「美奈子 -SAILOR V-」 (Minako -SAILOR V-)
“Minako -SAILOR V-“
My favorite character in the original series of Sailor Moon was always Sailor Venus (Itou Shizuka), hands down. She has this gracefulness that is pretty much the exact opposite of Usagi and she has a good head on her shoulders. Minako knows exactly what she wants and she does just that. I admire her for being one of the first Sailor Soldiers to awaken and defend the city on her own. Then when it’s revealed that that she was watching them all this time and talking to them through a computer game, I was thinking whatttt? Really? Does no one else visit that arcade and discover Luna’s lab? Does no one else notice? It’s such a small detail in the show but it’s things like this that remind that I’m watching a young children’s show. Complaints aside, I think it’s pretty obvious that Minako is lying on purpose to divert attention away from the real Princess Serenity. I hope this is not a spoiler but just in case… Show Spoiler ▼
This is all speculation of course, but it’s not like Sailor Moon Crystal is known for major plot twists. I just won’t reveal who is who yet just in case there are readers here who haven’t seen the original.
If there’s anything that did surprise me this was week it was… you guessed it, that kiss. You can imagine the shock on my face when she actually kissed him! None of that “kiss-you-while-you’re-unconscious” stuff that Tuxedo Mask pulled earlier on, Usagi literally just grabbed him and planted one on him. I honestly don’t give Usagi much credit for anything up until this point, but that kiss – girl, you’ve got guts! I could never do that even if I thought I was headed to death. That’s even better than a confession! Anyway, I just needed a moment to fangirl and amidst all the harem and “romance” anime that I’ve been watching lately, it’s refreshing to actually see a couple come together. I take back what I said about the two lacking chemistry because I’m beginning to finally feel the connection between Tuxedo Mask and Sailor Moon. Sometimes you just need time for couples to grow on you and I think they’ve done just that with the recent 3 episodes.
This leaves us the final showdown between Queen Beryl and Sailor Moon as well as the discovery of the Legendary Silver Crystal. What caught my attention this week was also how Sailor Venus mentioned that Kunzite has a “true form”, which leads me to believe that perhaps he hasn’t always been a servant to the Dark Kingdom. It’s possible that all of Queen Beryl’s Kings were once good and somehow ended up with the wrong party. I won’t get ahead of myself though and we’ll just have to see how that’s revealed later on. The animation has also gotten significantly better; exceeding my expectations every time. Whether it was budget issues before (doubt it) or negligence or lack of quality control, I’m glad that the past few episodes have been consistently better than its earlier ones (especially episode 3). At this rate, I can rest easy and recommend for viewers to continue pushing through with this series because it honestly gets much better later on. I find myself enjoying this series much more than I anticipated to a few months ago.
Bottom Line – @RCCherrie: Each new episode of #SailorMoonCrystal gets better and better. I’m impressed =) And my favorite girl is here so yay!