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Sailor Moon (Season 1)
SMS1
Information
Season

One

Episodes

46
40 (DiC English dub)

Premier

March 7, 1992 (JP)
September 11, 1995 (US)

Finale

February 27, 1993 (JP)
November 3, 1995 (US)

Season Chronology
Sailor Moon   •   Sailor Moon R   •   Sailor Moon S   •   Sailor Moon SuperS   •   Sailor Moon Sailor Stars

Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon is the first season of the 90s Sailor Moon anime series. The season was produced concurrently with the first story arc of the manga by Naoko Takeuchi. It follows the manga story closely, and although neither series was expected to continue after its initial story arc, both were very successful and their runs were extended. Season one was followed by Sailor Moon R.

Theme Song

Opening Sequence

The opening sequence features "Moonlight Legend" (ムーンライト伝説, Muunraito Densetsu), written by Kanako Oda and performed by DALI.

Ending Sequence

There are two ending sequences used during the Sailor Moon's first season run. The first song, entitled Heart Moving was written by Yoshiaki Tsushima and performed by Misae Takamatsu. The song was used for the ending sequence from episode 1-26.

The second song, entitled Princess Moon was used for the ending sequence from episode 27-46. It was written by Naoko Takeuchi and performed by Ushio Hashimoto.

Summary

One day as she's running to school from home, a young girl named Usagi Tsukino runs into a cat being tortured by some children. She chases them off and removes a bandage from its forehead, finding underneath what she calls a "crescent-shaped bald spot". Meanwhile, the evil Queen Beryl of the Dark Kingdom is planning with her servant, Jadeite, to steal energy for Queen Metalia. Jadeite sends a monster named Morga to the diamond shop run by Usagi's friend Naru's mother, and she drains energy by selling cursed jewelry. After failing an exam, and later running into Mamoru Chiba, who calls her "bun-head". Later at home, the cat comes and talks to her. It tells her that she is the Pretty Sailor Guardians of Love and Justice, Sailor Moon. It is her destiny to save the world from the Dark Kingdom. The cat, named Luna, gives Usagi a magic brooch and tells her to say "Moon Prism Power, Make Up." She does and is transformed into Sailor Moon. Sailor Moon goes to the jewelry store to save Naru and the others from Morga. A mysterious masked man named Tuxedo Mask appears to help Sailor Moon, and she throws her tiara at Morga and says "Moon Tiara Action!" Morga is destroyed, and Jadeite's energy is lost.

Sailor Moon foils three more of Jadeite's plans, destroying the monsters Fro and Derella, and releasing some musclemen from Jadeite's control. Usagi meets a girl named Ami whom Luna suspects to be from the Dark Kingdom, but fighting off an attack from Jadeite's monster Garoben, Luna realizes that Ami is Sailor Mercury, so she gives her a transformation pen that, when she says "Mercury Power, Make Up", transforms her into Sailor Mercury. She weakens Garoben with Sabão Spray and Sailor Moon destroys her.

After Sailor Moon and Sailor Mercury defeat Jadeite's monster Ramua, Sailor Moon goes aboard a bus that Jadeite's monster Kigaan is taking into another dimension. Rei Hino discovers Jadeite's intentions so he sends her there as well. Luna gives her a transformation pen so she can transform into Sailor Mars, and she destroys Kigaan with Fire Soul. Sailor Mercury stops the black hole from closing, and Tuxedo Mask rescues all the girls from the dimension.

After the three Sailor Senshi foil two more of Jadeite's plans and destroy his monsters Murid and Thetis, Queen Beryl threatens to put Jadeite to Eternal Sleep if he fails again. He challenges the Sailor Senshi to a battle at the airport, but eventually, they defeat him and he is run over by a jet. Beryl puts him into an eternal frozen state and freezes him into endless darkness (Eternal Sleep). Nephrite becomes her new commander, but Zoisite dislikes him and wants to have his turn.

Nephrite's plans to gather energy for Queen Metalia involved draining one person's energy at its peak (as opposed to Jadeite gathering energy from several people at once) by charging an item close to them with dark energy, and eventually, a monster would appear from the item. However, each of his plans was foiled when Sailor Moon destroys his monsters: Tesuni, Petasos, Black Widow, Cameran, and Jumo. While he is posing as a millionaire named Masato Sanjouin, Naru falls in love with him.

After sending a monster named Regulus after Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask, and later attacking them in an elevator shaft, Nephrite discovers Tuxedo Mask's true identity. After one more of Nephrite's plans is foiled (Castor and Pollux being destroyed by the Sailor Senshi), Queen Beryl turns her attention to getting the Silver Crystal, and searches for the Moon Princess. He mistakenly thinks Princess Diamond (Princess D) is the Moon Princess and implants Soul Shadow in her, but he is driven out, and Sailor Moon destroys him.

Eventually, Usagi discovers that Naru is in love with Nephrite, and tries to tell her that he is evil. The Sailor Senshi fight Nephrite and defeat him. Sailor Moon is about to destroy him with her tiara when Naru jumps in front of him, forcing Sailor Moon to stop her attack. Nephrite, in turn, protects Naru from an attack by Zoisite's monster, Yasha, and Sailor Moon destroys her with her tiara. When Nephrite, in an attempt to find Sailor Moon, tells Naru his real name and that he wants to fight alongside the Sailor Senshi, she calls Usagi, and Nephrite soon discovers (though Naru does not know) that she is Sailor Moon. However, Zoisite has three monsters, Housenka, Grape, and Suzuran, kidnap Naru, and Nephrite saves her from them. But the monsters return and Grape stabs Nephrite with thorns from her arm. The Sailor Senshi destroys all three monsters, but Nephrite dies of his injuries and dissolves into dust.

Queen Beryl gets some energy for the Queen Metalia, who tells her to find the seven Rainbow Crystals, each of which is inside an earthling, with one of the Seven Great Youma inside it. Zoisite tracks down the first, Game Machine Joe, who becomes friends with a girl named Makoto, and extracts the crystal from him, then awakens the shadow within him, transforming him into GameCen. Luna gives Makoto a transformation pen and she uses it to transform into Sailor Jupiter. Luna gives Sailor Moon the Moon Stick, and she uses it to heal Joe.

The other six crystal carriers are a priest, a boy who can predict the future (who becomes friends with Ami), an artist named Yumemi Yumeno, Motoki's girlfriend Reika, Rei's grandfather, and a fat cat named Rhett Butler. One by one, Zoisite extracts their crystals and transforms them into (respectively) Boxy, Bunbo, Binah, Rikoukeidar, Jiji, and Bakene. The Sailor Senshi gets one of the crystals, Tuxedo Mask gets two, and Zoisite gets three, bringing his total up to four. All six monsters are healed by Sailor Moon (killing the shadows within them). Eventually, after fighting off an attack from Akan (an actor turned into a monster by Zoisite), Sailor Moon is forced to hand her crystal over to Zoisite, even though she heals the actor. Queen Beryl's fourth general, Kunzite, who is in love with Zoisite, goes with him to attack the Sailor Senshi, and he traps them in a dark dome, while Zoisite impersonates Sailor Moon to trick Tuxedo Mask, and stabs him. However, he is attacked by Sailor Venus, who then attacks Kunzite, releasing the Sailor Senshi from the dome. Sailor Venus has with her a talking cat like Luna. His name is Artemis.

Zoisite challenges Mamoru (who is really Tuxedo Mask) to a battle at Starlight Tower over the crystals. Usagi comes with him, unaware of what Zoisite is going to do. Before they can fight, Kunzite appears and takes the crystals. Mamoru scratches Zoisite's face. Despite the fact that Queen Beryl ordered him to take Mamoru alive (so she can turn him to her side), Zoisite tries to kill him, forcing Usagi to transform into Sailor Moon in front of him. Mamoru then reveals himself as Tuxedo Mask. Zoisite stabs him with an ice crystal, nearly killing him. Sailor Moon cries for him, and the seven Rainbow Crystals merge with her tears to form the Silver Crystal. She is revealed to be the Moon Princess, Princess Serenity, and Mamoru is Prince Endymion of Earth.

Zoisite attacks Serenity, but she defeats him using Moon Stick, made stronger by the Silver Crystal. Kunzite captures Mamoru and returns to the Dark Kingdom with Zoisite, whom Queen Beryl kills with an energy blast from her crystal ball as a punishment for disobeying her. Queen Metalia begins to turn Mamoru evil. Kunzite attacks the Sailor Senshi, but Sailor Moon defeats him with Moon Healing Escalation. Kunzite is assigned the task of finding and destroying Sailor Moon and getting the Silver Crystal back from her. He turns several people into monsters, like Mitsuami, Shakoukai, Blizzar, and Misha and Janelle, but they are all healed by Sailor Moon. Endymion, though he is now evil, often gets into arguments with Kunzite and even helps the Sailor Senshi out on a few occasions. Endymion summons the Ancient Creature of the Lake, but she is healed by Sailor Moon, turning back into the spirit of a girl. Kunzite later tries to recapture the crystal carriers in the hope that he can revive the Seven Great Youma, but his plan is foiled by Sailor Moon, who heals Endymion. However, Kunzite recaptures him.

The Sailor Senshi pretend to fight each other so they can find the entrance to the Dark Kingdom and fight off Kunzite's monster, Oniwabandana, Sailor Moon restoring her to her original form. The Sailor Senshi find a tunnel leading to the Dark Kingdom and fight Kunzite. In the middle of the battle, they are taken back in time, where Queen Serenity tells them the story: Princess Serenity from the Moon Kingdom was in love with Prince Endymion from Earth. But Queen Beryl and her followers attacked from the Dark Kingdom. They killed Princess Serenity, Prince Endymion, and all the Sailor Senshi, so Queen Serenity was forced to use the Silver Crystal and use up all her power to seal everyone inside the crystal, and all the Sailor Senshi reborn on Earth. After returning to the present, they are attacked by Kunzite again, who gets much stronger each time they see him, but Sailor Moon uses Moon Healing Escalation and reflects one of his own energy blades at him, killing him.

The Sailor Senshi head for the entrance to the Dark Kingdom to fight Queen Beryl, who sends the DD Girls after them. In the end, the DD Girls and all the Sailor Senshi except Sailor Moon destroy each other, and Beryl teleports Sailor Moon to the Dark Kingdom to fight Prince Endymion, who has been turned evil again. Moon Healing Escalation doesn't work, but Sailor Moon is able to heal him with her orgel, and he injures Queen Beryl. Queen Metalia combines with Beryl, transforming her into a gigantic form. Sailor Moon fights her and transforms into Princess Serenity. They enter a beam struggle, and, powered up by the other Sailor Senshi, Serenity uses Moon Prism Power to completely destroy Beryl and Metalia.

All the Sailor Senshi and Mamoru return to Earth safely, with their memories of being friends and Sailor Senshi has been erased. They each go on to live their normal lives, but just two months later, a new enemy arrives, forcing Luna and Artemis to restore the Sailor Senshi's memories, leading the Sailor Moon R.

Characters

Protagonist

Villains

Episode List

Ep. # Original Episode Title
DiC Title
Original Airdates
JP & US (Viz) US (DiC) JP NA (DiC) CA (DiC) US (Viz)
(Stream)
1 1 "The Crybaby: Usagi's Beautiful Transformation"
"A Moon Star Is Born"
March 7, 1992 September 11, 1995 August 28, 1995 May 19, 2014
2 -- "Punishment Awaits: the House of Fortune Is the Monster Mansion" March 14, 1992 -- -- May 19, 2014
3 2 "The Mysterious Sleeping Sickness: Protect the Girls in Love"
"Talk Radio"
March 21, 1992 September 12, 1995 August 29, 1995 May 19, 2014
4 3 "Learn How to Be Skinny from Usagi"
"Slim City"
March 28, 1992 September 13, 1995 August 30, 1995 May 19, 2014
5 -- "Scent of a Monster: Chanela Will Steal Your Love" April 11, 1992 -- -- May 26, 2014
6 -- "Protect the Melody of Love: Usagi Plays Cupid" April 18, 1992 -- -- May 26, 2014
7 4 "Usagi Learns Her Lesson: Becoming a Star Is Hard Work"
"So You Want to Be a Superstar"
April 25, 1992 September 14, 1995 August 31, 1995 June 2, 2014
8 5 "The Girl Genius Is a Monster: The Brainwashing Cram School of Horror"
"Computer School Blues"
May 2, 1992 September 15, 1995 September 1, 1995 June 2, 2014
9 6 "Usagi's Disaster: Beware of the Clock of Confusion"
"Time Bomb"
May 9, 1992 September 18, 1995 September 6, 1995 June 9, 2014
10 7 "The Cursed Bus: Enter Mars, the Guardian of Fire"
"An Uncharmed Life"
May 16, 1992 September 19, 1995 September 7, 1995 June 9, 2014
11 8 "Usagi vs. Rei: Nightmare in Dream Land"
"Nightmare in Dreamland"
May 23, 1992 September 20, 1995 September 8, 1995 July 16, 2014
12 9 "I Want a Boyfriend: The Luxury Cruise Ship Is a Trap"
"Cruise Blues"
May 30, 1992 September 21, 1995 September 11, 1995 July 16, 2014
13 10 "Girls Unite: The End of Jadeite"
"Fight to the Finish"
June 6, 1992 September 22, 1995 September 12, 1995 June 23, 2014
14 11 "A New Enemy Appears: Nephrite's Evil Crest"
"Match Point for Sailor Moon"
June 13, 1992 September 25, 1995 September 13, 1995 June 23, 2014
15 12 "Usagi's Panic: Rei's First Date"
"An Unnatural Phenomena"
June 20, 1992 September 26, 1995 September 14, 1995 August 11, 2014
16 13 "A Girl's Dream: Usagi Becomes a Bride"
"Wedding Day Blues"
June 27, 1992 September 27, 1995 September 15, 1995 June 30, 2014
17 14 "Usagi's a Model: The Flash of the Monster Camera"
"Shutter Bugged"
July 4, 1992 September 28, 1995 September 18, 1995 June 30, 2014
18 15 "Shingo's Love: The Grieving Doll"
"Dangerous Dollies"
July 11, 1992 September 29, 1995 September 19, 1995 July 7, 2014
19 16 "Usagi's Joy: A Love Letter from Tuxedo Mask"
"Who Is That Masked Man?"
July 25, 1992 October 2, 1995 October 20, 1995 July 7, 2014
20 -- "The Summer, the Beach, Youth and Ghosts" August 1, 1992 -- -- July 14, 2014
21 17 "Protect the Children's Dreams: Friendship Through Anime"
"An Animated Mess"
August 8, 1992 October 3, 1995 September 21, 1995 July 14, 2014
22 18 "Romance Under the Moon: Usagi's First Kiss"
"Worth a Princess's Ransom"
August 15, 1992 October 4, 1995 September 22, 1995 July 21, 2014
23 19 "Wish Upon a Star: Naru's First Love"
"Molly's Folly"
August 22, 1992 October 5, 1995 September 25, 1995 July 21, 2014
24 20 "Naru's Tears: Nephrite Dies for Love"
"A Friend in Wolf's Clothing"
August 29, 1992 October 6, 1995 September 26, 1995 July 28, 2014
25 21 "Jupiter, the Powerful Girl in Love"
"Jupiter Comes Thundering In"
September 5, 1992 October 9, 1995 September 27, 1995 July 28, 2014
26 22 "Restore Naru's Smile: Usagi's Friendship"
"The Power of Friendship"
September 12, 1992 October 10, 1995 September 28, 1995 August 4, 2014
27 23 "Crushing on Ami: The Boy Who Can See the Future"
"Mercury's Mental Match"
October 10, 1992 October 11, 1995 September 29, 1995 August 4, 2014
28 24 "The Painting of Love: Usagi and Mamoru Get Closer"
"An Artful Attack"
October 17, 1992 October 12, 1995 October 2, 1995 August 11, 2014
29 25 "Total Chaos: The Messy Love Rectangle"
"Too Many Girlfriends"
October 24, 1992 October 13, 1995 October 3, 1995 August 11, 2014
30 26 "Grandpa Loses Control: Rei in Danger"
"Grandpa's Follies"
October 31, 1992 October 16, 1995 October 4, 1995 August 18, 2014
31 27 "Loved and Chased: Luna's Worst Day Ever"
"Kitty Chaos"
November 7, 1992 October 17, 1995 October 5, 1995 August 18, 2014
32 28 "Umino's Resolve: I'll Protect Naru"
"Tuxedo Melvin"
November 14, 1992 October 18, 1995 October 6, 1995 August 25, 2014
33 29 "Enter Venus, the Last Sailor Guardian"
"Sailor V Makes the Scene"
November 21, 1992 October 19, 1995 October 9, 1995 August 25, 2014
34 30 "The Shining Silver Crystal: The Moon Princess Appears"
"A Crystal Clear Destiny"
November 28, 1992 October 20, 1995 October 10, 1995 September 1, 2014
35 31 "Returning Memories: Usagi and Mamoru's Past"
"A Reluctant Princess"
December 5, 1992 October 23, 1995 October 11, 1995 September 1, 2014
36 32 "Usagi's Confusion: Is Tuxedo Mask Evil?"
"Bad Hair Day"
December 12, 1992 October 24, 1995 October 12, 1995 September 8, 2014
37 33 "Let's Become a Princess: Usagi's Bizarre Training"
"Little Miss Manners"
December 19, 1992 October 25, 1995 October 13, 1995 September 8, 2014
38 34 "The Snow, the Mountains, Friendship and Monsters"
"Ski Bunny Blues"
December 26, 1992 October 26, 1995 October 16, 1995 September 15, 2014
39 35 "Paired with a Monster: Mako, the Ice Skating Queen"
"Ice Princess"
January 9, 1993 October 27, 1995 October 17, 1995 September 15, 2014
40 36 "The Legendary Lake Yokai: The Bond of Usagi's Family"
"Last Resort"
January 16, 1993 October 30, 1995 October 18, 1995 September 22, 2014
41 37 "I Won't Run Away from Love Anymore: Ami vs. Mamoru"
"Tuxedo Unmasked"
January 23, 1993 October 31, 1995 October 19, 1995 September 22, 2014
42 -- "Sailor Venus' Past: Minako's Tragic Love" January 30, 1993 -- -- September 29, 2014
43 38 "Usagi Abandoned: The Falling-Out of the Sailor Guardians"
"Fractious Friends"
February 6, 1993 November 1, 1995 October 20, 1995 September 29, 2014
44 39 "Usagi's Awakening: A Message from the Distant Past"
"The Past Returns"
February 13, 1993 November 2, 1995 October 23, 1995 October 6, 2014
45 -- "Death of the Sailor Guardians: The Tragic Final Battle" February 20, 1993 -- -- October 6, 2014
46 --

"Usagi's Eternal Wish: A Brand New Life"

February 27, 1993 -- -- October 13, 2014
-- 40 "Day of Destiny" -- November 3, 1995 October 24, 1995 --

Censorship

English Dub

Five episodes from this season were initially banned by DiC and didn't make the English dub. They were episodes 2, 5, 6, 20 and 42. The last two episodes were heavily edited and combined into a single episode. However, Viz Media had dubbed the season in its entirety.

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