This week’s loathing came like a lightning bolt. I was sitting around, my mind blank, when it suddenly popped into my head. The new Sailor Moon will be premiering in July. I am looking forward to it in all ways but one. I am not eager to see Chibiusa again. She is in my top list of most annoying anime characters ever. I didn’t like her in the manga either. I could not stand her all those years ago and I am pretty sure her new incarnation, if the show gets that far, will be just as annoying.
Who is She?
Chibiusa is the daughter of Tsukino Usagi (Sailor Moon) and Chiba Mamoru in Takeuchi Naoko’s hit series Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon. She is the pink haired brat who travels back into the past to save the future. In this future, Usagi and Mamoru are the king and queen of Neo Tokyo. She hangs around generally getting into trouble. She even manages to turn evil once. It was the most interesting thing she did.
Why So Cringeworthy?
“Brat” doesn’t even begin to describe her. Her goal in life seemed to be act as annoying as possible. Chibiusa didn’t like Usagi’s past self claiming because she thought her to be immature, clumsy, and a glutton. The fact is Chibiusa was seeing a reflection of her own self. Chibiusa felt like everyone owed her something for her suffering. She treated everyone except Mamoru pretty badly. Her main goal appeared to be to annoy Usagi and get as much attention as possible. Even after her future was saved she still continued to be obnoxious. I don’t think future Mamoru grounded her enough.
Now let’s get to her slightly unhealthy Mamoru obsession. I get that she was probably the apple of his eye in the future. I guess he was something familiar in a strange time; yet, she was way too obsessed with him. She went as far as to tell Usagi to stay away from him. Hello? You won’t get born unless those two get together. I don’t think she realized that. When she got turned into Wicked Lady she wanted him in the lover like way. She was a woman now! I remember yelling at the TV, “That’s your dad!” The manga and show kept bringing her back. Her purpose was finished. She could have easily trained with the future scouts even with their diminished powers. She was a hanger-on character that never got any better with time.
Chibiusa was one of my least favorite anime characters as well. She really was a huge brat, not to mention, extremely rude to everyone around her.
From the very get go, she was nasty as hell to Serena when Serena didn’t even do anything.
Furthermore, I think one of the worst parts about her, was how she flirted with Darian right in front of Serena. First of all, who the hell flirts with somebody’s boyfriend/future husband right in front of them, and second of all, he’s her father. I too remember watching her do this and thinking, “What is wrong with this child?”
People often defend her by saying, “Oh, she’s just a kid,” or, “Oh, well, weren’t you a brat at her age?” and, “Well, she’s so far away from home,” Not every child is as big of a brat as she is, and being a child does not excuse rudeness. And yes, I do understand that being faraway from home would be hard on anybody, but that also still is not excuse to be rude. I mean, hell, if I ever talked the way she does, my parents would have put me in the ground. She reminds me of the children of today who turn out to be obnoxious, rude ass teenagers because their parents didn’t even want to bother with actually raising a child properly.
That ends my mini Chibiusa rant. Sorry if it’s harsh, but I really REALLY hate this character.
I can’t stand Chibi-usa! Her actions, plus her annoying English Dubbed voice inthe new Sailor Moon makes me cringe! I don’t know why, but if I could I would spank that littlegirl’s bare bottom so hard, and so many times, to the point where she can’t sit down! That chibi-usa is a whiney little shit and deserves harsh discipline! (Mind you I feel this way over a cartoon character, and not a real kid, lol!)
Yikes, let’s not support physical abuse.
I would have loved if present day Mamoru had killed her while she was Black Lady. :^)
Yes, chibiusa was an unlikable character but I don’t get why that’s such a bad thing when you take into account that she did mature, was a scared spoiled five year old in a different time period surrounded by strangers, she saw her home attacked. I’d agree if there was no reasons for her behavior basically just the author using her to express how much they hate children. To me, she felt like a child trying to be adult which can easily be misunderstood by children as being on a high horse. Another thing is that she’s much better in the Japanese because Usagi spanks her for her bad behavior. We see that she learns to be good by helping save the girls, helping take care of Usagi’s family when they get sick, makes a friend, contributes to the defeat of Wiseman. Unlikable and terribly written are not the same thing. I actually love that the writers didn’t write her as permanently on one side of the pleasance scale.
Another thing that I’d like to pointt out is that she was unaware of her parents past selves like most small children. She’s five with a crush, how was she supposed to know romantic etiquette. She was doing it to express her fondness for Mamoru not to be his girlfriend. And yeah I can believe that part of why she didn’t get along with Usagi is because Usagi reminded her of herself that would get berated for her childishness. It’s the child mindset of dishing out what she had been given.
I think it’s good that Chibiusa is more than just the ideal innocent child, I personally like that she leaves a bigger impression than that supported by her life. These things aren’t excuses that fans pull out of their ass to defend her, their reasons I the story to understand the character better.
@Lara: Soooooo…… when she becomes the Wicked Lady and kisses her own dad…. that’s still okay? Cause when Wiseman corrupts her and she’s more adult.. she is STILL obsessed with Mamo-chan and pretty much hogs him stating that she has what she wants already and he is her, bla bla bla AND plants a big kiss on his lips…. SOOO that’s beyond gross in my opinion because at that point she already knew he was her dad…… JUUST saying your logic on why you like her is a bit flawed. I know some of the things she does is because she is a child and has been through a lot, but in the series even when she learns about them being her mother and father, she still is a little bit too clingy to her dad and a bit more rude to her mother. I honestly see her as a spoiled child ( something her father informs of to Sailor Moon and the others when the go to the future Crystal Tokyo ) and he even apologizes for his daughter’s behavior. I could overlook how she acted easily enough, but what mainly bothered me was how obsessed she was towards Mamo-chan even after knowing he was her father. Yeahhhhh I got super grossed out over it when she was kissing and hanging all over him when she was evil… It was like watching anime incest DX Even though poor Mamo was under control I hope that isn’t something he remembers cause he might just change his mind about having kids XD