The day is finally here folks!!!! Finally here indeed! No I don't mean the day when I finally got back on track and blogging anime straight away and on time. Sillies. No I mean the day Sailor Moon got...rebooted. Are we saying that? Is it a reboot? I don't know but whatever it is today is the day Sailor Moon is fresh and back in my (our) lives.
Episode Summary: I can probably write this summary from memory. A memory from 20 years ago. But here I go. After a rather long intro looking at the solar system a close up view of the moon and Earth come into view. Two people are reaching for each other (WHO COULD IT BE) and go to kiss each other when BAM! Alarm time and a mother is calling for her daughter Usagi to get up before she is late to school. The young girl flings her clothes on and then just as quickly throws herself down the stairs. She barely has time to grab her lunch and run out the door. Her mother wishes she would be more like Sailor V, a young girl featured in their local newspaper. As Usagi runs to school she accidentally steps on a cat. She cradles the tiny creature which responds like a normal cat and claws her face up. Usagi is still nice enough to remove the bandaid on the cat's forehead before she runs off to school beyond late. Elsewhere a young man in a creepy looking place summons up some sludge that turns into a person. He says they must find the Silver Crystal for their master. Usagi is forced to stand outside due to her lateness so she decides to eat her lunch in the meantime. Her teacher Haruna catches her and yells, voicing her concerns for her student's ability to be on time, have manners, and get good grades. Usagi has gotten a 30 on the latest test which sends her into depression. Her friend Naru points out her friend probably needs to shape up or else. The class...nerd I suppose Umino goes on and on about how hard the test was despite the 95 at the top of his paper. Usagi sorta sits there and thinks about her classmates. Later Usagi, Naru, and two of their other friends go to lunch and some local gossip about jewelry stores being robbed comes up. Umino who was eating nearby talks about how Sailor V is there to stop the crime which causes Usagi to ask who Sailor V is. Everyone has different opinions on who the girl is but they think she is a crime fighter who might be working with cops. Usagi seems more concerned with the fact that Naru's mom owns a jewelry store and could be next. Naru responds by saying their store is having a crazy sale right now and they should come on by.
After school the girls follow Naru home but find the jewelry store overrun by crazy women. Two of the friends join in the fray while Naru worries over her mother. The mother is the monster seen before being all evil and effecting the jewelry. Usagi quickly leaves as she realizes her mother will never buy her anything with grades like hers. She crumbles up her test and accidentally throws it in the face of a weirdly dressed man. He insults her grades and choice of hairstyles. Usagi tries to think of a comeback but they both are a bit taken back when they stare at each other. She walks away while the man looks at the store and wonders if the Crystal is there. Usagi stops by her local arcade and plays a game of Sailor V with one of the workers Motoki. They are interrupted by the cat Usagi ran into earlier in the day who just stares at them all creepy like. Usagi returns home and eventually is made to tell her mother about her horrible grades. She is briefly thrown out of the house where her brother makes fun of her. Back at the jewelry store the monster lady is cackling about stealing energy from those who bought tainted jewelry earlier. She is upset that she has no Silver Crystal to show for it but that's okay. Naru walks in and finds out HAHA that ain't mom. Usagi was eventually allowed back inside where she promptly took a nap and dreamed about a princess and Prince And the Sailor V game. She wakes up to the cat she saved earlier staring at her. Then the cat starts talking, saying her name is Luna and she has been looking for Usagi for a long time. Usagi is like um talking cat BYE but is distracted when Luna gives her a brooch. While trying on her new fashion Luna explains that Usagi is on a mission, a soldier who must save the day. Luna tricks Usagi into transforming which freaks and confuses the girl. Before Usagi can protest too much she hears her friend Naru crying over the...intercom hair pieces she is wearing now? Usagi runs to the jewelry shop where the monster has attacked Naru. Usagi is like leave my friend alone because....err I am champion of justice Sailor Moon. The guy from earlier has returned to the shop and is in the shadows watching this all go down like a creepy stalker. The monster lady calls upon all the customers from earlier to attack Usagi who runs around crying this all sucks. Usagi's screams briefly stun the monster and human slaves long enough for the man and Luna to give Usagi advice on how to beat the monster lady. Soon she is a pile of sludge again and the victims are released. Usagi runs outside as the man “flies” away, introducing him to Tuxedo Mask. The evil dude from earlier is intrigued by this Sailor Moon person and smirks. Naru explains to her friends the next day that someone (probably Sailor V) saved her from a monster while Usagi is upset that this was all real and not a dream. Outside a girl is running out in the rain and she looks familiar HMMMM THE END!
10 minutes have passed and we got to get the plot moving folks. Two nameless, blobbly friends start talking about how there have been a series of robberies lately and that a vigilante in a sailor costume has been saving the day. These characters were telling the audience this as someone in this neighborhood should have already heard about this crap but nope. They had to tell Usagi this as she must not listen to anything, not just school work. Heck the girl has to go OH so your family owns a jewelry store right Naru? Way to slide that in. The episode here and then could have been paced a bit better and not be a paint by numbers, spoon fed type thing. Clearly we all see where this is going so it is a bit silly that Usagi wouldn't remember her friend had a jewelry business and be worried that someone might rob them.
In any event the girls make their ways to Naru's jewelry store after school. Too bad for them ominous stuff is going on. Bad guys be being bad guys. They all have to live in poorly lite underground lairs. MOG PEOPLE I WANT TO TYPE WHAT I KNOW! How can I do this.....rarw! Anyway a much better drawn man is talking all cryptically to a pile of sludge he turns into woman. They have to find something, a crystal of some sort. And when you want something hidden it is best to hide it in a place that sells that object. So me thinks that all the robberies in this town lately have been done by the baddies. Shocker I know.
1/2 scale Mirai
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