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Sailor Moon Saturday Gone Gaga
November 16, 2013 3:06 AM   Subscribe

"Take me to your [Sailor] Venus!"
Lady Gaga – Sailor Stars
Lady Gaga – Papercraft Roleplay Venus

EvanMacIsaac's YouTube channel has all sorts of fun with Sailor Moon, and has been featured on MeFi previously.

Also previously:
- Wonder Woman faces Sailor Moon in epic vogue-off
- On the importance of Magical Girl Heroines & Weaponized Feminity
posted by fraula (21 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
I love the fact that there is doubt in my mind whether or not this was an officially-approved video.
posted by alexei at 4:05 AM on November 16, 2013


Ok, now I've watched the second link.
posted by alexei at 4:10 AM on November 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Some how this sparked a train of thought, and the internet proves I'm not the only one: MLP is a reboot of Sailor Moon.
posted by zengargoyle at 4:26 AM on November 16, 2013 [2 favorites]


I wonder if this is somehow related to Lady Gaga's recent InuYasha cosplay.
posted by Mizu at 4:27 AM on November 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


If MLP were actually a reboot of Sailor Moon, Pinky Pie would be the main character and Twilight Sparkle would be the first friend she makes, and Fluttershy wouldn't be a character. (I love this game though! Apple Jack is Jupiter, Rarity is Venus, Rainbow Dash is Mars!)
posted by Mizu at 4:36 AM on November 16, 2013 [2 favorites]


> Some how this sparked a train of thought, and the internet proves I'm not the only one

I've seen it written up elsewhere, and hell if I can find it right now, but an essay or blog post about how the American girls who watched Sailor Moon while in high school in the late 1990s are now women in the animation industry and writing their own shows. So MLP is not so much a reboot of Sailor Moon as it is the influences on full display. in Japan, Sailor Moon's trope of magical girls with social lives and cascades of baddies to fight is a couple generations old (anime trainspotters will eagerly point this out) so the show is influential but not necessarily ground breaking there, while in America, it's still a novel concept. MLP is mostly about girls developing their skills and the social circles they belong to, but there's not much in the way of villains from alternate universes to fend off, so I guess there's still room for more cartoons where that came from.

And if I could tag comments I would tag this comment "good lord I'm writing critical analyses of My Little Pony's antecedents in Sailor Moon what has my life come to."
posted by ardgedee at 4:48 AM on November 16, 2013 [14 favorites]


I see someone else heard this week's Girls in Hoodies.
posted by pxe2000 at 5:22 AM on November 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


pxe2000 if you mean me, nah! I'm a former Sailor Senshi (aka forum mod, Sailor Fraise at your service ;) ) of grep sailormoon* fame, and the second video was shared amongst our friend group. I came across the first one as a related video.

ardgedee I am loving that theory.
posted by fraula at 6:08 AM on November 16, 2013


My contribution to the Sailor Moon miscellania
posted by mmrtnt at 6:56 AM on November 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


I am a lot in love with Evan MacIsaac.
posted by xingcat at 7:08 AM on November 16, 2013 [2 favorites]


pxe2000 if you mean me, nah! I'm a former Sailor Senshi (aka forum mod, Sailor Fraise at your service ;) ) of grep sailormoon* fame, and the second video was shared amongst our friend group. I came across the first one as a related video.
Fair enough. :) I just thought it was funny that this came up the day after Molly Lambert was talking about making a similar music video for Lady Gaga's "Venus". You know what they say about great minds, right?
posted by pxe2000 at 7:32 AM on November 16, 2013


ardgedee, if you could find that essay, I'd love to read it.
posted by Rory Marinich at 9:31 AM on November 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


If MLP were actually a reboot of Sailor Moon, Pinky Pie would be the main character

Gummy's such a horrible fit for Luna though. I guess Madame le Flour will have to do in a pinch.
posted by radwolf76 at 9:32 AM on November 16, 2013


While looking for some techno/trance in 2006 I happened across the German music for Sailor Moon (done by the custom-made band Super Moonies).

A few of those songs are now guilty pleasures of mine. I've never watched the show, I just like these a lot:

Silber Millenium, Sailor Moon's Welt, and the Sailor Moon Megamix by a fan.
posted by tychotesla at 10:26 AM on November 16, 2013


I am so happy right now.
posted by topoisomerase at 10:37 AM on November 16, 2013


The Sailor Moon universe will not be complete until somebody creates a visualization for "Sailor Crab Nebula".
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:21 AM on November 16, 2013


Every single celestial object has already got a senshi OC. Including the Crab Nebula.

It's fun! Make your own!

I just made Sailor ISON, as inspired by today's Astronomy Picture Of the Day. This game has kept me occupied... good lord, numerous times over the past 15 years.
posted by Mizu at 12:15 PM on November 16, 2013


I am a lot in love with Evan MacIsaac.

I have always been a bit dubious about those huge bows, but that video makes me a believer.
posted by GenjiandProust at 12:15 PM on November 16, 2013


> if you could find that essay, I'd love to read it.

I'm starting to think I imagined it, because some searching is drawing a blank. It might have been a passing remark in some damn place or another.
posted by ardgedee at 5:42 PM on November 16, 2013


Aaaaaaaand there goes the rest of my Saturday night.
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 7:06 PM on November 16, 2013


(done by the custom-made band Super Moonies)

Man, I loved these doofuses when I was a kid. They're basically like the Harry and the Potters of Sailor Moon. Their marketing was good enough that I begged my parents for this CD as a birthday present, but there were only three songs by them on the whole CD (and two original J-pop songs that I still have in my iTunes today), and the rest were dumb "actual" "pop" "songs". 10-year-Phire was very bitter about the whole thing, and never bought a CD again*. In retrospect, that album wasn't too bad of a compilation after all.

Anyway, Super Moonies, memories, is what I'm saying.

*Technically true, but it had nothing to do with the Super Moonies' betrayal. Napster happened.
posted by Phire at 9:29 PM on November 16, 2013


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