Recent content by EphemeralMelody

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  1. EphemeralMelody

    Why do some people not like the Viz dub?

    I understand a lot of people have fondness towards the DiC dub, but I tend to think it's mainly nostalgia speaking... I understand as I have some nostalgic feelings towards the DiC/CWI dub too, it was how I first discovered Sailor Moon at 8 years old, but overall I just can't get past its...
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    Why do some people not like the Viz dub?

    I think it's leagues better than the DiC/Cloverway dub but I still vastly prefer the original Japanese. At least the translation is faithful and the storyline remains intact, and the voice acting, while a bit flat, isn't as cheesy or overacted. I know a lot of people were partial to a lot of the...
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    Who is your favorite Black Moon Clan member(s)?

    Esmeraude, she's classy, beautiful AND funny. She's not only my favorite Black Clan member but one of my favorite Sailor Moon villains in general. Others I like: Berthier, Calaveras, Safir, Black Lady (tho I like her better in the manga) Koan and Petz are ok, I do like Pet's little romance...
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    What Sailor Squad is Your Favorite?

    The Outers definitely!! Neptune is my all time favorite senshi, with Uranus and Saturn not too far behind her. Pluto is a little boring compared to the others, but is an amazing character in the manga at least. I think S is the great season that is partially due to the Outers. Inners would be a...
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    Sailor Moon and Wedding Peach

    I love Wedding Peach, I own the first season on DVD. Sadly I never finished the series though! I've tried to obtain the second season on DVD but it seems to be outrageously expensive everywhere I look. I hope someday I'll be able to complete it. Even though I like the show a lot and think it's...
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    Is the original anime "bad" enough to be considered a guilty pleasure?

    Personally, I don't think so at all. The S season especially is among some of my favorite anime of all time (and I've seen many), I personally rank Sailor Moon up there with such greats as Evangelion and Cowboy Bebop. It does have some noticeable flaws -- some cliche character and story...
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    Manga arc vs. anime season

    If you had to stack up each manga arc against their respective 90's anime season and decide which you prefer, how would you do it and why? Personally, I'd have to say: Classic vs. Dark Kingdom arc: Classic! More emotional, better character development, and better finale. It may have had a lot...
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    Who is your favorite Makaiju Alien?

    En, she's sassy, funny and cute, if a little annoying at times. Ail was kind of boring :( I barely even remember Fiore, it's been so long since I watched the R movie.
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    Sailor Moon was the first Magical Girl Deconstruction

    I agree that Utena is probably not mahou shoujo in the most traditional sense, but I still think it's worth a mention... It deconstructed a lot of tropes common in shoujo, including mahou, and explored a lot of similar themes before Madoka ever did. One thing I will say in defense of Madoka...
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    LGBTQ+ Character Appreciation Thread

    I feel I should perhaps mention Sailor Aluminium Siren and Lead Crow in the anime, since I didn't see them anywhere else in the thread. I don't know exactly how canonical they are, but there is enough subtext between them to where people frequently interpret and ship them as a couple. Some...
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    Would Sailor Moon still be popular today if it had only one season?

    Possibly, but perhaps not nearly on the same level. I say that due to the fact that the general consensus I've seen is that S was the most popular season and greatly increased the show's appeal for many people. I've met many that aren't even into the series as a whole but still appreciate it for...
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    Which 90's Anime Season Most Deviated from the Manga?

    I'd say SuperS, followed by Stars. The anime was pretty much doing its own thing at that point. I actually preferred a lot of changes to Stars, but wish SuperS had followed its manga counterpart more closely :( Personally, I kind of like that the anime was its own interpretation. As much as I...
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    Who is your favorite Death Busters member(s)?

    Damn this is a hard one :3 They're all so badass, probably my favorite set of villains in Sailor Moon. I pretty much like 'em all except for Mimete, Cyprine+Petitol, and Master Pharaoh 90... Mimete was funny and cute, but kind of annoying; Cyprine+Petitol were introduced too late and had too...
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    SuperS is worse upon rewatch

    Yeah, I admit as much as I love S, I also prefer the first half slightly to most of the second half. The first half has more Haruka and Michiru and is just so exciting; after their identities are revealed, I'd say the season is "eh" for a little bit, but picks up a lot once the finale starts...