sailor planet attack

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[ATTACK] Sailor Planet Attack.

Series: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon

Kana: セーラー・プラネット・アタック
Romaji: Seeraa Puranetto Atakku

Users: Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Jupiter, Sailor Venus
Item required: Moonlight Stick
First appearance: Special Act
Last appearance: Special Act

TRIVIA

  • In theory, this technique could be performed by all five Sailor Senshi. Rei just happened to be absent from its only use because she was injured.
Love in the Time of Silver: Mercury and Zoisite

Even in the setting of SMC where the Senshi x Shitennou relationships were treated as solid canon rather than implied canon, Mercury’s interactions with Zoisite are minimal. Each of the other girls were able to interact one-on-one with her respective Knight. Mercury is the only one who doesn’t.

Nonetheless, they do have a very interesting (and wordless) interaction when the Senshi go up against Zoisite after he first brainwashes Tokyo into looking for the Legendary Silver Crystal. Mercury confronts Zoisite along with the girls (minus Usagi and Minako, obviously) and Luna, forcing him to reveal himself. Mercury tells him that they have stopped his transmission, warranting nothing more than a disgruntled utterance from him before Mars calls for an attack.

The ladies proceed to have a flying battle over the city with Zoisite. He gracefully avoids Mars and Jupiter’s heavy hitting attacks before emerging from the smoke to come face to face with Mercury.

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so I have a lot of problems with the recent SMC episode

and it primarily has to do with senshi x shitennou and the only canon evidence we got is one artwork and a  few scenes in the sailor v manga (I can’t deny that Venus and Kunzite had some sort of attraction but tbh I am one of the people that highly doubts that Venus would neglect her duty for that)

but other than that, there was no evidence besides jadeite saying Rei was pretty, and Nephrite/Jupiter and Zoisite/Mercury come out of NOWHERE

the often cited quote is that Takeuchi originally planned to do this and since she’s the creator, her word should be considered canon

but it is also canon that she chose NOT to do this

she could have easily done it, but she stopped paying attention to the shitennou completely after the moon kingdom arc and I think brought them back one time for mamo-related purposes only

we should consider ‘why should they end up together?’

well…really….why should they

the shitennou have a complete lack of characterization and there is no evidence that they would even match with the senshi at all other than

'here’s 4 girls, here’s 4 guys, let’s pair them up! and why? BECAUSE DESTINY’

this is miracle romance x5 and a huge part of the fandom is tired seeing even more miracle romance

it’s like shipping a blank piece of paper with a well developed can of confetti that comes in all colours, shapes and sizes and then say 'THEY’RE PERFECT LOOK AT THEM’  

and let’s not forget that Mars vowed chastity in her past life

let’s not forget that Minako is MARRIED TO HER JOB

(and lbr here the reason senshi x shitennou is actually considered a valid ship is bc het couple)

now from a narrative POV

the senshi in crystal are underdeveloped, and yet we spend THE ENTIRE SECOND HALF of the episode on their LEGENDARY LOVE WITH THE SHITENNOU that ends with the Senshi letting the shitennou hurt them?

we could’ve easily taken those minutes and idk, added something that developed the characters as individual personalities

actually what I’m saying is that this is massive non-canon shipping fanservice that I conclude has SOMETHING to do with one of the producers being into SxS

/ I have no problems with the flashback scene that is purely for the shitennou and shows them as Endymions knights I actually liked that one/

and now for the manga comparism or rather, where they added unnecessary, shitty het romance as fanservice and completely butchered the senshi in the process

this happens in the manga 

to make it easier I will just present the following manga pages 

INSTANT SAILOR PLANET ATTACK

NO HESITATION

NO SHITTY MIRACLE ROMANCE 

THEY KILLED THE SHITENNOU IN 2 PAGES

now let’s compare it to the FUCKING LONG POINTLESS FLASHBACK THAT WE GET

this is where we start off before we venture into bad fanfiction territory

(I won’t post all the pics mostly bc then this post would be too long)

firstoff, the senshi get to fight the shitennou, 

Mars vs Jadeite, Jupiter vs Nephrite, Mercry vs Zoisite and Venus vs Kunzite

ok so far

but then

THEY ARE TRYING TO KILL YOUR PRINCESS AND THE VENUS I KNOW WOULD CRESCENT BEAM HIM INTO OBLIVION REGARDLESS OF HER OWN FEELINGS BECAUSE VENUS IS ONLY DEVOTED TO HER PRINCESS AND THIS IS CANON AND OFTEN MENTIONED IN THE MANGA 

(Same, jupiter)

Well Crystal!Venus, they are trying to kill your senshi and your princess idk what your definition of enemy is but I think they could be considered as one

and then

-INSERT TERRIBLE LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT SCREENSHOT HERE-

YOU WERE ON EARTH FOR ONE DAY

(Jupiter is me ok)

AND THEN THIS IS THE BIGGEST BULLSHIT OF THE ENTIRE EPISODE

THE SENSHI JUST COMPLETELY STOP FIGHTING BC THEIR FORMER SELVES WERE APPARENTLY IN LOVE WITH THEM AND IT DOESN’T MATTER THAT THEY ARE EVIL THE SENSHI CAN’T HURT THEM

THIS IS THE MOST OOC THING I HAVE EVER SEEN THEM DOING

THE SENSHI ARE DEVOTED TO THEIR PRINCESS THEY WOULD DO EVERYTHING TO KEEP HER SAFE

MINAKO KILLED ONE OF HER LOVE INTERESTS IN SAILOR V BECAUSE IT WAS HER DUTY

THE SENSHI ARE ABLE TO KILL THEIR ENEMIES WITHOUT HESITATION WHEN THEY THREATHEN THEIR PRINCESS

THEIR LOYALTY TO THEIR PRINCESS IS THEIR PRIMARY CHARACTERISTICA

AND THEN THIS ONE SCENE TAKES A MASSIVE DUMP ON EVERYTHING

just to remind you

THIS IS WHAT THE ORIGINAL SENSHI WOULD THINK OF THIS 

well at least then they unleash a sailor planet attack but the shitennou do not die so I fear we have not seen the last of senshi x SHITNO 

but do you know what we could’ve gotten if they didn’t add the shitty MIRAKURU ROMANCU x 5?

THIS HERE

MAKO MAKING A PUN 

MORE OF THIS 

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[ATTACK] Moon Crystal Power.

Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Kana: ムーン・クリスタル・パワー
Romaji: Muun Kurisutaru Pawaa

Users: Sailor Moon/Princess Serenity/Neo-Queen Serenity, Small Lady
Items required: Silver Crystal, Crystal Star
First appearance: Episode 70
Last appearance: Episode 88

TRIVIA

  • The command Moon Crystal Power alone activated the Silver Crystal, but it also played a part in executing Sailor TeleportSailor Planet Power, and Sailor Planet Attack. The Silver Crystal seemingly played no part in those other instances.
  • Whenever Sailor Moon purified an enemy with this, the sequence played the background music from the second version of Moon Healing Escalation.
  • The Ayakashi Sisters said “Refresh” when this power cleansed them of evil.
  • Seeing as the Silver Crystal was weaker than before, this technique only seemed to affect those who were willing to be healed. During the Dark Kingdom arc, youma were turned back to normal even if they did not want to be. Moon Crystal Power almost worked on Black Lady the first time around, but Wiseman intervened. In episode 86, Black Lady deflected the Silver Crystal’s light with her umbrella.
  • The Crystal Star was not always needed to perform this. It was merely used as an instrument.
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So I am celebrating the fact that the Senshi x Shitennou pairings are now canon (as Naoko wished them to be). 

As I slowly come down from Cloud 9 after having an almost 20-year fangirl dream made real, I am also thinking about what may come next.

SM Crystal is meant to more closely follow the SM manga and with few exceptions it has done so. The most glaring exception would be the continued survival of *all* of the Shitennou.

At this point, Kunzite should’ve been the last one standing and he would have been killed by the Sailor Planet Attack used today. As far as the manga goes, the Shitennou’s only future lay in their souls being encased in their respective mineral-rocks and sitting in a drawer in Mamoru’s desk. There they are forgotten until much later when they (pool their energy? I don’t remember it being explained why this is the only time they reappear) communicate via apparitions of themselves to offer some brief advice. Then, back in the drawer they go to gather dust. 

That’s pretty shitty of Mamoru and the others to treat them that way, especially after the contortions Sailor Moon & Co all go through to help others.

Anyway…

Regarding their fate in SM Crystal, I am thinking there are four possible paths:

  1. They regain their memories, rebel against Beryl/Metallia, and join the Senshi. In the final battle they are killed. Their corporeal forms are reduced to their respective minerals and through the power of the Silver Crystal their souls are housed there. They go into Mamoru’s drawer as outlined above and are forgotten by all. I feel this or something very close to it is–unfortunately–the most likely scenario. Very depressing and disappointing.
  2. They regain their memories, rebel against Beryl/Metallia, and join the Senshi. In the final battle they are killed. Through the restorative power of the Silver Crystal they are resurrected with everyone else, sans memories and free of Beryl’s curse,, and are returned to their previous lives. As the Senshi regain their powers and memories, they wonder if the Shitennou are out there, too, and vow to search for them someday.Over the course of the show there can be occasional references to the Shitennou to ensure they are not “written off” and forgotten. This is my favorite scenario as it allows the Shitennou to live while being minimally disruptive to the overall story. I especially would like if they actually DO search and DO find the Shitennou (or the Shitennou find them) and everyone gets back together. 
  3. They regain their memories, rebel against Beryl/Metallia, but Beryl/Metallia kills them off immediately. As their final act, they channel all of their energy into Endymion. They are never heard from/mentioned again. Totally depressing scenario. 
  4. They regain their memories, rebel against Beryl/Metallia, join the Senshi, and die in the final battle, becoming soul-bound rocks as that is the limit of Usagi’s powers and the only solution to protect them from Beryl’s ever-present curse. However, they make frequent appearances as apparitions to counsel Mamoru and the Senshi and to provide some emotional romantic angst for the Senshi. Over time, Usagi increases her powers and her knowledge of how to wield the Silver Crystal and is eventually able to restore their corporeal forms and break their curse. Least likely scenario, I think.

Bonus: This one is really unlikely and actually pretty tragic, but I have to toss it out there:

One Shitennou lives, and I vote that it would be Kunzite since his relationship with Venus is the one that has the most supporting evidence (the ship-teasing spans both Sailor V and Sailor Moon mangas, with Minako being infatuated with Kunzite-clone “Saitou-kun” in Sailor V, the scene with Kunzite and Venus in the Silver Millennium, and her apparent on-going fetish for guys with silver-blonde hair–she DID like hanging around Yaten, after all). It would be tragic in that the other Senshi would not have their lovers and would be reminded of that fact all the time, but…it is just something that popped into my head as a possibility, if an extremely unlikely one.

What do y'all think? How is it going to shake out?

Crystal Speculation: Rocks in my Pocket

Episode 10 of Sailor Moon Crystal dropped what is easily one of the most strident examples of expectation vs. reality and fanon vs. canon in recent history. To start off this round of speculation I’m going to make a Star Wars analogy. If you follow along, great! If not, I apologize and you can skip this part…

In the Star Wars universe, the galactic republic and later the Galactic Empire are all ruled from one central planet. The name of that planet wasn’t known during the original trilogy, but it was given a name in 1991 by a well-known author of Expanded Universe novels, Timothy Zahn. By the time the prequel films rolled around, George Lucas decided to accept the name “Coruscant” as the name of said planet. Many fans found this move very agreeable because it lent an air of canonicity to the well-regarded Expanded Universe novels.

Conversely, the name of the Sith homeworld in Star Wars was up for grabs until the Knights of the Old Republic video games popularized “Korriban” as the name of the planet. That was the accepted name of the planet among authors and fans until The Clone Wars TV series, an official entry into Star Wars canon, called it the similar-sounding name “Moraband” reportedly because George Lucas preferred the way it sounded. Many fans found this move very disagreeable because it invalidated a widely-accepted element of the Expanded Universe in favor of something that “sounded better” to Lucas’ ear.

The point I’m making here is that specific elements of fanon rub different people in different ways. Crystal Episode 10 canonized, at least in some small way, romantic relationships between the Inner Senshi and the Shitennou. This idea isn’t new; it’s existed since the publication of the original Manga and it’s been referenced in subsequent interviews, musicals, innumerable works of fan art and fiction, and now Crystal. To some people this is a Coruscant. It’s something they’ve always accepted, something they are happy to see made official, and it makes their world a little brighter. To other people, it’s a Moraband. Their personal preference has been supplanted with someone else’s. They are forced to reconcile the canonicity of something they don’t personally agree with. It dims their enjoyment somewhat.

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[EPISODE] 82. Journey to the Future! Battle in the Space-Time Corridor.

Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon R

Kana: 未来への旅立ち! 時空回廊の戦い
Romaji: Mirai e no Tabidachi! Jikuu Kairou no Tatakai

Original Air Date: January 22, 1994

Director: Harume Kosaka
Writer: Katsuyuki Sumisawa
Animation Director: Hideyuki Motohashi

Plot: While traveling to the future with Chibiusa, Sailor Moon and the others encounter one of Esmeraude’s droids.

FIRSTS

  • Sailor Planet Attack was used for the first time in the television series. It already appeared in the R movie, which was originally released in theaters on December 5, 1993.

LASTS

  • This episode featured the last droid.

OTHER VERSIONS

  • DiC’s English dub (titled “Future Shocked”):

    Sailor Planet Attack was called “Sailor Planet Power” here.

    The reason why Chibiusa/Rini knew that the droid wasn’t really her mother was changed. In the original, Ryuax mistakenly called the child “Rabbit” while disguised as Neo-Queen Serenity. This was the Black Moon Clan’s nickname for Chibiusa. Whereas in the English dub, the Genie of the Time Warp slipped up by referring to Rini as “Small Lady.” Rini stated that her mother would never call her that, though. In the Japanese version, “Small Lady” was part of Chibiusa’s actual given name.

PLACES

  • Boat Pier
  • Space-Time Door
  • Space-Time Corridor
  • Nemesis
  • Black Moon Castle
  • Crystal Tokyo
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セーラー・プラネット・アタック

this pic has been sitting in my files since act 10 aired, but i can’t even finish it because this kind of “sailor planet attack” shoulda been in the episode, i shouldn’t have to draw this to fulfill my desire to see cute girls kicking ass jfc

anonymous asked:

IMO, The Sailor Planet Attack scene in the latest episode was as bad as the spinning-wand scene. I laughed unintentionally when I saw those "real" planet pictures and their movements. But It seems that people don't talk about it much so maybe it's just me.

It was hilarious tbh,

All those planets spinning around in a very random way

And then those “The Walking Dead” hands

LOL