From the few minutes I have seen of Wedding Peach, Momoko is basically a pink-haired Usagi being teased by two Reis. Their interaction didn't look well balanced, but I didn't go further than the first half of the premiere episode, though.
Junichi Sato told Brazilian fans who interviewed him (back in 2018, if I'm not wrong) that by the time Naoko approached him and said "hey, Rei is a elegant lady", they already had a number of episodes ready with Rei being the hot-headed miko we all know and love, and they had to keep it going...
I work as a dubbing translator and I'm well aware of the history of dubbing.
Unless the product was extra old, it was already common practice in the 90s for distributors, including anime distributors, to send proper masters along with separate M&E tracks to dubbing studios. EVERY official Sailor...
The woman who drew Candy Candy also imposed an international block, after disagreements with the manga writer.
The irony is that Naoko watched the Candy Candy anime as a kid growing up.
Guess she took more inspiration from it than she should :lol:
The fact is that she apparently only pushes that hard when dealing with less profitable markets/countries.
Guess which country was one of the very few who asked for a redub and has actually gotten permission to do so? The almighty USA.
Italy and Portugal had to work with their censored old dubs...
The shinsouban sold like hot cakes here back in 2014, that's why they are trying so hard to get the Eternal Edition. I hope they don't give up this time as well, because Naoko seems to be a lot more picky with the kanzenban than she was with the International release of the 2004 edition.
As I stated before, PNP's approach to smaller markets that don't generate the income they expect is "do exactly how we want, or there's no Sailor Moon for you." That's sad, but that's what JBC's former editor-in-chief told Brazilian moonies.
Brazilian publisher JBC had amnounced the first volume of the Eternal Edition for last December, but they just said they are still having trouble with approvals with the folks at PNP (Naoko's company). They are insisting on some specific color that Brazilian printing factories don't work with. LOL
Nehelenia had absolutely no reason for redemption. She turned her own kingdom into weird creatures in order to "stay beautiful". I guess they just redeemed her to showcase how much purity Usagi had within her, and that had already gotten pretty cheesy by that point.