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Sailor Moon Crystal

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Anyone else excited about this?

At long last the day is drawing near! July 5th!

I'm really excited for this to make a more adult turn, and follow more closely to the manga, including in art style. I can't wait for this revamp, and in glorious HD like it so truly (in my eyes) deserves.

 

Here's a useful link about where you can watch it!

http://codenamesailorb.tumblr.com/post/90252595528/direct-links-to-sailor-moon-crystal-simulcast

 

And here's the trailer and a few picture of the redesign if you haven't seen it already.

 

 

 

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HECK YEAH MY SISTER AND I WERE SO STOKED FOR IT.

 

We had only grown up watching the TV series and had never read the manga, but they're really trying to stick to the manga more as far as visuals go and so on.

 

Have to say my only few gripes are the CGI used in the transformation sequence instead of 2D. 

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Uh YES. I mean, a part of me misses the silliness of the original anime but at the same time I really like the fact that there's definitely a more serious tone to it. To be honest, I HATED the animation style at first (I haven't read the manga btw) but it's definitely growing on me. For the most part I'm just excited to see how the rest of this goes

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Yeeeessss!!!

I've been waiting for people to reply to this! Hahaha!

I agree, I find the CGI to be real damn annoying, but it's just a small gripe.

I myself haven't really read the manga either. I started buying it when they were re-releasing it, but it got expensive and I just plain don't read much. Ive got the first two Sailor V mangas and the first three Sailor Moon mangas.

I do know that the manga is a lot more dramatic and darker than the original anime ever was. Much more death and blood and drama, but they had to tone it down for a younger global audience. What we got here in the states was pretty far from the manga.... the anime in Japan got toned down for an all ages audience... then because of cultural differences it got toned down even more to suit a children's audience in other countries.

I'm really excited to see this anime follow the manga much more closely and bring Naoko's true vision to life.

As far as sticking to the manga with art style choices, theyre doing an amazing job. In the manga everyone has crazy long legs and hair that flows all over the pages. Even Mercury and Uranus had flowy hair! Still short, but flowy. Those are the two huge noticeable points.

besides that, little touches are just so nice to see - Sailor Mercury doesnt have sleeves in the manga, tuxedo mask has a pocket watch thing, venus has always had a belt.... little things like that.

So far we're not far in at all - just two episodes - and it's almost exactly the same. I'm really excited for this to get farther down the road and include things from the manga that were stripped from the anime all together. For example - a lot of people who just take the anime at face value dont know that the Amazon Quartet become ChibiUsa's own little sailor team. Notice how their colors mimic those of the inner sailor scouts - that is no coincidence.

Also if you guys are interested or havent heard yet, they're re-dubbing the original anime and re-releasing it to fix all of the censorship they had to do in the original english dub to fit a children's audience. Zoicite and Fish Eye will be men as they were meant to be, Uranus and Neptune will be lesbians as they should be instead of cousins, AND they're dubbing Sailor Stars FINALLY - the final season that never got a dub because it would just be a PR nightmare and it's basically uncensorable. Hulu is streaming that as well, I believe. I may be confused and they're streaming the original dub, but I thought it was the re-dub... either way they're releasing it on DVD.

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I'm so happy that this is finally released.  The other day I had a dream I for some reason made a work trip to Japan and I was in a huge row of Sailormoon products and I couldn't decide what I wanted to buy, but I couldn't decide.  When I woke up from my dream I was so angry that I didn't actually get to buy something in real life ha.  The only thing I hate about the new series is that they make us wait two weeks to get a new episode.  First world problems, though. ha.

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I watched the original back in the day and was stoked for this. I cringe a bit at the transformation CGIs (at least for now) but as for the other aspects of the anime, I like it.

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Any Kill la Kill fans in the house might be excited to know that Ryuko Matoi's voice actress will be voicing Makoto Kino. 

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Nice touches with the newest episode -

 

Phobos and Deimos were much more apparent, and even mentioned at Hikawa Shrine by Rei. They were present watching over for most of the scenes at the shrine, and it was a nice attention to detail.

 

Jadeite mentioned his attraction on Rei while she was passed out and he had her hostage. Saying that they'd never met but somehow he feels this way.

The only thing that happened in the first anime romantically with the Four Kings was when the whole Nephrite/Molly thing. In the era of the Silver Mellinium, each of the Four Kings was matched up with one of the inner Sailor Scouts. As the inner Sailor Scouts are Sailor Moon/Princess Serentiy's soldiers, the Four Kings of Heaven were Prince Endymion's soldiers. When Queen Beryl took over, she also took them and they became the Four Kings of the Dark Kingdom.

I don't think it was ever really heavily touched on in the manga, but it was at least mentioned. And was totally cut from the anime, ESPCIALLY in the English dub where Zoisite is female instead of male.
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Hahahahahahahahaha omg!!!!

In all reality, if you pause anything you're going to end up with weird stuff on inbetween frames. When you're watching it you don't see that, it's part of making it flow.

Courage is killing me tho hahahahahahahaahaahhaahaahdbcd

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It may have been just me and my sister then, because we both agreed that the production quality this episode dropped, save for Rei's awesome transformation sequence.

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It may have been just me and my sister then, because we both agreed that the production quality this episode dropped, save for Rei's awesome transformation sequence.

Hmmm idk maybe it did. Im not really an anime aficionado (I really dont watch ANY anymore) and I'm so enthralled with this reboot that I could have easily just not noticed.

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Just watched the most recent episode and I am beyond thrilled that Nephrite also commented on Makoto!!! AAAHHHHH!!

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They should remake other animes..

Any series you have in mind? I know they're bringing back Digimon with the old Digidestined. 

 

So it didn't help that I saw the Kill la Kill OVA the night before the new episode of Crystal released, because the moment Makoto's resolve came, all I could hear was Ryuuko Matoi. I was sort of expecting her to pull out a pair of giant scissors as well xD But it was a great episode.

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Any series you have in mind? I know they're bringing back Digimon with the old Digidestined. 

 

So it didn't help that I saw the Kill la Kill OVA the night before the new episode of Crystal released, because the moment Makoto's resolve came, all I could hear was Ryuuko Matoi. I was sort of expecting her to pull out a pair of giant scissors as well xD But it was a great episode.

Hmm.. tough question..

Probably some of the lesser known classic animes before 2000s

YuYu Hakusho would make a good one in my opinion

Or at least a sequel/reboot

I like Gatchaman Crowds & the ever evolving Gundam series

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Hmm.. tough question..

Probably some of the lesser known classic animes before 2000s

YuYu Hakusho would make a good one in my opinion

Or at least a sequel/reboot

I like Gatchaman Crowds & the ever evolving Gundam series

if they brought back Gundam, i wouldn't know what to do with myself! weeeeeee

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if they brought back Gundam, i wouldn't know what to do with myself! weeeeeee

You watch Gundam too?! o: *high5s*

Which is your fav series!? cx

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I'd actually like to see a Patlabor reboot.

How is the series?

It's kind of an extension/spinoff of Robotech right?

I only saw the movie, the one with the Alien(?) thingy

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