Meet the Staff
Position: Chief Editor, Writer, Moderator, and Chief of Staff.
I Have Been a Sailor Moon Fan Since: August 28th, 1995
Favorite Episode or Movie: Too many to name! I really enjoyed the first two seasons (sub or dub) and my favorite episode in Stars is #194, and I loved all the movies.
Favorite Sailor Moon Character: I like them all, but if I had to pick one, Sailor Saturn!
Other Anime or Manga I like: Black Cat, Slayers, Studio Ghibli, Ghost in the Shell, Honey and Clover, Diamond Dust Drops, Serial Experiments Lain and the hybrid anime, Cybersix.
Other tidbits: I have an empty can of Heinz’s infamous Sailor Moon Pasta that has been autographed by Roland Parliament, Stephanie Morgenstern, and Katie Griffin. I’m also Canadian!
Name: The Me (Yes, the article is integral.)
Position: Lurky HTML guy, moderator and sometimes opinion renderer.
I have been a Sailor Moon Fan since: 2003
Favorite episode or movie: The entire S season.
Favorite Sailor Moon Character: Sailor Mars, with Pluto and Saturn coming in close behind.
Other Anime or Manga I like: Black Cat, Kanon, The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi, Evangelion, Azumanga Daioh, to name a few.
Other tidbits: Watch this space, it is subject to change.
Name: Emily (real name) or Lanisatu (nickname)
Position: Writer and Behind the Scenes Helper (I do select graphic design things probono for Moon Chase)
I Have Been a Sailor Moon Fan Since: late August, 1995
Favorite Episode or Movie: The Sailor Moon R movie
Favorite Sailor Moon Character: I’ve always liked Sailor Moon’s honesty and her ability to see the good in everyone.
Other Anime or Manga I like: Ghost in the Shell, Gunsmith Cats, Fruits Basket, Fullmetal Alchemist, Marmalade Boy, Mars, My Neighbor Totoro, Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Peach Girl, Pretty Face, RahXephon, Spirited Away, Witch Hunter Robin, and others I’m probably forgetting.
Other tidbits: I run Sailor Moon Snipits, which has been online since 1998; I co-run a Sailor Moon guild on Neopets called Guardians of the Moonlight; and I write and illustrate a fantasy comic series for teens called Green Corner, which has an art style that is somewhat influenced by Sailor Moon and Dan DeCarlo (Archie Comics). My day job is as a self-employed graphic designer. Oh, and I’m Canadian 🙂
Position: News Contributor
I Have Been a Sailor Moon Fan Since: 1995 or 1996
Favorite Episode or Movie: Episode 30 of the first season’s English dub–“A Crystal Clear Destiny”. I taped the Dragon Ball Z movie, “The World’s Strongest”, off of Toonami back in ’99 or 2000. When I watched the tape later, there was a Sailor Moon episode that got taped along with it because I didn’t know how to program the VCR’s stop-time. That episode would be the only regular access to the Sailor Moon Anime I’d have for the better part of a decade.
Favorite Sailor Moon Character: Sailor Mercury. She’s cute, smart, and the origins of my attraction to the “bookwormy-type”.
Other Anime or Manga I like: Anime: Trigun, Fooly Cooly, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Dragon Ball Z, School Rumble, and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time movie. Manga: Bleach, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Naruto from the U.S. Shonen Jump magazine, Rosario + Vampire, Cardcaptor Sakura, and Death Note.
Other tidbits: I was late for school on a regular basis because of watching Sailor Moon. I don’t regret it. The English theme for Sailor Moon usually gets daily playback from me because of its guitar solo. I don’t subscribe to the “change-everything-from-the-original-dub-back-to-the-way-the-Japanese-version-had-it” mentality for a Sailor Moon re-dubbing. I want any re-dubbing of the show to be a hybrid of both the English and Japanese versions.
Name: Karen Leslie
I Have Been a Sailor Moon Fan Since: 1998
Favorite Episode or Movie: Episode 34 of the original, 30 in the dub- I like both versions, but the visual of the crystal appearing from Usagi’s teardrop with My Only Love playing in the background is particularly memorable for me. I also think 166, the finale of SuperS, is seriously underrated; am I the only one who thinks it’s cool that the big bad of the season turns out to be gravity?
Favorite Sailor Moon Character: Sailor Venus. She’s crazy in such a special, lovely way.
Other Anime or Manga I like: Neon Genesis Evangelion, Cowboy Bebop, Fate/Stay Night, Claymore, Durarara!!, Card Captor Sakura, Ginban Kaleidoscope, Ghost in the Shell, Eyeshield 21, Love Hina, Azumanga Daioh, and uh, there’s lots more- depends how I’m feeling when you ask me.
Other tidbits: I also write for Otakusphere.com and anime.com, and am attending this year’s Otakon in a decidedly Moon-Chasey capacity. I want a snazzy boxset of all 200 SM episodes pretty badly- well, actually I wanted that pretty badly ten years ago. Now I’m past wanting it “pretty badly” and have moved on to uncharted territory.