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Monday, July 21, 2014

Musings on Act 2 of Sailor Moon Crystal

It's been two weeks since the premiere of Sailor Moon Crystal, and this past Saturday we got our second taste.

True to the manga, Sailor Mercury has made her appearance a bit earlier than in the original series.

Much like the first episode, a good chunk of this one can be matched up with the manga scene for scene. My personal favorite part was them actually getting their transformation pens from the Sailor V game in the Crown Arcade.

Still, a couple of small things did bug me.

I don't really mind the sweater look for Ami, but the thing just looked dingy. The uniforms are clearly white on Usagi and her friends, yet Ami's was more of a dull grey. She may be a nerd but she's not a dirty person. Hell, she's rich, so there's no need for her clothes to look grimy.

Secondly Umino is so freakin' short! Usagi is only supposed to be 4'11", but he was shorter than her when they were all standing in the hall together.

I don't like it. I know it's stupid, but I don't like it.

My biggest fear going forward is that the series is going to feel rushed. It is supposed to be a twenty-six episode series and yet we are already going to be getting Sailor Mars into the mix in episode three.

If the trend of following the manga so closely stays true,we can expect Jadeite to die in the next episode. I personally don't want to see that. The Four Kings are part of the reason I love the Dark Kingdom story so much.

The preview for episode three however shows a clip of Zoicite. Which leaves me to guess that he and Nephrite will appear while Beryl is reprimanding Jadeite on his failures. So I'm sorry Jadeite, but you don't look like you're going to get a very long run this time around.

I hope I'm wrong and they stray a little this time, but I'm not going to hold my breath. 
Despite all of my fears, I am still looking forward to episode three. If nothing else for the bus scene with Usagi, Mamoru and Luna. 

It'll be so great! I just know it!

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