* 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]]
* BeamMeUpScotty: One of the biggest jokes from non-fans is how the monsters and bad guy 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 ''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.
* {{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.
* ExecutiveMeddling: The sudden 180 in tone after the third season is believed to be the result of this trope - there were concerns that the original audience for the show was growing out of Sailor Moon (and thus growing out of buying the toys.) Hence [=SuperS=] jettisoned even mentions of the Outer Senshi and the darker and more complex storylines, and refocused the show to spend more time on Chibi-Usa, a younger character who could theoretically appeal to kids better. Aside from [[TheScrappy creating]] [[HateDom a lot of fan animosity towards the character]] and being perceived a poor (and much looser than usual) adaptation of the original story, it led to a ratings slump the series never completely recovered from. It also led to Kunihiko Ikuhara's departure due to frustration over the lack of creative control (which also led to his formation of Be-Papas and ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena'')
* 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.
** Naru is the Official Energy Source of the Negaverse.
** Naruru is "Sailor Guccicci" and Ruruna is "Sailor Channel".
* HeyItsThatVoice: [[CastingGag Casting Gags]] ahoy! And it is a funny one as well.
** Creator/KotonoMitsuishi ([[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Misato Katsuragi]]!) is Usagi/Sailor Moon.
** Sailor Uranus (Creator/MegumiOgata) is [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Shinji Ikari]]?!
*** And Role Reversal, she played a white-airheaded [[Anime/SuitePrettyCure Cat Fairy]] accompanying the Pretty Cures.
*** Another interesting fact: Kotono and Tohru gave a lot of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' ShoutOuts in several VideoGame/SuperRobotWars games they voiced on.
** Creator/ToruFuruya is Mamoru/Tuxedo Kamen. [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Beware.... he's the original Newtype]].
** Creator/KeikoHan is Luna. Yes, [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Amuro's first love reincarnates into a cat.]] She's also Queen Beryl, so there's the fact that Amuro had to fight his first love.
** Creator/YasuhiroTakato plays as Artemis. [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Gluttony is once a cat.]]
** In Portugal, Sailor Mars is [[DragonBallZ Bulma]] and Luna is [[DragonBallZ King Kai]].
** The Hungarian cast seems spectacular:
*** Sailor Moon is [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars Padme]], [[Series/{{Glee}} Quinn Fabray]], [[Anime/{{Naruto}} Sakura]], and [[Film/{{Carrie 1976}} Carrie White]]. In the movie, she became [[Film/HarryPotter Hermione Granger]].
*** Sailor Mercury is [[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Island!Sadie]], and [[WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie Mindy]].
*** Sailor Mars has always been [[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Lindsay]], and [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Wendy]].
*** Sailor Jupiter's first voice was Disney/{{Mulan}}, but during the Black Moon arc, she is now Leslie Mann (in most of her film appearances, such as [[Film/GeorgeOfTheJungle Ursula]], and [[Film/ThisIs40 Debbie]]) and Creator/JenniferAniston.
*** Sailor Venus is [[WesternAnimation/DaveTheBarbarian Candy]], [[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Blaineley]], and [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Buttercup]].
** In Italy, Usagi has been both [[DragonBallZ Bulma]] and [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Bella Swan]].
*** The movie ("Promise of the Rose") gathers a partial reunion of ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' characters. Sailors Venus, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, and Luna are respectively Bridgette, Sierra, Dakota, Zoey, and Leshawna.
** Sailor Neptune may sound familiar in the English dub. Barbara Radecki, Neptune's voice talent, also voiced Serena's Mom. Appropriately, she also voiced Queen Serenity as well.
** The English VA for Darrien/Tuxedo Mask also performed a VillainOfTheWeek for an episode of Ranma . This normally isn't a big deal, except the fact was advertised on the box of the VHS! (Yes, you heard me. [[OlderThanTheyThink VHS]].)
*** He's also [[KingdomHearts Zexion]].
** It's a cross between this and [[HeyItsThatGuy Hey It's That Guy]], but many Canadians who grew up watching YTV in the late 90's and early 2000's will recognize Rini's second English VA as Sugar, one of the co-hosts of The Zone (the after school TV block.) Yes, that's her real [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFH41qttW34 voice]]
** ChiyokoKawashima was the voice of Shingo, Haruna ''and'' Sailor Pluto.
** In English, Himeko Nayotake is voiced by Jennifer Gould, who voiced Hotaru Tomoe while in the Japanese version, she's voiced by none other than MegumiHayashibara.
*** In the Japanese version, [[Creator/KatsujiMori Nephrite]] is [[Anime/SpeedRacer Go Mifune]], and [[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Ken the Eagle]]!
** VizMedia's new English dub cast has been announced:
*** [[Creator/StephanieSheh Usagi]] is [[Manga/KOn Yui Hirasawa]], [[Manga/KashimashiGirlMeetsGirl Hazumu Osaragi]], [[Anime/EurekaSeven Eureka]], [[Anime/{{K}} Neko]], [[VideoGame/SonicLostWorld Zeena]], [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Hinata Hyuuga]], [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Mikuru Asahina]], [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Orihime Inoue]], [[VideoGame/BravelyDefault Airy]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Tharja and Kjelle]].
*** [[Creator/CristinaValenzuela Rei]] is [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Homura Akemi]], [[VideoGame/{{Neptunia}} Compa]], [[Manga/KOn Mio Akiyama]], and [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Noel Vermillion, Nu-13, Lambda-11, and Mu-12]].
*** [[Creator/KateHiggins Ami]] is [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Sakura Haruno]], [[Anime/EurekaSeven Talho]], [[VideoGame/{{Neptunia}} IF]], [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Miles "Tails" Prower]], [[VideoGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten Fuka Kazamatsuri]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Lissa]], [[VideoGame/TalesOfGraces Pascal and Young Asbel]], as well as [[Series/ElChavoDelOcho "Mrs. Worthmore" (AKA: Doa Florinda), and "Phoebe" (AKA: La Popis) in the English dub of the animated series]]
*** [[Creator/AmandaCelineMiller Makoto]] is [[LightNovel/SwordArtOnline Yulier]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Sully and Cherche]].
*** [[Creator/CheramiLeigh Minako]] is [[LightNovel/SwordArtOnline Asuna Yuuki]], [[VideoGame/MugenSouls Symra]], [[Manga/FairyTail Lucy Heartfilia]], [[VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaVictory Plutia[=/=]Iris Heart]], [[LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana Shana]] (FUNimation dub) and [[Manga/SoulEater Patti Thompson]].
*** [[Creator/MichelleRuff Luna]] is [[DigimonTamers Lopmon]], [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Rukia]], [[Anime/SakuraWarsTheMovie Sumire Kanzaki]] (whose Japanese VA, Creator/MichieTomizawa, also voiced Sailor Mars), [[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Rita Mordio]], [[Franchise/{{Disgaea}} Etna]], [[Anime/RinneNoLagrange Lan]], [[Manga/GirlsBravo Miharu]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Female Avatar Voices 1 and 3, Noire]], [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Cream the Rabbit]], [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Yuki Nagato]], and [[Anime/LupinIII Fujiko]] [[Anime/LupinIIITheWomanCalledFujikoMine Mine]].
*** [[Creator/JohnnyYongBosch Artemis]] is [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Ichigo Kurosaki]], [[Franchise/PowerRangers Adam Park]], [[Manga/{{Trigun}} Vash the Stampede]], [[Anime/EurekaSeven Renton Thurston]], [[VideoGame/MugenSouls Ryuto]], and [[VideoGame/{{Persona4}} Tohru Adachi]]
*** [[Creator/BenDiskin Umino]] is [[DigimonXrosWars Shoutmon]], [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars WAC-47]], [[LightNovel/AccelWorld Ash Roller]], [[WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor Nigel Uno/Numbuh 1, Hoagie P. Gilligan Jr./Numbuh 2]], and [[Anime/{{K}} Misaki Yata]]
*** [[Creator/LucienDodge Zoicite]] is [[PokemonOrigins Blue]] and [[LightNovel/FateZero Waver Velvet]].
*** [[Creator/PatrickSeitz Kunzite]] is [[Manga/AttackOnTitan Keith Shadis]], [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Sloth]], [[Anime/EurekaSeven Charles Beams]], [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Ragna the Bloodedge]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Basilio]], and [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 Scorpion]]
*** Shingo (Nicolas Roye) is [[DigimonXrosWars Mikey Kudo]].
*** [[Creator/CindyRobinson Queen Beryl]] is [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Amy Rose]], [[VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss Legretta the Quick]], [[MonsterHigh Operetta]], [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Makoto Nanaya]], [[FireEmblemAwakening Aversa and Libra]].
*** [[Creator/ToddHaberkorn Jadeite]] is [[Manga/SoulEater Death the Kid]], [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Ling Yao]], [[Manga/RosarioToVampire Tsukune Aono]], [[Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub Hikaru Hitachiin]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Male Morgan]], [[WebComic/AxisPowersHetalia Italy]], and [[Manga/FairyTail Natsu Dragneel]].
*** [[Creator/LiamOBrien Nephrite]] is [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Gaara]], [[Manga/DNA2 Junta Momonari/Mega Playboy]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Inigo]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasy XIII2 Caius]] [[VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII Ballad]], and [[WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble Red Skull]].
*** [[Creator/TaraPlatt Ikuko Tsukino]] is [[VideoGame/{{Persona3}} Mitsuru Kirijo]], [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Temari]], [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Caster]], [[Anime/TigerAndBunny Agnes Joubert and Samantha Taylor]], [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Anna Williams]], [[Anime/{{K}} Seri Awashima]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Miriel and Flavia]].
*** [[Creator/KeithSilverstein Kenji Tsukino]] is [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Vector the Crocidile]], [[Anime/RinneNoLagrange Villagiulio De Metrio Lu]], and [[Anime/{{K}} Mikoto Suoh]].
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: At one point, almost the entire series was available in the States: ADV released the first two seasons uncut and in Japanese (the sets were only missing Episode 67), and Pioneer/Geneon released S and Super S in both dubbed and uncut forms; they also handled the release of the three films (also in dubbed and uncut forms). However, Toei eventually revoked all international licenses for the show, and famously refused to license it to any one (until 2010; see below). It should also be noted that, despite fan interest, the Sailor Stars season was never released in the States.
** In 2010, [[http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/16792.html Toei licensed a fully remastered version of the show in Italy, where it will begin airing in the fall]]; this news spread like wildfire, leading to hopes of the show eventually being relicensed. [=FUNimation=] has expressed on numerous occasions that they are interested in re-licensing Sailor Moon and even accidentally included it on a survey of properties fans could vote on for licensing. Viz, however, beat them to the punch, getting all 200 episodes and ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' licensed, with a new (uncut) dub.
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyQLctHOnYQ It's also re-airing in China as of August 13, 2010.]]
* MarthDebutedInSmashBros: In the United States the three movies were released in between Sailor Moon R and Sailor Moon 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 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.
* 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 supposedly due to Toei 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 is only licensing the rights to air the old 90s dubs, 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 CartoonNetwork, with complexities over the rights providing a massive hurdle. 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. VizMedia licensed the entire anime--INCLUDING Stars--and are giving it a full-on re-dub that's much more faithful to the original.
* TheOtherDarrin: [[UpToEleven Almost the entire main cast]] was replaced in the 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. Tracey Moore would only return sporadically voicing her in episode 15 and 21 before Terri 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, Terri 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. Vince Corazza (who had previously voiced Allen) took over for the final 17 episodes of Sailor Moon R onward due to Toby's pay dispute with Optimum. 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 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 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 appearent 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 Star, 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 Pepa Agudo, retained the same actress.
** ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' replaces everyone from the cast... [[RoleReprisal except]] [[Creator/KotonoMitsuishi Usagi]].
** Viz's upcoming re-release is going to feature an all-new English dub, so this trope is going into effect yet again.
* PlayingAgainstType: Yuuichirou's voice actor, Creator/BinShimada.
* 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.
* [[TalkingToHimself Talking to Herself]]: Reika is played by RikaFukami, who also plays Minako/Venus. This is actually avoided in the first season, but later played straight.
* 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-03.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.
* 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 Kamen has a Sailor Crystal.
* ''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 1992 anime or 2014's ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal.''