Why is Sailor Moon your favorite Shojo anime and what's your favorite beside it?

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It is Oscar's story after all.
But the queen also played a big part and started with her. She also got a lot of potential.

The beginning and the ending was fine, but a large part of the characterization was meh. She should be written as a rebellious woman rather than getting whitewashed too much. Her romance story was also very dull.
 
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But the queen also played a big part and started with her. She also got a lot of potential.

The beginning and the ending was fine, but a large part of the characterization was meh. She should be written as a rebellious woman rather than getting whitewashed too much. Her romance story was also very dull.
Whitewashed? I mean, they are both white. :D
 
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I enjoy Shojo and Mahou Shoujo in general so Sailor Moon definitely isn’t an outlier for me but it might very well be my favorite out of sentimental nostalgia for getting me into anime and manga in the first place.

Like for many millenials if it weren’t for Sailor Moon, I wouldn’t even know the the Shojo genre to begin with, so of course I have to give it it’s dues.

It’d be hard to list all the Magical Girl franchises I enjoy (Basically all of them, I have yet to meet a Mahou Shojo franchise I dislike except perhaps Precure, yet even Precure has a few series gems) but for “regular” Shojo some of my faves include: Fruits Basket, Utena, Yuu Watase works, Hana Yori Dango, Please Save My Earth and like with the Mahou Shojo sub genre if I listed them *all* we would be here all day. Suffice it to say, Shoujo is probably my most consumed and main anime/manga genre in general. (Especially if we’re counting Mahou Shojo)

I vastly prefer it to Shonen, in fact the only Shonen titles I was ever able to even get into were Inuyasha/Rumic works and DBZ. (Have dabbled a bit into Full Metal Alchemist/The original Yugioh/Naruto/and Bleach as well and maybe would be willing to try One Piece/Yu-Yu-Hakusho/and Hunter X Hunter)

I always hate whenever anime fans (mainly hardcore Shonen adherents) put down Shojo as a genre and mock it. What particularly attracts me to Shojo over Shonen is that it’s more than just power-levels and there’s usual actual nuance/depth and exploration into complex subject matters, yes even in most Mahou Shojo I noticed.
 

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I enjoy Shojo and Mahou Shoujo in general so Sailor Moon definitely isn’t an outlier for me but it might very well be my favorite out of sentimental nostalgia for getting me into anime and manga in the first place.

Like for many millenials if it weren’t for Sailor Moon, I wouldn’t even know the the Shojo genre to begin with, so of course I have to give it it’s dues.

It’d be hard to list all the Magical Girl franchises I enjoy (Basically all of them, I have yet to meet a Mahou Shojo franchise I dislike except perhaps Precure, yet even Precure has a few series gems) but for “regular” Shojo some of my faves include: Fruits Basket, Utena, Yuu Watase works, Hana Yori Dango, Please Save My Earth and like with the Mahou Shojo sub genre if I listed them *all* we would be here all day. Suffice it to say, Shoujo is probably my most consumed and main anime/manga genre in general. (Especially if we’re counting Mahou Shojo)

I vastly prefer it to Shonen, in fact the only Shonen titles I was ever able to even get into were Inuyasha/Rumic works and DBZ. (Have dabbled a bit into Full Metal Alchemist/The original Yugioh/Naruto/and Bleach as well and maybe would be willing to try One Piece/Yu-Yu-Hakusho/and Hunter X Hunter)

I always hate whenever anime fans (mainly hardcore Shonen adherents) put down Shojo as a genre and mock it. What particularly attracts me to Shojo over Shonen is that it’s more than just power-levels and there’s usual actual nuance/depth and exploration into complex subject matters, yes even in most Mahou Shojo I noticed.
The biggest problem I got with many fighting shojo anime is that most of the fight sucks, or just resolve with no real villain/no beat down. It's ok with other shojo anime has not fight climax, but not when you set up the stage/expectation or even giant mecha but ending with meh.

Sailor Moon became my favorite has a lot to do with the REAL SERIOUS FIGHT.