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the end of Jedite
on May 10, 2003
Oh my! Jedite has failed Queen Beryl too much and she's mad! And he's gonna be replaced by... Neflyte! Anyway, this is the only book I'll probably ever read from the adaptations of the popular animated series "Sailor Moon", so I might as well say why. For one thing, a lot of the stuff was added or taken from the episodes that it's sickening. Why?? It makes no sense. Though some of the dialogue was kept (<smiles>), I was disappointed that it wasn't completely faithful to the already badly translated series. I'm not condemning the "Sailor Moon" dub or this book; it's just that the originals (animé and manga) are better. But since most of us haven't heard of the original (or know of such a thing), it's better to stick with the television series.
Besides the stuff concerning the fact that this is SM material, it is a great read. You don't have to be a fan of SM to bear it, but the occasional "In the name of the Moon, I'll punish you" opening quotes can get annoying. Unless you cannot stand these ditzy, "girlish" girls (borrowed from my "I-don't-like-Sailor Moon-because-it's-too-girlish" friend), give this short read a chance. Great for maybe an eight-year-old girl (or guy who happens to like the series), or to complete an SM English dub collection.