There are sometimes abandoned projects and that is the case with this American version of Sailor Moon. A mix of animation and live-action sequences for a result that will shape you for life. We apologize in advance.
Like Dragon Ball Z or the Ninja Turtles, Sailor Moon is a pop culture reference that has accompanied the mornings of millions of viewers. But on American soil, the franchise could have had a different fate, completely at odds with the original Japanese work.
Saban Moon, the US Sailor Moon with actresses with Freedent smiles
Some netizens embark on “careers” as treasure hunters to find lost media. This is what Ray Mona, a Youtuber, posted a documentary highlighting Saban Moon, the American version of Sailor Moon that did not progress beyond the pilot phase. And given the pictures, we suspect why.
Her investigation is likely to interest the most die-hard fans, but what’s sure to turn heads are the footage of the pilot, which she obtained with the help of former US President Bandai from the Library of Congress, Washington. Unlike Japanese anime This version should have alternated between animated sequences and live-action sequences with live actors
Clips are available in the video at the top of our article, with shots in our gallery, but for those who want to dig in, here’s the one Part 1 and the Part 2 of the doc. The series developed by Renaissance Atlantic and Toon Makers will not have survived the pilot phase yet. The credits, a remnant of this abandoned project, can be seen below.
Did you know about the existence of Saban Moon? What do you think of the excerpts? Did the two companies do well to stop there? Tell us everything Comments.