Sailor Moon is regarded as a landmark series among anime fans both here and overseas. However, despite garnering considerable cult status, the show was never a ratings success in the states, and was heavily censored in later seasons. That all changes next week, as Hulu will start streaming the 200-episode-long series, complete and uncut, every week starting on Monday.
According to Variety, Hulu gains access to the series as part of a deal between Viz Media and Toei Animation that will return the Sailor Scouts to American audiences for the first time in more than a decade. Included in the deal is every episode ever aired in the US, as well as the release of the fifth and final season, Sailor Moon Sailor Stars, that was never broadcast in the show's stateside run. In addition, fans can expect to see the upcoming season, Sailor Moon Crystal, along with all three feature-length movies.
For old-school 'Toonami' fans everywhere
While facing outsized competition from Netflix in terms of sheer quality content, Hulu has amassed a muscular collection of anime, including such major staples as Bleach, One Piece, and Naruto. With the addition of Sailor Moon, Hulu is essentially a one-stop shop for old-school Toonami fans.