Understanding your Sailormoon
This portion is meant to be a guide for people who have NEVER seen Sailormoon.
If you are a Sailormoon veteran, then this part probably won't cover too much that you don't already know. So you can turn back, and visit another Moon Sisters page.
But if you are new to Sailormoon, then keep reading. For today I, Codename Sailor Earth will introduce you to one of the GREATEST animated television shows ever to come from the beautiful country of
Before we begin boys and girls, here are a few Japanese words
that you may have read about in magazines or on the internet. You can find
out how to say each word by reading the text in blue.
Now for those who
don't know yet, "Sailormoon" is a manga/anime series about a group of
teenage crime fighting superheroes, led by the title character: Sailor Moon.
Sailormoon was originally a spin-off from the manga "Codename Sailor
V", which followed the early beginnings of Sailor Venus. Both manga series
were created and written by manga-ka Naoko Takeuchi.
The Sailor V manga debuted in 1991, and Sailormoon debuted in 1992.
The Sailormoon anime series soon followed after the manga, and the franchise so far has enjoyed 3 movies, 200 episodes, various specials, a live action series and even several stage plays, as well as artbooks, mini manga stories and tons of merchandise.
The manga and anime series both ended in 1997, but a special mini-manga:
Parallel Sailor Moon, was published in 1999, within the pages of the Materials Collection artbook.
In 2004, the entire manga series, including the Parallel Sailor Moon story and the entire Sailor V manga, was republished for the Japanese market under the title "Pretty Guardian Sailormoon". The name change was used to help promote the live action series of the same working title. The new versions of the manga books feature all of the manga tales, but with updated images, drawn by Naoko in a way to bring out how she originally wanted the books to look.
From 2003 on, the official Sailormoon website has featured many of the new images seen in the reprint books, including a new
The Sailormoon story is mostly centered on Usagi, a 14-year-old schoolgirl living in the 1990's, but her initial beginnings start over 1000 years before she found her powers as Sailor Moon...
*FLASHBACK* *FLASHBACK* *FLASHBACK* *FLASHBACK*
Once upon a time, there was a beautiful princess named Serenity. She was named after her mommy, Queen Serenity.
Princess Serenity lived during the era of the Silver Millennium. She lived on the Moon, and she had a boyfriend, Prince Endymion of Earth.
One day, a nasty lady named Queen Beryl came along and wanted to own Endymion.
But he said no, 'cause he was in love with Princess Serenity. So Beryl did a baaad thing. She used Queen Metallia's powers to turn his team against him.
(His friends use-ta be Jadeite, Nephlyte, Zoicite and Kunzite, in case ya didn't know.) And then Beryl killed the Prince and Princess! But then, Queen Serenity gave her life to save everyone, and she sent everybody to live on Earth. Good guys and Bad guys.
But nobody remembered their old lives on the Moon anymore.
Princess Serenity was reborn as Serena, or as her friends call her, Usagi! And Endymion was reborn as Mamoru.
It looked like their lives would be normal and dull.
But then one day, a black talking cat named Luna found Usagi....
and pooped out a magic compact for her to use.
And when Usagi held it up and yelled "Moon Prism Power Make-UP!!", she became Sailor Moon!
It is her job to right wrongs and triumph over evil.
Sailor Moon is VERY powerful. And she has LOTSA cool powers and stuff.
She is very clumsy too though. And she gets scared easy and cusses alot, but that's why I like her. Because she's more like what if a more realistic person suddenly became a superhero. She is the holder of the Silver Imperium Crystal. It can wipe away evil, and it purifies too! (It's also kinda her heart, but that's another tale.)
Along the way, Sailor Moon meets lotsa other Sailor Senshi. Some of them are bad, but most of them are good guys, and they all have really cool powers too! Each female Senshi is a Princess of her own planet or asteroid. The boys have powers too, but that's another story. The Senshi are usually divided into different teams, so you can find them better.
So, I guess you want to know what any of this has to do with this Moon Sisters page, right? Well, after Sailor Moon and Tuxedo mask started to remember their past lives, they remembered something very, veeeeery important.....
Chibiusa is destined to take over her mother's duties, both as future queen, and as a Sailor Senshi. Chibiusa makes a TON of enemies, but she also makes alot of friends.
And then she even finds a boyfriend!
Chibiusa has a best friend too! Her name is Hotaru, and she is Sailor Saturn.
Moon Sisters is a website dedicated to Chibiusa and Kousagi, and features all kinds of information on the Sailormoon series, including a very special character, Chibi Chibi.
Well, that pretty much covers the basics. Now you know what Sailormoon is all about.
Now feel free to roam the Moon Sisters website. You can learn all about the series, read the Parallel Sailor Moon manga in English, and have alot o' fun too! ^_^