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It’s been almost a week since I actually livetweeted these! I’m so very sorry about the delay — I’ve been a combination of busy and unwell — but I’m here now!

This time, rather unexpectedly given that I’d promised to make a schedule for these, I tackled the second musical: Usagi – The Path to Become the Soldier of Love. You can read my responses here! I hope you’ll enjoy the gif of Kaolinite especially because I think I lost, like, an hour trying to get it sorted since, apparently, the only way to capture a gif with the software I use is to screencap the section you want frame-by-frame and then adding them into Photoshop, turning on the animation feature and, from what I could tell in that instance, having to set all the frames to be only one 1 frame separately. But go look at that gif. It was so worth it.

Anyway! This musical has… even less of a coherent plot than the first one I watched and feels more like a set of songs around which people had to write some kind of faintly coherent plot, which is something you’ll either love or hate.

Me, for all that I gripe about it, I think it’s absolutely gloriously 90s. Considering I was watching this for the express purpose of cheering myself up by revelling in Sailor Moon goodness, it did exactly what I wanted it to do.

Just… don’t go into these expecting a super-coherent plot. There’s some character-building, but if you don’t already know… any coherent variant of Sailor Moon up to the Death Busters arc, this is quite sparse on the details. Heck, I like to think I know the overall narratives pretty well and I was confused a lot.

That said, if you’re looking for a musical that’s just plain fun and that the actors all clearly had a blast with that’s capable of cheering you up, this is a fun, fun musical to watch. Especially if you’re a Sailor Moon fan. Or I don’t know, if you like the challenge of piecing a story together from fragments.

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You can read all about it on the Storify here if you’ve missed the TOTALLY UNANNOUNCED (because I’m just that brilliant) livetweets of watching Sera Myu.

Many thanks to Sea of Serenity for the fansubbed version!

That was… not what I was expecting. I am not kidding when I say I’ve never seen the musicals before now. The most I know about them is what I’ve gleaned from listening to the songs, but I’ve never had context for those songs and reading translations of the lyrics only gets you so far, really.

I didn’t know that the musical was going to stay so close to the anime this is an AU sequel to and that surprised me. What also surprised me (pleasantly) was seeing a few scenes and moments that I recognised from La Reconquista. I don’t know if the newer musical drew inspiration from this one deliberately, but I kind of hope so because they’re just small subtle things that I want to see as homages to this musical.

Yes, I did gripe about the plot a fair bit, but, really, it did have a number of weird holes in it that could’ve easily been addressed. And possibly were in the 1994 revision, but as I understand it the musical was never released on video, so I don’t know if I could find a fansub for it anywhere.

Anyway, I hope you’ve enjoyed the livetweets as much as I’ve enjoyed the musical! XD Next time I’ll try and actually announce when I’m going to be livetweeting stuff and it’ll be the next musical available to me: Sailor Moon S – Usagi Ai no Senshi e no Michi.

Wherein we’ll get to meet Chibi-Usa! That much I do know!

I’ll… try and work out a schedule for these and get that posted up, so it’ll be easier to catch me livetweeting.

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And we’re back! This is one of the episodes that we cut from the dub entirely, so there’s no corresponding dub post.

Let’s get right to it!

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Welcome back! It’s been a while since I started the Sailor Moon (Re)Watch project. But this is an episode I’ve been actively putting off (and considered skipping entirely) because of the amount of nope I have for the premise.

But here I am, watching it! Like with the dub watch of this project, it’s taken so long to get back to it that I’ve decided to just hold off for a while and gather up a bunch of episodes, so I’d have a nice buffer and I should be able to finish the season without more interruptions. Fair warning, unlike Sailor Moon Crystal S3, there will be no screencap pictures. Sorry!

To recap what has happened so far (which is, thankfully, not much): Usagi saved a talking cat and discovered that she is Sailor Moon, a senshi reluctantly fighting for love and justice. She’s looking for her princess while thwarting the Dark Kingdom’s attempts to steal energy from humans.

And without further ado. Let’s look at the episode.

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And after a long, long hiatus, I am back! Took me long enough. To be fair, I’ve kind of been putting off this episode in particular more than anything. I just… am wary of it, given the titles it has. And then I decided to just hold off for a while and gather up a bunch of episodes, so I’d have a nice buffer and this wouldn’t happen again. Fair warning, unlike Sailor Moon Crystal S3, there will be no screencap pictures. Sorry!

To recap what has happened so far (which is, thankfully, not much): Serena saved a talking cat and discovered that she is Sailor Moon, a rather reluctant scout who fights for love and justice and thwarts the Negaverse in their attempts to secure energy from humans to take over the world.

And now let’s dive in after a small correction I’ve kindly been given: the DiC dub is actually Canadian rather than American. (North American TV is confusing!)

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Pretty Guardian Sailormoon: Act 22 (PGSM 22)Plot Recap: Kunzite turned Ami into an evil senshi! Dark Mercury is set on destroying her friends. Mamoru is grappling with his feelings even though he’s moving away in a month and none of it will matter because he’ll be at university. Usagi is determined to cheer up, even though her heart’s still in pieces. Makoto and Motoki share awkward scenes together as they stay at the hospital to look after Ami. The plot order recap is entirely out of chronological order.

So let’s just get to the episode, shall we? Spoilers below the cut!

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