My summer anime to-watch list (not complete)
Here’s an ongoing list of the animes I’ll be trying to watch this summer!
- Mawaru Penguindrum
- Gunslinger Girl
- Princess Tutu
- Revolutionary Girl Utena
- Grave of the Fireflies (movie)
- Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo
- Clannad ~After Story~
- Paprika (movie)
- Mouryou no Hako
Sailor Senshi video game attacks
There are a large amount of Sailor Moon games, and some of these games gave the Senshi brand new attacks! I’ll be compiling these attack names for those who are interested! These were all taken from Wikimoon and organized by Senshi for your convenience.
- Moon Feather Attack
- Moon Screw Punch
- Moon Sparkling Sensation
- Please! Silver Crystal!
- Rising Moon
- Sonic Cry
(By FAR Mercury has the most new attacks, it makes me wonder if there were more than a few Mercury fans on board the development teams XD)
- Aqua Ribbon Upper
- Break Step
- Crash Launcher
- Mirage Wave
- Reverse Break Step
- Reverse Spin Kick
- Shine Aqua Cutter
- Water Bullet
- Water Stream
- Burning Storm
- Fire Heel Drop
- Mars Snake Flare
- Ofuda Hurricane
- Spinning Raven
- Jupiter Double Axel
- Jupiter Kick
- Lighting Knuckle
- Lightning Strike
- Chain Explosive
- Crescent Boomerang
- Venus Kick
Sailor Chibi Moon:
- Pink Sugar Heart Ache
- Luna P Attack
- Swinging Marshmallow
- Action Spinster
- Destiny Spinster
- Dimension Dance
- Air Slash
- Destructive Carnival
- Diving Gaia Crash
- Somersault Kick
- Spiral Buster
- Uranus World Attack
- Dolphin Wave
- Dragon Rise
- Sea Serpent Strangle
- Splash Edge
- Tidal Wave
- Death Drive Break
- Death Ribbon Revolution (Different from her manga attack, Death Reborn Revolution)
- Press Crusher
- Silence Glaive (Name of attack)
- Silence Buster
Just finished my Sailor Moon anime re-watch, and as I watched I went through all the episodes to see if there really were dozens of unnecessary pointless episodes as some “fans” like to complain about constantly and basically insult a series they’re supposed to love. As I went through I…
Reblogging as a link because this is super long but it’s also SUPER IMPORTANT
I think nearly all of the filler episodes have their own place and meaning, as, at the very least, they offer great characterization and insight!
My favorite horror movies (and where to watch them)
I love horror movies. I really, really love horror movies, especially those of the psychological variety. Even if they don’t scare me (which is most of the time), they still have amazing storytelling techniques and keep your interest throughout. I recommend these movies whether you’re looking for a good scare or just want to watch a great film!
- Alien (1979)- A classic movie about a starship’s crew terrorized by an unstoppable and deadly extraterrestrial that ruthlessly hunts them down one by one.
- Lake Mungo (2008)- A mockumentary about a grieving family seeking to uncover their dead daughter’s secrets, which may be the cause of why she has seemingly been unable to move on.
- The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)- Another mockumentary about the discovery of hundreds of tapes detailing one serial killer’s decades of profoundly disturbing “work.” The movie is a mixture of said tapes and interviews from people involved with the case.
- Jaws (1975)- One of the most famous films of all time, Jaws details the menace of a massive, man-eating great white shark on Amity Island and the measures taken by the local police chief to destroy it once and for all.
- Ringu (1998)- Arguably the most well-known J-horror film of all time (and responsible for bringing the genre to the attention of Western countries), Ringu depicts an unsettling video tape rumored to cause the death of whomever watches it within seven days. After witnessing it, Reiko Asakawa must race against time to find the cure to her predicament.
- [REC] (2007)- The basis of the American remake Quarantine, [REC] is a found-footage film following the actions of a reporter and her cameraman who are unintentionally dragged into a horrifying mess when they are locked in a dark apartment with something sinister lurking within.
- Ju-On (2000)- Another J-horror film (which inspired the Grudge series), Ju-on (aka The Curse) details the story of a house haunted by a vengeful onryō and the havoc wreaked on whoever is unfortunate enough to encounter her.
- Sinister (2012)- After true-crime writer Ellison Oswalt moves into a house that was the setting for a gruesome murder in order to get ideas for his new book, he discovers a box of home movies that put the lives of himself and his family in grave danger.
- The Descent (2005)- A caving expedition involving six women goes horribly wrong after they are trapped within an unmapped cave system. Worse still, they soon discover they aren’t alone…
- Perfect Blue (1998)- The only anime film on this list. While Perfect Blue isn’t a horror film in the strictest sense of the word, it’s a psychological thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat and, for lack of a better word, mindfucks you. It revolves around Mima, an ex-idol who has decided to venture into the acting world. After filming a particularly traumatic scene, Mima becomes unable to distinguish reality from fantasy and soon begins a downward spiral. However, her fears may not be as unfounded as they seem…
List of coloring tips thus far (for using colored pencils)
1. Sometimes when coloring the skin, the lines can get streaky. To fix this, simply take an eraser (make sure it’s clean) and erase the lines. The color will remain but the streaks will disappear!
2. When coloring, it’s best to move the pencil in a circular motion. This will help smooth and blend the colors. With darker colors, it’s okay to press down harder and not follow the circular pattern, but with lighter areas (in particular the skin), it’s best to stick with the pattern and not press very hard (if you make a mistake and it comes out streaky, follow tip #1).
3. When you get pencil shavings on your coloring (it WILL happen, the pressure put on the pencil will cause it to crumble) blow them away instead of wiping them. When you wipe, the color from the shavings can smear across the rest of your coloring!
4. If you do not have any colors to shade with (let’s say, for example, you’re using maroon but don’t have a darker color to shade with), color in black LIGHTLY in the desired area then go over it with the main color. You’ll get the desired effect!
5. If the pencil’s tip becomes lopsided (meaning, the wooden part rides up and covers the part of the tip), use nail clippers to gently snip away the wood.
Great short horror films
As many of my followers know, I am obsessed with all things horror. In particular, I’m passionate about short horror films. Getting a good story and some scares packed into just a few minutes is difficult but often rewarding. I’ve spent years combing through the internet trying to find the best films. So I decided to post my own personal list of films I’ve loved so others could enjoy them, too!
This list is constantly growing so I’ll be updating every now and then. These are all very professional and, if not super scary, are very entertaining. Of course, your mileage may vary. They’re all in chronological order, by the dates I discovered them. Enjoy!
NOTE: Movies I highly recommend are bolded.
Things I like better in the anime than in the manga
You know, I always see people making lists and such over what in the manga they liked more than the anime, but I never see it go the other way around. I think the anime has some awesome merits that add a lot to the series as a whole! So I decided to make a list of what I personally enjoy in the anime more than the manga and how I feel it helps enrich the whole story.
- Character development: Aside from Usagi and Chibiusa, we don’t get to see a whole lot of in-depth character development in the manga. The manga moves pretty quickly along and so doesn’t usually have time to dwell on the characters. On the other hand, the much slower pace of the anime gives us time to see the characters grow and develop.
- Villain characterization: In the manga, most of the villains didn’t last more than a chapter, sometimes even just a few pages. The anime spends a lot of time characterizing these villains and giving them personalities (a good example is Sailor Aluminum Seiren, who only appears in a few pages before getting killed off by Sailor Moon; in the anime, she is characterized as a klutzy, ditzy, spacey, and polite young woman who probably shouldn’t even be on the evil side)
- Redemption of the villains: In the manga, nearly all of the villains are killed off. However, in the anime, Usagi’s grace and love manage to redeem many evildoers. The fan favorite seems to be the Ayakashi Sisters, a quartet of sisters who originally worked for the Black Moon Clan but eventually were redeemed and lived their lives as ordinary human women, still keeping in touch with the Senshi. Not to mention Galaxia, who was saved by Usagi’s healing light and left to return the star seeds back to their homes. Fights are badass and seeing villains get what they deserve is awesome, but it’s nice to remember that Usagi has such a loving and pure heart she is able to penetrate the darkness and save lost souls.
- Day to day life: In the manga, the Senshi seem to be constantly in battle. We don’t get to see very much of them just goofing around and acting like regular teenagers. In the anime we get to see much of their average lives; hanging at the Crown Fruit Parlor, studying at Rei’s house, going shopping, etc. It’s nice to be reminded that these are teenage girls who, despite having the weight of the world on their shoulders, still just want to have fun.
I will be adding onto this list as more ideas come to me, but feel free to add your own opinions!
Sailor Senshi character songs
I have compiled a list of each of the character songs (songs which are intended to give a better idea of the personality or feelings of a particular character) the 10 main Senshi (including Mamoru, the Sailor Starlights, and Galaxia) sing in the anime, the Sera Myu musicals, and PGSM. All are available as mp3s online as well.
The comprehensive list of Sailor Moon items and their names- Outer Senshi edition
The comprehensive list of Sailor Moon items and their names- Inner Senshi edition
We pick up where we left off with the Inner Senshi’s items! NOTE: The Inner Senshi’s transformation items all share the same names but I included them individually anyway.
The comprehensive list of Sailor Moon items and their names- Sailors Moon and Chibi Moon edition
I’ve decided to make a comprehensive list of all of the items featured in Sailor Moon and their names! In many cases the items are only named via merchandising so many fans remain unaware of their official names. I’m also including pictures to make everything clearer!
This edition just includes Sailors Moon and Chibi Moon because they have so many items. I’ll be doing a separate post for the Inners and Outers.
Following after Claudia’s list, I’ve decided to make my own list of which character incarnations I prefer! :D I’ve yet to see Sera Myu (I keep forgetting, haha) so when I finally get around to watching a few of the musicals I’ll revise this list if needed. As of right now, I’m going off the manga, anime, and PGSM.
Additionally, you’ll probably notice that, on the whole, I prefer the anime characterization of the villains. This is because the villains are MUCH more fleshed out in the anime, whereas in the manga, they’re usually only present in a few panels.
Usagi Tsukino: Anime/manga
Ami Mizuno: PGSM
Rei Hino: Anime/PGSM
Makoto Kino: All incarnations (the girl is always flawless)
Minako Aino: Anime
Setsuna Meioh: Manga (additionally, from what little I’ve seen of Sera Myu, she seems to be much more fun and relaxed. So I guess Musical!Pluto gets an honorary mention. :P)
Haruka Tenoh: Anime
Michiru Kaioh: Manga
Hotaru Tomoe: Anime/Manga
Queen Beryl: PGSM
The Shitennou: Manga
The Black Moon Clan: Anime
Professor Tomoe: Anime
Mistress 9: Anime
Witches 5: Anime
Amazoness Quartet: Anime/manga (I prefer their characterization in the anime but I also LOVE how they become Chibiusa’s guardians in the manga. <33)
Queen Nehelenia: Anime
Sailor Galaxia: Anime/manga
Shadow Galactica senshi: Anime
List of changes between the Sailor Moon anime and manga
Not written by me; the material is from SnowDrop!
List of Changes in Season 1: Sailor Moon
- Usagi and Rei are more mature in the manga.
- In the manga, Tuxedo Mask do not throw roses.
- Princess Serenity never committed suicide in the anime, nor in the past or the present.
- Zoisite and Kunzite were never lovers in the manga, and Nephrite never fell in love with Naru.
- The Four Heavenly Kings never regain their past memories in the anime.
- When the sailor soldiers traveled to the moon, a sword was never present in the anime.
- Sailor Venus kills Queen Beryl both in the past and in the present with a sword in the manga.
- The Silver Millenium is restored in the manga after Sailor Moon uses the power of the Silver Crystal against Queen Metaria.
- After Sailor Moon tries to kill Endymion and herself with a sword, they are absorbed by Queen Metaria. This never happens in the anime.
- After Sailor Moon destroyed Queen Metaria in the manga, she realized her friends were dead. She recieved new powers in order to revive them.