Kyle from Capsule Computers writes:
"By now, magical girl series are something most anime fans are familiar with or have at least heard of. Sailor Moon may in fact be the first anime series many people saw, or at least one of the first. Newer anime fans may be more familiar with modern and darker entries into the genre such as Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya or Yuki Yuna Is a Hero. Sailor Moon was not the first magical girl series ever, but the basic formula has remained the same for over two decades now, if not even longer. The three other series mentioned above may appeal only to specific anime fans, but this series has a more broad appeal."