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Posted 6/25/14
Looking forward to it but I'm a bit worried Toei is handling the animation. They were good in the 80s and 90s. They are terrible by today's standards.
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I don't know why I feel so hyped.
Posted 6/25/14 , edited 6/25/14
I'm really excited for this! As someone who has watched Sailor Moon as a kid before the new cable system (is that the right word?) my family got didn't include the channel Sailor Moon was on, and thus couldn't finish the series, I'm pumped. I tried to watch the sub in the past but Usagi's voice was really annoying to me which was a shame because I love Sailor Moon with a passion.

Nevertheless, I don't really like the animation style they chose. I know it's closer to Takeuchi's style and she even worked with the animators to achieve that style...but I don't know. I like the original anime's style is better. It makes the characters seem more proportional and less noodle like (but I must admit a hypocrisy here because as a fan of NANA I obviously don't seem to have a strong dislike of noodle-looking characters).

But regardless, I'm still happy for a reboot. As someone who has never read the original manga (I've read the 1st volume of the restored version of the manga) and as someone who tends to follow and like the anime adaption over the manga, I'm glad that this time they're sticking closer to the original source.

To me there's nothing worse than finishing an anime and then deciding to read the manga and they look like 2 completely unrelated stories.
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Posted 6/25/14
yay! My childhood! Brings back so many memories <3
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Posted 6/30/14
More casts announced!



http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-06-30/sailor-moon-crystal-cast-adds-misa-watanabe-daisuke-kishio-kousuke-toriumi-more/.76135
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Posted 6/30/14
I'll be watching this for sure. I never watched the original so I'm interested to see what this remake will be like.

Though, I think it's interesting that this series is an ONA. Where in Japan can people access the episodes? I'm guessing the studio has a website set up where they post all the episodes?
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Posted 6/30/14
^ something like that.
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I just took a peak at the transformation sequence for Sailor Moon, and it's CG that is going to take awhile to get used to.
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Posted 6/30/14 , edited 6/30/14

Bakaneer wrote:

I just took a peak at the transformation sequence for Sailor Moon, and it's CG that is going to take awhile to get used to.


CG??? Really??? Well, I will have to find this first before I put my impression on it lol.
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Posted 6/30/14
Here's the video for the first 4 minutes or so of the upcoming series:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cBYsyJGc7DQ
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Im so siked out I cant wait to watch my all time fave. She is still my favorite anime other than inuyasha but im a liitle curious why not all the other sailor scouts? Its gonna be an awesome hit but they should change queen beryl she died in the first season by sailor moon. I dont care Im just happy that she is coming back.
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Well, I'm very excited for the new anime of course. I'm glad they'll be following the manga this time 'round. I've read the manga many times, and the story is far more fast paced, much more mature, sensual, sexy...less forgiving and more badass. And of course the final arc, Stars is just like a cosmic horror story. Just amazing and mindblowing when you realize the sheer scope of the entire story.

I love the original anime (all 200 episodes!) and it will always be one of my favorites. The story is loosely adapted from the manga, but it has its own fantastic charm and the character development is wonderful.

I like the new artsyle for the new anime...It is much closer to the manga, though I wish the face shape was more to the manga as well. But I DO NOT like how they drew the eyes. The eyes look emotionless and dead - they should have stuck with the manga's eyes!

I also HATE that they're updating the era and time of the story. Sailor Moon is a CLASSIC 90's series which takes place in the early 90's! WHY did they have to modernize it? What, today's crowd cannot accept the fact that a story DOES NOT take place or revolve around their time?

What nonsense.
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Posted 6/30/14

stark700 wrote:

Here's the video for the first 4 minutes or so of the upcoming series:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cBYsyJGc7DQ


Thanks for the video. I watched it and well...

GOD, THAT TRANSFORMATION WAS UTTERLY HORRIBLE. H O R R I B L E

Who is the JACKASS that decided to make a CGI (and a very poor quality CGI) transformation at that in a traditionally animated anime????What is this shit????? I was hoping they'd go for a Puella Style magical girl henshin - because the SM manga series isn't about henshins, and it is too mature for such a drawn out transformation.

The entire sequence was JUST AWFUL, the music was utterly unmemorable, not well timed to Usagi's movements and it was just TERRIBLE. This is one of the WORST transformation sequences I've ever seen - it is THAT BAD.

The opening was passable, but nothing will ever be better than the original opening for all 4 seasons, and the Stars opening for the 5th. The new opening sounded like 99% of all of today's animes. There is nothing...Special about it. Nothing haunting, nothing that screams "Yes, you're watching Sailor Moon."

I'm quite disappointed actually.
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Posted 6/30/14
Forgot to say: I think the animation looks just beautiful from the clip I saw. I really like the animation and the artstyle. The eyes still have to grow on me but...Everything else looked beautiful.

Except that CGI. Ew.
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Posted 6/30/14
Hmm having never been able to get to the original since it was always a morning "cartoon" from where I was back in Kuwait, nd early classes interfered with getting caught up with the series nd GG dial up Internet. This time I will try it out with the remake.... Though I never stay with magical girl shows so let us see if this can grab my attention. Hope it is as mature as some keep claiming it to be.
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