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The Animation Art of Sailor Moon – Ikuko Itoh: Tuxedo Mirage

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The Animation Art of Sailor Moon: Ikuko Itoh – Episode 24

Episode 24: Naru’s Cry! Nephrite Dies For Love Observations: This is the third episode in a row directed by Itoh that focuses on a supporting character (the previous two having focused on Shingo). Ikuko Itoh would later direct episode 45, … Continue reading

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The Animation Art of Sailor Moon: Ikuko Itoh – Episode 18

Episode 18: Shingo’s Innocent Love! A Sorrowful French Doll   Observations: Both episode 5 and episode 18 have Shingo and Mika as significant supporting characters. Characters break the fourth wall in both episodes. Sailor Moon winks at the audience in … Continue reading

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Setting The Record Straight: [Insert Character Here] Is Chibiusa’s Real Mother/Father

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT EPISODE X [INSERT CHARACTER HERE] IS CHIBIUSA/RINI’S REAL MOTHER/FATHER This seems to be one of those rumours that makes absolutely no sense (considering how many times it’s hammered home that Usagi and Mamoru are Chibiusa’s future … Continue reading

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Setting The Record Straight: Are The Guardian Senshi To Be Forever Alone?

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT EPISODE VII ARE THE GUARDIAN SENSHI TO BE FOREVER ALONE? One of the major complaints about the Sailor Moon franchise is that it seems that Usagi, Chibiusa, and Haruka & Michiru are the only Senshi who … Continue reading

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Setting The Record Straight: Why Was Sailor Stars Never Dubbed?

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT EPISODE IV WHY WAS SAILOR STARS NEVER DUBBED? Disclaimer: We never got an official reason why the 5th and final season of Sailor Moon, Sailor Stars, was never translated into English or televised. (My best guess … Continue reading

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From The Archives: The Feminism of Sailor Moon

Published July 11, 2012 This has been a post I’ve been meaning to write for a long time. I’m an absolutely die-hard fan of Sailor Moon, and part of that is because it served as my childhood introduction to feminism. … Continue reading

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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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