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Parents' Guide to

Sailor Moon

By Lien Murakami, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Classic magical girl anime is action-packed and fun.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 23 parent reviews

age 2+
This has always been my daughter's favourite show and it's a great show for girls to get into. There are a lot of great morals and lessons learnt. There may be some scary parts for more timid kids, but otherwise a joy for all and very funny at times. It's a classic for a reason.
age 10+
Dear Reader, ( this is for the Dic Pioneer Dub of Sailor Moon ) , I think that this version of the 90's anime magical girl series is much better than the VIZ MEDIA DUB! I would probably recommend this for ages 10+! P.S. There is action (no blood) and the movies are great! So far I've seen Sailor Moon S :the movie (Hearts on Ice) 2 times and Sailor Moon Super S: the movie 2 times as well and I love them both! P.P. S. I will see Sailor Moon R :the movie sometime ! P.P.P.S. I honestly agree with the other parent that reviewed this in saying that this was not for younger kids because of the two scenes ( one I watched in the Viz Media Dub) , the other about girls trying to lose weight (the episode is called "Slim City" in one dub and "Learn to be Skinny from Usagi" in the other dub ,and I personally did not like the scene where Usagi was taking a bath and you briefly see her chest uncovered . But anyway it is a very good show and I was surprised that it had no swearing in it whereas the Dic Dub had only words like "freak" "stupid jerk" and " drat" . I hope I will watch some more ! Bye! ( Maddison Edwards Age 15)

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (23 ):
Kids say (80 ):

SAILOR MOON is one of the most popular and influential anime franchises in the world and it is easy to see why. The series is full of the stuff that makes girls go crazy for Disney princesses, but with a twist. Sailor Moon has its own princesses (and a handsome prince), but these girls kick butt almost every episode. The girls start out each episode as regular school kids, but they each have a secret identity and a special purpose. What girl wouldn't find that appealing?

The dubbed American version is heavily edited from the original Japanese anime in order to make the series more appropriate for tweens and some of the original storyline and nuances are lost. In addition, some of the voice acting in the American version is downright cringe worthy. Thankfully, Sailor Moon's charm as well as the personalities of the other sailor scouts shine through. The love story between Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask (Vince Corazza) as reincarnated lovers is the stuff of soap opera fun and not only provides some romantic fluff to the series, but helps drive part of the storyline later on. Since this is a series aimed at girls, it's refreshing that Sailor Moon isn't often a victim, and instead sometimes rescues her male paramour. Even though the English dub leaves something to be desired, this classic anime series offers appealing characters and lots of girl power.

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