Parents' Guide to

Sailor Moon Crystal

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

'90s anime reboot boasts girl power, but iffy body images.

TV Hulu , Online Anime 2014
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 2+


Look, people say that it promotes girl power, but really, the main character, Sailor Moon, is this high school girly-girl who cries over everything and acts as if she is a little primary school girl! The show is dreadfully boring and Sailor Moon stays immature throughout the whole show! She leans upon her friends and boyfriend way too much and is the worst role model in existence! If you want to watch things about female superheroes and girl power, I recommend watching Supergirl or any other anime!
age 5+

Best Show for Kids of Parents who were born in the 1990's

Many of my friends who I grew up with and I LOVE Sailor Moon. Many of my friends also have families of their own now. Many of my friends kids love Sailor Moon and they are in Kindergarten. It's shocks me to hear that they LOVE Sailor Moon. Sailor Moon was MY Generation

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (28 ):

A reboot of the original Sailor Moon series from the '90s, this is an engaging show with strong themes about girl power and fighting for what's right. The core group of heroines not only prove they're capable of waging their own battles, they even sing about it in the theme song: "We are not helpless girls who need men's protection ... We will fight on our own." Men (or teen boys, rather) do have roles in the story, including one who seems allegiant to the girls' cause, but it's the ladies who steal the show and, in the process, realize strengths they never had.

That's why it's a pity they couldn't do their thing in something other than cheerleading-length skirts and form-fitting tops that draw attention to their impossibly slim, leggy physiques. Sure, guardians of the universe can be pretty, too, but is it really necessary that they fight evil in what amounts to a swimsuit with sleeves and high heels? Body-image concerns aside, though, Sailor Moon Crystal is a decent action series that will appeal to both girls and boys.

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