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Comic by Cockpit. Translated by Sailor Scribbles.
Translator’s Note: From WIkipedia’s entry on banzai/ten thousand years “Traditionally, “banzai” (roughly translated as “hurrah”) was an expression of enthuasiasm, and crowds shouting the word three times, arms stretched out above their heads, could be considered the traditional Japanese form of applause.” Basically, Usagi shouted it to make Mamoru raise his arms and get his shirt off.
I had such a totally weird dream last night that I feel compelled to post about it here!
In the dream, I was watching the English dub of Sailor Moon, but everything was a little weird about it. Like there was this big scene where Serena (untransformed and alone) ends up on the moon for some reason. After a little while I realized that what I was watching was a different English dub that I’d never heard of. There were a lot of mystifying similarities - like all the dub names were intact - and a lot of stuff that was so altered from the source material that I could hardly believe it - like the Serena on the moon scene above, or how shortly before his death Jadeite somehow got transformed into a human-sized slimy salamander thing.
Also I sleeptalk, and I’m pretty sure I actually shouted “Moon Prism Power!!” during one part of that dream…
So that’s my weird dream! I left out a lot of irrelevant details, like how at random points I was flying in circles around the house for some reason, or how I spent like five whole minutes worrying that Serena wasn’t going to be able to breathe on the moon.
It also got me to thinking, for some reason (there must be unremembered details of the dream hovering on the edge of my consciousness), about if someone did a new version of Sailor Moon (anything from fanfic to legit TV show) and had it take place in America, what would be the best choice for the city it’s set in? New York, because it’s the country’s largest? D.C., because it’s the country’s capital? Or something else entirely, for a reason that didn’t occur to me?
I’m interested to hear - what do you think?