Revisiting the Tokyopop Manga

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ACT 8: DEAD MOON DREAM (Part 2)



Oh my god, Mars; don't be rude!



The Silver Crystal looks like a Ring Pop.



[Citation needed]



What even is this pose?



And that's the moral of the story.



Nightmare fuel.



The DiC dub's impact! Toon Makers' impact!



We're not going to comment on how the Holy Grail looks different now? Okay...



"Marina Castle"



The EE more accurately translates Diana's line as, "She's the one whose powers most closely match the queen's." Since it's Diana who's speaking, it would be reasonable to that she's talking about Neo Queen Serenity, but according to the fan mail corner in Nakayoshi, the queen in question is the original Queen Serenity.


Overall rating: 3.5 mediations out of 5
 
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ACT 9: EARTH & MOON DREAM




At the risk of sounding :cthulhu:, why is Setsuna the only one whose breasts are shadowed/outlined?




So much for the whole ~we need Princess Lady Serenity to break the seal on the Golden Crystal~



Nehellenia's giant disembodied head is going to look so weird in Eternal: Part II.



At this point, I'm just shocked Naoko didn't make Kaolinite or Mistress 9 inexplicably horny for Mamoru, or Professor Tomoe for Usagi.



I wonder what book she's reading...



Can the people in this universe stop kissing unconscious and/or dead bodies? Please???



What was the point of "Princess Lady Serenity" other than to show us what Chibiusa will look like as an adult?



I told you they were his sister wives.



That's literally not what happened, nor was it what was supposed to happen.




It's such a shame that Mamoru never really got a chance to use his crystal or his magic scepter. I wanted new attack phrases and a transformation sequence for him. Let him power-up! #MagicalBoyMamo-chan



I do not understand this Quartet - Amazon connection. It's not like the Inners were sleeping in the Australian Outback awaiting Sailor Moon's awakening.



Why though? You're already awake. Rini's already met you. You're just going to show up to accompany her to the past in the next arc anyway, even though she hasn't done any further training/growth. Why not just stick around? (I have a million other questions about the Quartet, but I'm too tired to even care at this point.)



So... There was an actual Pegasus... who was Helios's "cherished ride"... and whom...he...merged with?...for some reason? I... That's like if Haruka merged with her favorite racecar.



Not in the manga, you won't.



No. He knew your dad in his PAST LIFE. He is MILLIONS OF YEARS OLDER THAN YOU. His soul is literally linked to your dad's. They are very nearly the same person. I'm not here for Helios being some kind of incest loophole for Rini to live out her daddy issues with. It's gross. Get therapy.


Overall rating: 4 horse girls out of 5
 

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If his soul is linked to her Dad's/they're practically the same person and he kissed HER, then that leads me to think there was weirdness in that father/daughter relationship on both sides, lol.
 
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RINI'S DIARY



Funny... That's not usually what donuts look like in anime/manga... :googly:



First they mistakenly call Momo "Mamo" only for it to turn out they're calling her "Mary" now, and then they call Kyuusuke "Kioseki." :googly::googly:



Does Ami always go around with dental tools, or :?




I wish we could have gotten more ~time traveling fish out of water~ comedy out of Rini, seeing her react to the "primitive" 20th century.



I feel like Amy is straddling the line between being scary and giving Rini a "come hither" look, and it's so uncomfortable.



:siren: Trivia alert :siren:



I'm only calling sugar "the devil's powder" from now on.



This guy cannot be a legitimate, licensed dentist.



Loving the design, but that is an oddly specific thing to live off of. (I also wish we could get a movie or a musical or something that combined/connected all the genius loci stories.)



So we're calling Rini "Bunny" again now, or :?



I mean, that just seems like a normal dentist appointment to me...
 
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*Counts fillings and wonders if I'm a victim of 'Regin'...*



Ew. Rini should NOT be calling Kenji "Daddy." :sick:



I mean...that's one way to translate her speech...I guess...



I don't get why they changed Resin's name to "Regin" (I mean, I do: it's because they're incompetent), but changing "genius loci" to "ghost" makes it seem like she's the spirit of a dead person who just needs to crossover...



This makes me think of the "King of Flan" episode of Courage the Cowardly Dog... #FlantasyFlan



I get that it's because these stories appeared in RunRun, but it's still strange to see Mina transform into Sailor V in them.



I'm just going to choose to be impressed that they managed to f*ck this up so royally.



Why the random Mars hate, you guys?! (Also: Tokyopop forgot to translate Raye's dialog.)



Guess we know Kenji's fetish now...:cthulhu::quagmire:



Remind me to never visit Dr. Amy Mizuno, lest she try leeches as a way of curing my ailments...


Overall rating: 2.5 root canals out of 5 (I absolutely love this side story, but the Tokyopop translation is almost nonstop typos :sick:)
 
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VOLUME 16. (STARS #1)

ACT 1: STARS 1

I've always hated how the chapters in Sailor Stars are just called "Stars 1," "Stars 2," etc. (Way to phone it in, Naoko!) I'd like to suggest "Stars 1: Transition - Shooting Stars" as an alternate title.



I guess this could be their house from earlier, but for some reason it just doesn't feel like it is.



Is it weird that what I find most distracting about this panel is that Galaxia is wearing flats?



Let's just put a pin in this page for now.



Due to the placement of the speech balloons, it looks like Hotaru, not Rini, is the one calling Ikuko "mommy." (And I'd like to once again reiterate that Rini shouldn't be calling Ikuko "Mama" or "Mommy" or whatever either.)



Kyuusuke is apparently "Kevin" now. (And am I way off here, or does anyone else think Bunny is being low-key homophobic here, questioning why her future daughter is holding hands with another girl?)



This is cute and all, but I still think Haruka should be wearing the boys' uniform. (But at least they're not flying their helicopters to school.)



1. "Raising children" --- Unless Hotaru has some secret siblings we don't know about, you raised one (1) child, Haruka.
2. At least the manga is kind of lampshading the absurdity of Haruka and Michiru being back in high school and trying to live "normally."
3. It kind of sounds like Michiru wants to date around. Look out, Haruka!
4. With what credentials did Setsuna get a job as a school nurse?



Is that a giant scab? A chunk of skin peeling off? A wart? ???



Can anyone identify where that background text came from? Google proved unhelpful :(
 
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I know some people complain about Tokyopop's translating "Kou" as "Lights" and making it their last names, but is it really any more ridiculous that Seiya, Taiki, and Yaten would pretend to be triplets or three strangers who happened to have the same last name than it is that they'd pretend to be an idol group composed of three members all with the same first name?



The Three Lights are this super popular new group and they've never performed live yet? Does not compute.



Maybe you do, Amy. Maybe you do.



Is Setsuna replying to what Mina just said? Can Setsuna hear what's being said miles away? Is she telepathic? Do school nurses do much computer work? So many questions...



I can't wait for the Sailor Moon x Legally Blonde crossover! (Also, surely Bunny should already know how long Darien's going to be away for? Why are they *just* talking about that now?)



I get that Bunny is kind of traumatized at the moment, but if she's enough of a Three Lights fan to have their poster hanging above her bed, surely she should recognize Seiya. This is another "What's a Sailor V?"-esque plot hole. (Also, "osmanthus" has been localized to lilac for some reason.)



Where have we seen this page before?



Maybe the Outers are still in their house. I think it's cute that Rini went to visit them before leaving, but it's weird she didn't say goodbye to Darien before he left, or that she didn't leave first. Actually, I don't know what the point of showing her going to school was if she was just going to peace out like ten pages later anyway.



Looks like Mina couldn't be bothered to see Rini off.



1. "Saiya"
2. I love that Raye's into techno music.
3. How is it that Bunny can't see their faces? Does she need glasses? Does she always carry around binoculars?



Why is Iron Mouse wearing glasses here?



Wish I knew what Jupiter was doing here. What is she blasting? Is this a new attack?



Why couldn't everyone get new attacks this arc, not just Uranus, Neptune, and Moon?


Overall rating: 3 TSA agents out of 5