Here are my articles and etymology essays on Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn. More of them will be added in the future.
Witches 5 Etymology
Read this essay to learn about the origins of the names of the Witches 5. Their names come from the names of minerals. Images of those minerals are provided.
The Origin of Queen Nehellenia's Name
Queen Nehellenia's name is not related to the names Nepherite and Nepheline. Read this article to find out why.
The Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn Movie Etymology Articles: Names and Etymologies
Now all three of my Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn movie etymology articles are linked to one main section.
Sailor Saturn and Sailor Pluto: Debunking the "Mix Up" Myth
No, Sailor Saturn and Sailor Pluto did not switch mythological roles. Naoko Takeuchi was not ignorant about classical Graeco-Roman mythology, either.
Geological References in Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn and Kdonmu wa Sr V
Many of the names that appear in Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn come from the names of minerals and precious stones. This PDF file shows the geological references in Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn. Here is the GIF format version.
Amazoness, Amazones, Quartet, and Quartetto
"Amazoness" looks redundant, right? This article introduces my arguments against that term. It also introduces the Greek term Amazones. Learn more about quartet and quartetto.
A List of Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn Anime "Monsters of the Days"
This PDF file lists the names of all the Yoma, Cardians, Droids, Daimones, Lemures, and Phages that appear in the Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn anime episodes. Here is the GIF format version.
Debunking the Death Reborn Revolution Myths
Contrary to popular belief, Sailor Saturn's Death Reborn Revolution does not destroy a planet in the Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn manga.
Death Reborn Revolution and Death Ribbon Revolution
Naoko Takeuchi wrote Death Reborn Revolution in her manga, not Death Ribbon Revolution. Read this article to see why "reborn" and "ribbon" are spelled differently in Japanese.
Sailor Saturn and Sailor Pluto: There Was No "Switch"
Here is another article about the "Saturn and Pluto were switched" argument. This article is more concise than the original one.
Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn R Movie Etymology
All of you anthophiles are going to like this article. Learn why many of the names in this movie have to do with flowers.
Sailor Saturn and Sailor Pluto: The Problems with the "Switch" Argument
This is my third and final article on the "Saturn and Pluto were switched" argument. Some of my strongest arguments can be found in this one.
Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn and Logical Fallacies
Many arguments that appear on Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn Web sites are rather weak. This article lists some common logical fallacies.
Cyprine's twin sister has a name that is often misspelled. The best Latin-letter spelling of the name seems to be Ptilol since it derives from Ptilolite and Clinoptilolite.
: Amazones and Amazoness
This is an article that explains why the combinations of katakana characters that are romanized as Amazonesu Karutetto can approximate Amazones Quartetto or Amazones Quartet. It also compares "Amazoness" and the Greek term Amazones.
Queen Nehellenia and the Goddess Nehalennia Compared
This brief article shows the interesting similarities between the goddess Nehalennia and Queen Nehellenia.
Helios or Elios?
What is the proper Roman-letter spelling of the name of the priest of Elysion? This article may answer that question.
This article shows how Japanese names and words are romanized. Find out why Haruka's name can be written as "Ten'ou" and "Tenoh."
Serenity & Selenity
Should we write the princess of the moon's name as "Serenity" or "Selenity"? This article explains that "Serenity," not "Selenity," is the spelling that was intended.
"Inner Senshi" and "Outer Senshi"
Do you want to know why I dislike the phrases "Inner Senshi" and "Outer Senshi"? If so, read this article.
The Top Ten Least Acknowledged Foreign Terms in Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn
Ten katakana-character combinations, identical to gairaigo for non-Japanese and non-English terms, appear in the Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn sources, and yet they are rarely thought of as gairaigo.
Sailor Saturn's Anime Powers
In the Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn anime, does Sailor Saturn's Silence Glaive Surprise maneuver really destroy Queen Nehellenia's palace? Find out in this article.
The Name of Sailor Lethe’s Maneuver
The name of Sailor Lethe's maneuver has given people trouble. What does the name signify? What did Ms. Takeuchi write in her manga? What are some of the different spellings of the name? This article will attempt to answer those questions.
The Sailor Anima-Mates
This article shows that, in the manga, Sailor Phi, Sailor Chi, Sailor Lethe, Sailor Mnemosyne, and Sailor Galaxia are not members of the Sailor Anima-Mates. It also debunks some of the common misconceptions that are associated with those characters and shows a short list of relevant names.
Names, Puns, and Fallacies
This article shows how to read in Japanese the names of the main characters of Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn.
A Brief Commentary on Sailor Pluto and King Endymion
Does Sailor Pluto have an unrequited love for King Endymion in the Black Moon section of the Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn manga? We do not know. Does she like him? Of course she does! This article puts their relationship into perspective.
The Tomb of the Little Known Senshi Error Guide
I have been wanting to complete this Guide for a very long time. See how inaccurate the information at the Tomb really is! I hope people will find this Guide helpful.
Black Moon Etymology
Learn the origins of the names of the Black Moon characters, places, and items in this article! Please also see what I have to say about the Sapphire’s Shrine Web site.
Some fans think that Usagi was born in 1978, but I beg to differ. Please read this article to see what I have to say about how time works in the Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn stories. (This article is down for maintenance.)
Sailor Myu Etymology
There are few places online that attempt to explain many of the names of the characters who appear only in the Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn Musicals, or Sera Myu. This article shows the origins of many of those names.
The Sailor Starlights and the Hindu Trimurti
Several fans have associated the three members of the Sailor Starlights (Sailor Star Fighter, Sailor Star Healer, and Sailor Star Maker) with the three members of the Hindu Trimurti (Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva). This article shows why one may be skeptical of the apparent connections.
Character Profiles: Japanese and English
Most Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn Web sites contain sections that display the personal information of the main characters. Unfortunately, the owners of those Web sites copy their information from other sources. Sometimes it is difficult to determine what information is accurate. The information in this article comes from the Japanese-language anime and manga sources. Notice that the profiles are intentionally concise.
Debunking Common Misconceptions
This article presents and refutes some of my least favorite Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn misconceptions. More material will be added in the future.
Sailor Soldiers and Related Characters: Name Lists
In this article, one list shows the names of sailor soldiers, Sailor Crystal carriers, and special starseed carriers from Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn. Other lists show group names, common misnomers, and fan-created names.
A List of Magical Powers in Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn and Kdonmu wa Sr V
There are many characters in the anime and manga continuities of Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn who can invoke their special powers by reciting magical incantations. This long list includes many of the special powers from those continuities. The names of the special powers that are from the Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn video games can be found in this list. Additionally, this list also includes many of the names of the special powers from the Kdonmu wa Sr V story.
"Osmanthus Princess" is a phrase that I use to refer to Princess Kaky in this article. Learn about the special connection between her fragrant olive theme and the name of her planet.
Guides to the "All-Character" Sections of the Original Picture Collections
The Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn Original Picture Collections contain the "All-Character" picture sections. Those sections show the main characters in the series. The names of those characters are in my guides.
Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn S Movie Etymology
Fans of the black cat Luna should like the Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn S movie. Learn why some of the characters in this movie are connected with the Japanese story named Taketori Monogatari (Tale of the Bamboo Cutter).
Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn SuperS Movie Etymology
Did you know that many of the names that are mentioned in the Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn SuperS movie are really French? Find out more about those French words in this article.
Picture Diary and Exam Battle Etymology
This article explains the names of the characters who appear only in the Chibi Usa's Picture Diary stories and in the Exam Battle stories.
Name Etymologies: Minor Characters
This article explains the names of some of the minor characters in Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn. More names may be added to the article in the future.
Kdonmu wa Sr V Etymology
Most of the important character names that appear in the Kdonmu wa Sr V (Code Name Sailor V) manga are explained in this article. This article does not contain images of the characters now, but they will be added eventually.
The Silence Glaive
Sailor Saturn usually carries around her Silence Glaive, which holds enough power to destroy the world. Learn more about her weapon's name and significance in this article.
The title means Lunar Bibliography. This is a list of most of the reliable Japanese-language primary sources for Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn that I use for my articles. The list should get longer in the future.
Dark Kingdom Etymology
Read this article to learn the origins of the names of the Dark Kingdom. This article includes images of the anime and manga versions of the characters. There is also a section that shows images of the minerals that have the same names as the characters.
Ten Annoying Mixxisms
I use the term Mixxism to refer to any of the unusual spellings that the writers at Mixx (Tokyopop) wrote in their adaptation of the Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn manga. See ten Mixxisms that bother me the most.
Dead Moon Etymology
Wicked Queen Nehellenia and her followers of the Dead Moon give the sailor soldiers trouble in the anime and manga. This article explains the names of the characters of the Dead Moon. It also show images of the characters and the minerals that share the names of those characters.
An Analysis of the Parallel Sailor Moon Story
The Parallel Sailor Moon story appears in the Materials Collection. The story includes several characters who do not appear in the established manga continuity. Kousagi, another daughter of Usagi, is one of those characters. This article analyzes the information that we have about the story.
Shadow Galactica Etymology
This article explains the names of most of the characters of the Shadow Galactica. It does not include the Sailor Anima-Mates because they already have their own article.
Death Busters Etymology
This article explains the names of most of the characters of the Death Busters. It does not include the Witches 5. My Witches 5 Etymology is about the names of those characters.
Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn: Another Story Etymology
The Japanese company Angel released the Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn: Another Story video game in 1995. This article explains the names of the major original characters in that game.
The Amazon Trio and the Amazones Quartetto
This is a shortened version of my older : Amazones and Amazoness article. Learn why Amazones (which refers to the Amazons) is more expedient than Amazoness (which comprises Amazon and -ess) in Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn.
Alien Name Etymology
The two aliens who appear in the first thirteen episodes of the Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn R series have names that derive from the term alien. Learn about why this site uses the spellings Al and En.
(Maboroshi no Ginzuish)
I have been thinking about the significance of the name of Sailor Moon's crystal. This article explains that there is a way to connect that name to a particular mineralogical term.
Eye-Beam or Beam?
What does the mean in a certain Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn song? In this article, I present the evidence for the two common explanations and then decide on which seems to be more expedient.