Zodiac Starforce Is an Interesting—If Slow—Deconstruction of the Magical Girl Genre

After Sailor Moon Crystal failed to reignite the magical girl genre this year, the idea of a western deconstruction of it in a comic like Zodiac Starforce, which began this week, is enough of a hook to pull you in. And although the comic sets up an interesting new world, its not without a few faults. »8/28/15 4:37pm8/28/15 4:37pm

On Sailor Moon Crystal Near Death Experiences Will Get You What You Want

Everyone wants something on Sailor Moon Crystal. The Black Moon want power. Usagi wants to go home with her friends. Tuxedo Mask wants to protect Chibi Usa. I want to move on from the endless exposition and get to the action. But as hard as Sailor Moon Crystal tries this week, not everyone gets what they wanted. »5/16/15 11:03am5/16/15 11:03am

On Sailor Moon Crystal, Friendship Basically Is Magic

Sailor Moon Crystal is back after a terrible relapse into old habits. However, this week there’s a welcome break from infodumping nonsense, which leads to an interesting mediation on one of Sailor Moon’s core beliefs: the power of friendship, and how without it people can stumble into their darkest moments. »5/02/15 12:20pm5/02/15 12:20pm

Sailor Moon Crystal Has Relapsed Into The Same Old Awfulness

Charles Baudelaire once said that the finest trick of the Devil is to persuade you that he does not exist. Sailor Moon Crystal is in essence, very similar to the Devil in this regard — except that its greatest trick is to persuade you that it could be better than it had been. But it couldn’t even keep that trick up. »4/18/15 12:30pm4/18/15 12:30pm

On Sailor Moon Crystal, Sailor Jupiter Is The Worst Flirter Ever

This week's Sailor Moon Crystal was a little all over the place. Instead of focusing on a single story like the excellent character piece for Sailor Mercury, it tried to be two things at once, never quite hitting highs in either. But it did tell us this: Sailor Jupiter seriously needs to step up her flirt game. »3/07/15 11:00am3/07/15 11:00am

Not Content With Branded Real Food, Sailor Moon Gets Branded Fake Food

The 20th anniversary of the Sailor Moon Manga's release, as well as the launch of Sailor Moon Crystal, has seen kind of an explosion in Sailor Moon marketing mania recently. We've had tortilla chips, we've had animé contacts, and now the Sailor Senshi are getting into... the tiny, replica food market? Huh. »3/04/15 7:40pm3/04/15 7:40pm