Monday, August 31, 2009

Operation Moonrise Phase 3: The Release Survey!

EDIT: Thank you Moonies! We received over 500 responses! This survey is now closed!

EDIT: We reached our goal! Moonies you have until Midnight on Sunday, September 27th, to get in your surveys before we close it!

Hey Moonies! Welcome to Phase 3 of Operation Moonrise: The Release Survey! If you don't want to read the rest of this post and hop right to it, the survey is located here (however there are a few things you might want to peek at before you do it)! This is a quick survey designed to show FUNImation (and possibly other companies if they throw their hats into the ring) what formats Sailor Moon fans would prefer to see a future release on. We’re not going to post all the questions here, but we’ll tell you what you can expect. We ask what format you would prefer to purchase or watch Sailor Moon on, approximately how many anime DVDs you purchase or receive as gifts each year, which of the previously released titles you have (VHS is not included as the format is largely obsolete now in the industry), and if you own any other releases of Sailor Moon. We also ask if you’d prefer a subtitled only release, a dub only release, or a hybrid release. Fans may remember that ADV was given the short end of the stick with their rights to the first two seasons and had to release them separately. We ask where you purchase your anime DVDs from, how much you would prefer paying for them, and whether you would prefer single volume or boxset releases. And finally, we ask which TV station you would watch Sailor Moon on if it was brought back to TV, and other extras you’d like to see included on a release. We significantly reduced our countries list (and added an "other" space to fill in). We looked at the survey and picked the countries with the most respondents for this list. Please heed the pale yellow text as it is there to ensure that fans answer the questions correctly (we had several issues with fans not following directions on the last one).


There are only two pages of questions on this survey. And only three of them require research! The first one that does, requires you to know what DVDs you own. We’re not asking for specific volumes – just know if you have all or some of ADV or Geneon’s releases. We really didn’t want to have to list every title! The second one, is which manga you want to see. Do you want a reprint of the old version (“Sailor Moon”) from Tokyopop? Do you want a retranslation of the “Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon” Manga? Or would you like a translation of updated manga “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon”? Would you want to see Sailor V? Or how about these novels? Click the preceding links for more information! We snuck in this question at the last minute because this is the only question we could ask and we didn’t want to start a whole other survey for it. The third one requires you to remember merchandise from back in the day. It is the very last question before the demographic ones, and we are providing you links with some pictures of what they looked like to refresh your memory.

Calego International:

Fanny Pack
Kids' Shoulder Bag
Shoulder Bag
Backpack

*i may use my webcam to take a photo of my lunch bag which was pretty cool. but it's in saskatoon!*

Irwin Toy:

http://www.toymania.com/features/irwin/irwintoy_moon.shtml
http://www.netcore.ca/~jdhong/irwinpag.htm
Luna Ball

Great Eastern:


http://media.photobucket.com/image/sailor%20moon%20keychains/momiji_k/Black%20Knight%20Comics/SM_keychain1.jpg
http://i1.iofferphoto.com/img/item/821/444/86/o_lWlDYh2xj1f4rW6.jpg

Unknown T-Shirt Manufacturer:


Archive from Sailor Moon Specialty Store.


(You will have to click around this one - some images might not work! Also, poke around on eBay, there are usually a few kicking around there.)

We have set a goal of 200 complete surveys for this one. Despite what other sites may say about these surveys being useless, they will prove to be extremely useful to the companies involved since they will have data directly from the fans to present to everyone involved when negotiating the rights to the series. If we reach our goal by the time the results package is finished, then we will wait to send them and put the results from this one with it. The results from this survey (or specific portions of it) will be sent to FUNImation, Toei, Tokyopop, Kodansha, and possibly YTV and/or Cartoon Network. As more companies become more clear in the future, they will also receive a copy of results from this survey and the last one, if relevant.

Please complete this survey! Link is here!

4 comments:

esahC said...

Mine's done.

I'm still not sure if this will account to anything, but if what you said is true, then power to the people I guess.

sailordees said...

I came across a few old articles where writers called Sailor Moon fans the most influential in the industry... possibly referring to SOS! At the rate we are progressing I may send all the results together. We got a lot today for this survey!

Lucky said...

I already voted for this poll. Merchandise isn't important too much to me, but hey, I would like a letter set (forgot what its called.)

Also, if you plan to do another poll soon, may I give a suggestion?

Perhaps you can have a similar poll to FUNimation's (the one involving a Sailor Moon re-dub), but for this one, you post the results or something? So then we might know what the results would look like on the real thing (because FUNimation won't release the results.)

Nah, never mind. I just want FUNimation to hurry up and end the poll already. The comments section is driving me crazy. 1,500, and counting.

Alekx said...

Yay, I voted!

Y'know, I'm half confused by this,
but it's okay!
I answered to the best of my opinion.

I actually mainly want an awesome
DVD set that has both the funny
English dub AND the original Japanese. I think that'd be amazing.

For me, growing up watching the
cheesy dub was part of the
experience of Sailor Moon,
and I quite enjoy it.
I do take the show seriously,
but there's always the want to
have that nostalgia.

That's why, if I wanted to see
it uncut and such, I'd just watch
the original Japanese version.

Oh, boy!
Will my dream ever come true?

A dub of the last season would be
cool, but totally not necessary.
I've already watched it in Jap.
Very good! Sad that many others
haven't gotten to watch it yet
though.

Oh well.

SAILOR MOON FOREVER!