- Oct 31, 2015
So what are some aspects of the 90s anime that you thought were better than the manga and Crystal? Besides obvious things like more character development, I like the anime is more comical. The manga has some humorous moments but it's not as over the top comedy antics that I enjoy from the 90s anime. Some fans criticisize the 90s anime for being more formulaic but I feel like the fight scenes are better coordinated whereas in the manga it often feels like the action is all over the place. Manga fans complain about the breakup subplot in the 90s anime but I am kind of grateful they didn't have the whole subplot of the Inners getting kidnapped by Rubeus. It was fine when reading the manga because you kind of read the story all at once that way but it could be frustrating when watching Crystal waiting just to see Rei in action again, especially with that bizarre twice a month schedule they did. The 90s anime handled it more smoothly by having the Inners be kidnapped all at once and it lasts only one episodes instead of being spread out across the whole arc. I also appreciate the 90s anime didn't treat Usagi's jealously with Chibiusa so seriously and that Chibiusa's awkward kiss was just an illusion to trick Usagi in the 90s anime. While I enjoy Haruka's gender fluidity in the manga and Crystal, I prefer how much more devoted Haruka and Michiru are to each other in the 90s anime. Haruka seems to spend more time flirting with Usagi than her own girlfriend and I just like we get a lot more screentime and backstory with Michiu in the 90s anime. The episode about Haruka and Michiru's past has always been one of my favorites.