#9 Haruka & Michiru Gone Wrong

MoonSticks Sailor Moon Comic #9 - Haruka & Michiru Lesbian Cousins Gone Wrong featuring Haruka Tenou/Sailor Uranus and Michiru Kaiou/Sailor Neptune. A parody comic about Sailor Uranus and Neptune being called cousins instead of lesbians.

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Michiru: ~teeeheee~
[[Michiru and Haruka are sitting on a bench at a park]]

Haruka: ~hahahaha~
[[Michiru and Haruka are enjoying themselves, while an adult and child walk pass.]]

Little girl passing by: Mummy! Are those two girls lovers? They look so sweet!
[[Mother looks terrified]]

The mother: No sweetie, they're cousins!
Little girl passing by: What..? Really??
[[Michiru and Haruka look annoyed upon hearing the comment.]]
Little girl passing by: Oh, so they're lesbian cousins! :D

235 Responses to “#9 Haruka & Michiru Gone Wrong”

  1. DaBair January 29, 2017 at 8:33 am #

    LOL great comic!

  2. Alyshia Edgar June 29, 2016 at 7:24 am #

    Still not over FIsheye’s vanishing boobs…

  3. Loreal Harris June 29, 2016 at 4:43 am #

    DiC originally made them friends…it was CWi that made them cousins

  4. Nanami Momozono June 29, 2016 at 2:42 am #

    Never speak the truth…

  5. Caro Espinosa June 28, 2016 at 2:32 pm #

    As long as we’re all clear about what we’re censoring in Sailor Moon S.

  6. Michael Johnson June 28, 2016 at 1:57 pm #

    And CWi almost went Incest tendencies with that switch.

  7. Ovtava April 27, 2016 at 5:40 pm #


    • Chibi Jennifer April 28, 2016 at 12:01 pm #

      Getting lots of that in Sailor Moon Crystal it seems! *dances to the closing theme* XDDD

  8. Luna April 17, 2016 at 6:59 am #

    LMAO so instead of covering the lesbian relationship, they turnt them into incest lesbians. smh

  9. Kat Dou March 25, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

    I just hope they don’t repeat that mistake in the crystal one

  10. Joyce Posadas March 25, 2016 at 6:58 am #


  11. Sarah Farless March 25, 2016 at 1:35 am #

    Yay for incest!!!

  12. Sara Ou March 24, 2016 at 11:46 pm #

    thats pretty much what the cloverway dub wanted us to believe anyways. XD

  13. Justin Hampton March 24, 2016 at 11:37 pm #

    I really don’t think Saban didn’t think that one through.

    • Andy March 31, 2018 at 12:04 am #

      What’s Saban got to do with it?

  14. Chrissy Eko March 24, 2016 at 11:13 pm #


  15. SingingViolence May 3, 2015 at 4:33 am #

    Oh, she pulled the whole ‘English-Dub-Ruins-Yuri’ scam!

  16. sailor galifrey March 15, 2015 at 3:20 pm #

    i love this one soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much

  17. Neptune rocks January 18, 2015 at 9:26 am #

    They r cousins in english dub but in japanese they r lovers

  18. leontinees December 30, 2014 at 9:00 am #

    Well, you can be sure I don’t express affection to my cousins in THAT way ^^;
    I always knew about UranusxNeptune, in Spain was never really subtle and I loved them.

  19. Kitty Elyon July 16, 2014 at 8:51 pm #

    The little girls mother must have been working for Cloverway

  20. FateAkemi July 13, 2014 at 5:14 pm #

    I am more intrigued at wondering how on earth did the grill knew Haruka is a girl when 5 school girls and one Star Fighter mistook her as a boy.

    • Chibi Jennifer July 13, 2014 at 9:53 pm #

      Actually, all the inner girls mistook Haruka for a boy at first as well XD

    • lisa February 8, 2015 at 6:11 am #

      I thought Haruka was first drawn to be not that feminine (no eyelashes, boy clothes). She did become more feminine over time, and I was wondering if Takeuchi did it because she couldn’t draw guys that well.

      • Chibi Jennifer February 9, 2015 at 8:00 am #

        I assume you’re referring to the manga version? :O

  21. minipradasa July 10, 2014 at 9:39 pm #

    I alwais though they were REALLy close cousins XD

  22. Sailor Ninjago June 9, 2014 at 11:05 pm #

    I hate all those people who say if they are cousins they suck.What if the SM fans parents disapprove of homosexuality??Its for their OWN good!You’re just fans of the Japanese one………sorry I was angry -.- I can’t control it -.-

    • Nyxity August 30, 2014 at 11:29 am #

      It is actually funny. In the past when there looked like there would be no hope of the S Season getting dubbed due to Haruka and Michiru’s relationship, fans would say, “They are awesome characters and I want the S season dubbed! Make them sisters/cousins/really good friends if you have to!”

      Those fans got their wish. -__-

      Truthfully, I think those who say Amara and Michelle suck is because they actually do suck – some just like to add in the cousin bit for icing on the cake. The dub destroyed their characters as well as Sailor Pluto’s. They did do a better job with Rini from S Season on, though. Dic’s dubbing of the R Season ruined her. -__-

      • Chibi Jennifer September 1, 2014 at 3:13 pm #

        It’s a good thing we’re getting a brand new redub of the series :3

    • sailor galifrey February 25, 2015 at 4:23 pm #


  23. Samantha Ral June 8, 2014 at 11:40 am #

    I’m beyond excited about this remake I too am 24 and I remember watching sailor moon as a child but never felt an attachment to any of the sailor scouts until Haruka and Michiru came into play.i totally crushed on Haruka and didn’t put two and two together until I found my fiancé Keira.I’ll be beyond happy if they are lovers instead of cousins which upset me as I live in Canada

    • Chibi Jennifer June 9, 2014 at 9:09 am #

      haha yes! They will definitely no longer be cousins if Sailor Moon Crystal gets to show the third season :D Regardless though, I think we can at least all be excited that VizMedia is releasing Sailor Moon (90s anime) in its full uncut, uncensored glory :D

      • Sailor Venus June 30, 2014 at 7:35 am #

        Ikr It’s out on my b-day July 5th or so they say…

  24. MissE. March 16, 2014 at 3:26 pm #

    I’m 24 and grew up watching the English Dub of Sailor Moon. Haruka and Michiru came into the storyline when I was around 13-14, and I instantly knew that they were lovers. I’m bisexual myself, something I didn’t fully discover and accept until I was 20 when I began a lesbian relationship with a college classmate (we’re both bi, and, as I found out recently when she posted her excitement over the new Sailor Moon: Crystal anime and manga, both fans of SM.) While discussing the changes that would occur, she posted: (and I quote…) “One thing’s for sure. Haruka and Michiru ain’t ‘cousins’ this time around…! :)”

    • Chibi Jennifer March 16, 2014 at 3:32 pm #

      haha yaaay! I really hope the new anime gets to cover all the seasons :3 I would love to see Haruka and Michiru in Sailor Moon Crystal ^^

      I think it’s also great that you were able to discover yourself :) All the best!

      • MissE. March 16, 2014 at 3:42 pm #

        Totally agree… and thanks a bunch. I’ve been with my girlfriend for two years, and we are very, very happy together. :)

  25. Hoshino-Libra March 14, 2014 at 9:34 am #

    Hooray for sexually confused childhood XD

  26. TheMoonlightPrincess August 28, 2013 at 12:12 am #

    That’s really cute and funny!!!! XD <3 And Haruka and Michiru definitely make a perfect couple!!!!! XD <3 Outstanding job!!!! XD <3

  27. sailormewmew August 23, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

    poor little girl…whitnessed something very…disturbing. great work chibi jen!!!! :3 ps. my sis asked why i didn’t really like huraka and micharu she thought cuz they were freagin lesbians! it was only cuz they killed Saturn and pluto. great work :3

  28. SailorSticks July 7, 2013 at 8:26 am #

    oh gosh xD

  29. crazy March 9, 2013 at 5:03 pm #

    the north american dub says
    it’s okay to be in love with your cousin

  30. crazy January 24, 2013 at 8:14 am #

    you know for a lesbian couple they are the sweetest couple on that show im jelous

  31. SailorStar9 December 22, 2012 at 2:05 pm #


  32. anakura July 12, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

    lmao this kid is too smart for her own good XD

  33. Alexa March 23, 2012 at 10:50 am #

    Haruka and Michiru at the end: “Are you f**king kidding me!?”

  34. Wind Chaser March 18, 2012 at 10:33 am #

    I find it funny that even as a 7 year old who knew nothing of homosexuality I was still able to instantly recognize these two as lovers even without the music and rose petals lol Though that immediate recognition may just have been my own lesbianism showing through at a young age ^^; the worst part was my confusion after my younger sister got in my face and furiously argued that they were cousins. she has since come to accept the truth. |D

    • ChibiSteph March 31, 2012 at 10:10 am #

      I know what you mean though i was showing more to be bi then lesbian sadly i’m a bi and I can’t change it but I’m not one of those bi girls thankfully xP

      • Elizabeth June 15, 2012 at 2:39 am #

        As soon as I saw them in the Dic version, I was like: “Yeah…sure they’re cousins…I have cousins, and I do NOT hug them like that.” My next thought was that the Dic dub was an epic fail. They tried to turn an anime for teens into a show for little kids.

        • The Panda Queen April 3, 2015 at 10:09 am #

          Actually, the show was for kids in Japan.

          Hitoshi Doi’s page said the show was aimed at 4-12 year olds.

  35. Faye March 10, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    Yeah, the whole cousins thing confused the HELL outta me when I was a kid. I knew cousins didn’t hug like that.

    • Chibi Jennifer March 10, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

      hehe, at the very least you got to see S on TV ;) Here in Australia it was never broadcast at all..I only heard about the bizarre cousin thing you guys went through ^^;

    • Wind Chaser March 18, 2012 at 10:36 am #

      nor do they talk to each other like Ruka and Michi do, or that episode where Michiru says she likes Haruka’s hands?? lol XD

  36. Sailor Phobos-Deimos January 9, 2012 at 1:59 pm #

    I’ve always been a fan of these two. They’re just so PERFECT for each other!
    I <3<3<3 u, Haruka and Michiru!!!!!

    • crazy January 20, 2013 at 1:58 am #

      ya im so jelous especialy since they come some how make rose pedals come on command

  37. Akane-chan December 22, 2011 at 11:51 pm #

    Damn u, DiC!

  38. Sarah November 30, 2011 at 12:09 am #

    I love how Haruka and Michiru are like ‘Really now?’ in the final panel. XD America really failed horribly to censor their beautiful relationship.

  39. CCW September 20, 2011 at 3:20 am #

    I am a fan of SM in China,struggling to study Japanese as well as English.And I adore Michiru-sama’s elegance so much!Of course Haruka&Michiru is a perfect match!
    Look foward to seeing your new comic strip!

  40. KGS July 7, 2011 at 3:38 pm #

    Man, the English dub is lame. You could still tell that Haruka and Michiru were a couple despite the poor attempt to turn them into cousins for the English dub. Shame on them for trying to ruin one of the best relationships in the show!

    • crazy January 20, 2013 at 2:02 am #

      there were only two and if you ask me It doesn’t relly matter if you already know so don’t flippin’ of the cteator of the English dub okay

    • crazy January 24, 2013 at 8:15 am #

      i love those two who dosen’t

  41. Christina Frederiksen June 27, 2011 at 4:16 am #

    Naoko Takeuchi said they aren’t cousins.. is just the english version of Sailor Moon that made them cousins.

    • MissE. March 16, 2014 at 3:36 pm #

      True. In the manga and the original there are many scenes that make it ABUNDANTLY clear that they are/were lovers. The English version of SM started the ‘cousin’ ruse for the same reason that only the first few episodes of the Stars season was broadcast in the US. Highly critical fans need to remember that anime on a whole was intended for teens 15-18. The show was highly censored in the US, and even an entire season cut out so it could be marketed to young girls. I was born in 1990 and watched the anime from 1997-2005 when it stopped broadcasting on Cartoon Network.

    • Chibi Jennifer March 16, 2014 at 3:44 pm #

      I heard the French had a different way of hiding their relationship.

      They made it seem like Haruka pretended to be a man in civilian form to hide her identity, and Michiru pretended to be “his” girlfriend. That still beats making them cousins.. XD

  42. kenna May 25, 2011 at 8:32 am #

    LOL so funny mummy are thoes two lovers there so cute no sweety there cousins

  43. Tsubasa Chronicles Starlight April 26, 2011 at 6:13 am #

    Haruka & Michiru were wrong 2 begin w/. 1st lesbians, then cousins in the horrible dubb.

    • Chibi April 28, 2011 at 6:05 am #

      there is nothing wrong with their choice/preference of their sexuality. and it’s better to keep those opinions to yourself; otherwise it’ll turn into a controversial debate, and lets not forget that some people will find your statement very offensive.

    • CearaIvfory August 26, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

      I personally don’t mind homosexuality in a tv show/movie/book as long as it’s tastefully done and the characters aren’t totally stereotyped. HOWEVER, as for your complaint about either. Which would you prefer? Lesbians or lesbian incestuous cousins? The first is what Naoko-sensei drew and intended, the latter is what the dub portrayed them to be despite their best intentions.

  44. Chronos Typhoon! I heart Set-chan! April 21, 2011 at 4:39 am #

    The english dubbers made them “Cousins” because they didn’t like how Sailor Uranus and Neptune were lovers.

    • CearaIvfory August 26, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

      Yeah but now they just made them incestuous.

  45. SailorEuropa April 18, 2011 at 6:40 pm #

    These are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    My compliments to chibijennifer!
    I could never draw like that, let alone create some of the best comics I’ve ever seen
    PS-this one is my personal favourite!

    SailorEuropa slhas left the building!

  46. otmaafan101 April 2, 2011 at 5:43 am #


  47. Iikku13 March 24, 2011 at 1:00 am #

    …I’m jealous for Michiru.

  48. Rena March 22, 2011 at 4:05 am #

    Oh man I love this I dont like how the Americans made them Cousins but they are lovers! Damin you Americans!!!!! I love the way they were before the amaricans made them cousins. They are the cuteist couple besides Lord Kunzite and Lord Zoisite. Oh btw this is great comic. =)

  49. Hinaichigo March 17, 2011 at 9:18 am #

    this one’s so funny! xD
    i always hated how they made haruka and michiru cousins in the dub!
    your drawings are so cute! i love your comics, they always make me laugh. :D

  50. ZuZu February 21, 2011 at 1:42 pm #

    Seven years old watching Sailor Moon dub and I could tell they were lovers.
    now it’s just incest.
    Way to go, DiC. xD

  51. Kadri January 28, 2011 at 5:01 pm #

    This is one of my favorite comics… I still can’t believe the English dub turned them into cousins. That was just silly. XD

    “Oh look, mom! They’re ‘kissing cousins’!!” *wink wink* …right. lol

  52. Asynca January 25, 2011 at 10:47 pm #

    LOL! I loved these two in high school. They were my first rolemodels :)

    • Starlight January 27, 2011 at 10:48 am #

      What???? Ur lesbian??!!

  53. nicole January 7, 2011 at 5:30 am #

    this one is one of my favortes, will there be any new ones soon?

  54. simply meee December 20, 2010 at 9:31 am #

    whait a sec… are they realy lezbians? or what???

    • Chibi Jennifer December 20, 2010 at 12:01 pm #

      ummmm ^^;

    • Waterkeeper511 December 20, 2010 at 12:14 pm #

      Yes, of course they’re lesbians. Have you even seen the show?

      Welcome to 1997.

      I don’t mean to sound mean. It’s just very common knowledge that they’re indeed in a relationship.

    • Tsubasa Chronicles Starlight April 25, 2011 at 10:12 am #

      NO SHIT!!!! (amatures!!)

  55. Daenerys December 13, 2010 at 11:36 pm #

    awww… Michiru and Haruka are the best ever! I adore them (especially Haruka).

    Great work with these comics, I love them. <3 I can't believe I didn't find them sooner. :(

  56. Rena November 20, 2010 at 8:24 am #

    WOW this is so good I love all ur comics they are so funny I love Kunzites daily job it’s so funny. Anyway IDK why the states coverd up the fact that haruka and michiru are lovers you can planly see that they arnt lol. *hugs*

  57. Nicole October 28, 2010 at 2:16 pm #

    harkua and michiru looks so cute a chib drawing. and lol at the faces in the last pannle

  58. Dr. Rorschach October 17, 2010 at 6:45 am #

    Not sure if you ever saw that episode of the Simpsons where Homer becomes a hippie with some of his mothers’ old friends?

    In that episode, Homer by accident places drugs in the juices those guys made and the whole city gets high. Well there was a scene where Grandpa Simpson and his friend are sitting at a bench in the park drinking the juice, and it caused them to laugh and act like Beavis & Butthead.

    Sometimes, I imagine that Haruka & Michiru were sitting there drinking that juice, and doing the same thing, only instead of saying “We are old people” one would say “We are lesbians” and the other would say “that is so cool” and then laugh like Beavis and Butt head.

    • Chibi Jennifer October 28, 2010 at 9:07 pm #

      oh, haha…no I haven’t seen that episode actually :)

  59. Vega August 24, 2010 at 2:56 pm #

    As always a grown-up decides to ‘protect children’ when children were fine with it as the truth to begin with…. *sighs* this is why I’ll never grow up…

    • Bubby May 8, 2011 at 2:36 am #

      And I thought I was the sensible one. Thanks for setting me strgahit.

  60. Tsuki No Milkshake August 10, 2010 at 1:24 pm #

    Sorry, I sent the same message twice.

    Keep up with the great work! :D :D

  61. Tsuki No Milkshake August 10, 2010 at 1:23 pm #

    Stupid adults (and translators xD) They make simple things so complicated!

    I love your comics :D

  62. bunnychan July 22, 2010 at 1:05 pm #

    ya know that always occured to me I dont get their love at all.

  63. LindsayChan July 16, 2010 at 2:32 am #

    LOL! I love this so much xD

  64. Haruchiru July 14, 2010 at 4:21 am #

    Cousins??? *ROFL* YAH RIGHT!!! XD

  65. MoOnPrIncEsS July 11, 2010 at 11:57 am #

    love the mom’s mouth in panel 3 XD

  66. bunnychan July 8, 2010 at 5:47 am #

    Their relationship kinda struck me
    I would of been like that if they were actually real life

  67. Alana June 28, 2010 at 6:26 pm #

    Pretty sure the English dub for their relationship was the dumbest thing ever.
    Again, you made my life. I think I’m filling up on all this giggle/best thing ever feelings, all from reading your clever comics. xD
    One of my favourite episodes is when everyone is going crazy over Haruka, only for her to be a boy at the end of it all. Harula is general is win.

    • Chibi Jennifer June 29, 2010 at 12:08 pm #

      Thanks for all your positive comments :D! It’s good to know you find them clever =D

  68. Princess Luna June 16, 2010 at 6:58 am #

    lol lovers or cousins >.> first two panels were cute but than the kid like broke the moment :P
    last panel Haruka and Michiru looked like they wanted to slap one of them XD

  69. Death Rebirth Senshi June 16, 2010 at 5:08 am #

    Haruka and Michiru were created only to complete the gay agenda. That was their true mission. However, the U.S. foiled them by making them cousins…
    Or was incest the true plan of the Japanese all along?

    • Chibi Jennifer June 16, 2010 at 8:10 pm #

      Incest? nah, we already have Chibiusa obsessed with her daddy XD

      • MoOnPrIncEsS July 11, 2010 at 11:58 am #

        hahaahaha lol

  70. sailor comet(Elizabeth) June 15, 2010 at 6:59 am #

    i love haruka and michiru i started watching sailormoon when i was 5 and even i realized they was lesbiens(my mom didnt realize it which is a good thing because if she did she wuld have propley made me stop watching it)could u make more mini magnas of them thank you
    P.S.why did they make them cousins almost every one who watched knew they was together
    P.S.S.I GET IT KNOW!!!(yeah me)the mom said that because maybe she didnt wont her daughter to know they was together because she doesnt wont her to be a lesbien when she gets older am i right

    • Chibi Jennifer June 15, 2010 at 2:10 pm #

      For some reason they think exposure to homosexuality can turn them into one @.@?
      It’s not really a choice!

  71. SailorUranusFan June 8, 2010 at 12:42 am #

    lol i remember i was just like hang on your not cousins i mean your not THAT close to your cousin (i should know because she is reading over my sholder right now and i want to smack her!) (=^_^=)

    • sailor comet(Elizabeth) June 15, 2010 at 7:01 am #

      im close to my cousin but not that close either i mean for peet sake they was holding hands and crapt it would have been better to make them lesbiens like they was meant to be right

      • Chibi Jennifer June 15, 2010 at 2:09 pm #

        lol..exactly. 8D

        • SailorUranusFan June 15, 2010 at 2:41 pm #

          like i said i love my cousins and all but…..i think best friends or something may have been better for the english dub if they didnt want to epose their sexuality but cousins i mean it sounds like their promoting incest!!

          • sailor comet(Elizabeth) July 7, 2010 at 1:03 am #

            they pritty mutch r

  72. Hg April 25, 2010 at 1:52 pm #

    Lol, I love the expression in the fourth panel. They’re not amused. :-P
    And yeah, when I was little, I wasn’t buying the cousin idea either, lol.

  73. Lucy April 7, 2010 at 8:13 am #

    Hahaha, that’s exactly what I thought when I was little! I was like “Oh, okay, they’re lovers.” But then they were all “No, we’re cousins.” THEN I was like “Whoa, whoa. That’s kinda gross. And illegal, isn’t it?” lol Ah they should have just left them as lesbians. But then maybe the show would have been canceled even earlier. D:

  74. Sukino January 17, 2010 at 1:00 pm #

    Cool thing! :D

    So true in the American version, but in the German it is not really a cousin and not really a couple :o)
    I love this comic :)

    • Chibi Jennifer January 17, 2010 at 9:17 pm #

      hm? Not Cousin or lovers?? What are they…?


      Thanks for your comment! ^.^

      • Silver Eyes March 11, 2010 at 1:34 am #

        In the German version, as far as I remember, there was no real explanation regarding their relationship. They were simply… there, lol.

        Which I think is better than calling them cousins. :P

  75. vegemoon November 7, 2009 at 1:05 am #

    I laughed so hard at this! Well, even if the Mexican dub did kind of hid it, I totally got they were lesbian from the get go the first time I saw it…and I was 12! I didn’t make a big deal about it :P. Funny enough, I think right now it really doesn’t matter if they put it on in the right time format– like adult swim for example. But I think it’s too late for that, since sailor moon is now posted in youtube, veoh, etc. The cat is out of the bag!

    • Chibi Jennifer January 17, 2010 at 9:35 pm #

      haha, yeah! It’s like all their effort is wasted since everyone will eventually find out (or realise themselves something is fishy!)

  76. break_through October 26, 2009 at 1:34 pm #

    lol that’s awesome. good play on the north american version!

  77. Lt-Settai-Tenshi October 8, 2009 at 9:12 am #

    Kissy kissy kissy! Michiru’s face in panel 2 was soo cute > w XD

  78. Kibou no Hikari October 3, 2009 at 1:38 pm #

    I knew there was going to be one about Haruka and Michiru’s relationship! But I luv them anyway!! They’re like one of the only couples in Sailor Moon that we see a lot of and has a relationship like Usagi and Mamoru’s. The others aren’t really official couples, like for the other senshi… But I absolutely LUV Helios and Chibiusa!! Great job as always!!

    • Chibi Jennifer January 17, 2010 at 9:36 pm #

      Glad you enjoyed this one! Definitely gotta include one of them, they’re awesome :3

  79. Caroline September 26, 2009 at 3:07 pm #

    Is Haruka and Michiru are a cousins? I never know that o_o

    • Chibi Jennifer September 27, 2009 at 8:51 am #

      nah, lol. They’re not cousins in the original but the English Dub labeled them cousins ^^;

  80. Nameless August 17, 2009 at 11:17 am #

    lol, nice parody and stab at the dub. And perfect choice at that. I always wondered what their faces would look like if they were told they were cousins. ;]

    • Chibi Jennifer August 25, 2009 at 7:07 pm #

      It’s funny to think anyone would label lesbians as cousins. XD

  81. Jo July 29, 2009 at 7:21 am #

    I loved it!!! *0*
    so cute! >.<

  82. Leo July 25, 2009 at 1:24 pm #

    ROFLMAO!!! SO FUNNY! lol i can just see Haruka saying ‘So this is how we became cousins in the dub’


  83. Kitty-t June 24, 2009 at 11:29 am #

    I love your comic!

  84. Peter June 21, 2009 at 12:50 pm #

    Oh at first I thought the little girl just started bust-out laughing at them. The mother’s reaction is so funny, totally anime-ish. Michiru looks like she just might get off the chair and do some damage lol.

    • Chibi Jennifer June 22, 2009 at 10:06 am #

      lol yeah. You’d expect the little girl to be the one immature – laughing and pointing fingers ^^;

  85. jade June 8, 2009 at 2:33 am #

    the girl’s mom looks funny in the 3rd shot.she looks like she’s going like this >:o

  86. maggii June 6, 2009 at 10:19 am #

    heh thats funny coz her mum tried to make so they were just cousins insted of lesbiens so her kid wouldnt get idea but she just made it even more 0.o lol

  87. DrummerChick June 2, 2009 at 9:49 pm #

    I loved this one, the look on Haruka’s face at the end was perfect! ^^

  88. Brad May 29, 2009 at 12:39 am #

    I hear cousins can now get married in some American states. ;)

  89. Sailor Gold Rabbit May 27, 2009 at 8:51 am #

    Okay, off-topic, but is anyone else seeing older comments mixed in with new ones?

    • Chibi Jennifer May 27, 2009 at 9:10 am #

      AH yes, that’s me doing it! I apologise for the weird mixing ups, but I shortened the “threaded comments” so it doesn’t go all weird and break the layout. In other words, instead of having 10 “replies” to one comment, I’ve limited it 5 “replies” so the hierarchy doesn’t turn too small (if that makes any sense). In the future we shouldn’t have this issue anymore :) I’ll see what I can do to make it look neater.

  90. Sailor Sun May 27, 2009 at 7:13 am #

    For me I used to love H&M since I was a kid, but without having in mind that they are lesbians or whatever. I mean, I don’t think kids will know about that. Plus, even in their conversations (in Japanese) there is that kind of ambiguity, and till now, some people still wonder whether they are lovers or just very close friends. So, I don’t think Haruka and Michiru’s dialog show them obviously as lesbians. And one last thing, if they are cousins, so they are not lovers!!!! I don’t understand such an equation!!!!

    • Chibi Jennifer May 27, 2009 at 9:30 am #

      I didn’t really get it either when I watched it as a kid- I didn’t even have any clue they were lesbians even though I watched the Cantonese dub, which was uncut! lol. Little innocent us, ehhee.

  91. kinki May 27, 2009 at 5:34 am #

    This one’s awesome!!! Hahaha XD Very cute and funny!!

  92. Brad May 26, 2009 at 11:36 pm #

    Just realised there ARE HEAPS of gay characters in the Simpsons. Hypocritical?

    • Sailor Gold Rabbit May 27, 2009 at 8:49 am #

      See, I’m not so sure. I mean, The Simpsons is aimed at an older demographic unlike Sailor Moon, whose dub was aimed at young children, so they would be allowed to have gay characters, since, ideally, the show would only be viewed by people who can grok (and accept!) the concept of homosexuality, without (in the conservative’s eyes, not in my eyes or the eyes of liberals/leftists) turning them into gays.

      • Chibi Jennifer May 27, 2009 at 9:33 am #

        Even though a lot of kids watched the Simpsons! I remember back in primary when everyone was saying Simpsons was their favourite cartoon XD When I was a kid, I thought all cartoons were for kids.

        • Sailor Gold Rabbit May 27, 2009 at 10:18 am #

          So did I, actually. ^_^

          • Sailor Sun May 28, 2009 at 7:36 pm #

            Me three LOL! Actually everybody around me think in this way and I spend some of my time trying to explain that NOT ALL CARTOONS ARE FOR KIDS! That’s in vain most of the time especially with my mom ^^;; and my best friend when I try to convince her to go to the cinema to watch a cartoon movie with me -__-;

  93. Maria May 25, 2009 at 5:04 am #

    I was wondering when someone would put up the lesbian/cousin thing. English dubbers shouldn’t switch out some of the originals because chances are, they kids have probably already heard of the topics. So why not just show the world what these kind of things are. It’s not fair to American children to have the same show, but the show be so different from the original.

    • Sailor Gold Rabbit May 25, 2009 at 9:09 am #

      I agree with you wholeheartedly. However, I think the reason Haruka and Michiru’s relationship wasn’t dubbed is because conservatives, based on certain Bible passages that really shouldn’t be taken seriously (a good rule of thumb for the New Testiment is that if Jesus Himself didn’t say it, don’t take it too seriously), think homosexuality is wrong and immoral. They think that childhood exposure to gays and lesbians will cause a person to choose to be gay, lesbian, bisexual, etc., etc.(even though you don’t choose your sexual orentation, rather you are born with it). So, rather than incur the wrath of the conservatives powers that be, Cloverway and the Cartoon Network just cut it out. ‘Tis a shame, I know.

      • Chibi Jennifer May 25, 2009 at 9:13 am #

        Does anyone know if this is only in the case of the English dub? I watched the Chinese dub I don’t remember anything being changed from the original either… none of this cousin business.

        • Sailor Gold Rabbit May 25, 2009 at 11:03 am #

          I’m fairly sure that the English dub was the only dub to take the “cousins” route; however some dubs (like the Italian dub, IIRC) made them “best friends”, the French dub made them battle partners only with Haruka pretending to be a guy and Michiru pretending to be Haruka’s girlfriend, and the German dub just made dialogue between the two a lot more ambigous. I don’t really think Haruka x Michiru would be such a problem in Asain countries, since they seem to be more tolerant of things considered taboo in Western cultures like homosexuality, sexuality in general, nudity, etc., etc.

          • Chibi Jennifer May 25, 2009 at 11:17 am #

            Oh that’s pretty interesting, never knew about that. They all sound pretty plausible.. especially the one about them pretending to be lovers- i.e it seems more believable they behave the way they do (instead of the English one where it just doesn’t make sense for two cousins to be so intimate). I also prefer the idea of them being vague/ambiguous in their dialogues, as oppose to just denying the relationship overall.

          • Sailor Gold Rabbit May 26, 2009 at 10:46 am #

            Oh, and the Mexican dub actually retained Haruka and Michiru’s relationship, so…uh…yeah. Puttin’ that out there.

          • Sailor Gold Rabbit May 26, 2009 at 11:00 am #

            So do I. I mean, the demographic the dub is aimed at isn’t necessarily going to notice vague sexual references, so really, what’s the harm in throwing in an ambiguous lesbian remark in here and there? Besides, if it really and truly got to the point that conservative groups were going to set of Optimum Productions ablaze and kill everyone who ever had an affiliation with the production of the dub over those little bitty pseudo-homoerotic comments that half the people watching won’t even notice(I’m not a conservative- can you tell?), CWi and Cartoon Network could always do what Sesame Workshop does when people accuse Bert and Ernie of being gay: insist that they’re not. Of course, that could just be as bad as flat-out denying the relationship in the dub itself. *sigh* I guess English speaking countries (as a whole) can’t appreciate the sheer, awesome reality that is Haruka x Michiru.

        • Sailor Gold Rabbit June 9, 2009 at 8:43 am #

          Sorry about going off topic (I’m really bad at staying on topic), but was the Chinese dub only in Cantonese, or was there a Mandarin dub as well?

          • Chibi Jennifer June 9, 2009 at 10:02 am #

            I’m not sure about a Mandarin dub… but I just assume there would be.. but I haven’t seen it or know anything about it.

  94. CyCyN May 24, 2009 at 12:59 pm #

    This seriously happened to me with my niece. I would have gladly explained to her that they were lovers but her mom looked at me with blazing eyes…scary stuff.

    • Chibi Jennifer May 24, 2009 at 6:08 pm #

      lol…you serious Cycyn??! XD XD

      (P.S yay your first comment 8D)

    • Brad May 25, 2009 at 1:27 am #

      Haha. Just give that finger quotation gesture when you say “cousins”. ;)

      Even though I knew the cousin thing was censorship when I first saw S I always got the feeling that “Cous” and “Cousin” was slang for “lesbian”. Kind of like “sister” and “brother” can be slang. Hardcore Moonies should just look at it from this point of view and you’ll find it pretty watchable.

  95. Kirin no Rei 77 May 24, 2009 at 7:08 am #

    That’s not really ‘gone wrong’…it’s more ‘lost in translation’. :P

    I give you example number 2…

    ….part of me regrets that season 5 was never dubbed. I would have liked to see how they tried to pull that one off…*laughs*

    • Chibi Jennifer May 24, 2009 at 7:09 am #

      hhaha, yeh that probably makes more sense.. had a bit of trouble coming up with a title for this one ^^;

  96. SailorMoonFighter May 24, 2009 at 6:00 am #

    ROFLAMO, the dub really messed up i mean lesiban cousins, like that’s true, anyway hilarious

    love ya loads

  97. Elly May 24, 2009 at 1:48 am #

    LOL. This is all I can say. Seriously, great job as always!

  98. tru0001 May 23, 2009 at 10:08 pm #

    I love all your comics keep it up! Make sure to have some dub vs jap cross over happening XD

    • Chibi Jennifer May 24, 2009 at 7:11 am #

      Sure will do ;) I started Sailor Moon watching the English dub so it gives me fond memories… XD XD XD

  99. Da Games Elite May 23, 2009 at 9:14 pm #

    YURI!!!! ^_^

    What, someone say something?

  100. Emma (SC) May 23, 2009 at 1:30 pm #

    Yay H&M! Hahaha fantastic! x

  101. Queen Eris May 23, 2009 at 1:30 pm #

    This is great! :D

  102. kressa May 23, 2009 at 7:11 am #

    yay :) poor lil girl. i can’t wait when she grows up and mentions it to her mom again XD

    • Chibi Jennifer May 23, 2009 at 7:16 am #

      lol, we would know who she would blame if she ends up being in love with her own girl cousin, LOL.

      • kressa May 23, 2009 at 11:49 am #

        mmhmm … and now we know why people are always misinformed.

  103. Sailor Sun May 23, 2009 at 4:22 am #

    *Haruka* *Michiru*
    Sorry, I always commit such errors hh ^^;

  104. Sailor Sun May 23, 2009 at 4:20 am #

    I didn’t get it at first..
    But when I read that in English dub they are cousins, I laughed a lot..
    Sailor Moon is never translated into my language, but here, for other programs, they make almost the same (they make lovers friend or brothers ^^;;)
    Yeah, this little girl is clever to notice that Haruca is a girl LOL
    And I love that little bird too…
    Thaaaaanks a lot..
    I was looking forward to see something about Haruka and Michiry^^

    • Chibi Jennifer May 23, 2009 at 7:01 am #

      Thanks, I’m glad you like it! I remember you requesting one of them before so I hoped you would see it ^_^ And yes! Clever girl~ it’s hard to tell Haruka is even a girl in the picture XD

      • Brad May 23, 2009 at 11:01 am #

        Wait…. he’s a girl? ;)

        • Chibi Jennifer May 24, 2009 at 7:38 am #

          You mean.. “She’s a guy?” XD
          I could just imagine the lady (Ms Dub) saying “No, don’t be silly one is a Guy!”
          Then the girls like: “Noo..look closer *points fingers* XD”

        • jade June 8, 2009 at 2:27 am #


    • jade June 22, 2009 at 4:25 am #

      whats your language?

  105. RainStar May 23, 2009 at 1:49 am #

    lol I was waiting for the Cousin joke. Gotta love Haruka and Michiru!

  106. KTVB May 23, 2009 at 1:17 am #

    lol!! cute! and sweet!!

    love the little girl (shes a clever one lol) and the little bird on the ground lol

    Go Haruka + Michiru <3

    • Chibi Jennifer May 23, 2009 at 7:04 am #

      ahaha, yay, the birdie gets a mention! It was the last drawing of this piece XD Doesn’t look like a happy bird though, seems to be an old one having trouble walking.

  107. M12 May 22, 2009 at 9:54 pm #

    Hehe, nice. Way to make fun of SM’s US version :D.

  108. senshi of love May 22, 2009 at 7:26 pm #

    Phahahhaha LOL But sure they are COUSINS!! With no doubt. ;)

  109. jade May 22, 2009 at 11:12 am #

    no,they are only cousins in english dubs

    • Chibi Jennifer May 22, 2009 at 11:43 am #

      This comic is poking fun at the English Dub ^_^

      • Sailor Gold Rabbit May 22, 2009 at 12:33 pm #

        And therein lies the joke! =D

  110. Brad May 22, 2009 at 9:53 am #

    Great as always!!!

  111. Lord Asriel May 22, 2009 at 9:12 am #

    I’m very reluctant to check any Sailor Moon content apart what I’ve already checked, but this is some fine work over here! Good job!

  112. NewAgeRetroHippie May 22, 2009 at 9:11 am #

    The truth is finally revealed!

  113. Dan May 22, 2009 at 9:10 am #

    That. Is. Brilliant. :D

  114. Travis May 22, 2009 at 7:45 am #

    Haha! Perfect Jen, just perfect!

  115. Sailor Gold Rabbit May 22, 2009 at 7:44 am #

    Awesome! I just knew there was going to be a cousin joke sooner or later! “Oh, so they’re lesbian cousins!” HA!

    • Sailor Gold Rabbit May 22, 2009 at 8:14 am #

      PS. MoonSticks on a Thursday makes me a happy fan!

      • Chibi Jennifer May 22, 2009 at 9:06 am #

        Thank you!! Yeh, I just had to make a comment about the “cousinly love” XD

        Do you mean you’re happy it’s on a Thursday or you would like it on a Thursday? It’s Friday over here where I am XD

        • Brad May 22, 2009 at 9:57 am #

          Haha, I get similar comments Chibi (because we’re almost in the same timezones). My Moonie Music Mondays get posted on Mondays but all the people on the other side of the world think I’m posting it on Sunday. :D People seem to forget about timezones. lol

          p.s. Sailor Gold Rabbit not picking on you! *hug!* Time difference just always makes me laugh.

          • Chibi Jennifer May 22, 2009 at 10:06 am #

            yay, same boat XD
            I had a feeling someone was gonna bring that up.. since Aussie time seems to be about 16+ hours faster than in the US, and since I post MoonSticks Comics at 7am on every Aussie Friday, it would appear as a Thursday, lol. hmmm…. maybe “Updated every Friday” is misleading!

          • Sailor Gold Rabbit May 22, 2009 at 12:36 pm #

            *is hugged* Thank you!

        • Sailor Gold Rabbit May 22, 2009 at 12:32 pm #

          By that I mean I’m happy it’s on a Thursday! I never realized how far ahead Austrailia is compared to Canada. What’s it like in the future? :)

          • Brad May 23, 2009 at 9:17 am #

            We should throw in our accents! Fridie! Mondie! ;)

          • Brad May 23, 2009 at 11:00 am #

            We have flying cars and everything! In fact the world just froze over and we have this cool queen qho rules over us with a crystal-something! ;)

          • Sailor Gold Rabbit May 25, 2009 at 9:00 am #

            Oh my God, that totally reminds me of this anime I saw once! I think it was called Surfer Satellite or something.

          • CyCyN May 24, 2009 at 9:19 am #

            AWWWWWWWWWWWwwwwww… I loved this comment Brad!!! HAHAHAHHAhaha!!!!! <3

      • Sailor Gold Rabbit May 23, 2009 at 1:12 pm #

        PPS. Is it just me, or does the little girl look like Unazuki Furuhata?

        • Chibi Jennifer May 23, 2009 at 1:24 pm #

          hmm… kinda of.. but it’s all unintentional ^^;; They’re just two randoms I made up, lol.

        • jade May 27, 2009 at 7:44 am #

          maybe she is,who knows?

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