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Sailor Moon
Genre: [Magical Girls]; Format: [TV], [FILM]
Author: Naoko Takeuchi
Japanese Title: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon/Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon
Shown: Dubbed
Length: 30 min each episode/
Recommended for/why:
Sailor Moon/Usagi Tsukino/Serena
Sailor Mercury/Ami Mizuno/Amy Anderson
Sailor Mars/Rei Hino/Raye Hino
Sailor Jupiter/Makoto Kino/Lita
Sailor Venus/Minako Aino/Mina
Tuxedo Kamen/Mamoru Chiba/Darien
Chibi Usa/Reenie
Naru Osaka/Molly
Gurio Umino/Melvin
Queen Beryl
Queen Metalia
Queen Serenity
Ail/Seijuurou Ginga/Alan (Sailor Moon R)
Ann/Natsumi Ginga/Anne (Sailor Moon R)
Rubeus (Sailor Moon R)
Cooan/Catsy (Sailor Moon R)
Beruche/Birdy (Sailor Moon R)
Karaberas/Avery (Sailor Moon R)
Wiseman (Sailor Moon R)
Esmeroodo/Emerald(Sailor Moon R)
Safiiru (Sailor Moon R)
Prince Demando/Prince Diamond (Sailor Moon R)

"Tsukino Usagi" (Rabbit of the Moon) is a rather underachieving junior high school girl who gets low test grades, does poorly in sports, and is often late to class. She's also a very caring individual. When Usagi-chan sees some boys tormenting a black cat, she rescues the cat. The cat reappears later to thank Usagi and introduces herself as Luna. Usagi is frightened at seeing a talking cat, so Luna gives her a pretty broach. With the words "Moon Prism Power-Make Up!", the broach turns her into the superheroine Sailor Moon. Her job is to fight against the youma (demons) who appear to steal human energy. Unfortunately, Sailor Moon is still spectacularly incompetant at fighting youma. Fortunately, the mysterious Tuxedo Kamen appears to save her. Later, the appearance of the other Sailor Senshi (warriors) will help, since they are better at fighting than Sailor Moon is. Luna is also looking for her missing Moon Princess. This is a very funny series which enjoys massive popularity in Japan. Tidbits:
- All of the Sailor Senshi are 14 year old schoolgirls dressed in short, cute versions of their regular school uniforms.
- Like "Tsukino Usagi", the names of the other Senshi are puns relating to their planet or power (e.g. "Mizuno Ami" is "Ami of the Water"; Sailor Mercury's power is water based).
- The Dark Kingdom villains seem to be named after gems of various kinds (e.g. Jadeite, Kunzite, Beryl).
- The "Sailor Moon" series ends at episode #46 and is replaced at #47 with "Sailor Moon R". It starts with two aliens, Ail and Ann, who need human energy, similar to the first series. At #60, Chibi Usa (little Usagi) appears with a demand for the ginzuishou, Usagi's power jewel...
Release by: DIC Productions
Note: Right now, DIC has dubbed 82 episodes, only the first two seasons of Sailor Moon. All have been already shown in Canada.
Rating: Recommended
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