Every anime fan has at least heard of Sailor Moon. It is a Japanese manga series that follows the adventures of a young schoolgirl named Usagi Tsukino as she transforms into Sailor Moon to search for a magical artifact called the “Legendary Silver Crystal”. During her journey she leads a diverse group of comrades called the Sailor Soldiers. They battle against villains to prevent the theft of the Silver Crystal and the destruction of the Solar System.
The series was broadcast from 1992 to 1997 in Japan. There were also three feature films, a television special, and three short films produced during the same period. A live-action television adaptation titled Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon aired from 2003 to 2004 and a reboot of the anime series titled Sailor Moon Crystal began simulcasting in 2014. The entire anime series has been licensed by Viz Media for an English language release in North America.
Who is Sailor Moon?
In Minato, Tokyo a middle-school student named Usagi Tsukino befriends a talking black cat named Luna. Luna gives her a magical brooch enabling her to become Sailor Moon. Sailor Moon is a pretty guardian destined to save Earth from the forces of evil. Luna and Usagi assemble a team of fellow Sailor Guardians to find their princess and the Silver Crystal. They encounter the studious Ami Mizuno, who awakens as Sailor Mercury; Rei Hino, a local shrine maiden who awakens as Sailor Mars; Makoto Kino, a tall transfer student who awakens as Sailor Jupiter; and Minako Aino, a young aspiring idol who awakens as Sailor Venus. Additionally, they encounter Mamoru Chiba, a high-school student who assists them on occasion as Tuxedo Mask.
Sailor Moon R the Movie coming in January
Sailor Moon’s first film, the fan favorite Sailor Moon R- THE MOVIE, is coming to theaters nationwide in January, 2017! Be sure to check this site as well as the official Sailor Moon and VIZ
Don’t know about Sailor Moon R- THE MOVIE? Here’s a little rundown.
Sailor Moon comes to the big screen in her first dazzling movie! Uncut and for the first time in theaters, join Sailor Moon on an adventure to save not only the world, but also her true love! This limited engagement also includes the North American debut of the original theatrical short, Make Up! Sailor Guardians and exclusive extras. A special bonus gift will be given to ticket holders while supplies last.
Sailor Moon R- THE MOVIE synopsis:
Long before Mamoru found his destiny with Usagi, he gave a single rose in thanks to a lonely boy who helped him recover from the crash that claimed his parents. This long-forgotten friend, Fiore, has been searching the galaxy for a flower worthy of that sweet gesture long ago. The mysterious flower he finds is beautiful, but has a dark side- it has the power to take over planets. To make matters worse, the strange plant is tied to an ominous new asteroid near Earth! Faced with an enemy blooming out of control, It’s up to Sailor Moon and the Sailor Guardians to band together, stop the impending destruction and save Mamoru!
Make Up! Sailor Guardians synopsis:
Usagi and Chibi-Usa are at the cafe when they overhear two girls debating which of the Sailor Guardians is the best. Will Usagi’s alter-ego, Sailor Moon, end up being their favorite?