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#1 Apr 02 2009 at 5:21 AM Rating: Excellent
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Was actually better than I expected. I'm talking about the series as a whole (which I just finished yesterday), not the first season. Overall, B to B+ I think. Although Sailor Stars started out kinda meh, it turned out to be one of my favorite seasons.
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#2 Apr 02 2009 at 5:41 AM Rating: Excellent
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One of the better magic girl animes, considering it's age. Think Full Moon wo Sagashite is still my favorite in that category.

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#3 Apr 02 2009 at 8:30 AM Rating: Excellent
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Actually, Sailor Moon is probably my favorite anime series. I love it to death.
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#4 Apr 02 2009 at 9:45 AM Rating: Good
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Embarrassingly, it was the first anime I ever watched and got me into anime. I loved the first season, the second was ok, but I stopped watching it (times didn't work out) after that point. I really must try to find the series again online sometime. Unfortunately, like most of the genre the overall story moves slowly because each episode is 80% dedicated to the Bad Guy of the Day and only 20% to character development/plot movement. Makes it a very long series, but pretty good too... just slow.
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#5 Apr 02 2009 at 10:19 AM Rating: Good
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If you have time to watch Sailor Moon then surely you have time to watch Princess Tutu. She psychoanalyzes a knight into crying using interpretive dance. Kick arse.
#6 Apr 02 2009 at 11:04 AM Rating: Good
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The question is, do I still have Princess Tutu somewhere? The answer is, probably.

FMWS also has the distinction of remaining one of my favorites of all time. SM was definitely up there but I got a little tired of the formulaic episodes. One of the reasons why I liked Sailor Stars a lot was because it got away from them for most of the season.
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After watching the first episode of Princess Tutu, I'm kind of confused. I'll reserve judgment for a couple more episodes at least. I also don't think I have the whole series, unless it's 8 episodes long. Smiley: tongue
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#8 Apr 02 2009 at 11:28 PM Rating: Decent
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The series is 39 episodes long, 13 normal 20 minute episodes and then 26 half length episodes. The half length episodes really tend to be highly continuous, but were broken up for broadcast reasons.
#9 Apr 03 2009 at 3:41 AM Rating: Good
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She psychoanalyzes a knight into crying using interpretive dance.
Is it a bad sign that something like that doesn't surprise me at all? I've got a "I should see that," reaction going, not a "Oh Jesus what will anime think next?"
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What I like about Princess Tutu is that it can be appreciated from two completely separate perspectives.

You can laugh at the series, most everything that occurs in the show is ridiculous. The main character can be summed up as "Duck is a duck is a girl is Princess Tutu." An anteater ballerina starts dating a boya and nobody seems to care. In one supposedly poignant seen Mytho leans out the window with Ahiru looking up at him adoringly, but since he isn't wearing any pants it seems like she's looking at his dick. The early heart pieces she recovers are something like suffering, fear, and loneliness; so instead of Mytho feeling nothing at all, he now ONLY feels these emotions. Way to go, Princess Tutu.

It's also a fairly deep story for a mahou shojo. The main characters are ambivalently driven to both meet and break their fate. Ahiru attempts to simultaneously resolve the problems inside and outside of the story within a story. Ahiru faces a major dilemma in wanting to both succeed in saving Mytho and prolong the story.

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#11 May 04 2009 at 10:49 PM Rating: Decent
Out of curiousity, has anyone seen the live action Sailor Moon? It's called Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon and it's quite good, if a bit hokey. I've never watched the anime all the way through, just episodes here and there, but it was my first exposure to anime and I do really love it, even with the formulaic episodes. I've read the manga all the way through though, and I have the entire series of the PGSM on my computer. It wasn't ever released over here because the author of the manga was thoroughly disgusted with what Dic did to the anime (not that I blame her), but I found it on Bit Torrent a few years back. If you liked the anime it's definitely worth taking a look at.
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#12 May 08 2009 at 11:24 AM Rating: Good
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I watched it a couple years ago with my gf. It was quite hilariously bad, which made it awesome. CGI Luna is one of the best parts.
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#13 May 09 2009 at 12:13 AM Rating: Excellent
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Hi, my name is Hito, and I watch sailormoon and enjoy it.

............oh wait, this isnt an anonymous group meeting? errrr...

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/nod, I watch them too because of Gaxe's wife..........err....hmmmmm.
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#14 May 14 2009 at 8:41 AM Rating: Good
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And here I thought I was the only straight male who liked Sailor Moon.

Unless the rest of the posters in this topic are either non-straight or non-male, in which case I still am.
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#15 May 15 2009 at 7:28 PM Rating: Decent
Now you have to watch Dai Mahou Touge who has a magical girl who has the power to command vegetables to commit seppuku and whose mascot used to serve in vietnam before getting beaten into her service. Let alone what she does in a school event horseback fight.
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#16 May 17 2009 at 2:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Mikhalia wrote:
And here I thought I was the only straight male who liked Sailor Moon.


Nope. There's at least two of us.
#17 May 17 2009 at 5:01 PM Rating: Good
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Mikhalia wrote:
And here I thought I was the only straight male who liked Sailor Moon.


Nope. There's at least two of us.


3, although I can't say it's the first time my sexuality has been called into question.
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#18 May 19 2009 at 8:33 PM Rating: Good
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There are 4. My fiance was a big fan of the live action series.

Live action Sailor Moon was simultaneously marketed toward two separate demographics: 12-14 year old girls, and their 45 year old fathers.

For mahou shoujo, Sailor Moon more or less set the bar for the standards. I didn't like the 5th season (aside from the catchy opening) because the transgendered space scouts were too weird.

But my favorite shoujo really isn't even mahou shoujo at all . . . Revolutionary Girl Utena! I can't get enough of it.
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#19 May 24 2009 at 1:36 PM Rating: Decent
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There are 4. My fiance was a big fan of the live action series.

I didn't like the 5th season (aside from the catchy opening) because the transgendered space scouts were too weird.



Mmmm.... yea. As I understand, the manga was quite different on the Starlights. In fact they way thay did that, from what I've heard, pissed Takeuchi (the creator of Sailormoon) off and that is why Season 5 was never released outside of Japan.

Personally, I viewed the whole thing as kind of a magical disguise.
#20 May 25 2009 at 6:57 PM Rating: Decent
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I used to get stuck years ago watching the last few minutes of this show every once in awhile back when I used to watch DBZ religiously (back about 2001ish). It came on before DBZ so sometimes I caught the end of it. I thought it was pretty generic. Every single episode seemed to end with the exact same animation of the pink haired sailor summoning Pegasaus for help. It would summon him and he would do some sort of attack and kill the bad guy.

Fairly lame IMO. Maybe it was just that particular season or something I don't really know but I thought that was pretty lame to have the exact same thing happen in every single show.
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I used to get stuck years ago watching the last few minutes of this show every once in awhile back when I used to watch DBZ religiously (back about 2001ish). It came on before DBZ so sometimes I caught the end of it. I thought it was pretty generic. Every single episode seemed to end with the exact same animation of the pink haired sailor summoning Pegasaus for help. It would summon him and he would do some sort of attack and kill the bad guy.

Fairly lame IMO. Maybe it was just that particular season or something I don't really know but I thought that was pretty lame to have the exact same thing happen in every single show.


No, most episodes in the middle of a season consisted of Sailor Moon using the same attack to finish the bad guy. The last few even included her allies having to tell her when a good time to use the attack was, as if it wasn't obvious to begin with.

Despite this, I still really liked it for the story.
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#22 May 26 2009 at 4:25 AM Rating: Excellent
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Someone that watches Dragonball Z complaining Sailor Moon is generic is hilarity incarnate.
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#23 May 30 2009 at 8:44 AM Rating: Decent
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I found the clip I was talking about. Every freakin episode of Sailor Moon ended with some battle with a bad guy and this exact clip played every single time:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03zP4LTbuSw&feature=related

DBZ at least didn't play the same clip over and over again. Instead they just took a 30 min episode of them standing there screaming and grunting while the enemy let them power up lol.
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Add another straight dude to the Sailor Moon watching list. It's what got me into anime*. Worked out well... my wife had all of it on VHS when I met her :)

CN putting Sailor Moon back to back with DBZ though.... guess they figured the guy's watching SM needed something to get their masculinity back.


*Well, Robotech and Voltron and Thundercats really, but I was 20 when I found out those WERE anime XD.

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#25 Jun 10 2009 at 11:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Now you have to watch Dai Mahou Touge who has a magical girl who has the power to command vegetables to commit seppuku and whose mascot used to serve in vietnam before getting beaten into her service. Let alone what she does in a school event horseback fight.


I just watched that first clip you linked, and that is freaking hysterical! I'm going to have to hunt this series down...
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