Sailor Moon and all the images you see in this recap are owned by Toei Animation and licensed by Viz Media
Episode directed by Junichi Satou
When I first started watching Sailor Moon Crystal, I vowed to not watch any of the original series or read the original manga while I was writing recaps for it. I felt that I was in a unique situation where I had always wanted to give Sailor Moon a shot, but never got around to actually watching it which means I would be in a perfect position to WANT to like Sailor Moon Crystal without having the original to compare it against. I think it ended up serving me well, not that reviews of comparison are bad, but I figured plenty of people were going to do that already and I wanted to see if it was any good from a newbie’s perspective. After a year of watching Sailor Moon Crystal though, the season has finally come to a close and I’m now gonna start watching the original series and giving you my thoughts on it! To start with, let’s discuss which version of the show I’m watching. I’ll be watching the modern dub of the series. Not the original dub which many Sailor Moon fans started off with, and not the original Japanese sub with all the original content unperturbed. From what I understand, the Viz Media dub is supposed to be an uncut and unedited version of the original Japanese version so I guess it’s the best of both worlds! Still, I am gonna miss the fact that I won’t get to see the nineties special effects, the Sailor Moon Morals at the end of each episode, and that Luna won’t sound like an old lady. Unfortunately, if this version DOES miss certain aspects of the original Japanese version, I won’t be able to spot it but that’s what the comments section is for! So now that we got that out of the way, will Sailor Moon live up to the hype, or is it just another nostalgic property that’s not as good as people remember it!? Let’s find out!!
The episode begins with our main character Usagi waking up late for school and having to rush through her morning routine. Wait, isn’t this how EVERY magical girl show begins!?
“Are you going to be late AGAIN!?” “I’ll try NOT to be!!” “Well say hi to A-ko, Yohko, Ranma, and Madoka if you pass by them.”