Season 4 movies update: Sailor Moon Eternal - Coming in 2020

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Clow

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The best designs were those of season 1, but the animation and execution were so sloppy that made me cringe.

Anyhow, I enjoy Crystal as the product it was, as the product it is, even if deeply flawed, and I am actually... grateful that we got the trailer.

I was convinced that TOEI had discontinued Sailor Moon, so watching the trailer felt like a nice surprise.
 

mrploddy

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I wouldnt call that a trailer just a show reel of character designs but it's better than expectations so I'll take it.
 

Seira Hazuki

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I think the most potentially reassuring part of the news is that the new screenwriter has more waaaaay more experience with adapting manga to anime (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is considered a GREAT adaptation of its source material) and Naoko is actually supervising the anime this time.

With the second, you can already see some of Naoko's input in the key visual and the designs of Super Sailor Moon and Super Sailor Chibi Moon's fuku.The background of the key visual also comes straight from one of Naoko's colored art.
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To sum it up the way I see it, this is how people accepted Crystal:
- before Crystal: we need a new anime, that ought to adapt manga's storyline better
- when Crystal came up: Crystal: this sux we're gonna sue Toei
- when S3 of Crystal came up: it's better but still not enough
- when this trailer came up: 50% love/50% hate

In my opinion, y'all should be grateful Sailor Moon still has considerable popularity in 2019, 28 years after the first chapter of the manga was released :p
 

mrploddy

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Now the interesting thing here is we don't yet have a "season" in 2020..doubt it's spring so it's either going to be summer or late Autumn at this stage.

They're leaving quite a wide gap for themselves.

I think we'll have a nailed down release date by the end of the year for Japan purely because release / marketing campaigns will demand it.

There probably is finished animation for Movie 1 now available but probably not enough release grade material...
 

chunpok

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Wow. I have mixed feelings as first saw the Crystal S1's design, that really don't know it is a TOOT or BOOT.
Indeed, the design this time looks better than S3, at least no hair bubbles and the skirts look nicer.
But same as S3 that being too MOE makes Sailor Moon Crystal less Sailor Moon.
The "faithfulness" seems completely gone that it looks nothing like Naoko's style & character design in manga.
But I can imagine Sailor Moon in the S5 last battle looks as moe and young as Madoka while talking some heavy stuff. lol

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I am definitely grateful that BANDAI, TOEI and Naoko still see the value of Sailor Moon and launch the 20th, 25th and probably 30th anniv. projects. But the execution seems a miss to me. 90s' illustrations reused, 'QUALITY' figures, and the whole crystal thing.
 
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Actually Chibi Usa looks exactly like in the manga artwork. The design works for her as she is little and cute. But the rest of the girls look exactly like her age. In the season in which we have small Chibi Usa comenting on how pretty and mature Usagi looks, during the sleepover, which will most likely get cut.
 

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Am I the only one that sees in the faces of this artwork some Osamu Tezuka and Doraemon references? I don't get moe from those cute faces, but more of a classic anime cuteness. I feel like this time Toei really wants to go safe with the designs and attract to an audience as wide as possible, that speaks to kids and to adult fans, channeling nostalgia that goes beyond the 90s anime.


 
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Am I the only one that sees in the faces of this artwork some Osamu Tezuka and Doraemon references? I don't get moe from those cute faces, but more of a classic anime cuteness. I feel like this time Toei really wants to go safe with the designs and attract to an audience as wide as possible, that speaks to kids and to adult fans, channeling nostalgia that goes beyond the 90s anime.


Looknat Usagi blush and gloss, and the way her nose is drawn. Exactly moe trend which islackijg in Chibi Usa. Chiaki kon and her gross fan service design taste... It is on every work she has done.
 
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I think the most potentially reassuring part of the news is that the new screenwriter has more waaaaay more experience with adapting manga to anime (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is considered a GREAT adaptation of its source material) and Naoko is actually supervising the anime this time.
Head written by Ms. PGSM herself.
 
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Hope I won't get banned.... Joke aside it is a bit unfair for the designs as we didn't actually get proper close ups. The actual close up and not resized full shots would most likely look better
 
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I'm happy with the new designs and the return of Moonlight Densetsu. Everyone is happy with the new designs except for only two certain people. If all they're gonna do is bitch then they shouldn't post here. :o
 

Crystal Moon

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I'm happy with the new designs and the return of Moonlight Densetsu. Everyone is happy with the new designs except for only two certain people. If all they're gonna do is bitch then they shouldn't post here. :o
Are you sure EVERYONE is happy!?

Watch your mouth before using that foul word. I don't remember hurting you or insulting you.
I bought the whole set of Crystal BDs and I don't know what to do with them :sob::sob::sob:
 
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I'm happy with the new designs and the return of Moonlight Densetsu.
Yes, because bringing in the really bad cover by terrible idols from 5 years ago that refuses to go away in other recent material is such a good thing....

If all they're gonna do is bitch then they shouldn't post here. :o
Pot, kettle, black
 
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