- Oct 31, 2015
When you think about it, Sailor Moon seems to have a bit of an anti-capitalist message. Throughout the first season of the 90s anime, the Dark Kingdom seems to prey off the dark side of consumerism and uses people's greed as a trap. Like in one episode, the Dark Kingdom uses a shopping center as a plot to speed up people's time to drain their energy with. Other episodes have them going after pet shops or Nephrite targeting a company that wants to tear down a park to expand their profits. In contrast, Crystal Tokyo seems more like a perfect utopia where everyone seems to be living fairly equally comfortable lives and everything seems to be ruled by this one centralized expansive government. This is in direct contrast to the first season where it seems like people giving into their base capitalistic greed literally becomes a drain in human society. Am I reading too much into Naoko's political leanings or is she trying to say something about the free markets with Sailor Moon?