Why were some changes to the 90s anime made?

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Mamoru being aged up was more likely to make him seem cooler and more mature.

The memory wipe was almost definitely done to keep Usagi and Mamoru apart. “To keep things interesting” this mindset is presumably why the break up storyline was also created immediately after Mamoru got his memory back and then once Usagi and Mamoru got back together Mamoru’s role was reduced. Not because Ikuhara or anyone else “hated Mamoru” but because the anime staff was more interested in the will they? Won’t they? dynamic than showcasing a typical heterosexual shojo romance
 
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Junichi Sato said 90's anime turned into comedies more than manga because of 1991's anime called "Goldfish Warning! which was made by the same staff and aired just before the 90's anime. It was a comedy anime and was very popular at the time. (According to his interview).
90s Rei resembles this anime's deuteragonist called Chitose Fujinomiya. This character is a mean girl a bit but a good person, who has close relationship with protagonist.



Her love interest is a glasses man. she also had liked masked men with rose who is her ex-boyfriend left her. (Sorry for the colossal mistake)
 
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I think you meant they made it more gender neutral to appeal to a more general audience/men compared to the manga’s very Shojo framing?
What I remember reading is that the characterization of some of the characters and the direction in which they oriented the series, especially from Sailormoon s onwards, was aimed at intriguing adult fans.
I don't know the reasons, but it's probably as you say, to make the series attractive even for an adult audience.
 

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I dun like that they gave the manhating personality of Rei to Haruka in Stars, which is an already existing stereotype of lesbians in Japan which assumes that lesbians are traumatized by men that is why they don't like men.

They did not pull a kill the gays for Haruka but they made her a manhating stereotype instead.
 
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Just so we’re clear the 90s anime was not made to be more gender neutral to appeal to a male audience as well. It was very much a series aimed at young girls the same way the manga was.

When Takeuchi said it was made with “a male perspective” she meant literally it was written mostly by men so instead of being s series written by a woman with the perspective of being a woman writing for a story for girls it became a series written by men from the perspective of men being written for girls. This is why we get the Akayashi Sisters being turned from occultist to squabbling women who obsess over make up and shopping because wimmin. This is why Rei becomes boy crazy instead of chaste and distrustful of men. This is why more focus was put on the chase of Mamoru and Usagi’s relationship than the actual focus of their relationship.
 
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Just so we’re clear the 90s anime was not made to be more gender neutral to appeal to a male audience as well. It was very much a series aimed at young girls the same way the manga was.

When Takeuchi said it was made with “a male perspective” she meant literally it was written mostly by men so instead of being s series written by a woman with the perspective of being a woman writing for a story for girls it became a series written by men from the perspective of men being written for girls. This is why we get the Akayashi Sisters being turned from occultist to squabbling women who obsess over make up and shopping because wimmin. This is why Rei becomes boy crazy instead of chaste and distrustful of men. This is why more focus was put on the chase of Mamoru and Usagi’s relationship than the actual focus of their relationship.
All of this was very well said.
 
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Quick reason: It mostly due to airing standards not making it extremely inappropriate, sometimes it may comes from budget. Anime has to cut some Manga scenes off to fit the airing standards or they don't have enough resources to air it. This question is also can be answer for the question: Why Yugioh Manga and Anime looks different
Here are some differences from Yugioh Manga and Anime:
-Bakura killed Pegasus by ripping off the Millennium Eye, but in Anime Pegasus still alive
-Pegasus killed Bandit Keith by making his hand become a revolver and shoot himself, in Anime he just only been thrown to the sea and saved by Marik gang aka Ghouls
-Mai vs Marik, if a monster gets destroyed the player took real pain but in Anime they only loses one of their friends in their memory. Also when Mai is punished by Marik she has her flesh bitten by Marik bugs but in Anime if the sand fills her she dies gradually
-The whole season 0 was banned (not about card games and it also has some differences between Manga and Anime) and the Anime adapted isn't like a sequel to the season 0 Anime compared to Manga
-Bakura killed Bonz by ripping his soul with Millennium ring, but in Anime Bonz maybe alive even after being sent to darkness by losing Bakura
-Bakura standed on Atem's father death body but in Anime he just stand on the coffin.

For a quick reference: https://www.reddit.com/r/yugioh/comments/g2n9t3
 

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I hope they did jadaite better to
Nope, Jadeite along with some of the Witches 5 are the few villains who remain flat in both anime and manga.

In fact I would say he’s even worse in the manga, at least the 90’s anime gave him all those meme-worthy start-up business schemes and hinted at a history between him and Thetis at the end there (while also simultaneously revealing him to be a raging misogynist…? Okay…) Manga Jadeite has absolutely no characterization at all.




Rubeus to me was underwhelming to in the anime. I liked the specter sisters better than him, way better. Then Esmeraude was far better. Overall the black moon clan was underwhelming, Esmeradue was offed weirdly, and Demande was not that great either.
Funny because the anime Black Moon Clan are often cited as some of the best and most memorable villainous groups, and to me they were definitely the best part of the second half of R. Only Rubeus was the real weak link out of them.

Esmeraude was good, she just needed a better ending.


I have not seen the stars anime but will watch jt. I love manga galaxia, she is just amazing and was perfect. She is a true villan, someone who killed the sailor guardians, mamarou and other sailors just for power. Then turned usagi’s dead friends against her forcing her to kill them, then threw their crystals in the cauldron and melted them. She was trying to end their existence all together, we discovered after they did not, but made usagi lose the will to fight by making her think that. She was a true villain.
Well get ready for all that to be gone and for her to be turned into some generic, Mary-Sue, Christ figure plot device. :P


From what I heard, in the anime she is not nearly as evil.
She’s not evil at all, just possessed, like anime Tomoe.
However Reinako is awesome, I love it. Them holding hands in the final chapter is hard to forget. NT all but made them a full blown ship, it felt like. Two opposites, one who is a calm warrior and one who is energetic as you can get. I would not mind it being a full blown ship one day in another series.
It’s because they’re meant to be a parallel and the Inners version of Uranus/Neptune, which is made all the more apparent in PGSM where they replace them as a ship. :)


I am not into Saphir and Demande for obvious reasons, but seeing as they are the bad guys, it would make the most sense if we do this type of love. Lol
I’m personally fine with it because they’re consenting adults, and since they’re the same sex can’t reproduce in the first place which takes care of the problem that makes incest so bad in the first place.

That plus it was never actually
The memory wipe was almost definitely done to keep Usagi and Mamoru apart.
No the memory wipe was done because SM was initially planned for only one season and they weren’t sure it would be greenlit for more so they needed to find a good way to put a final cap on everything.

Looking at in a vacuum without the other seasons attached it was a brilliant writing choice, and the ending to Classic is the most memorable finale out of all 5 seasons that actually feels like a finale.




This is why we get the Akayashi Sisters being turned from occultist to squabbling women who obsess over make up and shopping because wimmin.
And that’s a good thing as opposed to their completely non-characters in the manga.
 
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I dun like that they gave the manhating personality of Rei to Haruka in Stars, which is an already existing stereotype of lesbians in Japan which assumes that lesbians are traumatized by men that is why they don't like men.

They did not pull a kill the gays for Haruka but they made her a manhating stereotype instead.
If pushed I'd say, I think 90s anime gave Rei's manhating persona to Petz. Both had disappointment in love with a man, but both still love him.
 
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I don’t think manga Rei loves Kaidou anymore, she got over him come after Casablanca Memories.
Yes, but Rei maybe saw Jadite in Kaido. Rei said about fear to love someone because she thinks hurt him. and She killed Jedite at very first.
btw 90s anime had signs that they wondered if it should use Rei/Jedite ship or not. Idea about Jedite working Hikawa Shrine seems like Manga's dead idea. I think they canceled but, they diverted it to Rei/Yuichiro's ship.
 
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Yes, but Rei maybe saw Jadite in Kaido. Rei said about fear to love someone because she thinks hurt him. and She killed Jedite at very first.
It’s unconfirmed whether Manga Rei even loved Jadeite, none of the Sen/Shi ships were hinted as being mutual much outside of Venus/Kunzite and that one cover spread.

That’s a nice theory you have there that they shifted manga Rei’s man-hating onto Petz in the anime, I wonder why her though and not Koan since she’s meant to be Mako’s counterpart not Rei’s.

Actually her getting her heart broken by Saphir is also a parallel to Mako getting dumped by her senpai.
 
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It’s unconfirmed whether Manga Rei even loved Jadeite, none of the Sen/Shi ships were hinted as being mutual much outside of Venus/Kunzite and that one cover spread.
Yea, Maybe I'm overthinking it. However, even in first seramyu (it's written by Tomita!) has Senshi/Shitennou ships, and Crystal's Rei seems to liked Jedite. This ship may be Naoko's headcanon. (Gem language of Shitenno's jewel seems related to Senshi's characterization, That's their title in Crystal, Naoko likes gemstone I think it is her idea)
I wonder why her though and not Koan since she’s meant to be Mako’s counterpart not Rei’s.

Actually her getting her heart broken by Saphir is also a parallel to Mako getting dumped by her senpai.
Well... it maybe because Saphir was Ami-type, Petz was Makoto-type...?
 
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This ships may be Naoko's headcanon.
Plus they weren’t in PGSM which Naoko was also heavily involved in.


Well... it maybe because Saphir was Ami-type, Petz was Makoto-type...?
Petz doesn’t resemble Mako’s personality much either, she has an extremely short fuse and is competitive whereas Mako is more calm, gentle and motherly. Petz’s personality is ironically most like 90’s Rei now that I think about it.

Even 90’s Saphir isn’t that much like Ami, he’s not as timid or quiet as her and has a pretty short temper too.
 
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Plus they weren’t in PGSM which Naoko was also heavily involved in.
PGSM had criticism of Serenity/Endymion's ship. I think it is under influence of Yasuko Kobayashi, a story writer's intention than Naoko. Yasuko wrote stories about one's sacrifice to fate, It's no room for interruptions to Senshi/Shitenno ships. also, Zoisite and Nephrite's appearances are like Demande and Rubeus than their counterparts, Kunzite is looked like no one in Manga, I suspect PGSM gave the factor of 90s Black Moon to Shitenno a bit.

Petz doesn’t resemble Mako’s personality much either, she has an extremely short fuse and is competitive whereas Mako is more calm, gentle and motherly. Petz’s personality is ironically most like 90’s Rei now that I think about it.

Even 90’s Saphir isn’t that much like Ami, he’s not as timid or quiet as her and has a pretty short temper too.
That's right. but Ami and Makoto were snarky before meeting Usagi because they had been troubled by a relationship with others. In 90s anime, Black Crystal maybe corrupted Black Moon Clan's mentality, I thought they looked resembles a bit. But maincause is their hair color, sorry ^_^' Their drama were likes a revival of Naru/Nephrite's tragedy...
 
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No the memory wipe was done because SM was initially planned for only one season and they weren’t sure it would be greenlit for more so they needed to find a good way to put a final cap on everything.
Except episode 47 aired a week after 46. They knew damn well by the time they were actually working on episode 46 that there would be more episodes. That’s not how that works.
 
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Except episode 47 aired a week after 46. They knew damn well by the time they were actually working on episode 46 that there would be more episodes. That’s not how that works.
Yeah that's a myth .The only possibility I think any close to it.That they could have planned early and mid to originally end it.But due to popularity they scrap it too continue.