What if Sailor Moon were made in the 1980s?

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I'm a fan of 1980s things, and this sometimes crosses my mind: What if Sailor Moon had been made in the 1980s, as opposed to 1992 initially and 2014 for the reboot?

Well, one thing I can imagine is that there'd be more neon colors. Any other ideas?
 

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The anime would have a lot of disco music in it, would have played the theme song during almost every fight and, if it was live-action from the start, would have some weird editing involved where the video pauses for a second or two during some moments.
 
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NJ_ said:
The anime would have a lot of disco music in it,
Classic and R kinda has that disco-esque sounding feel to it.

I even remember a youtube poster (DIC purist most likely) criticizing how the Japanese dub music sounds disco.

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I have a feeling it might be heavily inspired from Jane Fonda like Cat's Eye.

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rgveda99 said:
NJ_ said:
The anime would have a lot of disco music in it,
Classic and R kinda has that disco-esque sounding feel to it.

I even remember a youtube poster (DIC purist most likely) criticizing how the Japanese dub music sounds disco.

Spoiler: show
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uS4XqAEGyeU[/youtube]


I have a feeling it might be heavily inspired from Jane Fonda like Cat's Eye.

Spoiler: show
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXk0ATmdaKU[/youtube]
:eeklez: :eeklez: :eeklez:
 

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The season one and Stars finale would probably have been even more violent than they ended up being and the transformation scenes would probably be even more fanservicey.
 

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^There would have probably also been nipples shown on episodes 151 & 200. :P
 
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johnnygkun said:
I'm a fan of 1980s things, and this sometimes crosses my mind: What if Sailor Moon had been made in the 1980s, as opposed to 1992 initially and 2014 for the reboot?

Well, one thing I can imagine is that there'd be more neon colors. Any other ideas?
Hmm, not so popular, if cam before DRAGONBALL?
 

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rgveda99 said:
NJ_ said:
The anime would have a lot of disco music in it,
Classic and R kinda has that disco-esque sounding feel to it.
That's only too natural, considering the time lag between the pop culture in Japan & that in the West (which was even bigger than that nowadays), especially that both Classic & R aired just in the early 90s. :)
 

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Rika-Chicchi said:
rgveda99 said:
NJ_ said:
The anime would have a lot of disco music in it,
Classic and R kinda has that disco-esque sounding feel to it.
That's only too natural, considering the time lag between the pop culture in Japan & that in the West (which was even bigger than that nowadays), especially that both Classic & R aired just in the early 90s. :)
Synth disco/rock was colour at 1980´s, why not today, but that it was it time?

But, i was, still at it not so popular IF cam before Dragonball, but who knows, or cares? Dragonball cam when it cam, Sailor moon cam when it cam. That can be think at what if it make 1970?
 

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^ Sailor Moon in the 70s? That sounds even more interesting lol - maybe it'd look somewhat like Cyborg 009 (the original TV version of which is actually from the 60s, tho, but it's still near the end of that decade)? :lol:
 
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Funny because I always had this imagination of Sailor Moon being set in different decades :lol:
Lately I've been envisioning what the series would be like it were in the 60s-70s :mischief:
 

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EMN Rose said:
Funny because I always had this imagination of Sailor Moon being set in different decades :lol:
Lately I've been envisioning what the series would be like it were in the 60s-70s :mischief:
What about one set in the 1840s, shortly after the discovery of Neptune? Then we'd have a series about Sailor Moon and the twelve planetary Sailor Guardians: Sailor Mercury, Sailor Venus, Sailor Mars, Sailor Ceres, Sailor Pallas, Sailor Juno, Sailor Vesta, Sailor Astraea, Sailor Jupiter, Sailor Saturn, Sailor Georgium Sidus / Herschel / Neptune / Neptune George III / Neptune Great Britain (a.k.a. Uranus / Ouranos), and Sailor Le Verrier / Janus / Oceanus (a.k.a. Neptune), reflecting the astronomy of that period.
 
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Bigger hair and bigger shoulderpads? Sounds pretty rad to me! They might look even cooler. I'd probably still be totally into it here in 2018 (butterfly effects allowing).

The tokusatsu genre certainly existed (heck, Toei Spider Man was from the 70s), so you would still get the posing catch phrases and stuff. I wonder if I'd think the music was even better, or not quite as good, but I bet I'd still like it either way.

If Japan caught up with America's fashion trends of things like acid wash denim, everyone would wear somewhat cooler clothes. (But they were already pretty cool.) Mamoru might roll up his green jacket sleeves and turn up his collar, but I bet he'd still wear purple pants. I like he'd have a little more hair on the back of his head, a nice 80s guy do, sorta like what Togusa has in Ghost in the Shell. (In my fanfic I give his similar-looking Golden Kingdom dad hair like that.)

The economic culture might be different, shifting the nature of things like Jadeite's schemes to be less like 1990s fads (pogs/furbies/tickle-me-elmo, but they drain your energy! Actually, did they even do that stuff in Japan? I thought there was an economic depression in the 90s in Japan) and more like... um... I really know nothing about 80s japan. Wasn't the big economic recovery of becoming a major technology exporter fresher news then? Nintendo's first home console, the Famicom (Family Computer) was in 1985, as I think was the MSX, so if we're talking 1982... would there even be a Sailor V videogame? Were arcades big in Japan yet? I know Nintendo made some back then, like Donkey Kong, but were those common in Japan or mostly exports? I know Americans often had Atari 2600 systems by then, but I 've never know if Atari did much business in Japan.

(The tangential thought of an Atari Sailor V game amuses me.)

Home computers were JUST starting to catch on in the early 80s, with the apple II. Not sure how that went in Japan. Ami's pocket computer would seem a lot more fantastical for it's time, like a Star Trek tricorder. The Crystal Seminar would have to be either straight-up scifi, or just a bunch of mundane paper tests designed to drain students' energy. Or possibly some kind of video energy drain- VHS was kind of a hot new thing competing with Betamax around then, they might even still be using a 35mm film reel and projector.

Umino would probably talk more about cutting edge tech, I would think.

In the anime, Nephrite's car would still be awesome. If anything, Nephrite would look less out of place. I think his entire story would be about the same, as pretty much would Naru's.

Zoisite... I wonder what the culture was on homosexuality and effeminate male affectations and crossdressing back in the 80s in Japan. That would also have to determine some things about Kunzite, but I don't think he'd change as much as Zoisite might. The VHS scheme "Rental Shop Dark" in the manga might play out differently too.

Beryl would be exactly the same I think. Maybe get some nice fishnet sleeves. :keke:

All the SilMil stuff would be identical.

rgveda99 said:
Anything but the 40's. I've really had enough of WW2 whether its by Hollywood or National Geographic/Discovery Channel.
I think Astro-Boy was being made around then.... the 40s were a tricky time for Japan. The end of the war and the American occupation/reconstruction period.

But I would absolutely watch a thing where Sailor Iron Mouse is drawn in ball-and-rubber-hose style like 1930s Mickey Mouse. :)

MementoNepenthe said:
Sailor Georgium Sidus / Herschel / Neptune / Neptune George III
I have to say that sounds kind of amazing. Would they all wear stuff victorian clothes, or am I thinking of the wrong era? I don't think Tuxedo Mask would need to change much.

Then again, if we're talking 1840s Japan, that's a whole different thing...
 

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What about a combination of both, with the Sailors wearing Victorian style outfits but with Edo era prints and accessories?

ETA: I found this poem about "Herschel" in an old astronomy book:

Last, outmost Herschel walks his frontier round
The boundary of worlds; with his pale moons
Faint glimmering through the darkness night has thrown,
Deep dyed and dead, o'er this chill globe forlorn:
An endless desert, where extreme of cold
Eternal sits, as in his native seat,
On wintry hills of never thawing ice;
Such Herschel's earth.
Perhaps "Sailor Herschel" would be the Sailor Pluto character in an alternate reality/1800s Sailor Moon series :cool:

(And I'd imagine this version's Silver Millennium would be inspired by the Great Moon Hoax)
 
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rgveda99 said:
Anything but the 40's. I've really had enough of WW2 whether its by Hollywood or National Geographic/Discovery Channel.
Maybe the interwar period, then, say, the Roaring Twenties. :lol:

MementoNepenthe said:
And I'd imagine this version's Silver Millennium would be inspired by the Great Moon Hoax
Maybe Serenity would have bat wings in that version, then. :P