|This is a collection
of weird facts about Sailormoon you may not have known before. It's
just a buncha random information that I couldn't fit in anywhere else...
Ceti, where the villains from SMS come from, is actually a real place.
Japan, the entrance exams to get into high school are very competitive,
and they really do go to cram schools (juku) like Ami does.
TinNyanko's civilian name in the manga was Suzu Nyanko, suzu means bell,
and she wore a bell around her neck. The "nyan" in her name is Japanese
for the noise a cat makes.
the anime, Michiru could paint (and one of her paintings, "Space", was
in a museum) but she didn't in the manga.
Hikaru played Ail in SMR and Fiore in the R movie, and Touma Yumi played
both Ann and the Kisenian Flower from the movie.
Kunihiko, who directed Sailormoon R and S, also directed Shoujo Kakumei
Utena, and the same animators worked on both series.
religion, Shinto, is a real religion that most people in Japan practice
(they're either Shinto or Buddhist, mostly).
Hikaru played Tamahome in Fushigi Yuugi, and Touma Yumi played Yui, and
Araki Kae (Chibiusa) played Miaka. In Slayers, Midorikawa played
Zelgadis and Touma played Shilfiel (six degrees of separation?)
Starlights were female in the manga (as opposed to being males who turned
into females in the anime), and even though Seiya was a woman in the manga
she still had a crush on Usagi.
civilian name, Chuuko Nezu, is a pun. Chuu means mouse, and nezumi
name is a pun too (Karasuma Akane). Karasu from her surname means
crow, and the "aka" part from her given name means red (and she has red
hair, and Leadcrow is pronounced Redcrow in Japanese). Kane (from
her given name) means metal too.
writes her name with katakana, which is the Japanese writing system usually
reserved for foreign words. Some Japanese teenagers do this because
it's easier to write. To be grammatically correct though, it would
be written in hiragana, the simplified alphabet used for most girls' names.
the manga the senshi have their own castles: Mercury's is Mariner, Mars's
is Phobos Deimos, Venus's is Magellan, Jupiter's is Io, Uranus's is Miranda,
Neptune's is Triton, Pluto's is Charon, and Saturn's is Titan. These
are named after the planet's moons, except for Mercury and Venus which
have no moons, in this case they were named after space probes.
reason they wear sailor suits is because sailor suits are symbolic of a
rite of passage for girls in Japan. Most Japanese school uniforms
are styled like sailor suits.
English teaching system in Japan is considered to be one of the worst foreign
language teaching systems in the world. Still, lots of Japanese people
like saying English words because it's "fashionable" or whatever, and this
is why lots of things in Sailormoon are in English.
a Japanese legend about a rabbit on the moon who makes mochi (rice cakes)
and this is where Usagi's name comes from (Tsukino Usagi means rabbit on
the moon). Luna's password for the arcade thing is "The rabbit on
the moon pounds the mochi". This is a running joke through the series,
and it explains Usagi's hairstyle and why she doesn't like carrots.
is actually the god of death and Saturn is the god of time, but the senshi
roles were reversed for an odd reason..
and Michiru have rings in the manga, but they aren't wedding rings, they're
promise rings that symbolize their promise to take care of Hotaru.
running joke in the series is that Usagi can't write kanji, she can only
write hiragana (simplified versions of the kanji)
the manga, Ami said that her ideal man would be Albert Einstein (whom she