The decades-old discovery of the American version of sailor Moon is finally over. Ray Mona, a YouTuber who documents his efforts to find lost media (including the never-released .) mean Girls game), managed to locate the pilot episode of the never-ending series without airing sailor Moon revealed as fandom subsamples,
Americanization story sailor Moon Begins in 1993, almost two years before the debut of the dub Sailor Moon that we know today. At the time, animation studio Toon Makers teamed up with Renaissance Atlantic Entertainment, the makers behind the original. power Rangers, to make the English version of the series. The two companies embarked on a project that mixed live-action with animation that eventually never took off. We only got a glimpse of what came out of the project in a brief music video shown at an anime convention in the ’90s.
But now, we have the full first episode. In a two-part (Part One | Part Two) series that takes place over a period of several months, Ray Monae details his journey to uncover subsamples, with the help of my box Reporter Cecilia D’Anastasio, who attempted to find the long-lost episode in 2018, received former Bandai US President Frank Ward’s approval to obtain a copy of the footage from The Library of Congress, which he posted in his video. was included.
The pilot in part two of Ray Mona’s series begins at 1:43:48, and it’s incredible to see the end series that never came to fruition. The episode splits its time between an animated and live-action format, with each Sailor Scout – and even Luna – played by a real-life actress during their time on Earth. During scenes that take place in space, the show transforms into an animated version that replaces the original starry-eyed look. sailor MoonCharacters for something you’d see in a classic Disney movie.
It’s a completely different take on the series, and, I must say, it was totally worth the wait.