Sailor Mars Fanatic wrote:
The biggest argument against the suggestion of the R and S movies fitting in mid-way through their corresponding respective seasons is that this would mean the conspiracies of the Dark Moon Family and the Pure Heart Snatchers would have to technically still be at large but for unexplained and unknown reasons inactive during the events of the movies. It does seem rather far-fetched but if you like to look at them that way then after all television and movies are often far-fetched in certain ways in any case.
Well, consider this. In the anime, each of the five seasons are shown to span a full year seasonal cycle of Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. And there are 365 days in a year. But, each season never exceeded more than 46 episodes at most. On average, most episodes took place within a single day, while some either spanned two days or so, or had multi-parters taking place across the same day. Meaning that, even though we saw an entire year go by five times, the amount of episodes each season had meant that we didn't see the events of all 365 days occur on screen. In those in-between episode days, we have no way of saying whether the Black Moon Clan or the Death Busters attacked regularly every single day of the year or not. I would tend to think not because the enemies, despite their diligence, were still human and thus would need opportunities to rest and recover from their daily operations. During these periods of downtime, that would give the events of the movies time to transpire.
There is also, at least, two examples in the anime that show the enemies did not attack for a period of time since there was no villain activity shown to happen: Episodes 20 and 67, in which the Sailor Senshi go on vacation to the beach both times, and neither the Dark Kingdom nor the Black Moon Clan are seen or mentioned. And if they did attack during those times, there's no sign of any off screen attack in the episodes following either of those two despite the Senshi having left Juban vulnerable and unprotected both times.
Therefore, it's not entirely out of the question to think of the enemy attacks as not occurring on every single day of the year.
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