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Sailor Moon is a shoujo fantasy series by Naoko Takeuchi about teenage girls that transform into magical girls named after astronomical objects and battle evil.

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In what order should I watch Sailor Moon series?

I've been wanting to start watching Sailor Moon for a while now, but I never knew which is the first and last season. Can someone tell me where to start and finish?
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Where can I watch Sailor Moon legally?

I want to start watching Sailor Moon but I don't know where to watch it legally. Can anyone tell me where to watch it starting from the very first season?
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Why can't people distinguish Sailor Soldiers from their real selves?

When people transform in Sailor Moon, they look physically identical to their human forms. Even fellow magical beings are unable to tell a person's identity unless they witness the transformation ...
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Why can Sailor Pluto be away from the Space-Time Door?

In the classic 90s anime, Sailor Pluto was commissioned by Queen Serenity (mom of Princess Serenity [Sailor Moon's ancient incarnation]) to guard the Space-Time Door, which she is shown doing in the R ...
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Why are the DD Girls called that?

Why are the DD Girls named such? Their name in katakana: [ディーディー・ガールズ], has no meaning, other than just being "DD Girls"... How do we even know that they're called the DD Girls?
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Will “Sailor Stars” (the final season) be available in English dub? [closed]

I've been watching the English dubbed version of Sailor Moon over and over. During that time, I thought the Sailor Stars, the last season would soon come out in English, but it never did. So, I only ...
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Do we ever see the Senshi de-transform?

The henshin (or, transformation) sequences in Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon are legendary for being awesome, but do we ever see them change back into their civilian identities? I'm requesting either ...
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Why is it Moon Prism Power, instead of Moon Power, which would follow the pattern of the other initial transformations?

Why is Usagi's initial transformation called Moon Prism Power, instead of Moon Power, which would follow the pattern of the other initial Sailor Senshi transformations, such as: Mars Power Mercury ...
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Was Sailor Moon edited in the English version?

Was Sailor Moon edited for the English version, to show less in the transformation when they are naked? Was it originally meant for children?
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Were Princesses Uranus and Neptune lovers as well?

In the anime series Haruka and Michiru (Sailors Uranus and Neptune) are a couple confirmed by the author Naoko Takeuchi Takeuchi has openly admitted they are a romantic couple, and their voice ...
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What are this headwing that appear after Sailor Moon/Sailor Chibi Moon transforming?

At first, neither Sailor Moon nor Sailor Chibi Moon have headwing. When Sailor Moon first uses the Holy Grail to do the Super transformation, both of them receive headwings, or whatever these ...
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What did the Sailor Moon reference mean?

In episode 5 - Ami Kawashima, after Taiga's encounter with Ami after school, Ryuji goes into Taiga's apartment later that evening to find out why she hasn't come down to have tea. He finds Taiga ...
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Whose autograph is this on a Sailor Moon pencilboard?

Whose autograph is this on this Sailor Moon merchandise (it looks like a shitajiki [pencilboard]) from the SuperS season? Is it a seiyuu, or a production company staff member such as an anime director,...
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Why are Sailor Senshi earthlings?

Tuxedo Mask is the protector of Earth, so it makes sense for him to be an earthling. But what about the Solar System Sailor Senshi? Shouldn't they have been born on their respective planetary bodies, ...
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How many people kiss Usagi in the Sailor Moon anime and manga respectively?

My wife is a big fan of Sailor Moon, a series I know little about. How many people kiss Usagi in the manga and anime respectively?
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Which episode of Sailor Moon is this scene of Usagi in a bath towel from?

Which episode of the classic Sailor Moon anime are these douga (動画) sketches for animation cels of Tsukino Usagi (Sailor Moon) from? I know that in a small number of episodes she was shown with her ...
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Which episode of Sailor Moon is this scene from?

Which episode of the classic Sailor Moon anime are these screenshots of Usagi (Sailor Moon) and Mamoru (Tuxedo Kamen) from?
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Why do the names of the Sankakusu sites match the surnames of Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto?

In ep. 2 of season 3 of Sailor Moon Crystal, Mamoru says that the amusement park Chibi-Usa is going to is in Sankakusu, which is on reclaimed land. Later, Artemis tells Luna that there are three ...
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After seeing Sailor Moon Crystal, will I miss anything by skipping the first two seasons of the original anime?

I've been thinking of intermittently watching the original Sailor Moon anime (with subtitles) to get a sense of the plot (and to have something decent to watch). Since I've already seen Sailor Moon ...
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In which episode of Sailor Moon S did Michiru meet Mamoru?

In which episode of Sailor Moon S did Kaiou Michiru (Sailor Neptune) and Chiba Mamoru (Tuxedo Kamen) meet each other in civilian form for the first time?
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Why didn't Chibi-usa initially recognize Sailors Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, & Venus as her friends?

In the R season of the classic anime of Sailor Moon, Chibi-usa had a flashback memory of her surprise birthday party in the 30th century Crystal Tokyo, in which Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, Sailor ...
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Which episodes of Sailor Moon Crystal are Ittou Asanuma in?

I believe that Ittou Asanuma's first appearance in Sailor Moon Crystal is in episode 15 when Makoto introduces him to Usagi and friends, that he does not appear in episode 16, and that his famous ...
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Were Luna and Artemis the only (sentient) cats in Sailor Moon?

In Sailor Moon, there are two cats, Luna and Artemis, who I believe act as advisers for Sailor Moon's mother, the queen. It's been a while since I've seen the anime, but were there any other sentient ...
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How much of the original Sailor Moon anime isn't from the manga?

While I went through the first 7-8 episodes of the original Sailor Moon, I noticed a few episodes that didn't really advance the plot much. (An example of this would be the episode where Jadeite poses ...
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How rare is it to find an anime script from the late 1990s for purchase?

I'm interested in buying official Japanese-language anime scripts from Japanese online auctions, Japanese online shops, eBay, and/or American websites. How often are they listed? If I see one, do I ...
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Have the creators of Tokyo Mew Mew or Sailor Moon commented on the similarities?

There are a number of very clear parallels between Tokyo Mew Mew and Sailor Moon, beyond the fact that they're both magical girl animes. At 7:35 of this, the scene is incredibly similar to this at 00:...
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How does the English version of Sailor Moon differ from the original?

I know that some changes were made to Sailor Moon when it was translated into English, like that Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune are changed from lovers to cousins. What other changes were made? I'm ...
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Name Suffixes: Does Yaten (Sailor Star Healer) ever refer to Usagi (Sailor Moon) by her civilian name?

Would Yaten use "Tsukino-san" to indicate his emotional distance from her, or merely "Tsukino" to indicate his penchant to be rude? Is there any episode in which Yaten Kou (Sailor Star Healer) either ...
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Does Sailor Moon Crystal contain the Black Moon arc of the manga (Pluto and Chibiusa)?

Has it been officially stated anywhere by a representative at the production company whether Sailor Moon Crystal's 26 total episodes cover the Black Moon arc of the manga (Chibiusa, Sailor Pluto, and ...
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Is there any in-universe reason why the Sailor Senshi aren't affected by the citywide energy drain?

In episode 8 of Sailor Moon Crystal, we see Tokyo being hit by some sort of citywide energy drain right after Minako leaves the other Sailor Senshi when they run into her (or some point in time around ...
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Why do the senshi get a manicure before they get gloves?

In the anime series Sailor Moon (or, Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon) the senshi have a unique henshin, or transformation sequence. Especially later on, these are animated with the senshi receiving a ...
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Why is “Make Up” the transformation keyword used by the Sailor Senshi?

It's always seemed a bit odd to me. The best explanation I can think of is that it's a reference to makeup, which is itself (sort of) transformational. Just wondered if this is something Takeuchi ever ...
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Why does Sailor Moon Crystal not air weekly?

Sailor Moon Crystal is "airing" (online) every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. Not only is this not every week, but not every other week. Why is this?
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Why is Sailor Moon (2014) not airing on TV?

The new Sailor Moon seems to be showing on Niconico exclusively. Why would it not air on TV, or both?
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When do Japanese high schools have midterms?

Exactly which days of which month do Japanese high schools that use a 3-semester format (which can cause students to repeat a grade) typically hold midterms in the first semester? And how many days ...
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Who was the lead animator for all the transformation sequences for Sailor Moon?

I know all of the seasons of the original Sailor Moon series had a variety of animators for each episode, but the artistic style and effects used in all of the various character transformation ...
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Can Formula One prodigies like Haruka (Sailor Uranus) drive younger than Japan's legal driving age?

Japanese can drive cars from age 18, though many don’t (many who even bother to get their licenses are called “paper drivers” — meaning they can drive on paper but don’t make use of them and don’t ...