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I was talking in another comm about how my appreciation for Mamoru has grown over the years. He used to come off as nothing more than a tall-dark-and-handsome cardboard cutout, kind of the male equivalent of the "love interest who doesn't get any development aside from being the Token Chick." After seeing a bunch of the later canon plus better translations of the early stuff, I came to understand (and love) how much he is secretly a ginormous dork.

Long story short, the conversation led to a linkspam, and I figured some folks here might enjoy it as well.

~Mamoru is basically Chibusa's transportation.
Skaters gonna skate.
~Boring people do not walk into battle dressed like Santa.
~When you're the only fighter in the team without a proper transformation, you gotta enjoy yourself.
~Caught in the bath. Whoops?

~King of the Earth, in a frilly pink apron, makin' dinner.

And a few fancomics to drive home the point (sorry about the icky Tumblr formatting):
~A proper superhero naming scheme.
~Lil' Mamoru dresses up as Batman.
~Thinking on his feet.
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This is the last of the videos available on Sera Myu Antics, which means it's the last of my watchthroughs.

It's been a ton of fun having an excuse to watch all of these. Special thanks to everyone who's read and commented along ^_^

Ankoku no Princess Black Lady )

Omake and extras )

10th Anniversary Talk and Live Show )
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Okay, not a proper Myu rewatch, but I stumbled across this awesome link and had to share.

Sailor-Dream is a beautifully talented Chinese competitive cosplay group. The videos on their channel are filmed live at conventions and events, so there's a lot of cross-talk and people standing in the way, but it's lovely all the same.

A lot of their videos involve synchronized dancing and lip-syncing to Sera Myu songs, including my recurring favorites, Solar Miracle Make-Up! and L'amour D'amour Moonlight. They also do short versions of manga/anime scenes, such as Usagi's first meeting with Luna and the downfall of the Silver Millennium. (Make sure to turn on closed captioning for English subtitles.)

Sailor-Dream's longest effort is the four-part Project Crystal - The Lover of Princess Kaguya, about fifteen minutes in total. It's a straightforward adaptation of the Princess Kaguya story, albeit with some awfully sophisticated staging, and a performance of "Fire!" (well chosen!) during the battle.

I would love to see some original storylines from this group. Borrow one of the recurring myu songs as a centerpiece, throw in some background music as embellishment, and overlay it with five minutes' worth of plot that the viewers have never seen before. On the other hand, what they're already doing is plenty impressive enough, especially for amateurs. They certainly blow every American cosplay group I've seen out of the water.
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This stage (as categorized by Sera Myu Antics) only had three actual musicals, but with such long and tangled plots, not to mention a stack of extras as long as your arm, I'm going to break it up into two posts anyway.

These three myu make up a single continuity, but as usual, I watched and reacted to each one without knowing what was going to happen in the next one. Misconceptions are left in on purpose, so if you haven't seen the whole sequence for yourself, don't just take my word for any of it ^_^;

Last Dracul Jyokyoku )

Transylvania no Mori Kaiteiban )
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Wikipedia tells me that the official Japanese "stages" are broken up differently, but American fandom tends to divide them by the actress playing Sailor Moon. Since the latter is how my illustrious source organizes them, I'm going with that.

Shin Densetsu Kourin )

Kaguya Shima Densetsu )

Stage 2 Omake )
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Rounding off the first stage of reviews, again with video provided by SeraMyu Antics.

More new terms, this time courtesy of WikiMoon: a Senshuuraku is "the final day of a particular musical. Senshuuraku performances often had more ad libs or jokes, and at the end of the performance, the graduating cast members would be given a special farewell."

Eien Densetsu Kaiteiban: Senshuuraku )

Stage 1 Omake )
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Still working my way through the first page of videos for Sera Myu Antics. I think the shows are getting longer. The reviews definitely are ^_^;

Yume Senshi · Ai · Eien ni... Kaiteiban: Saturn Fukkatsu Hen )

Sailormoon SailorStars Kaiteiban )

Eien Densetsu Kaiteiban: The Final First Stage!! )
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I just discovered that Sera Myu Antics features streaming versions of all the musicals. This rocks beyond the telling of it.

Needless to say, I've started watching them from the beginning XD

So I figured I would do some review/reaction posts along the way. Spoilers ahead!

Gaiden Dark Kingdom Fukkatsu Hen )

Usagi · Ai no Senshi he no Michi )

Yume Senshi · Ai · Eien ni... )
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