Act.28 - Official Discussion Thread

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Zoe

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Jul 21, 2014
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#21
Aw man, they cut out Mamoru sleeping in the same bed (he wakes up on a pillow, but there's an empty spot on the bed where it should be in the wide shot).

I'm guessing they'll cut out
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where he tells Usagi to spend the night. And who knows what they'll do for the shared dream.
 

Yamoon

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#22
I loved the episode, the new BGM are so creepy!!!
The first part of the episode was so great, maybe they could have cut some dialogue with Kaolinite in front of the fountain because so many things happened in the second part...

The pacing will be always an issue, because i still think the biggest mistake of Crystal is to try to adapt one chapter in one episode... or at least it could be done if episode were 35-40 minutes long...

Anyway Eudial is already dead, too bad we haven't see the Medusa form... But at the end was it that much important?
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I guess Cyborg Hotaru will also be erased...


I didn't really enjoyed Mars Snake Fire... But maybe we'll see it again soon.
 
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#24
The Blizzard Prince said:
Yamoon said:
Anyway Eudial is already dead, too bad we haven't see the Medusa form... But at the end was it that much important?
I'd like to think they're saving their monster forms for their rematch in the Infinity Labyrinth, but I won't get my hopes up.
Yeah, I hope so too. I don't see what the harm was showing it, other than being scary (then again, the other Daimons were scary as well). But I feel like if it's not happened in this episode, it's not happening in this adaptation at all.
 

Neon Genesis

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Oct 31, 2015
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#25
I've loved the Haruka/Usagi kiss since I first read the manga years ago and always wanted to see it animated and I'm so excited to see it included in Crystal. I didn't really notice that much of a drop in animation quality and I liked some of the interesting camera direction they did with that whole zooming in thing during certain scenes. I love we're getting in some one on one time with the other Inners besides Usagi and Mamoru and I love the extra focus on Makoto and Rei here. I find it interesting since in the 90s anime Makoto was always paired up with Minako but in Crystal Makoto is being paired with Rei. I loved seeing Mars Snake Fire being animated for the first time and it reminded me a lot of Fire Soul Bird from the Doom Tree arc in the 90s anime. I wonder if that was an intentional homage? I was glad they cut out the speeches and didn't show the transformations for the rest of the girls this time and I felt it helped improve the pacing. I also love how Crystal is handling the mystery of Haruka's identity and I loved that scene of Makoto and Haruka at the judo. I'm also glad we're continuing to see Mamoru apart of the Sailor Soldiers' meetings and even though we still haven't seen Tuxedo Mask yet in action in this arc, it still makes it seem like Mamoru is more part of the team than in the 90s show where Mamoru just always showed up at the end to give a cheesy speech. I'm really looking forward to next week's episode as the Mimi Hanyu concert is one of my favorite acts from the manga.
 
#26
magic713 said:
Yeah, I hope so too. I don't see what the harm was showing it, other than being scary (then again, the other Daimons were scary as well). But I feel like if it's not happened in this episode, it's not happening in this adaptation at all.
Yeah, they stay in their human forms during Infinity Labyrinth in the manga, so I'm not expecting it. Still, it would be good timing to show them off. I really don't understand why they changed it, especially with Crystal being a late night anime now... But Crystal's been toning down the nightmare fuel from the beginning, so I guess it's shouldn't be a surprise.
 

MementoNepenthe

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#27
Do the other Witches 5 even have monster forms? I only remember Eudial having one. I'd check the manga myself buuuuut I'm feeling lazy ^_^' :lol:
 

nixandrc

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Oct 23, 2014
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#28
MementoNepenthe said:
Do the other Witches 5 even have monster forms? I only remember Eudial having one. I'd check the manga myself buuuuut I'm feeling lazy ^_^' :lol:
She does transform into a medusa type daimon which is unique amongst the witches 5. Mimete, Viluy, Cyprine & Ptilol never transforms. Tellu does turn into a monster with multiple tendrils.
 

Seen

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#30
The artwork was a bit wonky in places (nothing compared to before, thankfully), but the actual animation was spot on. Kinda like a less extreme example of act 9's first half. Although medusa Eudial wasn't here, I doubt they would get rid of cyborg Horaru. One is extremely important to the plot and one isn't.

I should really stop checking the Crystal tags on Tumblr before they drive me insane (all they care about is how gay Haruka/Michiru/Chibiusa/Usagi/whoever is, and nothing else. As a bisexual, that stuff always feels patronizing/borderline fetishizing to me and they do it under the shoddy guise of "representation.")
 

Neon Genesis

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Oct 31, 2015
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#31
One thing I wonder about is do Usagi's parents know she's been staying over night at her boyfriend's place a lot lately? From the way she talked about Mamoru in the last episode, it seems like Ikuko Mama is perfectly happy with accepting Mamoru as part of the family already, but I can't imagine Kenji being too thrilled and I just wonder what he thinks about it all.
 

Zoe

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Jul 21, 2014
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#32
Neon Genesis said:
One thing I wonder about is do Usagi's parents know she's been staying over night at her boyfriend's place a lot lately? From the way she talked about Mamoru in the last episode, it seems like Ikuko Mama is perfectly happy with accepting Mamoru as part of the family already, but I can't imagine Kenji being too thrilled and I just wonder what he thinks about it all.
She lies about it saying they're staying over at Makoto's in the next arc.
 

Zeo

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Jul 12, 2015
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#34
I am in love with episode 28 so far and I love how they did the Haruka and Usagi kissing scene as the cliffhanger in end.

There's two things I wasn't too happy with for episode 28 though... no medusa form from Eudial, and Sailor Moon killed Eudial instead of Sailor Mars.

Sailor Moon really do need to stop killstealing everything.. it reminded me of an act from season 1 where Sailor Moon killed Queen Beryl instead of Sailor Venus. :/

edited:: Oh I see now... Moon did actually kill Eudial in the manga, not Mars... whoops... I thought it was Mars who did (need to do some reading again soon, haha), thank you for correcting me. :)
 

Seira Hazuki

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#35
I actually think the art and animation look beautiful for an episode that was done by Toei Phils! If that is what an episode by the worst studio looks like, then I think the rest of the series should be good. :D

Zeo said:
I am in love with episode 28 so far and I love how they did the Haruka and Usagi kissing scene as the cliffhanger in end.

There's two things I wasn't too happy with for episode 28 though... no medusa form from Eudial, and Sailor Moon killed Eudial instead of Sailor Mars.

Sailor Moon really do need to stop killstealing everything.. it reminded me of an act from season 1 where Sailor Moon killed Queen Beryl instead of Sailor Venus. :/
While I would have loved for Sailor Mars to finish off Eudial, it was actually Sailor Moon who did it in the manga. So no kill-stealing.

Sailor Mars will get to kill off the enemy in the next arc though. :wink:
 
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#36
Zeo said:
I am in love with episode 28 so far and I love how they did the Haruka and Usagi kissing scene as the cliffhanger in end.

al, and Sailor Moon killed Eudial instead of Sailor Mars.

Sailor Moon really do need to stop killstealing everything.. it reminded me of an act from season 1 where Sailor Moon killed Queen Beryl instead of Sailor Venus. :/
But Mars didn't kill Eduial in the manga though sailor moon did.Mars burnt her,and she reveal a monstrous form.Than Sailor Moon Kill her off,manga from tokyopop below.
 

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Feb 7, 2015
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#38
I liked the episode, though the pacing was definitely S1ish/breakneck. Though the animation quality did dip, I found that their faces were done much better without having eyes that shined brighter than Jesus lol. Especially that shot of Rei standing in the water.

Also, they did the thing! If only they'd give us an official kiss with Neptune, now.
 

chasesummers

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Nov 26, 2015
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#39
Great episode, loved Mars Snake Fire sending the opponent down but I'm disappointed that after that attack Mars and Jupiter did nothing. I think Mars and Jupiter could handle the situation very well but they failed to it. It's also a pity how the enemy didn't transform.

The kiss.... I always thought it made no sense... eh
 

Lavender

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Aug 5, 2014
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#40
Sailor Moon can fly right? I didn't know why she ran to catch Uranus instead of flying