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[[caption-width-right:350: [[AnimeThemeSong This is the miracle of romance]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: [[AnimeThemeSong ''[[AnimeThemeSong This is the miracle of romance]].]]
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%%"Moonlight Legend" and "Sailor Star Song"
(''For the proper reading experience, run the music from [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYXftk1tJzw here]] or [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh0K6ZMbovI here]] while reading this page.'')


** Minako herself seems to be the biggest provider of ParentService out of the Senshi. One episode has Rei's head floating up her skirt (while she calls her a pervert), and there's also another episode where Usagi calls all the Senshi and Minako is inexplicably wearing just a towel. One episode opened with a panning shot of her in the middle of changing her clothes.

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** Minako herself seems to be the biggest provider of ParentService out of the Senshi. One episode has Rei's head floating up her skirt (while she calls her a pervert), pervert - the [=DiC=] dub kept this in despite having Mina yell at Raye, "Do you mind?!"), and there's also another episode where Usagi calls all the Senshi and Minako is inexplicably wearing just a towel.ModestyTowel. One episode opened with a panning shot of her in the middle of changing her clothes.



* RecursiveCanon: Sailor Venus sometimes reads her own Sailor V comic. In fact it appears to be a favorite comic of Usagi and Rei as well.

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* RecursiveCanon: Sailor Venus sometimes reads her own Sailor V comic. In fact it appears to be a favorite comic of Usagi and Rei as well.well, and the anime includes references to Sailor V anime and video games.

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** Both of the ''Sailor Moon'' series directors spanning the first four seasons, Junichi Sato and Kunihiko Ikuhara, worked on ''Anime/{{Mapletown}}'', an earlier {{Kodomomuke}} anime by Toei, as did animator Masahiro Ando. In one episode, Usagi has a stuffed rabbit doll that bears a very strong resemblance to Patty Hoperabbit, the protagonist of ''Mapletown'' (the pearl necklace around the ear is a dead giveaway).


''Sailor Moon'' is the first anime adaptation of Creator/NaokoTakeuchi's manga, ''Manga/SailorMoon'', produced by Creator/ToeiAnimation. It premiered on March 7, 1992 on Creator/TVAsahi, replacing ''Anime/GoldfishWarning'' on the 7:00 PM Saturday time slot, and ended on February 8, 1997.

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''Sailor Moon'' is the first anime adaptation of Creator/NaokoTakeuchi's manga, ''Manga/SailorMoon'', produced by Creator/ToeiAnimation. It premiered on March 7, 1992 on Creator/TVAsahi, replacing ''Anime/GoldfishWarning'' ''Manga/GoldfishWarning'' on the 7:00 PM Saturday time slot, and ended on February 8, 1997.


''Sailor Moon'' is the first anime adaptation of Creator/NaokoTakeuchi's manga, ''Manga/SailorMoon'', produced by Creator/ToeiAnimation.

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''Sailor Moon'' is the first anime adaptation of Creator/NaokoTakeuchi's manga, ''Manga/SailorMoon'', produced by Creator/ToeiAnimation.
Creator/ToeiAnimation. It premiered on March 7, 1992 on Creator/TVAsahi, replacing ''Anime/GoldfishWarning'' on the 7:00 PM Saturday time slot, and ended on February 8, 1997.

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** The original English dub censored many of these, but some (typically of the blink-and-you'll-miss-it variety) were kept in.


** The final season/series, ''Sailor [=StarS=]'' was noticeably different. Everyone had fuller faces, the crescent on Sailor Moon's head became tall and thin (having been previously short and wide), and everyone had larger foreheads, which was noticeable in scenes where their symbols appeared on their heads before their tiaras faded away via magic to make room.

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** The final season/series, ''Sailor [=StarS=]'' [=StarS=]'', accompanied by yet ''another'' change in character designers, was noticeably different. Everyone had fuller faces, the crescent on Sailor Moon's head became tall and thin (having been previously short and wide), and everyone had larger foreheads, which was noticeable in scenes where their symbols appeared on their heads before their tiaras faded away via magic to make room.


The anime was bought by Creator/DiC in 1995 for an English dub, which did poorly in syndication in North America but later found renewed popularity through reruns on cable TV, which led to additional episodes being dubbed and syndicated through Cloverway, Toei's US branch, in 2000. By May 2014, [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-05-16/viz-licenses-original-sailor-moon-anime-franchise Viz Media announced the release of a completely remastered, re-dubbed, uncut version of the entire 200-episode original television series.]]

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The anime was bought by Creator/DiC in 1995 for an English dub, which did poorly in syndication in North America but later found renewed popularity through reruns on cable TV, which led to additional episodes (through the end of the fourth season) being dubbed and syndicated broadcast through Cloverway, Toei's US branch, in 2000. By May 2014, [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-05-16/viz-licenses-original-sailor-moon-anime-franchise Viz Media announced the release of a completely remastered, re-dubbed, uncut version of the entire 200-episode original television series.]]


The anime was bought by Creator/DiC in 1995 for an English dub; it was eventually bought by Cloverway, Toei's US branch, in 2000. By May 2014, [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-05-16/viz-licenses-original-sailor-moon-anime-franchise Viz Media announced the release of a completely remastered, re-dubbed, uncut version of the entire 200-episode original television series.]]

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The anime was bought by Creator/DiC in 1995 for an English dub; it was eventually bought by dub, which did poorly in syndication in North America but later found renewed popularity through reruns on cable TV, which led to additional episodes being dubbed and syndicated through Cloverway, Toei's US branch, in 2000. By May 2014, [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-05-16/viz-licenses-original-sailor-moon-anime-franchise Viz Media announced the release of a completely remastered, re-dubbed, uncut version of the entire 200-episode original television series.]]


* AnimationBump: The animation started cheap in Classic, it got a little better in ''R''. Then, ''Sailor Moon S'' and ''[=SuperS=]'' had a complete revamp, everything looked shiny and smooth, ''especially'' in stock footage. Finally, we reach ''Sailor Stars'', where it makes it seem like the entire season was animated by a different company. Just as an example of how things improved, compared [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFcyzjU_yZ8 this]] to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ykevM1bX_c THIS]]. Much of the change in art style can be attributed to the fact that the series changed character designers three times after ''Sailor Moon R'': Kazuko Tadano was replaced by Mari Tominaga (''S''), Ikuko Ito (''Super S''), and Katsumi Tamegai (''Sailor Stars''). Interestingly, most of the Sailor Stars crew went on to work on ''Manga/CuteyHoney Flash'', an updating of the classic Creator/GoNagai heroine who helped pave the way for Sailor Moon.

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* AnimationBump: The animation started cheap in Classic, it got a little better in ''R''. Then, ''Sailor Moon S'' and ''[=SuperS=]'' had a complete revamp, everything looked shiny and smooth, ''especially'' in stock footage. Finally, we reach ''Sailor Stars'', where it makes it seem like the entire season was animated by a different company. Just as an example of how things improved, compared [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFcyzjU_yZ8 this]] to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ykevM1bX_c THIS]]. Much of the change in art style can be attributed to the fact that the series changed character designers three times after ''Sailor Moon R'': Kazuko Tadano was replaced by Mari Tominaga (''S''), Ikuko Ito (''Super S''), and Katsumi Tamegai (''Sailor Stars''). Interestingly, most of the Sailor Stars crew went on to work on ''Manga/CuteyHoney Flash'', an updating of the classic Creator/GoNagai heroine who helped pave the way for Sailor Moon.


** Watch closely in the first Japanese OP sequence and you'll see "10ch" in the background. This doubles as an EasterEgg for viewers who saw the anime on Creator/TVAsahi, which at that time broadcast on analog channel 10 in Tokyo (as a digital station, it now airs on channel 5). Note that TV stations in Japan usually identify their channel numbers the reverse of TV stations in the West; thus, TV Asahi was identified as "10 channel", ''ju chan'neru'', rather than "channel 10".

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** Watch closely in the first Japanese OP sequence and you'll see "10ch" in the background. This doubles as an EasterEgg for viewers who saw the anime on Creator/TVAsahi, which at that time broadcast on analog channel 10 in Tokyo (as a digital station, it now airs on channel 5). Note that TV stations in Japan usually identify their channel numbers the reverse of TV stations in the West; thus, TV Asahi was identified The identification as "10 channel", ''ju chan'neru'', channel" (''ju chan'neru'') rather than "channel 10".10" is customary in Japanese television.


* LanguageBarrier: The DIC and CWI dubs typically rewrote any instances of Japanese vs. English language conflicts to English vs. French language conflicts.

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* LanguageBarrier: The DIC and CWI dubs typically rewrote any instances of Japanese vs. English language conflicts to English vs. French language conflicts. Which makes sense considering that the original dubs were made in Canada, where English and French are both official languages and students study both in school.


** In the first episode of ''Sailor Moon R'', in the original Japanese, it's mentioned that An can speak English, but speaks gibberish when asked upon to demonstrate in class. This is changed to French in the DIC English dub and to Spanish in the Viz English dub.

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** In the first episode of ''Sailor Moon R'', in the original Japanese, it's mentioned that An Natsumi (An) can speak English, but but, after initially pronouncing the word "Yes" fluently, speaks gibberish when asked upon to demonstrate in class. This speak more English. In Viz's English dub, the language is changed from English to French Spanish, and in the DIC English dub and dub, Anne is asked to Spanish in the Viz English dub. speak French.


* EyelidPullTaunt: Usagi is often on the receiving end of this. Shingo does it to her in the very first episode when her mother throws her out of the house. In a later episode, Chibiusa even does it with ''both'' eyes, when Usagi is upset that Chibiusa and Shingo ate all the lemon pie.

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* EyelidPullTaunt: Usagi is often on the receiving end of this. Shingo does it to her in the very first episode when her mother throws her out of the house.this, often from Chibi-Usa, Rei, or Shingo. In a later episode, Chibiusa even does it with ''both'' eyes, when Usagi is upset that Chibiusa and Shingo ate all the lemon pie.

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