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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Sailor Moon with sound clips and images.
Sailor Moon AKA Serena or Usagi Tsukino is the main character of the mega hit series, Sailor Moon. She can sometimes be a lazy school girl who's always late for class or a whiny cry baby, but she can also be very sweet and heroic as well, though she does struggle to get used to her new found powers. She is also very loyal to her friends, Tuxedo Mask, Rini, and will bravely fight evil when those she cares about are on the line.

When the English version first hit airwaves in September of 1995, Serena was first voiced by Princess Toadstool's voice actress, Tracey Moore, who played the role for the first 11 episodes, before leaving to focus more on her theater work and was officially phased out of the character by episode 22 after returning to voice the role for episodes 15 and 21. However, she did remain a member of the show's overall talent pool and notably voiced one of the Doom and Gloom Girls in episode 40. A few of the Sailor Says segments she recorded during her run were also recycled for the second season.

Tracey Moore's replacement was Terri Hawkes, who was introduced to the role in episode 12, and was officially phased in the character by episode 22. She played the role for the rest of Season 1, as well as Season 2 (Sailor Moon R), and all 3 movies. However, Hawkes went on maternity leave when production of Season 3 began, and declined to reprise her role.

Hawkes's replacement was Linda Ballentyne, who voiced the role for the last two seasons of the English run (Sailor Moon S and Sailor Moon SuperS).

Sailor Moon's singing voice was supplied by Jennifer Cihi for Kid Rhino Records. Cihi was asked to imitate Terri Hawkes' Sailor Moon voice as best she could because all the songs for the series were recorded in Los Angeles, wheres the actual dialogue was recorded in Toronto.

Created by PurpleWarrior13 on Fri Feb 26 2010, 76 Comments, Add Comment
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Sailor Moon (1995)
Sailor Moon / SerenaTracey Moore
Tracey Moore
Sailor Moon (1995)
Sailor Moon / SerenaTerri Hawkes
Terri Hawkes
Sailor Moon (1995)
Sailor Moon / SerenaLinda Ballantyne
Linda Ballantyne
Sailor Moon (1995)
Sailor Moon / SerenaJennifer Cihi
Jennifer Cihi

EDITOR'S OPINION

Tracey Moore would be my favorite. She put so much emotion into her acting, she also sounded crazy enough without going overboard, while still sounding age appropriate. It really was a shame when she left the show. Though Terri Hawkes was still fairly good. She focused more on the superhero aspect of Sailor Moon, and still sounded pretty crazy without going TOO overboard. She actually got worse as the show went along. Linda Ballantyne's performance is a bit underrated in my eyes. Sure she did not sound age appropriate under any circumstances, and she went WAAAY overboard on the crazy factor, she still was idle enough as Serena, and she did get much better as the series went on. You do get used to her take on the character.

So I say none of them totally sucked, but the casting does get a bit worse as the series goes on. So, I like the actors in order.


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HienFan
said at 8:22 PM on Thu Jan 16 2014
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I actually like Linda's goofier take
HienFan
said at 3:37 PM on Tue Mar 18 2014
@HienFan And I got a like from the Editor just for saying I like the infamous Linda...
PurpleWarrior13
said at 10:34 AM on Thu Apr 10 2014
@HienFan There's nothing wrong with liking Linda. I don't hate her voice nearly as much as some people. I don't think enough fans really gave her the chance. IMO, she's not quite as good as Terri or Tracey, but I do think she captured the character's distinct goofy side pretty well.
HienFan
said at 1:08 AM on Mon Apr 21 2014
@PurpleWarrior13 I'll let it on I knew about her bad rep and I was wondering if she's the one who voiced Sailor Moon in the SuperS Movie(I hated that voice) and Linda's clip sounds pretty similar

But no it's Terri... That valley girl accent is not really my type, Linda doesn't have it and she's really funny.

Tracey did at least sound like an actual teen although she doesn't sound as goofy as I imagine Sailor Moon to be

So Linda first, Tracey second, Terri third
MicroPhoneBass
said at 6:36 PM on Wed Dec 25 2013
Tracey Moore is the only one that actually fit the age Usagi was supposed to be while also potraying that whiny yet naively innocent side to what the character itself is marketed on. Tracey is probably the only actress that can portray "Usagi" as a cute 14 year old girl. She was supposed to be.

Terri Hawkes does deserve her credit for her experience and happened to be the most professional of the entire cast as "Sailormoon" and "serena" which were potrayed very well in terms of presentation. She knows how to put variety on her emotions and how to correctly emphasize the moods shes supposed to be in.. and her signature yodelling for "Serena's" clumsy side is in fact a signature for the western side of the character. She knows how to make Serena sound confident and head-strong wether it be against the monsters or Rei.

Terri nailed the typical, lazy 16 year old American 80's Teen but she didn't capture "Usagi" actual personality at all and by comparison is now a totally different character than what should have been intended.

HOWEVER as "Usagi" Terri just doesn't match the original character's personality at all. At times I think Terri could have tried to sound less snarky and sarcastic and more childlike if she raised her own pitch a bit and was less constantly hyperactive. The problem with Terri is that she sounds too goofy most of the time and doesnt naturally portray the character's leading traits as believable as Tracey did. I think if atleast if she was redirected by Funimation she could craft the character into an image a lot closer to the japanese Usagi which is the only thing she honestly lacked. She has the delivery but was moreso just misdirected.

Linda now was just a horrible miscast, not because of her preformance but by the direction she was told to take. Her immitation of Terri was bad in that aspect alone but for Usagi it was horrible. She sounded Way too old and shrill for the role and it shows because even she said herself she was only casted to mimic Terri who already didnt fit the role. She exaggerated everything Terri already over-emphasized.
Lion's Edge
said at 1:25 PM on Thu Oct 31 2013
I'll give it to Terri Hawkes. She got the most to work with, and she flet the most natural in the role. At least, for me, anyway. The over-the-top superhero, the emotional young woman; every angle of Usagi (I prefer to use the Japanese names...) was nailed.

As for this remake anime, if it is dubbed... I want to see Laura Bailey as Usagi myself, actually, for a new actress to take the mantle.
MicroPhoneBass
said at 6:46 PM on Wed Dec 25 2013
@Lion's Edge Nobody at Funimation is "New" in fact they recycle the same people for every dub they do and it drastically takes away from the individuality of the characters they play, especially the leads. I'd hate to hear another character overlap "Usagi's" body just because Funimation is too lazy to get new voices for an occasion like this. Though as long as Colleen Clinkenbeard and that annoying Emily Blau doesnt voice "Usagi" then whatever.... Laura DOES fit the role the best of what they have... but I'd hate to hear "Maka Albarn" the whole time... instead of a genuine Usagi.
Lion's Edge
said at 4:34 AM on Thu Dec 26 2013
@MicroPhoneBass ...You have misinterpreted what I meant by "new"... I meant a voice actress, who has not played the role before, taking over the role. A new voice actress for Sailor Moon, in the same way that Roger Craig Smith was a new voice actor for Batman in Arkham Origins, for example.
MicroPhoneBass
said at 8:37 AM on Thu Dec 26 2013
@Lion's Edge If there was an *edit* function here I could myself better.

I didnt misunderstand your point, I was thinking a bit further. Technically everyone at funimation counts as a new voice for the character specifically under funimation. What I was saying was that on a greater level I would prefer if they were to get a new voice entirely for this character exclusively. Laura Bailey is a "new" voice for Sailormoon but I'd only fear that she uses another character voice for Sailormoon herself. As I mentioned I don't want to hear Maka Albarn in Sailormoons body. I'd rather a new unidentifiable sound. Even if its someone they already have in their cast, I'd rather them not jump to their immediate first row of actors: Laura Bailey, Colleen Clinkenbeard... etc....
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 8:40 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
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I'll repeat my earlier statements: Tracey Moore is the best English voice the character has ever had, and it's a downright travesty that she was the shortest lived. Her voice was very natural for Serena and the performance was just right in all the right areas.

Terri Hawkes had a great voice too and nailed both the hammy superhero parts of Sailor Moon and the serious emotional parts of Serena, but was terribly inconsistent and over-the-top for most of her performance. She forced this ditzy, Valley Girl-like inflection in her voice that went all over the place and made Serena come off as an unlikable flake far too often. Her shrill shouting and "yodel scream" were just awful. With better voice direction, she could have been truly awesome, but as it stands, her performance leaves alot to be desired.

Linda seemed intent on imitating Terri, only she did it FAR WORSE. The voice is not age appropriate and the acting is beyond over-the-top to the point where the character becomes unbearable and obnoxious. This voice actress sucks hard as both Serena and Sailor Moon. She's only tolerable in her Neo Queen Serenity form, or in the character's quieter and more serious moments in general, but the voice is still too deep for her. It's just a huge miscast.
sosoubi
said at 1:40 PM on Fri Aug 30 2013
ugh these voices.. like something from a dreamworld..
well, I gotta say Tracey, but I adore Terri's voice too.. both are homeruns for me, just wish Tracey stayed longer!
Linda was the worst thing to happen to a kids show ever back then.. its the most obnoxious voice I could ever pull from the lowest pit in the lowest corner of hell...
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 8:28 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
@sosoubi Agreed. Tracey was just so natural in the role. Terri's voice is great, but the performance was really off and often obnoxious. Linda...even worse. MUCH worse!
Ringworm128
said at 9:25 AM on Fri Jun 28 2013
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I've never really watched SM but isn't Usagi/Serena supposed to be teenager? They all sound MUCH older. And they don't even use their acting to try and transcend the age factor of their voice, all the performances sound like something you would give to the good witch from Wizard of Oz or the fairy god mother from Cinderella. That said Tracy Moore probably sounds the best of the four. Still if the rumours about Funimation getting SM are true I hope they get someone with a more younger sounding voice, maybe Cherami Leigh.
PurpleWarrior13
said at 8:01 PM on Wed Oct 16 2013
@Ringworm128 She's supposed to be 14 (later aged up to 16). Tracey sounds pretty age-appropriate, and Terri sometimes sounded like a teenager, but I think they stopped trying after a while.
Bunni
said at 3:56 AM on Mon Jun 3 2013
When I was younger and watched Sailor Moon, it was with it being Tracey's voice and Terri's doesn't sound that bad but it still sounds odd compared to Tracey, who best fits the role of Serena. I know her voice is supposed to get deeper as she gets older but really they don't suit; none of them do except for Tracey who sounds more like a manga character. The others do not suit the role, especially Linda. Linda's voice for the role ruins it a little. Also you cannot even distinguish what Jennifer's voice actually sounds like for the character.

Overall, Tracey's voice suits best for the character Serena who is a whiny, melodramatic, crybaby.
DVitamin
said at 12:02 AM on Sat Jun 1 2013
Ok... This one is tough.. but here's my picks in order:

1. Terri Hawkes delivers the performance that best fits the role and gets my #1 pick. In the blurb she gives off a variety of emotion: confusion, humility, wonder (can humility be counted as an emotion?).

2. Tracey Moore definitely delivers the role as 'crybaby Serena'. Her voice didn't grate my nerves and her acting was believable for a teen girl...well.. that's debatable but still every good.

3. Jennifer Cihi - that voice when she's singing, that's so awesome that she can do that in character voice and I love that she could do that staying in character. Big points for that.

I cannot tell you how much I did NOT like Linda's voice. Did she have a cold when auditioning for the part? I don't know who to blame there but it did not fit. HOWEVER, she did deliver her lines very well. I enjoyed her trying to figure out dates and that sounded very believable for an airhead. Unfortunately she would be the last pick I could give of the 4.
MicroPhoneBass
said at 11:39 AM on Thu Dec 26 2013
@DVitamin Its hard to get over how AWFUL Linda was as Serena... here entire preformance was just too forced and nasal.
serenadelr
said at 3:23 AM on Sat Apr 20 2013
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Terri was my favourite, though Tracey did sound better when Serena was a crybaby. Terri sounds more mature, princess like and sophisticated....Linda on the other does not sound like sailor moon! She sounds weird to me. She sounds more like a Lita or a negamoon sister...it's heartbreaking for a moony fanT.T but I guess it is because I grew up with Terri's...Limda sounds a bit like she has a sore throat:(
bloop
said at 1:22 PM on Thu Mar 28 2013
I think the main reason people like Terri is the nostalgia, because I didn't grow up with her voice so I find it to be kind of odd and a little annoying. Maybe I would feel differently if I had watched Terri's Serena as a kid, but for me the best voice is Tracey because she sounds more like a real teenager. Also, people keep saying Terri made her more "mature" as Serena grew older, but her character only went from 14 to 16 throughout the entire series. I think Tracey was more than capable of capturing that essence if she'd been given the chance.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 8:30 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
@bloop If anything, I think Terri sounded LESS mature.
MicroPhoneBass
said at 11:01 PM on Wed Dec 25 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus I kinda wish Terri wasn't so wavy with her pitch in some of her lines within mid sentence. I found it hard to follow. If she kept her tone consistant with the emotion she was trying to portray it would a bit easier to take her delivery seriously. I get its for humor but at often times it makes the comedy scenes feel forced rather than situational jokes.
animenerd99
said at 4:51 PM on Fri Mar 1 2013
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Tracey was the best and more similar to the japanese but Terri definetly made the character her own, linda takes some getting used to at first but get's better down the line i would've like to seen how she would've did during the stars season
Edork42
said at 4:44 PM on Tue Oct 16 2012
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You really can't beat the original. Tracy FTW.
Classic-Cartoony
said at 2:55 AM on Sun Sep 23 2012
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Tracey seems more fitting for Serena. Terri still sounds good though, she kinda goes into a "Dorothy" voice sometimes. Linda makes Serena sound like she has a sinus infection, Girl needs to use a Neti Pot or something. I can't really say anything for Jennifer except that her singing voice for Serena is beautiful.
loyalmoonie
said at 12:19 AM on Fri Aug 17 2012
Terri Hawkes for the win.
She is, and always will be Sailor Moon, no matter what some subtitle fans may say.
saylamoon
said at 4:19 AM on Tue Aug 14 2012
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Okay Tracey is good for the first season yes, I do agree she has a GOOD voice for serena. But you have to remember that time goes by and serena gets older, so she has to sound a bit more "teenager" like, and thats why I think Terri Hawkes was the BEST AND MOST FITTING FOR THE ROLE. Linda, it sounded like she had something stuck up her nose and had a bad hangover.
MicroPhoneBass
said at 11:06 AM on Sat Dec 28 2013
@saylamoon Perhaps if she was better trained by the Funimation's director: Terri could fix up her voice. If she were to try and sound more like Tracey buy raising her pitch a bit and remove the bass in her voice and ditch the wierd wavering speech pattern she originally had... with a more consistant base tone (Like what Emilie does for Rei) she could craft a younger Serena for the first few episodes as required. ie. Like a 14 year old. Because she nails the older SM perfectly and that being the majority of her characer after season 1 its more logical.
Anicomicgeek
said at 5:35 PM on Fri Aug 10 2012
I'm gonna go with Terri Hawkes, though Tracey Moore was also good. Wasn't fond of Linda Ballantyne when I first heard it and I'm not fond of it now.
Morikumo
said at 1:56 PM on Wed Aug 8 2012
Terri's the one for me! :)

I was so so furious the first time I heard Linda Ballantyne. I just-- no. I just stopped.
akiha
said at 10:01 PM on Mon Aug 6 2012
Moore all the way. It's too bad for the series and for the vast majority who grew up with Sailor Moon not having to hear Tracey's voice instead of Hawkes. Not saying Hawkes was bad but my pleasure to my ears is well suited to Moore's portrayal not only to Kotono's Japanese voice but also Usagi does sound 14yrs old, comical, whiny, and courageous. She's perfect for the role. Hawkes is still good, spunky, not a fan of the many choice words in the English dubs but what can we do? They do this often anyways.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 8:30 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
@akiha Agreed so much!
Bluzziku
said at 3:14 PM on Wed Jul 18 2012
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Tracey Moore sounds the most fitting and age appropriate IMO the other 2 sound alot older and don't give that same feel Tracey had, Its a shame Tracey was around for so short because she was perfect for it.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 8:30 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
@Bluzziku WORD, WORD, WORD!
dreamer
said at 11:30 AM on Fri May 11 2012
why does Jennifer Cihi count as a 'voice actress'??
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:03 AM on Sat May 12 2012
@dreamer We include singing voices in voice compares if they are clearly in-character and in-universe.
dreamer
said at 3:28 PM on Mon May 14 2012
@NCZ oh I see :). Thanks. I see what you mean.
MicroPhoneBass
said at 11:11 AM on Sat Dec 28 2013
@NCZ How do I delete or Edit posts? Some I'd like to reword.
dreamer
said at 11:29 AM on Fri May 11 2012
forever Terri!
holdem
said at 12:31 AM on Wed Mar 28 2012
Ok linda may did sound a little to old for Serena but she got into her emotions.She had a bed start but she sound want the snow was going on and I hope she do the redub (Sailor Moon S ,Sailor Moon SuperS,Sailor Moon Sailor Stars. You have to get her care if you well like a another on something do you?
loyalmoonie
said at 10:53 AM on Mon Mar 19 2012
Terri Hawkes all the way. While Tracey tried her best to mimic Kotono Mitsuishi, it would seem, however, Terri made Serena sound recognizable among the Sailor Moon fandom.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 8:31 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
@loyalmoonie "Recognizable" is not exactly always "good".
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 12:08 AM on Thu Mar 1 2012
Tracey Moore = perfect voice and performance. Terri Hawkes = great voice with WAY too much overacting. Linda Ballantyne = TERRIBLE. Jennifer Chi = Shouldn't even qualify since Serena never actually sang that in the show: it was a background song.
PurpleWarrior13
said at 7:29 PM on Fri Mar 9 2012
@Galactic_Cyrus It was still from Sailor Moon's perspective, and played in the background as if she were singing it. Also, the fact that Cihi was chosen as a voice match for Hawkes, and the fact that several other Scouts had official singing voices (including some where the singing voice was actually used for characters actually giving singing performances).

Mercury's singing voice will be added eventually, and Jupiter's would mean creating a whole new VC because of it. I wouldn't do that unless there's a redub or something (god, I hope so) and the character is recast, I'll make a VC and include her DiC/Rhino singing voice.
Eagle1kenobi
said at 12:59 AM on Tue Jan 3 2012
I'm sorry, but I'm very opinionated on this ... Tracey did good, Terri did so much better and is my favorite. But then we come to Super S and I just had to stop watching .. because of two things. 1. Linda's voice makes me want to get violent, it's just THAT bad. You do NOT get used to it .. it's like they picked someone up off of the Super Short Bus and said 'hey we have a job for you, but it may ruin your reputation forever'.

Second was the transformation scene change from DiC to s3. While the original anime had the same change, I find that it sounds like a stinking soap opera intro and it just makes me want to vomit. I liked Season 1 and 2 ... even being a male fan (straight mind you, don't think I haven't been given a lot of crap to the contrary for liking sailor moon). I just don't know if I can stomach the remaining seasons. I might have to watch the japanese originals just to avoid that god aweful voice over though, if I'm going to watch them at all.
Cesar151
said at 3:49 PM on Tue Jan 10 2012
@Eagle1kenobi
Hey I feel exactly the same way and share the exact same circumstance as you (male fan)! I loved Terri's work and I couldnt stand Linda's work so much so I stopped watching. I thought for all these years I was just being fussy fool, but it's good to see others share my opinion. It's a real shame cause I really enjoyed the show, but I never watched past season 2. I wish they would re-voice the whole series with some one good.
ppg/sailorscoutfan
said at 3:32 AM on Wed Feb 6 2013
@Eagle1kenobi I know what you mean by getting alot of heat for being a guy that watches Sailor Moon (I get crap from dad when ever he comes over and sees my sailor moon merchandise) and I do agree Linda did a terrible job with Serena but she did improve its not to much of an improvement but it does get tolerable not by much but enough to finish the last two seasons
K-eeitah
said at 1:24 AM on Sun Nov 6 2011
well, its just my opinion, for some sort of reason, Mrs. Terri performed a lot more "real" and I felt drawn towards her voice. She has really took out her own personality and protrayed Serena's , drama queen, sillly to goofy, to teasy sassy girl, and stuck out . I can see why the cast producers or director chosen her to portray Serena, its bc she was able to be flexible in Serena's character. of being hyperover actively teenaged her of loving food to guys ,, she seemed as if she was 100% serena, a crybaby, that showed a lot of different emotions of how a teenaged girl would feel about having the attraction against the opposite gender. I was very stunned , on how Terri really pulled out different sound tones of Serena and Sailor moon. now thats not easy to do. at all...... it takes a lot of training to just know how to "act" and sound believable within an character that you must portray. that is why my heart goes to Terri. She has very much inspired me to do something that I like to do for a living. I'm sorry for my messy wordy sentences for those who are reading my comments about Terri Hawks. Not to be soo defensive of who fits the character for serena or sailormoon.. but I had just don't see any interest in the other actors that also portrayed Serena/Sailormoon that heart throbbing performance as Terri H. has. For instance, Tracey's voice was.. somewhat... too original for me, if feels as if I've heard of other female actors portraying on a different character role as well. I do apologize for not enjoying the rest of the actor 's performances on Serena/Sailor Moon besides Terri Hawkes. I wonder why she's retired from v.o. . . .
AshytaFang
said at 1:13 AM on Wed Sep 28 2011
It's hard to pick, Tracey sounded more like i would have imagined the character in the beginning of the series, young and kind of a whiny spaz. I really like the silliness in her voice so I'm picking her as my favorite. Yet at the same time, I think Terri's version of her was great when she was taking on the more mature mother and leader responsibilities so i cant complain either way. :)
K-eeitah
said at 6:03 PM on Sat Sep 10 2011
AND SORRY ONE MORE THING LOL! terris performance on sailor moons transformation scenes were a lot REALISTIC THAN and voice emphasizing was a lot accurate than tracy's transformation scene voice over takes. i just now compared. yeah! over all! TERRRRRRRI! ROCK ON!! if anyone reads my comments here that i left, and your a producer or with a inc, or co. please leave me a business card! or a offering please, since I really want to try voice over as well! Thank you. Finally, although my grammar seems a bit off here. But don't let that fool you! I'M a hard worker when it comes down to it.
K-eeitah
said at 5:54 PM on Sat Sep 10 2011
Oh, and i love how Terri H. can change her voice at critical short amount of time scenes! AMAZING JOB.
K-eeitah
said at 5:53 PM on Sat Sep 10 2011
wow... im disappointed, a lot of reviews here say.. tracey moore perfect for sailor moon role.. i was.... getting tired of.. hearing her.. young.. voice.. and i wanted someone who can do both young side and serious mature side. Terri H. did perfect. i don't understand why some would pick Tracey over more than Terri. Tracey, i can see her doing some other lead role character from other animes. but.. this is. a all to go Terri! sorry. Tracey and other female eng-dub sound very common voices.. for anime dubbing.. and.. the only one i hear that i thought was or is sophisticated is Terri H. Outstanding performance! 10 out of 10! Perfect Heroic/childish/princess voice over acting! And she has done OVA for Interlude! if anyone doesn't know about it. Terri's other leading role for Aya character in Interlude! watch it. but I'm so fixated on her voice performance for Serena/Sailormoon. < I can probably learn a lot from her from voice lip syncing! GOSH.
K-eeitah
said at 5:43 PM on Sat Sep 10 2011
Well first of all, not to sound rude or anything, Terri Hawkes has a very heroic voice and she was perfect to bring out the goofy/sassy/crybaby/whine of side of Serea/Princess all at the same time. I can't believe the producers or whoever rejected her for the 3rd season. Tracey on the other hand, felt like she did great for Serena's puberty stage voice. And then, while the days of Serena's development of becoming who's she destined to be, and really showed how much Serena matured from Terri's voice!!!!!!And you can discern on how much Serena became more fearless during the Rini's eps too. A mother-like-role. Terri has a talent where she can draw you into Serena's aspect of her emotional traumas, I felt very drawn from her voice tones and techniques that she pulled off from the role of being a normal teenage high school girl to a super hero/queen of the moon role. Although Terri Hawke's performance was one of the best i've seen so far, sadly she seemed as if she retired from role playing for animes. which i wish she continues. After her first child was born during the last eps of 2nd season of Sailor Moon, she just had to step out of the role.. and was never re hired. It's not fair. Over all, If I was a sponsor for some eng-dub co. I 'd always recommend Terri Hawkes for heroic or princess like roles! She has a magnificent voice! Very rare voice for female acting. It's a pure touching voice that reaches many fans; including myself. I try imaging Terri voicing out Serena’s character on the shows.. But.. I always.. Imagine Serena’s face instead. That’s how much Terri makes Serena seem as if she’s a real human girl!
PurpleWarrior13
said at 5:26 PM on Mon Sep 12 2011
@K-eeitah Terri was asked to come back for the S and SuperS seasons, but she declined her role because of pregnancy leave (she ended up having twins). Because those last 77 episodes were recorded in such a short time frame (only a couple of months), Terri never had any opportunity to come back, and Linda kinda became her permanent replacement.
MicroPhoneBass
said at 11:14 AM on Sat Dec 28 2013
@PurpleWarrior13 I hope Funimation can pick her up. She, Katie and Karen are the few voices I'm very curious to hear working under actual professional direction. They have the most potential among all the dic voices to expand.
rhapsody24
said at 12:18 AM on Sun Sep 4 2011
I think both Terri and Tracey are perfectly fitting. But Linda Ballantyne was absolutely TERRIBLE. Seriously, how the hell did she get paid to talk like that? Why did they pick an actress with a voice like that? I bought the Sailor Moon DVDs up until the end of Sailor Moon R, and stopped. There is no point in watching Sailor Moon S if I have to listen to this GOD AWFUL voice.
MicroPhoneBass
said at 11:16 AM on Sat Dec 28 2013
@rhapsody24 Her line readings came out VERY awkward, as if she sounded more like she was doing a terrible Ms. Frizzle impression rather than actually being Usagi. I don't understand why they would give Serena such a shrill, scratchy voice.. Terri didnt sound THAT disjointed.
IAMTHEVASTUNIVERSE
said at 3:36 AM on Thu Sep 1 2011
Terri Hawkes is simply the best out of the all of them if Funimation ever re-dubs the series they should get Terri to do Serena again but that is only wishful thinking on my part..oh man I wish Funimation would get Sailor Moon back to the states..such a damn shame.
sailormoon76
said at 4:20 PM on Wed Jun 15 2011
linda stands out there is NO getting used to her voice at all I tried but the other three are pretty good close in comparison
PurpleWarrior13
said at 7:43 PM on Wed Aug 17 2011
@sailormoon76 Well to be fair to Linda, she was a good actress, she just used a strange voice. She got better as the series went on.
Mini Wolfsbane
said at 9:34 PM on Wed Mar 30 2011
Linda Ballantyne made my ears nearly bleed. Good Lord! To me she is the worst voice actress ever--nothing against Linda as a person, but what was the casting director thinking?!
All others were good, but as far as dubs go, Terri is my favorite 'cause that's who I grew up with. I don't really get how some can say she sounded 20. I just don't hear it. Now I really loved subbed SM and Kotono Mitsushi's voice is so cute it makes my ears wanna bleed sugar!
Especially when she says 'I will punish you' (Oh-show-ki-yo) in Japanese. Amazing VA-ing there. Cute, cute, cute!!
Rocket_Giovanni
said at 10:26 PM on Sat Mar 19 2011
Tracey Moore was the best Serena ever; better than the Japanese original and all replacements. That she was the least used is nothing short of a travesty.
michiru95 (Guest)
said at 10:44 PM on Thu Feb 3 2011
Tracey is the best, hands down. Terri annoys me deeply...and linda is ok, a little nasaly. -__-
itsumo (Guest)
said at 5:07 AM on Mon Jan 31 2011
None of them? But I'm sooo used to Kotono Mitsushi's cute / sweet / funny, higher-pitched voice that none of them sounded like what I expected Sailor Moon to sound like. They all sound... well... really deep for Usagi and kinda odd and quirky. Tracey Moore sounds best- she sounds kinda leader-like and also embodies the more normal, little girl-ish side of Sailor Moon without sounding overly quirky or strange as the character.
jaderrrs (Guest)
said at 1:42 PM on Wed Jan 19 2011
I really like Terri the best, Tracy is really good too though. To be honest, I didn't much care for Linda. She's not bad, but I don't think she has much of a Sailor Moon feel.
holla06 (Guest)
said at 9:36 PM on Fri Jan 14 2011
i def like tracey out of all of them!
cookie (Guest)
said at 3:20 PM on Thu Dec 30 2010
How can Terri sound too Canadian? Elaborate more on that. As for Linda I hated her talking voice but when it came to attacks and transformation calls she was the best!
purplewarrior (Guest)
said at 5:00 PM on Wed Dec 29 2010
@HD

Sailor Moon was dubbed in Toronto, and the show was dubbed for all English speaking countries around the world.
huskydreams (Guest)
said at 4:29 PM on Wed Dec 29 2010
Tracey. Linda sounds like she's drunk, she's ridiculously squeaky, and can't act at all. Terri is good, but she's too...Canadian. This is an American dub. Then again, Vancouver has the best VAs in the entire world, next to Japan, but... it still doesn't work.
willy (Guest)
said at 2:52 PM on Tue Dec 28 2010
I can't decide which one is the best, Tracey Moore or Terri Hawkes. At first, I didn't like Terri being the voice, but I found that I liked her a lot.
I have to agree that Linda B. was the worst of the three. I couldn't stand watching the rest of the seasons when she came along.
vbabe (Guest)
said at 9:40 PM on Thu Oct 21 2010
Tracey Moore was by FAR the best. She was a beautiful voice *actress* who played the part, rather than letting the material play her. And as far as tone goes, she had the sweetest and most natural young sound like the Original Japanese actress. If they ever redub, I desperately hope they choose a woman with these qualities- rather than undermining the character with a whiney and screechy nasal voice of a faux “young girl”.
ya (Guest)
said at 1:38 AM on Tue Oct 19 2010
Terri is the best
Linda is the worst
kat8189 (Guest)
said at 6:02 PM on Thu Jul 1 2010
I like Terri Hawkes voice better especially when she calls out Sailor Moon's attacks you can feel the energy behind her voice.
karislovesguineapigs (Guest)
said at 2:23 PM on Tue Jun 29 2010
i really cant decide between Tracey Moore or Terri Hawkes.
deedee (Guest)
said at 6:44 PM on Thu Jun 10 2010
Terry Moore was the perfect Sailor Moon. I didn't mind Terri Hawkes..but when it came to voicing Serenity...it was just really awful, so SO cheesy sounding.
kitteh (Guest)
said at 4:12 AM on Sat May 1 2010
def tracey moore but terri was pretty good as a close second. Theres something I dont like at 25 seconds on terris clip. But toher than that inflection shes good. I hate Lindas take on the character, just soo wrong. :( I know theres a good possability for a redub as I participated in the voice actor choices from funimation. I cant wait.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 11:41 AM on Fri Feb 26 2010
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Never seen this show but wow lots of VA for the main character.

Lots of rumors somehow Funimation must rescue the license.

Since the old version was edited I guess it would be very likely to have a completely new dub if Funimation did get it.

Good for the fans of the show that they can listen to the old voices here. :P


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