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In the manga, Rei is often shown wearing a necklace. In fact, during the earlier arcs, she’s never seen without it.
The Materials Collection even makes special mention of it.
It also mentions that, after transforming into Sailor Mars, the pendant moves to her waist and becomes a tool that helps her generate fire.
To me, this seems to imply that Rei’s pendant has a special significance to her. So I did a little digging through the manga, and lo and behold:
That’s right; Rei’s deceased mother, Risa (name revealed through PGSM, btw), owned the exact same necklace! See?
So my idea is that, before she died, Risa passed her necklace onto Rei and Rei’s treasured it ever since. She treasures it so much that it actually becomes a part of her fuku and helps her with her powers; in a way, it’s almost like Risa herself is supporting and helping her daughter even though she died years ago.
Marco Albiero’s old art style compared to his new one. The reason why the characters in the newer picture (may) look a bit out of place with one another is because the picture wasn’t actually drawn all at once; rather, he posted individual shots of each character (as seen on his Facebook) and finally put all of them together to do a comparison with the older picture.
Guardian Cosmos by Marco Albiero
Finally. Finally, finally my life has meaning.
Also, I just had to include some of the comments on the article because I just had to.
What about the rest of the question? Hahahaha Sorry for mixing it all up!
Oh, sorry! I have a bad habit of not fully answering asks with multiple questions, haha. It’s because after I finish answering one question, I assume I’m finished!
Anyway, as for your other question
"Also, do you think Crystal, if it gets more seasons, will keep the anime exclusive items and some item designs that differ greatly (like the Carillon)? I really like the Crystal Change Rods and Lip Rods and would hate to see them go, but would love to see the Sailor Crystals too! I could take or leave the Eternal Moon Article, but I wanna see some Holy Moon Chalice action!"
That’s a really good point! I have a feeling that, if we get up to the Infinity (3rd) arc, we’ll see the Lip Rods make a return. They’ve already made quite a lot of new Lip Rod merchandise and the fandom is gobbling it right up; clearly, the Lip Rods are still massively popular. Not only that, they have no manga counterpart; they were specifically invented for the anime because the Outer Senshi (and the Inner Senshi, minus the Moons) had no transformation devices whatsoever in the Infinity arc. I can’t imagine Crystal wasting a merchandising opportunity by going with no transformation devices, so they’ll probably bring the Lip Rods back.
As for the Crystal Change Rods, sadly I don’t think they’ll be returning. Unlike the Lip Rods, which had no manga equivalent, the Crystal Change Rods replaced the Sailor Crystals in the manga. So I think that, if/when we get to the Dream arc, they’ll just use the Sailor Crystals instead.
As for the overall designs, they’ll probably stick closer to the manga.
Although this often comes as a surprise to people who haven’t read the manga, Sailor Venus is technically the leader of the Inner Senshi, not Sailor Moon. And Sailor Mars is her second-in-command (a concept that’s heavily expanded on in PGSM and, to a lesser extent, the anime). Venus’ leadership is mentioned numerous times in the manga:
Basically, Venus is the true leader because Sailor Moon was never really supposed to exist in the first place. She’s the Princess, yes, but Princesses are meant to be protected; warrior princesses were/are a fairly radical concept because, for the most part, royalty is sheltered and kept out of harm’s way. Princess Serenity was not a warrior in past, nor was she ever meant to be a warrior in the present or the future. In the manga, Luna admits that she had only trained Usagi as a Sailor Soldier in order to protect and hide her from the enemy.
Anyway, during the Silver Millennium, before Sailor Moon existed, Venus lead the Guardian Senshi in the effort to protect Princess Serenity. In the few flashbacks we see to the Silver Millennium, Venus was almost always at Princess Serenity’s side, protecting her and instructing the other Senshi on what to do.
After they were reborn, Minako was the first to awaken; after all, as the leader, it’s her responsibility to take care of the others and have the experience necessary to deal with any threat. Because of this, she awoke a full year before the rest of the Inners (at age 13) and trained as Sailor V. After she had enough experience, she regained her memories of her past life and became Sailor Venus; soon after, she and Artemis began to watch over the other girls.
Meanwhile, the reborn Princess, Usagi Tsukino, became Sailor Moon assumed the leadership role. Later on, Venus herself (as the most experienced Senshi) continues to act as a leader by forming strategies and taking charge whenever Sailor Moon is missing, incapacitated, or otherwise incapable of being the leader herself. This is especially evident in the first and second arcs, where Sailor Moon was still very inexperienced. As time went on, Sailor Moon matured and became a much more capable leader, although she still relies on Venus occasionally.
A huge symbol of Venus’ leadership is the Holy Sword. She wielded it during the Silver Millennium, using it to protect the Princess; she even killed Beryl with it.
Countless years later, when the Senshi visit the ruins of the Moon, they come across the Holy Sword, stuck inside a pedestal. Mercury and Mars try to pull it out but fail; even Jupiter’s Herculean strength doesn’t make it budge.
However, when Venus tries, the sword is freed with no resistance whatsoever.
This directly mirrors the myth of King Arthur and the Sword in the Stone; After the King of England died, his advisor, Merlin the sorcerer, enchanted his sword and placed it in a stone, announcing that only the King’s true heir would be able to remove it. Many tried to remove the stone, but they all failed. It was only when Arthur, the King’s illegitimate son, took hold of the sword did it finally remove itself from the stone, signifying that he was the rightful heir to the throne. Likewise, the Holy Sword is only freed when Venus, the true leader of the Senshi, tries to remove it.
I was just thinking about how weird it is that Stars has gotten ZERO love! As much as I love all of the new merchandise, I would really rather prefer Stars stuff than things from the first four seasons (seasons 1, 2, and now 3 in particular are getting a ton of attention).
I honestly don’t know why they’re neglecting Stars so much. I understand that they’ve been working up through the seasons (hence why it took forever for Outer Senshi merchandise to appear), but we really should have seen something by now. I don’t know, maybe they think Stars merchandise will sell less?