i really love this scene a lot because Usagi is watching this mysterious ship kidnap Chibi Usa and the legit fear of never seeing Chibi Usa again is so evident in her face. The pure helplessness that she shows as she watches this new evil force take away her daughter.
BUT THEN!!!! She transforms her fear and helplessness into courage and determination because Chibi Usa is her daughter and she will save her no matter what.
I just love this series so much.
ref grabs. I guess her sugar coating is her “skin,” she has a nose and everything just painted over unlike the actual skeleton characters.
La Muerte (the character) is based on the Mexican Catrinas used during the Day of the Dead, and many women who dress up as the Catrina draw the nose holes on their noses like that to emulate the skull through make-up along with the colorful markings. The sugar coating on the “skin” is to show that La Muerte is made of candy, which emulates the candy skulls that are made for the festival of the Day of the Dead, and the candy skulls have those colorful markings on them as well. It’s also cool to notice the Cempasúchil flowers on her dress and hat, which are always present during the festival.
These are some of the reasons as to why I have mad respect for the details that are being given to these characters <3
Reblogging for the info, that’s pretty rad.
as a mexican i can say that all the details are amazing and all the references in the movie are just perfect.
may i also include that the little heart on her forehead is the Sacred Heart, representing the religion (christian) in the country teached by the spaniards which is really important in the mexican culture.
there are more details in the rest of the characters and in the movie itself. i suggest for non-mexican people to do lots of research before watching the movie to catch more little details in it, specially information of the Day of the Dead.
learned a thing