Sailor Moon Crystal – 09 (Shoujo Romance Reincarnated)

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal – 09 Review
美少女戦士セーラームーンクリスタル
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

Sailor Moon Crystal - 09Chiba’s memories of his past start flooding back as Usagi’s grief over Chiba having taken a blast cause her to transform into Princess Serenity. She too remembers her life as Serenity and her romance with Endymion. In her grief, her tear turns into the Legendary Silver Crystal, the power of which enters Chiba’s body.  The Sailor Warriors attack Queen Beryl and Kunzite, but fail. The duo grab the unconscious Chiba because they believe the Legendary Silver Crystal is inside him. Sailor Venus opens up to the others about their past lives. The group pay a visit to Usagi, who has no interest in being Serenity. The group pledge to help her and Usagi vows to never be a tragic princess again.

Thoughts/Review:

There’s really not a lot to say here. As usual, the battles are so laughable — all hype, no substance. I keep thinking, “Imagine if this Sailor Moon remake was done with actually interesting battles.”

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The melodrama here must really be for young girls. It didn’t do a thing for me.  I’m hard pressed to figure how I could actually be made to care. Maybe if all the characters weren’t laughable, I could take things more seriously.

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Watching this episode, I was reminded of why I stopped reading the manga. Everything it just tedious and boring. It still amazes me that this franchise is still as popular as it is. But there are a lot of folks who still orgasm over it. Well, we all have our own tastes.

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I don’t remember things getting any better. However, I keep thinking if Usagi/Sailor Moon was an actual hero instead of some crybaby who “wins” just because she’s supposed to win. Some hope.

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Oh well. I’ll keep tormenting myself in watching this. Since I know the series is going to go beyond were I stopped reading the manga, I’ll be interested to see if things improve down the road.

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4 Responses to “Sailor Moon Crystal – 09 (Shoujo Romance Reincarnated)”

  1. Inuhanyou says:

    Its a shame, cause the original anime actually surpasses the manga and crystal in quality. I’ve always liked the original anime cause the characters were much more fleshed out and competent, the action a lot better as the series went on, and the events a lot more impactful. Redoing the manga with modern toei animation was a disaster of a recipe waiting to happen.

    If you ask for a variable for why the franchise is so popular, its the original anime. The manga and this series are very much for girls with no brains, whereas the original anime felt more for everyone, boys as well could enjoy it cause it had more than 2D character personalities, it had humor, it had romance, it had action, it had tear jerking moments, it had badassery, and a little bit of everything in between.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      I never have watched an episode of the original anime. I saw bits and pieces, so I was aware of the girls. I had always figured the franchise was popular with boys only because the sailor babes’ legs go all the way up. *lol*

  2. evgenidb says:

    Tenchi related off-topic:
    Someone uploaded a Tenchi Muyo game in Nyaa: http://www.nyaa.se/?page=view&tid=624856&showfiles=1
    But it’s in Japanese and PS only (PS1 actually but I don’t know if it’ll work on the newer consoles). Maybe someone can run it with emulator, but it’s in JP so I won’t even try.

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