Were Hotaru and Chibiusa implied to a be couple in crystal?

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darkphoenix

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Why are Chibiusa and Hotaru portrayed as naked together in the opening of the third season of crystal? Also since Hotaru says to her in Crystal and the manga that they were destined to meet by fate even though they are girls does that imply them to be lesbians or bisexual?
I always took it as lost souls that just understood each other
 
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The opening of Crystal season 3 conveys the message that Chibiusa and Hotaru share and come from the same womb, Neo-Queen Serenity’s womb. This interpretation kinda makes sense because it is Neo-Queen Serenity who saves Hotaru and Hotaru is brought back to life as a baby.
 

Ttcsw

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#45
It’s interesting how the western audience seem to read so differently into nakedness of these characters. There seemed to be similar responses from what I see on YouTube for the classic sailor stars season final battle where sailor moon defeated chaos while being naked.
Coming from an eastern country it never came to my mind that these characters portrayed anything related to sex while they were naked, it’s just a sense of purity. Showing no guard, showing your most authentic and vulnerable side. Hotaru and chibiusa’s pure deep friendship with no pretense(clothes aka outer shell), sailor moon defeating chaos not with force; not when she was in her “fuku armour” but with her pure love. The idea of love and care stronger and triumphing over violence and hatred.
Even when reading the manga and or watching crystal from a young age till now as an adult, such thought of lesbianism never came to my mind, it’s just a more intense/“dreamy-anime filtered” friendship in my opinion. Maybe that’s really a cultural difference.
 
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CrystalBard

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#46
It’s interesting how the western audience seem to read so differently into nakedness of these characters. There seemed to be similar responses from what I see on YouTube for the classic sailor stars season final battle where sailor moon defeated chaos while being naked.
Coming from an eastern country it never came to my mind that these characters portrayed anything related to sex while they were naked, it’s just a sense of purity. Showing no guard, showing your most authentic and vulnerable side. Hotaru and chibiusa’s pure deep friendship with no pretense(clothes aka outer shell), sailor moon defeating chaos not with force; not when she was in her “fuku armour” but with her pure love. The idea of love and care stronger and triumphing over violence and hatred.
Even when reading the manga and or watching crystal from a young age till now as an adult, such thought of lesbianism never came to my mind, it’s just a more intense/“dreamy-anime filtered” friendship in my opinion. Maybe that’s really a cultural difference.
Westerners are sex-obsessed deviants. Not all of us, but the West truly is degenerate.
 

CrystalBard

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Perhaps not in the traditional sense, but there are plenty of kids who develop intense crushes on others. And sometimes those childhood crushes lead to adult relationships in the future, so...
Granted that is a really cute idea-if Helios didn't exist-but I prefer thinking of them as friends.
 
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I have never seen their relationship as anything but friendship. Keep in mind that in Japanese culture stuff are a bit different
 

GalX3

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I could ship Ami & Mako as potential future lovers (you can praise/blame the 90s anime for that because they dropped hints over and over again like how insanely jealous Ami gets when Mako spends time following Haruka around). I can't ship Chibi & Hotaru and I honestly can't recall a single time it was implied they were anything but BFFs.

There are some things that drive me crazy in anime and one of them is thrown in fan-servicey garbage. You can argue till the cows come home that the reaching out and nudity in the Crystal opening really signifies innocence and purity. But believe me the animators knew 100% it would be interpreted in different ways and had no problem with that. Thank goodness I overlooked the vomit-worthy octopus incident in "Diary of Our Days at the Breakwater" because the rest of the anime was actually catchy and fun. Why they feel they have to throw things like this in is beyond me.
 
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Rika-Chicchi

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There are some things that drive me crazy in anime and one of them is thrown in fan-servicey garbage. You can argue till the cows come home that the reaching out and nudity in the Crystal opening really signifies innocence and purity. But believe me the animators knew 100% it would be interpreted in different ways and had no problem with that. Thank goodness I overlooked the vomit-worthy octopus incident in "Diary of Our Days at the Breakwater" because the rest of the anime was actually catchy and fun. Why they feel they have to throw things like this in is beyond me.
Fanservicing is a prominent part of their popular culture &, hence, prevalent in their entertainment industry, including naturally the manga & anime sectors, which also provide materials for the hentai doujinshi. The production crew of the anime were well aware of that, of course, especially that most of them are men.

Sexuality begins to develop at one's birth. Babys sucking at Toys etc is part of their evolving sexuality.
It even starts at the fetus stage. :)