I have some Pokemon themes and songs...but they're all original Japanese ones, 'cept for the stuff from 2BA Master, Under the Mistletoe sang by Ash and Misty, Vacation by Vitamin C, and Don't Say You Love Me by M2M. ^^;
Yeah, you're right, I was off by a couple years. The anime started in 92, the manga first appeared in 91. It was almost an 80's thing :P
I thought Takeuchi started SM's manga in the early 90s. Getting right down to it, if it had started in the 80s, and the show itself started in 1992, then I doubt we would've gotten that Doom Tree saga in R, which was used solely due to the fact that due to demand, Takeuchi had to come up with something else for the manga.
Heck, Sailor Moon didn't come out in America until '95, but it was originally made in the mid 80's.
Cool, so I didn't remember that wrong. The last book I read was Warriors of Legend : Reflections of Japan in Sailor Moon
and this was mentioned. Since you are a fan, you may want to check it out. It's very interesting and informative, especially since they mention how many "real" places were used for the series (anime/manga) in general or name changes (of places) used in the show, like the jewelry store in ep one that belonged to Naru's mother.
Here's a description:
The book Warriors of Legend is one of the first of its kind, using a specific Japanese anime/manga series- the megahit Sailor Moon- to teach about Japan. Neophytes to Japan studies will find Warriors of Legend an accessible way to learn about this fascinating country. Those who know quite a lot about Japan already will find their understanding enhanced by the way the book analyzes the nuances of Tokyo's history and Japanese society. The book also argues that Sailor Moon is a unique series in that it was both internationally popular and strongly structured by the culture of the city of Tokyo and post-Economic Bubble Japan.