What have you learned from Sailor Moon?

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I don't mean Sailor Says-type life lessons about the power of friendship; I mean actual pieces of information. Could be a cultural factoid, could be a Japanese word or phrase - anything along those lines.

From the Dracul arc musicals I learned that women used to use belladonna drops to dilate their pupils, and I learned about Erzsébet Báthory and Gilles de Raiz.

I don't remember what chapter it was in,, but from the manga I learned that increased thirst can be a sign of anxiety. I also learned about Tanabata from the manga.

I learned about the ballet Giselle from that episode of SuperS.
 
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sapphire91

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Before Sailormoon, I didn't know that there are countries where it's actually legal to publicly display the results of School Exams and shame pupils in the Aftermath and for mothers to throw their kids out of the house if the latter's grades don't meet their exorbitant expectations! :|
Public shaming of lazy kids should be allowed everywhere in the world. This is the only thing that could motivate them and the world doesn't exactly needs good for nothings.
 
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Public shaming of lazy kids should be allowed everywhere in the world. This is the only thing that could motivate them and the world doesn't exactly needs good for nothings.
So much wrong in one post, I don't know where to start.

a) public shaming is abusive and ineffective
b) people aren't lazy, they're demotivated
c) there's like a million reasons why kids are bad at school ranging from biological to environmental, none of which are their fault
d) not being academically inclined doesn't mean you won't end up successful or happy later in life
e) human life has inherent worth; people's value shouldn't be measured by how much labor they produce in a capitalist society
 
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Thanks to Sailormoon I learned about a few things:
- the very existence of manga
- often the paper work (manga) is the original work
- the origin of the vast majority of the animation products that I liked (Japan)
- a lot of gadgets are produced in Japan that do not arrive in the rest of the world or are difficult to find.
- the tea ceremony
- school uniform is compulsory in most Japanese schools
- primary school is six years long
- the legend of Kaguya hime
- tanabata
- the legend of the lunar rabbit
- in Japan it is very important to know a person's zodiac sign and blood type, because they believe it defines its character
- the hachimaki stone
- sword, mirror and jewel are the 3 talismans in the series but they are also the imperial insignia in Japan with the relative legend
- in Japan they publicly show exam results, there are exam simulation courses and exam preparation schools
 

litacan

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I came to say 'having close girl friends is the best thing in the world' because it's the most important thing I learned when i first started watching it. I was about 4 when I first saw it and it occasionally aired on tv till I was 12

when rewatching the anime, I learned much about japan's educational system. being a student at a faculty of education, other countries' educational systems were discussed in lessons. Almost everything I know about japan's are from sm anime. lol.
 
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First and foremost, I learned that people in Japan dressed like people in the West.

I had seen anime before, but most of the anime I had seen up until Sailor Moon were either pure fantasy, sci-fi, or really old. Even in things like Tenchi Muyo, certain characters did dress in traditional garb regularly, so I assumed in Japan, everyone dressed like that all the time. One reason why I thought Sailor Moon was actually set in America was because these girls, aside from the uniforms (which weren't that much different than uniforms I had to wear in America), usually dressed like American teenagers. Even Raye only dressed in garb when performing temple duties, which was strange given that I was used to seeing religious figures wear elements of their garments at all times.

I also learned that in Japan, they make new students stand in front of the class and introduce themselves. While this happens in some Western cartoons, too, this was something I never experienced in any of my years of schooling. Generally, if there was a new student, they took a seat, the teacher might mention it before starting a lesson, but for the most part they would never write their name on the board, formally introduce themselves, or be presented like a trophy.

A lot of what I learned about Sailor Moon came from sites which explained more about the Japanese version.

I learned about the red string of destiny. Believe it or not at one time this common-as-dirt trope was completely unknown a North American audience.

I learned that the planets Mercury and Venus did not have moons. Before then, I legitimately thought Venus had a moon, since it was described as Earth's twin even back then.

I learned that the days of the week in Japanese not only correspond fairly well to the respective Sailors and their elements, but they also correspond very similarly to the days of the week in Spanish (lunes, martes, mirecoles, jueves, viernes - even if you don't know Spanish you can guess who corresponds with what). While there is a similar connection in English...it's a lot less direct due to English's...ahem...tangled linguisitc roots.

I learned that "Chibi" means small. Up until then, the style known as "chibi" was known as "super-deformed" to me.

Thanks to the dub, I learned the words "coup de grace" (specifically how it was pronounced) and "maudlin."
 
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Leaving one person to guard the Gate of Time was not enough to stop rogue time travellers from messing up the time stream. A group or organization would have a better chance with the job.
 
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I learned that:

- Even comic (at that time I didn't know that was manga, and I didn't know it was written in Japan) with complex character design can be made into anime, not only Doraemon.
- The name of Usagi in "some other" countries is Serena.
- The form of Metalia in the old anime is so impressive.
- I love the skull shape cave at the beginning of each episode.
- When doing the transformation, they dance a lot.
- Zoicite is a girl (and that's a wrong fact!)
- The animation does not show the panel exactly like in the comic! :yay:
 

SailorStar9

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I learnt that:
1) It doesn't matter just how many power-ups you get; as long as your Senshi name doesn't have a 'Moon' tagged to it, you're sidelined 98% of the time.
2) Crystal Tokyo can very well be a dystopia to some.
3) Time paradoxes have no place in Sailor Moon... which pretty much renders Setsuna's job of the Time Gates Guardian rather redundant.
 
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