this week. Mamoru summons them from the gems he keeps. Too bad we couldn’t see more of them in Sailor Moon Crystal, after being kept around for a somewhat anticlimactic ending.