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->''"[[ByThePowerOfGreyskull Moon Prism Power, Make-UP!]]"''

!!!This page covers the manga and 1990s anime. For the entire franchise, see Franchise.SailorMoon.

A famous manga (and anime adaptation) created by pharmacist-turned-manga-author Creator/NaokoTakeuchi.

''Sailor Moon'' tells the story of Usagi Tsukino, a clumsy and lazy 14-year-old underachiever whose life takes a turn for the unexpected when she discovers that she is the {{Reincarnation}} of an ancient lunar warrior from the [[CrystalSpiresAndTogas Moon Kingdom]]. With the aid of a [[TalkingAnimal feline mentor]] called Luna, Usagi must take up the mission of defending the Earth from the various evils that threaten it while searching for the reincarnation of the Moon Kingdom's princess.

Over the course of a year, Usagi grows into her role as the MagicalGirl Sailor Moon and greatly matures as a result, gathering a team of four other reincarnated warriors and realising her true potential as both a fighter and a growing young woman. The series itself mostly follows a MonsterOfTheWeek format, with subsequent series introducing [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil escalating foes]] and [[SoLastSeason matching power-ups]], and greatly expanding the mythos behind Usagi's past life in the Moon Kingdom and her fated future in the [[CrystalSpiresAndTogas utopian Crystal Tokyo]].

The show ended up licensed all over the world throughout a good portion of TheNineties, and practically every country/region received its own international dubs, all of which [[AdaptationDisplacement thoroughly displaced the original work]] (which itself heavily displaced the original ''manga''). The regulation of translation accuracy, adaptation for ease of viewing, and editing due to local censorship concerns varied wildly by region, but thanks to the blooming internet, fans became aware of these changes ([[TheyChangedItNowItSucks loudly, in the case of the North American fandom]]) sometimes well before episodes aired.

Uncensored and censored versions of most of the series eventually came out in the States thanks to Creator/{{Geneon}} and Creator/ADVFilms. All of these sets, as well as the uncut DVD releases for the three films (also released by Geneon), have since fallen out of print. Around 2003, Creator/{{Toei}} quietly pulled all licenses to the franchise worldwide, which means non-bootlegged [=DVDs=] now cost a hefty sum of money. This license pull happened right when ''Sailor Stars'' sat on the cusp of getting dubbed into English (which means that season never got dubbed '''or''' released in the States). [[http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/16792.html Toei has shopped the show (in its entirety) around again in recent years]], and many countries have begun rebroadcasting the series or releasing it to DVD -- but only using their old dubs (Southeast Asian languages aside). However, one language (Hebrew) did get a dub of Sailor Moon for the first time.

''Sailor Moon'' received several VideoGameAdaptation games between 1993 and 2004, including a fan project by Destiny Revival based on VideoGame/FinalFight and ''VideoGame/DoubleDragon'' variants of BeatEmUp games.

Back when it ran under the name Mixx Comics, Creator/TokyoPop picked up the original ''manga'' as one of its first series; all of their releases, however, went out of print in 2005. Kodansha picked up the slack starting in 2011 by using the 2003 Japanese reprints as the base for a new printing of the series.

The ''manga'' has a {{prequel}} in ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'' (well, a prequel '''of sorts''', anyway; the first issue got released before ''Sailor Moon'', but the series itself finished after ''Sailor Moon'' ended). An aborted American live-action/animation blend adaption also exists; a company called Toon Makers pitched this to Toei instead of the dub, but since Toei didn't pick it up, a two-minute music video put together using footage from the pilot Toon Makers produced remains the only footage ever seen by the general public. You can find more information on this project at ''WesternAnimation/ToonMakersSailorMoon''.

In 2012, Creator/ToeiAnimation revealed plans for a new ''Sailor Moon'' series. Originally planned for the summer 2013 and winter 2013/2014 seasons, it eventually started airing in [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-01-09/new-sailor-moon-anime-by-toei-to-start-in-july July of 2014]], and it's streamed worldwide. The new version, dubbed ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'', follows the manga version instead of the first season of the original anime. It [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-05-16/viz-licenses-new-sailor-moon-crystal-anime will be released]] in North America by Creator/VizMedia... and [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-05-16/viz-licenses-original-sailor-moon-anime-franchise will be accompanied by a completely remastered, re-dubbed, uncut version of the entire 200-episode original television series.]] In May 2014, the original anime began streaming the newly subtitled version on Creator/{{Hulu}} via Creator/NeonAlley.

[[Characters/SailorMoon This page has a character sheet]]; '''please''' put character-specific tropes there instead of adding them here.
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!! Because of the massive amount of tropes associated with ''Sailor Moon'', we've split the trope listing into three separate pages:

[[index]]
* [[SailorMoon/TropesOne Tropes found in both the 1990s anime and manga]]
* [[SailorMoon/TropesTwo Tropes found in the 1990s anime]]
* [[SailorMoon/TropesThree Tropes found in the manga]]
[[/index]]