The dubbed series was my first introduction to anime, which eventually blossomed into an all-out love for Dragon Ball Z , Yu Yu Hakusho , and plenty more. But there was something special about Sailor Moon and the Sailor Scouts as my first. The team of five girls with five very different personalities and powers captivated me, to a point where I would even borrow some of their evil-fighting moves during imagination playtime in the elementary schoolyard. Whenever that theme song came on fighting evil by moonlight, winning love by daylight , me and my Bagel Bites were not to be bothered. Already totally obsessed with Sailor Moon, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, and Venus saving the world, it of course was quite the delightful surprise when Sailor Neptune and Uranus were introduced during the third season. Being a space nerd as a kid, I was waiting for all the planets to finally be represented by a kickass, elemental-wielding hero.
So there are gay villains in Sailor Moon, but what about gay heroes? What can I say? Sailor Moon has saved and healed countless villains and victims. Because I cried! This is a fair point. Sailor Neptune, on the other hand, is very confident, ambitious, and calculating which are more masculine traits.
Besides featuring great portrayals of female friendship, Sailor Moon is also known for introducing one of the first and most prominent queer couples to appear in Japanese media at the time. The pair weren't introduced to the series until Season 3, known as Sailor Moon S , but they were immediate fan favorites. When DIC bought the rights to air Sailor Moon in America, the English dubs provided made significant changes to the series, some of which were to make things less confusing for kids who wouldn't understand certain cultural references, but many of which were to make the show a lot less outrageously queer than it is in the subtitled version. One of the more awkward tonal shifts was the idea to explain the close relationship between Neptune and Uranus by claiming that they were cousins rather than lovers, in order to avoid offending American audiences. Sailor Moon S was a lot darker than the rest of the series had been up to that point.
By creating an account, you verify that you are at least 13 years of age, and have read and agree to the Comicbook. The anime itself never made reference to their tender moments, but the original manga heavily implied the scouts were lesbians and in a romantic relationship with one another. For U. However, Sailor Moon S had for more intrusive censorship placed on it in other countries.