YOWZA, YOWZA, YOWZA!! as Richie Cunningham says. Rekka Dragon here. And this is my first Sailor Moon themed blog under my new username. But, before we get started, I got some good news and some bad news. The good news is today is Sailor Moon's birthday (June 30th). I know it sounds silly to celebrate a birthday for a fictional character but it's good to celebrate the birthday of the very character who went through a lot for the past several years. Speaking of which, which leads to the bad news. We were hoping for a new Sailor Moon anime this summer, but it ended up delayed and we have to wait until next year during wintertime. That's just great and we were looking forward for Sailor Moon's return to the states. Toei, I am watching you. Whatever trick you are pulling, it will not work. You can't keep her grounded in Japan forever. We were looking forward for this and you are not going to take it away from us, just like you did before. NOT...COOL!!! Anyway, this new Sailor Moon blog will be about the one thing that is more awesome than one universe alone. I am, of course, referring to the world of crossovers. For many years, animation and video games had their share of crossovers, from those of He-Man and She-Ra, to those of the Capcom Vs. universe like those of Marvel vs. Capcom. Sailor Moon, is always in the crosshairs for crossovers, whether it's through fan art to doing fan fiction. I am one of many people who often put Sailor Moon in a crossover story with other characters from animation, whether its from American cartoons or from another Japanese anime. So, in honor of Sailor Moon's birthday and everything in between, I give you my Sailor Moon crossover ideas. Let us begin.
Crossover Idea 1: Yu Yu Hakusho
This idea is basic and I will tell you why. What does Sailor Moon and Yu Yu Hakusho have in common? Naoko Takeuchi is married to Yoshihiro Togashi, who created Yu Yu Hakusho, he also created Hunter X Hunter. This is a legit reason to do a crossover since both Naoko-chan and Togashi-san are both married. Before I talk about the story of the crossover, here is a recap on the story of Yu Yu Hakusho;
Yu Yu Hakusho tells to story of Yusuke Urameshi, a young boy who was very troubled, often gets into fights and gets in trouble for it. But, his life changed forever when he saved a young boy from getting hit by a car and he gets killed for it. Later in the afterlife, Yusuke meets a spirit guide named Botan, who provided Yusuke a chance to come back to the real world cause he wasn't ready to die yet. Initially, Yusuke didn't want to come back because he felt that we wasn't loved by everybody, even his own mother, who was an alcoholic. But when went his wake and saw everybody mourning for him, he had a change of heart. Yusuke agreed to return to the real world, but he was provided that he will be a Spirit Detective, fighting against other unworldly monsters and ghosts that invaded the real world. And that's the story in a nutshell. Now, here is the crossover idea for this basic one.
The entire planet is starting to be haunted to by spirits of those who tried to destroy the Earth. Those spirits are those who are Sailor Moon's past enemies from the Dark Kingdom to the Black Moon Clan and the Death Busters. It is obvious that the gateway between the afterlife and earth have been breached and broke by a dark, powerful evil force. Sailor Moon tried to fight off the spirits but her fear of ghosts makes her weak and helpless. Luckily, Yusuke and his friends came to her aid. Yusuke has heard of the breach between the Earth and the afterlife. With Yusuke's help, Sailor Moon and the Sailor Senshi pledge to help Yusuke to stop the evil spirits and restore balance to both respective worlds before it will tear the planet apart.
Crossover Idea 2: Dragon Ball Z
Yep, you knew it was coming. Two of the most popular anime shows. Two anime icons, together in this one. Anyway, here is a brief synopsis;
Although the sequel to the original Dragon Ball, this follow up became one of the best action anime shows ever made. Unlike the original, although still funny to a point, it is known for being a bit dark and serious. Now an adult, and after the defeat of King Piccolo and his offspring, Goku, now happily married and has a son named Gohan. The Earth was having relative peace until the arrival of the Saiyan named Raditz and this is where the story picks up from there. Through out the series, Goku had to fight a lot of tough enemies from Vegeta, to Frieza, Cell and Majin Buu, even reaching his peak as a Super Saiyan. Also, Piccolo went from bad to good and of course, the appearance of Vegeta and Bulma's son, Trunks. Now, the crossover story idea;
Technically, this one is a bit different, more like a fantasy type crossover. Although the pretty suited soldier of love and justice, Sailor Moon questions her fighting spirit. Everytime she fights, she backs down like a coward. One day, while watching the Dragon Ball Z marathon, she fell asleep. When she woke up, she ended up in the world of Dragon Ball Z, right in the middle of the Android saga. When the androids attack moonface, out came Goku and his friends, by means of a Kamehameha. After one fierce battle, Goku helps out Sailor Moon, by helping her gain her fighting spirit back. Like I said, this is just a fantasy type crossover. Sailor Moon meets Goku in a dream. That is all for now.
Crossover Idea 3 : Yoroiden Samurai Troopers (Ronin Warriors)
This is a crossover in the making. Whether its from fan art or through fan fiction, this is one crossover everyone likes to talk about. Both Sailor Moon and Ronin Warriors were two animes based on the popular Super Sentai shows, which were the basis for Power Rangers. According to YouTube user Venka21 on her review on this awesome anime, Ronin Warriors was either "a rip-off of Saint Seiya or an all male version of Sailor Moon." To some, that would be an insult. But to me, I take that as an complement. Well, why not. Let's look up what we know about both shows;
5 Inner Senshi
5 Ronin Warriors (Samurai Troopers)
4 Outer Senshi
4 Dark Warlords (Four Masho)
and 2 dark evil forces from other worlds.
Then, there are the comparisons to the characters. Everyone had their comparisons, but here are my takes on this. Let's start with the basic comparisons;
Sailor Mercury/Suiko no Shin (Cye of the Torrent): Both clad in blue, very good swimmers, both trustworthy and both share the power of water.
Sailor Jupiter/Kourin no Seiji (Sage of the Halo): Both clad in green, both know self-defense, and both share the power of thunder. Did I forget to mention that Sage looks a bit like Lita's old boyfriend? Anyway, moving on.
Sailor Venus/Kongou no Shu (Kento of Hardrock): Both clad in orange, act silly sometimes, have a strong sense of justice and their attacks are light and metal based (Venus Love Me Chain (Venus Love Chain Encircle)/Gen Tessai (Iron Rock Crusher).
Sailor Saturn/Oni Masho Shuten Doji (Ogre Warlord Anubis): Both started evil, sought redemption and both represent the season of spring, the season of rebirth.
Now, here are my other comparisons, but of a different sort;
Sailor Mars/Tenku no Touma (Rowen of the Strata): Although their powers differ, they have one thing in common. They represent the Yin/Yang concept. Rowen represents Yin, the light part, which makes him calm in battle and/or in arguments. Raye represents Yang, not evil but misguided. Although calm most of the time, Raye often loses her temper, especially getting into arguments with Serena. So the way I see it, Rowen is the Yin to Raye's proverbial Yang. Yin and Yang, Light and Dark, Good and Evil (though Raye is not evil despite her temper). And the one other thing they have in commom is their bow and arrow themed weapons (Raye's Mars Flame Sniper and Rowen's Shinku Ha (Arrow Shockwave).
And of course;
Sailor Moon/Rekka no Ryo (Ryo of the Wildfire): Just like Rowen and Raye, Ryo and Serena's powers differ, but they have more in common than you thought. Both are leaders of their respective groups and both have the power to become their ultimate forms (Kikoutei (Inferno) and Super and/or Eternal Sailor Moon). Also, initially, I wanted them to be a couple after Serena breaks up with Darien (Tuxedo Mask). Then, down the road, I realize that both Serena and Darien were meant to be together. I now think of Ryo as the big brother to Serena, almost like the Fonz standing up for his friends, AAAAY! One more thing, when I think of Ryo, Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask together, I think of VR Troopers. Here's what I mean. I think of Ryo as Ryan Steele, Serena as Katelyn Star and Darien as J.B. Reese. However, though I think of Ryo as Ryan, his surekill, So En Zan (Flare Up Now) almost resembles J.B.'s Laser Lance attack. Pretty Cool, huh? Now, the backstory of the anime itself;
A 1,000 years ago (sounds familiar), a demon emperor named Arago (Talpa) threatened to destroy the human world until a monk named Kaos (The Ancient) defeated him. Though he can't destroy Arago's armor, he split them up into 9 separate links, each based on the elements and seasons and its linked with their respective virtues. When Arago's spirit returned, he grabbed the four seasonal armors and give them to four troubled souls, which in turn, became his Masho (Dark Warlords). Luckily for Kaos, he saved the other armors and ended up with 5 pure hearted warriors, which became the Samurai Troopers (Ronin Warriors). 1,000 years later, Arago came to the mortal world and launch an attack on Tokyo. It is up to the Samurai Troopers to stop the demon emperor and his armies of darkness to save all humanity. When the anime came to the states, to avoid lawsuits by both Saban and DIC (now called Cookie Jar) with both VR Troopers and Superhuman Samurai Syber Squad, they renamed it Ronin Warriors. Despite the name of the title and some of their characters' name, the English dub stayed true to the original Japanese version. Enough talk, let's get to my ideas.
I got so many ideas, including making Jadeite (Jedite) Arago's (Talpa's) apprentice and both Sailor Senshi and Ronin Warriors and Dark Warlords unite fighting King Glames from Valis III. But here is one idea that was in the back of my mind. Remember the episodes from Batman: The Animated Series, "Perchance to Dream" and "Over the Edge"? This story is based on those episodes but of a different sort.
A deranged mad scientist created a machine that emulate dreams from the mind of its subject. Unfortunately, his prototype cause his test subject to be in a catatonic state. When the police got a hold of this, they arrested the scientist and shut down his operation. Many years later, the scientist escapes and resume his experiments, which he has perfected, insuring that all humanity will be asleep forever. He became aware of the Sailor Senshi, the Ronin Warriors and the Dark Warlords and decided to test his new machines on them. By sending his robot minions to abduct them, the mad doctor placed them into every single dream machine, with a Ronin Warriors/Dark Warlord, sitting side by side with a Sailor Senshi.
Crossover Idea 4: Maleficent's Death Curse/Saving the Mind of Jodi Benson!
This crossover is very special. Although it is loosely based on Turtles Forever, but this is totally different. Here is the synopsis;
After winning tickets to go to the San Diego Symphony, Rini invited Sailor Moon and the Inner Senshi go along wih her. Why the San Diego Symphony, you ask? Because Jodi Benson was going to be there and Rini likes watching The Little Mermaid. However, their fun time there was interrupted by the appearance of the evil witch queen from Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent. Maleficent placed a death curse on Jodi, causing her to be a deep sleep, never to be awake. It is up to the Sailor Senshi to save Jodi's mind and stop Maleficent, but not alone. In their adventures, the senshi team up with other characters like Tula from Pirates of Dark Water, P.J. Sparkles, Helen of Troy from Hercules, Barbie from Toy Story 2 & 3 and Aquagirl from Batman Beyond, to stop Maleficent from destroying the life spark of Jodi Benson herself, the witch queen's true target, Ariel the Little Mermaid.
There, that's a lot of ideas. There will be more ideas in the future but I need a lot of help for this. Until then, Stay Gold and Godspeed for now.
(Sailor Moon English Theme Instrumental plays)