Pretty Guardian Plot Deviations: Love Actually Evolves into Big Trouble in Little China

February 20, 2017

Love and Justice is bringing you more Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon goodness to fill your lives with this week, as we discuss episodes 13 & 14 - the first couple epsidoes in which Kunzite appears!! He starts as an unassuming, amnesic man in a sweater, who is supposed to look sweet but kinda looks like a serial killer, then evolves into a sexy bad guy with a kick ass sword.  We delve deep into reincarnation theory, one of our favorite Sailor Moon related topics, applaud the evolution of Usagi and Mamoru's relationship, and are alarmed by the fact that Luna, a stuffed cat, seems to be frequenting local high school band performanes...


House Party: Snow White with the Red Hair Season 2

February 13, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day, Moonies! You've been hoping and waiting and now we can finally present you with our thoughts and feelings about Snow White with the Red Hair season 2! Hooray! In this episode we discuss the second season and conclusion of this beloved series. We explore our Obi feels (or in the case of Sam, non-Obi feels). Lola and Kelby continue to ship everyone with everyone and all the character continue to be good at their jobs. Way to go, everybody! Grab that discount Valentine's Day candy and enjoy <3


More for your Manga: Exam Battle Chapter 3 - Rei and Minako’s Girl School Battle

February 7, 2017

Keepin' it classic this week witih a good old fashioned manga side story that, aside from a really sexy Rei/Minako Naoko Takeuchi splash page/cover illustration, isn't worth writing home about.  It had the potential to be a sexier of version The Ring, but instead of focussing on what could have been a scary, seductive ghost (who was trapped in a well, again, The Ring but sexy), it gets bogged down by fart jokes and unecessary bickering.  Minako is her most vacuous , Rei her most callous - the whole thing feels very disjointed and out of character.  But again, that cover art you guys!! It's so drool-worthy.


Musical Moondays: Yume Senshi- Ai-Eien Ni…or, David Bowie Tiger’s Eye

January 31, 2017

Our mini Myu marathon concludes with "Sailor Moon SuperS - Yume Senshi - Ai - Eien Ni..." which was delightfully entertaining after the previous two installments!  We're not sure if it's just because the couple were so terrible or "Amour Eternal" was out least favorite of the post 20th Anniversary Myus, but we legitmately enjoyed this show.  More than enjoyed, straight up liked - even loved, in Emma's case.  The wigs are still tragic, the Senshi's civilian clothes are ridiculous, and Pegasus is a potentially seisure-indicuing light show, but other than that, this show is great! We're as shocked as you are.


Musical Moondays: Ai no Senshi e no Michi, or We got a Flying Harness and Dammit We’re Using it!

January 24, 2017

Musical Moonday strikes again with Sera Myu Sailor Moon S - Ai no Senshi e no Michi! While agruably not the worst of the Myus we've reviewed thus far, it's certainly the least compelling due to fact that the villains had unclear motivations and basically didn't do anything.  Except fly.  Oh boy did Kaorinite every fly.  And Chibiusa. And Sailor Moon.  And Sailors Jupiter and Venus.  And Tuxedo Mask on multiple occasions.  Also, since the musical loosely followed the plot of the Death Busters arc, they did introduce the idea of the Holy Grail at the top of the show, then literally never mentioned it again.  Which basically perfectly summarizes how invested this show was in its own plot (AKA not at all).


Musical Moondays: Tanjou! Ankoku no Princess Black Lady, or Conan: A Sword and Sorcery Spectacular

January 17, 2017

It's anohter Musical Moonday coming your way! This time all about the first Sera Myu that (sort of) covered the Black Moon Clan/Sailor Moon R story arc, Tanjou! Ankoku no Princess Black Lady. It suffers, albeit less so, from the same problem as the Dracula musicals: too many characters on stage, horrible lighting, Party City wings on Eternal Sailor Moon. And of course the dreaded additional characters and subplots created specifically for the show that no one wanted or cares about.  But hey, Demande and Saphir are played by beautiful ladies and not male pseudo-gymnasts in dad jeans, so that's a plus!


Best of Filler: Episodes 58 & 59 a.k.a. Game of Thrones Siblings

January 10, 2017

In honor of the upcoming theatrical re-release of the Sailor Moon R film, we're discussing the aliens upon whom the villain-but-also-Mamoru's-boyfriend was based – Ail and An!  Specifically their antics in episodes 58 & 59 of the 90s anime, which was the conclusion of their story, and basically encapsulated the entirety of any semblance of meaningful plot in this classic filler arc.  While we start off actually quite enoying these episodes, espcially in regards to Ail's respectful romantic feelings towards Usagi, we don't love the conclusion and ultimately dream up a couple of what feel are superior, but decidedly darker endings.


Sailor Drag Race, A Fancasting Bonanza

January 2, 2017

Welcome to the first episode of 2017! We are ready to show this new year who's boss! Today we are fancasting everyone's favorite sailor guardians as the queens of Logo's RuPaul's Drag Race. (Available on Hulu and AmazonPrime, woohoo!) We are joined by special guest and drag queen enthusiast, Robert Edward, as well as frequent collaborator, Sam McClellan. Full disclaimer: Lola has never seen an episode of Drag Race but makes a valiant effort pulling from the cast of Too Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything Julie Newmore. We also discuss the impact of drag queens and Sailor Moon on expressions of femininity and try to fit in as many DPM's (that's "Draculas per minute") as we can. 

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2016 Christmas Special! Sailor Moon Super S: Christmas for You & More!

December 20, 2016

Happy Holidays from all of us at Love and Justice!  We're discussing the first of two (albeit, almost identical) Sailor Moon Christmas albums, Sailor Moon Super S: Christmas for You.  We have no idea why it exists.  It's literally just the seiyuu of the Inner Senshi, collectively called "Peach Hips" singing very unoriginal covers of Christmas songs your grandma knows. But they're all pretty good singers. We also talk about other Sailor Moon related topics and generally express our thanks to you, our wonderful listeners, for making what has been objectively a pretty tough year, really rather wonderful.


Pretty Guardian Plot Deviations: Kirari Super Live

December 13, 2016

You know that we here at Love and Justice love our Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon.  This week we're covering the live performance entitled "Kirari Super Live" (roughly, Glittering/Sparkling Super Live) which was rehearsed and performed literally in the midst of taping the 2003-2004 series.  We enjoy this WAY more than we've any right to.  There's virtually no plot.  The Sailor Senshi lip sync all of their songs.  We're not even sure the Shitennou actually want to be there (okay, Zoisite almost definitely doesn't want to be there).  But legitimately?  If you're a fan of PGSM, we recommend watching this.  If only to witness Jadeite and Nephrite's ad-libbed interaction with the very, very young audience.