* ActingForTwo:
** Reika and Minako/Venus are both played by Creator/RikaFukami
** The Viz dub uses some actors for multiple characters. In Episode 29, both of Creator/LucienDodge's characters (Zoisite and Motoki) [[TalkingToHimself spoke to each other]] throughout an entire scene.
* ActorAllusion: In the 2014 Viz Media dub:
** This isn't the first time Creator/CristinaValenzuela (Sailor Mars) played a [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica black haired, purple eyed magical girl]].
** Demande [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening isn't the first prince character]] Creator/MatthewMercer voiced.
** Creator/StephanieSheh, the new english voice of Usagi, also voiced [[Anime/KillLaKill another cheerful blonde with twin tails and blue eyes]].
** [[Anime/FateStayNightUnlimitedBladeWorks When was the last time Julie Ann Taylor played an English teacher]]?
** It's not the first time Creator/DebiDerryberry has voiced a cat-like being, except the last time [[Anime/TenchiMuyo she was a transforming ship]].
* AdaptationFirst: In North America, it took three years after the Creator/DiC dub's premiere for the manga to be acquired and translated by [[Creator/{{Tokyopop}} Mixx]].
* AdaptationSequence: [[Manga/CodeNameSailorV Sailor V Manga]] --> [[Manga/SailorMoon Sailor Moon Manga]] --> [[Anime/SailorMoon Anime]] --> [[Theatre/SeraMyu Musicals]] --> [[VideoGame/SailorMoonAnotherStory Non-canon video game]] --> [[Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon Live-action television series]] --> [[Anime/SailorMoonCrystal Another anime]]
* AllStarCast: The 2014 dub, which is recorded by Creator/{{Studiopolis}}, who also recorded the dubs for ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', ''Anime/{{K}}'', and ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. Though the term, "star-studded cast" is probably more appropriate, considering it features not only already established dub voice actors (Like Creator/StephanieSheh, Creator/KateHiggins, Creator/ToddHaberkorn, Creator/TaraPlatt, Creator/CristinaValenzuela, Creator/LiamOBrien, Creator/PatrickSeitz, Creator/JohnnyYongBosch and even Creator/CheramiLeigh and Creator/VeronicaTaylor, who makes her L.A. debut in this dub), it also features some newcomers (such as Creator/AmandaCelineMiller, Nicolas Roye, and Creator/RobbieDaymond).
* BadExportForYou: The first season, especially part 1 of BD/DVD set of the new dub is victim to this trope, due to the fact that the HD transfer from Toei Animation for episodes 1-23 did not exist yet. See the [[BadExportForYou/AnimeAndManga anime page for the trope]] for more details.
** The materials given to ADV for their 2004 DVD releases were sourced from ancient digibeta tapes in extremely poor quality, especially noticeable with the audio, which sounded extremely muffled, with plenty of hiss, sibilance, and pops. The materials also didn't include episode 67 at all for some reason. All this, despite the fact that much nicer remastered [=DVDs=] were being released in Japan at the time. ADV claimed these were the only materials that Toei would give them.
* BeamMeUpScotty: One of the biggest jokes from non-fans is how the monsters and bad guys have to wait for the Sailor Soldiers to transform when they could just attack them. This was even parodied for a pair of skits on ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken''. However, the characters almost never transformed in front of their opponents. On the rare occasion that it did happen, the show seems to imply it's instantaneous.
* BreakthroughHit: This series earned Creator/NaokoTakeuchi fame as one of the popular manga-ka in Japan.
* CareerResurrection: Creator/SandyFox as Chibiusa in the Viz dub. She was a very prolific anime voice actress in the early 2000s, but went from 2008-2015 with no credits before landing probably the biggest anime gig of her career.
** Arguably the same with Creator/VeronicaTaylor. Sailor Pluto is the first major anime role she landed after moving to Los Angeles, following years of declining anime work in New York, where she once made her name as a top anime voice actress in the late 90s/early 2000s.
* CastingGag:
** Creator/StephanieSheh, the new english voice of Usagi, also voiced [[Anime/KillLaKill another cheerful blonde with twin tails and blue eyes]].
** This is also apparent in the Viz Media English dub version where Creator/CristinaValenzuela (who voices Rei Hino[=/=]Sailor Mars) voiced another similar character in the person of [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Homura Akemi]]. Both are [[AntiHero antiheroic]] [[AloofDarkHairedGirl aloof dark haired girls]] whose names have a fiery meaning.
** Also from the Viz dub, Creator/DebiDerryberry (Diana's English VA) voices another similar cat-like being named [[Anime/TenchiMuyo Ryo-Ohki]]. Both came from outer-space.
** Creator/SteveKramer as Wiseman. He had previously voiced Wisemon in ''Anime/DigimonFusion'', a very similar character clearly inspired by Wiseman.
* TheCastShowoff: In the Creator/VizMedia dub of the 54th episode, Cristina Vee actually provided Rei's singing voice for when she sang "Eternal Melody".
* ChannelHop: In the US, the first dub went from daily syndication, to the Creator/USANetwork, and then to Creator/CartoonNetwork and Creator/{{Toonami}}.
* {{Defictionalization}}: The Sailor V video game the girls played at Motoki's arcade eventually got made, and was included as an extra in the Gameboy Sailor Moon R game. It's also as hard as depicted in the anime, which gives one new respect for Ami and Minako's playing skills.
* DuelingDubs: In the English market, the [=DiC=]/[[Creator/{{Geneon}} Pioneer]]/Cloverway dub produced by Optimum Productions and released in the 90's has given way to the Creator/VizMedia dub produced by Studiopolis, which began release in 2014 and is ongoing.
* ExecutiveMeddling:
** The sudden 180 in tone after ''S'' is believed to be the result of this - there were concerns that the original audience for the show was growing out of ''Sailor Moon'' (and thus growing out of buying the toys by Bandai.) Toei Animation deliberately jettisoned the Outer Senshi and the darker and more complex storylines for ''[=SuperS=]'', and refocused the show to have more prominence on Chibi-Usa, a younger character who could theoretically be a KidAppealCharacter. Aside from creating a lot of fan backlash towards the character and being perceived a poor (and much looser than usual) adaptation of the manga, it led to a ratings slump the series never completely recovered from. It also led to series director Kunihiko Ikuhara's departure due to frustration over the lack of creative control (which also led to his formation of Be-Papas and ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''). They dropped this route by the end of ''[=SuperS=]'', and ''Sailor Stars'' started with a noticeably darker mini-arc and Outer Senshi returning, while the near-titular Sailor Starlights were presented as Outer Senshi 2.0 with a mix of season 1 Mamoru in Seiya. Meanwhile, Chibi-Usa had better luck with ''Crystal''.
** This one is not harsh, but still relevant. Before Viz announced the new dub, Takeuchi had to personally approve the new voice cast or else, Viz wouldn't be able to re-release Sailor Moon with an all new English dub.
* FakeBrit: Vancouver-born Creator/ErinFitzgerald voiced the British character Countess Rose/Shakoukai in the Creator/VizMedia dub of Episode 37.
* FakeRussian: Creator/VeronicaTaylor as the Russian figure skater, Janelyn, in the Creator/VizMedia dub of the 39th episode of the first season.
** Ditto for Tracey Hoyt as the same character in the DiC dub. Apparently, Roland Parliament taught her how to do a Russian accent during the recording session.
* FanNickname: The terms "Inner Senshi", "Outer Senshi," and "Asteroid Senshi." None of them appear in canon, though some are derived from terms that do appear. The Inners are given the title "The Four Soldiers of the Guardian Gods" (四守護神の戦士, Yon Shūgoshin no Senshi), although this is very rarely used. The Outers are given the title "Outer Solar System Warriors" (外部太陽系戦士, Gaibu Taiyōkei Senshi), and use this name to refer to themselves in the anime as well. [[Theatre/SeraMyu The Musicals]] use Naibu Taiyōkei yon Senshi ("Inner Solar System four Warriors") and Gaibu Taiyōkei yon Senshi ("outer solar system four warriors"), but these do not appear in any other media. The last group is simply known as the Sailor Quartet in canon. It should be noted that the term "Inner Senshi" is derived from the shortened form of the Second Group's name (Outer Senshi), not the musicals. Thanks to Jupiter's inclusion in the "Inner Senshi", many fans often think the producers "screwed up" by including an outer planet as an "Inner" Senshi.
** Molly is the Official Energy Source of the Negaverse.
** Naruru is "Sailor Guccicci" and Ruruna is "Sailor Channel".
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes:
** With Viz creating a TruerToTheText uncut redub, the original 90s dub once made available on TV and DVD is now being sought-after.
** Certain previews of the series use the Original Broadcast Audio, which is audio for ''Sailor Moon'' taken from VCR recordings of each episode's initial broadcast in the Kanto region of Japan. This audio is highly sought-out as it offers the closest quality to the show's master tapes, which Creator/ToeiAnimation wiped both for economic reasons and [[ExecutiveMeddling because executives at the time]] [[NewMediaAreEvil were still skeptical of home media]]. It's averted for the episodes themselves, though.
* MarthDebutedInSmashBros: In the United States the three movies were released in between ''R'' and ''S''. Thus Neptune and Uranus made their debut in the ''Hearts in Ice'' movie for English dub watchers. Their silhouetted cameo appearance in the final episode of ''R'' not withstanding.
* MissingEpisode: Quite a few in international dubs. The original English Dub, for example, skipped all these episodes: 2, 5, 6, 20, 42, 67, and the entirety of the fifth and final season ''Sailor Stars'' episodes 167-200. Also, episodes 45 and 46, the two parts of the first season finale, were combined into a single episode. Fortunately, the Viz dub has these episodes.
* NoDubForYou: Was originally the case with the uncut versions of the first two seasons. When Creator/ADVFilms released the uncut episodes in 2003, both seasons lacked an English dub (which was a rarity for them), due to the show being sub-licensed from DiC, the producers of the original edited dub. When Creator/VizMedia acquired the license to those seasons (along with the later 3 seasons, and movies, and specials), 11 years later in 2014, they released the uncut versions of these episodes with an all-new English dub recorded by Creator/{{Studiopolis}}.
* NoExportForYou: ''Sailor Stars'' (the final season of ''Sailor Moon''). While other countries managed to receive that series (which edits to the Sailor Star scouts to cover up the fact that they're men who transform into women), it was never licensed in North America (that was until Creator/VizMedia got it licensed along with the first four seasons) supposedly due to Toei Animation treating it as a separate title (and the series creator realizing that most countries wouldn't tolerate the Sailor Star scouts who transform from men to women), nor had it ever aired in France, Hungary (since it is based on the French version), Sweden and Holland (both of the latter that ended at the R season).
** Jetix UK's inability to air the third and fourth season of ''Sailor Moon'' should have probably have been a warning sign in regards to what it would do to ''{{Naruto}}''.
** The anime got a top-shelf remastered DVD release that has yet to leave Japan. All R1 [=DVDs=] of the show remain out of print and while the show is slowly, but, surely, airing in other countries again, Toei Animation was only licensing the rights to air the old 90s dubs, and at the time, with no plans to create new dubs that wouldn't be as embarrassingly campy as the 1990s dubs were. The anime still hasn't appeared on television in the United States since its days on Creator/CartoonNetwork, with complexities over the rights providing a massive hurdle. Creator/FUNimation has mentioned on several occasions that they have ''tried'' to get the show, but have yet to succeed despite a strong working relationship with Toei.
*** Great news. Viz Media licensed the entire anime--INCLUDING Stars--and are giving it a full-on re-dub that's much more faithful to the original.
*** Even better news: Creator/MadmanEntertainment has picked up the Viz Media dub in Australia and New Zealand and is streaming it on their website.
*** The bad news: The property remains unlicensed in the UK and Ireland.
*** Canada didn't initially get any streaming of the show since Hulu is US-only. On July 15, 2016, Viz suddenly started streaming the show to Canada through a site called Tubi TV. The site currently lacks the new dub that's on home video.
* [[TheOtherDarrin The Other]] [[IncrediblyLamePun Darien]]:
** [[UpToEleven Almost the entire main cast]] was replaced in the '90s English dub, mostly due to the show repeatedly stopping production for years at a time. For the main cast alone: Tracey Moore originated the role of Serena/Sailor Moon for the first 11 episodes before Terri Hawkes took over. Moore would only return sporadically voicing her in episode 15 and 21 before Hawkes completely took over the role for the remainder of the first season, all of season 2, and the three movies. Then when it came time to dub season 3 and 4, Hawkes was on maternity leave and Linda Ballatyne took over for the remainder. Then for Darien, the role started off with Creator/RinoRomano, who was then replaced by Toby Procter starting in episode 11. After Procter left Optimum due to a pay dispute, Vince Corazza (who had previously voiced Allen) took over for the final 17 episodes of ''R''. Sailor Mercury was originally voiced by Karen Bernstein for the DiC episodes but replaced by Lisa Balkan for the third and fourth season. Likewise Stephanie Morgenstern voiced Sailor Venus for season 1 and 2, and was voiced by Creator/EmilieClaireBarlow for season 3 and 4. Barlow would also fill in for Katie Griffin, the main voice actress for Sailor Mars for the last 17 episodes of R as Katie was away filming a movie, though Griffin returned for the remainder of the dub. Lastly Tracey Hoyt was the original voice of Rini but was replaced by Creator/StephanieBeard for season 3 and 4. Susan Roman who voiced Sailor Jupiter was the only one of the main cast to stay on for all 159 dub episodes and the movies.
** On the Japanese side, Usagi was voiced by Creator/KaeAraki (who would later play Chibiusa[[note]]And is best known to video game fans as the voice of [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Felicia]] in most of her appearances[[/note]]) from #44-50, due to her regular VA, Creator/KotonoMitsuishi, having to leave to get her appendix removed.
** In Sweden the voice actor for Ali is changed for no apparent reason in the last episode he appears. What makes it weirder is that the original voice actor later appears in the series voicing Rubeus. Sailor Mars' voice changed about 58 episodes into the show.
** In Portugal, Motoki's girlfriend Reika had a different voice actress every time she appeared (to add insult to injury, she also had a different name every time).
** In Italy, Rei's first VA Alessandra Karpoff has also been the first VA for Michiru and the second VA for Makoto, replacing the original one in the [=SuperS=] and [[=SailorStars=]] dubs when she was unable to voice Makoto due to maternity leave, which led to her being replaced as Michiru's VA.
** The European Spanish dub had a long gap between the dubbing of ''[=SuperS=]'' and ''Stars'', leading to a different company handling the Stars dub. This also led to most of the cast being replaced due to the original actors being hard to contact due to the length of time. Only Sailor Mars, played by Creator/PepaAgudo, retained the same actress.
** In ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' replaces everyone from the cast... [[RoleReprisal except]] [[Creator/KotonoMitsuishi Usagi]]. And a few voice actors ''did'' die by the time ''Crystal'' premiered.
** On the English dub side, Viz's release features an all-new English dub, so this trope is in effect yet again.
* OvertookTheManga: The Makaiju/Doom Tree arc is a product of this, mainly because they didn't expect either to go beyond a single series.
** The Rainbow Crystal sub-arc from season 1 was also a case of this.
** The Nehellenia villain arc extended into ''Sailor Stars'' to pad out the fact that the final storyline of the manga was far shorter than the ones preceding it.
* PlayingAgainstType:
** Yuuichirou's voice actor, Creator/BinShimada.
** In the Creator/VizMedia dub, Ami/Mercury, who is a ShyBlueHairedGirl, is played by Creator/KateHiggins, who normally voices either {{Tomboy}}s or DeadpanSnarker-type characters.
** In another Viz dub example, normally, Creator/SandyFox voices [[TokenMiniMoe Token Min Moes]] due to her high pitched, little girl-sounding voice. While it is usually played straight when Chibi-Usa is Chibi-Usa, when she becomes Black Lady near the end of Season 2, Sandy Fox actually lowers her voice (without synthesizers or audio edits) to sound more like a late teen's voice to accommodate her PlotRelevantAgeUp.
** Similarly, Creator/SandyFox's SpiritualSuccessor, Creator/ChristineMarieCabanos, will also be voicing Hotaru when she is Mistress 9. Time will tell if she pulls a deeper voice for this character in a similar vein with Chibi-Usa/Black Lady.
* ProductionPosse: Most of the main anime staff from ''Manga/GoldfishWarning'' would remain to work on the 90s anime.
* PromotedFangirl: Creator/CristinaValenzuela (Rei/Sailor Mars), Creator/AmandaCelineMiller (Makoto/Sailor Jupiter), and Creator/CheramiLeigh (Minako/Sailor Venus) were all fans of the original show before they were cast in Viz Media's re-dub.
* ReferencedBy: "One Week" by the Music/BarenakedLadies tells us that Sailor Moon has the "boom anime babes that make me think the wrong thing".
* RelationshipVoiceActor: The Creator/VizMedia dub has a lot of L.A. based voice actors who have also worked on other shows and games together.
** VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening: [[Creator/KateHiggins Lissa]], [[Creator/AmandaCelineMiller Sully, Cherche]], [[Creator/StephanieSheh Tharja and Kjelle]] are Ami/Mercury, Makoto/Jupiter, Usagi/Sailor Moon, respectively, while the [[Creator/MichelleRuff Female Avatar]] guides them through as Luna. Meanwhile, [[Creator/CindyRobinson Libra/Aversa]] commands the forces of darkness, while [[Creator/ToddHaberkorn Male Morgan]], [[Creator/PatrickSeitz Basilio]], and [[Creator/LiamOBrien Inigo]] serve her, as Queen Beryl, Jadeite, Kunzite, and Nephrite, respectively. Not to mention that [[Creator/TaraPlatt Miriel/Flavia]] is Usagi's mom. In addition, [[Creator/JulieAnnTaylor Cordelia/Severa]] is Ms. Haruna, while [[Creator/EdenRiegel Sumia/Nah]] was one of the Spectre Sisters, Koan. Also, The Vaike (Michael Sornich) is Rei's grandpa.
*** Not to mention that [[Creator/MatthewMercer Prince Chrom]] is a {{Yandere}} for [[Creator/StephanieSheh Tharja/Kjelle]]!
*** Also, after committing HeroicSuicide, [[Creator/ErinFitzgerald Emmeryn]] was reincarnated as one of the Witches 5, Eudial.
** VideoGame/FireEmblemFates: [[Creator/StephanieSheh Usagi]], [[Creator/DanielleJudovits Naru]], [[Creator/BenDiskin Umino]], [[Creator/JulieAnnTaylor Ms. Haruna, Viluy]], [[Creator/LiamOBrien Nephrite]], [[Creator/MatthewMercer Prince Demande]], and Green Esmeraude (Rena Strober [credited as Rena S. Mandel]) were all veterans of the Hoshidan-Nohrian War.
** Anime/EurekaSeven: [[Creator/KateHiggins Talho]] and [[Creator/StephanieSheh Eureka]] are now Sailor Guardians Mercury and Moon. Also, [[Creator/JohnnyYongBosch Renton Thurston]] is now a white cat who guides Sailor Venus. Meanwhile, [[Creator/PatrickSeitz Charles Beams]] now offers his services to the Dark Kingdom as Kunzite.
** Manga/KOn: [[Creator/CristinaValenzuela Mio]] decided to become a hot-headed miko priestess Sailor Guardian and become a jerk to fellow Sailor Guardian [[Creator/StephanieSheh Yui Hirasawa]]. [[Creator/AmandaCelineMiller Maki and Satoshi Tainaka]] also became a Sailor Guardian, as well, but despite having the FaceOfAThug, she's still a NiceGirl. Meanwhile, [[Creator/CassandraLee Ritsu]] turned evil and became one of the Specter Sisters, Calaveras. [[Creator/ChristineMarieCabanos Azusa]] would eventually join Mio and Yui and also become a Sailor Guardian as well.
** LightNovel/SwordArtOnline: Because of his last failure to annihilate Sailors Moon, Mercury and Mars, [[Creator/ToddHaberkorn Oberon]], or rather, Jadeite, will not be able to [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil do nasty things]] to [[Creator/CheramiLeigh Asuna, who is now Sailor Venus]]. Also, [[Creator/CristinaVee Alicia]] joins the fray as she becomes a fiery Guardian. In addition, [[Creator/StephanieSheh Yui]] is now a Sailor Guardian, while [[Creator/MichelleRuff Sinon]] is a talking cat. Meanwhile, [[Creator/ChristineMarieCabanos Silica]] chose to become a Sailor Guardian too, and [[Creator/CassandraLee Leafa]] became a baddie as one of the Specter Sisters, Calaveras. Minor character [[Creator/LauraPost Rosalia]] plays one of the Witches 5, Tellu.
** VideoGame/MugenSouls: [[Creator/CheramiLeigh Syrma's]] coffin malfunctioned again after dragging [[Creator/JohnnyYongBosch Ryuto]] in, resulting in Ryuto becoming a cat, instead of returning him to his normal form. In addition, [[Creator/DorothyEliasFahn Bellaria]] is now one of Makai Tree Aliens from the first arc of ''Sailor Moon R'', the 2nd season of the anime. Meanwhile, [[Creator/KiraBuckland Chou-Chou]] herself is one of the Witches 5, Mimete, in the ''S'' season. [[Creator/ErinFitzgerald Alys Levantine]] is also one of the Witches 5, Eudial.
** Manga/{{Bleach}}: [[Creator/JohnnyYongBosch Ichigo]] and [[Creator/MichelleRuff Rukia]] have been reincarnated into becoming cats that guide the Sailor Guardians. [[Creator/StephanieSheh Orihime]] is now a Sailor Guardian, as well. Tessai Tsukabishi (Michael Sorich) is Rei's grandfather, [[Creator/WallyWingert Renji]] works at the Hino shrine, and [[Creator/WendeeLee Yoruichi Shihoin]] is a queen. [[Creator/CristinaValenzuela Riruka Dokuragamine]] becomes a Sailor Guardian as well, and yes, she is still a Type A {{Tsundere}}.
** ''Franchise/PowerRangers'': [[Creator/JohnnyYongBosch Artemis]] is [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Adam]] [[Series/PowerRangersZeo Pa]][[Series/PowerRangersTurbo rk]]; [[Creator/WendeeLee Queen Serenity]] is [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Scorpina]] and [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace the second voice]] [[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy for Alpha 5]]; Rei's Grandfather (Michael Sorich) is [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Squatt]], [[Series/PowerRangersWildForce Retinax and Artilla]]; and [[Creator/WallyWingert Yuuichirou]] is [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace the Blue Psycho Ranger]].
** ''[[Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume Squid Girl]]'': Before she became Sailor Jupiter, [[Creator/AmandaCelineMiller Makoto]] was originally a boy name Takeru Aizawa. After completing her ink-vasion, [[Creator/ChristineMarieCabanos Squid Girl]] was reincarnated into the Sailor Guardian of destruction, Sailor Saturn. Meanwhile, [[Creator/CristinaValenzuela Nagisa]] became a {{Tsundere}} fiery Sailor Guardian, Sailor Mars. [[Creator/LauraPost Cindy]], meanwhile, plays one of Professor Tomoe's minions, Tellu.
** There are also several people who also voiced characters in the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series, as shown below:
*** ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'' and ''VideoGame/DisgaeaDimension2: A Brighter Darkness'': After she was kicked out of the Netherworld, [[Creator/MichelleRuff Etna]] was reincarnated into a talking cat, while [[Creator/SandyFox Flonne]] became Chibi-Usa in another life, due to becoming Pure Flonne The Awakened Angel. Before she was the angel sister of Overlord Laharl, [[Creator/EdenRiegel Sicily]] was one of the Spectre Sisters, Koan. Meanwhile, [[Creator/PatrickSeitz Grosso]] left the Krichevskoy Group and became a minion of Queen Beryl along with [[Creator/ToddHaberkorn Xenolith]] as Kunzite and Jadeite, respectively.
*** ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories'': [[Creator/StephanieSheh Hanako]] became a Sailor Guardian, and [[Creator/WendeeLee Rozalin[=/=]Taro]] was Queen Serenity.
*** ''Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice'': Like Etna, [[Creator/JohnnyYongBosch Almaz]] was reincarnated into a white cat. Before [[Creator/StephanieSheh Princess Sapphire (as well as Rutile and Asuka)]] was Sailor Moon, she was Princess Serenity during the Silver Millenium. [[Creator/LiamOBrien Master Big Star]] became one of Queen Beryl's generals, Nephrite. Meanwhile, [[Creator/MichelleRuff Salvatore the Magnificent]] is now a cat like Almaz.
*** ''VideoGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten'': [[Creator/KateHiggins Fuka Kazamatsuri]], after paying off her dues in the Netherworld, was reincarnated as a [[NiceGirl nice]], [[TheSmartGirl intelligent]], and [[ShyBlueHairedGirl shy blue haired girl]] named Ami Mizuno, who is the second Sailor Guardian, Sailor Mercury. [[Creator/PatrickSeitz Fenrich]] got fed up with working for Val and decided to join the Dark Kingdom as Kunzite. [[Creator/MichelleRuff Desco]] became a talking cat with a moon crescent on her forehead.
*** ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 5}}'': [[Creator/CheramiLeigh Majorita]] decided to drop "Kill and recycle", and became Sailor Venus. [[Creator/ChristineMarieCabanos Usalia]] ends up becoming a sailor guardian alongside her as Sailor Saturn. [[Creator/StephanieSheh Liezerota]] is the main character, Usagi Tsukino (aka Sailor Moon), and is no longer calm. [[Creator/KiraBuckland Seraphina]] decided that being an Overlord of Gorgeous Netherworld is no longer fun and decided to be one of the Witches 5 in the ''S'' season.
** There have also been a few [=VA=]s that worked on dubs for the Texas-based Creator/FUNimation:
*** ''Anime/StrikeWitches'': [[Creator/CheramiLeigh Yoshika Miyafuji]] and [[Creator/StephanieSheh Gertrud Barkhorn]] are now the Sailor Guardians, Sailor Venus and Sailor Moon, respectively.
*** ''Manga/FairyTail'': [[Creator/CheramiLeigh Lucy Heartfilia]] is now the fifth and final Inner Sailor Guardian, Venus; while [[Creator/PatrickSeitz Laxus Dreyar]] and [[Creator/ToddHaberkorn Natsu Dragneel]] work for Queen Beryl to stop the Sailor Guardians.
*** ''Web/AxisPowersHetalia'': [[Creator/ToddHaberkorn Italy]] and [[Creator/PatrickSeitz Germany]] are Jadeite and Kunzite, minions of Queen Beryl. Meanwhile, [[Creator/CheramiLeigh Liechtenstein]] is a Sailor Guardian, Venus.
** ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'': [[Creator/EricaMendez Sailor Uranus]] and [[Creator/ChristineMarieCabanos Sailor Saturn]] once fought The Vertex forces as Fu Inubozaki and Sonoko Nogi.
** ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': [[Creator/ChristineMarieCabanos Sailor Saturn]], [[Creator/CristinaValenzuela Sailor Mars]], and [[Creator/LaurenLanda Sailor Neptune]] were all tricked into making a magical girl contract with Kyubey as Madoka, Homura, and Kyoko. Meanwhile, [[Creator/CassandraLee Kyubey]] himself took on a new female humanoid form and became one of the Specter Sisters, Calaveras.
** ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'': Apparantly, the reason why [[Creator/EricaMendez Haruka (Sailor Uranus)]] is a lesbian is because she was once a little boy who is obsessed about boobs in another life. Also, the reason why [[Creator/CristinaValenzuela Rei (Sailor Mars)]] is such a {{Jerkass}} is because she was once a slave named Morgiana.
** ''Anime/KillLaKill'': [[Creator/StephanieSheh Nui]] is now the heroine of the anime as Usagi, while [[Creator/CristinaValenzuela Rei Hououmaru]] changed her last name to "Hino", is no longer black, grew her hair longer and dyed it black, leaving some shades of purple. Barazo Mankanshoku (Michael Sorich) is now Rei's grandpa, and still has a dirty mind. Meanwhile, Nui's disguise, [[Creator/JohnnyYongBosch Shinjiro Nagita]], was manifested into a talking white cat named Artemis. [[Creator/EricaMendez Ryuko]] becomes a Sailor Guardian and doesn't trust Usagi because they were enemies in ''Anime/KillLaKill''. [[Creator/ChristineMarieCabanos Mako]] would later become Sailor Saturn.
*** As for the villains of Sailor Moon... Half of the Elite Four served the main villains of the first two seasons. [[Creator/PatrickSeitz Ira Gamagoori]] worked for Queen Beryl as Kunzite, while [[Creator/SteveStaley Houka Inumuta]] worked for Wiseman and Prince Demande as Crimson Rubeus. [[Creator/MatthewMercer Aikuro Mikisugi]] decided to ditch the teacher disguise permanently, no longer be a nudist of the group Nudist Beach, and lead the Black Moon Clan as Prince Demande. [[Creator/ToddHaberkorn Shiro Iori]] of the sewing club is Season 1 villain Jadeite, one shot villain [[Creator/DorothyEliasFahn Maiko Ogure]], Head of Trap Development for the Disciplinary Committee, is Makiju alien An (aka Natsumi Ginga) in the first arc of the second season, ''R''. [[Creator/LauraPost Ragyo]] herself also makes an appearance in the ''S'' season as Tellu.
** ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia'': [[Creator/EricaMendez Haruka[=/=]Sailor Uranus]] went to witchcraft school with [[Creator/StephanieSheh Usagi[=/=]Sailor Moon]] and [[Creator/LauraPost Tellu]], as Akko, Lotte, and Diana, respectively.
** ''Franchise/LoveLive'': A couple of μ's ("Muse") members play villainous members of the Witches 5, specifically, [[Creator/KiraBuckland Umi]] and [[Creator/LauraPost Nozomi]] as Mimette and Tellu. In addition, before adopting a boyish look, [[Creator/EricaMendez Haruka]] sported GirlishPigtails as Nico, the attention seeker of μ's. [[Creator/CristinaValenzuela Kotori]] meanwhile dropped her high pitched, squeaky and chirpy voice to a lower and kind of a bitchy voice, TookALevelInJerkass, and dyed her hair black as Rei Hino (aka Sailor Mars). Honoka's younger sister, [[Creator/ChristineMarieCabanos Yukiho]], became the Sailor Guardian of destruction, Sailor Saturn (aka Hotaru Tomoe), as well as her evil alter ego, Mistress 9. [[Creator/CassandraLee Tsubasa]] of rival group A-Rise is Specter Sister Calaveras, while [[Creator/StephanieSheh Cocoro]], Nico's younger sister, is main character Usagi Tsukino (aka Sailor Moon).
** Four of the dub's voice actresses have shared roles with Creator/RieKugimiya. Creator/CristinaVee (Sailor Mars) voiced Louise from ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'' (first season only), Creator/KateHiggins (Sailor Mercury) voiced Karin Kurosaki from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', Creator/CheramiLeigh (Sailor Venus) voiced Shana from ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'' (2nd and 3rd seasons), and Creator/CassandraLee (Calaveras) voiced Taiga Aisaka from ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}''.
%%** There are also several voice actors and actresses from this dub who were also in the ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' games:
%%*** From the [[VisualNovel/DanganRonpa first game]]:
* ScienceMarchesOn: Sailor Pluto's [[ByThePowerOfGrayskull transformation call]] sounds pretty silly these days.
* ScrewedByTheLawyers: ''Sailor Moon'' was completely unavailable worldwide outside Japan for close to a decade thanks to legal problems, the details of which are still speculated (some think it had to do with ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'', or contract issues with Creator/NaokoTakeuchi). Toei Animation and Kodansha declined to renew any ''Sailor Moon'' licenses worldwide beginning in 2003, which forced Creator/ADVFilms (who had the US home video license to the first two seasons at the time) to hastily release box sets of the show sub-only before it expired. This also prevented the final season, ''Sailor Moon Sailor Stars'', from seeing the light of day in North America at all. Both Toei Animation and Kodansha began re-licensing the series worldwide in 2010, with the entire manga being re-released in English beginning in 2011 (courtesy of Kodansha Comics USA), and the anime (including the never-released-in-America ''Sailor Stars'') in 2014 (courtesy of Creator/VizMedia), both with brand new localizations, along with ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal''.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Fox Kids UK picked up Sailor Moon, alongside ''{{Digimon|Adventure}}'', and got to the end of R just as ''Digimon Tamers'' was wrapping. In spite of teasing the third season (and ''[[Anime/DigimonFrontier Digimon's Fourth]]''), neither aired on UK Television. ''Digimon Frontier'' finally got an airing of the sorts on Amazon's Video On Demand service in 2015 but Sailor Moon doesn't even have a UK distributor (MVM having famously almost going bankrupt as a result of a botched release that had the DiC version but not Viz's subtitled version nor Pioneer's unedited versions of S and ''[=SuperS=]''. Oh, you can buy official UK ''Sailor Moon'' merch including mugs and posters (from GB Eye), but if you want to watch the show, you need to import it.
** Also, the original dub failed in syndication, so it moved over to the Creator/USANetwork's ''Action Extreme Team'' block- only to be dumped after about a year thanks to USA's new management deciding to eliminate cartoons to appeal to a more "upscale" demographic, leading Cartoon Network to pick it up.
* ShortRunInPeru: The last 17 ''R'' episodes aired in Canada long before they aired in the USA (where they were advertised by the Cartoon Network as being the "lost" episodes).
* StarMakingRole:
** In the original dub, Creator/StephanieBeard's well-received performance as the second voice of Rini was one of her first major projects before landing her hosting gig at YTV. She's now working in Hollywood.
** In the Viz dub, Creator/RobbieDaymond and Creator/AmandaCelineMiller's roles as Mamoru/Tuxedo Mask and Makoto/Sailor Jupiter respectively are what put them both on the map in the anime industry (though in Amanda's case, she was previously known for providing the voice clips for both Sully and Cherche from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''). This was also Daymond's first role in an anime TV series. Both now have successful voice acting careers outside ''Sailor Moon''.
* TropePantheons: Usagi is in the House of Magic, Ami is in the House of Personality, Rei is in the House of Faith, Makoto is in the House of Personal Appearance, Mamoru is in the House of Defense, Setsuna is in the House of Time and Space, Haruka and Michiru are in the House of Love, and Hotaru is in the House of Life and Death. Also, The Dark Kingdom are in the House of Otherness.
* TroubledProduction: The original [=DiC=]/Cloverway English dub has had a long and troubled production history:
** In the 90s, Creator/DiCEntertainment licensed ''Sailor Moon'' after a bidding war with Toon Makers who wanted to remake the show entirely. Once they did finally get it, they didn't know what to do with it since they mistakenly assumed they were only distributing it in North America and that an English-language adaptation was already produced. Creator/CarlMacek was hired to write the adaptation but was fired early on due to CreativeDifferences with [=DiC=]'s CEO Andy Heyward. Fred Ladd took his place.
** Optimum Productions, a Toronto-based dubbing company, was selected to record the dub, however they ran into issues early on. Tracey Moore, the original ADR director and voice of Sailor Moon, left the series after 13 episodes due to creative differences and was replaced with Roland Parliament, who voiced Melvin Taylor, as ADR Director and Terri Hawkes as Sailor Moon's voice. Production was so far behind schedule at the time. Parliament worked long hours into the night, slept at the studio, and became ill during production. He also had issues with [=DiC=] executives.
** Toei also had to approve all of the changes, often without consulting Naoko Takeuchi. The episodes were on the air only a few weeks after being recorded, with 65 episodes being dubbed in three months.
** It was cancelled on a cliffhanger and was unable to air until 1997 when YTV and Irwin Toy paid to fund more episodes to give it some closure, with Pioneer funding dubs for the movies. After Parliament was fired over creative differences with Optimum, John Stocker replaced Parliament and was also fired. Fred Ladd was also replaced with writers at Optimum.
** Actually airing the dub in America also proved to be difficult- an attempt to syndicate daily failed, so they moved over to the Creator/USANetwork on cable. Who then dumped the show about a year after along with all their other cartoons (in an attempt to go "upscale"). Thankfully, Creator/CartoonNetwork and Creator/{{Toonami}} stepped in, giving it a stable home.
** [=DiC=] declined to license more episodes, so Toei's then-North American branch Cloverway stepped in to license ''S'' and ''[=SuperS=]'' after YTV and Cartoon Network ordered more episodes. Cloverway gave Optimum almost complete creative freedom as long as 77 episodes were recorded in four months. This resulted in many voice actors not returning (including Terri Hawkes, who went on maternity leave) and replaced with poor substitutes. Production was so rushed, that as many as 11 episodes were recorded in each 4-hour session with the voice actors recording each line only twice, with the better take used. In addition, the new ADR director, Nicole Thuault, could only speak French and was a PrimaDonnaDirector to boot, and relied on an English interpreter to communicate with the actors. The writers at Optimum worked independently without any kind of "bible" on what the attack names, transformation phrases, etc. were supposed to be, resulting in them changing many times throughout these episodes. Fans could usually tell which writer wrote which episode based on the terminology used. [[note]] This wasn't the case for the Viz re-dub, which was recorded at Studiopolis in LA, so, there was no language barrier between the Viz dub's ADR director, Suzanne Goldish, and the voice cast, and unlike the Cloverway dub, the Viz dub staff had more time to work on episodes individually and have multiple takes on different lines, giving them more than 2 choices of which take was better than the other. [[/note]]
** The dub didn't even cover the final season due to the franchise's legendary [[ScrewedByTheLawyers legal issues]].
** Parliament himself would go on to write a book about the production of this dub in August 2014, three months after Creator/VizMedia licensed the anime.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The first anime is very much a product of [[TheNineties its time]], mainly due to the characters' fashion sense, though there are also things like floppy disks and videos being used. The English dub became this as well thanks to its use of [[TotallyRadical 90s slang]].
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: A number of the early character concepts for the franchise were extremely different by the time the first issue of the manga and first episode of the anime came together.
** Originally, the five girls that form the original Sailor Team had [[http://mangastyle.net/materials/mat-02.jpg unique]] [[http://mangastyle.net/materials/mat-04.jpg outfits.]] And Sailor Moon's hair was pink. Other prototypes of Usagi had her with a cloak and a ''handgun.''
** Usagi's hair was originally going to change to silver when she transformed (as seen in later prototype designs), but Takeuchi was convinced to keep it blonde as it would stand out more. However, the silver hair was kept for her Princess Serenity form.
** Takeuchi considered having the girls' eyes change color when they transformed, although this detail only made it into a special few colored illustrations. Ami's eyes were intended to change from dark to light blue, Rei's would change from purple to a fiery red, Makoto's would change from grayish-blue to green, and Minako's would change from blue to gold. In most final artwork, Makoto has green eyes in both forms and the other girls' Sailor forms keep their civilian eye colors.
** The Infinity art book includes an ad from Nakayoshi for "Bishoujo Senshi Sailor V" that has Usagi, but in Sailor V's uniform and teamed with Artemis. [[http://mangastyle.net/sailormoon-artbook-vol-infinity/ Readers of that issue must have been QUITE surprised by what they actually read.]]
** Ami changed the most in development. At first, Sailor Mercury was going to be Minako's friend Hikaru Sorano, who already looked a great deal like Ami. Later, Takeuchi decided to make her a unique character...a cyborg girl with an accelerator who would eventually die from losing one of her body parts. Her editor objected, so Ami became a fully human character with an intellect on a level that made her ''seem'' less human (though Takeuchi did eventually revist elements of the cyborg idea with Hotaru).
** Makoto was originally a delinquent gang leader named Mamoru Chino. This was toned down to people ''mistaking'' Makoto for a delinquent despite her not actually being aggressive.
** Rei originally had the name Miyabi Yoruno, and the earliest proposal for a Sailor V spinoff (which featured Hikaru and Mamoru as part of the team) didn't have any Usagi present.
** Haruka and Michiru's original concept was a pair of performers in the real-world all-female Takarazuka Revue, of which Takeuchi was a big fan. This is also why they were portrayed as lovers. While their hobbies changed, their status as lovers stayed consistent.
** Takeuchi wanted to dramatically kill off all the girls in the battle with the Dark Kingdom in the manga, but her editor rejected the idea. She would later state she was baffled when the anime was able to get away with killing them off (even if they were resurrected by the ResetButton at the end).
** The infamous {{WesternAnimation/Toonmakers|SailorMoon}} produced live-action/American animated pilot that Toei passed on in favor of the English dub by Creator/DiC Entertainment.
** Hotaru was originally going to have what was referred to as "a druid's staff", a small brooch Saturn on her bow, and her fuku color was going to be yellow-ochre.
** According to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEXqoPgbH0c#t=01m32s this promotional video]], these were the tentative dub names. An early English Kodansha website for Sailor Moon [[https://groups.google.com/forum/#!search/sailor$20moon$20%22celeste%22/rec.arts.anime/Y8A4lwb6Gmw/R-6up51jFzwJ had an alternative set of localized names]] that were used at some other points in development of the DiC dub. Usagi was called "Celeste", Makoto was to be "Maggie", Minako would be "Monica", and Mamoru would have the name "Mark". Only "Amy" and "Rae" (later spelled as "Raye") were retained from the second listing of names. Naru and Motoki were also named "Nadine" and "Michael".
** Diana was supposed to be a fairy that was found by the Senshi on the Moon, who would accompany Usagi and Luna and not get along with Luna at all. Though the fairy character was dropped, her name and certain character traits were kept and used for Luna and Artemis' daughter from the future.
** Animation director Yoiuchi Fukano designed a final form for Sailor Moon for ''Sailor Moon Stars''. Known as "Sailor Moon ''La Cygne''" or "Sailor Moon Swan", it forego the sailor motif in favor of a strange transition state between Sailor Moon and Princess Serenity. Ultimately, Naoko Takeuchi's design, Eternal Sailor Moon, won out.
** In a dub example, Creator/ChristopherCoreySmith was originally going to be Prince Demande in the second season, but was replaced by Creator/MatthewMercer after recording a few episodes. It was thought that he broke the non-disclosure agreement by revealing it on his Twitter account, but he later revealed this wasn't the case.
** In another dub example, Creator/AmandaCelineMiller auditioned for the other Sailor Guardians (Moon, Mars, Mercury and Venus) in addition to Jupiter.
* WordOfDante: It's generally accepted by the fandom that the R in Sailor Moon R stands for Return and/or Romance. This has never once been confirmed. In fact while the eyecatch for Sailor Moon S states its full name (Sailor Moon Super) the eyecatch for Sailor Moon R simply calls itself Sailor Moon R. Suggesting that the R in Sailor Moon R stands for...R.
* WordOfGod: Only women can be Sailor Senshi. There cannot be a Sailor Earth because Tuxedo Mask has Earth's Sailor Crystal. Because of this, Naoko Takeuchi was not pleased that the anime changed the Sailor Starlights from crossdressers to {{Gender Bender}}s...though as the anime also clearly depicts their true forms as female and their male forms as fake, it doesn't actually contradict this.
** She also never explains why only Tuxedo Mask has a Sailor Crystal.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: Naoko Takeuchi based Usagi's family off of her own. Several of her friends also provided influence on her characters and the setting is a dead ringer for the neighborhood she grew up in.
* ''Sailor Moon'' is currently one of the most requested shows for {{Creator/Toonami}} on Creator/AdultSwim, after the 1992 anime was a network darling during the block's early years, though it hasn't been specified whether it's the Viz dub of the 1992 anime or 2014's ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal.'' A Toonami airing is still not out-of-the-question, but it's perhaps less likely with both the new dub for the original anime and ''Crystal'' premiering through streaming on Hulu.
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