~ Pretty Gaurdian Sailor Moon Crystal ~
Sailor Moon Crystal is a reboot for the 20th anniversary of Sailor Moon, it is created by Naoko Takeuchi and Directed by Munehisa Sakai. I was very young when the first series aired on T.V. in the U.S., I’ve been a big fan of the series ever sense. Hearing about a brand new series was very exciting and I kept up with any and all news for the upcoming series.
It began its simulcast on July 5th 2014 and it comes out on the first and third Saturdays of every month, the series will run for 26 episodes. So far 7 episodes have aired, you can find them on Crunchyroll and Hulu. From the premiere I’ve been impressed, the artwork is very much like the manga version. The characters are elegant and beautiful and the color is clear and bright. The story follows the manga as well with no feeling of fillers as your watching it, unlike in the original series where there were many many more minions to fight to put numbers into the episode count. It’s a major throwback to the feelings the original would give you when watching for the first time.
If you are new to the series here is a brief overview of what it is about: You follow Usagi Tsukino who is a airheaded cry baby, she comes across a black cat with a crescent moon on its forehead named Luna. Luna reveals that Usagi is Sailor Moon champion of justice and love who is destined to fight an evil force in search of the moon princess and silver crystal. She makes friends with 4 other girls who are Sailor scouts as well and who help fight against the darkness. There is also the dashing Tuxedo Mask who helps the scouts on more than one occasion.
They stand together and grow together as they fight the forces of Queen Beryl and the 4 kings who wish to collect human energy for their dark master. It was a series that brought in the magical girl genre to many people around the world and has sense grown with a large following of people who grew up in the 90’s along with those growing up today.
Does Sailor Moon hold a special place for you? What do you think of the new series? Let me know in the comments! 🙂