I am occasionally accused of knowing nothing about anime or manga, and while there’s a seed of truth to that, the truth is a bit more complicated. I have at least a basic knowledge of such things, and a deep love of certain (read: 70’s and 80’s) manga properties. When I first began working in the comics business in the 1990’s, anime & manga were ubiquitous, and I gravitated towards certain properties as the lesser of the available evils, notably the adventures of Sailor Moon. It’s been nearly a decade since the anime disappeared into Toei’s vaults, but I find myself happy to hear the announcement of the return of Serena and friends in the not-so-distant future. (I’m not as excited as Critical Hit’s own Adriana, however, as I’m almost certain I heard her squeal of delight halfway across the country. I thought it was a tornado siren.) I even suspect that my child will enjoy the way it emulates two of her favorite things: Super Sentai and Jem.
The MS-QOTD (pronounced “bee-show-oo-joe”) thinks Tuxedo Mask may be the best name ever, asking: Will you be watching the revived series of Sailor Moon?