Sunday, May 17, 2015

Anime Review: "Sailor Moon Crystal" Episode 22

Chibiusa is missing, a mysterious figure is running around, and Usagi decides its time to take action.

A huge storm is raging in Time-Space and Tuxedo Mask just runs into it to look or Chibiusa. Yep, pretty rash and stupid. That's pretty much the plot for him this entire time.

We learn even more about the Nemesis planet and the Black Moon's goals. Prince Demand is now officially off his rocker, Saphir blames Serenity for that and tries to kill her, and lastly Rubeus is killed off (which feels really forcibly inserted and is another example of how the manga and this series likes to waste characters).

We are all dead already, hence our dead eyes.

Usagi gathers her strength, along with Neo Queen Serenity's, transforms, and calls Mercury, Mars, and Jupiter to her. That entire scene is actually kind of badass and is one of the few scenes I'll say that "Crystal" did better than the manga (mainly because we get to see it in action).

I will miss this dress though, very pretty.

The animation is pretty bland, with an apparent lack of detail and movement, but certainly not the worst this show has offered. My biggest gripe was the reunion scene between all the Senshi, where NO ONE WAS MOVING for several seconds (they just.... floated?). Things like that are face-palm worthy.

Venus' comment on her not doing anything gave me a small chuckle but also reminded me that, yeah, she's been wasted this entire arc.

I feel you V, I feel you.

Overall, it was okay. Yep, that's about it.



You can watch all the episodes streaming on Crunchyroll, Hulu, NeonAlley, or NicoNico. Or if the original 90's is more your thing, you can watch it at Hulu (with two more episodes every Monday).

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