the Ayakashi Sisters subplot was easily one of the things that made Sailor Moon R one of the best seasons
R is extremely underrated
To me, the reason it might be underrated is due to the breakup arc. That seems to be the one thing that’s stopping people from feeling that R was the best season of the anime to them…
I’m not gonna lie, R was pretty lopsided. The Ayakashi Sisters and their redemption arc was great, but they didn’t turn up for quite a few episodes, and they were forgotten about on a really heartbreaking final note, even though they totally should have been brought back for the season finale, or maybe even as Victims of the Day in future episodes.
For a start they could have gotten rid of that fucking beach episode with the goddam pleiseosaur, and given Calaveras her own episode.
Yeah, I’m sad that they don’t turn up after the season anymore. I also would’ve liked if they at least had a cameo or two in at least one of the next seasons after R.
Yeah, that beach episode was… kind of pointless, tbh. And it was one of the episodes where it fueled the whole “how the hell did Chibs NOT figure out their Senshi identities?” thing that I’ve thought about while watching R. (I’m not yet finished with R, though ^^;)
(In my honest opinion, I think almost every season of the anime had half really great writing and half really lopsided. Though SuperS, from the looks of it, seems bad most of the time with a few exceptions…)