Anime Vice just released their video showcasing 7 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Sailor Moon.
One of which was scrubbing the Japanese show of all gay references before it aired in the US.
All LGBT themes were removed from the show when it was dubbed for TV in the US, even going so far as to change a lesbian couple (Sailor Neptune & Sailor Uranus) into “cousins”. Those girls who weren’t the only characters whose sexuality was censored, either. Season One’s villainous Zoicite and Malicite were male lovers in the original Japanese version, but American audiences saw Zoicite changed into a female character.
Also removed from the US dub: violence, female body parts, and even death.
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