A look at the sensation that is Sailor Moon, which has always been more than "just another anime for girls". Rockstar comic creators Babs Tarr and Jess Fink talk about the series' deep influence over them as creative professionals.
Creators like Babs and Jess are now in turn driving stronger, more complex and relatable roles for women in their industries as well as in the stories they are telling.
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- Babs Tarr is babs to the bone in all her dealings on Tumblr and Twitter, and is currently drawing Batgirl for DC Comics.
- Jess Fink (Twitter) has one of my favorite comics creator websites.
- Additional portions of interviews with Babs and Jess appeared in excerpted form on this year's Giant Size STAPLE Special.
Show Notes and Links
- Sailor Moon wiki article delineating changes, cuts, and versions.
- Comparison of English and Japanese Voice actors
- The goofy DiC promo sent to TV stations and providers
- Live action interstitial content by DiC starring Tia Browsh, not discussed or excerpted on the show, but something found in research.
- Looney Tunes Golden Collection on Blu-ray
- Babs' original "bosozuko" Sailor Moon Biker piece of art, from 2013.
- The depiction of homosexuality in Sailor Moon, even though censored, remained groundbreaking and wasn't fully covered by its censorship.
- Luna remains one of the best characters in any version of the franchise. Part "wisened mentor", part "helpful sidekick", this little black cat is so much more than a "magic pet". In one of the OVA movies, she was not only made human, but wished into life as Princess Kaguya.
- Sailor Moon Crystal has fans and detractors, but at the least, it has massively rekindled interest in the franchise. You can watch it at Hulu or CrunchyRoll.
ON THE NEXT ELECTRIC SHADOW
Tara Strong, Tom Kenny, and Charles Martinet telling stories about their backgrounds as performers as well as doing voice acting itself.
- The Ice King meets SpongeBob (for the first time ever in any context, and completely improvised)!
- Mario gives a definitive pronunciation guide for his name!
- Tara Strong makes brains explode!