When we think about Sailor Moon’s introduction to U.S. audiences, we often talk about all the editing and censorship. I know my little “soon-to-realize-I’m-queer” heart would’ve greatly appreciated seeing the series the way it was meant to be seen, but I’d be lying if I said that ’90s America would’ve let Sailor Moon air uncensored.
Anime already had enough of an “it’s all violent porn” stigma to fight against back then.
Now that I’m older and have access to uncensored Sailor Moon thanks to Viz, you’d think I’d completely dismiss the DiC version we got. However, if I’m being real honest, I have a huge soft spot for that version of Sailor Moon, its meatball-headed protagonist, the stitched-together lesson-of-the-day PSAs, and the ’90s girl power songs that would play during pivotal moments of the series.
So when Anime News Network revealed…