"Tsuki no hikari wa ai no message."
"Sailor Moon Says ... See ya!"
Which one do we want?
Seriously, has anyone else noticed the split in the "SM
There are those who says DiC is the only version to watch,
and those who
call DiC an unprofessional, botched attempt to make good of
an already good
Japanese version. And then there's me, one of the few
souls who seek a
balance in their love of the show. I watch both versions
and find flaws in both, but I love each with equal amount.
I can't find
myself degrading the version DiC, though I can find
numerous faults with it.
And equally I can't insult the finer points of the Japanese
Let's face it, neither version is perfect. Ever watched
version _real_ close? The words don't match the motions.
And the storyline
. . . well, kind of transparent. But I'm not saying the
sucks. I mean, look at DiC. Impossible for them to match
words; they did a commendable job though. They deepened
the inter character
relationships beyond any translation's wildest dreams. As
for filling in
for plot transparency. When, in the Japanese, Luna was
telling them Sailor
Moon was from the Moon (oh, who couldn't guess?), they
made it into a
discussion about a possible new scout.
And why do people fear the DiC version? I do recall a "sad
day" as posted on
a mailing list; the day when Pluto was made into a scout.
Treacherous DiC! Why couldn't they cut her out of the
plot, like I've heard
some ask? Well, because she took too much plot weight.
Why "bash" any version at all? They both shine under
certain lights, and
they both slump and fail under others.
Thank you for reading my personal discussion on balance in
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