Sailor Moon Season One / Complete and Uncut : 4 of 5
While I was enjoying the live action Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon series, I decided to start buying the original anime series. I had seen most of this season before, but only in the terrible English dubbed version (where Naru sounds like she's from the Bronx!), so I had to get this giant DVD set to experience the original Japanese series. Eight DVDs and 46 episodes later, I'm still a Sailor Moon fan! The first season is so fun because of the original introductions of the characters, both good and evil, all leading up to a pretty dramatic climax - how many series how you watched where everyone dies before the end? (Thankfully the whole Sailor Moon story is about "transmigration", a kind of reincarnation!) Unfortunately, even though this series is from 1992, the original prints must be in terrible condition - the audio and video quality are definitely not up to average DVD standards, but it becomes bearable to watch after you get used to it. There are so many great episodes with little romances, crazy monsters, funny scenes, sad scenes, and even a wonderful message from Usagi at the end. It doesn't matter to me if it's goofy - I think it's a great story! Pretty soon I'll be starting Season Two!