Deleted and Altered Scenes from the 90s Anime?

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So, I know from interviews that the '90s anime cast was allowed to ad lib. Scripts for the 90s episodes are available, but I don't know if they're the original scripts the voice actors were given, or if they're just transcripts of the finished shows. If the former, it would be interesting to see how they compare to the end result (i.e. what lines were ad libbed, and what were the lines *supposed* to have been).

I'd also be interested to find out if there were any scenes - however minor - that were originally scripted (or story boarded or maybe even voiced) that ended up getting cut for time. I know the live action series had a ton of deleted scenes, but did the 90s anime, too? (Are deleted/scrapped scenes common in anime?)

And while we're on the subject, I could swear there was at least one episode (I think it was from R?) that had a scene that was edited from the way it originally appeared in the "next time on" preview. (I want to say an up-skirt shot was recolored or something?) Anyone know what I'm thinking of, or know of any other instances of scenes being altered? (Talking about the Japanese broadcast, not any dubs.)
 
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(I want to say an up-skirt shot was recolored or something?
It was the episode of classic, when Rei first appeared (10th?). In the preview Usagi's underwear is visible for a short moment

Scripts for the 90s episodes are available, but I don't know if they're the original scripts the voice actors were given, or if they're just transcripts of the finished shows
I don't know either, but I don't think releasing transcripts of a finished show would make much sense, so I guess these are the original scripts. According to some sources online, companies licensing Sailor Moon around the world in 90s and early 00s complained that scripts Toei gave them were incomplete; maybe they got the original scripts not including adlibs?
 

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I don't think these cut and scrabbed scenes are common in anime. Storyboards sure, but finished scenes to he cut completely... Animation is expensive and anime doesn't have the time and budget for experimentation like this. Especially in the hand drawn animation era. I guess everything is storyboarded and approved before actual animation starts.
 
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It was the episode of classic, when Rei first appeared (10th?). In the preview Usagi's underwear is visible for a short moment


I don't know either, but I don't think releasing transcripts of a finished show would make much sense, so I guess these are the original scripts. According to some sources online, companies licensing Sailor Moon around the world in 90s and early 00s complained that scripts Toei gave them were incomplete; maybe they got the original scripts not including adlibs?
Pretty much every Sailor Moon dub with dialogues based off Toei's Engrish scripts are a trainwreck, translation-wise. Some attacks were clearly given completely different names because translators had no clue of what Engrish gibberish the characters were shouting, even with those scripts. And based on how many dubs (and even a recent official subbed release I saw on YT) completely forgot the "Star" portion in "Mercury Star Power" during R, I assume the word was omitted in most Toei scripts. Even though a translator is supposed to check both text and audio, and this is not a really good excuse for this mistake. Lots of dubs messed with the "Star Power" attacks after the Inners were upgraded to Super by Pegasus as well.
 

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They didn’t even fix animation mistakes and wrong coloring, let alone altering scenes And I don’t think there was any purpose for doing so - after all, most episodes of 90s Sailor Moon are filler
Well, it is not that easy to fix animation errors in completely hand-drawn animation and attepting doing it digitally would make it worse.
 
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Well, it is not that easy to fix animation errors in completely hand-drawn animation and attepting doing it digitally would make it worse.
I know. Besides, the DVD rerelease wouldn’t have even had the original animators/art directors to redraw anything. But toei could at least have fixed coloring mistakes digitally for the recent bluray release
 

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I know. Besides, the DVD rerelease wouldn’t have even had the original animators/art directors to redraw anything. But toei could at least have fixed coloring mistakes digitally for the recent bluray release
They didn't even try color correction. I have done some at home and it does make a difference. But they did a simple upscale so probably decided it won't worth it. We don't know whether it sells at all.
 
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