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Science Kicks Sailor Pluto’s Ass To the Curb

The celestial heroines of Sailor Moon first made their mark in 1991, with Naoko Takeuchi’s manga. At the time, our solar system had nine planets, including Pluto, so each one had a Sailor Guardian associated with it.

In 2015, things are a bit different. Pluto‘s been downgraded to a dwarf planet in the Kepler Belt. Even worse, it’s smaller than other dwarf planets discovered since Pluto was first sighted in 1930. That honor goes to Eris, which clocks in at a surprising 27% larger.

So what’s a Sailor Guardian to do?

If Fox’s Animation Domination crew had their way, pink slips would be in the mail before the clock struck midnight! Of course, it wouldn’t be Princess Serenity handing out walking papers. That job would fall upon renowned astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson. We shouldn’t feel bad, though. While Sailor Pluto wouldn’t be a Guardian anymore, she’d apparently fine some way to be of use as a vehicle for dark comedy!

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Samantha Ferreira

Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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