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Sailor Moon Crystal

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I was surprised and excited when Sailor Moon Crystal was announced. I especially liked the idea that the anime will be exactly based on manga.

I thought that nothing could go wrong and a qualitative show will be delivered. When the first pics appeared on the net, I didn't like the new looks of the characters that much, but it wasn't disaster and the main reason why I didn't like it that much was the original anime style  that I got used to.

The worst thing in this remake was CGI animation, that was dropped later. Other bad things were the repeating of certain  scenes like transformations and the animation of attacks.

However, I noticed that in season 1 characters used their powers in different ways and so the typical repeating  of special attacks was skipped. If you don't know what I am talking about then let me explain. Every character has special powers/attacks and for every  attack  a long animation was made. But in season 1 we can see that some characters use their powers without those long animations, that became annoying after too many repeating. You can see that Sailor Mars uses fire or Sailor Jupiter uses thunder  without saying the magic word. eve1  That was a good thing and made the battle more exciting. Oddly, the people behind the remake forgot about that in season 2 and season 3, as far as I remember.

 

One of the problems was that the battles were based on manga battles and were too literal. In a few seconds an enemy appears and is defeated. In rare cases the battles are exciting and epic. I understand that they wanted manga concept, but making more exciting and complex battles wouldn't ruin the original story and creator's concepts. um2

Adapting  manga into anime shouldn't be just moving work from one artistic form to another. Many things can't be showed in manga like in anime, but the producers forgot abut that.

They had opportunity to make great battles, show the motifs and stories of every character... Also, it was  a bad idea that enemies (main antagonists, not monsters)  are usually killed in the same episode where they were introduced or were on their first mission. I know that would be against manga story, but still... It could have been more complex and exciting. I wanted to know their stories too, the relations among them and other stuff.

Funny how they want everything to be according to manga, but certain things were skipped I think.

 

The producers/creators had a chance to deliver different animations of transformations and attacks, but sadly they are pretty much the same like in the original anime. The worst transformations are the ones of Uranus and Neptune.

 

The quality of show changes from episode to episode. Also, the dialogues and monologues can be very lame. The most annoying thing is when Sailor Moon names every fucking senshi during battles. Why can't she just say "hey guys" or something? um2

Also, why Sailor Moon has to be the one to finish the monsters and enemies? um2What about Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and  Venus? 

They only look like some sidekicks and useless TBH. Especially in every next chapter of manga and this new anime. However, Neptune, Uranus and Pluto can destroy enemies without problems and without Sailor Moon's help.  In the third season , the producers/creators had chance to explore the feelings of inner senshis, when superior outer senshis appear, but that didn't happen.

 

Chibiusa was important to story in some cases, but as a worrier she is completely useless. Just send her back to future.  sia2

 

It isn't that show is bad overall, but it wasn't so exciting. Maybe I expected too much and set the bar too high. xtina11

However it is unforgivable to use CGI animation, not just in this show, but in general. CGI and anime don't go together. Everything what a qualitative anime needs is clean and polished style with a lot of color shades.

It is surprising that producers/creators weren't more creative while making this show. Following manga too literally made the anime too monotone when it comes to fighting scenes.

 

However, I am still grateful that we got an anime that is based on original  manga story. lj1

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They stepped their game up a lot in season 3 in my opinion. The Death Busters seemed more sinister in the manga and Crystal than in the anime, but I agree that they should've kept some of the enemies like the Witches 5 around longer. The battle against Mistress 9 and Pharaoh 90 was much more epic in the manga and Crystal in my opinion though since in the original Sailor Saturn only shows up for like 2 minutes and barely says anything, whereas in Crystal she's in almost the whole Judge episode and literally attempts to destroy the whole planet at first. I agree about the CGI though, that just wasn't cute.

 

They better do the Dream and Stars arcs cause I wanna see the Sailor Quartet and Sailors Heavy Metal Papillon, Mnemosyne, Lethe, Phi, Chi, Kakyu, Cosmos, and Chaos cry6 

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22 hours ago, Hylia said:

They stepped their game up a lot in season 3 in my opinion. The Death Busters seemed more sinister in the manga and Crystal than in the anime, but I agree that they should've kept some of the enemies like the Witches 5 around longer. The battle against Mistress 9 and Pharaoh 90 was much more epic in the manga and Crystal in my opinion though since in the original Sailor Saturn only shows up for like 2 minutes and barely says anything, whereas in Crystal she's in almost the whole Judge episode and literally attempts to destroy the whole planet at first. I agree about the CGI though, that just wasn't cute.

 

They better do the Dream and Stars arcs cause I wanna see the Sailor Quartet and Sailors Heavy Metal Papillon, Mnemosyne, Lethe, Phi, Chi, Kakyu, Cosmos, and Chaos cry6 

There are improvements in season 3.

Chapter 3 and chapter 5 are my favorites, so I expect more from season 3. Or maybe too much. eve1

 

I am disappointed with transformations of Uranus and Neptune. Neptune's attack was fantastic, but Uranus' could have been more interesting. It reminds of her World Shaking attack from original anime. Even Pluto's Chrono's Typhoon is based on Dead Scream from original anime. And animation of Dead Scream is fantastic, while Chrono's Typhoon looks cute, but too simple and basic. I liked that they used the wind/typhoon part from Dead Scream, because it makes more sense to be in Chrono's Typhoon. lj1 However, they could have made something more qualitative and creative.

I hope their next attacks won't be rehash of old ones.

 

It is weird that in chapter 5, everybody but Pluto and Saturn got new attacks.

 

Anyway, I expect more Sailor Saturn moments. lj1 I read that she doesn't appear so often in  5th chapter and I am too lazy to go through manga scans to check it. eve1 

 

Since  all senshis will use new wands or crystals in 4th or 5th chapter, I expect new transformations for all of them. lj1

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5 hours ago, Nocturn said:

There are improvements in season 3.

Chapter 3 and chapter 5 are my favorites, so I expect more from season 3. Or maybe too much. eve1

 

I am disappointed with transformations of Uranus and Neptune. Neptune's attack was fantastic, but Uranus' could have been more interesting. It reminds of her World Shaking attack from original anime. Even Pluto's Chrono's Typhoon is based on Dead Scream from original anime. And animation of Dead Scream is fantastic, while Chrono's Typhoon looks cute, but too simple and basic. I liked that they used the wind/typhoon part from Dead Scream, because it makes more sense to be in Chrono's Typhoon. lj1 However, they could have made something more qualitative and creative.

I hope their next attacks won't be rehash of old ones.

 

It is weird that in chapter 5, everybody but Pluto and Saturn got new attacks.

 

Anyway, I expect more Sailor Saturn moments. lj1 I read that she doesn't appear so often in  5th chapter and I am too lazy to go through manga scans to check it. eve1 

 

Since  all senshis will use new wands or crystals in 4th or 5th chapter, I expect new transformations for all of them. lj1

I expect to finally have a full Sailor Saturn transformation. They did her WRONG in the 90s fall3 but yeah Saturn appears a few times in Stars then is killed while at the outer senshis' castles, and doesn't appear again until Galaxia has revived her to fight on her side. She serves for the gods during the Dream arc though cry6 

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