Review: Sailor Moon Crystal Episode 2

Review: Sailor Moon Crystal

Episode 2

Act 2: AMI – SAILOR MERCURY

ACT 2: AMI - SAILOR MERCURY
ACT 2: AMI – SAILOR MERCURY

   This episode starts off showing a blue haired girl receiving a graded test from her teacher wherein she passed with flying colors. (Presumably this girl is the only person with blue hair in the Juban district, but that’s apparently not an issue in regards to her superhero identity. I’ve always found that pretty odd.)

This girl, now known as Ami Mizuno, is reserved and dedicated to studying. Passersby comment on how solitary she is, and she seems to pay no mind to this, even though there are a few scenes where she stares at Usagi and her friends, perhaps wishing she had friends as well. Thing is, Ami is so busy studying to become a doctor that she hadn’t really socialized with anyone else, and the plot of the episode begins to unfold; there’s a mysterious program being offered by a group of people (namely, one unnamed professor) in the evenings, which requires a disk and a computer. The name of this program is the Crystal Seminar, which isn’t sketchy at all. It’s not like the people running this seminar are looking for the Legendary Silver Crystal or anything, right? This program consists of a group of lessons all via the computer, and the students don’t learn from the professor, they just complete problems/equations on their computers via the disk.

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Review: Sailor Moon Crystal Episode 1

Review: Sailor Moon Crystal

Episode 1

Act 1: USAGI – SAILOR MOON

ACT 1: USAGI - SAILOR MOON
ACT 1: USAGI – SAILOR MOON

I’ve been a pretty die-hard fan of Sailor Moon for as long as I can remember. I mean, I can try to guess the age I began watching it on TV, but it’ll just be a guess, and ultimately that number isn’t too important. All I know for sure is that I’ve loved the series since then, and so upon hearing the news well over a year ago that there would be a new anime, I was elated. Of course, this elation wavered a bit when the premiere date continually got pushed back, but it returned with gusto when Sailor Moon Crystal finally aired.

Long story short, I’ve decided to review each episode of the series; this will obviously be a lengthy project, as it airs every first and third Saturday of the month, as opposed to once a week as most anime does, but I think it’ll be worth it. Remember, though, that I am new to writing reviews, so take everything I say with a grain of salt, and know that unless you’ve read the manga, there will be spoilers. (If you’ve watched the old anime, there won’t be many spoilers for you, if any, since it was true to the manga to a point – it just had a habit of stretching things out and adding unnecessary (yet often enjoyable) villains and plot points.)

Anyway, here is my first review of Sailor Moon Crystal, for its first episode: Act 1: USAGI – SAILOR MOON.

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