This week on Hulu and Neon Alley‘s new episodes of Sailor Moon Sailor Stars we are introduced to Chibi Chibi. It’s a sort of mid season change up with two new villains, Sailor Aluminum Siren and Sailor Lead Crow, as well as the arrival of the mysterious Chibi Chibi. Episodes 182 and 183 have it all! We have Usagi holding Chibi Chibi in her arms followed by a swimsuit episode. At least one fan will be very happy with this!
Episode 182, Invaders from Outer Space: The Coming of Siren, is all about Chibi Chibi! But first we have some new villains. As we saw last week, Sailor Iron Mouse has sadly been killed. It seemed like she did not have a lot of choice in her situation, and we get a bit of a hint at why that is as Galaxia is seen holding the true Star Seeds of three Sailor Animamates, including the new villains Sailor Aluminum Siren and Sailor Lead Crow, though two of them actually look like Sailor Lead Crow, making the identity of the third unknown and not like that of any character seen in the series. Sailor Aluminum Siren is a bit of a goof, always eating, and Sailor Lead Crow is embarrassed that she is her rival. Through this hostility the two seem to have a great deal of affection for each other. The Animamates are all great, but no one will replace Sailor Iron Mouse to me! Enter Chibi Chibi! She arrives from the sky floating down with an umbrella. Sure is more graceful than Chibiusa who just falls on people. Is that comparison even relevant? We don’t need to wonder whether Chibi Chibi us Usagi’s second daughter as the characters ask themselves this same question. Something seems up when Chibi Chibi seems to have brainwashed Ikuko mamma much like Chibiusa had. Setsuna, who apparently is still around, does not believe that Neo Queen Serenity and King Endymion ever had a second child. What is the story with Chibi Chibi? I won’t get into the specifics of course but so much to say the truth deviates quite a bit from the manga, which had not been completed at the time this series was written, so that they didn’t know exactly how to finish things. It seems odd for this episode to make a strong statement about Chibi Chibi not being a second daughter when for all the writers knew, that might be what was actually in store for the character! One could always use time travel to write around this, as it’s unlikely that the Sailor Pluto we see here was around to see the King and Queen die or otherwise become infertile, creating the possibility of more children. Neo Queen Serenity does have a second daughter, Kousagi Tsukino, though this is from an alternate timeline in the Sailor Moon manga named Parallel Sailor Moon. Throughout the episode Usagi wears the tank top that was designed by Yoshiki Usui in Sailor Moon SuperS episode 140. When Chibi Chibi gets lost, because she is a very independent child that can barely speak, she is picked up by Seiya who is acting as a police officer for a day. This is apparently a thing that can happen in Japan. The target is the Police Chief who becomes Sailor Cop, who is a really cool looking robot cop. This faces us off against the new villains. Finally the episode ends with a tender moment where Usagi invites Chibi Chibi into her bed and holds her in her arms.
Episode 183, The Screaming Dead: Terror of the Camp Monster, is all about Rei. Well sort of about Rei. We actually see Rei as a kid, which is sort of adorable, as she has these odd red dots on her cheeks. We meet her cousin, Kengo Ibuki, who makes art and is extremely self critical. He’s the target this week! Rei is out in some forested area where the Three Lights happen to be shooting a Power Rangers style movie. I always love it when Sailor Moon references Sentai, as it was itself meant to be a Sentai style series for girls. The live action series was a lot more Sentai style than any other incarnation, and the formula works quite well. The plot of the movie has a killer running around with a chainsaw, somewhat like Leatherface of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre films. The monster of the week, Sailor Artist, looks somewhat like him which leads to some high jynx. In the ensuing combat Sailor Artist recognizes a piece he made which Rei took as a child, which makes Sailor Mars realize who he is. At this point she begs Sailor Moon not to hurt him. Well is this really necessary? When did Sailor Moon last kill a monster? It’s been a really long time. As always, she uses Starlight Honeymoon Therapy Kiss and he’s healed. No need for anyone to get hurt! The episode wraps up with the gang chilling at a cottage. Chibi Chibi bumps Seiya while he’s talking to Usagi, which puts them in a compromising situation and causes everyone to blush at the situation. This episode happens to be this season’s swimsuit episode. There always seems to be a reason to have the gang in swimsuits at least once in the year. I know some people like these so here’s a screenshot of three very sexy Sailor Guardians in one piece swimsuits!
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Adam, nearly died laughing after I saw that screenshot at the end of the post. Very nice, dude. I applaud your sense of humor.
I’ve always been a sucker for the guardians in swimsuits.
Merboy… mermaid… OK, understood.
So Luke, is that you under Merboy’s identity… or your father ?
Chibi Chibi has been the adorable character of SMSS. I did always thought it was Usagi’s second child. I’m kinda not looking forward to what happens to Chibi Chibi on the final episode.
Well, she Digivolves into Mecha-Chibi Chibi, takes on the Britannian Empire with Fire Dragon Slayer powers, then settles down with her childhood friend whom she first met while sealing Clow Cards.
Yes, I’m an ass. But people love me anyway.
That’s so much more confusing than the manga version of her character where she is transmuted into a suit of armor by her brother after an accident destroys her body and she then leaves her home planet and goes to a high-school on Earth where she falls in love with a young man surrounded by a harem of girls and ultimately kills the princess she has been on a quest to save, all while fighting for the Rose Bride.
But everyone knows the best version is the musical where Chibi Chibi is a mysterious transfer student at a magic high school where she’s told to get in the robot to save the Earth with the power of a children’s card game.
Remember her cameo in PGSM though? I still get chills every time I remember how she made a contract with that demon butler, only to take off the rosario around her best friend’s neck and thereby become Hokage so as to pilot the Outlaw Star. Classic.
I believe the attack is Starlight not Twilight
Indeed! I must have had Stephenie Meyer’s hit books on the mind.
NO! Quick Adam, inject yourself with some Anne Rice or Blade movies! Anything but that melodramatic crap!
thank you for allowing my comment to be posted Adam. It is my first time to comment in more than 1 year of visiting this site. LOL
Hey welcome Viridian .
You’re very welcome. I only block obvious spammers but the spam plug-in I use means a lot of users comments get quarantined until I review them. Sorry for the inconvenience!
Haha what about a mix between Sailor Moon and Twilight ? Sailor Twilight would surely be a great crappy hit . And Sailor Twilight’s fuku would be coloured in shades of grey…
(I’m kidding but if something like that ever happens, please kill me, kill me fast.)
Sailor Moon sparkles by Moonlight. TOTALLY different from Team Edward who sparkles by Sunlight!
I kid! I love the Blade films and the TV series was amazing! The anime series was only okay. The comics I didn’t find very good…
Thank you Aurelia
In all seriousness, is the webmaster also a shipper of Aluminum Siren and Lead Crow like I am?
Wouldn’t surprise me if he was.
I only know of two people that ship Aluminum Siren and Lead Crow. Aluminum Siren and Lead Crow!
HELP. Is Kou Seiya and other Sailor Stars gonna be at the new version of Sailor Moon (2016). i did searched it, and i’m not content of the answers that i searched. please help me?