There are a couple of things about this latest page that caught my attention.
- It's remarkable felt they need to make sure Mercury and Mars were present for this battle. I guess this is to not confuse kids as to why Sailor Moon was alone when she had already encountered her friends. It would have been funny on a meta-level if Tuxedo Mask had been there, too.
- Zoisite teleporting away in a portal is reminiscent of Zoycite doing the same in that North American Sailor Moon Play-A-Sound picture book. I guess because while showing a character disappearing is fine for animation (and easier), when it comes to illustrations for kids, there needs to be a clearer way of demonstrating what is going on.
- That "heart of a human" line seemed weird from my perspective in the show. I get the idea that you don't want your heroine slaying former humans in a kids show, but it always seemed like a cop-out explanation at best...and nonsensical at worst. Even if you read "heart" more like "mind" (as is often the case in anime), there's no indication that Joe hasn't been fully or irreversibly corrupted. That the same line is explicitly put in the picture book aimed at kids leads me to believe there's some cultural barrier I'm not understanding. This is coming from someone who likes Joe as a minor character and wouldn't want him destroyed for no reason. You have to give a reason to save him, too.