Talk:Leave it to the Moon for Love Aid

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Viz dub differences[edit]

One thing that the Viz dub changes is the alteration of lines that could be perceived as "homophobic." In this episode, they alter some lines where the girls act like they're taken aback by the notion of two girls (Haruka and Michiru) entering the contest. they also add a line where Minako says "they sure look perfect together" which she didn't say in the original. This fits a theme of Viz trying to tone down "homophobia" in the series as in the R movie, when the girls are discussing whether Fiore might be gay, the Viz dub adds a line where one of the girls says "not that there's anything wrong with that." In an episode of Sailor Stars, a girl gives Usagi a love letter which makes her flinch and in the Japanese version she says, "you should really give this to a guy" but the Viz dub makes her say something else (she discovers, though that the girl was actually asking her to give the letter to Yaten, who is male in his/her civilian form). 21:10, 9 March 2021 (EST)

Minako saying "they look perfect together" as proof of homophobia on Viz's part is a big enough stretch that I really hope you didn't pull a muscle there. Kerochan no Miko (talk) 22:30, 9 March 2021 (EST)
....ah wait, I think I read your comment wrong the first time. If you want to look up what she originally said there and compare it to the dub line, then there could possibly be something to this, but just saying that they added a line isn't significant - lines get added to dubs constantly for timing purposes, if nothing else. There would need to be some kind of indication of Viz's intent in adding that to claim a motive here, and I don't see one. Kerochan no Miko (talk) 22:31, 9 March 2021 (EST)
I pointed out that it's part of pattern as shown in their dubs of other material where they made similar alterations. Also, in one of the bonus features on one of the Blu-Rays, there was an interview with one of the dub script writers where she indicated that she was uncomfortable with some of the original Japanese dialog and needed to fudge it a bit, even if it was the original dialogue. The line in question that I'm talking about when dub Minako say "they sure look perfect together" was off-screen when we see a close-up of Haruka and Michiru's faces, so it wasn't for timing reasons. Look at the scene where Usagi and friends notice Haruka and Michiru at the contest, then compare the subtiles vs dubbed dialog. Notice that in the Japanese version, they act a bit weirded out by the notion of two girls in a love contest, whereas the Viz dub alters their dialog to make them sound more approving of it. As I said in my first comment, they've made similar changes in other parts of the series, so it is indicative of a pattern. 23:09, 9 March 2021 (EST)
Okay, see, noting that in the original dialogue Usagi & co were uncomfortable with two girls being in the love contest, but Viz made them sound more approving, is a completely relevant trivia note. Add some comparison examples so it isn't just opinion and that sounds good. Kerochan no Miko (talk) 23:20, 9 March 2021 (EST)
The original Dialog goes:
Usagi: Huh? It's Haruka-san and Michiru-san.
Rei: So cool!
Makoto: Think they entered too?
Ami: Two girls?
Minako: But from here, they look like a couple.
This dialog seems to suggest that they find two girls entering a love contest unusual, and Minako's line was probably in reference to the fact that Haruka looking butch while Michiru looks more feminine makes them look like a more common heterosexual couple.
The dub dialog goes like this:
Usagi: Hey, look over there, it's Haruka and Michiru
Rei: Oh wow!
Makoto: Do you think they entered the contest too?
Ami: As a couple?
Minako: Well, I have to say, they sure look perfect together.
Notice that it removes or tones down the notion that they are taken aback by the notion of two girls entering a love contest Minako's reaction goes from being like "you know, seeing them this way, they DO KIND OF look like a couple..." to "wow, they look like the most perfect couple ever!" If I wanted to make note of this change in the article itself, it needs to be shorter than this long explanation here. 00:02, 10 March 2021 (EST)