Sailor Moon and Sailor Mercury | Sailor Moon Crystal Episodes 1 and 2

Episode 2 Title | Sailor Moon Crystal

Ami Discovers Friendship Is Magic

All right. What I’m really liking about this is that we’re cutting out some of the fat and getting right to the best part of Sailor Moon: the Sailor Scouts [or Sailor Guardians, as they’re now known—Ed.].

No, seriously. One of the things that made the original show great was the cast and the interactions between them. In the original anime, it wasn’t until episode 5 that we got Sailor Mercury. Considering that ending teaser for Sailor Mars, I’m betting we’re going to get most of the scouts really quickly. We might get Jupiter by episode 3 or 4, but considering it was just Usagi, Rei, and Ami for a long time, it might not be until episode 5 or 6, maybe longer. But I doubt it will be much longer at the speed the show is apparently going with.

Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury Intro | Sailor Moon Crystal Episode 2

But if I could have a bit of ridiculous fan raging for a moment—why the heck wasn’t it Mercury Bubbles she used? Freaking Mercury Bubbles was a cool attack with cool hand gestures. They were bubbles that froze people. That’s some straight up helpful magic. Not this Aqua Mist crap that…ugh…kinda makes the place foggy? Way to take a backseat, Ami! You’re starting out as useless as a side character in Bleach. Worst. Show. Ever.

(Okay, glad that’s out of my system.)

Ami Meets Usagi | Sailor Moon Crystal Episode 2

Anyway, this episode actually put some fears to rest with the CG. I straight up liked it here. Maybe it was the use of the water effect or the glowing effect that covered Ami’s body. Heck, maybe it was just that I’m getting over my hang-up on CG or that I just like the color blue. Either way, it was far more enjoyable, and even the regular animation seems to be getting better. It really feels like the show is picking up steam here. Even my concerns with Usagi’s lack of facial expressions seem to be becoming less and less of an issue. Maybe they’re just more…subtle?

Sailor Mercury Transforms | Sailor Moon Crystal Episode 2

I am officially excited and hopeful for the show again.

It’s a shame we won’t be getting another Sailor Moon Crystal for one more week, but at least we’ll be getting Sailor Mars then.

What did you think about these last two episodes? Put your thoughts in the comments, and remember to add your favorite Sailor Scout. (It’s cool, I know you’re gonna put down Sailor Mars.)

À Suivre—To Be Continued | Sailor Moon Crystal

Sailor Moon Crystal is simulcast on Crunchyroll every first and third Saturday of the month at 3:00 AM PDT for both premium and free users.

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Sailor Moon Crystal DVDs/Blu-rays
DVD 01 | Blu-ray 01 | LE Blu-ray 01 DVD 02 | Blu-ray 02 | LE Blu-ray 02
DVD 03 | Blu-ray 03 | LE Blu-ray 03 DVD 04 | Blu-ray 04 | LE Blu-ray 04
DVD 05 | Blu-ray 05 | LE Blu-ray 05 DVD 06 | Blu-ray 06 | LE Blu-ray 06
DVD 07 | Blu-ray 07 | LE Blu-ray 07 DVD 08 | Blu-ray 08 | LE Blu-ray 08
DVD 09 | Blu-ray 09 | LE Blu-ray 09 DVD 10 | Blu-ray 10 | LE Blu-ray 10
DVD 11 | Blu-ray 11 | LE Blu-ray 11 DVD 12 | Blu-ray 12 | LE Blu-ray 12
DVD 13 | Blu-ray 13 | LE Blu-ray 13
Sailor Moon Crystal CDs
Moon Pride [Momoclo Ver.]
Moon Pride [Sailor Moon Ver.] [CD+Blu-ray]
Sailor Moon Crystal Books
Sailor Moon Crystal Official First Visual Book
Antonin Kořenek
Antonin has been playing video games since before he could read. Once he did, he fell in love with their stories and worlds. He spends most of his gaming time with either story-based or strategy games. As an aspiring novelist, he blames games like Earthbound and Final Fantasy Tactics for getting him started. Antonin graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI with a degree in English Literature. When not gaming, he can be found reading, obsessing over something on Twitter, or researching strange folklore.