The first season of Sailor Moon, sometimes unofficially referred to as Sailor Moon Classic by fans, adapts the first story arc from the manga that features the awakening of Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter and their first encounters with Tuxedo Mask, Sailor Moon Meets Luna in 'A Moon Star is Born'Sailor Venus, Luna and Artemis as well as the evil Queen Beryl and her four generals.

Compared to later seasons, the first has a kind of super hero vibe to it at first with Sailor Moon gaining her super hero powers, investigating evil bases and even using her magical powers to disguise herself to aid in her infiltrations.
There's also a large amount of time spent of Sailor Moon feeling conflicted over her dual identities and trying to keep it hidden from her everyday friends yet still protect them as the super hero she is. Not unlike Superman or even Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask Remember Their Past Lives in 'A Reluctant Princess'Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

As the season progresses though and the concepts of long lost loves and reincarnation are introduced the show develops a more mature edge and gave it the depth that has made it as popular as it is and more than likely secured the production of the next four seasons, the movies and the numerous other offshoots that have made Sailor Moon one of the most enduring anime licenses ever created.

The Episodes

Sailor Moon, Mercury and Mars Transform in 'An Animated Mess' 01. A Moon Star is Born
02. Talk Radio
03. Slim City
04. So Your Want to be a Superstar
05. Computer School Blues
06. Time Bomb
07. An Uncharmed Life
08. Nightmare in Dreamland
09. Cruise Blues
10. Fight to the Finish
Sailor Moon Finds the Star Locket in 'The Power of Friendship' 11. Match Point for Sailor Moon
12. An Unnatural Phenomenon
13. Wedding Day Blues
14. Shutter Bugged
15. Dangerous Dollies
16. Who is that Masked Man?
17. An Animated Mess
18. Worth a Princess' Ransom
19. Molly's Folly
20. A Friend in Wolf's Clothing
Serena and Darien's secret identities are revealed in 'A Crystal Clear Destiny' 21. Jupiter Comes Thundering In
22. The Power of Friendship
23. Mercury's Mental Match
24. An Artful Attack
25. Too Many Girlfriends
26. Grandpa's Follies
27. Kitty Chaos
28. Tuxedo Melvin
29. Sailor V Makes the Scene
30. A Crystal Clear Destiny
The Sailor Scouts battle Queen Beryl in 'Day of Destiny' 31. A Reluctant Princess
32. Bad Hair Day
33. Little Miss Manners
34. Ski Bunny Blues
35. Ice Princess
36. Last Resort
37. Tuxedo Unmasked
38. Fractious Friends
39. The Past Returns
40. Day of Destiny

Missing Episodes

During the adaption process, several episodes were famously cut from the English version of the Sailor Moon anime. For more information on this and my speculation about the reason for the cuts, check out my Moonie Mailbag article related to this very matter.

Jap. 02 I'll punish you! The fortune house is a youma's mansion
Jap. 05 The Demonic Scent! Schanerla Steals Love
Jap. 06 Protect the Song of Love! Usagi is Cupid
Jap. 20 Oh Summer, Sea, Holiday! And Ghosts, too
Jap. 42 Sailor Venus' Past, Minako's Tragic Love
Jap. 45 The Sailor Warriors Die! The Tragic Final Battle
Jap. 46 Usagi's Everlasting Wish! A New Reincarnation

Opening and Closing Credits

Throughout the first season of the Sailor Moon anime and it's different releases, several opening and closing credits were used. Here you'll find detailed summaries of each credits accompanied by screencaps of each one. Enjoy!

English Opening Credits 1 - English Opening Credits 2
Japanese Opening Credits 1 - Japanese Opening Credits 2 - Japanese Opening Credits 3
English Closing Credits
Japanese Closing Credits 1 - Japanese Closing Credits 2 - Japanese Closing Credits 3


In the original Japanese version of Sailor Moon, small bumpers, also referred to as "eyecatches" by fans, were included before and after commercial breaks. These were excluded when the show was adapted for an English release most likely due to the cheese factor that many of these bumpers posess. Here they are though for your enjoyment.

Bumper 1 - Bumper 2

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