Sailor Astarte name

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MariaTenebre

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Hi guys I have a question about probably the most mysterious Senshi in the franchise that to this day fascinates me to no end namely Sailor Astarte. This question is mainly about her civilian name Sheba Shingetsu Astarte. Obviously Sheba is a reference to the Biblical Queen of Sheba Makeda/Bilqis and Astarte is a reference well to Astarte the Goddess that Sheba/Sailor Astarte is named after. My question is around the etymology around the name Shingetsu. I know it basically means New Moon my question is New Moon in what context? Does it mean New Moon in a brand New IE recently made and discovered IE not old or does it mean New Moon as in the Dark Moon in the Moon Phases. If the later this would be interesting as if she is the New Moon or Dark Moon soldier this would make her sound similar to Queen Nehellenia to me and it is well know that the Dracul arc musicals are like a weird hodge podge retelling of Sailor Moon S/The Mugen arc and Sailor Moon SuperS/The Dream arc.
 

sapphire91

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They should've named her something simple, like Britney or Macy or something. I think that more people would like her that way because she's not even really well known in the fandom
I think people should be more open and use entertainment to learn something, while having fun. Sailor Moon is great franchise to read and research various mythologies as well as minerals. She is not popular simply because many people don't consider her canon.
As I have seen shingetsu translated as crescent moon as well, I think it means new moon as a phase.
 

MariaTenebre

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They should've named her something simple, like Britney or Macy or something. I think that more people would like her that way because she's not even really well known in the fandom
Honestly I think the reason she is not more popular is A. she isn't well known and B. There isn't much information about her. Even on the Sera Myu she was in there was pretty much no information revealed on who she is and to be honest they could have probably taken her out of that Dracul arc musical without much change to the plot.
 

SILVER

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Honestly I think the reason she is not more popular is A. she isn't well known and B. There isn't much information about her. Even on the Sera Myu she was in there was pretty much no information revealed on who she is and to be honest they could have probably taken her out of that Dracul arc musical without much change to the plot.
Do you think that she would've been strong enough a character to get her own musical?
I think its a shame that her design is so good if she wasn't all that relevant in her own myu
 
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I wonder why they never included her in any other musicals. Was the actress unavailable and they didn't feel like recasting? Was there a change in writers/directors/producers after the Dracul arc musicals?
 

MariaTenebre

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Do you think that she would've been strong enough a character to get her own musical?
I think its a shame that her design is so good if she wasn't all that relevant in her own myu
I don't know what you mean by if I think she would be a strong character. If she was given good writing and a cool back story she could have been if not then she wouldn't have been. The thing that interests me about here is unlike pretty much all of the other new Senshi in the Myu she seems like a Solar System Senshi. I think that is a worthy enough idea to explore.

I wonder why they never included her in any other musicals. Was the actress unavailable and they didn't feel like recasting? Was there a change in writers/directors/producers after the Dracul arc musicals?
I don't know honestly. Alot of the Myus barely explore alot of their new characters so who knows.