I love how Crystal is handling the slow progress of “awakening” of all the senshi. Its chaotic, its jumbled and just like the viewer, no one we see so far has the full picture of what the hell is going on.
So they REMEMBER that there’s a princess they have to protect and that’s it in that aspect, with everything else just shorting out in their brains. They see flashes of fantasy landscapes and strange architecture. They relive flashes of sensations that they can’t recognize.
In new adaptation you can clearly see it though
How Usagi is completely apathetic towards the very prospect of her life and rather spends time sleeping and dreaming dreams she can’t comprehend. Which leads her to not pay attention to the reality around her, her grades drop etc. She ignores the world around her and dreams of being a princess and she would rather be anywhere than here. She wants to beat up badguys and has this instinctive wish to protect those closest to her, as if from some intangible fear that something horrible will happen to everyone around her. So she fails school, looks distressed and disconnected and can’t be bothered to grasp at her life she has. But from moment to moment, just for split second situations, you see Usagi almost completely change and become this being quite elegant confident wise woman. Certain situations where she looks completely graceful and so unlike the “normal” Usagi. Its as if she’s a princess who forgot that sh was a princess.
How Ami has both money and intellect, yet feels completely left out and separate from all the people around her, yet she does not know WHY. And then she transforms and delivers the whole speech, as if she has done it before, and then goes “wait what the fuck did I just do?”. She has no idea WHAT she did nor WHY she wants to protect this person so much, its almost instinctive and she is clearly confused by what just happened.
What happened to them all pretty much left enough damage even for another life and all those characters are slowly but surely recovering from it via re-encountering each other.
We are seeing a bunch of amnesiac patients slowly regain their memories, in a frantic and un-even fashion.