Sailor Moon premiered on Italy's Hiro just a few hours ago, to the delight of many Italian fans! And, they were sure in for a treat - instead of just having key scenes re-edited with the old video footage, the old Italian audio track was mixed overtop of the remastered episode. CosmoChann was nice enough to upload the opening, and we have to say that we were so impressed! There was only one flaw though - Backstage went through all this trouble to create a new branding image for Sailor Moon with a much nicer logo, and for the opening they went back to the old goldenrod text. It still looks just as boring and lame as it was back when it first aired - why wasn't the new logo used at all? The other big change seen in this episode was that the episode title's background was reverted back to the original background used in the Japanese version. The episode previews were not included - but this is no surprise since they were never dubbed in Italian to begin with. CosmoChann also uploaded a Sailor Moon commercial from Hiro as well - go visit his site CureMoon, for all your magical girl anime needs in Italian! Special thanks to roving Italian bambino Light for all his speedy information!
Congratulations to the Moonies in Italy who are finally getting the chance to enjoy this after what seemed to be an eternity! Hopefully in North America we can one day experience this happy feeling you guys felt when you saw it on TV today.