We’d first of all like to extend a huge thank you to all of the sites which have linked us in the last little while. You have helped us get the word out about recent groundbreaking happenings with Sailor Moon, and we appreciate it. There are too many fansites to name – but if you have linked us (we can’t keep track of you all!) please send us a link to your site and we will add you to our links sidebar.
Moon Chase was also linked and mentioned in a few higher up places. First and foremost, one of our favorite gaming blogs, Kotaku, linked us not only in English, but also in Japanese (marking the first time we’ve ever been cited on a major Japanese page!). Thank you Brian Ashcraft, you are one of our favorite editors on Kotaku and we are honored to have been linked in your posts (even though it was for such a sad news story). And secondly (and more recently), Scott Green of Ain’t It Cool News helped bring word of the comeback out to his column. Scott, thank you for your encouragement and we will continue to try to do our best, and we look forward to working with you again in the near future! Thanks for linking us on your column and helping bring word of this, and for posting other issues involving the lockdown in the past, on AICN. Slowly, we are waking up the Sailor Moon fandom from hibernation, and every little bit helps!
However, there is one site which refused to mention the comeback. Below, you will read their reasons why, followed by our comments.
This email was sent to us last week and is presented in its entirety (sans the email headers).
We only post what we feel will be newsworthy, important, and/or interesting to our readers. A re-airing of an old-show (no matter how popular), with no new material at all, is not very newsworthy in our opinion. Perhaps with unlimited resources we would cover material like
this, but as it stands now, we prefer to focus our resources on more notable stories.
Obviously, if there is ever new Sailor Moon material, it would be considered of the utmost importance by our news staff.
Editor in Chief
Anime News Network
We are extremely disappointed and sorry to see that Anime News Network, one of the English internet's most-trusted websites for anime news, does not regard this as worthy of even a mention. None of us here at Moon Chase understand why they don't see it as newsworthy, important, and interesting--we believe it to be a long-awaited announcement that many fans would be thrilled to hear. However, our staff will not continue to pressure Anime News Network to publish a story, even though we know it to be their loss. We always encourage our readers to write in tips to us regarding anything related to Sailor Moon. Perhaps our deepest disappointment is that they do not see that a licensing release like this could be paving the way for brand-new material--maybe even a release of the live-action Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon or a retranslation of the updated manga! Or at the very least, attempt to give the series a second chance with much better management to achieve all of the potential it never could the first time around. Despite this strange behavior by ANN, we at Moon Chase will continue to bring our readers news of Sailor Moon whenever and wherever it happens!