These are works that have made a Shout-Out
to Sailor Moon
in some form or another.
Being a famous anime is guaranteed to get you an international fanbase, and sometimes, that fanbase will include more extraordinary people
. Sailor Moon
happens to have one such fanbase. Be it costumes, quotes, or who knows what, it's almost guaranteed that the mother of modern Magical Girl
anime and Trope Codifier
for Magical Girl Warrior
has proven to be influential in one way or another.
Note that if the reference involves the show being a "Magical Girl
as Super Sentai
" work, it's not this. It is this, though, if the same show makes an individual reference to Sailor Moon
(e.g. henshin sequences involving Sailor Fuku
, a masked protector, In the Name of the Moon
speeches that actually make reference to the original "In the name of the Moon" speech, etc.)
Subtrope of Stock Shout-Outs
and Stock Parodies
Anime and Manga
- While going through several potential costumes for her alter ego as Marvel Comics superheroine Araña, Anya ends up in Sailor Moon's iconic costume (with a brunet version of her odango hairstyle, even!) and is not amused.
- Batman knew enough of Sailor Moon to figure out during a trip to Japan that one attractive woman was actually Martian Manhunter Disguised in Drag in Japan. The page where this happens can be read here.
- One issue of the comics version of The Simpsons shows Waylon Smithers, post-henshin, in a costume that very closely resembles that of a Sailor Soldier. This is just one of many anime references in that particular issue.
- The My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (IDW) had cameos of the Sailor Scouts in various issues, if they were ponies.
- Coincidentally, the same line was used during The Price Is Right episode of November 4, 2008... while one of the lovely presenters cosplaying as a lawyer-friendly Sailor Moon, with the odango and correct poses to boot.
- Even Jeopardy! got into the act. One of its answers for an "Anime" category was "This 'Lunar' Naoko Takeuchi creation is a example of a 'magical girl' given powers to save the world". Immediately someone provided the correct question.
- Referenced three times in The Simpsons. “Married to the Blob” had a character cosplaying close to Sailor Moon. “‘Tis The Fifteenth Season” couch gag was a big shout out to various Japanese shows, with Lisa dressed as Sailor Moon. Lisa is dressed up again in a Sailor Fuku and odagno in a picture in “Holidays of Future Passed”.