Friday, June 27, 2014

TOP FIVE WEIRD FACTS ABOUT SAILOR MOON

So you've probably heard about the new Sailor Moon series huh? It is no longer a rumor and in fact, they just released a new trailer showcasing the new designs of sailor scouts. Of all the Magical Girl Anime genre, Sailor Moon is undeniably the legacy which influenced a lot of anime we have today including Magic Knight Rayearth, Cardcaptor Sakura, Pretty Cure , Puella Magi Madoka Magica and more. If you grew up in 90's then you should know that Sailor Moon is one of the anime series who invaded not just Japan but earned a world wide recognition, was dubbed in many different languages and more. It was a successful franchise indeed and before we witness the worldwide premiere of the "Sailor Moon Crystal" this coming July 5, allow me to give you five weird and funny facts about this iconic anime.
TOP FIVE WEIRD FACTS ABOUT SAILOR MOON
Author's Note : This Entry is listed subjectively. 

TOP 5 WEIRD FACT ABOUT SAILOR MOON
"THE THEME SONG IS SO ADDICTIVE"
Before "Let It Go" invaded our head, kids from 90's and early 2000s were once addicted to Sailor Moon's iconic theme song whether it is in Japanese or the translated version of your country. The theme song I am referring to is the "Moonlight Densetsu". It was used for all the four seasons of Sailor Moon (and technically the fifth one since they brought the theme song back during its final episode). I'm sure you can never forget the lyrics ♪♪Fighting Evil By Moonlight, Winning Love by Day Light♪♪ or maybe you sang the tune in your very own personal interpretation. LOL


TOP 4 WEIRD FACT ABOUT SAILOR MOON
"SAILORMOON IS THE STRONGEST, IS SHE?"
Yes, she is probably the strongest sailor scout of them all not until she realized her true potential. She is the one giving the final blow to destroy the enemy but she cannot do that on her own without being harmed or without putting herself in such critical situation first. I think at least 85 to 90 percent of her battles, she is always being saved by no other than Tuxedo Mask. Maybe if we took Tuxedo Mask out of the picture Usagi is probably dead by now. It is also not surprising why her fellow sailor scouts died several times (Sailor Moon Dark Kingdom Arc and Sailor Stars) before Sailor Moon unleashed her true power to defeat Queen Beryl and Sailor Galaxia. 

TOP 3 WEIRD FACT ABOUT SAILOR MOON
"HEROES AND THEIR ALTER EGOS ARE BARELY RECOGNIZABLE? "

Naoko Takeuchi is probably a big fan of Superman even before she created Sailor Moon. Well, Sailor Moon has this "Superman syndrome" which makes heroes and their respective alter-egos barely recognizable. People in this anime can hardly tell the people behind the Sailor Warriors for some weird reasons. Actually, the only difference between the Sailor Warriors and their Alter-egos are their make ups and accessories and also their sailor uniforms become a little sexier and shorter but other than that, even a toddler can tell that they are exactly the same people. 

 TOP 2 WEIRD FACT ABOUT SAILOR MOON
"THE REAL SCORE BETWEEN SAILOR URANUS AND SAILOR NEPTUNE "
These two characters from the anime has been the center of controversy and only the manga avd readers can tell what's exactly the real score between Sailor Uranus (Haruka Tenoh) and Sailor Neptune (Michiru Kaioh). The controversy about them started when they are both introduced in the American dubbed series as cousins but they don't act like one. There were scenes where Haruka kisses Michiru with full of affection and their closeness are simply weird for cousins too. In an anime with largely female casts, relationship between girls were inevitable and it just so happened that Japan is more open about portraying homsexuality for children than many countries in the west. Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune were actually a couple. Another disturbing facts in this anime is the obviously incestuous relationship  between Sailor Moon, Tuxedo Mask and Chibi moon. So weird indeed. 

 TOP 1 WEIRD FACT ABOUT SAILOR MOON
"DOES MAKE UP, MAKE SENSE? "
Oh no! The enemies were here and my friends were in danger! I need to save them! BUT first, give me 2 minutes to state my magical chants, another 5 minutes to have my make up done and another 5 minutes to complete my gorgeous costume. (they're actually changing their school sailor uniform into sailor uniforms as well). Well, that's a typical scenario in Sailor Moon. In reality, the enemies will grab that opportunity to kill you while you're doing the transformation and your friends were already killed by then. So tell me, if Sailor moon and the rest of the Sailor scouts are getting their powers from their tiaras and wands, does putting make up make sense at all? Considering that these costumes doesn't make them an all new person. 
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Anyway, I have nothing against the series and the list above were only made for fun. I know Sailor Moon made most of your childhood days colorful so what do you think about the upcoming series? I have heard that it is not a reboot from the original anime but they will take everything inspired from the manga. 
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