Sailor Moon has been around for more than two decades and yet, it remains one of the most popular and most beloved manga series by both children and adult alike. As a fan, can you claim that you know all that needs to be learned about your favorite series and its characters?
Check out these 15 amazing facts about Sailor Moon that a die-hard fan should know.
- Sailor Moon was inspired by Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Sailor Moon creator Naoko Takeuchi created her team of superheroines after the success of Han Saban’s Power Rangers on TV in 1993.
- Each member of Usagi's family bore the names of Naoko Takeuchi's own family members.
- Sailor Moon was originally designed with pink hair.
- Each Sailor Senshi had her own castle in the manga. These castles have names and might be seen in Sailor Moon Crystal in the coming days.
- Two Sailor Senshi have powers that are different from the legends behind their planets: Sailor Pluto and Sailor Saturn. Based on legends Saturn is a planet that represents time and space while Pluto signifies death and silence.
- Of all the Sailor Senshi, only Sailor Neptune awoke on her own. The other Senshi were either awaken by Luna and Artemis or their fellow Senshi.
- All Attacks in Sailor Moon are always uttered in English while the rest of the content is Japanese.
- The Guardian of Love Sailor Venus is cursed to never find love. In her own manga Sailor V, Sailor Venus was cursed by an enemy, Kaitou Ace as he died.
- Luna and Artemis are aliens, not from Moon like Usagi. They are both from the planet Mau according to the evil Sailor Senshi, Sailor Tin Nyanko who also came from the same planet.
Tuxedo Mask is the "damsel" in distress that Sailor Moon always need to rescue. He has been brainwashed and kidnapped several times than any other characters in the Sailor Moon series.
Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune are lesbian couple in the Japanese version and the first high-profile lesbian couple to hit a mainstream audience.
Sailor Moon SuperS Movie was proposed to be a Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune movie by Sailor Moon R and Sailor Moon S director Kunihiko Ikuhara. But, it never manifested despite the claimed approval of the movie producer.
The Starlights were always been women who disguised as men in the manga. This was altered in the anime series for some reason.
An American Remake on the series was planned in 1995 but was discarded after negative reactions from the audience who attended the private screening. Watch the recorded video below.
Sailor Moon is a One-Hit Wonder for its creator Naoko Takeuchi who has no other hit since the series. Fortunately, Sailor Moon continues to enjoy popularity and now on the 3rd season reboot titled Sailor Moon Crystal.