The Early Days of Sailor Moon

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MementoNepenthe

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From the first volume of the tankoban, via the French translation since Tokyopop's seemed...questionable:

This time, it's my favorite, Rei, who's the main character. I wrote three different versions of this chapter, but the anime used the first version. Did you know that at the beginning, Jadeite was a priest? But for the manga we finally settled on the last version, which my editor preferred...*sniff* It was he who wanted Jadeite to be the bus driver. The thing I like most about Rey are her stilettos after she transformed. I'm glad they kept them in the anime!​

I wonder what the second version of the story was like. Did she write multiple versions of the other chapters, too? How many other things did Osabu influence that we don't yet know about?
 

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From the first volume of the tankoban, via the French translation since Tokyopop's seemed...questionable:

This time, it's my favorite, Rei, who's the main character. I wrote three different versions of this chapter, but the anime used the first version. Did you know that at the beginning, Jadeite was a priest? But for the manga we finally settled on the last version, which my editor preferred...*sniff* It was he who wanted Jadeite to be the bus driver. The thing I like most about Rey are her stilettos after she transformed. I'm glad they kept them in the anime!​

I wonder what the second version of the story was like. Did she write multiple versions of the other chapters, too? How many other things did Osabu influence that we don't yet know about?
So that is interesting contrary to many people who think that the 90s anime just went against Takeuchi's will and made Rei's personality into the 90s one we see apparently this first version was the original created by Takeuchi so it could be argued that 90s anime Rei is the first Rei as she was created first interesting. It is also interesting that manga Rei is the third version so yes MementoNepethe I would love to know what the second version of Rei was like as she wasn't used in any continuity.
 

Tuxedo Kevin

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So that is interesting contrary to many people who think that the 90s anime just went against Takeuchi's will and made Rei's personality into the 90s one we see apparently this first version was the original created by Takeuchi so it could be argued that 90s anime Rei is the first Rei as she was created first interesting. It is also interesting that manga Rei is the third version so yes MementoNepethe I would love to know what the second version of Rei was like as she wasn't used in any continuity.
Except that Rei's fiery anime personality didn't show up in her first appearance.
 

MementoNepenthe

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I don't think Naoko is saying she created three versions of Rei's character, just three versions of the story for Act 3: one where Jadeite posed as a priest at the shrine, one where he's the bus driver, and one unknown version.
 

MementoNepenthe

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From volume 3 of the Tokyopop release of the manga:


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Even if that was just a passing gag, I wonder... When they were making the live action series, was it Osabu who proposed they do Sailor Luna?
 
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From the first volume of the tankoban, via the French translation since Tokyopop's seemed...questionable:

This time, it's my favorite, Rei, who's the main character. I wrote three different versions of this chapter, but the anime used the first version. Did you know that at the beginning, Jadeite was a priest? But for the manga we finally settled on the last version, which my editor preferred...*sniff* It was he who wanted Jadeite to be the bus driver. The thing I like most about Rey are her stilettos after she transformed. I'm glad they kept them in the anime!​

I wonder what the second version of the story was like. Did she write multiple versions of the other chapters, too? How many other things did Osabu influence that we don't yet know about?
I think it's like written versions.
 
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Has anyone got a copy or scans of the Japanese edition of the fourth volume of the shinsoban? I'm curious about this comic:


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Specifically, I want to know if Naoko actually said "lesbians." MissDream is known to take...liberties with their translations, so I'm curious as to whether or not Naoko actually described them as such. Thanks in advance!
 

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Has anyone got a copy or scans of the Japanese edition of the fourth volume of the shinsoban? I'm curious about this comic:


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Specifically, I want to know if Naoko actually said "lesbians." MissDream is known to take...liberties with their translations, so I'm curious as to whether or not Naoko actually described them as such. Thanks in advance!
I'd also like to know the title/issue of that fashion mag & see the pic in question. :D
 
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I would say this if there was a 5th Outer Senshi maybe it could be Sailor Astarte. Maybe Sailor Astarte could be the co leader with Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon could be the Inner Princess and Sailor Astarte be the Outer Princess.
 
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This is a really cool thread, especially since information on Sailor Moon's production is so insanely hard to come across in English.

Is it possible that Naoko simply sent in whatever was available for those previews? We know that development on Sailor V/Moon was extremely hectic, so maybe those illustrations were just ideas she and the other staff were throwing around?
 
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I would say this if there was a 5th Outer Senshi maybe it could be Sailor Astarte. Maybe Sailor Astarte could be the co leader with Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon could be the Inner Princess and Sailor Astarte be the Outer Princess.
According to MissDream, Naoko used the phrase 外部太陽系五戦士 (Outer Solar System Five Soldiers). I feel like that's either a typo or Sailor Moon or Sailor Chibi Moon is meant to be the fifth member. If Naoko had had plans for another Sailor Soldier, she surely would have mentioned it, or included the concept art in the Materials Collection or Infinity art book. But it would have been cool for Sailor Astarte to have been in the manga, or maybe a Sailor Chiron.
 
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According to MissDream, Naoko used the phrase 外部太陽系五戦士 (Outer Solar System Five Soldiers). I feel like that's either a typo or Sailor Moon or Sailor Chibi Moon is meant to be the fifth member. If Naoko had had plans for another Sailor Soldier, she surely would have mentioned it, or included the concept art in the Materials Collection or Infinity art book. But it would have been cool for Sailor Astarte to have been in the manga, or maybe a Sailor Chiron.
Who knows I know there are probably still things that Naoko Takeuchi considered but didn't put forth in the series. PS I love your avatar that pic looks like an excellent design of in my mind what could have been the child of Chibiusa and Helios. I love her dreamy psychedelic hair.
 
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Thank you! I thought it would be fun to get into the Easter season/springtime mood with a psychedelic pastel Serenity. ::love:: :keke:
 
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First, to quote from my Nakayoshi Fan Mail Corner thread:

From the November 1995 issue:​
NAOKO.
NAOKOです.「コードネームは セーラーV」のオリジナルビデオは、 来年の春登場にむけて、現在製作中 です。また、なかよし十二月号には、応募 者全員大サーピスもあるので、期待してて ね。それから、十月十四日の午後七時から、 映画版「美少女戦士セーラームーンR」が放 映になるの。まだ、みてない人は、ぜったい に、チェックしちゃってくださあい。​
The original video for “Codename: Sailor V” is currently being produced for the spring of next year. Also, in the December issue of Nakayoshi, there's a large service for all applicants, so please check that out. Then, at 7 PM on October 14, the Sailor Moon R movie will be on TV. If you haven't seen it yet, please tune in.​

The OVA seems to have been first announced in the September issue:


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オリジナルビデオ化も決定して,ますますパワーアップ!​
It was also decided [for Sailor V] to become an original video, more and more powered up!​
みんなで応援よろしくねっ!​
Everyone, thanks for your support!​


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オリジナルビデオ化も決定!​
Original Video has been announced!​
セーラーVちゃんが堂々と復活!!​
Sailor V is revived in majesty!!​

More information was said to be given in the September issue of RUNRUN, which unfortunately MissDream has no scans of. :( I've found a copy for sale on this site, but I don't know if they ship to the US. (Has anyone bought from there before?)

Anyway, from this we can tell the OVA had been in production for at least two months by the time of Naoko's message in the November issue. In that space of time certainly character designs would have been done, and also at least a first draft of a script. I hope those have been preserved in an archive somewhere and will someday see the light of day. Unfortunately, there don't seem to be any more mentions of the OVA after November, so I guess it was canceled fairly soon thereafter?

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Also in the September '95 issue was a page dedicated to Sailor Moon news around the world. A couple of parts caught my eye:


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Portugal, Israel, Singapore, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Scandinavia, and Poland also have the anime scheduled for broadcast​

Israel didn't get a dub until 2011, right? If there had been plans for a dub back in 1995, I wonder what caused them to fall through...


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イギリスでも、まんがの出版準備中​
Also in the UK, they're preparing to publish the manga​

Tokyopop didn't release the first volume of their translation for another two and a half years, in April 1998. I wonder what British publisher was going to release the manga originally and why those plans fell through....
 
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