What should the 3rd Sailor Moon rebooted anime look like?

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RebelOfDaNew

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To your post before the reply, imagine Sailor Moon trying to sneak into the Dark Kingdom with her disguise pin, allied with one or two of the youma she'd previously fought (who had a grievance against another youma or their general or Beryl herself).

I really like this idea. My take on this was going to be somewhat different, though, with Haruna being one of the Rainbow Crystal carriers - that would have had more impact than, say, Reika being one (heck, Motoki should have been the final carrier). In her episode, even after being awakened, she would choose to aid the heroes because she liked being a teacher and being a champion for the Dark Kingdom got her killed. Eventually, she would start to use her powers to protect her students whenever villains would target them and she and Usagi would be aware of each other's powers. However, in the end, it would still be Sailor Moon's show.

I personally think both would work...but like in PGSM, I think there's some tension to be had as Usagi drifts away from her best friend in favor of her new super secret friends. I could see this, plus the discovery of her own special nature, putting Naru in a very dark place in which she tries to reach out to Usagi but Usagi can't be there because of being a senshi...fracturing the friendship. Naru would come around be an ally in my vision, but she'd have to undergo an antagonistic phase, first. Then she wouldn't necessarily steal the spot of a Senshi as she would be an ally who has had to overcome her own inadequacies and would be fundamentally different than a teammate.
Isn't Reika the girl who kept teasing Motoki? Yeah, not much to her...and your logic is decent cause Haruna's pretty similar to Usagi and gave her more leniency than many teachers would've. I never had to hold water buckets, but I did have to hold books and squat on the wall. And when I got told to stand outside of class, it was until class was nearly over. In college (and later, work meetings), some people would come late and be told, "Sorry, try again next class/meeting". What happens when you miss your doctor's appointment You're SOL. Reschedule. What if Usagi had stayed the same way as queen? The answer's obvious. People tend to think teachers just want to punk annoying kids, even though Haruna'd gotten assaulted more than once by her class and always had to let it slide...I know for a fact she wanted to beat that one boy's ass when he tripped her...but people really miss how critical it is for teachers to enforce social skills as well as academics so the kids can have an easier time in the larger world.

To that end, corporal punishments is obviously an issue and often ineffective, but Haruna only ever made Usagi wait for a few seconds until there was a stopping point in her lesson where she could come and talk to Usagi then send her back inside. It's embarrassment more than anything--to embarrass Usagi into wanting to do better. Which is also an issue--but more so suggests she doesn't actually have it out for Usagi like some teachers who want absolutely nothing to do with their students after school. She gives Usagi and An like a page of classwork after school for detention. Yeah, the narrative shows it's bad that she forgot about them to do her dating. But in one of my old schools, detention was until 6:30, in a small conference room with your things confiscated, while the adults ate snacks, and your parents had to pick you up. There was also in-school detention which was the same thing until school was over. Just you alone in the conference room with one other volunteer teacher/security guard. As evidenced by what she put up with, teachers in Japan have even less power than in America. Usagi spilled water on her after she told Ami to stay away from Usagi...then she specifically invited Ami on a field trip with Usagi/Naru/Umino/An. If a Western teacher today invited only a small group of kids to a nonacademic trip, they'd be put on administrative leave. If a student shoved you down like Yumiko did to her, that student would be gone (unless they were SPED). But Yumiko's right back the next day.

It's a tangent but really only to say she's doing all this cause she actually believes in it. It's not a stopover before finding a man (like, she cried when Umino/Naru were knocked out). And since she believes in Usagi to some extent, that'd be proven even stronger if they could actually work together. Because Usagi as the Moon Princess would still be the "leader," and she already impresses her other teacher, Luna. It's really the character development I care about. Haruna is somewhere between Usagi and Neo in maturity. That's already room for them both to grow, but if you gave her that dark past as you said, you're right that there's an even more complicated relationship they could have.

I don't personally have anything against Naru. Student-teacher novelty aside (and the fact that Haruna would be jealous of the guy her age liking her student), Naru just has fewer flaws than Haruna. Actually, Haruna only has one, with her self-imposed deadline to get married. She also technically never gives up on Usagi. Like most middle school teachers who never see their bad students succeed later on. But Naru has the opposite theme. She's never mean to anyone, she's charismatic, she gets good grades and does cram school like Ami, she's faster and stronger than Usagi (but so is Ami tbf)--and she most of all, jokes about Usagi's bad scores but never helps her. To me, since they're best friends ad always together, that sets up the expectation that she'd just be a better version of Usagi. But just cause, you could easily have her struggle compared to Usagi when the magic gets involved. And tbh, I like your idea better. Considering Naru was already prone to losing her composure with Usagi from the beginning--the episode in S where Usagi mocked Umino comes to mind.
 
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ask Hollywood that's what they do instead of making movies and adaptations entertaining
Oh it's still entertaining. Just a question of whether it is entertainingly good or entertainingly bad. :googly:


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Did a full one eighty.......Crazy :cthulhu:
 
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It’s always funny to me that fandom will rake the franchise through the coals for the series not being ambitious or creative enough, and then in the same breath suggest they should remake the original ‘90s anime.

When there is a third reboot, I just hope they start fresh and instead of remaking anything, they try to tell a new story that fits modern standards even if it’s with just the cast of the Dark Kingdom. But like really switch it up. Change the order of the guardians awakening, maybe have another one of the guardians active first instead of Venus, involve the outers, maybe even mix and match villains… but just do SOMETHING different.

Like I get the ferocious nostalgia for the ‘90s anime, but Crystal should be a lesson that any fandom’s memories of the past are viewed through rose-colored glasses and an attempt to remake something from
the past never fully captures the essence of the original. It’s why you have manga fans wanting another faithful adaptation of the manga despite Crystal already literally adapting the work page by page… It differs from what they have built up in their heads.
Honestly I just want a reboot of the 90’s anime because I love Ikuhara and Sato’s take on the villains and want them to keep that characterization but with even more fleshing out of the details they failed to account for in the original.

I think what I ultimately really want for the next Sailor Moon reboot is a spin-off project focusing on the villains from the 90’s anime continuity specifically. (I’d love one for some of the more interesting manga villains as well such as Ace, Lethe/Mneosyne and Galaxia but something tells me the manga has too little material to work with to devise an entire spin-off series focused on only a few well-developed villains while the rest were glorified MOTD)
 

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By & large the only good thing of Hollywood nowadays is its visual effects. lol
Just wait till someone vocal enough decide they are triggered by them...
And even that is kinda a stretch.
OK, I take my words back - it's meant to be a deliberately exaggerating comment to point out, as I observe, a current problem of Hollywood, but if that sounds offending, I'm taking it back & apologize. m(_ _)m
 
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One thing that I still strongly believe.....if we ever get a 3rd StarS season....the Inners need to survive till the end and the Outers can get taken out before them. All those power ups, fights and they still are fairly useless at protecting their "Princess"
 

Rika-Chicchi

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And even that is kinda a stretch.
Yeah, VFX in the '80s, '90s and '00s looked so good. Now it looks like crap most of the time. What the hell happened?
lol I've totally misunderstood Star Angel Haruki's post quoted above (probably sapphire91's too). ^_^' I do agree that even their visual effects can also look bad, but not necessarily because they visually look fake - on the contrary, many look pretty real thx to current advanced CG technologies - but because they feel fake precisely due to the awareness of those technologies. For the same reason, all those wonders & awes of "how did they do it? :oh my: " have totally lost, as compared to the old-fashioned visual effects (even the imperfect ones) back then.
 
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Well that House The Of Dragons looked good visually but I'll pass after being traumatized with Game Of Thrones Season 8's terrible writing.

Now Netflix's Resident Evil I'm excited for seeing it's now under the 'so bad, so good' category just like Resident Evil: Retribution. Also Sandman was good.
 
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The third adaptation could be international, I would prefer if Usagi is Chinese since the Chinese are more fond of the Moon, Sailor Venus could be a Korean with the surname Kim, i.e. Mina Kim, and Rei Hino would still be Japanese, while Uranus and Neptune will be westerners.
 
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The third adaptation could be international, I would prefer if Usagi is Chinese since the Chinese are more fond of the Moon, Sailor Venus could be a Korean with the surname Kim, i.e. Mina Kim, and Rei Hino would still be Japanese, while Uranus and Neptune will be westerners.
in that instance that but being live action with more professional looking costumes and hair would be fine to me
and maybe a different way to tell the story instead of rehashing what was already done since from the gate this version would be different, I would like to keep the Sailor V's past in London from the 90s though with more deph maybe even a mini series on that it could be pre series or after the first finale as a look back
but that's just me I'm just saying I like the international idea cause all of Earth isn't Japan lol