Your unpopular Sailor Moon opinions

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Sabrblade

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Tuxedo Kevin

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Considering Naoko doesn't speak English, how can she approve the voice actors?
Some movie directors want to personally choose foreign dubbing actors, and the language barrier never stopped them. They don't need to know the language to see whether the voice fits the character. But that doesn't mean they're the perfect choices. Even the creators can do wrong at picking actors.
 
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Some movie directors want to personally choose foreign dubbing actors, and the language barrier never stopped them. They don't need to know the language to see whether the voice fits the character. But that doesn't mean they're the perfect choices. Even the creators can do wrong at picking actors.
Plus she's not the only manga author to do this, Go Nagai was involved in the casting for ADV's New Cutey Honey dub in the late 90s and also Echiiro Oda chose the VAs for FUNimation's One Piece redub in 2007.
 

SailorStar9

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Sailor Moon should have ended in R when the inners were still useful, relevant and not weaklings.
THIS! The Inners should've undergone training and/or improvised their not-very-effective attacks to make themselves more useful.

My unpopular opinions:
1)The reason why none of the Inner Senshi have boyfriends is because just about every guy they date all end up falling in love with Usagi instead. So, they rather save themselves the heartbreak and not date.

2) I never really understood Endymion's (Endymoron) logic in the Break-Up Arc in R Season.

3) 90's anime Mamoru treats Usagi more like a daughter than a girlfriend.

4) Chibi-Usa's time-traveling created another timeline ala Future!Trunks, and making Crystal Tokyo is a possible future in an alternate timeline.

5) I would prefer the other Senshi get more MOTD kills than Usagi.

6) I really dislike how the Shittenou are never mentioned again in the manga or Crystal.
 
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Sabrblade

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2) I never really understood Endymion's (Endymoron) logic in the Break-Up Arc in R Season.

3) 90's anime Mamoru treats Usagi more like a daughter than a girlfriend.

4) Chibi-Usa's time-traveling created another timeline ala Future!Trunks, and making Crystal Tokyo is a possible future in an alternate timeline.

5) I would prefer the other Senshi get more MOTD kills than Usagi.
These don't sound unpopular to me.
 

MariaTenebre

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THIS! The Inners should've undergone training and/or improvised their not-very-effective attacks to make themselves more useful.

My unpopular opinions:
1)The reason why none of the Inner Senshi have boyfriends is because just about every guy they date all end up falling in love with Usagi instead. So, they rather save themselves the heartbreak and not date.

2) I never really understood Endymion's (Endymoron) logic in the Break-Up Arc in R Season.

3) 90's anime Mamoru treats Usagi more like a daughter than a girlfriend.

4) Chibi-Usa's time-traveling created another timeline ala Future!Trunks, and making Crystal Tokyo is a possible future in an alternate timeline.

5) I would prefer the other Senshi get more MOTD kills than Usagi.

6) I really dislike how the Shittenou are never mentioned again in the manga or Crystal.
Not always sometimes the Senshi do have love interest in the 90s anime who love them as opposed to Usagi. Like Ryo with Ami or Yuuichirou for Rei. Makoto also had Shinozaki in the 90s anime and Asanuma in the manga.

Next while I do think the break up arc was silly it can be explained away. For one it was heavily implied that King Endymion did this so that Usagi and Mamoru would not be say focused on themselves and their relationship but rather in how their relationship lines up with Chibiusa and getting the two to bond with her instead of focusing on each other. This is probably because King Endymion knew that Chibiusa would become Black Lady as it happened before to him to and this is why he did what he did.

Next the idea that Mamoru treats Usagi more like a daughter then a girlfriend is just nonsense. The two have many loving and romantic moments together. He does call Usagi out when she does something she shouldn't or is acting especially extra but so does the Senshi and the Cats.

Next I don't think that Chibiusa's time traveling created another timeline. For one it is a big point in the 90s anime and by extension the game Sailor Moon Another Story to keep the timeline as is and not let the future be changed. So I imagine that Chibiusa's time traveling always occurred in all timelines
 

Mitsukara

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While I do like Haruka and Michiru quite a bit for their own sake and not even just because of their relationship, and while they're in my top 20 for characters in the show (I like a lot of characters)... it so happens that I think (in the anime) between their callous approach to Pure Heart victims and the various events during Sailor Stars, they are basically villains. Sympathetic vallains, but they cross the line too much, too often, and too seemingly of their own initiative to be considered heroic. Especially when
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They turn on Saturn and Pluto. I don't care if they thought it was the only hope for defeating Galaxia, they were wrong about that, and even if it had worked, it's a horrific thing to do. Also by this point they should've known better. AND this doesn't excuse the time they shot at Sailor Star Fighter unprovoked when he went to shake hands with Sailor Moon, completely overriding her judgement as their princess, which they knew by this point about making alliances and trusting friends. And guess who did play a more vital role in actually helping Sailor Moon stop Galaxia in the end?

I don't mean they're bad or terrible or even truly evil. I mean they're in the dark gray and making exceedingly questionable decisions, like the Shitennou (who are also high among my favorite characters) who were brainwashed into their evil actions and only occasionally fumbling into more noble deeds (particularly Nephrite), or the Ayakashi Sisters. Basically, with Haruka and Michiru, it's sorta like they're halfway corrupted or something XD

Hotaru is initally forced into villainy, but she was under a lot more duress about it, and she recovers a lot more fully and is always kind afterwards, so I consider her more heroic than the two of them in spite of the whole mistress 9 thing.

Pluto seems okay on the ethics front, but it's so hard to judge her actions because we understand so little about what she knows and what her agenda really is, she's sort of mysterious (and in Sailor Stars she seems to be completely bamboozled by everything that's going on). I'm particularly concerned about how vague the circumstances of her taking baby Hotaru away to live with Haruka and Michiru was, and what involvement/agreement Souchi Tomoe had in any of that, since the show never clarifies it at all beyond their initial meeting in Sailor Stars.

Which segues into another weird opinion of mine, which is that I like to take the apparent "timeline" of the anime literally and at face value- including the way it doesn't make sense. I believe the flow of time has been severely disrupted in the setting, which is how Usagi turns 14 in 1992 (per the tickets on Operation Romantic Cruise) and 16 in 1996 (per the Live Tour sign on the Starlights' first concert in the area that we see), and why they're studying furiously for exams in S and then forget about it for a year in SuperS and suddenly pass the exams by the start of Stars. I think spacetime has been going more and more off the rails ever since whatever Usagi did with the Silver Crystal in episode 46. There is at least some presence for that being canonical that they had to repeat a year somehow, so time has been mangled at least a little bit. So I think that's why Pluto was so baffled by the end.
 

MariaTenebre

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I have to disagree on Haruka and Michiru Mistukara they have never been villainous. At best they are anti heroes but they always had heroic reasons for doing what they did. In S as far as we know the only way to prevent the Silence was to sacrifice the Talisman holders now Haruka and Michiru hated that this had to be done and wished there was another way but as far as they knew this was the only way so they were willing to do what was necessary rather then just wishing for the best as the Inners were doing. Further more in Sailor Stars they only feigned betrayal of Pluto and Saturn as a way to get Sailor Galaxia's bracelets to turn them against her. It didn't work but their hearts were in the right place. Plus I always figured that Sailor Pluto and Sailor Saturn knew about their plan and were willing to sacrifice themselves to make the plan work. This is why in the end Setsuna and Hotaru do not show any animosity to Haruka and Michiru. Also I don't see much of an issue with the Outers being distrustful of the Starlights as they really do not know them that well and it is kind of their job to protect the Solar System from intruders so they are distrustful by nature.

Further more I could actually argue that Seiya aka Sailor Star Fighter was arguably more villainous then the Outers even though again I do not consider the Starlights to be villainous either. Remember the episode where the Three Lights were doing that dance music video under the direction of that music video director Akane Gushiken who was also a Nun and teacher at Rei's school Sister Angela. Well when Eternal Sailor Moon was going to heal Akane as Sailor Director. Sailor Star Fighter didn't want her to do it because she distrusted Sailor Moon's ability to heal Phages even though just a few episodes before this she saw Sailor Moon heal a Phage. This is worse then even Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune in S for if they knew of a way to save the Talisman owners and not kill them they would do it. Sailor Star Fighter saw Sailor Moon heal a Phage before but for some reason didn't believe she could. Chalk it up to maybe PTSD or some issue this really makes Seiya look bad but even so I don't consider her a villain just flawed and traumatized
 

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Planet Nemesis should have been made an ally and given a Senshi. Also, I do think the four shittenou are actually much more powerful than many other regular villains such as Kaolinite, Witches 5, Black Moon Clan, and even the Sailor Animates. This is because they were Endymion’s generals and thus are expected to be skilled fighters, more so than the average combatant. PGSM gives a more accurate portrayal of their abilities.
 

Clow

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Mamoru's terrifying visions of the future and his decision of breaking up with Usagi in "Sailor Moon R" added an extra layer of depth to the season. Thus, I support all seasons of the 90's anime exactly as they are, with the exception of SuperS, which I find unwatchable.
 
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MariaTenebre

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Planet Nemesis should have been made an ally and given a Senshi. Also, I do think the four shittenou are actually much more powerful than many other regular villains such as Kaolinite, Witches 5, Black Moon Clan, and even the Sailor Animates. This is because they were Endymion’s generals and thus are expected to be skilled fighters, more so than the average combatant. PGSM gives a more accurate portrayal of their abilities.
I would have liked the idea of a Sailor Nemesis or Nemesis Knight as well.
 

rgveda99

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PGSM should never have existed. They should have made an anime instead with the storyline of PGSM.
^^Such absolute genius. :thumbsup:

TOEI should've rehired back Hideaki Anno and kill everyone on the planet again in the last episode with Prince Psychotic :usagi: being the Shinji of the show.


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Imagine Ikkuko and Shingo having melting faces before their deaths.


Or may be that Terminator 2 nuclear bomb scene only animated.



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MementoNepenthe

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Planet Nemesis should have been made an ally and given a Senshi.
I'm honestly still kind of surprised the musicals never included a "Sailor Nemesis." You'd think they'd do that before making up "Sailor Astarte." And since all of the new musicals have kept close to the manga, I'm afraid the days of musical creative craziness may be over.
 

Clow

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Re: Neptune and Uranus and the outer senshi. I like them a great deal. The inners act like a bunch of spoiled, immature girls, and Sailor Moon cries a lot. The outer senshi are sophisticated and act as if they are part of a military organization.
 

MariaTenebre

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I'm honestly still kind of surprised the musicals never included a "Sailor Nemesis." You'd think they'd do that before making up "Sailor Astarte." And since all of the new musicals have kept close to the manga, I'm afraid the days of musical creative craziness may be over.
Yeah you think they would do a Sailor Sun or a Sailor Nemesis before a Sailor Astarte. However I agree it is a shame that since the new musicals are so close to the manga that we won't see any odd or new creative stuff.