The reason why Shadowjack's threads are so successful is that he is a great storyteller.
I believe later we find out that Rei's dream is to be a bigtime fashion designer(And in other episodes bigtime actress, bigtime singer etc). One could take it that her senshi outfit's more flashy and glamorous accessories is that part of herself coming out.Come to think of it, she never wears them out of costume, does she? Rei dresses mostly traditionally compared to the others.
I try to be, thank you! And some day—some day!—I vow I shall have something published or otherwise distributed in commercial-type channels. By my sword, er, pen. Keyboard and tablet? Anyway, first that, then ZE VORLD!The reason why Shadowjack's threads are so successful is that he is a great storyteller.
Not just archaic, actually. The Western names for the planets are occasionally used in Japanese, but more commonly they use traditional kanji names for them. (There's even kanji names for the ones that weren't discovered until the modern era, though those are actually based on the Western names. For instance, Neptune is kaiousei the 'sea king star,' because Neptune was god of the sea.)Mizuno Ami translates roughly as "Friend of Water". The archaic Japanese term for Mercury is roughly "Water Star."
Hino Rei is close to "Spirit of Fire" and likewise also puns on Mars's name being "Fire Star"
Hmm, looks like the later-discovered planet names were adapted from the Western names—but not simply transliterated. Interesting. Ya learn somethin' new every day!Random trivia: Here's the names of the planets and their meanings.
水星 -- suisei -- 'water star' -- Mercury
金星 -- kinsei -- 'gold star' -- Venus
地球 -- chikyuu -- Earth
月 -- tsuki -- Moon
火星 -- kasei -- 'fire star' -- Mars
木星 -- mokusei -- 'wood star' -- Jupiter
土星 -- dosei -- 'earth/ground star' -- Saturn
天王星 -- tenousei -- 'heaven king star' -- Uranus
海王星 -- kaiousei -- 'sea king star' -- Neptune
冥王星 -- meiousei -- 'dark king star' -- Pluto (which of course hadn't yet been demoted when Sailor Moon was running)
The senshi introduced so far all have the first kanji of their planets' names in their last names, but mostly with alternate pronunciations -- 'mizu' instead of 'sui,' for instance, or 'hi' instead of 'ka.'