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Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Alternative Titles

English: Sailor Moon
Synonyms: Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon
Japanese: 美少女戦士セーラームーン


Type: TV
Episodes: 46
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 7, 1992 to Feb 27, 1993
Premiered: Spring 1992
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Asahi
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.731 (scored by 95,418 users)
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Ranked: #10282
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Popularity: #421
Members: 181,846
Favorites: 6,635


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Mar 9, 2009
Skadi (All reviews)
It is often true that things experienced in your childhood never seem to live up to the wonderful memories you had of them when experiencing them again as an adult. It was with this state of mind that I entered my viewing of Sailor Moon, mostly from a desire to relive some nostalgia from my youth. I can truly say that it exceeded my expectations and left all those fond memories intact. As with most anime fans my age, Sailor Moon was one of the first series that I watched. It is one of those titles that many people know outside read more
Nov 21, 2007
VK11 (All reviews)
Note: This review encompasses the entire series, rather than just the first season. Keep that in mind while reading. Thanks!!

When anime fans start talking about shows that began their interest in japanese animation, many people point to the fact that their first experience with anime (whether they knew it or not at the time) is Sailor Moon. It's one of those anime shows that people fondly remember as the basis of "how to do anime right" for future shows of its kind. Even when comparing it with today's new trends, plots, characters and animation, it is easy to notice why Sailor read more
Apr 26, 2011
blushjoy (All reviews)
Season One of Sailor Moon encompasses the best and worst of the entire Sailor Moon franchise.

Sailor Moon introduces us to Usagi at her most comedic: she is not only the heroine but the comic relief of her own show. Over the course of the season we are introduced to Luna, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter and finally Sailor Venus and Artemis.

As others have mentioned, it is the characters, their relationships with one another which really holds the show together. Other shoujo such as Card Captor Sakura, handled the monster of the week nature in a more fun and varied way, but few anime read more
May 5, 2015
ggultra2764 (All reviews)
Back in the 1990s, Sailor Moon was the queen bee of popular shoujo titles by helping to popularize the magical girl genre to international fans and being the first series within the genre to feature a magical girl fighting against the forces of evil instead of using her magic to do fun and mundane things that older titles like Creamy Mami did. I was a sucker for the series when I was a kid during that period as I watched the butchered American syndicated version of the series released by Dic during the mid-90s. Our heroine of focus here is klutzy and book-dumb middle schooler read more
Jun 15, 2014
THEAnimeHERO (All reviews)
This review is written from a guy's perspective whose barely getting into shojo & wishes to offer positive insight to new viewers of the series. The first season isn't perfect but has some good moments which makes the series worth watching.

I think most people are already familiar to the concept of Sailor Moon being 5 middle school girls being picked as sailor soldiers/sailor scouts to battle evil demonic forces of the Dark Kingdom which is led by Queen Beryl. These battles are often episodic as Queen's Beryl's demons tend to exploit human desires such as tempting them with love in exchange for their energy. These read more
Feb 23, 2008
Makaiei (All reviews)
The first part of the legendary series, Sailor Moon season one, is what many of us anime lovers watched that sparked our interest in Japanese animation... it definitely sparked mine. To those who love Shoujo series or Shounen series; it didn't matter with Sailor Moon. Sailor Moon is the basis to anime today, along with many other popular series like Dragonball, Astro Boy, Tenchi Muyo, etc. But anyway, back to reviewing the series.

Story - Naoko Takeuchi couldn't have done any more of a better job. This gets a ten out of ten. Why? If you notice that many other Mahou Shoujo series are EXACTLY alike read more
Dec 13, 2017
ignoremekouhai (All reviews)
No spoilers:

One of the classic "gateway" anime that I hadn't given a chance until its 25th anniversary. A show about girls, written by girls, for...girls? (and surprisingly, for boys as well). Let me start by saying that if you're looking for a faithful adaptation of the manga, you're better off watching Sailor Moon Crystal. Is that clear? Wonderful, let's move on to the actual reason you might be reading this review.

Story: 7
Sailor Moon is not the magical girl shoujo drama I expected it to be. I'd describe it as a comedy with magical girl/romance elements thrown in. While I believe Crystal is much better in read more
Jul 23, 2009
LeiraSedohr (All reviews)
In my opinion, Sailor Moon is one of the best anime in the 90s. Only because I grew up watching it and loving it in english.

Sailor Moon is the longest magical girl anime series. 200 episodes. If you want to watch this, be prepare. With a repetitive story line, gender confusion, too many catch phrases and puns, you just might be in for a show.

In the English dub, their voices are alright in the first 2 seasons, but in the third and fourth, Serena (Usagi) and Amy's (Ami) voices are horrible. Not to mention that the English dubbing doesn't even stick to read more
Feb 2, 2014
Xybirk (All reviews)
What makes Sailor Moon so great?

When you look at it in parts, it might not look like anything special. Nitpicking the minor details is not exactly a hard feat. The episodes are formulaic, the plot holes are ridiculous, the girls are over-sexualized for their age, the magical items are just an excuse to sell toys, and the English dub is horrific. But when you look at it as a whole, Sailor Moon is completely mesmerizing.

Sailor Moon's story starts out fairly light. The evil Dark Kingdom is attacking Earth, and it's up to Usagi Tsukino to transform into Sailor Moon and defeat them. The early read more
Nov 29, 2007
bridget_lalala (All reviews)
In my opinion, this anime is the best one out there for a person of my interests. There's tons to learn from it, and the characters blend really well. Usagi and Rei have their own little conflict, Ami is the brain who bails Usagi out of everything, Matoko is the brilliant chef who brings goodies for everyone, and Minako is the one who dreams of being a star. These five best friends, along with Mamoru, Usagi's boyfriend, transform into super soldiers here to save the world. Usagi, who is also the Moon Princess, is the leader as Sailor Moon. Ami, the second sailor soldier found, read more
Jul 14, 2012
Solemnmind (All reviews)
To the majority of all Anime fans, whether Sailor Moon is good enough to charm a little girl off her feet or appeal to an older audience seeking nostalgia is a question of utter irrelevance. What most people should be asking themselves is whether or not it can actually appeal to a male or adult audience, and after having seen all 46 episodes I'm pretty sure that it can.

Now, I do admit that I used to watch this as a child, but the only parts of it I could remember before I re-visited it were the transformation sequences, Sailor Mars and the Swedish dub read more
Feb 10, 2009
allegro665 (All reviews)
Oh Sailor Moon, wherever shall I start?

This anime was fantastic for its time period and should be rediscovered by all its fans of yester-year, even if we twenty-somethings admit to watching it with shame. There's just something about this series that makes it amazing. Even with its spliced-in cutscenes and repetitive plot and catchphrases, the characters stick with you and evolve just enough to make them interesting. The Sailor Moon series may not have been a work of artistic genius, but it's incredibly enjoyable, a pioneer of its time, and an anime cultural icon. Some day when you're sitting around the read more
Oct 27, 2013
LuckyKrystal (All reviews)
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon is a staple in the history of anime. It’s a classic that even non-anime fans will recognize and has gone on to become an immensely successful franchise even outside of Japan. But the question is: how does it hold up today?

Even today Sailor Moon is still a very enjoyable anime. Though not without flaws, it’s a classic still worth viewing. Sailor moon is the story of Usagi Tsukino, a normal, clutzy, fourteen year old middle schooler with awful grades. One day she saves a cat from being harassed by some kids. The cat, named Luna, later gives her a magical artifact read more
Feb 28, 2013
ktulu007 (All reviews)
Welcome to my 100th review. I'm sorry that I wasn't more honest about this coming up, I could say it in my dreams, but my thoughts were about to short circuit as I thought about what anime I could review for the occasion. My heart was a kaleidoscope as I pondered this question. I looked to the twinkling of the stars to foretell the future of my reviews. Obviously, it had to be Sailor Moon. While I'm at it, I'm going to do one of those things that some people keep whining at me for not doing. That's right, I'm going to look at the read more
Feb 11, 2011
Amane8009 (All reviews)
Sailor moon was my very first anime. I used to anticipate coming home after school, turning on the t.v and flopping on my bed to watch it.

Story 10/10
I do admit the the story line although repititive it flows rather well. People need to stop judging this on todays Anime scales, this was made in 1992(and dubbed couple years after) so people need to look at this as one the GREATEST anime of the '90s. Although it is the same girl gets magic powers,girl gets teamates, and girls try to defeat the enemy together. Its your basic storyline, my favorite take on it is, that this read more
Sep 19, 2016
fraulinefive (All reviews)
It's an anime staple, so clearly it's something to watch if only to get a proper understanding of the current anime climate. However, if you're watching it for that reason...start a season or two ahead.

This perspective is probably tainted by my own biases pertaining to relationships and appropriateness, but there you go.

So...Sailor Moon is centered around romance - specifically romance with large age/maturity differences, vague or outright incest, and the important of True Love (that again is often creepy due to aforementioned features). This is very alienating if these narratives bother you like they do me. This is probably because I come from outside read more
Jan 23, 2016
sizest300 (All reviews)
Toei Animation and what could be their second best franchise ever behind Dragon Ball is Sailor Moon. This anime went on to define the genre of shoujo and magical girl. What once was only about young girls pandering after men became about girls fighting evil with their various powers, something never really been seen before. Sailor Moon was original set for six months (2 seasons/cores by today’s standards), but due to the overwhelming popularity became an international success.

Our story starts off focusing around young 14 year old Usagi Tsukino. She is clumsy, cries a lot, and is not very smart. Well, despite her many flaws read more
Dec 12, 2015
Achachan (All reviews)
How can I review a series with so much current influence and nostalgic feelings tied to it as Sailor Moon? Currently, I would like to look at this series on its own merits, without bringing those traits into question.

I was recommended Sailor Moon by my girlfriend, who watched it as a kid. My main motivation to watch was to learn more about her through the shows she loves, and I definitely had to cling to that throughout approximately the first 20 episodes, as it was quite a dull time watching. After that, though, around the introduction of Sailor Jupiter, I found myself compulsively watching, which read more
Sep 29, 2016
AtomicAnarchist (All reviews)
Take note: This will encompass Moon, Moon R, and Moon S

Sailor Moon is highly praised as one of the major classics of anime today and I can see why. To get things off, first, this anime wasn't part of my childhood as far as I can recall, and I actually took major notice of this series due to the reboot of it in I believe 2014 or 2013. Whatever that doesn't matter, lets just get going. Okay, so you are reading my review thinking whether or not you should watch this series, the answer is a definite yes. I can say something, the large majority read more
Jan 27, 2018
madokamage (All reviews)
This show will always hold a place in my heart as the very first anime I ever watched (that I can remember anyway, lol) back when it aired on Toonami in the 90s. And now that I've finally been able to watch the whole first season through uncut, I'm happy to see that I still adore this after so many years. There's just something about it that I can't help but love, and I will be forever glad that it was my first taste of everything I could come to love about anime: the romance, the laughs, the feels, girls with superpowers fighting evil, the read more