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Old 04-20-2009, 12:28 PM   #1
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Sailor Moon
(a.k.a. Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon)


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Old 04-20-2009, 12:42 PM   #2
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:41 PM   #3
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Episode 1:

Firstly, was anyone else really surprised to discover Sailor Moon had a real name? Lol. I don't know why, but this show is so massive, so famous, and yet you hardly ever hear of a character called 'Usagi'. So imagine my palmface moment when everyone started calling the protagonist 'Usagi'. Lol.

Secondly, wow, I'm gonna love this show. And I get a feeling therik's gonna find a couple of new favourite characters. Haha. The characters are adorable - I liked Usagi's ditzy and spritely nature immediately - and the comedy genuinely made me smile. Moreover, there is a good level of peril in this. Morga was actually freaky-looking, despite the silly gimmicky crime of jewels sucking people's life force.

Sorry Gunslinger Girl, but this is exactly the cheesy shot in the arm I'd been waiting for!

EDIT: I'd just like to add how pleased I am that Tuxedo Mask is in this season. I feared he might be a later addition despite his fame. But no, here he is right off the bat! God bless costumed bishounen. ^_^
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Episode 1:

Firstly, was anyone else really surprised to discover Sailor Moon had a real name? Lol. I don't know why, but this show is so massive, so famous, and yet you hardly ever hear of a character called 'Usagi'. So imagine my palmface moment when everyone started calling the protagonist 'Usagi'. Lol.
More than likely, the censored and modified dubbing is to blame for that.

Names of characters, attack moves, food, places, etc, were part of the list of things that were modified from the original show.
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Old 04-20-2009, 02:28 PM   #5
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Ok getting first season in, don't know why, but i want it.
Even though it seems totally girly and gay to me.
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Old 04-20-2009, 02:51 PM   #6
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I think I may keep up with you guys on this, it's been awhile since I've seen it and I have every season
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More than likely, the censored and modified dubbing is to blame for that.

Names of characters, attack moves, food, places, etc, were part of the list of things that were modified from the original show.
Yeah they changed it to sarina in the english version.

I don't remember how much of sailor moon i've seen, so I'm not sure if this is right but isn't tuxedo mask's alter ego a college student right when the show starts? And usagi is a middle school student?! I never paid attention to how old usagi was when i watched it as a kid, but thinking about it now, isn't that EXTREMELY wrong?!

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Old 04-20-2009, 03:30 PM   #8
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I think I may keep up with you guys on this, it's been awhile since I've seen it and I have every season
Welcome to the group, Quizap. ^_^ The more in the conversation the merrier.

Ace: Yeah, Usagi is 14 years old. Tuxedo Mask is so not a teenager. @_@
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Secondly, wow, I'm gonna love this show. And I get a feeling therik's gonna find a couple of new favourite characters. Haha.
It's quite possible :). I'm glad that it doesn't take itself particularly seriously. Some thing are so stupid they're brilliant and Sailor Moon might just end up in that set.

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I'd just like to add how pleased I am that Tuxedo Mask is in this season. I feared he might be a later addition despite his fame. But no, here he is right off the bat! God bless costumed bishounen. ^_^
Yeah, fair play on that. Anyone who announces their entrance by hurling a rose into the ground is clearly too cool for school. Meritorious. And speaking of school, Usagi's non-costume-change school uniform has probably the longest skirt I've ever seen in an anime. I'm sure it's a fair bit shorter than real Japanese school skirts, but still...

Oh, and if anyone's interested, Usagi's first name (usagi meaning rabbit) is a reference to the folkloric jade rabbit which, if East Asian mythology is to be believed, lives on the moon. Meanwhile, her surname, Tsukino, contains the kanji 月 (tsuki) which means "moon". Furthermore, the cat's name is Luna, which is Latin/Spanish/Italian for "moon". But I'm sure you already knew (or figured out) most of that :).

Good first episode, anyway. I'm hoping for more of the same.
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Oh, and if anyone's interested, Usagi's first name (usagi meaning rabbit) is a reference to the folkloric jade rabbit which, if East Asian mythology is to be believed, lives on the moon. Meanwhile, her surname, Tsukino, contains the kanji 月 (tsuki) which means "moon". Furthermore, the cat's name is Luna, which is Latin/Spanish/Italian for "moon". But I'm sure you already knew (or figured out) most of that :).
You are so totally wise. :o
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