Sunday, May 23, 2010

Meet The Staff: Swim

Name: Swim
Position: News Contributor
I Have Been a Sailor Moon Fan Since: 1995 or 1996

Favorite Episode or Movie: Episode 30 of the first season's English dub--"A Crystal Clear Destiny". I taped the Dragon Ball Z movie, "The World's Strongest", off of Toonami back in '99 or 2000. When I watched the tape later, there was a Sailor Moon episode that got taped along with it because I didn't know how to program the VCR's stop-time. That episode would be the only regular access to the Sailor Moon Anime I'd have for the better part of a decade.

Favorite Sailor Moon Character: Sailor Mercury. She's cute, smart, and the origins of my attraction to the "bookwormy-type".

Other Anime or Manga I like: Anime: Trigun, Fooly Cooly, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Dragon Ball Z, School Rumble, and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time movie. Manga: Bleach, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Naruto from the U.S. Shonen Jump magazine, Rosario + Vampire, Cardcaptor Sakura, and Death Note.

Other tidbits: I was late for school on a regular basis because of watching Sailor Moon. I don't regret it. The English theme for Sailor Moon usually gets daily playback from me because of its guitar solo. I don't subscribe to the "change-everything-from-the-original-dub-back-to-the-way-the-Japanese-version-had-it" mentality for a Sailor Moon re-dubbing. I want any re-dubbing of the show to be a hybrid of both the English and Japanese versions.

2 comments:

ChibiGinger said...

Cool!! Can't wait to read some your articles!! ^.^

Swim said...

@ChibiGinger: :D Thank you very much! My first non-introductory post on here just went live last night. It's about fake Sailor Moon merchandise. Here's the link: http://moon-chase.blogspot.com/2010/05/consumer-alert-fake-sailor-moon.html