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 more than ten musicals.
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. The Silver Crystal ulitmately grants her wish, but they are reborn with no memory of their friendship or past as Sailor Soldiers.
|Episode Number and English Title
||Crybaby Usagi's Magnificent Transformation
||Nakimushi Usagi no karei naru henshin
||Punish Them! The House of Fortune is the Monster Mansion
||Oshioki yo! Uranai hausu wa youma no yakata
||Mysterious Sleeping Illness, Protect the Girls' Hearts in Love
||Nazo no nemuribyou, mamore otome no koisuru kokoro
||Usagi Will Teach You How to Lose Weight!
||Usagi ga oshiemasu! Surimu ni naruhou
||A Monster's Scent! Chanela Steals Love
||Youma no kaori! Shaneera wa ai wo nusume
||Protect the Melody of Love! Usagi is a Cupid
||Mamore koi no kyoku! Usagi wa kyuupiddo
||Usagi Learns a Lesson! The Road to Stardom is Tough
||Usagi hansei! Sutaa no michi wa kibishii
||Is the Genius Girl a Monster? Brainwashing School of Terror
||Tensai shoujo wa youma na no? Kyoufu no sennoujuku
||Usagi's Misfortune! Watch Out for the Rushing Clocks
||Usagi no sainan! Awate tokei ni goyoujin
||Cursed Buses! Fire Warrior Mars Appears
||Norowareta basu! Honou no senshi Maazu toujou
||Usagi vs. Rei? A Nightmare in Dreamland
||Usagi to Rei taiketsu? Yume rando no akumu
||I Want a Boyfriend, Too! A Trap on a Luxury Cruise Ship
||Watashi datte kare ga hoshii! Goukasen no wana
||Girl Power! The End of Jadeite
||Onna no ko wa danketsu yo! Jedaito no saigo
||A Powerful New Enemy! Nephrite's Evil Crest
||Arata naru kyouteki, Nefuraito ma no monshou
||Usagi is Frantic! Rei's First Date
||Usagi aseru! Rei-chan hatsu deeto
||Dream of a White Dress! Usagi Becomes a Bride
||Junpaku doresu no yume! Usagi hanayome ni naru
||Is Usagi a Model? The Focus of the Monster Camera
||Moderu wa Usagi? Youma kamera no nessha
||Shingo's Innocent Love! A Sorrowful French Doll
||Shingo no junjou! Kanashimi no Furansu ningyou
||Usagi is Thrilled! Tuxedo Mask's Love Letter
||Usagi kangeki! Takishiido Kamen no rabu retaa
||The Summer! The Ocean! Our Youth! And a Ghost, Too
||Natsu yo Umi yo Seishun yo! Omake ni yuurei mo yo!
||Protect the Children's Dreams! Friendship Linked by Anime
||Kodomotachi no yume mamore! Anime ni musubu yuujou
||Romance Under the Moon! Usagi's First Kiss
||Gekka no romansu! Usagi no hatsu kissu
||Wish Upon a Shooting Star! Naru's Pure Love
||Nagareboshi ni negai wo! Naru-chan no jun'ai
||Naru's Cry! Nephrite Dies for Love
||Naru-chan goukyuu! Nefuraito ai no shi
||Jupiter, the Brawny Girl in Love
||Koisuru kairiki shoujo, Jupitaa-chan
||Bring a Smile to Naru's Face! Usagi's Friendship
||Naru-chan ni egao wo! Usagi no yuujou
||Love for Ami?! A Boy Who Can Predict the Future
||Ami-chan he no koi!? Mirai yochi no shounen
||Illustrations of Love, Are Usagi and Mamoru Getting Closer?
||Koi no irasuto, Usagi to Mamoru ga sekkin?
||Total Chaos! The Messy Square Relationship
||Dai konsen! Guchagucha koi no shikaku kankei
||Grandpa Goes Crazy, Rei's in Jeopardy
||Ojii-chan ranshin, Rei-chan no kiki
||Loved and Chased! Luna's Worst Day Ever
||Koisarete owarete! Runa no saiaku no hi
||Umino's Resolve! I'll Protect Naru
||Umino no kesshin! Naru-chan wa boku ga mamoru
||The Last Sailor Warrior, Sailor Venus Appears
||Saigo no Seeraa Senshi, Viinasu toujou
||The Sparkling Silver Crystal! The Moon Princess Appears
||Hikari kagayaku ginzuishou! Tsuki no purinsesu toujou
||Memories Return! Usagi and Mamoru's Past
||Yomigaeru kioku! Usagi to Mamoru no kako
||Usagi is Confused! Is Tuxedo Mask Evil?
||Usagi konran! Takishiido Kamen wa aku?
||Aim to be a Princess? Usagi's Weird Training
||Mezase purinsesu? Usagi no chintokkun
||The Snow! The Mountains! Our Friendship! And of Course, a Monster, Too
||Yuki yo Yama yo Yuujou yo! Yappari youma mo yo!
||Paired with a Monster?! Ice Queen Mako
||Youma to pea!? Hyoujou no joou Mako-chan
||The Legendary Lake Monster! Usagi's Family Ties
||Mizuumi no densetsu youkai! Usagi kazoku no kizuna
||I Won't Run from Love Anymore! Ami and Mamoru's Showdown
||Mou koi kara nigenai! Ami to Mamoru taiketsu
||Sailor Venus' Past, Minako's Tragic Love
||Seeraa Viinasu no kako, Minako no higeki
||Is Usagi Going it Alone? The Sailor Warriors Get Into a Big Fight
||Usagi ga koritsu? Seeraa Senshi-tachi no oogenka
||Usagi's Awakening! A Message from the Distant Past
||Usagi no kakusei! Chookako no messeeji
||The Sailor Soldiers Die! The Tragic Final Battle
||Seeraa Senshi shisu! Hisou naru saishuusen
||Usagi's Everlasting Wish! A New Reincarnation
||Usagi no omoi wa towa ni! Atarashiki tensei