Is it wrong for a 14 year old 2 go with a 19 year old?

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Is it wrong for a 14 year old 2 go with a 19 year old?

Post by momochanswife » Thu Apr 20, 2006 7:52 pm

Since you all dont like my slang and ghettotalk, well wateva!! but anywayz! do you think that it is wrong for serena to go with darien when hes 19? my friend and i think its kinda wrong, but thats us. Let me know!! :D
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Post by Tiff » Thu Apr 20, 2006 9:34 pm

Actually, no. I don't think Mamoru/Darien is "fine" at all. The only time I think he looks remotely good is when he's prince Endymion.

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Post by Silence_Knight » Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:47 pm

Well I'm a guy, so I don' think he is "fine". If you want to know for Usagi, I always thought Seyia was the better one. He was fun like her and actually could fight! :D

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Re: Is it wrong for a 14 year old 2 go with a 19 year old?

Post by Neon Heart » Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:41 am

momochanswife wrote:Since you all dont like my slang and ghettotalk, well wateva!! but anywayz! do you think that it is wrong for serena to go with darien when hes 19? my friend and i think its kinda wrong, but thats us. Let me know!! :D

You didn't really need to edit that, to make "some sort of statement". No one was being rude to you, you know.

But as for their ages, it IS just a cartoon. Since they pretty muchare mean't to be, I'm assuming that Usagi and Mamoru don't really care about their ages, since they really are in love. With a lot of people, age is just a number when it comes to love.
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Post by Starscream » Fri Apr 21, 2006 5:40 am

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't it less frowned upon - if not completely legal - in Japan for this type of pairing to occur? If this were a real couple, I would be a little bit unnerved by the idea of a college freshman going out with someone who's essentially a high-school freshman, but cartoons tend to bend a lot of rules, so I tend to ignore that "problem" in this and similar cases.
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Post by Rainbow » Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:39 am

I thought in the beginning of Stars, Usagi says that since she's 16, she's of legal age to marry him, or something of that nature.

I would think that it would matter less when they got older, though.
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is it wrong for a 14yearold to go with a 19 year old?

Post by momochanswife » Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:43 am

Thanks for your comments!! im very happy!!
but im not so sure,. i thoght she was 14. but if shes 16, hows she legal age?

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Post by Neon Heart » Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:51 am

Because other countries have different age limits for certain things. One of my English friends informed me once that the legal age in England is 16, too.

That, and probably because Japanese kids at 16 can handle a 'love' situation better than an American 16 year old. Probably because Japanese kids typically are more reserved, are more respectful, and know how to keep their legs shut. >_____>;;;
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Post by momochanswife » Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:02 am

AMEN TO THAT! i agree, my 15 year old cousin got preagnant and i have a friend who has 2 kids.But you are right japanese kids are more reserved.

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Re: is it wrong for a 14yearold to go with a 19 year old?

Post by Rainbow » Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:08 am

momochanswife wrote:Thanks for your comments!! im very happy!!
but im not so sure,. i thoght she was 14. but if shes 16, hows she legal age?
She's 14 at the beginning, but she's 16 by the beginning of SailorStars. I think it shows her having her 15th birthday in the S season, too.
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Post by Tempest » Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:17 am

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momochanswife wrote:Thanks for your comments!! im very happy!!
but im not so sure,. i thoght she was 14. but if shes 16, hows she legal age?
She's 14 at the beginning, but she's 16 by the beginning of SailorStars. I think it shows her having her 15th birthday in the S season, too.
That she does! :D I'm not good with episode numbers or titles but, (using the spoiler tag incase people havn't seen it): [spoiler]It's the one when Usagi gets her Heart Crystal stolen then Kaorinite* figures out Usagi is infact Sailormoon! The two parter if I remember correctly.[/spoiler]

Oddly enough none of the other soldiers have birthday episodes dedicated to them that I can recall.
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Re: is it wrong for a 14yearold to go with a 19 year old?

Post by Neon Heart » Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:22 am

Tempest wrote:Oddly enough none of the other soldiers have birthday episodes dedicated to them that I can recall.
I don't ever recall the other senshi having celebrate their birthday's in the show, either. Yet it's obvious they have birthdays, because most every Sailor Moon site has the EXACT birthdate for all of the senshi.

So like... There wasn't enough birthday turmoil in Sailor Moon. We must change that, mm hmm.
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Post by Starscream » Fri Apr 21, 2006 1:16 pm

It's obvious that the enemies were being respectful about their birthdays, but Eudial must have slipped up when she scheduled the Daimon attack on Usagi's birthday :/
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Re: Is it wrong for a 14 year old 2 go with a 19 year old?

Post by Butterscotch » Fri Apr 21, 2006 2:19 pm

momochanswife wrote: but anywayz! do you think that it is wrong for serena to go with darien when hes 19? my friend and i think its kinda wrong, but thats us. Let me know!! :D
In real life, I probably wouldn't approve. The maturity gap between a 14 year old and a 19 year old is too big.

But in fictional works, like Sailor Moon, it doesn't bother me. In Sailor Moon, falling in love was their destiny, and they would've fallen in love no matter how old or young they were. Had they met when Usagi was 12 and Mamro 17, they would have fallen in love. Had the met at ages 20 and 25, they would've fallen in love.

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Post by NameGoesHere » Fri Apr 21, 2006 3:03 pm

If Usagi and Mamoru ever had anything more than a dramatic kiss now and then, the age gap might have bothered me, but they were always kept all cutesy and chaste.

Of course, when you think about it, nothing in the show regarding age ever made sense. Like how Haruka and Michiru were living on their own as an adult couple at 16-17. I know Japan has a slightly different standard when it comes to age, but that has to be overshooting the mark by a few inches, at least.
Neon Heart wrote:That, and probably because Japanese kids at 16 can handle a 'love' situation better than an American 16 year old. Probably because Japanese kids typically are more reserved, are more respectful, and know how to keep their legs shut. >_____>;;;
That wouldn't be a sweeping generalization, now would it? XD
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Post by kahrani » Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:10 pm

If it was my 14 year old daughter I certainly wouldn't approve! But I never really thought about it much in the anime. I'm not so sure they have only kissed, however, almost positive my Stars manga has a picture of Usagi and Mamoru in bed together.... Still I suppose she was 16 by then.

The legal age of consent for sex is 16 in the UK and you can get married at this age too with parental consent, otherwise I think the age you can get married in the UK is 18 I think. Also sex with a partner of the same sex is now legal at 16 although this was only lowered recently. Teenage pregnancy is a *huge* problem here. I know abstinence is taught in America, but that method just doesn't work here.

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Re: is it wrong for a 14yearold to go with a 19 year old?

Post by jupiter23 » Fri Apr 21, 2006 5:22 pm

Tempest wrote:That she does! :D I'm not good with episode numbers or titles but, (using the spoiler tag incase people havn't seen it): [spoiler]It's the one when Usagi gets her Heart Crystal stolen then Eudial figures out Usagi is infact Sailormoon! The two parter if I remember correctly.[/spoiler]

Oddly enough none of the other soldiers have birthday episodes dedicated to them that I can recall.
[spoiler]Actually, it was Kaorinite that attacked Usagi on her birthday, not Eudial. Eudial didn't come into the story until right after Kaorinite was defeated by the Sailor Soldiers the first time. [/spoiler]

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Post by the dooky » Fri Apr 21, 2006 6:13 pm

There is some evidence within the series that such a relationship might be frowned upon, or at least considered strange. back when Mamoru is dating Rei during the first season, Motoki mentions that he thinks the girls are cute, but could only ever see them as little sisters. This seems to hit a nerve with Mamoru...

As for who is more "fine", Mamoru or Seiya... Give me Haruka anyday. She's more man than either of them! :P
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Post by djtaylor » Fri Apr 21, 2006 6:29 pm

Isn't there some thing in the series about Mamoru meeting Usagi's parates? :?






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Post by Tiff » Fri Apr 21, 2006 7:09 pm

djtaylor wrote:Isn't there some thing in the series about Mamoru meeting Usagi's parates? :?






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...You're either trying to say "Pirates" or "Parents", so given the subject material of this thread, I'm going to assume you're trying to say "Parents".

There is an episode in SMR when Mamoru is supposed to go meet Usagi's parents, but then he has his prophetic dreams, "breaks up" with her, and she calls her mom in a phone booth to say he won't be coming to dinner. Then she starts sobbing.

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