Sailor MoonSailor Moon is an Anime about a klutzy, crybaby, 14-year-old junior high school girl named Serena. She receives special powers from a talking cat named Luna. Her Powers help her in her quest to fight evil and to find the "Moon Princess". With a locket Luna gave her, Serena turns into the sailor suited "pretty soldier" Sailor Moon. Over time, she discovers other Sailor Scouts and another cat Artemis, who join her as a team, called the Sailor Scouts.
She also runs into this guy named Darien and this a capped super hero named Tuxedo Mask. Coincidentally enough, they happen to be the same person. Tuxedo Mask appears constantly to save the Sailor Scouts from the generals of the Negaverse who, at first, begin stealing life energy out of people, then attempt to acquire the Imperium Silver Crystal. At this point Sailor Moon learns about the Silver Millennium/Moon Kingdom.
A Thousand years ago The Moon Kingdom existed and the Universe was at peace. The Moon Kingdom was ruled by Queen Serenity, until the evil forces from the Negaverse decided to try and take over our universe. Queen Serenity was able to repel the invasion, but only by sacrificing herself and sending all of her court and the Imperium Silver Crystal to the future on Earth.
This is important because much to everyone's surprise we discover that Serena is the reincarnation of The Moon Princess, Princess Serenity in addition to just being Sailor Moon. It also turns out that the Sailor Scouts are reincarnations of the guardians of the Moon Kingdom, and that Darien is a reincarnation of Prince Darien, who was to marry Princess Serenity. This adds a bit of romance to the series, but in the end, the Sailor Scouts and Tuxedo Mask are able to use the Imperium Silver Crystal to *annihilate* the Negaverse/Dark Kingdom, but at the cost of their own lives.
Note: In the DIC translation, no one dies. Everyone just has their memories erased. Reportedly, the original makers of the series weren't sure if they were going to do a second season, and so they wanted to potentially end off the series with a bang. The way this works in the original is that the Sailor Senshi die, but their alter-ego secret identities live on to have a chance at a normal life.Sailor Moon R: Romance, Revenge
The next season of the show starts, and everyone gets his or her memories restored, except for Darien (to the annoyance of Serena). Two aliens, Alanl and Ann arrive on Earth and start stealing people's life energy for a tree called "The Doom Tree." At the end of the saga we find out Moonlight Knight no Knight (Who is Darien) is the split personality of Darien because he didn't get his memory back. The Moonlight Knight no Knight was sent to help Sailor Moon, the same way Tuxedo Mask helped Sailor Moon and the Scouts when they where in danger. Serena revives the Doom Tree by using her crystal and all's well.
Just when things start to get comfortable, all of a sudden a strange kid who looks an awful lot like Serena falls out of the sky with a quest to find her mother and the Imperium Silver crystal/ginzuishou. She's Rini, and she's from the future, but she didn't come alone. She's followed by some agents of the Black Moon/Negaverse (again!), namely Rubeus, and the four weird sisters, Catsy, Berti, Avery, and Prisma. In an interesting change from the usual, the Sailor Scouts were able to heal the sisters of their evil rather than just kill them.
Soon after Rini discovers that Serena is really Sailor Moon and gets the Silver Crystal. Rubeus finds her when she tries to get back to the future and starts to attack her. The Scouts arrive and Rubeus captures them. Serenagets the Silver Crystal back from Rini and they manage to get onto Rubeus's ship. The Scouts are freed and the Ship Destroyed, with Rubeus still on it.
At this time Esmeraude takes Rubeus's place. She is lead by Safiiru and Prince Demando on the Black Moon. The Scouts figure out that Rini is really from the future and plan to travel there with the help of Sailor Pluto who is introduced as the Guardian of Time. In the Future they meet up with King E and Neo-Queen Serenity, Serena, and Darien of the future.
Rini is captured by Wiseman and turned into Black Lady soon after her arrival in the future. Safiiru learns of what Wiseman has planned and warns his brother before his death of what Wiseman was planning to do. Demando then realising what had really happened saved Sailor Moon from Wiseman by taking his attack intend for her. He died (sad), and then Sailor Moon destroyed Wiseman. ---*Sailor Star*