Sailor Moon Cosmos announced for Summer 2023 [SPOILERS ALERT]

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JunoDX

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Wow! Where does all that glow and thicker line art come from all of a sudden? This looks truly polished and the best the reboot has ever looked. Of course it will have its visual inconsistencies but it‘s such a step up! Please please please may the storytelling and pacing be good!
 
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"For you the soldier of destruction, you can't understand!'
OMG I was waiting for this. Finally.
This is the line Usagi in 90s anime wouldn't have been able to say.
Tbf, anime!Galaxia is a totally different character and Yaten pretty much says it instead at one point in episode 199, lol

In all seriousness, I love how Kotono Mitsuishi's delivering these lines. It's a great mix of determination, despair, and desperation all in one. Her voice may have changed a lot in the past 26 years since the end of the 90's anime, but she's still giving it her all with her performance.
 

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Yeah, this seems to be even better than SMC 3's animation - yet I would be wary to not get my hopes up too much, I was totally sold on Eternal's trailer - especially since I only had vague memories of the story that I read 10 years ago and I was so, so excited but I was already snoring by Ami's part.

The pacing and story is gonna be a mess for sure but let's hope the character interactions are entertaining?
I think from now, we can say P1 is gonna be good but part 2's main focus on Usagi and the Starlights?

I like the lines Usagi has in the trailer -
'For you the soldier of destruction, you can't understand!'
'The reason why I've been able to come this far and still be alive, it's because I have people I love!'
'My oh so many comrades, please do lend me your strength!'

It's quite reminiscent of Usagi of the 2nd 90s movie, let's hope she doesn't spend the whole of 2nd part solely depressed.
I like that Galaxia is such a major focus this time around and that she looks so menacing and genuinely seems like a threat to Sailor Moon. One thing that was awful about Eternal was the fact that Nehelenia did absolutely nothing. She appeared too late into the plot to make her feel like a major threat and then Usagi barely broke a sweat in banishing her. I sense that we will probably get something similar in Cosmos by the looks of it (Sailor Moon again K.O’ing her with the power of her friends and a blast of light) BUT as long as the build up to that is better then it won’t feel quite as anti climatic.

As far as the animation goes, I’m sure there will be some subpar moments we haven’t seen yet. But I have hope the director has had the sense to allocate his best animators/resources into the scenes that matter.

Another thing I love is how detailed all the close ups look. We can see Galaxia’s eyelashes, her eyeshadow and the way her armor glitters. The line art also has a crispness about it that none of the other installments have had thus far. The special effects and lighting also look really nice.
 

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Another thing I love is how detailed all the close ups look. We can see Galaxia’s eyelashes, her eyeshadow and the way her armor glitters. The line art also has a crispness about it that none of the other installments have had thus far. The special effects and lighting also look really nice.
Yeah, I like the crisp line-art. Toei did something similar with the DB & OP movies and first ep of the Digimon reboot.
Let's hope they use this style for some very good scenes!
My only grievance is that till the very end they kept the 90s anime hair for Michiru.
I wish she had her long hair from the manga like in the SMC3 Silver Millennium flashback.
 
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Also, we got a glimpse of the Sagrada Familia- I mean, Galaxia’s Cathedral. It looks pretty cool! I thought for some reason it’d have rainbow stained glass but the green is also a mood, I guess.

I‘m not sure if I like the choice of color here but we‘ll see. I hope the movies will have a good balance of color. If every scene is a rainbow, it might be too much.

btw. it‘s more duomo di milano. sagrada familia would be the marine cathedral from S.

Did they release also the „Tsuki no Hana“ song or can I listen to it somewhere?
 

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I‘m not sure if I like the choice of color here but we‘ll see. I hope the movies will have a good balance of color. If every scene is a rainbow, it might be too much.

btw. it‘s more duomo di milano. sagrada familia would be the marine cathedral from S.

Did they release also the „Tsuki no Hana“ song or can I listen to it somewhere?
Yeah, I really hoped they will use it again so we can hear more of it, but halas. I like the beat.
 

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I‘m not sure if I like the choice of color here but we‘ll see. I hope the movies will have a good balance of color. If every scene is a rainbow, it might be too much.

btw. it‘s more duomo di milano. sagrada familia would be the marine cathedral from S.

Did they release also the „Tsuki no Hana“ song or can I listen to it somewhere?
Oh, I must’ve got the 90’s anime at the back of my mind because I sort of envisioned it looking like that.


So aesthetic! Honestly the 90’s backgrounds are such a mood. I’m glad Cosmos is taking notes. Probably one of the things I’m most looking forward to. I hated Crystal’s generic, dull backgrounds. Newer digitally painted anime backgrounds can’t match the hand painted ones in terms of atmosphere. But I’m glad they’re at least trying.
 
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Also, we got a glimpse of the Sagrada Familia- I mean, Galaxia’s Cathedral. It looks pretty cool! I thought for some reason it’d have rainbow stained glass but the green is also a mood, I guess.

I always pictured this to be grey in my head but it’s nice looking there.
It’s nice to have a director who has a vision and creativity, all seems so good in this trailer… so happy we will get a little bit more Saturn / Pluto action. Isn’t it a bit weird they didn’t show any other anémiés besides Galaxia ? There are so many animamates, but they will die so quickly though :/
 

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I always pictured this to be grey in my head but it’s nice looking there.
It’s nice to have a director who has a vision and creativity, all seems so good in this trailer… so happy we will get a little bit more Saturn / Pluto action. Isn’t it a bit weird they didn’t show any other anémiés besides Galaxia ? There are so many animamates, but they will die so quickly though :/
Naoko’s problem is that she always creates too many pointless characters that just clog up the flow of the narrative. Something tells me Naoko was feeling inspired while flipping through her 1996 Vogue issues and decided the create them just because she wanted to make some high fashion outfits.

Were this an episodic anime like the first 3 seasons it wouldn’t be so bad but the formulaic MOTD aspect to them feels repetitive in a movie format. Feels like a waste of an already limited runtime if they’re going to be onscreen for less than 5 minutes, anyway.

Also, I always wondered why Naoko decided to make Tin Nyanko an exchange student from Libya of all places? And why is it only Nyanko that gets the privilege of a (still barely there) narrative?
 
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Naoko’s problem is that she always creates too many pointless characters that just clog up the flow of the narrative. Something tells me Naoko was feeling inspired while flipping through her 1996 Vogue issues and decided the create them just because she wanted to make some high fashion outfits.
I somewhat agree with you. She really did out did herself with the Sailor Animamates but the next 4 really felt too casual. Something that works if Lethe, Mnemosyne, Phi and Chi were part of the Blackmoon clan.

Sadly Toei and Bandai was in a rush to sell toys and merch. Didn't help SuperS was going through this weird marketing experiment that backfired with all that executive meddling.