It was my favorite season growing up. Something about it really stimulated my imagination as an elementary school kid. I loved the mix of fantastical imagery (circuses! crystal forests! kaleidoscope finisher!) and disturbing subtext. (the way the Trio attack their victims, the Lemures being...
I'm fine with the 90s anime as it is. I wouldn't have minded a Mimete redemption, but I think all of the Witches 5 getting redeemed after R would've felt repetitive. But I am open to a future adaptation redeeming them. (Missed opportunity, Crystal!) As for which group deserved it more, depends...
The trailer looks fantastic! I've been worried about cut content, but the amount of scenes I recognized from the manga really helped put my fears at ease. Wasn't expecting Artemis to get recast this late in the game, but it's a pleasant surprise. I guess seeing his human form made them realize...
I really like that idea! There's only so much you can do with pre-existing footage. An original series would've given DiC a lot more freedom. It would've been interesting to see what they would've came up with. :)
Given the inconsistency of this franchise, I feel like DiC would've done their own thing regardless. :lol: But it would've been interesting to see how a pre-anime dub manga translation would've tackled the names.
Viz's theatrical release of the 90s movies included both the dub and sub, so I imagine they'd do the same for Crystal. We'll probably get a "series" premiere first via a streaming site like Crunchyroll and then a proper theatrical release a few months later.
Chibiusa's an exception because it's a nickname Mamoru came up with. (Which Tokyopop flubbed by having Darien call her "Kid", lol)
Guess humor > logic for Naoko? :lol: I suppose a more in-character version would be Bunny hoping she's an even worse student than she is?
Dream come true! ::love:: Not looking forward to triple dipping but I'll gladly do so if these come stateside. I only wish Act 1's coloring looked as good as the exhibit's. (the backgrounds look so bare in comparison...)
Characters that change from one gender to another are not uncommon in anime. Some really popular series like Ranma 1/2 even center around that gimmick. If anything, I imagine they were just cashing in on a popular trope at the time.
Not sure about the Phages, but I have wondered if he had a different endgame in mind with Nehelenia. Sailor Moon was quite adamant about never losing to her in the SuperS finale, which makes me think he had something other than a redemption arc planned.