Sailor Moon (TV Drama)

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Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon
Genre Tokusatsu
Creator Takeuchi Naoko
Director Tasaki Ryuuta, Takamaru Masataka, Maihara Kenzou
Opening theme Kirari ☆ Sailor Moon
By Sae
No. of episodes 49 + 2 Specials
Production company(s) Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting, Toei
Fan Rating 4.05 / 5 Stars
Original channel TBS Affiliates
Time 7:30 am Sat
Original run October 4, 2003 (2003-10-04) – September 25, 2004 (2004-09-25)
Preceded by Hoshi no Kirby
Followed by Ultraman Nexus
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon
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美少女戦士セーラームーン実写版 Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Live Version

October 4, 2003 - September 25, 2004 (49 episodes)


"Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Live" is a live action adaptation of the popular Manga Sailor Moon, it is a much more faithful to the manga than the 5 season anime that preceded it but with slight changes. It follows Tsukino Usagi, a clumsy teenage girl who becomes a Magical Girl named Sailor Moon after meeting a cat named Luna, who tells her she is a destined warrior who must find the reincarnated princess of a lost kingdom. Along the way, she meets other reincarnated warriors who join her group known as the Sailor Senshi who fight the forces of the evil mastermind behind the Dark Kingdom.


The Sailor Senshi

Sailor Soldiers or Sailor Guardians

Tsukino Usagi / Sailor Moon
Played by Sawai Miyuu

Mizuno Ami / Sailor Mercury / Dark Mercury
Played by Chisaki Hama

Hino Rei / Sailor Mars
Played by Kitagawa Keiko

Kino Makoto / Sailor Jupiter
Played by Azama Mew

Aino Minako / Sailor Venus / Sailor V
Played by Komatsu Ayaka

An idol and a singer. Her mascot character is Nako Nako, a blue unicorn that makes the sound "kupii".

Luna / Sailor Luna
Played by Keiko Han (voice), Koike Rina (human form)

Other characters

Chiba Mamoru / Tuxedo Mask Tuxedo Kamen
Played by Shibue Jouji 渋江譲二

Tsukino Ikuko (月野育子)
Played by Morikawa Kaori

Usagi's mother.

Tsukino Shingo (月野進悟)
Played by Takeshi Naoki

Usagi's little brother.

Oosaka Naru 大阪なる
Played by Kawabe Chieco

Usagi's friend

Furuhata Motoki 古幡元基
Played by Kikawada Masaya 黄川田将也

Works at the Crown Arcade. Is obsessed with turtles.

Sakurada Haruna 桜田春菜
Played by Ootakara Tomoko 大寶智子

Usagi's teacher.

Kimura Momoko 木村桃子
Playd by Kiyoura Natsumi 清浦夏実

Usagi's classmate.

Abe Kanami 阿部香奈美
Played by Hirai Aiko 平井愛子

Usagi's classmate.

Kuroki Mio 黒木ミオ
Played by Alisa 有紗

Minako's rival

The Dark Kingdom

Queen Beryl
Played by Sugimoto Aya
A beryl is a type of mineral that can be many colors; one of which is emerald.

The Shitennou

The Four Great Kings 四天王

Beryl's four generals. They take their names from real life minerals.

Played by Masao Jun
Named after the greenish mineral of the same name
Played by Matsumoto Hiroyuki
Played by Endoh Yoshito
Played by Kubodera Akira


List of Guests


The Mythical Silver Crystal Ginzuishou


Episode Title Air date Writer Director Viewership
Sailor Moon Act 00 (Making Of) ? ? ? N/A
Act 01 I'm Sailor Moon
October 4, 2003 (2003-10-04) Kobayashi Yasuko Tasaki Ryuuta 4.6%
Act 02 Ami-chan Joins Up
October 11, 2003 (2003-10-11) Kobayashi Yasuko 4.2%
Act 03 The Third Senshi is Rei-chan the Priestess
October 18, 2003 (2003-10-18) Kobayashi Yasuko Takamaru Masataka 4.1%
Act 04 Infiltrate the Party!
October 25, 2003 (2003-10-25) Kobayashi Yasuko 3.1%
Act 05 Is Usagi-chan a Real Friend?
November 1, 2003 (2003-11-01) Kobayashi Yasuko Maihara Kenzou 2.8%
Act 06 The Transfer Student is Sailor Jupiter
November 8, 2003 (2003-11-08) Kobayashi Yasuko 3.6%
Act 07 Someone Saw Me Transform!
November 15, 2003 (2003-11-15) Kobayashi Yasuko Tasaki Ryuuta 3.0%
Act 08 Rei and Her Father
November 22, 2003 (2003-11-22) Kobayashi Yasuko 3.9%
Act 09 Protect the Silver Crystal!
守れ! 幻の銀水晶
November 29, 2003 (2003-11-29) Kobayashi Yasuko Suzumura Nobuhiro 3.3%
Act 10 I am the Queen of Darkness, Queen Beryl
December 6, 2003 (2003-12-06) Kobayashi Yasuko 3.3%
Act 11 I Met the Real Minako-chan!
December 13, 2003 (2003-12-13) Kobayashi Yasuko Takamaru Masataka 3.2%
Act 12 Sailor V is Actually the Princess!
December 20, 2003 (2003-12-20) Kobayashi Yasuko 3.6%
Act 13 The Last Shitennou, Kunzite, Appears
December 27, 2003 (2003-12-27) Kobayashi Yasuko Maihara Kenzou 2.9%
Act 14 Usagi Has Become a Youma?
January 10, 2004 (2004-01-10) Kobayashi Yasuko 4.0%
Act 15 Punish the Burglar!
January 17, 2004 (2004-01-17) Kobayashi Yasuko Suzumura Nobuhiro 3.2%
Act 16 Got to Save Osaka-san!
January 24, 2004 (2004-01-24) Kobayashi Yasuko 4.0%
Act 17 Minako Transforms Before Rei!
January 31, 2004 (2004-01-31) Kobayashi Yasuko Satou Kenkou 4.7%
Act 18 The Five Sailor Senshi Finally Together
February 7, 2004 (2004-02-07) Kobayashi Yasuko 3.8%
Act 19 Usagi's Exciting Valentine
February 14, 2004 (2004-02-14) Kobayashi Yasuko Takamaru Masataka 3.3%
Act 20 Haruna-san Was Mamoru's Fiance...
February 21, 2004 (2004-02-21) Kobayashi Yasuko 4.6%
Act 21 What Have You Done to Ami-chan?!
February 28, 2004 (2004-02-28) Kobayashi Yasuko Maihara Kenzou 3.7%
Act 22 Ami-chan Has Fallen Into Enemy Hands...
March 6, 2004 (2004-03-06) Kobayashi Yasuko 4.1%
Act 23 Rei Sings to Awaken Her Senshi Power
March 13, 2004 (2004-03-13) Kobayashi Yasuko Satou Kenkou 5.1%
Act 24 Can't Forget Chiba Mamoru
March 20, 2004 (2004-03-20) Kobayashi Yasuko 3.8%
Act 25 Shockingly, Tuxedo Mask is Chiba Mamoru...
March 27, 2004 (2004-03-27) Kobayashi Yasuko Takamaru Masataka 3.5%
Act 26 Usagi-chan is the Real Princess!
April 3, 2004 (2004-04-03) Kobayashi Yasuko 4.4%
Act 27 Luna Has Become a Sailor Senshi!
April 17, 2004 (2004-04-17) Kobayashi Yasuko Maihara Kenzou 4.1%
Act 28 Welcome Back Ami-chan!
April 24, 2004 (2004-04-24) Kobayashi Yasuko 3.7%
Act 29 Minako's Rival, Kuroki Mio, Transfers In?
May 1, 2004 (2004-05-01) Kobayashi Yasuko Satou Kenkou 3.7%
Act 30 Mio Tries To Trick Usagi
May 8, 2004 (2004-05-08) Kobayashi Yasuko 4.2%
Act 31 Jupiter's Senshi Powers Awaken!
May 15, 2004 (2004-05-15) Kobayashi Yasuko Takamaru Masataka 3.6%
Act 32 Mamoru Returns
May 22, 2004 (2004-05-22) Kobayashi Yasuko 2.8%
Act 33 Ami-chan Transfers Schools?
May 29, 2004 (2004-05-29) Kobayashi Yasuko Maihara Kenzou 3.3%
Act 34 Mother-Daughter Talk
June 5, 2004 (2004-06-05) Kobayashi Yasuko 4.0%
Act 35 Sailor Venus Is Working with Zoisite?
June 12, 2004 (2004-06-12) Kobayashi Yasuko Suzumura Nobuhiro 3.2%
Act 36 Princess Sailor Moon Appears!
June 19, 2004 (2004-06-19) Kobayashi Yasuko 4.3%
Act 37 The Princess Will Cause a Disaster!?
June 26, 2004 (2004-06-26) Kobayashi Yasuko Takamaru Masataka 3.2%
Act 38 Believe! Don't Let the Planet be Destroyed!!
信じて! ぜったい、星はほろびない!!
July 3, 2004 (2004-07-03) Kobayashi Yasuko 4.0%
Act 39 Usagi-chan's Mama Tries to Be a Reporter!!
July 10, 2004 (2004-07-10) Kobayashi Yasuko Maihara Kenzou 3.7%
Act 40 How Will The Minako vs. Rei Battle End?
July 17, 2004 (2004-07-17) Kobayashi Yasuko 4.0%
Act 41 Is Actually a Senshi!
July 24, 2004 (2004-07-24) Kobayashi Yasuko Satou Kenkou 2.8%
Act 42 Can't Use The Mystical Silver Crystal!
July 31, 2004 (2004-07-31) Kobayashi Yasuko 2.7%
Act 43 Usagi and Mamoru Get Engaged
August 7, 2004 (2004-08-07) Kobayashi Yasuko Suzumura Nobuhiro 3.0%
Act 44 Zoisite Returns to Stone
August 14, 2004 (2004-08-14) Kobayashi Yasuko 1.6%
Act 45 The Fierce Attack of the Metallia Youma
August 21, 2004 (2004-08-21) Kobayashi Yasuko Takamaru Masataka 2.1%
Act 46 Sailor Venus' Senshi Powers Awaken
August 28, 2004 (2004-08-28) Kobayashi Yasuko 2.7%
Act 47 Goodbye, Minako
September 4, 2004 (2004-09-04) Kobayashi Yasuko Suzumura Nobuhiro 2.7%
Act 48 Mamoru is Possessed by Metallia!
September 18, 2004 (2004-09-18) Kobayashi Yasuko 4.0%
Final Act Five Senshi, Surpass Your Past Lives
September 25, 2004 (2004-09-25) Kobayashi Yasuko Maihara Kenzou 3.2%
Special Act We're Getting Married!!
November 26, 2004 (2004-11-26) Kobayashi Yasuko N/A
Act Zero Birth of Sailor V!
March 25, 2005 (2005-03-25) Kobayashi Yasuko Takamaru Masataka N/A
Misc. stuff.


Average: 3.5%
Highest: 5.1% #23…March 13, 2004 (2004-03-13)
Lowest: 1.6% #44…August 14, 2004 (2004-08-14)


  • Director Tasaki Ryuuta is well known for his Kamen Rider and other shows. He directed the first two episodes. He makes a guest appearance at the very end as Usagi's father.
  • Kawabe Chieco who plays Naru was also Sailor Mercury in the Sailor Moon Musicals.

Etymology of Japan's weekdays and how they relate to the planet names

And the weekdays just happen to be the same planets as our Inner Senshi, sharing the same kanji in their family names. (With Minako being an exception since Sailor V was created before Sailor Moon.)

月曜日 Monday is Moon day.

火曜日 Tuesday is named after a Norse god, Tiw, who is the equivalent of Mars. Kasei 火星 Planet Mars.

水曜日 Wednesdei, "day of Wodanaz", ultimately a calque of dies Mercurii "day of Mercury." Wednesday. 水星 Planet Mercury.

木曜日 Thursday is Thor's day (Roman god Jupiter was identified with Thunor). 木星 Planet Jupiter.

金曜日 Friday comes from the Old English Frīġedæġ, meaning the "day of Frigg" (a Germanic goddess broadly equivalent to Venus). 金星 Planet Venus.

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