Let’s revisit this ridiculously aspirational character from Sailor Moon S. At 16 years old, Michiru holds violin concerts and gallery exhibitions. Her partner is a 16 year old professional race car driver (when the Japanese legal age to drive is 18). They are stupid levels of rich, with luxury apartments in a plum area of Tokyo and helicopters (two!!!), sports cars, and an indoor swimming pool. This veneer of glamour only adds to their mystery – especially for Sailor Neptune, whose origin story and self-awakening is completely unaddressed in any franchise media (leading some to speculate that she is actually the most powerful of the team).
But like….how? Michiru, for starters, is set up as the antithesis to the “3 day monk.” Just to get it out of the way, yes Google tells me there are many 16 year old prodigies in real life, whether it in painting or in Nascar racing or violin. And second of all, this happens in a comic universe where mystical alien cats are reborn on earth to provide magical amulets to crayon-haired superheroes. But my question is more about how Michiru can be impossibly polished when her peers can barely get through their day covering the basics of middle school life. The answer given to us in the OG anime is that she fundamentally has a different outlook on life that might be summed up as….“Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That.”