This is entry is probably going to highlight a wish that Kodansha hurries up with releasing Sailor Moon. Or my bias on not being able to successfully separate the anime from the manga. But yes people can call me a serious Chibiusa hater… and that’s that.. no matter how much images I have of her in my artbooks and trading cards. I find that I don’t care for her, and if she exists in real life, I seriously want to deck her.
Chibiusa first appeared in Sailor Moon R, and her existence is a paradox. She is the future daughter of Usagi and Mamoru, and while I liked her when she was Black Lady, overall, Chibiusa is a being that makes me want to flick her. I recall literally groaning when she comes back in Sailor Moon S, and finally getting a starting role in Sailor Moon Super S. For a time anomaly, her existence is as annoying as one can get. It fuels all the jokes about her loving a horse, and having those unhealthy romantic feelings toward her father’s younger self. I find that as a time traveler, the experience and training that Chibiusa gets when she is with her younger mother is quite strange, and traumatizing. It also begs the question just if the Sailor Warriors are going to live forever, how goes the relationship between Hotaru and Chibiusa in Crystal Tokyo?
I spent a period when Stars was just about to air in Japan, and discovering that there were new characters, in particular Chibi-Chibi. I wasn’t quite sure at the time who this girl was… but as viewers would latter know, Chibi Chibi is the displaced star seed of Galaxia. Now her existence is quite explainable and bearable to the time line of Sailor Moon. Chibi Chibi can be taken as a mascot, and have people gush on how cute she is. Certainly Seiya must have felt something. Overall for the health and status of mind.. if there was a battle between Chibi Chibi and Chibiusa, just who would be the winner in my book?
This is going to be the last of my contributions to Sailor Moon MMF. I’ve spent a week zooming around, and rushing on writing about Sailor V and Sailor Moon. The Sailor V review is going to be at a later time with Anime.com. If there were more time I would have probably ended with finally watching the live action for Sailor Moon. A prospect I am sketchy about, or I would have written a post about the wonderful music of Sailor Moon. I ended up with putting a history of how I spent loving Sailor Moon, and a quick Artbook review over at Anime Diet.
This week has though for me, been a time spent on re-reading some of my favorite fan fiction and skimming over images and reading the manga releases from Kodansha. Great thanks to Sean Gaffney to hosting a beloved series. Happy New Year… and a healthy start to 2012!!!