Yeah, it's hard for me to imagine TV!Rei being seriously accused of witchcraft, unless, like, she accidentally starts fires or something. But manga!Rei from her first appearance is depicted as standing astride the spirit world. She's not all here. It makes her worldly tsundere moments stand out.It might just be an artifact of less exposure so far, but she seems a little more distant from much of the 'normal' world.
So far, Usagi feels more…*delicate. Like, TV!Usagi could take a header into a doorway and come up crying but all right. Manga!Usagi would break, or shy off from the door apologetically. She's growing fast, though.Usagi too come to think of it, its looks like its just Naru at school, her family is still, well her family, but the pacing is so tight we don't ever see them.
Manga!Ami seems a lot more chipper around her friends; not so quiet and uncertain. We're still a ways from the chapter where they visit her apartment, but that scene's stuck with me. (They've got this magic sword and try the scratch test to make some guesses at the material. It shreds the diamond they borrowed for the test. Ami, literally, laughs it off. "Oh, we have lots of those around the house, don't worry." Everybody else stares at her.) I'm beginning to think that manga!Ami and TV!Minako would get along swell; Mina thinks up the crazy plans, and Ami develops them.Ami seems to change the least, but I think she might be a hair less hyper-focused on her goals.
And, yeah, so far Luna hasn't seemed as motherly…*but then again, in the TV series at this point she was still an exasperated babysitter.
When I reviewed my TV episode write up for this one, I remembered that I'd had Usagi trying to figure out just what country Kingdom D was supposed to be - and wondering whether this meant blood diamonds or what? Perhaps D has a monopoly on advanced synthesis techniques. Print-on-demand 3D diamond printing in gemstone quality.The fact that I once spent a little to long learning about the diamond trade has nothing to do with. At all.
*imagining a bunch of youkai dancing around Sailor Moon singing "Gee, Officer Krupke"**I frequently have West Side Story on the brain, my apologies for the confusion, but "Be Cool" is on repeat in my head more often than I like to admit... And well, I can't be the only one to think that Luna's current mantra, can I?