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okay so obviously ive read and watch bits and pieces of the manga and sailor moon anime ( i havent watched crystal at all tho) but i actually want to take the time to watch and read it all from the beginning. should i read the manga first or watch the anime first? i just cant decide. thanks!
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I want sailor moon to moon me
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in case you're wondering, sailor moon crystal (as was originally aired on TV) doesn't have the greatest animation (read: TOEI quality animation), and from what i recall they changed some things from the original story. you could try and watch the corrected BD version, but you'd have to pay $500 or so.
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Read the manga first.
The first anime is riddled with filler and changes the personalities of some characters. It also majorly changes some of the arcs, especially the last one.
The second anime (Crystal) has sort of lifeless animation at first and makes some stupid changes to the first arc.

The manga is still my favorite version of the story. The Doom Tree arc (filler) of the first anime is definitely worth a watch, though.
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Potentsaliva wrote:

I want sailor moon to moon me


lmao you take after PV young one

but the truth is... I WANT SAILOR MOON TO MOON ME TOO
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TheAngryLittleAlchemist wrote:


Potentsaliva wrote:

I want sailor moon to moon me


lmao you take after PV young one

but the truth is... I WANT SAILOR MOON TO MOON ME TOO


i hate yall i wish both of u were banned
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MADIBABY wrote:


TheAngryLittleAlchemist wrote:


Potentsaliva wrote:

I want sailor moon to moon me


lmao you take after PV young one

but the truth is... I WANT SAILOR MOON TO MOON ME TOO


i hate yall i wish both of u were banned


be honest - you just want her to moon you too
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Sailor Jupiter I like anime better
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The key problem I found with the original anime is that it is incredibly formulaic. There are some differences between the stories in each season but the mechanics of how the story is told never really change throughout. I saw part of one episode of Crystal but missed the first episode of the live stream and decided to wait until it was available through another source.

I've read a bit of the manga but I have it in the original Japanese and I have it more for translation practice than to follow the story. The only comment I can draw from what I have read so far is that Crystal seems to use the art style from the manga and sticks closer to the story than the original anime (though with the caveat that I haven't seen enough of Crystal to see where it deviates, as mentioned by others above).

I'd recommend watching the TV drama "Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon" and the "Sera Myu" stage musicals, though it may be difficult to locate legitimate sources so long after they finished airing/performing.
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