20 years! I still can’t believe it! And now Sailor Moon is back!!!
I was always a huge Sailor Moon fan, since the moment it started airing in Portugal in 1994. Through the following years, I watched it regularly, going to the point of programing my VHS (yes, those still existed…) to record the anime in the spanish channel while I was at school, because they were like 5 episodes ahead of the portuguese channel… Yeah… I did that! And then I would come home from school and watched them… sometimes more than once. I also collected the trading cards.
A couple of years ago I found the whole anime online (PT version) and binged watched the whole 200 episodes, plus the movies. I also have the whole soundtrack in my iPOD, and I’m not even ashamed of that!
So when I read a while ago (thanks Tumblr) that they were doing a remake, that would follow the manga a little more closely, I was so damn excited. First of all, because it’s so funny, then, it was the first ever anime/cartoons/or any other thing that basically had an all women cast, kicking some ass. I mean, you Tuxedo Mask there but that’s just it!
(Usagi, lovely to see you have your priorities straight…)
It’s also the first anime I saw (20 years ago) that was bold enough to portrait several same sex relationships. Yeah, in some countries Haruka and Michiru were “cousins”, but come on… And that wasn’t even the first or only, there was Zoisite and Kunzite, because you know, Zoisite was slightly feminine, but he was definitely a MAN, and that was awesome. And I will not even mention the Sailor Star Fighters, who are all originally female (and in the manga they just crossdress as men).
So, Sailor Moon Crystal is a reboot of sorts of the original series, that will stick closely to the Manga. The story so far isn’t far out from the first episode of the original anime, the design is clearly different, so are the colours and general effects, but the heart and soul is still very much the same. It’s awesome!
I can’t believe I now have to wait until July 19th for the next episode =/ !!!