Act.28 - Official Discussion Thread

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SkeksisGirl

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May 24, 2014
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I liked the episode. Loved the interactions between the Senshi and Usagi/Haruka. I'm not bothered by the Kiss, that was in the Manga. My one whine is this: Is Moon Spiral Heart Attack going to be stock footage the whole time? Seriously? Didn't we see it enough in the 38 episodes of the original series? And yes I know it's a whine. It's just, seen it before. I liked when season 1/2 had different animations for the attack (except when they used the old moon stick).
 

ZetusMoon

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Sep 4, 2011
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#42
Lavender said:
Sailor Moon can fly right? I didn't know why she ran to catch Uranus instead of flying
Sailor Moon can't fly. It seems like all the senshi are just really good at Parkouring. The only time Sailor Moon can fly I think is when she uses her attack "Moon Healing Escalation"
 

Zoe

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Jul 21, 2014
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#43
ZetusMoon said:
Lavender said:
Sailor Moon can fly right? I didn't know why she ran to catch Uranus instead of flying
Sailor Moon can't fly. It seems like all the senshi are just really good at Parkouring. The only time Sailor Moon can fly I think is when she uses her attack "Moon Healing Escalation"
They flew (or rather, levitated may be more accurate) in the first arc of the manga. It was glossed over in the anime.
 

Joaco95

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May 12, 2015
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#44
Everything was okay except NOT MEDUSA WTF + Chibiusa blushing at Hotaru skin... like, it's on the manga but it's just a random thought, but they gave it so much importance and it feels so out of the placer from what they were discussing at the moment.

#badenglish
 

Seira Hazuki

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Jan 17, 2007
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#45
SkeksisGirl said:
I liked the episode. Loved the interactions between the Senshi and Usagi/Haruka. I'm not bothered by the Kiss, that was in the Manga. My one whine is this: Is Moon Spiral Heart Attack going to be stock footage the whole time? Seriously? Didn't we see it enough in the 38 episodes of the original series? And yes I know it's a whine. It's just, seen it before. I liked when season 1/2 had different animations for the attack (except when they used the old moon stick).
Season 2 pretty much used stock footage for all of attacks save for a 1-2 exceptions. At the very least the stock footage attacks look well animated now.
 

Neon Genesis

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Oct 31, 2015
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#46
Zoe said:
They flew (or rather, levitated may be more accurate) in the first arc of the manga. It was glossed over in the anime.
I think they can only fly when they're together as a team or at least it seems like the only times they flew in the first season was when they were together.
 

Seira Hazuki

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#47
I just re-watched the episode and I just love all of the Makoto and Rei interactions. I love how we got peeks into their characterization, Makoto's pride while facing off against Haruka, Rei going on her own to Mt. M in order to try to prevent Usagi from having to fight. I know all of this is in the manga, but I was really worried about scenes getting cut out.

I'm so happy that this arc, and hopefully the next two, are getting a TV budget. For me this is where the manga gets good. I've read this arc and the next two countless times, so it has a special place for me. There's really no way they can mess this up for me.

Looking forward to seeing World Shaking and Deep Submerge next episode for the first time and Minako disguising herself as a male Mugen Student (crossing my fingers that they keep that in).
 

nixandrc

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Oct 23, 2014
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#48
the moon spiral heart attack/ rainbow moon heart ache stock footage may change into real time by Infinite Labyrinth part, i mean c'mon, you're trapped in an elevator and you have time to do the twirling or getting viciously attached by Germatoid then do the thing again, twice in an episode? Hope they do a version of it real time like in Black Moon, Moon Princess Halation has stock footage but there were some scenes where the attack was done real time :)

Regarding Minako changing into a Mugen Gakuen student, i'm excited as it will be the very first time we'll see the Sailor V Compact animated! :) Plus of course how they will interpret World Shaking and Deep Submerge, i'm hoping it wont be a planet orb attack..
 
#49
Moon does call on for Neo-Queen Serenity when she uses the attacks sometimes. I'm just viewing the stock footage as the lag time of her receiving that power from the future. :lol:

nixandrc said:
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.
Thanks for the reminder. :) I guess that explains why they left it out then. To be consistent with the other Witches, and due to them not getting used again in the Infinity Labyrinth battle.

Joaco95 said:
Chibiusa blushing at Hotaru skin... like, it's on the manga but it's just a random thought, but they gave it so much importance and it feels so out of the placer from what they were discussing at the moment.
The headwriter did say he views their relationship as very important. I guess every Chibi-usa/Hotaru moment is going to be given a lot of importance.
 

Seira Hazuki

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#50
I'll be honest, I fully expect World Shaking and Deep Submerge to look like updated versions of the '90s attacks. Those attacks are quite iconic!
 

nixandrc

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Oct 23, 2014
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#51
True but they already changed Dead Scream into a melee attack but hey let's wait and see. They did revert Sparkling Wide Pressure, Bunring Mandala and Venus Love me Chain into a 90s-like version but still kept some uniqueness in them. Oooh I can't wait for next week! Though for the cliff hanger, i'm thinking they will stick to it as the intro of the Uranus and Neptune is a perfect cliffhanger aside from them saying "Who are they? We never knew they were other soldiers".
 
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#52
3 episodes in and I have loved each of them. This is the SM I want and enjoy. Of course this happens to be the strongest arc in the manga, TDK arc in the original anime was my fave overall with this shaping up to be my fave for Crystal.

I love that everyone is basically given something to do this season. A lot more feels like it is happening compared to the previous seasons.

I am always disappointed that Lita always gets beat by Haruka though. Of course this time it was because she underestimated her opponent but I just want to see her give Haruka a run for her money.
 

meekxthree

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Dec 18, 2014
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#53
SailorSugababe said:
Who else noticed Artemis-themed Minako's pajama?
I thought that was the most adorable and hilarious thing. :lol:

Also on the whole flying thing, isn't Jupiter the only one that can actually fly? If I recall correctly, in the manga during the middle of the Dark Kingdom arc there's a scene where she has to fly everyone to the top of the Tokyo Tower, it happened in Crystal too but it was glossed over to make room for the epic Tokyo Tower fight (one of my favourites) ^^

SkeksisGirl said:
I liked the episode. Loved the interactions between the Senshi and Usagi/Haruka. I'm not bothered by the Kiss, that was in the Manga. My one whine is this: Is Moon Spiral Heart Attack going to be stock footage the whole time? Seriously? Didn't we see it enough in the 38 episodes of the original series? And yes I know it's a whine. It's just, seen it before. I liked when season 1/2 had different animations for the attack (except when they used the old moon stick).
I feel ya there. If there's something that frustrates me about the references to the 90s anime, it's the use of stock footage, cause it annoyed me in the 90s anime too. Ruins fluidity for me idk.

That being said, it would be quite cool to see World Shaking and Deep Submerge done with the 90s moves, although I really liked the twist Crystal put on Dead Scream, and I'd like to see how they handled World Shaking and Deep Submerge on their own. Unfortunately, we know Toei likes to milk the most that they can out of things the fandom will love, so I think it's safe to assume the 90s stock footage will be used or heavily referenced.
 

Zoe

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Jul 21, 2014
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#55
meekxthree said:
Also on the whole flying thing, isn't Jupiter the only one that can actually fly? If I recall correctly, in the manga during the middle of the Dark Kingdom arc there's a scene where she has to fly everyone to the top of the Tokyo Tower, it happened in Crystal too but it was glossed over to make room for the epic Tokyo Tower fight (one of my favourites) ^^
Moon flew on her own to take on Kunzite in the upper atmosphere.
 
#56
So after watching it again I never noticed the drop in quality of animation to be bad. It actually looked stellar compared to Act3 of DK.

At first, Mars Snake Fire didnt impress me but I watched it again and thought it was pretty nice though I expected the fire to be more like a viper or something.

This was a good episode to me.

A little bombed Medusa-Eduial didnt appear or that Mars didnt burn Eduials flesh away.

I found Professor Tomoe disturbingly creepy. Whats even creepier is that fact that no one looks at his left eye and thinks it look weird.

I like Moon Spiral Heart Attack except for one thing...all the sparkles at the end. It makes me giggle.

For some reason, I didnt really find fault in the pacing.
 
#57
Was I the only one who noticed a lot of awkward subtitles?

The theme song single comes out next week, right? I can't wait!

Looks like Tomoe won't be funny this time around! The creepiness of Kaolinite usurping Hotaru's mother is even more apparent here than in the 90's... *shiver*

I keep forgetting so many of the characters are psychic...

Loved the episode, looking forward to Mimete next week!
 

Buffy

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Jul 21, 2014
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#58
I didn't find any faults in the pacing either.
This episode was actually better than the previous two episodes in my opinion. The animation and humor were so good. It just keeps getting better and better so far. I loved the silly and comical faces. Just when I thought I'd seen enough goofy faces, they end up doing something even more different and silly! I love it.
 
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#60
I like how the Inners are getting more of a spotlight. For example, when Sailor Mercury used Mercury Aqua Mist. To me, it makes the show more exciting.
I was disappointed that Sailor Moon didn't fly because I thought she flew in the manga. According to some discussion here, she may have not flown, so I could have been mistaken.
I felt like there was not much buildup to the upcoming Usagi and Mamoru's talk with each other besides this episode. I forgot that Mamoru was supposed to call Usagi "Usa" in the first episode according to the manga (though I knew it happened sometime). I saw that some people noticed, but I didn't realize how much of an impact it may have on Usagi's confusion between Mamoru and Haruka. It may not have much impact, so I could be mistaken.