Sailor Moon Crystal Act 17 – Secret

Though the full title of this weekend’s Sailor Moon Crystal is “Secret – Jupiter,” I think the secret part is more about Chibiusa.  She shared the spotlight for this episode and maybe even over-shadowed Makoto.  For such a fast-paced first arc, this one is taking a long time to unfold.  The girls just can’t figure Chibiusa out!

Mamoru knows she is not an enemy.  In this episode, she and Usagi had some nice moments amongst their competitive ones. Chibiusa sent Luna-P and her Tuxedo Mask doll to try to make Usagi feel better in the wake of losing two of her friends.  In addition, though their time in the arcade was a lot of one-upping each other, it also revealed their shared interests and personality traits.

It’s increasingly obvious, especially through the flashes of destruction we see through Chibiusa’s eyes, that she’s struggling and needs help from the senshi.  They seem to be realizing this too.

The girls conclude that Chibiusa is the key to this Black Moon mystery.  Kind of spot on, eh?

The girls conclude that Chibiusa is the key to this Black Moon mystery. Kind of spot on, eh?

We get to see some of Luna-P’s features and Chibiusa’s umbrella magic.  Asanuma (Mamoru and Makoto’s friend) sees some of Luna-P’s tricks and overhears parts of Usagi and Mamoru’s conversation including Luna speaking.  He runs into Makoto afterward.

Sailor Moon Crystal Makoto really makes me love Makoto.  I appreciate what a well-rounded person she is more– her love of homemaking especially.

This rose tea is so perfectly Makoto!

This rose tea is so perfectly Makoto!

Anyway, Asanuma finds it odd that Makoto, who is suffering from a cold (of sorts, thanks to the Black Moon), is statically charged.  He blurts out the other stuff he over heard and Makoto tells him the truth– they are destined to fight for good. He wants to protect her, and she gives him a weird forehead kiss which I’m not sure is supposed to be romantic… or like, motherly?  He promises not to repeat any of what he heard.

Then Petz attacks with droid people taking over the city while a typhoon rages outside.  I remember Petz better than any of the Spectre sisters from the original anime, but she really doesn’t make an impression here.  Jupiter hurls both a Flower Hurricane and a Sparkling Wide Pressure at her before she meets her end with Sailor Moon’s Moon Princess Halation.  Jupiter is caught in an electric bubble and captured, though.

And then there were two.

I’m dying to hear what you guys thought of this episode, and the arc in general so far!  Leave me some comments, Sailor Moon fans!

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