[US] Sailor Stars Viz English dub, DVD & Blu-ray thread

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Fixed!

Plus we're almost at the 7 year mark which, depending on if they're able to renew or not, means they might not have much time left for at least the first season.

All About Licensing: Part I



You might remember when Kakeru responded to you about this but since then, the Italian Sailor Moon DVDs are completely out of print now with half of them even unavailable at Amazon's Italian site.
I don't know the deal in Italy, but I highly doubt Viz will let Sailor Moon expire unless the company goes through a major restructuring, downscale, or shutdown. Even if it does slip from their hands, I'm sure FUNimation would be more than happy to keep the show in print.
 

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We've finally got the cast for the Starlights, Chibi Chibi and Galaxia.

Chibi Chibi - Stephanie Sheh
Sailor Star Fighter - Melissa Hutchison
Sailor Star Maker - Erica Harlacher
Sailor Star Healer - Sarah Williams
Sailor Galaxia - Carrie Keranen


Stephanie as Chibi Chibi is something that will once again make more sense in Crystal, if the story gets that far. Galaxia's voice actor would make more sense in the original series.
 
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We've finally got the cast for the Starlights, Chibi Chibi and Galaxia.

Chibi Chibi - Stephanie Sheh
Sailor Star Fighter - Melissa Hutchison
Sailor Star Maker - Erica Harlacher
Sailor Star Healer - Sarah Williams
Sailor Galaxia - Carrie Keranen


Stephanie as Chibi Chibi is something that will once again make more sense in Crystal, if the story gets that .
It’s doubtful Crystal will even do Dream let alone Stars
 
YES! Sarah Williams is one of my favorite dub VAs so I'm really excited she's finally appearing in Moon. Never thought of Kurapika (Erica Harlacher) for Maker but she does a good androgynous voice. I wish I could see her reaction to being told "now yell Star Gentle...Uterus!". :lol: Stephanie as Chibi is expected but nice and Carrie will be a fantastic Galaxia. Only VA I'm not familiar with is Star Fighter's.

Hope we get the Animamate cast soon as well. (fingers crossed Megan Hollingshead will be one of them)
 
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Looks like they went more straight-forward than I thought they would with those characters. I'm not familiar with Melissa Hutchison's work, but Erika Harlacher and Sarah Williams aren't exactly known for voicing males. I guess it makes sense for the characters to sound feminine because the original Japanese voices did.

Melissa did basically confirm on Twitter that they recorded "To Our Shooting Star" in English.
 
I'm not familiar with Melissa Hutchison's work, but Erika Harlacher and Sarah Williams aren't exactly known for voicing males. I guess it makes sense for the characters to sound feminine because the original Japanese voices did.
Erika is capable of doing an androgynous voice. She does one for Kurapika in the 2011 Hunter x Hunter series' dub. Not sure about Sarah, but Yaten is the most effeminate of the trio in the Japanese. I know we can at least count on Sarah delivering a great performance acting-wise.
 
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So glad they didn't double-cast the roles with men voicing the Three Lights and women as the Star Lights.
 
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So glad they didn't double-cast the roles with men voicing the Three Lights and women as the Star Lights.
Why though? They’re men who turn into women not cross dressing women.

If Crystal ever gets to Stars (and lmfao at that prospect) it would make sense to not double cast but for the 90s anime they are physically male in civilian form.
 
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Haven't watched Stars in a few years; do we know that they don't also change their physical sex back and forth on their home world?
 

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Haven't watched Stars in a few years; do we know that they don't also change their physical sex back and forth on their home world?
They are never seen on their homeworld, but they do revert to their Senshi forms before departing Earth to go back home in the last episode.

And in the episode following Princess Kakyu's debut, she questions Seiya about said Earth civilian form, which Seiya explains was a necessary appearance for the Star Lights to assume in order to find their princess.
 

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Which would still indicate they should, I dunno, sound like men in male form.
The women who played them in the Japanese version sure made them sound male enough, arguably even more male than female when even in their Sailor Senshi forms. :P
 
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Cool I am looking forward to see what the starlights and Galaxia sound like...but I am still on the fence for Chibi Chibi being Stephanie ... I am not the biggest fan of her Usagi take....I know the japanese made the voice actress for Usagi do Chibi Chibi too..but I just...not very keen on Stephanie..I am sorry ;-;
 
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There's really not much to expect with her as Chibi Chibi anyway since she barely spoke actual words for most of it.

Had Crystal got to Stars then there would be something to look forward to but well, considering there hasn't been any actual news on Dream yet..........
 
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Cool I am looking forward to see what the starlights and Galaxia sound like...but I am still on the fence for Chibi Chibi being Stephanie ... I am not the biggest fan of her Usagi take....I know the japanese made the voice actress for Usagi do Chibi Chibi too..but I just...not very keen on Stephanie..I am sorry ;-;
Because Kotono can act and sound naturally young. Sheh sounds force. I know she gets praised for making Usagi sound young as opposed to Hawkes and Ballatyne making her sound too old for 14. But Sheh doesn’t sound natural to me she sounds like an adult woman doing a forced young teenage anime girl voice. Kotono and Tracey Moore actually sound naturally youthful despite being older. Hawkes didn’t seem to be bothered, raising her pitch a bit but sounding closer to an upperclassman in high school than a second year middle school student. And Ballatyne uhh was more suited playing older sophisticated versions of the character than whatever it is she was doing.
 
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