i just love rei and usagi so much you guys

JET WOLF HAS NEW CELS (pt 2)

(Continuing on from Part 1)

My Inners group collection has continued, but my focus remains where none are surprised. My Rei and Usagi has just grown by one. Not just grown. EXPLODED. I’m thrilled to say that I just received a cel that from a scene that, had I made a Most Wanted Cel list, would almost surely have been on it.

And all I did was sit here.

My having this cel is entirely thanks to rantojax, who just messaged me out of nowhere one day saying they’d been to Tokyo to see the new musical and got me something they thought I’d like. That something?

ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS

ONLY ONE OF MY FAVOURITE MOMENTS IN 200 FUCKING EPISODES

It’s from Episode 86 (”Saphir Dies! Wiseman’s Trap”). If you’ve been on my blog for more than five minutes, you’ve seen me whip this gif out.

I HAVE THE FOREHEAD TOUCH YOU GUYS AND IT’S EVERYTHING I COULD’VE EVER WANTED

Specifically I have this frame:

The look on both of their faces. Rei all quiet and reassuring, Usagi just beginning her “Huh?” but not where she’s too shocked yet. Love it, love it.

BUT THERE’S YET MORE. Check out the frame overlaying the cel.

LOOK HOW MUCH MORE THERE IS TO SEE. Rei’s not just coming in for this, she’s pulling Usagi closer too.

WHAT IS IT WITH EVERYONE TRYING TO KILL ME WITH HEADHUGS LATELY JESUS WEPT

But I go with a smile on my face. I go willingly. I OWN THE ON-SCREEN REI/USAGI HEADHUG IT IS MINE

And from a moment I just adore. Usagi needed this so badly, and Rei not only recognized that, but has grown so much that she’s able to be there. And because it’s her, that just makes it mean even more.

I need this cel framed yesterday, where it will hang on my wall forever and ever and I’ll have yet something else to look up and wail about when I’m drunk. Because that’s what was needed.

rantojax, I’m so touched by your thoughtfulness and generosity, taking time out of your trip to think of me, and then take it so much further. I treasure this, not just for what it is (THOUGH I DO), but for how I came by it. Thank you hardly seems sufficient, but thank you.

I OWN THE FOREHEAD TOUCH YOU GUYS AAHHHH

ALERT I HAVE AN URGENT MESSAGE FOR YOU ALL

I HAVE TO TELL YOU SOMETHING YOU MAY NOT BE PREPARED TO HEAR

I LOVE REI AND USAGI A LOT

A WHOLE LOT

LIKE GOOD GOD HERE IS MY HEART WOULD YOU TWO LIKE ME TO GIFT WRAP IT FOR YOU

I’m sure this comes as a tremendous shock, and I’m sorry to have delivered it in such a surreptitious manner. I thought it best to try and ease my secret out there and not alarm anyone with this unforeseen news. I know you never expected to hear this from me. I can only hope it hasn’t changed your opinion of me too drastically. But it’s true, and I can’t keep it to myself any longer.

I

LOVE

REI

AND

USAGI

JUST

SO

FUCKING

MUCH

5

During this entire conversation, not that it’s super long, but it’s a deliberate choice, the faint blush on Usagi’s face never leaves.  Even when she’s smacked in the face with Rei’s ofuda and knocked over, when Rei apologizes because she felt a demonic presence, Usagi literally doesn’t care about any of that, she’s just here for the pretty girl.  She’ll forgive anything as long as it’s a cute girl!

I am just reveling in all the love Crystal clearly has for cool beauty Rei, who is elegant and refined and reserved, I JUST LOVE MANGA/CRYSTAL REI SO MUCH YOU GUYS SHE IS SUCH A GREAT CHARACTER!!!!  Especially because she’s so reserved because she doesn’t really trust other people, she’s been burned a little too often, she doesn’t really believe in female friendships, but!!!

Now Usagi is here and she’s just going to smile at Rei and think Rei’s wonderful and they’ll be drawn together into this mission to save the world and it’ll be SO GREAT FOR BOTH OF THEM AND IT BEGINS RIGHT HERE.

YOU CANNOT BE COOL AND DISTANT FOREVER, REI, YOUR FRIENDS ARE COMING FOR YOU!!!

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eeeee im excited i’m so excited for canon personalities. idk how i feel about the giraffe legs but im gonna wait til the actual episodes to make any judgement. hopefully it grows on me!!

I have to admit, I’m a little wary of the fandom!  I’m pretty sure the new series is going to stick closer to the manga characterizations, which definitely are not the same as the original anime’s (for all that they’re very similar and that they work well together! I love both versions, of course!) and I’m wary that people are going to try to assume that the new anime will have the same personalities and then get mad when they’re (probably) not (going to be).

I JUST.  I REALLY LOVE THE MANGA PERSONALITIES, YOU GUYS.  I love the original anime, like, ridiculously, but MANGA USAGI IS WHERE MY HEART IS AT (as well as manga Reiiiiii omg MANGA REI IS THE BEST) and I love her so much and I am really wary of getting an Usagi closer to manga!Usagi and having to wade through fandom being all THAT’S NOT USAGI THIS IS SO CRAP SHE’S SO OOC AND TERRIBLE SHE’S SUPPOSED TO BE MORE LIKE THIS INSTEAD!!!!! while I’m just, “nooooooooo, both are excellent, but this Usagi is her oooowwwnnnnn…..  T__T”

The giraffe legs are definitely always going to look better in shoujo manga (and even there it’s definitely ridiculous) but I just look at the art as being kind of stylized.  I love Oda’s art in One Piece, which is super out of proportion, because it’s internally consistent and surprisingly detailed, so I look at it as stylized.  I’m going to attempt the same thing with the new anime version of Sailor Moon, too!  ♥

(eta:  Oh, but let me be clearer!  It’s totally fine if you have preferences, if you prefer the original anime Usagi, that’s totally okay.  ♥  I’m just wary of people judging the new Usagi by the original anime’s Usagi and finding her lacking when she’s maybe not supposed to be that version of Usagi.  tl;dr: I JUST WANT EVERYONE TO LOVE USAGI WITH MEEEEE.)