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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?

In the 90s anime, Chibi-usa sometimes manifests the crescent moon on her forehead as evidence of being part of the Moon Kingdom royal family, such as in the scenes you mention during Season 2 and when ...
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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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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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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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Why are the DD Girls called that?

The "D.D. Girls" (ディーディー・ガールズ) were rumored to be based on a very popular J-Pop girl band at the time of the first season being written/planned, known as: "C.C. Girls" (シーシー・ガールズ) (previously known as ...
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Why are the DD Girls called that?

The DD Girls only appear in the original anime; they are not in the Sailor Moon manga or consequently, Sailor Moon Crystal. In their first appearance in the anime (in the first half of ep. 45), they ...
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Whose autograph is this on a Sailor Moon pencilboard?

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 ...
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Which episode of Sailor Moon is this scene of Usagi in a bath towel from?

This was in episode 123 in Sailor Moon S (Super). This is played around the beginning when Chibiusa wonders about Hotaru and Usagi and her are washing up before bedtime.
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Why do Usagi and Chibi-Usa call Minako Mina-P?

"-P" is a suffix that a person can attach to the end of someone's name to indicate closeness, familiarity, and affection. These suffixes are all called "honorifics" in English but ...
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Was Sailor Moon (Usagi) supposed to be seen as a "rich girl"?

The short answer seems to be no, you don't have to think Usagi's family is (overly) rich. Summarizing from here: Azabu juuban at that time was kind of middle of nowhere (considering the central ...
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Why is Usagi both Sailor Moon and Princess Serenity?

Assuming you are speaking about the past Princess Serenity, then this tumblr page speaking about why Sailor Venus is the leader, answers the question of why Usagi is Sailor Moon. There are images of ...
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Why is Usagi both Sailor Moon and Princess Serenity?

After doing some research, I couldn't find any cases where either the manga or the anime formally explain the origin of Sailor Moon. However, there are a couple theories we can create based on what we ...
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Why does a crescent moon appear on Chibi-Usa's forehead?

I'm not certain, but it's likely intended to foreshadow Chibi-Usa's transformation into Black Lady in Episode 85. Said transformation is also caused by Chibi-Usa getting upset, due to falsely ...
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In what order should I watch Sailor Moon series?

I have not actually watched the show to know the details of the chronology so I am going to make a couple of assumptions: That you want to watch the whole series, including whatever Dic skipped. That ...
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Why do the names of the Sankakusu sites match the surnames of Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto?

Only Tenouzu (天王洲) appears to be based on a real place, Tennouzu Isle (天王洲アイル), officially called Tennoz Isle in English). It was reclaimed from Tokyo Bay in the 1920's and 30's and then redeveloped ...
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Do we ever see the Senshi de-transform?

In episode 8 of the third season of Sailor Moon Crystal (episode 34 of the entire adaptation), we see Sailor Chibi Moon revert back to her civilian costume after her brooch is stolen (along with her "...
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Were Princesses Uranus and Neptune lovers as well?

It is made clear that the Sailor Senshi were all princesses associated with the celestial bodies attached to them. Thus, Haruka and Michiru were indeed princesses in their past life. I do not recall ...
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Will "Sailor Stars" (the final season) be available in English dub?

you don't need to watch the original dub for much longer as Viz Media has been re-releasing the original series (as well as the new Crystal remake) which includes the final season Nearly two years ...
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Why are Sailor Senshi earthlings?

This answer is based on the two Sailor Moon Crystal seasons and fan wiki information that I found online. I may edit this in the future, if I ever get to reading the original manga or otherwise come ...
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What are this headwing that appear after Sailor Moon/Sailor Chibi Moon transforming?

Angels and swans and feathered mythology abound in anime as a symbol of transformation, like the ugly duckling turning into a swan. Here, it symbolises an overzealous little dork of a character who, ...
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What are this headwing that appear after Sailor Moon/Sailor Chibi Moon transforming?

Love the term "headwings". I always thought they were feathers. Generally, as the Sailor Soldiers power up transformation-wise, their outfits gain more decorative bits. I don't think the ...
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