Welcome to The Sailor Senshi Page, a fan website dedicated to Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon
in all its incarnations: the original manga (comic) by Takeuchi Naoko; the Japanese anime by Toei
Animation, including the TV series and three movies; the live action Pretty Guardian Sailormoon
TV series; the Sailor Moon live action musicals (also known as "Seramyu"); and world dubs and
translations of the anime and manga. You can find detailed information, reviews, movie files and sound
clips, pictures and images, and plenty of other special features and articles on this website.
Sailor Moon is a magical girls series about Tsukino Usagi, a young, klutzy, crybaby girl, who is also
very naive and pure-hearted. One day, on her way to junior high school, Usagi comes across several boys
torturing a black cat and saves it. Later that day, she encounters the cat at her home. The black cat,
who can talk, introduces herself as Luna. Luna says that Usagi is one of the soldiers she has been
searching for; as a Sailor Soldier, Usagi's duty is to find the moon princess and to save the world from
the Dark Kingdom. Usagi, so Luna explains, is Sailor Moon. Usagi doesn't take this news seriously at
first, but she nevertheless cooperates and transforms into Sailor Moon, much to her shock. So begins her
adventures as the pretty sailor-suited soldier. In her new role as protector of Earth, Sailor Moon finds
allies in other Sailor Soldiers and in the mysterious Tuxedo Kamen (Tuxedo Mask), and she discovers secrets
about her own true identity.
When on any page of this site, you can visit other areas of the SSP by using the various navigation
systems. The left sidebar will take you to the general areas within the site, as will the blue bar
at the very top of the page. On certain webpages, there will be a mini-top bar that links pages
related to the current webpage. For example, Usagi's anime character page has related links to her
manga profile, sound clips, and seiyuu information. It should be pretty simple, but if you're ever
in doubt, just hit the back button on your browser or visit the Site Map.
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July 7, 2012: Thoughts of a Doink posted some
clarifications regarding misconceptions about the new Sailor Moon anime: no
director has been announced, the theme song has not been announced, Mitsuishi Kotono's blog post about the Dark
Kingdom not being the enemy was metaphorical, and the anime has not been stated to be for only adults. Sailor
Moon Stuff also posted some
clarifications: no animation studio has been announced, no seiyuu have been confirmed, and the series
is not confirmed to be based on the manga.
July 6, 2012: Updated: There is currently no confirmation that Mitsuishi Kotono and Furuya Tohru will be
returning to voice Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Kamen in the new Sailor Moon anime series. The two attended
the 20th anniversary event, which was aired live on Nico Nico Douga, but no official casting announcement was made.
Anime News Network states that the anime staff wants a simultaneous worldwide release
of the new series.
According to Famitsu, as translated
by Sailor Moon Stuff, beginning in October 2012, the manga will be re-released in 10 volumes
as "collectors' editions" in Japan, and the original anime will have some new DVDs as well, though the DVDs may be
selected episodes. Additionally, select merchandise will be re-released in Japan. Sailor Moon Stuff has more
translations from the 20th anniversary celebration event, including information on how
the Sailor Moon manga and anime started, Mitsuishi's and Furuya's initial experiences, and other tidbits.
July 6, 2012: During the 20th anniversary Sailor Moon celebration event today, Kodansha and Takeuchi
Naoko announced that a new Sailor Moon anime will begin in summer 2013. There is no word yet what the new
anime series will cover or whether the original seiyuu will be returning. However, the anime series is confirmed
not to be a movie series. The theme song (or one of the theme songs) will be sung by idol group Momoiro Clover Z.
Source: Anime News Network
October 15, 2011: This news was too cute not to share. Video game developer Level-5, known for
the Professor Layton and Inazuma Eleven series, is developing a Japanese hostess
simulation/RPG game for the 3DS called Girls RPG. The game is, of course, targeted toward girls,
and your goal is apparently to become the top hostess. Girls RPG features cameos of several
well-known anime/manga characters, who appear as clients in the hostess club. These include Lupin and
Fujiko from Lupin III, Joe from Ashita no Joe, Chiaki from Nodame Cantabile, and
now Tuxedo Kamen (Tuxedo Mask) from Sailor Moon. The game is still under development, to be
released in 2012 in Japan. Source: Andriasang.com
October 14, 2011: Kodansha USA's republication of the Sailor Moon manga is doing extremely
well. Kodansha USA announced that the first volume, released on September 13, 2011, sold out of all
50,000 copies in just four weeks. As such, Kodansha is ordering a second-print run for another 50,000
copies of the first volume. Sailor Moon #1 has been number one on The New York Times manga
bestseller list for three weeks in a row. Sources:
Anime News Network and
Kodansha USA's press release
March 18, 2011: Kodansha USA, a subsidiary of Kodansha, issued a press release today announcing
the republication of the Sailor Moon manga in English, along with the first English publication
of the Codename wa Sailor V manga series, beginning in September 2011. Kodansha USA describes the
republication as a "re-launch" of the series. The English relaunch will be based on the reprint editions
of the manga that were released in Japan from 2003 through 2004 (12 condensed volumes instead of the
original 18, with new cover artwork, retouched inner artwork, and revised dialogue). New volumes will
be released once every two months. Based on the press release, it sounds like there will be a
new translation for the relaunched manga. Keep your fingers crossed. The manga was previously published
in English by Tokyo Pop, formerly Mixx Entertainment, but has been out-of-print for six years. A copy of
Kodansha USA's press release follows. Source:
Anime News Network (and
KODANSHA USA ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF SAILOR MOON
Never-before-published Enhanced Editions of the Groundbreaking Manga Series
Share Long-Awaited US Publishing Debut with CODENAME SAILOR V
NEW YORK, New York – March 18, 2011 – Kodansha USA Publishing, a subsidiary of Kodansha, announced today the exciting return of Naoko
Takeuchi's SAILOR MOON, one of the most significant names in comics and manga, to US publishing. Brand new deluxe editions of the
acclaimed series will be released by Kodansha USA's Kodansha Comics imprint in September 2011. Out of print for six years, SAILOR MOON
re-launches along with Takeuchi's two-volume prequel series CODENAME: SAILOR V, in print in the US for the first time—making this one
of the most highly anticipated manga releases in years.
The Sailor Moon manga, which originated in Japan in 1992 and debuted in the US in 1997, follows Usagi Tsukino, a young girl who
transforms into super heroine Sailor Moon to combat evil and fight for love and justice in the name of the Moon and the mysterious
Moon Princess. The first successful shôjo (girls') manga release in the US, SAILOR MOON changed the book landscape and helped
establish the foundation for the manga craze; in particular drawing attention to the popularity of comics among female readers.
Prequel series CODENAME: SAILOR V, the first of Takeuchi's “magical girl” manga, will make its highly anticipated debut in the US
alongside the SAILOR MOON re-launch. In CODENAME: SAILOR V, teenager Minako Aino fights as Sailor V against the villains of the Dark
Agency before she discovers Sailor Moon.
The Kodansha USA editions of SAILOR MOON will be published on a bi-monthly schedule and follow the 2003 Japanese re-release format of
the classic series. The original 18 volumes have been condensed into 12 volumes covering the main storyline, and two volumes dedicated
to short stories. Each volume has gorgeous new cover art, retouched interior art and dialogue along with extensive bonus material
from Takeuchi, and detailed translation notes.
One of the most recognized manga and anime properties in the world, SAILOR MOON took American pop culture by storm, with mentions in
music (“One Week” by Barenaked Ladies), bestselling books (The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot) and more. In Japan, over 15 million
copies have been sold and the series has generated everything from animated features to live action musicals, a live action television
series and countless merchandise.
“I'm very excited to reintroduce Ms. Takeuchi's work to her American fans,” said Yoshio Irie, president and CEO of Kodansha USA
Publishing. Irie is also the former chief editor of Nakayosi magazine in which the Sailor Moon manga was serialized. “As we
continue to build the Kodansha Comics manga list, a title like SAILOR MOON is the jewel in our crown. As the former chief editor
of the work in Japan, I'm especially thrilled to finally release the prequel, CODENAME: SAILOR V, to the many fans who have been
asking for it at long last.”
About Kodansha USA Publishing
Kodansha USA Publishing, LLC, a subsidiary of Kodansha Ltd. aims to bring the best names in manga to the North American market, and partners with
Random House Publisher Services for distribution. www.kodanshacomics.com
About Kodansha Ltd.
Kodansha Ltd. is Japan's largest publisher, with its headquarters in Tokyo. Originally established in 1909 by Seiji Noma, the company is still a
family-run business. Under the leadership of Sawako Noma, company president since 1987, Kodansha continues to play a dominant role in the media world,
producing books and magazines in a wide variety of genres including literature, fiction, nonfiction, children's, business, lifestyle, art, manga,
fashion, and journalism. Recently, the company has ventured into digital distribution of content as well.