Why was „Soldier“ changed to „Guardian“?

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Even in the original version of the manga, the Inners are referred to several times as "shugosenshi" ("guardian soldiers") with "guardian" given in furigana as the intended reading, so it can be argued that "Sailor Guardian" isn't really a new term. During the nineties, the anime and general marketing materials seemed to prefer translating "senshi" as "soldier" (as in "Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon"). Now, in the 2000s, they're going with "guardian." Maybe it'll change again one day.
 

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Because "soldier" is a military term and sounds aggressive, while "guardian" sounds like some innocent person defending from aggression. A belated attempt to shift the responsibility for countless people murdered by the senshi while they were pursuing their political goals and consolidating power to rule the planet.

The same tactic was used by Thutmose III, Alexander of Macedon, Julius Caesar, Hitler, Stalin, and every other murderous psychopath throughout the human history. None of them admitted they aggressively attacked anybody, ever. They always claimed they were defending from aggression, and conquered other countries and nations solely because there was no other choice to "protect" and "guard" innocent people.
 
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Because "soldier" is a military term and sounds aggressive, while "guardian" sounds like some innocent person defending from aggression. A belated attempt to shift the responsibility for countless people murdered by the senshi while they were pursuing their political goals and consolidating power to rule the planet.
^THIS
 
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Because "soldier" is a military term and sounds aggressive, while "guardian" sounds like some innocent person defending from aggression. A belated attempt to shift the responsibility for countless people murdered by the senshi while they were pursuing their political goals and consolidating power to rule the planet.

The same tactic was used by Thutmose III, Alexander of Macedon, Julius Caesar, Hitler, Stalin, and every other murderous psychopath throughout the human history. None of them admitted they aggressively attacked anybody, ever. They always claimed they were defending from aggression, and conquered other countries and nations solely because there was no other choice to "protect" and "guard" innocent people.
If they'd change the English title again, "Pretty Protector Sailor Moon" seems to be another good choice. :cool:
 
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Remember someone here has a problem with them Sailors being too attractive. And with the recent trends of unattractive women becoming the central focus like Abby in 'The Last Of Us 2' why not invest in a new adaptation called 'Unattracive Woman Sailor Moon'? :quagmire:

Yes, a Betty La Fea version of :usagi:.
 
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If they'd change the English title again, "Pretty Protector Sailor Moon" seems to be another good choice. :cool:
"Mostly peaceful" is the new trending euphemism of 2020 to describe violent conflicts.
Neo Queen Serenity mostly peacefully overthrew every national government and became the sole ruler of the planet.
"Mostly Peaceful Sailor Moon". P-:
 

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"Mostly peaceful" is the new trending euphemism of 2020 to describe violent conflicts.
Neo Queen Serenity mostly peacefully overthrew every national government and became the sole ruler of the planet.
"Mostly Peaceful Sailor Moon". P-:
In light of Japanese Engrish, I'd prefer "Pretty Peacer Sailor Moon," then. :P
 
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