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Sailor Moon (Season 1)
SMS1
Information
Season

1

Episodes

46

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

Sailor Moon is the first season of Sailor Moon. 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.

Opening Sequence

The opening sequence features "Moonlight Legend" (ムーンライト伝説, Mūnraito Densetsu), written by Kanako Oda and performed by DALI. The sequence begins with a silhouette of Luna and Sailor Moon jumping in front of a full moon. They jump away, and various clips of Usagi walking, running, and becoming Sailor Moon begin as a spinning rose in the center leads to the next clip. Various white masks on a black background become a cloaked figure wearing one of the masks. The figure removes the masks and swiftly reveals himself to be Tuxedo Kamen. Floating silhouettes of Sailor Moon, Sailor Mars, and Sailor Mercury that appear to be mid-transformation move toward the front, and dissolve into the three senshi in their civilian forms as we circle around them. Clenching her fists, Queen Beryl appears. Sailor Moon, Mercury, and Mars walk down a long, wide flight of stairs. Usagi stands in front of the Moon Kingdom castle, when her compact suddenly flashes, and the scene switches to Sailor Moon and Luna standing in front of a crescent moon.

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 the 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 "meatball-head".

Later at home the cat comes and talks to her. It tells her that she is the Pretty Sailor Senshi 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: Tesunī, 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 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 Housenka stabs Nephrite with thorns from her arm. The Sailor Senshi destroy 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 Game Machine Man. 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, Ryo Urawa (who becomes friends with Ami), an artist named Yumemi Yumeno, Motoki's girlfriend Reika, Rei's grandpa, 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 get 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. Kunzite 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.

All the Sailor Senshi and Mamoru return to Earth safely, with their memories of being friends and Sailor Senshi have been erased.

Sailor Moon R is the next season of Sailor Moon, where the Sailor Senshi return to fight Ail and An, and later the villains of the Black Moon Clan.

Episode List

Ep. # Episode Title Original Airdates
JP US
1 1 "Crybaby Usagi's Magnificent Transformation"
"A Moon Star Is Born"
March 7, 1992 (JP)
Sept. 11, 1995 (US)
2 -- "Punish Them! The House of Fortune is the Youma Mansion" March 14, 1992 (JP)
3 2 "Mysterious Sleeping Illness! Protect the Girls' Hearts in Love"
"Talk Radio"
March 21, 1992 (JP)
Sept. 12, 1995 (US)
4 3 "Usagi Will Teach You! How to Lose Weight"
"Slim City"
March 28, 1992 (JP)
Sept. 13, 1995 (US)
5 -- "A Youma's Scent! Chanelas Steal Love" April 11, 1992 (JP)
6 -- "Protect the Melody of Love! Usagi is a Cupid" April 18, 1992 (JP)
7 4 "Usagi Learns a Lesson! The Road to Stardom is Tough"
"So You Want to Be a Superstar"
April 25, 1992 (JP)
Sept. 14, 1995 (US)
8 5 "Is the Genius Girl a Youma? Brainwashing School of Terror"
"Computer School Blues"
May 2, 1992 (JP)
Sept. 15, 1995 (US)
9 6 "Usagi's Misfortune! Watch Out for the Rushing Clocks"
"Time Bomb"
May 9, 1992 (JP)
Sept. 18, 1995 (US)
10 7 "Cursed Buses! Fire Senshi Mars Appears"
"An Uncharmed Life"
May 16, 1992 (JP)
Sept. 19, 1995 (US)
11 8 "Usagi vs Rei? A Nightmare in Dreamland"
"Nightmare in Dreamland"
May 23, 1992 (JP)
Sept. 20, 1995 (US)
12 9 "I Want a Boyfriend Too! A Trap on a Luxury Cruise Ship"
"Cruise Blues"
May 30, 1992 (JP)
Sept. 21, 1995 (US)
13 10 "Girl Power! The End of Jadeite"
"Fight to the Finish"
June 6, 1992 (JP)
Sept. 22, 1995 (US)
14 11 "A Powerful New Enemy! Nephrite's Evil Crest"
"Match Point for Sailor Moon"
June 13, 1992 (JP)
Sept. 25, 1995 (US)
15 12 "Usagi is Frantic! Rei's First Date"
"An Unnatural Phenomena"
June 20, 1992 (JP)
Sept. 26, 1995 (US)
16 13 "Dream of a Pure White Dress! Usagi Becomes a Bride"
"Wedding Day Blues"
June 27, 1992 (JP)
Sept. 27, 1995 (US)
17 14 "Usagi is a Model? The Youma Camera's Photo Mania"
"Shutter Bugged"
July 4, 1992 (JP)
Sept. 28, 1995 (US)
18 15 "Shingo's Devotion! The French Doll of Grief"
"Dangerous Dollies"
July 11, 1992 (JP)
Sept. 29, 1995 (US)
19 16 "Usagi is Thrilled! Tuxedo Mask's Love Letter"
"Who Is That Masked Man?"
July 25, 1992 (JP)
October 2, 1995 (US)
20 -- "It's Summer! The Sea! Our Youth! Also, A Ghost" August 1, 1992 (JP)
21 17 "Protect the Dreams of Children! The Friendship Bound in Anime"
"An Animated Mess"
August 8, 1992 (JP)
October 3, 1995 (US)
22 18 "Romance Under the Moon! Usagi's First Kiss"
"Worth a Princess's Ransom"
August 15, 1992 (JP)
October 4, 1995 (US)
23 19 "Wish Upon a Shooting Star! Naru's Pure Love"
"Molly's Folly"
August 22, 1992 (JP)
October 5, 1995 (US)
24 20 "Naru's Cry! Nephrite Dies for Love"
"A Friend in Wolf's Clothing"
August 29, 1992 (JP)
October 6, 1995 (US)
25 21 "Jupiter, the Brawny Girl in Love"
"Jupiter Comes Thundering In"
Sept. 5, 1992 (JP)
October 9, 1995 (US)
26 22 "Bring a Smile to Naru's Face! Usagi's Friendship"
"The Power of Friendship"
Sept. 12, 1992 (US)
October 10, 1995 (US)
27 23 "Love for Ami? A Boy Who Can Predict the Future"
"Mercury's Mental Match"
October 10, 1992 (JP)
October 11, 1995 (US)
28 24 "Illustrations of Love! Are Usagi and Mamoru Getting Closer?"
"An Artful Attack"
October 17, 1992 (JP)
October 12, 1995 (US)
29 25 "Total Chaos! The Messy Square Relationship"
"Too Many Girlfriends"
October 24, 1992 (JP)
October 13, 1995 (US)
30 26 "Grandpa Goes Crazy! Rei's in Jeopardy"
"Grandpa's Follies"
October 31, 1992 (JP)
October 16, 1995 (US)
31 27 "Loved and Chased! Luna's Worst Day Ever"
"Kitty Chaos"
November 7, 1992 (JP)
October 17, 1995 (US)
32 28 "Umino's Resolve! I'll Protect Naru"
"Tuxedo Melvin"
Nov. 14, 1992 (JP)
October 18, 1995 (US)
33 29 "The Last Sailor Senshi! Sailor Venus Appears"
"Sailor V Makes the Scene"
Nov. 21, 1992 (JP)
October 19, 1995 (US)
34 30 "The Sparkling Silver Crystal! The Moon Princess Appears"
"A Crystal Clear Destiny"
Nov. 28, 1992 (JP)
October 20, 1995 (US)
35 31 "Memories Return! Usagi and Mamoru's Past"
"A Reluctant Princess"
Dec. 5, 1992 (JP)
October 23, 1995 (US)
36 32 "Usagi is Confused! Is Tuxedo Mask Evil?"
"Bad Hair Day"
Dec. 12, 1992 (JP)
October 24, 1995 (US)
37 33 "Aim to be a Princess? Usagi's Weird Training"
"Little Miss Manners"
Dec. 19, 1992 (JP)
October 25, 1995 (US)
38 34 "The Snow! The Mountains! Our Friendship! And of Course, a Youma Too"
"Ski Bunny Blues"
Dec. 26, 1992 (JP)
October 26, 1995 (US)
39 35 "Paired With a Youma!? Ice Queen Mako"
"Ice Princess"
January 9, 1993 (JP)
October 27, 1995 (US)
40 36 "The Legendary Lake Monster! Usagi's Family Ties"
"Last Resort"
January 16, 1993 (JP)
October 30, 1995 (US)
41 37 "I Won't Run Away From Love Anymore! Ami and Mamoru's Showdown"
"Tuxedo Unmasked"
January 23, 1993 (JP)
October 31, 1995 (US)
42 -- "Sailor Venus' Past! Minako's Tragic Love" January 30, 1993 (JP)
43 38 "Is Usagi Going it Alone? The Sailor Senshi Get Into a Big Fight"
"Fractious Friends"
February 6, 1993 (JP)
November 1, 1995 (US)
44 39 "Usagi's Awakening! A Message From the Distant Past"
"The Past Returns"
February 13, 1993 (JP)
November 2, 1995 (US)
45 40 "The Sailor Senshi Die! The Tragic Final Battle"
"Day of Destiny"
February 20, 1993 (JP)
November 3, 1995 (US)
46 40 "Usagi's Everlasting Wish! A New Reincarnation"
"Day of Destiny"
February 27, 1993 (JP)
November 3, 1995 (US)

Gallery

The Cast
A picture showing the main cast of season one.

Trivia

When the Dark Kingdom attacks, in almost every episode Tocatta and Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach plays.

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