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Whether you call her Usagi or Serena and him Mamoru or Darien, the love between 1) He dates girls who are way too young for him. the start of the series, Mamoru is a year-old college student (according to the manga) . Either put on a damn tuxedo or choose a different superhero name, asshole. So that's a 4 year age difference for the anime. Darien) then in episode 53, ' Treed' I believe it's called, Darien gets it back, then they're dating. Serena and Darien started dating about 2 weeks ago when they meet they were siblings and had a four-year age difference between them.
Usagi is often dramatic and obsessive, which frustrates the fiery and straightforward Rei. Meanwhile, Rei's brutal honesty annoys the wild Usagi. Then, of course, the girls like to compete, so they feed off one another to try to one up the other. Usagi, from very early on, makes her crush on Mamoru obvious. Rei does find him attractive and interesting, but her competitive relationship with Usagi also drives her.
Usagi wants a boyfriend, so Rei contemplates it, too-- and who would be a better boyfriend than Usagi's attractive, intelligent crush? Rei and Usagi bicker and compete all throughout the anime, but this is one of the heights of their competitiveness.
In the manga, men were Rei's least favorite thing. She had zero interest in romance. Yet early on in the anime, she was boy-crazy.
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It was quite a controversial writing decision. While doomed from the start, Rei and Mamoru lasted long enough to get a lot of hate from die-hard manga fans. For the 23 episodes they dated, many people were upset about it.
Between the coupling and changing of Rei's personality, it was a lot to handle. When she chose to break up with him for Usagi's sake, it actually quite hurt her. She kept a necklace that he gave her closeby to cherish the love they lost. However, as Rei aged and watched the love between Usagi and Mamoru bloom, she found herself happier about their situation.
She realized that the infatuation she thought she felt for Tuxedo Mask was admiration. Rei then only felt happiness for Sailor Moon's relationship and came to better terms with the end of her and Mamoru. While Mamoru never reciprocated her feelings, Beryl loved him so much that she was willing to destroy the world if she couldn't have him Queen Beryl does get her wish, though, one time when she brainwashes him into being her beloved, the Dark Prince Endymion.
The brainwashing is imperfect, though, as he still does his best to perform his evil deeds without hurting Usagi.
Though it's short-lived and one-sided, Queen Beryl's bond with Mamoru is the root of most of their problems.Age Gaps In Relationships
After all, fans knew Rei to be fiery, yes, but she was also iron-willed and pragmatic. Overall, she was more cold and aloof. A boy-loving, Usagi-fighting, hothead Rei was a bit of a difference. Writers attributed a lot of the changes to her voice actor.
Rei's voice actor Michie Tomizawa herself did not ask for Rei to change, though. Instead it was the director, Kunuhiko Ikuhara, who changed Rei because of Tomizawa. In several instances, the past relationship causes friction between Rei and Usagi. Usagi brings up the relationship as a reason not to trust Rei with Mamoru.
Though Rei did a good thing, and was only following her heart, her past relationship with Mamoru causes her more trouble than it did good. Usagi even distrusts Rei enough to sneak into her home dressed as a ninja.
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All of this is just to ensure that she's not doing anything with Mamoru, her house-guest. They are both much, much younger than him. Both Rei and Usagi are about fourteen when they meet Mamoru, while Mamoru himself is seventeen.
This means the middle school Rei dated a college-aged man. At the height of Usagi and Mamoru's relationship, they are sixteen and nineteen, which is less strange, but still quite a big age difference.
These are the only women Mamoru has shown any interest in, even though they are much younger than him. Of course, that doesn't last, and the girls are soon fighting the latest menace. Mamoru stays blocked longer so he can't become Tuxedo Mask.
Instead his instinctive desire to guard Usagi manifests as a psychic projection, the Arab-cosplaying Moonlight Knight. Same come-and-go style, same use of roses, but the new identity kept the Scouts guessing, as they had about Tuxedo Mask. To further confuse things, the Knight, being a psychic projection, sometimes wound up in the same room as Mamoru, proving they were different.
Eventually, of course, Mamoru got his memories back and switched back to evening clothes. One of the changes was how Tuxedo Mask debuts. In the anime he shows up to save Sailor Moon and that appears to be all he wants.
In the manga he also shows up to save Sailor Moon. However he states that he wanted to steal the Silver Crystal from the jewelry shop where Sailor Moon first appeared.
He only protected her on impulse. The crystal is a talisman of power with ties to the Moon Kingdom which explains Tuxedo Mask's interest, but readers don't know that yet.
Tuxedo Mask seems to be a thief with a heart of gold - or at least silver. Sailor Moon Crystalthe recent anime which hews more closely to the manga, also used the is-he-a-bad-boy approach.
Some of the changes applied to names: The American dub also changed the nicknames Mamoru throws at Usagi. In Japanese he mocks her for her hair style as "bun head," though it's sometimes translated as "bump head. Another change is in the name of Sailor Moon's team.
The English dub made them Scouts and the later subtitled versions have stuck with that term. At time of writing it hasn't been seen in America, though you can find clips online, such as the live-action transformation sequence.
The final episode, "Special Act — We're Getting Married" takes place four years after the previous episode. Usagi, Mamoru, and the Scouts are now living normal mortal lives and the wedding's in one week. Usagi-Mamoru bickering threatens to derail the marriage for good, even before Mamoru is — wait for it — kidnapped again, by a villainess who also wants to marry him. Becoming their super-identities for a final time, the Scouts defeat the enemy and Usagi and Mamoru tie the knot.
Usagi realizes her Sailor Moon years are done — it's time to start adulting. In the manga, when Usagi becomes 22, she turns into Neo-Queen Serenity. With her ascension to her full power, the silver moon crystal stops everyone on Earth from aging. The planet becomes a united kingdom with its capital in Crystal Tokyo, from which Serenity and Endymion rule over all the world.
The anime edited out the year reign.