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Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon
Background Information
Name Sailor Moon
Type Magical girl
Written by Sukehiro Tomita
Main Cast Sailor Moon

Sailor Mercury
Sailor Mars
Sailor Jupiter
Sailor Venus
Tuxedo Mask

Country of origin

Japan

No. of Seasons

5

No. of Episodes

200

About the Show
Networks YTV

TV Asahi


Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. It adapts most of the 52 chapters of the original manga of the same title written by Naoko Takeuchi that was published from 1991 to 1997 in Nakayoshi. Sailor Moon first aired in Japan on TV Asahi from 1992 to 1997 before being dubbed into various territories around the world.

The series follows the adventures of the protagonist Serena Tsukino, a middle school student who is given the power to become the Sailor Soldier Sailor Moon. Joined by other Sailor Soldiers, Serena defends the planet against an assortment of evil villains. The anime also parallels the maturation of Usagi from an emotional middle school girl to a responsible young adult.

Due to the success of the anime in the United States, the manga comprising its story was released by Tokyopop. Additional manga works, called animanga, were released which adapt the animation to manga form. Sailor Moon's popularity has spawned numerous releases which have come to represent most of the content in the Sailor Moon universe, including three films, 39 video games and numerous soundtracks as well. A second animated adaptation, Sailor Moon Crystal, began streaming worldwide in July 2014 onwards.