The story was pretty good, roughly following the story of The Pied Piper, in which sleeping kids are lured by the flute song of a stranger and kidnapped. As it turns out, Chibisua is taken with the rest of the kids, so it’s up to Sailor Moon and the rest of the gang, including the Sailor Moon Outer Senshi Sailor Pluto, Sailor Neptune, and Sailor Uranus. I think that was my favorite part, seeing those three appear, and hearing Sailor Pluto use her “Dead Scream” attack. Very cool!
I would say that I liked this movie even more than its predecessors. It had a ton of action, funny scenes, and interesting villains. Plus the “dream coffins” were super creepy. 😱 Highly recommended movie, especially for anime fans!
This evening I went to see Sailor Moon R: The Movie and Sailor Moon S: The Movie with my good friend Mikey. He’s a huge fan of Sailor Moon, and I enjoy the anime and live action as well, but have only scratched the surface of the franchise.
Both movies were in theaters for a special one-night-only showing, with a short intermission in between and since they are each about an hour long, it was a perfect format. I liked the short intermission between so we could chat about the previous movie and then Mikey could tell me what I needed to know about the next one.
Sailor Moon is a lot of fun, and the movies had some good action scenes and battles and the animation was impressive for the time (mid 90s). Both were great, but I liked S a little better because the story focused on Luna, the cat. It was cool to see her turn into human form at the end!
こんばんは。Today I started reading the Sailor Moon manga series on my tablet. Four chapters in, and it’s pretty fun and funny!
Speaking of reading, I’m currently reading a few books, on several devices. I have my Kindle Paperwhite that I keep by my bedside, Dell Venue 8 tablet for reading manga, Kindle Keyboard which is in my messenger bag, Kindle app on my phone, Kindle reader on my Chromebook, Kindle Fire tablet, and Kindle reader on my PC. And lastly, I have a real paper book sitting at the exercise bike for those multitasking moments. 😀
So many devices, but it ensures I can read at any time! Plus sometimes switching it up keeps me from falling asleep. For instance, bedtime reading on my Paperwhite is a sure-fire way of putting me out, but reading the same book on my desktop computer keeps me awake.
This evening we had a few friends over for “Sailor Moon Nite”, which is a variation of our “Kaiju Nite” get-togethers. But instead of watching Japanese monster movies, we watched several episodes of the Sailor Moon anime and live-action tv show.
As usual, the evening started off with a potluck-style dinner and checking out the toys. Mikey always has a great selection of toys and tonight he even brought some Sailor Moon manga. And glow sticks! 😝
After pigging out on Char-siu-style chicken, salmon poké, three kinds of salad, and shrimp cocktail, it was time to move to the TV room and go over the notes for the evening. Mikey always prepares some vital background info to the shows we will be watching, and also the lyrics to the theme songs so we can all sing along. It’s pretty fun!
The first show we watched was episode 1 of the anime. Most of us were Sailor Moon newbies so it was great to see the very beginning of the saga. After that, we switched over to the live-action version of the first episode, which was a lot of fun! And of course, the highlight for me was watching my favorite actress Kitagawa Keiko as Sailor Mars. She was so cute!
We watched a total of seven episodes this evening while drinking beer, saké, wine, and corn whiskey. And I almost forgot to mention, we made chocolate parfaits as well, in honor of the characters Naru and Nephrite, who were planning to eat parfaits together. Unfortunately, Nephrite dies in Naru’s arms, and they never got to eat their chocolate parfait. 🍨
It was such a fun viewing party, I can’t wait for a second Sailor Moon nite!