In 1991, artist and writer Naoko Takeuchi created the manga "Sailor Moon." And just one year later in 1992, it was adapted by Toei Company into the anime millions around the world know and love. "Sailor Moon" follows an ordinary school girl named Usagi Tsukino who learns that she's Sailor Moon—an intergalactic Sailor Guardian who's destined to save the world from evil forces. Tsukino learns of this life altering information from Luna, a talking black cat who gives her a Transformation Brooch that allows her to turn into Sailor Moon. As Tsukino begins fighting crimes, she starts meeting other Sailor Guardians beginning with Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter and Sailor Venus, who come together to form a crime fighting squad.
The anime series ran from 1992 to 1997 and pumped out several animated films including "Sailor Moon R: The Movie" in 1993, "Sailor Moon S: The Movie" in 1994 and "Sailor Moon SuperS: The Movie" in 1995. Takeuchi and Toei created a live action television series "Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon" in 2003, however unlike the anime this show didn't have an international impact and only got one season. In 2014, "Sailor Moon" was rebooted with "Sailor Moon Crystal," which was a huge update in animation and stuck closer to the original source material. "Sailor Moon Crystal" ran for three seasons, covering the series in three parts: "Dark Kingdom," "Black Moon" and "Death Busters." "Sailor Moon Crystal" is set to have an animated film series titled "Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal, airing in 2021. The first part is expected to drop on January 8th and part two will be released on February 11th. This film series marks the 30th anniversary of the release of the original manga.
In honor of the nearly 30 year legacy of "Sailor Moon," take a look at some of our favorite tattoos inspired by this anime.