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Sailor Moon

This eyecatch illustrates Sailor Moon's bright visual style. Center: Sailor Moon.
Genre Magical girl, Romance
Created by Naoko Takeuchi
Directed by Junichi Satō
Kunihiko Ikuhara
Takuya Igarashi
Voices of Kotono Mitsuishi
Aya Hisakawa
Michie Tomizawa
Emi Shinohara
Rika Fukami
Opening theme See Music
Ending theme See Music
Composer(s) Takanori Arisawa
Country of origin  Japan
Language(s) Japanese, various dubs
No. of series 5
No. of episodes 200 regular, 4 specials, 3 movies (List of episodes)
Production
Running time ~30 Minutes
Broadcast
Original channel TV Asahi
Original run March 7, 1992February 8, 1997
Chronology
Related shows Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon
External links
Official website

The Sailor Moon anime series (美少女戦士セーラームーン Bishōjo Senshi Sērā Mūn?, Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon) was co-produced by TV Asahi, Toei Agency and Toei Animation. It is based on the manga series of the same name by Naoko Takeuchi, and in fact started airing only a month after the first issue of the manga was published. It is the best-known component of the Sailor Moon franchise. Image File history File links SMReyecatch. ... Each eyecatch from Marmalade Boy rotates every few episodes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Naoko Takeuchi (武内直子 Takeuchi Naoko), born March 15, 1967, is a manga artist who lives in Tokyo, Japan. ... Junichi Satō ) is a Japanese director of anime born March 11, 1960 in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. ... Ikuhara, from the Utena Art Collection artbook, circa 1999 Kunihiko Ikuhara (幾原邦彦 Ikuhara Kunihiko) (born December 21, 1964) is a Japanese creative artist who has collaborated on several famous anime and manga series. ... Takuya Igarashi is a Japanese animator who has directed the anime series Bishôjo senshi Seera Muun S (Sailor Moon S), Bishôjo senshi Seera Muun Seera Staazu (Sailor Stars), and Oja majô doremi (Bothersome Witch Doremi). ... Kotono Mitsuishi Kotono Mitsuishi ) is a seiyÅ«, or voice actor, born on December 8, 1967 in Toda, Saitama, Japan. ... Aya Hisakawa Aya Hisakawa (久川 綾 Hisakawa Aya, born November 12, 1968) is a popular seiyÅ« and J-pop singer; born in Kaizuka, Osaka Prefecture. ... Michie Tomizawa (富沢 美智恵 Tomizawa Michie, previously 富澤 ç¾Žæ™ºæ±Ÿ Tomizawa Michie, born October 20, 1961) is a veteran seiyÅ« (Japanese Voice Actor) who was born in Nagano. ... Emi Shinohara (篠原 恵美 Shinohara Emi), born Emiko Shinohara (篠原 恵美子 Shinohara Emiko, born August 8, 1963) is a well-known seiyÅ«. She is employed by 81 Produce. ... Rika Fukami (深見 梨加 Fukami Rika, originally 深見 理佳 Fukami Rika, born August 8, 1963) is a seiyÅ« who was born in Saitama. ... Takanori Arisawa ) (April 4, 1951 - November 26, 2005) was a Japanese composer from Tokyo. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... In filmmaking, dubbing or looping is the process of recording or replacing voices for a motion picture. ... Sailor Moon , Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon) is an anime series based on a manga by Naoko Takeuchi. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... TV Asahi Corporation ) (TYO: 9409 ), also known as EX and Tele-Asa ), is a television network headquartered in Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo, Japan. ... is the 66th day of the year (67th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon )[1] (often abbreviated to PGSM) was a tokusatsu TV series in the Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon metaseries originally created by Naoko Takeuchi. ... The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) For the oleo-resin, see Animé (oleo-resin). ... TV Asahi Corporation ) (TYO: 9409 ), also known as EX and Tele-Asa ), is a television network headquartered in Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo, Japan. ... Toei Animation Company, Limited ) (JASDAQ: 4816) is a Japanese animation studio owned by the Toei Company. ... The first cover of the Sailor Moon manga, February 1992. ... Naoko Takeuchi (武内直子 Takeuchi Naoko), born March 15, 1967, is a manga artist who lives in Tokyo, Japan. ... Sailor Moon , officially translated as Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon) is the title of a famous media franchise created by Japanese manga artist Naoko Takeuchi. ...


With 200 episodes airing from March 7, 1992 to February 8, 1997 on Japan's TV Asahi, Sailor Moon is one of the longest magical girl anime series.[1] The anime sparked a highly successful merchandising campaign, which contributed to demand all over the world and translation into numerous languages. Sailor Moon has since become one of the most famous anime properties in the world. is the 66th day of the year (67th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... TV Asahi Corporation ) (TYO: 9409 ), also known as EX and Tele-Asa ), is a television network headquartered in Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo, Japan. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A coffee mug bearing the logo of a company or organization is a common example of product merchandising. ...


Strictly speaking, Sailor Moon is a metaseries. It consists of five separate television series, which are often incorrectly referred to as seasons by English-speaking fans. Each series roughly corresponds to one of the five major story arcs of the manga. There were also three theatrically-released movies, as well as four special animated shorts. A metaseries includes series of stories which include references to each other and some overall similar chronological or cast backdrop, but are not similar enough to be considered direct sequels. ... Television series redirects here. ...


Traditional animation techniques were used throughout the series. It was directed first by Junichi Satō, then by Kunihiko Ikuhara, and later by Takuya Igarashi. Character design was headed by Kazuko Tadano (first three series), Ikuko Itoh (fourth series and part of fifth), and Katsumi Tamegai (fifth series), all of whom were also animation directors. Other animation directors included Masahiro Andō, Hisashi Kagawa, and Hideyuki Motohashi.[2] Traditional animation, also referred to as classical animation, cel animation, or hand-drawn animation, is the oldest and historically the most popular form of animation. ... A television director is usually responsible for directing the actors and other taped aspects of a television production. ... Junichi Satō ) is a Japanese director of anime born March 11, 1960 in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. ... Ikuhara, from the Utena Art Collection artbook, circa 1999 Kunihiko Ikuhara (幾原邦彦 Ikuhara Kunihiko) (born December 21, 1964) is a Japanese creative artist who has collaborated on several famous anime and manga series. ... Takuya Igarashi is a Japanese animator who has directed the anime series Bishôjo senshi Seera Muun S (Sailor Moon S), Bishôjo senshi Seera Muun Seera Staazu (Sailor Stars), and Oja majô doremi (Bothersome Witch Doremi). ... Ikuko Itoh ) is a Japanese character designer and animation director best known as the creator of Princess Tutu. ... An animation director is the director in charge of all aspects of the animation process during the production of an animated film or animated segment for a live-action film. ...

Contents

Release information

For detailed information on specific episode titles and air dates, see List of Sailor Moon episodes.

Sailor Moon , Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon) is an anime series based on a manga by Naoko Takeuchi. ... Image File history File links Smlogo. ...

Sailor Moon

Main article: Sailor Moon (arc)

The original series, given no unique name, covered the first 46 episodes of the metaseries.[3] Like the manga, it is sometimes referred to by fans as the "Dark Kingdom" arc, a reference to the major villain group which features in the story. It has mostly the same plot as the first story arc of the manga, as well as the more recent live-action television series. When it was translated into English by DiC, five episodes were cut and two merged, making the final episode count 40. The anime series logo, which translates to Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon Sailor Moon is the shortened title of Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon ), the first story arc in the greater Sailor Moon anime and manga metaseries. ... The Dark Kingdom ) is an organization of antagonists in the Sailor Moon metaseries. ... Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon )[1] (often abbreviated to PGSM) was a tokusatsu TV series in the Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon metaseries originally created by Naoko Takeuchi. ... DIC can refer to: Diploma of Imperial College Dubai International Capital DIC Entertainment In chemistry, Diisopropylcarbodiimide Disseminated intravascular coagulation This is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ...


This first arc introduces the major characters Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter, Sailor Venus, and Tuxedo Mask, as well as the guardian cats Luna and Artemis. Recurring minor characters include Usagi's family and classmates, as well as Queen Serenity. Ami Mizuno Ami Mizuno (水野 亜美 Mizuno Ami) is a Sailor Senshi, one of the central characters in the metaseries known as Sailor Moon. ... Rei Hino Rei Hino (火野 レイ Hino Rei) is a Sailor Senshi, one of the main characters in the metaseries known as Sailor Moon. ... Makoto Kino Makoto Kino (木野 まこと Kino Makoto) is one of the Sailor Senshi -- that is, a character in the manga, musical theater, and television adaptations of the metaseries known as Sailor Moon. ... Minako Aino Minako Aino (愛野 美奈子 Aino Minako) is a fictional character from the Japanese entertainment series known as Sailor Moon. ... Mamoru Chiba Mamoru Chiba (地場 衛 Chiba Mamoru) is the only major male human character appearing in the manga and anime known as Sailor Moon. ... Luna. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... The following is a list of supporting characters from the Sailor Moon metaseries. ... Bruce Lee. ...

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Sailor Moon R

Main article: Sailor Moon R

The letter R in this series title, according to the Memorial Song Box booklet, can be expanded into "Return" or "Romance." It is divided into two sub-arcs. First are the 13 "Makaiju" episodes (47-59), which were used as filler while the creators of the anime waited for Naoko Takeuchi to conclude the manga version of the first plot arc. The remaining episodes (60-89) roughly match the plot as contained in the Black Moon arc of the manga (named for the story's primary villains, the Black Moon Clan). The anime series logo, which translates to Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon R Sailor Moon R is the shortened title of Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon R ), the second major story arc and series in the Sailor Moon anime. ... In general, a filler is something that is used to fill gaps. ... The Black Moon Clan ) is a fictional clan existing in the 30th century in the Sailor Moon metaseries. ...


All in all, the R series has 43 episodes.[3] Only one was cut from the 1995 English dub, but the first version of the dub stopped 17 episodes before the end. These episodes were not adapted into English until 1997. The break in the adaptation was halfway through the Black Moon arc, at no particular point in the plot.


New characters introduced include the Makaiju aliens (Ail and Ann), Chibiusa, and Sailor Pluto, as well as the possible future of all other characters in a utopic city called Crystal Tokyo. Ann and Ail, the aliens. ... Chibiusa or Rini in the English versions), is one of the central characters in the Sailor Moon metaseries. ... Setsuna Meioh Setsuna Meioh (冥王 せつな Meiō Setsuna) is a character in the anime Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon. ...

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Sailor Moon S

Main article: Sailor Moon S

In the animation before and after commercial breaks, the letter S in this series' title is pronounced "Super" ([súːpā]). This name probably reflects the introduction of Super Sailor Moon. It covers 38 episodes (90-127)[3] and follows the same general story as the third manga arc, Infinity, fighting against a group called the Death Busters. It was not dubbed into English until 2000, this time by Cloverway Inc., and no episodes were cut. In fact, English episodes 83-89 do not exist; at the start of S, the dubbed episode numbers were adjusted by YTV (which first broadcast the show in Canada) to match those of the original Japanese version.[4] This article is about the third story arc of Sailor Moon. ... Each eyecatch from Marmalade Boy rotates every few episodes. ... The Death Busters ) are a group of antagonists in the Sailor Moon metaseries. ... YTV is a Canadian cable television specialty channel aimed at youth, available nationwide through cable and satellite television. ...


Newly introduced characters include Sailor Uranus, Sailor Neptune, and Sailor Saturn, as well as Chibiusa's Sailor Senshi form, Sailor Chibi Moon. Haruka Tenoh Haruka Tenoh (天王 はるか Tenō Haruka) is a Sailor Senshi, one of the central characters of the anime and manga Sailor Moon. ... Michiru Kaioh Michiru Kaioh (海王 みちる Kaiō Michiru) is a character in the Japanese manga and anime metaseries known as Sailor Moon. ... Sailor Saturn ) is one of the central characters in the Sailor Moon metaseries. ... The Sailor Team and Chibichibi. ...

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Sailor Moon SuperS

Main article: Sailor Moon SuperS

The fourth series name, SuperS, is pronounced "Supers" ([súːpāzŭ]). It probably reflects the powering-up of the four Guardian Senshi and Sailor Chibi Moon in ways similar to what Sailor Moon had experienced in the previous series. It spans 39 episodes (128-166)[3] and follows the same general story as the fourth manga arc, Dream, although none of the four Outer Senshi appear at any time. The English dub did not cut any episodes. The manga was translated into English by TOKYOPOP (then Mixx). ... The Sailor Team. ...


New characters include Pegasus/Helios, Diana, the Dead Moon Circus, the Amazon Trio, and the Amazoness Quartet. The following is a list of supporting characters from the Sailor Moon metaseries. ... Spoiler warning: Diana is the name of one of the feline characters in the Japanese anime series Sailor Moon. ... The Dead Moon Circus are the primary villains from the Sailormoon metaverses fourth season, SuperS (pronounced zu-paa-zu). Spoiler warning: During an eclipse of the sun, a strange circus floats into the town of Juuban, Tokyo, but no one seems to take notice. ... The Amazon Trio--Hawks Eye, Tigers Eye, and Fisheye. ... The Amazoness Quartet )[1] is a group of characters from the metaseries known as Sailor Moon. ...

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Sailor Stars

Main article: Sailor Stars

The fifth and final series was also the shortest, at 34 episodes (167-200).[3] Its name is a recurring motif throughout the story and among the new characters introduced. This series begins with six episodes which reintroduce and then tie up a part of the previous season's plot (anime production having gotten slightly ahead of Takeuchi's drawing of the manga). The Outer Senshi also return. This series has not been released in English, and is unlikely ever to be. The anime series logo, which translates to Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon: Sailor Stars Sailor Stars is the shortened title of Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon: Sailor Stars ), which is the fifth and final major story arc in the anime Sailor Moon. ...


Many new characters are introduced in this arc, which focuses largely on other Sailor Senshi from distant parts of the galaxy. These characters include Chibichibi, the Sailor Starlights, and Princess Kakyuu, as well as the evil Shadow Galactica, led by Sailor Galaxia and the ultimate enemy, Chaos. The Sailor Team and Chibichibi. ... ChibiChibi ) is a fictional character in the fifth story arc of the Sailor Moon metaseries. ... The Sailor Starlights are fictional characters and Sailor Senshi, introduced in the final story arc of Sailor Moon. ... Princess Kakyuu (Kakyū, or fireball) is a fictional character in the Sailor Moon series. ... Shadow Galactica ) is a fictional organization from the Sailor Moon metaseries. ... Sailor Galaxias evil form as seen in Sailor Stars Sailor Galaxia is a fictional character in the Sailor Moon metaverse. ... Just as the name suggests, this charming fellow was the final enemy of Sailor Moon, and he vowed to utterly destory the universe. ...


Takeuchi was shocked by some of the changes made to the final series.[5] [6] The most infamous of these is the gender of the "Starlights", who in the manga were women that disguised themselves as men via crossdressing. In the anime, the female Sailor Starlights physically transform into male bodies to create their civilian alter-egos. This change is also largely cited as the cause for the last series being withheld from the English-speaking Western market. It has, however, aired in Germany, Spain, Greece, Italy (with alterations), Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Latin America and the Philippines. Naoko Takeuchi (武内直子 Takeuchi Naoko), born March 15, 1967, is a manga artist who lives in Tokyo, Japan. ... This articles is about cross-dressing in general, that is the act of wearing the clothing of another gender for any reason. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ...


Movies, specials and memorials

There are three Sailor Moon movies, all of which have stories that are independent of the series. The movies fall in the general timeline of each of the three middle series (R, S, and SuperS).

There are a few specials as well: Make Up! Sailor Senshi, was shown as a summary of the Sailor Senshi before the Sailor Moon R Movie. Later specials include Dreaming Moon, The Wonderful World of Sailor Moon S[7] the three Sailor Moon SuperS specials, and Sailor Moon SuperS Plus: Ami-chan no Hatsukoi (Ami's First Love). There has also been memorials for each series: Sailor Moon Memorial, Sailor Moon R Memorial, Sailor Moon S Memorial, Sailor Moon SuperS Memorial, and Sailor Stars Memorial. The Sailor Moon R movie is the first of three theatrically released Sailor Moon movies. ... The Sailor Moon S movie is the second of three theatrically released Sailor Moon movies. ... The Movie Poster The Sailor Moon SuperS movie is the third theatrically released Sailor Moon movie. ... The Sailor Moon R movie is the first of three theatrically released Sailor Moon movies. ... The Sailor Team and Chibichibi. ...


Music

Music samples:
  • Moonlight Densetsu ( file info) — play in browser (beta)
    • Japanese theme
  • Sailor Moon Theme ( file info) — play in browser (beta)
    • English theme
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Music for the Sailor Moon metaseries was written and composed by numerous people, including frequent lyrical contributions by creator Naoko Takeuchi. All of the background musical scores, including the spinoffs, games, and movies, were composed and arranged by Takanori Arisawa, who earned the "Golden Disk Grand Prize" from Columbia Records for his work on the first series soundtrack in 1993. In 1998, he won the JASRAC International Award for most international royalties, owing largely to the popularity of Sailor Moon music in other nations.[8] Image File history File links DALI_-_Moonlight_Densetsu. ... Software development stages In computer programming, development stage terminology expresses how the development of a piece of software has progressed and how much further development it may require. ... Image File history File links Nicole_&_Bynne_Price_-_Sailor_Moon_Theme. ... Software development stages In computer programming, development stage terminology expresses how the development of a piece of software has progressed and how much further development it may require. ... Naoko Takeuchi (武内直子 Takeuchi Naoko), born March 15, 1967, is a manga artist who lives in Tokyo, Japan. ... Takanori Arisawa ) (April 4, 1951 - November 26, 2005) was a Japanese composer from Tokyo. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... JASRAC (Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers) was established in 1939 as a non-profit making organization, and is the largest musical copyright administration society in Japan. ...


The opening theme for most of the TV series was "Moonlight Densetsu" (ムーンライト伝説 Mūnraito Densetsu?, lit. "Moonlight Legend"), composed by Tetsuya Komoro with lyrics by Kanako Oda. It was one of the series' most popular songs. "Moonlight Densetsu" was performed by DALI as the opener for the first two anime series, and then by Moon Lips for the third and fourth. The final series, Sailor Stars, switched to using "Sailor Star Song" for its opening theme, written by Shōki Araki with lyrics by Naoko Takeuchi and performed by Kae Hanazawa. "Moonlight Densetsu" made its final appearance as the closing song for the very last episode, #200.[9] The anime series logo, which translates to Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon: Sailor Stars Sailor Stars is the shortened title of Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon: Sailor Stars ), which is the fifth and final major story arc in the anime Sailor Moon. ...


"Moonlight Densetsu" has been covered and remixed many times by artists such as the punk supergroup Osaka Popstar. It is believed that the song's melody was inspired by "Sayonara wa Dance no Ato ni" (Goodbye at the End of the Dance), performed in the 1960s by Chieko Baisho.[10] Osaka Popstar is a Punk supergroup formed in 2006 by New Yorker John Cafiero. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... Chieko Baisho ) (June 29, 1941 -) born in Kita, Japan, is a Japanese actress and singer. ...


The English-language dub of the anime series used the melody of "Moonlight Densetsu," but with very different lyrics and instrumentation. The Japanese theme is a love song based on the relationship between Usagi Tsukino and Mamoru Chiba ("born on the same Earth"); its first verse, translated into English, is as follows:[9] This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Usagi Tsukino , or Serena in the English versions) is the protagonist of the Sailor Moon metaseries as well as its title character, best known by her pseudonym, Sailor Moon ). She is the de facto leader of the series primary heroines, the Sailor Senshi. ... Mamoru Chiba , Darien in the English versions) is the primary male protagonist of the Sailor Moon metaseries. ... Image File history File links DALI_-_Moonlight_Densetsu. ...

I'm sorry, I'm not gentle
I can say it in my dreams
My thoughts are about to short circuit
I want to be with you right now

The English "Sailor Moon Theme" is more of a superhero anthem. Its first verse is written: Image File history File links Nicole_&_Bynne_Price_-_Sailor_Moon_Theme. ...

Fighting evil by moonlight,
Winning love by daylight,
Never running from a real fight,
She is the one named Sailor Moon

Both versions of the series also make use of insert themes, battle music, and image songs, with the original being much more prolific. Over 40 Japanese music albums were released for the anime alone, many of which were remixes of the previous albums in jazz style, music box, French, etc. In addition, 33 different CD singles were released, many of them centered around specific characters. The second most prolific country in terms of Sailor Moon music releases was Germany, which produced some fifteen albums and singles, including five by the pop band Super Moonies. In North America, only three albums were ever released.[11] An image song or character song is a song on a tie-in album for an anime, game or dorama that is usually sung by the seiyuu or actor of a character, in-character. ... An album is a collection of related audio tracks, released together commercially in an audio format to the public. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... A musical box (or music box) is a 19th century automatic musical instrument that produces sounds by the use of a set of pins placed on a revolving cylinder so as to strike the tuned teeth of a steel comb. ... A CD single is a music single in the form of a compact disc. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... Super Moonies appearing on the Die Macht des Mondes album cover. ...


The following songs were used as closing music for the Japanese anime. The English dub used a short reprise of the opening theme.

  • "HEART MOVING" by Misae Takamatsu (1-26)
  • "Princess Moon" by Ushio Hashimoto (27-46)
  • "Otome no Policy" by Yoko Ishida (47-91)
  • "Tuxedo Mirage" by Peach Hips (92-127)
  • "Watashi-tachi ni Naritakute" by Miwako Fujitani (128-140)
  • "Rashiku Ikimasho" by Meu (141-166)
  • "Kaze mo Sora mo Kitto" by Arisa Mizuki (167-199)
  • "Moonlight Densetsu" by Moon Lips (200)
  • "Moon Revenge" by Peach Hips (Sailor Moon R The Movie)
  • "Moonlight Destiny" by Hiroko Asakawa (Sailor Moon S The Movie)
  • "Morning Moon" by Pretty Cast (Sailor Moon SuperS The Movie)

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English-language version

The North American version of the Sailor Moon anime was translated and distributed in 1995 by DiC Entertainment, initially airing on YTV in Canada and various television stations in the United States. Although the basic storyline remained the same, many alterations were made - the target age group was several years younger in America, and so censorship was often applied due to differences between Japanese and American views about what is and is not appropriate material for younger viewers. Image File history File links Sailor_Moon_English_logo. ... The title screen used for the North American Sailor Moon episodes released in 1995 and 1997. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... Sailor Moon , officially translated as Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon) is the title of a famous media franchise created by Japanese manga artist Naoko Takeuchi. ... The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) For the oleo-resin, see Animé (oleo-resin). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The DiC Incredible World logo used from late 2001 to present. ... YTV is a Canadian cable television specialty channel aimed at youth, available nationwide through cable and satellite television. ... Censorship is defined as the removal and/or withholding of information from the public by a controlling group or body. ...


The North American version was the first experience with Sailor Moon (if not anime in general) for many anglophones, and the differences between the two versions led to much confusion. However, many fans worldwide would never have known about the series had it not reached North America, and so many regard the North American version as a mixed blessing.[12][13][14] Look up Anglophone in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


In popular culture

  • The song "One Week" by Barenaked Ladies contains the line, "Gotta get in tune with Sailor Moon 'cause that cartoon has got the boom anime babes that make me think the wrong thing."
  • In a couch gag on The Simpsons, the family cosplays as anime characters. Lisa is seen as Sailor Moon. ('Tis the Fifteenth Season)
  • In an episode of the anime Excel Saga (a series notorious for its parodies of many anime, and anime in general), the protagonist Excel is seen standing in front of a fake moon, with radishes connected to noodles atop her head to imitate Sailor Moon's hair, while she gives a dead-on clone of Sailor Moon's speech, even ending in "In the name of the moon, I shall punish you!" with Sailor Moon's signature pose. (This is an in-joke, as Kotono Mitsuishi was the voice actress of both Sailor Moon and Excel.)
  • In the very beginning of the first episode of Puni Puni Poemy (a two episode OVA by the creators of Excel Saga), Sailor Moon is zoomed in on in a red battle setting, only to be shown being beaten down by the main character Poemy immediately after, as well as several other popular magical girls. The series is filled with several other parodies and references to Sailor Moon, and the magical girl genre, as well as anime in general.
  • In Homestar Runner, the anime "20X6" version of Marzipan seems to be based on Sailor Moon. This can be seen on Menu Page 17 if the viewer places the mouse on the "characters" button.
  • There is a brief crossover with Crayon Shin-chan during the Sailor Moon S series.
  • In one episode of Pucca, the title character dresses up as Sailor Moon.
  • One of the videos carried by the kidnappers in the movie Ransom has Sailor Moon written on the spine of the box.
  • U2's The Best of 1990-2000 has an image of the band in front of a billboard for the Sailor Moon R movie.[citation needed]
  • In the anime Dirty Pair Flash one can briefly see Ami and Rei, in their typical clothing, during a scene in which Yuri and Lily have set a trap to catch Waldess.
  • In the 2005 film War of the Worlds, the end of the English dub's Moon Gorgeous Meditation attack from Episode 130 is heard on television. At the end of the film, Sailor Moon's music composer, Takanori Arisawa, is listed in the credits.[15]
  • An episode of Robot Chicken entitled "Joint Point" pokes fun at Sailor Moon

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See also

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References

  1. ^ See Ojamajo Doremi, which holds the record at 201 episodes.
  2. ^ Hitoshi Doi - Sailor Moon staff information. Retrieved on 2006-10-14.
  3. ^ a b c d e Hitoshi Doi's episode guide. Retrieved on 2006-10-14.
  4. ^ YTV at http://web.archive.org. YTV - Shows - Sailor Moon. Retrieved on 2006-10-15.
  5. ^ Takeuchi, Naoko (September 2003). Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Original Picture Collection Vol. V. Kodansha. ISBN 4-06-324522-5. 
  6. ^ Manga Style!. Retrieved on 2006-08-25.
  7. ^ Doi, Hitoshi. Wonderful World of Sailor Moon S. Retrieved on 2007-06-06.
  8. ^ Cunningham, Patrick. SAILORMUSIC.NET - Biography of ARISAWA Takanori. Retrieved on 2007-02-18.
  9. ^ a b Kurozuki.com. Retrieved on 2007-02-18.
  10. ^ Bacon, Michelle. SAILORMUSIC.NET - Bonus tracks. Retrieved on 2006-11-10.
  11. ^ The Compleat Sailor Moon CD List. Retrieved on 2007-02-18.
  12. ^ Brad. Sailor Moon Anime Guide. MoonKitty.net. Retrieved on 2006-12-01.
  13. ^ Elizabeth Ann Carroll. DUB DEFENSE!. The Oracle :: BSSM Online Encyclopaedia. SoulHunter.com. Retrieved on 2006-12-01.
  14. ^ Robert Wheeler (April 3, 2002). Disliking Vs. Hating. Editorials. Sailor Moon Uncensored. Retrieved on 2006-12-01.
  15. ^ Soundtracks for War of the Worlds (2005). IMDb.

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External links

  • Hitoshi Doi - A guide to supplementary "Anime Books" and other material released in Japan


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