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Sailor Moon (anime)
Azabu-Juuban, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Sailor Moon is Usagi Tsukino's Senshi identity. She is the de facto leader of the Solar System Sailor Senshi. This is the first animated depiction of the original manga character created by Naoko Takeuchi.
Sailor Moon's fuku in the anime was very similar to her original one in the manga only with a couple of differences.
Her fuku consisted of a white leotard with a blue collar that had two white stripes on it, white shoulder pads, and a blue skirt, along with red chest and back bows. She wore red knee-high boots with a white border at the triangular top which had a crescent moon at the middle and white gloves with red borders. Her accessories were a golden tiara with a red gem in the middle, golden earrings with dangling crescent moons, white-bordered red circular hairpieces that were on each odango, a choker with a golden crescent moon on it, and a brooch in the middle of her chest bow (her transformation brooch for the first season, the Crystal Star brooch in the second, and the Cosmic Heart Compact for the third).
In the S season, the jewel in Sailor Moon's tiara was crescent-moon-shaped and the crescent moon on her choker was replaced with a golden heart.
Although the pearl/feather hairpins have been in Sailor Moon's manga costume since the beginning, they were not in the anime until her transformation to Super Sailor Moon.The medallions on her odango have not changed. As before, they are red, with white trim. The tiara is still gold, but has a lighter gold crescent moon instead of the red jewel. The earrings have changed from a dangling crescent moon to a larger post earring of a crescent moon, which matches the shape of the one on her tiara. At the very beginning of the S-season, she is shown with her old dangle earrings, but they quickly convert to the new ones. The choker has a yellow band and red heart.The henshin compact remains the same from her Cosmic transformation, and is seen both on her breast and as an accent on the front point of her waistline. The front bow is still red. The sleeves are sheer, with three layers of material forming a sleeve on each side. The three layers are sewn to the upper half of the armhole, and are progressively larger in size, with the smallest on top. The sailor collar remains blue, and keeps the same number of stripes(two), but the stripes have changed color, from white to gold.The gloves stay the same, white, elbow-length and trimmed with triple piping in red.The skirt is perhaps the most dramatic change in this senshi fuku, as it has gone from unadorned blue to white, with large stripes of blue and gold along the bottom (depicted in the henshin sequence as a gradient of gold, green and blue.) Although drawn in various ways, the skirt is most consistantly seen as having a knife pleat (triangular cross-section), as opposed to a box pleat or a gathered skirt.
The waist features two belt-like details, like oversized piping, that taper in the front to meet at the drop-point of the waist, and again in the back, where the bow is attached. This differs from previous fuku by the presence of the second, gold, "belt" (or piping). The gold "belt" is depicted as both having a rounded shape and cross-section, and having a flat point that extends down and partially covers the lower "belt". The lower white "belt" is depicted as having a pointed or elongated cross-section at the sides. The bow is a large, stiff, pointed-corner bow, similar to finishing bows on the obi, which is what I believe it is modeled after. Unlike previous bows, this one has long, fluttery ends, and the entire thing is sheer. Although it is apparent that the bow meets the previously-described waist features, it is hard to say whether the bow actually ties the skirt "belt", or is merely attached where they meet in the back.The bodice remains the same, with a seam running horizontally around the back and underneath the bust, coming to a point in the front.The boots have not changed from the previous three outfits for Sailor Moon. They remain knee-high, solid red high-heeled boots, with a pointed toe and diagonally sliced top. The top of the boot has a convex point and is trimmed in white, featuring a gold crescent moon at the top of the point. The back has a concave point which ends at the top of the calf. The heels look to be around 1-1.5 inches in height.
The pearl/feather accents and medallions on her odango have not changed from the Super Sailor Moon costume. As before, they are red, with white trim. The earrings are once again dangling, building upon the larger, post earring of a crescent moon by adding a dangling star. The crescent moon (and the star) seem to be slightly larger than her previous earrings. The choker is red, with a heart and crescent moon motif in gold that matches the compact. The henshin compact has upgraded again, and appears differently on her school uniform, on her senshi fuku, and during the transformation sequence. The actual compact is winged, like the previous one, with a central heart shape, but adds a small crescent moon accent at the bottom Set around the central heart and moon jewel details are nine colored stones, representing each senshi's colors. Three gold dots accent each wing, and a gold sphere accents the top. When seen on her everyday dress, the compact appears as a plain gold heart and moon shape. When transformed, the compact looks the same, but framed by white wings, matching the larger set of wings on her outfit. In this final upgrade, Eternal Sailor Moon has no tiara. It is replaced by a crescent moon on her forehead, like that of Princess/Neo-Queen Serenity, but thicker and more elongated. The moon shape matches her earrings, choker, compact and other costume accents. The sleeves are puffed and pink, with a double row of red trim. For a change the sleeves come down midway to the elbow, longer than any previous ones. The sleeves are usually drawn very round and bubble-like, even slightly shiny.The sailor collar has darkened to navy or black, but keeps the gold contrast stripes. The number of stripes has increased to three. The bodice is now completely plain, having lost the horizontal under-bust seam featured in her previous costumes. The lack of detail on the bodice helps to accent the winged breastpiece that showcases her compact. The gloves have changed quite a bit for this outfit. The gloves are full-length gloves, ending at mid-bicep. Although trimmed in the traditional triple red piping, they are accented with a triple pearl/feather detail, matching her hairpins, which rests on the outside of each bicep. There is a red ribbon accent at the wrist, which is pointed down the hand and up the inside of the wrist, and features a gold crescent moon, matching other similar symbols throughout this costume. The skirt is once again the most dramatic change in this senshi fuku, changing from a single layer to three, and changing from white or blue to layers of red, gold and navy/black. The waist has lost the piping layers or belts seen in previous forms, and instead defines the waist/skirt line with a double ribbon trim of red and gold. A crescent moon accents the middle of the waist, as seen elsewhere in the costume. The back of the fuku is accented by large white wings, which attach at the waist. The bow has been replaced by long, trailing red ribbons, that flow from the wings downward. The boots, as with much of the costume, are dramatically different, having switched from red to white They feature an inversion of the top slice,cutting down in the front and pointing in the back. These boots are slightly lower than previous boots, with the point in the back ending at the top of the calf, and the v-slice in the front ending a few inches below the bottom of the kneecap. They are trimmed in red with a crescent moon accent at the base of the front cut, and feature about the same heel height as previous boots.
The crown is gold-metallic in color with red and white accents. The actual headpiece is classified as a tiara; a semi-circular band. The crown features a central winged, crowned heart with a central red faceted jewel. The heart is flanked by decorations on each side along the band, with a larger red jewel flanked by two smaller white jewels. The band bends up at each end, with a large jewel at the bend, and then narrows before finishing in a spiral shape.Her forehead features the crescent moon shape. The earrings are gold ball posts, with a dangling ribbon of gold that forms a downward spiral.The bodice is similar to Princess Serenity's dress, but with a second row of gold beading underneath the thick decorative banding. The top band is yellow or gold. The beading features simple spherical beads, again in yellow or gold. A row appears just below the top banding, and another a few inches below it, forming an empire waistline. The fabric is gathered at the waist.The white fabric of the bodice and waist is very draped.Adding to the two fluttering back pieces or ribbons are a set of fabric wing shapes. Together these elements form a "back bow" of the outfit.The wings feature a scalloped lower edge and a gently arching top, and are far wider than they are tall. The trailing ribbons form the natural lower half of the wings, resembling a butterfly shape.Both the wing and ribbon fabric is usually shown as pure white or an extremely light pink.The skirt is close-fitting and floor-length, with a slender shape that ending in a flourish that trails out in all directions. This widening of the skirt commonly starts at the calf, but occasionally starts at the knee.
Usagi runs to school and on the way sees a group of kids picking on a black cat. She rescues the cat and notices it has what she believes to be a crescent moon bald spot. Usagi leaves it behind and heads to school. After returning home from a sale, her mother kicks her out for her failed test. Later, after taking a nap Usagi wakes up to find the same black cat from earlier in her room; it reveals it can speak and introduces herself as Luna and thanks Usagi for removing the bandage. She gives Usagi a brooch and tells her that she must fight a mysterious enemy that is attacking the town, and assist in the search for their Moon Princess. Usagi doesn't really believe her, so Luna gets her to recite the transformation phrase: "Moon Prism Power, Make Up". The brooch transforms Usagi into Sailor Moon for the first time. She then goes to save Naru from Morga.
Sailor Moon continues to battle Youma with the help of the mysterious Tuxedo Mask. Eventually she is joined by Sailor Mercury and Sailor Mars, and the trio continue to fight against the Dark Kingdom. Together they are able to defeat one of the Dark Kingdom generals, Jadeite.
They fought more Youma and eventually the Dark Kingdom sets out to retrieve the Rainbow Crystals and Sailor Moon meets another Sailor Senshi, Sailor Jupiter, who joins the group. Sailor Moon is also given the Moon Stick to heal victims turned into Youma.
After all the Rainbow Crystals are discovered, Sailor Moon is unintentionally captured with Tuxedo Mask by the Dark Kingdom. Tuxedo Mask is mortally wounded and as Sailor Moon mourns for him, the Rainbow Crystals become the Silver Crystal and it reveals Sailor Moon to be the Moon princess, Serenity. Sailor Moon keeps the Silver Crystal from the Dark Kingdom, but Tuxedo Mask is captured and brainwashed by them to retrieve the Silver Crystal from Sailor Moon.
Sailor Moon thwarts numerous plots of the Dark Kingdom's attempted theft of her Silver Crystal, and eventually the Senshi discover the location where the Dark Kingdom's base is. The travel to D Point, where Sailor Moon see's each of her comrades dies, so she can continue on. When she reaches the Dark Kingdom, Endymion, still under the Dark Kingdom's control, attacks Sailor Moon. Her love for him breaks the control and he regains his memories. Unfortuntely, Endymion dies, protecting Sailor Moon from Beryl's attack. Sailor Moon confronts Beryl, who has merged with Queen Metalia, on the surface. Becoming Serenity, she uses the Silver Crystal to destory Beryl and Metalia, and she, Mamoru, and the Senshi are all ressurected with no memories as Senshi, living normal lives.
Sailor Moon R
As usual, Usagi is late for school and runs out. She then fell and started to cry. Shingo told Usagi she had forgotten her bag. She is upset Shingo called her a crybaby, realizes she has no time to do that and needs to go. Meanwhile, Luna and Artemis are talking about the girls and how their memory is lost from the battle against Beryl and Metalia. In the Makaju arc, Usagi discovers Rei, Ami Makoto and Minako are here for the audition but she ends being rejected. Therefore, she saw the four girls were attacked by the cardian Minotauron (Minotaur in DiC dub). She transforms into Sailor Moon to save them but failed and she was attacked and absorbed most of her energy by the cardian. Luna then tries to regain the girls memories of what happened previously as they regained it they transform into their Senshi forms and saves Sailor Moon as they manage to destroy Minotauron with both [[Fire Soul]] and [[Crescent Beam]] combination.
Sailor Moon S
Sailor Moon SuperS
Sailor Moon Sailor Stars
Transformations Phrases and Items
Attacks and Weapons
- Supersonic Waves
- Moon Tiara Action
- Moon Tiara Stardust
- Sailor Moon Kick
- Moon Healing Escalation
- Moon Princess Halation
- Sailor Body Attack
- Sailor Planet Power
- Sailor Planet Attack
- Moon Spiral Heart Attack
- Double Sailor Moon Kick
- Rainbow Moon Heart Ache
- Moon Gorgeous Meditation
- Starlight Honeymoon Therapy Kiss
- Silver Moon Crystal Power Kiss
- Silver Moon Crystal Power
- Moon Stick
- Cutie Moon Rod
- Spiral Heart Moon Rod
- Moon Kaleido Scope
- Eternal Tiare
- Moon Power Tiare
- Her lunar symbol is the crescent moon (☽) and is seen on various brooches, wands, rods, clothing etc. represented by Luna, the Roman goddess/Selena, the Greek goddes.
- In alchemy, silver is represented by ☽.
- Either way, Sailor Moon carries the English word, neither the Roman (because of the cat, Luna), nor the Greek one (e.g. because of her English civillian name, Serena).
For images of the anime incarnation of Sailor Moon, please see Sailor Moon (anime)/Image Gallery.