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|Genre||Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Magical Girl|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||159 (List of Sailor Moon episodes)|
|Running time||22 minutes (approx.)|
|Original channel||Cartoon Network|
|Original run||November 30, 1998– November 16, 2000|
Sailor Moon is a long-running anime series based on the popular manga series Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon that ran in Japan from 1992 to 1997. Sailor Moon was adapted into English by DiC Entertainment and premiered in North America in 1995 in syndication on network television. However the series was a failure and cancelled after 65 episodes. However in Canada the series was so popular that the final 17 episodes of the second season Sailor Moon R were dubbed and aired to much sucess. Sailor Moon ended airing on USA Network in 1996 and later was purchased by Turner Entertainment in 1998 and began airing on the action-themed Toonami daily. The series became a ratings sucess and the the final 17 episodes were exclusively hosted on Toonami as "The Lost Episodes". Cloverway Inc, later licensed the 3rd and 4th seasons and they premiered on Toonami throughout 2000. The fifth season however was never licensed or dubbed likely due to its content. In 2001, the series was removed from Toonami to make room for new series but still reran on Cartoon Network. In 2002, Cartoon Network dropped the series and the rights expired in 2003 despite the fact the series was still very popular. This was due to the fact the DiC/Cloverway failed to renew the license for the anime and because of the disputes between Toei Animation and Naoko Takeuchi over the meddling of her anime series, as a result of this Sailor Moon would never air be able to air on US Television again.
- The fifth season Sailor Stars never aired likely due to the content of the anime, such as Sailor Starlights turning from male civilians to female warriors and the homo-romantic relationship between Sailor Moon and the Sailor Starlight Seiya which was very difficult to edit.
- The lesbian relationship between Sailor Uranus (Amara) and Sailor Neptune (Michelle) was heavily edited to make them cousins and not lovers. However the dialogue was kept the same so the flirting and hinting between the two was still there so the dub presented them as incestuous cousins. It would of been better to make them close friends instead.
- This was the first shoujo magical girl anime that aired on Toonami. Cardcaptor Sakura was the second and last shoujo magical girl anime to air on Toonami but it was heavily edited into an action-based Shounen (boy-oriented) fantasy series in which all the romance was removed from the anime.