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I really hate to say this, but I got to say it!!!!
on 30 June 2004
Sailor Moon has a very good story line, great animation, great characters, its funny to watch, a fantastic girls anime etc..., so why have I only given this DVD 1 star??? The answer is the way it has been dubbed. I honestly don't think any one will like this DVD anymore and they will want to throw it away, if they actually watched the original Japanese uncut version.
This DVD has missed out 3 episodes because the Americans did not translate them because of scenes that are unsuitable for kids!!! Sailor Mercury is not meant to appear until episode 8, but because they miss out 3 episodes she appears in episode 4. Speaking of scenes which are unsuitable for kids... the dubbed version has cut and edit out loads of them! and yes I mean lot's of them. The running length of an episode is meant to be just over 25 minutes, but it has been reduced down to approximately 22 minutes including the "Sailor Says" part which they add to make the episodes longer. The following episodes they missed out are:- I'll punish you! the fortune house is a Youma's house, the demonic scent! schaneera steals love, protect the song of love! Usagi(Serena) plays cupid.
Another major difference between the 2 versions are the music. The music in the dubb version is more up to date & the music in the Japanese version is old fashioned, but Sailor Moon has been around for more than 10 years now!
My final conclusion is that it dissapointed me alot! now we have got to hope that MVM will begin to re-publish all the Sailor Moon DVD's in Japanese with English subtitles.