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Сэйлор Мун is the Russian dub of Sailor Moon's first anime series that aired in Russia. The Russian title was written as one word, "Sailormoon."

Voice-over versions

The initial series run was on channel 2x2 in 1993 through 1997, consisted of the first three seasons (Classic, R, and S), with the translation by 2x2 Telemarket. As it is common is Russia, it was a voiceover, not a full lip-synced dub. All of the male voices were done by Vadim Andreev and all of the female voices, as well as the child voices, were done by Lyudmila Ilyina. The same three seasons were then re-broadcast by Kazakh network channel 31 in 1998, channel TNT in 2000, and then channel Stolitsa (Now Moscow 24) in 2001 through 2002.AST has also broadcast this series since 1996.

The season names were changed as follows:

Sailor Moon - Сейлормун

Sailor Moon R - Сейлормун снова с нами (Sailormoon Again With Us)

Sailor Moon S - Сейлормун — супервоин (Sailormoon the Super Warrior)

Previews for the following episode were never shown, avant-titles were moved to right after the opening song (except for episode 89), and eyecatches were removed (as no commercial breaks were inserted into the episodes). The episode title cards were kept in Japanese. There were no subtitles, only a voiceover telling the title of the episode. In all three seasons, there were creditless openings and endings, only a voiceover naming the credits. There was no text in the ending apart from the series name, air time, and the words, "To be continued...". There were no alterations to the opening or ending credits. All openings had no lyrics, until episode 89 onward, the version with the lyrics began to air.

The third season retained its opening sequence, but the final version of the opening (the 3rd opening of the S season) was used, spoiling the appearances of the Outer Senshi, Sailor Chibi Moon, Hotaru Tomoe, and Super Sailor Moon. The ending sequence for Tuxedo Mirage was used with the song Otome no Policy until episode 110. Episode 114 was omitted from the first run on TNT, but was retained in Kazakhstan later on in the channel 31 run.

Later, starting from the year 2001, the SuperS and StarS, were added, making Russia one of the few countries to air all 200 episodes. TNT had purchased the German dub for these two seasons, which were then dubbed into Russian.

The series was also broadcasted by NTN-4, ATN, Channel 23, however, these were versions the same as from the previous years.[1]

Censorship and Changes

  • All of the original insert songs were untouched, but the lyrics were left untranslated.
  • Zoisite remained male, but his personality became more masculine, and the romance scenes with Kunzite downplayed, making him heterosexual. Zoisite's death in episode 35 had him telling Kunzite that he loved him "like a father."
  • In the third season, Haruka was constantly referred to, and referred to herself, using masculine pronouns, despite being female and confirming it. Her romance with Michiru was retained (if slightly downplayed). While in civilian form in the fifth season, Haruka was voiced by a male, much like the Sailor Starlights.
  • Makoto's (supposed) crush on Haruka in episode 96 was kept and was constantly pointed out by the other characters.
  • Tamasaburou was identified as a "young man" by Chibiusa, but was constantly referred to as a girl for the rest of the episode.
  • Fish Eye became a female, but the scene in episode 140 was kept where "she" revealed "her" chest.
  • The Starlights were constantly referred to as males. even in Senshi form, despite the visible breasts. However, they were voiced by a male in civilian form, and by a female in Senshi form.
  • Due to a translation error, Queen Metaria was changed to be a male and became "King Metalia".

Character Names (Changes)

Original Russian Voice Actor/Actress
Usagi Tsukuni Bunny Tsukino (season 1-3)

Usagi Tsukino (season 4-5)

Ami Mizuno Amy Mitsuno
Rei Hino Rei Hino
Makoto Kino Makoto Kino
Minako Aino Minako Aino
Haruka Tenou Haruka Teno
Michitu Kaiou Michiru Kaio
Setsuna Meiou Setsuna Meio
Hotaru Tomoe Hotaru Tomo
Chibiusa Tsukino Little Bunny (season 2-3)

Chibusa (season 4-5)

Mamoru Chiba Mamoru Jiba (season 1-3)

Mamoru Chiba (seaon 4-5)

Sailor Star Fighter Star Sailor Warrior
Sailor Star Maker Star Sailor Creator
Sailor Star Healer Star Sailor Healer
Princess Kakyuu Princess Meteor
Queen Beryl Queen Ruin
Jadeite Jedite
Nephrite Nefrit/Nephrit
Zoisite Zoisite
Kunzite Kunsite
Ail Ail
An Anna
Berthier Berthierite
Koan Kermesite
Petz Petzite
Calaveras Calaverite
Rubeus Rubeus
Esmeraude Emerald
Saphir Sapphite
Prince Demande Prince Diamond
Professor Souichi Tomoe Doctor Soichi Tomo
Kaolinite Kaorinite
Eudial Eugeal
Mimet Mimet
Tellu Telulu
Viluy Biriut
Cyprine Cyprine
Ptilol Pitirol
Sailor Iron Mouse Steel Sailor Mouse
Sailor Aluminum Siren Aluminum Sailor Siren
Sailor Lead Crow Sailor Crow
Sailor Tin Nyanko Tin Sailor Meow

Other things like organizations and groups were renamed as well;

Sailor V Sailor Five (sometimes)

Sailor V

Three Lights Three Stars
Shitennou Lords
Makaihu Tree of the Dark World
Spectre Sisters Pursuer Sisters
Death Busters Apostles of Death
Youma/Droids/Daimons/Phage Demons
Cardians Cards
Lemures Remless

Transformations and Attacks

Sailor Moon

Sailor Mercury

Sailor Mars

Sailor Jupiter

Sailor Venus

Sailor Uranus

  • Uranus Planet Power, Make Up - Uranus planet power, give me power
  • World Shaking - Ground, open/Earthquake/Expanse, open up

Sailor Neptune

  • Neptune Planet Power, Make Up - Neptune planet power, give me power
  • Deep Submerge - Deep Submerge/Deep Wave/High Wave/Full Submerge

Sailor Pluto

  • Pluto Planet Power, Make Up - Pluto planet power, give me power
  • Dead Scream - Elemental Spirit/Scream of the Dead

Sailor Saturn

Sailor Chibi Moon

Sailor Starlights

Dubbed version

From December 1, 2018 to January 1, 2019, CTC Love broadcast the first Sailor Moon season with dubbing. Episodes appeared several.

  • 1 December (1-7)
  • 8 December (8-14)
  • 15 December (15-21)
  • 22 December (22-28)
  • 28 December (22-28)
  • 29 December (29-35)
  • 30 December (29-35)
  • 1 Januar (31-35) and (36-46) [2]

This is the Japanese version and this time the script is like in the original. The only difference is the change of music.

  • Tsukino Kawatte Oshioki Yo from episode 21 is instrumental
  • Maboroshi No Gunzuishou from episode 34 is instrumental
  • Moonlight Densetsu and You are just my love from episode 46 are instrumental
  • 2nd eyecatch is cut

Gallery

  1. https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A1%D0%B5%D0%B9%D0%BB%D0%BE%D1%80_%D0%9C%D1%83%D0%BD
  2. http://sailormoon.ru
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