Quirkalicious~ Moon Sisters In-Jokes!
Can you look through the swirls and find all of the differences in the above picture?
In all 200 episodes, 3 movies, 3 specials and in all the compilations of Sailormoon that I’ve seen, there are numerous quirks that I’m shocked few make mention of! On this page, you’ll see hidden shots, background gags, and even little boo-boos left over by the animation staff of Sailormoon.
For example, have you noticed who Usagi looks like when she uses the Luna Pen to make herself more boyish?
And it seems that Usagi is not alone in this look:
Does this mean that Motoki looks like a girl, or that Haruka looks like a boy?
Another thing that I caught is that often to save time, the animators would add in extra lines, to simulate action. Thing is though, when you frame-by-frame each scene, it looks like… THEY”RE MELTING???
The bunnies on Usagi’s bag look shocked!
ß How many elbows and arms can you find?
EWWWWW What the hell is Ami putting in Luna’s mouth???
Watch the hair just FLY!
ß EEK! She sneezes arms??
And, OH MY GOSH! Lookit her face!!! HER EYES HER EYES, WHERE DID THEY GO???
Eeeek! Like I said, on occasion the animation staff cut corners, resulting in some odd pictures:
ß How do you do that??
ß THERE see she’s doing it again!
ß They look like a brood of 11 year olds with a cursing toddler. And why does Rini have a bunny covered burlap sack?
ß MAN FACE!!
ß HEADLESS PEGASUS OMG!!
ß Squishy face!
ß Long legs and backwards knees?
ß what’s wrong with Rini’s eyes?
ß there’s a cream for that.
ß ACK SEE THROUGH!!
ß She’s gonna fall off.
The sleeves are not attached to the dress.
ß He’s done this before, hasn’t he? –_o
ß Sniffy sniffy?
Chibiusa has a weird torso.
ß ARTEMIS GET OFF!!
ß Cartoon Network was okay with her shakin’ her thang to a pic of her dad??
ß Growth spurt. Holy shit is that a joint???
ß Aw DAMN that’s creepy.
In episode 75, Chibiusa has a nightmare about the Doom
Phantom trying to kill her, right after the fall of Crystal Tokyo.
If you watch the episode normally, it ends with
Chibiusa being saved.
Some Sailormoon fans did not like SuperS and StarS as
much as earlier seasons. Maybe it was the storylines, the inconsistencies
between the anime and the manga, maybe it was the cute factor overload of
Chibiusa and Chibi Chibi, or maybe it had something to do with the lazy
One fun constant, is the fact that you can see into the future in almost every episode, not just Sailormoon R!
How you ask? Well, I don’t know if this was planned years in advance or not, but there are a few tiny subliminal images scattered throughout the whole series that lead me to believe that the past, present and future were really one and the same for the Sailor Senshi. Take a look:
ß Moon wrinkle?
All four Inner Sailor Senshi. When they use “Planet
Name- Crystal Power” you see wings on a ball, then they disappear. Weird eh?
And what the hell is the point with painting their fingernails with the wand
as they transform? THEY ALL WEAR GLOVES!!
Even on her wedding day. A tiara?
ß Those bows look familiar, don’t they?
ß GET OFF OF CHIBIUSA’S HEART!! Seriously, that looks like her crystal from the manga.
And of course there are some curiosities that exist about Chibiusa:
Elysion seems to mimic her as well. Check out Helios’s earrings, and then compare them to Black Lady’s:
And of course, a lot of people still insist that Chibiusa is evil. What do you think?
ß Oh my God she almost DROPPED HER!!!
ß O_O Is that Adult Chibiusa sitting on a bench?
ß Episode 34. Kid Mamoru with red eyes?
ß After seeing Sailormoon R in syndication, my mom and I re-watched an early episode from season one when it came back on my local station. (This was in 1996.) Mama insisted that in the still shots of “Queen Beryl’s lair” (which is also Metallia) she could see a bit of Chibiusa. If you look in the bottom right corner, there’s a pink shadow that looks like Chibiusa’s head from behind!! Now look in Metallia’s right eye, near where the eye meets what would be her nose. It’s Chibiusa!!! Now look in her left eye, there’s a shadow that looks like Artemis! Now look in Metallia’s nose cavity, THERE’S CHIBIUSA AGAIN!!! I did NOT edit this AT ALL, this is from the ACTUAL uncensored, subtitled DVD cut of season one. This shot remains in EVERY episode of the first season, except for episode 20.
If you look carefully, there’s another shadow on the right that looks like Black Lady!
Another thing of note. When I first found out about Kousagi, a lot of people drew her with purple or lavender hair in various fan art pics. I couldn’t understand why, until I was moving everything to moonsisters.org, when I realized: “Hey stupid look at her family tree!!
ß Yep, even Chibiusa, old, alone and with a cat.
Ever notice how many kinds of odangoes
you can find in Codename Sailor V, Sailormoon and Parallel Sailormoon?
Some transformations mimic others. No, I’m not talking about how Jupiter’s transformations are all identical, save for colors and outfit, I mean the striking similarities Tuxedo Mask’s one time transformation has with Sailor Moon and Chibiusa’s:
There also exists a theory that his PINK transformation might mimic the void Kousagi was in:
There are also fun scenes where you can see hints to Sailor Senshi that you aren’t supposed to see until much later!
The following pics I found by accident on my DVDs.
ß Look at the far right of the picture. Can you see Makoto in a tuxedo with a girl in a yellow dress? This takes place during episode 12.
Episode 12 also has clones of the main characters for
this particular story ark. An interesting note, in the anime, Usagi stows
away with Luna on board Jadeite’s ship. But in the Tokyopop novel,
ß When this scene takes place, Usagi, Rei and Ami are with Luna on the deck. These people are inside the ship’s hull! WTF?
ß In episode 137, Chibiusa is reading a book about
fairies. One of the fairies was meant to look like Fish Eye, but looks more
like Aluminum Siren! Aluminum Siren doesn’t even appear until StarS!
ß Could Sailor Lead Crow have debuted in Sailormoon episode 2?
ß During the first season, there’s always a girl in Usagi and Naru’s class that mimics Hotaru.
ß Makoto’s lunch bag, just before Luna gives her the transformation pen. Was this a tip off or what?
Now in episode 44, there’s a 3 second shot of a mysterious Senshi in the background. I think its Sailor Neptune.
ß Can you see her? She appears at least twice in the same scene, the picture on the left being taken before Serenity comes up.
Incidentally, when the dead Inners go by, you can make out silhouettes of other Senshi:
ß Both shots here are from episode 84. In this Sailormoon R episode, Chibiusa has a flashback of getting screamed at by two odd figures. Could this be Haruka and Michiru? Also in episode 84, there’s a shot of the stand where the Silver Crystal is held. Take a good look at the stand, and tell me if it looks familiar:
Iron Mouse, Kaori and Usagi all use the SAME Tardis like boxes??
ß WTF? By the time the SuperS movie starts, the Mugen school was already taken down. Sooooooo what’s going on here? IT’S A CONSPIRACY!!
Sometimes, what didn’t make it from the manga, sneaks in right under your nose. In the first issue of Sailormoon, Usagi had a pair of white Sailor V inspired goggles, with which she could see who was in danger. (In this case, Naru.) They weren’t part of Sailor Moon’s costume but did sneak in, in episodes 9 and 20:
There are some spots where you can see the Parallel Senshi, or at least glimpses f what they’ll look like, YEARS before Naoko Takeuchi even drew them!
ß This shot is in episode 81, as the camera pans to Chibiusa’s new classmates. Mina?
ß Episode 194. There’s a child there with an extra set of odangoes. Is that Kousagi or Chibiusa with an odd hair day??
ß Wow! In the manga, Usagi’s hair is kinda curly when
she lets it go loose. In the anime, her hair is almost always straight, but
right here, it actually forms ringlets like Kousagi’s hair! Coincidence?
ß In one censored episode of SuperS, a little girl named Nanako became a huge fan of Rei’s. For half the episode, the kid even copied Rei’s look! If you see this episode on YouTube, look closely, there are several scenes with Chibi Rei, looking A LOT like Rei jr:
Episode 183 is also chock full of Chibi Rei:
Episode 170 had plenty of shots of a child Ami, and another Sailor Senshi?
Far left, a 2nd Hotaru?
ß THAT’S ME!!
ß Episode 42, Sailor V recalls saving an Ami Jr. look a like.
ß Episode 161. Wait, you killed Rei jr AND Mario??
ß Episode 162. There’s no Chibi Ami shot, but there’s one for Usagi, Rei, Makoto and Minako.
ß When the Inner Senshi are kids, you can see the
resemblance to their daughters.
ß Victim #1 in the SuperS movie looks like Mina.
ß It looks like they BOTH have Kousagi’s hair.
ß How many odangoes does Chibiusa have?
Dolls and other forms of merchandise are heavily featured in Sailormoon. Some argue it was all an advertising ploy, but I consider it a random collection of funny sight gags, like the above pic. Look carefully, Palla Palla has a Daruma with her. (Wikipedia it!)
ß Why is Rei on the cover of a Boys magazine? O_o
ß Rei’s such a good role model. 9_9 Boy’s Press?
ß Chibiusa’s cup with Kousagi’s nickname.
Dolls and magazines are the most featured of all the goodies in the series. Take in a few shots, Queen Beryl is in one. Can you find her?
Now, in case you are wondering, that’s NOT Chibi Chibi. It’s actually a
character from a series called Goldfish Warning. I’m not familiar with it,
but check out the character parodied above:
ß Episode 79, just before Artemis steps on it.
ß Usagi’s head with Chibiusa’s midsection.ß Red eyes and a horn. Helios and Chibiusa’s kid?
ß Ton’ma is Japanese for “Jackass”.
ß You’ll note too how similar weight loss ads appear in the above pics.
ß An actual publication! Can you guess which manga was in it?
ß Even Pegasus is popular!
ß Where you be at??
ß Mamoru’s ego?
ß Peruru and Chibiusa grabbing a bite?
ß Even 1000 years ago on the moon? HEY! DiC and
ß Episode 154, they did it again!
And of course, the whole first season seems to be dedicated to Sailor Moon’s predecessor, Sailor V:
ß Episode 176, Seiya as Ace Kaitou!
There are also shots of characters with moon and bunny icons. That’s because Usagi Tsukino translates to “Rabbit on the moon” it’s also funny when you read Parallel Sailormoon. There’s too many to count, so I’ll just put up a few.
ß This is Chibiusa’s battered playground.
ß She sleeps like me.
ß Wait, why does one of Usagi’s pairs of undies say “AH!”?
← Kousagi’s hair again?
Look at the framed paintings in the next three pics:
Also, I want to share this with you. My local Jewel grocery store had this pic in the newspaper a while back:
← Where U Be at??
ß Sailor Moon likes Hello Kitty’s friend Cathy?
Odds are, you’ve heard the rumor that there are hidden scenes drawn in as subliminal messages in Sailormoon. Well, after watching the whole series, I can confirm… IT’S TRUE!!! Here are just a handful of hidden scenes I found:
ß Episode 29. Wait for Luna to run into the glass.
ß For years, I would watch episode 70, and wonder why I kept thinking about Zoicite, when he was long dead by the time this episode aired. Then one day, I read somewhere that there was a hidden scene. So when I got my DVD, I frame by framed the episode, right as Chad falls down, and sure enough, there’s a shot of Zoicite, and a shot of one of the directors!
ß Also in episode 29, wait for the moment Makoto rams
her body into Motoki on her way to school. For a split second this image
And check this out, the following are three screen caps from the Sailormoon R movie:
ß The bag is ALIVE!!
ß Catch this just as Chibiusa gets thwapped by the Inner Senshi, as they try to keep her from spying on her parents! Why is Melvin in her mouth?? Freaking PERV!!
ß Episode 144. The next two pics are from the same episode:
There are also some shots, that I can’t quite decide if they were intentional or not, and others that I just couldn’t forget, because they’re SO worth it! ^_^
And what’s with all the crosses?? You dub fans missed out on one hell of a crucifix partay:
ß Sailor STARS?
You know what? Usagi and Chibiusa are handy at art:
ß A comic Usagi drew. She meant it to look like Luna, but I think it looks like Diana. What do you think?
ß Usagi’s note to Luna.
ß Chibiusa’s drawling. Kawaii!
ß Luna lacks direction, LOL.
ß My Mama said that pets look like their owners.
Awwww they match!!
Now, Sega fans, do you think there’s a correlation between Sailormoon and Sonic?
ß Kids, there are easier ways to pay for college. Don’t do this.
ß I keep getting e-mails from fans who don’t read the manga, or missed several episodes, swearing to me up and down that Nehellenia and Queen Serenity are sisters. I keep reminding y’all that Nehellenia is a child of Chaos’s, meaning that she’s Wiseman’s sister, NOT Serenity’s, but with the above pic in mind, I can’t help but see where you’re coming from.
ß A trick I was taught when I was 10. In all theatrical releases from the 1910’s on have a few burn marks tucked away in the movie. These burn marks are secret signs to the projectionist to have the next reel of film ready. The Sailormoon SuperS movie took up several reels of film, despite the fact that the movie is just barely one hour long, uncensored. Here is one of the burn marks, look for them in every movie you own!
I’ve had my flippin’ Codename Sailor Earth costume since 2005! Before that I had the same costume, minus the gems on the boots since 1996! What the hell, people? If you wanna see the video, click here.
HEY! Bratz stole from Sailormoon too!! Look
what I bought at Wal*Mart!
And Winx Club too??
And check this out! There’s an anime called Galaxy
Angel. My mom made me a lampshade out of some clear, plastic posters for the
anime. I kinda figure that the pink haired one is what Kousagi would look
like with her hair down:
You know what? Pac Man and Bomberman are popular games.
ß Looks like they agree.
ß Those are both guys. *Applause*
ß Razor blades? Really…
<Aww so cute!
ß I can actually do this. Can you?
ß Interesting odango flowers…
ß Episode 65. WTF?
ß Why is Rei wearing MEN clothes?? Does she have
something to explain? O_o
Take notes here. WEAR YOUR FUCKING SEATBELT!!
In Sailormoon R, there are a few episodes where we see
glimpses of the future through Chibiusa’s mind. Now most of the time, they
give away the fact that Usagi is her mother,
Put out of existence:
Put out of existence AND killed at the same time:
Now, I know that some of you still find joy in these
episodes, but is she really that bad?
And last but not least, check out the screencaps sent
in by Moon Sisters followers!
Sailor Bunny Tiger:
This page mind you, has but a few quirks from the Sailormoon series. Kinda makes you wanna go back through your whole collection and find others, doesn’t it?