Sailor Moon

Sailor MoonFriends, I realise that 80s purists might be gagging at my inclusion of Sailor Moon but if you were born in the mid- late 80s you may have watched the adventures of the clumsy crybaby-turned-guardian of love and justice on Toonami just about as much as us 70s born kids watched the smurfs.  Besides, I’m a fan and this is my blog ;P

Storyline

Now there is no way I’m going to get the whole storyline here but I’ll try because eventually all the reincarnations made my eyes cross. So here goes: Usagi Tsukino is 14, clumsy and emotional and one day finds out by crossing paths with a little black cat sporting a crescent-shaped mark in her head that Usagi is really Sailor Moon, a guardian of love and justice reborn on earth to protect it. As she tries out her skills she runs into new friends (Sailors Mars, Mercury, Jupiter and Venus, the inner planet soldiers) who also are reborn to protect their planets but are on earth to find and protect the Moon Princess whom they eventually figure out is Usagi. At some point you find out everybody is reincarnated as something or other and related to each other and- that’s just the anime. I pretty much had to take notes to follow the manga and I’ve read the series front to back (and back to front lol) 4x now.

So during the 5 season run they run into some of the most creative demons you’ve ever seen (lipstick daimon? did they run out of ideas and rummage in someone’s purse and go, Here, put some boobs on her and that’ll do??). They also meet Luna’s love interest and Sailor Venus‘s cat Artemis, the outer planet soldiers (Neptune, Uranus, Saturn and Pluto), Usagi’s boyfriend Mamoru who is also her prince in the future, Sailor Chibi Moon who is the Prince and Princess’s future daughter, the outer solar system soldiers (Sailor Star Healer, Sailor Star Maker, Sailor Star Fighter), Elios, the guardian of the Prince’s holy place, Diana who is Luna and Artemis‘ future daughter, and eventually all manner of Sailor soldiers nobody knew were out there in the stars. Below you’ll find the opening/closing animations and lyrics for the US show and the Japanese seasons. And check out all my other Sailor Moon pages!

 

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The anime series logo, which translates to “Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon: Sailor Stars” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

TV title:  Bishojo Senshi Seramun / Pretty Soldier Sailormoon/ Sailor Moon

US opening  lyrics:

Fighting evil by moonlight
Winning love by daylight
Never running from a real fight
She is the one named Sailor Moon
She will…never turn her back on a friend
She is… always there to defend
She is…the one on whom we can depend
She is the one named Sailor…..
…. Sailor Venus
…. Sailor Mercury
…. Sailor Mars
….. Sailor Jupiter
With secret powers
All so new to her
She is the one named Sailor Moon
Fighting evil by moonlight
Winning love by daylight
With her Sailor Scouts to help fight
She is the one named Sailor Moon
She is the one named Sailor Moon
She is the one . . . Sailor Moon!
US opening courtesy Usagichan92391

Japanese opening lyrics Moonlight Densetsu

Gomen ne sunao ja nakute
I’m sorry, I’m not gentle
Yume no naka nara ieru
I can say if it’s in my dreams
Shikou kairo wa SHOTTO sunzen
My thoughts are about to short circuit
Ima sugu aitai yo
Right now, I want to meet!
Nakitaku naru you-na Moonlight
Making me want to cry, Moonlight
Denwa mo dekinai Midnight
I can’t telephone either, Midnight
Datte junjou dou shiyou
Because of my naivete, what will I do?
HAATO wa mangekyou
My heart is a kaleidoscope
Tsuki no hikari ni michibikare
Led by the moonlight
Nandomo meguri-au
We meet by chance many times over.
Seiza no matataki kazoe…
The twinkling of the constellations…
…uranau koi no yukue
…fortell love’s whereabouts.
Onaji kuni ni umareta no
>Born on the same earth
MIRAKURU ROMANSU
A miracle romance…
…shinjite iruno
…that I believe in
MIRAKURU ROMANSU
A miracle romance
Japanese opening courtesy rhinaichigo

Sailor Stars opening lyrics

Makenai!
Don’t give up!
Ashita e, Sailor yell!
For tomorrow, Sailor yell!
Zettai! Tsukamaeru, Sailor star!
I will catch you, Sailor star!
Kono chikai todoke! Gingamade!
Our promise, to reach up to the galaxy!
Anata ga kieta sonotoki kara...
From that moment when you disappeared…
Sagashi tsudukeru tabi ga hajimatta
My journey to keep searching for you has just started
Kibanda chizu ni wa stencil no tenshi no e
On the old yellow map there’s a picture of a stencilled angel
Yubisasusaki wa daku na koro seumu ga matteru
Pointing at the evil colosseum as if it’s beckoning me.
Kurueru mune niwa ano hino himitsu no kiss
My trembling heart still remembers a secret kiss on that day.
Donnani tsurai sedamedemo
How hard my destiny shall turn out to be.
Oitsudukeru kara
I will just look for you.
Kokai wa shinai! Sailor eyes!
I won’t regret! Sailor eyes!
Anatani tsuiteku! Sailor wind!
I will follow you! Sailor wind!
Kono uta wa hoshi no michishirube
This song will be a guidepoint in the Milky Way
Makenai!
Don’t give up!
Ashita e! Sailor yell!
For tomorrow! Sailor yell!
Zettai! Mitsukeruyo! Sailor star!
I will find you! Sailor star!
Tenshi no hane da tobitatsuno!
My angel wings fly me up to the sky!
Sailor Stars opening courtesy SailorNeptune1000

SuperS ending Tuxedo Mirage

For showing me that crescent schale,
I will take off my starlit earring.
What should I do? My heart is filled…
When the fireworks become the stars…
…love disappears in the dark night,
Please darling, don’t take your kiss away…
Let the scent of velvet take me away,
To my heart-found love in the milky way!
Mantle in the midnight, a rainbow in the moonlight.
Love me more and more…
Tuxedo mirage!
Tuxedo mirage!
Tuxedo Mirage courtesy himuraKAORUsmc

SuperS series ending Wanting to be Together with You

Watashi-tachi ni Naritakute
Since I’ve met you before
Something is shining deepest in my mind
Something made me feel lonely
That’s why I closed my eyes without saying anything
Nothing special about what you did
And nothing special about what you said
Reminds me of you making me show some tears
For a moment, baby, baby love
Hoping you will see your tears
Sometime later change into laughter
Recollecting the old days
Together with your love
Wanting to be Together courtesy sailorchibimoonx3

SuperS ending I’ll go as Myself


*Rarara
Lalala
Nebaagibuappu ganbaru wa
Never give up, keep on trying
Kono shoubu ni kaketeru no
MY heart is pounding with joy
Ukiuki tokimeku no
In the age of adolesence
Shishunki eiji
It’s okay to rewrite
Kakikae OK
What is in your loving profile
Koi suru purofiiru

Kiite houkago no torikkusutaa
Listen, after school today, I saw that trickster
Hitomebore na no yo mae no kare to niteru
It was love at first sight, he looks like my old flame
Kurukuru mawaru mata kizu tsuku ka na
Now my head is spinning, don’t want to get hurt again
Doushiyou demo kimeteru no
What should I do? But I’ve decided now
Wazato jirashitai
I want to toy with him for a while
Sseeraa fuku nabikasete
I can win his heart with my sailor suit
“Rashiku” ikimasho
I’ll go as myself

*Rarara
Lalala
Nebaagibuappu ganbaru wa
Never give up, keep on trying
Kono shoubu ni kaketeru no
MY heart is pounding with joy
Ukiuki tokimeku no
In the age of adolesence
Shishunki eiji
It’s okay to rewrite
Kakikae OK
What is in your loving profile
Koi suru purofiiru

Kiite shuumatsu ni aruiteita no
Listen, over the weekend, I was walking along
Toshiue no hito to futamata kaketeru
With an older man. I can’t make a decision
Pin to kita no rikei kankaku
We clicked so well, and this feels logical
Doushitara kono kurushisa wo
What can I do, with this pain inside
Nukedaseru no ka na
I wonder if I can abandon it
Seeraa fuku nabikasete
I can win his heart with my sailor suit
Shoubu kakemasho
I will bet on this game

*Rarara
Lalala
Nebaagibuappu ganbaru wa
Never give up, keep on trying
Kono shoubu ni kaketeru no
MY heart is pounding with joy
Ukiuki tokimeku no
In the age of adolesence
Shishunki eiji
It’s okay to rewrite
Kakikae OK
What is in your loving profile
Koi suru purofiiru
Rashiku Ikimasho I’ll go as Myself courtesy ducanhkoba

Sailor Stars  ending The Wind, the Sky, They surely

Until you fade out into the crowd
I kept waving my hand from far behind
Nothing seemed to have happneed before yesterday
So indulgent was I as I quarreled over trifiling things
Without even doubting the days when we couldn’t be together anymore.
Trying to return to that day
I should be honest to all that I felt
The wind and sky still remember the time
when we embraced alone trying to return to that day.
I should be honest to all that I felt.
The wind and sky still remember the time
when we embrace alone trying to return to that day.
Sailor Stars ending courtesy TheBeachesOfNormandy

Ending of R series  Maiden’s Policy  (my favourite!)

Donna PINCHI no toki mo zettai akiramenai
Sou yo Sore ga karen na otome no PORISHII
Itsuka honto ni deau daiji na hito no tame ni
Kao wo agete tobikonde yuku no
Tsunto itai mune no oku de
Koi ga mezameru wa
Whenever you are in a Pinch, never give up!
Yes! That is the pretty maiden’s Policy.
Someday, for real, for that special guy you’ll meet,
You will lift up your face and take the plunge.
Standoffishness will become painful, and within your heart,
Love will awaken.
Kowai mono nanka nai yo ne
Tokimeku hou ga ii yo ne
Ooki na yume ga aru yo ne
Dakara PITTO ririshiku
It won’t be a scary thing at all!
Follow the pounding of your heart!
You have big dreams, don’t you?
So brave the Pit!
Motto taihen na koto ippai machi-uketeru
Kitto sore wa karei ni habataku* CHANSU
Minna honki no toki ga tottemo kirei dakara
Jishin motte KUURIIA shite yuku no
Ima wa nemuru michi no power
Itsuka afureru wa
Lots more serious things than this are lying ahead;
Surely this is your chance to start flying splendidly.
When they’re in earnest, everyone is very beautiful, so
Have confidence, and start to Clear the hurdles.
For now, that unknown power sleeps,
Someday it will pour forth!
Naritai mono ni naru yo ne
Ganbaru hito ga ii yo ne
Namida mo tama ni aru yo ne
Dakedo PITTO ririshiku
You’ll become what you want to be, right?
The person who perseveres will prosper, right?
On rare occasion, there will also be tears, won’t there?
But nevertheless, brave the Pit!
Kowai mono nanka nai yo ne
Tokimeku hou ga ii yo ne
Ooki na yume ga aru yo ne
Dakara PITTO ririshiku
It won’t be a scary thing at all!
Follow the pounding of your heart!
You have big dreams, don’t you?
So brave the Pit!
Maiden’s Policy courtesy ducanhkoba

Resources for all SM pages:
W ikiMoon

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon manga set 1- Kodansha

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon manga set 2- Kodansha

Sailor MoonSailor Moon S Sailor Moon SuperS,  Sailor Moon R,  Sailor Moon Sailor Stars

Sailor Moon movies: R the Movie, S the Movie, Super S movie

Sailor Moon best song collection

Sailor Moon Super Best collection

Sailor Moon Super S Orgel Fantasia Soundtrack

Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon Memorial Song Box

Sailor Moon Wiki

Save Our Sailors

Sailor Moon Lyrics

SailorMusic.net

Eternal Sailor Moon

MoonKitty

Images
All images are by yello80s and property of Naoko Takeuchi unless otherwise noted.

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