I think it's an awesome name, but it's the wrong name for their style of organization. I'd expect the Death Busters to be, say, a sentai team, and so far there's been no sign that the lady scientists have color-coded leotards and Science!-themed motorcycle helmets.Question for Shadowjack: You've seen enough S by now to know how the Death Busters (I cannot take that name seriously, even after all these years) operate.
The problem they've got is that they haven't any bloody clue what a "pure heart" actually looks like. Statistically, they might as well shoot random people, because any methodology they pick is effectively random anyway.If you were in the Prof's position, how would you streamline the Talisman-collecting process? It seems to me that the Death Busters have a much harder task than either the Dark Kingdom or the Dark Moon Clan did: Dark Kingdom just needed energy from anyone, and they knew who the 7 Wizards from Hell were, just as the Dark Moon Clan knew where the Crystal Points were and what general area the Rabbit was in. Should the Death Busters just keep shooting random people across Tokyo, or are they missing a better strategy?
It would be worth a shot, but, yeah, it probably goes like this:Similarly, if you were in Team Moon's position, wouldn't you borrow Luna-P and go, "Hi, Pluto-san, hook me up with future Sailor Mercury. Hi, Ami-chan, do you remember fighting the *giggle* *snort* Death Busters? Could you tell us where their headquarters are and what we can expect? Also, do you know why they chose that name? Thanks." I mean, Pluto would almost definitely say "No, I can't let you make that call," but it'd be worth a shot, right?
Hmm, by the year this came out, the World Wide Web existed but was in only its first stages of growth, still limited by the speed of dialup.Mina: "I am but a clueless jock. Why can't I just click a button and watch Pandora clips on Nico Nico Douga?"
Artemis: "Because this is the early 1990s and the size of the download would kill the Internet."
Do it, Ami! Join the fanfic horde!Ami: "Hmm, I can't draw, but I can write. Howabout a little Amano/Mina fanfic…?"
Heh.Artemis: /snatches the pen away. "THAT PEN IS FOR GREAT JUSTICE ONLY."
Minako: "This is justice! Hey!"
No XDHmm, by the year this came out, the World Wide Web existed but was in only its first stages of growth, still limited by the speed of dialup.
Hitoshi Doi's Sailor Moon pages were up by the time this episode aired.
Interesting. Takeuchi is on record that the sentai shows she watched as a kid were a big influence on her, and Sailor Moon with its color coded quintet is obviously pulling from the Ranger series. So what with this Sailor V story being first, I'd lay good money that the offhand remark about a time limit on her transformation is an influence from Ultraman. A direction she ultimately decided not to go with.This was actually the first chapter of Sailor V published. It was a one-shot for the Summer edition of Run Run and released in 1991. The next three chapters were spring, summer, and winter 1992, and it was decided by the strength of this chapter alone to make an anime (which became Sailormoon), so the BSSM manga was started in 1992 as well. The two earlier Sailor V chapters were released later, in 1993, to tell the story of how Minako became Sailor V, and those first five were compiled into volume 1 of the tankoubon. (those two chapters were finished after the first 3 volume story arc of Sailormoon was done!)
I now totally want to see Minako vs. the villains from one of the seasons of Spectreman, which were basically Planet of the Apes style sentient Gorillas in bad 70s clothing.Interesting. Takeuchi is on record that the sentai shows she watched as a kid were a big influence on her, and Sailor Moon with its color coded quintet is obviously pulling from the Ranger series. So what with this Sailor V story being first, I'd lay good money that the offhand remark about a time limit on her transformation is an influence from Ultraman. A direction she ultimately decided not to go with.