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Sailor Moon © Naoko Takeuchi/Kodansha, Toei Animation

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Back by popular demand! Back in 1999, we ran an article in the magazine suggesting that Sailor Moon and TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer had a lot in common. At the time, we'd meant it to be fun thing–y'know, a humorous little comparison between the two shows. But darned if the similarities didn't just keep coming! And so, updated for the latest season, here's our list of points in common between Buffy and Sailor Moon.



The heroine of the series...

Buffy

Sailor Moon

is a reincarnate?

Yes (in the movie version fer sure; less certain in the TV series)

Yes

has difficulty accepting her destiny?

Yes

Yes (off and on until mid-Sailor Moon R, anyway)

is a survivor of a death experience at the hands of mortal enemy?

Yes, the Master

Yes, Queen Beryl

has a strange knack for snappy combat patter?

Yes

Yes

is surrounded by group of sympathetic friends who share her secret?

Yes

Yes

is tutored and supplied with weapons by heckling elder?

Yes

Yes

possesses parents totally ignorant of her extracurricular activities?

Yes, until end of second season at least

Yes

has difficulties maintaining grades at school?

Yes

Yes

has two female friends who practice an "alternative lifestyle"?

Yes, Willow and Tara

Yes, Sailors Neptune and Uranus (in the Japanese series)

has a friend with romantic ties to demon?

Yes, Xander (Anya)

Yes, Molly (Neflite)

accepts former enemies into circle of friends?

Yes, Spike

Yes, the four sisters (Sailor Moon R)

gains a "little sister" who mysteriously appears from nowhere?

Yes, Dawn

Yes, Rini

SEE THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE...

 

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