Skip to content. Depending on who you ask, the anime series is either a smashing success or an animation disaster. On one hand, fans of the series were excited to see an adaptation that remained faithful to the original manga. Other fans were less-than-impressed with the animation style as well as the one-episode-every-two-weeks airing schedule.
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In the dub, the Scouts are given dialogue that they're going to go and handle the copious amounts of enemies, but in the original series they actually meet their ends during the climactic battle which of course gets "reset" anyway as the show moves forward. Luna and Artemis two are seen as ambassadors and guides to the Sailor Scouts to help them "awaken," but in spite of how they look like cats, they're actually aliens from another planet named Mau that presumably has a largely cat-like aesthetic. Luna and Artemis also have interesting human forms that they can shift into, but regardless of how they look, they were never actually cats. Sailor Moon was still meant for juvenile audiences and the manga that it ran in was even aimed at 9 to 15 year olds. When Sailor Moon Crystal got announced, people were quick to jump to the assumption that it was an updated version of the '90s anime, especially with similar projects like Dragon Ball Z Kai going on. This is one of the more widely known dub changes, but it's likely that the truth still didn't make its way over to some people.
More on that later. Edited to add : I was going to expand on the official Kodansha manga translations next week but somebody rightfully pointed out to us that you should absolutely seek out and support those very gorgeous editions before the fan translations I mention above. Sorry for the oversight on our part!
Originally introduced to the franchise through the '90s American dub, my fandom knew no limits, soon expanding to the manga which was released near concurrently with the series and the far-better Japanese version of the show. The best and worst TV reboots. After all these years, finally a chance to do it right! She does mature a bit over the course of the series, but her character evolution pales in comparison to her manga counterpart, who quickly rises to the responsibilities her destiny entails.