I accept Usagi/Mamoru but Mamoru seems older personality wise (like she’s 14/15 and he seems like he’s 18-19) and I can’t help wondering why would he be interested in her? C’mon, he was pretty much a 10 in everything, and I’m supposed to believe he falls for this average klutz? But I guess it’s the typical wish fulfilling fantasy for females. Same like Twilight.
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I could defend Usagi here, but I’m not going to, because with all the male wish fulfilment fantasies out there (some of them completely indefensible, but accepted nonetheless; see every “harem” anime in existence), I think that a few female wish fulfillment fantasies, even a few unexplainable ones, should be perfectly fine.
seriously. How many fucking pairings are there where the where the nerdy ugly guy ends up with the impossibly hot perfect girl because she sees his ~true self~
There’s even one IN THE 90s SAILOR MOON ANIME!!!! That’s what Naru x Umino basically was!!!!
How many do you see of a clumsy, average girl ending up with a guy who is super hot, super smart and super rich in fiction?
seriously, not a lot. That’s why stuff like Twilight even became popular! Because it’s rare! And Sailor Moon doesn’t have the constant misogynist underpinnings that Twilight does, so it’s a total win!
If Peter Parker can get 12 impossibly hot girls to notice his ~true self~ i think Usagi can have O N E guy
and also hot girls notice hers.
This ~typical wish fufillment fantasy for females~ is actually super valuable in counteracting the endless and often far more problematic schlock women have to slog in male-centered fiction every day.
Oh and Mamoru is also a loser just as much as Usagi is, just like…in different departments (socially, self-esteem wise etc) and she is also an amazing loving person and fab superhero so there’s that?