Category: Film & TV

Film Talk: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Episode 4

Posted January 7, 2017 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Film & TV, Other People's Creations / 0 Comments

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Welcome back! It’s been a while since I started the Sailor Moon (Re)Watch project. But this is an episode I’ve been actively putting off (and considered skipping entirely) because of the amount of nope I have for the premise.

But here I am, watching it! Like with the dub watch of this project, it’s taken so long to get back to it that I’ve decided to just hold off for a while and gather up a bunch of episodes, so I’d have a nice buffer and I should be able to finish the season without more interruptions. Fair warning, unlike Sailor Moon Crystal S3, there will be no screencap pictures. Sorry!

To recap what has happened so far (which is, thankfully, not much): Usagi saved a talking cat and discovered that she is Sailor Moon, a senshi reluctantly fighting for love and justice. She’s looking for her princess while thwarting the Dark Kingdom’s attempts to steal energy from humans.

And without further ado. Let’s look at the episode.

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Film Talk: Sailor Moon Episode 3: Slim City (Original Dub)

Posted January 7, 2017 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Film & TV, Other People's Creations / 0 Comments

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And after a long, long hiatus, I am back! Took me long enough. To be fair, I’ve kind of been putting off this episode in particular more than anything. I just… am wary of it, given the titles it has. And then I decided to just hold off for a while and gather up a bunch of episodes, so I’d have a nice buffer and this wouldn’t happen again. Fair warning, unlike Sailor Moon Crystal S3, there will be no screencap pictures. Sorry!

To recap what has happened so far (which is, thankfully, not much): Serena saved a talking cat and discovered that she is Sailor Moon, a rather reluctant scout who fights for love and justice and thwarts the Negaverse in their attempts to secure energy from humans to take over the world.

And now let’s dive in after a small correction I’ve kindly been given: the DiC dub is actually Canadian rather than American. (North American TV is confusing!)

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Film Talk: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Episode 1

Posted September 7, 2016 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Film & TV, Other People's Creations / 0 Comments

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Hi! Welcome, everyone to something I’ve been meaning to do since the beginning of blogging reactions to Sailor Moon Crystal: Blogging reactions to the original anime! As you’ve no doubt noticed, I’m doing this in conjunction with a first-time watching of the American Canadian dub of this version.

Due to the fact that I haven’t seen the US Canadian show before, I’m watching the episodes pretty much back-to-back in the format of dub and sub. I’ll also be posting dubbed episode commentary on the same day as the subbed commentary. That means that when an episode hasn’t been dubbed, that day will only have commentary for the subbed episode.

But this! This is the original Japanese anime with subtitles. Whoot!

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Film Talk: Sailor Moon Episode 1: A Moon Star Is Born (Original Dub)

Posted September 7, 2016 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Film & TV, Other People's Creations / 0 Comments

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I have a confession to make: I’ve never seen the American (ETA: I’m told it was actually produced in Canada.) dub of Sailor Moon. I’ll grant you that’s probably not that much of a confession considering I’m fairly vocal about the part where I’m not American, but still. No, I came into the franchise through friends and was introduced via subtitled episodes.

So, because I clearly do not have enough on my plate and I’m definitely not struggling to keep up with the Steven Universe commentary, I’m going to add sporadic live watchings of the original American dub to the blog. Have fun reading me watch it for the first time!

Expect lots of all-caps and general commentary of complete and utter disbelief. Also expect me to slip up and use the Japanese names on occasion.

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Film Talk: Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Posted July 13, 2016 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Film & TV, Other People's Creations / 0 Comments

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica So… Let’s see… I had a very bad set of days recently. I know these were really bad because I bingewatched Puella Magi Madoka Magica in two days. I pretty much only bingewatch when I’m not doing very well, and it… would probably have been a one-day bingewatch if I hadn’t started it quite as late as I had. Anyway! At least something good came out of those days because I’ve now actually seen Puella Magi Madoka Magica!

Because I had, somehow, managed to miss Puella Magi Madoka Magica when it first came out. I hadn’t managed to miss all of the commentary and reactions to it, though, so I had some idea of what I was getting into. (This is when everyone tells me that, no, no actually that’s a wholly different show, Lynn, isn’t it? Anyway!)

Here’s a brief summary of what it’s about in case, like me, you weren’t too well-versed in what the show is about:

Madoka Kaname is an eighth-grader who leads a peaceful, fun-filled life as a student, surrounded by her beloved family and her best friends. One day, a transfer student named Homura Akemi arrives in Madoka’s class. She is a dark-haired beauty with a somewhat mysterious disposition. Soon after meeting Madoka for the first time, Homura goes on to issue Madoka a strange warning. Madoka also meets Kyubey, a mysterious looking white creature. He says, “Make a contract with me and become a magical girl!” To make any wish come true – Madoka didn’t know the meaning of this miracle nor what its cost may prove to be. An impending loss triggers a drastic change in her destiny…

And there you are. That’s what the show is about. It’s 12 episodes long, and has, as far as I know, three films. The first two are recap adaptations of the anime series with redrawn scenes, but the third is a sequel. (And possibly my favourite of the lot because it follows along the idea of a magical girl series most closely?)

Other things that you probably want to know are that it’s a magical girl show and spoilers will actually lessen a very good chunk of the impact the first time around even if the spoilers are very mild. So if you’re like me and haven’t really heard much of the show before, try to view it as unspoilered as possible and let it blow you away entirely.

And obviously this means that there are spoilers below this cut!

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Film Talk: Sailor Moon Crystal Act 38

Posted June 28, 2016 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Film & TV, Other People's Creations / 0 Comments

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Missed the previous reaction post? You can find it here!

Sailor Moon Crystal Act 38: Infinity 12, Infinite - Journey

Welcome back to another react post for Sailor Moon Crystal. We’re up to the final episode of the season and oh my did the last episode pack a hefty punch. This episode is going to have to work hard to be as epic. (Though can it even ever be as epic, considering that so much of the epicness was the awakening and introduction of Sailor Saturn, a moment which anyone watching has been waiting for. Especially those of us who know the 90s anime and had high expectations of the reveal that, so the reaction show, seem largely to have been met.)

So. As it is the last episode of the season, let’s get to it! OMG! Fair warning: because it’s the last episode of the season, I may have gone overboard with the screencaps. So if you’re on mobile or limited bandwidth, I apologise! There are a good 20 images in this post.

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Film Talk: Sailor Moon Crystal Act 37

Posted June 21, 2016 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Film & TV, Other People's Creations / 0 Comments

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Missed the previous reaction post? You can find it here!

Sailor Moon Crystal Act 37: Infinity 11, Infinite - Judge

Welcome back to another Sailor Moon Crystal reaction post. We’re up to… the penultimate episode, I think. We know from the preview that we’re probably getting Sailor Saturn in this episode and we’re definitely going to get the first combo attack between Super Sailor Moon and Super Sailor Chibi-Moon. And… Yeah. This episode is going to be action-packed and fast-paced and let’s dive in.

This is your regular all-caps warning. HERE BE ALL-CAPS.

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