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|Subject: Your thoughts on Crystal without comparisons 29th August 2016, 8:46 am|| |
So firstly, is Crystal anyone's first introduction to SM in general? Secondly, how do you feel Sailor Moon Crystal is as an anime on its own, without comparing it to other Sailor Moon media (manga, original anime, plays, PGSM)?
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|Subject: Re: Your thoughts on Crystal without comparisons 31st August 2016, 11:05 pm|| |
Didn't watch seasons 1 and 2, but over all I think season 3 was pretty good, though there's still room for improvement. For me, I really like the character design, which I thought was both cute and beautiful. The music was also very good, and I've actually been listening to the OST for season 3 on loop for the past couple of weeks. The one thing that I think season 3 could've done better on, though it's still vastly improved from seasons 1 and 2, is the animation. There were some episodes with great animation e.g. Act 31, but also scenes where the only thing that seemed to move were an awkwardly animated swaying of Sailor Moon's bangs. The worst IMO was the scene where a revived Chibi Moon heads off to help Sailor Moon, but instead of leaping dramatically into the night, her body sort of awkwardly floats like she was doing slow motion and it really took me out of what was otherwise a well executed moment.
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|Subject: Re: Your thoughts on Crystal without comparisons 28th September 2016, 9:23 am|| |
I always saw Crystal at it's own thing, and maybe that's why till this day is beyond my comprehension that people don't like it, I don't get it. WHY to keep comparing it?
always thought is dumb to keep comparing it but anyone has the right to give their opinion.
I've enjoyed all 3 seasons, the only thing that bothered me was the change of character design which was
stupid not a very good idea in my opinion, Crystal is the representation of how I imagined the manga animated and I couldn't be happier that this exist. It was difficult to adjust the first time to the character design but instantly fell in love with it, it looked so flawless, girly, feminine. There're times that the animation wasn't at is best sometimes but that never bothered me and I would recommend Crystal to any mahou shoujo fan without hesitation.
Every episode kept me excited and wanting the next one to arrive sooner, it was a torture to wait 2 weeks to see an episode but the wait was always worth it =) the pace of each episode was ok, not to slow, not to fast and the character development was also ok.
Season 3 was a shock to me, because I can't express enough how much i'm angry with the change of character design, it's not pretty, is boring, flat and I can keep going. but then again the story overcome all those feelings because it was as awesome as the first 2 seasons.
The OST...I honestly never paid attention to it xD it was nice?...I don't have comments on that. I'm still not happy that they picked an idol group for the opening but the songs were catchy.
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|Subject: Re: Your thoughts on Crystal without comparisons 3rd October 2016, 9:15 pm|| |
To me, Crystal was my official introduction to Sailor Moon and I think the reason as to why I've grown to strongly dislike the 90s wasn't because it was bad, but because I felt the need to defend Crystal due to the maltreatment it received.
When I watched Sailor Moon Crystal the very first time, I was not a fan of Usagi or anyone, I barely knew the franchise, only saw a couple of episodes from the 90s, but never got into it. But then the speed and dynamics of Crystal really sold it to me, each episode I just grew loving it even more. That's when I started reading the mangas, because I wasn't patient enough what with having to wait every 2 weeks for an episode. I know most people dislike the fact that Crystal is too fast at pace, but I guess I'm just one of those people who prefer things to go straight to the point, and that's what sold Crystal for me. I think the Sailor V manga had too many fillers, only really focusing on the actual story at the end (my cousin pointed this out as well when he read it).
I also love Usagi's characterization, she progressively matures throughout the series. I'm sure Crystal had some flaws, but ultimately Usagi's attitude towards things made her real for me, the fact that she falters when things go too rough, the fact that she isn't your stereotypical I'm ready for anything type of hero, this is what attracted me to the franchise.
As for the art, I honestly never noticed the flaws up until I strolled through several tumblr blogs with so many hates on the mistakes they noticed. Then there was YouTube, and afterwards I just couldn't help but defend Crystal because I absolutely love it, and hate the fact that people are talking and treating it badly.
I guess to me, Crystal is what truly got me into the Sailor Moon business. I wasn't completely disappointed with Season 3, I think the graphics look very cute, but the constant reference to the 90s version is what ruined it for me. I've always loved that in Season 2 they went with the Silver Haired Neo Queen Serenity, but Season 3's inconsistency just raised eyebrows for me. I guess if a blu ray edition is coming, a Silver haired NQS would be great, since the transformations for Uranus and Neptune can't be fixed.
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