Sailor Moon in the Philippines

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Sailor Moon in the Philippines refers to the Sailor Moon anime series dubbed in Tagalog, which aired in the Philippines.

Translation and Channels[edit]

The anime started airing in October 1994 on ABC 5 (now TV5) on Saturdays at 6:00 pm. Although Sailor Moon R finished in April/May 1997, Sailor Moon S did not air until April 1998. The last episode of Sailor Moon Sailor Stars aired on July 20, 2002. It was one of the first anime to be aired in prime time, as it was one of the ABC 5's top-rated shows at the time.

In December 2011, the large media conglomerate ABS-CBN announced that it would be re-releasing the anime series with a new dub cast across its syndicated channels throughout the country, as part of its "Team Animazing 2012" lineup. The second dub was produced by Ms Filipina Yumul studio. It originally aired the first two seasons, but they were later re-aired on Hero TV, along with the third season, before the channel shut down.

Censorship and Changes[edit]

Original Dub[edit]

  • In this version, Usagi was named "Bunny" for the first two seasons, but the other names were kept.
  • There were cuts in some episodes, though these were mainly to fit airtime limitations.
  • Fisheye became a woman, although the scene where "she" revealed "her" chest remained unchanged.

2012 Dub[edit]

  • All episodes suffered cuts of certain scenes, in order to fit the airtime limitations.
  • The eyecatches and next episode previews were cut when the episodes were aired on ABS-CBN, but were kept for Hero TV.
  • Zoisite remained a man, but his relationship scenes with Kunzite were either removed or censored, and their relationship was more platonic. He was also voiced by a woman.
  • The opening sequence was created for this dub, using footage from the first opening sequence and an instrumental version of "Moonlight Densetsu."
  • Most of the insert songs were removed, although "Moonlight Densetsu" still played in episode 46.

Voice Actors[edit]

Original Dub[edit]

Character Actor
Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon Ollie De Guzman
Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury Rosanna Villegas
Rei Hino/Sailor Mars Vilma Borromeo (first two seasons)
Yvette-Resurreccion Tagura (fifth season)
Makoto Kino/Sailor Jupiter Marichu Villegas (first two seasons)
Stella Canete (third and fourth seasons)
Vilma Borromeo (fifth season)
Minako Aino/Sailor Venus Candice Arellano (season 3+)
Haruka Tenou/Sailor Uranus Minna Bernales
Michiru Kaiou/Sailor Neptune Candice Arellano
Setsuna Meiou/Sailor Pluto Vilma Borromeo (season 2)
Amy Panopio (season 3+)
Hotaru Tomoe/Sailor Saturn Candice Arellano
Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask Phil Cruz (first two seasons)
Monty Repuyan (fifth season)
Luna Eloisa Cruz Canlas (first two seasons)
Minna Bernales (season 3+)
Artemis Minna Bernales (first two seasons)

Trivia[edit]

  • Sailor Jupiter accidentally said "Supreme Thunder and Lightning" as the attack name for Supreme Thunder in episode 57 of the first dub.
  • Most of the voice actors in the first dub were veteran voice actors from radio dramas on DZRH, a 24-hour commercial news/talk/drama radio station serving Mega Manila market.
  • Even though SuperS was never re-dubbed, HeroTV showed a promo for this season before the channel eventually closed.
  • An unconfirmed rumor among fans claims that the Stars season was released on DVD in 2020.