Sunday, July 29, 2012

More Modern-Day Cartoons That I Like

Awhile back I listed Cartoon Shows from this day and age that I like. Well,here's another list.

Legend of Korra: I haven't seen much of this show,only a few episodes. Despite this,I liked what I saw. The storylines were well writen and the Artwork is fantastic. The series also has a darker feel to it. The creators themselves did a great job evolving the Avatar world and Korra hereslf is a cool character. Though,I'm not much of a fan of her team. This is because I got into this show late in the seeson and never really had much of a chance to get to know them. However,despite how great this show is,I still like the Original Avatar better. 

Avengers: Earths Mightiest Heroes: Like with Korra,I got into this show late in the game. But I've been hooked ever since. Love the storylines,artwork,and action scenes. This show reminds me a lot of those Sunday Morning cartoons that I used to watch (and like). Which is kinda appropriate,since the show does air on Sunday Mornings. Bottom line,Avengers: EMH is a great show that both Marvel fans and Action Cartoon fans should never miss. Avengers Assemble!

Ultimate Spider-Man: Ultimate Spider-Man was a show that I've wastched since it's premier. I love Spider-Man cartoons and loved this show. My favorite aspects of this show were the artwork and action scenes. But,the very best part about this show is the special guest Heroes and Villains. Unlike the previous 3 Spider-Man cartoons (animated series,unlimited,and spectacular),this show seems to favor comedy more than drama. Not that's a bad thing. The comedic scenes may be a bit cheezy at times,but I like it. The only thing I hated about this show was the fact that Spidy has to work with a team. Now don't get me Wrong,I like Power Man and Iron Fist,but Spidy is way better when he works alone. These Super Heroes should've been guest stars instead. Anyway,Ultimate Spider-Man is a great show.

Tron:Uprising: Tron Uprising is an Animated series based on the Tron movies. The show is very good. I haven't seen much of this show (all thanks to ditzney's scheduling problems),but I was impressed at what I did see. 3D works extremely well with Tron...it's also appropriate. Tron Legacy is one show that fans of animation will love.

Motorcity: This show surprised me. At first I thought It was gonna be a Canadian Abomination (seriously,can you blame me?). But I was wrong. Not only was this show American,but it was entertaining. Not much to say about this show,except that its a fun watch.

Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters: An American variation of the Deul Masters Anime series. This is the Hubs latest original show and it is superb. The artwork and storylines are very well done. And the action scenes are fun to watch. Kaijudo is a show of excellent quality and gives me hope for an American Pokemon show.

Gravity Falls: Another show that surprised me.  Gravity Falls is Disney show that has some elements that is so unlike the Modern Disney. This show has adventure,mystery,creepiness,monsters,and some dark humor (to go with the regular humor). The show also contains plot twists. My only gripe is the artwork. I'm not sure I like it. But,I do like this show and I know a lot of you will as well.


Kick Buttowski: I know it's not a new show,but it's still qualifies as a Modern cartoon I originally hated this show thinking it was a Canadian Abomination,until I watched some epidodes. This show has some pretty high entertainment value. I think it's save to say that,besides Fishhooks and the kiddie crapola,all of Disney's Modern Cartoons are good.


When I find more Modern Cartoons that I like,you can expect another list.


Friday, July 27, 2012

20 Years Ago - NBC kills Saturday Mornings and the Rise of the Animation Crusader!

Even though the 2012 Summer Olympics in London is on this year. Although I will watch it, if I have a chance, but that is not the reason for this blog.

20 years ago today, before, during and after the 1992 Summer Olympics at Barcelona, Spain, NBC did the unthinkable.  They cancelled the Saturday Morning cartoon block and after the games ended, they show the weekend edition of the news show, Today, that and added mostly teen shows.  Through the years that followed, I thought NBC was the only network would not show cartoons.  Boy, how wrong I was.  In the late 90s and into today, other networks like ABC, CBS, FOX, WB (now called the CW), and even those of the cable and satellite variety like USA, Sci Fi (now called SyFy (See-Fee)), Colours TV followed NBC's example and removed every single cartoon block, just to appease Soccer Moms, Watchdog groups, and Politicians who deemed animation, whether its American cartoons or Japanese anime, as too childish, violent and doesn't make a lot of ratings than reality t.v. and talk shows combined.  Since then, all regular t.v. is showing nothing but talk shows, court shows, the morning news, paid programming and reality t.v..  Look, I nothing we got cable, satellite and the internet to watch our favorite cartoons, I know, I got DISH Network, but what about those who can't afford the luxuries we got.  All they could see is nothing by Jerry Springer and Maury (by the way, what's the point of watching the same paternity and lie-detector shows anyway, they are as repetative as the later stages in a video game, no offense, TOM-Z).

TOM-Z: None taken.

Anyway, I say those networks have made a big mistake, removing those cartoon blocks that we watch not just saturday mornings, but also on weekday mornings and afternoons and sometimes on sundays.  And don't get me started on CW4Kids Toonzai! To this day, it is the only cartoon block on the air on regular t.v., showing nothing but Sonic X and Yu-Gi-Oh! reruns and not to mention the edit "edit" versions of Dragon Ball Z Kai, you know, the ones with a blue Mr. Popo, which the FCC made because they acted racist, which is stupid.  Sad part about this is that without competition, CW4Kids Toonzai is just boring.  Sad being alone on the top, huh?  But, there is one silver lining in this. Any other person would feel helpless and powerless to stop this sad change.  But not me.  I am different, I am exceptional.  Because of those corporations, it put me in the path that I am today.  Fighting for the rights for all animation and give every single Soccer Mom, Watchdog group and Politician a big, fat "SIT ON IT!". Animation does have a future, not just today, not just tomorrow but forever.

I may have not stop NBC when I was a kid.  But now that I am older and wiser, I am ready to make a difference.  I just hope when people read this, they will know this story and will pass it on for years to come. Until then, Stay Gold and Godspeed and...

SIT ON IT, NBC!!!

*Happy Days theme plays, then transitions to in the middle of the theme into Overture theme from Tron: Legacy*

Fade Out

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Dragon Ball Z Facts

Ok. So to make up for the canned Dragon Ball Retrospective. The American Cartoon Federation proudly presents: Dragon Ball Z Facts

Let's Get Started!

Piccolo is actually only four years older than Gohan. Namekians grow and age much faster than Humans or Saiyans, seeing as how Piccolo was already nearly full-grown by the age of 3.

The Saiyans and the Tuffles/Tsufurians waged a 10 year war for Planet Plant known as the Saiyan-Tuffle/Tsufurian war.

Vegeta would technically be the "King" of all Saiyans instead of the "Prince" because his father was killed by Frieza, thus making him the rightful heir to the throne. However, he most likely does not call himself King out of respect for his fallen father.

Broly, the Legendary Super Saiyan was born with a power level of 10,000. This is comparable to most Saiyan elite warriors!

Goku is terribly afraid of needles.

In Dragon Ball Z, not counting movies or specials, Goku only killed two villains, Yakon and Kid Buu.

Cooler, the main villain from movies five and six owns roughly 256 planets. His younger brother Frieza owns up to 79, if not more.

The popular internet meme "It's Over 9000!" was actually a dubbing mistake. It was originally over 8,000 but in the Ocean Dub, they accidentally say 9000. Even now the Funimation dubs use 9000 as reference to the popular meme.

After he fuses with Kami, Piccolo temporarily becomes the most powerful Z Fighter in the series. He surpasses the Super Saiyan powers of Goku, Vegeta, and Future Trunks.

Bulma goes through 17 hair style changes through out the Dragon Ball series.

Cell is the only main villain that Goku never bites during battle.

There are over twenty five variants of the Kamehameha.

Majin Buu is over 5 million years old.

Goku never actually came face to face with Dr. Gero in Dragon Ball. In fact, he was never mentioned until in Dragon Ball Z.

Future Gohan, the alternate timeline version of Gohan, was the only Saiyan character to ever battle with one arm. The Namekians Piccolo and Nail and the Earthling Tien managed to battle with one arm as well.

King Kai's pet monkey, Bubbles, is a reference to Michael Jackson's pet monkey, who is also named Bubbles.

Dragon Ball Z Kai doesn't not cover The Final Sagas of the Dragon Ball Z series.

Counting movie specials and Dragon Ball GT, the Spirit Bomb has been used exactly eight times in all of the Dragon Ball series.

Gohan, the son of Goku, was officially born on May 11th, 757 Age (A.D.).

Goku's home address is actually given, it is 439 East District.

Kid Buu would technically have the highest body count in the entire Dragon Ball series, as he killed millions if not billions of beings before his introduction in the latter half of Dragon Ball Z.

Broly is the only Saiyan capable of transforming into a Legendary Super Saiyan.

Vegeta almost always addresses Goku by his Saiyan birth name, "Kakarot", but has on rare occasions addressed him as "Goku". Vegeta says the name "Goku" only eight times.

Bulma's last name is "Brief".

Nappa originally did have hair, as seen in the special, Dragon Ball Z: Bardock - The Father of Goku.

Master Roshi is 354 years old at the end of Dragon Ball Z.

Future Trunks is one of the few primary Z Fighters to have never used the Kamehameha wave, a trait he shares with his father.

Technically, Gohan defeated Vegeta, not Goku. Gohan falls onto Vegeta while reverting from his Great Ape form, nearly killing the Saiyan Prince.

Old Kai is approximately 15 Million years old during the events of the Majin Buu Saga.

There are three types of Android. They are: Cyborg, Total artificial construct types, and Bio-mechanical.

Pui Pui is named Pocus in the manga, another reference to "Cinderella".

Kai and Kaioshin are born as Shin-jin/Shinian.

Piccolo is one of the only two characters in the Dragon Ball universe to have killed the main character Goku (the other being Cell). Although in both cases, Goku sacrificed himself to save the world.

Dragon Ball turned 25 years old on the 3rd of December 2009. It first was released in Japan on that date back in 1984.

Akira Toriyama stated his favorite character to be Piccolo.

Zarbon is responsible for advising Frieza to eradicate the Saiyan race, thus causing the ensuing genocide and setting the plot in motion for future wars and conflicts.

Ginyu Force mercenary squadron member Guldo's official alien race is Bas-jin/Basian.

Dabura's ultimate fate differs between the manga and anime. In the manga, Dabura is sent to heaven as he would have enjoyed hell. However, in the anime, he is additionally altered to an extent of becoming very flamboyant in heaven.

Rumor has it that Dr. Brief [bulma's dad] and Dr.Gero were academic rivals.

It's also rumored that Dr.Gero was the one responsible for turning Mercenary Tao into a Cyborg.

Dragon Ball Z and One Piece had a cross-over known as "Cross Epoch", which was created by both Akira Toriyama and Eiichiro Oda. This special manga appeared in Japan's Weekly Sh┼Źnen Jump on December 25th, 2006.

Goku and company appeared in a special known as Goku's Fire Fighting Regiment, which taught fire safety to kids in Japan.

Vegeta was born in 732 Age.

Baby is the only main villain whom Goku has defeated as a Super Saiyan 4. The rest of the main villains, Super 17 and Omega Shenron, Goku defeated in his child form. Goku did defeat Eis Shenron as a Super Saiyan 4, although Eis was a supporting villain.

Frieza originally kills the Namekian boy Cargo in the original manga, but his murderer was changed to Dodoria in the anime.

Tien Shinhan has fought every major Dragon Ball Z villain except Frieza for the obvious reason that he was dead at the time.

Piccolo was the strongest Z-Fighter in the series on one occasion. This would occur after he fuses with Kami during the Androids Saga, evidently making him more powerful than all of the Super Saiyan characters.

Future Gohan is killed instantly in the manga, while in the anime his fight and death is shown in great detail.

Akira Toriyama created the concept art for the Super Saiyan 4 transformation seen in Dragon Ball GT.

Yamcha is either severely injured, killed, or already dead in every saga of Dragon Ball Z.

Saiyan's hair styles never change from the day they are born.

The Saibamen that battle the Z Fighters all have the same power level as Raditz.
Goku has achieved every level of Super Saiyan (canon or not) with the exception of the Legendary Super Saiyan form.

The first characters seen with the ability to fly are Tien Shinhan and Chiaotzu.

Yamcha has never made it past the quarter-finals of the World Martial Arts Tournament.

Piccolo is by far the tallest Z Fighter at 7'4".

Krillin has six incense burns on his forehead from his time training to be a monk at Orin Temple.

Akira Toriyama created a short lived prototype for Dragon Ball called Dragon Boy.

The space inside the Hyperbolic Time Chamber is part of a completely different dimension.

The second battle between Goku and Vegeta occurs exactly 200 episodes after their first one.

Garlic Jr. is the only villain to succeed in using the Dragon Balls to wish for immortality.

Goku, Bulma, Oolong, and Yamcha are loosely based on the main characters from the Chinese epic, Journey to the West.

Korin Tower is said to be higher than any airplane can reach.

Goku has only won one World Martial Arts Tournament despite participating in six of them.

Oolong never finished his classes at the Southern Transformation Kindergarten causing him to only stay transformed for five minutes at a time.

Yamcha is a professional baseball player for the Taitans team.

Goku's death in the Cell Games Saga was an attempt to shift the focus of the series onto Gohan?
the Garlic Jr. Saga is entirely filler created for the anime.

Goku is completely pure of heart, preventing him from being harmed by the Devilmite Beam, and allowing him to control the Spirit Bomb.

Grandpa Gohan was killed by his adoptive Grandson after the young Saiyan had transformed under the light of the Moon.

Akira Toriyama has stated that Launch did not appear in the manga after the Piccolo Jr. Saga because he forgot she existed.

Launch's "Bad girl" form was the inspitation for the look of the Super Saiyan form. 

Goten got a makeover later in life to keep him from looking so much like his father.

Piccolo was only three years old when he fought Goku in the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament.

King Piccolo, after he was given his youth back, destroyed Shenron as a display of his power.

Mr. Hercule Satan does not die in all of Dragon Ball, despite his weakness.

The Sacred Water atop Korin Tower is just normal water, as the true benefits come from capturing it from Korin.

The anime known as Dragon Ball consists of the first 16 volumes of the Dragon Ball manga, while Dragon Ball Z consists of the latter 26 volumes.

Daikaioh, in his position as Grand Supreme Kai, ruled over the entire universe and all other Kai and Supreme Kai.

Master Roshi's Immortal Phoenix died of food poisoning from some bad bird seed.

Mr. Popo has served under every Guardian of Earth.

Emperor Pilaf successfully invented a Dragon Radar Proof Box to prevent the Dragon Ball Gang from finding the Dragon Ball he had collected.

Because of his fetish for T&A,Master Roshi is unable to ride on the Flying Nimbus Cloud. You need to be pure in both mind and heart to ride it.

Namekians can regenerate limbs.

There are 2 special classes of Namekian: Fighter and Healer. Fighters are natural gifted warriors and healers are hatural healers, There is a super special Namekian breed called The Dragon Clan. These Namekians are super intellegent and are able to create Dragon Balls. There are also Normal Namekians,who don't have any special skill..aside from limb regeneration

Korin was called Whiskers the Wonder Cat in the Harmony Gold Dub.

Vegito's name comes from Vegeta combined with the Japanese form of Goku's Saiyan name, Kakarotto.

Namekians reproduce asexually by extracting eggs from their throats.

Goku and Piccolo were forced to take driving lessons in the episode Goku's Ordeal?

The youngest Super Saiyan in the Dragon Ball series is Goten who transformed at 7.

Kid Buu and Yakon are actually the only villains Goku ever kills in Dragon Ball Z? And... Kid Buu is reincarnated as Uub while Yakon was actually killed accidentally due to his failed attempt at draining Goku's light energy.

Emperor Pilaf and Garlic Jr. have the exact same voice actors in both the Japanese dub and the FUNimation Dub. (For the anime)

Mercenary Tao is the first villain to actually defeat Goku in hand-to-hand battle. (General Blue incapacitates him prior but uses telekinesis to do so)

Masako Nozawa has been playing Goku since the Dragon Ball anime began in 1986, and she still continues to voice him after 25 years.

Tien Shinhan was meant to appear in the 2008 OVA Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!? He did not appear due to the death of his voice actor, Hirotaka Suzuoki. Tien was left out of the OVA in respect to Hirotaka. However, Tien was included in the manga version.

Chiaotzu is an Emperor in the Dragon Ball movie, Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure.

Chiaotzu is also the Smallest Z-Fighter. 

Super 17 appeared in the least amount of episodes as a main villain, and the Super 17 Saga is the shortest saga in Dragon Ball, Z, and GT.

Android 19 and Dr. Gero were meant to play the roles of Future Android 17 and Future Android 18, as the androids who rampaged Future Trunks' world, but their role was later changed? Instead, they remained villains in the primary time-line but weren't used in the Future time-line.

Goku was originally going to be revealed as a Saiyan in the Piccolo Jr. Saga of the manga and anime, but Akira Toriyama decided to delay it for Raditz's arrival.

Almost all of the major Red Ribbon Army members are named after colors, such as General White, Colonel Silver, Captain Yellow, General Blue, Staff Officer Black and Commander Red. In accordance with this pun, Ninja Murasaki's original name is Sergeant Major Purple.

Super Buu has only one thumb and one large finger on each hand in the manga, but in the anime, he has normal human-like hands with four fingers and one thumb.

The names of Frieza's primary elites are puns derived from fruits, such as Zarbon's name being a pun on the Japanese word for the "Pomelo fruit", Dodoria's name being a pun on the "Durian fruit", Cui being a pun on the Kiwi fruit, and Appule being a pun on the word "apple."

Grand Elder Guru is the only character to die twice in the same year and during the same saga.

Frieza has been the most frequently defeated villain, for a total of being defeated 5 times, including the movies and filler. He lost to Goku on Namek, was executed by Future Trunks, and was defeated by Pikkon in Dragon Ball Z. He was also sent back to Hell by Gohan in Fusion Reborn, and was frozen and smashed to pieces by Goku in Dragon Ball GT.

The Otherworld Tournament Saga was Anime filler.

Due to Master Shen being named Shen in the FUNimation Dub, the name of Shen, the character who's body Kami possessed, was changed to Hero. Hero's original name Shen is kept in the Blue Water dub of Dragon Ball.

Akira Toriyama got heavy inspitation for Dagon Ball from Journey To The West,a popular Chinese novel.

Toriyama's least favorite character is Vegeta.

Bardock - Father of Goku is one of Akira Toriyama's all time favorite Animated Movies.

The series was supposed to end with Cell Saga,but his family and friends pushed him to do more.
Dragon Boy is a short lived manga series that is the prototype to Dragonball


Toriyama Originally planned for the Dragonball Manga to last a single year,but due to the additional arcs. it lasted much more and even surpassed Dr.Slump,another famous Manga by Toriyama.
 
Krillin was added to the Dragon Ball Manga to make the Series more interesting.

Cell was created because the editor of the Manga didn't like Androids 17 and 18 as the Main antagonists,so Akira Toriyama created Cell.

Cell was only gonna Have 2 forms,but after being told by his superiors that he looked stupid,Toriyama created Perfect Cell.

Akira intended to put Gohan into the leading role in the Buu sagas.But at the 11th hour,he felt that Goku would've been better for the Job. 

Signs of Piccolo being an Alien were seen in the Piccolo Jr. Saga,where he and Kami{possesing a human} were talking in a weird language. That Language was Namekian.
 
A Saiyan's base strength is decreased if they have their tails removed.

A Saiyan can grow more powerful in 3 ways: 1- By fighting and defeating strong opponents. 2- By recovering from major injuries,and 3 - By being revived from death.

There are 6 types of Fusion: Potara,Metamoran,Namekian,Absorption,Merging,and Machine.

To this day there are heated debates as to whether or not Dragon Ball GT is canon.

King Piccolo and Lord Slug are the only Evil Namekians in the entire franchise.

Freiza's race remains unnamed...even to this day.

Well that's gonna do it for now. Enjoy the factoids. More DBZ goodness to come,I promise.

Stay Gold!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Rise, Fall and (Possible) Rebirth of Sailor Moon! Chapter 5: Sailor Senshi, Front and Center! Part 1 - The Main Cast

Before we get started, I want to thank Stefan for helping me out on this blog. I know some of the manga because I got the Sailor V mangas and Vol. 1 of the Sailor Moon manga. If I had all the manga, I would've of know alot. Here in the American Cartoon Federation, it's all about teamwork and determination and we will make a difference, especially in the world of animation. Thanks Stefan for helping me out here. With all the movie making and bloging I am doing, I definently need all the help I could get. Anyway, speaking of teamwork, let's get crackin'.

The following list of the 411 on the characters, the senshi, their friends and they enemies from the storyarcs themselves. If I don't have any much on the characters from Sailor Stars, I am sorry, cause I never saw the final season (stupid politics). Anyway, in this part, I will talk about the senshi, their allies and their friends. Here we go:

Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon: The leader of the Sailor Senshi and the reincarnation of Princess Serenity. As Princess Serenity, she was kind and noble like her mother, Queen Serenity. But, when she was incarnated into Usagi, she wasn't as noble as she once was. Usagi is a lazy, ditzy schoolgirl who cries alot, eats too much, plays alot of video games, idolizes boys and so on and so forth. but when she became Sailor Moon, all of her normal teen angst doubled ten fold. Initially, she didn't take her Sailor business seriously but overtime, she slowly started to except her destiny after she was discovered to be the long lost Moon Princess and guardian of the Ginzuishou or Silver Crystal. Although she is not the strong, wise warrior, what she lacks in strength makes up, so to speak, with courage, which is one of my 5 virtues by the way. She eventually becomes Neo-Queen Serenity of 30th Century Crystal Tokyo. Her name means "Bunny of the Moon" in Japanese. Her American name is Serena.

Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury: The brains of the Senshi. Ami Mizuno is one of the smartest people in the world. Her I.Q. is about 300, the same as the I.Q. of Dr. Ivo Robotnik. But unlike Robotnik, Ami-chan doesn't start a tantrum like Eggman does. Anyway, as Sailor Mercury, she has the power of both water and ice. But she is mostly used in defense and strategy, especially when she has her VR Visor for analysis and a mini-computer to help her figure out how to beat her enemies. On a serious note, Sailor Mercury is my favorite senshi because her birthday is one September 10th and what so special about that you ask. In the beginning, Ami-chan's birthday was just another birthday. But after the tragegy that is 9/11, I now think of her birthday as the birthday before 9/11. Not only celebrate her birthday, but I also honor those brave people who died on that dreadful day. Her name means "Friend of Water" in Japanese. "Be Water, my friend" as Bruce Lee once said. Her American name is Amy.

Rei Hino/Sailor Mars: Rei Hino is a young Miko who lives with her grandfather at the Hikawa Shrine. Although she is mostly calm, Rei-Rei (a nickname I made up myself) has a hot temper, so to speak, especially having arguments with Usagi, personality-wise and leadership-wise. As Sailor Mars, she has the power of fire, which she use to burn her foes into a cinder. Also, she can also sense evil vibes indicating that her foes are near. Other than her powers, she uses her Anti-Evil Ofuda Scrolls to stun her foes by saying Akuryo Taisan, which translates to "Evil Spirits Begone!" Her pet crows names are Phobos and Deimos, named after two of Mars' Moons. Her name means "Spirit of Fire" in Japanese. Her American name is Raye.

Makoto Kino/Sailor Jupiter: Now this Senshi is one tough cookie! Makoto Kino is a schoolgirl who was transfered from her old school because she got into fights in the drop of a hat but now goes to Juuban Junior High (the same school Usagi and Ami goes). Speaking of which, that is her personality, well, not all of it and here's why. Even though she looks tough and often get into fights, but she is mostly kind, when it comes to making friends. Her favorite hobby is cooking because she wanted to be one of the finest cooks in all of Japan. Her one weakness is being boy-crazy. Everytime she sees a handsome boy, she thinks of them as her old boyfriend, but that's for another time. As Sailor Jupiter, she has the power of nature, thunder and lightning, now that's shocking. Her name means "Faithfulness of Wood" in Japanese. Her American name is Lita

Minako Aino/Sailor V/Sailor Venus: This senshi needs no introduction. She was the main hero before Sailor Moon came to be. Just like Usagi, Minako is a ditz and likes to idolize boys too much. As Sailor V, she was assigned to stop the Dark Agency before discovering her true destiny to protect the Moon Princess as Sailor Venus. As Sailor Venus, she has the power of light, straight from her Cresent Beam to her Love Me Chain. Her name means "Beautiful Child of Love" in Japanese. Her American name is Mina.

Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask: Sailor Moon's valiant protector. In the beginning, he was Prince Endymion of Earth. He was Princess Serenity's lover and vows to watch over her, no matter what. When the Dark Kingdom ravaged the Moon Kingdom, Endymion died in battle. When Endymion was reborn on Earth as Mamoru, his personality was a bit complicated. When he was a kid, he almost died of a car accident, but he survived and rather remembering his current memories, he remembers his past. Years later, Mamoru is a college student and often picks on Usagi, calling her an Odango Head or Meatball Head. Mamoru and Usagi were at the wrong foot in the beginning, but overtime, they became friends and thereafter, lovers. As Tuxedo Mask, he dresses like Mandrake the Magician, but with a mask. Whenever Sailor Moon and the other senshi are in trouble, he throws his roses like a pair of Kunais. He also has his cane, which not uses it in the same manner Goku uses his Power Pole, but he uses it mostly for close quarters combat. He was evil for a short time by Queen Beryl, had a fighting spirit under the name the Moonlight Knight and eventually becomes King Endymion of Crystal Tokyo. His name means "Protector of the Earth" in Japanese. His American name is Darien.

Chibiusa/Sailor Chibimoon: The daughter of Neo-Queen Serenity and King Endymion of Crystal Tokyo. She came to the present in search of the Silver Crystal in order to save both the present and future of Tokyo. Chibiusa has Sailor Moon's hairstyle but it resembled bunny ears and it was pink. She may look cute and innocent, but she is more clever and cunning than we thought. Her Lunasphere can change into anything, a parasol, a baby bottle, a slingshot, and so on and so forth. She also has her Crystal Key, which enables her to travel through time, which explains how she ended up in the present. But, when she used it once, the gravity was gone, temporary anyway. And whenever she starts crying too much, her crescent moon insignia appears on her forehead, which causes to fire off the Moon Beam, which contain a lot of power. Like Tuxedo Mask, she was manipulated and turned evil, which turned her into Black Lady. As Black Lady, she was infused with the power the Dark Crystal. Eventually, thanks to Sailor Moon and her friends, the spell was broken and she was back to normal. Later on, she becomes the littlest Sailor Senshi, Sailor Chibimoon. As Chibimoon, her powers are almost as similar to Sailor Moon, but a little weaker, especially with her Pink Sugar Heart Attack. But her powers evolved in time, thanks to the power of Pegasus. Her name is the same as Usagi, but it was shortened with Chibi next to it so we won't get confused. Her American name is Rini/Sailor MiniMoon.

Luna, Artemis & Diana: The Senshi's guardian cats. During the times of the Silver Millenium, Luna and Artemis served as advisors to Queen Serenity until its destruction by the Dark Kingdom. When Queen Serenity died, she sends Luna and Artemis to Earth to watch over her daugther and the other senshi. Since then, Luna became Sailor Moon's mentor while Artemis became Sailor Venus' partner. Luna may look cute, but she is wise beyond her years. While Artemis, although he is smart, he isn't as bright as Luna. Diana came later on in the series. Diana is Luna & Artemis' daughter from the future and a guardian in training and companion to Chibiusa.

Haruka Tenoh/Sailor Uranus: The senshi of the outer solar system. As Haruka, she is a tomboy, mostly wearing men's clothing, including her school uniform for the Mugen School. Her favorite hobby is driving race cars. I guess she has the need...THE NEED FOR SPEED!! Anyway, as Sailor Uranus, she has the power of the Earth, which is extremely powerful. But unlike the other senshi, she is cold and calculating, which puts her at odds with Sailor Moon and the other senshi. She is the bearer of the Space Sword of Uranus. Her name means "Far Sky King" in Japanese. Her American name is Amara.

Michiru Kaiou/Sailor Neptune: The senshi of the outer solar system, whose beauty matches that of the sea itself. Although she could be cold and mean like her partner/lover, Sailor Uranus, Michiru is mostly kind and elegant. Her favorite hobbies are not only painting and swimming, but she is also a skilled violinist. Her performance on the violin is as elegant as the golden voice of a mermaid. As Sailor Neptune, she has the power over water, which is more powerful than that of Sailor Mercury. She is the bearer of the Aqua Mirror of Neptune. Her name means "Maturing Sea King" in Japanese.Her American name is Michele.

Setsuna Meioh/Sailor Pluto: the outer senshi of time and space. She is the one who guards to door through time and she was the only friend Chibiusa talks to when she was in the present. Unlike Sailors Uranus and Neptune, Sailor Pluto is willing to help the other Sailor Senshi for Chibiusa's sake. When she is Setsuna, she works as a university nurse. As Sailor Pluto, she has the power over time and space itself. She is the bearer of the Garnet Orb of Pluto. Just like Sailor Mercury, Sailor Pluto is my other favorite senshi. She is my favorite for another reason. Long ago, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) demoted Pluto as one of the nine planets of the solar system due to a bogus claim of a so-called "Definition of a Planet." That decision outrage many people who observe the solar system, and believe me, I am one of them. Without Pluto, how can kids say the line "My Very Educated Mother Just Serve Us Nine Pies" now. Since then, I continue to make my stance and still believe to this day that Pluto is, and always will be, a planet. And those IAU eggheads can SIT ON IT!! Her name means "Momentary Dark King" in Japanese. Her American name is Trista.

Hotaru Tomoe/Sailor Saturn: the outer senshi of death and rebirth and daughter of Professor Souichi Tomoe. As a child, Hotaru was left for dead and Professor Tomoe was scarred after a freak laboratory accident but was forced to serve the dark forces from the Tau Nebula in order to save Hotaru. Years later, Hotaru, now a teenager, was alive and well, but unknown to her, she was possessed the evil of the Messiah of Silence, Mistress Nine. Although the outer senshi didn't trust her, Hotaru's only friend was Chibiusa. It didn't take long for the Death Busters to kidnap Sailor Chibimoon to use her to bring back Mistress Nine. However, Mistress Nine's reign of destruction was short-lived when Hotaru broke free and she was reborn as Sailor Saturn. Unfortunately, after the demise of Pharaoh 90, she was turned back into a baby after she was saved by Sailor Moon. In the Sailor Stars arc, Hotaru returns as Sailor Saturn to aid the senshi against Sailor Galaxia. As Sailor Saturn, she has the powers of darkness, death and rebirth and she is armed with her Silence Glaive. Next to Prince Zuko, Piccolo and Dark Warlord Anubis/Oni Masho Shuten Doji, Sailor Saturn is one of many animated characters who started bad, but ended up fighting for good. Her name means "Firefly Rising from Earth" in Japanese, which resembles the season of Spring, the season of rebirth. Her Supposed American name was Tara, but the dubbers decided to let little Hotaru-chan keep her name. Though they mispronounced her family's name.

The Three Lights/Sailor Starlights: Sailor Senshi from another galaxy, whose planet was destroyed by Sailor Galaxia. Their mission was to find Princess Kakyuu of planet Kinmoku. In their civilian forms, Taiki, Seiya and Yaten Kou a.k.a. Sailor Star Maker, Fighter and Healer, use their occupation as a music band known as the Three Lights as a front for their mission. As the Starlights, their outfits are much different than the usual senshi fuku, making them more like dominatrix-like, but no knowledge on their powers. The Sailor Starlights caused alot of controversy in the anime. When they were portrayed as real men in the anime, it angered Naoko-chan. No wonder why we didn't get an english dub of Sailor Stars.

Chibi Chibi/Sailor Chibi Chibi Moon: A senshi that looks like a miniturized version of Usagi and Chibiusa. In the anime, she was born as the Light of Hope, the star seed of Galaxia before she was corrupted. In the manga, she was Sailor Cosmos, who was Sailor Moon's ultimate form. After fighting Sailor Chaos and destroyed most of the future, she heads to the present to help Sailor Moon and the others fight the forces of Chaos.

Princess Kakyuu: The ruler of the planet Kinmoku who the Starlights are looking for. In the manga, she was also known as Sailor Kakyuu.

Ikuko and Kenji Tsukino: Usagi's earth parents. Ikuko is a stay at home mother while Kenji is a magazine reporter. Both Usagi's parents were named after and based of Naoko-chan's real life parents. Coincidence? I think not.

Shingo Tsukino: Usagi's bratty little brother. Although annoying, deep down, he cares for Usagi. His American name is Sammy.

Grandpa Hino: Rei's grandfather who works at the Hikawa Shrine. In the manga, he is tall, has a mustache and had a head full of hair. While in the anime, he is a little, bald-headed old man, who, although is kind, is a bit crazy, especially flirting with young girls, just like Master Roshi.

Naru Osaka: Usagi's best friend whose mother runs the jewelry store, OSA*P. She was the first of many people who were targets of the Dark Kingdom, only to be bailed out by Sailor Moon. One of her most dramatic moments in her life is meeting and befriending Nephrite, who was later killed by Zoicite while protecting her. Other than that, Naru is a very strong willed person. Her American name is Molly.

Gurio Umino: Usagi and Naru's nerdy friend. Although intelligent, he is also arrogant about his intellect. He is often seen in his spiral glasses. He looks a bit like Gurikazu Amano from the Sailor V manga. His American name is Melvin.

Haruna Sakurada: Usagi's teacher from Juuban Junior High. Although a strict teacher when it comes to Usagi's laziness, she sometime acts spacey when it comes to finding a husband. Her sister, Natsuna, is the superintendent general of the Metropolitan Police. Her American name is Patricia Haruna.

Motoki Furuhata: One of Usagi's good friends and is best friends with Mamoru Chiba. He works at the Crown Game Center, where Usagi hangs out and plays video games like the Sailor V arcade game. He was refered to as "bro" by Usagi and her friends (in the manga anyway). He has a sister named, Unazuki, who Usagi mistaken as a rival for the affection of Mamoru at the time. His American name is Andrew.

Yuchiro Kumada: A hippie-like young man who helps out at the Hikawa Shrine and has a crush on Rei Hino (Sailor Mars). His American name is Chad.

That's all with the main characters I could think of. Next time, we are not done with the characters yet cause I will talk about the villains from all 5 story arcs. Until then, Stay Gold and Godspeed.

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