People out there who thought Sailor Moon Crystal would be nothing but a better looking re-hash of the original series: I’m sad to inform you were wrong. This series is far from being “good looking”, let alone “better looking”. But a re-hash it is.
Second episode in and I’m already losing what little faith I had invested in this series. Great forebodings. Great forebodings, indeed.
If you possess even the slightest interest in the Sailor Moon franchise, you have undoubtedly already watched the über-hyped premiere of the series reboot, Sailor Moon Crystal, released last Saturday. As many of us did, you probably set up your alarm around five a.m. and watched the episode online while your imagination transformed your surroundings into a Japanese household in order to feel part of the actual premiere. You could, of course, simply have waited for the sun to come out and stream the damn thing via hulu.com or the likes at a decent hour, but where’s the magic in doing something so mundane?
Whichever the case, you watched it. At least once. But, seeing as it debuted on a weekend, the special weekly period were we turn off our brains and survive on instinct alone, there is a chance you still haven’t made up your mind on whether it was good or bad. And that’s why I’m here for, to answer such unsolvable mysteries of the entertainment industry. That’s my entire purpose in life and, yes, I am aware of how sad that is (especially when said out loud on a family gathering).