Sailor Moon Crystal: "Act 17 - Secret, Jupiter" Review
Jupiter\'s name might be in the title, but most of this week’s Sailor Moon: Crystal was about Chibiusa. It\'s a good thing too, since her scenes were the highlight of a somewhat lackluster show.
It might seem strange that an episode featuring plague, pestilence, and thunderstorms could be disappointing, but the aimless story arc involving Asanuma and the anticlimactic altercation between Jupiter and Petz made it difficult for me to enjoy everything Secret, Jupiter had to offer.
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This week\'s Specter Sister fight felt way too short. Yes, I get that Makoto was sick from Petz\' virus, but it was still a bummer watching Jupiter go down so quickly. Plus, the outcome of their battle was predictable since it followed the exact same pattern as the last two fights: Jupiter got caught in a trap, Sailor Moon used Moon Princess Helation, Petz was obliterated, Rebeus whisked Jupiter off to parts unknown. Been there, done that.
the enjoy the brief fight between Jupiter and her doppelgänger, however. Watching Makoto bust out judo moves on Petz\' droid served as a nice reminder this girl can hold her own with or
an electric charge. I just wish we had seen more of that feistiness in her one-on-one battle with Petz.
The battles didn\'t do much for me, but I did enjoy the scenes involving Chibiusa. I was pleasantly surprised by "Small Lady" and her cordial behavior towards Usagi this week. Well, relatively speaking. I\'m not sure pointing out Usagi\'s lack of dexterity was necessary, but she
try to cheer Usagi up after Mercury was kidnapped, which was sweet. I also liked how Usagi is starting to trust her pink-haired rival, despite resenting Chibiusa for spending so much time with Mamoru. And now that the Guardians know the Black Moon Clan is after Chibiusa, I\'m hoping Usagi will get over her jealously and focus on protecting the little girl.
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While I dug the growing friendship between the two "rabbits," I wasn\'t quite as keen on Makoto\'s developing friendship with Asanuma. Not that I hated Asanuma. On the contrary, I thought he was kind of adorable. I just didn\'t buy he could be trusted with a major secret. Like, the one about Makoto and her friends being Sailor Guardians. True, Makoto blurted the truth out in a feverish haze, but the fact that someone outside of Usagi\'s group knows Sailor Jupiter’s identity is jarring. I hope there was reason for Asanuma learning about Makoto\'s identity, because as cute as it was watching them flirt, their scenes together felt a bit pointless.
We didn\'t see very much of the Black Moon clan this week, except for one tantalizing scene where Prince Diamond goes on about "that woman." A woman who looks an AWFUL lot like Sailor Moon. Yes, we all know that probably
Sailor Moon, but I still can\'t wait to find out how "that woman" is going to come into play in later episodes.
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Secret, Jupiter wasn\'t a bad episode by any means, but it wasn\'t the season\'s strongest episode, either. The fight scenes felt too short, while the story arc involving Makoto and Asanuma was cute but meaningless. I did enjoy the growing bond between Usagi and Chibiusa, and I\'m looking forward to learning more about Prince Diamond\'s mystery woman.
Usagi and Chibiusa grow closer, while Jupiter gets struck by lightning. RT