“I want to be the friend you fall hopelessly in love with. The one you take into your arms and into your bed and into the private world you keep trapped in your head. I want to be that kind of friend,” he says, ” the one who will memorize the things you say as well as the shape of your lips when you say them. I want to know every curve, every freckle, and every shiver of your body, ….”
I would have liked for Mamoru to have a little side story (like Casablanca Memory) where we could learn more about his life before he meets Usagi or where he is just about to take on his Tuxedo Kamen persona. Especially in regard to his status as an orphan in Japan which certainly must have been marked by discrimination but also how it spurned him on to work hard as a student. Manga-Mamoru is just so much more mysterious in this aspect than his anime counterpart.