I’ve been loving SMC so far. How could I not? It’s my childhood anime, I always loved it, to this day my cousins recall how I would stop anything to watch it and record it, and then watched it again.
But since act 5, SMC has broken completely free from the previous anime and has gained a life of its own, and man, it’s epic! The introduction of Mako-chan was amazing and with much more depth to it than the original run (which I saw only yesterday!), but this week’s episode took the anime in a whole different way, by introducing Tuxedo Mask properly in just the 6th episode (and giving Mamoru’s back story in the 7th, in a couple of weeks).
By the way, I reckon this guy right here is the source of my “black hair/blue eyes” fantasy… and he just got cuter on this one…
But act 6 was about a lot more than introducing Tuxedo Mask, was about deepening his bond with Usagi, and Usagi coming to her own in her new role as the team leader.
I loved that although Minako wasn’t introduced yet, her presence was strong in this episode. She told Usagi that she believes in her and later, when Usagi is dreaming (in Mamoru’s bed, might I had), Minako’s is the first face she sees (along with Artemis).
I love that Mamoru actually took Usagi to his bed (forward much?!) and that it didn’t take her a long time to realize that they are one and the same!
Can’t wait for Act 7, when Mamoru will ter Usagi his life story. 😀 😀 😀