A cute dumb dumb, but a good mother and reliable friend when it matters.
I really want Rei to sit on my face.
The Queen of reaction images. Genki done right. The only blonde girl I would date.
She's retarded liker her child.
>not liking genki airheads
>literally watching the show right now
Usagi is the best.
Usagi's the original genki retard mahou shoujo MC, and also the best.
>you will never impregnate every single Sailer
He child is my waifu.
And that's pretty much what Usagi is too.
>mfw I liked Sailor Moon for the slice of life and comedy and never found them attractive
I really wish I did find them attractive so I could get more out of the show.
Minako is an idiot. But unlike Usagi, it's not because she's innately stupid, but rather because she doesn't give a shit. She can be remarkably quick-witted when she actually cares. That's why she's the leader of the Inners. Because protecting Usagi is one of the things she cares about enough to apply herself mentally as well as physically, rather than just the latter.
>That's why she's the leader of the Inners.
Rei is clearly the 'leader'. That is, the person who keeps Usagi in line (which Usagi is the leader in name).
Minako is like the cheerleader of the group. And that's not a bad thing. Its a whole lot better than Makoto gets.
It is established in both the anime and the manga that Minako is the leader.
Yes, Rei acts more like one in the anime than Minako most of the time, but Pluto specifically says Minako is the leader in Stars, which is the only time a leader other than Usagi is mentioned to my recollection.
Sailor Moon is a totally different beast and can't really be compared to CardCaptor Sakura. Even their use of mahou shoujo is totally different. Sailor Moon is more of a parody of Sentai. While CardCaptor Sakura is a throwback to the traditional majou shoujo of the 60s and 70s.
If I had a gun to my head, I'd say CCS is my favorite. But that has to do with its smaller episode count, the flow of the series, the bigger serialized format and etc. Pretty much every element of CCS interests me. While I love Sailor Moon for the reaction shots, character development and and slice of life. And the combat and love story aren't that interesting to me.
>It is established in both the anime
Where? The Manga maybe because she's Sailor V and came first. But I've been rewatching the anime and never saw her get declared the leader, either symbolically or out loud. Everyone always says Usagi is the leader out loud, while Rei acts like the leader (and is always last to die to give Sailor Moon that necessary pep talk).
Even the one episode where they disguise Minako as Usagi, people are mocking her.
It's in the mini-arc at the start of Stars. When the Senshi are split up by something, I forget what.
Ami goes with Haruka
Rei goes with Michiru
Minako goes with Setsuna
Makoto goes alone, but ends up with Usagi who went ahead alone
Chibi-usa goes with Hotaru
It's during the Venus and Pluto segment. The two are being overwhelmed by Nehelenia's minoins. Pluto tries to sacrafice herself, again, with the justification that Venus needs to survive to reunite with the others because Venus is the leader,
You're talking about the prologue. What is essentially a retelling of the end of SS. And I do not remember Minako ever being called the leader in that. When I rewatch it again, I'll see. But in that same arc, once again Rei is the last to die and gives Sailor Moon a pep talk about how she is the only one who can save them, she's the leader, blah blah blah.
Also, if we don't even hear that Minako is the leader until 160 episodes into the show, that's pretty weak.
>once again Rei is the last to die and gives Sailor Moon a pep talk about how she is the only one who can save them, she's the leader, blah blah blah.
That's a sign of Rei being Usagi's best friend, which she is, not Mars being the leader.
>Also, if we don't even hear that Minako is the leader until 160 episodes into the show, that's pretty weak.
I'm not saying it makes sense. Unlike the manga, it makes a lot more sense for Mars to be the leader in the anime than Minako. And if it weren't for that scene with Pluto, that's what I'd assume to be the case.
Usagi is the princess, not the leader. A comparison I've seen made is it's the difference between the President and a five star general. The only question is whether that "general" is Mars or Venus. In the manga, the answer is definitely Venus. However, in the anime it's unclear, most signs point to Mars, but the statement from Pluto, as well as some stuff from late season 1, and sporadically thereafter, presents a case for Venus.
When she's Sailor Moon, she is considered the 'leader'. It doesn't make much sense I agree. But they make a clear distinction between Sailor Moon (the sentai warrior) and when she turns into Serenity (a princess who suddenly can't fight at all and just uses the power of the silver crystal to overwhelm her enemies with love).
But, she fights at the end of Sailor Moon Stars. With a sword!
>the sword is the soul of the dead Chibi Chibi
Man Sailor Moon is fucked up.