“Coldhearted Uranus: Makoto in Danger” (May 14, 1994)
It’s a new year, and we’re giving you a new episode of Sailor Moon — now with 200 percent more lesbian content! This third-season episode not only showcases Haruka/Sailor Uranus and Michiru/Sailor Neptune, but also uses them as a way to explore how Makoto/Sailor Jupiter is the most queer-coded of the core five Sailor Guardians. What’s most notable about this episode, however, is the fact that the Viz dub of it actually re-writes the original Japanese dialogue to seem less homophobic than the original version was.
Read Drew’s Thrilling Tales of Old Video Games post if you want to know how the connection to Rose of Versailles.
And check out the lengthy Twitter thread posted in response to the first Sailor Moon episode, about why it wasn’t surprising to have a same-sex couple in the first season of the show.
Watch the clip comparing Molly’s original DiC accent to Mia Farrow’s.
And here’s the Reddit thread looking into how the Viz dub played down the homophobia of the original version of this episode.
Listen to the first Sailor Moon episode, about Zoisite, on the main feed *or* if you’re fancy listen to the new Sailor Moon episode, about Fisheye, on the Patreon feed.