HighC wrote:I really think the relationship could have been left alone. Without any cover ups. They might have to make a few snippits here and there but in the S dub you could tell they were in love and Optimum/Cloverway only made it worse with the cousin thing. Going from a purely innocent romantic relationship between two girls and making it an incest fest between two cousins. makes no sense.
CWI's cover-ups made Sailor Moon more offensive. Not just with the "cousins" thing, but with Fisheye too. What's more offensive: a man running around shirtless, or a woman walking around shirtless? Even in the TV edited version of episode 140, I was shocked CWI even implied Fisheye was topless.
I don't know if I mentioned this before, but I really wish CWI would've never given stated Fisheye's gender. I mean, they didn't even it for a good 10 episodes. Even then, I think Fisheye was only referred to as a "she", and "woman" a few times. Had they just left her gender up in the air, the uncut dub wouldn't be as awkard as it turned out.
On another note, apparently the voice director
didn't want to change Haruka and Michiru's relationship. And apparently she didn't want to change *anything* from the Japanese version.
Also, rewatching the dub I noticed they had no problem with "Amara" still being gay. In the dub, she openly talks about how Mina can be "the prettiest formula 1 drivier" and wonders "why two pretty girls wouldn't follow her". Yet Michelle always talked about the guys she dated in the past.
In the dubbers defense I know little kids who will use slang if they hear someone older using it, to sound cool. Little Rini hears big cousin/future mommy Serena speaking in slang and she starts doing it too to fit in with the older girls. However there shouldn't be any slang in the first place because these characters don't really do it. Especially Ami.
Yeah, I can understand that. But it's just a little forced, I mean "trippin"? Ami using slang is a BIG no-no. Outers too, ESPECIALLY Pluto. I nearly died when I heard Pluto say "hear me out".