Don’t Bite Into the Donut Sailor Moon, It’s Dangerous!- Sailor Moon Super S: The Movie – Moon Speak Phase-III 38

We’re changing up Moon Speak once again. This time, we go monthly and discuss a smattering of Sailor Moon from back in the day as we wait for the next season of Sailor Moon Crystal to air.

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Sono and Ammit talk about Super Sailor Moon S: The Movie.
They talk about all the things they enjoyed, then discuss some themes and some of the changes made in the dub script and how they impact the movie.

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Director: Hiroki Shibata

Screenplay: Yoji Enokido

Theme’s Discussed

Reality V Dreams

The Children are our future

Cherishing the Past V Making a Better Future – Ammit may have just made this one up…

Dubs V Subs

Covering up Haruka and Michiru’s relationship and the nod to its sexual nature

Obfuscating the a central theme of the movie from the scene at the start of the movie


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How Grandma Luna Got Her Groove- Sailor Moon S: The Movie – Moon Speak Phase-III 37

We’re changing up Moon Speak once again. This time, we go monthly and discuss a smattering of Sailor Moon from back in the day as we wait for the next season of Sailor Moon Crystal to air.

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After missing last month’s release, we’re picking up with Sailor Moon S: The Movie. Expect the next movie in January.

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Do Your Thing Moon Mama – Sailor Moon R The Movie – Moon Speak Phase-III 36

We’re changing up Moon Speak once again. This time, we go monthly and discuss a smattering of Sailor Moon from back in the day as we wait for the next season of Sailor Moon Crystal to air.

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We’re starting off with Sailor Moon R: The Movie.

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Here at the TOH Network, we like to acknowledge the people who work on all the shows we discuss and offer thanks for their effort as we critique the finished product.

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Director: Ikuhara Kunihiko – Also directed and helped create Revolutionary Girl Utena

Screenplay: Tomita Sukehiro – Wrote on Kamen Rider Super-1, Mobile Suit Victory Gundam, and Yu Yu Hakusho, along with far too many other writing credits to list.


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Total Eclipse of the Heart- Sailor Moon Crystal Act.38 Infinity 12- Moon Speak Phase-II 35

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In this Moon Speak, Sono and Ammit discuss Act.38 which is Sailor Moon Crystal 39. This episode features a very loose conversation about the end of Sailor Moon Crystal for now and some spoilers technically for what is coming for Usagi, Chibi-Usa and the rest of the cast.

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Nothing new for this week.

Here are some cool parting images from the show. It was a lot of fun and we can’t wait to see more.

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No Greater Love- Sailor Moon Crystal Act.37 Infinity 11- Moon Speak Phase-II 34

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In this Moon Speak, Sono and Ammit discuss Act.37 which is Sailor Moon Crystal 38. This episode features uncontrollable emotions, lots of tears and a brief discussion of the Sailor Moon Crystal dub.

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Sono

Nothing new for this week.

Monster of the Week (Basically)

Pharaoh 90 makes an appearance… mostly. It’s a very odd thing. Even Usagi and Chibi-Usa are taken aback, even after all the stuff they’ve seen.

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Rough Demandes

Was there anything that rubbed you the wrong way?

Ammit

  • I sure wish they hadn’t replayed a good deal of the concluding scene from last episode.
  • It seemed a bit odd that Usagi was calling upon the power of the Nine Planets, given that Hotaru is dead at this point.

Sono

  • There seemed to be a lot in this episode that was there just to fill time. A lot of animation from previous episodes and reaction shots. I know reactions shots help the drama but there were parts where there was two cycles of reaction shots from all ten-ish observers for every one thing that happened.
  • Hey, Ammit: Nine guardians, not nine planets. I figured she was either counting herself or Chibiusa.

Frills

What were some lovely things you found especially catching?

Ammit

  • Everyone combining their attacks was so epic!
  • Pharaoh 90 absorbing their attacks and breaking out was a sight to behold!
  • That ROCKING METAL in the back ground as Pharaoh 90 was getting the upper hand was SO amazing.
  • Usagi’s resolve to protect everyone and sacrifice herself if need be was so beautiful. Her memories and her soliloquy hit me SO hard.
  • Sailor Saturn’s costume is fantastic.

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  • Even Mamoru got to get in on it with Tuxedo La Smoking Bomber!
  • I love the Double Rainbow Moon Heartache, and I love how they chose to animate the stock footage for it. Usagi and Chibiusa look so fierce. And I always love a good double attack.

Quotable Quotes

What were some of the best or worst lines that stood out to you?

There were too many tears this week.

Inquisition

These are questions sparked by the episode. Sono and Ammit discuss them in the show and want to hear your thoughts too. Please comment on this post to answer or use Twitter, Tumblr or send your replies to the inbox.

  1. We’ve talked about Usagi basically being G-d. Do you think her sacrificing herself to save the others is a part of her apotheosis or an expression of her heroism?
  2. What are your thoughts on Saturn’s debut? How do you read her?
  3. What do you suppose caused the twist in fate? Is Hotaru living part of what brought Earth to Pharaoh 90’s attention?
  4. Does the time-logic make sense in all this? Should everyone take for granted that they will make it through this and Usagi will be fine?

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Sleeping Beauties- Sailor Moon Crystal Act.35/36 Infinity 9/10- Moon Speak Phase-II 33

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In this Moon Speak, Sono and Ammit discuss Act.35 and Act.36 which is Sailor Moon Crystal 36-37. These episodes features another new transformation, body horror, self sacrifice another glimpse of Sailor Saturn and a flying Tuxedo Mask!

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Sono

Nothing new for this week.

Monster of the Week (Basically)

Hotaru stands against Mistress 9 as do Mother and Daughter.

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Rough Demandes

Was there anything that rubbed you the wrong way?

Sono

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  • You could really feel what parts of this episode got the budget and what didn’t. Thankfully none of it was apparent in how the characters were animated, but some of the effects early on in the episode felt a little lazy or like visual shortcuts had been taken to put more time into things toward the end of the episode.

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  • Mistress 9 tearing apart Hotaru’s body put me off a bit, because it seemed like there was a lot of focus on her piercing her bosom. I got it the first time, but I felt that adding scratching at her arms and closer to the clavicle and even throat would have translated the intention of destroying the Vessel slightly better.
  • Why didn’t Mistress 9 just attack the Outers when they put up the barricade, wouldn’t that have made more sense?
  • I didn’t really like Mamoru’s tone when he sort of chided everyone for not destroying Mistress 9 right away. The rest of the moment as cool, but it seemed off for him to be sharp like that, instead of just insistent that it should be done.

Frills

What were some lovely things you found especially catching?

Sono

  • 36: Haruka, Michiru, and Setsuna’s story about being alone and how that encouraged Usagi through her loneliness.
  • 37: The outers were added to the little attack sequence in the opening. I thought that was really neat.
  • Nice love confession between Hotaru and Chibiusa, only pushed further when Chibiusa goes to fight on behalf of Hotaru, and Mamoru comments that he feels like he just gave her away to be married.
  • Chibiusa’s strength and ferocity in getting up to fight and attacking Mistress 9 with an attack stronger than the five inners combined.

Ammit

 

  • I only have notes on 37 I ran out of time to go back and make them while watching 36 again.
  • The body horror with Mistress 9 tearing apart Hotaru’s body was VERY EFFECTIVE. It was so gross that I was actively twinging in my seat and considered putting down my food, as I was watching over lunch.
  • Mamoru feeling as if he had given Chibs away in marriage was SO sweet
  • Mistress 9’s Tau form was great, especially in the later stages
  • Super Chibi Sailor Moon
  • Flying Tuxedo Mask is something I never thought I’d see, and I love knowing that his love for his future wife and kid are the things that make him stronger and open him up to all these abilities he would never have had otherwise. It’s a great metaphor.

Quotable Quotes

What were some of the best or worst lines that stood out to you?

Ammit

“I won’t cry anymore. I’m a Sailor Guardian.”

-Chibi-Usa upon resolving to fight with the life Hotaru saved.

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“Hotaru-chan lives here. She lives in our hearts.”

-Chibiusa to Usagi when Usagi asks if Hotaru is gone.

 

Inquisition

These are questions sparked by the episode. Sono and Ammit discuss them in the show and want to hear your thoughts too. Please comment on this post to answer or use Twitter, Tumblr or send your replies to the inbox.

  1. Was Tomoe already evil? Do you think he and Kaori were chosen because their lack of ethics and their proximity to the spatial distortion?
  2. Is it disappointing that the Witches 5 were created by Tomoe and not Tau System Natives?
  3. Did you enjoy HOW off-model the animation went for Professor Tomoe as he was telling his desire to become Divine?
  4. Did the dissolution of Super Sailor Moon’s power bother you? I know Usagi said the bond was cut, but how exactly?
  5. Did you enjoy how off-model Mistress 9 got as she was breaking Hotaru’s body?
  6. Was Hotaru’s arc from SMC 35 which we talked about last Moon Speak to SMC 37 well executed?
  7. What is the significance of Mamoru gaining power?
  8. Did Mamoru henshin?

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Down, But Not Out- Sailor Moon Crystal Act.34 Infinity 8- Moon Speak Phase-II 32

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In this Moon Speak, Sono and Ammit discuss of Act.34 which is Sailor Moon Crystal 35. This episode features Kalonite’s Tau form, exploration of Rei’s sexuality and Mamoru being a boss… passively.

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Sono

Nothing new for this week.

Monster of the Week (Basically)

Magus Kalonite needs to get her hands dirty and enlists her fallen subjects.

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Mistress 9 takes over for Magus Kalonite.

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Rough Demandes

Was there anything that rubbed you the wrong way?

Ammit

  • I thought all the stuff about Chibi-Usa’s soul and body was really confusing in that first scene in the hospital.
  • HOW did they get approval to take Chibi-Usa from the hospital?!
  • I wanted maybe a little more build-up to the Outers coming around. I get that they really DO want to fight alongside Usagi but feel duty bound to y’know save the Universe.
  • I was a bit surprised and put off by Magus Kalonite’s Tau form, mostly because it seemed fairly different from Tellu’s

Sono

  • On the Outers coming around: Seconding this a bit, because it was pretty sudden, and there was no real hesitation or moment of “Look if you died that would screw up our mission” pretending not to have been in the rescue emotionally once they  got inside.
  • I feel like when the Outer’s DID save everyone, it was a little too focused on Haruka? I mean I know she’s been at the center of this emotional arc with Usagi but i feel like Usagi only really acknowledging Haruka felt a little weird. Though I did like Setsuna and Michiru interacting with the other girls a lot, but I feel like that moment and interaction was more telling of the change of heart than the interaction between Usagi and Haruka.

Frills

What were some lovely things you found especially catching?

Ammit

  • Mamoru and Usagi’s relationship was SO on point here. I love seeing two people happily in love and even struggling TOGETHER.
  • Trapped Hotaru messing with Mistress 9 was delightful
  • Seeing Kalonite working magic in a magic circle was really cool. It’s nice to see the range from instant magic to a more drawn out service or ceremony to accomplish something, especially because this was her most powerful spell.
  • Mistress 9’s changes to the Mugen Academy building with all the vines and roses is supper cool, it gives things a very different look.
  • That new ED is all kinds of hotness. I’m finally starting to see that Mamoru is this embodiment of quiet strength and it really is something aspirational to me.

Sono

Seconding Mamoru and Usagi.  I really loved the scene in Mamoru’s apartment and how he was willing to do what he had to in order to support Usagi through easily the most difficult thing she’s ever had to face.

On Hotaru’s ‘tude: Oh god seconding the heck out of this. It was hilarious. Hotaru may be trapped but that has only increased her snark.

  • I really love that even though she knows she has to save Chibiusa, Usagi still isn’t willing to sacrifice anyone else. She just can’t fathom the idea and it’s so beautifully Usagi. And on top of that, Mamoru never tries to push her toward killing Hotaru. All he encourages her to do is save their daughter, by whatever means she decides are the best.
  • The sheer volume of “NOPE” going on with our guardians. Everyone is at wit’s end and has no time for the enemy’s shenanigans. Particularly what got me was Pluto at the hospital, and Usagi just absolutely not having it with Kaolinite’s illusions of everyone she loves betraying her. It startled her for a minute, because Usagi doesn’t know she’s in an illusion, but the instant she recognizes that no one she cares for would ever act this way, she’s just breaking it down and moving on. Usagi has gotten strong.
  • The little moment of Luna, Artemis, and Diana in this episode was really touching. We haven’t gotten to see a lot of Diana and her bond with Chibiusa, especially this season, so to get to see her mourning too really got me.

Quotable Quotes

What were some of the best or worst lines that stood out to you?

Ammit

“I’ll link my body to Chibi-Usa’s. I’ll use my body as a life-support device to [keep] Chibi-Usa’s body alive.

-Mamoru says this to everyone at his place as he is entrusting Usagi and the others to recover the Legendary Silver Crystal and Chibi-Usa’s soul.

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“Whatever labyrinth I wander into, I won’t give up my hope.”

-Usagi after defeating Kaolinite, echoing Mamoru’s sentiment earlier in the episode for her to not give up hope.

Inquisition

These are questions sparked by the episode. Sono and Ammit discuss them in the show and want to hear your thoughts too. Please comment on this post to answer or use Twitter, Tumblr or send your replies to the inbox.

  1. What did you think of Mistress 9’s interactions with Kalonite?
  2. How does hearing Professor Tomoe say that he implanted the Egg within Hotaru years ago effect how you see him?
  3. Did it seem strange to you that Pharaoh 90 didn’t fully recognize the Legendary Silver Crystal as an infinite power source?
  4. What are your thoughts on Kalonite’s spell and the re-use of the Witches 5?
  5. Is the name “Mistress 9” diminutive or diminishing of this lady?

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