Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Animation Art of Sailor Moon: Ikuko Itoh – Sailor Moon R Opening Sequence II

Observations: Not going to analyze the lyrics of “Moonlight Densetsu,” since everyone knows that song already. Similarly to how the 2nd OP for Season 1 started out, the first thing we see is the moon in the night sky, surrounded … Continue reading

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The Animation Art of Sailor Moon: Ikuko Itoh – Episode 159

Episode 159: Chibiusa’s Little Rhapsody of Love         Observations: I’m gonna be rather opinionated today. I am not a fan of the Chibiusa/Pegasus pairing. I’m fine with it if you like it. Watch out for falling rant bombs. My, my, who’s … Continue reading

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The Animation Art of Sailor Moon: Ikuko Itoh – “Rashiku” Ikimasho

SuperS Ending Sequence II: “Rashiku” Ikimasho    I was planning to go back and show off the opening/ending animation sequences Ikuko Itoh animated, so I thought I’d start with “Rashiku Ikimashou” since that’s the ending theme used for SuperS. This is … Continue reading

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The Animation Art of Sailor Moon: Ikuko Itoh – Episode 152

Episode 152: Burning Passion! Mars’ Furious Deadly Attack               Observations: I took so many screenshots for this episode, I originally had to split them into two parts. (They’ve been combined into one post here.) Not only is the writing great in … Continue reading

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The Animation Art of Sailor Moon: Ikuko Itoh – Episode 139

Episode 139: Try for the Best of Japan! The Worries of a Beautiful Girl Swordsman         Observations: We’ve got a huuuuuge jump down in quality, especially in writing, from episodes 124/125 to episode 139. Itoh’s animation is decent, but this is … Continue reading

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The Animation Art of Sailor Moon: Ikuko Itoh – Episode 125

Episode 125: A Bright Shooting Star! Saturn and the Messiah         Observations: This is my absolute favourite episode, so I’m going to discuss a LOT. I took over 200 screenshots, and cutting the extras was HARD. Check out the use of … Continue reading

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The Animation Art of Sailor Moon: Ikuko Itoh – Episode 124

Episode 124: The Horror of the Approaching Shadow! Eight Senshi in a Tough Battle         Observations: Episodes 124 and 125 are my absolute favourite episodes in the entire series, so I’m probably going to gush a LOT. The episode starts off … Continue reading

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The Animation Art of Sailor Moon: Ikuko Itoh – Episode 116

Episode 116: Sunny Skies After a Storm! A Friendship Dedicated to Hotaru         Observations: I discovered quite by accident that there was an episode featuring Ikuko Itoh’s animation that I missed. Episode 116 does not credit Ikuko Itoh as its animation … Continue reading

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The Animation Art of Sailor Moon: Ikuko Itoh – Episode 111

Episode 111: The Grail’s Divine Power! Moon’s Double Transformation         Observations: Why, hello, gorgeous episode! This is the kind of animation Itoh should be known for. Beautiful, full of details, full of emotion, full of colour. This is what an episode with … Continue reading

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The Animation Art of Sailor Moon: Ikuko Itoh – Episode 104

Episode 104: Seeking Friends! Chibi-Moon’s Actions         Observations: I’ll admit it. I really don’t like this episode. I’ve mentioned before that Chibiusa is my least favourite character, so episodes surrounding her make me grit my teeth. (Rewatching SuperS is a real … Continue reading

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