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    What is the Copyright Status of the Original Dub?

    Yeah, it's absolutely possible to release the Optimum dub for S/SuperS and the movies (the unedited versions anyway). Viz likely just chose not to. If this was Discotek, that would probably be included as a third audio option. I guess it's possible Takeuchi would have to okay it's inclusion if...
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    [US] Sailor Stars Viz English dub, DVD & Blu-ray thread

    Wow, that's a fantastic trailer. It's really dramatic, and really sells the stakes of the story. Viz's Sailor Moon trailers have gotten so much better. I remember when they were glorified AMVs with no voices, and set to generic uptempo music. Maybe it had something to do with Charlene Ingram...
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    What is the Copyright Status of the Original Dub?

    I'm sure the rights to the movies' and S/SuperS' old dub is with Toei. They did produce them after-all. Even if Pioneer technically did, I'm sure the rights would've just reverted to Toei like all standard anime dubs.
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    [US] Sailor Stars Viz English dub, DVD & Blu-ray thread

    Honestly, I think Viz was just more concerned about being seen as "problematic" than anything else... especially after very clearly trying to promote themselves as otherwise in regards to the new dub and Haruka and Michiru's relationship. The missing voice actor credits, screwed up aspect ratio...
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    [US] Sailor Stars Viz English dub, DVD & Blu-ray thread

    LOL, Chibiusa is one of the worst anime characters in history IMO and I'm happy she was largely given the shaft this season, but I guess if they wanted the final cover to have all the Guardians, she fits it just fine.
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    Why do some people not like the Viz dub?

    I think it's alright enough, but it is a somewhat bland and uninspired effort, especially compared to the heavily flawed but very memorable DiC dub. There are some standout performances though, like Stephanie Sheh as Usagi, Amanda Miller as Makoto, Cindy Robinson as Queen Beryl, etc.
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    [US] Sailor Stars Viz English dub, DVD & Blu-ray thread

    They should also replace the SuperS booklet where half of the season’s cast was listed as TBA...
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    [US] Sailor Stars Viz English dub, DVD & Blu-ray thread

    At the end of the day, a dub is still a localization for a target audience, and while it should ideally be as accurate as possible, I'm okay with some appropriate liberties. To me, accuracy matters more in a subtitle translation. Viz's dub for Sailor Moon doesn't take any more liberties than...
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    [US] Sailor Stars Viz English dub, DVD & Blu-ray thread

    I don't care about the insert songs, as long as the diagetic music is still dubbed. It does seem weird that they would go out of their way to cast actresses that could sing when only Cristina Vee, Cherami Leigh, and the Starlight trio would actually need to do so. Would you rather them repeat...
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    [US] Sailor Moon manga kanzenban thread

    Yeah, honorifics have no place in an English translation since they're a part of the Japanese language and not the English language. Yes, the series takes place in Japan, but it is still an English translation. If you want to read an excellent English manga translation, Digital Manga's new...
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    Is the original anime "bad" enough to be considered a guilty pleasure?

    Depends on the episode. I watch most of it unironically, but there are some clear bad episodes, like the beach filler ones.
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    Sailor Moon original dub half hearted localization

    The Cloverway episodes still had annoying (and now very dated) American slang like "you're the bomb," "what's up, girl?" (from Luna, no less), and "he's so phat!" It almost sounded worse than in the DiC episodes. One interesting change is that they moved the setting to the "21st century"...
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    Sailor Moon original dub half hearted localization

    The Lost Episodes did use the original Japanese sound effects at least, but even the original DiC era had faithfully adapted episodes sometimes, such as the one where Nephrite dies.
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    Sailor Moon Dub novels question

    I thought Kuri's name was "Kari" in the dub, but I don't know where I read that.
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    Would it have been cool for Sailor Moon to wear a mask like in the manga?

    It certainly sells the "disguise" much better than without it (seriously, why don't people recognize her as Sailor Moon?). It also looks pretty stylish.