Referenced By / Sailor Moon
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.
- The Steven Universe comics published by KaBOOM!/ BOOM! Studios have made shout outs to Sailor Moon, including the B variant of the October 2014 comic cover, in which Steven and Connie can be seen reading a comic book called "Lion Scout."
- 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.
- In "The Inside Job", the third episode of Leverage's third season, Hardison and Eliot are trying to meet Nate and Sophie at Parker's home, but wind up going to the wrong address. At the wrong address is a man wearing the Sailor Moon fuku and an odango wig.
- 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.
- BlazBlue: Continuum Shift: Platinum the Trinity's gag reel has a couple of Sailor Moon Shout Outs, which involves Relius Clover as "Puppeteer Mask" and a parody of In the Name of the Moon.
- Flight Rising has a food item called a Tuxedo Urchin, whose description is "This mysterious urchin appears only when the situation is most dire, never mind what that means."
- 80's Dan': In one Halloween episode Dolly is dressed up as Sailor Moon. Eighties Dan, who of course never saw this 1990s anime series, tells her it's the best Donald Duck costume I ever saw.
- 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”.
- Futurama: The anime segment of the episode "Reincarnation" shows Amy dressed in an outfit and haircut that looks a lot like Sailor Moon.
- Steven Universe:
- The episode "House Guest" has a Sailor Moon manga on Steven's dresser.
- Ringo's Transformation Sequence in the episode "Garnet's Universe" is a loving parody of the sailor scout transformation, and includes a sparkly abstract background, Ringo's body drawn in outline and filled with rapidly shifting colors, and a clothing upgrade.
- Rose Quartz is shown to have the ability to float, allowing her to jump and touchdown gently with her skirts fluttering around her - much in the same manner Princess Serenity does.
- In the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic episode "Scare Master", Sailor Moon appears as one of the 'unplanned guests' cut-outs who appears as one of the 'scares' at Fluttershy's 'scary tea party', alongside Rei, Bulma, Ranma, and Utena.
- The Adventure Time Gender Bender episode has Fionna going to Prince Gumball's ball dressed in a Princess Serenity dress.
- The Megas XLR "Ultra Chicks" features the titular groups, which are very blatantly based on the Sailor Sensei.