Plot holes in the anime?

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The whole comment about the Seven Rainbow Crystal monsters being to modern really isn't a plot hole. It has been shown in multiple adaptations that the Silver Millennium and Golden Kingdom were far more technologically advanced and magically advanced then the modern era so they could very well have arcades etc.

It’s not a plot hole because it’s not really a hole in the plot. It’s an anachronism at most. Not every nitpicky thing is an issue with the plot hole. I still think its ludicrious for the moon to have arcade games circa 992 AD but what can ya do?


Now the show stating the silver crystal shattered into the 7 rainbow crystals after Queen Serenity trapped them in the silver crystal but then we find out she sealed EVERYONE into the silver crystal. That’s arguably a plot hole or a continuity error at least
 

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^ In the DIC dub, Serena does sort of recognize her in the episode where Grandpa Hino starts offering martial arts classes at the temple, and in the episode where Koan (Katzi) gets healed, Chad recognizes her at the start of the episode when he bumps into her while shopping with Raye.
 
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^ In the DIC dub, Serena does sort of recognize her in the episode where Grandpa Hino starts offering martial arts classes at the temple, and in the episode where Koan (Katzi) gets healed, Chad recognizes her at the start of the episode when he bumps into her while shopping with Raye.
Yuichiro did, but Rei didn't...
 

MariaTenebre

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It’s not a plot hole because it’s not really a hole in the plot. It’s an anachronism at most. Not every nitpicky thing is an issue with the plot hole. I still think its ludicrious for the moon to have arcade games circa 992 AD but what can ya do?


Now the show stating the silver crystal shattered into the 7 rainbow crystals after Queen Serenity trapped them in the silver crystal but then we find out she sealed EVERYONE into the silver crystal. That’s arguably a plot hole or a continuity error at least
Again the Silver Millennium is far more technologically advanced then the modern era so they could very well have arcades etc. Also the Silver Millennium wasn't around in 992 AD but happened before recorded history. In fact it was stated that after the massive destruction of the Silver Millennium and Golden Kingdoms that evolution restarted on the planet so arguably the Silver Millennium happened before the present day humans evolved on Earth even before the Dinosaurs as they were a past humanoid race. In fact it was stated that the Earth was one Kingdom during the time of the Golden Kingdom so it definitely couldn't have been during 992 AD I don't know where you are getting that time.
 

John

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Again the Silver Millennium is far more technologically advanced then the modern era so they could very well have arcades etc. Also the Silver Millennium wasn't around in 992 AD but happened before recorded history. In fact it was stated that after the massive destruction of the Silver Millennium and Golden Kingdoms that evolution restarted on the planet so arguably the Silver Millennium happened before the present day humans evolved on Earth even before the Dinosaurs as they were a past humanoid race. In fact it was stated that the Earth was one Kingdom during the time of the Golden Kingdom so it definitely couldn't have been during 992 AD I don't know where you are getting that time.
Firstly, I think Lemons was using 992 AD as a lighthearted stab in the dark. It was probably a joke.

Secondly, regardless of how advanced another race/species is, that doesn't mean that they're going to invent things that another race is going to invent that look almost exactly alike. That's just a bit too farfetched. Even if the Silver Millennium did have their own arcade games, why would they resemble Japanese crane games in the 90s?
 
I think the best reason for the modern monsters is what someone said about the monster taking on their host's attributes. The dark crystals are almost like daimon eggs mixed with pure hearts.

I can't think of one reason why the people of the moon would have arcades. They seemed so refined and having arcade machines seems so not like them imo. They were always doing elegant parties, and wearing masks and getting drunk and... Hey wait...


I wish they showed kids more on the moon kingdom. All we saw Usagi do was run around in the garden like a lost fairy...and did the Senshi ever take their uniforms off...Good gawd..Like all the shots of them are in the Senshi uniform. Wish we had a movie to explain more about this or something..like Beryl's Origins or something...I know the mystery is what makes you talk but goodness..


Now high tech goes to Neo Queen serenity and her era.
 

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I wish they showed kids more on the moon kingdom. All we saw Usagi do was run around in the garden like a lost fairy...and did the Senshi ever take their uniforms off...Good gawd..Like all the shots of them are in the Senshi uniform. Wish we had a movie to explain more about this or something..like Beryl's Origins or something...I know the mystery is what makes you talk but goodness.
That's why I'd love to see a prequel showing more stuff of the Silver Millenium with concepts done right of course and not too over the top.
 

MariaTenebre

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Firstly, I think Lemons was using 992 AD as a lighthearted stab in the dark. It was probably a joke.

Secondly, regardless of how advanced another race/species is, that doesn't mean that they're going to invent things that another race is going to invent that look almost exactly alike. That's just a bit too farfetched. Even if the Silver Millennium did have their own arcade games, why would they resemble Japanese crane games in the 90s?
Why not they are the ancestors to our modern world culture so why couldn't they create things that resemble us. I mean for instance in the Tenchi series Jurai is very similar to ancient Japan so it wouldn't be out of the question for another culture to create similar things as we have.
 
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the rainbow crystals in some episodes before queen beryl talked about the rainbow crystals that the most dangerous monster where sealed in parts of the silver crystal, than in episode 44 when queen serenity tells usagi and the others what happen in the silver millennium she didn't mention that so what happen? or queen serenity omitted that part??

in sailor moon R episode 89 they tell us chibi usa have now the future silver crystal because in when inside of her so in the future, how queen serenity is going to defend crystal tokyo or use it for longevity?
that was better explain in the manga/crystal with chibiusa having her own crystal but in the 90s anime well...
 

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Regardless of how advanced another race/species is, that doesn't mean that they're going to invent things that another race is going to invent that look almost exactly alike. [...] Why would they resemble Japanese crane games in the 90s?
@John Ever heard about 'Write What You Know'? It seems to be much easier to insert stuff that we have in RL instead of needing to invent a new crazy design completely from scratch. :ami:
 
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@John Ever heard about 'Write What You Know'? It seems to be much easier to insert stuff that we have in RL instead of needing to invent a new crazy design completely from scratch. :ami:
Don’t think write what you know applies to crane machine themed monster that existed long before such things were even conceived.

Your defense is nonsense. He could have just been a regular run of the mill monster like Morga. He didn’t have to be painfully anachronistic.
 
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So Chibi Usa in the og anime was regular 8ish year-old, right? Despite Usagi and Mamoru were married for centuries. The 900 year-old Chibi Usa didn't make much sense, so doesn't do this.
 
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