it’s been 20 years for fuck sake Usagi get your shit together
(Source: keitaroyevon, via herondales)
pssst fellow sailor moon fan here! Top 10 things you're looking forward to seeing in the reboot?
(SCREAMS TO THE HIGH HEAVENS) DEAR ANON YOU ARE GOLD
In no particular order (because that’d be way too hard)-
1. Rei’s character being ACCURATE TO THE MANGA
I’ve mentioned this many times already but that’s because it’s incredibly important to me. I loathe what the first anime did to Rei, it’s the main reason why I just can’t get into it. The anime (especially the version with the english dub) made Rei into this quick-tempered loudmouth, who constantly argues with Usagi over her being the leader, who also crushes on Mamoru, and who wants to be an Idol??? Now, these aren’t bad qualities- it’s just that they aren’t Rei.
Rei is, at first glance, a “cold beauty”. A cliche description but also one that conveniently sums up the fact that Rei’s character is made up of a mix of desirable and undesirable qualities in women in traditional Japanese society. On one hand, she’s extremely beautiful and ladylike, with a familiarity with social etiquette and housework (or temple work). On the other hand, she is devoted to her dream of becoming head priestess (her neighbors call her “creepy” for her divination abilities), she lacks interest in romance or marriage, she has a blunt tongue and a proud, serious, withdrawn demeanor. She can also be too intense for some people- her disinterest in romance is partially caused by her being aware that if she falls in love, she’ll want the person all to herself, ruining them in the process. I think in some ways, ignorant dudes could label Rei as a “bitchy feminist” but Takeuchi-sensei treats her character with nothing but respect. No one ever tries to change her- no one should change Hino Rei, because she’s perfect as she is (which is why the anime version of her feels like such a betrayal).
Now SMC is supposed to only cover the Dark Moon Arc but there have been rumors that it’s also going to include the Rei-centered short story “Casablanca Memory” which makes me ecstatic because I WOULD DIE to see this scene come to life on screen:
Every time I read this scene I get such extreme feels OTL
a post where I explain with images how foxes are the best thing ever, and how if you disagree you are obviously wrong
Is it possible to domesticate a fox I want one as a pet
Douse yourself in water and repent!
Endymion, you are my first love, my only love… even if we’re reborn, in another life, we’ll find each other… and then… We’ll fall in love again
(Source: shadow-kat-13, via everythingghibli)
I know I’m probably gonna get some flack for this but…
This whole Sailor Moon Crystal deal feels like a reverse of Full Metal Alchemist and FMA: Brotherhood where people didn’t like the original anime then praised the one that was a faithful reboot to the manga.
I think a big problem is that the original Sailor Moon anime came out 20 years ago when a lot of us were pretty young and there was no manga available for us to compare it to. Well… even now that it is it’s not really something the majority of us have read. It’s not engraved in our collective nostalgia as the Dark Kingdom arc of the anime is (tho to be fair I have no idea why there’s huge fondness for that one when it’s arguably the dullest one with most of its 46 episodes consisting of filler. I find it hard to watch now).
Still I find it odd that a lot of us are brushing off Crystal (one episode in to boot) because it doesn’t fit the image of Sailor Moon that we remember. Which… was kind of the point of it given that Crystal’s story is meant to be a closer adaptation of the manga’s story, something that the original anime never achieved given that they made it while Naoko Takeuchi was still in the process of writing it. They branched off pretty fast. Sounds familiar, right?
Yeah, the art’s not as cute, a little wonky even, and Usagi’s expressions could be more varied. I 100% agree with that but I also believe that it can be improved given that we’ve only seen one episode so far. However I’m… not at all bothered by the fact that she no longer has her crazy expressions. While she did have some occasional goofy faces in the comic, they weren’t nearly as frequent and it’s never been a necessary part of her character. That’s purely what we remember of her from the original which had a bigger focus on comedy during the filler episodes anyway. Usagi from the 90s anime is almost a completely different person from her manga counterpart and honestly if you’re expecting everyone to act exactly the same as how you remembered them thennn you’re in for a lot of disappointment (did you know that Zoicite and Kunzite were only a couple in the anime?). I for one am excited to see Venus in Crystal given how much they butchered her character in the old series by treating her as the dumber, more vain Usagi. She’s the leader of the senshi, dagnabbit. 8(
Just my feelings on the matter, of course, feel free to disagree. As I said there are definitely valid complaints too. Me? I’m just waiting for something like this to happen in the reboot.