And I thought that image Serecindra had was a morph of some kind!
Nice twist to the Dark Kingdom capturing the good guys! Instead of Mamoru as in the manga and anime, they got Ami! I haven't even seen Act 21 and I want to see 22 now! [/fanboy]
YAAAAY~ *clap clap, dance dance* Dark Mercury! xD I so am lovin the thing with the eyes. so dark. x3 I guess this is how the princess will come to be. Yes indeed. I can see it now! hehe. That should be an interesting episode.
If you go to the forums on Serecindra's page it says this
The pic on the main page is from a magazine so it is an actual henshin...whether it appears in this next act is not certain...but what is certain is that Ami looks like she is headed for the darkside of the moon. Can't wait to see what happens ^^
Now, I don't know much Japanese, but in the little bubble things where Luna posts messages, in the second one does it say something about Dark Mercury being called "Darkury" or something? Or am I just reading it wrong?
Wow...she looks so cool. I had a feeling her sword will come back. I wonder if it has a name? Mercury with a sword...I guess weak book-nerd anime Mercury is no more, thank god. Its nice to see she can do some damage. I love her new costume. I bet Kunzite picked her to be evil cause he was impressed with her in Act 14 when she blocked his sword. None of the other senshi did that. I hope the girls pay more attention to her when she's good again. Act 20 was so sad the way they were ignoring her. Espically Rei.
Hmm...I think this is a rather strange twist to have Dark Mercury so early in the series. Though she does look kewl and everything, but I'm really concerned that this series is straying away from the Moon Princess plotline now...probably just me, though.
I just hope they settle the Moon Princess storyline soon.
It looks like in the Act 22 preview, the other senshi have just found the gloves Ami made. So what happened in Act 21 then?
It seems that pic on Serecindra's site is real. But just cuz we see her with a harp doesn't mean it won't go passed Dark Kingdom necessarily, although technically we shouldn't hope for anything more. It would be kinda neat if all the senshi get power ups under the "dark" influence, and then they get to keep them when they turn good again. Maybe she won't use any phrase.
If anything, I'm happy to see Mercury with the sword in that preview pick, and to see weapons in general. One of my issues with Supers was that the harp, or the arrow, etc., didn't really seem very tangible. In Stars you see Mars holding the arrow ready to shoot, but the bow doesn't look very real. It would've been cool if they all had real - looking weapons they got to tote around like Uranus-et al.
And maybe PGSM is about to become more violent than we thought it would.
Wow! I'm seriously looking forward to this! Ami looks terrific!! And look at the dejected look on Moon's face! I'm so impressed with Sawai Miyuu. Her acting has really come along!
I think putting Moon's attention back on her friends is crucial at this point in the series. Ami turing evil will be what brings them all together, IMHO. They've been keeping secrets, working separately, bickering, etc etc, so I think this will be the turning point.
This would also be a great moment for Venus to join the team, if she ever plans on doing so. As she's currently bed-ridden, she'll have to work with them. Or at least Artemis will have to seek them out, since Minako is too sick.
Since the attention is away from Tuxedo, this is also the perfect time for him to get together with Hina and break off the relationship. Once the whole thing with Ami dies down, he'll be right there for Usagi. xD
Where the princess things fits in... I don't know. This could draw out the series to 52, right? What do y'all think?