|Country of origin||Japan|
|No. of episodes||46|
|Original network||TV Asahi|
|Original release||March 7, 1992 –|
February 27, 1993
The first season of the Sailor Moon anime series was produced by Toei Animation and directed by Junichi Sato.It was broadcast from March 7, 1992 to February 27, 1993 on TV Asahi. This season adapts the first arc of the Sailor Moon manga series by Naoko Takeuchi, the "Dark Kingdom" arc.
It follows the adventures of Usagi Tsukino and her friends. After the magical cat Luna reveals Usagi's true identity as the titular character, Usagi fights to protect the Earth from the Dark Kingdom, who previously destroyed the ancient Moon Kingdom.
In the 1993 favorite episode listings for Animage , "Loved and Chased! Luna's Worst Day Ever" came in first place, with "Naru's Cry! Nephrite Dies for Love" coming in third place, "The Sparkling Silver Crystal! The Moon Princess Appears" coming in sixth place, "Memories Return! Usagi and Mamoru's Past" coming in ninth place and "Love for Ami?! A Boy Who Can Predict the Future" coming in eleventh place.The following year, the two-part series finale "The Sailor Warriors Die! The Tragic Final Battle" and "Usagi's Everlasting Wish! A New Reincarnation" took first and second place respectively. Eight DVD compilations were released in Japan between May 21 and July 21, 2002, and the series was later released in a remastered edition in two box-sets from December 11, 2009 to January 21, 2010.
In the English language adaptation of the series by former licensee DIC Entertainment, the season was cut down to 40 episodes and also added an ending segment, "Sailor Says," to teach a moral based on the story that had just been shown.The episodes were first broadcast on YTV in Canada from August 28 to October 24, 1995, and later had its first-run syndication in the United States from September 11 to November 3, 1995. The first season was later released by ADV Films in a subtitle-only DVD box set in 2003. Eventually, on May 16, 2014, the season was re-licensed for an updated English-language release by Viz Media and they released the season in two uncut DVD and Blu-ray compilations on November 11, 2014 and February 10, 2015 for parts one and two respectively. Hulu began streaming the series in the United States on May 19, 2014, with Tubi TV following suit in Canada on July 15, 2016.
The score was composed by Takanori Arisawa. Three pieces of theme music are used for the episodes; one opening theme and two closing themes. The opening theme for the whole season is "Moonlight Densetsu" performed by the idol group DALI."Heart Moving", performed by Misae Takamatsu of Sakura Sakura, is used as the ending theme for the first 26 episodes, and "Princess Moon", performed by Ushio Hashimoto, is used for the remainder of the season. DIC Entertainment made an English-language version of the Japanese opening theme for its adaptation.
Several video games were released to promote this season. In 1993, Angel (a subsidiary company of Bandai), published Sailor Moon for Super Nintendo Entertainment System.Also in 1993, Black HCS developed and published a beat 'em up video game called Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Kessen Dark Kingdom for Sharp X68000. In 1995, Gazelle developed the arcade game Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon , which was published by Banpresto.
|No.||DiC Entertainment dub title |
Original Japanese and Viz Media titles
|Episode director(s)||Writer(s)||Art director(s)||Animation director(s)||Original air date||English air date|
|1||1||"A Moon Star is Born"|
"The Crybaby: Usagi's Beautiful Transformation"
Transcription: "Nakimushi Usagi no karei naru henshin" (Japanese: 泣き虫うさぎの華麗なる変身)
|Junichi Sato||Sukehiro Tomita||Yoshiyuki Shikano||Hiromi Matsushita||March 7, 1992||August 28, 1995|
|A 14-year-old middle school underachiever named Usagi Tsukino saves a cat from being harassed by a group of little boys while running late to school. After school, she and her friend Naru Osaka visit a local jewelry store owned by her mother. Usagi encounters Mamoru Chiba and meets up with Motoki Furuhata before returning home, being scolded by her mother when she learns of Usagi's failing grades. The cat Usagi encountered earlier reveals herself as Luna and tells Usagi to search for the princess and destroy evil and gets her to transform into Sailor Moon. Usagi then hears Naru in distress when attacked by the monster Morga, who impersonated Naru's mother to sell cursed jewelry designed to extract energy from the wearers. Sailor Moon arrives, only to be attacked by the buyers whom Morga is controlling as a masked stranger wearing a tuxedo intervenes. Usagi weakens Morga with her cries, allowing her to use the Moon Tiara Action technique on Morga, killing her and restoring the girls to normal. Before departing, the stranger reveals himself to be Tuxedo Mask.|
|2||—||"Punishment Awaits! The House of Fortune is the Monster Mansion"|
Transcription: "Oshiokiyo! Uranai house wa yōma no yakata" (Japanese: おしおきよ!占いハウスは妖魔の館)
|Takao Yoshizawa||Shigeru Yanagikawa||Yoshiyuki Shikano||Katsuji Matsumoto||March 14, 1992||–|
|Having failed his previous mission, Jadeite informs Queen Beryl, the leader of the Dark Kingdom, that he is using another plan, this time involving fortune telling. Meanwhile, Usagi's classmate Gurio Umino is smitten with her. After confessing that he wants to go on a date, Naru has him consult a fortune teller but he decides to go to the House of Fortune. Luna tells Usagi to go to a fortune teller, in an attempt to check that Motoki is an admirer of her but decides to go to the House of Fortune. However, Umino and some of the other students are hypnotized by the tarot cards and cause trouble at school the next day. Realizing that the students were being hypnotized from the House of Fortune, Luna and Usagi infiltrate the house and encounter Balm, a monster disguised as the fortune teller. Balm orders her hypnotized subjects to attack Usagi, but Tuxedo Mask distracts her and, with his encouragement, Usagi kills Balm, returning the customers to normal.|
"The Mysterious Sleeping Sickness: Protect the Girls in Love"
Transcription: "Nazo no nemuribyō, mamore otome no koisuru kokoro" (Japanese: 謎のねむり病, 守れ乙女の恋する心)
|Kazuhisa Takenouchi||Katsuyuki Sumisawa||Minoru Ōkōchi||Kunihiko Natsume||March 21, 1992||August 29, 1995|
|Homeroom teacher Haruna Sakurada and Naru submit love-letters to a late-night radio show. When they fall into a coma-like sleep, Usagi must investigate the radio station undercover.|
"Learn How to Be Skinny from Usagi"
Transcription: "Usagi ga oshiemasu! Surimu ni naruhō" (Japanese: うさぎが教えます!スリムになる法)
|Harume Kosaka||Sukehiro Tomita||Yoshiyuki Shikano||Kiyoshi Matsumoto||March 28, 1992||August 30, 1995|
|Usagi gains a couple of pounds and starts to obsess about her weight. Jadeite starts a health club to drain energy out of people. Usagi and her friends sign up after seeing how much weight Ms. Haruna has lost. Usagi discovers tanks in the basement which are sucking the life energy out of her friends.|
|5||—||"Scent of a Monster! Chanela Will Steal Your Love"|
Transcription: "Yōma no kaori! Shanēra wa ai wo nusume" (Japanese: 妖魔の香り!シャネーラは愛を盗む)
|Yūji Endō||Shigeru Yanagikawa||Kenichi Tajiri||Ikuko Itō||April 11, 1992||—|
|Usagi wants her family to accept Luna as a "pet", but her brother Shingo is afraid of cats. At a pet shop, he discovers a hypnotic creature called a Chanela and loses all interest in anything else.|
|6||—||"Protect the Melody of Love: Usagi Plays Cupid"|
Transcription: "Mamore koi no merodi! Usagi wa Kyūpiddo" (Japanese: 守れ恋の曲!うさぎはキューピッド)
|Kunihiko Ikuhara||Katsuyuki Sumisawa||Yoshiyuki Shikano||Kazuko Tadano||April 18, 1992||—|
|Jadeite creates a cassette tape that can drain life energy, but the monster he gives it to promptly loses it. It ends up in the possession of a jazz pianist, and Usagi must disguise herself as an adult to protect him.|
|7||4||"So You Want to Be a Superstar"|
"Usagi Learns Her Lesson: Becoming a Star is Hard Work"
Transcription: "Usagi hansei! Sutā no michi wa kibishii" (Japanese: うさぎ反省!スターの道はきびしい)
|Junichi Sato||Shigeru Yanagikawa||Minoru Ōkōchi||Katsuji Matsumoto||April 25, 1992||August 31, 1995|
|By making a monster possess a human celebrity, Jadeite draws a huge crowd of would-be superstars. Usagi tries to juggle her duties as Sailor Moon with her desire to be popular and famous.|
|8||5||"Computer School Blues"|
"The Girl Genius is a Monster: The Brainwashing Cram School of Horror"
Transcription: "Tensai shōjo wa yōma na no? Kyōfu no sennōjuku" (Japanese: 天才少女は妖魔なの?恐怖の洗脳塾)
|Junichi Sato||Sukehiro Tomita||Kenichi Tajiri||Kunihiko Natsume||May 2, 1992||September 1, 1995|
|Luna senses a strange aura around Usagi's genius classmate, Ami Mizuno, and thinks she might be a Dark Kingdom spy. Usagi befriends the girl and is not so sure. But she understands later that Ami Mizuno is Sailor Mercury, a Sailor Guardian as Sailor Moon, and their duties are the same.|
"Usagi's Disaster: Beware of the Clock of Confusion"
Transcription: "Usagi no sainan! Awate tokei ni goyōjin" (Japanese: うさぎの災難!あわて時計にご用心)
|Harume Kosaka||Katsuyuki Sumisawa||Kazuyuki Hashimoto||Akira Nakamura||May 9, 1992||September 6, 1995|
|Jadeite's new plan is to make humans work harder to increase their energy output. Usagi's mom buys a new clock for her that drains her energy; Ami, now awakened as Sailor Mercury, helps Luna investigate.|
|10||7||"An Uncharmed Life"|
"The Cursed Bus: Enter Mars, the Guardian of Fire"
Transcription: "Norowareta basu! Honō no senshi Māzu tōjō" (Japanese: 呪われたバス!炎の戦士マーズ登場)
|Kazuhisa Takenouchi||Sukehiro Tomita||Yoshiyuki Shikano||Kiyoshi Matsumoto||May 16, 1992||September 7, 1995|
|Loaded buses are disappearing near Hikawa Shrine, and most of Usagi's peers suspect that Rei Hino, a mysterious shrine miko with strange psychic abilities, has something to do with it. Luna wonders if she might be the moon princess, but it is later revealed that she is another Guardian, Sailor Mars.|
|11||8||"Nightmare in Dreamland"|
"Usagi vs. Rei: Nightmare in Dream Land"
Transcription: "Usagi to Rei taiketsu? Yume rando no akumu" (Japanese: うさぎとレイ対決?夢ランドの悪夢)
|Kunihiko Ikuhara||Shigeru Yanagikawa||Minoru Ōkōchi||Masahiro Ando||May 23, 1992||September 8, 1995|
|Queen Beryl is increasingly furious with Jadeite for his repeated failures; he starts up a theme park, but the general public notices the large number of disappearances. Usagi and Rei begin their combative friendship.|
"I Want a Boyfriend: The Luxury Cruise Ship is a Trap"
Transcription: "Watashi datte kare ga hoshii! Gōkasen no wana" (Japanese: 私だって彼が欲しい!豪華船のワナ)
|Yūji Endō||Katsuyuki Sumisawa||Kenichi Tajiri||Kazuko Tadano||May 30, 1992||September 11, 1995|
|One of Queen Beryl's monsters offers to help Jadeite with his wicked plans. Rei wins tickets on a luxury cruise ship and, since she has no boyfriend, asks Ami to accompany her. A jealous Usagi sneaks aboard after them.|
|13||10||"Fight to the Finish"|
"Girls Unite: The End of Jadeite"
Transcription: "Onna no ko wa danketsu yo! Jedaito no saigo" (Japanese: 女の子は団結よ!ジェダイトの最期)
|Harume Kosaka||Sukehiro Tomita||Kazuyuki Hashimoto||Akira Nakamura||June 6, 1992||September 12, 1995|
|Usagi continues to be romantically infatuated with both Motoki Furuhata and Tuxedo Mask. Threatened with death should he fail again, Jadeite confronts the Sailor Guardians at an airport.|
|14||11||"Match Point for Sailor Moon"|
"A New Enemy Appears: Nephrite's Evil Crest"
Transcription: "Arata naru kyōteki, Nefuraito ma no monshō" (Japanese: 新たなる強敵, ネフライト魔の紋章)
|Junichi Sato||Shigeru Yanagikawa||Yoshiyuki Shikano||Hisashi Kagawa||June 13, 1992||September 13, 1995|
|Nephrite takes over as Beryl's main energy gatherer. He plans to gather more strength and power from individual humans at their strongest, rather than from groups, and starts by targeting Naru's childhood friend, a tennis player.|
|15||12||"An Unnatural Phenomena"|
"Usagi's Panic: Rei's First Date"
Transcription: "Usagi aseru! Rei-chan hatsu dēto" (Japanese: うさぎアセる!レイちゃん初デート)
|Kunihiko Ikuhara||Katsuyuki Sumisawa||Minoru Ōkōchi||Kiyoshi Matsumoto||June 20, 1992||September 14, 1995|
|Usagi finally learns Mamoru's name, and, to her aggravation (and supposed jealousy), Rei decides to date him. Meanwhile, Nephrite targets the caretaker of a park, and Rei suggests a similarity between Mamoru and Tuxedo Mask.|
|16||13||"Wedding Day Blues"|
"A Girl's Dream: Usagi Becomes a Bride"
Transcription: "Junpaku doresu no yume! Usagi hanayome ni naru" (Japanese: 純白ドレスの夢!うさぎ花嫁になる)
|Kazuhisa Takenouchi||Megumi Sugihara||Kenichi Tajiri||Masahiro Ando||June 27, 1992||September 15, 1995|
|Usagi's home economics teacher is getting married, and she and Rei become obsessed with a contest for handmade wedding dresses. Nephrite implants a monster in some fabric purchased by the bride-to-be.|
"Usagi's a Model: The Flash of the Monster Camera"
Transcription: "Moderu wa Usagi? Yōma kamera no nessha" (Japanese: モデルはうさぎ?妖魔カメラの熱写)
|Yūji Endō||Sukehiro Tomita||Kazuyuki Hashimoto||Kazuko Tadano||July 4, 1992||September 18, 1995|
|A student from Rei's school is an expert photographer. She and others try to become models to attract fame and fortune, but the boy and his camera are under the influence of the Dark Kingdom.|
"Shingo's Love: The Grieving Doll"
Transcription: "Shingo no junjō! Kanashimi no Furansu ningyō" (Japanese: 進悟の純情!哀しみのフランス人形)
|Harume Kosaka||Shigeru Yanagikawa||Yoshiyuki Shikano||Ikuko Itō||July 11, 1992||September 19, 1995|
|Zoisite suggests that Nephrite needs his help, but the latter refuses, angering Queen Beryl. Shingo's friend is targeted for her ability to make beautiful dolls. Sailor Moon becomes an increasingly popular super-heroine.|
|19||16||"Who is That Masked Man?"|
"Usagi's Joy: A Love Letter from Tuxedo Mask"
Transcription: "Usagi kangeki! Takishīdo Kamen no rabu retā" (Japanese: うさぎ感激!タキシード仮面の恋文)
|Takao Yoshizawa||Sukehiro Tomita||Minoru Ōkōchi||Akira Nakamura||July 25, 1992||September 20, 1995|
|Nephrite takes advantage of Sailor Moon's romantic attraction to Tuxedo Mask by sending love letters to Usagi and her classmates. Naru falls in love with him in his civilian disguise, allowing him to drain a large amount of her life-force energy.|
|20||—||"The Summer, the Beach, Youth and Ghosts"|
Transcription: "Natsu yo, Umi yo, Seishun yo! Omake ni yūrei mo yo" (Japanese: 夏よ海よ青春よ!おまけに幽霊もよ)
|Kazuhisa Takenouchi||Megumi Sugihara||Kenichi Tajiri||Hisashi Kagawa||August 1, 1992||—|
|Usagi and her friends go to the beach, where they stay in a hotel run by people who look like film monsters. There, they encounter a ghostly presence and a little girl with psychic powers.|
|21||17||"An Animated Mess"|
"Protect the Children's Dreams: Friendship Through Anime"
Transcription: "Kodomotachi no yume mamore! Anime ni musubu yūjō" (Japanese: 子供達の夢守れ!アニメに結ぶ友情)
|Kunihiko Ikuhara||Katsuyuki Sumisawa||Kazuyuki Hashimoto||Hiromi Matsushita|
|August 8, 1992||September 21, 1995|
|Nephrite targets one of the animators of an upcoming Sailor V film, who is driven by jealousy of her best friend. The Guardians investigate, but Usagi and Rei are distracted by the excitement of the anime studio.|
|22||18||"Worth a Princess's Ransom"|
"Romance Under the Moon: Usagi's First Kiss"
Transcription: "Gekka no romansu! Usagi no hatsu kissu" (Japanese: 月下のロマンス!うさぎの初キッス)
|Yūji Endō||Sukehiro Tomita||Yoshiyuki Shikano||Kiyoshi Matsumoto||August 15, 1992||September 22, 1995|
|Luna and Beryl wonder if a visiting princess could be the one the Guardians have been looking for. Mamoru dreams he is Tuxedo Mask and a girl is asking him for the Silver Crystal. At the ball, Usagi accidentally drinks wine and experiences her first kiss by Tuxedo Mask.|
"Wish Upon a Star: Naru's First Love"
Transcription: "Nagareboshi ni negai wo! Naru-chan no jun'ai" (Japanese: 流れ星に願いを!なるちゃんの純愛)
|Harume Kosaka||Shigeru Yanagikawa||Yoshiyuki Shikano||Masahiro Ando||August 22, 1992||September 25, 1995|
|Nephrite creates a crystal that will guide him to the Silver Crystal. Usagi tries to tell Naru that the man she loves is Nephrite in disguise, but Naru does not believe her, saying Usagi's jealous. Nephrite convinces Naru to steal a crystal from her mother and bring it to him.|
|24||20||"A Friend in Wolf's Clothing"|
"Naru's Tears: Nephrite Dies for Love"
Transcription: "Naru-chan gōkyū! Nefuraito ai no shi" (Japanese: なるちゃん号泣!ネフライト愛の死)
|Sukehiro Tomita||Minoru Ōkōchi||Ikuko Itō||August 29, 1992||September 26, 1995|
|Nephrite continues to investigate Naru, not understanding that his crystal is sensing her love for him. Zoisite deduces the truth and orchestrates Naru's kidnapping to entrap Nephrite, ultimately resulting in Nephrite's death.|
|25||21||"Jupiter Comes Thundering In"|
"Jupiter, the Powerful Girl in Love"
Transcription: "Koisuru kairiki shōjo, Jupitā-chan" (Japanese: 恋する怪力少女, ジュピターちゃん)
|Kazuhisa Takenouchi||Shigeru Yanagikawa||Kenichi Tajiri||Hisashi Kagawa||September 5, 1992||September 27, 1995|
|Beryl partially awakens the evil entity Queen Metalia before giving Zoisite his mission to find the human reincarnations of Seven Great Monsters to acquire their Rainbow Crystals, fragments of the Silver Crystal. Meanwhile, the tomboyish Makoto Kino transfers into Usagi's school and quickly falls for a crane-game whiz at the arcade who Zoisite targets. Makoto is revealed to be Sailor Jupiter.|
|26||22||"The Power of Friendship"|
"Restore Naru's Smile: Usagi's Friendship"
Transcription: "Naru-chan ni egao wo! Usagi no yūjō" (Japanese: なるちゃんに笑顔を!うさぎの友情)
|Kunihiko Ikuhara||Sukehiro Tomita||Kazuyuki Hashimoto||Akira Nakamura||September 12, 1992||September 28, 1995|
|Naru is still very depressed about Nephrite, so Usagi and Umino take her to Yokohama to have fun. There, a kindly priest is attacked by Zoisite. Mamoru realizes that he is Tuxedo Mask, and drops a locket on the ground, where Usagi finds it.|
|27||23||"Mercury's Mental Match"|
"Crushing on Ami: The Boy Who Can See the Future"
Transcription: "Ami-chan e no koi!? Mirai yochi no shōnen" (Japanese: 亜美ちゃんへの恋!?未来予知の少年)
|Takao Yoshizawa||Katsuyuki Sumisawa||Yoshiyuki Shikano||Masahiro Ando||October 10, 1992||September 29, 1995|
|Ami is bested in a school test by another student named Ryo Urawa, who can foresee the future and who has a crush on her. He also already knows that he is one of the Rainbow Crystal holders.|
|28||24||"An Artful Attack"|
"The Painting of Love: Usagi and Mamoru Get Closer"
Transcription: "Koi no irasuto, Usagi to Mamoru ga sekkin?" (Japanese: 恋のイラスト, うさぎと衛が接近?)
|Yūji Endō||Megumi Sugihara||Minoru Ōkōchi||Kazuko Tadano||October 17, 1992||October 2, 1995|
|An artist asks a reluctant Usagi and Mamoru to model for one of her romantic love paintings. They encourage her to be less of a recluse. In battle, Sailor Moon learns that the locket she found belonged to Tuxedo Mask.|
|29||25||"Too Many Girlfriends"|
"Total Chaos: The Messy Love Rectangle"
Transcription: "Daikonsen! Guchagucha koi no shikaku kankei" (Japanese: 大混線!グチャグチャ恋の四角関係)
|Harume Kosaka||Shigeru Yanagikawa||Kenichi Tajiri||Kiyoshi Matsumoto||October 24, 1992||October 3, 1995|
|Makoto, like Usagi, develops a huge romantic crush on Motoki. The two decide to pursue him simultaneously, even after finding out that he has a girlfriend named Reika Nishimura, who, meanwhile, is targeted by Zoisite and Kunzite.|
"Grandpa Loses Control: Rei in Danger"
Transcription: "Ojī-chan ranshin, Rei-chan no kiki" (Japanese: お爺ちゃん乱心, レイちゃんの危機)
|Kazuhisa Takenouchi||Sukehiro Tomita||Kazuyuki Hashimoto||Akira Nakamura||October 31, 1992||October 4, 1995|
|Zoisite aggravates the Rainbow Crystal inside Rei's grandfather, who becomes hyperactive and unstable. A young man, Yūichirō Kumada, wanders into the shrine, falls in love with Rei, and asks to work there.|
"Love and Chased: Luna's Worst Day Ever"
Transcription: "Koisarete owarete! Luna no saiaku no hi" (Japanese: 恋されて追われて!ルナの最悪の日)
|Kunihiko Ikuhara||Katsuyuki Sumisawa||Yoshiyuki Shikano||Ikuko Itō||November 7, 1992||October 5, 1995|
|Luna becomes the object of a very fat ordinary cat's attentions. Both Zoisite and the Sailor Guardians detect traces of the last Rainbow Crystal around the home of this cat's owner and investigate with unexpecting results.|
"Umino's Resolve: I'll Protect Naru"
Transcription: "Umino no kesshin! Naru-chan wa boku ga mamoru" (Japanese: 海野の決心!なるちゃんは僕が守る)
|Takao Yoshizawa||Shigeru Yanagikawa||Minoru Ōkōchi||Hisashi Kagawa||November 14, 1992||October 6, 1995|
|Luna reveals that she is from the moon, and so is the princess the guardians are looking for. Umino, having been told that Tuxedo Mask is attractive, adopts a similar persona in order to protect, and thereby woo, Naru.|
|33||29||"Sailor V Makes the Scene"|
"Enter Venus, the Last Sailor Guardian"
Transcription: "Saigo no Sērā Senshi, Vīnasu tōjō" (Japanese: 最後のセーラー戦士, ヴィーナス登場)
|Yūji Endō||Megumi Sugihara||Kenichi Tajiri||Masahiro Ando||November 21, 1992||October 9, 1995|
|Zoisite disguises himself as Sailor Moon in order to lure Tuxedo Mask and the guardians out into the open, where they are attacked by Kunzite. The Dark Kingdom injures Tuxedo Mask's identity, but they are foiled by the appearance of Sailor Venus.|
|34||30||"A Crystal Clear Destiny"|
"The Shining Silver Crystal: The Moon Princess Appears"
Transcription: "Hikari kagayaku ginzuishō! Tsuki no purinsesu tōjō" (Japanese: 光輝く銀水晶!月のプリンセス登場)
|Harume Kosaka||Katsuyuki Sumisawa||Kazuyuki Hashimoto||Kazuko Tadano||November 28, 1992||October 10, 1995|
|The new guardian, Sailor Venus, is also schoolgirl Minako Aino, accompanied by Artemis, a male white cat who also has the ability to speak. Forbidden by Queen Beryl to kill Tuxedo Mask, Zoisite challenges him to duel for the Rainbow Crystals. Usagi follows him, and they are forced to reveal their identities to each other.|
|35||31||"A Reluctant Princess"|
"Returning Memories: Usagi and Mamoru's Past"
Transcription: "Yomigaeru kioku! Usagi to Mamoru no kako" (Japanese: よみがえる記憶!うさぎと衛の過去)
|Takuya Igarashi||Katsuyuki Sumisawa||Yoshiyuki Shikano||Akira Nakamura||December 5, 1992||October 11, 1995|
|Usagi and Mamoru remember their former lives as Princess Serenity and Prince Endymion. The Dark Kingdom kidnaps the injured Mamoru, but Beryl executes Zoisite for his attempt to kill him with Kunzite remaining by Zoisite's side in his final moments. Luna and Artemis tell the Guardians about their tragic past.|
|36||32||"Bad Hair Day"|
"Usagi's Confusion: Is Tuxedo Mask Evil?"
Transcription: "Usagi konran! Takishīdo Kamen wa aku?" (Japanese: うさぎ混乱!タキシード仮面は悪?)
|Kunihiko Ikuhara||Sukehiro Tomita||Minoru Ōkōchi||Kiyoshi Matsumoto||December 12, 1992||October 12, 1995|
|Minako takes a depressed Usagi to the hairdresser to cheer her up. There they are attacked by a monster who is convinced that Minako is Sailor Moon. Tuxedo Mask appears, alive and whole, but addresses himself as Endymion and appeared to be fighting for the Dark Kingdom.|
|37||33||"Little Miss Manners"|
"Let's Become a Princess: Usagi's Bizarre Training"
Transcription: "Mezase purinsesu? Usagi no chintokkun" (Japanese: めざせプリンセス?うさぎの珍特訓)
|Hiromichi Matano||Shigeru Yanagikawa||Kenichi Tajiri||Ikuko Itō||December 19, 1992||October 13, 1995|
|Usagi daydreams of her past and enrolls in a special seminar to become more like a princess. Kunzite and the evil Endymion argue about which is more important: obtaining the Silver Crystal or killing Sailor Moon.|
|38||34||"Ski Bunny Blues"|
"The Snow, the Mountains, Friendship and Monsters"
Transcription: "Yuki yo, Yama yo, Yūjō yo! Yappari yōma mo yo" (Japanese: 雪よ山よ友情よ!やっぱり妖魔もよ)
|Takao Yoshizawa||Katsuyuki Sumisawa||Kazuyuki Hashimoto||Hisashi Kagawa||December 26, 1992||October 16, 1995|
|Yūichirō takes the girls to a ski resort, where they enter a "Moon Princess" contest. Rei and Usagi, targeted by a monster, take the opportunity to reaffirm their friendship. Tuxedo Mask continues to fight against them.|
"Paired with a Monster: Mako, the Ice Skating Queen"
Transcription: "Yōma to pea!? Hyōjō no joō Mako-chan" (Japanese: 妖魔とペア!?氷上の女王まこちゃん)
|Kazuhisa Takenouchi||Megumi Sugihara||Yoshiyuki Shikano||Kazuko Tadano||January 9, 1993||October 17, 1995|
|Discovering that the Moon Princess was once known for her graceful ice skating, Kunzite tries to use this information to trap Sailor Moon. The best skater among the girls, however, turns out to be Makoto. Tuxedo Mask appears to help them, but only works against Kunzite because he does not want to involve bystanders.|
"The Legendary Lake Yokai: The Bond of Usagi's Family"
Transcription: "Mizuumi no densetsu yōkai! Usagi kazoku no kizuna" (Japanese: 湖の伝説妖怪!うさぎ家族のきずな)
|Harume Kosaka||Megumi Sugihara||Minoru Ōkōchi||Masahiro Ando||January 16, 1993||October 18, 1995|
|Usagi and her family go on vacation at a hot springs, where legend holds that a terrible monster was once defeated. Endymion revives the monster, but regrets his action upon discovering that it is not a monster.|
"I Won't Run Away from Love Anymore: Ami vs. Mamoru"
Transcription: "Mō koi kara nigenai! Ami to Mamoru taiketsu" (Japanese: もう恋から逃げない!亜美と衛対決)
|Yūji Endō||Katsuyuki Sumisawa||Kenichi Tajiri||Akira Nakamura||January 23, 1993||October 19, 1995|
|Queen Beryl orders Endymion to capture the form holders of the Rainbow Crystals, intending to reawaken the Seven Great Monster and combine them into one huge monster to wipe out the Sailor Guardians. Ami is determined to protect Urawa while Sailor Moon tries to heal Endymion.|
|42||—||"Sailor Venus' Past: Minako's Tragic Love"|
Transcription: "Sērā Vīnasu no kako, Minako no hiren" (Japanese: Sヴィーナスの過去, 美奈子の悲劇)
|Takuya Igarashi||Sukehiro Tomita||Kazuyuki Hashimoto||Kiyoshi Matsumoto||January 30, 1993||—|
|The Guardians look for an entrance to the Dark Kingdom, where Metalia will soon be awakened. Kunzite decides to try to get at Sailor V and attacks a woman Minako had been good friends with in England.|
"Usagi Abandoned: The Falling-Out of the Sailor Guardians"
Transcription: "Usagi ga koritsu? Sērā Senshi-tachi no ōgenka" (Japanese: うさぎが孤立?S戦士達の大ゲンカ)
|Kazuhisa Takenouchi||Shigeru Yanagikawa||Yoshiyuki Shikano||Katsumi Tamegai||February 6, 1993||October 20, 1995|
|The Sailor Guardians stage a breakup, trying to make it look as though Sailor Moon has defected so that she can infiltrate the Dark Kingdom and save Endymion. She and Sailor Mars find it a little too easy to fight.|
|44||39||"The Past Returns"|
"Usagi's Awakening: A Message from the Distant Past"
Transcription: "Usagi no kakusei! Chōkako no messēji" (Japanese: うさぎの覚醒!超過去のメッセージ)
|Takao Yoshizawa||Sukehiro Tomita||Minoru Ōkōchi||Hisashi Kagawa||February 13, 1993||October 23, 1995|
|A blast of energy sends the Guardians to the ruined Moon Kingdom, where they meet a hologram of Queen Serenity and learn about their past. Luna and Artemis find the entrance to the Dark Kingdom. Kunzite attacks, but is finally defeated by Sailor Moon.|
|45||—||"Death of the Sailor Guardians: The Tragic Final Battle"|
Transcription: "Sērā Senshi shisu! Hisō naru saishūsen" (Japanese: セーラー戦士死す!悲壮なる最終戦)
|Kōnosuke Uda||Shigeru Yanagikawa||Kenichi Tajiri||Ikuko Itō||February 20, 1993||—|
|The Sailor Guardians travel to D-Point to fight Queen Beryl where they face her toughest monster yet, the DD Girls, with Sailor Moon heart broken over her friends sacrificing themselves so she can proceed into D Point.|
|46||—||"Usagi's Eternal Wish: A Brand New Life"|
Transcription: "Usagi no omoi wa towa ni! Atarashiki tensei" (Japanese: うさぎの想いは永遠に!新しき転生)
|Kunihiko Ikuhara||Sukehiro Tomita||Kazuyuki Hashimoto||Kazuko Tadano||February 27, 1993||—|
|With her friends dead, Sailor Moon is transported inside the Dark Kingdom to face Queen Beryl and the brainwashed Prince Endymion. Though Usagi manages to restore Endymion, he ends up being killed when he fatally wounds Queen Beryl in her attempts to kill them both, the dying Beryl being possessed by Queen Metalia who turns her host into a giant monster that Sailor Moon fights in her Princess Serenity incarnation. With the spirits of the Inner Guardians by her side, Princess Serenity defeats Queen Beryl and destroys all traces of Metalia at the cost of her own life. But the crystal's resonates with Usagi's dying thoughts, reviving everyone with their memories altered so they all live normal lives.|
|—||40||"Day of Destiny"||—||—||—||—||—||October 24, 1995|
Sailor Moon and the Sailor Scouts head to the North Pole to end the Negaverse. They are confronted by Queen Beryl’s Doom and Gloom Girls who capture all the Sailor Scouts leaving Sailor Moon all alone. Afterwards, Queen Beryl summons Sailor Moon to her where Sailor Moon battles with Darien, who is under a strong brainwashing spell by Queen Beryl. Unwilling to hurt Darien, Sailor Moon uses their locket and convinces him to touch it, which breaks the spell. Upset at losing Darien, Queen Beryl attacks them only to be thwarted by Darien’s rose. Wounded by the rose, Queen Beryl retreats and gets powered up by the Negaverse and turned into Super Beryl. Sailor Moon confronts Queen Beryl and the two battle. Now as Princess Serena, she calls on the other Sailor Scouts to help her, who teleport to her side and together they defeat Queen Beryl and the Negaverse. However, the power of Sailor Moon’s attack causes her and the other Sailor Scouts to no longer remember they are Sailor Scouts, their battle with Queen Beryl, each other or their past lives and they are living their lives as normal girls.Note: This episode is a combination of scenes from episodes 45 and 46. The deaths of the Sailor Guardians, Sailor Moon, Prince Endymion, the conversation with the spirits of the Sailor Guardians and Usagi’s wish to be a normal girl and the revival of all the Guardians and Endymion, are edited out, shortening the two episodes enough to combine them into one.
|美少女戦士セーラームーン||1||1–4||December 18, 1992|
|2||5–8||March 25, 1993|
|3||9–12||July 25, 1993|
|4||13–16||August 25, 1993|
|5||17–20||November 25, 1993|
|6||21–24||December 17, 1993|
|7||25–28||January 25, 1994|
|8||29–32||February 25, 1994|
|9||33–36||March 21, 1994|
|10||37–40||April 21, 1994|
|11||41–44||May 21, 1994|
|12||45–46||June 21, 1994|
|美少女戦士セーラームーン||1||1–6||May 21, 2002|
|2||7–12||May 21, 2002|
|3||13–18||May 21, 2002|
|4||19–24||June 21, 2002|
|5||25–30||June 21, 2002|
|6||31–36||June 21, 2002|
|7||37–41||July 21, 2002|
|8||42–46||July 21, 2002|
|美少女戦士セーラームーン DVD COLLECTION||1||1–24||December 11, 2009|
|2||25–46||January 21, 2010|
|美少女戦士セーラームーン Blu-ray COLLECTION VOL.1||1–23||June 4, 2017|
|美少女戦士セーラームーン Blu-ray COLLECTION VOL.2||24–46||August 9, 2017|
|Volume||Episodes||Release date||Stock Number||Ref.|
|Sailor Moon: A Moon Star Is Born||1, 3 (1–2 edited)||March 11, 1997||6145|
|Sailor Moon: Scouts Unite!||8, 10 (5, 7 edited)||March 11, 1997||6146|
|Sailor Moon: Evil Eyes||12, 17 (9, 14 edited)||March 18, 1997||6148|
|Sailor Moon: Jupiter and Venus Arrive!||25, 33 (21, 29 edited)||April 30, 1997||10422|
|Sailor Moon: Secret Identities||34–36 (30–31 edited)||April 30, 1997||10423|
|Sailor Moon: Good Queen, Bad Queen||44–46 (39–40 edited)||April 30, 1997||10424|
|Volume||Episodes||Release date||Stock Number||Ref.|
|Volume 1: The Legend Begins||1, 3–4, 7 (1–4 edited)||November 21, 2000||707303|
|Volume 2: The Power of Friendship||8–11 (5–8 edited)||November 21, 2000||707743|
|Volume 3: Sailor Mars Joins the Battle||12–15 (9–12 edited)||January 9, 2001||707313|
|Volume 4: Mysterious Tuxedo Mask||16–19 (13–16 edited)||January 9, 2001||707753|
|Volume 5: Red Hearts & Silver Crystals||21–24 (17–20 edited)||February 13, 2001||707343|
|Volume 6: Introducing Sailor Jupiter||25–28 (21–24 edited)||February 13, 2001||707783|
|Volume 7: Green Eyed Monsters||29–32 (25–28 edited)||May 1, 2001||707353|
|Volume 8: And in This Corner... Sailor Venus!||33–36 (29–32 edited)||May 1, 2001||707793|
|Volume 9: Field Trips||37–40 (33–36 edited)||July 3, 2001||707363|
|Volume 10: Trials And Troubles!||41, 43–46 (37–40 edited)||July 3, 2001||707803|
|Episodes 1 & 2||1, 3 (1–2 edited)||November 12, 2001|
|Episodes 3 & 4||4, 7 (3–4 edited)||November 12, 2001|
|Episodes 5 & 6||8–9 (5–6 edited)||December 27, 2001|
|Episodes 7 & 8||10–11 (7–8 edited)||April 22, 2002|
|Episodes 9 & 10||12–13 (9–10 edited)||April 22, 2002|
|Episodes 11 & 12||14–15 (11–12 edited)||March 10, 2003|
|Episodes 13–18||16–19, 21–22 (13–18 edited)||April 21, 2003|
|Episodes 19–24||23–28 (19–24 edited)||June 2, 2003|
|A Heroine Is Chosen||1, 3–4, 7–9 (1–6 edited)||April 16, 2002|
|Sailor Scouts to the Rescue!||10–15 (7–12 edited)||April 16, 2002|
|The Man in the Tuxedo Mask||16–19, 21–22 (13–18 edited)||June 11, 2002|
|The Secret of the Sailor Scouts||23–28 (19–24 edited)||June 11, 2002|
|Introducing Sailor Venus!||29–34 (25–30 edited)||July 23, 2002|
|Adventure Girls!||35–40 (31–36 edited)||July 23, 2002|
|Fight to the Finish!||41, 43–48 (37–42 edited)||September 3, 2002|
|Season One, Complete and Uncut||1–46||July 15, 2003|
|Season 1 Part 1||1–23||November 11, 2014|
|Season 1 Part 2||24–46||February 10, 2015|
|Episodes 1–6||1, 3–4, 7–9 (1–6 edited)||February 24, 2003|
|Episodes 7–12||10–15 (7–12 edited)||October 4, 2004|
|Episodes 13–18||16–19, 21–22 (13–18 edited)||November 8, 2004|
|Episodes 19–24||23–28 (19–24 edited)||October 4, 2004|
|Episodes 25–30||29–34 (25–30 edited)||October 4, 2004|
|Episodes 31–36||35–40 (31–36 edited)||October 4, 2004|
|Episodes 37–42||41, 43–48 (37–42 edited)||October 4, 2004|
|Series 1||1, 3–4, 7–19, 21–41, 43–48 (1–42 edited)||October 11, 2004|
|Part 1||1–24||December 2, 2015|
|Part 2||25–46||February 10, 2016|
|Volume 1: Usagi's Beautiful Transformation||1–6||December 2, 2015|
|Volume 2: The Girl Genius||7–12||December 2, 2015|
|Volume 3: Girls Unite||13–18||March 2, 2016|
|Volume 4: A Love Letter from Tuxedo Mask||19–24||March 2, 2016|
|Volume 5: Jupiter, the Powerful Girl in Love||25–30||July 6, 2016|
|Volume 6: Enter Venus, the Last Sailor Guardian||31–35||July 6, 2016|
|Volume 7: Friendship and Monsters||36–41||December 7, 2016|
|Volume 8: Usagi's Awakening||42–46||December 7, 2016|
|Complete Season 1||1–46||December 6, 2017|
|Moon Prism Power Collection||1–24||June 6, 2018|
|Moon Prism Power Collection 2||25–46||June 6, 2018|
|Season 1 Part 1||1–23||November 11, 2014|
|Season 1 Part 2||24–46||February 10, 2015|
|Complete Season 1||1–46||December 6, 2017|
Sailor Moon is a Japanese shōjo manga series written and illustrated by Naoko Takeuchi. It was originally serialized in Nakayoshi from 1991 to 1997; the 60 individual chapters were published in 18 volumes. The series follows the adventures of a schoolgirl named Usagi Tsukino as she transforms into Sailor Moon to search for a magical artifact, the "Legendary Silver Crystal". She leads a group of comrades, the Sailor Soldiers, called Sailor Guardians in later editions, as they battle against villains to prevent the theft of the Silver Crystal and the destruction of the Solar System.
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon is a Japanese tokusatsu television series based on the Sailor Moon manga created by Naoko Takeuchi. It was produced by Toei Company.
The fourth season of the Sailor Moon anime series, titled Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon SuperS was produced by Toei Animation and directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara. It adapts the "Dream" arc of the Sailor Moon manga series by Naoko Takeuchi and follows the adventures of Usagi Tsukino and her fellow Super Sailor Guardians. The series is divided into two story arcs: the first arc for 22 episodes depicts a mighty deity known as Pegasus, entering Chibiusa's dreams to flee from the Amazon Trio, minions of the Dead Moon Circus, who are trying to steal the legendary Golden Crystal from him. The second arc for 17 episodes depicts the arrival of the Amazoness Quartet, a group of enemies who dream of remaining young forever, as well as Queen Nehelenia, the depraved ruler of the Dead Moon Circus.
The fifth and final season of the Sailor Moon anime series, titled Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon Sailor Stars, was directed by Takuya Igarashi and produced by Toei Animation. Like the rest of the Sailor Moon series, it follows the adventures of Usagi Tsukino and her fellow Sailor Guardians. The series is divided into two story arcs. The first 6 episodes consist of a self-contained arc in which the Sailor Guardians encounter Queen Nehelenia again. The remaining 28 episodes adapt material from the "Stars" act of the Sailor Moon manga series by Naoko Takeuchi, in which the Sailor Guardians meet up with the Sailor Starlights, led by Princess Kakyuu. They discover that Sailor Galaxia, the leader of the "Shadow Galactica" organization and a corrupted Sailor Guardian, plans to increase her powers and rule the Milky Way.
The second season of the Sailor Moon anime series, titled Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon R, was produced by Toei Animation and directed by Junichi Sato and Kunihiko Ikuhara. According to the booklet from the Sailor Moon Memorial Song Box, the letter "R" stands for the word "Romance", "Return" or "Rose".
Sailor Moon S: The Movie is a 1994 Japanese animated superhero fantasy film directed by Hiroki Shibata and written by Sukehiro Tomita. It is the second film in the series, following Sailor Moon R: The Movie (1993), and is adapted from a side story of the original Sailor Moon manga series created by Naoko Takeuchi, The Lover of Princess Kaguya. It takes its name from the third arc of the Sailor Moon anime series, Sailor Moon S, as Toei Company distributed it around the same time. The film was released in Japan on December 4, 1994, as part of the Winter '94 Toei Anime Fair.
Sailor Moon SuperS: The Movie is a 1995 Japanese animated superhero fantasy film directed by Hiroki Shibata, written by Yōji Enokido, and based on the Sailor Moon manga series by Naoko Takeuchi. It takes its name from the fourth arc of the Sailor Moon anime, Sailor Moon SuperS, as Toei Company distributed it around the same time.
Sailor Moon, originally released in Japan as Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon and later as Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, is a 1992 Japanese superheroine anime television series produced by Toei Animation using Super Sentai motifs. It is based on the manga of the same title written by Naoko Takeuchi that was published from 1991 to 1997 in Nakayoshi. Sailor Moon first aired in Japan on TV Asahi from March 7, 1992, to February 8, 1997, and was dubbed into various territories around the world, including the United States, South East Asia, Greater China, Australia, Europe and Latin America.
The third season of the Sailor Moon anime series, titled Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon S, was produced by Toei Animation and directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara. It began broadcasting on TV Asahi on March 19, 1994, and ended on February 25, 1995. It adapts the "Infinity" arc of the Sailor Moon manga series by Naoko Takeuchi, and follows the adventures of Usagi Tsukino and her fellow Sailor Guardians. In this season, they must fight against the Death Busters, who are planning to take over Earth. In 2000, Cloverway Inc. licensed the season for an English-language broadcast in North America. Optimum Productions dubbed the season, continuing over from the first two seasons that were licensed by DIC Entertainment. The series aired on YTV in Canada, who adjusted the episode numbers to match those of the original Japanese version, from June 12, 2000 to August 1, 2000. The season later aired on Cartoon Network's Toonami programming block in the United States. Edited and unedited VHS tapes and uncut bilingual DVDs of their adaptation were released by Pioneer Entertainment. In contrast to DIC's handling of the first two seasons, Cloverway retained the background music and sound effects from the original Japanese version. Eventually, the season was re-licensed by Viz Media in 2014 for an updated English-language release, produced by Studiopolis. The first 18 episodes of the season were released as Part 1 on November 15, 2016, and the remaining 18 episodes were released as Part 2 on June 20, 2017. While Sailor Moon S began very similarly to the first two seasons, it eventually took a darker, more emotional turn.
Sailor Moon Crystal is a 2014 original net animation adaptation of the shōjo manga series Sailor Moon written and illustrated by Naoko Takeuchi, produced in commemoration of the original series' 20th anniversary. Produced by Toei Animation and directed by Munehisa Sakai and Chiaki Kon, the series was streamed worldwide on Niconico from July 5, 2014, to July 18, 2015. Season 1 and 2's episodes were released twice a month. Instead of remaking the 1992–97 anime series preceding it, Toei produced Crystal as a reboot of Sailor Moon and as a more faithful adaptation of the original manga by omitting much of the original material from the first series. The story focuses on Usagi Tsukino, who is a young girl that obtains the power to become the titular character. Other Sailor Guardians join her in the search for Princess Serenity and the Silver Crystal.
"Moon Pride" is the 12th single by the Japanese female idol group Momoiro Clover Z, released in Japan on July 30, 2014.
Karin Takahashi is a Japanese singer and actress. She debuted as a member of the girl group Prizmmy, where she also made television appearances in the live-action segments of the anime series Pretty Rhythm. Following the group's disbandment in 2017, she appeared in 2.5D musicals and other musical theatre productions. She has had notable roles including Sailor Saturn in Sailor Moon: Amour Eternal and Un Nouveau Voyage and Sayu Yagami in Death Note: The Musical.
Sailor Moon is a side-scrolling beat 'em up video game originally developed and released by Angel in Japan on August 27, 1993 and later in France in 1994 by Bandai for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It is the second game to be created by Angel based upon Naoko Takeuchi's Sailor Moon shōjo manga and anime series, the first for the Super NES and one of the few Sailor Moon titles that had an official international release.
Sailor Moon Eternal: The Movie is a 2021 Japanese two-part animated action fantasy film based on the Dream arc of the Sailor Moon manga by Naoko Takeuchi, that serves as a direct continuation and a "fourth season" for the Sailor Moon Crystal anime series. The two-part film is directed by Chiaki Kon, written by Kazuyuki Fudeyasu, chief supervised by Naoko Takeuchi, and produced by both Toei Animation and Studio Deen. The first film was released on January 8, 2021. The second film was released on February 11, 2021.
Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon SuperS: Shin Shuyaku Sōdatsusen is a 1996 fighting video game developed and published by Angel for the PlayStation and Sega Saturn. It is based upon Naoko Takeuchi's Sailor Moon shōjo manga and anime series. Loosely following the fourth season of the anime series, which adapted the fourth arc of the manga, the players control either one of the five original Inner Senshi or one of the four Outer Senshi as they enter a tournament to fight against each other and become the winning victor. The game was created by most of the same team who worked on previously released fighting titles in the Sailor Moon franchise for the Super Famicom at Angel.
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