Sailor Moon is my favorite anime of all time. Now I’m not saying I’m an anime expert of anything, but Sailor Moon is the show that got me interested in anime in 9th grade (1998 or 1999).
As a fan, you can understand my excitement when a remake was announced. It is not just a remake of the 1992 series, but basted off the original manga. The 26-episode series is a retelling of the Dark Kingdom arc, the first and most iconic storyline of the metaseries, in which Sailor Moon and the four Guardian Senshi — Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter, and Sailor Venus — fight the evil forces of Queen Beryl, who seeks to claim the Earth in the name of her master, the powerful demonic entity known as Metalia.
Check out the official trailer.
Episode 1 (Jan 5th 2014): [Watch] [Download from TPB]
“On her way to school, 14-year-old Usagi Tsukino briefly encounters a cat with a crescent-shaped bald patch on its forehead. Elsewhere, a shadowy figure creates a woman out of clay, tasking it with obtaining the “Legendary Silver Crystal”. Meanwhile, after Usagi hears from her friends about the masked vigilante, Sailor V, who recently thwarted a jewelry store robbery, she goes with her best friend Naru Osaka to visit her mother’s jewelry store, which is undergoing a sudden sale for some reason. After briefly bumping into a handsome stranger wearing a tuxedo and getting lectured by her mother for her low test grades, Usagi is once again approached by the cat, who reveals she can speak and reveals that her name is Luna. Luna gives Usagi a mysterious broach and has her utter the words “Moon Prism Power – Make Up”, which transforms her into a Sailor Guardian. Upon transforming, Usagi hears a cry for help from Naru, whose mother had been replaced by an evil “youma” named Morga, who was using the discount jewelry to drain energy from those who bought them. As Usagi confronts Morga, calling herself “Sailor Moon,” Morga possesses the girls who had bought jewelry from her and has them attack her. Usagi’s fearful cries turn into ultrasonic waves which incapacitate the possessed girls. With encouragement from the stranger Usagi encountered earlier, who reveals himself as Tuxedo Mask, Usagi kills Morga using her Moon Tiara Boomerang. ”