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Sailor Moon Korean Logo

The Korean Logo of the series in the Anime opening. It translates to "Lunar Fairy Sailor Moon".

Sailor Moon in Korea refers to the adaption of the Sailor Moon anime series in South Korea. The Korean title for the adaption is "Darui Yojeong Seileo Mun" (달의 요정 세일러문, "Lunar Fairy Sailor Moon")

Anime

163 episodes of the Sailor Moon anime were aired in Korea Broadcasting System (KBS) beginning in the year 1997 to 1998.

All 200 episodes of the Sailor Moon anime were aired in Daewon Broadcasting Enterprise beginning in the year 2012 to 2016.

달의 요정 세일러문 Classic 로고-0

Sailor Moon Daewon Logo.

Censorship and Changes

KBS version

  • All signs of Japanese culture in the show is avoided due to South Korea's policy to ban representing Japanese culture in broadcasting in that time. For example, all Japanese words shown on-screen were erased and simply left blank. All scenes that showed Hikawa Shrine were cut, and places when Rei referred to the "shrine" in the original version were changed so Rei/Vicky called it a "cathedral." All these were probably due to historical and political issues between Japan and Korea (the Japanese occupations of Korea, and Japan's claim the Liancourt Rocks; Dokdo is what the Koreans call it while Japan calls it Takeshima, its French and English name comes from a vessel called Le Liancourt, a French whaling ship that was nearly wrecked there in 1849).
  • The ages of Usagi/Sarah, Ami/Yuri, Rei/Vicky, Makoto/Lita, Minako/Mina, and their friends in school were changed from 14 to 17, so they were high school students in season 1. Their admission to Juuban Municipal High School in the Stars season was changed to have them transfer to another high school.
  • Transformation sequences were altered and used footage from previous scenes in order to remove any instances of nudity.
  • The Sailor Starlights civilian forms were changed to be female.
  • Zoisite remained male but the romance scenes with Kunzite were removed or edited.
  • Romance scenes of Haruka and Michiru were removed or edited.
  • Moonlight Densetsu was used for the theme of all seasons, including the Sailor Stars season.
  • In the last episode of Sailor Moon, Usagi/Sarah was edited in order to look like she was wearing a white dress or a body suit.
  • Scenes where characters kissed were removed completely except for the last episode's ending.
  • 37 episodes were cut from the Korean dub of Sailor Moon, some of which that had caused plot holes throughout the series. These episodes include episode 2, 10 and 11 were cut in half and put together as one episode, 14, 30, 31, 40, 63, 70, 79, 89, 90, 99, 103, 104, all of the episodes including the Amazon Trio, and 152.
  • The Sailor Starlights's outfits were edited in order to cover their midriffs.
  • The Amazoness Quartet's outfits were edited as well in the interest of modesty.

Daewon Broadcasting version

Daewon Broadcasting Enterprise version was almost not censored, but there were some changes or censorship.

  • Japanese words shown in the anime were changed to Korean.
  • Transformation sequences were originally not censored, but they were partly censored from episode 100, except Sailor Moon and Sailor Chibimoon.
  • The Sailor Starlights civilian forms were not female as in KBS version, but the lines they were referred as male were cut and their transformation sequences were partly censored.
  • Ami's nudity on episode 151 was hidden with white cover.
  • Usagi's nudity on last episode was hidden with white light.

Character Names

Transformations and Attacks

Sailor Moon

Sailor Mercury

Sailor Mars

Sailor Jupiter

Sailor Venus

Sailor Uranus

Sailor Neptune

Sailor Pluto

Sailor Saturn

Sailor Chibi Moon

Star Fighter

Star Healer

Star Maker

Songs

Gallery

Left is the Korean, right is the original.

SailorMarsOfudaKoreanDub
Sailor Mars's Ofuda
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Japanese Writing (Example 1)
SailorMoonJapaneseWritingKoreanDubComparison2
Japanese Writing (Example 2)
SailorMoonJapaneseWritingKoreanDubComparison3
Japanese Writing (Example 3)
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Nude Usagi (Episode 200; Example 1)
UsagiEpisode200KoreanDub2
Nude Usagi (Example 2)
SailorStarlightsKoreanDub
Sailor Starlights
AmazonessQuartetKoreanDub1
Amazoness Quartet (Example 1)
AmazonessQuartetKoreanDub2
Amazoness Quartet (Example 2)

References

  • Wikimoon