Right, so I know Sailor Moon Crystal has issues (let’s attribute most of these to film-level design ambitions mixed with a television budget and strangely inept animation directors)
I think the last two episodes have hit an emotional stride, writing-wise. Jupiter’s intro was downright tear-jerking, and the latest episode straight-up time warped me back to all the feels I ever felt in middle school when I read the manga for the first time.
True love and space princesses and magic arcade hideouts and real actual high-stakes battles and Usagi being a backflipping powerful badass and her man telling her who’s boss (she is!) and giving her an exciting grope/pep-talk and then standing back to watch because he loves him some Empowered Female Characters and he doesn’t need to help her win he just wants to help her believe in herself and ohmygodallmyfeelings.
DAAAAAAAAANG. I will forgive a lot of crooked faces, choppy action and weird incongruent closeups of people’s mouths for that thumpa-thumpa, man.