An American version of the popular ‘Sailor Moon’ television series’ unaired pilot episode was discovered thanks to a YouTuber and ‘Sailor Moon’ fan using the Library of Congress.

A pilot of the American version of “Sailor Moon” who had been lost since the 1990s was found by a YouTuber. Ray Mona searches the Library of Congress to find “missing media.” The episode incorporates both live action and Disney-style animation. Morning Brew is read by more than 3 million people; you should too! A long-running search by YouTuber Ray Mona for the unaired pilot of “Sailor Moon,” the iconic 90s anime TV series, has come to a conclusion.

The anime series, which debuted more than 30 years ago, depicts a teenage girl with magical abilities who lives a normal life by day and rescues the world at night. Her name is Usagi Tsukino in the original Japanese program; Serena Tsukino in the English-dubbed version. its fandom persists ; American rapper Megan Thee Stallion, an noted anime fan , wore an Sailor Moon-inspired outfit to a 2022 performance. The show’s final episode aired in 1997, but it was still in production.

It is thought that the Americanized version of the show emerged a few years before the dubbed version of “Sailor Moon” started broadcasting in the US in 1995. Because Haim Saban, the producer of “Power Rangers,” was involved, the show was given the nickname “Saban Moon” by fans.

After months of searching, Mona said revealed in a Youtube documentary series (find parts one and two here ) that she contacted the Library of Congress and, with the aid of journalist Cecilia D’Anastasio, was able to secure consent from the copyright owner, Frank Ward of Bandai America, to access the misplaced footage.

At the 1:44 time-mark , Mona released the video. It has live-action and animated segments that are reminiscent of classic animated series like “Scooby Doo” or Disney’s animated princesses.

A strong adolescent girl was seen in “Sailor Moon,” but it was managed to attract a sizable male audience through gritty action scenes . A new generation of fans might be reacting to an unfiltered version of the program that wasn’t accessible in the ’90s, according to Briana Lawrence, the fandom editor at The Mary Sue, who spoke to American version of “Sailor Moon” 0.

The “Saban Moon” pilot is a piece of “lost media”—digital ephemera that has virtually disappeared from the internet of today. American version of “Sailor Moon” 2 through the “ American version of “Sailor Moon” 3 through unreleased American version of “Sailor Moon” 4 and American version of “Sailor Moon” 5 are all included in lost media. YouTubers like American version of “Sailor Moon” 6, American version of “Sailor Moon” 7, and American version of “Sailor Moon” 8 uncover and preserve digital culture in a similar way as digital historians or nostalgia librarians.

YouTuber Ray Mona didn’t reply to Insider’s request for comment right away.