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In general, Sailor Moon was heavily edited for the US release as detailed by fans for example here. In particular nudity was avoided as exemplified below. The source of these images is this comparison between the US and the German version. While the German version is not completely uncensored (see the linked site for details) it is almost equal to the ...


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Though I watched the original English dub when it first aired on TV in the U.S., I do not follow any of the details about it, so I will not attempt to answer the first half of your question, but I can answer the second half. Was it originally meant for children? Yes. Both the manga and the classic 90s anime were primarily aimed at elementary school-aged ...


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In the manga, Usagi/Sailor Moon/Princess Serenity/Neo Queen Serenity is kissed by: Prince Endymion kissed Princess Serenity (Moon Kingdom, consensual) Chiba Mamoru/Tuxedo Kamen kissed Usagi/Sailor Moon (present day, in every story arc, non-consensual and consensual) Prince Demande kissed Usagi (Black Moon arc, non-consensual) Neo Queen Serenity kissed King ...


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I'll preface this answer by admitting that I couldn't find any interviews in which DiC (the company responsible for the original English-language dub) explained why they changed the opening so much. I've nonetheless tried to provide the best explanation possible for why it was done. Was this really the original American/English-language opening/intro to ...


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No, There are no legal way for a 16-year-old to drive on public roads. As Memor-X pointed out Wikipedia has a sentence about it. Haruka is a racecar driver, even though she is barely sixteen years old when she appears. However, the timing of her birthday to the Japanese school year means she is one grade ahead of the Sailor Soldiers. And the Japanese ...


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There is an official answer to this. Takeuchi Naoko, the mangaka seems to have made this decision, not the animation staff. She points out the characters' nail polish in the Settei Shiryoushuu (Materials Collection) art book, and on the Sailor Mercury page she shows her own 8-frame frame-by-frame sketch1 of Sailor Mercury's transformation sequence, including ...


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Kawashima Ami, introduced in the 5th episode of Toradora!, has the same given name (first name) as Sailor Mercury's civilian form; not only is the name the same pronunciation, but they share the same kanji (Chinese characters). 川嶋 亜美 (Kawashima Ami) 水野 亜美 (Mizuno Ami) 「川嶋」means "river" + "island," and「水野」means "water" + "field," so both have a water theme ...


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Although it is a common trope these days, it was not so in the genre of mahou shoujo (magical girl) manga and anime before Sailor Moon. In the long-running genre, many of the classic magical girls looked very different in their transformed state as compared to their civilian state (for example, Maho no Mako-chan, Creamy Mami, Mahou no Yousei Persia, Magical ...


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Unfortunately the second link you provided has been removed from YouTube so I could not look at it, but based on watching the Tokyo Mew Mew link you provided I can guess which scene from Sailor Moon you’re thinking of. The scenes are indeed similar. However, the creators of the series would not need to comment on the similarity because Sailor Moon ...


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You are correct that, overall, the classic anime has more non-plot advancing material (i.e. filler) than the manga does. On the other hand, in many cases, the anime boasts more plot and depth of storytelling, whereas the manga plows through each story arc in a more bare-bones, brief, and (arguably) flat style. As a couple of examples: 1) whether villain or ...


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Since I posted the question half a year ago, I've been tracking Sailor Moon scripts on Yahoo! Japan Auctions more regularly. If you are looking for a script of a specific episode, you should act when it becomes available, because there are always some scripts up for sale, but not scripts of most of the episodes of such a long series. At a given time, about ...


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there are 2 Sailor Moon series. Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal, the latter being a more faithful adaptation of the manga but still different Sailor Moon Crystal is its own canon. It follows the manga more closely than does the classic anime, but also has points where it veered away from the manga content in ways that conflict with both manga canon ...


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Great question! After seeing Sailor Moon Crystal, will I miss anything by skipping the first two seasons of the original anime? No... and yes. No: You are correct that Sailor Moon Crystal's 26th episode leaves off at the same point in the storyline as the end of the classic anime's R season. If you go straight into the S season, you will not have missed ...


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Well, the Guardians do shout "Make up!" before properly transforming, so manicures and lipstick fit the motif nicely of transforming into Pretty Guardians. Using Haruka Tenou/Sailor Uranus (Season 3 transformations that Anno worked on, but still works) from the R2 DVDs as an example: I know I answered this quite some time after the question was asked, but ...


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Yes, Diana is Artemis and Luna's daughter, but she is not the only other sentient cat. In addition to this trio: in the original manga, Luna and Artemis are natives of the cat-themed planet Mau, which is in the same galaxy but is outside of the solar system (how this aligns with the cats serving Queen Serenity in the Moon Kingdom is not explained; ...


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Like senshin mentioned, nobody really knows for sure. One possible speculation floating around is if Toei has another series on TV in July (Say, Precure or Dragon Ball Kai) they wouldn't want it to compete with Sailor Moon Crystal...but even that explanation doesn't make much sense. Most likely, streaming Crystal on an online service such as NicoNico is the ...


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Sailor Moon Crystal is not expected to make money among the Japanese (its main hope to turn a profit is to make it available to viewers outside of Japan, such as by selling a license to stream it). (Please also see my answer to a similar question, which Toshinou Kyouko linked in the comments, for details on why.) Airing episodes weekly would mean that ...


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Codename: Sailor V first appeared as a one-shot on August 3, 1991. The actual manga was then written pretty much simultaneously with the Sailor Moon manga, which started only a few months later (December 28, 1991) and which was updated much more frequently. It even ended later (July 3, 1997) than the Sailor Moon manga (February 3, 1997). That allowed for the ...


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TL;DR: Because the target audience for the show are girls. And girls are supposed to like makeovers. An excerpt from the book Millennial Monsters: Japanese Toys and the Global Imagination (Anne Allison) (emphasis mine): In a property like Sailor Moon, these two words [romance and fantasy marriage] blend in a story line that incorporates both fighting ...


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It's from the Sailor Moon R movie. The fragrance of a flower at the botanical gardens reminds Mamoru of a long forgotten memory from his childhood when he met Fiore, an alien boy who was travelling the galaxy on his own. Before Fiore left, he made a promise to Mamoru to bring him flowers. Once banned from society to a far away galaxy, the ...


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In the Japanese version of sailor moon, Sailor Mercury's name was Ami Mizuno. Sailor Mercury is reputed for being highly intelligent and outside of crime fighting, she's very studious. As to why Taiga is jealous of that - She's complaining about her own height and "weird name" (It's not very common, and spurs her nickname of the "palmtop tiger"), and envies ...


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I found these sites while browsing the net: Sailor Moon: Hulu: https://www.hulu.com/series/sailor-moon-4e1c9108-f973-48fb-8824-a69280ca0438 Viz: https://www.viz.com/watch/streaming/sailor-moon (Country Specific) Sailor Moon Crystal: Bandai Channel: https://www.b-ch.com/ttl/index.php?ttl_c=4233 Hulu: https://www.hulu.com/series/sailor-moon-crystal-...


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what appears to be the English/American version of the intro. I almost wonder if this can really be the original intro, or if it's consistently mislabeled, and this is for season three or something instead? The links you supplied are for the Canadian Sailor Moon opening animation sequence and for the Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon (Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon [『...


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Yes, there is. This is called a henshin shiin (変身シーン), which means "transformation scene." The magical devices that characters use to accomplish them, such as Sailor Moon's brooches or the other sailor senshi's pens or sticks, are all called henshin aitemu (変身アイテム), meaning "transformation items." A few related terms are henshin poozu (...


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I asked a fan who is not part of this SE community this question and she responded: . . . you found loop holes in the anime. The whole thing in R where Chibi-Usa didn't know Sailor Moon was her mom, or the four senshi were her friends, the same as in the future was in my opinion, a horrible decision on the anime creators side. In the manga she knew before ...


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Note: I don't recall any earlier points where Michiru and Mamoru interact in civilian form, and I've been keeping an eye out for this since I started watching this season a week ago. It's possible I may have missed something though. In episode 4 of Sailor Moon S, Michiru and Haruka observe Mamoru from a distance during and after the concert. (They are ...


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Your quoted info is right. Most high school have first mid-term exam around May 20th. The problem is magazine system. As you think, most magazine's release date of issue 7 (July issue) is some day of June, because no one buy July issue in August. But some magazine have more wider shift from titled date. JMPA (Japan Magazine Publisher Associates, which most ...


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Considering the stance they have on dubbing, Nordic countries are probably the outliers here. This is the Italian intro for comparison, which is pretty similar in techniques (though I always found it rather tasteful tbh): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZTlN3YkCuc People 20-30 years ago were far way less used to "diversity" (I can think to how ...


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I think this is the main reason for online streaming only: Sailor Moon Crystal is not expected to make money among the Japanese, so its only hope to turn a profit is to make it available to viewers outside of Japan. The classic anime series aired on Japanese television and garnered many fans inside of Japan, so tons of merchandise was sold to little girls. ...


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nhahtdh's comment is correct. I guess it's Usagi, where the A part is actually 月. A photo of a merchandise from Sailor Moon S shows that the first character looks like 月【つき】 (moon). Image taken from のり's yaplog, a Japanese blog However, the signature seems to be a corrupted version of 月【つき】のうさぎ (Moon rabbit), as clearly shown in another photo of SuperS'...


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