Type
Scripted
Premiered
Mar. 07, 1992
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
Japan
Network
TV Asahi TV Network

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Sailor Moon

One day, Usagi Tsukino, clumsy 2nd-year middle school student (8th grader), stumbles upon a talking cat named Luna. Luna tells her that she is destined to be Sailor Moon, "champion of love and justice", and she must search for the fabled Moon Princess. Usagi finds friends that turn out to be destined senshi as well, and together they fight to save the world from the certain doom brought upon by the Dark Kingdom (Queen Beryl, the generals, Metallia).

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  • This cartoon was the first English adaptation of an anime series intended for young female audiences. It was also the first English adaptation of a "magical girl" (female character or characters using magic) anime.
  • According to some anime experts and industry statistics, this cartoon brought awareness to a larger and mainstream audience to anime which fueled the North American anime and manga industries. It also attracted a large number of females into anime, which for many years was exclusively a male hobby.
  • All transformations of the scouts have been edited to remove bodylines (breasts, etc). They are not called Sailor Scouts, but Sailor Warriors (or Sailor Soldiers) in the original version.
  • The Sailor Says segments at the end of each episode did not exist in the original episodes, nor did the computer graphics that make the screens change [like the big tiara forming]. The Sailor Says segments were removed in seasons 3~five when a new dub, CWI, took control.
  • DEBUT: Sailor Mercury/Amy (episode 1.05 "Computer School Blues")
  • This episode introduced the "Luna Pen", which gives Sailor Moon "Disguise Power", rarely used in future episodes (episode 1.02 "Talk Radio"). Later, Venus uses the pen to disguise herself as Sailor Moon.
  • DEBUT: Mina's "Venus Power" Transformation (episode 1.32 "Bad Hair Day").
  • FINAL APPEARANCE: Moon Prism Power (episode 2.05 "Cherry Blossom Time"). However, it reappears as Sailor Mini Moon's transformation phrase in the third season.
  • DEBUT: Moon Sceptre Elimination, Moon Crystal Power (episode 2.05 "Cherry Blossom Time")
  • DEBUT: Moonlight Knight, The Doom Tree, Anne and Alan (episode 2.01 "The Return of Sailor Moon")
  • DEBUT: Sailor Moon/Serena, Serena's Parents, Sammy, Tuxedo Mask/Darien, Molly, Melvin, Mrs. Haruna, Luna, Queen Beryl, and Jadeite (episode 1.01 "A Moon Star is Born")
  • DEATH: Queen Beryl (episode 1.40 "Day of Destiny")
  • DEATH: Malachite and the original Queen Serenity (episode 1.39 "The Past Returns")
  • The Sailor Warriors lose their memories of being Sailor Warriors. This also includes Tuxedo Mask (episode 1.40 "Day of Destiny")
  • The song that plays during the show down is called "Carry On" (episode 1.40 "Day of Destiny").
  • The song that plays when Luna and Artemis are talking about the scouts and how they do not remember any thing is called "A New Day" (episode 1.40 "Day of Destiny").
  • Luna finds out that Artemis is Central Control (episode 1.33 "Little Miss Manners").
  • Darien finds out that he is Tuxedo Mask (episode 1.22 "The Power of Friendship").
  • When Serena and Darien are trapped in the elevator Serena blushes when she transforms into Sailor Moon (episode 1.30 "A Crystal Clear Destiny")
  • Episode 2.01 "The Return of Sailor Moon" starts the "Sailor Moon R" episodes.
  • Some episodes were not dubbed by DIC when the series aired in America. Among them were episodes 2,5,6,20,and 42,and 67. No official word was given by DIC as why these episodes were not dubbed. Later when Cloverway was in charge of dubbing Sailor Moon they did dub all of the episodes for S and SuperS. However Episode 119 was initially skipped by Cartoon Network because the monster of the day was deemed inappropriate later during S's second run the episode aired with a bikini digitally added to the monster. Episode 152 was also skipped by Cartoon Network for unknown reasons but eventually aired.
  • When Bandai was shopping around for American licensees for Sailor Moon, one prospective licensee, Toon Makers, created a pilot that combined live-action footage with CG and completely new cel animation. In this version, Luna was a white cat, the scouts were of mixed races (one girl was even wheelchair-bound), and the team flew through space on "space sailboards." A two-minute trailer for this version of Sailor Moon was shown at Anime Expo in 1995, and was met with scorn and derision from the fans present. The trailer, which was taped off the screen at the time and the footage since circulated on the Internet, has come to be known as "Saban Moon" by some fans, because of the mistaken belief that the Saban Company was involved in the making of the pilot. Although the pilot appears heavily influenced by Power Rangers (including the word "morph" in the lyrics), Saban was not involved at all. In the end, Bandai decided to go with DiC as the licensee, simply because it was much cheaper for them to import, dub, and edit the series than for Toon Makers to produce all their filmed segments. One curious remnant of Toon Makers' involvement with Sailor Moon was the Moon Cycle toy sold by Bandai in the U.S. The toy came from an original Toon Makers design; the vehicle never appeared in the original Japanese series.
  • This is the only episode with just Sailor Moon and Sailor Mercury. Sailor Mars would join the team in the next episode (episode 1.06 "Time Bomb").
  • Marks the return of Sailor Mars, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Jupiter and Sailor Venus (episode 4.02 "So You Want to Be in Pictures").
  • The Cardians originally do not talk except for 4face (episode 2.01 "The Return of Sailor Moon")
  • DEBUT: Sailor Mars/Raye and Grandpa Hino (episode 1.07 "An Uncharmed Life")
  • DEBUT: Nephrite (episode 1.10 "Fight to the Finish")
  • DEBUT: Chad Holden-Ford, a struggling musician in the North American dub whereas in the Japanese version, he is a poor man living on the streets before his arrival at the Cherry Hill Temple. The reason: When he saw Raye Hino there, it was love at first sight (episode 1.26 "Grandpa's Follies").
  • Chad Holden-Ford is not really homeless or a rock star but is rich (episode 1.26 "Grandpa's Follies").
  • DEBUT: Sailor Venus/Mina and Artemis, although technically, Sailor Venus/Mina/Sailor v was the first Sailor Warrior discovered (episode 1.29 "Sailor V Makes the Scene)

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