(美少女戦士セーラームーン, Bishōjo Senshi Sērā Mūn , officially translated Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon) in Japan, is a media franchise created by mangaka Naoko Takeuchi. Fred Patten credits Takeuchi with popularizing the concept of a sentai ("team") of magical girls, and Paul Gravett, author of Manga: 60 Years of Japanese Comics, credits the series with "revitalizing" the magical-girl genre itself. Sailor Moon redefined the magical-girl genre, as previous magical girls did not use their powers to fight evil, but this has become one of the standard archetypes of the genre.
The story of the various metaseries revolves around the reborn defenders of a kingdom that once spanned the solar system, and around the evil forces that they battle. The major characters—the Sailor Senshi (literally "Sailor Soldiers"; frequently called "Sailor Scouts" in many Western versions), teenage girls—can transform into heroines named for the moon and planets
(Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, etc.). The use of "Sailor"
comes from a style of girls' school uniform popular in Japan, the sērā fuku ("sailor outfit"), on which Takeuchi modeled the Sailor Senshi's uniforms. The elements of fantasy in the series are heavily symbolic and often based on mythology.
Why we miss it?
Well, what i can say...i grow up with this anime. I know every girl in Greece (and boys!) had toys,pens,dolls..everything related in Sailor Moon. I remember we were playing, at the breaks between lessons at school, Sailor Moon games. My favorite one was Sailor Mars (long black hair girl). And of course, Tuxedo Mask..the guy with the roses. Probable the first guy, the girls of my age fall in love with. I'm pretty sure i still have VIDEO tapes with episodes of the show. Sailor Moon, was one my favorites when i was young and sometimes i really wish they were still cartoons/anime like it in TV. Most of them suck XD
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