Wow, huge!Anyway, enough stalling. Here it is, two episodes overdue but big and bold: the latest illustrated recap.
The Asterix inspiration was unexpected, but it works, and adapted to the combat scene, it's hilarious. I particularly like Usagi's twisty pose with the sceptre strike. PAF! indeed.
And that's a sinister force indeed. Her red eyes should be glowing in that silhouette
I'm also impressed with that pose where Usagi lies on her back after Mamoru breaks up with her. Very well-drawn.
Chibi-Usa is recognisable, but I think her hair is a bit too long? Warning: don't search for reference pics as you'll almost certainly find spoilers. I sure did without even trying.
The childhood pic of the sisters is pretty fun, and that's a nice use of gradients for the background. I have a bit of trouble telling Petz and Cavaleras apart without their distinctive hairstyles, though.
As for the comic with Usagi and Luna discussing Chibi-Usa's ancestry, that's the first one with actual drawn backgrounds, right? It works. It's also close to Usagi's character as displayed in the show.
Rei exploding at Mamoru is fun too, and backing down after being told that it's because of a vision even more so. The panel with the blue background is the hug that was so hard to get right?
"And that settles it for you" I love Minako's expression. But what are they going to do with that ladder and paint?
Tuxedo Mask's role as confusing the enemy, rather than inspiring the girls works too.
Chocolate comic - fun too. Who would have thought that Rubeus has a sweet tooth?
"Are we soldiers or police?" Police more than anything else, I would say. Their speeches/posing is basically shouting "cease and desist!" at the miscreants, where soldiers would take the advantage offered by surprise, and they investigate supernatural crimes and help the victims. Plus, they team up on their enemies, which isn't a knightly thing to do.
... is that Artemis holding a monocle in his paw? This set of panels with orange background looks more precisely drawn than the rest. Thinner pencil?
The blue pic, of course, illustrates very well how ridiculous the blindness of the enemies is. At least it's not limited to them alone. Even characters who frequently interact with both forms of the senshi tend to be fooled. Must be magic.
Art-wise, the first big pic with Chibi-Usa crossing her arms really stood out. It feels a bit above the rest for some reason. Composition, I think.
"It means that even centuries from now, someone thinks I'm responsible?" I would be more worried about random descendants showing up all the time to pester me
I also love Usagi's expression in the final panel of the leadership comic. However, I must confess that I can't remember a scene where she actually does come up with a plan for the team, rather than just signing off on one.
Makoto-hiding behind Ami? But she's shorter than you! She's very well-drawn in that panel left of the one full of butterflies. Ami seems to be channelling Akane Tendo a bit later, though
All in all, a great recap. That must have been a lot of work. I wonder why you decided to do it before the end of the phantom sisters arc, though - after all, it couldn't take much more time. There's only two of them left.