#36 Time for Star Powers

MoonSticks #36 Time for Star Powers featuring Usagi, Ami, Rei, Minako, Makoto, Luna and Artemis

…And yes, Luna has no eyes 8D

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Usagi: Wow, what is this? A super early Christmas present?
Artemis: I think you mean late…
Luna: We have one for each of you.

Luna: These are new transformation wands and communicators.
Minako: Wow! Star powers!
Makoto: We’ll be so much stronger with these power ups!

Minako: But..Ami’s leaving us for Germany…
Rei:..Doesn’t this mean…?!
Makoto: Yeah, she won’t be needing hers…

Rei: We could have used these to fight Queen Beryl, but you waited ’til now to give it to us!
Ami: And only when I’m gone?
Rei: We died in vain.

112 Responses to “#36 Time for Star Powers”

  1. pikachu jigglypuff June 28, 2014 at 12:09 pm #

    Ithink they need to get a memory bank.

  2. sailormewmew July 16, 2013 at 5:45 am #

    blind as a cat. lol

  3. SailorStar9 December 23, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

    Rei: We could have used these to fight Queen Beryl, but you til now to give it to us?

    Me: And *after* Usagi got another power-up?

  4. Mew March 25, 2012 at 2:06 pm #

    I’ve always had a thought like this in the first season, when Usagi is given the moon wand. “You couldn’t have given this to her one episode sooner, when she might have saved Nephrite with it?” It’s all Luna’s fault that Naru had to suffer.

  5. Random Person March 22, 2012 at 3:46 pm #

    I always assumed that the cats’ memories are still a bit muddled on some details and abilities due to the whole “stasis space pods for countless eons”. That can’t be good for such a prolonged period of time. We have seen how forgetful and lazy Artemis can be and then there’s how when Luna first encountered Ami, Luna thought Ami could had been a youma! Surely Planetary Energy is much more different than youma/Queen Metalia. So the possibility of brain damage or difficulty with memory recollection is possible. After a long period of recuperating, it probably just took them a while to piece together how to make the powerups. Yeah, too little too late, I know, but they could had been or still are braindamaged.

    • pikachu jigglypuff June 24, 2014 at 4:53 am #

      I think that they just forgot where they put the stuff, because in the original, Luna seems to teleport or make the items herself.

  6. Sailor Phobos-Deimos January 23, 2012 at 11:27 am #

    Poor Ami-chan T_T

  7. Sailor Star Eclipse November 29, 2011 at 11:41 pm #

    It’s funny, how would it be if they had all the crystal power ups when they were fighting beryl?! She would be toast…

  8. bunyip September 9, 2011 at 7:26 am #

    I totally forgot that Ami was going to leave for Germany! I need to watch R again, it’s been so long.

  9. Phaeton August 5, 2011 at 1:15 pm #

    “We are cats, what would you expect from a pet intelect” ^_^

  10. Ayen March 26, 2011 at 8:00 pm #

    Oh dear looks like Luna and Artemis are about to become BBQ.

  11. sailor rainbows February 3, 2011 at 1:00 am #

    i LUV this comics

  12. Celestial December 3, 2010 at 2:54 pm #

    “we died in vain” lol, it’s funny and true

  13. kawai prerna November 6, 2010 at 4:07 am #

    lol i luv moonsticks they r gr8 it is fun time moonsticks time. “super early christmas present?” “i think u mean late…” hahaha this is so gr8

  14. Sailor Luna Purple Pearl July 22, 2010 at 9:37 am #

    Is star power the one with the super power-ups?

    • Chibi Jennifer July 27, 2010 at 11:53 am #

      Star powers is the one the senshi have during R and S

  15. codename sailor N June 17, 2010 at 2:41 pm #

    hahaha!Luna and Artemis are so cute! but,luna not have eyes?!

  16. Neoqueencosmos May 19, 2010 at 3:49 am #

    go rei!!! luna looks funny.

  17. Death Rebirth Senshi February 10, 2010 at 7:59 am #

    lol, that is a good point! They could have at least upgraded them against the doom tree, that was sort of a random time to!

    • Chibi Jennifer February 11, 2010 at 9:18 am #

      hehehe, the doom tree wasn’t as hard to defeat though and since they could without their star powers it’s not really needed.. but they actually die against Beryl. XD

    • FIREflames April 3, 2010 at 6:40 pm #

      waaa luna has no eyes and wat do u mean we died in vain ?

      • Chibi Jennifer April 6, 2010 at 3:34 pm #

        Sailor Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Venus died during the battle against Queen Beryl.. so they kinda died for nothing- meaning they would have beaten Beryl if Luna had given them their star powers during that time.

        • Timesage May 23, 2010 at 11:27 pm #

          Of course if you’re watching the dub no one dies or gets hurt and their all just captured and then suddenly appear to help serenity while partly transparent during the final battle. Nope totally not dead <.<

          The dub should die in a fire…..

  18. chibi-junjun January 15, 2010 at 2:05 am #

    I still don’t get it,why star power?in eternal form they have stars all over teir fuku-http://mangastyle.net/book4/4-56-57.jpg( it have been for the anime version,in the manga-http://mangastyle.net/book4/4-55.jpg originaly they don’t have wings and chibi-usa has the same
    fuku as the gardian senshi)noako takuichi should have picked another henshi frase,but they transform in to eternal with the same frase as for super transformetion

    • Chibi Jennifer January 20, 2010 at 2:14 pm #

      From what I can see, their transformation sticks are star shaped XD

  19. April January 13, 2010 at 7:08 am #

    I just discovered your comics and all I can say is THEY’RE AWESOME! I love Rei’s expression in the last panel.

    • Chibi Jennifer January 13, 2010 at 3:25 pm #

      Welcome to MoonSticks and thanks for dropping by :D!

  20. Sailor Music January 11, 2010 at 7:13 am #

    Lol! Do the senshi not care that crapping out 4 transformation pens with stars on the tops AND 5 communication watches is a very long and painful process????? XD

  21. ChaosInuYasha January 10, 2010 at 8:10 am #

    My memory is fuzzy but do the Outers get star powers too or not?

    • Chibi Jennifer January 10, 2010 at 8:31 am #

      ummmmm…. I’m actually not sure- I don’t think so? I think she skipped from ‘Uranus Planet Power” to…the Super form which is I assume “Crystal” power? In the stars arc she has a Super upgrade but I don’t think we see a henshin sequence.

      Plus, the outer senshi’s normal “Planet Power” appeared stronger than the Inner senshi’s “star” power so maybe it wasn’t even necessary? XD

      • TimeSage January 12, 2010 at 6:26 pm #

        Allow me to explain. By the time the outer Senshi appeared in the manga, the Inner Senshi had upgraded from Star to Planet Power Make-up. An Upgrade that didn’t happen in the anime. They were at the same level in the manga. dunno why the anime didn’t give it to them…

  22. セーラーエリス January 10, 2010 at 5:42 am #

    that’s so cute

  23. KonekoTsukino January 9, 2010 at 6:18 pm #

    That’s soooo true! Why DO they wait so long? Especially when Ami is going to leave…what’s with that?

    • Chibi Jennifer January 9, 2010 at 6:43 pm #

      lol, they thought it was an awesome farewell present ^_^

  24. Hoshi January 9, 2010 at 12:32 pm #

    “Wow! Another powerup! You don’t get these once per season, no sir, powerups like this are rare indeed!”

    • Chibi Jennifer January 9, 2010 at 6:42 pm #

      Cause no one gets awesome power-ups for free, without hard work and training :D!


  25. Kibou no Hikari January 9, 2010 at 9:16 am #

    First they were looking for the Moon Princess who was with them all along.

    And now, they get new power-ups when one of them is missing and they’ve already defeated Queen Beryl… Shame… Explain yourselves, Luna and Artemis! ^-^

    Awesome work, Chibi Jen! Ganbatte ne!

    • Chibi Jennifer January 9, 2010 at 6:42 pm #

      heehee thank you! I will!

    • Ligaya January 10, 2010 at 4:02 pm #

      Y’know, I do remember royal pets like shih tzus were supposed to be ornamental animals. I can’t blame the kitties for trying to be smarter than just ornamental animals, but seriously come on, I’d have barbecued them like Rei most likely would based on the 4th panel!

  26. raekuul January 8, 2010 at 9:25 pm #

    They spent months looking for somebody that they’d ALREADY FOUND!

    Next, they hold back new upgrades until ONE OF THEM IS LEAVING!

    Honestly, can’t those cats do anything right?

  27. Miss Breeziness January 8, 2010 at 8:36 pm #

    Oh boy, I love it when they go “screw the rules, I have a heart-wrenching story about leaving your friends to tell.” :D
    But seriously, I liked that episode. Never thought about the actual logic…until now, but sometimes I reckon you just have to suspend logic and enjoy the story. :)

  28. haruka_fanatic January 8, 2010 at 3:18 pm #


  29. Travis January 8, 2010 at 2:58 pm #

    Haha yes! I love how Mina looks in the 3rd panel, like she is about to cry. And go Rei!

    • Chibi Jennifer January 8, 2010 at 2:59 pm #

      Thanks Digilee ^.^ (And for the suggestion!)

      • Travis January 8, 2010 at 5:00 pm #

        ^_^ It always did kind of bug me that Luna and Artemis seemed to have this ability to give them starpower, but waited for like the most random time to give it them. Why not just give them Star Power to begin with? I mean I think Sailor Mercury would have lasted longer in the fighter against the DD Girls had she had an ACTUAL attack!

        • Dr. Rorschach March 6, 2010 at 5:43 am #

          Because Luna & Artemis suck.

  30. AmaraMichelle January 8, 2010 at 2:40 pm #

    Haha lol good one Jen, and welcome back! I remember Ami leaving. :( It was so sad.

    • Chibi Jennifer January 8, 2010 at 2:56 pm #

      Thank you AmaraMichelle ^_^!

      Yeah, the episode was a sad one :(

  31. AmaraMichelle January 8, 2010 at 2:37 pm #

    Haha lol, nice one Jen! And welcome back I might add, Merry C

  32. Chibi Jennifer January 8, 2010 at 1:10 pm #


  33. RoRo-chan January 8, 2010 at 11:52 am #

    So true! :) (from rhphan, just changed my user)

    • Chibi Jennifer January 8, 2010 at 11:59 am #

      ^^ (No worries! I recognise your gravatar :D :D!)

  34. Kawaii Silence January 8, 2010 at 11:10 am #

    That’s an interesting point. ^.^ but I don’t blame Luna and Artemis not giving them before they fought Beryl, I mean they may not of been able to handle/control their powers. Sailor Moon is the one anime that I can think of when new powers come easily right away after they recieve them and there is no ‘this new power is hard to control stage’. I don’t watch that much anime, but the one’s I watch usually have a small period when new powers aren’t quite controlled yet. So yeah, they may not of been able to handle them when they faught Beryl. I don’t blame Rei though for getting upset.. she did die after all.

    Great comic as usual. :D

    • Chibi Jennifer January 8, 2010 at 11:24 am #

      How were they were able to control their first powers? xD
      But yeah, that’s probably the only explainable excuse, though not very convincing since they never mention it. They just randomly decided to give them new items. xD That’s how I saw it anyway.

      usually have a small period when new powers aren’t quite controlled yet.
      Oh, this did happen with Sailor Moon and the Holy Grail though, as well as when Sailor Moon first turns from Super to Eternal form :) The other senshi have no problems; not even when Pegasus gave them an enormous amount of power XD

      • Kawaii Silence January 9, 2010 at 11:12 am #

        Yeah, I forgot about that. I don’t know why since Super is my favorite season. She never really had any problem controlling it though, but I will count being absolutely exhausted after it as a major defect.

        First powers would be easy to control, just have to get used to the fact that you have them. I love anime, books and whatever were at the beginning the hero is like ‘What? I have these powers? And I’m supposed to SAVE THE WORLD!? Who do you think I am, Superman?’ :D Pretty much that’s the drill for magic/powers/fantasy.

  35. Brad January 8, 2010 at 10:27 am #

    HAHA! Good point! Never thought of that!

    Love goofy Usagi’s “early present” line! FUNNY!

  36. SerenityMoonGodness January 8, 2010 at 10:15 am #

    Funny Rei right!! Great job!

  37. dieyoutubeusers January 8, 2010 at 10:15 am #

    lol so true

  38. Morinden January 8, 2010 at 10:10 am #

    :3 :3 But Queen Beryl was just a test, you see! We wouldn’t entrust you with star powers until you had proven your worth!

    Happy New Year, Moon Sticks!

  39. Sailorcancer January 8, 2010 at 10:08 am #

    LOL I know they could have really used star power in the first season.

    • Chibi Jennifer January 8, 2010 at 1:11 pm #

      Would probably make a HUGE difference! Considering they use their star powers all the way till SuperS season.

  40. Grisznak January 8, 2010 at 10:07 am #

    Very good job.

  41. Chase's Eye January 8, 2010 at 10:07 am #

    Poor poor Ami. x_x

  42. Sailor Sun January 8, 2010 at 10:06 am #

    Ooooh, poor Amy.. this is really unfair^^ LOL
    I LOVE how you drew the girls in the fourth pannel LOL so funny 8D

    Amm, this is weird! Why did you make Luna “eyeless”? O_O;

    And then, did Amy leaves to Germany? I can hardly remember this season!!

    • Chibi Jennifer January 8, 2010 at 1:09 pm #

      Why did you make Luna “eyeless”? O_O;
      um..it’s an odd habit XD

      And then, did Amy leaves to Germany? I can hardly remember this season!!
      Yup, In episode 62, Ami was offered to study in Germany and she was contemplating on going- but in the end when she saw her new henshin tool, she remembered she can’t just leave the rest of the Sailor Team, and stays :)

  43. gully_moe January 8, 2010 at 10:05 am #

    LOL. Why did they suddenly have new sticks? Did the cats make them after the first season? XD

  44. bleedingrosedg January 8, 2010 at 10:04 am #

    I feel dumb for not knowing that Ami goes away at some point. o.o

    Cute comic though :3 <3

    • Chibi Jennifer January 8, 2010 at 12:09 pm #

      Thanks :D Not sure why a few of you don’t remember it… No one cares about Ami-chan? XD

      She was planning to go away in that episode to study, but in the end decided to stay with the others :)

  45. Jacky January 8, 2010 at 10:00 am #

    hahaha its for the TV ratings! gota have something new every season =P

  46. DREWdesu January 8, 2010 at 9:41 am #

    Hahaha that is so true… if Luna and Artemis upgraded them in episode 45 (except for Usagi since her mum gave Usagi her power) they would have killed the D.Ds without Dying!

    this also reminds me of Lucky Star’s form of comedy

    • Chibi Jennifer January 8, 2010 at 12:05 pm #

      haha really? I wouldn’t know since I haven’t watched Lucky Star :) Glad you enjoyed it!

  47. Shenanigans January 8, 2010 at 9:10 am #

    Yay! You decided to come back! Me happy!


    To me I think that Raye is both right and wrong to me.

    Right because Luna SHOULD’VE gave them the new henshin wands (pens, sticks, whatever) because it would’ve been easier to destroy Queen Beryl. And who knows? Maybe all of the Shenshi and Tuxedo Kamen could’ve survived it.

    Wrong because to me if they had gotten their new powers, they wouldn’t be able to experince the hardships and trials of battling. And the Shenshi probably wouldn’t have been able to control their new powers.

    (But look on the weird side! Luna has no eyes!)

    • Chibi Jennifer January 8, 2010 at 11:55 am #

      lol, thanks! It’s good to be back :D

      Wrong because to me if they had gotten their new powers, they wouldn’t be able to experince the hardships and trials of battling. And the Shenshi probably wouldn’t have been able to control their new powers.

      The Sailor Senshi….don’t really need to “train’ though. I mean, Chibiusa does some so-called “training” but there isn’t much to it since they always just use the same attack XD Plus, what if they really did die and never came back to life? XD Luna didn’t seem so positive back in the Beryl days!

      • TimeSage January 12, 2010 at 6:31 pm #

        The Sailor V game was their way of training in the manga. Dunno how that helped though…

  48. Sailorasteroid January 8, 2010 at 9:08 am #

    Rei: “And there’s no way you know that we could get another upgrade, right? No mystic pegasus we can get power from? You’re sure?”

  49. KTVB January 8, 2010 at 8:44 am #

    Neat comic! you made a good point about Luna and Artemis’ sudden/late power-ups XD

    P.s I like how Luna doesn’t have any eyes in the first screen XD

    • Chibi Jennifer January 8, 2010 at 11:51 am #


      I actually didn’t know how to draw Luna with normal eyes without using a circle or dot (and still look like Luna and cute). LOL. Artemis gets to cheat though XD

  50. Elly January 8, 2010 at 8:39 am #

    Great job on the new comic Jen! I always wondered why they ddin’t give them super epic Star powers during the Black Moon Clan saga, haha.

    • Chibi Jennifer January 8, 2010 at 11:50 am #

      ummm..they did. XD This happens during the Black Moon Clan saga :}

  51. Kym January 8, 2010 at 8:37 am #

    Yay! New Comic!

    Haha, I think Artemis and Luna need to work on their timing though.. xD
    But hey, if the Senshi aren´t using them, I would be happy to take them of your hands.. eh.. paws *tralala*

    Anyways, I loved it :)

    Ps. Happy (belated) New Year!

    • Chibi Jennifer January 8, 2010 at 11:29 am #

      yay for anticipating :D!

      Happy New Year to you too :3

  52. eternalruth January 8, 2010 at 7:29 am #

    LOLZ too funny!

  53. Katherine January 8, 2010 at 7:23 am #

    oooo, OUCH

    • Chibi Jennifer January 8, 2010 at 11:28 am #

      Senshi: ‘Kitty’s! Explain yourselves!”

      Kittys: O_____O

  54. SMfan101 January 8, 2010 at 7:20 am #

    YAY!!! Artemis!!!
    haha, super funny comic as usual, love it! ray and amy in the last panel are so funny!
    Yay!! Luna too!!

    • Chibi Jennifer January 8, 2010 at 11:27 am #

      yay for Artemis- he gets eyes :D

      Thanks for your lovely comments ^_^!

  55. Lucky January 8, 2010 at 7:15 am #

    I know what I should order for the next Christmas!
    Artemis and Luna, I want one of these Fisher Price watches too! XD

    I have a question, where were these watches made? :D
    I hope Artemis and Luna give to the girls magical Rolex watches at least because the girls are SUPER sailors!

    When I remind me the part where the girls died, indeed the girls deserve expensive presents! XD

    PS: Luna has no eyes! 8D

    Good job Jen!

    • Chibi Jennifer January 8, 2010 at 11:12 am #

      Thanks Lucky :D!

      haha communicator watches sound kinda futuristic-yet not really with mobile phones around XD But yeh, it’s free and there’s always reception! (Random note- we don’t normally see the girls even wearing them ^^;)

    • Ss123 January 8, 2010 at 3:12 pm #

      “I have a question, where were these watches made? :D”

      I often wondered that too. :P In the manga Ami won her first communicator watch out of a arcade game and Usagi began beating the game (like physically hitting it) until it gave her one too and then Luna altered them and turned them into communicators. (I want a cat who can do that!!)
      But I like the SMA series way better where Luna just poops everything out! XD

      • Brad January 8, 2010 at 4:42 pm #

        Magic. ;)

        • Chibi Jennifer January 8, 2010 at 4:48 pm #

          lol, that explains everything for the moonie-world 8D

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