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Sailor V and Sailor Moon manga!!
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Posted 9/21/11 , edited 9/21/11

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You know what they say "Incest is Wincest!".


Urm...no, I personally find it disgusting unless it's twins.

For some reason, it becomes hot when it's twins. o______O


But aside from the old Sailor Moon dub, what other magic girl titles have been on TV and been a hit?

Well there's Card Captor Sakura and Tokyo Mew Mew. Arguably they were hits before becoming bastardized for television.

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But aside from the old Sailor Moon dub, what other magic girl titles have been on TV and been a hit?

Well there's Card Captor Sakura and Tokyo Mew Mew. Arguably they were hits before becoming bastardized for television.



Neither Cardcaptors nor Tokyo Mew Mew had successful DVD releases in America. Their TV ratings weren't what the producers were hoping for either. Card Captor Sakura was later released unedited in America, but the sales were moderate.

Once again, I hope Funimation releases the show, but I understand if they are hesitant to do so. Statistically magic girl DVD releases in America are a flop. And I'm sure Funimation would have to pay a pretty penny for the rights to release the show. Dubbing costs a lot too.



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Posted 9/21/11

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Neither Cardcaptors nor Tokyo Mew Mew had successful DVD releases in America. Their TV ratings weren't what the producers were hoping for either. Card Captor Sakura was later released unedited in America, but the sales were moderate.



Well of course they didn't have successful DVD releases in america because they were treated like shit and given some of the worst anime dubbing ever!! In fact the english dub of Cardcaptor Sakura is my #1 worst anime dub of all time. How the hell can you make them or Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon the same success as a dragonball z or a naruto when the product is treated like holy hell?

You really think the producers at Nelvana or 4Kids expected high ratings and big success from the way they took a dump all over Cardcaptor Sakura and Tokyo Mew Mew!?

I'd get more into why there was zero excuses for Cardcaptor Sakura to recieve the treatment it did, but I'm more interested in you purchasing the first volume of the redubbed Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon manga or the first-time release of Codename: Sailor V, and telling me what you think of it.



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Well of course they didn't have successful DVD releases in america because they were treated like shit and given some of the worst anime dubbing ever!! In fact the english dub of Cardcaptor Sakura is my #1 worst anime dub of all time. How the hell can you make them or Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon the same success as a dragonball z or a naruto when the product is treated like holy hell?


Actually Dragonball had a pretty bad first dub too and was censored. And so did other shonen series like Yugioh, heck, even Voltron got butchered to pieces, and yet they were still hits. There are lots of shoujo and mahou shojo titles with great dubs, but they still floundered. (Kodocha, Wedding Peach, Hell Girl, Magic Girl Sasami, Princess Tutu, etc.) Once again, the American market is a strangely hostile environment for shoujo anime (not manga) titles.. I'm really curious about how the Madoka release will be received.

As far as what I think of the Kodansha release of Sailor Moon and Sailor V... it seems like a good job. What struck me as odd though was how the releases were formatted a lot like Del Rey releases. Also, I was hoping the volumes would be bigger like the Akira releases. That said, I loved the color pages and the cover and pages are smooth and turn nicely. I've not read the original Japanese manga, so I can't comment on how accurately they translated it. I've read that it's a good job, but I bow to the experts on that topic.
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Eghn, who cares about the dubs? Yeah, they were bad.

However, I got the subbed versions, and they were fine, from my memory of them. I haven't seen them in a while though.

I wouldn't care if they redubbed them or not. All I want is a subbed version of Sailor Stars.
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It's great to find a forum topic on-line where people actually liked and enjoyed the new version of the Sailor Moon manga!!!! There is so much hate flying around saying that the dialog is out of character, the Japanese honorifics are out of place, and just general b**ching that they DESERVE a better product.

[sigh of relief]

Can you believe "fans" of Sailor Moon telling new fans and others not to buy this book because it's so bad?!
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Littlelostkitten wrote:
It's great to find a forum topic on-line where people actually liked and enjoyed the new version of the Sailor Moon manga!!!! There is so much hate flying around saying that the dialog is out of character, the Japanese honorifics are out of place, and just general b**ching that they DESERVE a better product.

[sigh of relief]

Can you believe "fans" of Sailor Moon telling new fans and others not to buy this book because it's so bad?!



I dunno what they are bitching about, because this is exactly what the real, long suffering fans like myself have been hoping for. This is the way the product SHOULD be translated. And, I hear it's #1 on the New York Times best manga list.

Now what does that tell you? It tells you that PSSM can be popular if done the right way. And I hope new fans do check out the redone manga too.

*Meanwhile, Funimation has been talking to Toei about accquiring a certain license.....*

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Well if it was going bough for the states again the only company that can really afford it would be Funimation. Bandai really has their own thing going and doesn't seem to have time for it and Sentai or Media Blasters just don't have the funds to appease the Japanese companies.

I think if it was going to be re-released in the states I would probably only listen to the Japanese tracks. I personally really like original English voices but I will admit that it is only because of nostalgia.
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Funimation has just stated they have finally entered into serious negotiations with Toei for more One Piece. One Piece license would not come cheap and Funimation has been releasing a lot of new titles recently to save up for it. I don't believe they have the money yet for a gamble on Sailor Moon when they are already guarenteed great DVD sales with One Piece. Possibly Cartoon Network negotiations as well are on the table.
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Posted 10/9/11

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Possibly Cartoon Network negotiations as well are on the table.


That's the last thing it needs.
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well one would think that is is a great possibility of a re dub of sailor moon due to the fact that both sailor v and sailor moon beat naruto in manga sales last month but I do understand if they are hesitant of getting the license to the anime because they are not sure if the anime would sell even though the manga is.
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By and large, the PGSM rereleases are STELLAR. It's bringing Sailormoon to a new audience that will be able to have a cleaner transition to it than people my age did.

With that said, the biggest problem that I noticed in the rereleasing is the translation. It tends to botch the character personalities and is so direct that it reads more like a textbook and less like a manga with dynamic characters. This should be important to you guys because this may lead to the rerelease suffering from similar problems as the original release.
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With that said, the biggest problem that I noticed in the rereleasing is the translation. It tends to botch the character personalities and is so direct that it reads more like a textbook and less like a manga with dynamic characters.


This is nothing new to manga, though. A large amount of the manga that gets released is like this especially ones that are based around word play. Personally I don't think that the dialog was that stilted; minus a few moments where they would break up a sentence to fit with the word bubbles. (again this happens frequently in manga)

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Posted 10/15/11
I'll bet many of you reading the re-dubbed manga have only seen the horrible english dubbed version of Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon.

If that means you (no pun intended), then get ready to re-learn this series all over again.
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Posted 10/17/11
I think the live action version was worse... but I still survived that.
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