Main article:A 14-year-old underachieving young sailor-suited schoolgirl named meets a magical talking cat named. Luna gives Usagi the ability to transform into her magical alter ego — Sailor Moon — tasked with locating the moon princess and battling the evil forces of the. The Dark Kingdom — led by — summons various monsters called Youma in order to sap energy from humans and feed it to an evil entity known as. They also seek the Silver Crystal ( 「幻の銀水晶」, Maboroshi no Ginzuishō, lit. 'Phantom Silver Crystal'), a gem capable of limitless power. Usagi transforms into Sailor Moon for the first time, and overreacts to her new look.As Usagi battles against the Dark Kingdom, she is joined by other girls also awakening as Sailor Soldiers: the timid but intelligent Ami Mizuno , the hot-headed Rei Hino , the tomboyish but romantic Makoto Kino , and the aspiring Minako Aino. Minako is joined by, her feline advisor and Luna's partner.
The Sailor Soldiers are often supported by the mysterious whose civilian form is Mamoru Chiba, a college student with whom Usagi eventually becomes romantically involved.After continually thwarting the Dark Kingdom and defeating several of its generals, Usagi awakens as the moon princess — Princess Serenity — and acquires the Silver Crystal. However, Mamoru is captured by the Dark Kingdom and brainwashed to work for them. The Sailor Soldiers learn of their past lives on Silver Millennium, an ancient kingdom on the moon. The Sailor Soldiers served as Serenity's friends and bodyguards, and Serenity fell in love with a prince from Earth named Endymion (Mamoru's past identity). However, the Dark Kingdom attacked and destroyed Silver Millennium, resulting in the deaths of Serenity, Endymion, and the Sailor Soldiers. Serenity's mother — — used the power of the Silver Crystal to vanquish Queen Metaria and end the war.
She also used the crystal to send the fallen into the future to be reborn on Earth, hoping to give them a second chance at peace.The Sailor Soldiers eventually pinpoint the location of the Dark Kingdom at the North Pole and travel there. However, Usagi's friends are killed trying to protect her from Queen Beryl's monsters, the DD Girls. Usagi faces Mamoru alone and is forced to strike him down. Using the Silver Crystal, she then faces Queen Beryl (who has fused with Queen Metaria). Defeating her with the help of the fallen Sailor Soldiers spirits and the Silver Crystal's power. She then uses the last of the Silver Crystal's power to resurrect the Sailor Soldiers and Mamoru with one wish that they all get to live normal lives again.
Everything on Earth is returned to normal, and no one (but Luna and Artemis) retain any memories of these events.Sailor Moon R (1993–1994). Main article:Some time later, a pair of extraterrestrials named descend onto Earth with the which feeds on human energy. Ail and Ann summon monsters from cards — called Cardians — to prey on humans. In order to defend against these attacks, Luna and Artemis restore the Sailor Soldiers' memories. Eventually, Ail and Ann are defeated, see the error of their ways, and return to space with the Makai Tree.
During these events, Mamoru is able to reclaim his lost memories and begins a romantic relationship with Usagi. Shortly after these events, a pink-haired girl named falls from the sky. Chibiusa traveled from the future in order to find the Silver Crystal and use it to save her parents. She is followed by the, a new enemy force that is trying to kill her. Eventually, the Sailor Soldiers and Tuxedo Mask travel with Chibiusa to the future where Usagi rules Crystal Tokyo as Neo-Queen Serenity. They learn that Chibiusa is actually Usagi and Mamoru's future daughter, and they also meet who guards the Door of. Eventually, the Sailor Soldiers battle against, a dark force that was manipulating the Black Moon Clan with the intention of destroying Earth.
Chibiusa is able to summon the Silver Crystal of the future and aids in the destruction of Wiseman. Afterwards, Chibiusa returns to her own time, now freed from the Black Moon Clan's corruption.Sailor Moon S (1994–1995). Main article:Some time later, the Sailor Soldiers encounter the, an evil organization that is summoning monsters called Daimons to steal Heart Crystals from humans. Their intention is to locate three specific Heart Crystals that contain special Talismans.
Joining the Sailor Soldiers are Haruka Tenoh and Michiru Kaioh, who operate as and respectively. The two are also seeking the Talismans for different purposes and come into conflict with the other Sailor Soldiers. Sailor Pluto returns to the present day as Setsuna Meioh; Chibiusa also returns, now donning her own magical girl identity of Sailor Chibi Moon.The Death Busters eventually discover that Haruka and Michiru hold two of the Talismans and acquire them at the cost of their lives, but Setsuna — who holds the third — revives them. The Talismans create the Holy Grail, allowing Usagi to acquire a second form: Super Sailor Moon. The Death Busters' intentions then change to harvesting Heart Crystals en masse to resurrect the malevolent entity known as.
Chibiusa also befriends a sickly girl named Hotaru, unaware that she is the daughter of the Death Busters' leader,. Unknown to her, Hotaru is also, a Sailor Soldier capable of destroying and rebirthing entire planets.
Haruka, Michiru and Setsuna fear that her awakening will result in Earth's destruction and plead for Usagi to kill her.Mistress 9 is revealed to have been residing within Hotaru's body and awakens upon stealing Chibiusa's Heart Crystal. She then tricks Usagi into handing over the Holy Grail, allowing her to summon to destroy the Earth. Hotaru awakens as Sailor Saturn and intends to sacrifice herself to stop Pharaoh 90, but Usagi is able to activate her Super form to both destroy Pharaoh 90 and rescue Hotaru. Afterwards, Hotaru is reborn as a baby and returned to her father, now freed from the influence of the Death Busters.Sailor Moon SuperS (1995–1996). Main article:Chibiusa remains in the present day to train as a Sailor Soldier. She meets an named who forms a secret relationship with her through her dreams. Pegasus also aids the Sailor Soldiers by upgrading them to permanent Super forms and lending his power when summoned by Chibiusa.
The new powers are used to combat the, a mysterious circus troupe that targets humans with beautiful dreams. By looking into their Dream Mirrors, they hope to find the dream in which Pegasus is hiding, believing Pegasus possesses the Golden Crystal. With this crystal, the Dead Moon Circus's ruler — — can be freed from the mirror she was sealed in.Queen Nehelenia was once a queen of her own kingdom that was absorbed by vanity. In fear of losing her beauty, she consumed the dreams of her subjects to stay young. She sought the Golden Crystal in the possession of a priest named Helios (Pegasus's true form) and was sealed within a mirror by Queen Serenity as a result. Queen Nehelenia formed the Dead Moon Circus and used as a proxy to track Pegasus down.
Although she obtains the Golden Crystal, she is betrayed by the who gives the crystal to Chibiusa. Using the crystal, Queen Nehelenia is defeated and begins to wither with age, forcing her back into the mirror she was once sealed within. Helios returns to his home world of Elysion.Sailor Moon Sailor Stars (1996–1997). Main article:Queen Nehelenia returns when frees her and encourages her to seek revenge against the Sailor Soldiers. She targets Mamoru and places a curse on him that will ultimately kill him and erase Chibiusa from existence. The Sailor Soldiers enter Queen Nehelenia's nightmare dimension to stop her. Usagi eventually comes to pity Queen Nehelenia's plight and is able to rid her of her negativity by activating her final form, Eternal Sailor Moon.Shortly after these events, Mamoru leaves for the United States to study abroad while Usagi and her friends enter high school.
Chibiusa also returns to her own time. A group of enemies called the — led by Sailor Galaxia — begin targeting humans for their Star Seeds (which serve as a human's life force). Usagi is also aided by the — Kou Seiya (Sailor Star Fighter), Kou Taiki (Sailor Star Maker), and Kou Yaten (Sailor Star Healer) — who disguise themselves as an idol group named the Three Lights. The Starlights are searching for their ruler,.
A young girl — nicknamed because of her limited vocabulary that usually involves the word 'chibi' — also appears and begins living with Usagi.Sailor Galaxia's past is eventually revealed. She once ended the Sailor Wars by sealing Chaos — the source of all malice — within her body.
Unable to resist Chaos's influence, she separated her Star Seed from her body, and it took the form of Chibi Chibi. Sailor Galaxia steals the Star Seeds of Usagi's companions, resulting in their deaths. This includes Mamoru who was targeted before he arrived in the United States. Chibi Chibi transforms into the Sword of Sealing and urges Usagi to kill Sailor Galaxia.
However, Usagi instead uses the kindness in her own heart to free Sailor Galaxia of Chaos' corruption, effectively resurrecting all of the Sailor Soldiers whose Star Seeds were taken. With normalcy restored, Usagi and Mamoru share a kiss under a full moon.Production and broadcasting. Further information:Naoko Takeuchi developed the Sailor Moon anime for one season. Due to the season's popularity, Toei Animation asked Takeuchi to keep drawing her manga. At first, she struggled with developing another storyline to extend the series due to Toei's request. The basic idea of the second season, introducing the daughter of Sailor Moon from the future, came from her editor, Fumio Osano.
Sailor Moon is adapted from the 52 chapters of the series which was published in from 1991–1997 and was directed by,. It premiered in Japan on on March 7, 1992, taking over the timeslot previously held byand ran for 200 episodes until its conclusion on February 8, 1997.Because the manga was often published during the anime's production, the anime would only lag the manga by a month or two.: 93 As a result, 'the anime follows the storyline of the manga fairly closely.'
Takeuchi has stated that due to Toei's largely male production staff, she feels that the anime version has 'a slight male perspective.' Sailor Moon sparked a highly successful campaign of over 5,000 items, which contributed to internationally and translation into numerous languages. Sailor Moon has since become one of the most famous anime properties in the world. Due to its resurgence of popularity in Japan, the series was rebroadcast on September 1, 2009. The series also began rebroadcasting in Italy in Autumn 2010, receiving permission from, who released new artwork to promote its return.Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon consists of five separate seasons, titled Sailor Moon, Sailor Moon R, Sailor Moon S, Sailor Moon SuperS and Sailor Moon: Sailor Stars, respectively. The seasons each roughly correspond to one of the five major story arcs of the manga, following the same general storyline and including most of the same characters.: 93 Toei also developed five special.The anime series was sold as 20 volumes in Japan. By the end of 1995, each volume had sold approximately 300,000 copies.: 95 English dub production and broadcast In 1995, after a bidding war with Toon Makers, who wanted to produce an American live-action/animated hybrid adaptation, (now ) licensed the first two seasons of Sailor Moon for an English-language release in North America.
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The -based Optimum Productions was hired to dub the anime. Bob Summers wrote a new background score. DIC had mandated cuts to content and length, which reduced the first 89 episodes into 82.
Their adaptation was created to capitalize on the success of.The series premiered in Canada on August 28, 1995 on and in in the U.S. On September 11, but halted production in November 1995 after two seasons due to low ratings. Despite moderate success in Canada, the U.S.
Airing struggled in early morning 'dead' timeslots; the series originally aired in the U.S. In morning and afternoon timeslots which Anne Allison describes as unsuitable for the target audience. In contrast, due to the dubbing process being done in Canada, the series was considered Canadian enough to be screened in primetime as.
After the series was cancelled, a fan petition that garnered over 12,500 signatures was created. Outlook express windows 7 64 bit. This was later considered an early example of successful fan activism. In 1997, re-runs of this cancelled dub began airing on. That same year, production on the series' English dub was resumed with the last 17 episodes of the second season, Sailor Moon R, and was broadcast in Canada from September 20 to November 21, 1997 to wrap up lingering plot lines.On June 1, 1998, reruns of the series began airing on 's weekday afternoon programming block,. Due to the success of these reruns, the remaining seventeen episodes also aired on the block.
In 1999, once again contracted Optimum Productions to produce English-language adaptations of Sailor Moon S and Sailor Moon SuperS, with handling home video distribution. This dub featured less censorship and was first broadcast on YTV in Canada, and later on Toonami in the United States.
The dub finished airing on Toonami on September 13, 2002; in 2003, ADV and Pioneer lost the distribution rights to the first 159/166 episodes, as well as the three films. Due to the series' resurgence of popularity in Japan, re-runs of the Sailor Moon series began on September 1, 2009 on Animax. In 2010, Toei negotiated to license and broadcast Sailor Moon in Italy on Mediaset, resulting in an international revival. Later, Toei licensed Sailor Moon episodes to countries which the show has not been aired before. On May 16, 2014, North American manga and anime distributor announced that it had acquired the Sailor Moon anime series, as well as the three films and specials for an English-language release in North America, allowing Viz to restore the removed content from the first 89 episodes. The -based was also hired by Viz to re-dub the entire series.
The series began streaming in the United States on and on May 19, 2014, and in Canada on on July 15, 2016. On November 28, 2014, Australian manga and anime publisher announced that they had re-acquired the rights to the 'Sailor Moon' anime series for Australia & New Zealand and will release the series in uncut format with the Viz Media English adaptation in 2015. Madman Entertainment had previously held the Australian licence for Sailor Moon on VHS & DVD until DiC lost the English-language rights. During the original North American airing, some bathing scenes involving brief nudity were censored.Sailor Moon's original North American release was the subject of heavy editing which resulted in large amounts of removed content and alterations that greatly changed the original work. These changes altered almost every aspect of the show including character names, clothing, scenes and dialogue. Some scenes with brief nudity and bathing were also censored, and any type of violence including violence against children were also removed. Homosexual characters, including, and were also altered, with the former two's gender changed from male to female, and the latter two being explained as relatives rather than lovers.
Changing evil characters' genders to female also had the side effect of creating more diverse female characterizations, as the evil female characters now did not have the same body type.Viz Media's release restores all of the content that was cut from the original Japanese version, including scenes that were censored by Optimum Productions at the request of DiC and Cloverway. (2010–2011).
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SAILOR MOON is the quintessential magical girl phenomenon beloved worldwide that chronicles the adventures of a 14-year-old girl and her friends, chosen by destiny to defeat the forces of evil. Told between two beautiful anime series, SAILOR MOON has become cherished by fans for over 20 years.Sailor MoonUsagi Tsukino is a clumsy but kindhearted teenage girl who transforms into the powerful guardian of love and justice, Sailor Moon. Meeting allies along the way who share similar fates, Usagi and her team of planetary Sailor Guardians fight to protect the universe from forces of evil and total annihilation.Sailor Moon CrystalBased on Naoko Takeuchi’s mega-hit graphic novel series, Sailor Moon Crystal retells the origins of Sailor Moon, the kindhearted crybaby destined to protect the world from dark forces.
When the evil Queen Metalia and her Dark Kingdom threatens Earth, Sailor Moon and her fellow Sailor Guardians must find the only power capable of vanquishing this ancient evil—The Legendary Silver Crystal! But a mysterious man calling himself Tuxedo Mask is also after this sacred treasure. What is his connection to Sailor Moon?
And will the Sailor Guardians be able to find the Silver Crystal in time before the world falls into eternal darkness?