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Sailor Moon Super S #146: Holiday in Juban City! A Carefree Princess.

Belated Realizations That Make One Feel Foolish

I only just now noticed…



…that there is an EVIL FACE in Zirconia's robes.



Today's Lucky Victim
Luna and Diana are all curled up on the couch, watching TV.

TV News Announcer:
"Princess Rubina of the Amethyst Kingdom, visiting Japan, was today to be involved in a factory tour and welcoming ceremony, but had to cancel due to illness."

Luna:
"I wonder if all these tiny gemstone-themed European kingdoms are distant remnants of the old Lunarian or Earthian monarchies. I must remember to research that."

Diana:
(naive innocence)
"Golly, that's too bad Princess Rubina got sick! That happens a lot to the Queen and King in my time, too. I guess being royalty is very stressful to one's health!"

Luna:
"What do you mean 'it happens a lot', do Serenity and Endymion catch some future illness?"

Diana:
(naive innocence)
"I don't know! But the King and Queen always seem to get really sick around big court events like that."
"…Oh, but don't worry, they always get better after the event ends!"

Luna:
"…Did you say King Endymion 'gets sick', too?"

Diana:
"Yes? But why did you put 'gets sick' in single-quotes?"

Luna:
"Mamoru, I was praying you would be the responsible one…" :(



The Future
Light-years from anywhere.

Serenity:
"I think Luna suspects."

Endymion:
"Don't worry, I got Pluto to run interference. She'd like to see some grandkids too, you know."

Serenity:
"This is why you're the responsible one." :)



The Usagi and Chibi-Usa as Sisters Scene

Usagi:
"Carry some of these groceries!"

Chibi-Usa:
"Won't!"

SUDDENLY! Enter a blonde woman who clearly got lost somewhere on her way from the 1970s.



Not Princess Rubina:
"Fighting is unfit for pretty girls! Let me take care of this."
"You there! And you! Carry these girls' baggage for them!"

Usagi and Chibi-Usa:
/are overcome with deep Japanese embarrassment.
"No thank you! We can manage!"
/flee.

Not Princess Rubina:
?

Usagi:
"Wow, foreigners are weird."

Chibi-Usa:
"How did you know she was a foreigner? She's blonde, just like us."

Usagi:
"Yeah, but did you see the way she invaded the personal space of total strangers?"
"She should at least ask them to talk about their romantic life on a park bench or something, first."

Chibi-Usa:
"That's just common sense!"



The Weird Camaraderie of the Amazon Trio Scene

Hawk:
"Tiger, what's wrong? Zirconia has somehow not killed you yet, we have an actual princess here, and you're moping. You should be excited for this chance!"

Tiger:
"She's too old, and anyway I hear she's been sick."

Fish:
"OH COME ON. That's obviously a dodge."

Hawkeye and Fisheye immediately leap into a little skit.

Princess Fish:
"Alas, the woes of life in the palace! I shall sneak out and enjoy life among the common people."

Bodyguard Hawk:
"Where is the Princess?! Quick, everyone find her—but keep it secret! This scandal must not get out!"

Hawk and Fish:
/crack themselves up.

Tiger:
"…Meh."

Hawk:
"Well, okay. Guess it's up to me. Unless you want to—?"

Fish:
"If she has a nice ball gown, steal it for me."



The Scene Where the Tsukino Kin Trip Over The Victim



She is literally right there in front of the house! This is not me joking with you, this is the actual episode, the victim just starts following them around without any explanation.



Usagi and Chibi-Usa rather nervously continue with their plan to visit the neighborhood summer festival.

Usagi:
"No, you can't keep her. Stop looking over your shoulder. Don't make eye contact. If you feed her, she'll just beg for more."

Chibi-Usa:
"Are you sure she's the victim and not one of the bad guys in disguise?"

Usagi:
"…No."

Chibi-Usa:
"Is she crazy?"

Usagi:
"Don't be rude."

Chibi-Usa:
"But is she?"

They watch Not Princess Rubina wander about the festival behind them. She looks rapturously at everything, touches everything and everyone, asks intrusive and embarrassing questions with an innocent smile, and finally does the spinning around arms wide thing that comes at the end of a musical number.



Chibi-Usa:
"…Never mind."



Time Passes
Usagi dumps way too much money on the carnival games, while Chibi-Usa refuses to.

Chibi-Usa:
"They're SCAMS, Usagi!"

Usagi:
"How did future me raise such a cynical little runt? You gotta have faith, kiddo! THIS one will certainly—"
"…aw, I broke it."

Chibi-Usa:
"Uh-oh, Goldilocks has wandered off again."
"…Future Mom always makes that face that you made just now whenever I make a mess."

Usagi:
"I bet. Let's go find her before she gets into trouble."



Trouble

A Little Boy:
(total meltdown)
"MOOOOOMMMMMMMMM I WANNA BALLOOOOON GET IT FOR MEEEEEEE NOWWWWWWWWWWWW"

Mom:
"No."

Balloon Seller:
"Don't give up, kid! Louder!"

A Little Boy:
(TOTAL MELTDOWN)
"MOOOOOMMMMMMMMM I WANNA BALLOOOOON GET IT FOR MEEEEEEE NOWWWWWWWWWWWW"

Not Princess Rubina:
/takes a balloon from the stall and hands it to the boy.

Everyone involved is too surprised to stop her; the boy thinks fast and bolts with his prize. Sensing a sucker, more kids descend upon the stall, and Rubina promptly starts handing away the balloons with a smile. A few balloons slip free, free! Free as the wind! I feel another song coming on—

Balloon Seller:
"Hey, lady. You are going to pay for all of those, right?"

Not Princess Rubina:
"What is 'pay'?"

Balloon Seller:
"You know, money? Cash. Dinero."

Not Princess Rubina:
"I have never heard these words before." :)

When the balloon seller realizes that she's not joking, he starts hollering, and goes for his baseball bat. That's when Hawkeye makes his move! He steps in to defend the lady, while taking the opportunity to whisper in her ear:

Not Hawk:
"Princess, I know who you are. Let me handle th—"

Not Princess Rubina:
/decks Not Hawk!

Audience:
"Woo!"

Hawkeye falls into the stall, sending the rest of the balloons into the air.

Not Princess Rubina:
"They sent you to bring me back—but I won't go! I'm free, free, free just like that balloon! I'm never going back!"

EXIT Rubina, dramatically. The crowd that has gathered by this point thinks this is all street performance, and applauds.

Hawkeye desperately tries to pay off the balloon seller before she gets out of sight or the man bashes his face in with the baseball bat.


Usagi:
"The scene above is almost verbatim. I like the balloon seller guy, it takes guts to encourage a screaming kid when the mom is right there."

Chibi-Usa:
"Usagi, don't break the fourth wall! The crazy lady is getting away!"

Usagi:
"Stop. Stop. No. Don't. Fire. Police."

Chibi-Usa:
"Aren't you going to TRY to catch her before the bad guys do?"

Usagi:
"Do you really think it'll work?"

Chibi-Usa:
"…yyyyynnnnno! But but but we should TRY, right?"



The Responsible One
Rubina tries to hide in a gazebo… which, uh, doesn't really work, as gazebos HAVE NO WALLS.

Artemis and Luna:
/partners facepaw combo.

Luna:
"How did this woman sneak out of the embassy?"

Artemis:
"According to my research, the Amethyst Kingdom has one soldier, and he gets Tuesday nights off."

Mamoru:
"This really is the longest summer vacation ever."
"Why am I here again? I had a date with Usagi. I was going to wear a swank kimono and watch her eat things."

Diana:
"Mother said it's because you're the responsible one!"

Mamoru:
"…I am?"

Luna:
"Just go! Go get her! Before something happens!"

Mamoru walks over to the gazebo.

Mamoru:
"Excuse me, miss—please don't run, I'm not someone they sent after you. I just recognized you from the news. Miss… once you've had your fun, I really think you should go back to the hotel. I really do understand—"
"BELIEVE me, I understand how you feel, I really do!"
"—but there are a lot of people who care about you, and who are counting on you."

Not Princess Rubina:
/feels guilty.

ENTER Usagi and Chibi-Usa, loudly.

Mamoru:
(aside)
"Responsible enough for you?"

Luna:
/paws up.

Chibi-Usa:
(just happening by)
"Oh, LAAAAAADYYYYYY! WHERE ARRRRRRE YOUUUU?"

Usagi:
(just happening by)
"Oh, hi! What are you doing here, Mamoru?"

Mamoru:
/remembers that Usagi has been on a jealous/clingy kick lately.
/oh crap.
"HahaHIII! Fancy meeting you here! This lady whom I HAVE NEVER MET BEFORE was simply ASKING ME FOR DIRECTIONS. Right, miss?"

Not Princess Rubina:
/for once in this episode is not a total ditz.
"Right! I have never met him before and was just asking him for directions!"

Usagi:
"Oh, okay!"
"…let's all go watch fireworks!"

Mamoru:
/sighs in relief!



So They All Go Watch Fireworks

Artemis:
"Should… should we really let Princess Rubina… interact with Usagi?"

Mamoru:
"What do you imagine Usagi might do to her?"

Luna:
"The woman is here on a diplomatic mission, right? And it's her first time out of the palace, apparently? What if she judges all Japanese people from now on in comparison to Usagi Tsukino?"

Mamoru:
"…I suppose there are worse people."

Usagi:
"Say, I just realized! We got through all that and the bad guys still haven't shown up yet!"
"I knew that'd work. THERE HE IS! GET HIM!"

Hawkeye jumps out of the bushes, grabs Rubina, and drags her away. Everybody else pursues energetically…



An Isolated Quarry, A Rape Metaphor, and Thou
…but Hawkeye has really good legs and lungs.

Not Princess Rubina:
"Unhand me, you brute!"



CIRCUS QUICK-CHANGE TRANSFORMATION SEQUENCE COUNTER
  • Tiger's Eye into:
    • Tiger's Eye: 8
  • Hawk's Eye into:
    • Hawk's Eye: 5
  • Fisheye into:
    • Fisheye: 3
  • Kigurumiko into:
    • A Giant Pink Boxing Kangaroo: 1
  • Artemis into:
    • A Baby Pink Boxing Kangaroo: 1

Mirror, scream, yadda yadda.

Hawk:
"I spent a couple hundred bucks on you, and still no Pegasus! You die now! I am petty as fuck!"

Usagi:
(running in)
"You were going to kill her anyway!"

Hawk:
"Don't make this about me!"



STARKLY CORUSCANT TRANSFORMATION SEQUENCE COUNTER
  • Usagi into:
    • Sailor Moon: 43
    • Second Stage Sailor Moon: 30
    • Cosmic Class Sailor Moon: 22
    • Cosmic Class Sailor Moon (double trouble remix): 15
    • Crisis Mode Sailor Moon: 13+1
    • Princess Serenity: 1
    • Disguise: 10
  • Ami into:
    • Sailor Mercury: 15
    • Second Stage Sailor Mercury: 21
    • Brony Mercury: 1
  • Rei into:
    • Sailor Mars: 13
    • Second Stage Sailor Mars: 19
    • Brony Mars: 1
  • Makoto into:
    • Sailor Jupiter: 8
    • Second Stage Sailor Jupiter: 20
    • Brony Jupiter: 1
  • Minako into:
    • Sailor Venus: 7
    • Second Stage Sailor Venus: 24
    • Brony Venus: 1
  • Haruka into:
    • Sailor Uranus: 10
  • Michiru into:
    • Sailor Neptune: 10
  • Setsuna into:
    • Sailor Pluto: 4
  • Mamoru into:
    • Tuxedo Mask: 2
    • Second Stage Tuxedo Mask: 1
  • Chibi-Usa into:
    • Sailor Chibi-Moon: 9
    • Sailor Chibi-Moon (double trouble remix): 15
  • Luna-P into something-or-other: 10

Sailors Moon and Chibi-Moon:
/dramatically pose atop a jungle gym, silhouetted against a firework-filled sky!
"HALT, SINNERS!"

Hawk:
"Tell you what, YOU pay me back for the balloons, and I won't kill the lady."

Sailor Moon:
"But I spent all my money on carnival games!"

Sailor Chibi-Moon:
"I TOLD you not to!"

Sailor Moon:
"We should have made that joke in the actual episode! It would've made a nice 'Sailor Moon says' moral!"

Hawk:
"Elephanko, I choose you!"



Monster of the Week!
It's a very smug looking rubber ball.

And an elephant. The elephant is not amused.




Elephant:
(monotone)
"Welcome to the greatest show on Earth."

The two Sailors are halfway down the jungle gym, but they freeze in horror.

Sailor Moon:
"Oh, no. Nooooooo. Not another—"

Elephanko:
"Yes, it is, I—Elephanko, the sister-in-law of GUMMARIO, who you slew so many—"

Sailor Moon:
"Did you actually say you're the sister-in-law of Gummario?"

Elephanko:
"Of course I did, because it is true!"

Sailor Moon:
"What? No. No. This show is not doing this to me. Excuse me."



Hey, Where Are You Going?
Sailor Moon walks off the scene and, impossibly, through the door of Shadowjack's room.

Sailor Moon:
"What the hell is going on, here?!"

Shadowjack:
"I don't know! I don't know what the hell!"

Sailor Moon:
"This can't be right!"

Shadowjack:
"Look at the subtitles!"

Sailor Moon:
"I thought you were making that up!"

Shadowjack:
"I thought I was making it up!"

Sailor Moon:
"No, no, roll the scene back. I must be missing some context here, or something."

Shadowjack:
"Look, a couple of lines later, she says she knows Puko-chan, too!"

Sailor Moon:
"There is canonically an entire extended family of inflatable monsters in a vendetta with me. CANON. Actually in the show."

Shadowjack:
"This is insane."

Sailor Moon:
"I get a zillion episodes of date rapists in leotards and pool toys from hell. This is my canonical life now. And I can't even blame you."

Shadowjack:
"You could blame me, but you'd be lying. I'm just the messenger."

Sailor Moon:
"Let's blame Donald Trump."

Shadowjack:
"What?"

Sailor Moon:
"Why not? The Cubs won, Trump is President, up is down, and inspiration works backward."
"COME ON OUT, PLUTO! VERY FUNNY, HA-HA! Feeding ideas of the future internet to anime directors in the past! I found you out! You can undo the alternate timeline now!"

Shadowjack:
(musing)
"This would explain how Chrono Trigger could rick-roll us before it was a thing."

Sailor Moon:
"We failed to recognize the signs."

Shadowjack:
"How can I top this? The show is actually doing it. I mean, what, I wrap around and grimdark it? Rover from The Prisoner was pretty scary. We'll give you some ammo pouches and a gun."

Sailor Moon:
"No, I've got a better idea. Move over. I'll write us out of this."

Shadowjack:
"What? No. I don't want you accidentally tabbing over to my browser history, no matter how forgiving you are."

Sailor Moon:
"I said move over!"

Shadowjack:
(fending her off)
"Absolutely not! I draw the line at letting a hunt-and-peck typist touch my Unicomp Model M. Use your own computer."

Sailor Moon:
"I don't have one! Who am I supposed to complain to if you won't let me go online?"



Hikawa Shrine, Rei's Room
Sitting around, hugging pillows.

Usagi:
"—and then he threw me out."

Rei:
"¡What a jerk!"

Usagi:
"I know, right?"

Rei:
"So the monster really was related to Gummario?"

Usagi:
"She went on so long about the family that the purple one had to hit her with a stick to get her attention."
"Apparently Sailor Moon will soon become a legendary menace among the Pool Toy People, the one who mother balloons tell their baby balloons will come to deflate them if they don't go to bed on time."
"It's some sort of legacy, I guess."

Rei:
"¿How does an inflatable living being work, anyway? ¿Are the organs all in the skin, or what?"

Usagi:
"I saw a movie about an inflatable alien once. It ate squeaky toys. An astronaut killed it with a dart gun."

Rei:
"¿Why didn't you call us? We have all these new powers, allegedly. At any rate, Ami's been going around chortling evilly."

Usagi:
"Ami chortles?"

Rei:
"She was saying soon she would show them her true power. ¿So I guess she's going evil? I think she could make black work for her."

Usagi:
"I think she should get the triple piercings for real. I think they'd be cute. Gothy and nerdy go together well."

Rei:
"Ugh. No way. She finally escaped from fashion disaster, she doesn't need to go back."
"Anyway, ¿why didn't you call us? ¡That's what the gizmo watches are for!"

Usagi:
"I didn't have time! Chibi-Usa and I were running around on the back of this rolling thing, trying not be fall off of it and be crushed!"

Rei:
"¿Why did you stand on it?"

Usagi:
"I don't… I mean… look, it's magic, I don't gotta explain shit."

Rei:
"Bull. I bet you tripped and got run over, and won't admit it."

Usagi:
"Hey, I'm getting pretty good at the acrobatics these days! I even dodge bullets, sometimes!"

Rei:
"Says the girl with two skinned knees."

Usagi:
"The Shrine stairs are all slippy."

Rei:
"Bull, I say. Moooo."

Usagi:
"If you were shooting at me, I'd make it up the stairs in no time, easy."

Rei:
"I'll take that challenge." :D

Usagi:
"I bet you would!" ;)

Rei:
"¿What happened to the elephant? ¿And was it really an elephant, or was it some sort of elephant-oid alien? Like, with colors, or antenna."

Usagi:
"It was a normal elephant. I didn't see, I think it ran away."

Rei:
"So we've got a rogue elephant out there, too. The zoo will be happy."

Usagi:
"Well, Luna didn't see anything on the news, so maybe it went back to wherever with the purple guy."

Rei:
"Missed him again. Tsk. Tsk. Should have called us."

Usagi:
"I was too busy!"

Rei:
"Mamoru wasn't too busy."

Usagi:
"Mamoru is always there for me. He loves me and protects me and is more handsome than you so there mneh!"

Rei:
"Mamoru says he accidentally knocked you into a chainlink fence."

Usagi:
"He actually told you that? I thought he wanted it kept a secret."
"I mean, I was going to tell you anyway. But."

Rei:
"He was super apologetic. He kept asking if you seemed okay or if you were mad at him…"

Usagi:
"I was a little then, but now I'm not. He was so embarrassed. His roses didn't work, and the monster didn't pay attention to his speech—"

Rei:
"¡But he works so hard on them!"

Usagi:
"I know! I let him read it to me later, but it's not the same."

Rei:
"It really isn't."

Usagi:
"So anyway he hit the beach ball with his Monkey Rod and it tripped—"
"—and don't ask me how a beach ball trips, it just did, okay?"
"—and that's when we went into the fence. And, uh, and then me and Chibi-Usa did the horsey thing and that's it."
"Oh, and the monster transformed into her FINAL FORM, I forgot that."

Rei:
"¿So they have two-stage monsters now? Oh, great, it'll take us all night to finish these things now."

Usagi:
"Well, it died right away anyway, so I don't know why it bothered. It looked like the world's worst has-been chorus girl."

Rei:
"Made of inflatable plastic. It's someone's fetish."

Usagi:
"No, it was, like… like… Humpty Dumpty. But a beach ball. Half a beach ball. With lipstick. Don't look at me like that, you've seen them."

Rei:
"Yeah, yeah. It's still someone's fetish."



Usagi:
"So I guess she was curled up inside the ball all along? Or…?"

Rei:
"I need to learn how to make monsters myself, just so I can find out if they're supposed to look weird, or we've just met bad guys with horrible taste. I bet I can do it, it's onmyoudou."

Usagi:
"Well, don't call up anything I can't put down."

Rei:
"¿That you can't put down? ¿What am I, chopped liv—?"
"Yeah, okay, we're all pretty much useless and pathetic, that's true."

Usagi:
"Don't be like that, Rei! I bet your new pony powers will rock, as soon as you get a chance to actually use them! And remember to use them! And I'm not helping much, am I?"

Rei:
"Thank you." :)
"¿Was the Seventies chick okay?"

Usagi:
"Yeah, Mamoru had brought his car, so we dropped her off at her hotel. She was… nice? I guess?"
"Oh, and get this, turned out she was a princess."

Rei:
"No way."

Usagi:
"Way. I saw her in the news! Here's the paper, look, that's her."

Rei:
"No kidding. Huh."
"¡Bah! ¿What kind of a princess can't kill a monster? She's just a poser."

Usagi:
"I know, right? Like, seriously. And she didn't even know what money was, I mean, don't kings and queens have to do, like, budget stuff? Deficits or treasuries or something. Even I know that. She didn't even remember to bring her wand when she went out!"

Rei:
"¿Do you think that everything we've been through has given us a warped perspective on life?"

Usagi:
"I don't want to think about that question."

Rei:
"Me neither. Let's do something else. ¿Wanna watch My Little Pony?"

Usagi:
"I don't think Shadowjack needs another show to review."

Rei:
"All right, let's go dancing."

Usagi:
"Okay!"

DANCE PARTY ENDING.
 

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Re: Sailor Moon Super S #146: Holiday in Juban City! A Carefree Princess.

Perfect.

Kinni sheds a single tear in joy.
 

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Re: Sailor Moon Super S #146: Holiday in Juban City! A Carefree Princess.

Belated Realizations That Make One Feel Foolish

I only just now noticed…

http://i.imgur.com/VO5COzo.jpg

…that there is an EVIL FACE in Zirconia's robes.
Don't feel bad; I think that fact is meant to sneak up on you over time. I mean, imagine sneaking up on someone with a giant evil face

"Apparently Sailor Moon will soon become a legendary menace among the Pool Toy People, the one who mother balloons tell their baby balloons will come to deflate them if they don't go to bed on time."
And what about that other princess who "liberates" them?

"According to my research, the Amethyst Kingdom has one soldier, and he gets Tuesday nights off."
 

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Re: Sailor Moon Super S #146: Holiday in Juban City! A Carefree Princess.

Ah, this episode. The plot is non-existent, but the confrontation with the monster is one of the funniest in the series.

Elephanko just rambling on and on and on until Hawkeye pokes her with a stick.
Hawkeye trying to do his usual vanish-through-a-portal routine, only to crash into his elephant, who managed to get in first and got stuck.
Tuxedo Mask's dramatic rose interrupt! But Elephanko just rolls over the rose without even noticing, crushing it flat.
The monster's completely pointless, short-lived second stage.

It's almost like a parody of the usual episodes.
 
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I really wonder if someone on staff just watched Roman Holiday and was all "We need to shoehorn a parody ep in."

I actually like this one because it really does a fantastic job mocking the usual Sailor Moon monster fights, as well as demonstrating that the Lemures, as the entertainers of the _______ Circus (I'm pretty sure we haven't gotten the Circus' proper name yet), are sentient creatures who do talk to each other and even have families. People going to see the Circus must occasionally be very disappointed as their various favorite acts get abruptly cancelled because Sailor Moon keeps killing all the performers.

Good catch on Zirconia's getup. Zirconia hasn't gotten much development yet, but there's a lot of cool stuff going on with her character design, which is more Evil Bishop than Ringmaster.
 
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Re: Sailor Moon Super S #146: Holiday in Juban City! A Carefree Princess.

I really wonder if someone on staff just watched Roman Holiday and was all "We need to shoehorn a parody ep in."
:D

I actually like this one because it really does a fantastic job mocking the usual Sailor Moon monster fights, as well as demonstrating that the Lemures, as the entertainers of the _______ Circus (I'm pretty sure we haven't gotten the Circus' proper name yet), are sentient creatures who do talk to each other and even have families. People going to see the Circus must occasionally be very disappointed as their various favorite acts get abruptly cancelled because Sailor Moon keeps killing all the performers.
Nope, still no name yet.

…and do they even have an audience? Is that who was jeering at the Amazon Trio from the shadows? Are the audience voyeuristic demons who've paid to ride along and watch on the Tri-D as the Circus slaughters its merry way across a pre-interstellar planet, or have the Amazon Trio's activities been "back stage", while the rest of the Circus regulars keep up appearances for their Earthling youkai clientele? Or have the Main Ring scenes instead been "all hands" meetings, with the other rival carnies—competitive as any band of faerie tricksters—laughing from the shadows at the hope that soon, they'll have a shot at the Amazon Trio's job? In which case, is the Circus turning down regular paying work in pursuit of Pegasus, implying his capture will be that profitable, or is Zirconia exceeding her authority for personal reasons? Or are they not even a real circus, rather some post-apocalyptic death cult who've patterned themselves upon the "circuses" of the Old Reckoning, mistaking ancient popular media for religious mysticism, and cheap buttered popcorn for salvation? What is the socio-political-economic framework of an interstellar nomadic magical circus of crime? So many questions. ;)

Given how easily the minion monsters get blown away, I always feel a little bad when they actually get character development. It's more comfortable to imagine them as automatic drones than genuine people who may have just signed up for the Evil Soul-Sucking Monster Corps to see the galaxy and pay for college. (Poor Doorknobder!)
 

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Re: Sailor Moon Super S #146: Holiday in Juban City! A Carefree Princess.

Shadow jack, that recap was brilliant! Kinda sad it was probably better than the actual episode, though. Also, yes. The Senshi being useless still pisses me the fuck off and never will stop pissing me the fuck off.
 

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This is indeed a very strange episode, I think the princess is the strangest victim of the week bar none. At least the monster fight is extremely funny. Hmm, I think there's more, but I'm not quite sure. At least I think we're close to a number of good episodes.
 

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When I watched this episode for the first time sometime in early 2000s, the only thing that really stuck to my mind was when Usagi and Chibi-Usa were standing on the monster-ball. To my then horny, yuri-obsessed early teenager self's mind, Chibi-Usa's tiptoing there was... suggestive, not helped with Chibi-Usa's previous moments of Electra Complex and this season's Henshin sequence.

Next episode has probably THE moment everyone even bothers to remember this season for.

And after that are the two episodes that are arguably the best SuperS has to offer.
 

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SuperS REALLY does suffer from the "have a lengthy arc at start delaying while the manga catches up so the writers of the anime actually have some idea of what the hell is going on" problem. Of course, every season of Sailor Moon has that, even though Classic probably deals with it the best (the plot is steadily advanced through the Jadeite arc, even though it doesn't feel like it). Sailor Moon S' Kaolinite arc drags after the first few establishing episodes, and R comes up with a filler arc that's actually probably superior to the actual plot of the R season.
 
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