I just love this movie.
Another thing that I love about Crystal/the manga is that it really does not fuck around with the secret identities thing, that Mamoru realizes something is up pretty much right away. He was suspicious of Usagi and her talking cat in episode 2, then he saw her transform into a flight attended in episode 3, so he definitely knows she has powers.
He doesn’t yet know that she’s Sailor Moon, but that will come in episode 4 and then in episode 5 he will use that information to help lure her to where Makoto needs help—assuming that everything follows the manga’s timeline.
The first anime really drew this out and there’s fun in that, the episode where Usagi had to transform in front of him was really satisfying because we’d waited so long to see it! But, years after having first watched the first anime, I read the manga and it was just… both stories have their merits and this is just personal preference, but I was so OVER THE MOON FOR FIGURING SHIT OUT.
This isn’t a series that’s meant to be “realistic”, it’s not meant to be a super serious story about secret identities and people working to keep themselves hidden or figure out who everyone else is. But it’s also not afraid to show that Mamoru is actually really smart, that he actively works on solving this problem, and he figures shit out. There’s use of the press for the activities that happen in Tokyo, even! Stuff makes the newspaper! Some villains use television shows to manipulate people by shit talking the White Moon family!
I LOVE THAT KIND OF STUFF.
But I also love just how beautiful this scene is, goddamn Crystal has been really good about keeping the hotness of all the characters. Rei is this gorgeous cool beauty type! Usagi is cute but growing into that lovely elegance she has! And Mamoru is HOT LIKE FIRE, I love how gorgeous that tuxedo looks and I love that you can see his eyes so clearly through the mask!
I love the attention to detail on the little whisps of Usagi’s hair! I love the blue of Mamoru’s eyes! UGH, I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE SCENE IN HIS APARTMENT, THAT IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES, UGH I JUST LOVE THESE TWO NERDS SO MUCH, I WANT THEM TO MAKE OUT AND FUCK AND HAVE BABIES AND GET MARRIED AND RULE THE WORLD RIGHT NOW.
So storytime. On Halloween in my school we made a big mess in the main hall and got detention. And there was one guy dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow. When we were in detention room he stood up casually and said:”gentlemen, you will never forget the day you almost gave Captain Jack Sparrow detention.” And then jumped out of the window (2nd floor); broke one leg and his right arm and missed like ten exams. Still graduated…
why are people so caught up in romanticizing the past? romanticize the future. there will be robots and slightly more equality
That’s what they thought 50 years ago too.
THERE ARE ROBOTS AND SLIGHTLY MORE EQUALITY
why do people say chicken as a term for coward? Have you ever meet a chicken? Cause those things will fuck you up man
being a 21+ year old in a fandom full of preteens and teens