Naoko Takeuchi's Recent Artwork

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Hadibou

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And I also wonder why Naoko agreed to return the brooch from the anime of the 90s to the Eternal and the Cosmos. Although in the early designs, Eternal Sailor Moon has a brooch like in the manga.
Probably because they plan to make a proplica version somewhat soon so they need to make it appear on screen for better sales.
 
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Lady Pen

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They are kinda cute. I wonder why she didn’t properly design a full brooch for Stars though :/
Knowing all the brooches (but the first one) used in the manga were designed by Bandai, I think what she chose was a prototype of what Bandai wanted to show in the Anime.

And I also wonder why Naoko agreed to return the brooch from the anime of the 90s to the Eternal and the Cosmos. Although in the early designs, Eternal Sailor Moon has a brooch like in the manga.
No wonder. Bandai was also in the Eternal production and they might be in Cosmos.
 

Rika-Chicchi

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It‘s like brooch 2-4 were designed to sell toys, and with 5 she had enough of bandai.
IMO, "5" has got the best look of all the five, but I also understand that it's got the worst look, i.e. the least attractive look for lil kids, of all the five for selling as toys. lol
 

Masquerade

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And I also wonder why Naoko agreed to return the brooch from the anime of the 90s to the Eternal and the Cosmos. Although in the early designs, Eternal Sailor Moon has a brooch like in the manga.
They probably thought the manga design wouldn't sell?
Crystal was a ONA project. Eternal was a theatrical project, so everything had to be more recognizable. Hence why they hired the original character designer and the voice actresses did a job more similar to their 90s counterparts.
 

foenyanko

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I think the new illustrations are quite elegant and lovely, but I don't like the coloring. There's something odd about it, like a poorly lit photograph.

There's also some weirdness on how she's modified their uniforms. I hate the new chokers. Not only do they do away with some of the unique variants (Neptune, for example) but they look like cheap cat collars with those reflective panels to alert oncoming cars.

Also, Pluto, Jupiter, and Mars have lost their custom uniform elements. Weird since Venus still has her chain. There's definitely something about this version of the uniforms that comes across as basic b**ch.
 

foenyanko

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I mean... Yeah, these are photos of the artwork, not official digital uploads of them...
That's not what I mean. It's like they're all cast in a weird, dim sunset. There's an orangey-brown tone to everything, and the lighting in the illustrations (not the photographs) is putting the emphasis on odd places. Just look at Chibi-Moon's face. Her eyes and face are mostly in shadow except for that weird triangle everyone has, and then the top of her hair and uniform are what are lit up.

Now that I look at it more closely, the shading on Uranus' legs is really sloppy.