I was just thinking about this episode yesterday. It’s the one with the boy who’s Ami-chan’s academic rival and crush.
OH! Since we’re into the Jupiter segment, the intro has changed again. There’s Crystal Tokyo lighting up, and they’re skipping already into Venus being in the intro too I guess so they don’t have to change it when she shows up since there’s not as much of a timegap. And it’s all full of Crystal Tokyo stuff and the, uh, mysterious Moon Princess in her pretty, gigantic dress.
I’m not sure why the intro is so focused on Mako’s earrings. But apparently they’re a big deal.
Urawa, his name is here. And he’s psychic. And Ami’s academic rival. Except for they’re friendly rivals. Because he has a crush on her and her academic prowess. “No matter how I feel about her… nothing… forget it.”
And meanwhile Rei-chan is hitting on Mamoru and he’s uncomfortable and having angry internal monologues.
Usagi, giving Urawa a picture of Ami without her permission is sketch. Don’t do that thing.
And Urawa has a Rainbow Crystal
Also I really enjoy that it’s called the OK Cram School.
But he’s psychic so he knows this is going to happen. Ohhhh. Dark Kingdom, I don’t think you knew what to do about the fact that your monsters have magical powers.
“I’d rather die than become the servant of a demon!” “Accept your fate like a good boy.”
“Likewise, Sailor Mercury… is also here!” Yes, she is.
Zoisite is kind of an arrogant ass.
And Urawa is kind of Bruce Banner, except in junior high and psychic. But there’s a little bit of that in here. Urawa doesn’t want to be a monster because he doesn’t want to use his pocketknife arms to strip Ami-Mercury’s uniform off while she hovers midair in front of some evil doilies.
“If I turn into a monster, please kill me without hesitation!”
He just turned into the monster. And why is it that monsters always say their own names. But the monster ~still has a human heart~ so he attacked Zoisite and now Mercury has the crystal and now the monster is growing in size to fight and Sailor Moon is here to fight.
Also he spits razors. I’m not even sure.
This is a very silly attack and Moon Tiara Action just planted the tiara on his head. Now he’s dancing funny while he refreshes.
Where did Mercury hide the Rainbow Crystal? Down her top? No she’s still holding onto it.
Tuxedo Mask just showed up to whoosh his cape and “quietly withdraw for today.”
Now Urawa is changing schools and the girls took him to the train station. He’s also referring to Ami by her last name. And she says no refer to me by my first name. And she just gave him a better picture of herself. Aw. The only time Ami will ever even fleetingly express clear interest in anyone.
“Those meddlers.” Queen Beryl occasionally sounds like a Scooby-Doo villain. Also, “Zoisite, will you take responsibility for this situation?” Queen Beryl says. After Zoisite talks some she adds, “You know what will happen if you fail, don’t you?” This vibe is so vibey.
And Usagi nearly drops the Moon Stick.
Aw, the mousy painter with giant glasses.
And there’s a painting that looks like the Moon Princess and Tuxedo Mask. Because the painter has been having… visions or something. I forget exactly but the girl is asking them to model because she reminds her of something.
The poor lonely painter girl who’s okay not having friends because she’s, uh, drawing good paintings. “Whenever I’m drawing, I make a wish in my heart.”
“Those who can’t make themselves happy can never make others happy,” Mamoru grumbles. He’s an asshole.
Also, saying that she can’t reveal herself because she’s not beautiful… uh, the artist girl is kind of adorable. Yumemi. She’s cute.
“He’s so pretty. But I’m scared.” That is a wonderful reaction, Yumemi. And Yumemi turns into a monster that’s a weird angel thing. They’re going to battle on an abandoned construction site. Those are convenient in action settings.
It always interests me which monsters Sailor Moon finds scariest. Although the fact that Veena can use a feather to draw rocks in the air that can then fall on Sailor Moon is scary, I guess.
“Sailor Moon! You handled things very well on your own!” Thanks, Luna.
Now Tuxedo Mask and Sailor Moon are having a ~moment~ over the Moon Locket.
Moon Healing Escalation still makes me laugh. I don’t remember the translation I grew up with but it’s funny.
Awww, Yumemi is going to come out of hiding to show her paintings and she’s painted such pretty things because Usagi has given her the courage to be herself. It’s pretty adorable.
–your fangirl heroine.