Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon
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美少女戦士セーラームーン
Bishoujo Senshi Seera Muun
Genre

Magical girl, Tokusatsu

INFORMATION
Created by

Naoko Takeuchi

Written by

Yasuko Kobayashi‏‎

Directed by

Ryuta Tasaki
Masataka Takamaru
Kenzo Maihara
Nobuhiro Suzuki
Takemitsu Ishida

Studio

Toei Company

Opening Theme

"In a Flash of Light☆Sailor Dream!" by Sae

BROADCAST
Network

Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting

Original run

October 4, 2003 – September 25, 2004

# of Episodes

49 + 2 specials + Concert

PRODUCTION
Producers

Shinya Maruyama
Yuuma Sakada
Shinichirou Shirakura
Takeyuki Okazaki (chief)
Toshiyuki Takezawa (chief)
Kouchi Yada

Running time

24-25 minutes (per episode)

Production Company

Toei Company

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon (commonly known as PGSM) is a live-action reinterpretation of Sailor Moon. It follows the Dark Kingdom arc of the franchise, with the awakening of the four Inner Sailor Senshi. The show ran from 2003 to 2004, consisting of 49 episodes, a sequel (that takes place four years later), a prequel (detailing the origins of Sailor V and Tuxedo Mask), and a "making of" special.

Changes Made in Canon

Some differences between Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon and the other incarnations of the metaseries include:

  • Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, and Sailor Venus don't have their colored hair until they transform.
  • Minako Aino is a pop idol, rather than being a normal schoolgirl like the other Sailor Senshi (who dreams of becoming an idol in the manga and anime). She is also more serious and strict than in the other incarnations where she is cheerful and funny.
  • The Game Center Crown has become a karaoke parlor.
  • Motoki changes from an attractive, suave, character to a socially awkward but loveable turtle fan.
  • Luna and Artemis are plush toys rather than real cats.
  • Luna also becomes a Sailor Senshi, known as Sailor Luna, more or less taking the place of Sailor Chibi Moon (Artemis never takes human form).
  • Mio Kuroki is a younger, shadow version of Queen Beryl that only appeared in the live-action version, whereas she never appeared in the metaseries. She was the only one who Minako mistrusted because of her intent to cause pain to Usagi and later Rei saw her for who she was.
  • Sailor Mercury turns evil and becomes Dark Mercury which never occurs in the anime or manga. However, Tuxedo Mask also becomes evil in the ending acts of the Live-Action.
  • Sailor Moon has an upgraded form, known as Princess Sailor Moon. However, Princess Serenity had full control of it, causing an internal conflict between her and Usagi for the rest of the series.
  • When Luna becomes a human, it shows that she is a child instead of an adult.
  • Only two people die in Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: Tuxedo Mask (when being killed by Kunzite in act 25) and Minako Aino ( when she died in a surgery in act 47)

Music

Singles

DJ Moon Series Albums

Koro-Pack Series Albums

Albums

Episode guide

TV episodes
Act # Episode title Airdate
1 "I am Sailor Moon!"

"Watashi ga Seera Muun!"(わたしがセーラームーン!)

October 4, 2003
2 "Ami Became a Friend"

"Ami-chan ga Nakama ni Natta wa"(亜美ちゃんが仲間になったわ)

October 11, 2003
3 "The Third Sailor Guardian is Rei the Miko"

"Sanninme no Senshi wa Miko no Rei-chan"(三人目の戦士はみこのレイちゃん)

October 18, 2003
4 "Infiltrating the Party!"

"Paatii ni Sennyuu yo!"(パーティーに潜入よ!)

October 25, 2003
5 "Is Usagi a True Friend?"

"Usagi-chan wa Hontou no Tomodachi?"(うさぎちゃんは本当の友達?)

November 1, 2003
6 "The Transfer Student is Sailor Jupiter!"

"Tenkousei wa Seera Jupitaa"(転校生はセーラージュピター)

November 8, 2003
7 "I Was Seen Transforming!"

"Henshin suru no o Mirare chatta!"(変身するのをみられちゃった!)

November 15, 2003
8 "Rei and Her Father"

"Rei to Otousan"(レイとお父さん)

November 22, 2003
9 "Protect it! The Legendary Silver Crystal"

"Mamore! Maboroshi no Ginzuishou"(守れ! 幻の銀水晶)

November 29, 2003
10 "I am the Queen of Darkness, Queen Beryl"

"Warawa ga Yami no Joou Kuin Beriru"(わらわが闇の女王クイン·ベリル)

December 6, 2003
11 "We Got to Meet the Real Minako!"

"Honmono no Minako-chan ni Acchatta!"(本物の美奈子ちゃんに会っちゃった!)

December 13, 2003
12 "Sailor V's True Identity was the Princess!"

"Seera Bui no Shoutai wa Purinsesu datta no!"(セーラーVの正体はプリンセスだったの!)

December 20, 2003
13 "The Last of the Four Heavenly Kings, Kunzite, Appears"

"Shitennou Saigo no Hitori Kuntsaito Arawaru"(四天王最後の一人クンツァイトあらわる)

December 27, 2003
14 "Is Usagi Turning into a Youma?"

"Usagi ga Youma ni?"(うさぎが妖魔に?)

January 10, 2004
15 "I'll Punish the Thieves!"

"Dorobou o Oshioki yo!"(どろぼうをおしおきよ!)

January 17, 2004
16 "I've Got to Save Miss Osaka!"

"Osaka-san o Tasuke nakya!"(大阪さんをたすけなきゃ!)

January 24, 2004
17 "Minako Transforms Right Before Rei's Eyes"

"Rei no Me no Maede Minako ga Henshin!"(レイのめのまえで美奈子が変身!)

January 31, 2004
18 "The Five Sailor Guardians Finally Assembled"

"Tsuini Sorotta Gonin no Seera Senshi"(ついにそろった5人のセーラー戦士)

February 7, 2004
19 "Usagi's Heartpounding Valentine"

"Usagi no Dokidoki Barentain"(うさぎのドキドキバレンタイン)

February 14, 2004
20 "Hina was Mamoru's Fiancée..."

"Hina-san wa Mamoru no Konyakusha datta no..."(陽菜さんは衛の婚約者だったの...)

February 21, 2004
21 "What Did You Do to Ami!"

"Ami-chan ni Nani o Shita?!"(亜美ちゃんになにをした?!)

February 28, 2004
22 "Ami in the Hands of the Enemy"

"Ami-chan ga Teki no te ni"(亜美ちゃんが敵のてに...)

March 6, 2004
23 "In Order to Awaken Her Guardian Powers, Rei Sings"

"Senshi no Chikara o Mezamesaserutame, Utau Rei"(戦士の力を目覚めさせるため、うたうレイ)

March 13, 2004
24 "I Can't Forget About Mamoru Chiba After All"

"Yappari Chiba Mamoru no Koto ga Wasurerarenai no"(やっぱり地場衛のことがわすれられないの)

March 20, 2004
25 "Tuxedo Mask’s True Identity was Mamoru Chiba…"

"Takishiido Kamen no Shoutai ga Chiba Mamoru datta nante..."(タキシード仮面の正体が地場衛だったなんて...)

March 27, 2004
26 "Usagi is the Real Princess!"

"Usagi-chan ga Hontou no Purinsesu!"(うさぎちゃんが本当のプリンセス!)

April 3, 2004
27 "Luna Became a Sailor Guardian!"

"Runa ga Seeraa Senshi ni Natchatta!"(ルナがセーラー戦士になっちゃった!)

April 17, 2004
28 "Welcome Home, Ami!"

"Ami-chan Okaeri!"(亜美ちゃんおかえり!)

April 24, 2004
29 "The Transfer Student is Minako's Rival, Mio Kuroki?"

"Minako no Raibaru, Kuroki Mio ga Tenkousei?"(美奈子のライバル、黒木ミオが転校生?)

May 1, 2004
30 "Mio Tries to Trick Usagi"

"Usagi o Damasou to suru Mio"(うさぎをだまそうとするミオ)

May 8, 2004
31 "Sailor Jupiter Awakened Her Guardian Powers!"

"Jupitaa ga Senshi no Chikara ni Mezameta!"(ジュピターが戦士の力に目覚めた!)

May 15, 2004
32 "Mamoru Came Back"

"Kaettekita Mamoru"(かえってきた衛)

May 22, 2004
33 "Ami is Transferring Schools?"

"Ami-chan ga Tenkou?"(亜美ちゃんが転校?)

May 29, 2004
34 "Talks Between Parents and Children"

"Hanashiau Oyako"(はなしあう親子)

June 5, 2004
35 "Sailor Venus and Zoisite are Working Together?"

"Seera Biinasu to Zoisaito ga Kyouryoku?"(セーラーヴィーナスとゾイサイトが協力?)

June 12, 2004
36 "Princess Sailor Moon Appears!"

"Purinsesu Seera Muun Toujou!"(プリンセス·セーラームーン登場!)

June 19, 2004
37 "The Princess Will Bring Catastrophe!?"

"Purinsesu ga Wazawai o Okasu!?"(プリンセスがわざわいをおこす!?)

June 26, 2004
38 "Believe Me! The Planet Will Definitely Not Be Destroyed!!"

"Shinjite! Zettai, Hoshi wa Horobinai!"(信じて!ぜったい、星はほろびない!!)

July 3, 2004
39 "Usagi's Mother's Challenge to Be a Reporter!"

"Usagi-chan no Mama ga Repoutaa ni Chousen!"(うさぎちゃんのママがレポーターにちょうせん!)

July 10, 2004
40 "Minako VS Rei, What Will Be the Battle's Outcome?"

"Minako buiesu Rei Baturo no Yukue wa?"(美奈子VSレイ バトルのゆくえは?)

July 17, 2004
41 "The Truth is, I'm a Guardian!"

"Jitsu wa Senshi nano!"(じつは戦士なの!)

July 24, 2004
42 "I Won't Use the Power of the Legendary Silver Crystal!"

"Maboroshi no Ginzuishou no Chikara wa Tsukawanai!"(幻の銀水晶の力はつかわない!)

July 31, 2004
43 "Usagi and Mamoru's Promise"

"Usagi to Mamoru no Yakusoku"(うさぎと衛の約束)

August 7, 2004
44 "Zoisite Turned Back into a Stone"

"Ishi ni Modotta Zoisaito"(石にもどったゾイサイト)

August 14, 2004
45 "The Metalia Youma's Violent Strike"

"Metaria Youma no Hageshii Kougeki"(メタリア妖魔のはげしい攻撃)

August 21, 2004
46 "Sailor Venus Awakens her Guardians Powers"

"Senshi no Chikara ni Mezameta Seera Biinasu"(戦士の力にめざめたセーラーヴィーナス)

August 28, 2004
47 "Farewell, Minako"

"Sayonara, Minako"(さようなら、美奈子)

September 4, 2004
48 "Mamoru is Seized by Metalia"

"Mamoru ga Metaria ni Nottorareta!"(衛がメタリアにのっとられた!)

September 18, 2004
49/Final Act "The 5 Sailor Guardians Who Surpassed Their Previous Lives"

"Zensei o Norikoeta Gonin no Senshi-tachi"(前世をのりこえた5人の戦士たち)

September 25, 2004
Direct-to-video
Act title Release date
50/Special Act "We're Getting Married!!"

"Watashi-tachi Kekkon Shimasu!!"(わたしたち結婚します!!)

November 24, 2004
Act 0 "The Birth of Sailor V!"

"Seera Bui Tanjou"(セーラーV誕生)

March 25, 2005
Act 0 "The Secret of Tuxedo Mask’s Birth"

"Takishiido Kamen Tanjou no Himitsu"(タキシード仮面 誕生の秘密)

March 25, 2005
Act 0 "Hina Afterwards..."

"Hina... Sonogo"(陽菜...その後)

March 25, 2005

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