Always Believe the ‘Theys’
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My Halloween Costume!! Sailor Moon Man Swag.
Usagi: Cracks the biggest, cheesiest grin. It looks silly but it makes everyone laugh, including the photographer.
Ami: They all turn out perfect but rather identical.
Makoto: Super nervous in front of the camera. Can’t relax and isn’t a good enough actor to fake it, so all her photos end up with a weird, uncomfortable smile.
Minako: One of those people who does a fresh manicure, haircut, face mask and makeup routine for school photos, resulting in her looking really nice but almost entirely unrecognisable. All her school photos look like strangers. Photographer eventually gives up trying to make her not flirt at the camera.
Manga!Rei: Turns up on the day, says “Oh, was today photo day?”, sits down and gets it perfect first time.
Anime!Rei: Same as above, but secretly spends all night practicing even more than Minako.
minako and makoto especially, gosh how perfect are all of those girls
[EPISODE] 90. Premonition of World’s End? Mysterious New Senshi.
Japanese name: 地球崩壊の予感? 謎の新戦士出現
Romanized name: Chikyuu houkai no yokan? Nazo no shin senshi shutsugen
Original Airdate: 3-19-1994
Director: Junichi Satou
Writer: Sukehiro Tomita
Animation Director: Masahiro Ando
Synopsis: After she experiences a disturbing vision of the future, Rei is attacked by the new enemy.
- The monster-of-the-day was daimon Mikuji. She’s named after o-mikuji, paper fortunes found at Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples.
- This was one of the few times a senshi other than Sailor Moon defeated the monster.
- Professor Souichi Tomoe, Kaolinite, Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune were briefly seen in clips from this episode in episode 89. Here, the new senshi were not named (in the story or in the credits) and they were only shown in silhouette.
- Megumi Ogata returned to play Haruka Tennou/Sailor Uranus. Previously, she portrayed two cardians, Petz and the young Mamoru in the R Movie.
- This episode featured the final appearances of the Cutie Moon Rod, Sailor Moon’s original tiara and choker, Moon Princess Halation and Moon Crystal Power Make-Up. World Shaking (unvoiced) and Deep Submerge (unvoiced) are used for the first time on-screen.
- Since DiC was no longer dubbing the series, Cloverway, the North American branch of Toei, took over. It would adapt and translate all of S and SuperS. Starting here, new actors were hired for Serena, Amy and Mina (although Emilie Barlow played Raye for some time in DiC’s second batch of produced episodes).
- In the English version (“Star Struck, Bad Luck”), “Moon Scepter Activation” reverted to “Moon Scepter Elimination”. Also, the TV airing zoomed in on Mikuji/Mikusi’s chest star to avoid showing too much cleavage.
- On Usagi’s exam, the name “Mr Ikuhara” was written in one of the English sentences. This may have been inspired by Kunihiko Ikuhara, one of the anime’s directors.
- The Korean version skipped this episode.
Sailor Moon Around the World- Tuxedo Mask- Brazil
A parent dressed as Tuxedo Mask cradles a baby Sailor Moon.
I don’t think I can really express the words for how Sailor Moon was so formative to my childhood, for something I don’t think about that deeply anymore. I watched every episode after school faithfully, no matter how many reruns. So faithfully, in fact, that when I missed my first episode I cried for an hour, my nine-year-old heart was so devastated. That’s not an exaggeration, I really did cry into my pillow for an hour. Adorable.
I can also say Sailor Moon was probably what actually got me to want to start drawing cartoons in the way that I do today. I would carefully trace many official pictures just so I can understand Usagi’s design and draw her better. Usagi was kind of my hero, I think. She kind of symbolized what I felt like (and I think what a lot of other girls that age felt like) in that even though you’re a bumbling, dimwitted, goofy nobody… that when it matters—and especially when everything is stacked against you and everyone’s beating you down—you can rise up to be a magnificent princess, take charge, be strong, and you can change the world for the better.
I was teased a lot for liking Sailor Moon as much as I did. But it was the only show growing up that I felt really was about girls and not the IDEA of being girls? Like, I see people criticizing that it’s mostly about boys or food but gosh, the monster of the week episodes always centered around having petty, greedy and outright ugly feelings many people face day to day manipulated to get the better of them, and then a bunch of girls show up from nowhere in awesome outfits to save you from yourself with sparkles and magic and love and leave you happier for it. That’s so fucking awesome. I’m so glad I got to grow up with that.