Sailor Moon Crystal: Episode 7 [ SOBBING INCOHERENTLY ]
This episode can pretty much be described in FEELINGS because the entire thing is focused on the emotional ties between Usagi and Mamoru. Basically the romantic connection the first anime lacked? This is it. This whole episode is the connection and love they didn’t really have before, and I’m tearing up watching it. FUCK. Usagi learns Mamoru can’t identify even with his name because he lost his memories when he was young. His only clue to finding out who he really is, is the Silver Crystal that Usagi is tracking down herself.
The chemistry between the two is undeniable. They want each other so bad it hurts. Even the companionship of trust is something they want to extend to each other, as Mamoru asks her to keep his secret and Usagi vows to believe in him despite the doubt that Luna tried to place in her heart. I had heard that in the manga (and the japanese version of the anime) he called her ‘Usako’, but when he first uses it here it is incredibly. . . moving. The whole tension between them is because they have strong feelings for each other that neither really ‘get’.
In the meantime, Luna is talking to a figure who is recognizable as ‘Sailor V’, and telling her that the Scouts need more time. Sailor V declares they have no more time and that their enemy is already here. We see what she means as Queen Beryl is shown visiting Queen Metalia, the true leader behind the evils the Senshi have experienced. Metalia warns that the Scouts can never be allowed to re awaken the inheritors of the Moon Kingdom, and Beryl acknowledges that if they revive Metalia she might eat up the whole world. She also regards to herself that she wants the Crystal for herself, and Metalia will not get it from her so easily. She sends Zoisite back to the search.
Luna is trying to hide everything from the Scouts about Sailor V, which is pretty interesting to me. At least we can clearly see they’re collaborating in this one, but man can it get tedious. I am way more interested in the long overdue Mamoru x Usagi stuff that I wanted to get since I was a kid. I can soooo clearly see why people ship it so hard when it’s so PRECIOUS. So dorky and precious and CUTE. Okay you know what? It’s even more than that. She is so in love with him that it just HURTS. It’s hurts her, it hurts me, it hurts Mamoru. I just want them to know the truth and be together already. ;___; I’m having so many real feelings right now. SHE KISSES HIS LOCKET AND HE KISSES HER HANDKERCHIEF. SO SO SO SO SO CUTE. SO TRUE LOVE. SO PERFECT.
I NEVER SHIPPED THEM AS HARD AS THIS SHOW IS MAKING ME RIGHT NOW *THEY ARE SO IN LOVE*.
The enemy has brainwashed everyone in town to ‘find sailor moon and the legendary crystal’ and even Mamoru catches wind of this. If only they knew that Usagi herself has no freakin’ clue about the crystal! (if she did, she’d remember a lot more about herself that she has forgotten) I think this episode is one of the best examples of showing Usagi as a strong character. Everyone hunts her down so what does she do? She comes out doesn’t run, she faces them and heals them all with the Moon Stick. Zoisite of course shows up, but she doesn’t run from him. She is actually…trying to be brave and strong, and her feelings for Mamoru helped her with that. THIS is the character development Usagi was always meant to have!
Zoisite however is exceedingly powerful compared to the Scouts, who have no idea of their own powers. Despite Usagi’s determination and the help of the scouts, he beats them all. Mamoru saves Usagi by DECKING THE FUCK OUT OF ZOISITE. CAN I EXPLAIN HOW EPIC HIS DECKING OF ZOISITE IS? HE PUNCHES HIM RIGHT IN THE FACE.
What follows is the most perfect form of love declarations since the original. While that was amazing in it’s own way, seeing Zoisite beat the crap out of Mamoru AND Usagi, and have Mamoru denounce the Crystal alone and declare that every moment she smiles, or cries, or shows her strength he can’t help but think of her. THIS is the fucking destined romance between two people that the manga told and the first anime tried to tell. They just…they love each other you fucking guys. THEY LOVE EACH OTHER AND THEY’RE PERFECTION. FUCKING HANDKERCHIEF KISSING. HE PUNCHES ZOISITE. HE TRIES TO PUNCH ZOISITE AGAIN! And when the chips are down the episode solidifies itself as the most fucking perfect episode yet when SAILOR FUCKING VENUS STRIKES DOWN ZOISITE WITH EASE! ALL BY HERSELF, SHE FUCKING PUNT KICKS THIS STUPID SHIT TO THE GROUND.
FUCKING SAILOR VENUS GUYS. FUCKING SAILOR VENUS. AND THE PREVIEW. OH GOD THEY’RE GOING TO REMEMBER AND MAMO-CHAN AND USAKO AND THE DARK KINGDOM AND SAILOR METALIA. I HAVEN’T BEEN THIS EXCITED OR HAPPY OR FILLED WITH PERF SINCE I WAS FUCKING 4 OKAY? I remember sitting in my bedroom, the one I shared with my mom, when I was 4 years old and it was just us. My mommy programming Sailor Moon on our VCR. The feeling of wonder and splendor as this was so cool, so cute, the perfect show to keep me entertained. This anime has it’s flaws and it needs to be fixed in some ways, but it’s done what the current dub remake has failed to do. It recaptured the REAL feelings. The ardor. The beautiful sound track and splendidly done re adaptation. The development of the characters and interesting way to introduce them.
If there was an episode to describe why I like this anime, it’s this episode. Yeah there was a lot of derp animation, especially near the end with Zoisite, but there were some beautifully detailed moments. The art style lends itself to this perfectly. Yeah the 3d transformations are crap and the derp moments need to shut the fuck up, but I WISH it was two weeks from now. I’m going to be at Another Anime Convention (that is the actual name) but you can bet your ass I’m waking up at 7 am before getting ready and watching this. ALL OF YOU HAVE TO JOIN ME TO SEE THE NEXT EPISODE. I NEED TO SEE THE NEXT EPISODE. I HAVE SO MANY FEELINGS. AND I KNOW THINGS THAT ARE GOING TO HAPPEN AND I WANT TO CRY OKAY?
I love this show. I love that pairing. I love these characters. I love it all. I DON’T EVEN CARE! I LOVE IT ALL! I’M CRYING OKAY! THERE ARE TEARS IN MY EYES AND I WANT TO SOB AT THINGS
FUCKING CHILDHOOD FUCKING PERFECT SHOW FUCKING FUCK FUCCCK