Season 4 movies update: Sailor Moon Eternal - Delayed to 2021 (Part 1 on January 8th & Part 2 on February 11th)

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FINALLY.

Those designs are great. They corrected everything that was wrong with Akira Takahashi’s designs:
-no more hair bubble
-the eye whites look better
-while still looking younger than Sako’s designs, the designs still look older than Takahashi’s

Super Sailor Moon’s skirt has a gradient just like in the manga.
I don't like them so much, but they look better than season 3s .No more hair bubbles.I wish we didn't hear moonlight dentsue song,but a new song.Still hearing we are getting the movies.Is the best birthday present I could get.
 
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I think Mars looks good but I still hate how they've colored her hair throughout Crystal. Either give her violet hair or give her black hair - I don't even care which, just pick one! Stop giving her that washed out, grayish purple color, it looks awful!
And why is her hair wavy, it looks like Minako manga hair. Rei is supposed to be completely straight.
 

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Meh, just looks like season 3’s designs. It’s kinda late to hold hype after all these years anyway...at least a new writer is encouraging



Not to be “that guy,” but the original series composer did the same thing. Good few tracks reused between SM and Digimon
I think it's less reusing their same stuff... and more all their music sounds exactly the same lmao
 
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I don't know how anyone can be disappointed by these designs, it looks like a nice mix between all the designs we've had so far in Crystal. And I hope no one is actually acting like the designs are what took so long and are thinking "We waited for this?" This is purely just Toei being Toei.

The designs are fantastic imo. The promotional image looks amazing! I can't wait to see this in action.
 
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I am in LOVE with this art style. As someone who loved Sakou’s style and had to warm up to Takahashi’s, I love this design the best out of all of them. Though I’m not a fan of the 90s anime art style until around SuperS, this is adorable to me somehow.
Just look at Minako’s hair! It’s beautiful! And everyone’s long strands of hair do that thinning out in the middle thing that Naoko does.
Edit: I will admit, they look a bit... flat? for animation.
 
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I guess it is down to personal preferences, but for me this is a major let down. In this day and age we expected a more detailed work. This looks even less detailed than the 90s. Ami in particular look like some puppy beaten by a bunch of kids, so shabby. The pink moe chicks are back as well as the wild mouths. It is not bad design per se, but compared to what was done in the 90s and I personally put Yukie Sakou way higher than these, they look worse than the art wasted on the mobile colaboration last year. My main problem - they lack depth and any hints of elegant and mature feeling, something that Tadano did her first time around. this is rthe only time Crystal looked like the manga and with a movie budget I expected something like this visually.
This was the high Crystal could have reached.
 
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So they removed Crystal from name, if products sold badly it kinda make sense, but..way to add more confusion :) Looking forward for movie, but, im little worried, that even if it will be good, it wont do too well financially, its been so long since project started, and until S3 came out, its been one giant mess (In my opinion)
 
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I guess it is down to personal preferences, but for me this is a major let down. In this day and age we expected a more detailed work. This looks even less detailed than the 90s. Ami in particular look like some puppy beaten by a bunch of kids, so shabby. The pink moe chicks are back as well as the wild mouths. It is not bad design per se, but compared to what was done in the 90s and I personally put Yukie Sakou way higher than these, they look worse than the art wasted on the mobile colaboration last year. My main problem - they lack depth and any hints of elegant and mature feeling, something that Tadano did her first time around. this is rthe only time Crystal looked like the manga and with a movie budget I expected something like this visually.
This was the high Crystal could have reached.
These designs were good depending on the animation director for a specific episode. Toei clearly didn't have enough budget to manage these designs and will never budget Sailor Moon to be able to.

Not to defend Toei, but I feel like people really need to lower their expectations for Toei.... also character designs don't necessarily need to be detailed to be good. It's all dependant on the animation itself.
 

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So they removed Crystal from name, if products sold badly it kinda make sense, but..way to add more confusion :) Looking forward for movie, but, im little worried, that even if it will be good, it wont do too well financially, its been so long since project started, and until S3 came out, its been one giant mess (In my opinion)
They didn't remove Crystal, it is the season 4 of the series, and its name is "Sailor Moon The Movie - Eternal"
劇場版『美少女戦士セーラームーンEternal』:美少女戦士セーラームーン 25周年プロジェクト公式サイト
 
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These look really nice. They all look distinct from one another, no Doritos skirts, balloon hair or foggy eyes. I think they look really good. You can tell it's a blend of both styles though not so much that it's distracting. I notice Venus doesn't have her chain tho.

The up close rough sketches to me are to show what they have become in the back. They all look nice... However, now I'm curious about the enemies...

Also, a new writer..Jo Jo Bizarre's Adventures...Oh my Lord...This is about to be that kind of movie..lol Brace yourselves for 2020!
 

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I think it’s a nice blend of season 3’s designs and the 90’s anime. I do like how the promotional pictures look more fluid, soft, and I get more emotions than the season 3 photos. I will say though, the character designs look younger and younger each time LOL

Also, I wonder why they’re calling it Eternal.