Sailor Moon Anime Storyline

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Sailor Moon Anime Storyline

By | Jan. 2011
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Created by manga artist Naoko Takeuchi and turned into an anime series in 1992 by Toei, Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon (Translation: Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon) is probably the most famous "Magical Girl" story on either side of the water. The story of Sailor Moon and her Sailor Soldiers has drawn one of the largest fan bases for any single story, extending well beyond its intended young girl audience. Formally introduced to the United States in the fall of 1996 by DiC Entertainment, the series has only grown in American popularity (although it had its critics and a false start early into its running).

The story is primarily about a young teenage girl with a unique hairstyle named Serena [Usagi - literally "rabbit"] Tsukino. At first glance, this bumbling, boy-crazy, lackadaisical crybaby of a girl would be the LAST girl you'd expect to be granted a magical transformation brooch by a talking black cat with a crescent moon on its forehead (Luna didn't believe it, either). What we discover is that under this wacky exterior is a very kind, caring, loving...and protective girl who can possess the will and determination to stand up and fight against anything the forces of evil can throw at her.

The story follows her and the friends (and allies) she gains along the way in her continuing mission to defend the Earth from evils, and it is divided into five separate series.

Sailor Moon (originally 46 episodes, however 2 episodes were cut for controversial content, 3 cut for timing, and the last 2 merged into 1 for both reasons for a total American release of 40 episodes) pits the Sailor Scouts against Queen Beryl and the Negaverse [Dark Kingdom], which seeks revenge on a failed attack on the Moon Kingdom during the Silver Millennium 1000 years ago. This is also the crazy beginning of the relationship between Serena and Darien [Mamoru] Chiba, whom she originally detests but eventually discovers is her long-lost lover and Prince of the Earth when she herself was...

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