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Series, Specials, & Movies Information: classic

classic logo
001 - 046
03/07/92 - 02/27/93
Dark Kingdom
Opening Theme
Moonlight Densetsu (DALI)
Ending Themes
Heart Moving, Princess Moon

The first series of Sailor Moon, often called "classic" by fans, debuted on March 7th, 1992 and concluded February 27th of the following year. It was the longest of the five series, consisting of 46 episodes total. This series had two separate versions of the opening, both set to the song "Moonlight Densetsu" (DALI version) and also included two different ending animations, one with "Heart Moving" by Misae Takamatsu and the other "Princess Moon" by Ushio Hashimoto.

This story arc's initial success is what solidified Sailor Moon's future, as it was originally intended to conclude at just 46 episodes. Because of the show's explosive popularity, it went on to be renewed for "Sailor Moon R" and the rest is history.

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon was originally based upon the Dark Kingdom arc (Acts 01 - 13) of the manga. The live action series was based on elements from this series and the manga. The classic storyline and characters have also been re-imagined in the following musicals:

  • Gaiden Dark Kingdom Fukkatsu Hen (1993 Summer Special)
  • Gaiden Dark Kingdom Fukkatsu Hen (Kaiteiban) (1994 Winter Special)
  • Sailor Moon Sailor Stars (1996 Summer Special)
  • Sailor Moon Sailor Stars (Kaiteiban) (1997 Winter Special)
  • Eien Densetsu (1997 Summer Special)
  • Eien Densetsu (Kaiteiban) The Final First Stage!! (1998 Winter Special)
  • Shin - Densetsu Kourin (1998 Summer Special)
  • Starlights - Ryuusei Densetsu (2003 Summer Special)
  • Kakyuu-Ouhi Kourin: The Second Stage Final!! (2004 Winter Special)

Series Summary

One day crybaby Usagi Tsukino stumbles upon a cat with a crescent moon on her forehead. This cat, named Luna, has the ability to speak and tells Usagi it is her destiny to fight as the soldier of love and justice, Sailor Moon. It is her mission to find and protect the Moon Princess alongside her allies. Usagi's adventures as Sailor Moon pit her against the Dark Kingdom, a group initially trying to steal energy from humans, but later bent on capturing the Phantom Silver Crystal. The Dark Kingdom's leaders, Queen Beryl and Queen Metaria, order The Four Heavenly Kings to terrorize Tokyo with their monsters in hopes of locating the Silver Crystal.

One by one, the other four Sailor Soldiers (Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, and Venus) join Sailor Moon. Tuxedo Mask also appears, a mysterious man who aids the Sailor Soldiers in battle. It is later discovered that Tuxedo Mask is actually Mamoru Chiba, the reincarnation of the Prince of Earth, Endymion. Just as the Sailor Team finally comes together, it is revealed that Usagi is the Moon Princess, and the Silver Crystal appears. Mamoru is then taken and brainwashed by the Dark Kingdom. He assumes the identity of Endymion of the Dark Kingdom and fights the Sailor Team over possession of the Silver Crystal.

During the last stand against the Dark Kingdom, Sailor Moon must face the enemy alone. She successfully heals Endymion, and battles Queen Metaria as Princess Serenity. She dies wishing that she and her friends could start over, and live normal lives. Usagi and her friends are reborn as normal girls, but with no memory of their past together.

Characters Introduced

Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon/Princess Serenity | Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury | Rei Hino/Sailor Mars | Makoto Kino/Sailor Jupiter | Minako Aino/Sailor Venus | Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask/Prince Endymion | Luna | Artemis

Antagonists: Dark Kingdom
Jadeite | Nephrite | Zoisite | Kunzite | Queen Beryl | Queen Metaria | Endymion of the Dark Kingdom | Youma

Secondary Characters:
Naru Oosaka | Naru's Mother | Gurio Umino | Haruna Sakurada | Ikuko Tsukino | Kenji Tsukino | Shingo Tsukino | Motoki Furuhata | Rei's Grandfather | Reika Nishimura | Yuuchirou Kumada | Queen Serenity

Minor Characters:
Mika Kayama | Yuusuke Amade | Akiko Yanagi | Mikan Shiratori | Rui Saionji | Kunitachi | Higure Akiyama | Kijin Shinokawa | Sakiko | Hiromi Matsuno | Kazuko Tadashita | Supervisor Asatou | Princess Dia | Joe of the Crane | Priest | Ryou Urawa | Yumemi Yumeno | Rhett Butler | An Ohara | Kariko Tokoyama | Countess Rose | Saeko Yamamoto | Janelyn | Misha | Alan | Katarina | Nana Asahina


For brief episode summaries, click here.

001 Crybaby Usagi's Magnificent Transformation 024 Naru's Cry! Nephrite Dies for Love
002 Punish Them! The House of Fortune is the Youma Mansion 025 Jupiter, the Brawny Girl in Love
003 Mysterious Sleeping Illness! Protect the Girls' Hearts in Love 026 Bring a Smile to Naru's Face! Usagi's Friendship
004 Usagi Will Teach You! How to Lose Weight 027 Love for Ami? A Boy Who Can Predict the Future
005 A Youma's Scent! Chanelas Steal Love 028 Illustrations of Love! Are Usagi and Mamoru Getting Closer?
006 Protect the Melody of Love! Usagi is Cupid 029 Total Chaos! The Messy Square Relationship
007 Usagi Learns a Lesson! The Road to Stardom is Tough 030 Grandpa Goes Crazy! Rei's in Jeopardy
008 Is the Genius Girl a Youma? Brainwashing School of Terror 031 Loved and Chased! Luna's Worst Day Ever
009 Usagi's Misfortune! Watch Out for the Rushing Clocks 032 Umino's Resolve! I'll Protect Naru
010 Cursed Buses! Fire Soldier Mars Appears 033 The Last Sailor Soldier! Sailor Venus Appears
011 Usagi vs Rei? A Nightmare in Dreamland 034 The Sparkling Silver Crystal! The Moon Princess Appears
012 I Want a Boyfriend Too! A Trap on a Luxury Cruise Ship 035 Memories Return! Usagi and Mamoru's Past
013 Girl Power! The End of Jadeite 036 Usagi is Confused! Is Tuxedo Mask Evil?
014 A Powerful New Enemy! Nephrite's Evil Crest 037 Aim to be a Princess? Usagi's Weird Training
015 Usagi is Frantic! Rei's First Date 038 The Snow! The Mountains! Our Friendship! And of Course, a Youma Too
016 Dream of a White Dress! Usagi Becomes a Bride 039 Paired With a Youma? Ice Queen Mako-chan
017 Is Usagi a Model? The Focus of the Youma Camera 040 The Legendary Lake Monster! Usagi's Family Ties
018 Shingo's Innocent Love! A Sorrowful French Doll 041 I Won't Run Away From Love Anymore! Ami and Mamoru's Showdown
019 Usagi is Thrilled! Tuxedo Mask's Love Letter 042 Sailor Venus' Past! Minako's Tragic Love
020 The Summer! The Ocean! Our Youth! And a Ghost Too 043 Is Usagi Going it Alone? The Sailor Soldiers Get Into a Big Fight
021 Protect the Children's Dreams! Friendship Linked by Anime 044 Usagi's Awakening! A Message From the Distant Past
022 Romance Under the Moon! Usagi's First Kiss 045 The Sailor Soldiers Die! The Tragic Final Battle
023 Wish Upon a Shooting Star! Naru's Pure Love 046 Usagi's Everlasting Wish! A New Reincarnation

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