Sailor Moon R the Movie: The Promise of the Rose
In the past, Mamoru (Darien) gives his friend Fiore a single rose. Fiore is very happy and tells Mamoru that when they next meet he will have many flowers. As the story progresses, Fiore thinks of Usagi (Serena) and her friends as having stolen Mamoru away from him. Eventually Fiore decides to get rid of the Sailor Scouts through a flower filled with evil energy and a meteorite. Will the Sailor Scouts be able to conquer both and defeat Fiore?
Having been a big Sailor Moon fan when it originally appeared in America, I figure it's only right for someone who has viewed the series to review the movies. That said, here we go.
The entire plot of the movie is like the episodes though a little more complex since it's dealing with Mamoru and not one of the Scouts as is usually seen in the series. You have your typical Rei, feeling the evil vibes, and, of course, Usagi as her good ol' self. But what's different about the movie that we haven't seen before?
I thought the animation in the movie to be of much better quality than the series. It's only natural for a movie to have that. The music was addicting, as any SM fan would find it. Many websites have the music in MIDI format but the soundtrack is much better.
Overall the movie is pretty good. It's a must-see for any fan of Sailor Moon.
— Bri Lockett
Recommended Audience: Anyone should be able to watch this show. However a few of the fight scenes and some scenes near the ending may scare small children if they don't understand what's happening.
Version(s) Viewed: R1 DVD, Japanese with English subtitles
Review Status: Full (1/1)
Sailor Moon R the Movie: The Promise of the Rose © 1993 Takeuchi Naoko / Kodansha / Toei Animation
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