Yet Another Sailormoon Crystal Review

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#21
To be honest 90s anime and manga had opposite issues. Anime had too much time and had to wait for Naoko's ideas to surface so they had to fill the gaps with random stories and their own plot ideas that wouldnt collide too much with Naoko's vision (see rainbow crystals or talisman search). On the other hand manga had small space and many ideas just werent developed or werent explored properly (for example Shitennou or Sailor Princesses and castles).

To be honest the best would be middle ground: 20-26 episodes to keep up a good pace and develop good ideas or change bad/unimportant ones
I concur.
 
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LOL. It's a long rant of being a :usagi: fan which includes Crystal and ends up including another case somewhat related to :usagi: (Netflix specifically). XD

................The anime that would become Sailor Moon Crystal was first announced in 2012 and I cannot explain to you the complicated emotions that rose up during that announcement. Fans had often toyed with the idea of wanting an adaptation that stuck closer to Naoko Takeuchi's story, as each season diverted in one way or another beginning with the first season. I hoped that modern anime aesthetics would also lend itself to this new version, so we might see something a bit luscious. Sorry, but in retrospect this makes the first season of Crystal almost hilarious in the saddest way. Not to beat a dead horse, but Crystal was delayed over a full year only to be relegated into a bi-weekly net anime that Toei heavily outsourced. Honestly, the result was insulting.

Crystal featured character designs that were, frankly, impossible to animate. Yes, they were heavily influenced by Takeuchi's art, but making that art move consistently was too high of a cliff to scale for the animation team. The series also did a great job of illustrating how the original manga is best treated as a skeleton to build off of; adhering too closely to the original served to reveal how barebones the story was and viewers are left with characters that lacked any sense of personality or emotional depth. The result is something that I own out of obligation to the series but never plan to watch. Are you starting to see a trend here?

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Back in the anime world, the third season of Crystal showed some improvement, I'll give it that. The series moved back into an actual television slot, the character designs were completely redone, and Chiaki Kon came onboard as director. Kon initially inspired some hope for the show; at the time, she was associated with fan-favorite series Nodame Cantabile and Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Kai. I honestly don't know what's going on with her career now; the third season of Crystal was serviceable at best, suffering from all the same writing issues as the previous two seasons. Now Kon is stuck working on anime that are little more than slideshows on Netflix.

Sailor Moon got me into this business, the business has failed us, and I'm exhausted.
More like exhausted from making a click bait article. P-:
 
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By now, I must have listened over one hundred times that Crystal is not good because it did not adapt “Casablanca Memory.” :mischief:

Of all side stories I have read, the only good ones are “Casablanca Memory” and “Lover of Princess Kaguya,” and the latter was already masterfully adapted into a film.
they did casablanca memory in pgsm well imspired one at least xD
 

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^ Quoting from the description below the clip, w/ the English remarks in brackets added by me:

セーラームーン [Moon]
三石琴乃 25歳 / 47歳 [Mitsuishi 25 y.o./47 y.o.]
セーラーマーキュリー [Mercury]
久川綾 24歳 VS 金元寿子 27歳
セーラーマーズ [Mars]
富沢美智恵 31歳 VS 佐藤利奈 33歳
セーラージュピター [Jupiter]
篠原恵美 29歳 VS 小清水亜美 28歳
セーラービーナス [Venus]
深見梨加 29歳 VS 伊藤静 34歳
セーラープルート [Pluto]
川島千代子 39歳 VS 前田愛 39歳
セーラーネプチューン [Neptune]
勝生真沙子 36歳 VS 大原さやか 39歳
セーラーウラヌス [Uranus]
緒方恵美 29歳 VS 皆川純子 39歳
セーラーサターン [Saturn]
皆口裕子 28歳 VS 藤井ゆきよ 31歳
セーラーちびムーン [Chibi Moon]
荒木香衣 28歳 VS 福圓美里 34歳
^ I don't have the time to type the names of the VAs except for the 1st one, but also except for the 1st one, the names at the left are of the VAs in the 90s anime, whereas those at the right in Crysternal, w/ the ages following the names. :)
 
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#27
To be honest though wasn’t Naoko upfront about her not being happy with her own work and it being rushed in the 90’s? While I understand that she didn’t like how Toei implemented some of their changes in the anime why would she be so object now to expand on ideas to make it flow or be more comprehensible? Why, as someone who was unhappy with her original creation now insist on a strict 1:1 adaptation? Surely she herself could give creative input about how to expand and change things.
It's not really insistance , is just how most anime is adapted now .
 
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I have seen this review before and the 90s anime review. Personally I like the 90s anime review better and the person who made the videos could have added more stuff in the Crystal anime review video.
On YouTube?
 
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To be honest though wasn’t Naoko upfront about her not being happy with her own work and it being rushed in the 90’s? While I understand that she didn’t like how Toei implemented some of their changes in the anime why would she be so object now to expand on ideas to make it flow or be more comprehensible? Why, as someone who was unhappy with her original creation now insist on a strict 1:1 adaptation? Surely she herself could give creative input about how to expand and change things.
Considering she was more involved with PGSM and the Myus which were much more willing to take divergences, something tells me she isn’t as involved in Crystal as Toei claims. They probably just used that as an excuse to be as lazy with Crystal as possible so that it doesn’t overshadow it’s current Precure cash cow.
 
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That idea seems plausible. Toei higher ups just dgaf and will throw whatever is out that sells. The entire Crystal "reboot" is one long a$$ commercial for then to sell as much as they can to keep their wallets fat as hell.

God, I'm praying they don't just slap Stars together and deliver it like leftovers from 30 years ago.
 
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Considering she was more involved with PGSM and the Myus which were much more willing to take divergences, something tells me she isn’t as involved in Crystal as Toei claims. They probably just used that as an excuse to be as lazy with Crystal as possible so that it doesn’t overshadow it’s current Precure cash cow.
That sounds right.
 
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