Share "Pull yourself together, Serena! This is no time for crying! You can help Sailor Moon Dub Wiki by expanding it. Sailor Moon and its first three seasons are perhaps among the more famous anime who underwent American and multinational broadcast standards in order to be syndicated on television. A notable difference of the series is the censorship of material. There were removals of "any violence"  , including violence toward children.
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You read that right - Sailor Neptune and Sailor Uranus were originally lesbian lovers in the Japanese version of Sailor Moon but the company changed it so the two referred to each other as cousins. Let the awkwardness ensue! The two act awfully close for "cousins," often holding hands and giving each other quite meaningful looks. So they went from a lesbian couple, a great example of positive LGBT representation in mainstream anime, to "platonic" cousins. Interestingly, some dubs outside of the United States kept the relationship between the two alive but gave Sailor Uranus a male voice actor, trying to turn her into a male character.
Was it originally meant for children? Both the manga and the classic 90s anime were primarily aimed at elementary school-aged girls whereas the reboot Sailor Moon Crystal was not aimed at children. The easiest evidence for this is the kind of commercials that aired during the broadcast, which were very child-targeted.
And just to be clear, ALL of the following images come from the actual series. If you don't believe me, get the manga or watch the show on Hulu. The only "fan art" on this page is my own. My apologies.