Definitely the anime! It’s only 12 episodes so you could actually finish it in a day if you have the time. After that, I recommend reading the manga. It’s a straightforward adaptation but still worth a read! After that, I highly recommend reading The Different Story, a fantastic spinoff manga that focuses on Mami Tomoe and Kyoko Sakura, two of the five magical girls from the main series.
After that, I’d watch the movies. The first two movies (the Beginning Story and the Eternal Story) are recaps of the anime. The Beginning Story recaps episodes 1-8 and the Eternal Story recaps 9-12. There’s not anything new story-wise (the story is actually condensed quite a lot, which is why I recommend watching the series and not the movies first), but there’s brand-new animation and music in a lot of parts so it’s fun to compare it to the series! Then there’s the Rebellion Story, an entirely new movie with a very controversial ending.
There are also two more spinoffs. Puella Magi Kazumi Magica focuses on seven new magical girls (who call themselves the Pleiades Saints) and is only loosely connected to the main story. Puella Magi Oriko Magica introduces new characters but still primarily focuses on the main girls.
I colored Rei-chan/Mars, from my furoku set <3 I’ve got the rest colored too, I’ll post them over the next few days!
Minako, most definitely! This may just be me projecting myself onto her (not that we aren’t the same person anyway, haha), but I’ve always imagined that she’s a big fan of horror. She’s like me; we’re hard to scare so we primarily watch/read horror stuff for the entertainment value, not the scare value.
Usagi’s a total wimp when it comes to horror, but she still tries to test herself every now and then. She likes the feeling of being scared by something fictional… when she’s not crying, that is. I don’t think she would actually buy the game (playing it by herself? HELL NO.) but she often plays with Minako, offering advice when she can (mostly consisting of “MINAKO-CHAN, LOOK OUT!!!” at times when they’re already screwed). She makes Minako turn the volume way down, though, which Minako bitches about because it’s not as fun.
I think Haruka would really dig FNAF, too; she seems to be a fan of video games. Of course, she breezes through it because she’s HARUKA TENOH, leading to Minako constantly hounding her for tips.
Michiru’s fascinated by it and secretly watches playthroughs online. When Haruka catches her and offers to show her how to play, she acts like she has better things to do… only to be caught playing Haruka’s copy late at night because she screamed when Foxy caught her.
the new ask meme: send me literally anything and ill tell you something i hate about it
things I can’t imagine
- someone having a crush on me
- someone randomly seeing me and thinking ‘wow they’re cute’
- someone getting happy because I messaged them first
- someone thinking about me, in general
- someone wondering how I am
- someone finding me attractive
- someone doing something to try and impress me
- someone asking their friend on what to say to me
- someone wanting to get to know me
i love myself because im pretty and i dont give off any weeaboo vibes irl. like you would never guess that i almost cried today because my favorite character appeared in an anime!! i like that about myself.. at least i seem like i have dignity on the outside.
SHUT THE HELL UP
ISHII MIKAKO IS THE SWEETEST, CUTEST PERSON EVER
So, for some context, this is the very last performance of Petite Etrangere. As people who have experience in theatre can attest, the last showing is usually pretty emotional because the cast is sad that their experience is over. Sailor Pluto’s actress, Mikako Ishii, was given the opportunity to speak about her feelings during the curtain call and gave this amazing speech.
First of all, she said “They let me play Sailor Pluto,” not “I’m playing Sailor Pluto.” It’s obvious that she sees her role as a great honor and is very grateful for it. I also love how, because Sailor Moon is now over 20 years old, there are actually people who loved Sailor Moon in their childhoods now being given the opportunity to be a part of it.
Mikako is literally crying throughout her entire speech (both with joy and sorrow), which shows just how much she and the rest of the cast love and care about Sailor Moon, and every person who came to watch them shared that love with them. It’s no wonder that they can feel the love all around them! And then OMG CHIBIUSA AND PLUTO. Even out of character, they still show so much love for each other.
I just love everything about this so much. Sailor Moon will always live on!
OH MY GOD WHO SAID IT WOULD BE OKAY TO INCLUDE THIS SONG
ARE THEY TRYING TO ABSOLUTELY FUCKING DEVASTATE THE ENTIRE AUDIENCE? THAT WAS A RHETORICAL QUESTION, OF COURSE THEY ARE.
Okay, first of all, I love how they included one of my favorite scenes from the manga.
(it’s read from left to right; I used Mixx’s translation because I like it the best for this particular scene)
But more than that, I love how Pluto spends the last moments of her life telling Black Lady/Chibiusa how much she loves her, how sorry she is that she wasn’t able to protect her, and how thankful she is for their friendship. Black Lady/Chibiusa is literally the reason why she’s dying (if Black Lady hadn’t stolen Usagi’s Ginzuishou, Pluto would have never had to stop time to prevent the Silver Crystals of the past and future from meeting and destroying the world) and Pluto doesn’t do anything but assure Chibiusa of her love for her.
In turn, Black Lady is so devastated by the death of her most precious friend that her grief cuts through Wiseman’s evil influence over her and restores her to her true self. Their love for one another is what beat the bad guys.
I get a little testy when people try to argue that the 90s anime “fixed” this situation by making Usagi and Mamoru (in the forms of Neo-Queen Serenity and Endymion) the ones who saved Chibiusa from herself. According to them, it makes more sense to have Chibiusa’s parents be the ones to save her. But they don’t understand that, while this works out perfectly in the anime, it wouldn’t make sense in the manga (or in Petite Etrangere). In the anime, Chibiusa and Pluto’s relationship was rather unexplored and underdeveloped until the S season. She had a much closer relationship with her parents.
But in the manga and Petite Etrangere, Chibiusa’s relationship with her parents is somewhat strained. She adores them, but she also respects them to the point where she feels like she’s not good enough for them and will never live up to their achievements, especially regarding her mother. Chibiusa and NQS’s relationship is in no way unloving or filled with conflict, but Chibiusa just looks up to her so much that she can’t bear to let her mother know that she’s anything but a perfect lady.
Her closest, warmest relationship is with Sailor Pluto, who acts like a second mother to her. With Pluto, Chibiusa isn’t afraid to voice her insecurities and fears and doubts because she knows she won’t be judged, and in return, Pluto comforts and encourages her. They cheer each other up and have fun together, each one filling in something that the other needs.
This scene represents just how strong and profound their relationship is. Pluto loves Chibiusa enough to die for her and Chibiusa’s love for Pluto rescues her from Wiseman’s manipulation. I’m so happy that Petite Etrangere gave this friendship the attention it deserves!
Raven Symone makes Sister Act debut at the Broadway Theater in NYC
Damn. She looks incredible.
She is SO RAVEN!!!
That’s fucked up yo
All of my necklace sets <3
These can all be purchased at a very low cost on eBay! Just search for “sailor moon necklace” plus the number of pendants you see in a particular set above to see all of the options.