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 Post subject: At what point was Sailor Moon most popular?
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 4:52 am 
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And by that I mean, during which season was it at its peak popularity, both in Japan and America? My guess is that although it remained popular until the very end, it began to decline in views and popularity after season 3 in Japan.

As for America, my guess would be around 1999, maybe? Whenever the last two seasons were taken off air and Cloverway took over. I'm probably wrong considering I'm a young fan so feel free to correct me!


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 Post subject: Re: At what point was Sailor Moon most popular?
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 7:08 am 
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I guess (and mind you I do mean guess) for Japan it could be starting sometime between S and SuperS or '94/95 all the way through Stars but I'm not 100% sure, more like I think that's when it is

For the original USA dubs my guess it's when toonami premiered the "lost episodes" of the R season finally completing that season in late '98 early '99 (along with a full marathon of these "lost episodes" ) and soon after in 2000 with the S season (followed by SuperS after airing S a few times that summer but SuperS was the beginning of the end of its popularity)

airing before this (1995 to 1998) every run/rerun would end at the episode when chibiusa discovers the senshi's identities then the next ep was always ep 1 of classic.

I believe it's popularity was highest in America when toonami picked up the series after jumping from channel to channel before that because this is when it got it's biggest exposure to viewers leading to getting the rest of R and eventually S/SuperS

Unfortunately by late 2000 throughout 2001 they began this seemingly endless repeating of S and SuperS into the ground as it was less and less advertised without re airing the dic dub (the only thing I can say was different was airing the 3 movies at the end of 2001)until 2002 when it ended with an incomplete run of classic airing a half hour before toonami airing the season for the first time one last time since 1999 so this is about the time it lost its popularity

Bottom line: toonami exposure + new eps in '98 to 2000 = most popular
2001 to 2002: reruns + little to no ads = decline least popular

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 Post subject: Re: At what point was Sailor Moon most popular?
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 2:08 pm 
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In America? I'd assume that time when the episodes were on Toonami with ratings so good that Toonami picked up the final 17 episodes of R that had only been shown in Canada and then went and ordered a rush order of 77 new dubbed episodes. So 98-mid 2000

Sailor Moon definitely seemed to drop in popularity by the time they got to SuperS no new advertisements and the advertisements they did use seem to be less frequent. This was when Toonami became really hot for Dragon Ball Z.


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 Post subject: Re: At what point was Sailor Moon most popular?
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 9:42 pm 
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Guessing from the amount of merchandise, I'd say it peaked in popularity at some point in 1993 in Japan.

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 Post subject: Re: At what point was Sailor Moon most popular?
PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 12:19 am 
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For the US, definitely when it aired on Toonami. It didn't do well on syndication (due to bad morning timeslots in the beginning) or USA Network's Action Extreme Team block.

For Canada, pretty sure it was popular there at the same time we had it on syndication.

For Japan, can't speak for toy sales but here are the TV ratings.

https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E7%BE%8E ... 9.E3.83.88

First season

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Episode Number - Rating

1 - 11.5%
2 - 10.6%
3 - 10.2%
4 - 9.9%
5 - 10.7%
6 - 9.7%
7 - 9.8%
8 - 12.8%
9 - 11.5%
10 - 11.1%
11 - 11.4%
12 - 11.3%
13 - 10.6%
14 - 10.5%
15 - 10.1%
16 - 9.1%
17 - 12.0%
18 - 8.4%
19 - 7.0%
20 - 9.7%
21 - 6.9%
22 - 5.8%
23 - 6.9%
24 - 10.7%
25 - 9.0%
26 - 9.0%
27 - 11.0%
28 - 10.6%
29 - 11.1%
30 - 11.6%
31 - 13.6%
32 - 10.9%
33 - 11.1%
34 - 12.2%
35 - 11.3%
36 - 13.2%
37 - 10.8%
38 - 10.0%
39 - 13.6%
40 - 11.4%
41 - 11.7%
42 - 12.9%
43 - 11.2%
44 - 11.2%
45 - 12.7%
46 - 12.2%


R

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Episode Number - Rating

47(1) - 12.5%
48(2) - 10.7%
49(3) - 11.1%
50(4) - 10.5%
51(5) - 11.3%
52(6) - 11.6%
53(7) - 10.1%
54(8) - 10.1%
55(9) - 11.5%
56(10) - 7.6%
57(11) - 12.1%
58(12) - 12.4%
59(13) - 12.1%
60(14) - 14.3%
61(15) - 13.6%
62(16) - 11.7%
63(17) - 11.4%
64(18) - 10.0%
65(19) - 10.1%
66(20) - 9.2%
67(21) - 9.5%
68(22) - 14.3%
69(23) - 11.5%
70(24) - 13.2%
71(25) - 13.7%
72(26) - 12.4%
73(27) - 15.5%
74(28) - 16.3%
75(29) - 14.6%
76(30) - 14.5%
77(31) - 13.4%
78(32) - 12.8%
79(33) - 11.6%
80(34) - 13.7%
81(35) - 15.5%
82(36) - 16.1%
83(37) - 14.0%
84(38) - 13.3%
85(39) - 13.1%
86(40) - 10.9%
87(41) - 15.1%
88(42) - 14.4%
89(43) - 13.1%


S

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Episode Number - Rating

90(1) - 12.8%
91(2) - 13.1%
92(3) - 13.0%
93(4) - 13.8%
94(5) - 13.7%
95(6) - 11.4%
96(7) - 14.3%
97(8) - 14.8%
98(9) - 12.5%
99(10) - 15.5%
100(11) - 13.3%
101(12) - 12.7%
102(13) - 11.5%
103(14) - 8.7%
104(15) - 12.2%
105(16) - 9.7%
106(17) - 12.4%
107(18) - 12.0%
108(19) - 14.9%
109(20) - 14.1%
110(21) - 13.4%
111(22) - 15.2%
112(23) - 13.8%
113(24) - 13.6%
114(25) - 14.8%
115(26) - 12.8%
116(27) - 12.6%
117(28) - 12.1%
118(29) - 13.9%
119(30) - 11.2%
120(31) - 13.5%
121(32) - 12.0%
122(33) - 14.6%
123(34) - 13.4%
124(35) - 11.5%
125(36) - 13.0%
126(37) - 12.5%
127(38) - 15.0%


SuperS

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Episode Number - Rating

128(1) - 14.6%
129(2) - 9.8%
130(3) - 14.5%
131(4) - 14.3%
132(5) - 11.5%
133(6) - 10.6%
134(7) - 14.4%
135(8) - 12.9%
136(9) - 11.3%
137(10) - 11.9%
138(11) - 11.6%
139(12) - 10.6%
140(13) - 10.9%
141(14) - 10.0%
142(15) - 8.9%
143(16) - 12.4%
144(17) - 9.6%
145(18) - 10.1%
146(19) - 9.2%
147(20) - 11.4%
148(21) - 8.6%
149(22) - 7.5%
150(23) - 10.2%
151(24) - 9.4%
152(25) - 11.1%
153(26) - 11.5%
154(27) - 9.8%
155(28) - 12.6%
156(29) - 7.7%
157(30) - 7.4%
158(31) - 6.6%
159(32) - 10.1%
160(33) - 11.2%
161(34) - 8.2%
162(35) - 9.0%
163(36) - 11.5%
164(37) - 10.8%
165(38) - 10.1%
166(39) - 12.0%


Sailor Stars

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Episode Number - Rating

167(1) - 12.7%
168(2) - 10.6%
169(3) - 8.9%
170(4) - 7.2%
171(5) - 9.2%
172(6) - 7.5%
173(7) - 10.5%
174(8) - 8.5%
175(9) - 8.2%
176(10) - 9.9%
177(11) - 9.5%
178(12) - 7.4%
179(13) - 8.4%
180(14) - 6.2%
181(15) - 4.2%
182(16) - 6.0%
183(17) - 7.4%
184(18) - 5.1%
185(19) - 7.6%
186(20) - 7.9%
187(21) - 8.4%
188(22) - 7.4%
189(23) - 7.9%
190(24) - 7.7%
191(25) - 9.0%
192(26) - 8.3%
193(27) - 7.5%
194(28) - 7.5%
195(29) - 8.1%
196(30) - 7.7%
197(31) - 7.5%
198(32) - 8.4%
199(33) - 8.1%
200(34) - 10.3%

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 Post subject: Re: At what point was Sailor Moon most popular?
PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 2:56 am 
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So the episode where Rebeus gets killed was the highest rated episode...huh


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