Anime classic 'Sailor Moon,' uncut, sails to Hulu Plus
Uncensored episodes of the '90s anime series airs on Hulu Plus starting Monday, with a remake set to come later this year.
"Sailor Moon," the classic '90s Japanese anime series about teen girls who use their superpowers to save the world from evil, is coming to Hulu Plus starting Monday. Hulu Plus customers will be treated to all 200 "Sailor Moon" episodes uncut and uncensored, and Hulu will be making an entirely new "Sailor Moon" series starting this fall as it looks to bolster its anime offerings.
When the series first ran in the US, several changes were famously made to remove the program's gay and lesbian characters and other content Cartoon Network deemed questionable for US viewers. Characters who were women in the Japanese version were depicted as men, and entire seasons didn't air because of their "questionable" content. This excised content will be included in Hulu's airing of the series.
Viz Media is making four remastered, subtitled episodes available starting May 19, with two episodes released each Monday starting May 26. A DVD/Blu-ray box set will be available in late 2014, around the time the new series is set to launch.