Do we have any idea who owns the rights to Sailor Moon?

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I think Saint Seiya's already dead because the guy who pushed for the recent years of bad adaptations stepped down from his chairman position 2 years ago.



I'm going to add something here in response to something you posted in another thread since it's also relevant.

They tried to cut the middlemen here when they opened their Los Angeles office in 2004. We had DVDs here of Slam Dunk, Interlude & Air Master, each of which had failed for 3 reasons (well, 4 actually but I only know from one show).

1. No promotion
2. Badly produced discs (no chapter stops, each episode goes straight to the menus)
3. Closed caption dubtitles only instead of subtitles for the Japanese version.
4. Muted Japanese dialogue at points to match the dubtitles. I know this because I used to own Interlude on DVD after watching a fansub rip of it on Myspace Video 13 years ago. The muted portion was when one of the characters was off-screen at the end of episode 2 and I learned this when I went to double-check the translation since the dub (and dubtitles) had something ridiculous that wasn't in the fansub.

They hired the former Pioneer to release the DVDs in stores but the production of those discs were not their work and with them selling poorly along with a planned Canadian TV deal falling through, the Air Master & Slam Dunk DVDs were canceled with their dubs incomplete. They then had a dub made for Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo which got on Toonami but then for DVD, they went with a newly-formed company that was run by ex-Funimation guys and those DVDs weren't any better.

They also used to be stubborn with getting TV deals before home video. In the UK, they didn't get Dragon Ball Z & One Piece on DVD until the early 2010s when they were finally convinced that the networks back then weren't going to re-air them.

From Jerome Mazandarani of the former Manga UK:



This also explained why it took long for the US to get the Majin Buu arc of Kai after it was originally teased to have been made to air internationally because Nicktoons stopped airing Kai while Saban was on the verge of shutting down the Vortexx block (former CW4Kids). It took Kai airing on late night Toonami for 2 years (2014-2016) for Buu to come out here afterwards and for DVD & Blu-ray sets to come out before it finished airing (which is rare for anime premiering on TV). This dub was being produced as far back as 2013 (since some VAs teased it and then backtracked because of possible NDAs) and it didn't air nor get released on disc until 2017 and when the dub cast was announced for that and Super that same month, it was obvious because the latter had some notable recasts.
Essentially Toei is completely out of touch. Just like many other Japanese companies /the LDP who always look upon tired old dinosaurs to make most of the decisions.
 
#42
Sometimes I think that you need to read the manga/ watch Crystal, and enjoy the 90's, the Live Action and the musicals to get the complete worldview of Sailor Moon. Every incarnation is important. Even though the characters are "different", actually they're the same reacting in diverse personal situations, and I think that enriches the universe.
I fully agree that every version is important.
 
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On top of that does anyone really want Takeuchi to reveal secrets about the Sailor Moon universe nobody asked for?
Like when JK revealed that wizards used their wands after relieving themselves before plumbing was in the Wizarding World?
 

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On top of that does anyone really want Takeuchi to reveal secrets about the Sailor Moon universe nobody asked for?
Like when JK revealed that wizards used their wands after relieving themselves before plumbing was in the Wizarding World?
Takeuchi could've revealed that the Senshi had orgasms during their transformations. :lol:
 

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Speaking of Toei, they sold OG Dragon Ball to a Brazilian streaming service.
And it's actually worse than Sailor Moon S on Netflix: it's audio ripped from the internet and a fansing as the OP. They probably lost the dub and Tooncast only aired it recently with good audio quality because Turner (its mother company) had the masters since the Cartoon Network days.
 

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I think Saint Seiya's already dead because the guy who pushed for the recent years of bad adaptations stepped down from his chairman position 2 years ago.
*3 days later*

Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac - Battle for Sanctuary - Announced, Streams on Crunchyroll This Summer

Oh god, Eugene Son's Saint Seiya is back with a new season and is exclusive to Crunchyroll outside of Asia.

Looks like Sony is Toei's new best friend now.....though I had a feeling they would be given they're now involved with the live-action movie.
 

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*3 days later*

Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac - Battle for Sanctuary - Announced, Streams on Crunchyroll This Summer

Oh god, Eugene Son's Saint Seiya is back with a new season and is exclusive to Crunchyroll outside of Asia.

Looks like Sony is Toei's new best friend now.....though I had a feeling they would be given they're now involved with the live-action movie.
In my country, where men around their 30s/40s are crazy over Saint Seiya, this reboot had a TERRIBLE reception. Shun's sex change was the worst offender.
I think this happened on a international level and Netflix probably isn't interested anymore.
 
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