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PostSubject: Re: Usagi vs Serena   21st September 2014, 7:13 am

Here's a fun thought; Usagi vs. Serena, as in they're both inside of a squared circle and it's a doppelganger face-off >:3 

xD nah, that's me being silly. =3

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PostSubject: Re: Usagi vs Serena   22nd September 2014, 2:35 pm

I had forgotten that Sailor Moon's name was Serena once upon a time. When I got back into the series I preferred the original names right off the bat, especially Usagi. I always like translations to stay as true to the source as possible, but it does makes sense for them to have changed the names for a younger audience. I can just imagine their reaction to the proper ones... "Her name is 'ew soggy'??"
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PostSubject: Re: Usagi vs Serena   11th October 2014, 1:09 pm

I grew up with the dub also and always thought Serena was a very pretty name. Now I'm watching the sub after all these years and have gotten used to the name Usagi. It sounds bubbly and cute to me. Serena sounds more refined and elegant. I guess to each's own.
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PostSubject: Re: Usagi vs Serena   22nd October 2014, 6:18 am

Can't stand the dub; she's Usagi to me.
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PostSubject: Re: Usagi vs Serena   22nd October 2014, 7:00 am

Usagi for me, Serena is a lovely name but I prefer dubs been closer to the original version, Many people I've met on the internet also call her Bunny!
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PostSubject: Re: Usagi vs Serena   22nd October 2014, 9:53 am

I watched the dub first but quickly switched over to subs. I don't hate the dub because I have some fond memories of watching it, but to me, she is Usagi. When it comes to her Anglicized name (although I don't see a need for one), I prefer Mixx's choice of "Bunny." Serena is a lovely name, but it sounds much too calm for Usagi. Bunny is the English equivalent of her name and really suits the character more.
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PostSubject: Re: Usagi vs Serena   9th July 2015, 3:59 pm

I like the name Serena, but I like Usagi better cause to me Serena represnts how bad the dub was.

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PostSubject: Re: Usagi vs Serena   12th July 2015, 3:06 pm

I don't hate either one. I am however more inclined to read fanfiction if they use the original names. I remember when I first started, I had all the Japanese names written down with the dub names next to them so I could keep them straight on fics.  Now I write using the Japanese names. My times have changed.

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PostSubject: Re: Usagi vs Serena   12th July 2015, 3:52 pm

Usagi over Serena. Big time. I don't even need to elaborate how I like Usagi over Serena, because every possible reason has already been addressed above my post.

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PostSubject: Re: Usagi vs Serena   13th July 2015, 1:01 am

Usagi over Serena. I love meaning behind it (Bunny)

When i first started reading the manga, i thought Usagi was a stupid name so i stuck with Serena because i was more familiar with it. Eventually the name grew on me

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PostSubject: Re: Usagi vs Serena   6th August 2015, 1:48 pm

Honestly, I like Serena. I mean, nothing wrong with Usagi, but I guess I grew up with Serena so I feel more of an attachment to that name, but not to the point that I'd demand Viz to bring it back XD
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PostSubject: Re: Usagi vs Serena   6th August 2015, 8:48 pm

I guess I´m fine with both names...

Though Serena actually fits a lot, since she´s Sailor Moon and a princess from the Moon Kingdom. And Selene is the moon goddess. I have no trouble with this name at all.

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PostSubject: Re: Usagi vs Serena   6th August 2015, 9:23 pm

I prefer Usagi more than Serena, which itself is a good name, but the Japanese original is the original and I like it much better than the DiC English dub.

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PostSubject: Re: Usagi vs Serena   6th August 2015, 9:30 pm

None of her names have ever really bothered me at all? Like Serena, Bunny, or Usagi - though the last was the most recent to me and still doesn't roll off my tongue as easily as the other two ^^' (all those adventure doll hours spent calling her Serena or Bunny made that the default XD And while I now typically write / type her name as Usagi or Usako (._. my fics are typically from mamo's perspective) whenever I look at those dolls the dub names pop out XD)

What killed me - and I mean murdered my tiny child heart - when watching the dub was the whole 

"I was Princess Serena" and he was "Prince Darien" I mean.

I just.

Wow. I know they laid the whole secret thing out in the first episode of the dub and he referred to her as "Princess Serena" there, too, iirc, but I just =| not only are you the reborn spitting image of your past-life, but this version of you doesn't even get her own name?  ... >D then again how delicious would that be, to deny the segmentation during potentially angsty "who am i really" battles that would end up "But am I Serena or Princess Serena?" xD really am I any different? Does this life mean nothing, simply an extension of the last? Does any of this matter then? etc. 

ANYWAY so yeah.

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PostSubject: Re: Usagi vs Serena   6th August 2015, 11:36 pm

I don't mind either one, but I tend to default to Usagi.

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PostSubject: Re: Usagi vs Serena   6th August 2015, 11:53 pm

I prefer Usagi. Not only am I used to the original version, but I tend not to really appreciate translated names. I can understand when it's hard to pronounced, but Usagi is very simple. I'm glad the Viz dub kept the original names. The french names are just utterly bad (though they ended up using their original names in the latest translation apparently).

I won't spit on fanfiction with any dub names however, nor on any art or such. It's just a personal preferences (the worst that will happen is that I won't know who's referred to xD).

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PostSubject: Re: Usagi vs Serena   9th August 2015, 2:36 pm

I am okay with both Usagi or Serena, but I am glad that Viz kept her original name for the new dub and new merchandise. What bothered me most when it came to names in the original dub were those given to some of the villains since their names were romanized to begin with. Mineral names are practically international (with a few of the pre-IMA named species possessing names that vary with language), so DiC and Cloverway honestly had no excuse if they were reading through rock and mineral guidebooks to figure out the names. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Usagi vs Serena   22nd August 2015, 6:41 pm

I grew up with her being called Serena, but I prefer Usagi. It just sounds cuter, and it makes the reference to "The Rabbit on the Moon" folktale, and her bunny-like hair. It fits better than Serena, in my opinion.

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PostSubject: Re: Usagi vs Serena   27th August 2015, 11:29 am

The English dub is a giant nope to me, I grew up with the Japanese dub. Also because the rabbit ln the moon makes rice cake Very Happy.
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PostSubject: Re: Usagi vs Serena   26th December 2015, 6:08 pm

I go by this little self rule that if the character is based heavly to be or looks western i will go with the english version and watch in it dub. Because even though their might be bad voice acting or so which (some people in the world dont sound like what they look like) it feels right for what the settings is. Sorry for getting off topic
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PostSubject: Re: Usagi vs Serena   26th December 2015, 9:38 pm

Ok so I just took a look at the website and wow, are they bitter. Though I just checked the updates, and as of august of this year they seem to be no longer updating the website.

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PostSubject: Re: Usagi vs Serena   1st January 2016, 8:52 pm

I prefer Serena cause the meaning behind as in, the shorten version of her princess name.  And it is easier to say as an English speaker.  Also, with the new dubs, the way the VAs says it just sounds unnatural and I hate it.  I like keeping easy English name for dubs and keep the Japanese name for subs.
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PostSubject: Re: Usagi vs Serena   8th January 2016, 8:18 pm

I prefer Usagi. I've always thought of Sailor Moon as a Japanese show set in Japan, and to have Americanized names for the characters just screws up the setting for me. Also, back in junior high/high school I had classmates named Serena and Darien, so it felt really weird to have anime characters with the same name as people I knew in real life, especially since they're nothing alike in terms of personality.

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PostSubject: Re: Usagi vs Serena   16th August 2016, 4:11 am

I only ever got in contact with SM through the manga...sooooo to me Sailor Moon is eternally Usagi. I never watched the Classics until recently, and that was when I was trying to compare and contrast the Classics with Crystal.  Sooo, for me Usagi is forever...but Serena is a pretty name, though that name reminds me more of Pokemon XY Serena, not...Usagi Serena.

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PostSubject: Re: Usagi vs Serena   30th August 2016, 3:05 pm

Definitely Usagi for me. Practically every other anime (at least in recent years) keeps the original names when they dub it in English. I understand in the 90's the desire to Americanize anime, but I strongly disagree with the practice, especially as anime in general has become increasingly popular (man, if I had the access to anime 15 years ago that I have now, my entire young adult life would have been different lol). 

Serena may have been my introduction to the BSSM world, but Usagi is who I pick.

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PostSubject: Re: Usagi vs Serena   16th November 2016, 4:50 am

For me,it comes down to contextualization.

Unless you're familiar with Japanese mythology 'Usagi' doesn't make much sense (Why haven't they released Sailor Moon inspired Moon Cakes?!?!? I know they're originally from Chinese mythology, but they're also sold in Japan, so...). On the other hand 'Selene' and its variants make more sense within a Western context, so it could really go either way which fits with most of the series anyway.

Curiously (not going off topic) 'Hotaru' and the 'Silence Glaive' are one of those grey areas. The name itself remains uncontextualized within the dub, whereas the Silence Glaive is almost always cited as being from Greco-Roman mythology as opposed to rightful emphasis on the three imperial treasures as the supplied context which would then make the 'Silence Glaive' the Ame no Nuboko. This actually fits quite well with Saturn's role in the Dreams Arc where she is seen wielding and observing an orery charting the birth,death, and ordering of new heavenly bodies.
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PostSubject: Re: Usagi vs Serena   16th November 2016, 6:24 am

I use the word 'Usagi', but I really think Serena fits. I mean I grew up with the name 'Serena'.

The only true reason I use Usagi is because I prefer to use original name in the anime and manga fandom.

Also because I'm a weebo.
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PostSubject: Re: Usagi vs Serena   20th November 2016, 2:35 pm

I like both. They both have meaning with the Moon which I'm glad DIC took the time to do that actually. 
Like Darien's last name being Sheilds which goes back to his original name Mamoru which means protector. 

But Usagi sounds cute <3


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