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[IWIW] Sailor Moon, Part 2!

Tinkerbell

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See, now I'm kind of on the fence about going back and watching some of this. On one hand it sounds pretty good, intense without being overly dark, likable characters and a deep ongoing story. On the other hand I just finished watching all of the Live Action and I wonder how many surprises it would really hold. I know that PGSM had some alterations from the original (Venus's personality, Mercury's "field trip") but isn't it essentially the same story?
In my opinon, the manga, TV anime, and the TV Live Action and otherwise (anime movies, musicals, etc) are all actually pretty different, so they are all worth watching / reading separetely.

And yes, the TV anime Season-1 ending and the TV LA version's ending is really quite different - though the ending isn't the only thing that is different, really.

The TV Live Action series also have some Special Eps that take place when
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LA!Usagi is supposed to be 18,
by the way - the people who liked the TV LA series might like that one too, I think.
 

No-Brand Hero

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The TV Live Action series also have some Special Eps that take place when
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LA!Usagi is supposed to be 18,
by the way - the people who liked the TV LA series might like that one too, I think.
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18 and possibly pregnant, going by the completely random, but very pointed, incident when she has to flee the room suddenly to go vomit. Never stated outright, but that's what I took away from that scene.


Of course, the Special Eps suck, which is a shame because the series is Awesome in Shoujo Sentai form.
 

Gargoylewing

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Ah, new thread. Nice

Although I would have liked a more "speaking" title like "(IWIW) Sailor Moon - Ginzuishō Edition", like that other one, but, it is your thread, so, OK.

Anyway, thanks for going on.
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At least not another Sailor Moon WIW thread killed bye


I just have yet to add:
Shadowjack said:
• THIS IS A TERRIBLE TIME for the rest of the team to arrive.
Minako: "Oh, God, we came too late!"
Of course they could not stop it from happening.
[shmendrick]Because this is not what Magical girls are for. This is what heroes are for.[/shmendrick]
(Yes, I just wanted to)

Now, please watch on, and entertain yourself and us with your abridged reviews and spot-on drawings.
:D
 
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Peter Svensson

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actually, i'm pretty sure that was a filler written by mark waid
Millar IIRC. Who apparently asked a Japanese-speaking friend for a female name that meant "Poet of Mars" and said friend tricked him and gave him "Hino Rei" which is close enough...
 

Stephen Lea Sheppard

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Millar IIRC. Who apparently asked a Japanese-speaking friend for a female name that meant "Poet of Mars" and said friend tricked him and gave him "Hino Rei" which is close enough...
Mark Millar being tricked into naming the Martian Manhunter's secret identity after Sailor Mars is the best thing ever in the history of things.

(The only way it could be better is if it had been Frank Miller instead.)
 

JohnBiles

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Mark Millar being tricked into naming the Martian Manhunter's secret identity after Sailor Mars is the best thing ever in the history of things.

(The only way it could be better is if it had been Frank Miller instead.)
With Frank Miller, he would have been asking what names means 'Whore on Fire'.
 

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Episode #35: Memories Return! Usagi and Mamoru's Past!

• RECAP:
"I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO! I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO! HELP ME, SOMEBODY!"
"Cat Officer's Log, Supplemental: Usagi's the Princess, Tuxedo Mask is dying, and, er, well, it's all kind of going to hell at the moment."



• THE BATTLEFIELD: All is quiet, all are shocked.
Usagi /floats and glows, dress billowing.
Luna's icon glows.
{Memories downloaded to Luna!}
Luna: "Whoa."
Luna: "She is Princess Serenity! Quick, everybody, recap for the audience."
Makoto: "The Princess we're looking for is Usagi!"
Ami: "Tuxedo Mask was Mamoru all along!"
Rei: "My love life has been thrown into confusion!"
Minako: "And the jerk with the ponytail is—"
Zoisite: "—going to kill her, too!"
<< Zoisite casts Mega-Zoi! >>
Princess Usagi /doesn't even bother to open her eyes.
<< Princess Usagi casts Double-Reflect! >>
Zoisite is flung into a wall and knocked unconscious.
Princess Usagi /sets the Wand down, then wakes up.
Princess Usagi /cries over Mamoru.
Mamoru /is briefly revived. "Now I remember. My real name is 'Endymion.'"



• CUE FLASHBACK of a time of sunlight and rose petals. Ah, late-1980s anime fantasy, when women were real women, and men wore MASSIVE ECCENTRIC PAULDRONS and capes. And Princess Serenity did bestowwe upon Sir Endymion her knyght the starre-shaped locket which sang. And upon that night when the castle was besieged and in flames did he draw blade and fly to battyle, and she did weep to know she would never in this life see him agayne.



• PINK LIGHT IS EMITTED either from Usagi's lap, or Mamoru's head in her lap.
<< Princess Serenity reverts to Sailor Moon! >>
Usagi /K.O.
Minako /applies first aid to Usagi. "It's okay, she's just fainted. Unsurprisingly!"
Rei /applies first aid to Mamoru. "¡Jesu! I don't know why he's still alive."
Makoto: "Maybe Usagi stabilized him, somehow. We need to get him to a hospital…"
Zoisite /struggles to his feet.
Makoto, Ami, and Rei /GLARE
Zoisite: "Just a minor–" /stumbles.
Kunzite /appears and catches him.
Zoisite: (mumbles) "Guess what? She's the Moon Princess…"
Kunzite: "I can see that."
The Sailors start to circle and close in, with blood and fire in their eyes.
Kunzite /has to save face. "Er… I'll let you live a while longer!"
Ami: "GET HIM!"
<< Kunzite casts Dark Matter! >>
<< Ami is hit! >>
<< Rei is hit! >>
<< Makoto is hit! >>
<< Minako is hit! >>
Kunzite /teleports Mamoru away.
Rei: "¡MADRE!"
{Zoisite has left the scene.}
{Kunzite has left the scene.}



• LENG:
Queen Beryl: "That was poorly executed."
Kunzite: "My lady, I am truly sorry. But, look on the bright side, she hasn't had time to master the Silver Crystal yet–"
Queen Beryl: "True. So you have a little time yet to make good."
Kunzite: "Your mercy is ever bountiful, Your Majesty. Now, if we may be excused to bind our wounds and prepare to–"
Queen Beryl: "General Zoisite, I haven't excused you."
Zoisite: "…"
Queen Beryl: "Thought you'd arrange a little 'accident', eh? Thought you'd creatively interpret my orders, eh? And you know what happens in evil armies of darkness when the boss finds out, which makes you stupid as well as insubordinate."
Kunzite: "I'll take responsibility!"
Queen Beryl /waves her hand. A million electric volts and machine gun bullets riddle Zoisite's body.
Queen Beryl: "I'm sure you will, Admiral Piett. Clean up that mess."
Kunzite: "…Yes, my lady."



• PRIVATE CHAMBERS:
Queen Beryl /cues up "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)."
The Big C: "I hear our song!"
Queen Beryl: "I thought you'd remember. There was a little trouble…"
The Big C: "But did you bring the boy?"
Queen Beryl: "Indeed. The Prince of the Earth is, er, well, he's mostly dead, but he awaits your pleasure without. To think he'd transmigrated to this world without our knowing…"
The Big C: "Well, put him back together! We have plans for him, oh, yes, we do!"



• KUNZITE'S PLACE:
Kunzite: "I'm sorry, Zoi, my petition for revival was denied."
Zoisite: "It's okay. Grant me this last request: let me die beautifully."
Kunzite: "Anything for you."
Kunzite /summons up a last grand illusion of a flower-filled summer's day.
Zoisite: "I loved you, master Kunzite." /dies smiling.
Kunzite /stoically, tenderly, lays Zoisite's body to rest.
And the winds start to howl…



• MEANWHILE, BACK IN THE DARK TOWER:
Ami /scanning. "We've got problems."
Luna: "Hit me."
Ami: "This whole tower appears to be a pocket dimension, curving back on itself in a sort of blah blah blah technobabble blah blah Reinmannian manifold blah blah folded space–"
Artemis /eyebrow twitches.
Luna: "So what you're saying is you're having trouble finding the exit."
Ami: "Well, yes, a trifle. I was hoping you could check my work. Can you spot anything I missed?"
Luna: "…You seem to have it well in hand."
Ami: "Oh, thank you. In that case, I think the exit is this way."
Usagi /regains consciousness.
Makoto /has been carrying Usagi, sets her down.
Usagi /suddenly remembers. "…TUXEDO MASK! What happened?!"
Rei: "Don't panic! He's alive. But he was taken…"
Usagi: "Shit. Shit! What do we do?!"
Artemis: "Everyone listen up, please. Now that she's awakened and both she and Luna have their memories back, we can tell you everything."
Ami: "Everything this time?"
Luna: "Yes, this is the whole story as we know it."



• ONCE UPON A TIME (or maybe twice)
…there was an unearthly paradise which some call the Silver Millennium and others just call the Moon Kingdom and I can't think of a better name. (Flashback footage of Princess Usagi waiting to greet her mother the Queen in the royal gardens at earthrise.) The Earth had been taken over by an evil spirit, which invaded the kingdom to take the Silver Crystal. (Images of purple demons and strife.) The kingdom fell, but as her last act, the Queen sealed away the evil spirit (replay of footage from the OP), and sent the souls of the Princess and the Sailors away to be reborn again on Earth.



• WAIT A MINUTE…
Makoto: "So, uh, we're space aliens? Like Superman?"
Minako: "No, no, we're genuine Earthlings. Our parents are real. But the other stuff is real, too."
Ami: "Reincarnation."
Luna: "Right. Her Majesty wanted you to have normal, happy lives, so sent you to this, the most peaceful of eras."
Ami: "So this may have happened elsewhere in time, as well as in space."
Rei: "¿'Most peaceful of eras'?" You're not making me feel sanguine about the 21st century."
Luna: "Figure of speech, don't worry about it."
Artemis: "But someone has broken the seal–"
Ami: "–the Dark Kingdom."
Luna: "If none of this had happened, you'd all be living normal, boring lives."
Ami /thinks, but does not say, that the current chain of events is not necessarily a bad thing for them.
Ami /also notes that Minako was obviously briefed more extensively than she ever was.
Minako /dramatically. "But now both Earth and Moon are at stake, and it's our duty to fight!"
Rei: "I'm in."
Makoto: "You need to ask?"
Usagi: "I… I don't know."
All /?!
Usagi: "…I just don't want to fight anymore."
Minako /world crumbling. "But you're the Princess! None of this makes any sense if you don't–"
Usagi: "Damn it, being told I'm the Princess doesn't make me one. I didn't volunteer for this, I was drafted! I'm just Usagi Tsukino, ordinary schoolgirl…"
Luna: "But the Sacred Mission!"
Usagi: "What's with all of you? We're supposed to fight and kill on a promise of a past life for some dream of a kingdom we've none of us seen… and I couldn't bear to see you, any of you, end up like Mamoru did."
Rei /is pissed.
Rei /SLAP!
Rei: "¡FUCKING COWARD!"
Usagi: "Yes, I'm a coward! I'm not strong like you, Rei."
Rei /is crying. "Mamoru gave himself to protect you, and you're, you're–"
Artemis /intervenes. "We are all of us tired and disoriented. Let us give her some time to collect herself, wot?"
Ami: "Usagi, if you don't trust the cats, trust me. It'll work out. Oh, by the way, good news, everybody! I've found the exit!"
Luna: "Okay, yes, good, escape now, talk later."
Minako: "I've got point."



• SUDDENLY, KUNZITE!
Kunzite: "I'm surprised you actually found the exit."
Minako: "Cats, take cover. Ladies, get the Princess out of here."
Makoto: "I'm with you."
Minako: "Thanks."
Kunzite /raises eyebrow.



• BATTLE IS JOINED!
< MAKOTO : TECH > THUNDERGA : KUNZITE >
<< Kunzite's Black Hole Reflection! >>
<< Makoto is hit! >>
<< Minako is hit! >>
< MINAKO : TECH > CRESTBEAM : KUNZITE >
Ami: "It's his pocket dimension! He can reflect anything you fire at him!"
Minako: "Now you tell us!"
<< Kunzite's Black Hole Reflection! >>
<< Makoto is hit! Makoto is down! >>
<< Minako is hit! Minako is down! >>
Usagi /?!
Rei: "Looks like we've got no choice. Maybe he's weak to fire? Usagi…"
Rei /looks at her.
Usagi /looks back.
Kunzite: "Are you ready, yet?"
< REI : TECH > DRAGONSLAVE : KUNZITE >
<< Kunzite's Black Hole Reflection! >>
<< Rei is hit! Rei is down! >>
Ami /looks at Usagi, looks at Kunzite, looks at the cats.
Ami: "Fuck it!"
< AMI : ATTACK : KUNZITE >
<< Kunzite takes 12 damage! >>
<< Kunzite casts Dark Matter! >>
<< Ami takes 688 damage! Ami is wounded. >>
< AMI : ITEM > HIGH TONIC : AMI >
<< Ami heals 250 damage! >>
< Kunzite casts Dark Matter! >>
<< Ami takes 702 damage! Ami is down! >>
Ami /last words. "I guess you saw us all go down anyway… sorry about that, Usagi…"

Usagi: "…"
Usagi /stands up and raises her Wand.
Kunzite: "Another volunteer for Hell? As you wish. This one's for Zoisite."
< USAGI : ITEM > MOON WAND : SELF >
<< Kunzite casts Dark Matter! >>
<< Moon Wand deploys Silver Shield! Dark Matter is absorbed! Spell is charging… >>
Kunzite: "Uh-oh."
< USAGI : TECH > WAVEMOTION : KUNZITE >



• CUT TO: Outside of the Dark Tower.
rrrrrrrrrrRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRUUUMMMMMMBBBBLLLEEEEE
MASSIVE FLASH, EXPLOSION, FIREBALL, MUSHROOM CLOUD— the tower is obliterated.



• CUT TO: LENG
Kunzite /teleports in, staggering. "…Damn she learned fast!"



• BERYL'S CHAMBERS: Queen Beryl is monitoring the Resurrectron 5000, as it plays over Mamoru.
Mamoru: "Serenity…"
Queen Beryl: "You nut, Endymion, you still can't forget about her? Even though that love will be ever unrequited…"



• SUNRISE! Tokyo has acquired an extra bay.
Usagi /ignores the approaching emergency vehicles, and looks at the new day.
Usagi: "Unrequited? Not if I have anything to do with it."
Luna: "There's the girl we know and love."
Minako: "Thanks for saving us!"
Usagi: (quietly) "You're welcome."
Rei: "You will fight with us, ¿won't you? Please say 'yes.'"
Usagi: "¡Sí, claro!"
Rei: :D
Luna: "Phew. First hurdle, cleared."
Artemis: "I say, this is exciting, isn't it? The whole team together again for the first time, wot?"
Ami: "I know it sounds cliché, but if we stick together, we can accomplish the impossible."
Usagi: "Then I have a request for impossibility number one: figuring out how to rescue—from another dimension—the princess! That is to say, prince!"
Matoko: "Before breakfast?"
Usagi: "Let's not talk crazy talk, here. As my first royal act, I declare you First Minister of Pancakes."
 

JohnBiles

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Re: Episode #35: Memories Return! Usagi and Mamoru's Past!

Queen Beryl: "Thought you'd arrange a little 'accident', eh? Thought you'd creatively interpret my orders, eh? And you know what happens in evil armies of darkness when the boss finds out, which makes you stupid as well as insubordinate."
No one ever seems to learn this in time. 'Fear will keep the systems in line'. Nope. Fear won't even keep your flunkies in line, most of the time.


• KUNZITE'S PLACE:
Kunzite: "I'm sorry, Zoi, my petition for revival was denied."
Zoisite: "It's okay. Grant me this last request: let me die beautifully."
Kunzite: "Anything for you."
Kunzite /summons up a last grand illusion of a flower-filled summer's day.
Zoisite: "I loved you, master Kunzite." /dies smiling.
Kunzite /stoically, tenderly, lays Zoisite's body to rest.
And the winds start to howl…
One of the best romantic moments in the series. And for two villains none the less.


Luna: "Right. Her Majesty wanted you to have normal, happy lives, so sent you to this, the most peaceful of eras."
Ami: "So this may have happened elsewhere in time, as well as in space."
Rei: "¿'Most peaceful of eras'?" You're not making me feel sanguine about the 21st century."
Compared to stuff coming in the future of the series, it's definitely more peaceful.


Ami /looks at Usagi, looks at Kunzite, looks at the cats.
Ami: "Fuck it!"
HAHAHA.
 

No-Brand Hero

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Re: Episode #35: Memories Return! Usagi and Mamoru's Past!

Queen Beryl /waves her hand. A million electric volts and machine gun bullets riddle Zoisite's body.
I've always loved the suddenness of that animation. Zoisite is just suddenly washed away by a tidal wave of energy :eek:
 

Aaron Peori

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Re: Episode #35: Memories Return! Usagi and Mamoru's Past!

Usagi: "What's with all of you? We're supposed to fight and kill on a promise of a past life for some dream of a kingdom we've none of us seen… and I couldn't bear to see you, any of you, end up like Mamoru did."
*wince*

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