More Definite Proof Sailor Moon is NOT on the Air!

Case Closed!

We were sorting through emails a few hours ago, and it turns out we missed a very important one which arrived on Friday morning! In fact, if we had read this, we probably would have been spared our efforts later that evening – apologies to the England Correspondent who had to wake up very early on a Saturday! On Monday of last week, we emailed ITV, Toonattik, and whoever we could with questions about Sailor Moon, linking them to the video and asking if the show was on the air, if there was a contest (as claimed by the user on YouTube) for fans to make a commercial, and probably the dumbest question of all, if they would air if without having the rights – we had reminded them that there is a lockdown on Sailor Moon all over the world except for Japan. A fan suggested that perhaps if it was on the air it could have been aired illegally. We feel this letter is the ‘Smoking Gun’ which proves that the rumor was in fact a hoax.

Dear Viewer:

We regret to inform you that Sailor Moon is not currently on the Toonattik schedule, nor has it been on our schedule for the last month. It has not been on our schedule for many years. ITV does not hold the rights to air Sailor Moon, and we would not air it illegally. Our website is extremely secure and we can confirm we are not having any contest of any kind where viewers could make a commercial for an upcoming TV show.

ITV Viewer Relations

Please visit the official ITV website at
for the latest company news.

This email and any files transmitted are confidential and intended
solely for the use of the individual or entity to which they are
addressed. If you have received this email in error, please notify
********** at

Thank you.

There you have it, folks. The claims behind that YouTube video are false. In fact, if the ITV website was really hacked, we’re guessing that user would have been caught pretty quickly by the cops (or even Scotland Yard). There is no contest for fan-made commercials, and the show is not on the air anywhere in the world.

EDIT: Due to some fans disproving the authenticity of this email that we received, we have now added the official ITV signature that was sitting at the end of the email. It is against Moon Chase’s site policy to post an email address directly on this site other than our own. We do this because we wish to protect others from getting spam from our readers. While we understand that this email was meant for our eyes only (RE: ITV disclaimer) we asked questions that all the fans were asking and since they were answered we posted the message – it was intended for everyone questioning the show’s return.

Update (April 24th, 2008): It seems that GMTV has finally gotten the video pulled from YouTube, and we have a feeling it was probably because the user was using their logo to advertise a show that was not on their schedule, or because the user claimed to have hacked their site. Playing hoaxes doesn’t pay, hoaxer. We hope that this now closes the door on this rumor.

2 Responses to “More Definite Proof Sailor Moon is NOT on the Air!”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Hmm, This sounds convincing, but how do we know for sure?

  2. sailordees Says:

    The email carried a large, textual signature at the bottom which we did not include that looked to be official from ITV. We verified the email address that it came from as well as the IP just to make sure. We will not post the address this came from as it is our site’s policy not to publish email addresses on this blog unless we are requested to. This email did come to us from ITV and we are thrilled one of the five addresses we sent the email to got a response back (and so quickly too). I would be happy to answer more of your questions , feel free to email us at

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