「クリスタル・トーキョー –KING ENDYMION–」 (Kurisutaru Tookyoo –KING ENDYMION–)
“Crystal Tokyo –KING ENDYMION–”
For all the people that are still following along but haven’t seen the original series of Sailor Moon, this would be the pivotal part of the story that you should really start to pay attention to. This episode reveals not only the “future” of Usagi and Mamoru, but the background behind the “Dark Moon and sets the stage for what’s going to happen next. Personally I found the episode rather slow and… uneventful but that’s only because I knew what was going to happen. Not only that, but each unveil felt so anticlimactic even when Usagi was surprised to see that she was Neo Queen Serenity. However, I think that’s also due to the fact that I’m much older than a 8-year-old that might find this more entertaining so I won’t hold it against the younglings. I’d say that the only part that interested me this week was the end when Esmeraude attacked Chibi Usa and co. It’s not that I like to see them attacked, but it’s the only scene that I didn’t see coming. And did Esmeraude really get killed off so easily? Her character has got to be the flattest of them all…
Prince Demande in comparison is much more three-dimensional. That might be because we haven’t seen much of him yet, but I promise that if my memory serves me well, then there’s more to him than what we’re seeing (*hehe see what I did there?). There’s a reason he keeps Neo Queen Serenity in an ice/crystal block. We’ll see more of that next week hopefully – but unfortunately that means his henchmen have gotten little to no screen time at all. If I never had a pet peeve about Sailor Moon Crystal before, I have one now and it’s the use of pointless, flat antagonists. I understand that not all antagonists are meant to be misunderstood creatures that actually have a purpose for what they’re doing; most of them are bad for the sake of being bad; but I don’t see why we have so many of them. They’re all just there to do Prince Demande’s (or the Wiseman’s) bidding and it just leaves me feeling like they’re wasted potentials. I would feel much better if they would get written off sooner or if there’s a purpose they’ve been hanging around for so long.
I mentioned last time that time travel is always a hit or miss for me because it’s either explained well and done “properly”, or it’s just a mess and I never get on board with the idea. Sailor Moon Crystal is an example of a show that I feel doesn’t truly take advantage of the time travel aspect. They use it as a means to connect the plots together and whenever its convenient (like Usagi’s wand inability to work) to pose danger. But you’ll never see it being used to correct the past… how about traveling back in time to stop the Dark Moon’s attack in the 20th century? Or why not just travel back to the moment before the attack to stop the Dark Moon? I feel like there’s a few plot holes here that could be overlooked; but since I’m blogging about it biweekly, I want to make sense of it. King Endymion can also materialize himself just enough to impose strength and energy on to Tuxedo Mask, but for some reason, still can’t wake up? Hmmm… it’s best not to think too much into it I guess. I’ll enjoy this series much more just being ignorant.
Bottom Line – @RCCherrie: A slow first half for #SailorMoonCrystal. I guess it’s good for people that have never seen the original but still… Would have preferred more action than the bg story on the 30th century #SailorMoonCrystal. Did Esmeraude die already?
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