We Tried To Uncover The Long-Lost ‘American Sailor Moon’ And Found Something Incredible

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In 1993, before the magical girl anime Sailor Moon was released in the U.S., there was an alternate vision for it. It was an American vision. A total remake of the show with Saturday morning-style animation, intercut with footage of real-life, all-American high school teens. “Politically correct,” in the words

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For decades, Sailor Moon fans have searched for a long-lost video of an American live-action version of the show.…
695 1694 Kotaku(@Kotaku) - Jul 19
Go read this now. Do not let the internet spoil you.
This has been a long time coming. Phenomenal reporting by @cecianasta. We found something truly incredible.
If you haven't read this yet, stop whatever you're doing and ready it now. If you have read it, maybe stop whatever…
everyone's posting it but this is the article of the year honestly
I read half of this article earlier today, and thought, yeah, this is neat - then I finished the article just now,…
Essa história de uma busca que dura décadas atrás do piloto de uma série live action americana de Sailor Moon é mui…
You know how kotaku sometimes has dumb opinion pieces that you don't like? This isn't one of those. You know how k…
I've never watched Sailor Moon, but oh my god this is such an amazing story.
this is the greatest piece of modern reporting i've ever read holy shit
This is some top-notch investigative work... with some very strange results.
I cannot recommend you read this enough:
No trolling......This is the most incredible piece of journalism I've read all year. Kotaku does amazing work somet…
This is the most insane lost media journey ever documented.
This article is absolutely amazing. It has legitimate surprise twists and turns. Loved it.
I finally got the time to read this entire thing and man was it worth it. I know I've heard that theme song somewhe…
this is the new gilgamesh
THIS IS INCREDIBLE
This shit is WILD
i don't know where I first saw the opening to American Sailor Moon but the image of a girl in a wheelchair flying t…
Esta historia es tremendo viaje
I encourage anyone interested in this early period of Japanese fandoms to read Anne Allison’s “Millennial Monsters:…
Dios mío esto sique no me lo vi venir, espectacular artículo con tremendo twist jajaja Para todos los que vimos es…
@Cluckw0rk Smokebomb 2018 at Climax of Night?
This read was a wild ride til the very end
i am hollering
You've seen this, right, @GlareUsy?
This. Story. Is. Amazing.
Ruim 👍
well this is an awesome article
L'horreur 😱
This was such a neat article to read, wowie
ini baru jurnalisme investigasi wibu...
i'd heard brief bits about this around the net and seeing animation cels on ebay. the investigative reporting in th…
Cómo amo cuando la gente como ella hace tremendo laburo para nosotros los mortales
@jakecooIice YO
This is an amazing read!
@Kotaku PLEASE tell me y'all paid @cecianasta very well for this piece because it's GOLD and incredibly significant…
Up there with the Pentagon Papers, this is one of the most important works of journalism ever done.
This really takes you on a journey. Excellent article!
@Samotita16, esto es tuyo.
@Sailor_Soffie This sounds like something you might be interested in?
"Team Angel" was a long lost attempt at an Americanized #SailorMoon by Renaissance Atlantic. @t_unmasked needs to s…
@wwrevolutions
wOW what a wild ride, great work @cecianasta
"It involves a quarter-million-dollar unsuccessful investment, a drugged-up cat, no shortage of corporate intrigue,…
This is such a tale.
Okay my god, that Team Angel footage. *is quietly horrified.* Oh wait, no. *IS LOUDLY HORRIFIED*
This article basically summarizes the time _before_ it was an age where the only part of the entirety of Asia that…
Props to @Kotaku for this article. Good read. 👍 Wonder if I could contribute for them though... 😅
Setzt euch hin. Nehmt euch ein paar Minuten. Es ist wirklich sehr lesenswert.
tämä on niin hyvä juttu, kannattaa lukea kokonaan
I tried reading through it...but I already knew about Saban Sailor Moon, and I got bored. Meh
I am sure @SailorBusiness is already aware but just to make sure and for my followers Follow this right to heavenly…
Cant believe I'm saying this, but good bloody job Kotaku! As someone who was a huge fan of sailor moon and knowing…
have to admit i didn't read the article yet and just looked at the visuals but oh my
for the love of god read this fucking incredible article, jesus christ
Hey @Usakoi84....
gentekkkkkkkkkkkkk
Wow what a story. I'd love to see those 17 minutes, they have to be insane.
The only kind of journalism I'm interested in
This was a surprisingly great read.
This one was found in a garage in Florida, and it’s unreal that this was even in the wild.
this is the investigative journalism my life needs.
Qué gran texto de @Kotaku. Una investigación bien llevada, con ritmo y revelaciones sorprendentes. Lean y compartan.
This is an absolute rollercoaster of emotions.
This was an awesome read
This was a wild ride, like when Alex told me about this I assumed it was just going to be a little review of someo…
Fascinating read.
Pretty sure I saw it being passed around the fansub community in the pre-Youtube days o.O;
My eyes! Can't unsee... #SailorMoon
Bez dwóch zdań najlepsza rzecz jaką dzisiaj przeczytacie👍
Such an interesting story!
Holy shit you guys. This is like a Fanta commercial on LSD for good Samaritans.
Amazing writing and research!kudos
a melhor parte é o maluco perdendo os lados descontroladamente assistindo a abertura Hdujaidkadjak
this was the wildest of rides @Akitron
The idea was kinda cool for this era, but still the animation is whacky as fuck
This was actually a pretty interesting read.
this is wild
MDRRRRRRRRRR c'est chaud
I remember seeing the trailer that was pitched for this at one point. It is still as awful as I remember it.
i was like "oh this is all old news" when i started this article and then i finished it and Knew Some More
I don't know how to react to this. Like what is life?
This is such a crazy story about the search for a long lost American Sailor Moon show and the unexpected discovery…
Oh god, I finished this story. This is incredible. Geez. Spend the time to read this. It's well worth the adventure.
Did you see this, @bobdunga92?
I’ve never clicked a link so quickly in my life
Damn this is a strange trip
Well that was a wild ride
Omg Σ( Д )ﻌﻌﻌﻌ⊙ ⊙
Welp, thanks to @kotaku I now have the theme song to the AMERICAN PILOT of Sailor Moon stuck in my head.
I must find the time to read this gargantuan article on the Toonmakers live action Sailor Moon concept. Looks like…
*ahem* @jenhasonen
what on gay earth is this? 😐 #SailorMoon
………………
Y’all I’m not even that big of a Sailor Moon fan and this article is WILD! You need to read it.
god, this is going around already, I know, but the twist is just... 👌🏾
Would love to hear this piece produced as a narrative podcast
fantastic article by the nice lady who wrote about the time my roommate turned out to be a psychopath
Whoa this is WILD. I was deep into all the anime subcultures in the 90s, especially Sailor Moon. Kind of sad Frank…
This is one of the best reads I’ve had all year. Wow.
Now this is great journalism
what a wild fucking ride
Best journalism I've read in years
this is incredible
@garbage_hime are you familiar with the american sailor moon show that thankfully never was
Oh my god????? This is wild? BUT. WE STILL DONT. HOW DOES THAT EVEN WORK.
@jessidee
This was wild from start to finish
I know it sounds very clickbait-y, but the twist in my last retweet is truly worth reading that entire article for…
This is an amazing story, it's really interesting investigative journalism about a reporter @cecianasta that tries…
Lean hasta el final. Plot-twist de los buenos en una historia que todos creíamos usa conocer del todo. Y ES REAL.
This is a wild ride
That video is just... I would have been very into that as a kid. Heck.
I am so, so hyped about @cecianasta's long-form work y'all
This is a long read but worth it. And it doesn't end how you'd expect it to AT ALL. Sailor Moon fans, you definitel…
fortune favors those bold enough to call the phone number for Toon Makers prominently displayed at the end of that…
Digging for the Toon Makers Sailor Moon. Similar story to @TomAznable digging up the 80s Gundam movie where a Zaku…
this is great. and a little disquieting that they made the breasts of the american sailor scouts unnecessarily and…
@PinkAppleJam
@davit001 !!!!!!
This feature is a wild ride.
@SailorBusiness guys, read this!
Where's my true crimes podcast about this mystery??
I’m fascinated by all kinds of lost TV. This is a great story about how a search for a lost 1993 pilot turned up so…
The facts here are a tiny bit shakey (Saban had a copy of like probably Flashman or Bioman. Zyuranger was 91 or 92)…
Aside from the fact that this is a fascinating article about a piece of lost TV ephemera, you should all read it to…
I know some of you have misgivings about Kotaku, but holy fucking shit, you gotta read this one
Y'ALL, OMG.
this was a RIDE
this story about the US pilot of Sailor Moon has *everything*! "unsuccessful investment, a drugged-up cat, a Storag…
Great, great story
"...the proposed Sailor Moon would star Hispanic, black, and Asian Sailor Scouts, one using a wheelchair. The girls…
i was never into sailor moon but this is weirdly fascinating.
A la recherche du pilote du Sailor moon américain. Enquête passionnante par Kotaku. via @kotaku
Una investigación de Kotaku sobre la versión estadounidense de Sailor Moon que nunca vio la luz...…
the best conspiracy theory I've heard about the sailor moon story are the numerous people pointing out that this ac…
It's unusual to read an article on @kotaku about something Japanese that a) wasn't written by Brian Ashcraft, and b…
RTing to check this out later, because the most I ever saw was the Save Our Sailors post that featured the trailer.…
if you somehow haven't read @cecianasta 's amazing investigation into the lost American version of Sailor Moon, pre…
but for real, this shit is NUTS
Superbe enquête de @cecianasta sur le pilote perdu d'un remake américain de Sailor Moon. Autant une plongée dans le…
La FASCINANTE historia del fallido remake USA de Sailor Moon en los 90, por @Cecianasta para @Kotaku:…
Esto es GLORIOSO!!!
Hola @mimameborde
ahhh this story is a delight
PASSADA KKKKKKKKKKKK
This. Is. Amazing. 🤯
Verdammt ist das interessant. Ich liebe solche Geschichten.
This piece by .@cecianasta brought me so much nostalgic anime nerd joy this morning, and I hope you feel the same w…
That 90s American Sailor Moon concept sure was a...thing that happened. This article is an adventure.
We Tried To Uncover The Long-Lost 'American #SailorMoon' And Found Something Incredible
We Tried To Uncover The Long-Lost 'American Sailor Moon' And Found Something Incredible via @kotaku
This is fucking fantastic
We Tried To Uncover The Long-Lost 'American Sailor Moon' And Found Something Incredible vía @kotaku
L'incroyable histoire du pilote mort-né du Sailor Moon US sur @Kotaku ! ?
O texto é enorme, mas faça o favor de pelo menos clicar no vídeo e descobrir TEAM ANGEL, o re-brand de Sailor Moon…
this story is AAAMMAAAZZIINNGGG
OSEF de l'actu ! La vraie enquête journalistique de la semaine c'est celle sur ce projet de Sailor Moon made in USA…
This was so fun to read! Couldn’t stop. So interesting.
This was such a great read!!
Otaku and Anime and animation fans. This is a heck of an article
This is some of the best investigative reporting I've seen. No joke. If you're a 90s anime fan, its definitely wort…
Hey @TheAn1meMan , have you ever seen what the US almost did to Sailor Moon?
@sirmars hey look, Long lost live-action American version of Sailor Moon
Oh wow !
Sinon à cause de @stephanegallay j'ai vu de mes yeux vu ce qui semble être un projet de localisation de Sailor Moon…
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o jaki piękny #piąteczek...
We Tried To Uncover The Long-Lost 'American Sailor Moon' And Found Something Incredible via @kotaku
Paging @gypsy_erin
Just went down the rabbit hole that is this article by @cecianasta Probably the best written and most interesting…
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We Tried To Uncover The Long-Lost 'American Sailor Moon' And Found Something Incredible
We Tried To Uncover The Long-Lost American Sailor Moon And Found Something Incredible Wow... Juste wow...…
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アメリカでセラムンが放映される前にあったセーラームーンリメークin U.S.計画についてのリサーチ記事、まだ全部読めてないけどめっちゃ面白いんですけど! @kotakuさんから
We Tried To Uncover The Long-Lost 'American Sailor Moon' And Found Something Incredible via…
@Pinwiz11
"We Tried To Uncover The Long-Lost 'American Sailor Moon' And Found Something Incredible"
We Tried To Uncover The Long-Lost 'American Sailor Moon' And Found Something Incredible
This is the worst thing I have ever laid my eyes on
Es hätte beinahe eine amerikanische Sailor Moon Adaption gegeben und ich kriege grad den Mund nicht mehr zu 😵 We T…
We Tried To Uncover The Long-Lost 'American Sailor Moon' And Found Something Incredible
So this is a thing that existed, albeit in the blink of an eye:
Holy shit this #SailorMoon piece on @Kotaku is fascinating.
Nigga @rodimusprime you gotta read the whole thing
What a journey
We Tried To Uncover The Long-Lost 'American Sailor Moon' And Found Something Incredible
This was a wild ride
We Tried To Uncover The Long-Lost 'American Sailor Moon' And Found Something Incredible
Politico doesn't even top this level of good journalism:
Everything about this says why I don't support Western animation trying to create anime type series.
Even if you aren't into anime, this is a fascinating read into pop culture, and the power of persistence. What an e…
What a fascinating story. @cecianasta did some top notch work on this.
Well I saw this posted on Twitter other day: Reporter goes to find out as much about the failed version of American…
Plot-twist on plot-twist. via @kotaku
We Tried To Uncover The Long-Lost 'American Sailor Moon' And Found Something Incredible via…
We Tried To Uncover The Long-Lost 'American Sailor Moon' And Found Something Incredible via @kotaku
this is my favorite kind of story tbh
We Tried To Uncover The Long-Lost 'American Sailor Moon' And Found Something Incredible …
It is safe to say I would have watched the hell out of both American Sailor Moon and Team Angel as a small child, a…
honestly? this is the craziest article ive ever read.
We Tried To Uncover The Long-Lost 'American Sailor Moon' And Found Something Incredible via @kotaku
Even if you have no interest in Sailor Moon or Anime at all, read this. It justifies Gizmodo Media's existence. We…
So, I don't to be weird about this, especially in light of the She-ra nonsense being diarrhea'd out by a bunch of f…
this is an absolute fuckin trip. holy moly
The folks over at @Kotaku tried to find the long-lost "American #SailorMoon"... instead they found something incred…
@LibbyKigar LOOK AT THIS
More evidence for The Mandela Effect?
We Tried To Uncover The Long-Lost 'American Sailor Moon' And Found Something Incredible
We Tried To Uncover The Long-Lost 'American Sailor Moon' And Found Something Incredible via @kotaku
We Tried To Uncover The Long-Lost 'American Sailor Moon' And Found Something Incredible
Holy shit. | We Tried To Uncover The Long-Lost 'American Sailor Moon' And Found Something Incredible ?
We Tried To Uncover The Long-Lost 'American Sailor Moon' And Found Something Incredible
"We Tried To Uncover The Long-Lost 'American Sailor Moon' And Found Something Incredible" [@kotaku]
We Tried To Uncover The Long-Lost 'American Sailor Moon' And Found Something Incredible
I remember downloading "Live Action Sailor Moon" on Morpheus and laughing histerically, before cringe culture was a…
We Tried To Uncover The Long-Lost 'American Sailor Moon' And Found Something Incredible
The best freaking read:
I, too, wondered about that American live action version, but wow... Good digging, @cecianasta! 👏 Just weirded out…
@eatyourkimchi I know of Martina's love of Sailor Moon and Simon's (secret) love of it. There is a fantastic articl…
We Tried To Uncover The Long-Lost 'American Sailor Moon' And Found Something Incredible via @kotaku
This is an amazing story, with such a great unexpected ending.
I'm just hearing about the US Sailor Moon and Jesus we are lucky we got what we did. This would have totally been a…
@aleshs mano, ch-ch-check this out que loucura
Top @Valsadie Videogames story: We Tried To Uncover The Long-Lost 'American Sailor Moon' And Found Something Incred…
this is a very interesting read
Me acordé de @isadoralavadora
If you're interested in Sailor Moon or the history of anime coming to the west, this is a fantastic read. Hell, it'…
Huh. This is curious, given the last Q&A episode of @HannahlyzePod:

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