NORMALLY I DON’T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT PEOPLE NOT LIKING SAILOR MOON BUT THIS IS HANDS-DOWN THE STUPIDEST “CRITICISM” I’VE EVER HEARD AND NOW I HAVE TO DEBUNK IT BEFORE I DROWN IN MY OWN ANGER
1. ”This show mainly is about how Sailor Moon changes her outfit all the time.”
Really? Last I checked, the show was about the Senshi fighting against evil. Let’s see…
- Sailor Moon: After she saves a strange black cat, an ordinary 14-year-old girl, Usagi Tsukino, discovers that she can transform into the beautiful sailor-suited warrior, Sailor Moon. Along the way, she meets new friends and teammates (Sailors Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, and Venus) and tries to locate both the Moon Princess and the legendary Ginzuishou, all while fighting against the Dark Kingdom and cultivating a crush on the mysterious Tuxedo Mask. Along the way, the relationship between Usagi and Mamoru Chiba is developed and it’s ultimately revealed that they are the reincarnations of Princess Serenity and Prince Endymion, two star-crossed lovers who lived during the Silver Millennium thousands of years ago.
- Sailor Moon R: After the Dark Kingdom is defeated, the Senshi’s ordinary lives are thrust back into the battlefield when a young girl named Chibiusa quite literally drops down from the sky. While trying to uncover the secret of Chibiusa’s identity, Usagi and the Senshi face new foes and go on a journey that ultimately takes them a thousand years into the future.
- Sailor Moon S: Much to the girls’ surprise, two new Senshi, Sailors Uranus and Neptune appear (and later team up with Sailor Pluto, who made her first appearance in R). However, they have no interest in teaming up with the other Senshi and their methods can be quite brutal. They’re on a mission to stop the Silence, and, according to them, a young girl named Hotaru Tomoe (a close friend of Chibiusa’s) is the one who will cause it through her alter ego, Sailor Saturn. Usagi is determined to save both the world and the innocent Hotaru, no matter what it takes.
- Sailor Moon SuperS: Although this arc varies greatly between the anime and manga, it’s ultimately about Chibiusa maturing and becoming a Senshi in her own right and how the other girls must face what it truly means to be a Senshi, even if it requires them giving up their dreams.
- Sailor Stars: For the first time, the series is on a galactic stage. It’s revealed that countless Sailor Senshi populate the galaxy and fight for love and justice; that is, they did, until one of them, Sailor Galaxia, went rouge and began to destroy the galaxy in the name of Chaos. Everything Usagi believes in and stands for is put to the test after Galaxia steals and destroys everything and everyone Usagi holds dear. Ultimately, Stars culminates in a battle between good and evil, order and chaos, and lightness and darkness taking place in the center of the galaxy, where new stars are born.
BUT LOL, NO, THE SERIES IS TOTALLY JUST ABOUT SAILOR MOON AND HER FRILLY OUTFITS
2. I mean she doesn’t get any stronger (just more weird looking under all that lace)
Sailor Moon’s first attack: Throwing her tiara as a boomerang
Sailor Moon’s final attack: DEFEATING THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL AND TRIGGERING THE REBIRTH OF LIFE IN THE GALAXY
But nah, she actually doesn’t get stronger. She just gets frillier outfits! Not.
3. And she’s not exactly smart (at all)
Sooo, what’s your point? That a heroine has to be a genius to be a good heroine? Usagi is a very smart young lady. She just isn’t book smart. She definitely has the capacity to learn (as shown when she’s able to pass her entrance exams), she’s just so lazy that the vast majority of the time she doesn’t bother to study for tests. However, she’s very street smart in that she’s able to come up with strategies to beat foes when she’s fighting as Sailor Moon.
4. I mean look at the others out of all those seasons did they change that much? No they just got stronger.
I’m actually not really sure what OP was trying to say here, but I think they’re implying that the other Senshi don’t go through any character development, they just get stronger. Well, that’s bullshit, and here’s why.
- Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury: Started off as an introverted and shy bookworm who had cripplingly low self esteem; became a young woman who was secure in herself and her abilities as a result of the love and support given to her by her friends.
- Rei Hino/Sailor Mars: Started off as a harsh and standoffish girl who had trust issues as a result of being abandoned by her father; became an exceptional young lady who treasures her friends above all else and is renowned for her fierce loyalty.
- Makoto Kino/Sailor Jupiter: Started off as a delinquent girl insecure in her femininity and pining after her lost senpai; became a badass lady who is secure in and proud of her masculine and feminine traits and views her friends as her family, treating them accordingly.
- Minako Aino/Sailor Venus: Started off as a ditzy yet somewhat aloof veteran soldier; later develops into a leader of unparalleled quality while still retaining her carefree and fun-loving nature.
- Chibiusa/Sailor Chibi Moon: Started off as a terrified young girl who fled from her war-torn home in the far future; develops into a kind, strong, and heroic young lady and a soldier in her own right.
- Setsuna Meioh/Sailor Pluto: Originally a stoic and unyielding soldier who bound to the Gates of Time; later joins the Sailor Team, becomes a mother to Hotaru (along with continuing to be maternal to Chibiusa), and loosens up and starts to enjoy her human life.
- Haruka Tenoh/Sailor Uranus: Originally a harsh yet unsure soldier who always ran from her problems and refused to see things from other points of view; later softens, becomes more understanding, and forms a loving family with the other Outers.
- Michiru Kaioh/Sailor Neptune: Started off as an unbelievably elegant and beautiful young lady, but could be rather cold and was dedicated to keeping up a front of serene beauty; later mellows out, shows a more playful side, and isn’t afraid to let her guard down around her friends.
- Hotaru Tomoe/Sailor Saturn: Started off as a frail, sickly girl who was feared and rejected by everyone around her and had a very dark and traumatic past; is later reborn as a happy and healthy young girl who is given the home and family she always yearned for and is able to grow into a soldier who is a valuable ally and isn’t a threat to the world.
5. The whole point of the show is to show off her outfits.
Refer to the rebuttals of points 1-4. Also, I’m pretty sure the point of the show is how beautiful and powerful love and friendship are, how girls can do and be anything they want to, how you should stand up for what you believe in, how you should treasure your friends and family, and how hope and love are the most powerful forces in the universe and can be used to change the world for the better.
BUT I GUESS SAILOR MOON IS JUST A FASHION SHOW LOL
Not even sorry, this just pissed me off. It’s totally fine if Sailor Moon isn’t your cup of tea, but it’s not just a show about frilly outfits. Don’t try to pass it off as a mindless fashion show when it’s so much more than that.
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