What Lurks at Midnight
The damn thing's frikkin' HUGE.The Cutie Moon Rod is a LOT BIGGER in live action now isn't it?
In real life--hand to hand combat cheap, energy blasts expensiveLots more hand-to-hand combat than the show, saving the blasting spells for the "back to the wall" moments of the climactic battle.
More recently, she's also Cure Moonlight on the latest PreCure series. Which I find delightfully meta as she's back to playing a smart, bit of a loner, warrior magical girl.It's no surprise that Aya Hisakawa's other roles include Arisa, the comedically violent gun-toting Office Lady in "All Purpose Cat Girl Nuku Nuku", as well as action-girl Haruka Shitow (an expy of Kotono "Sailor Moon" Mitsuishi's Misato Katsuragi) in RahXephon.
She also, amusingly, got to be both cute AND rough-talking as the Kansai-accented cute lil' Cerebus Kero-chan, from Cardcaptor Sakura.
I grant you the costumes and wigs will be better in further musicals...Stage makeup and costuming always drive me a little nuts—I'm too attuned to screen makeup, I'm afraid—but they do all right with it. Usagi's hair looks far too much like yarn, though. Suzuki Nama, who plays Minako, looks and sounds uncannily like an old family friend of mine when she was that age.
Yeah, it had combat that was rather shocking!, if you are not expect such things.Lots more hand-to-hand combat than the show, saving the blasting spells for the "back to the wall" moments of the climactic battle.
They were enjoying their infighting so much, they had to continue it at the curtein call...the Four Generals (wrasslin' and jokin')
Her li'l song was also very kawaii...Minako got to kick Sailor V levels of ass.
That is a main part from playing th evil queen: You have to enjoy it to make it work...or so I heard...Queen Beryl was obviously having a blast.
I never thought about it, but...Yes, yes you should...I should have thrown in a bunch of Wicked Witch riffs.
Honestly...Luna: "Eh, I understand them too well. It's summer… the blue sea… the white beach… a date with a boyfriend at a carnival… The battle will come all too soon. Let 'em have their fun for now."
Artemis: "Feh. Typical female."
Luna: "I beg your pardon! Such attitudes are rather antiquated, my dear Artemis."
Artemis: "Piffle. There are fundamental differences, and this argument simply proves my point."
Luna: "Oops! You're right. I plum forgot."
Artemis: "…Typical black cat."
Luna: "I BEG YOUR PARDON?!"
Saigo no couple...• A DANCE NUMBER BREAKS OUT
Everybody has paired off except…
Overall, a very good choice I must say.Track Listing
1. "Princes of the Universe", Queen. Duh.
2. "Have You Been To Baía?", from The Three Caballeros.
3. "Le Vie en Rose", the old standard by Edith Piaf.
4. "Wunderbar!", Cole Porter, from Kiss, Me Kate.
5. "The Girl Next Door", one of Sinatra's.
6. "The Nicest Kids In Town", from Hairspray.
7. "Anything You Can Do", Irving Berlin, originally from Annie, Get Your Gun.
8. Your choice of battle music from the Final Fantasy games.
9. "Die With Your Boots On," Iron Maiden.
10. "Be Prepared", from The Lion King.
11. "Tonight Is What It Means To Be Young", from Streets of Fire.
I may have enjoyed it a bit more without those shoulderpads to my backstabbing...as said, costumes will get better.• A GAY TIME OF COURTLY ROMANCE
Enter Endymion's shoulder pads, dramatically.
Enter Endymion, somewhat less dramatically, wearing said shoulder pads.
Enter Serenity, elegantly.
Bring up the lights to reveal that we're at a court ball!
I agree.La Soldier, the actual intro and ending song, was fairly catchy.
AFAIK there will be a performance of this in the OMAKE ( a so called Fan Kansha event, or FANKAN for short) of a later musical, but due to spoilers I cannot send you the Youtube link. You of course are already aware that whenever we send you youtube links you are forbidden to watch, or even look at, the corresponding videos. I anyway like to point this out, it is like my personal "Don´t read the comments!"-exclamation.I was surprised that Moonlight Densetsu made no appearance
Said by the man that reviews a 90s shojou anime...It was all very silly.
Yeah, I was desperately searching for a replacement song, because it was so out of place — this cutesy, mincing, "stereotypes about girls are antiquated" and yet very girly song, in a series that really never directly raises the issue. (That's what's so marvellous subversive about the series—girls just step up and kick ass with no one ever suggesting that they can't!)Gargoylewing said:Honestly...
This little song felt somehow...off..to me.
I mean, This never was in any way an issue in the show, so I felt at least. I mean, they even have a mostly female team (given the genre...), so why the girlsploitation allasudden...?
OTOH, your musical choice for this number was quite fitting...
No, you're not. (Even though I wound up going with a 2000s song from a 1960s setting.)Am I the only one who gets a vague 70s feeling from that one…?
M: "It's so pleasant to dance with a partner who just wants to dance, if you know what I mean."I liked the scene (and many shipping fangirls too. BTW, Mercury danced with Zoisite. Which explains a lot…
…even a lot more than you may think now, if I may say so, and I will elaborate this to a given time in your main Anime review, then, when you will not even remember I promised this…):
I must have missed the connection, sorry.BTW, you did already find out to with song you have to stand at attention like a Roman legionaries, did you ?
This will come back to you…
Which I neglected to mention is on the DVD—it plays before the "behind the scenes" segment. (Quite a lot of videotaped plays like to start with a "rehearsals/dressing room" sequence, and I've never quite figured out why. Although I've got an excellent Canadian Mikado where they use that sequence to cover the overture, which makes sense.) It's certainly nice to see that they can pull off the look even without costumes and color-coding. I mean, Usagi is instantly recognizable just from attitude and pigtails, even if they're not an exact match for the screen character's.Anyways, here is the "La Soldier" sung normally, and without the weird wigs:
And the man who draws cartoons about a talking koala butler, which is clearly the epitome of sober, sensible, and staid behavior.Said by the man that reviews a 90s shojou anime...
Not at all! "A little nonsense now and then is treasured by the wisest men."You say this like it´s a bad thing…