Hi, hi! Welcome to Throwback Thursday! I thought it would be a cool idea to make posts about older anime that some people may not know about! I decided to start today off with the first anime that I ever watched-Sailor Moon!
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Sailor Moon also know as Bishōjo Senshi Sērā Mūn, Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon and Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon started as a manga series by Naoko Takeuchi and was originally published in Nakayoshi. It has since aired as a television series from 1992-1997 and has recently been rebooted as Sailor Moon Crystal, there are also 3 movies (the first is now out on blu-ray), Sailor V manga, musicals, video games, card games, figures, etc.
There were some issues with the western releases of the original series however, for instance, the love scenes between Haruka and Michiru were taken out and they were depicted as cousins rather than lovers and there was an entire season that was not allowed to air here in America.
Sailor Moon is about a group of girls, known as the Sailor Scouts or the Sailor Senshi, who team up to save the world from various evil doers. The Sailor Scouts consist of the ‘Inner Senshi’ and the ‘Outer Senshi’.
The Inner Senshi include:
Usagi (Serena) Tsukino- Sailor Moon
Minako (Mina) Aino- Sailor Venus
Ami (Amy) Mizuno- Sailor Mercury
Rei (Raye) Hino- Sailor Mars
Makoto (Lita) Kino- Sailor Jupiter
Chibiusa (Rini)- Sailor Chibi (Mini) Moon
They are also assisted by 3 cats: Luna, Artemis and Diana
The Outer Senshi include:
Meioh (Trista) Setsuna- Sailor Pluto
Haruka (Amara) Tenoh- Sailor Uranus
Michiru (Michelle) Kaioh- Sailor Neptune
Hotaru Tomoe- Sailor Saturn
The series revolves around the inner senshi and the outer senshi come in at various times to help out.
There is a lot to this series and I won’t go into all of the details in this particular post but if you enjoy magical girl anime, I highly recommend checking Sailor Moon out. Personally though, I prefer the original. I feel that the art style of Sailor Moon Crystal did not fit the personality of Usagi at all. I’ve only seen the first few episodes of Crystal so far because I’m having a hard time getting past that aspect.