There are sometimes aborted projects and this is the case with this American version of Sailor Moon. A mixture of animation and live-action sequences for a result that will mark you for life. We apologize in advance.
Sailor Moon, like Dragon Ball Z or the Ninja Turtles, is a pop culture reference that has accompanied the mornings of millions of spectators. But on American soil, the franchise could have had another fate that contrasts completely with the original Japanese work.
Saban Moon, the US Sailor Moon with actresses with Freedent smiles
Some Internet users embark on “careers” of treasure hunters to find lost media. This is what Ray Mona, a youtuber, who has posted a documentary to shed light on Saban Moon, the American version of Sailor Moon which did not go beyond the pilot stage. And given the images, we suspect why.
Her investigation will probably interest the most diehard fans, but what will get a lot of the buzz are the footage of the pilot that she managed to obtain from the Library of Congress, Washington, with the help of the former US President of Bandai. Unlike Japanese anime, this version should have alternated between animated sequences and those in live action with live actors. The result is… special, not to say uncomfortable.
Clips are available in the video at the top of our article, with captures in our gallery, but for those who want to dig in, here’s the part 1 and the part 2 of the doc. The series, developed by Renai