Miyuu Sawai = Usagi Tsukino / Sailor Moon / Princess Serenity
Chisaki Hama = Ami Mizuno / Sailor Mercury / Dark Mercury
Keiko Kitagawa = Rei Hino / Sailor Mars
Myū Azama = Makoto Kino / Sailor Jupiter
Ayaka Komatsu = Minako Aino / Sailor V / Sailor Venus
Rina Koike =Luna Tsukino / Sailor Luna
Keiko Han = Luna (voice, cat form)
Kappei Yamaguchi = Artemis (voice)
Jyouji Shibue = Mamoru Chiba / Tuxedo Kamen / Prince Endymion
Aya Sugimoto = Queen Beryl
Jun Masuo = Jadeite
Hiroyuki Matsumoto = Nephrite
Yoshihito Endou = Zoisite
Akira Kubodera = Kunzite
Alisa Durbrow = Mio Kuroki
Chieko Kawabe =Naru Osaka
Masaya Kikawada = Motoki Furuhata
Kaori Moriwaka = Ikuko Tsukino
Naoki Takeshi = Shingo Tsukino
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon
was a tokusatsu TV series in the Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon metaseries originally created by Naoko Takeuchi. It is created by Toei, the same company that produces the Super Sentai series. Toei have also done much to create the sentai genre to which the original story arguably also belongs.
PGSM came out in exclusively in Japan. It ran from 2003 – 2004, and was a retelling of the first major Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon arc (sometimes referred to as the 'Dark Kingdom' arc or just 'Classic') but with considerable plot divergences.
The theme song is called "Kirari*Sailor Dream!" and was performed by J-Pop singer Sae. The lyrics were written by Naoko Takeuchi herself.
The series lasted 49 episodes (called "Acts"), and also included two separate made for DVD specials, for a total of 51 acts.
A great evil, consisting of Queen Beryl (a beautiful, spurned ex-resident of the Moon Kingdom), her four generals, and an amorphous evil power named Queen Metallia attempt to steal energy so that Beryl can take over the world.
Standing in their way are the Sailor Senshi, five high-school-aged girls: perky Usagi Tsukino, genius Ami Mizuno, paranormally gifted shrine maiden Rei Hino, tomboyish Makoto Kino, and J-pop idol Minako Aino; two beings that appear to be sentient stuffed cats (Luna and Artemis); and Tuxedo Mask, a jewel thief in search of a Mystical Silver Crystal.
Later in the series, Metallia and Sailor Moon each get too powerful to be reigned in, and the conflict shifts to attempting to postpone the inevitable destruction of the planet Earth. (It looks like Earth is plunged into darkness and not actually destroyed per se, but the effect is the same.)
Changes to story
Although Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon is a retelling of the first manga story arc, there are many differences that set it apart from the manga and anime. The story lines are more character-based and driven, focusing on the girls' civilian lives and their connection to the past more than on action sequences. While the first few episodes seemed directly based on anime and manga story lines, by the time Sailor Jupiter had arrived the show was starting to spin off in its own direction. Additionally, Usagi and Rei's relationship is closer in spirit to the manga; while they have their disagreements, it never gets to the heated level that it does in the anime.
One of the largest changes was to the character of Minako Aino, who, rather than being an ordinary girl among the other Senshi, is a famous pop idol. When introduced, she is fighting crime under the alias "Sailor V" (as in the other versions), and makes subtle reference to this double life in her music. Her most popular song, "C'est La Vie" (French for "That's Life!"), is a Japanese pun. In Japanese, the pronunciation of "Sailor V" (セーラーＶ [seːɺaːbwi]) is nearly identical to "C'est La Vie." The song has an insouciant and uplifting tone, while the real phrase is a reminder that life can be harsh.
In addition to plotline changes, some updating has been done to minor elements of the series, making them more in line with modern culture. For example, in the original anime and manga, there were scenes involving Ami and a cassette tape. In the new version, the tape is replaced by a MiniDisc. Instead of a transformation pen and communicators, each Senshi is given a magical camera phone and bracelets.