Sailor Moon in the Philippines

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Sailor Moon in the Philippines refers to the Sailor Moon anime series dubbed in Tagalog, which aired in the Philippines beginning in October 1994 on ABC 5 (now TV5) Sundays at 4:30 pm. Although Sailor Moon R finished in April/May 1997, Sailor Moon S did not air until April 1998 for reasons unexplained. The last episode of Sailor Moon Sailor Stars aired on July 20, 2002.

In December 2011, the large media conglomerate ABS-CBN announced that it would be re-releasing the anime series across its syndicated channels throughout the country as part of its "Team Animazing 2012" lineup, with a new dub cast. In this version, Usagi was named "Bunny" in the first two seasons, but the other names were kept. Only the first opening song was dubbed into Tagalog ("Tagalized"); all of the other music was in Japanese. There were cuts in some episodes, though these were mainly to fit airtime limitations.

The Tagalog dub, unlike all others, did not translate the attack and transformation phrases, and they were all kept unchanged from the original form.

Quotes[edit]

"Ako ang magandang tagapagtanggol ng pag-ibig at katarungan! Ako si Sailor Moon! Parurusahan kita sa ngalan ng buwan!"
- Sailor Moon's introductory "I will punish you" speech, in Tagalog

Voice Actors[edit]

Actors Characters
Ollie De Guzman Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon
Rosanna Villegas Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury
Vilma Borromeo Rei Hino/Sailor Mars (Sailor Moon, Sailor Moon R),

Sailor Pluto (Sailor Moon R)

Yvette-Resurreccion Tagura Rei Hino/Sailor Mars (Stars)
Marichu Villegas Makoto Kino/Sailor Jupiter (Sailor Moon, Sailor Moon R)
Stella Canete Makoto Kino/Sailor Jupiter (Sailor Moon S, SuperS)
Vilma Borromeo Makoto Kino/Sailor Jupiter (Stars)
Candice Arellano Minako Aino/Sailor Venus (Sailor Moon S, SuperS, Stars)
Minna Bernales Haruka Tenou/Sailor Uranus
Candice Arellano Michiru Kaiou/Sailor Neptune
Amy Panopio Setsuna Meiou/Sailor Pluto
Candice Arellano Hotaru Tomoe/Sailor Saturn
Bobby Cruz Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask (Sailor Moon, Sailor Moon R)
Monty Repuyan Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask (Stars)
Eloisa Cruz Canlas Luna
Minna Bernales Artemis (Sailor Moon, Sailor Moon R),

Luna (Sailor Moon S, SuperS, Stars)


Censorship and Changes[edit]

Original Dub[edit]

  • Fisheye became a woman, although the scene where "she" revealed "her" chest remained unchanged.

2012 Dub[edit]

  • Zoisite remained a man, but his relationship scenes with Kunzite were either removed or censored, and their relationship was more platonic. He was also voiced by a woman.
  • Most of the insert songs were removed, although "Moonlight Densetsu" still played in episode 46.

Sailor Moon Tagalog Theme Song[edit]

The lyrics were written by Vehnee Saturno, and it was sung by Angelika Dela Cruz (credited as Angelika in the series). The melody was the same as "Moonlight Densetsu."

Tagalog English Translation
Ikaw ang lagi kong hinahanap You're the one that I always look for
Kasama kang lagi sa pangarap You're always in my dreams
Nais ko'y lagi kang nakikita I always want to see you
Marahil nga ay mahal kita It's probably because I love you so
Liwanag ng buwan sa kalawakan The brightness of the moon on the horizon
Hinahatid ka sa'king isipan Brings memories of you
Paano ba kita makakausap? How will I ever talk to you?
Ikaw sa akin ang lahat You are everything to me
Sana bawat saglit laging kapiling ka I wish that every moment I am by your side
Pag-ibig ko sana'y madama I hope that you can feel my love
Basta't kasama kita sa pangarap When I was with you in my dreams
Nadarama'y wala ngang katulad It was unlike anything I've felt before
Ligayang dulot nito sa aking puso The joy this feeling brings to my heart
Sana ay di na magwakas I wish that it will never end