[A new Sailor Moon dub] has been a legend among voice actors for the last four or five years, studios have almost got it so many times … I got a random email in my inbox, and they said “There’s an anime show you might want to audition for” - they didn’t tell us what the title of the show was, they sent all the sites for the characters, and so I opened them up, and I’m like, “this must be a joke” … “Maybe it’s a spoof,” because it just said ‘Sailor Jupiter’, ‘Sailor Moon’, ‘Sailor Venus’ … because obviously they wouldn’t be so chill about sending this out. This is SAILOR MOON. So I ignored it, for like 2 days. … Maybe I thought, like, if it’s still in my inbox in 2 days, then it’s real, and I will record it. If not, I don’t want to get my hopes up.
And they said you can’t tell anyone … I wasn’t supposed to tell family I was auditioning, none of the voice actors could tell each other they were auditioning for it. … I showed up to record another project and Stephanie Sheh [new actress for Sailor Moon] was there, and I said “Oh my gosh, I’m gonna be super late to get to this… other… session… thing,” and she goes “Me too… um… where you going?” … “Yeah, uh, to… um… I mean, I really can’t talk about it…” and she’s like, “Oh my God, is it the thing, that we’re not supposed to know that we’re in and nobody can know??” and I was like [gasps] “You know about the THING! Oh my Gosh! Are you in the thing too??” She’s like, “I am! Are you- are you one of the things, in the thing?” I was like “YESSS. Thank God, I’m glad we understand each other.” … The first rule of Sailor Moon is don’t talk about the fact that you’re in Sailor Moon. They’ll kill you.
… Getting to walk around to other conventions and have people say, “Yeah, they’re re-dubbing Sailor Moon,” and I had to really work really hard on “No way! Is that… is that a show? … I thought they did that. Is that the one with the cats?”"
— Cherami Leigh on what it was like to be cast as Sailor Venus in Viz’s new dub of Sailor Moon. (AVCon 2014)
Anonymous said: i dont get how people are like "why would mamoru even be checking jewellery stores for the silver crystal lolol he's so useless". he's a 17 year old orphan who is having weird dreams about some magical crystal; cut him some slack jeez
Everyone I’ve seen joke about that did so in a kind of fond way, but maybe that’s because I follow a lot of fellow Mamoru lovers. Personally, I love the entire jewelry thief sub-plot for Mamoru. When everything is still mysterious and nobody really knows what the Silver Crystal even is or why anybody wants it, along comes this guy who is neither good nor evil but is willing to do some questionable things to get it, and throws a wrench in everybody’s plans. He knows that it’s a crystal of some kind. He knows, somehow, that it’s in Tokyo. Why couldn’t it be in a jewelry store? Nobody knows what it looks like.
And the thing is, Mamoru does find the Silver Crystal. He finds it over and over again. He just doesn’t realize yet that it comes encased in a clumsy little bun-head.