The De-evolution of the Monster of the Day
- I spotted this info on the newsgroup alt.fan.sailor-moon about the "Monster of the Day" then
Sailor Moon and the others Sailors fighted,
thanks for reading, arigato
Subject: The De-evolution of the Monster of the Day
Le jeudi 29 octobre 1998 04:00:00 UTC-4, aha...@... a écrit :John Brewer wrote:
>YES! I am not the only one who noticed this! That was one of the things
> About the cardian - a "male" lion with breasts - we're geting into an
> area of Sailor Moon where...
> There has been something of a de-evolution in monsters. In the first
> half of the first series, the monsters have been really frightening, Go
> Nagai-types - things you would see Devilman or Cutey Honey go up
> against. In the rest of the first series and into R, they started
> looking more like rejects from the Power Rangers series - especially in
> "Mercury's Mental Match" & "Bad Hair Day". In the S series, they
> started looking like very strange Vegas show-girls with pointed ears -
> very VERY strange show-girls - and the ones in eps. 92, 94, 95, 97, 98,
> 99, 106,[oh, don't get me started on 106!] 108, 112, & 118 come DAMN
> close to taking the cake! By the time we come to SuperS,...CARTOONS!!!
> I half-expected to see Yakko, Wakko, & Dot in the employ of the
> Amazoness Quartet! And with Stars, embarrassing parodies are the order
> of the day. [Sailor Guts?!!] HELP!!!
that bugged me about Sailor Moon, as the storyline progressed some
things (ie the MotDs and SM's attack names) just seemed to get sillier
I LOVED the monsters that Jadeite used! They were freaky looking...
actually scary! (Especially the monster that impersonated Naru's mother
& the one that impersonated that girl idol... I can't think of her Jap.
name, she was 'Saffron' in the dub. They did that freaky 'excorcism'
thing with their heads. (@_@)
Nephrite's monsters started going downhill. One of his first monsters
was a _tennis ball_. Zoicite's rainbow crystal (not gonna even _try_ to
spell the japanese word for them) were okay, nothing to write home
about. Kunzite's monsters tended to look more silly then scary. Overall,
I think the original season still had the best MotD's.
The R season... the Cardians, as a whole, were all right. They weren't
particularly scary but they weren't silly either. Now for the second
half of R...all I can say is 'Droid Avacada' (which probably isn't her
Japanese name...ah well). If Nephrite's tennis-ball monster is the
silliest MotD in the original season, then the fruit monster gets my
vote for the second season. Definately a turn for the silly in the
The silliest MotD from the S season goes to... the tennis-shoe monster
(do I detect a trend here?) from the episode with the flashback to when
Michiru and Haruka first met! I wasn't all that impressed with the
daimons...but hey, S was spooky enough without freaky MotDs! (^_^)
I haven't seen that much of the SS season, but the few episodes I have
from it don't have very impressive MotD's either. (The SS special had
pretty cool monsters, although I tend to think those monsters might have
been a bit special. *cheers on the vampire from the SS special*)
The Stars Season...whoo boy, _those_ are supposed to be scary monster
farces? I take that back...Sailor Guts _is_ scary. That is definately
something I don't need to see again any time soon. (Imagines someone
actually dressing up as Sailor Guts for Hallowe'en. *shudder*)
-Sailor Charon, BoS
"Don't you understand?We _all_ wear masks.Mine just happens to be
prettier then most.Unfortunately this means that people are content to
simply gaze at my mask...they never try to see what lies beneath it."
~~|***|~ "You are right,I am not the normal damsel
~~|***|~ in distress.I am the one who throws over
~~|***|~ the prince to run away with the dragon."
~~|High Queen Tiffany of DreamCastle***
~~|aka Princess Tiffany'PT'
~~|Morgana,Queen of Avalon
~~|aka Queen of the Night
"-You are my voice's echo
Beyond the light.
~You are the wind which lifts
my song to flight.
=Sing Siren/Angel the haunted song
of endless night."