Normally we will include the original reviews with the Second Look
reviews. However, for the best pages before 1998, we did not save
the original reviews. Therefore, any references made to how
CyberCity looked when we first reviewed it will be from my own memory.
When we first reviewed CyberCity, we considered it to be one of
the most original SM combo sites in existence. Somehow
it's originality has survived and it still contains several sections
we have yet to see on any other SM site.
The most original sections are in the "Moon Park" and "Moon Station"
sections. "Moon Park's" biggest feature is the information on the
evolution of the Sailormoon series. The section is aided
by Naoko Takeuchi's prototype sketches, her original plans for
the characters, plus series' own history. "Moon Station"
centers on the power of each senshi's attacks. A lot of
sites tell you basically who have the most powerful
attacks, but none I have seen back this up with evidence
from Japanese power rating charts like CyberCity does.
One of the most impressive things about CyberCity is Shrine
Central. When we originally reviewed it, CyberCity only had
character profiles. While these profiles were and still are original,
they were not much longer than the average Combo site's profiles.
Since then CyberCity has been slowly changing these profiles into
larger character shrines to each character. Quite the undertaking
considering some of these shrines are larger than some of the
stand alone shrines we have seen. Some have even won awards
all on their own. Each of the completed shrines
have their own unique layouts, but at the same time have their
info divided up in much the same way which makes it easier to go from
one shrine to another and compare each character. The only thing
I would like to see is links to the other shrines on CyberCity within
the shrines. Like there used to be on the profiles.
This is being really picky, but it would make the site even
easier to get around.
So far, the shrines for the inner senshi have all been
completed. The outer senshi, Chibimoon and Tuxedo still have the
original profile pages in place, at least until they are possibly
converted. The profiles show their age a little when compared to
the beautiful and newer shrines, but as I said earlier, the
profiles are still very original and also still provide quite a bit of
On top of all this, the site also contains a picture gallery with
several artbook scans. CyberCity also contains a link of the month
section with some quite impressive sites and a shopping section
in "Moon Mall".
Overall the layouts of CyberCity load fairly quickly,
and are very functional. They also look very beautiful,
especially the new layout of the index page. Each section have
their own unique layout characteristics, yet also have unifying
qualities. All of this adds up to a site that is still worthy to be called
one of the Best SM Pages on the Internet.