Sailor Moon Eternal Part II Review

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Tsundereshipper

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The 3 original seasons are a work of art in their own. Sure they are very different from the manga and their main story is probably less developped than the manga. But it created what is the series now, and it had an emotional and cultural impact that is yet to be seen from the manga (inner deathes in S1, Nephrite death, épisodes 110-111-124-125). Maybe the anime story misses some interesting points from the manga, I agree, but it’s still a vastly superior work, both graphically and from a storytelling point of view.
This is very condescending.I prefer crystal, and the manga.I never thought it was perfect, or art .No Crystal was not disaster , because it would not have continued.Art is on the eyes of beholder, and it's matter of opinion.

My point was simple replying to the person above.Who thought sailor moon could been kai situation.But it wouldn't work,because it was too different from the source material.I am grateful for Crystal.Im glad we have a closer adaption of the manga .I read as a girl.
The original manga and ‘90s anime has always a symbiotic relationship, so it’s honestly incredibly annoying how fans from either aisle trash either version.
I'm also a fan of both the 90's anime & the manga (as well as PGSM & the Musicals) and wish there wasn't this whole "war" in the fandom between the versions. Personally for me both the 90's anime & manga are each as good and as bad as the other, they pick up the slack where the other one fails and vice versa. Manga excels at pure plot and world-building/lore while the 90's anime excels at interactions and the villains, letting us go more in-depth and better flesh out the girls day-to-day lives and moral dilemmas/conflicts, which the manga falls short in due to it's breakneck pace and short length. They both complement each other and neither is better than the other.

Sailor Moon as a franchise on the whole is greater than the sum of it's parts.
 
I'm also a fan of both the 90's anime & the manga (as well as PGSM & the Musicals) and wish there wasn't this whole "war" in the fandom between the versions. Personally for me both the 90's anime & manga are each as good and as bad as the other, they pick up the slack where the other one fails and vice versa. Manga excels at pure plot and world-building/lore while the 90's anime excels at interactions and the villains, letting us go more in-depth and better flesh out the girls day-to-day lives and moral dilemmas/conflicts, which the manga falls short in due to it's breakneck pace and short length. They both complement each other and neither is better than the other.

Sailor Moon as a franchise on the whole is greater than the sum of it's parts.
I agree! I love the manga, it's my favorite version. I acknowledge the manga's pacing as one of major weaknesses. The manga's plot is fantastic! I also enjoy the manga lore and world-building. I like the original 90's anime because of the Sailor team's interactions between each other. The character development of the henchmen/subordinates is much stronger than the source material, we, the audience see them as human with varying motivations. The slice-of-life aspect of the girls is one of the 90's anime's strengths. We see them go skiing and being ordinary schoolgirls.

The two versions are indeed complementary.

PGSM is my second favorite version! I l admire how the live action drama series manged combine the best of both worlds. The stage musicals are worth watching too!
 

Tsundereshipper

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I agree! I love the manga, it's my favorite version. I acknowledge the manga's pacing as one of major weaknesses. The manga's plot is fantastic! I also enjoy the manga lore and world-building. I like the original 90's anime because of the Sailor team's interactions between each other. The character development of the henchmen/subordinates is much stronger than the source material, we, the audience see them as human with varying motivations. The slice-of-life aspect of the girls is one of the 90's anime's strengths. We see them go skiing and being ordinary schoolgirls.

The two versions are indeed complementary.

PGSM is my second favorite version! I l admire how the live action drama series manged combine the best of both worlds. The stage musicals are worth watching too!
PGSM is actually my favorite version of the Dark Kingdom arc and I suspect would've been my fave all around if it had gone on to do the other arcs. But yes, in my opinion all versions of Sailor Moon are equal to each other. (Except Crystal's 1st season for me, just for how much they changed & cut from the manga to make it all around worse)
 

rgveda99

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I don’t really think it’s a style more like the result of a lot of a different animators and not enough time for Tandano to correct it all.
LOL. To think this time this was supervised directly by Naoko. ^_^'

But I guess she had more control on the plot seeing as how there's little creative freedom and being more manga accurate. At least there's more consistency to the sailors powers and doesn't contradict season 3. Like retconning Dead Scream in season 2 which makes Dead Scream a planetary projectile and Chronos Typhoon not used at all since it's a healing spell.
 

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aturn’s attacks are all real time. The barrier she uses appears as she holds up her flavor. Then she jumps into the air and uses her offensive attack in aerial mode.
So Silence Glaive Surprise is an aerial attack? interesting. Is it offensive? I mean, many webs describe it in the manga as a "fog similar to Shabon Spray", but I always thought it is an offensive attack.

Thank you very much for your review
 

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LOL. They look so 90's in this scene. More facial side shadows making their faces not look so flat and they dropped the moe body proportions. And :rei: just looks so lovely here. Part 2 style rules. :twisted:

I'm hoping when I watch this in Netflix this art style is more prevalent rather than the moe look of Eternal Part 1.

 
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LOL. They look so 90's in this scene. More facial side shadows making their faces not look so flat and they dropped the moe body proportions. And :rei: just looks so lovely here. Part 2 style rules. :twisted:

I'm hoping when I watch this in Netflix this art style is more prevalent rather than the moe look of Eternal Part 1.

Its the same style... In fact in some of the scenes in this leak they look pretty froogy and bad ( when they all scream their power with the star on their chest is the worst I have seen so far including Part 1 and 2 ). People who have seen the movies say Part 1 is more consistent in drawing and there arent much “ downgrades “ as Part 2 so I dont think “ Part 2 will rule “ much better than Part 1 in animation/drawing quality. The only Mars I see here in a not so moe style is the frame when she is as princess form screaming, thats the best yes but the rest is not really amazing in terms of drawing. I still prefer shots from Part 1 for what we have seen so far, they impressed me more and looked more mature ( for example the leaked Ami Scene is the best so far, they trully perfected Tadano Style making her look more mature and expressive ). This is the same just that has ever happened in Crystal, there are big changes from animators from one scene to another in the same episode.
 
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Its the same style... In fact in some of the scenes in this leak they look pretty froogy and bad ( when they all scream their power with the star on their chest is the worst I have seen so far includ..............another in the same episode.
Part 2 does have its pitfalls. I'm hoping not to see anymore of this flat face art style.
:question:What's wrong with facial side shadows?:question:

Spoiler: show
 
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LOL. They look so 90's in this scene. More facial side shadows making their faces not look so flat and they dropped the moe body proportions. And :rei: just looks so lovely here. Part 2 style rules. :twisted:

I'm hoping when I watch this in Netflix this art style is more prevalent rather than the moe look of Eternal Part 1.

Neptune loos so lovely with that wavy hair. This is so beautiful. I love them in their dresses. Very pretty indeed.
 
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Part 2 does have its pitfalls. I'm hoping not to see anymore of this flat face art style.
:question:What's wrong with facial side shadows?:question:

Spoiler: show
Mm, this shot definitely gives me S3 vibes which isn’t surprising since the transformations for Uranus and Neptune are basically a copy paste jobs. Uranus with the missing background especially feels like it was a last minute rushed job, which I suppose isn’t surprising given COVID seems to have affected Part 2’s production quite heavily. I agree that more detail and frames are needed but we will have to deal with it for now, unless some fan tries to correct it themselves at some point in the future.
 

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Cannot wait to see the Moon Kingdom flashback. This is my most anticipated moment. I hope it looks great and QS looks gorgeous.
same i just reread the manga together with my daughter and am looking forward to this(and slightly OT i remember the chibimoon scene in stars and really hope that gets done too woith chibimoon at her actual teenager height .
 

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I agree that more detail and frames are needed but we will have to deal with it for now, unless some fan tries to correct it themselves at some point in the future.
Did the action scenes translate well and not being a confusing mess?

While not yet animated I think the final battle between Unohana (using her bankai) and Kenpachi would be one of the worst things to make a 1 on 1 straight adaptation.
 

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Netflix just uploaded a big video of the next anime premieres for the next months and Sailor Moon wasnt there... Seems that the “ we will get it when the DVD/BR are released in Japan “ is going to happen. June probably since these releases take place 6 months after the cinema premiere.