I’ll admit it from the start; ever since I had to quality check a fansub of Sailor Moon R The Movie, I’ve been a fan of Sailor Moon. I’ve read maybe one or two of the manga books out from Mixx/Tokyopop, and about half of S and SuperS. I’ve seen a number of episodes of the non-lettered anime series (dubbed :P), and it remains in my top ten of must-watch anime out there. I also have this huge love for the Sailor Moon music. I love it to death.
That being said, I was asked to download the new live action series (Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon) for a certain someone (*cough**cough*), and out of a fan-driven curiousity, I watched the first few episodes. At first, I was thrown by the Saban-like monsters and the corny fights (nothing like the anime, of course), but then I noticed that the characters a little less stereotypical and a little more dark. Rei hates everyone, Mako hates Rei, Usagi is still Usagi, and Ami’s a lot more socially-conscious than she used to be. Sailor V (Minako) treats Tuxedo Kamen as her enemy, and while Tuxedo Kamen protects Sailor Moon, Mamoru hates Usagi while Usagi half-hates him. It’s bittersweet, though the little parables try to teach a lesson about friendship, the character interaction is far less sugar-sweet than I anticipated. I see this geared more for an older audience than little kids.
By the way, the opening music sequence kills me every time. Sailor Senshi meets Morning Musume. 🙂
Can’t wait to see them!
And another friend wants to see Keroro Gunsou. So we need more eps.
I maintain that Moon Revenge and La Soldier are two of the greatest anime songs ever, and that one of the greatest atrocities of our time was DiC replacing La Soldier with “The Power of Love” at the end of Sailor Moon R. (grah).
Oh, and another great atrocity was Clover turning Haruka and Michiru into “cousins.” >_>
LOL… this is quite an old post. 🙂
I was reading your back-posts after
mentioned you in her journal. ^^
Ah. Okie 🙂