Is a Demando forever?
It’s entirely that this may be one of those “… was it just me?” articles where the whole world picked up on these things and I didn’t, but if I wasn’t reasonably okay with putting my (hopefully?) occasional ignorance out there, then this blog wouldn’t really have a lot of things to talk about!
So today, we’re going to take a look at not only where the members of the Black Moon Clan get their names, but also discuss why some of their names deviate from Ms. Takeuchi’s naming pattern. I hope you stick around!
Rubeus likes to talk in riddles
I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that you’re probably wondering what I’m referring to, seeing as this is one line that appears in the manga and, if you weren’t really paying attention, you may have just glossed over it and not even noticed. It doesn’t seem important anyway, right?
Well lucky for you and me alike, I
waste spend my days reading up on random tidbits of Sailor Moon trivia, and this one just happened to be the one that most recently sparked my interest.
That’s right, folks! We’re going to talk about what Rubeus was implying when he warned the world that the Age of Aquarius was about to start. If you’re interested, I hope you join along for the ride!
Masako Katsuki and Megumi Ogata
Though the arguments have mostly settled down in recent years, discussions over the nature of Haruka and Michiru’s relationship was, at one time, one of the most hotly contested debates in the nascent days of the North American Sailor Moon fandom.
Today, we’re going to take a look at an interview conducted with Megumi Ogata and Masako Katsuki, voice actresses for Haruka Tenoh and Michiru Kaioh respective, and see how they approached figuratively, and literally, breathing life into their characters.
I hope you stick around!
Manga Comparison (Act 3)
What is the Manga Comparison Project?
Since its initial release in the February 1992 issue of Nakayoshi, the Sailor Moon manga has gone through four major reprints in Japan – the original Nakayoshi print, the compilation tankobon print (early 90s), the re-mastered ‘shinsoban‘ reprints (early 2000s), and the ‘kanzen‘ (early 2010s). What you may not know, though, is that Ms. Takeuchi has made changes to the art and text with each release.
This project is dedicated to compiling a list of what’s changed with each release to help us better understand how Sailor Moon has evolved over its past 25 years.
While many of these changes are minor, I think they’re worth pointing out since Ms. Takeuchi felt it was worth making these changes. Please note, though, that when a change is made in one version and is retained in the rest, I will only point out the version when the change is made.
Lastly, I’d like to thank my kind Patreon subscribers who help make this, and other side projects, possible. These comparisons go up 1 month early on Patreon, so it you’re interested in being involved, please check it out!
Brought to you by:
- Zephyr Chan
- Bryce Lozier
- Misty Van Dyke
- Efrain R
- Katie A.
- Roffles Lowell
- The Sailor Book
Without further ado, let’s get started!
Maybe YOU can help… solve a mystery
Sailor Moon and the paranormal… those aren’t typically two subjects that you’d put in close proximity with each other, but surprisingly there were some strong influences on the creation of the series and how it developed.
Today, we’ll be taking a look at what sort of influences the paranormal had on Sailor Moon, and why those influences may have slowly died off in favor of traditional fantasy. Let’s take a look!
Continuing with my theme of posting lighter, easier, and slightly less in-depth content over the weekend, I decided that it’d be fun to take on a Sailor Moon trivia quiz “cold” – meaning without doing any research whatsoever, and just answering questions to the best of my ability off the top of my head.
It’s very possible – nay, likely – that I’ll make a complete fool of myself. But hey, I’ve never been shy about admitting what I don’t know! Please note that, for the sake of consistency, all questions are limited to the manga. Anime answers don’t count.
For anyone who would like to try to answer these questions for yourself before reading my answers, I’ll provide the list of questions here:
- What is the full name of Sailor Moon’s creator?
- What are the four who protect Usagi called?
- What is the name of the enemy that they were connected to in a previous generation?
- What is the purpose of the talismans wielded by the Outer Senshi?
- What does Sailor Moon need to transform into her Super form?
- What was the title of the precursor series to Sailor Moon?
- Name three attacks that only appear in the manga.
- What’s Motoki’s girlfriend’s name?
- How many volumes were there in the original manga run?
- Where did the Queen of the previous generation wind up going?
- Who is Helios?
- What is the relationship between Death Phantom and Demando and the rest?
- What does Ami’s father do?
- What does Rei’s father do?
- Who defeated Queen Beryl?
- How did Makoto’s parents die?
- What does the Omega Area ultimately become?
- List the order of Sailor Moon’s forms (her names).
- Where did the Death Busters come from?
- Who was the editor of Sailor Moon?
Let’s get started!
One of these things is not like the other…
If you’re anything like me – and I’m not really sure if that’d be a good thing or a bad thing – it’s entirely possible that you didn’t even notice that there was a difference in the lines in the collar on each of the Sailor Soldiers’ uniforms. In fact, I didn’t even really notice until multiple years after I first became acquainted with Sailor Moon, and that’s only because someone pointed it out.
Today, we’re going to take a deeper look at one of the smaller details on the uniforms worn by our favorite sailor-suited soldiers of love and justice. I hope you join along!