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29120Re: [Yuricon] Re: What's the big deal about Sailor Moon?

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  • Joy Bordador
    Nov 8, 2011
      Delurking because I'd like to answer in the affirmative, that yes, kids today still love Sailormoon, and in fact consider it one of the benchmarks of yuri- and yuri-friendly anime. Japanese pop culture fandom is booming like never before in the Philippines, and as an "older sister" among local cosplayers (I began by cosplaying Sailor Uranus even after my Neptune flaked out, and much of my cosplaying has to do with Sailormoon, though I'm currently on an extended hiatus due to work) I meet a lot of cosplayers who are 21 years old and below who continue to surprise me with their extensive knowledge of the anime from season 1 onwards, which is odd because the anime hasn't even been in fan circulation (as far as I recall) ever since the last season aired on free TV in the year 2005, if my memory serves right (and that after a few years skipped in between all the seasons). They've all shared that they have become fans of yuri because of the series' portrayal of the lesbian relationship, and it has enabled me to introduce them to more old-school fare like BeruBara among others.  

      And FYR, in the Philippines many of us were watching the show during its first airing back in the 1990s when we were kids, not even when we were teens. And, many of these new cosplayers I'm talking about were too young to have seen Sailormoon on local TV. 

      Okay, back to lurking. Gotta work to pay the bills. X3


      From: Grisznak <grisznakiw@...>
      To: Yuricon@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 6:00 PM
      Subject: Re: [Yuricon] Re: What's the big deal about Sailor Moon?

      I have to ask about one thing - who is interesting in SM or DB now? I mean, these were shows for teens - and many of us (if not all) were watching them when we were teens. So, if they're kinda popular now, it's because kids are watching them? Or rather old fans like us are? This is key point here, I think.
      Sailor Moon is an oldschool now - it's rather obvious. Is it still a story that can catch a hearts of today's kids?

      2011/11/5 Rei Shaw <rei.shaw@...>
      Also I know I've mentioned it before but to me the closest comparsion anything can have to Sailor Moon is Sakura Taisen.

      -The cast is killed off and revived
      -It features the three imperial treasures of Japan in the form of the Majinki (they were the talismans in Sailor Moon)
      -They have to fight through a group of four/five generals to get at the big bad in each "season". (usually half a video game).
      -There is tremendous Lesbian subtext
      -It features a team of women with archetyple personalities and elemental powers.
      -And there are scenes where the characters pool all their powers into the main guy.
      -And Tomizawa Michie voices the flame elemental/diva character

      It's Sailor Moon for guys. It's Sailor Moon where you play as Tuxedo Mask and get to choose who to romance.

      Oh and thanks to the manga there is actual canon Yuri in the franchise too... cause Tsubaki has fantasies about Maria... oh don't you just love Kagekidan theatre?

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