Fan Nickname: The terms "Inner Senshi", "Outer Senshi," and "Asteroid Senshi." None of them appear in canon, though some are derived from terms that do appear. The Inners are given the title "The Four Soldiers of the Guardian Gods" (四守護神の戦士, Yon Shūgoshin no Senshi), although this is very rarely used. The Outers are given the title "Outer Solar System Warriors" (外部太陽系戦士, Gaibu Taiyōkei Senshi), and use this name to refer to themselves in the anime as well. The Musicals use Naibu Taiyōkei yon Senshi ("Inner Solar System four Warriors") and Gaibu Taiyōkei yon Senshi ("outer solar system four warriors"), but these do not appear in any other media. The last group is simply known as the Sailor Quartet in canon. It should be noted that the term "Inner Senshi" is derived from the shortened form of the Second Group's name (Outer Senshi), not the musicals. Thanks to Jupiter's inclusion in the "Inner Senshi", many fans often think the producers "screwed up" by including an outer planet as an "Inner" Senshi.
With the news floating around of the new anime supposedly being a re-adaptation of the manga similar to Fullmetal Alchemist, the new anime is quickly gaining the title of "Sailor Moon: Sisterhood".
Sailor Moon is Carrie, whose Japanese VO is Luna. In fact, Sailor Moon was Carrie in the second dub of the first classic, while another Sailor Scout Chibiusa was Carrie in the first dub of the second version, released in 2002.
Sailor Neptune may sound familiar in the English dub. Barbara Radecki, Neptune's voice talent, also voiced Serena's Mom. Appropriately, she also voiced Queen Serenity as well.
The English VA for Darrien/Tuxedo Mask also performed a Villain of the Week for an episode of Ranma ½. This normally isn't a big deal, except the fact was advertised on the box of the VHS! (Yes, you heard me. VHS.)
It's a cross between this and Hey It's That Guy, but many Canadians who grew up watching YTV in the late 90's and early 2000's will recognize Rini's second English VA as Sugar, one of the co-hosts of The Zone (the after school TV block.) Yes, that's her real voice
Keep Circulating the Tapes: At one point, almost the entire series was available in the States: ADV released the first two seasons uncut and in Japanese (the sets were only missing Episode 67), and Pioneer/Geneon released S and Super S in both dubbed and uncut forms; they also handled the release of the three films (also in dubbed and uncut forms). However, Toei eventually revoked all international licenses for the show, and famously refused to license it to any one (until 2010; see below). It should also be noted that, despite fan interest, the Sailor Stars season was never released in the States.
No Export for You: Hi there, Sailor Stars. While other countries managed to receive that series, it was never licensed in North America supposedly due to Toei treating it as a separate title (or due to content). Same here in French, Hungary (since it is based on the French version), Sweden and Holland (both of the latter that ended at the R season).
Jetix UK's inablity to air the third and fourth season of Sailor Moon should have probably have been a warning sign in regards to Naruto...
The anime got a luxury remasted DVD release that has yet to leave Japan. All R1 DVDs of the show remain out of print and while the show is finally starting to appear overseas again, Toei is only licensing the rights to air the old 90s dubs and not licenses for new dubs. The anime is still completely MIA in the United States, with complexities over the rights providing a massive hurdle. FUNimation has mentioned on several occasions that they have tried to get the show, but have yet to succeed despite a strong working relationship with Toei.
The Other Darrin: Tons in the North American Dub. Serena and Darien each went through three different voice actors, while Amy, Raye, Mina, Rini, and Pluto had two each (though Raye's second VA, Emilie Claire Barlow, only voiced her during the last 17 episodes of R before the first VA, Katie Griffin, returned to voice her for the remainder of the dub. Barlow soon afterwards became the second VA for Mina). Basically, Lita was the only one of the main cast to never change a voice actor.
On the Japanese side, Usagi was voiced by Kae Araki (who would later play Chibiusa) from #44-50, due to her regular VA, Kotono Mitsuishi, having to leave to get her appendix removed.
In Sweden the voice actor for Ale is changed for no appearent reason in the last episode he appears. What makes it weirder is that the original voice actor later appears in the series voicing Rubeus. On another note, the voice of Sailor Mars is changed about 58 episodes into the show.
In Portugal, Motoki's girlfriend Reika had a different voice actress every time she appeared (to add insult to injury, she also had a different name everytime).
In Italy, Rei's first VA Alessandra Karpoff has also been the first VA for Michiru and the second VA for Makoto, replacing the original one in the Super S and [SailorStars] dubs when she was unable to voice Makoto due to maternity leave, which led to her being replaced as Michiru's VA.
What Could Have Been: A number of the early character concepts for the franchise were extremely different by the time the first issue of the manga and first episode of the anime came together.
Originally, the five girls that form the original Sailor Team had unique◊ outfits.◊ And Sailor Moon's hair was pink. Other prototypes of Usagi had her with a cloak and a handgun.
Usagi's hair was originally going to change to silver when she transformed (as seen in later prototype designs), but Takeuchi was convinced to keep it blonde as it would stand out more. However, the silver hair was kept for her Princess Serenity form.
Takeuchi considered having the girls' eyes change color when they transformed, although this detail only made it into a special few colored illustrations. Ami's eyes were intended to change from dark to light blue, Rei's would change from purple to a fiery red, Makoto's would change from grayish-blue to green, and Minako's would change from blue to gold. In most final artwork, Makoto has green eyes in both forms and the other girls' Sailor forms keep their civilian eye colors.
Ami changed the most in development. At first, Sailor Mercury was going to be Minako's friend Hikaru Sorano, who already looked a great deal like Ami. Later, Takeuchi decided to make her a unique character...a cyborg girl with an accelerator who would eventually die from losing one of her body parts. Her editor objected, so Ami became a fully human character with an intellect on a level that made her seem less human (though Takeuchi did eventually revist elements of the cyborg idea with Hotaru).
Makoto was originally a delinquent gang leader named Mamoru Chino. This was toned down to people mistaking Makoto for a delinquent despite her not actually being aggressive.
Rei originally had the name Miyabi Yoruno, and the earliest proposal for a Sailor V spinoff (which featured Hikaru and Mamoru as part of the team) didn't have any Usagi present.
Haruka and Michiru's original concept was a pair of performers in the real-world all-female Takarazuka Revue, of which Takeuchi was a big fan. This is also why they were portrayed as lovers. While their hobbies changed, their status as lovers stayed consistent.
Takeuchi wanted to dramatically kill off all the girls in the battle with the Dark Kingdom in the manga, but her editor rejected the idea. She would later state she was baffled when the anime was able to get away with killing them off (even if they were resurrected by the Reset Button at the end).
The infamous Toonmakers produced live-action/American animated pilot that Toei passed on in favor of the English dub by DiC Entertainment.
Hotaru was originally going to have what was referred to as "a druid's staff", a small brooch Saturn on her bow, and her fuku color was going to be yellow-ochre.
According to this promotional video, these were the tentative dub names. An early English Kodansha website for Sailor Moon had an alternative set of localized names that were used at some other points in development of the DiC dub. Usagi was called "Celeste", Makoto was to be "Maggie", Minako would be "Monica", and Mamoru would have the name "Mark". Only "Amy" and "Rae" (later spelled as "Raye") were retained from the second listing of names. Naru and Motoki were also named "Nadine" and "Michael".
Word of God: Only women can be Sailor Senshi. There cannot be a Sailor Earth because Tuxedo Mask has Earth's Sailor Crystal. Because of this, Naoko Takeuchi was not pleased that the anime changed the Sailor Starlights from crossdressers to Gender Benders.