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Was Sailor Moon edited in the English version?

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 ...
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Was Sailor Moon edited in the English version?

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 ...
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How many people kiss Usagi in the Sailor Moon anime and manga respectively?

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 ...
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Was this really the original American/English-language opening/intro to Sailor Moon? If so, why was it so heavily changed?

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'...
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Can Formula One prodigies like Haruka (Sailor Uranus) drive younger than Japan's legal driving age?

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 ...
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Why do the senshi get a manicure before they get gloves?

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 (...
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What did the Sailor Moon reference mean?

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 ...
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Why can't people distinguish Sailor Soldiers from their real selves?

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 ...
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Have the creators of Tokyo Mew Mew or Sailor Moon commented on the similarities?

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 ...
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How rare is it to find an anime script from the late 1990s for purchase?

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 ...
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How much of the original Sailor Moon anime isn't from the manga?

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 ...
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In what order should I watch Sailor Moon series?

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 ...
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After seeing Sailor Moon Crystal, will I miss anything by skipping the first two seasons of the original anime?

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 ...
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Were Luna and Artemis the only (sentient) cats in Sailor Moon?

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, ...
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How was it possible for Sailor Moon to be referenced in Codename: Sailor V?

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 (...
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Why does Sailor Moon Crystal not air weekly?

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). (...
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Which episode of Sailor Moon is this scene from?

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 ...
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What did the Sailor Moon reference mean?

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 ...
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Why is "Make Up" the transformation keyword used by the Sailor Senshi?

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 ...
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Where can I watch Sailor Moon legally?

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 (...
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Was this really the original American/English-language opening/intro to Sailor Moon? If so, why was it so heavily changed?

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 ...
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Is there a name for Sailor Moon-style transformations?

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 ...
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Why didn't Chibi-usa initially recognize Sailors Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, & Venus as her friends?

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,...
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In which episode of Sailor Moon S did Michiru meet Mamoru?

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 ...
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When do Japanese high schools have midterms?

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 ...
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How was it possible for Sailor Moon to be referenced in Codename: Sailor V?

Just to elaborate a bit on the other answer, I found a helpful timeline at the end of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: Short Stories Volume 2. I'll pull out the relevant entries. This is from the Kodansha ...
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Was this really the original American/English-language opening/intro to Sailor Moon? If so, why was it so heavily changed?

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 ...
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Why do the different Sailor Moon "seasons" have separate names?

It appears as if only "season 1" is actually called "Sailor Moon". The rest are called different things: Sailor Moon (1992–93). Sailor Moon R (1993–94). Sailor Moon S (1994–95). ...
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Why does a crescent moon appear on Chibi-Usa's forehead?

these are the Planetary Symbols which as the crystal wiki indicates would appear on their forehead when they awakened to their true destiny as Sailor Senshi, or when they performed feats of great ...
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