Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Sailor Moon

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Synonyms: Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon
Japanese: 美少女戦士セーラームーン
English: Sailor Moon
German: Sailor Moon
Spanish: Sailor Moon
French: Sailor Moon
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Type: TV
Episodes: 46
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 7, 1992 to Feb 27, 1993
Premiered: Spring 1992
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genre: RomanceRomance
Themes: Mahou ShoujoMahou Shoujo, MythologyMythology
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.711 (scored by 174711174,711 users)
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Ranked: #10802
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Popularity: #564
Members: 348,910
Favorites: 9,342

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Preliminary Spoiler
Mar 9, 2009
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 ...
Nov 21, 2007
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 ...
Apr 26, 2011
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 ...
May 5, 2015
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Feb 11, 2011
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 ...
Nov 29, 2007
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, ...
Dec 25, 2020
To be honest, I hadn't high expectations from the show when I started it. I thought it is gonna be annoying and puerile, but after a few episodes I realised I was wrong.
I never expected it to be such a great and enjoyable show. It has this mysterious vibe that made me fell in love with. It's truly one of the best classics in the anime domain and it's representative for it. A lot of contemporary shows try to copy the idea of magical girls with superpowers and magical weapons but none of them manage to get to the level of this masterpiece.
The music ...
Jun 15, 2014
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 ...
Mar 10, 2019
Being a 90's show, Sailor Moon's first season has a particular charm. Overall my gut says that this show deserves a 9 or even 10 out 10. It was, maybe, the first really mainstream anime in North America when it started airing here (Canada) in 1995. I feel it is a captivating story for boys and girls alike. I am male and had no problem with a female heroine. Sailor Moon hails from a time when viewers were not yet desensitised to the enormous and constant sexual innuendo of similar animes produced in the last 10 years. It is ...
Aug 28, 2016
Sailor Moon is the GOAT

Why Sailor Moon is the GOAT

Ok, people, this is it, the ultimate, the final countdown, the experience you have all been waiting for, in the game of comparison of anime to this and that. Here ye, all, Sailor Moon is the BEST manga/anime ever and this is why.

The story of Sailor Moon is simple.

Yes, it’s just simple, a child could understand it. It’s the story of Tsukino Usagi, who is a 14 year old middle school student, she loves ice cream, talking cats (well, it’s an off and on relationship), video games. She’s friends with a wide array of people, ...
Jun 9, 2014
Sailor Moon is not only the most influential magical girl series of all time, it stands today as one of the major pillars of anime. Throughout the world, girls as well as boys were enchanted by the five sailor senshi; living normal, inconspicuous lives at first, then transforming into a magical team to fight evil. It was a stable for kids my age at the time, but the series has become such a classic that if I had a daughter, I would introduce her to classic Sailor Moon first above anything else. Sailor Moon is a better role model than Barbie and most other girl ...
Mar 29, 2022
Last month, I rewatched Evangelion for the first time in over 15 years and wrote a new review. Now, I'm writing a new review of Sailor Moon. Specifically season 1. The first time I watched this, I was 11 years old and knew absolutely nothing about Japanese anime, visual directing, animation, etc. At first, I just dismissed it as "that girl show that came on before DBZ". I eventually found myself enjoying it, but I didn't like the 2nd season, Sailor Moon R, and stopped watching. Flash forward to 2021 and my girlfriend convinced me to watch seasons 2-5. I really enjoyed them as an ...
Jul 23, 2009
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 ...
Jan 15, 2021
"In the name of the moon I will Punish You" - Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon has to be one of the most well known anime's in most of the world. It was my first and will always be my favorite. I may be a little one sided due to watching it when I was young but I have rewatched it a few times.
Story: 9
For the story of the show you really find out the background of Usagi and her past life and her current. Then you add in the stories of all the scouts and Tuxedo Mask. The story is pretty predicable but I personally ...
Feb 28, 2013
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 ...
Feb 2, 2014
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 ...
May 8, 2009
This anime is absolutly amazing! It's is definitly fun to watch and even one of the most recognizable animes of all! It's full of comedy,romance,and my personal favorite, Lots of sailor senshi magic! Sailor moon was always an anime that kept me laughing! It makes you want to watch all the episodes! The characters are so unique in their own special way and they each have a style and personality all of their own! Each character also has their own special powers too! I have to say that it is probably the most amazing anime I've watched and it really is awesome! Any fan of ...
Aug 16, 2013
~ I had watched the full first English dub season and watched the 6 cut episodes in Japanese w/ English subtitles just to make it fair to say I have watched all episodes. Most of this review is about the dub only, while some parts include the original too ~

Sailor Moon is a perfect starter anime for those beginning their anime addiction. I also chose this anime to begin with because it was a memorable classic back in the day, which makes it more likely to become a big hit with those interested in anime.

~ Story ~

The Plot: The plot, in my eyes, was ...
Jul 14, 2012
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Oct 3, 2008
Sailor Moon, first made as a manga by Naoko Takeuchi, is one of the first anime to come to America that was actually recognized for what it was, all previous dubs of Japanese anime flying completely under the radar for the ignorant masses. Essentially Dragon Ball Z for girls, and coming to America around the exact same time, it was laughed at as a younger girls' anime. This was partially true, especially in the first season, but as the series grew and more seasons were added, many themes were added that are definitely for an older audience. As it is, this review ...