London arc timeline

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MariaTenebre

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Since sadly Lunar Archivist dosen't have his website anymore. For those who have seen the 90s anime when exactly did the London arc take place. I heard that it took place basically during Classic but before Sailor V joined up with the Senshi. I have also heard one person say they thought it took place the previous year like the Sailor V manga did in that continuity. Does anyone have any good answers?
 

Mitsukara

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I'm not sure what the Lunar Archivist website was (have you checked the Wayback Machine on archive.org? Unless you mean this tumblr which might be by the same person?), so if you're talking about a fan story I'm not sure.

But if your question is, "When was Sailor V in London during the anime", it seems she must not've been there yet during episode 1 since she's in the news for stopping jewel thieves in Tokyo, and that she's come back by episode 33 (when she ambushes Kunzite and Zoisite during their trap, when Zoisite was disguised). It seems to be, I think, Autumn in episode 33, and Spring in episode 1, and we know it was May 1992 in episode 12 from the cruise ship tickets, so Minako spent somewhere from as early as March(ish) 1992 until maybe at most October(ish) 1992 in London.

...unless Minako was in London before she even appeared in episode 1, and had already come back by then and just didn't meet any of the Sailor Senshi until then.

I wonder where Artemis was making his calls to Crown Arcade from. It'd be kind of hilarious if he was in a secret basement talking to Luna upstairs through the arcade machine that whole time, and Minako was in that next school district over the whole time, and they just never bumped into each other. (That's actually not so far from what the Sailor V Manga suggests, but of course that's the manga).
 

John

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Just a note, this is the first time I’ve ever heard a single episode backstory referred to as an “arc” lmao.

As for an actual answer, I’m not sure. It’s definitely before Minako met the others and that’s all it really has to be for me.
 

Yamoon

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I think they just used this “London” forgot plot to explain why Sailor Venus didn’t appear before to the group after Sailor Moon appeared. I don’t remember how it was exactly explain in the manga ?! Didn’t she said that she wanted the girls to fully train before introducing herself as the Princess.

They did that again in the R season with this plot “ice earth” to explain why it’s called the 30th century. Which was kind of stupid too.
 

MariaTenebre

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Well if I remember correctly Minako said she was in London some months ago in the episode depicting Katarina and Alan I forget how many months she spent there or whether she would have been there during Classic or the year before.
 

MariaTenebre

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I know she mentioned how many months ago she was over there in relation to the time she was with the Senshi so I was wondering that those that know how many months she was there in that was she there during the events of Classic or a year before like the Sailor V manga.
 

MariaTenebre

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Bump as I found some new information according to the Sailor Moon Wiki here it says that Minako was in London in terms of the time in the episode she was in London a half year ago. So I am not so good with numbers and dates would this mean that Minako was in London sometime during when Classic was airing or the year before?

Sailor Venus' Past! Minako's Tragic Love

Wikimoon right here says that Minako was in London six months before the episode took place. So what would that mean timeline wise?

Sailor Venus' Past! Minako's Tragic Love - WikiMoon
 

MariaTenebre

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Bump also I just read Mitsukara's post thanks for clarifying I knew that Sailor V was there during the events of Classic and not before as someone said.
 

sapphire91

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Didn't she said herself it happened an year ago, when she was 13.The episode left me with the impression the girls didn't know her all that well yet, so it is safe to say it was way before episode one. But the time flow was a strange thing in the old show...
 
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MariaTenebre

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Didn't she said herself it happened an year ago, when she was 13.The episode left me with the impression the girls didn't know her all that well yet, so it is safe to say it was way before episode one. But the time flow was a strange thing in the old show...
I thought it was said to have happened a half year ago Minako said in the episode with the Youma Katarina that she was there 6 months ago from when the episode happened.
 

sapphire91

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I thought it was said to have happened a half year ago Minako said in the episode with the Youma Katarina that she was there 6 months ago from when the episode happened.
Then I remember it wrong, but considering te fact Usagi stayed 14 till S, by that point the time should have been together for few months at best.Usagi became Sailor Moon in spring as stated in episode 3, probably around late April as the school year has already started and in Japan it is at the beginning of April, Then we had summer vacation episode, this Minako episode and several episodes before it suggested autumn time so it was probably 5 months if we say it was September at that point. But searching for continuity in the time line is impossible. Nw school year started in the first episode of R, June 30th which is Usagi's birthday happened in S, which makes the whole R season plot taking place in like 2 months, which is impossible because we have seasons changing in R. I have a theory that at the end of the first season Usagi's wish took hem back in time, which could explain the R continium, but it was never officially stated, so it is just speculation on my part.
 
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MariaTenebre

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sapphire91 the idea of time being reversed at the end of Classic just dosen't work. For one people reference events that happened in Classic non Senshi people that is. There was even this stage show depicting Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury and Sailor Mars fighting Jadeite at the airport. Plus it would kind of suck that all of the relationships and help the Senshi gave to people in Classic would just be erased. Besides Naru still remembers Nephrite etc. The thing is the series just has a floating timeline like American comics.

The sort of way I was able to explain it was that Classic and R just happened in one year and weather was a bit eratic then and in the next year with S and SuperS with the seasonal weather being eratic. I like to think of it like this episode of Rugrats when after this one moment we see what looks like the seasons changing and a whole year passing but then it says in letters "a few weeks later" with one of the adults I think it was Drew saying "weird weather we have been having recently."
 

sapphire91

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I understand it very well, it is all over the place The time theory is wrong too - Usagi is in 9th grade starting R. If we consider time flow accurate in the first season at least, Minako came from London abot a month before Usagi gets her powers, which is the question at hand.