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Sailor Moon is an anime series, based on the manga by Naoko Takeuchi, the series was created by Toei Animation and began airing in Japan on March 7, 1992 and ended on February 8, 1997. The series spans 200 episodes, and is one of the longest-running magical girl anime series. The series follows the magical action-adventures of a teenage girl who learns of her destiny as the legendary warrior Sailor Moon and must band together with the other Sailor Scouts to defend the Earth and Galaxy.

Sailor Moon first appeared on Cartoon Network's Toonami block on June 1, 1998 and was in the lineup until 2001. Reruns of the series then aired on Cartoon Network outside of Toonami in 2002. Sailor Moon also appeared on Toonami's Rising Sun and Midnight Run. Season five was never aired due to it never being licensed in the United States. All three Sailor Moon movies were also shown on Toonami (Sailor Moon R: The Movie, Sailor Moon S: The Movie, and Sailor Moon SuperS: The Movie).

Plot

The story centers around an air-headed crybaby, named Serena, and her friends Amy, Raye, Lita, and Mina. Using special powers, they can transform into Sailor Scouts. They become Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter, and Sailor Venus. They fight for love and justice against the evil minions of The Dark Kingdom. To help them in their quest, they heed the advice of two talking cats, Luna and Artemis, and also the mysterious Tuxedo Mask.

Season 1: Sailor Moon

On her way to school, Serena Tsukino saves a cat that has a crescent moon on her forehead. Later, Serena visits her friend Molly's mother's jewelry store where the evil Queen Beryl of the Negaverse sends her commander, Jedite, to gather energy for the Negaforce. The cat, Luna, talks to Serena and gives her a locket, which she uses to transform into Sailor Moon. After battling the forces of the Negaverse alone for awhile, with the occasional assist from Tuxedo Mask, Sailor Moon begins to meet girls that join her as Sailor Scouts. Amy (Sailor Mercury) and Raye (Sailor Mars) join her in the battle against Jedite's monsters until Queen Beryl condemns him to Eternal Sleep for his failures.

Neflite becomes her next commander and rather than gather energy from several people, Neflite tries to gather more energy from one person when their energy reaches its highest point. Eventually Serena's friend Molly falls in love with Neflite and, when he is defeated by the Sailor Scouts, protects him from Sailor Moon. Neflite in turn protects Molly from Zoycite's monsters. The monsters are killed by Sailor Moon and Sailor Mars, but Neflite dies of his injuries. Queen Beryl then sets her sights on obtaining the seven Rainbow Crystals so they can form the Imperium Silver Crystal. Beryl tells Zoycite and Malachite that the Seven Shadows, the strongest Negamonsters, were imprisoned in the Earth's atmosphere, and reborn inside humans who carry the seven crystals. As Zoycite and Malachite attempt to awaken the seven shadows, two new members are added to the Sailor Scouts: Lita (Sailor Jupiter) and Mina (Sailor Venus).

After the seven crystals are found, Zoycite challenges Darien (Tuxedo Mask) to a battle over the crystals at a tower. However, when Serena notices that he is bleeding, she follows him, and is teleported into the tower with Darien. Zoycite double crosses Darien, with Malachite taking control of all seven crystals. Zoycite tries to kill them both and Serena is forced to transform into Sailor Moon in front of Darien to protect them from a fire attack in the elevator. Darien then transforms into Tuxedo Mask also revealing his identity. The seven Rainbow Crystals combine into the Imperium Silver Crystal, and Sailor Moon is revealed to be the Moon Princess, Princess Serena.

Princess Serena defeats Zoycite with Cosmic Moon Power but Malachite snatches Darien away. Beryl kills Zoycite as punishment for disobeying her, then begins to turn Darien evil. Tuxedo Mask, now an evil Prince Darien, occasionally helps the Sailor Scouts, but also helps the Negamonsters. Eventually, Darien is healed by Sailor Moon, but is taken back to the Negaverse and brainwashed again. The Sailor Scouts travel to the Negaverse where the silver crystal reveals the Sailor Scouts' past. Including that Luna and Artemis were sent into the future and that Serena, Darien, and the Sailor Scouts were reborn on Earth.

The Sailor Scouts then teleport to the entrance of the Negaverse, but are attacked by the Doom and Gloom Girls. The Sailor Scouts are apparently killed by the Doom and Gloom Girls, though they manage to take all of them down with them. With Sailor Moon alone, Queen Beryl teleports her inside the Negaverse and sends Darien after her. She eventually heals him by getting him to touch the Star Locket. After Queen Beryl is injured by the combined power of Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask, the Negaforce merges with Beryl, turning them into a gigantic Beryl. Sailor Moon transforms into Princess Serena and, powered up from the spirits of the other Sailor Scouts, Serena uses Cosmic Moon Power to form a giant energy ball that completely destroys Beryl. With Beryl, the Negaforce, and the Negaverse destroyed, all five Sailor Scouts and Darien return to Earth with their memories of being friends or Sailor Scouts erased.

Season 2: Sailor Moon R

Doom Tree Arc

Sailor Moon R begins with a 13-episode sub-arc that does not appear in the manga, created to give Naoko Takeuchi time to catch up in creating the Sailor Moon manga. Two months after the fall of Queen Beryl, the Sailor Scouts and Darien are living their normal lives with no memories of the events. Two aliens, Alan and Anne, come to Earth to gather human energy because their source of life, the Doom Tree, is dying. They disguise themselves as human siblings attending Serena's school and use "Cardian" monsters to harvest energy. To assist Sailor Moon in defeating them, Luna and Artemis are forced to restore the Sailor Scouts' memories of the past. Throughout the Scouts battles with Cardian monsters they are aided by the mysterious Moonlight Knight (memory wiped Darien).

During the Sailor Scouts final battle with Alan and Anne, the aliens finally understand love and sacrifice. When the Doom Tree turns on them, Alan puts his life on the line to protect Anne. As Alan and Anne's love has won over their greed, the Doom Tree stops wreaking havoc and transforms to the Tree of Life. The reformed Alan, Anne, and the healed Tree of Life leave Earth for a peaceful new life elsewhere in the universe.

Negamoon Arc

The Negamoon, led by Prince Diamond and Wiseman, seek vengeance on Queen Serenity for expelling them from Earth by destroying Crystal Tokyo. During the attack, Sailor Pluto sends the daughter of Queen Serenity and King Darien, Rini, to the past for safety. Rini arrives in present Tokyo but the Negamoon followed her, aiming to destroy her and the Silver Crystal held by Serena, both a threat to their plan. The Negamoon initially sends Rubeus and the Negamoon Sisters to kill Rini but the Sailor Scouts find and protect her. Emerald is the next member of the Negamoon tasked with killing Rini. After several attacks, Rini travels back to the future, leaving the Sailor Scouts behind. However, with the help of Sailor Pluto, the Scouts soon follow Rini and continue their battle with Emerald in Crystal Tokyo. After transforming into a dragon, it takes the combined power of the Sailor Scouts to defeat Emerald.

During the battle with Emerald, Wiseman captures Rini and transforms her into Wicked Lady. Diamond sends the Dark Crystal to Earth, where it grows, collecting power to open the gate to the dark world. The Sailor Scouts enter the Dark Crystal, where Sailor Moon is confronted by Diamond. Sailor Moon reveals Wiseman's true intentions to Diamond who joins her in battle against Wiseman, but the prince is ultimately killed by Wiseman. Meanwhile, Wicked Lady uses her power to open a portal to the dark world. In a final battle, Sailor Moon transforms to Princess Serenity and manages to turn Wicked Lady back to Rini. However, the world has already started to turn to darkness under the dark powers controlled by Wiseman. Sailor Moon, with the help of Rini and the other Sailor Scouts, uses the Silver Crystal to counter the dark energy and destroy the darkness and Wiseman along with it.

Season 3: Sailor Moon S

Raye has been having visions of an evil force destroying Earth. Meanwhile, Doctor Tomoe, the leader of the Bureau of Bad Behavior, creates Daimon pods and gives them to his assistant Kaorinite to implant into objects to turn them into Daimon Heart Snatchers, to extract Pure Hearts from people for the Sovereign of Silence. Kaorinite creates the Daimon Mikuzi and sends her to extract Raye's Pure Heart. Sailor Moon's scepter does not work on Mikuzi, who bites into Serena's locket, damaging it and reverting her back to Serena. Mikuzi is ultimately destroyed by two mysterious Sailor Scouts and Raye's Pure Heart is returned to her.

Against the next Daimon, Nekonnell, Sailor Moon's love for Darien takes her to the Moon Kingdom where she receives the legendary Spiral Moon Heart Scepter, upgrading her locket to Moon Crisis Power and is transformed into a heart shape. The Sailor Scouts soon meet Amara and Michelle, who unbeknownst to them are the two mysterious Sailor Scouts, Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune, who are also out to get Pure Hearts to stop Doctor Tomoe from destroying the world. Kaorinite is ultimately defeated with the combined efforts of all the Sailor Scouts. During this time, Rini makes friends with a girl named Hotaru, who is actually Doctor Tomoe's daughter and the host of the Sovereign of Silence.

Eugeal of the Witches 5 takes over for Kaorinite, using a gun to extract Pure Hearts while she sends Daimons created in Doctor Tomoe's Heart Snatcher Oven to fight the Sailor Scouts when they interfere. During this time, Rini returns from the future, now a Sailor Scout called Sailor Mini Moon. After all her plans are foiled, Eugeal discovers Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune possess two of the Pure Hearts and extracts Sailor Neptune's Pure Heart, the Deep Aqua Mirror. After Serena arrives and fights off Eugeal, Sailor Uranus extracts her own Pure Heart, the Space Sword. With the appearance of Sailor Pluto, owner of the third Pure Heart, the three hearts combine to form the Purity Chalice. Sailor Moon transforms into Super Sailor Moon with the power of the Purity Chalice and defeats Eugeal.

Tomoe, the second of the Witches 5, sends Daimons to suck the Pure Hearts out through victim's mouths, usually targeting attractive male celebrities. Her plans are foiled each time by the Sailor Scouts. Telulu, the third of the Witches 5, is then given the job. She uses plants called Venus Heart Traps to extract Pure Hearts. After her defeat, Byruit the fourth of the Witches 5, uses computers to extract Pure Hearts from exam takers. The Sailor Scouts defeat her and Cyprin, the fifth and final of the Witches 5, extracts more Pure Hearts from the students at Mugen School. The Sailor Scouts fight her, only to find that she shares her mind and body with another witch named Petirol. Eventually they trick the two witches into destroying each other. Meanwhile, Kaorinite captures Rini and the Sovereign of Silence eats her Pure Heart, awakening in her true form as Mistress 9, who kills Kaorinite with a bolt of lightning.

Mistress 9 and Doctor Tomoe's plan is to use the Purity Chalice to awaken their master, Pharaoh 90. Mistress 9 pulls Sailor Moon into the school through a portal and uses the remaining Daimon pods to create several identical, red, and unnamed Daimons that form a barrier around Mugen School. The Sailor Scouts are able to enter the school after Sailor Pluto sacrifices herself. Pretending to be Hotaru, Mistress 9 tricks Sailor Moon and the un-possessed Doctor Tomoe into giving her the Purity Chalice. She then uses it to summon Pharaoh 90, destroying the Purity Chalice in the process, and begins to destroy the world.

Hotaru awakens as Sailor Saturn and overpowers Mistress 9, destroying her. After returning Rini's Pure Heart to her, Sailor Saturn enters the core of Pharaoh 90 to destroy him. As the battle ensues, Sailor Moon is powered up by the other Sailor Scouts and transforms into Super Sailor Moon. She then enters Pharaoh 90 and destroys his core, killing him. She manages to rescue Hotaru, who is reborn as a baby. Then, Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune challenge Sailor Moon in one final battle. At the conclusion of the battle, they acknowledge her as their ruler, Princess Serena and Neo Queen Serenity, and walk away.

Season 4: Sailor Moon SuperS

Rini is having dreams about a winged unicorn named Pegasus. At a solar eclipse, the Dark Moon Circus, led by the evil Zirconia, arrives in search of Pegasus. Knowing he can only exist in a person's dreams, he sends the Amazon Trio (Tiger's Eye, Hawk's Eye, and Fish Eye) to search people's dreams for Pegasus. Throughout their battles with the Amazon Trio's "Remless", Pegasus aids the Scouts by turning Sailor Moon and Sailor Mini Moon into Super Sailors. During this time, a kitten named Diana appears and is revealed to be Luna and Artemis's daughter from the future. After many failures, Zirconia tells the Amazon Trio he will turn them back into animals if they do not capture Pegasus.

Fisheye begins to question her existence and discovers that Rini is the holder of Pegasus. As Zirconia's eyeball, Zircon was spying on Fish Eye, Zirconia mistakenly thinks Serena is the holder of Pegasus. Serena is captured by the Amazon Trio and Zirconia sends four young girls called the Amazon Quartet to kill the Amazon Trio. After Hawk's Eye extracts Serena's Dream Mirror, Mr. Magic Pierrot tries to kill the trio, and destroys Serena's dream mirror and Hawk's Eye. Tiger's Eye and Fish Eye are unable to defeat him, so they give up the power that made them human to rebuild Serena's dream mirror. Serena transforms into Sailor Moon and destroys Mr. Magic Pierrot. Tiger's Eye and Fish Eye but are revived by Pegasus as humans and gives them their own dream mirrors, then sends them to live in Elysion.

The Amazon Quartet, Besubesu, Selesele, Junjun, and Parapara, take over, sending Remless to extract Dream Mirrors in search of the golden mirror, which Zirconia heard from their queen, Queen Nehelenia, is the dream mirror of the holder of Pegasus. The Amazon Quartet do not find Pegasus, and their Remless are destroyed by Sailor Moon. Soon, Nehelenia plunges the world into darkness, strangling it with spiderlike threads, causing Darien agonizing pain and forcing him to remain behind as the Sailor Scouts head for the Dark Moon Circus's tent. After they fight the Amazon Quartet, Pegasus tells them that he once had a humanoid form and was called Helios, but was imprisoned in Nehelenia's mirror by the Dark Moon Circus, however his spirit was separated from his body by Rini's dream light and became Pegasus, therefore Nehelenia was unable to get the gold crystal, his horn, which she needs to escape the mirror.

The Sailor Scouts enter the Dark Moon Circus tent and destroy all the freakish monsters inside. They fight the Amazon Quartet, who receive power from Nehelenia and gain the advantage, until Sailor Mini Moon summons Pegasus. Sailor Moon defeats the Amazon Quartet, but Zirconia arrives and uses Zircon as an orb to extract Sailor Mini Moon's dream mirror. Though it is returned to her, it is confirmed as the golden mirror, and Zirconia traps her inside Nehelenia's mirror, where Nehelenia tries to extract Pegasus and return him to his Helios body. Nehelenia takes the golden crystal but Zirconia and Zircon are destroyed when Nehelenia escapes from the mirror.

With the golden crystal, Nehelenia fights the Sailor Scouts and gains the advantage, until the Amazon Quartet switch the crystal around for a pineapple and give it to Sailor Moon. It has lost most of its power because people have lost their dreams, but as they still have the ability to dream, Sailor Mini Moon restores the crystal, and Sailor Moon and Sailor Mini Moon use it to shoot a gold beam at Nehelenia, defeating her, saving the world, and destroying the circus tents. However Nehelenia survives and kidnaps Sailor Mini Moon. Since her plan has been foiled, she enters the dark moon's shadow where she can return to her mirror and be young and beautiful forever. Helios turns back into Pegasus and returns to Elysion, which has now been restored.

Characters

Sailor Scouts

The main characters, the Sailor Soldiers, frequently called "Sailor Scouts" or "Guardians" in many Western versions, are teenage girls who can transform into heroines named for the Moon and planets. The use of "Sailor" comes from a style of girls' school uniform popular in Japan, on which Takeuchi modeled the Sailor Scout's uniforms. The fantasy elements in the series are heavily symbolic and often based on mythology.

Sailor Moon (Serena) — is the main character of the series, she is a careless young girl with an enormous capacity for love, compassion, and understanding. She has a companion cat named Luna who guides the Sailor Scouts through their adventures. Serena transforms into the heroine called Sailor Moon, Soldier of love and justice. At the beginning of the series, she is fourteen years old and portrayed as an immature crybaby who hates having to fight evil and wants nothing more than to be a normal girl. As she progresses, however, she embraces the chance to use her power to protect those she cares about.

Sailor Mercury (Amy) — is a quiet fourteen-year-old bookworm in Serena's class. Highly intelligent with a rumored IQ of 300, she can transform into Sailor Mercury, Soldier of water and wisdom. Amy's shy exterior masks a passion for knowledge and for taking care of the people around her, as shown by her desire to one day become a doctor just like her mother. Amy can also be considered the "tech girl" and the "brain" of the group by using her mini data computer, which is capable of scanning and detecting virtually anything she needs.

Sailor Mars (Raye) — is an elegant, fourteen-year-old shrine maiden. Because of her work as a priestess, Rei has limited precognition and can dispel/nullify evil using special Shinto scrolls, even in her civilian form. She transforms into Sailor Mars, Soldier of fire and passion. She is very serious and focused. Rei is portrayed as boy-crazy in the early anime, and short-tempered throughout, but is uninterested in romance and is self-controlled throughout the series. She attends a private, Catholic school separate from the other girls.

Sailor Jupiter (Lita) — is a fourteen-year-old tomboy in Serena's class. Unusually tall and strong for a Japanese schoolgirl, she transforms into Sailor Jupiter, Soldier of lightning and strength. She is also considered the Soldier of Nature. Both Lita's parents died in a plane crash years ago, so she lives alone and takes care of herself. She wants to marry young and to own a flower-and-cake shop.

Sailor Venus (Mina) — is a fourteen-year-old perky dreamer who acted on her own as Sailor V for sometime. she has a companion cat named Artemis who works alongside Luna in guiding the Sailor Scouts. Mina transforms into Sailor Venus, Soldier of love and beauty, and leads Sailor Moon's four inner guardians, while acting as Sailor Moon's closest bodyguard-decoy because of their near-identical looks.

Tuxedo Mask (Darien) — is a student somewhat older than Serena. As a young child he experienced a terrible car-accident that robbed him of his parents and of his knowledge of his own identity. During the series it is revealed he has a special psychic rapport with Serena and can sense when she is in danger, which inspires him to take on the guise of Tuxedo Mask and fight alongside the Sailor Scouts when needed. After an initially confrontational relationship, he and Serena remember their past lives together and fall in love again. Eventually, after some years the two become the king and queen of the earth and get married and have a daughter named Rini.

Sailor Mini Moon (Rini) — is the future daughter of Serena and Darien. She later trains with Sailor Moon to become a Sailor Scout in her own right. She learns to transform into Sailor Mini Moon and become the 6th Inner Scout. At times she has an adversarial relationship with her mother in the 20th century, as she is more mature than Serena. But as the series progresses they develop a deep bond. Rini wants to grow up to become a lady like her mother.

Sailor Pluto (Trista) — is a mysterious woman who appears first as Sailor Pluto, the Soldier of time and space, who has the duty of guarding the time corridor from unauthorized travelers. Only later does she appear on Earth, living as a college student. She has a distant personality and can be very stern, but can also be quite friendly and helps the Sailor Scouts when she can. After so long at the Gate of Time she carries a deep sense of loneliness, although she is close friends with Rini. Sailor Pluto's talisman is her Garnet Rod, which aids her with her power to freeze time and attacks.

Sailor Uranus (Amara) — is a good-natured, masculine-acting girl. A year older than most of the other Sailor Scouts, she can transform into Sailor Uranus, Soldier of the sky and fury. Before becoming a Sailor Scout, she dreamt of being a racer, and she has excellent driving skills. She tends to dress and, in the anime, speak like a man. When it comes to fighting the enemy she distrusts outside help and prefers to work solely with Sailor Neptune and, later, Pluto and Saturn. Sailor Uranus's talisman is known as the Space Sword, which aids her with her fighting and attacks.

Sailor Neptune (Michelle) — is an elegant and talented violinist and painter with family money. Michelle, like her partner Amara, is one year older than the rest of the Sailor Scouts. She transforms into Sailor Neptune, Soldier of the ocean and intuition. She worked alone for some time before finding her partner, Sailor Uranus. She is fully devoted to her duty and willing to make any sacrifice for it. Sailor Neptune's talisman is her Deep Aqua Mirror, which aids her with her intuition and revealing cloaked evil.

Sailor Saturn (Hotaru) — is a sweet, lonely young girl. Daughter of a mad scientist, a terrible laboratory accident in her youth significantly compromised her health in the anime. After overcoming the darkness that has surrounded her family, Hotaru is able to become the Soldier of death and rebirth, Sailor Saturn. She is often pensive, and as a human has the inexplicable power to heal others. Sailor Saturn's weapon is her Silence Glaive, which aids her with her power to generate barriers. It also gives her the power to destroy a planet, but if she uses that power, she dies herself.

Voice Cast

Character English Voice Actor (DiC/Cloverway) Japanese Voice Actor
Sailor Moon / Serena Tracey Moore (ep. 1-11, 15, 21)
Terri Hawkes (ep. 12-14, 16-20, 22-82, Movies)
Linda Ballantyne (ep. 83 - 159)
Kotono Mitsuishi (ep. 1-43, 51-200)
Kae Araki (ep. 44-50)
Sailor Mercury / Amy Karen Bernstein (ep. 5-82, Movies)
Liza Balkan (ep. 83-159)
Aya Hisakawa
Sailor Mars / Raye Katie Griffin (ep. 7-65, 83-159, Movies)
Emilie Barlow (ep. 66-82)
Michie Tomizawa
Sailor Jupiter / Lita Susan Roman Emi Shinohara
Sailor Venus / Mina Stephanie Morgenstern (ep. 29-82, Movies)
Emilie Barlow (ep. 83-159)
Rika Fukami
Tuxedo Mask / Darien Rino Romano (ep. 1-11)
Toby Proctor (ep. 12-65)
Vince Corazza (ep. 66-159, Movies)
Tōru Furuya
Sailor Mini-Moon / Rini Tracey Hoyt (ep. 54-81, Movies)
Stephanie Beard (ep. 96-159)
Kae Araki
Sailor Uranus / Amara Sarah LaFleur Megumi Ogata
Sailor Neptune / Michelle Barbara Radecki Masako Katsuki
Sailor Pluto / Trista Sabrina Grdevich (ep. 68-78, Movies)
Susan Aceron (ep. 108-120)
Chiyoko Kawashima
Sailor Saturn / Hotaru Jennifer Gould Yūko Minaguchi
Luna Jill Frappier Keiko Han
Artemis Ron Rubin Yasuhiro Takato
Diana Loretta Jafelice
Naomi Emmerson (Movie 3)
Kumiko Nishihara
Sammy Tsukino Julie Lemieux Chiyoko Kawashima
Serena's Mother Barbara Radecki Sanae Takagi
Serena's Father David Huband Yuji Machi
Molly Baker Mary Long Shino Kakinuma
Melvin Roland Parliament Keiichi Nanba
Patricia Haruna Nadine Rabinovitch Chiyoko Kawashima
Andrew Colin O'Meara (season 1-2)
Joel Feeney (season 3-4)
Hiroyuki Satō
Elizabeth (Lizzy) Sabrina Grdevich (Season 2)
Catherine Disher (Season 3)

Kim Bubbs (Season 4)

Miyako Endou
Raye's Grandfather David Fraser
John Stocker (ep. 99)
Tomomichi Nishimura
Chad Steven Bednarski

David Berni (ep. 99)

Bin Shimada
Queen Serenity Barbara Radecki (ep. 1, 41)
Wendy Lyon (ep. 39, 45)
Mika Doi
Pegasus / Helios Rowan Tichenor Taiki Matsuno
Jedite Tony Daniels Masaya Onosaka
Nephlite Kevin Lund Katsuji Mori
Zoisite Kirsten Bishop Keiichi Nanba
Malachite Dennis Akayama
John Stocker (ep. 82)
Kazuyuki Sogabe
Queen Beryl Naz Edwards
Jill Frappier (ep. 82 flashback)
Keiko Han
Negaforce Maria Vacratsis Noriko Uemura
Alan Granger Vincent Corazza Hikaru Midorikawa
Anne Granger Sabrina Grdevich Yumi Touma
Catzi Alice Poon (ep. 54-57)
Mary Long (ep. 58-65, 79)
Wakana Yamazaki
Bertie Kathy Laskey Yuri Amano
Avery Jennifer Griffiths Akiko Hiramatsu
Prizma Norma Dell'Agnese Megumi Ogata
Rubeus Robert Tinkler Wataru Takagi
Emerald Kirsten Bishop Mami Koyama
Sapphire Lyon Smith Tsutomu Kashiwakura
Prince Diamond Robert Bockstael Kaneto Shiozawa
Wiseman Tony Daniels Eiji Maruyama
Eugeal Loretta Jafelice Maria Kawamura
Mimet Catherine Disher Mika Kanai
Telulu ?? Chieko Honda
Byruit Kim Bubbs Yoshino Takamori
Cyprin Naomi Emmerson Yuriko Fuchizaki
Petirol Sara Sahr Rumi Kasahara
Dr. Tomoe Jeff Lumby Akira Kamiya
Kaorinite Kirsten Bishop Noriko Uemura
Mistress 9 ?? Yuko Minaguchi
Tiger's Eye Jason Barr Ryotaro Okiayu
Hawk's Eye Benji Plener Toshio Furukawa
Fisheye Deborah Drakeford Akira Ishida
CeleCele Megan McChesney Yuri Amano
ParaPara Jennifer Gould Machiko Toyoshima
JunJun Brandi Ward Kumiko Watanabe
BesuBesu Karyn Dwyer Junko Hagimori
Zirconia Robert Bockstael Hisako Kyōda
Queen Nehelenia Kate Trotter Yoshiko Sakakibara
Queen Nehelenia (child) Wakana Yamazaki
Sailor Iron Mouse Eriko Hara
Sailor Aluminum Siren Kikuko Inoue
Sailor Lead Crow Chiharu Suzuka
Sailor Tin Nyanko Ikue Ōtani
Sailor Galaxia Mitsuko Horie
Sailor Star Fighter Shiho Niiyama
Sailor Star Healer Chika Sakamoto
Sailor Star Maker Narumi Tsunoda
Sailor Chibi Chibi Moon Kotono Mitsuishi

Gallery

Episodes

Color Season Episodes Toonami Premiere Toonami Finale
1 46 June 1, 1998 July 24, 1998
2 43 July 27, 1998 December 22, 1998
3 38 June 12, 2000 September 13, 2000
4 39 September 26, 2000 December 21, 2000
5 34 Unaired
Movies 03

Sailor Moon consists of five separate seasons. The titles of the seasons are Sailor Moon, Sailor Moon R, Sailor Moon S, Sailor Moon SuperS and Sailor Moon Sailor Stars. Each season roughly corresponds to one of the five major story arcs of the manga, following the same general storyline and including most of the same characters. There were also five special animated shorts, as well as three theatrically released films: Sailor Moon R: The Movie, Sailor Moon S: The Movie, and Sailor Moon SuperS: The Movie.

The first English dubbed version of the series was produced by DIC Entertainment, DiC — then owned by The Walt Disney Company — and Optimum Productions, DIC acquired the rights to the first two seasons of Sailor Moon, from which they cut a total of six episodes (five from the first season and one from the second season) and merged the final two episodes of the first season into one. Editors cut each of the remaining episodes by several minutes to make room for more commercials, to censor plot points or visuals deemed inappropriate for children, and to allow the insertion of "educational" segments called "Sailor Says" at the end of each episode. The second season, named Sailor Moon R in Japan, was dubbed solely as Sailor Moon with the "R" removed from the logo.

The English adaptations of Sailor Moon S and Sailor Moon Super S, produced by Optimum Productions and Cloverway, stayed relatively close to the original Japanese versions, without skipping or merging any episodes. Some controversial changes were made, however, such as the depiction of Sailors Uranus and Neptune as cousins rather than lesbian lovers. Toei never licensed the fifth and final series, Sailor Stars, for adaptation into English. In 2004, the rest of the media franchise officially went off the air in all English-speaking countries due to lapsed and unrenewed licenses.

Viz Media announced in May 2014 that it licensed Sailor Moon, including the first North American release of the final television series, Sailor Stars. The release will be unedited in its original uncropped 4:3 aspect ratio, with the original Japanese names, story elements, and relationships. Viz is also producing an uncut English dub with a new voice cast. Viz began releasing the franchise digitally with English subtitles starting in the summer of 2014, followed by the English dub starting on November 11, 2014. Viz is releasing the series on DVD and Blu-ray in half-season sets.

Sailor Says

Sailor Says was a 30 second supplementary segment created specially for the English dub by DiC that aired with the first and second seasons of Sailor Moon. In these segments, Sailor Moon and/or the other Sailor Scouts would address the viewer and discuss a self-improvement or moral topic related to the episode's plot. They were modeled after Public Service Announcements and were added to the end of most episodes in order to make the show more appealing to channels when the dub was put in syndication, as it would help them comply with an FCC regulation which stated that broadcasters must show three hours per week of educational material.

The segments featured new dialogue dubbed over old footage, usually from the same episode. In some instances, the Sailor Says segments would use footage removed from the episodes on account of content or time. During the second season, a few Sailor Says segments had similar or identical dialogue to previous segments, rerecorded and dubbed over different footage. In the final 17 episodes of season two, dubbed the "Lost Episodes", recycled Sailor Says segment footage was used from the previous 65 episodes. These segments did not continue for Season three or four.

Broadcast History

  • Japan (TV Asahi) – March 7, 1992 - February 8, 1997
  • Canada (YTV) – August 28, 1995 - 2001
  • United States (First-run Syndication) – September 11, 1995 - November 28, 1995
  • United States (USA Network) – June 9, 1997[1][6] - December 1997[1][7]
  • United States (Cartoon Network) – June 1, 1998[1][2] - May 3, 2001[1][5]; June 3, 2002[1][8] - July 5, 2002[1][9]
  • United States (Kids' WB!) – September 3-14, 2001[10]
  • United Kingdom (Fox Kids UK) – 1999 - 2002
  • Brazil (Cartoon Network) — 2000[11] - 2004[12]

Toonami Broadcast History

Sailor Moon premiered on Cartoon Network's Toonami block on June 1, 1998 at 4:00 PM. Toonami acquired the broadcast rights to the first 65 DiC dubbed episodes that had previously aired in syndication as well as the remaining 17 episodes of Sailor Moon R, dubbed the "Lost episodes", which had never been aired in North America. The first 65 episodes made their Toonami premiere from June 1st through August 28th. The series then went into reruns beginning on Monday, August 31, 1998.

Although initial plans had them scheduled directly after the initial 65 episodes, Toonami delayed the premiere of the recently dubbed 17 episodes (the final episodes of Sailormoon R) until later in the Fall. The network wanted to air the episodes when general viewership would be higher, as Summer is when ratings are typically at their lowest levels. This decision was due in part to the unforeseen success the series experienced on Toonami, as it became the block's highest rated series until Dragon Ball Z made its debut in August. The 17 "Lost episodes" finally began airing on Toonami Monday, November 30, 1998.[13][14][15]

After the "Lost episodes" premiered, reruns of Sailor Moon aired on the block until March 24, 2000, when Thundercats replaced Sailor Moon in the lineup. Reruns of the series returned to the lineup at 4:00 PM on Monday, May 8, 2000, replacing Thundercats. Sailor Moon S (season 3) made its Toonami premiere on Monday, June 12, 2000.[16] The large break in-between new episodes was due to season 3 not being dubbed into English until 2000 by Cloverway inc. The episode "Goodness Eclipsed" was skipped during the English dub of season 3's initial premiere on Toonami, due to inappropriate content, but eventually made its premiere on September 13, 2000 during reruns of the season.[17] On September 4th, Sailor Moon moved from the 4:00 PM time slot to 4:30 PM.

Sailor Moon SuperS (season 4) made its Toonami premiere on Monday, September 26, 2000.[18] The episode "Dreams Of Her Own" was skipped during the English dub of season 4's initial premiere on Toonami, due to inappropriate content, but eventually made its premiere on December 21, 2000 during reruns of the season.[19] On March 12, 2001, reruns of the series returned to the 4:00 PM time slot. Sailor Moon aired for the final time on the weekday afternoon Toonami block on May 3, 2001. It was subsequently replaced in the lineup by a second episode of Gundam Wing.[5]

Sailor Moon also appeared on the Rising Sun from July 8, 2000 to March 3, 2001 and the Midnight Run from July 10, 1999 to March 4, 2000. All three Sailor Moon movies also aired on Toonami. The television rights expired in 2003 and the series hasn't appeared on American television since.

  • Toonami (United States) – June 1, 1998[1][2] - March 24, 2000; April 8, 2000[3]; May 8, 2000[4] - May 3, 2001[5]

Toonami Marathons

The following is a list of Toonami marathons in which at least one episode of Sailor Moon appeared.

External Links

See Also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 "Sailor Moon on U.S. TV ". saveoursailors.org. http://www.saveoursailors.org/smustv.html. Retrieved on June 5, 2015. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "The Program Exchange Gets "Sailor Moon" on the Cartoon Network ". saveoursailors.org. http://web.archive.org/web/20021001084421/http://pei.physics.sunysb.edu/~ming/dau/sos/cn-tpe.html. Retrieved on June 5, 2015. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "CN Schedule (2-5 PM) ". cartoonnetwork.com. April 8, 2000. https://web.archive.org/web/20000408182837/http://turner.gist.com/cartoon/tv1.dpg?daypart=Now&channel=TOON.12131....est&genres=All+Categories. Retrieved on February 17, 2015. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "CN Schedule ". cartoonnetwork.com. May 11, 2000. http://web.archive.org/web/20000511204432/http://turner.gist.com/cartoon/tv1.dpg?genres=All+Categories&daypart=16&channel=TOON.12131....est. Retrieved on November 13, 2014. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 "Series To Be Temporarily Dropped On May 3 ". saveoursailors.org. April 2001. http://www.saveoursailors.org/tempdrop.html. Retrieved on June 5, 2015. 
  6. "Sailor Moon on USA! ". saveoursailors.org. http://web.archive.org/web/20021015023125/http://pei.physics.sunysb.edu/~ming/dau/sos/smonusa.html. Retrieved on June 5, 2015. 
  7. "Sailor Moon off USA! ". saveoursailors.org. http://web.archive.org/web/20030507175349/http://pei.physics.sunysb.edu/~ming/dau/sos/smonusa2.html. Retrieved on June 5, 2015. 
  8. "The Series Returns to The Cartoon Network ". saveoursailors.org. http://www.saveoursailors.org/cnratings2002.html. Retrieved on June 5, 2015. 
  9. "The Cartoon Network Suddenly Drops The Series ". saveoursailors.org. http://www.saveoursailors.org/dropped.html. Retrieved on June 5, 2015. 
  10. "Kids WB Samples Sailor Moon ". icv2.com. August 21, 2001. http://icv2.com/articles/comics/view/650/kids-wb-samples-sailor-moon. Retrieved on January 8, 2016. 
  11. "Cartoon Network Schedule ". cartoonnetworkla.com. December 8, 2000. http://web.archive.org/web/20001208063800/http://www.cartoonnetworkla.com/english/toonin/grid.html. Retrieved on February 14, 2017. 
  12. "Cartoon Network Schedule ". cartoonnetwork.com.br. June 9, 2004. http://web.archive.org/web/20040609200724/http://alt.cartoonnetwork.com.br/portuguese/schedule. Retrieved on February 14, 2017. 
  13. "The Cartoon Network Delays The New Episodes ". saveoursailors.org. August 1998. https://web.archive.org/web/20030608155936/http://pei.physics.sunysb.edu/~ming/dau/sos/cn-delay.html. Retrieved on January 5, 2021. 
  14. "Damn The Sweeps! Final 17 Episodes Scheduled! ". saveoursailors.org. October 1998. https://web.archive.org/web/20021015014051/http://pei.physics.sunysb.edu/~ming/dau/sos/17eps1.html. Retrieved on January 5, 2021. 
  15. "Dragonball Now #1 On Toonami ". saveoursailors.org. December 1998. https://web.archive.org/web/20200818230230/http://www.saveoursailors.org/dragonballcn.html. Retrieved on January 5, 2021. 
  16. "Sailor Moon S & Sailor Moon Super S To Be Presented By The Cartoon Network ". saveoursailors.org. June 2000. https://web.archive.org/web/20200818230238/http://www.saveoursailors.org/smscn.html. Retrieved on January 5, 2021. 
  17. "Episode Is Armed, Dangerous and Naked! That is all! ". saveoursailors.org. August 2000. http://www.saveoursailors.org/ep119.html. Retrieved on January 5, 2021. 
  18. "Sailor Moon SuperS Premieres On The Cartoon Network Tuesday, September 26, 2000 Weekdays, 4:30pm EDT & PDT ". saveoursailors.org. September 2000. http://www.saveoursailors.org/supersprimiere.html. Retrieved on January 5, 2021. 
  19. "Another Skipped Episode! ". saveoursailors.org. December 2000. http://www.saveoursailors.org/skipped.html. Retrieved on January 5, 2021. 
  20. "Midnight Run & Rising Sun Schedules ". cartoonnetwork.com. October 14, 2000. https://web.archive.org/web/20001014142951/http://cartoonnetwork.com/TOONAMI/midnight.html. Retrieved on February 19, 2015. 
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