When Mamoru and Usagi breakup, it’s heartbreaking. But at the end of the day, it isn’t as sad as this scene. When Mamoru dumps Usagi, he makes the conscious decision to protect her over himself and she aware of that. When Mamoru dies, he was literally just fondly looking at a picture of himself with his future wife and daughter!!! He couldn’t protect himself, but he plants the “seed” of doubt (har har) in Galaxia’s head that the Sailor Soldiers can defeat her. His last word is her name, he’s calling out to her, apologizing even, that he wasn’t strong enough.
And then poor Usagi in this scene. She has spent the ENTIRE season bawling her eyes out because Mamo-chan proposed to her, and then forgot all about her. Seiya has confused her heart, because Seiya has been there and been consoling her, and even though her heart belongs to Mamoru she is crushed that he hasn’t even tried to contact her. When she finds out that he’s been dead this whole time, not only is she struck by the grief of the fact that he is dead, but she’s also hit by all of the truths that come to her
mamo-chan didn’t forget about me, he was dead
i accidentally went on dates and such with seiya, while mamoru was dead
i didn’t even consider that mamoru was in danger
The animation in this scene is really beautiful. It really conveys Usagi’s emotions. Her, grasping her face, trembling from her sobs. Her face everytime we get to see it is absolutely heart-wrenching.
What I am trying to say is this scene in this episode tore my heart apart