I've watched all the seasons of Sailor Moon. Got the unedited ADV
versions of the first two years, an authorized Asian version of S,
the Geneon version of Super S, and a decent fansub of the fifth
year. Yes, a fansub -- I'm not about to learn Japanese at my current
age and deafness, just to watch the fifth season that Toei won't
release to us.
The Monster of the Week, the lengthy transformation sequences, the
opening and ending -- they're relatively harmless. Some of the
individual episodes are almost pure story (my favorite is still
Episode 31, Luna's Worst Day Ever). But the parts I enjoyed the most
were the five or ten minutes with the individual characters. If you
look at those, you see them growing over the years. Think of it as The
Once And Future Queen
, done as anime.
I've met enough of the first season of Dragonball to think it had
merit. Dragonball Z
is just shouting, snarling, posturing,
grimacing, threatening -- you get the idea. Sailor Moon works all
the way to the end.
On 11/4/2011 1:35 PM, EricaF wrote:
--- In Yuricon@yahoogroups.com,
"shenotski" <isaacfrankfischer@...> wrote:
> I just wish that both series were better(note i am
talking about the anime the manga may be a lot better).
DBZ draws things out to the point of madness (5 minutes
till Namek blows up for several episodes) and Sailor moon
had a formula for monster of the week that they repeated
and for the most part never deviated from.
Yes, this formula is still pretty popular for series
targeted to boys and girls.
Typically series targeted to younger readers are prized
for forumlas that increase longevity and marketable goods.