Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal (Season 1)

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal new 2014 anime

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal is a fresh reboot of the classic 90s magical-girl series. Naoko Takeuchi (the original manga artist) was heavily involved in the new production so the story & characters follow closely to the manga.

It first premiered on 5th July 2014 and streamed simultaneously worldwide online for free via Hulu/Neon Alley, Crunchyroll, AnimeLab and NicoNico. It aired on the first and third Saturday of every month.

Where can I watch Sailor Moon Crystal for free?

You can watch Sailor Moon Crystal online for free and legally here:
Crunchyroll available in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America (Central & South America including Mexico)
Hulu/NeonAlley – available for US residents
AnimeLabavailable in Australia & New Zealand
Netflix – available in the USA & Canada from July 1 2021
NicoNico* – available worldwide (Subtitled in 12 different languages with the original Japanese audio)

Does ‘Sailor Moon Crystal’ cover the entire series?

Yes! There are 5 seasons of Sailor Moon Crystal: Classic (Season 1), Black Moon Arc (Season 2), Infinity Arc (Season 3), Sailor Moon Eternal (2 part movie covering Season 4) and Sailor Moon Cosmos: The Movie (Season 5 finale)

Where can I buy Sailor Moon merchandise?

Visit our Sailor Moon Shopping Guide for links to buy.

Official Trailer:

Opening Theme: Moon Pride

Opening theme: Moon Pride by Momoiro Clover Z
Closing theme: Moonbow by Momoiro Clover Z

Episode List:
Act 1: Usagi -Sailor Moon
Act 2: Ami -Sailor Mercury
Act 3: Rei -Sailor Mars
Act 4: Masquerade Dance Party
Act 5: Makoto -Sailor Jupiter
Act 6: Tuxedo Mask
Act 7: Mamoru Chiba -Tuxedo Mask
Act 8: Minako -Sailor V
Act 9 Serenity -Princess
Act 10: Moon
Act 11: Reunion -Endymion
Act 12: Enemy -Queen Metalia
Act 13: Final Battle -Reincarnation

Voice cast:
Sailor Moon/ Usagi Tsukino: Mitsuishi Kotono (reprising role)
Sailor Mercury/ Ami Mizuno: Hisako Kanemoto
Sailor Mars/ Rei Hino: Rina Satō
Sailor Jupiter/ Makoto Kino: Ami Koshimizu
Sailor Venus/ Minako Aino: Shizuka Ito
Luna: Ryo Hirohashi
Tuxedo Mask: Kenji Nojima

Director: Munehisa Sakai
Composer: Yuji Kobayashi
Character Design: Yukie Sakou
Art Director: Takashi Kurahashi/Yumi Hosaka
Music: Yasuharu Takanashi

224 thoughts on “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal (Season 1)”

    1. It’s still better than no subtitles :3 Maybe one day if it’s popular they’ll be dubbed versions, though I personally prefer watching it in Japanese with English subs.

    1. Not a star seed, it’s the Silver Crystal. Though I guess it would be easy to mistake it for a Star Seed.

      1. I suppose early on the concept of the Star Seed hasn’t been introduced yet~ so for the purpose of not spoiling the last season, it’s the Silver Crystal and nothing else..*cough* XD

    2. It’s my understanding that the Silver Crystal is her Star Seed :3 The Silver Crystal seems to take various forms and it also appeared in the ‘R’ movie as a flower :)

      1. It could very well be that. I ended up thinking about that when I got up XD
        I don’t think the Silver Crystal was actually explained in depth about whether or not it was Usagi’s star seed.

        1. In Sailor Stars in the episode where Usagi’s Star Seed is taken, the title was “The Silver Crystal is Stolen! Princess Kakyuu Appears” I think that’s a pretty good indication it’s the same thing :)

      1. because there is the copyright of Toei animation 2013. but it is not the full intro, it is only like 1 minute tho.

          1. ah ic, thanks for confirming it. It’s good to wait for the surprise of the new official Sailor Moon trailer =).
            I love your comic strips, they really make my day. How long have you been doing this? Keep it up! =D

  1. I’m kind of new to the video streaming process, does anyone know if Sailor Moon Crystal will stream free, or do you need to pay to watch it? I don’t mind paying (especially for Sailor Moon ^^) I just didn’t know what the deal is.

      1. I think niconico will be streaming the first episode free. At least that is what I THINK the website said. My japanese is not perfect xD….

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