Sailor Moon is a series that was written by Naoko Takeuchi. This manga went viral for popularizing the magical girl subgenre and for attracting attention in the male sector. Between 1992 and 1997, it was published in the Japanese magazine Nakayoshi and was also compiled in 18 volumes. At first, the first publication that Naoko Takeuchi made was a short story called Codename Wa Sailor V which became very popular, and the proposal to make the anime appeared.
Despite the excellent proposal that this story had, the author preferred to wait a bit, add a more solid plot, and a larger number of characters. After this, Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon emerged as a sequel to Codename Wa Sailor V. The success of this series was so great that after its publication in 1992, the anime was made. This adaptation was dubbed in 42 languages, thus becoming one of the anime with the highest number of dubbing so far.
Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon was broadcast in 80 different countries. As if that were not enough, this series had a live-action version called Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, which had 6 specials and 49 chapters. After a few years, they decided to reissue this manga that included graphic tweaks and dialogue, new covers, and more.
During 1990, this series reached the United States and Latin America while, in 1997, Mixx publisher bought the license for the manga, and it was translated into English. After this, its publication in Mexico was possible thanks to Grupo Editorial Vid.
Years later, the successful author decided to make a second adaptation titled Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal. This was composed of 26 episodes that have a duration of 23 minutes each. The first chapter premiered in 2014 and included an opening by the group Momoiro Clover Z.
Curiosities of Sailor Moon
Usagi must touch her brooch
Fans have long speculated that Sailor Moon’s brooch is the cornerstone she carries. All this due to some scenes where her transformation focuses on her accessories and clothes. Fans claim her brooch is special and innately powerful. For example, in episode 51, when Sailor Moon fights Leshy, this villain breaks her brooch and automatically turns into Usagi.
In chapter 90, something similar happens when this warrior comes off this brooch. For this reason, the theory that she needs to maintain control of the clasp has been confirmed.
In episode 104 when Chibiusa first appears, fans were suspicious of a relationship between Tuxedo Mask and Sailor Moon as her parents.
However, when the anime progressed, it was clarified that the relationship that existed between them was that of mother and daughter. Common sense, anime, and manga confirm that Chibiusa is Usagi’s daughter of the future.
Diana, Artemis and Luna
It is very likely that while you have seen Sailor Moon, you have wondered why Diana, Artemis, and Luna are different. The answer to this concern is that they are not actually cats, they are aliens from the planet Mau. The most incredible thing is that in the manga, these aliens are capable of changing into human forms, but unfortunately, it is not something that we could see in the anime.
Something interesting happens in this data because when all the fans found out that Tuxedo Mask had the seed of the golden star in his possession, all their wishes and assumptions came true. Tuxedo is considered to be the protector of the earth and even though he cannot be part of the Sailor Scouts, the starseed gives him some abilities that he uses to help good people. In the manga, he possessed a Golden Crystal.
Sailor Moon based on Naoko Takeuchi’s life
There are some series based on the lives of the authors, and apparently, this is the case of Sailor Moon. When fans became suspicious of this, they realized that some manga and anime characteristics were reflected in the life of Naoko Takeuchi. An example of this is Usagi’s resemblance to Naoko’s little sister. After a while, the author confirmed that part of the story was based on herself and her life.
Sailor Neptune and Sailor Uranus
The fans of this anime never questioned the relationship that existed between Sailor Uranus and Neptune because, from the beginning, they openly showed their love relationship. In the American dub, both Senshi were featured as cousins, but shortly after, when the show was subtitled, all of the original cuts were made available around the United States.
Characters who couldn’t appear in the anime
During the 90s, the dream of many girls was to be part of the Sailor Scouts. These were a group of warriors who fought tireless battles against some villains with adolescence and love. Even though these girls are trendy, you most likely don’t know four of them because, unfortunately, they didn’t appear in the anime. However, they appeared in manga, film, and theater versions. Next, in this list, we show you who they are, and perhaps one of them will become your new inspiration.
Luna is a character that always accompanies Serena and only managed to appear in Sailor Moon S: The Movie. The main basis of this film are the characters from the original comic, but at the same time, it includes an adaptation of the story of Princess Kaguya. Luna transforms, and this is thanks to the power of the Silver Crystal. She finally appears as Princess Kaguya in front of a young man she had fallen in love with a long time ago.
Perhaps not many people know her, but Kousagi is the second daughter of Serena and Darien. She appears only in the Sailor Parallel Moon manga, and the story is about an alternate reality where Kousagi is the protagonist.
Astarte’s real name is Shiva Shingetsu, and he appears in the musical Transilvania no Mori. This tells an unfortunate story because, despite the Sailor Scouts’ efforts, her spirit is absorbed by Dark Cain.
The galactic troop is made up of Sailor Theta, Sailor Phi and Sailor Chi and is a group that appeared in the musical Eien Densetsu. They worked with Galaxia who took their lives after trying to eliminate the Sailor Scouts and failing in the attempt.