Since the Sailor Moon anime first aired in 1992, it has become a global staple of entertainment in the young female demographic. Twenty-two years later, Sailor Moon Crystal, a graphically updated remake, is making waves on both sides of the Pacific. Now, what if there were an American live-action update? I don’t know about you, but I would pay good money to see that. Lots and lots of good money.
Here’s who I (and according to recent box office numbers and Tumblr, America) would cast:
2. Sailor Moon - Mia Wasikowska
Wasikowska has proved her chops by being the best part of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. Can she don the iconic pigtails for our bubbly heroine?
3. Sailor Mercury - Adelaide Kane
Kane plays the dignified and regal Queen Mary of Scots on Reign, so that should translate pretty well to the intelligent and graceful Mercury.
4. Sailor Mars - Arden Cho
Even in an American remake, it would make sense for an Asian actress to play the traditional shrine maiden role of Sailor Mars. Teen Wolf’s Arden Cho has already played Japanese, complete with Katana, so she would be a fine choice.
5. Sailor Jupiter - Zoe Deutch
If you haven’t seen Vampire Academy, you may not know the sassy perfection that is Zoe Deutsch. She’s got the moves, the attitude, and most importantly, the perfect voice to say things like “One time, my exboyfriend…”
6. Sailor Venus - Teresa Palmer
Teresa Palmer is amazing, blonde and beautiful. So that was easy.
7. Sailor Mini-Moon/Chibi-Moon - Chloë Grace Moretz
Grace Moretz is one of my favorite actresses right now, and she has the youthful appearance and charm to make me at least not hate Sailor Moon’s future daughter.
8. Tuxedo Mask - Garrett Hedlund
Obviously, Tuxedo Mask has to be handsome, suave, sensitive and look good in a suit. Check, check, check, and check.
9. Andrew/Motoki - Ansel Elgort
Elgort is definitely the kind of goofy guy that high school girls would (and do) have a crush on. The perfect choice for Serena/Usagi’s friend from the local arcade.
10. Luna - Helen Mirren (voice)
One of the places the English dub did right is giving Luna a stately voice and a British accent. Perfect excuse to throw in Helen Mirren!
11. Jadeite - Evan Peters
Peters has starred in roles about as creepy as they come in American Horror Story, so bottom-of-the-ladder evil henchman Jadeite should be no trouble for him.
12. Zoisite - Dane DeHaan
DeHaan was a fantastic villain in the new Amazing Spiderman and he has the femininity and creep-factor to pull off Zoisite.
13. Nephrite - Taylor Kitsch
Taylor Kitsch definitely has the arrogant swagger to embody Nephrite, and we already know he can grow out a sweet mane.
14. Malachite/Kunzite - Liam Hemsworth
The younger Hemsworth may seem like an odd choice for a villain, but I think he has the voice and the eyebrows to be a brilliant Malachite(English dub)/Kunzite. Plus, his brother looks great with long hair, so why wouldn’t he?