The following information is submitted by Serena.
I have cleaned up what she wrote to make this easier to read, adding
in punctuation marks and capital letters where necessary.
"HI, I'm emailing u to tell u about Sailormoon in England, UK. Well, Sailor Moon
is not well known in Britian and is shown on only one channel which is a kids'
channel. The channel is Fox Kids but Fox Kids are creeps and only shown Sailor
Moon up to the episode "Sercet Garden" in season 2 (if I may say is a to be
continued ep) Then they start again. This has happen for about 1.5 years or
probably more before I realised SM was played on that channel. Oh yeah, there
are absolutely no Sailor Moon stuff (except an odd poster or 2) in anime stores
(as there are next to none) stores that sell any thing on Sailor Moon. And
the 2 that do sell some SM stuff are really big stores but are also really far
from human civilisations (meaning u can't go to regularly) What I'm saying
basically is that to get sm stuff u have to go to another country or get it
delivered from the internet. Well, that's all have to say...."
As of October 23, 2000:
"Hi i'm writing about Sailor Moon in Britain again ( as i was the person who
sent it to u the first "article") and i would like to said after waiting
for ages they (Fox Kids) have finally started showing the rest of Sailor
Moon (started) on Monday the 24th 8:00 am. Actually Sailormoon is show
in the afternoon at 4:05 but those are old episodes as the afternoon
ones are behind. The reason im able to watch sailor moon in the morning
(without being late to school as school startes at 8:30 am ) is because
we in Britain all have a half term holiday only for this week. By the
wayi though I might just let u know before I go any further this isn't
stuff u may find useful to post on the sailor moon in different countries.
n e way i would like to say that fox kids have improved (thought the
dubbing is crap "not done by fox kids") but for how long until they do
they stop and restart. Though sailor moon is on at a much to early time
since i ( we ,the general sailor moon wacthing public) start school/work
and i don't think n e body gets home at 4:05 since school down here
finishes at 3:30. p.s they is still nothing in the shops"
As of November 29, 2001 from Tina:
- Sailor Moon is still being shown on Fox Kids UK. So far they have shown
up to the episode SMR "Follow The Leader". They are apparently planning
to show the other series at some point next year however after a mass of
requests from fans like us ^_^ SM is now also being shown on another
channel - Carlton (channel 3) as part of the GMTV Kids line-up at 07.45am
on Sundays. This channel is kinda like the BBC, so now ANYONE can watch it!
- Sailor Moon dolls are now available!! Ok, so we don't have any of the
Outers yet, but now you can buy a NA Irwin Sailor
Moon/Jupiter/Venus/Mercury/Mars doll 11", or 17" from Toys'R'Us. "11 costs
£9.99 - about $15. You can also buy a Moon Wand for the same price
- Sailor Moon videos. At present there are 2 videos, with more planned
for future release. They each contain 2 episodes from the first series.
- Sailor Moon World Trading Game, Dartz/Flip card, Past Present Future
trading cards are now available. ALL of the original English translation
Manga books are available.
- Overall, Sailor Moon's popularity is on the increase over here. Lets
hope it's only just the beginning.
As of February 20, 2002 from Myu:
"Sailormoon started airing on a terrestrial channel in Britain (ITV)
around late last year (2001), although it's only been shown at
7:30/6:45/7:45 (the time is *always* changing...) on a Sunday morning.
Great marketing, hmm? Oh, and finally Sailormoon merchandise has
started to appear - in Toys 'R' Us and Woolworths - although it's a
somewhat limited selection - the "moon rod" (used for Moon Princess
Halation (don't remember its dub name(s)), the cuddly sailor dolls
(inners & Tuxedo Mask), the six-inch dolls and the...twelve-inch?
(barbie-size) dolls. Oh, and i think that the dubbed videos of the
first series are around as well. Just a little side note, in Woolworths
they were giving away a free promotional video with every Sailormoon
purchase (episode 1: a moon star...)."
The following information is from Paddy,
is cut and paste, and is of June 22, 2002.
"Hi, I'm Paddy and i would like to add some information about Sailor Moon as
of summer 2002. Sailor Moon still shows on Fox Kids (and Fox Kids +1 hour)
but at even more ridiculous times like 6.00 am or 7.00 am once a week on a
Sunday morning. This channel is only available on a digital or cable broadcast
so the majority of people cant really see it.
"This however was/is not the only way to see Sailor Moon in the UK. In
the autumn of 2001 a early morning tv show comapny called GMTV (which
showed on ITV or channel 3) started showing the DIC translation of the
show. So from October of the year GMTV showed the series. These only
featured Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars but still featured
Sailor Jupiter, Sailor Venus and Princess Serenity in the titles which
confused many viewers.
"Anyway this pleased many UK "moonies" who only had terrestrial tv (the
mormal broadcast of 5 channels in the UK). This was ended when GMTV
stopped at episode 10 around where Neflyte has just appeared as Maxfield
Stanton. As it turns out GMTV only had the rights for the first 10 episodes
and could show no more. GMTV stopped showing Sailor Moon and it was no
longer on terrestrial tv.
"Then GMTV started selling the 10 episodes it has rights on home video, with
only 2 shows on each (around 40 minutes). Recently they brought out a DVD
of the first 6 episodes.
"GMTV occasionly may re-run the episodes it has rights to on ITV's
digital channel ITV2 but this is extremely rare.
"So anyway altough Sailor Moon is available for the first time in the UK on
video without buying import videos most people would rather it has just been
left because of the pitiful choic we have."
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