Favored Version and Why?

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Apr 14, 2021
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Don't forget to include 'Sailor & the Seven Ballz 1&2' and 'Star Ballz' on that poll. :yoshi::googly::yoshi:
This is another good reason why I don't typically do polls, I might have forgotten, or didn't know about, something. It's better to just ask, and let people speak their mind. Otherwise, they'll just click an option, often without posting a reason.
 

Rika-Chicchi

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This is another good reason why I don't typically do polls, I might have forgotten, or didn't know about, something. It's better to just ask, and let people speak their mind. Otherwise, they'll just click an option, often without posting a reason.
I respect your decision. :)
 

morri

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oh if youre with nostalgia. the german "absolutely nothing to to with original score eurodisco theme (ala US digimon but more lyrics) still gives me the feels. although i still despise the fact that they /never/ changed the opening xD. shame it was always just mars mercury and moon, xD .

they changed the theme song later to a still nothing to do with original and it was meh.
They had an actual group "super moonies"
https://www.sailormoongerman.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/DieMachtdesMondes-SuperMoonies.jpg
who coughcoughwerepurely for moneygrabbingcoughcough cosplayed and sang a whole lot of songs about the senshi ( not like the character songs from 1st person but rather songs about ) I had a friend in year 5 whose parent was the kinda emotional neglecting kind but give kid all material goods type so she had lots of very expensive merch like the actual hardcover annotated artbooks which were 50 bucks each. and the cds etc.
 
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Onuzim Ima

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@morri Actually, they recently started to continue the current Re-Broadcast on the Channel SIXX (A very ungrateful Timeslot on Sunday Nights, though) including the Original Openings and even the Eyecatches!

P. S.: Dunno, did they really make that much Money? I read somewhere that the guy works as a Dentist nowadays. :happy:
 
Jun 24, 2021
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I think I like the 90's Viz Dub of the anime the most. I will admit I have not read most of the manga yet because of how busy I am. The Viz dub is great because I can work while I can watch the show while I work. Also the 90's anime has really beautiful backgrounds, colors, and arguably really nice fashion. However, there are problematic elements.

I only watched like 18 episodes of Crystal, the only thing going for it from what I saw was there was less filler. But I just don't like how bland the backgrounds were and how lanky the characters look? Apparently Its more accurate to the manga's look, but I still prefer the 90's version. Call me vapid, but its mainly for the looks. lol
 
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If I were to personally rank them, for me it’d be:

PGSM > Manga > = 90’s anime (& within that Classic > S > R > SuperS > Stars) > Musicals = Another Story > PC Engine game maybe? > DIC/Cloverway/Optimum dub > Eternal movies > Crystal season 3 > Crystal Black Moon arc> Saban Moon >>> Crystal DK arc
 

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If I were to personally rank them, for me it’d be:

PGSM > Manga > = 90’s anime (& within that Classic > S > R > SuperS > Stars) > Musicals = Another Story > PC Engine game maybe? > DIC/Cloverway/Optimum dub > Eternal movies > Crystal season 3 > Crystal Black Moon arc> Saban Moon >>> Crystal DK arc
So Saban Moon isn't too bad afterall. :P
 
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I think for me it is a tie between the 90s anime and the manga.
I used to be a manga purist and I also went through my phase of hating on the Dic/CWI dub...now that I am a lot older and a little more mature, I have grown to see the strengths in all the versions.
The Dic/CWI dub is kind of its own little universe that ends with Helios promising to meet them again. (Though to me, Black Dream Hole was like the finale for that version.) I definitely see and acknowledge the bad parts of the old dub, but it had some real talent going on here and there. And I'm not just talking about Lita's version of talent.

I think the Viz dub gets good, but the Classic and R arcs were the weakest for that dub and I found it hard to differentiate between the girls and Luna (a problem with many dubs these days).

I do think the manga has a better plot than the anime, for the most part, but the anime is better balanced, as far as characters. I still want an experience that is the manga as an anime with more "episodes". Which is what Crystal should be.

I love Crystal...but I think it's my least favorite version. And oddly enough, I think the Viz dub outshines the original Japanese dub in many aspects (this would be pure blasphemy to me 5-20 years ago.) I don't think many of the actresses put in the needed emotion in Crystal's Japanese dub...I do still prefer it, but the Viz actresses I thought were mediocre in classic shine in Crystal.