Sailor Moon Crystal #16

By Christina Ladd on

This week’s episode begins with Mars’s abduction from last week, and Usagi’s quick accusation of Chibi-Usagi being behind it all. It’s not really that far-fetched.  Chibi-Usa drops from the sky, and not long after, Rei is taken up by yet more mysterious people who descended from above.  I’d be suspicious too, especially after that same …

Sailor Moon Crystal #15

By Christina Ladd on

UGH FINE.  There’s more Sailor Moon, and I’m inexplicably drawn to it, so prepare yourselves for the next arc, the Dark Moon saga (in the original, Sailor Moon R). When last we left our dubious heroes, a tiny pink-haired girl was pointing a gun at Usagi’s head and demanding the Silver Crystal.  We resume at …

Sailor Moon Crystal #14

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We left off with Usagi facing off again against Queen Metalia, this time in the new and improved regalia of her fully realized Princesshood.  She blasts Metalia with the awakened Silver Crystal, and it has…absolutely no effect.  Well, that’s not true.  It makes Metalia stronger. Given that our entire experience with Metalia has demonstrated that …

Sailor Moon Crystal #13

By Christina Ladd on

I decided to do these reviews without rating them, since I figured that the show might need some time to find its rhythm, and I didn’t want to damn it (or, by association, its predecessor) by being initially lukewarm.  Last week’s episode proves that I was so very wrong.  It deserved an F-, and if …

Sailor Moon Crystal #12

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We resume the action from last week with Beryl re-orienting us as to Tuxedo Mask’s enchantment, which she now calls his resurrection into evil. The Senshi are in bad shape.  Things are looking grim. Oh no, the dreaded down-B! In the only moment of things going right, Jupiter wakes from her enthrallment and steps in …

Sailor Moon Crystal #11

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Evil(er) Mamoru makes his appearance in this episode, but first we have a gentle moment with Usagi and Luna. Usagi, clearly still upset but trying to be cheerful, gets ready for school, and Luna reminds her that she can always talk to her. It’s very sweet. Mamoru enchants Motoki into believing they’re best friends (nice …