- Episode 200: "Usagi’s Love! Moonlight Lights Up the Galaxy"
- Episode 125: “A Bright Shooting Star! Saturn, and the Messiah”
- Episode 44: "Usagi’s Awakening: A Message from the Distant Past"
- Episode 182: "Invasion from Space! Seiren Comes Flying In"
- Episode 46: "Usagi’s Eternal Wish: A Brand New Life"
- Episode 199: "The Light of Hope! Final Battle for the Galaxy"
I’ll have to look at that blog!
Something I hate about shoujo manga: I really dislike how a ton of shoujo titles just basically recycle the same exact stuff all over again. Things like characterization of the heroine, characterization of the love interest, plot lines, and more seem to be reused over and over again. Obviously I’m not talking about the entire shoujo genre, but still.
The magical girl genre in particular is susceptible to this; for a long time, a lot of magical girl shows were just ripoffs of Sailor Moon. Fortunately, the genre seems to be getting revitalized, but I just hate watching things that I’ve basically already seen before, you know?
Something I hate about Bob’s Burgers: That it doesn’t have 20 seasons. Seriously, my only complaint about Bob’s Burgers is that I keep having to rewatch the entire series because I go through all the episodes so quickly!
Sounds like you have a great to-do list! Unfortunately, I’m not a huge magical girl fan (which I know may be really surprising) so I don’t have a ton of suggestions. Here are a few, though!
- Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch- I recommend reading the manga first, its plot is way more concise; the anime is basically endless filler, haha.
- Princess Tutu- Haven’t personally seen this one, but I’ve heard nothing but good things!
- Magic Knight Rayearth- Once again, haven’t seen it, but it looks good!
- Tokyo Mew Mew- Haven’t seen it, but it’s generally regarded as a classic magical girl series.
To my knowledge, Naoko Takeuchi did not design the anime-exclusive items; otherwise I probably would have heard about it.
Plus, Naoko was notoriously left out of the loop during the first anime’s production. If something major was changed (like the Starlights switching between male and female forms), she would often only learn about it after it was actually changed. So I feel like they wouldn’t have asked her to design anything new.
In no particular order:
- Garnet Orb
- Spiral Heart Moon Rod
- Crisis Moon Compact
- Cosmic Heart Compact
- Lip Rods
I’m really excited to see what they’ll do, if they get that far! I would love to see the Lip Rods make a return, and maybe the Inner Senshi could get something like the Lip Rods, too.
When I first got into Sailor Moon, Geocities was still kicking and there were actually some really good sites; they had a ton of information and were very nicely done. A lot of them also had midi files; I remember being pissed because I couldn’t download them with the Mac I was using, haha (know I can with my personal Mac, but back then I knew like nothing about technology).
It sucks that Geocities had to go under. I know it wasn’t exactly a treasure trove, but there was some really great stuff.
Good question! I think that, despite their differences, the Outer Senshi respect Venus’ leadership ability. They’ve never ignored her, disrespected her, or tried to overthrow her or anything. However, Uranus also seems to step up every now and then, but even then she’s usually just helping Venus.
So at the very least, the Outers respect Venus as a leader, even if they don’t really see her as their leader.
Ooh, I’ll have to do that!
I’m gonna be a dick and make this top six HORROR manga, because I don’t have a top six shoujo manga, haha. I’m so HARDCORE. In no particular order:
Thank you so much! <3 I can’t tell you how much people appreciating my analyses means to me; out of everything on my blog, they’re what I pour the most time and effort into!
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?