I have often wondered what is the *true* age group for Sailor Moon
these days? Not just the show, but in the manga and the musicals and
whatnot. It was originally intended for little kids. I asked a fellow
co-worker (who is Japanese) what the age group for Sailor Moon was in Japan.
She replied "Five...maybe ten." That made me blush a little...I'm now
19 years old...
Here is a point though. A ten year old first watches Sailor Moon...in
Japan. The first season when it comes out. Five years later....are they
still watching it? Or did they discard it after they reached a certain
age? They wanted to know what happens. They make it for their age. They
can make time for it, make excuses. I think that's what alot of fans
do. They see different objects in the series. When you are younger, you
probably don't give beans about Usagi and Mamoru's relationship. You
want to see the bad guys beaten. When you get older, and the senshi get
older with you, you get more into the story. More is shown...more details
on their relationship. I think it was created (the anime) that way for
the watchers that grew older. Like ourselves even.
After the series is done, and we are *still* intrested? The
fanfics...the fansites, pictures. We want to share our love of the series for
those who are just coming into it. We make the stories..continue on a
well-beloved series. We make it for our age yet again. We are always
expanding it. I own a website myself dedicated to Sailor Moon. So I feel
ashamed of myself? No. I think that a great series like this should be
spread, and should keep on going. There will always be someone to watch it,
and they will continue the trend.
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