Like the R Season, SailorStars is divided into two arcs:
The first arc (also filler) solves some conflicts from the SuperS season, and also sees the return of the Outer Senshi, Haruka, Michiru, Setsuna, and Hotaru (now reborn as a child).
The second arc is the actual plot from the manga. Usagi bids farewell to Mamoru, who is going to America to study abroad. In his place comes the Three Lights, an idol trio consisting of three boys, Seiya, Taiki, and Yaten. The new enemy is Galaxia, a woman who desires to rule the entire galaxy by collecting the Star Seeds of humans. Three new Senshi appear, the Sailor Starlights, who also intend to stop Galaxia without Sailormoon's help.
If your in the mood for some more Sailor Moon adventures, I would highly suggest you watch this last season of the wonderful, romantic, comedy of Sailor Moon.
First of all, let me tell you, I can agree on why Sailor Moon Sailor Stars wasn't licensed for the american dub version. If you watch this series, you will find out why. But enough with that matter, let me tell you what I thought of this amazing season of Sailor Moon.
I personally thought the story deserved higher that a 6, at that matter. The story was actually well thought out and planned detail to detail.
Naoko Takeuchi had really improved since SuperS. I mean, how the new characters incorperated right into the story perfectly. The Starlights added a new sense of different careers in the story and how Seiya tried his/her best to be like a 'new' Mamoru for Usagi.
The art had pretty much improved since SuperS, in my opinion. The detail and different colors use to express the characters was amazing. I really thought that the design of the new senshi outfits was absolutly genius! Also, I must say, Sailor Moon's Moon Tier was really detailed and perfetly executed the attacks every episode.
The sound in the series really got me into the season more and more. The new opening theme really changed the sense of the series after the same theme song season after season. Change was definetly in order. But I must admit, some of the songs the 3 Lights sang weren't very good in my opinion. I understand they were looking for their princess for a very long period of time but I never got use to the songs they sang.
The Starlights intro into the series really up-ed my opinion on the rating of Character. Yet, in the anime, how they were changed into Male to Female really didn't make me happy. I'm sure Naoko diefinetly felt the same way. Anyways, away from that matter, I believe that most of the characters didn't change that much, yet I enjoyed how they comforted Usagi in her hard times.
The enjoyment of the series difinetly deserved a 10/10 in my opinion. The story brought along many happy, sad, romantic, ect., to the series. I think that Naoko did an exceptional job on this season and the manga at that.
Overall, this series deserves a 10/10! The series was outstanding to me and was one of the first anime I watched when I was young. The series always kept me at the edge of my seat and I really enjoyed some humor here and there. If you are in the mood for an amazing series, I highly reccomend this series to any mahou shoujo anime fan out there. The series was excellent to me and I bet any Sailor Moon fan would agree.
Despite being considered by some fans and even Naoko herself as the most far fetched from the manga plotline. This is considered one of the most loved and favorited of the seasons of SM compared with the loved classic season.
New Scouts- Theres new scouts from another galaxy have their own princess, and the leader provides harships for Serena(Usagi)Their in a band and all around cool.
Last season and never even dubbed- This season may be still new news to some people who just watched and familiar with the dub.
A break from Mini Moon- Even though she is a importent character she gets a
break and doesn't appear through the second arc of this season. Which is a relieve to some fans after SuperS.
Very dramatic- Yes this season deals with lots of hardships and downs, and Sailor Moon will be found very heartbroken at times.
Villains are scouts- Yes I mentioned there was drama to top off thats there new scouts the Starlights the villains are also scouts which makes it hard to trust.
This is all around a super season and is a must watch for fans. Despite the flaws that Tuxedo Mask is absent from the second arc(but its for a reason),and the outers appear very little times. But still it's a great season and you won't be disppointed.
Sailor Moon is the anime of my childhood.. I remember when it was being broadcast on TV, I'd have cried when I had missed even one episode. I even memorized the important episodes ^^ Even today, I would go back and watch those episodes sometimes..
And this last season was the best one (I missed Mamoru-chan but.. ^^).. We saw friendship, love, longing, and also determination and faith.. of course with the sufficient amount of humour ^^ It has everything in it, and it is an anime that I'd show my children..
Everybody should watch this classic, imo. The storyline, the characters, fight scenes.. all of them
were 10/10 for me ^^
Note: Please keep in mind that a 5/10 equals average on my scale. Or in other words, overall I enjoyed this show but am unlikely to revisit it.
By this point the franchise has become tired and too formulaic. Usagi has failed to grow much over the course of the series, while her friends are forever stuck in a loop of fake development that never remotely pushes them forward. Characters who once endeared now frustrate and annoy. For instance, what does it matter if Minako tries to become a pop star, since this doesn't show us anything particularly new about her, nor will
it be followed up on.
At this point even most of the supporting cast (Such as Naru) has been excised without ceremony. A major character (Mamoru) is even removed entirely because he serves no more purpose. New additions are added in attempt to spice things up, but only one of these, Seiya, feels like a fully realized character; and since we know his burgeoning romance with Usagi is destined to go nowhere, it's hard too feel much investment. His band mates only get a couple episodes of development at best and feel half-finished. Chibi-Chibi and Princess Kakyuu are nothing more than plot devices with at best one-note personalities hardly worth mentioning.
This season had an awesome premise with the idea of rogue Sailor Senshi, but this is wasted on comic-relief henchmen/monsters-of-the-day; and worst of all a main antagonist who turns out to be possessed, rendering her potentially intimidating personality meaningless. Like brainwashing this is a completely uninteresting motive for a major villain IMO; imagine how much more impact Galaxia could have if she willingly chose to go rogue? Ultimately she's robbed of agency in an 11th hour twist simply so we can have the typical happy ending.
Instead of even a halfway compelling attempt at drama, we watch her useless minions bungle about in unfunny scenarios for large chunks of the season, with only Lead Crow being remotely threatening. I've never been a fan of comic relief villains and missed the intense rivalry between the henchmen such as the Generals and the Witches 5. Furthermore, aside from a couple of Sailor Moon's brief moments with Tin Cat nothing is ever really made of them being corrupted Senshi, so the idea is entirely wasted. Say what you will about SuperS, but it was at least honest about its silly premise.
On the upside, there are some pretty funny comedy episodes (The cockroach scene is classic!), and in the last stretch things take a darker turn, for better or worse. Worse I'd say because once again Sailor Moon (The series) chooses to cop out at the climax, and when there are never any real consequences it's hard to feel much investment. Funny how easily Uranus and Neptune are forgiven despite their betrayal/cold-blooded murder of allies.
The score isn't bad and I noticed a couple pieces were recycled/reworked for Digimon Adventure. The new songs are catchy but overused. While the new opening doesn't quite match the original, it's a welcome change of pace.
As for my overall impression it's worth a watch, but I feel it does more to further diminish Sailor Moon as a brand than anything, failing to add anything substantial to the mythology. This series probably should have ended at S or possibly even R. (But then we would have missed out on the Outer Senshi.) Still, it's a passable entry.