Yeah I did, sheīs drawn like that in the anime, even though they know sheīs a woman, and though sheīs a very sexy chick in the manga, I still feel more comfortable with the one in the anime, maybe because Iīm more used to her? Iīm so happy you liked it!
haha. I'm not a huge fan of the series. I mean, I watched the whole anime series just 'cuz it was there. But in my family and in our society for the non-anime people, Sailor Moon is a "baby show" even though the original is full of Yuri. I think Usagi's the only really straight one....Rei's just overcompensating XD
When I was a child, I loved Michiru, but as I got older, I thought "Damn...haruka is hott!"
and of course I liked it. It looks amazing. Haruka as a man has been my fantasy for a long time. But, she looks good as anything
Michiru is awesome. I still love her, I just love Haruka a lot too.
Yeah, it's known as a baby show and such here. It's embarrassing to say you like it or whatnot because there are a lot of jerks where I live that won't think twice about going up to you (a complete stranger) and laughing in your face if you like Sailor Moon and pokemon.
I watched the full series in Japanese outta boredom and because a friend gave them to me, and I enjoyed it (skipped most of the magical transformations that take forever though). I just really hated how Sailor Moon is supposed to be the role model...and through all 5 or so seasons she doesn't change and she doesn't do anything. It was sickening to watch how she could only "win" once one of the others weakened or distracted the enemy. And she did that for the whole series...I was shocked that girls everywhere grow up watching her and thinking "I wanna be like her!" they wanna look so thin and have inhumanly long legs...and they wanna dance around the streets, waving a wand and running when things get bad?
I'm not bad mouthing the show. it was enjoyable for me when I focused on the other characters and just tuned out the protagonist XD
Yeah, I guess in a lot of anime it's like that, where you hate the main character but you watch because his/her friends are so epic. It's hard to name a few because by saying that, in essence, I'm bad mouthing the character. However, I do believe that there are a lot of anime where the main character either stays static (sailor moon) or just has no personality at all (otome-game-inspired-anime like BroCon or UtaPri). Sometimes, it's 'cuz they want the viewer to insert themselves in that character's place to make them enjoy it more (that's the basis of otome-games...) but in Sailor moon, I don't see any of that. I mean, in the western world it seems like the companies were sending the message that all little girls should aspire to be like Sailor moon: skinny, lady-like, and "brave" (talking) almost telling them "Women are supposed to be something pretty to look at and anything they say is just nonsense (Sailor moon has the whole speech about how she won't allow evil to exist etc (every episode) but she's not the one doing the "disallowing"...) I'm not sure if it's the same way in Japan where they show their children it and expect the same as the westerners...but that sounds like a really bad image of what they want girls to be like. I'm not an extreme feminist. Heck, I don't want to identify myself as any sort of feminist...but even I think Sailor Moon was aggravating. I skipped as many of Sailor Moon's scenes as I could.
On the flip side to "what girls should aspire to be" I suddenly remembered this song. "My Name is Woman" by Ayumi Hamasaki...look for the subbed version or any translation of it and it almost sounds like it's screaming "Sailor Moon is misleading!" Warning if you watch the live-subbed version on Youtube: "graphic" content...she sings about how women are not just dolls to look pretty, and yet she's dancing around provocatively in a fur burlesque-like thing. Anyway, I just thought the words to that song are pretty powerful...provided they're not taken (or expected to be taken) as nonsense women say.
Well, art is art, and some artists say its non-moral. Most of the time that art is created is for the author to express something theyīre carrying inside. To open their hearts to the world, to give an opinion, not necessarily to teach something. It doesnīt have to be different in cartoon, and itīs definitely not a rule in anime. Iīve always thought Sailor Moonīs mangaka reflected herself, her own insecurities and wishes over Usagi: she sees herself as an insecure girl, loyal and idealistic, but silly and clumsy, who relies on her friends all the time. And at the same time she wishes to be something else: to be a powerful girl, someone who can change the shape of the world without having to change herself. Is it really THAT bad? Good thing for us, that she gave us many other characters to choose from, but she lived through Usagi, and thus, itīs obvious she had to be the most important character. I do like Usagi, I just donīt like her better than the others, I instead, feel empathy for the stronger personalities, maybe because I wish I could see myself like that. Human, and with my weaknesses, but still strong. I really donīt think the mangaka wanted to show the world how a girl should be, but instead, she showed the world that a silly, stupid, simple, plain girl can still make the difference in the world. That you donīt have to be awesome to be a heroine.
I did watch that video "my name is woman", itīs pretty awesome! thanks! But I do understand what she says, because sheīs not only saying it through her lyrics, but through her body and actions. Iīve felt, it, Iīve seen it, a woman feels more powerful the moment she feels the most beautiful, the most provocative. Itīs like, you feel the power you hold inside, you feel CONFIDENT. And you can see it all around you: there are women who already know that confidence, but there are some that canīt see much, and when suddenly they start feeling pretty (for a hairdo, they lose weight, they buy a dress that fits them perfectly, or a boy tells them so, etc...), their expression, their whole body speaks of confidence. And Ayumi sings an "I donīt need you to make me feel beautiful, I AM beautiful, and powerful, and owner of my life." Itīs a beautiful song, indeed.
"down with...?" I didnīt understand that part! yeah, I kinda liked them, only I usually made the drawings as if Haruka was really a HE, not a girl. Not that I have anything against lesbians, I just liked it that way. That was until I played Leon Kennedy, so I started doing crossovers instead. (Man! I even paired her up with another famous blond! Hyoga Cygnus from Saint Seiya!!) XDD
pecks = male breasts. Haha, its just when you have a couple that's famous for being a respectable lesbian couple (even if they are anime) it'd be nice to see them both represented as women. But it's your art.