Fighting evil by moonlight, winning love by daylight, never running
from a real fight! She’s one names Sailor Moon!
This week we tackle the anime favorite of 90’s kids everywhere: SailorMoon! We talk about the sometimes convoluted story line and how the characters shined through time traveling, past lives, and everything in between. Kate brings us through her gate-way anime and teaches Matt and Adrian about creator, Naoko Takeuchi’s long road to fame in a male dominated industry, the Sailor Scouts’ genre defining story lines, and it’s ability to succeed on Toonami. We also talk about how the show as able to teach viewers through its “Sailor Says” PSAs, it’s strong message of girl power, friendship, and the path it opened for LGBT+ representation in animation (especially in the States). With it’s brand new revamping in Sailor Moon Crystal, more than 20 years out from its debut, the Sailor Moon series still holds a valuable place in fans’ hearts. But why tho?
*Answer to why Mercury’s powers are water based: Roman mythology.
Each of the Sailor Scouts’ powers are not only tied to the planets,
but also to the gods and goddess that they are named after.*
Think we missed something? Send us an email, a tweet, or a Facebook comment! Matt will makes sure to cover it on The Other Side of the Wormhole! The side-show that talks about all the things we wanted to say and just couldn’t fit into the episode.