Sailor Moon Crystal Episode 32 Review

Sailor Moon Crystal Episode 32 Review

INFINITY 5 Setsuna Meioh – SAILOR PLUTO

Recap: 

Setsuna was introduced at the very end of the previous episode, as a student at the Academy. (How is she alive? It is a mystery that may be explained in a future episode.) At the beginning of episode 32, she’s in her lab researching the distorted space around Sankakusu. Sankakusu is looking pretty bad, what with giant dark clouds looming above it and all…

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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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Review: Sailor Moon Crystal Episode 9

Review: Sailor Moon Crystal

Episode 9

Act 9: Serenity – Princess

Hope all of you who celebrate Halloween had a great one yesterday! I did, although I will admit that come late evening time I thought a bit about episode 9 of Crystal, since episode 8 had quite the cliffhanger ending, and I personally wanted to know what turn of events this anime would take. Let’s just get this reviewing show on the road, then, as I know you’re anxious to read about what happens to Tux, too.

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Review: Sailor Moon Crystal Episode 7

Review: Sailor Moon Crystal

Episode 7

Act 7: Mamoru Chiba, Tuxedo Mask

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I was very excited to watch this episode after the success of episode 6, so much so that I actually watched and reviewed it the day it came out! This is a habit I should totally get into more.

I didn’t mention this during my previous review, since I admittedly have not been re-reading the manga (I originally intended to and time just stopped agreeing with me, so unfortunately I have not had the chance to re-read each chapter as the episodes come out) but I do find it odd how Crystal is deviating from the manga so much. It’s still closer than the classic anime, but I was under the impression that it was to be a near-exact replica, and it’s not. I never recalled Queen Beryl simply showing up at the point in the manga where episode 6 took place: not that this change was a bad thing per se, though it was still a little odd.

Anyway, episode 7 had more animation bloopers than 6, which was disappointing since I was all ready to stop riffing on the quality of the animation since then, but I couldn’t help noticing a few choice stills during this episode. These will probably be cleaned up for the Blu-rays, but they shouldn’t necessarily be this bad now. It’s definitely weird how one episode can be almost perfect and the next not so much. (For one thing, I will never ‘like’ the way Luna is drawn and animated – it always looks so awkward to me.)

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Review: Sailor Moon Crystal Episode 6

Review: Sailor Moon Crystal

Episode 6

Act 6: Tuxedo Mask

I think it’s very interesting that in Crystal, the term ‘Mask’ is sometimes used, as opposed to ‘Kamen,’ which I thought meant the same thing. I don’t know much Japanese, (more to the point: I don’t really know any Japanese, save for a few words here and there) but sometimes I hear the voice actors/actresses saying ‘mask’ instead of ‘kamen.’ The villains seem to use ‘kamen’ more than ‘mask’ for some reason. During this episode, everyone seemed to use ‘kamen;’ this is interesting to me, even if it doesn’t mean anything, nor does it make any difference. Just wanted to point that out.

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