Sailor Moon Crystal Episode 24 Review

Sailor Moon Crystal Episode 24 Review

Act 24: Attack – BLACK LADY

That can't be good for your neck, Black Lady.
That can’t be good for your neck, Black Lady.

            Instead of profusely apologizing for being hideously late again, I’m going to very briefly recap the previous episode so you can remember what happened. Chibiusa, now in the form of Black Lady, has finally appeared proper and has Tuxedo Mask brainwashed and working for Wiseman. Sailor Moon, knowing Chibiusa was gone, felt that something was wrong and found her partner and future daughter together right at the end of the episode. Another important note is that Black Lady tried to steal Sailor Moon’s brooch to no avail, and was immediately booted out of the palace; everyone’s outside now, and a confrontation is about to begin.

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Sailor Moon Crystal Episode 23 Review

Sailor Moon Crystal Episode 23 Review

Act 23: Covert Maneuvers – WISEMAN

The first time Black Lady speaks.
The first time Black Lady speaks.

            I know, I know. The last episode ended on a cliffhanger and I went and got sick and went on vacation, so I’m just now writing about this one. I can’t really help delays sometimes, but I’m trying to be better.

            Right before the season ends, of course, but hey, at least it’s a resolution anyway.

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Sailor Moon Crystal Episode 22 Review

Sailor Moon Crystal Episode 22 Review

Act 22: Hidden Agenda – NEMESIS

Sailor Venus is not pleased that we only have a few episodes left.
Sailor Venus is not pleased that we only have a few episodes left.

            I’m a week late on this one. Sorry! I have been looking forward to this episode, too, since the last one pretty much blew all of Crystal out of the water – the animation was the highest quality I’ve seen, and the plot’s pacing was really spot on. I had no complaints!

            I’m really hoping this episode will follow suit on that.

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Sailor Moon Crystal Episode 21 Review

    Sailor Moon Crystal Episode 21 Review

Act 21: Complication – NEMESIS

Adult Chibiusa looks good here.
Adult Chibiusa looks good here.

            Toei has really been hit or miss with animation quality lately. I mean this in the most lenient way I possibly can, since no episode has been great with it, but some episodes were better than others. Last episode was pretty lackluster; most mistakes or blunders seemed to be easy fixes, so they’ll probably be edited for future releases and showings (the Blu-rays and TV).

            What I’m trying to say is that I don’t expect this episode to be better. My standards are lower than they were when I first started to watch this series, and I’m honestly kind of tired of picking on every little thing I see. I don’t do that when I watch Jojo, even though it has some mistakes, too. Those mistakes aren’t as glaring, but they are there; nothing is perfect.

            Anyway, that’s enough of that; we’re down to the last five episodes, so let’s get going.

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Sailor Moon Crystal Episode 20 Review

Sailor Moon Crystal Episode 20 Review

Act 20: CRYSTAL TOKYO – King Endymion

            So, I did that thing again where I poke around Twitter and Tumblr to read other reactions to the new Crystal episode before watching it for myself. I don’t do this for Stardust Crusaders, mainly since I don’t know what’s going to happen next there, but I do it for Crystal to gauge how prepared I need to be before sitting down to review. Why am I saying this now? Well, because I’ve read that episode 20 fell back on animation quality again. Episode 19 wasn’t atrocious; in fact, by Crystal standards, it was alright. Unfortunately, Toei, for whatever reason, went downhill for this one.

            I guess it’s time to strap yourselves in for a messed up ride.

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