I’m sure many of you have already heard that Viz has released a new version of the Sailor Moon dub, far better and more accurate than the DiC version from the mid-’90s. Well, the DiC version was the one I grew up on – and while it’s what sparked my nearly two decade long love of Sailor Moon, it was incredibly cringe-worthy.
So, when I found out that Viz had redubbed the English version, and remastered all the original Japanese music, I had to give it a watch. I wasn’t entirely sure I’d like it, considering how very used I am to the old dub voices, but I had to watch. For science. (And, conveniently enough, it’s on Hulu!) And as I started watching, I caught myself posting my reactions to Twitter – and then realized it might just be better to collect them all here, to share with everyone! So, here’s my in-the-moment reactions to the first episode of the new Sailor Moon dub!