The third series in the "Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon" trilogy. The Sailor senshi, "warriors," meets two other mysterious senshi, Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune, both whom are searching ... See full summary »
The third series in the "Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon" trilogy. The Sailor senshi, "warriors," meets two other mysterious senshi, Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune, both whom are searching for pure hearts in humans, three of which contain three talismans which when found will help Uranus and Neptune get the Holy Grail, which, in the hands of the great Messiah, will protect the world and the future. However, Professor Tomoe, his Death Busters and the Witches 5 are after the very same thing. Also, Chibi-Usa, who left in "Sailor Moon R" to live with her parents in the future, returns--as a new Sailor senshi, Chibi Sailor Moon. Written by
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This is where the dubbers turn truly evil. If you've been living in a cave and don't know this yet, Haruka and Michiru are a lesbian couple. Their relationship is a bit subtle in this series, but still you would have to be blind not to notice they're in love. Apparently, it's "wrong" in America to show the beautiful relationship of a loving and committed lesbian couple on a "kids' show", but rather than just not dubbing this series, the company had the "brilliant" idea to make their dub counterparts cousins. However, as most of the relationship footage was left in, with just the words changed, every viewer with a brain saw right through it, and their dub counterparts appeared to be cousins in love. They also changed the gender of a young boy Chibi-USA crushes on, because he cross-dressed, thus unintentionally hinting she's a lesbian. . . Prime examples of why anime should never be dubbed! The original version of this series is truly great, however. Not only is Haruka in contention for best anime character ever, but her romance with Michiru is enviable and near-perfect! They get a lot of screen time and character development this series, as the focus of the first half of the series is on finding the talismans to awaken the Messiah and stop the world from being destroyed. Yes, there are religious themes in this series, even down to Haruka and Michiru's guilt and feelings of impurity relating to their quest, and their most poignant scene taking place in a cathedral, but it's never preachy. The second half of this series focuses on Hotaru and Mistress Nine, and though definitely creepier than the first, it is the part I like less (never really got into Mistress Nine and her killer hair). The whole series is darker and more serious than the two that came before it, but that may just be part of what makes it superior. Well, that and Haruka, of course! *cuddles and keeps her*
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