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adventuresofcomicbookgirl:

ROUTE VENUS! My first ever MANGA MUSIC VIDEO! From both the Codename: Sailor V and Sailor Moon mangas.

I mean I’ve done superhero comic vids before but…this is manga…so it’s different…even if the principals are the same…

okay so this was really hard but I absolutely adore the depth and intensity of Minako’s story in the manga so it was worth it. Also badassery. Minako/ holy sword of asskicking and enemy stabbing otp.

The song is Minako’s Sailor Moon R image song “Route Venus”, sung by her voice actor Rika Fukami and written by Naoko Takeuchi herself. It’s awesome.

I’ve added subtitles now! Some of you may want to turn them off, since with still pictures they cover up stuff plus reading two things at once etc. All you have to do is look among the options at the bottom of the video window, click the CC button and click “turn captions off”. You can turn them back on when you want to. I just love the lyrics a lot and did make an effort to match them with the pictures a little, so I wanted the experience of being able to match them to the voice to be an option.

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ROUTE VENUS! MY FIRST EVER MANGA MUSIC VIDEO! FROM BOTH THE SAILOR V AND SAILOR MOON MANGAS!!!

I mean I’ve done superhero comic vids before but…this is manga…so it’s different…even if the principals are the same…

okay so this was really hard but I absolutely adore the depth and intensity of Minako’s story in the manga so it was worth it. Also badassery. Minako/ holy sword of asskicking and enemy stabbing otp.

The song is Minako’s Sailor Moon R image song “Route Venus”, sung by her voice actor Rika Fukami and written by Naoko Takeuchi herself. It’s awesome.

I’ll add the subs later. Don’t feel like it right now. once they are added, be aware there’s an option to turn them off, since I know it can be harrowing to read two things at once.

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Route Venus

Naoko Takeuchi always writes the most badass image songs. It is her gift I guess. She created these characters so she NAILS THEIR ESSENCE.

This is Minako’s and omg it is so badass and heartbreaking

 Open that door 

In the time that’s left 
Take a deep breath 
Lift your eyes 
Stare straight ahead 
Give your last kiss 
And start running

Since Naoko wrote it, even tho it’s an anime image song, I see it as happening after the Ace ordeal. In fact, all of the songs she writes read very much like the manga version of the characters. See the one for Usagi I posted, where she talks about being the last one standing and fighting somewhere far off. That’s true for the anime too, but it reads more manga-y to me. Ugh wish I had the skill to make a  manga amv but.

Truth is 
A wind 
The dark is being torn away 
Your heart is stopping 
The roads are splitting 
Destiny’s Star has decided 
Your choice is 
The white ROUTE 

See the thing I love about Minako’s decision to prize her duty/love for her friends above all is it’s her choice, and I really think she eventually sees it as a positive thing as it’s framed here. It’s the truth, it’s the wind, the dark is being torn away and she’s taking the route only she can take. ALSO THIS IS SO EPIC AND DRAMATIC MY GOD.

We soar to the future 
Don’t be misled

I mean the way it’s phrased is so empowering. She’s creating her future, she’s soaring and she’s part of a community. The “don’t me misled” is where it really reads like the thing with Ace to me, where she was almost manipulated down a path that wasn’t right for her. “No! You are not the one I’m supposed to protect!” 

*The sea spreads out 
The wind shakes you 
It’s a little cold but still 
Start running

Ugh, this is so haunting, but still so beautiful and hopeful? She knows it’s going to be hard and cold, it comes with pain like any choice does, but she has to go for it. She’s going run towards her fate.

Your duty 
Don’t forget 
Who you love most 

And that captures the essence of Minako’s decision to be a Senshi to me. The reason she feels this obligation is because Usagi and her other friends are truly number one in her heart. She loves them the most, that’s just how it is, and that’s why she made the choice even though it’s hard. This is how she will be happiest, personally.

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Sailor Venus: Crescent Beam

(sorry, though the attack was as epic at the others there weren’t many good freezes to be had of it)

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rosawund:

[Image: Black and white panel of Sailor Venus looking down with a pained/frustrated, hair falling over her face, eyes not visible.
“… Now you’ve gone and pissed me off.”]

rosawund:

[Image: Black and white panel of Sailor Venus looking down with a pained/frustrated, hair falling over her face, eyes not visible.

“… Now you’ve gone and pissed me off.”]

(Source: xmeimi, via badnewsmouse)

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going thru R movie trying to collect screendcaps for macros
man wouldja look at this bamf

going thru R movie trying to collect screendcaps for macros

man wouldja look at this bamf

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adventuresofcomicbookgirl:

Possibly one of my favorite Minako moments. Look at that kick. That kick is amazing. And she did it untransformed. And then flipped her hair afterward like “that was so annoying”.

Had to gif it.

Also, when tossed in the air by a plant powered zombie, Mina’s first concern is smashing his face in for almost flipping her skirt.

heres dat gif

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Minako: I don’t have a grudge against you, but I can’t tolerate you criticizing Usagi!

Mina’s like “I like you and stuff, but you say one word against my friend and I will pound your face into mulch regardless. That’s just how it goes.” I love her.

Minako: I don’t have a grudge against you, but I can’t tolerate you criticizing Usagi!

Mina’s like “I like you and stuff, but you say one word against my friend and I will pound your face into mulch regardless. That’s just how it goes.” I love her.

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[Venus (while annihilating monsters with her love-me-chain): GIVE US A BREAK! SHEESH!]
Ilu Minako. “GODDAMIT MONSTERS YOU’RE SO INCONSIDERATE!”

[Venus (while annihilating monsters with her love-me-chain): GIVE US A BREAK! SHEESH!]

Ilu Minako. “GODDAMIT MONSTERS YOU’RE SO INCONSIDERATE!”