SuperS centers heavily on Chibi-usa and the Sailor Team. A new enemy, the Dead Moon Circus, has now appeared. Their motive is to find the Golden Dream Mirror that would be used to rule the world. To do this, the enemy attacks innocent victims for their Dream Mirrors and test their energy. Chibi-usa also has a new ally on her side, Pegasus. This season also sees the Sailor Senshi obtaining new powers.
I am about to give a positive review to the least-liked season of Sailor Moon. No, I am not smoking anything and I did not just escape from a mental facility. I truly love this arc, and watch it frequently.
Story: The story is, I'll grant not as involved as the other arcs. And the fact that we know Chibi Usa has Pegasus right off the bat kills some of the suspense. SuperS is often criticized for being too light and cutesy. But even though most of the episodes are filler, as with the rest of Sailor Moon, they are rarely boring. It is lighter, but we just had S, arguably the darkest season in the series, and we're about to get into Stars, which is also very heavy on the angst. SuperS is a welcome intermission. Some of the episodes are very funny, such as when Usagi stalks Rei and Mamoru as the red ninja of love, or when Minako dates two of the villains simultaneously. I also like that it focuses on Chibi Usa, she really comes into her own. She also gets her own romance with Helios, which I think is the sweetest relationship in all of Sailor Moon.
Art: I'm not a big art person. The art is I think better than the earlier seasons, but it's Sailor Moon. You don't watch it for it's animation merit.
Sound: The Japanese voices are wonderful as always. The English is...yeah. Though I will say Helios' dub voice is really sexy. The score is top-notch, I think SuperS has the best music. Lots of new pieces.
Character: The Inners all develop a bit, Usagi really doesn't but oh well. Chibi Usa is the one who goes through the most change, SuperS for her is like what Classic was for Usagi. And um, there's Helios, who is awesome!
Enjoyment: It's fun to watch, really. I swear.
Overall: I wish this season wasn't written off so much. It has some wonderful qualities. I never tire of it. I highly recommend you at least give it a try!read more
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor S is with little argument, the worst season of Sailormoon. Some may point to the Doom Tree (Season R, part I) as the worst, but we must all remember that the anime was an unexpected hit. The Doom Tree season was a placeholder while they made the actual serialization of the manga arcs. So, its forgivable. SuperS however cannot be forgiven because its had all the resources of a popular anime and still let down fans.
While the manga of the SuperS arc gave Chiba Mamoru his due spotlight, the anime version utterly refuses him of this. Chiba Mamoru is once again left to linger in the background of every story (virtually absent in the Star season to come) while Chibi-Usa is given yet again way too much screen time.
The SuperS anime focuses on Chibi-Usa, as if an entire S season of her friendship with Tomoe Hotaru wasn't enough. Unless you love Chibi-Usa (to DEATH) this may not bother you. Just warning, almost every episode has Chibi-Usa piping in it.
The art value changes randomly throughout this series. Some episodes are of excellent quality but many of them revert back to the cheap animation of Sailormoon R (part I, Doom Tree).
As for sound, Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon is consistant in its good soundtrack, but this season offers almost nothing new.
When it comes to Character Development, an Inner Senshi may have one episode them seems to be about them (namely, when Tiger-eye, Hawk-eye or Fish-eye persues them) but otherwise such expectations go unfulfilled.
The Enjoyment level is Poor due to all the reasons listed above. I for one hate Chibi-Usa and find the entire series grating, frustrating and poor quality. Overall, however, there is some goodness to be gleaned, like the progression of Sailormoon's powers as well as the Inner Senshi and the knowledge that we won't have to put up with Chibi-usa anymore in Stars.read more
If you're a Mini Moon/ Chibi-Usa fan, you'll absoutly love this season
Story: One thing that annoyed me of this season, is something similar that the anime did to the first, and Stars season. They left out alot of important manga plot elements. It would have been a much worthy season if they'd done it differently. Eitherway though it was a cute season plot.
Art: I absoutly love how they made Pegasus look artisticly. Every one of his appearences had a magical essence to it, so art-wise this season was pretty good.
Sound: No big deal in sound either in this season. No outbreaking music, alot of soft melodies were played throughout most of it, so it had a serene feel to it. Not horrible but not outbreaking either. The voices though of Pegasus, and Nehenlenia were top notch.
Character: Although I don't like Mini Moon that much, the new character and romance of Pegasus/Helios was a great addition, and actually made me like Mini Moon a bit more. Mask and Moon were hilarous acting as parents. Other then that the main leads weren't main in this season. It's all about Mini Moon this time.
Enjoyment: I can't say I wasn't dissapointed. I would have loved if this season were more like the manga story-line instead of just focusing on Mini. Mask's back origin story was supposed to be pretty prominent, and it was only refrenced in this the anime season. Asides from that the second trio of villains outcome and origins were completly different as well; which also was a major dissapointment. It makes you care less for them in the anime.
Overall: This season wasn't the absolute best season, but still it's worth watching for it's cute scenes, and romance. read more
(This review proceeds from Sailor Moon, so start from the beginning if you haven’t already!)
After I mourn the absence of the Outer Soldiers from this season, Sailor Moon Super S does not follow its namesake to present itself as an even better season than S. In the fourth season, Chibi Usa befriends a mysterious pegasus that appeared to her in a dream, and it turns out that the mystical creature protects other people’s dreams fro being destroyed or tampered with. The villains this time come in the form of an evil circus troupe, with three members who go out to do the dirty work, then eventually replaced with four girls. In order to combat them, the pegasus gives the Sailor Soldiers the power to destroy their minions and save the people whose dreams have been tampered with.
A lot of the aspects that made Sailor Moon S enjoyable are gone. The darker mood is brought down, the surprisingly good characters have disappeared, and everything awesome that Usagi did in the final few parts of the season had no effect on her ability to unsuccessfully lead and fight. The other big thing that bothers me is that the pegasus is a male. Not that there’s anything wrong with male pegasi, it’s just that once again the way the Soldiers actually get results in battle is through the help of a man, not by winning themselves. This show has so many opportunities to show how these girls can be victorious in their struggles, and it so rarely takes them, which I find very annoying about a show supporting full-on girl power. At least the Soldier characters themselves continue to be their lovable selves and they keep growing as the show goes on, even if they’re still leaving Usagi behind in said developments.
The first group of villains were my favorite out of all the Sailor Moon baddies. They were interesting an fun to watch, they play around with how manipulative they can be, and when they all come together to discuss their failures and plans, there seemed like an odd chemistry between the three of them that just worked. They were also able to get in a respectable presentation of a transvestite with these guys (though they would perfect that next season). Top it all off which each of them getting a satisfying and actually emotional resolution, and I have my pick for the best villains of the show. The later villains weren’t as memorable at all, and I forgot about them halfway through the next season, unfortunately. We are also treated to a ‘final boss’ at the end with a well done past and a good finale for the show, so props to that.
The only other thing I can talk about is how certain aspects carry over to this season. Even though the pegasus is still giving them power, that doesn’t stop Tuxedo Mask from saving their butts every episode as well. This season didn’t make any huge advancements in characters, everyone stays the same by the end of it aside from those well done villains. If anything else, the comedy from S was able to stay relatively effective in this season. The show focuses on Usagi and Chibi Usa fighting as a pair, and even though in Sailor Moon fashion they can’t get anything done, they make a pretty good comedic duo. I admit, Usagi’s style of humor grew on me since Sailor Moon S, now that the anger of never being able to see a fantastic hero figure has mostly subsided.
In the end, this season is nowhere near as good as Sailor Moon S, but it wasn’t exactly as bad as the first two seasons either. It had one or two surprises, which is a nice bonus for a typical season of Sailor Moon. But aside from that, this season did very little for me in the other departments that I can’t put it much higher than Sailor Moon or R.
(This review continues on to Sailor Moon Sailor Stars. My final score will be given at the review of Sailor Moon Sailor Stars.)read more
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