- Dec 18, 2021
Amazing that this was their train of thought and they had the actual compelling and sensible plotline right under their nose and they still chose to go for the completely asinine and nonsensical: “Threats from King Endymion in order to “test” their love, because reasons.”
I think Mamoru may felt guilty about Usagi, It's like he suspects that all misfortune are because they fell in love or something. (He said "Go back to a normal girl, Find more handsome boyfriend than me" to Usagi when he was dying)
Btw, Ikuhara said he like 80s movie Mobile Suit Gundam: Shar of Counterattack. Its story is about a general called Char Aznable dropping a meteorite on the earth and people make sacrifices to stop it, well known that Ikuhara used it as a reference for R Movie. Char is worst boyfriend ever, He takes his girlfriend to war, believing she is chosen one who can guide him on the right path, but all girls are killed at war. In a way, he is similar to Utena's Ohtori Akio.
People say Tuxedo Mask looks like Char. 90s Mamoru shared voice actor with Char's rival called Amuro Ray. (also 90s Queen Beryl shared voice with Char's first girlfriend called Lalah, 90s Nephrite shared voice with Char's bestfriend who he murdered called Garma) Maybe a conscious casting choice, and I have a feeling animator tried to make them a little like but different characters.