!This page covers the manga. For the entire franchise, see Franchise.SailorMoon and for the 1990s anime see Anime.SailorMoon.
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[[caption-width-right:350: [[AnimeThemeSong This is the miracle of romance]].]]

->''"Moon Prism Power, Make-UP!"''
-->--'''Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon'''

%%"Moonlight Legend" and "Sailor Star Song"
(''For the proper reading experience, run the music from [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYXftk1tJzw here]] or [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh0K6ZMbovI here]] while reading this page.'')

''Sailor Moon'' began as a 1991-1997 manga series written by Creator/NaokoTakeuchi, chronicling the adventures of a young clumsy and underachieving schoolgirl named Usagi Tsukino. The manga was soon adapted into a popular anime series by Creator/ToeiAnimation, ''Sailor Moon''.

In the ''Sailor Moon'' manga (which served as source material for the ''Sailor Moon'' anime), Usagi's 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 realizing 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 progressively more powerful villains]] 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 series is generally broken down into the following story arcs (not counting filler): Dark Kingdom, Black Moon, Destiny (Death Busters), Dream (Dead Moon Circus), and Stars (Shadow Galactica). Both the anime and manga end on a high note as Usagi brings peace to Earth and the galaxy.

In 2012, 15 years after the conclusion of the anime series, Creator/ToeiAnimation announced ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'', a ContinuityReboot premiering in 2014 on Niconico. This series adapts the manga more faithfully instead of remaking the original series.

''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. The anime series also spawned five special episodes and three [[NonSerialMovie non-serial movies]].

Back when it ran under the name Mixx Comics, Creator/{{Tokyopop}} picked up the original manga as one of its first series. Their translation was loosely based off the [=DiC=] version of the anime (though some name changes were unique to it). It was filled with inconsistencies and was flipped so that it read left-to-right, a then-common practice of US manga localization. Besides the questionable translation, Tokyopop's release was also criticized for its poor print and binding quality. (It is rare to find one of these volumes in good condition.) All of their releases went out of print in 2005. Kodansha USA announced in 2011 that they had picked up ''Sailor Moon'' and ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'' (see below), and would be using the 2003 Japanese reprints as the base for a new printing of the series. Their editions retain the original right-to-left format and use an all-new accurate translation (though it has been frequently criticized for being ''too'' literal). In 2014, Kodansha in Japan began releasing brand new editions of the manga with even more updates and alterations.

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


[[Characters/SailorMoon This page has a character sheet]]; '''please''' put character-specific tropes there instead of adding them here. [[Recap/SailorMoon It also has a recap sheet]].

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!! Owing to the [[TropeOverdosed stupendous number]] of tropes associated with this work, we've split the trope listing into three separate pages. They contain examples of:

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

!! ''Sailor Moon'' is the {{trope namer|s}} of:
* InTheNameOfTheMoon
* SailorEarth

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