Sailor Moon Saturday: Eps 85-86

Sailor Moon R episodes 85-86 review

Sailor Moon Badminton

I lost interest during these episodes. The fact of the matter was, they’re all the same old cookie cutter. (That’s a phrase that ought to get bolded on this blog from now on, like “tomfoolery” and “not much happened.”) A good guy gets turned evil (in this case, Chibi-Usa, who becomes Black Lady), the Sailor Guardians try to convince her to turn good again, the “good guy” attacks the Sailor Guardians and would kill them, if not for Tuxedo Mask stepping in to SAVE them at the last second. “SAVE” is another bolded word here.

The next episode was boring and dull. There really wasn’t much to speak of, except for Black Lady shooting badminton at the Sailor Guardians. Badminton needs to be the next sport to get an anime. Heck, we’ve now got Quiz Bowls as an anime.

Episode 85 rating (out of four stars): **

Episode 86 rating (out of four stars): *1/2

30 Day Anime Challenge: Day 8

30 Day Anime Challenge

Day 8: Favorite Anime Artwork/Directing

This really should be two different questions, because I have two different answers. When it comes to artwork, nothing beats The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. It is by far the most beautiful art in all of anime. Even the dreaded Endless Eight is gorgeous to look at. The characters all come to life with vibrant colors and great details. I’m pretty sure it’s by KyoAni, and there’s not a flaw I can find in the series’ art.

Directing is totally different, though. In fact, I’m not even sure what exactly is meant by directing. Is it the directing of the voice actors? And then, which ones, the original Japanese, or the English dub? Without a real clue where to go with this, I’m handing it to Hetalia. Hetalia requires a lot of work to get right, and from what I’ve seen, they get it right. So that’s my pick on this one.