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    Sailor Moon (known in Japan as Bishōjo Senshi Sērā Mūn, officially translated as Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon) is a Japanese anime metaseries based on the manga created by Naoko Takeuchi. The story revolves around the reincarnated defenders (Sailor Senshi) of a destroyed kingdom that spanned the Solar System, and the evil forces they battle. The series aired from March 7, 1992 to February 8, 1997 and ran for 200 episodes. (In the English dub the show had it's last series cut completely, so it only ran for 166 episodes.)

    Immature, underacheiving student Usagi Tsukino discovers that she is the reincarnation of Princess Serenity, the princess of an ancient Moon kingdom. Her role as defender of the Solar System has been reissued to her in light of the reemergence of the evil force that originally destroyed her kingdom, the Silver Millennium. She fights using the identity of Sailor Moon. As the series progresses, Sailor Moon is reunited with other reincarnated defenders: the princess's guardian soldiers. She is also reunited with her lover, the prince of Earth, who serves equally as romantic interest and primary protector.

    Sailor Moon is composed of five separate seasons: Sailor Moon Classic, Sailor Moon R, Sailor Moon S, Sailor Moon SuperS, and Sailor Moon Sailor Stars. There are three Sailor Moon movies, and these have independent stories that are separate from the series. The movies fall in the general timeline of each of the three middle series. Sailor Moon R: The Movie, Sailor Moon S: The Movie, Sailor Moon SuperS: The Movie.
    The Sailor Moon movies were given new titles for their US dub release: Sailor Moon R: Promise of the Rose, Sailor Moon S: Hearts in Ice, and Sailor Moon SuperS: Black Dream Hole.
    The Sailor Moon manga was written by Naoko Takeuchi, and is a sequel to "Codename wa Sailor V." The anime is based off of the Sailor Moon manga, which has also spawned a live action Japanese drama, 25 stage musicals, and several video games.
    Sailor Moon has been translated into numerous languages, and is noted to be one of the most famous anime properties in the world. The background music for the series was all composed and arranged by Takanori Arisawa. In Japan over 33 CD Singles were released, and 40 music albums. In the US only 3 were released. Traditional animation was used through the series, and was directed by three people. First Junichi Satō, then by Kunihiko Ikuhara, and finally by Takuya Igarashi. Kazuko Tadano, Ikuko Itoh and Katsumi Tamegai were all responsible for character designs.
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    Main Characters

    Usagi Tsukino
    The main character of the series, nicknamed Bunny or Buns in the English manga, and Serena in the English anime dub. She's a carefree school girl who spends most of her time playing video games, eating, and reading comic books. She's introduced as a crybaby who detests going up against Evil, but she continues fighting on to protect Earth, leading the Sailor Senshi as Sailor Moon with help from her companion cat, Luna.
    Mamoru Chiba
    A University student older than Usagi, named Darien in both English adaptations. He fights to protect the Sailor Senshi and Sailor Moon as Tuxedo Kamen (Tuxedo Mask in the English adaptations), wearing a mask to conceal his identity.

    Ami Mizuno

    Ami is a quiet bookworm from Usagi's class, she's named Amy in both English adaptations. She is the most intelligent of the Senshi, rumored to have an IQ of 300. Ami transforms into Sailor Mercury, gaining powers over all phases of water. Her goal is to become a doctor, just like her mother. She's a member of the Inner Senshi.
    Rei Hino
    Rei, named Raye in both English adaptations, is a Shrine Maiden (Miko) at the Hikawa Shrine. Due to the work she does as a Priestess at the Temple, she has the ability to sense and dispel evil in her civilian form. She transforms into Sailor Mars, and gains control over fire. She attends a private Catholic school seperate from the other Senshi. She's a member of the Inner Senshi.

    Makoto Kino

    Makoto is a tomboy who transfers into Usagi and Ami's school, she's named Lita in both English adaptations. She is unusually tall and strong for a Japanese school girl, and transforms into Sailor Jupiter, gaining control over Lightning, with a little control over plants. She lives alone, and enjoys housekeeping, gardening, and cooking. She's a member of the Inner Senshi.
    Minako Aino
    Minako, named Mina in the English adaptations, acted as the early Sailor V on her own. She's helped by her companion cat, Artemis, who works together with Luna. She would like to become a famous idol. Minako transforms into Sailor Venus, Soldier of Love. She is the leader of Sailor Moon's four Inner Guardians.
    Chibiusa is named Rini in the English adaptations. She's a little girl from 1,000 years in the future. She travels back to the past whenever she needs help, and for her Sailor Soldier training. She learns to transform into Sailor Chibi Moon (Sailor Mini Moon in the English version).

    Setsuna Meioh

    Named Trista in the English anime, she's first revealed as Sailor Pluto, Guardian of Time, who protects the Door of Time and Space from unauthorized travelers. She appears on Earth later on in the series, as a University student. She's close friends with Chibiusa, and is a member of the Outer Senshi.
    Michiru Kaioh
    Michiru, named Michelle in the English anime, is a year older than most of the Senshi, and is already well known as a Violinist and a painter. She is fully devoted to being a Senshi, and transforms into Sailor Neptune, channeling the power of the Oceans. Her partner and girlfriend is Haruka (Sailor Uranus). She is a member of the Outer Senshi.
    Haruka Tenoh
    Haruka, named Amara in the English anime, is a masculine girl who prefers to dress and speak as a man, as well as drive race cars, often leading people to confuse her for a man. She's the same age as her partner and girlfriend Michiru (Sailor Neptune). She transforms into Sailor Uranus, Soldier of the Sky. She is a member of the Outer Senshi.
    Hotaru Tomoe
    Hotaru is the only one to keep her name in the English versions, and is a very sweet and quiet girl. She is the daughter of Professor Souichi Tomoe, and is sickly, often leading to her spending most of her time inside her home. As a human she has the power to heal others, and after overcoming obstacles is able to transform into Sailor Saturn, Soldier of Silence. She is a member of the Outer Senshi.

    The Cats

    Three cats, Luna, Artemis, and Diana are present in the metaseries. They act as guides to their respective Senshi owners. Luna, a black female cat with a crescent moon on her forehead, and Artemis, a male white cat with a crescent moon on his forehead, lived millennia before the main plot, on the Moon Kingdom as advisors to Queen Serenity. Diana, a gray female cat with the crescent moon mark, is much younger, and comes from the future.

    Opening Themes
    • Episodes 1-89: "Moonlight Densetsu" by Kanako Oda
    • Episodes 90-166: "Moonlight Densetsu" by Moon Lips
    • Episodes 167-200: "Sailor Star Song" by Kae Hanazawa

    Ending Themes
    • Episodes 1-26: "Heart Moving" by Misae Takamatsu
    • Episodes 27-46: "Princess Moon" by Ushio Hashimoto
    • Episodes 47-91: "Otome no Policy" by Yoko Ishida
    • Episodes 92-127: "Tuxedo Mirage" by Peach Hips
    • Episodes 128-140: "Watashi-tachi ni Naritakute" by Miwako Fujitani
    • Episodes 141-166: "Rashiku Ikimasho" by Meu
    • Episodes 167-199: "Kaze mo Sora mo Kitto..." by Arisa Mizuki
    • Episode 200: "Moonlight Densetsu" by Moon Lips

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