First off, let me say, I watched the anime before reading the manga. Mostly? Because I couldn't even read when it broadcast where I lived.
Understandably, I'm attached to the anime of the 90s more than the original version, but I was so happy about last year's reboot. Duh! Sailor Moon made me want to tell stories, my now lifelong passion. She's dear to me.
But last year's reboot.
I could list everything that got me--the fast pace, the very scrawny drawings, blah, blah--but, again, I knew this is how the manga rolled. Not a problem.
BUT I liked it. I binge watched it when I was off work. I was so super proud and happy and in love again when this happened:
|"I will never be a tragic princess ever again."|
This was Usagi's perfect vow. Which I thought would be a parallel to the 90s version.
I had never been so disappointed in Sailor Moon in my whole life. I wonder if that's what the manga readers read. I know some people online are glad the 90s version which ended like this
happened. A much stronger, more mature Usagi. The 90s version loved Mamoru just the same as the Crystal one but THIS ONE was a real superhero, not even a little selfish by following her duty to protect Earth from the darkness that destroyed their lives before.
It's weird. I know I should like the original but I don't.
Adaptations are for fans. The original is for the creator. This adaptation makes me a little depressed. Because it tells girls that even though they can be powerful superheroes, when it comes to losing love, you might as well end it in a murder suicide.
Okay, maybe not that far, but I feel like I am a million times a better person for the 90s version and I totally don't plan on showing my daughter/son Crystal until after they've watched the subbed 90s version. :)
Ah. To get that off my chest and drop it into the internet, just another little flame to the big fire.
I still love Naoko Takeuchi. She's wonderful for making a clumsy, silly, selfish, kindhearted girl a warrior and a princess--protected by super wonderful warrior girls!
And now, I'm off to finish season one.