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Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S

Alternative Titles

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 38
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 19, 1994 to Feb 25, 1995
Premiered: Spring 1994
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Asahi
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.911 (scored by 48,803 users)
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Ranked: #6872
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Popularity: #1115
Members: 88,504
Favorites: 1,145


Both shows are "Magical Girl" anime that explore darker themes than other shoujo, such as death, responsibility, violence and divinity, alongside the usual friendship and occasional romance. While Sailor Moon is a light-hearted villian of the week show that gradually gets darker with every season, Madoka Magica is a twist on the genre that takes shows such as Sailor Moon and skips the filler and goes straight for the dark stuff. Both Madoka and Usagi serve as the watchers self-insert into their worlds, although Usagi presents much more personality and relatability than Madoka does. These series have great supporting casts that steal the show. If  read more 
report Recommended by chapoble_
Same genre anime, the villains are trying to get the pure hearts from humans in Sailor Moon S, while the villains in Heartcatch Precure are trying to get the heart flowers from humans. 
report Recommended by Yuki_Giou
When I watched Sailor Moon S, I was reminded much of Revolutionary Girl Utena (though if memory serves me correctly, Sailor Moon S came around before Utena). There are several aspects of this particular season which simply scream Utena. First of all, Sailor Moon S is darker than the previous two seasons, and the Death Busters seem much more evil than the Black Moon Clan and the Dark Kingdom, primarily because the Death Busters seek to destroy the universe instead of conquer it. The darker mood of it all strongly mirrors the dark and somewhat mysterious mood that surrounds Utena (especially in later seasons of Utena). Likewise,  read more 
report Recommended by mysngoeshere56
Both series star magical girls who save people's pure selves, which are tainted with by some evil force, by using their powers. Both series also have a very shoujo animated feel with a lot of romance and comedy, too! 
report Recommended by Makaiei