#48 Short End of the Glaive

MoonSticks #48 Saturn's Exciting Return featuring the outer senshi Sailor Saturn/Hotaru Tomoe, Sailor Uranus/Haruka Tenou, Sailor Neptune/Michiru Kaiou and Sailor Pluto/Setsuna Meiou

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Narrator: Some time during Sailor Stars..
Sailor Saturn (thinking): Aww…I’m so excited!! I’m now part of the glamourous and super cool Outer Senshi! Yayyy!

Sailor Saturn (thinking): I’ll finally get a transformation sequence and maybe even a new attack! It’s gonna be great!
[[Sailor Saturn has a huge smile on her face]]

[[Sailor Neptune is standing with Sailor Uranus]]
Sailor Uranus: Hotaru, be a good girl and help Pluto around the house, ok?
Sailor Saturn: Aww!! But I want to fight!

Sailor Uranus: You can come in during the final battle
*muttering under her breath* and let us kill you :D
Sailor Saturn: Yay! You’re the best!!!
Setsuna (wearing an apron): Bullies…
Narrator: Sailor Saturn always got the short of the end of the stick

162 Responses to “#48 Short End of the Glaive”

  1. Borg December 25, 2022 at 6:03 pm #

    She should have taken Galaxia’s implication as a bluff and tried her destruction power anyway. Uranus and Neptune only needed one target to prove their loyalty.

  2. Ky Soffel June 22, 2016 at 12:36 pm #

    She does and it makes me sad

  3. Asher Cameron June 22, 2016 at 12:51 am #

    They all transform in dream and stars.

  4. Corza Moon June 22, 2016 at 12:15 am #

    Hopefully she actually gets a transformation eventually and not just that “awakening” sequence :P

    • Reinako Aihino June 22, 2016 at 9:40 am #

      that is her job, when awakened destroy and everything then sleep again. She is the infamous senshi. I think the manga showed it , so i think crystal will show it too, i havent watch the latest episodes of crystal so i dunno.

  5. Arimus79 June 5, 2016 at 8:49 am #

    Yeah, I always felt she got cheated when it came to screen-time.

  6. SailorSun July 17, 2015 at 1:19 am #

    My poor pupil… at least she got screentime! ERGH! I HATE BEING IN THE SUN! I SHOULD OF STOPPED MY COUSIN GALAXIA!!! :P I feel you Saturn, I feel you…

  7. sailor galifrey March 15, 2015 at 8:57 am #

    after readin this ive called them the galorus and super cool outer senshi my mom get relly anoyed but i don’t care

  8. Tomiko2011 December 30, 2014 at 4:10 pm #

    You made me laugh.

  9. Capt. Josh May 11, 2014 at 9:55 pm #

    I love your stuff!

    I just don’t get why Saturn wasn’t featured enough in Stars. I love Saturn to death. She has that mystic-loner quality that I can sort of relate to.

    • Chibi Jennifer May 12, 2014 at 9:11 am #

      Thanks for the comment Capt. Josh ^___^! I think we can all agree we can do with more Saturn love <33

  10. webkinzspongebob April 11, 2014 at 8:55 am #

    I hate how she never appeared during the middle of Stars. IT would’ve been cool to see her blast some Phages and get feisty

    • Chibi Jennifer April 11, 2014 at 8:56 am #

      Yeah..it is quite a huge let down, especially how excited we all got seeing her return at the start of the arc!

  11. Jenny June 22, 2013 at 6:29 am #

    In the manga Michiru was in charge of food and health stuff, Sensuna was in charge of education, and Haruka.. was in charge of diapers and being Hotaru’s playmate….

  12. crazy January 18, 2013 at 1:29 pm #

    I like how michiru is just standing there the whole time this is one of my favs

  13. Angie January 14, 2013 at 10:38 am #

    Poor Saturn I mean she don’t know ways coming for her

    Uh wiered…….

  14. Andy October 8, 2012 at 8:05 am #

    “and let us kill you :D”
    way to give the girl a hope spot, Haruka.

    • Sailor Silver March 2, 2013 at 9:54 am #

      she looks like a nice mama figure

      • Sailor Silver March 2, 2013 at 9:55 am #

        Pluto does, lol forgot to add Pluto

  15. Chronos Typhoon! April 5, 2012 at 10:30 am #

    LOL at Setsuna in an apron. TOTALLY DID NOT SEE THAT COMING!!!

  16. Mina-P March 29, 2012 at 8:14 am #

    Poor Hotaru… D^*=

  17. MrJTCarioca November 2, 2011 at 1:15 pm #

    Poor Saturn, I always felt bad 4 her, she needed a bigger part on the last season…

  18. KGS July 7, 2011 at 4:37 pm #

    Yes indeed! I was really disappointed that after the first six episodes of Sailor Stars, Hotaru barely shows up at all except at the end. I also loved Haruka’s line in the last panel!

  19. SailorAnimeFan July 6, 2011 at 12:04 pm #

    poor and lol hotaru.she always get a short end of the stick,right?

  20. Usako June 15, 2011 at 6:05 am #


    You can come in the final battle and let us kill you :DD

  21. Sailorstarlover389 June 9, 2011 at 7:47 am #

    do you now where i can find this in spanish?

  22. Daz_Dragon May 7, 2011 at 5:52 am #

    If they let Saturn fight then they may have won faster… I still cant believe they where able to kill her and pluto. They do not have pure hearts if you ask me… I wouldnt turn against my friends then kill them.

    But I still love your work jen!

  23. Iikku13 March 19, 2011 at 3:35 am #

    …They are SO COOL.

  24. Darien February 2, 2011 at 1:07 pm #

    Saturn’s character was even more abandoned than Pluto’s. Toei destroyed Pluto and Saturn in the anime!

  25. DynamiteRave December 5, 2010 at 6:06 am #

    Poor Saturn, she was always the cool one but doesn’t get a lot of screen time. D: SHE DESERVES IT DAMMIT! but that’s a bit too late since the show aired like more than a decade ago….

    • Chibi Jennifer December 5, 2010 at 9:33 am #

      But the less screentime, the cooler they usually are =D!

      • Ayen March 26, 2011 at 8:22 pm #

        Here, here!

      • crazy January 18, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

        cant argue there

  26. Celestial November 12, 2010 at 12:46 pm #

    So funny….espeically the 4th box

  27. whatever! November 8, 2010 at 3:06 pm #

    although at the end it was perfect when saturn and pluto appeared *~*

  28. Sailor Asteroid September 16, 2010 at 11:58 pm #

    Poor Pluto… What is she, the housemaid???

  29. haru August 14, 2010 at 5:09 am #

    love it i love haruka cooooooooooooooooooooooooooool

  30. Haruchiru July 14, 2010 at 3:42 am #

    Ahhh! Poor thing! Ruka-chan don’t be so mean! XD LMAO

  31. bunnychan July 12, 2010 at 5:40 am #

    Saturn looked so happy.
    Poor Saturn (and Pluto XD)

  32. HikaruKibou June 26, 2010 at 7:11 pm #

    Poor Hotaru, she looks so eagered and happy.
    Pluto and Saturn need more love!
    Hahaha Haruka so blunt

  33. Death Rebirth Senshi June 16, 2010 at 4:38 am #

    lol poor hotaru T-T the best she can ever hope for is always dying!
    It’s not fair that the starlights got 2 or 3 different versions of their attacks and henshins and saturn got none!
    And poor pluto sympathizes, she never got a new attack either.

  34. SailorUranusFan June 1, 2010 at 7:26 am #

    Lol uranus is so cold.(but i have no room to talk lol)

    • Chibi Jennifer June 1, 2010 at 11:35 am #

      So blunt and honest 8D It’s what we love about Haru ^.^

      • SailorUranusFan June 7, 2010 at 2:29 pm #

        yep thats the truth

  35. Neoqueencosmos May 19, 2010 at 3:36 am #

    once agen another funny comic strip!! fanks chibi jennifer!

  36. selichan May 17, 2010 at 7:57 pm #

    Well well.. back again :D Sorry for being late.. holidays in italy! It was great. But now i’m happy to be back.. (damn.. i realy need to learn better english.. i takes me ~5 minutes and a lot of google work to “create” only one sentence xD)

    Pooor poor hotaru-chan! Alway on the last place.. although she’s sooo powerfull! O_o thats just not fair. I realy like her charakter.. she’s one of my favorite soldiers :) Her eyes… *Q* <3

    Anyway! Haru-chan is realy mean xD but.. i realy belief that she would say that.. Sometimes Haru-chan is .. yeah.. just mean xD don't know how to describe it better :p

    I like the comic! More Hotaru!! :D

    Great Artwork.. like always ;)


    • Chibi Jennifer May 18, 2010 at 12:05 pm #

      Welcome back Selichan! Hope you had a fab holiday ^_^ I’d love to go to Italy one day!

      I think you’re doing a fine job, your English is fine =) And yes, Hotaru does have pretty eyes, they’re quite distinctive compared to the other girls (I think the other outer senshi eyes look very similar to each other)

  37. Dr. Rorschach May 9, 2010 at 4:02 pm #

    Poor Hotaru chan… :(.

  38. NiRo~luff May 7, 2010 at 3:55 pm #

    Poor child. Possessed by an alien overlord for an entire season only to be turned into a baby at the end and then finally when gets her chance at the limelight, it’s all scrapped in the favor of Haru and Michi’s “coolness”. *sigh* I’d argue for Setsuna too, but the woman did get a sufficient spot before the rest of the subteam a season earlier.

    • Chibi Jennifer May 12, 2010 at 1:28 pm #

      lol, I can imagine Pluto still giving you that annoyed/sweatdrop look XD

      • NiRo~luff June 18, 2010 at 8:01 am #

        I guess Setsu-chan would be kind of pissed at that. But seriously, for the short amounts of time that the Outers DO show up, it’s always Haruka and Michiru! Setsuna and Hotaru deserve some love too…

  39. Sailor Sun May 6, 2010 at 10:38 pm #

    Yeah, this so true. Poor Hutaro!
    This comic is awesome ;)
    Missed moonstics ^__^

  40. Okash May 4, 2010 at 8:45 pm #

    This is your definitely THE BEST (to date) episode! (which shows how ‘Stars’ season is… painful?) XD

  41. Sailor Pallas May 4, 2010 at 12:38 pm #

    poor hotaru!!!!! she is always taken advantage of =(

    • Chibi Jennifer May 4, 2010 at 10:18 pm #

      awww ^.^

      Yea, Pluto stole her from her beloved papa too..

  42. KTVB May 4, 2010 at 8:10 am #

    OMG!!! I love this comic, it just way too cute!! She’s so adorable!!

    I love how Saturn speaks/thinks exactly how feel haha. Poor Hotaru though “and let us kill you” XD, good she didn’t hear that part! lol

    YAY for another Sailor Saturn one!!

    Keep it up!

    • Chibi Jennifer May 4, 2010 at 10:18 pm #

      :D yay~ Glad you like it!
      I wonder what Hotaru’s reaction would be if she did hear it?

      ..and Pluto for that matter XD

  43. Sailor Fall May 3, 2010 at 2:32 am #

    I notice that haruka just kind of adds in that “We’re gonna kill you.” part. I always wondered if saturn not hearing well was one of her sicknesses! xD

    • Chibi Jennifer May 4, 2010 at 2:54 pm #

      oh nah, Hotaru doesn’t have any hearing problems ^^; It’s hard to catch something like that if it’s intentionally made hard to hear XD

  44. wampir00 May 2, 2010 at 3:45 pm #

    jajajaja!!! When I began to see SM Stars (a while ago!!!) I was excited ’cause at least we could see ALL the outer senshis in action and what happened… saturn just appeared at the end to be killed, what the hell?!!!

    • Chibi Jennifer May 2, 2010 at 4:16 pm #

      YES. That is exactly the case… v_v I was disappointed that they weren’t in the opening, closing or intermission clips either :O

  45. kuroitenshi13 May 2, 2010 at 3:45 pm #

    I was sooo mad about that! Saturn is my fave <3~

  46. Jumpyham May 2, 2010 at 3:43 pm #

    Haha, so true! :D
    Poor Hotoru, she didn’t even get a decent henshin seqence….

    • Chibi Jennifer May 2, 2010 at 4:12 pm #

      You’d thinking signing up as a Sailor Senshi would include mandatory benefits such as a cool henshin 8D

  47. Magnis-Gregir May 2, 2010 at 3:43 pm #

    This is why Sailor Saturn is an Ensemble Darkhorse.

    She’s so awesome yet we never see enough of her.

  48. DavisJes May 2, 2010 at 3:43 pm #

    Poor Saturn. Yeah I wish she had gotten an real transformation.

  49. starca May 2, 2010 at 3:41 pm #

    I understand why Pluto is bullied (being a small *planet* XD) but Saturn is so much bigger and has all the nice rings all around..needs more respect lol :giggle:

    • Chibi Jennifer May 2, 2010 at 4:11 pm #

      lol, I love your reasoning :D

      Now I feel sorry for Pluto ^^;

  50. thecharlotteness May 2, 2010 at 3:41 pm #

    Aww T^T She’s one of my favourites… they’re so mean though :U

  51. Odango Atama May 2, 2010 at 12:34 pm #

    Lol. Awww. Poor Hotaru…always getting the short end of the glaive. Maybe she should threaten that she’ll drop the glaive if she doesn’t get some cool new transformation sequence and a new power! lol.

  52. zeefa85 May 1, 2010 at 6:36 pm #

    Hotaru doesn’t have any transformation sequence. That’s what make her special :D

    • Chibi Jennifer May 1, 2010 at 7:21 pm #

      They even gave Sailor Chibimoon a full henshin (used once for the S movie and another in a random episode..)

      WOuld’ve been a bonus to see Saturn henshin once

  53. TimeSage May 1, 2010 at 4:43 pm #

    Well if you want to get techinal she DOES have a transformation sequence…. It’s just not in the anime. It’s in a video game.

    And here’s a link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZUFAeFcZsE

    • Chibi Jennifer May 1, 2010 at 7:20 pm #

      Doesn’t count since it wasn’t used in the anime ;)

      (Plus it’s a really short cut one..)

  54. A Fan May 1, 2010 at 3:55 am #

    She can crack a planet in half if she drops the Glaive. Does she really need more power?

    (That said, let’s hope Hotaru keeps a firm grip on that thing…)

    • Chibi Jennifer May 1, 2010 at 7:59 am #

      But Galaxia snapped it in the final battle :O!!

      No more attack :x

  55. CS May 1, 2010 at 3:48 am #

    Hotaruuuuu! ;_; And I bet she was all doe-eyed like that, too!

  56. celestialchild May 1, 2010 at 12:46 am #

    I always preferred to theorize that Saturn and Pluto were so awesome and special they didn’t need new attacks or transformation sequences.

    It was really all I could do to explain away my disappointment. :(

    • Chibi Jennifer May 1, 2010 at 7:58 am #


      The more awesome, the less appearances ;) Makes them special aye.

  57. Zilimidori April 30, 2010 at 11:23 pm #

    Bwahaha! Excellent comic as always! Keep up the great work!

  58. Joine April 30, 2010 at 10:46 pm #

    Saturn sure did always get the short end of the stick!
    But that’s why we love her. :D

    And that’s why we love Pluto, too; no new attack while Uranus and Neptune get their sword and mirror!

    Maybe Naoko-hime is showing favorites? ;)

    • Chibi Jennifer May 1, 2010 at 7:57 am #


      I think it probably had more to do with the anime production rather than the manga (since they get plenty more screentime)

      • Joine May 2, 2010 at 10:02 am #

        True, too true. XD

  59. Miss Breeziness April 30, 2010 at 7:59 pm #

    Awwww, poor Hotaru. :(

  60. Hotaru/Lilac April 30, 2010 at 5:40 pm #

    too bad its true:(
    anyway buy buy blues still love the comic espeshly uranus in the 4th pannle “you can come in during the final battle and let us kill you”
    thumbs up for me

  61. Naru-7-Chaos April 30, 2010 at 3:13 pm #

    lol This made my day! XD

  62. awwww poor hotaru-chan
    :smacks Haruka on the head: don’t pretend to be so cold heart-ed when you are not!

    • Chibi Jennifer April 30, 2010 at 7:20 pm #

      haha yesh that does seem pretty evol on Haruka’s part 8D

      But it’s the truth. Lol

  63. Menstrual-Cramps April 30, 2010 at 12:54 pm #

    I loved her so much too. XD I remember being all giddy for Stars and only to find out all she did was die over and over again. lol

    • Chibi Jennifer April 30, 2010 at 1:37 pm #

      I remember being really really excited about seeing her attacks…

      At least she did something to Nehellenia ^^; That was cool..

  64. TuxedoMiniMask April 30, 2010 at 11:09 am #

    Lol OMG this is soooo funny xD

  65. YoukaiYume April 30, 2010 at 11:09 am #

    Sad but true. I was waiting for it too.

    The Sailor Starlights on the other hand got TWO versions of their transformations and attacks. lulz.

  66. Brianna-Chan April 30, 2010 at 11:08 am #

    haha This is SO true. Poor girl.

  67. satunian April 30, 2010 at 11:07 am #

    D_: It’s so true!!!

  68. kaldasei April 30, 2010 at 11:07 am #

    OMFG I died of laughter at “and let us kill you”. XD It’s so harsh… poor Saturn should have gotten more screentime, she was badass.

  69. Waterkeeper511 April 30, 2010 at 11:04 am #

    HILARIOUS as always. =) I love Saturn’s facial expressions here, hehe. And how dreamy you portrayed the Outers in the first panel. ^_^;

  70. Bree April 30, 2010 at 10:36 am #

    Poor Hotaru-chan… And all of the senshi actually. I mean, the anime was such a ripoff for all of them! The Outer’s only good season was S, and they didn’t even appear at all in SuperS… I love you, Outers! ;-;

    • Chibi Jennifer April 30, 2010 at 1:32 pm #

      haha yeah..we don’t get to see their henshin as much either even in the episodes they do appear in.

  71. Rina April 30, 2010 at 10:11 am #

    Hotaru is adorable. Especially love that first panel. XD Us SM fans were totally ALL like that at some age or another….

  72. Azora April 30, 2010 at 9:53 am #

    Aww poor Saturn….I watched her transformation on youtube and it was soo cool! :(
    Too bad it didn’t show in the anime. :\

    • Chibi Jennifer April 30, 2010 at 1:29 pm #

      You mean the one from the game? That looks cool, though it was also shortened and didn’t have the full thing..

  73. icecreamchan April 30, 2010 at 9:40 am #

    Haha I feel so sorry for hotaru,but at least she had a big role in sailor moon S,even if it wasn’t as sailor saturn :).

    • Chibi Jennifer April 30, 2010 at 1:28 pm #

      hehehe yeah ^_^

      Kinda wish she grew back to her ‘S’ age though ^^;

  74. Kawaii Silence April 30, 2010 at 9:01 am #

    Yay! One for the outers! I love the comic. Poor Hotaru-chan, she didn’t even get a transformation in the anime or an attack that wasn’t all defense or complete utter obliveration. Anyway the outer senshi need more love, especially Saturn and Pluto, so ripped off in the anime. At least Saturn needs more in Stars, her role in Super was fine I guess. One more note I love how you did Hotaru as more hyper and excited when she is usually more mellow and reserved.

    • Chibi Jennifer April 30, 2010 at 12:04 pm #

      hehehe, since being reborn, I always saw her as more cheery and happy person so I decided to make her more ‘alive’ (even though her childhood went by pretty quick @.@)

      I think both Pluto and Saturn got ripped off in the last season, so I blame the fact Uranus and Neptune decided to steal all of the very little time outers are on screen LOL. So what else could they be doing? (Use Pluto/Saturn as house cleaning slaves) XD

      • Kawaii Silence April 30, 2010 at 12:55 pm #

        I also think Hotaru seemed more cheery for after her rebirth, and I personally like that in her character.

        Yeah, I have to agree with U&N getting most of the screen time for the outers in super. They are more, what is it… radical when a senshi. :P I always thought that Pluto still had to watch the Time gate and Saturn only ever joins a fight when she absolutely have to, as destruction is a last resort. Also I think the animaters wanted to show how dysfunctional Haruka and Seiya were, as it wasn’t that bad in the manga. Seiya/Usagi also not as obvious either.

        Anyway, great comic. I’m glad you did one on the outers again. ^.^ They ALL need some loving. Looking foward to next week.

  75. Shenanigans April 30, 2010 at 8:23 am #

    Awww! Poor Saturn… I feel for you! I mean who doesn’t? I always had room in my heart for little Hotaru-chan! Usagi-chan still my #1 favorite though!

    (I might change my name to ‘the lttle artist’ ’cause i’ve been learnin to be an anime artist!)

    • Chibi Jennifer April 30, 2010 at 11:59 am #

      That’s cool! I’ll recognise your gravatar (unless you change that too) ^_^

  76. xXPrettyNekoXx April 30, 2010 at 8:17 am #

    “And let us kill u”
    Heh… funny….

  77. Travis April 30, 2010 at 7:36 am #

    Aww poor Hotaru! But so true, I had such high hopes that she’d be super cool in Stars… They need to do a season of JUST the Outer Senshi and just see how wicked cool that’d be!

    At least Hotaru got an attack in stars… Silent Wall :D that’s something!

    • Chibi Jennifer April 30, 2010 at 11:57 am #

      Dunno if that considers an attack XD XD But hey it did look awesome!

    • Zilimidori April 30, 2010 at 11:22 pm #

      A season of just the Outer Senshi would be SO AWESOME! In fact, I’d be happy if they made more Sailor Moon in general. I recently finished Stars and I thought “Curses! I’ve run out of Sailor Moon to watch!” I really need to go read the manga now XD The trick is I need to find all the volumes of the manga since it’s freaking OUT OF PRINT [insert angry rant at publishers here] It would be cheaper to buy all of the manga in Japanese! But I’m not yet fluent in Japanese, so I’d have to wait a few years to read it :( Oh well. More motivation to learn kanji I guess XD

      • Chibi Jennifer May 1, 2010 at 8:01 am #

        Maybe you can try looking for some scanlations online *looks around nervously before she ducks behind the sofa*

      • Sailor Pallas May 4, 2010 at 12:41 pm #

        go on mangafox.com thats where i read them (u can also read code name sailor v in english on there=)

  78. RainStar April 30, 2010 at 7:34 am #

    lol poor Saturn it’s true she doesn’t get enough air time!

    • Chibi Jennifer April 30, 2010 at 11:56 am #

      Yea :( SHe had plenty as Hotaru in S, but even then, as her senshi form there wasn’t much at all.

  79. Jessica April 30, 2010 at 7:25 am #

    Ah, I just LOVE the Outers! And I love your comics as well. It was as usual great! Thank you!

  80. Nyaasu April 30, 2010 at 7:11 am #

    Poor Hotaru! Must be hard to be the most powerful senshi….

    • Chibi Jennifer April 30, 2010 at 11:55 am #

      haha yea… gotta tone down her powers 8D Always wondered the possibilities…

  81. Mercurys BF April 30, 2010 at 6:50 am #

    Hahaha love this! I thought this at one point, poor Hotaru, love her lots though!

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