Holy shit.

I have love nearly every version of Mamoru in every version of Sailor Moon that I’ve consumed.  I enjoy his character and how he’s a perfect match for Usagi.  I enjoy his character for his own sake, but especially the way he interacts with others, and he’s gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous in the manga and I feel things for PGSM Mamoru, etc.

But goddamn.

The way Tani plays the character is just utter fucking perfection, she nails everything that’s important about the character.  I find her to be stunningly attractive (holy shit, she is so gorgeous), but also she just fucking spot on with Mamoru’s gallant, gentle prince qualities while still making him warm and affectionate, while also being charming as hell.

The way she sings the characters songs, that look in that last cap, I don’t know that any other actor could have pulled it off and had me think it was perfect for Mamoru (who tends to be more stereotypically reserved and polite), but WOW DOES SHE EVER SELL IT FLAWLESSLY.

The way she swishes that cap, the way she carries herself, Tani is right up there with manga!Mamoru for me in terms of my favorite version of this character, SHE IS JUST SO PERFECT IN THE ROLE, HOLY CRAP.