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15 Amazing Sailor Moon Facts That Every Fan Should Know

15 Amazing Sailor Moon Facts That Every Fan Should Know

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.

  1. 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.
  1. Each member of Usagi's family bore the names of Naoko Takeuchi's own family members.

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  1. Sailor Moon was originally designed with pink hair.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.

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  1. 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.
  1. All Attacks in Sailor Moon are always uttered in English while the rest of the content is Japanese.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.

     

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  2. 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.

  3. Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune are lesbian couple in the Japanese version and the first high-profile lesbian couple to hit a mainstream audience.

  4. 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.

  5. The Starlights were always been women who disguised as men in the manga. This was altered in the anime series for some reason.

  6. 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.

  1. 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.

So, how many of these facts have you heard before?

 

Source: Moviepilot

 

Mobile Game Sailor Moon Drops Is Out In North America

Mobile Game Sailor Moon Drops Is Out In North America

 

Good news Sailor Moon fans! A mobile game called Sailor Moon Drops featuring your favorite Sailor Moon Senshi is now out in English version for iOS and Android devices in North America.

Sailor Moon Drops is a match-3 puzzle game initially released in fall 2015 for iOS and Android stores in Japan. The Bandai Namco-released game sticks to the original Sailor Moon story and showcases Tuxedo Mask, the Sailor Senshi and the villains from the Dark Kingdom.

 

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According to Siliconera, Sailor Moon Drops is a free to play game with several various objectives that you can reach with the help of gems bought with real money. You can buy booster items in the game using the gems to help finish puzzles and other challenges.

 

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You can now download Sailor Moon Drops in North America on Google Play and iTunes for iOS and Android devices.

 

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In other Sailor Moon-related news, the Episode 2 of Sailor Moon Crystal Season 3 aired on April 11th, and like the first episode, everything looks enhanced, bright and carefully put together. The routine transformation sequences of the magical girls are more polished than the previous seasons, yet still take four and a half minutes for all six of them to transform completely. The full recap for Episode 2 can be found here.

You can watch the new episodes of Sailor Moon Crystal Season 3 every Monday on Crunchyroll, Viz.com and Hulu.

                                                     

Photo Credit: YouTube & Toei Animation

 

 

5 Things To Note In The Sailor Moon Crystal Season 3 Premiere Episode

5 Things To Note In The Sailor Moon Crystal Season 3 Premiere Episode

Sailor Moon Crystal Season 3 premiered on April 4, Monday, and if you have been following updates on the latest season of your beloved Sailor Moon series, you would surely not miss it! After all, Viz Media, Hulu and Crunchyroll streamed the premiere episode on their respective digital platforms, for the US-based fans to watch on the same day as the Japanese debut.

 

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It seems the people behind the Sailor Moon Crystal Season 3 have made it right this time. The show has been getting glowing reviews from fans and critics alike, in terms of animation quality and character development. Though it’s just the first episode, Season 3 is an improvement of Sailor Moon Crystal’s first two seasons wrote iDigitaltimes. They look brighter and more expressive, and their limbs are more physically believable. No more lazy animation and unappealing CGI transformation sequences for this season.

 

According to Moviepilot, Sailor Moon Crystal Season 3 (the Infinity arc) remained true to the original manga content with stylized aspects that appeal to the longtime fans of the series. Although there are similarities in the opening sequences, there are also several differences.

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Here are 5 things to note in the Sailor Moon Crystal Season 3.

  • The new opening focuses more on the Outer Senshi and shows more shots of Sailor Pluto.
  • The transformation sequences of the Inner Senshi have more 1990s animation impression to them.
  • Michiru already possesses one of the three sacred talismans, the Deep Aqua Mirror.
  • Fans can expect more than a dozen new attacks from the Sailor Senshi that were not shown in the 1990s counterpart.
  • This season’s new episode will be broadcasted every Monday not the previous seasons’ every first and third Saturday of each month

 

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Sailor Moon Crystal Season 3 has thirteen episodes and the next episode will be on April 11. It is not yet known if the Dreams arc will immediately follow after the Infinity arc. Maybe it will depend on the fans respond to the newly-improved Sailor Moon Crystal design.

So how did you find it? Is Sailor Moon Crystal Season 3 the one that you wanted for a reboot?

 

Photo Credit: Hulu

 

 

Sailor Moon Crystal Season 3 Update: Here’s How To Watch The New Episodes Online Starting April 4

Sailor Moon Crystal Season 3 Update: Here’s How To Watch The New Episodes Online Starting April 4

The long wait is over for Sailor Moon fans! Sailor Moon Crystal Season 3 will start in Japan Monday, April 4th, 11:00 p.m. US-based fans should not be sad about missing the much-awaited debut because they can watch it the same day as its Japanese premiere, here’s how.

Viz Media announced that it will stream Sailor Moon Crystal Season 3 new episode beginning Monday on its own streaming platform as well as Hulu. The new episodes with English subtitles will stream every Monday on a weekly basis, not the bi-weekly schedule of the previous seasons. Expect to see after several weeks the English-dubbed episodes.

 

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The Season 3 storyline will revolve on the battle between the Sailor Senshi and the Deathbusters whose goal is total annihilation with the help of the Messiah of Silence. As reported earlier - Sailor Uranus, Sailor Neptune, and Sailor Saturn will make their debut appearance on Sailor Moon Crystal Season 3.

Judging from the art style and animation quality of the Season 3 trailers released last week, the creative team behind the re-imagined series have taken seriously fans’ complaints on the first two seasons, wrote iDigitalTimes.

 

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Aside from Viz Media and Hulu, fans can also tune in to Crunchyroll for the magical girls’ newest adventures on April 4th when Sailor Moon Crystal Season 3 starts.

In other Sailor Moon related news, LGBTQ Kids of the 90’s discuss the importance of the iconic Japanese anime, its characters – both Usagi and her friends as well as the villains – to their lives in a mini-doc featured in the recent episode of Vice's American Obsessions series.

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The fans in the video, young LGBTQ adults and Anime Expo cosplayers alike, recall the significance of Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune’s relationship which showed that the Sailor Moon series embrace transgender and gay story and characters.

See the heart-breaking yet heart-warming video here.

 

Photo Credit: Crunchyroll

 

 

Sailor Moon Crystal Update: New Trailer, Opening and Ending Themes Revealed!

Sailor Moon Crystal Update: New Trailer, Opening and Ending Themes Revealed!

One week before the premiere of the third season of Sailor Moon Crystal which will acquaint fans with the Outer Senshi, a new trailer has just been released. Something that will excite  fans as it shows several never before seen footage!

 

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Moviepilot wrote that you can see more images of the four members comprising the Outer Senshi: Setsuna (Sailor Pluto), Haruka (Sailor Uranus), Hortaru (Sailor Saturn), and Michiru (Sailor Neptune) as well as the villains including the Death Busters. An advanced promo of the Sailor Moon episodes is also included in the trailer. Fans will also witness a known attack by Sailor Moon called Moon Spiral Heart Attack.

 

The previews for the opening theme "In Love with New Moon" performed by Etsuko Yakushimaru and the ending theme "Eternal Eternity"  by Junko Minagawa (Uranus) and Sayaka Ohara (Neptune) are also released. You can see the videos below.

 

Sailor Moon Crystal will premiere April 4th on Tokyo MX at 11:00 p.m., and will be aired on TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting, Sun TV, TV Hokkaido, BS11, and TV Aichi. Thirteen episodes for the third season were already confirmed by Toie Animation according to Anime News Network.

 

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