! This post contains Sera Myu Petite Etrangere SPOILERS! Read at your own risk.
So, I watched the newest myu, Petite Etrangere and I wanna share my opinion.
It was not the worst but not the best myu imo. There were very well made scenes, for example I liked how Wiseman seduced Chibiusa to his side. (Plus, Wiseman singing!! XD) And the Pluto-Chibiusa scenes were cute. I like how their bond was shown here (especially the one thing stated later)
The cast made a better job than before. Tho Satomi is still my least fav SM actress she improved. It looks like she really gives her best and can be cute sometimes.
I like Jupiter the best among the inner cast. She really is a good Mako (and tho noone can be better for me than Kuriyama Emi was), but Takahashi is a great Jupiter, has the power, the voice and the height. I hope if there will be another myu they will keep her.
Kanon matches Rei more in this myu than she did before, she made the horrible new inner song bearable. XD
About the new Mercuy, I thought she will be too smiley, but she surprised me in a good way. You can feel she is a fan and that she LOVES to be Ami-chan. So I think she was impressive.
About Shiori Venus… I dont say she is bad, but she is not Minako-ish. As she said in the end of the myu when they were thanking and talking about themselves, she is the opposite of Minako’s leader personality as she was in this myu and no matter how much she wanted to perform good, it was awkward for me sometimes. Yes, it must be difficult to play a characteristic that is the opposite of you tho. But to say something positive about her, her speaking voice is very how to say… nice to listen to.
The new Chibiusa is cute.
The most impressive for me was Pluto. Omg… she said she is a newbie, she doesnt have any stage experience. Really?? O__o Well… then she was born to be on stage, coz she played wonderfully if you consider she has never done acting at all before.
She was soooooo cute at the end when she was crying how she loved Sailor Moon since childhood and it is a dream and a whole life pride for her that she could play Pluto. Awww. Her whole play indeed vibrated her love for SM all along.
Yamato Yuuga is a pro, thats all XD But she is not Mamoru for me. She has all the characteristic Haruka has and since when does Mamoru have brown hair?
All of the villain actresses made a really great performance, tho no matter how good this Demando was, Hikari is the best!
About the storyline (spoilers) :
Well…. I was complaining to have something new….
but NOT this.
The new Chibiusa Usagi Mamoru scene was cute, the droid senshi vs real ones were even funny (especially Mars), but the twist in the relationship between the Black Moon clan was ABSOLUTELY something which was not my cup of tea. It turned out Sapphire is the fucking badass, that Esmeraude and Rubeus are droids he created after the reals have died…
and how he killed Demando (or the droid that he made him become) was heartless and soooo not like Sapphire at all. A little OOC is ok, but Sapphire to be like this is not what I can take as good change. How he said everything is Demandos fault and making him his droid… “Well, you are the only one I didn’t want to kill but have no choice” ….thats nice of you Sapphire. -__- And then… he has the same lines Hikari had as Prince Demand when he wants to collide the two Ginzuishos….. So basically. Sapphire is the “main” villain along with Wiseman here.
There were two more things I found a lil annoying-distubing.
1. Making Chibiusa a bullied child who has no friends and stole the Silver Crystal to prove things to others, then the main reason she decides to be Black Lady is that she sees Pluto smiles at her father the way she never smiled at her and gets pissed off how she is not the only one for Pluto… Well… ^^;;;
2. The Pluto-Endymion was too much for me. It had too much emphasize in the whole story and that Pluto died in the arms of Mamoru was weird.
Plus one more thing. Mamoru’s VERY powerful attack is…weird. Now he REALLY saves the inners, he is not the kinda cutely lame rose throwing man who finally is the one being saved. This Tuxedo Mask is cool and is like the senshi, he even shouts Earth power then the inners called for their planet powers. Sailor Earth XD
Besides these and the (sorry but terrible candy song the inners performed ^^; ) the myu was okay. I still like the older myus tho. Those had some magic and the music was better. The music in this one felt like it was just one VEEEERY long song. It is not a bad idea to sing the dialogues but this was too much. There were just a few songs which were not dialoges singing (and also different genre) and had quite a weird feeling after all the dialogesongs. What is this, Disney? ^^;;;
Oh and… since when is Esmeraude an English babe who is talking and singing in English? (Also Black Lady… wtf is the English sentence in her song? XDD)
My impression about this myu is, that it must be a great experience to see live, but from screen most of the “magic” and feelings doesn’t always come off. Well, everything is better live.
But it was waaay better than La Reconquista and if there will be more myus I am thinking to go and watch it live. (I have no time to go and watch this one in Shanghai in January unfortunately.)