Sailormoon premieres in Japan.
The english adaption "Sailor Moon" first premieres in North America.
1995 is also the year that many mark as a turning point for the Internet.
The Internet becomes accessible to the general public and is popularized by the media
and in pop culture. Modems become a standard option on computers.
Sure it was only a 14.4, but at the time, that was all most people needed!
Sailor Moon is cancelled in the United States due to poor ratings,
mainly due to the poor, early morning time slots many stations gave it.
This results in the creation of "Save our Sailors" (SOS), a quickly popular
web site dedicated to bringing the show back and getting more episodes produced.
Meanwhile, the show becomes one of the highest rated animated series in Canada.
It also enjoys success in other countries, in other languages.
In some long disappeared Internet chat room, four people frequently discuss how
awful most Sailor Moon pages are. They steal, they have wrong information,
and the layouts are unreadable.
Eventually, one of them comes up with the idea of reviewing SM pages
to not only help improve the situation, but to help others
like them find good pages and avoid bad ones.
"The Worst Sailor Moon Pages Ever" is finally released
with the review of the first ever "Worst of the Month Site".
We thought we would get flamed off the web within a few months,
but to our suprise, 90% of people who write in by email love the idea.
Only two weeks after the site opens, "The
Runner-Ups", "The Best of the Month", and "Honorable Mention"
review categories are added.
(The records of the first "Runner-Ups" were lost due to a wee screw up.)
A page help section called, "How to Avoid Ending Up on Our Page" or "Our Guidelines"
VesVes # 1 is the first to come down with "the dreaded curse of VesVes",
leaving after only 2 months due to real life commitments.
Reported sightings of "The Scrolling Song", an early,
pre-historic version of "The
(See Worst of the Month review for January 1997)
Sailormoon ends in Japan with the showing of the 200th episode
and the release of manga volume 18.
Site becomes only the second Sailormoon Page to be picked by Anipike
as a "Pick of the Week"
Around this time it is announced that Dic will be dubbing another
17 episodes for release in fall 1997, but will only be releasing
them in Canada at first. The USA network also picks up the show
in the United States. It does only slightly better in the ratings
and is often preempted due to various specials and sports events.
The AQ is featured in a "Last Exit" article on Anipike. It becomes the first
article to really cause a public stir over this site.
The SM People's Choice Awards are started in order to celebrate
the site's anniversary. It begins with only two categories,
best and worst.
The SM-WPR idea takes off with others! We first
become aware of two new review groups inspired by our site:
Sailor Moon Best of the Web, and The M Squad's Good, Bad, and Ugly.
A few months later, two more would join the pack, the Needleleaf Society
and the Witches are Laughing.
The whole site is given it's first major layout overhaul, which results
in a lot of old junk being dropped and the start of several new sections.
It included a reorganized "Our Guidelines" section, and the addition of
"The Dead Moon Circus Shrine". The "Improved" banner program is
also started to help encourage former "Worst" or
"Runners-Up" sites to improve and seek help, rather than shut down.
The Rantings and Ravings Section is added.
While there had been at least three 'Rant-like' articles
before, they were never organized into a separate section
and were never archived.
The First Special Feature Section is added, focusing on Shrine Pages.
The whole site gets a second major overhaul, the most substantial one to date.
"The Lemures Files" guest article section makes its debut, plus
the old "Best of the Month" Category, after months and months of never
actually being used, is merged with the old "Honorable Mention" category.
Together they form a new "Best of the Month" category.
We were never able to choose one page over another to be the best
each month. They were all too good!
The overhaul continues with yet another reorganization
of the "Our Guidelines" section. It more than triples in size,
and is renamed "Page Tips".
The second and vastly improved edition of the SM People's Choice Awards.
The new version drops the worst category, and expands to include
three categories for different types of SM sites.
Sailor Moon gets one more kick at the can in the United States. The Cartoon
Network starts airing the show, which leads to it's best US ratings ever.
This eventually leads to the 17 newer dubbed episodes finally being shown in the US.
"Dead Moon Circus Shrine" is completely rebuilt, rewritten, and expanded.
"The Second Look" Review Section is added to review
previously reviewed pages to see how they have changed since we first looked at them.
To go along with the new section, the review
archives are reorganized with the addition of the
"Recommended Sites Lists". The new lists are designed to
make the archives easier to use, and to post all
the pages we have ever approved of in one place.
(Best Reviews, Special Feature Links, People's Choice Winners
Information is leaked out on some anime DVD sites that Pioneer has
acquired the rights to Dic's option to sub and dub the three Sailor Moon Movies.
Pioneer eventually confirms the news.
In Japan, Kodansha announces the stories from the live-action musicals will be
adapted and released in a new series of manga. The manga will be drawn in anime style,
which means Naoko Takeuchi will not be returning to work on the series.
Pioneer releases "special uncut sub-titled" versions of the three Sailor Moon
movies. The dubs are due to be released early in the year 2000.
Page Tips gets it's own address, as we push it a bit to become a site of it's own.
Optimum Productions announces on it's website, it will soon be entering production to
dub the SMS and SMSS seasons. Many think that DiC has come back for one more kick at
the can, but soon, there is speculation DiC no longer has the rights to the future seasons.
It is eventually confirmed that CWI, the North American division of Toei, will be responsible
for dubbing the next two seasons.
The English dubbed version of SMS starts on Cartoon Network. There is mixed reaction to the
differences between DiC's and CWI's handling of the show. At first, many like CWI for keeping
the original music, and less cuts to the video. Some prefered the DiC version simply because they
felt the voice acting was better with the "original cast". Later, many came to dislike the CWI
version due to many writing inconsitancies, and poor censoring. The jury is still out on which one
really is better.
The Dead Moon Shrine is completely rebuilt for a second time. Expanded, rewritten, and redesigned. New
features include Lemures and Victims listings.
We celebrate our 4th Anniversary with the end of SMPCA4.
We join the staff of The Small Lady and The RPG Busters in creating The Help Desk. An interactive
help forum where people can go to ask questions related to building sites.
Things are kind of dull around the site, so to try and spice things up again, we begin developing new ideas
for the future of the site. These ideas eventually become a long-term redevelopment to be launched during our
We celebrate our fifth Anniversary in a big way with the re-launch of the "New" Worst Sailormoon Pages Ever.
New layouts, a ton of updates, and a slightly re-vamped review system.