the supers manga arc is this blatant love letter to sleeping beauty too! the snow queen arc from stars was great tho
yeah and Helios was sleeping beauty gotta love it
there were a couple elements of sleeping beauty in the Snow Queen arc too, with Usagi having the go through all them thorns to get to her sleeping prince
except instead of cutting the thorns away she just toughed it out Usagis more hardcore than the prince in sleeping beauty
seriously I was like “he got a piece of mirror stuck in his eye and turned inot a dude in distress where the fuck have I head that before” and was actually trying to figure it out
MAMORU AND KAY ARE THE SAME PERSON WOW
(making Usagi’s little Robber Girl Rei I guess aw yeah)
also i just realized that plot in the sailor moon anime where Mamoru gets a piece of mirror stuck in his eye and then is brainwashed by an evil queen for the fifteenth time so of course Usagi has to rescue him…
…is blatantly based on the snow queen…
Usagi even has to walk through snow…
i never knew because i hadn’t heard the story in forever…
there has to be fanart of the robber girl right
im going to start a robber girl fan club
So I decided to actually read the Snow Queen before I see Frozen
And the little Robber Girl I’m sorry but I adore her
"Ouch!" the old woman howled. At just that moment her own little daughter had bitten her ear. The little girl, whom she carried on her back, was a wild and reckless creature.
"You beasty brat!" her mother exclaimed, but it kept her from using that knife on Gerda.
"She shall play with me," said the little robber girl. "She must give me her muff and that pretty dress she wears, and sleep with me in my bed."
Girl knows what she wants.
They shan’t kill you unless I get angry with you. I think you must be a Princess.”
"No, I’m not," said little Gerda. And she told about all that had happened to her, and how much she cared for little Kay.
The robber girl looked at her gravely, gave a little nod of approval, and told her:
"Even if I should get angry with you, they shan’t kill you, because I’ll do it myself!" Then she dried Gerda’s eyes, and stuck her own hands into Gerda’s soft, warm muff.
that’s reassuring thanks little robber girl
"Are you going to keep that knife in bed with you?" Gerda asked, and looked at it a little frightened.
"I always sleep with my knife," the little robber girl said. "You never can tell what may happen
this girl is metal as fuck
"Oh, Kay, little Kay," Gerda sighed.
"Lie still," said the robber girl, "or I’ll stick my knife in your stomach."
"would you shut up about this boy can’t you see i’m into you haven’t I given you all the appropriate signals why doesn’t anyone understand my flirting"
Never forget when Chihaya declared Kana the club member she would most like to marry.
also never forget when she was asked who she’d give anything to call, if there was “anyone she liked, anyone she wished to see and thought about when she was alone at night” Chihaya replied “Well I don’t know Shinobu-chan’s phone number”.