It has been suggested that despite the numerous views of Sailor Moon dubbed episodes on video-sharing services, that the clear, unambiguous majority of the Sailor Moon fandom wants Sailor Moon to use The Other Name instead of Serena. It has been said that the fans who want Serena are so few that we are insignificant in terms of our voices.
However, the recent release of two Sailor Moon fan films have challenged what has been accepted as conventional wisdom. They are Dead Moon Circus and Sailor Moon the Movie. Both of these productions use names from the English version of Sailor Moon for their characters. They use Serena as the name of the title character, despite being closer to the Japanese version of Sailor Moon in some aspects. (We must disclose that those of us behind this specific website, We Want Serena, are not connected to either of these projects as anything but admirers.)
There has also been sudden, unprompted criticism of Sailor Moon fan dubs, criticism that prompted one particular person to lament the proliferation of "DiC" fan work. The reason why there are so many fan dubs and fan films that use the English dub -- especially the DiC-licensed episodes of the dub -- as a reference is because there are many fans who like the English version of the animated version of Sailor Moon. Most fans who prefer the North American dub are not on message boards; we are on YouTube, Facebook, and other more mainstream congregations. As these fan dubs and fan films show, we are at least as active as those who prefer the original version's names.
Sailor Moon fans who create Sailor Moon fan films and fan dubs are genuine fans of Sailor Moon. Fans who create works using Serena are backed by thousands of Sailor Moon fans who feel the same way as the creators. We are not a mythical, extinct group of fans who are voiceless.
We exist. We want Serena, and these fan films and numerous attempts at fan dubs prove it.