A middle school student named Usagi Tsukino befriends Luna, a talking cat that gives her a magical broach enabling her to become Sailor Moon: a “pretty soldier in a sailor suit” destined to save Earth from the forces of evil. Luna and Usagi assemble a team of fellow Sailor Soldiers to find their princess and the Legendary Silver Crystal. They encounter the studious Ami Mizuno, who awakens as Sailor Mercury, Rei Hino—a local shrine maiden who awakens as Sailor Mars, Makoto Kino—a transfer student who awakens as Sailor Jupiter and Mamoru Chiba—a high school student who assists them as Tuxedo Mask. A young, aspiring idol named Minako Aino, who also operates as Sailor Venus, later joins them accompanied by her feline companion Artemis.
- broach – bros
- destined – yg ditakdirkan
- assemble – mengerahkan, menghimpun
- fellow – sesama
- encounter – berjumpa/menemukan secara kebetulan
- studious – rajin, yg suka belajar
- shrine – kuil, pura
- awaken – membangkitkan, membangunkan
- aspiring – bercita-cita tinggi
In the first arc, the group battles the Dark Kingdom. Led by Queen Beryl, a team of generals—the Four Kings of Heaven lit. “Four Heavenly Kings”—attempt to find the Silver Crystal to free an imprisoned, evil entity called Queen Metaria. Usagi and her team discover that in their previous lives they were members of an ancient moon kingdom called Silver Millennium. The Dark Kingdom waged war against them, resulting in the moon kingdom’s destruction. Its ruler Queen Serenity later sent her daughter Princess Serenity, her guardians the Sailor Soldiers, their feline advisers Luna and Artemis, and the princess’s true love Prince Endymion into the future to be reborn through the power of the Silver Crystal. The team realize Usagi is the reincarnated Serenity and that Mamoru is Endymion. The Four Kings are killed by the Soldiers and are revealed to have been Endymion’s guardians who defected in their past lives. In a final confrontation with the Dark Kingdom, Minako kills Queen Beryl; she and the other Soldiers then sacrifice their lives in an attempt to destroy Queen Metaria. Using the Silver Crystal, Usagi succeeds in killing Metaria and resurrects her friends.
At the beginning of the second arc, Usagi and Mamoru’s daughter Chibiusa arrives from the future to find the Silver Crystal. As a result, the Soldiers encounter Wiseman and his Black Moon Clan, who are pursuing her. Chibiusa takes the Soldiers to the future city Neo-Tokyo, where her parents rule as Neo-Queen Serenity and King Endymion. During their journey they meet Sailor Pluto, guardian of the Time-Space Door. Sailor Pluto stops the Clan’s ruler Prince Demand from destroying the time-space continuum, leading to her death. Chibiusa later awakens as a Soldier—Sailor Chibi Moon—and helps Usagi kill Wiseman’s true form, Death Phantom.
The third arc revolves around a group of lifeforms called Death Busters, which were created by Professor Soichi Tomoe, who seek to resurrect the entity Pharaoh 90 and destroy the Earth. Tomoe’s daughter Hotaru is absorbed by the entity Mistress 9, who must open the dimensional gateway through which Pharaoh 90 must travel. Auto racer Haruka Tenoh and violinist Michiru Kaioh appear as Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune, who guard the outer rim of the solar system from external threats. The protagonists are joined by physics student Setsuna Meioh, Sailor Pluto’s reincarnation. Usagi obtains the Holy Grail, transforms into Super Sailor Moon, and attempts to use the power of the Grail and the Silver Crystal to destroy Pharaoh 90. This causes Hotaru to awaken as Sailor Saturn, who is initially perceived as a threat by Haruka, Michiru and Setsuna. As the harbinger of death, Hotaru uses her power of destruction to sever Pharaoh 90 from the Earth and instructs Setsuna to use her power over time-space to close the dimensional gateway. Usagi, as Princess Serenity, then uses her power to recreate the planet.
The next arc introduces the Dead Moon Circus, led by Queen Nehelenia, the self-proclaimed “rightful ruler” of both Silver Millennium and Earth. Nehelenia invades Elysion, which hosts the Earth’s Golden Kingdom, capturing its High Priest Helios and instructs her followers to steal the Silver Crystal. As Prince Endymion, Mamoru is revealed to be the owner of the Golden Crystal—the sacred stone of the Golden Kingdom. Mamoru and the Soldiers combine their powers with those of the Holy Grail, enabling Usagi to transform into Eternal Sailor Moon and kill Nehelenia. Four of Nehelenia’s henchmen, the Amazoness Quartet, are revealed to be Soldiers called the Sailor Quartet, who are destined to become Chibiusa’s guardians. They had been awakened prematurely and corrupted by Nehelenia.
In the final arc, Usagi and her friends enter high school and are drawn into a battle against Shadow Galactica. Sailor Galaxia, the group’s leader, plans to steal the Sailor Crystals of true Soldiers to overthrow the galaxy and kill an evil life form known as Chaos. After Galaxia kills Mamoru and the Sailor Soldiers and steals their crystals, Usagi travels to the Galaxy Cauldron to defeat Galaxia and revive her teammates; she is accompanied by the Sailor Starlights, their ruler Princess Kakyuu, the infant Sailor Chibichibi who came from a distant future, and later, Chibiusa and the Sailor Quartet. After numerous battles as well as the death of Galaxia, Sailor Chibichibi reveals her true form as Sailor Cosmos. Usagi then destroys Chaos with the Silver Crystal. Mamoru and the Sailor Soldiers are revived and return to Earth with Usagi. Six years later Usagi and Mamoru are wed.