Sailor Moon is one of the most popular anime characters of all time. Here are 20 little-known facts about her that you may not know!
1. Sailor Moon was created by Naoko Takeuchi in 1991.
2. The character first appeared in Takeuchi’s manga series, Codename: Sailor V.
3. Sailor Moon’s civilian name is Usagi Tsukino. She is 14 years old at the start of the series.
4. Sailor Moon is a reincarnated princess from the Moon Kingdom. Her real name is Serenity.
5. Sailor Moon transformed into her iconic sailor uniform for the first time in episode 11 of the anime series.
6. In the original Japanese version of the anime, Sailor Moon speaks with a Osaka dialect.
7. The famous phrase “In the name of the moon, I will punish you!” is translated as “Moon Prism Power, Make Up!” in the original Japanese version.
8. In the live-action adaptation of Sailor Moon, Sailor Moon was played by Kotono Mitsuishi.
9. In the Crystal Tokyo arc of the manga series, Sailor Moon’s daughter, Small Lady, also known as Chibiusa, plays an important role.
10. There have been several stage musicals adapted from the Sailor Moon franchise, including one which featured all-male actors in the roles of the sailor guardians.
11. The original English dub of the anime series was heavily edited, with entire episodes being cut out and scenes being re-arranged.
12. In the unedited Japanese version of the anime series, Sailor Moon is shown to be a capable fighter, often taking down her enemies herself.
13. The sailor guardians each have their own unique abilities and powers, in addition to their signature attacks.
14. Sailor Moon’s wand, the Moon Stick, is able to cure people of illnesses and injuries.
15. In the manga series, there are several instances where Sailor Moon is shown to be uncomfortable with her own nudity.
16. The Crystal Tokyo arc of the manga series features a more mature and serious tone than the earlier arcs.
17. In the live-action adaptation, Sailor Moon’s transformation sequence is significantly shorter than in the anime series.
18. In the original Japanese version of the anime series, there is no mention of Sailor Moon’s age. However, in the English dub, she is said to be 16 years old.
19. In the Crystal Tokyo arc, it is revealed that Sailor Moon’s real name is Usagi Tsukino. However, in the English dub of the anime series, her name is changed to Serena Sutton.
20. The sailor guardians each have their own unique theme song which plays during their transformation sequence. Sailor Moon’s theme song is “Moonlight Densetsu”.