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Time for Rei's first transformation! The most notable thing about it (other than it's Rei and she's being a badass) is the clearly massive crush Usagi has on her.



I know, Usagi. A great deal of the fanbase has probably had similar feelings.

So, Usagi and Ami have to go after the Silver Crystal and find a lost princess before the villians do. Meanwhile, there's been some disappearances off the six o clock bus. Our girls know no fear and go on anyway, especially when Ami mentions a hot girl often shows up there.



Flowers even appear as she walks by! Also, adorable chibis!



Man, Usagi's not even being subtle. Rei mistakes her for an evil spirit, but her massive hotness makes her easy to forgive.



(Note on the note: Manga!Rei Does Not Like Men, in contrast to anime!Rei. She also takes her shrine maiden duties pretty seriously.



Only the third chapter and Usagi is already showing character development! Like I said, it happens a bit quicker in the manga. So cute how Luna winks at her.



"Yeah, Luna, you can still talk." Mamoru can be quite snarky when he wants to! Also he looks kinda hot in those glasses. I like how Usagi reacts to him as if she's seen a horrible monster. Also "I AM A RESPECTABLE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT". It just sounds sketchy when he says it like that. (I'm not sure why they aged him up...at least a year in the anime. What purpose did that serve?)





Mamoru figures out Usagi is Sailor Moon by sheer virtue of noticing they look exactly alike. Plus she has a talking cat. It officially make him the only person in the Sailor Moon Universe who is not fooled by a pair of glasses a tiara. He must be smart!

Well, to be fair, Usagi noticed he looks exactly like Tuxedo Kamen as well, she just chose to be in deep denial about it. (Luna however, immediately picks up on it and even enters Mamoru into her database next chapter.)

Meanwhile, Rei is having problems.




Usagi is all "Poor Rei. :(" Next thing you know, Jedite- part of the mysterious cabal ruled by the evil Queen Beryl turns out to be behind the missing kids



Rei immediately rushes out to save Usagi, proving she has the right stuff for this Senshi of Justice gig.

Unfortunately....



A villian makes his appearance! Well, Usagi sees Rei and immediately goes to rescue her. She also uses her transformation pen for her own Cloudcookoolander reasons- here it is since people were talking about it in the comments.



"The safety of the passengers is my mission!" She is just too adorable. No worries, Mamoru catches Luna and they even get Ami to bamf over to the other dimension to save Rei (Apparently if they transform at the same time, Ami can teleport to where her leader is. Who knew?). Usagi initially panics and does the supersonic tears thing, but Luna gets her to calm down and do a neat trick with her tiara.



Rei's turn!





And that's how Rei made her entrance: straight up burning a guy to death. Don't mess with her. Yeah, for the record, you know how Queen Beryl kills off her minions in the anime? She doesn't do it in the manga, the Senshi kill them all. Poor Jediete. He didn't even get a chance to do his famous "girls suck" speech before he got taken out.



DUNDUNDUN VILLIANS!

And we begin to see one of the major themes of Sailor Moon poke it's head out- at the heart, it's about these very different girls finding a place of belonging through their friendship and sense of duty to each other.

Gonna do the next post quick- just a few pages from the "Masquerade Ball" chapter, which is very similar to it's episode in the anime, and then tomorrow we'll get to Makoto's transformation, it's one of my favorites, so expect an accompanying screed about Sailor Moon and sisterhood and gender and all that. Hope you all don't mind my commentary and occasional analysis, because as anyone who's read my Super Steph Series knows, I just can't help myself. :P


 

Re: Skirts.

Date: 2010-12-08 07:57 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nefrekeptah
Great googly moogly, those are the shortest skirts I've ever seen!

I've read ecchi mangas where the female lead shows off her panties at least once per page, and their dresses were conservative compared to these. I'd never thought I'd see barely there mini-skirts in a manga where they aren't meant for fanservice.

Is this the message Naoko Takeuchi wanted to teach impressionable young girls; "Be independent, be confident, believe in your own strength and the strength of your friends, and wear teeny tiny, billowy micro-skirts"?

....

Sailor Moon is the greatest manga EVAR!

Re: Skirts.

Date: 2010-12-08 08:28 am (UTC)
sethgray: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sethgray
And, yea, the light is seen.

Re: Skirts.

Date: 2010-12-08 10:27 am (UTC)
shadeedge: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadeedge
The skirts don't actually seem that short.. it's just that they're constantly in a sort of tutu position that gives them shortness. So same thing really.

Re: Skirts.

Date: 2010-12-08 05:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] majingojira
It's true Naoko Takeuchi adorns heroes and villians alike rather skimpily, but if she likes that stuff, it's her prerogative.

Kinda like how Hiromu Arakawa makes the main cast of FMA either Ripped or Voluptuous.

Re: Skirts.

Date: 2010-12-08 07:55 pm (UTC)
nefrekeptah: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nefrekeptah
They just tend to fly up. As skirts do

From what I've seen? These skirts don't "tend" to fly up, they're always flown up. It's like their default position. I did note that they don't fly up enough to see underneath, mainly because they're always seem to be at the bare minimum height for that. I swear if those skirts were just a quarter of an inch higher...

Also, this might be just me and my own personal hang-ups, but for me it absolutely does matter. A skirt is warn to conceal something. Having a skirt sends the message, (to me, at any rate) that whatever is under the skirt is something you're not supposed to see. Therefore, seeing up the skirt is something exciting and titillating - you're seeing what isn't meant to be seen. Or in other words, it doesn't matter whether or not it's actually underwear, it's still a panty shot.

But agreed about everything else; it's her own personal fashion sense, there's worse examples in comics on both sides of the ocean, ect.

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