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Sailor Moon Mini FAQ



How many chapters of Sailor Moon are there?

  • There are 52 manga chaptersand 7 extra chapters in Sailor Moon. Y

How many episodes of Sailor Moon are there?

  • There are 200 episodes in the entire series, however only 159 were shown on TV in the English version, the missing ones are: Episode 2, 5, 6, 20, 42, 67, and from 166 to 200.

How many Sailor Moon movies are there?

  • There are 3 Sailor Moon movies and all of them are available on home video in English. You can watch them.

What are Sailor Moon R, S, SuperS, and Sailor Stars?

  • These are the original Japanese names for the different seasons of Sailor Moon.

Who created Sailor Moon?

  • Sailor Moon was originally a Japanese manga (comic book) written by Naoko Takeuchi. It was then adapted for TV by various companies including Toei (in Japan) and DiC and Cloverway (in the USA).

Why do they wear sailor suits?

  • The idea of the sailor suit as a fashion for children started in Europe in the late 1800's & early 1900's and was popularized due to its use by children of the European royal families. The style even reached Japan where it became very common as a school uniform. Variations of the sailor style have remained popular as a Japanese school uniform ever since, especially for middle-school/junior high school girls.

How old are the girls?

  • At the beginning of the first series, they are all 14 and in the second year of middle school (roughly equivalent to grade eight or nine in North American schools).

What are Raye's extra powers all about?

  • Raye works at her grandfather's Shinto temple as an apprentice. At the temple, she wears the traditional temple costume. A Shinto shrine maiden is called a miko. A miko is sometimes described as an intermediary between the supernatural and human worlds (e.g. "Suzako no Miko" in Fushigi Yuugi). That's why Raye sometimes has visions or can sense things. The paper seals that Raye uses are called ofuda and in Japanese tradition they are able to trap or negate spiritual power. The writing on the seal says "akuryotaisan" which literally means "evil spirits run away".

Why do the girls have different school uniforms?

  • Raye wears a gray school uniform and goes to T.A. Private Girls School, whereas Serena, Amy and Lita go to Juuban Jr. High. Lita wears a brown uniform because Juuban Jr. High didn't have any girl's uniforms that would fit her (she is very tall), so she still wears her former school's uniform. These details are only explained in the comic books.

Why do they all have huge eyes?

  • This drawing style was originated by Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989) who created the first popular Japanese TV animation Tetsuwan Atom (Astroboy) and many other famous comics and cartoons. Tezuka's works set the standard look for comics and cartoons in Japan.

What is that red building that looks like the Eiffel Tower?

  • It's the Tokyo Tower, a prominent landmark of the Tokyo skyline. It carries broadcasting antennae for the Tokyo area.

Why does Darien call Serena "meatball head"?

  • This is a pretty accurate English equivalent to the Japanese joke. He calls her odango atama. Odango are dumplings which look like little rolled-up balls - just like Serena's hairstyle - and atama means "head".

What is the Negaforce?

  • Queen Beryl repeatedly refers to the need for energy in order to release the destructive power of the Negaforce. We sometimes see her consulting this force for guidance. In the original Japanese story, the villains were trying to gather energy to reincarnate their former empress Queen Metalia who was destroyed by Queen Serenity, and it is her spirit that Beryl speaks with. In the English version the Negaforce is a disembodied evil force that needs to feed on human energy in order to grow.

What is the relation between Sailor Venus and Sailor V?

  • They are the same person. Artemis found Mina before Luna found Serena, and Mina acted as Sailor V until Artemis and Luna got all five girls together, at which point she became Sailor Venus (orange skirt instead of blue and without the pink mask).
  • In real life, the "Sailor V" comic book series was the first sailor-suited superheroine comic created by Ms. Naoko Takeuchi and when she created "Sailor Moon" - a longer, more complex story based on the Sailor V idea - she decided to incorporate her old character into the new series.

Why is there no Sailor Earth?

  • Tuxedo Mask is the hero that represents Earth. Darien's Japanese name is Chiba Mamoru. Mamoru means "protector" and chi means "Earth".

Is there a Sailor Sun?

  • The 5th season (Sailor Stars) deals with the question of whether there are Sailor Soldiers from other parts of space. However, no Sailor Sun is ever specifically mentioned.

Other web pages / web sites use the different character names and I'm getting confused!

  • Because Sailor Moon is very popular worldwide, so it has different names of characters in different languages.
  • Here are the main characters names in Japanese and English. In Japanese, the family name is written first.

Character English Japanese Sailor Moon Serena Tsukino Usagi Sailor Mecury Amy Mizuno Ami Sailor Mars Raye Hino Rei Sailor Jupiter Lita Kino Makoto Sailor Venus Mina Aino Minako Tuxedo Mask Darien Chiba Mamoru



When/What channel is Sailor Moon on TV?

  • In the past Sailor Moon was mostly shown on Cartoon Network in the USA and YTV in Canada. For current information, check your local TV listings in the newspaper on a site such as TV Guide, Yahoo or Canada.com.

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Actually... I think Mako- chan's sailor fuku situation WAS described in the anime. Also, Minako- chan has a diffrent sailor fuku too (Until the fifth season in which they are all in the same high school, except Rei, who has the same uniform because her middle school and High school are on the same campus.), thus sateing that Minako also goes to a different school.


Odango is not the actual word for the snack. O is an honorific put at the beginning of the word, hence the actual word is Dango. Some other examples of this are the words Ocha (Cha= tea), Okashii (Kashii= Confectionary), Ohime- sama ( Hime= Princess, also, -sama is an honorific meaning Mr. or Mrs./Miss., but on a higher scale then thae regualar -san). There are many kind of dango such as Mitarashii, Hanami, and An. In fact, in Naruto, the character called Anko Mitarashii (she's always drinking tea and eating dango), is named after the Mitarashii dango and the An dango.


Also, the Sailor Senshi have different uniforms in the manga, some are very different from the anime versions. I hope the in the new series ( Coming summer 2013), they will have the manga style uniforms, becuase they are so much more prettier.

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More Facts:


1. When Anne storms out of Darien's apartment, it is because Jordan pees in her face, not that he throws up on her. During Sailor Says you could see this scene (episode 2.07 "Much Ado About Baby Sitting").


2. When said to have 100,000 points, the game screen shows only 6850 (episode 1.05 "Computer School Blues").


3. According to an advertising promo, DiC originally planned to make the Sailor Warrior's English names Victoria, Blue, Dana, Sara, and Carrie rather than Serena, Amy, Raye, Lita, and Mina.


4. In the original manga, Tuxedo Mask never once throws a rose as an attack.

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4. In the original manga, Tuxedo Mask never once throws a rose as an attack.


That's the best part about him :D

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Not only did they have no uniform to fit Mako, I think she said the "new" ones aren't her style.

Also, Ami has two last names in the English version. In the first two season it's Anderson and in the next two it's Mizuno. That's because Cloverway wanted to keep the anime more close to the Japanese version.

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According to an advertising promo, DiC originally planned to make the Sailor Warrior's English names Victoria, Blue, Dana, Sara, and Carrie rather than Serena, Amy, Raye, Lita, and Mina.

What would happen if DIC changed there names to Victoria,blue,dana,sara and carrie? JUST WHY!

And is Blue even a proper name!? I am ranting here folks... but its not as horrible as this Saban Moon thing :

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