Last year’s Sailor Moon art?

My 2018 tour of Japan had an elaborate dinner set up with people from Toei… and an open bar. I had shared a post about that previously, but here is the collage I made of that event… just for fun!

Toei Supper

Now what this post is going to be about, is sharing the videos of Ikuko Itoh and Hisashi Kagawa drawing Chibi-Usa and Sailor Jupiter respectively.

I decided to go ahead and share these videos despite my reservations not to… because I have once again abandoned an attempt to make a video from my 2018 trip. *sigh* Anyways, I hope you enjoy?

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anime austin conventionI recently went to Anime Austin 2019, and well… I’m done. The first convention I ever went to was Oni-Con in 2004. for years, I was haunted by the fact that I lost the convention badge from my first convention. Now, I find that laughable, considering the last few I haven’t even cared to preserve.

While I will have a further retrospective on the last… fifteen? I seriously spent more time going to conventions than I did from Elementary to High School?! *sigh*

Anyways, so here are a bunch of random photos that I took, or had taken for me with my camera… and yeah… A lot of fun stuff there.

I hope everyone is having a happy great Throwback Thursday!

Netflix’s She-Ra review

she-ra-reboot750x422I have finished  Netflix’s She-Ra, and… it’s just not quite there? It borrows so much from Sailor Moon and Tenchi Muyo while not being as smart or visually impressive as either, meanwhile it might actually fail at being She-Ra.

I’ve never really watched the original, outside of bits and pieces here and there. I had hoped that since this show has a ‘diverse’ cast that does not have to conform to a toy line like the original, that there would be people of different ages, such as in Steven Universe where you have the kids helping their elders and you had some maybe college students thrown in a story helping each other… instead most of the characters are all of a similar age, except the ice princess who is kind of offensively themed after an Eskimo?

Mermista_Sea_Hawk_Perfuma_EntraptaPeople keep claiming that this is a show that really pushes an agenda, but does it even succeed at pushing it? If anything, this show could be accused of queer-baiting certain characters in a vain attempt to make ‘tumblr’ ship characters together, such as Bow and Seahawk or Glimmer and Adora or Adora and Catra. Unless Dreamworks, Netflix, and Mattel lets them succeed in their agenda, I think fans in the LGBTQ community will turn against She-ra.

sailor_moon_crystal_act_28_sailor_uranus_kisses_sailor_moonJapan’s Sailor Moon had gay characters, teased the main characters with other women such as Sailor Uranus pursuing Sailor Moon, or Sailor Star Fighter pursuing Sailor Moon, or even the male characters Fiore with Tuxedo Mask.  the difference between the obvious inspiration of Sailor Moon is that Sailor Moon got to really show these kind of things, despite the fact that Sailor Moon was a curvy mostly heterosexual character… in other words, 1992’s Sailor Moon is more feminine and a lot gayer than She-Ra, so as far as pushing the agenda… She-Ra has utterly failed.

The main problem with She-Ra is the fact that the show is not bad or great, it’s just good to okay. Why would you bring back a property only to make it okay? Voice acting is okay, not great. The art is not great, often not detailed with any shadows or shading… and that’s partially because of the quality in animation today. The show just does not have polish, and it just comes off as kind of amateurish.

Steven-Universe-Premiere-postI spoke about Tenchi and Sailor Moon, which are better animated. Steven Universe is more creative than She-Ra and succeeds in pushing their mature agenda to kids.

If there was a ‘line-up’ like there was on Saturday Mornings or after school for She-Ra, it would be less of a problem… but Netflix is trying to bring people onto an entire platform, potentially just to watch this show that is not as good or even as progressive as say… Netflix Dreamworks Voltron which has the LBGTQ character of Pidge and the amazing Princess of Color Alura…

Like I said… this show is okay. It’s not Ghostbusters 2016, even though it has the same problem of portraying most of the male characters terribly. Bow sucks to the point where he should just not be on the show, Sea Hawk is annoying parody of Han Solo, but Swift Wind is kind of awesome but others might find him too agenda driven. At least this show looks better than upcoming Thundercats Roar?

she-ra-970This show, to me, get’s the grade of a  high C. That is a passing grade, which considering that there are many new shows and movies that utterly fail… is something? On a bell curve, if a teacher is being generous, She-Ra could be considered a very low B grade… and that is as generous as I’m willing to be.

So maybe now I should re-watch the original She-Ra, and compare the two?

Um, Actually?

I would have done amazing in this episode of “Um, Actually.” Sailor Moon, Buffy, The Last Unicorn? I would have CRUSHED IT! Now Star Craft, Harry Potter, Mad Max, etc… less so, but I’d have put the entire system on trial!

KAMEHAMEHA isn’t a magical phrase!! It’s Martial Arts, and not even a phrase! It’s a proper noun! Umm, Actually there were more people in King Haggard’s castle that had a brief cameo in the comic, and a much larger part in the book!

Louisianime 2018

DSCN0380Louisianime 2018! AHhh Baton Rouge LA! My home away from home! The land of uh… Louisiana! And a Raising Canes that is within walking distance! I… okay… so I’m missing a chunk of useful information about the city of Baton Rouge, but you know what? Louisianime is the only convention that I’ve been to 9 years in a row… OUT OF 10! I was there when it was being dreamed up by a couple of my friends, and then bought by two of my besties and than the dark times came… but they got better than worse and finally AMAZING.

Now that I’ve sold you on Louisianime, here are some links to my photos from the convention:

Cosplay: https://www.flickr.com/photos/netsenshi/albums/72157666903481727
Misc: https://www.flickr.com/photos/netsenshi/albums/72157695058337991

ARE YOU NOT [yet] ENTERTAINED?!

Okay… so here are some videos then?

I hope everyone enjoys them?

NetSenshi is still jail bait

The name for this blog started out as a terrible web comic for a terrible website about Sailor Moon. Well, that was all done for Easter April Fool’s Day. Now, 17 year’s later… and well… *sigh*
Netsenshi_sprite_comic1_by_NetSenshi

Web comics, Animated Music Videos, panels at anime conventions, youtube channel, this blog, I’ve done a lot of things with this name. Great thing about Sailor Moon? I keep getting older, but the senshi stay the same age. All right all right all right!

So… how about some random images from the blog to celebrate?

Everything above was either drawn, photographed, or at least edited by me at one point in the last 17 years.

Happy Easter Everyone. Expect a mer-monday post tomorrow.