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Trivia / Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon

  • Adaptation Sequence: Manga —> Anime —> Musicals —> Non-canon video game —> Live-action television series —> Another anime
  • Casting Gag: Naru is played by Chieco Kawabe, an Ami Mizuno alumna in Sera Myu. It's Ami Mizuno vs Ami Mizuno, both vying as Usagi's BFF.
  • Contest Winner Cameo: The PGSM campaign winners during the series' first half were the live audience for the Kirari Super Live concert.
  • Creator Cameo: Usagi's father Kenji Tsukino in the Special Act was played by veteran Toku director Ryuta Tasaki (who directed the first 2 episodes). The wedding guests were played by the show's staff as well.
  • Executive Meddling: Wonder why the ending feels a little rushed? The series was supposed to go a full 52 episodes plus the specials. The ratings led the network to chop the episode order down to 49 episodes late in production.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • Mamoru is commonly called "Tuxedo Kamen Rider" by the fandom in a reference to both this show and Kamen Rider Hibiki (Jouji Shibue playing Ibiki in that show).
    • Dark Mercury is also called "Darkury" by fans. A lesser-used name for her civilian form is "Akumi", combining the word for "evil" (whose kanji may be read "aku") and Ami. Rumor has it this name was coined by the show's staff.
    • In an episode where Usagi went missing and Ami had to stand in for her not to get Ikuko-mama worried. Ami went so far as to replicate Usagi's hairstyle. And so fandom started calling her "Usami".
  • Genius Bonus: Zoisite's piano pieces are actual compositions: Ludwig van Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and Frederic Chopin's Fantasie Impromptu and Etude in C Minor.
  • The Other Darrin: For reasons unknown, the casting agency cast Kappei Yamaguchi as Artemis instead of his original anime VA, Yasuhiro Takato.
  • Promoted Fanboy: Miyuu Sawai (Usagi) and Keiko Kitagawa (Rei) were both avid fans of the manga and anime, so one can assume they were overjoyed when they got to be a part of the show.
  • Prop Recycling: One set of Mooks is togged out in long robes and hoods over some very familiar masks. Super Sentai/Power Rangers fans will remember them as the Golem Hei/Putty Patrollers from Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger/Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers.
  • Star-Making Role: Keiko Kitagawa as Sailor Mars. This was her acting debut, which led directly to her career in film. It probably helped that, of the Sailor Senshi, most of the fandom agreed she was the best match for her character. While the other cast members are in different fields, Keiko is still the one most widely known.