Story: Like a fine wine Sailor Moon R gets better with time from it's predecessor Sailor Moon. The Black Moon Arc introduces the same cast of characters are back with new villains to fight. The season split in two with the first part having the Doom Tree aliens appear, Ann and Alan. The second part of the season introduces the Black Moon villains. This time there is a little surprise waiting for Serena and Darien, Rini, there are also three new scouts that are found: Neptune, Uranus, and Saturn (Pluto was seen very briefly in the first season).
Animation: The animation is in the same style as in Sailor Moon. Simple, realistic and for the time period.
Sound: The soundtrack was done well for the time period and helps to set the mood of the scene.
Characters: The characters and story continue to be developed as the mystery of what happened in the Crystal Kingdom is revealed and the destiny of the characters is foretold. The new characters (Especially the corresponding villains) are a good foil for the characters that were already introduced.
Overall: I thought that the second season of Sailor Moon was better than the first. The whole entire plot development takes on a new step in the second series making the episodes irresistible and the characters more lovable that before.