‘Sailor Moon’ installments satisfy fans with ‘Crystal’

Added heroes, villains expand interplanetary saga to preserve justice

By Jordan Khoo, Staff Photographer

For all the people who love the TV series “Sailor Moon,” especially me, here’s an update on what’s been happening so far.

The anime “Sailor Moon,” that you know, is a bit different than the new revision “Sailor Moon Pretty,” which is now showing this year.

How different, you may ask? The first “Sailor Moon” was produced on March 7, 1992, and ran for 200 episodes until its conclusion on Feb. 8, 1997.

Now on July 5, 2014, the newer anime that premiered was named “Sailor Moon Crystal.” It is closer to the plot of the original manga than its predecessor.

The other difference is the portrayal of my favorite main character, Usagi Tsukino (Sailor Moon), but everyone calls her Serenity or Serena. In the first “Sailor Moon” show she loves to eat, especially sweets. But in “Sailor Moon Crystal” she doesn’t eat as many sweets as before.

“Sailor Moon Crystal’s” first two seasons were released together, covering their corresponding arcs of the manga.

Sailor Moon and her friends have fought against the two terrifying evils who reigned destruction upon on Earth.

The first evil they fought was the ruler of the Dark Kingdom, Queen Metaria. In despair, Sailor Moon confronts Metaria, stopping her evil darkness from spreading all over the Earth. With the help of her friends and her beloved Tuxedo Mask (aka Endymion), Sailor Moon uses the power of the Legendary Silver Crystal and the moon to destroy Metaria.

The second evil called himself Death Phantom, leader of the Black Moon Clan. They traveled from the distant future in hopes of obtaining the Legendary Silver Crystal. Sailor Moon and her friends must stop them, as well as protecting a small pink-haired girl who also comes from the distant future. She is the daughter of Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask. Her name is Chibiusa. Now Sailor Moon, along with Sailor Chibi Moon (Chibiusa), combine their powers and destroy Death Phantom, stopping his evil deeds.

Now a third season is set premiere on Monday. The Sailor Scouts are about to face off against the new enemy. They call themselves the “Death Busters” and are after pure hearts from humans.

Two new Sailor Scouts appear, but unfortunately they don’t seem to be interested in helping others since they’re Sailor Scouts and have newly obtained powers.

And so Sailor Moon and the original scouts are not sure if these new scouts are friend or foe.

But even though Chibiusa finally makes a new friend who  has unknown powers within her, everyone else around her thinks she’s a freak or a weirdo.

So watch and find out on what’s going to happen to Sailor Moon, Tuxedo Mask, Sailor Chibi Moon, Sailor Mars, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Jupiter, Sailor Venus, Luna and Artemis.

Support them with all your hearts for there is now evil powerful enough to defeat them all — because, as the Sailor Scouts teach us, we all have courage, love, hope, and trust within ourselves.

We just have to use it to better our lives and the lives of our friends and family.