Sailor Moon, known in Japan as Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon, is an anime series adapted from the manga series of the title by Naoko Takeuchi. The series was produced by Toei Animation and directed by Junichi Sato, Kunihiko Ikuhara and Takuya Igarashi and produced by TV Asahi andToei Animation. The first four seasons were dubbed and released in North America by DIC Entertainment and Cloverway. The series concentrates on the adventures of Usagi Tsukino, a schoolgirl who learns that she and several other girls can transform into superheroines, Sailor Senshi, and fight against evil forces that threaten the world.
The series aired from March 7, 1992 to February 8, 1997, on TV Asahi in Japan. In addition to the 200 episodes, three feature-length films were produced, as well as five short films. In North America, the episodes aired from September 11, 1995 to December 21, 2000, on YTV in Canada, and in first-run syndication (and later on Cartoon Network) in the United States.
Punishment Awaits: the House of Fortune is the Monster Mansion (Season 1, Episode 2) Edit
Having failed his previous mission, Jadeite informs Queen Beryl, the leader of the Dark Kingdom, that he is using another plan, this time involving fortune telling. Meanwhile, Usagi's classmate Gurio Umino is smitten with her. After confessing that he wants to go on a date, Naru has him consult a fortune teller but he decides to go to the House of Fortune. Luna tells Usagi to go to a fortune teller, in an attempt to check that Motoki is an admirer of her but decides to go to the House of Fortune. However, Umino and some of the other students are hypnotized by the tarot cards and cause trouble at school the next day. Realizing that the students were being hypnotized from the House of Fortune, Luna and Usagi infiltrate the house and encounter Balm, a youma disguised as the fortune teller.
Scent of a Monster: Chanela Will Steal Your Love (Season 1, Episode 5) Edit
A new pet shop opens called Pet Shop Perfume. There, the animals exhibit a hypnotic power over Shingo and Mika and they both buy one. Once with their pets, they lose interest in anything else.
Usagi Learns Her Lesson: Becoming a Star Is Hard Work (Season 1, Episode 7) Edit
Mikan is attacked in the shower by Jadeite's youma Derella, who engulfs her with a substance that emits from her mouth, and then transforms into her. She and Jadeite announce a contest, hypnotizing the audience into entering. Naru and Umino enter, but Luna does not want to.
It's Summer! The Sea! Our Youth! Also, A Ghost (Season 1, Episode 20) Edit
In a trip to the ocean, the girls come across a little girl named Sakkio, but her father informs her not to play with the trio. Later in the episode, he uses a coin to hypnotize Sakkio to controlling her psychic powers to scare them away. Ami goes into the room where Sakiko's father attempts to draw out his daughter's abilities, causing a ghost to become manifested, attacking Ami and Sakiko's father while Sakiko is under a hypnotic trance.
Huge Shock for Usagi! Mamoru Declares a Breakup (Season 2, Episode 16) Edit
Chibiusa speaks up about being hungry, but the Tsukino family realizes they have no idea who she is. Chibiusa becomes worried but quickly uses Luna-P to transform into a spiral umbrella which she uses to hypnotize the family members. Luna realizes what is happening and bites Usagi to snap her out of the trance. Usagi yells at Chibiusa but her family chides her again for being so mean.