If your in the mood for some more Sailor Moon adventures, I would highly suggest you watch this last season of the wonderful, romantic, comedy of Sailor Moon.
First of all, let me tell you, I can agree on why Sailor Moon Sailor Stars wasn't licensed for the american dub version. If you watch this series, you will find out why. But enough with that matter, let me tell you what I thought of this amazing season of Sailor Moon.
I personally thought the story deserved higher that a 6, at that matter. The story was actually well thought out and planned detail to detail.
Naoko Takeuchi had really improved since SuperS. I mean, how the new characters incorperated right into the story perfectly. The Starlights added a new sense of different careers in the story and how Seiya tried his/her best to be like a 'new' Mamoru for Usagi.
The art had pretty much improved since SuperS, in my opinion. The detail and different colors use to express the characters was amazing. I really thought that the design of the new senshi outfits was absolutly genius! Also, I must say, Sailor Moon's Moon Tier was really detailed and perfetly executed the attacks every episode.
The sound in the series really got me into the season more and more. The new opening theme really changed the sense of the series after the same theme song season after season. Change was definetly in order. But I must admit, some of the songs the 3 Lights sang weren't very good in my opinion. I understand they were looking for their princess for a very long period of time but I never got use to the songs they sang.
The Starlights intro into the series really up-ed my opinion on the rating of Character. Yet, in the anime, how they were changed into Male to Female really didn't make me happy. I'm sure Naoko diefinetly felt the same way. Anyways, away from that matter, I believe that most of the characters didn't change that much, yet I enjoyed how they comforted Usagi in her hard times.
The enjoyment of the series difinetly deserved a 10/10 in my opinion. The story brought along many happy, sad, romantic, ect., to the series. I think that Naoko did an exceptional job on this season and the manga at that.
Overall, this series deserves a 10/10! The series was outstanding to me and was one of the first anime I watched when I was young. The series always kept me at the edge of my seat and I really enjoyed some humor here and there. If you are in the mood for an amazing series, I highly reccomend this series to any mahou shoujo anime fan out there. The series was excellent to me and I bet any Sailor Moon fan would agree.
Despite being considered by some fans and even Naoko herself as the most far fetched from the manga plotline. This is considered one of the most loved and favorited of the seasons of SM compared with the loved classic season.
New Scouts- Theres new scouts from another galaxy have their own princess, and the leader provides harships for Serena(Usagi)Their in a band and all around cool.
Last season and never even dubbed- This season may be still new news to some people who just watched and familiar with the dub.
A break from Mini Moon- Even though she is a importent character she gets a
break and doesn't appear through the second arc of this season. Which is a relieve to some fans after SuperS.
Very dramatic- Yes this season deals with lots of hardships and downs, and Sailor Moon will be found very heartbroken at times.
Villains are scouts- Yes I mentioned there was drama to top off thats there new scouts the Starlights the villains are also scouts which makes it hard to trust.
This is all around a super season and is a must watch for fans. Despite the flaws that Tuxedo Mask is absent from the second arc(but its for a reason),and the outers appear very little times. But still it's a great season and you won't be disppointed.
Sailor Moon is the anime of my childhood.. I remember when it was being broadcast on TV, I'd have cried when I had missed even one episode. I even memorized the important episodes ^^ Even today, I would go back and watch those episodes sometimes..
And this last season was the best one (I missed Mamoru-chan but.. ^^).. We saw friendship, love, longing, and also determination and faith.. of course with the sufficient amount of humour ^^ It has everything in it, and it is an anime that I'd show my children..
Everybody should watch this classic, imo. The storyline, the characters, fight scenes.. all of them
were 10/10 for me ^^
Note: Please keep in mind that a 5/10 equals average on my scale. Or in other words, overall I enjoyed this show but am unlikely to revisit it.
By this point the franchise has become tired and too formulaic. Usagi has failed to grow much over the course of the series, while her friends are forever stuck in a loop of fake development that never remotely pushes them forward. Characters who once endeared now frustrate and annoy. For instance, what does it matter if Minako tries to become a pop star, since this doesn't show us anything particularly new about her, nor will
it be followed up on.
At this point even most of the supporting cast (Such as Naru) has been excised without ceremony. A major character (Mamoru) is even removed entirely because he serves no more purpose. New additions are added in attempt to spice things up, but only one of these, Seiya, feels like a fully realized character; and since we know his burgeoning romance with Usagi is destined to go nowhere, it's hard too feel much investment. His band mates only get a couple episodes of development at best and feel half-finished. Chibi-Chibi and Princess Kakyuu are nothing more than plot devices with at best one-note personalities hardly worth mentioning.
This season had an awesome premise with the idea of rogue Sailor Senshi, but this is wasted on comic-relief henchmen/monsters-of-the-day; and worst of all a main antagonist who turns out to be possessed, rendering her potentially intimidating personality meaningless. Like brainwashing this is a completely uninteresting motive for a major villain IMO; imagine how much more impact Galaxia could have if she willingly chose to go rogue? Ultimately she's robbed of agency in an 11th hour twist simply so we can have the typical happy ending.
Instead of even a halfway compelling attempt at drama, we watch her useless minions bungle about in unfunny scenarios for large chunks of the season, with only Lead Crow being remotely threatening. I've never been a fan of comic relief villains and missed the intense rivalry between the henchmen such as the Generals and the Witches 5. Furthermore, aside from a couple of Sailor Moon's brief moments with Tin Cat nothing is ever really made of them being corrupted Senshi, so the idea is entirely wasted. Say what you will about SuperS, but it was at least honest about its silly premise.
On the upside, there are some pretty funny comedy episodes (The cockroach scene is classic!), and in the last stretch things take a darker turn, for better or worse. Worse I'd say because once again Sailor Moon (The series) chooses to cop out at the climax, and when there are never any real consequences it's hard to feel much investment. Funny how easily Uranus and Neptune are forgiven despite their betrayal/cold-blooded murder of allies.
The score isn't bad and I noticed a couple pieces were recycled/reworked for Digimon Adventure. The new songs are catchy but overused. While the new opening doesn't quite match the original, it's a welcome change of pace.
As for my overall impression it's worth a watch, but I feel it does more to further diminish Sailor Moon as a brand than anything, failing to add anything substantial to the mythology. This series probably should have ended at S or possibly even R. (But then we would have missed out on the Outer Senshi.) Still, it's a passable entry.
Sailor Stars is in my opinion the best of all the Sailor Moon series and probably my favourite anime series ever, having watched these dvds over and over!
The first arc is a continuation of Super S bringing in the outer senshi and Chibi Moon briefly which many see as filler, but when you reach the ending and you hadn't seen Super S the first arc is necessary to understand the 'awakening of saturn' part. Once this is over you say goodbye to Chibiusa (thank god!) and start the main plot.
It introduces new Senshi in the form of a boyband in disguise to find their
missing princess. Many people are not fans of the interchange from male to female part of the Starlights but i find it interesting and something that makes it work. It always annoys me how characters can never tell who's who when they haven't got their senshi outfits on, even though they look exactly the same! So gender swapping makes this a bit more plausible. These characters introduce humour and awesome music which is so catchy it stays in your head. If your lucky enough to have it on cd (which i do) you will be singing a long and playing it over and over! Seiya is definitely a great addition to Sailor Moon, and someone i would consider an anime crush (In male form of course...LOL) i'm a bit of a Seiya x Usagi fan too which some people will crucify me for... But the relationship building in this, along with the other Senshi to the starlights makes the filler episodes a lot better in that the story is developing even though its your standard 'Villain comes, Sailor Moon defeats it' scenario.
Stars also introduces the idea that the galaxy is just filled with Sailor Senshi which i didn't like at first as it makes our Sailor Senshi less special, but after a while you get used to it and grow to accept it. Plus you get Sailor Tin Nyanko who's a good and humerous villain, plus Sailor Galaxia is pretty badass! I don't want to comment on it too much as it ruins the fun of watching it yourself but if your considering it, just watch it! I have rated it a 10x6 and hope you like it as much as i do :)
I watched every season of Sailor Moon over a 2 month period earlier this year. I had previously been exposed to the first season (about 4 years ago), but dropped it when I grew tired of the repetitive format. Since then, I have watched quite a good deal of anime and it felt like the right time to give this series another shake. As it drew to a close, I felt compelled to comment on the final season of this pivotal show and hopefully give some info for future viewers. In this review, I will only focus on the Sailor Stars season and try
to avoid too much discussion of the previous portions, however comparisons to earlier seasons will be necessary as this season serves as a pseudo reboot.
The story of Sailor Stars is very strong, but a little convoluted at times. Main characters from previous seasons are entirely absent for much of this season, a factor which heavily influences the story and narrative surrounding the main character, Usagi. Episodes flow nicely from one to the next, and the focus on telling a long story is very clear compared to previous seasons. In a sentai show like this filler episodes are expected; but this season really works hard to not waste your time with any episode, filling nearly each with some plot developments.
The art and animation is good (especially compared to prior seasons), but nothing to write home about. It's still pretty basic, even compared to it's contemporaries. Character design is cute as always and the girls look very expressive.
The OP may be the greatest OP of all time. The soundtrack is otherwise great, even the weird Star Light's songs. If you enjoy jazzy background music and rock-esque battle songs then it's a slam dunk. The last episode has a callback in the ED, that will be sure to moisten even the driest of eyes.
Interactions between the girls and the new Star Lights are the highlight of the show. The characters experience a great deal of growth and there are some of the best senshi-focused episodes that this series has seen.
I loved it. It made me laugh and cry multiple times and the ending has me reeling even months after watching it.
This is definitely the best entry in the whole series, and provides a fitting ending to a great show.
Since Super S was so disappointing to me (Because they mainly focused on Chibiusa, Helios and Mamoru and the episodes were pretty boring in that season aswell) i was scared that Sailor Moon: Sailor Stars would also be just or even more disappointing but OMG I LOVED THIS SEASON SO MUCH!! IT WAS SO AMAZING! there are so many reasons why this season is my favourite season in Sailor Moon or maybe even in all of anime! (btw im not counting the first 6 episodes becuz they didn't have much to do with the season honestly)
the story was really fun and entertaining! it
was fun to watch the fillers because they can make you smile and laugh unlike super s. I don't want to spoil the fun of watching each episode and focusing on the story so i wont say the story since it would be basically spoiling everything in this amazing season
They were pretty much the same as the previous seasons, so it isn't very special
Omg i was waiting for them to change the opening song and I'm so glad they did! why? Because the old one was starting to get pretty boring since it is the only song they used in basically the 4 seasons. The opening song was so catchy and awesome! but it only has a 9 because the sound in the anime was once again basically pretty much the same as the previous seasons.
This is probably my favourite thing about this season. Mamoru was barely in this season because he needed to go to America for college or something like that (I REALLY HATE MAMORU, MY WORST CHARACTER IN ANIME!) and also Chibiusa went back to where she came from (i have a love/hate relationship with Chibiusa) but every other character made me laugh so much because well they had so much more character development and all 4 of them (But Usagi) where inlove with the 3 lights (EVEN AMI/SAILOR MERCURY) oh and I haven't talked about the 3 lights haven't i? Seiya is just so amazing in every way and so much better than Mamoru would ever be. Yaten is cool but can be kind of an asshole sometimes. Taiki is the same as Yaten. (I'm not going to say any spoilers about them because that would suck major)
I had so much fun watching this season. It was amazing and I haven't laughed so much like that either :)
It would be a 10 but art and sound put it down a little bit. BUT I HAD AN AMAZING TIME WATCHING THIS SEASON. BEST SEASON EVER!!!
This is the fifth season of Sailor Moon, I loved it, everything about it.
The bad. There were a few things that would make it better, such as having that first arc in this maybe come closer to the end. So instead of having that villain fresh in our minds from the last arc, they can bring her back as a trump card by Galaxia, as she was definitely more powerful than any of her other minions in this season, I still like the arc, actually it was one of my favorite arcs in the whole anime, and it probably would have been better as a
seven episode OVA. And they treated having these corrupt Sailor Senshi as just being a small thing, having them be the monster of the day. Where as it made sense in the other seasons, it doesn't really make sense here as they would have to have come from another planet, being the Princess of all of those Planets. They also skimped on the fact that ChibiChibi was actually Sailor Cosmos, and not the sword that Sailor Cosmos gave Usagi. I also didn't like that the starlights went through sex changes every time that they transformed in the anime, in the manga they were women cross dressing as men who were in love with the princess of their home planet, it wasn't really that hard to do. If you could make Neptune and Uranus lovers then you could put this bout of homosexuality in this season.
The good. First off, spoiler warning, I will rave a lot about this season in this.This season was dark, just as dark as the manga arc it is based off of if not darker. The first arc has Usagi being hypnotized as her friends are being picked off one by one just to make her witness the death of one of her friends. When she realizes what she has to do she is forced by Nehelenia to walk through a path of thorns with nothing on her feet and having them constantly scrap across her body. This arc also develops Usagi's character as somebody who loves unconditionally, even when she hates somebody so much for doing such horrible things to her, her friends, and her family. She still shows them compassion rather than trying to kill them like most other main characters would. They give you a bit more insight into the character of Nehelenia as well, as she was alone through out her childhood on the dark moon, she never had friends and was in a state of constant depression and hate at all times for that reason. It wasn't until somebody showed the compassion needed to make her happy again, that she got to go back and relive her childhood as the ruler of the dark moon. Then you have the development of Galaxia, where as it was drastically different than the manga, I still loved it more than what they did in the other arcs. And the final episode of the anime was amazing, it was the ending that all other seasons lacked. But, I loved the manga's ending just as much. The fact is, that in one the senshi all survive and in the other they all die and go to paradise. Another thing the handle exceptionally well is death in Sailor Stars. For a bit of time, the Senshi did die, twice in this season actually, but the second time was much worse. Instead of Usagi not being able to do anything about it, she is forced to witness the deaths of all 5 other inner senshi and hear the dying words of her best friend, telling her to carry on. And Usagi being taken past her breaking point after this, just to be taken further in the next scene by finding out that Momoru is dead and Galaxia killed him, really shows just how far Galaxia is willing to go as a villain. And like the first season, they took time to develop the minor villains, unlike the manga. Needless to say, this was a much more adult season.
This season is worth watching every other season for, even season four. So watch it.