Toei's Putting Sailor Moon's First 3 Classic Series on YouTube for Free in Japan [Updated]

Sailor Moon showing you exactly what she’s going to beat you up with: glamour.
Sailor Moon showing you exactly what she’s going to beat you up with: glamour.
Image: Toei

Ahead of the premiere of Sailor Moon Eternal, a cinematic retelling of the Dream arc in which the Senshi face off against the Dead Moon Circus, Toei is inviting everyone to re-experience the episodic adventures that build up to the film’s celestial confrontation.


Crunchyroll reports that beginning this week, Toei will begin posting every episode from the first three Sailor Moon series (that were presented as continuous seasons in the West) in batches of 10 episodes. Because Sailor Moon Eternal retells the story of fourth series, now’s as good a time as any to go back and refresh your memory as to what the Senshi went through, before one of the smallest and most mysterious members of their team popped up on the scene and revealed shocking things about Sailor Moon’s future.

Something to note, though, Toei doesn’t exactly want you to binge rewatch, so the batches of episodes are set to drop weekly, beginning this Friday and going through July 17.

Sailor Moon Eternal hits Japanese theaters on September 11.

Update: An earlier version of this post misstated that the new streaming effort was something that Crunchyroll was spearheading, when in reality it’s actually something that Toei is handling. It’s unclear whether Toei’s Sailor Moon streams will be subtitled or accessible to people outside of Japan. We apologize for the error.

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Charles Pulliam-Moore is an NYC-based culture critic whose work centers on fandom, pop culture, politics, race, and sexuality. He still thinks Cyclops made a few valid points.


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