This week was the debut episode for Sailor Mars.
So, last week I was finally able to unpack and reread the first three chapters of my Sailor Moon manga to refresh my memory. So far, Sailor Moon Crystal is following the manga very closely with only a few alterations. A few that I noticed this week: The communicator watches weren’t explained/tweaked upon receipt, Mamoru did not over hear Luna talking on the bus, Usagi and Mamoru did not postulate that each other resembled their transformed counterparts, and it wasn’t really clear if Jadeite was killed. I guess we’ll just need to see how the next episode kicks off in two weeks. I was happy that we encountered two more of the four kings (just like in the manga) and that their rivalry seems to be intact.
On a separate topic: I enjoyed the shortened transformation scene of Sailor Moon and Sailor Mercury in this week’s episode. Also, the theme song “Moon Pride” by Clover Z went on sale this week. I was pleasantly surprised to see that it is for sale in the iTunes store. I watched the video for the full version of Moon Pride, and I really like the song in its entirety. I haven’t been able to really embrace it as it is in the opening sequence yet. I think it must be a combination of nostalgic attachment to Moonlight Densetsu, the sheer awesomeness of Moonlight Densetsu, and not the right editing possible for Moon Pride.
I am so excited that we are only four weeks away from Jupiter’s debut episode. She has always been my favorite senshi. I do wish that they wouldn’t have forgone the scene where Usagi and Mamoru begin to recognize each other as Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Kamen. However, I loved this episode, the two before it, and the accuracy to the original material.
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