Talk:Sailor Moon Anime Production Staff

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Very much a work in progress right now. Translating these credits is a right bugger, and ANN's down at the moment too, so it's hard to check any of this. Dooky 23:00, 28 May 2006 (MST)

I've got the main credits up for the five anime seasons now (with the exception of the episode writers/directors/art directors). Not sure what I'll do about the movie credits, since I don't have original copies of them.

It's interesting to see how the principal staff remained pretty much unchanged throughout the first three seasons, only to undergo upheval during SuperS and be completely different by Stars. This is reflected in the writers too (which I still have to add)... a team of four writers wrote all episodes in the first two seasons. They were joined by a fifth for S, and by SuperS, only one of the original four remained. By Stars, she'd left too. Dooky 00:01, 30 May 2006 (MST)

I don't have my tapes here or I'd check myself but do me a favor and boot up SuperS and Stars and confirm that in the opening credits the TV Asahi logo is displayed? (As opposed to any other TV station.)--WikiSysop 03:06, 30 May 2006 (MST)
I don't have any SuperS fansubs to hand, but Stars does indeed display the Asahi logo. Dooky 10:35, 30 May 2006 (MST)
Thanks.--WikiSysop 11:27, 30 May 2006 (MST)

Well, I have some questions to ask:

1.I was wondering whether the terms "Chief Animator" and "Character Designer" stand for the same thing? I see in the S season listing there's no Character Designer, and it's actually Ikuko Ito (it's on the S LDs). I was about to add it, but I decided to ask first.

2.Why is the name of Takanori Arisawa written as "Takayuki Arisawa"?

3.Toei listed Ikuko's name as as Ikuko Itoh on the S LD covers. Shouldn't WikiMoon stick to it?

P.S. What a pity that ANN still haven't corrected the name of Katsumi - it is still Tamagai instead of Tamegai, LOL ^_^--StarFighter 17:13, 24 July 2006 (MST)

1. I believe they're the same thing: for some reason the name of the position was just altered. The job descriptions are derived from the Japanese opening credits, and for some reason they were different for S.
2. I have no idea, other than that I was probably very tired when I added this information ^_^ It is indeed Takanori.
3. Her name is most often romanised as Ito. I didn't know about the LD covers but I'm not sure it makes much difference - it probably just means that Toei happen to use a different romanisation scheme than other companies. I know there are a few actors who have 'special' romanisations (such as Rica Fukami and Chieco Kawabe) but I doubt this applies here.
And regarding Tamegai... They actually have both names listed. Most of her work is under the correct name, but her credit for Stars has ended up under 'Tamagai'. I'd let them know, but merging articles on ANN has to be done by admins and takes forever >.> dooky 17:33, 24 July 2006 (MST)
Graaa... editing clash lol
1. Technically the 2 positions are diff., but they can be occupied by the same person, of course. I guess if only the C.A. is present, it's presumed that s/he will take the role of C.D. also.
2. No idea.
3. How about the TV credits?
210 17:44, 24 July 2006 (MST)
I've asked a stupid question for "3." (it's in kanji lol). Go w/ Dooky's answer for that. The last name actually has 4 romanji forms: Ito, Itoh, Itou & Ito w/ a horizontal line above the "o". My preference is the 1st - the simpler, the better. 210 18:01, 24 July 2006 (MST)

In the TV credits it is Ito, I've just checked it. We use Ito without h, but at the same time we have Michiru Kaioh with h... Isn't it a little confusing?--StarFighter 18:50, 24 July 2006 (MST)

Oh, I've forgotten the dub version (I've never seen it). Regarding your question, it is confusing because the Japanese haven't got a complete consensus on how to romanize their language till this day. So we gotta live w/ it. 210 19:02, 24 July 2006 (MST)
Actually, this site uses 'Kaiou' ^_^;; We aim to keep individual names consistent, but adopting a strict romanisation policy for all names would probably cause more confusion than it would solve. dooky 19:06, 24 July 2006 (MST)

Yes, I understand that, but I meant that WikiMoon should choose just one option - either all names with h or none with it. It may be embarrassing at the same time to have them both, maybe all names should fall under one standard spelling.--StarFighter 19:15, 24 July 2006 (MST)

I think the best bet is to go w/ official sources. If there're multiple & conflicting ones, then our policy will be implemented for selecting them. 210 19:27, 24 July 2006 (MST)

ah editing clash again >_< gomen Was it Kaiou?? Oh I'm sorry.--StarFighter 19:17, 24 July 2006 (MST)

The term is "edit conflict". -- DENelson83 06:04, 25 July 2006 (MST)
Yeah, that's the official Wiki terminology, but I like to say "editing clash". lol 210 06:12, 25 July 2006 (MST)
Does it really matter? dooky 07:53, 25 July 2006 (MST)
It doesn't. Just playing w/ DEN. :P 210 18:31, 25 July 2006 (MST)

okay, I will have it in mind. I had adopted the term from 210 by chance ^_^.

Use whatever term you like. ^^ 210 18:31, 25 July 2006 (MST)

Was Miho Shimogawa the animation director for episodes 146 and 155 or Miho Shimogasa? Kerochan no Miko 11:24, 13 January 2007 (MST)

It was Shimogasa. ~ Fighter4luv 23:25, 8 March 2007 (MST)
Edited accordingly (& now it can be linked to an existing page). --210 00:08, 9 March 2007 (MST)

Page Move Proposal[edit]

Thank you, Kerochan, for all the work you've put in for the new Crystal and PGSM staff pages and categories. I have a question though: In the same manner the Main Page links to Sailor Moon Actors (under the category "Actors"), which then links to separate pages "Sailor Moon Anime Actors," "Sailor Moon Crystal Actors," etc, shouldn't the Main Page also link to a page named "Sailor Moon Production Staff" that refers to the production staff of the entire Sailor Moon series, which then links to separate pages "Sailor Moon Anime Production Staff," "Sailor Moon Crystal Production Staff," etc? Otherwise, it might be confusing to the visitors of this wiki because they think it's a list of the entire production staff, but then it's only the anime staff, and they think that's all there is to the "Production Staff" category of the Main Page.
Therefore, I propose that this page be moved to Sailor Moon Anime Production Staff. The "Sailor Moon Production Staff" redirect resulting from the move can then be turned into a list of links similar to "Sailor Moon Actors" and the Main Page will automatically link to it. And transitionally, it will still work as a redirect, even if it takes us ages to turn the redirect into the link list (similar to how we have a "Akane Karasuma" redirect for "Sailor Lead Crow" in case it will be turned into its own page). PrinceEarth (talk) 10:57, 18 October 2021 (EDT)

I don't have any objection to the page move. However, I don't understand what you mean by it being an issue to "turn the redirect into a link list" - the main page can't link to a redirect, it has to link to an actual article, and like you say, we already have the example of the Actors page, so creating that article shouldn't be difficult. Kerochan no Miko (talk) 19:22, 18 October 2021 (EDT)
So be it, then. I'm going to move the page and revise the redirect in a moment.
Yeah, you are right... I've just written the new article, so the issue is over. Hope the way I arranged the links is okay, but if anyone has objections to the style, I can probably count on them going ahead to make changes. PrinceEarth (talk) 15:31, 19 October 2021 (EDT)