2 days ago, we finally got to watch the very first episode of the highly anticipated new Sailor Moon reboot: ‘Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal‘
..AND I LOVED IT!! IT WAS FREAKIN AMAZINNNNGG!!! :D :D :D
I basically spent the entire weekend re-watching the episode over and over~ and listening to the new theme song ‘Moon Pride‘ by Momoiro Clover Z on loop. It’s no surprise why it’s been stuck in my head ever since. But hey, I don’t mind one bit! :D
When I first saw the teaser trailer, I had some mixed feelings. I liked it, but it also seemed a bit low budget and it worried me. I tried my best to remain optimistic. You never know until you’ve seen the real deal, right?
So July 5th was drawing near…we’d already spent months counting down to this date. However, an exclusive event in Japan was announced for June 30th for Usagi’s Birthday, with an advanced screening of the first episode. This meant that there were going to be people who would see it before everyone else. I knew the chances of leaked footages and visuals were highly likely. I really dislike spoilers, especially for something I care so much about. It was only 5 days away… There was no way I’d let others ruin it for me. I decided to avoid social media and all Sailor Moon related websites altogether. I had unsubscribed myself from all Sailor Moon pages from Facebook so nothing would come up on my news feed. It was a bit hard at first (always tempted to tweet!), but it helped a lot that I was really busy with work which took my mind off it. IT WAS TOTALLY WORTH IT! :D NO REGRETS!
I was so nervous staring at the countdown timer on Crunchyroll… my heart was racing! When the opening credits started playing, I started screaming with joy. I had this massive smile on my face the entire time. It basically blew my mind. OMG THE FEELS T^T
I love this sequence so much :3 It has such a beautiful vibe to it..
I can’t wait to see the other senshi attacks! The opening shot with Sailor Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Venus attacking was heaps impressive!
Yeah, who needs men’s protection when there’s girls who can kick ass? ;D Really loving Tuxedo Kamen’s new look ^^
AHHHH!!! SO MUCH AWESOME.
“Moon Prism Power.. Make Up!”
OMG OMG OMG OMG :O
I personally thought the new transformation looks crazy! You can tell they put a lot of effort into it ^____^ Bring on the other senshi!!
“Moon Tiara.. Boomerang!”
ahahaah Tuxedo Kamen is hot :3 Could probably do without the overdose of glitter and bubbles though XD Really excited and looking forward to seeing more of him (without the roses! XD)
All in all, I’m super excited to see the rest of the arc! The new art style does take some time getting used to, but I’m going to embrace it with open arms. The first episode was pretty similar to the other incarnations (manga, 90s anime and PGSM)~ but I’m pretty sure there’s plenty of surprises to come!
Where to watch Sailor Moon Crystal for free