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    cast:

    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.[citation needed]

    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.

    Plot
    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.

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    from left to right: Mew Azama (Jupiter), Ayaka Komatsu (Venus), Miyuu Sawai (Moon), Keiko Kitagawa (Mars) & Rika Hama (Mercury)



    for me...Keiko (Mars) and Ayaka (Venus) rock!

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    The girls (sailor senshi)



    in front: Mew Azama (Jupiter)
    at the back from left to right: Miyuu Sawaii (Moon), Keiko Kitagawa (Mars), Ayaka Komatsu (Venus), Chisaki Hama (Mercury)

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    KeiKo is obviously the cutest here.

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    This show rocks!

    The girls are superb as well as the generals!


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    Quote Originally Posted by snow_angel
    No affence or anything, i reckon the only person that suits that 'sailor girl' is sailor mars. the other ones dont match... like sailor moon and venus. they dont look good with blonde hair... and there are just some asians that look gorjuzz with blonde hair. Sailor mercury doesnt suit herself, coz yeah true sailor mercury is sweet, but its not that type of sweet. Sailor jupiter... my fave in the cartoon... but no for this thing. she llooks to sweet and cute for sailor jupiter..., but i think sailor mars is the perfect person for the character.
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    ^just watch the whole series....

    It's not about the looks but the "characters" they portrayed and the story itself...

    you grow with them from the beginning to the last act...


    the story of live action series is really different from the anime and manga version...
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    Quote Originally Posted by snow_angel
    ^just watch the whole series....

    It's not about the looks but the "characters" they portrayed and the story itself...

    you grow with them from the beginning to the last act...


    the story of live action series is really different from the anime and manga version...
    lol i have i watched it all last night. i still dont like sailor m ercury. its just a different feeling with the anime one... yeah its different versions but u still need a similarity and the same feeling of mercury. but im starting to like jupiter again (my all time fav) but i just hate their costumes man.... so roughly done... like mercury's boots : too big for her. and mars? in one of the acts, her shoes are slightly different colour. lol but its still good : i like it
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    Tuxedo Mask (played by Jyoji Shibue)


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    Quote Originally Posted by snow_angel
    Tuxedo Mask (played by Jyoji Shibue)


    Yeah hes good... very hot and u cant really tell any similarities with him behind that eye piece
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    Quote Originally Posted by girllikeme
    No affence or anything, i reckon the only person that suits that 'sailor girl' is sailor mars. the other ones dont match... like sailor moon and venus. they dont look good with blonde hair... and there are just some asians that look gorjuzz with blonde hair. Sailor mercury doesnt suit herself, coz yeah true sailor mercury is sweet, but its not that type of sweet. Sailor jupiter... my fave in the cartoon... but no for this thing. she llooks to sweet and cute for sailor jupiter..., but i think sailor mars is the perfect person for the character.
    lol. Actually, when you watch sailormoon in the show, the hair doesn't look too bad on her. . .the pics are just not to appealing. As for venus. . .I don't think her face match blond either but you have to put the unnatural stiffness of the wigs into consideration too. Blond hair in itself is already unnatural for asians but the wig was not done to well and it seems like it's too big for her head. Also the fact that the girl is waaaaaaay too small. Her costume is actually too big for her too. XD
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    i'm watching this show currently, and must say i'm surprised to find it very good. sure, the wigs are slightly weird, but the storyline is very good (wayyyy better than the anime). I also like the relationship/friendships between the girls and how usagi and mamoru's relationship developed. very good indeed. of course my fav. are the dark generals. esp. Kunzite and Zoisite aka the 'nice guy' ("he's the scariest of us all") and the dead guy in ep. zero (sooooo ). i also kinda like Nephrite but he's a bit toooo needy. i like to yell "mole" when he shows up though, that and "mazui, mazui"
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    Quote Originally Posted by MysticDust
    i'm watching this show currently, and must say i'm surprised to find it very good. sure, the wigs are slightly weird, but the storyline is very good (wayyyy better than the anime). I also like the relationship/friendships between the girls and how usagi and mamoru's relationship developed. very good indeed. of course my fav. are the dark generals. esp. Kunzite and Zoisite aka the nice guy and the dead guy in ep. zero (sooooo ). i also kinda like Nephrite but he's a bit toooo needly. i like to yell "mole" will he shows up though, that and "muzukashii, muzukashii"

    I like the anime 'appearance' better,, but yeah i like the real-life storyline better
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    Quote Originally Posted by girllikeme
    I like the anime 'appearance' better,, but yeah i like the real-life storyline better

    Of course the live action is following the manga a little bit more than the anime. The anime made lotsa changes to the characters to add pounds and pounds of comedy into it. I think the costumes here are as good as it could be for real life costumes, the anime is just animated drawing my gosh...how could real life be as good as an artist's drawing which is more imaginative and could be created beyond reality's ability to adapt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suet Seung
    Of course the live action is following the manga a little bit more than the anime. The anime made lotsa changes to the characters to add pounds and pounds of comedy into it. I think the costumes here are as good as it could be for real life costumes, the anime is just animated drawing my gosh...how could real life be as good as an artist's drawing which is more imaginative and could be created beyond reality's ability to adapt.
    I agree.

    In my opinion, all of the actors/actresses here did a great job.

    My personal faves here in live action are Mars & Venus. Venus is my ultimate fave from anime and manga and I still love her character in the live action..... for Mars (it's because of Keiko-chan! great actress!), she portrayed Rei Hino well....

    Mamoru is cute!

    For the generals, my fave is Zoisite (the pianist).

    I wish there's another season for the outer senshi...
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    Queen Beryl


    Jadeite


    Nephrite


    Zoisite


    Kunzite


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    Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask/Prince Endymion (played by Jyoji Shibue)











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    Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon/Princess Serenity (played by Miyuu Sawai)







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