Recap: SAILORMOON

This is a completely accurate recap of the 90's anime series (whether or not the sarcastic comments count is up to the reader). Sailor Moon Crystal has its own recap page. Episode titles are from the original Japanese version and Viz Media's uncut release (updates from the previous releases are ongoing as they are posted on Hulu or uploaded to Amazon Instant Video and iTunes).

Note that several episodes from the first two seasons were cut from the original North American run of the series – overseen by DiC – in the 1990's; they are noted below.

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    Sailor Moon (Classic) 

The first series, 46 Episodes

  1. "The Crybaby: Usagi's Beautiful Transformation": Thanks to the powers of a talking cat from the moon, a clumsy, overemotional teenage girl with weird hair gets superpowers. Thanks, cat.
  2. "Punishment Awaits: the House of Fortune Is the Monster Mansion":†  Not only is fortune telling not real, but it's probably a sinister demon plot. Umino exposes the teacher's panties and Usagi's still getting the hang of this Sailor Moon thing.
  3. "The Mysterious Sleeping Sickness: Protect the Girls in Love": People are falling into comas, there's a radio show reading people's love letters, and Luna goes dokidoki over Motoki.
  4. "Learn How to Be Skinny from Usagi": Fad workouts are a bad idea, the teacher has an eating disorder, and Usagi may want to cut down on the snacks.
  5. "Scent of a Monster: Chanela Will Steal Your Love":†  The world is threatened by some smelly tribbles, Usagi has sibling troubles, and it's take your pet to school day.
  6. "Protect the Melody of Love: Usagi Plays Cupid":†  A jazz artist makes the mistake of recording master copies on cassette, and Sailor Moon insults the host of a music club.
  7. "Usagi Learns Her Lesson: Becoming a Star Is Hard Work": Usagi makes a prophetic warning about reality television.
  8. "The Girl Genius Is a Monster: The Brainwashing Cram School of Horror": Usagi welcomes a new sailor scout by suspecting her of being a monster, we learn why it's important to limit computer screentime, and it turns out demons will fit on a 2MB floppy disk.
  9. "Usagi's Disaster: Beware of the Clock of Confusion": The Dark Kingdom can control time itself by possessing a clock store, yet somehow they still lose.
  10. "The Cursed Bus: Enter Mars, the Guardian of Fire": The Shinto Temple: Come to recruit your new ally, stay to be sexually harassed by your new ally's lecherous grandfather. And why did they keep running buses to this stop after the first one vanished?
  11. "Usagi vs. Rei: Nightmare in Dream Land": Serious Rei and goofy Usagi just can't get along at a fairy-tale theme park, which happens to be haunted by a youma.
  12. "I Want a Boyfriend: The Luxury Cruise Ship Is a Trap": Rei and Ami take a romantic cruise together. Surprisingly, they don't turn out to be the lesbian Sailor Scouts. Oh, and Usagi crashes the party.
  13. "Girls Unite: the End of Jadeite": A showdown at the airport between the three Sailor Scouts and Jadeite. While there, Usagi starts a feminist movementnote , Rei shoots some policemen, and Jadeite gets run down by a jet liner. Queen Beryl turns Jadeite into a human popsicle as punishment, Nephrite makes his first cameo appearance.
  14. ''A New Enemy Appears: Nephrite's Evil Crest": The Dark Kingdom creates the Tennis Terminator out of Naru's old friend. Tuxedo Mask actually sticks around for a fight, while Sailor Moon gets a flattering new outfit.
  15. "Usagi's Panic: Rei's First Date": An old man wants to save a park, Rei tries to use shoujo series cliches to win Mamoru's heart and Usagi is jealous and doesn't know why.
  16. "A Girl’s Dream: Usagi Becomes a Bride": Teen girls want to become brides thanks to a contest and a teacher preparing to marry is possessed by a demon.
  17. "Usagi's a Model: The Flash of the Monster Camera": A photographer becomes creepy, no one believes Usagi is model material (not even her own mother), and Sailor Moon uses her brains to defeat this episode's monster.
  18. "Shingo's Love: the Grieving Doll": Usagi's brother crushes on a girl that makes creepy dolls that turn creepier when The Dark Kingdom gets their hands on them. Shingo's not much of a sculptor but his heart's in the right place.
  19. "Usagi's Joy: A Love Letter from Tuxedo Mask": Nephrite wears a bad Tuxedo Mask costume, but Naru falls in love with him anyway while Usagi is jealous when everyone else gets a letter from the caped one.
  20. "The Summer, the Beach, Youth and Ghosts":†  Midsummer is the perfect time for a Halloween Episode, right?
  21. "Protect the Children’s Dreams: Friendship Through Anime": Shot on location at the animation studionote . The show goes meta when an overworked animator is targeted via her worn-down pencils. The sailor scouts combine forces to destroy a bickering Gemini monster.
  22. "Romance Under the Moon: Usagi's First Kiss": In which Usagi crashes a royal party, a princess doesn't know what contact lenses are, and Tuxedo Mask kisses a drunk girlnote .
  23. "Wish Upon A Star: Naru's First Love": Usagi goes on a date with two boys, Nephrite learns the meaning of love on the run, and Naru robs her mom's jewelry store after concluding that the Silver Crystal is there.
  24. "Naru's Tears: Nephrite Dies for Love": Nephrite loses his edge and gets ganked by Zoicite and hisnote  band of tree-based demon girls, and Naru cries her eyes out when her older boyfriend fades away, finally understanding The Power of Love. Not even that irritating Canadian dub voice for Naru/Molly ruins the many feels this episode provokes.
  25. "Jupiter, the Powerful Girl in Love": Usagi runs afoul of some street toughs, but a transfer student and alleged delinquent named Makoto keeps it real. A man's telekinetic skill at crane games turns out to be a result of an evil crystal.
  26. "Restore Naru's Smile: Usagi's Friendship": Naru turns to God for answers after Nephrite's death. Usagi puts her mission as Sailor Moon aside to comfort her grieving friend… only to end up boxing a demon vulture (who's actually the priest Naru talks to) in a graveyard.
  27. "Crushing on Ami: The Boy Who Can See the Future": Usagi plots to help a nerdy boy with clairvoyance stalk Ami. A demon threatens to cut off Sailor Mercury's clothes. Tuxedo Mask does nothing. Now with a new opening sequence!
  28. "The Painting of Love: Usagi and Mamoru Get Closer": Usagi misplaces an important magical artifact and reenacts Duck Amuck with a demon who used to be a reclusive painter whose artwork only got popular because she changed her name (just like almost every celebrity ever). And Sailor Moon actually saves Tuxedo Mask for a change.
  29. "Total Chaos: The Messy Love Rectangle": Mamoru thinks Motoki is weird for dating a fellow university student who's about to move away instead of Middle School students. That's the opposite of weird, you creepazoid, but hey, that's Japan for ya. Meanwhile, Makoto enters housewife mode to try and seduce the video game arcade clerk, which is also kinda messed up…
  30. "Grandpa Loses Control: Rei in Danger": Rei's grandpa goes more than a little crazy, Rei meets a traveling vagabond who falls madly in love with her, Usagi tries to play matchmaker, and Ami and Makoto don't do much of anything except yell at Rei for being a bitch (which they should have done a long time ago, but, whatevs).
  31. "Loved and Chased: Luna's Worst Day Ever": Luna finds herself dragged back into the street cat turf wars due to her forbidden love with the feline kingpin, leading to a wacky adventure across the city – with the Sailor Guardians and Zoisite along for the ride.
  32. "Umino's Resolve: I'll Protect Naru": Usagi decides to play matchmaker for Umino and Naru by encouraging Umino to be brave and strong like Tuxedo Mask. It doesn't go as planned. Zoicite uses dirty tricks to steal the yellow crystal.
  33. "Enter Venus, the Last Sailor Guardian": The villain's most successful plan yet revolves primarily around cross-dressing, and they would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for that meddling Sailor V!
  34. "The Sparkling Silver Crystal: The Moon Princess Appears": Despite mounting evidence, Usagi still can't figure out who Tuxedo Mask is until it's basically too late. Zoisite tops the charts with two named character kills, making him more effective than 99% of villains in pretty much all media.
  35. "Returning Memories: Usagi and Mamoru's Past": Tuxedo Mask gets pretty kidnapped, and Zoisite gets pretty dead. Sailor Moon has a mental break over being The Moon Princess and humanity's only hope for survival as Kunzite beats the rest of the Sailor Scouts senseless before she snaps out of it.
  36. "Usagi's Confusion: Is Tuxedo Mask Evil?": Usagi is feeling a bit bummed over losing Mamoru and her new responsibilities, so Minako takes her out to get her hair done… and all the hairstylists turn into the unholy union between a Barbie salon playset and a G1 Transformer. Meanwhile, Tuxedo Mask has totally defected to the Dark Kingdom. Oh dear.
  37. "Let's Become a Princess: Usagi's Bizarre Training": Usagi enrolls in a program on how to act like a proper lady. Tuxedo Mask and Kunzite work at cross purposes, while an oyster-based demon lady shoots snot out of her boobs and turns her star students into the latest works of art for Madame Tussaud's museum.
  38. "The Snow, the Mountains, Friendship and Monsters": The crew go skiing, and it goes as well as you might expect. Usagi employs her secret flailing technique and sets a land speed record, and Rei gets over Tuxedo Mask and way into that Suicidal Shrine Guy. No accounting for taste...
  39. "Paired with a Monster: Mako, the Ice Skating Queen": There are free skating lessons at a local rink by a pair of Olympic athletes. Usagi and one of the demons gets upset at Mako after she deadlifts a pretty-boy skater, showing girls everywhere the fun side of emasculating men. We witness an awesome demonic transformation sequence, and learn why short skirts might not be the best cold weather gear.
  40. "The Legendary Lake Yokai: The Bond of Usagi’s Family": Usagi's family goes on a lake trip to a hot spring. Endymion wakes up an ancient spirit and immediately regrets it because of her incredibly irritating voice acting. The Sailor Soldiers appear to be stalking Usagi and just waiting for her to screw up. Some friends they are.
  41. "I Won't Run Away from Love Anymore: Ami vs. Mamoru": The Dark Kingdom runs out of ideas and just plans to stick the Seven Youma together as if they were a combining robot. Ami still pretty much only knows how to shoot bubbles at things.
  42. "Sailor Venus’s Past: Minako’s Tragic Love":†  We learn about Sailor V's history as a badass vigilante, learn she can survive a grenade at close range, and witness somebody actually being mature about a relationship for a change. Usagi transforms into a sailor that isn't Sailor Moon.
  43. "Usagi Abandoned: The Falling-Out of the Sailor Guardians": The Sailor Soldiers finally chuck Sailor Moon out for incompetence. We meet a ninja demon chick posing as a tabloid reporter with a strange verbal tic (and an even stranger work outfit), and it turns out Sailor Moon has customized stationery.
  44. "Usagi's Awakening: A Message from the Distant Past": Kunzite sends the Sailor Soldiers on an excellent adventure through time to learn of their past lives. Sailor Moon comes back hardcore and waxes Kunzite with his own magic blade.
  45. "Death of the Sailor Guardians: The Tragic Final Battle": The Sailor Scouts launch a suicide mission on the Dark Kingdom. They promptly all die, leaving the fate of the world in the hands of Sailor Moon. We're doomed.
  46. "Usagi's Eternal Wish: a Brand New Life": Sailor Moon redeems Endymion, becomes the Princess, and presses the Reset Button located directly in Queen Beryl/Metaria's face. That's the Power of Love, folks!note 

    Sailor Moon R 

The second series, 43 episodes

  1. "Moon Returns: The Mysterious Aliens Appear": While the former Sailor Scouts and Usagi are enjoying life as normal girls, a pair of plant aliens show up and immediately drag things into some super-dumb relationship nonsense. Apparently all you need to be a vampire is to yell "Vampire!" as if you were a Pokemon. Luna is forced to restore Usagi's memories, power, and the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder that accompanies it.
  2. "For Love and for Justice: Sailor Guardians Once Again": The former Sailor Soldiers all get scouted for the same audition somehow. Plus Naru??? Unsurprisingly, Usagi isn't up to the challenge so Luna has to restore everyone else's power.
  3. "For Whom is the White Rose? The Moonlight Knight Appears": A guy that totally isn't Tuxedo Mask in Aladdin cosplay shows up to save the Sailor Soldiers from a furry. Makoto fights on despite recently donating blood to the only boy that she considers a platonic friend.
  4. "Usagi's Crisis: The Tiara Stops Working": It sure is the '90s as Usagi goes to a "virtual reality" arcade. Usagi tries and fails to rekindle the romance between her and Mamoru, and has some performance issues regarding her tiara. And wait, how the heck is Mamoru not Moonlight Knight?
  5. "A New Transformation: Usagi's Power Up": On Cherry Blossom Day, the villains unleash a freaky ghost lady that kicks the Sailor Soldiers around a bit, necessitating Sailor Moon go on a vision quest to get a shiny new wand to beat them up with.
  6. "The Targeted Kindergarteners: Venus to the Rescue": In which nobody knows who Sailor Venus is, kindergarteners are bizarrely sarcastic and philosophical, and Usagi cares nothing for the plight of children.
  7. "Mamoru and Usagi's Babysitting Mayhem": The baddies, outclassed at every turn, start targeting babies, which hits Ami's Berserk Button. Meanwhile, Mamoru and Usagi basically kidnap a child.
  8. "The School Festival Is for Me?! Queen Rei's Song": Rei takes over her school's culture festival for her own selfish desires. The aliens are found out by ordinary high school students, but unfortunately survive the experience.
  9. "Is Seijuro the Moonlight Knight? Mako on Fire": Mako thinks the alien dude might be Moonlight Knight and goes on a lunch date with him, while Usagi searches for food after forgetting her lunch. Later, the sailor scouts fight a cardian who would be right at home in a hair metal band.
  10. "Steal a Kiss from Mamoru! An's Project Snow White": We learn Mamoru is a thespian, and the Sailor Scouts are roped into his terrible play, but despite Makoto's convincing argument nobody can agree who will play the lead.
  11. "After School Trouble: Usagi is a Target": Natsumi and Usagi are in detention after Ms. Sakurada punishes them for eating in class and reading an assignment in a strange language, respectively, but really, she's just mad about her date canceling on her. Also, it's opposite day for Cardians.
  12. "Disconnecting Love: the Raging Makai Tree": Natsumi and Seijuuro skip class, prompting Usagi to drop in unannounced and start poking through their stuff. Meanwhile, Luna uses Artemis as a test subject for a dangerous biohazard.
  13. "True Love Awakens: The Makai Tree's Secret": The aliens learn the meaning of love, the Doom Tree speaks, and Moonlight Knight was Mamoru all along... somehow.
  14. "Angel or Devil? The Mysterious Girl from the Sky": A tiny, somehow even more irritating version of Usagi retcons her way into Usagi's life at the point of a gun, on the run from a team of evil, tastelessly dressed aerobics instructors/cocktail waitresses/hookers from the future.
  15. "Usagi Devastated: Mamoru Declares a Break-Up": Thanks to bizarre visions from his nightmares, Mamoru finally comes to his senses about being with Usagi, and Usagi finds solace in a cosmetics boutique that's run by the villains.
  16. "A Guardian's Friendship: Goodbye, Ami": Ami very nearly takes a cue from Mamoru and tries to bail to Germany to be a doctor, but is stopped by some last-ditch emotional manipulation. Meanwhile, the rest of the Sailor Guardians nearly freeze to death in an ice cream shop possessed by the Dark Moon Clan.
  17. "Women Must Be Strong and Beautiful: Rei's New Special Technique": Rei's grandpa opens the shrine for women's wrestling practice to downplay the fact that he's a Dirty Old Man (yeah, that's not really a good idea). Koan and a wrestler droid named Rhonda try to put a stop to it, but Sailor Moon and Co. intervene to save the old perv.
  18. "In Search of the Silver Crystal: Chibi-Usa's Secret": Usagi and Chibiusa are roughly equally afraid of lightning… and an obnoxious, drum-playing droid. And Usagi? On behalf of all the men in this city: Thanks for wearing a short skirt while flying. You've given me a lot to think about.
  19. "Dispute Over Love: Minako and Makoto's Conflict": Two of the Sailor Scouts get in a fight over their respective tragic backstories while Usagi drinks potion to excess because of her breakup.
  20. "Usagi's Parental Love: The Curry Romance Triangle": Usagi still can't cook, Minako nearly goes to the hospital, and the droid for this episode is a slightly racist Josephine Baker expy.
  21. "The Beach, the Island and a Vacation: The Guardians' Break":†  Obligatory beach episode go! Apparently Rei just straight up owns an entire island or something? Also, dinosaurs for some reason? Yeah, let's just pretend this episode never happened. DiC sure as hell did.
  22. "Protect Chibi-Usa: Clash of the Ten Warriors": Somebody gets peed on for the second time this season.note  We finally learn a bit about the villains and why Chibiusa is here. The entry of a late comer (thanks as ever, Tuxedo Mask) makes a lie out of the titular battle's name.
  23. "Awaken the Sleeping Beauty: Mamoru's Distress": Mamoru still blows off Usagi, the latter of whom becomes so depressed that she eats her feelings and lets a droid named Hypnotica put her in a deep sleep. Will Mamoru swallow his pride and rescue his true love? Of course he will… but he still won't tell her what's wrong. See, this is why dating in Japan sucks.
  24. "Battle of the Flames of Love! Mars vs. Koan": Rei and Rubeus still treat their respective love interests like crap, but Rubeus wins when he disses Koan for believing he actually loves her back, wearing too much perfume and make up, and, to add injury to insult, hands Koan a bomb as a break-up gift. Man, that's cold.
  25. "For Friendship: Ami vs. Berthier": Ami enters a chess tournament… and so does Berthier, who's on thin ice after a failed capture. And speaking of thin ice, Berthier attempts to freeze herself and everyone around her when Calaveras and Petz refuse to help her.
  26. "Rubeus the Heartless: The Tragic Sisters": Ruebeus gives Petz a super-powered wand and it drives her crazy. Calaveras' poor choice of words gets her nuked, and the Sailor Scouts climb into a black hole and magic it to death.note 
  27. "A UFO Appears: The Sailor Guardians Abducted": Chibiusa steals the Silver Crystal and basically hands it over to the villains. Usagi devours cookies too quickly for the animation to follow and, for some reason, Mamoru owns a tiny Tuxedo Mask puppet.
  28. "Defeat Rubeus: The Battle in Space": Sailor Moon and Chibusa teleport up to space. Rubeus does what every sci-fi villain should do and kicks her ass with the artificial gravity of his ship, but after some clever sabotage, Rubeus is left to die on his exploding spaceship.
  29. "The Mysterious New Guardian: Sailor Pluto Appears": The Sailor Scouts take a journey into Chibiusa's mind to save her from a demon. Usagi must have spent her experience points from defeating Rubeus because she swordfights Death, gives an awesome speech, and is generally bad-ass the entire episode. Wait, is this the right show? Did someone send a fanfic of this show as a script by mistake?
  30. "Magic of Darkness: Esmeraude's Invasion": Sailor Moon decides to fill the empty void Mamoru left behind with sweets. The new villain comes along and joins her, as she's never had junk food before, only to end up cursing forty cakes when no one is looking, which is as many as four tensnote . The droid of the week is made out of sugar, so Sailor Mercury finally gets to do something useful with her water powers.
  31. "Shared Feelings: Usagi and Mamoru in Love Once Again": Usagi gets into making those little friendship/promise bracelet things, just in case you forgot this was the 1990s. Surprise! It's an evil plot. And we learn that you can actually run after Tuxedo Mask when he does his "Batman disappearing-into-the-night" act.
  32. "Venus: Minako's Nurse Mayhem": Everyone has the flu (spoiler alert: it's an evil plot) and Minako decides she's going to "help". It goes just about as well as you'd expect from a dumb, but well-meaning, blonde like Minako.
  33. "Artemis's Adventure: The Monster Animal Kingdom": Artemis has had enough of Luna treating him like cat crap and wanders off to prove his feline masculinity. This leads him to the world's most awesome animal shelter, which is promptly taken over by the Black Moon. People getting peed on makes a triumphant return.
  34. "The Terrifying Illusion: Ami All Alone": The villains strike Ami where she's weak – right in the friendship, which turns her into a paranoid schizophrenic when she sees images of her friends bad-mouthing her and violently beats them. Fortunately, she sees through the illusions and defeats the monster of the episode. Moving on…
  35. "The Dark Gate Is Completed? The Targeted Elementary School": The villains turn Chibiusa's grade school into Thunderdome. The Sailor Scouts straight up murder the bad guys this week. No, they weren't demons or robots, but they just got Moon Princess Eliminated for real.
  36. "Journey to the Future: Battle in the Space-Time Corridor": The gang do the time warp again, meet Sailor Pluto, and get lost in space-time forever. Chibiusa finally stands up for herself in a shockingly ineffective manner.
  37. "The Shocking Future: Demande's Dark Ambition": In the grim darkness of the third millennium, there is only war. Neo Queen Serenity (a.k.a Future Usagi) is, of course, sleeping through it. The gang meet a hologram of King Endymion (Future Mamoru), who finally explains everything, including Chibi-Usa's paternity, while Demande abducts Usagi and brainwashes her into kissing him. Gross.
  38. "Wiseman's Evil Hand: Chibiusa Disappears": Chibiusa wanders off and gets kidnapped (yup, definitely related to Usagi). Meanwhile, Esmeralda goes to Wiseman for a power-up, and enjoys it for all of two seconds.
  39. "The Dark Queen: Birth of Black Lady": Wiseman casts some hypnosis whammy on Chibiusa and ages her up to Evil (on the plus side, Chibi-Usa cleans up very nice as a young woman). Sailor Moon used The Power of Love! It's not very effective…
  40. "Saphir Dies: Wiseman's Trap": Saphir decides that maybe listening to the Evil Space Lich is a bad idea and defects to hang out with the Weird Sisters (one of whom he used to date). In response, Wiseman energy beams him to death in front of his own brother.
  41. "Believing in Love and the Future: Usagi's Determination": The Sailor Scouts go charging off into a giant evil crystal because, yeah, that's definitely a good idea. Sailor Moon gets separated and Demande comes back for round two of his brand of creepy seduction, but Usagi gets the drop on him, and Demande goes the way of his brother seconds later, proving that he does have a good heart underneath the Pepe Le Pew-esque stalker-rapist vibe.
  42. "The Final Battle Between Light and Dark: Pledge of Love to the Future": Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask use The Power of Love to cure Black Ladynote  Chibiusa! It's Super Effective! Wiseman's Evil Dark Crystal is no match for Silver Crystal Double Trouble! Chibiusa bids a sad goodbye, gets in her deLorean and goes back to the future.
  43. "Usagi and the Girls' Resolve: Prelude to a New Battle": The girls get ultimate power of space and time in order to break the fourth wall, and use it to do a clip show/next season preview.

The Movie
  • Sailor Moon R: The Movie: The Promise of the Rose: Mamoru's ex-boyfriend returns with a vengeance… and he's bringing a giant asteroid that will destroy the Earth with killer flowers.
  • "Make-up! Sailor Senshi": Some Sailor Guardian fangirls helpfully run down the first season. AKA: "Let's All Go To The Lobby"

    Sailor Moon S 

The third series, 38 episodes

  1. "Premonition of the Apocalypse: The Mysterious New Guardians Appear": Rei has some serious Terminator 2 flashbacks. An evil scientist unleashes a monster that steals Rei's heart with her cleavage, which is defeated by two silhouettes. New recording of the opening theme!
  2. "The Rod of Love Is Born: Usagi's New Transformation": There's a house filled with stray cats... and an evil catgirl demon which beats up the Sailor Scouts like it was no thing. The new Sailor Silhouettes leave the team hanging. Usagi and Mamoru get together to create a new transformation sequence and final attack!
  3. "A Handsome Boy? Haruka Tenoh's Secret": We're introduced to Sailors Uranus and Nepture. Haruka begins her seduction of the entire cast with Usagi and Minako. Features probably the silliest monster design in the entire series so far, and that's saying something.
  4. "Usagi’s Idol: The Graceful Genius Michiru": Usagi is jealous of Michiru's charm, skill, and access to Haruka. A classy recital is interrupted by another extremely silly monster.
  5. "Protect the Pure Heart: The Three-Way Battle": The villains target Motoki's sister Unazuki and steal her heart. The new Sailor Scouts turn out to not actually be in the business of saving lives. The monster this week really sucks. Someone almost gets kissed.
  6. ”Let Moon Help With Your Love Problems": Umino and Naru are having relationship trubs. Usagi "helps". Haruka and Michiru are objectively better at romance than anyone else. I have the numbers right here.
  7. "Coldhearted Uranus: Makoto in Danger": Makoto falls head over heels for Haruka. Yes, sure, you just admire her. Right. note  We get some hints as to the difficult job of the Outer Sensei and their cynical worldview. The villain this week turns out to be weirdly sexy under her flasher cloak.
  8. "The Labyrinth of Water: Ami Targeted": Shocking everyone, Ami comes into direct contact with Haruka and Michiru and doesn't fall in love with either of them. Either she's the only straight Sailor Scout, or she's some kind of robot. The water-themed enemy of the week can't swim.
  9. "To Save Our Friends: Moon and Uranus Join Forces": A bunch of idiots try to murder Haruka over a dirtbike race. Usagi kinda gets into being handcuffed to Sailor Uranus.
  10. "A Man’s Kindness: Yuichiro Heartbroken by Rei": Rei continues to treat her sorta-boyfriend like dirt, but this time, he's had enough and he's finally moving out. Next stop: Super-weird train demon.
  11. "I Want to Quit Being a Sailor Guardian: Minako's Dilemma": Minako wants out of the Sailor Soldier business to do normal teenager things like play volleyball, but it turns out that she can do both kinda.
  12. "Usagi in Tears: a Glass Slipper for My Birthday": I'm not saying she's a gold digger, but she ain't messing with no broke...uh, Usagi gets Mamoru to buy her some Cinderella-style glass slippers as a birthday present, and then they immediately get turned into a demon. This is why the dumb broad can't have nice things.
  13. "The Stolen Pure Heart: Usagi's Crisis": Picking up from the previous episode...without her transforming trinket, Usagi can finally be replaced as Sailor Moon by somebody competent. She won't because Status Quo Is God, but while she's out of commission, the new Sailor Scouts take out the first of the villains. Only, four more to go!
  14. "The Arrival of a Small Pretty Guardian": At a local festival, the new arrival from the Witches 5 dispenses with the B.S. and employs drive-by shooting. Chibiusa pops back in from the future with Baby's First Special Attack.
  15. "Making New Friends: Chibi Moon's Adventure": Chibi-Usa tries to find friends her age in the present, and meets a boy (who for some reason is a girl in the Cloverway dub) who wants to be a Sailor Scout just like her.
  16. "I Want Power: Mako Lost in Doubt": Makoto takes a sabbatical in the country after fearing she may not be strong enough. Come on, a girl like her, who fought while reeling from blood loss, took out a crane game monster before getting her powers, and can lift a pretty-boy Russian figure skater?
  17. "The Bond of Destiny: Uranus's Distant Past": Butt-pinching Schoolgirl Lesbians are HUGE targets for monsters. Also, we learn how Haruka and Michiru met. You can tell Ikuhara had fun with this episode.
  18. "Art Is an Explosion of Love: Chibi-Usa’s First Love": Usagi, honey, you haven't improved as a matchmaker. Go fight the monster that stole the pure heart of Chibi-Usa's crush instead.
  19. "Usagi Dancing to the Waltz": The girls are invited to a dance held by one of Mamoru's friends. Usagi gets wasted (again) and Eudial crashes the festivities.
  20. "The Shocking Moment: Everyone’s Identities Revealed": Apparently, being targeted for having a pure heart is just like being the first in your circle of friends to wear a bra or lose your virginity, and Minako thinks she's a late bloomer. Secret identities are revealed all around. The monster this week just wants to be left alone.
  21. "The Death of Uranus and Neptune: The Talisman Appears": Michiru gets executed by automated firing squad, prompting Haruka to commit suicide by shooting herself in the chest with a rifle, cruelly revealing that they carried the season's MacGuffin's in their hearts all along. The viewer may want to take a break from watching this show in favor of something more life-affirming, like the opening scene of Saving Private Ryan or that episode of Family Guy where Stewie destroys his time machine just as Brian temporarily dies after getting hit by a car.
  22. "The Holy Grail's Mystical Power: Moon’s Double Transformation": Continuing from the previous episode, Haruka and Michiru aren't convinced that Sailor Moon is their messiah. Meanwhile, Eudial picks a bad time to freak out over snails, and that time is "while driving on a cliff overlooking the ocean in a car with failing brakes."
  23. "Who Is the True Messiah? Chaos of Light and Darkness": The girls go down to the park to watch a local shooting of a movie and Mimette becomes the new head of Witches 4.
  24. "A House Filled With Evil Presence: The Beautiful Hotaru’s Secret": Chibi-Usa makes a new friend...who may be related to the enemy. And Haruka and Michiru declare Usagi to be a nuisance. Get in line, ladies.
  25. "I Love Idols: Mimete's Dilemma": Japanese idol singers are no different than the pop singers we have in the Western world. They have their share of loony, obsessive fans, like Minako and Mimette, who unwittingly become friends in their pursuit of this celebrity.
  26. "Shadow of Silence: The Pale Glimmer of a Firefly": Worried over her seizures and blackouts, Hotaru takes a page from Mamoru in the previous season and breaks off her friendship with Chibi-Usa with nothing to go on but the old "I'm afraid I might hurt you" excuse. Also, we get a great back view of Harukanote .
  27. "Sunny Skies After a Storm: A Friendship Dedicated to Hotaru": It's déjà vu all over again when the girls (and Mamoru) go on a picnic (like they did in "A New Transformation: Usagi's Power Up") and meet the park's botanist (like they did in "Usagi’s Panic: Rei’s First Date").
  28. "Higher and Stronger: A Cheer from Usagi": A runner can't keep up when Witches 4 goes after him for his pure heart. Also, Mimette enjoys her game of Twister a bit too much in both the Japanese version and the original English dub note 
  29. "Battle Inside the Demonic Space: The Sailor Guardians' Gamble": You know that expression, "Too many cooks spoil the broth"? Well, Mimette learns that too many objects in the daimon-making oven send their house into another dimension. Yeah, not as catchy as that other one...
  30. "The Messiah of Silence Awakens? Stars of Destiny": Rei's Terminator 2 style visions of death and destruction begin to come to fruition when the Inner and Outer Guardians discover who the Sovereign of Silence is. American viewers also learn that two red stars tastefully pasted on a pair of bare breasts is too much even for Cartoon Network's censors, which is why this highly-anticipated episode was temporarily banned.
  31. "An Invasion from an Another Dimension: Mystery of Mugen Academy": Chibi-Usa searches for her missing friend (a stupid thing to do, considering the previous episode), and Mimette is the next to go after her appearance on television gets pulled.
  32. "A Bewitching Flower That Steals Hearts: Tellu, the Third Witch": Tellu now goes up to bat and uses plants to get pure hearts, only for it to go "Little Shop of Horrors" on her butt. Next!
  33. "Believe in Love: Ami, the Kindhearted Guardian": Continuing from the previous episode, the Witches 5 is now down to 2 (and the next one gets destroyed just as quick as the previous one), the Sailor Guardians use Tellu's student ID to investigate the mysterious Mugen School, and Ami worries over a student who tied with her as the highest-grading student in class.
  34. "Shadow of Destruction: the Messiah of Silence Awakens": The last witch of the Witches 5 is one half of a twin set and the two destroy each other. Meanwhile, Kaolinite targets Chibi-Usa's pure heart and Mistress 9 (what happened to Mistresses 1-8?) awakens.
  35. "The Coming Terror of Darkness: Struggle of the Eight Guardians": Tensions run high as Mistress 9 sends a blob monster made from daimon eggs after the Sailor Scouts and nearly lures Chibi-Usa into giving her the Purity Chalice.
  36. "The Shining Shooting Star: Saturn and the Messiah": Sailors Uranus, Neptune, and Moon are the only ones who can stop Mistress 9 and Pharaoh 90...and, if their teamwork is anything to go by, then humanity has nothing to do but put their heads between their legs and kiss their sorry asses goodbye.
  37. "A New Life: Parting of the Stars of Destiny": Haruka and Michiru are pissed over Usagi's little "use the Purity Chalice to turn one of their greatest enemies back into a baby to give her a second chance at life" stunt and decide to hand her ass to her in a junkyard fight...until Usagi proves what Haruka and Michiru should have known from the start about their messiah.
  38. "A Guardian’s Realization: Strength Lies Within a Pure Heart": Once again, Chibi-Usa is called home to the future, but thinks the upcoming going-away party is the Inner and Outer Guardians' way of saying, "Go away, you little brat."

The Movie
  • Sailor Moon S: The Movie: Hearts in Ice: Luna falls for a human scientist and the Sailor Guardians get their asses kicked by ice demons. Way to sacrifice, Luna.

    Sailor Moon SuperS 

The fourth series, 39 episodes

  1. "Meeting of Destiny: The Night Pegasus Dances": In a dream, Chibi-Usa meets a pegacorn who makes her promise that she won't tell anyone of their encounter. Hey, does Chris Hansen go after mythical equine pedophiles? Also, evil circus descends to Earth through an eclipse chasing a cosmic horse through people's dreams...which would make them the coolest villains ever if not for the borderline-blatant sexual assault imagery their pick-up artist mini-bosses employ.
  2. "Super Transformation Once Again: Pegasus's Power: Rita (Andrew's girlfriend from way back in Sailor Moon Classic during the Rainbow Crystals arc) returns and gets targeted by Tiger's Eye, a hot redhead with razorblade earrings who shackles her to a board and forces her dream mirror out of her chest (and one of the aforementioned pick-up artist mini-bosses). And you thought Fifty Shades of Grey was needlessly and explicitly sexual.
  3. "Protect Mom's Dream: Double Moon's New Attack": Hawkseye's "thing" turns out to be older women as he puts the creepy moves on Usagi's mom. Meanwhile, the viewer fights the urge to vomit, and the monster for the episodes is a human cannonball who (in the English dub) sounds like a Jewish-American princess from Staten Island.
  4. "Catch Pegasus: The Amazon's Trap": The Amazon Trio has a clever plan to capture the Pegasus which involves herding it into a box. And Naru (the annoying redhead named "Molly" in the English dub) comes back and, once again, gets seduced by the villain.
  5. "The Perfect Couple: Usagi and Mamoru's Love": Mamoru, Usagi, and Chibiusa re-enact Back to the Future. The monster of the week is a balloon that gets popped, so there's that...
  6. "Artemis Is Cheating? Enter the Mysterious Kitten": The inappropriate sexual vibes of this season escalate when Tiger's Eye and Artemis have eyes for a nun, and Artemis plays deadbeat dad when a mysterious kitten named Diana appears and claims to be the product of Luna and Artemis' love.
  7. "Makoto's Friendship: A Girl Who Admired Pegasus": Makoto reunites with an old friend who's worried that she's losing her ability to write, all because her crush turned out to have a girlfriend. The monster of the episode is a bizarre mix of stripper, circus ringmaster, and magician who has a cartoon time bomb on her head, keys for earrings, and (temporarily) kicks Sailor Moon's, Chibi Moon's, and Sailor Jupiter's asses.
  8. "Connecting Hearts: Chibi-Usa and Pegasus": Chibi Usa helps her art teacher believe in magic again. The villain of the episode makes Chibi Usa an offer she immediately refuses and, once again, the English dub (read: Cartoon Network) censors fall asleep at the wheel when they let in a rather pervy scene near the end where Chibi Usa is temporarily topless as she's talking to Pegasus (who is really uncomfortable about it).
  9. "Protect Mamoru: Ninja Usagi's Jealousy": Usagi goes ninja when Mamoru stays at Rei's shrine after the girls trash his apartment. Rei becomes the Circus Trio's newest target when Rei mistakes Tiger's Eye for Usagi.
  10. "Forest of Illusion! Invitation of a Beautiful Fairy": Fish Eye targets at children's author who believes in fairies (the "magical winged humans" variety, not "gay men") by becoming his manic-pixie dream girl muse (giving men yet another reason to avoid those type of chicks like the plague). The villain of the episode is a green, slightly effeminate, lipstick-wearing male tightrope walker who triggers Usagi's acrophobia by making her walk his tightrope and showing off while she wails for help.
  11. "Drive to Heaven! Love Riding on the Car of Dreams": Ami gets a job as a car mechanic's assistant who is working on her deceased husband's car because, hey, it's cheaper than actual therapy. We got a very sadistic trapeze artist as the villain of the episode (and, once again, Usagi's fear of heights is triggered) and Hawk Eye's fake beard doesn't match his cotton-candy pink hair.
  12. "Try for the Best of Japan! The Worries of a Beautiful Girl Swordsman": A little girl who lives in a tent under a bridge (better than a van down by the river, if you ask me) is making her dreams of being a Japanese sword fighter come true, one opponent at a time. The villain of the episode is a spider lady obsessed with cat's cradlenote  and easily gets tripped up by the scouts. Worst. Temp Villain. Thus Far.
  13. "Love Those Minis! The Fashionable Soldiers": The fashion world can be rough, and a designer learns that having Fish Eye as his model and muse can be a nightmare. Fisheye insults Sailor Moon's and Chibi Moon's taste in skirts. The cheesy, circus-themed villains keep on coming when an ordinary seal sends a sentient ball (who was related to the balloon villain from earlier this season) after Usagi and Chibi Moon.
  14. "Storm of Love! Minako's Grand Two-Timing Plan": To the shock of everyone, Minako reveals that she is dating two guys at the same time. Unfortunately for her, they're both Hawk's Eye and Tiger's Eye, which means we get to see the Two-Timer Date trope in all its worn-out glory. A pair of acrobatic temp villains torment the Scouts (save Minako, who is the latest victim shackled and violated for her dream mirror).
  15. "Mansion of Secrets! The Menu of Love to You": A mean old woman refuses to sell her mansion, but Hawk's Eye won't take no for an answer. Today's villain is a Southern belle who's a bitch on wheels (literally; she's a stunt biker wedged in a motorcycle wheel).
  16. "Time to Believe in the Pegasus! The Super Transformations of the Four Soldiers": A soccer player has a crush on Chibi Usa, but, unlike her future mother (Usagi) or even Makoto, she doesn't rush into love. The villain of the episode is a faux Pegasus and straight out of a furry's second gushiest wet dreamnote , and all the Sailor Scouts accept upgrades from the real Pegasus.
  17. "Sparkling Summer Days! Ami, the Girl in the Ocean Breeze": Today, we learn that evil doesn't take a vacation, Tiger's Eye doesn't know what a friend is, and the villain is a spastic, kimono-wearing Big Eater who takes in more than she can chew with Tuxedo Kamen's...top hatnote . This should be disowned like the last Beach Episode they had.
  18. "Aim for the Prima! Usagi's Ballet": Usagi and Chibi-Usa have a sudden urge to become ballerinas and face stiff competition from Fish Eye and a girl named Kiriko. Usagi and Chibi Moon say what we're all thinking about the villains this season (read: they're getting weirder and more gimmicky than ever), but, despite being the love child of Pinocchio and a nut cracker, he makes for a tough, but very competent and dedicated ballet teacher.
  19. "Holiday in Juuban City! A Carefree Princess": Child neglect and abuse are a fun topic in this episode, where a princess who wants to break free from her ivory tower becomes a target for the Amazon Trio. We have another ball relative (remember the last two?); this time, she's paired with an elephant and won't shut the hell up, but she does stop Tuxedo Kamen's speech by running over his rose, so she's not all bad.
  20. "The Fated Partner? Makoto's Innocence": Makoto is still searching for the man who can replace her old boyfriend — and is targeted by the Amazon Trio. The villain of the episode is a card who likes to cut up and nearly hands Usagi and Chibi Moon their "ace"s.
  21. "Shadows of the Great Evil! The Trio is Cornered": Zirconia is getting tired of the Amazon Trio's bumbling. Mamoru becomes the Trio's next target, Fish Eye begins to wonder if what they're doing is worth it after doing the "1, 2, 3" trick on Tiger's Eye and discovering he has no dream mirror, and Usagi and Chibi Moon get caught in a trampoline by another acrobatics-based temp villain.
  22. "Mirror of Dreams! Amazon's Final Stage": Continuing from the previous episode, Fish Eye comes to the realization that Usagi is Sailor Moon and discovers that she makes a good point about having dreams, so she and Tiger Eye, like most Sailor Moon villains, decide that it's not worth it to side with evil. And shit gets real when a Monster Clown named Magic Pierrot goes to nab the dream mirror for himself and his clowning around nearly kills Usagi.
  23. "Amazoness! The Nightmare From Behind the Mirror": Now that the Amazon Trio have sacrificed their lives so they can have beautiful dreams, Zirconia recruits four preteen tramps in age-inappropriate attire to do his (or her, if you're watching the original Japanese version) dirty work for him/her and retrieve the Golden Mirror (the one said to hold Pegasus) and be inside a human who believes in him.
  24. "True Power Explodes! Ami's Song of the Heart"
  25. "Burning Passion! Mars' Furious Deadly Attack"
  26. "A Dentist of Terror? PallaPalla's House": Usagi and Chibi-Usa get cavities, and decide to go to the new dentist in town. In a twist that everyone except Usagi, Chibi-Usa, and Mamoru saw coming, PallaPalla is running the dentist shop, and she's backed up by a creepy face-changing toothpaste tube woman that tries to drill their teeth out of their heads after pinning them to the wall with dentist needles. Seriously. And then she gets beaten when Moon and Chibi Moon... uh... scream at the top of their lungs. Oh, and they still have to go to the dentist at the end.
  27. "Confrontation in Dreams! Minako and Makoto's Broken Friendship"
  28. "Over the Fear! Jump to Freedom"
  29. "Don't Lose Your Dreams! The Truth-Reflecting Mirror"
  30. "Pegasus is Gone?! Swinging Friendships"
  31. "The Secret of the Pegasus! The Handsome Guardian of the Dream World"
  32. "Chibiusa's Little Rhapsody of Love"
  33. "Dream to be an Adult! The Amazoness' Bewilderment": In which Usagi and Chibi-Usa switch bodies, PallaPalla auditions for a job on Wonder Showzen, and the villain of the week is a gum... bunny... thing that can turn into a Playboy bunny. And is blue. And spits out creepy gum baby things.
  34. "Coming Terror! The Dark Queen's Evil Approach" Hey, remember her? Yeah, she's finally coming in to take a bigger role in the plot!
  35. "The Center of the Darkness: Dead Moon Circus"
  36. "Labyrinth of Mirrors! Chibi Moon Captured"
  37. "The Golden Crystal Appears! Nehellenia's Spell"
  38. "Time for the Crystal to Shine! Beautiful Power of Dreams"
  39. "Dreams Forever! Light Throughout the Sky" note 

Sailor Moon SuperS Special

  1. "A Magnificent Transformation? Crybaby Usagi's Growth Diary": REEEEEECAAAAAAAAAAP! Yep, it's a recap of the past three seasons in case anybody missed it.
  2. "The Return of Haruka and Michiru! The Ghostly Puppet Show" Haruka and Michiru return... to defeat Chucky from Childs Play and decide to stay out of the show until Stars. Good for them.
  3. "Chibiusa's Adventure! The Dreaded Vampire Castle" Chibi-Usa meets a new friend. Spoiler: She's a VAMPIRE! Super-duper spoiler: She lives in the titular vampire castle! Super-duper times 2 spoiler: She gets beaten by a Guardian power-up involving garlic. Oh, and somehow she was working for the Dead Moon Circus or something like that.

The Movie

  • Sailor Moon Super S: The Nine Sailor Warriors Get Together! Miracle in the Black Dream Hole/Sailor Moon Super S: The Movie: Black Dream Hole: Prepare yourself for kidnappings, new love interests, and terrible dialogue (in the English version) as the Guardians battle the henchmen of an evil villain who doesn't show up until 25 minutes into the movie and Chibi-Usa forgets Pegasus and falls in love with some other guy who's never seen again. Oh, and the Black Dream Hole only shows up for 7-8 minutes despite being in the title. The final theatrically released film of Sailor Moon.
  • "Ami's First Love": In this special, we find that the guy Ami loved from the first season does not exist... or something. Instead, she falls for some guy named Mercurius we've never seen before or will ever see again and is preyed upon by a creepy Japanese lady with oddly colored hair.

    Sailor Moon Sailor Stars 

The fifth series, 34 episodes

  1. "Scattering Nightmare Flowers! Queen of Darkness Revives": Looks like Nehellenia isn't over at all after the finale of the last season... and since the Outers didn't show up last season, they get their SuperS upgrades in this one. New (and final) opening theme!
  2. "The Awakening of Saturn! The Ten Sailor Soldiers Unite"
  3. "Cursed Evil Mirror! Mamoru, Trapped in a Nightmare"
  4. "The Destined Night! The Agony of the Sailor Senshi"
  5. "For the Sake of Love! Endless Battle in the Evil World"
  6. "The Power of Moon Love! The Nightmare Ends": The long battle between Nehellenia and the Sailor Scouts finally comes to an end by giving her another chance to start again... But in turn the final enemy surfaces. Oh, and Super Sailor Moon permanently evolves to Eternal Sailor Moon!
  7. "A Goodbye and an Encounter! The Destiny of Flowing Stars": When Mamoru leaves, the Starlights begin.
  8. "A School Storm! Transfer Students are Idols"
  9. "Aim to be an Idol! Minako's Ambition"
  10. "Fighter's True Form! A Shocking Super Transformation"
  11. "Entrusting Dreams and Romance to the Stars! Taiki's Transformation"
  12. "Luna Saw It! The True Idol Yaten"
  13. "Enemies? Allies? Starlights and Sailor Senshi"
  14. "The Brightness of the Calling Stars! Haruka and Company Into the Battle"
  15. "Seiya and Usagi's Heart-Pounding Date"
  16. "Invasion from Space! Siren Comes Flying in": After the disposal of Sailor Iron Mouse last episode, we are introduced to Sailor Aluminum Siren and Sailor Lead Crow, both of whom attack a cop, turning him into a Lawyer-Friendly Cameo of RoboCop. Oh, and Usagi tries to deal with Chibi-Chibi... in a sub-plot.
  17. "The Scream of Dead Souls! The Mystery of Terror Camp"
  18. "A Night for Just Us! Usagi's Pinch": Usagi has the house to herself. Then comes Seiya, then the girls, then the other Starlights, then Haruka and Michiru... and the night becomes odd and funny.
  19. "Taiki Sings with Excellence! A Believing Heart Carried by a Song"
  20. "The Mystery of Chibi Chibi!? The Big Noisy Chase"
  21. "The Power of a Shining Star! Chibi Chibi's Transformation"
  22. "An Invitation to Terror! Usagi's Night Flight"
  23. "Torn Between Duty and Friendship! Confrontation Among Sailor Senshi"
  24. "Truth Revealed! Seiya and Company's Past"
  25. "When a Light Butterfly Dances in the Air! Premonition of a New Wave"
  26. "Straight to Your Dream! Idol Minako is Born"
  27. "The Silver Crystal is Stolen! Princess Kakyu Appears"
  28. "Holy War in the Galaxy! Sailor Wars Legend": Usagi still misses Mamoru. Seiya wants to get to her. But mimicking Tuxedo Kamen to save her? Seriously, Seiya?
  29. "Princess Kakyu Dies Out! Galaxia Descends": Uh, scratch one Princess. And uh, scratch one Tin Nyanko too: Galaxia's here, and she's not playing around. The time of Galaxia's chaos on Earth has begun!
  30. "Countdown to the Destruction of the Galaxy! Sailor Senshi's Final Battle": Whoops, the Inners are down! And so is 99.9% percent of the population. But hey, the Outers are coming, so it can't get worse, right? Right? Also, Usagi finds out the reason why Mamoru never replied back...
  31. "Ruler of the Galaxy, Galaxia's Threat": Dang it! Now Pluto and Saturn are downed and Uranus and Neptune have turned traitor.
  32. "Disappearing Stars! The End of Uranus and Neptune": Good news: Uranus and Neptune had a ruse going! Bad news: they get killed too, so it's all up to Usagi, the Starlights and Chibi-Chibi to end this...
  33. "The Light of Hope! Final Battle for the Galaxy": One attempt after the next to beat Galaxia happens, after Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune died in the last episode. They did leave a scratch at last though, but Sailor Moon's attempt to beat her by the light fails in despair. Until a Light of Hope finally comes to be in Chibi-Chibi...
  34. "Usagi's Love! The Moonlight Lights Up the Galaxy": AKA "The episode where Usagi gets nekkid but she doesn't have anything." Also, Everyone Lives! YAY! Also it's the last of Sailor Moon on television at that point in Japan... until 2003, and the last Sailor Moon animation produced until 2014.