How acceptable would a sailor moon essay be guys? ..something like this..its just an example, I'm going to completely change it though..
One of my favorite childhood shows (and current favorites) is Sailor Moon, the trope codifier for Magical Girl Warrior. It effectively launched a genre, and inspired a whole lot of great works in anime, manga and beyond. Many have Sailor Moon to thank for getting into anime, and many have it to thank for CREATING anime and manga. It's referenced all over the place. And launching a genre that consists of girlies, that using magical powers to fight evil, That's a pretty significant accomplishment. As TV Tropes says, Sailor Moon "fused the Sentai and Magical Girl genres, forever redefining the latter. It has become known as the archepal Magical Girl show and has been widely imitated and parodied." When Naoko Takeuchi insisted on writing a female superhero, legend has it her editor laughed and sarcastically suggested she be a schoolgirl and crybaby who saved the day too. Well, she showed him that could work.
Gender is a huge theme of Sailor Moon, and it makes no bones about this or its goal to inspire and empower girls, or its appeal to girls. This is a show where women are given the most power, and it's meant to appeal to women. Naoko Takeuchi straight out said in one of her liner notes that Sailor Moon is by a woman, for girls and about girls. And it is unflinchingly positive about this. The storyline itself goes through several themes- it's a coming-of-age story with mythological references , redemption, betrayal, jealousy, the never ending nature of war, the goal of peace, the root of evil in the world,parent-child relations, loyalty, royalty and loss of identity. Many superhero tropes are played with too- gender is a part of Sailor Moon, but it's not just about gender, it's an epic storyline in its own right that happens to focus on empowering women, which is why I love it so much,.