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Long awaited Sailor Moon anniversary remake “Sailor Moon Crystal” has at last aired, receiving universally positive acclaim and being regarded as having done justice to the classic franchise known for defining the mahou shoujo genre – perhaps spoiled only by some weak CG marring the legendary transformations.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    13:30 07/07/2014 # ! Good (+0.8)

    yeaaah sailor moon was actually NOT done any justice at all...it failed pretty bad. The animation was sub par for today's standards, short cuts were taken everywhere, and that transformation....what the fucking hell was that? If you are going to touch a timeless classic like sailormoon, then you have do it BETTER than the original. End of story.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:16 07/07/2014 # ! Good (+0.6)

    This is Toei Animation. They always take short cuts. They always are at least a bit sub par.

    It's what they do. It's ALL they do.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:26 07/07/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    if only P.A.Works were working on this

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    Comment by Chen-04
    06:38 08/07/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Imagine what it would look like if it was done by SHAFT.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:51 08/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    c'mon, if it's TRIGGER, the henshin scene will be epic.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:33 14/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kyoani anyone?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:23 19/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'll throw in another for the lulz:

    Sunrise?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:08 07/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd prefer Madhouse. They do very well with their animations.

    Comment by Anonymous

    GONZO FFS.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:10 07/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    If only KyoAni was doing this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:40 08/07/2014 # ! Good (+0.6)

    The animation would be absolutely beautiful, but my lord would the hands be HILARIOUS. KyoAni hands would mean none of the sailor scouts could do those posh hand gestures without them looking like stroke victims.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:14 08/07/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Agree. Was also dissapointed (especially by transformation). Will probably watch classic version instead of new.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:32 10/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Quit youre winning you winers

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:14 23/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    HOw long has it been since you saw the original? Honestly this is FAR from sub-par animation. The first episode was word-for-word the same, only with BETTER animation, and the transformation was CGI - which has taken a very undeserved amount of shade, cast by weeaboos who want to pretend they are anime hipsters who only like the OVAs from the past.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:25 19/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not hard to be better than crap. Toei animation is ALWAYS worse than what everyone else is doing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:44 07/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol... i've been reading nothing but positive reactions to it since it aired, surprisingly even from nostalgic old fans with their nostalgia glasses and serena defending ways... then i come here... i guess i shouldn't be surprised

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:36 07/07/2014 # ! Good (+0.6)

    If you actually watched it and tried thinking for yourself instead of reading the internet...

    Backgrounds are great, character designs are meh, 3D parts are plain disgusting. The anon @13:30 is absolutely right – you don't redo such classics unless you can do it _really_ well.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:52 11/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    @i'm gonna assume i was just downvotted because i made it clear i'm not a lolicon like the majority here

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:06 12/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I've seen better backgrounds in Spice and Wolf, Nagi no Asukara and heck, even Kyosougiga's background felt rustic but fits the bill. If you're still saying this is still has better backgrounds then I'll pull out Last Exile - Silver wing. They integrated 3D even better here than the previous Last Exile but only to drop the ball called plot.

    When you are showing a classic for the new generation, you make it so that the new generation can familiarize themselves quickly, not feature a story and art from Saotome Roman's otome vision.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:04 07/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I never watched sailor moon, but now I know why my sister watched it.....it looks emo as hell.

    Comment by Anonymous

    So by thinking for myself you mean agreeing with you and the rest of Lolitaku Complex? I did watch it at 6:00 am EST on saturday, twice. It was awesome. Having never read the manga, I was surprised to find it played out almost exactly as the first episode of the old anime. I don't like the new look compared to the old look and I simply prefer oldschool hand drawn anime over new digital stuff any day, but despite that it's still beautifully animated by its own merits. This is a modern adaptation of the original manga, not the anime, and that's exactly what we got, at least going by the visuals. I never expected anything from the old series. Being a new sailor moon for a new generation, I seriously expected worse, but just because it's not exactly the same as the old series all over again with an hd upgrade doesn't mean it's shit. Different or even "not as good as" does not equal "garbage". I think it looks good and that's it. What I'm really interested in is how the original manga story plays out. Everyone complaining here is probably just so hung up on their favorite teenagers not looking as fappable as they used to find them.

    No one here even complained about the new intro yet. Nothing beats moonlight densetsu but i am also loving the new intro, mosly because of that awesome guitar part. The background music is also really awesome... so far I think I even like it better than the old series BGM.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:34 07/07/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Nostalgiafags actually more prone to positive view in general. If you look at the show from todays point of view, animation is very mediocre, to say the least. 3D is horrible.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:40 07/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree with you, I hate the background looks so 80s, especially the coloring for bushes and trees, that would be failing grade in school. This show still stuck in time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:07 08/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    That is how the mangaka wanted it to look like, blame it on her if you want to blame it on somebody.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:34 08/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, blame Takeuchi sensei.

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    Comment by Tasche
    15:56 07/07/2014 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    I kinda have to agree, watched sailor moon as a child. this...is kinda blatantly trying to appeal to the male audience with the horrible PreCure-esque transformation and soundtrack. animation was ok, its new and needs adjusting to but the 3d transformation sequences are terrible.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:14 07/07/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I've read that comparison in many places: "it's like PreCure", particularly over at that thrice-damned pit of hell, ANN.

    NO. PreCure is like the original Sailor Moon, damn it! Know who is ripping off who, you idiot whipper-snappers! (damn teens and twenty year olds, thinking nothing existed before whatever YOU saw in your childhoods)

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    Comment by Chen-04
    18:20 08/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Everything is ripped off of something. Except the few original titles that started it all. Though I can't think of any of those on the top of my head. Probably because I don't know enough anime from the 1950s and 1960s.

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    Comment by yuriphoria
    00:25 08/07/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    As if the original didn't appeal to a male audience.

    I agree about the CGI, it needs to improve or go away. But otherwise it's a decent remake. It got *budget* written on it's face but so did the original Sailor Moon. I think right now it is struggling to get a market just like the original.

    If it does successfully on it's first half expect an animation upgrade towards the second one.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:48 08/07/2014 # ! Good (+0.6)

    i honesly thought this was trying to appeal LESS to the male audience... the character designs are less beautiful and sexy looking, the transformations don't make you think you're looking at them nude anymore, and the intro mudic even has a line that says "we don't need men"

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:14 09/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    @18:47 - thanks... actually, if any fan has a legtimate thing to complain about by this point it's everything that viz is doing... they're litterally going to be ruining our childhoods by rereleasing the old episodes and removing everything that made the original english versions what they were

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:25 12/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sailor Moon NEVER gave a damn about the male audience. Guys thinking the characters were attractive doesn't mean it was for them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:56 12/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    @14:25 - i'm a guy who wasn't even attracted to any of the girls when he started watching back at the age of 8... i started watching it because i thought it looked awesome. then i became invested in the story, then eventually i found them attractive after a few years. it never occured to me that it was only ment for girls. and i don't see why it should be seen that way, its just a good series for anyone to watch, plain and simple. it just takes an open mind without prejudice to actually start watching.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:47 09/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's just the horrible Viz translation, bud. The line actually says "Sailor Moon can protect herself" or "doesn't need to be protected by anyone", which is pretty much correct.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:45 08/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    it's probably precure-esque because the same person did the music :p

    Comment by Anonymous

    Sailor Moon sucks anyways, the worst popular Mahou Shoujo anime out there (well, besides Precure)

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:18 07/07/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    No, it did not suck. The problem was past..... Season 2 (the Dark Crystal series) they went WAY off of what the manga had in it.

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    Comment by Yamato
    14:20 08/07/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    S (series 3) was widely regarded as the best series. I believe it's SuperS (series 4) where the divergences from the manga started to become more of an issue (partly due to SuperS being mostly filler and Sailor Stars outright pissing Takeuchi off with the changes made to the Starlights).

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    Comment by Chen-04
    06:35 08/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Funny, starting with season 3 the old anime became bearable.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:27 07/07/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    one reason why sailor moon is a classic because it was the first time mahou shoujo and sentai ideas were mixed together, and yeah the general consensus is that the anime wasn't very good but the manga never held back. The anime, though, for many people around thevworld was one of the first anime they ever saw along with others like DBZ. for me, personally, sailor moon was my first anime and it influenced my tastes for all the anime i saw in the future... it also really effected my life in other ways. and this was all despite being a 9 year old boy who was already being bullied (then i was bullied more for liking a 'girls show'). i just had never seen anything like the animation in SM before. it reminded me so much of super nintendo games, so anything that indicated that maybe it wasn't aimed at someone like me was easily overrided.

    also most other mahou shoujo series seem to feature more loli-like characters... which is one reason why i haven't really been interested to check out many other mahou shoujo series. i always looked at SM's girls as older teens or young adults, not realizing they were supposed to be around 14. whither its as good as other series in its genre or not, SM still seems to have it's own unique style among them. i guess that's one reason why i went in the direction of agent aika after SM rather than cardcaptors or something..

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:59 07/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Over here, one of the first true anime was "Mila Superstar" but yeah, "Sailor Moon" was what gave the biggest push into the market.

    Anyway, maybe the previews are deceiving but the quality doesn't look very convincing.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Sailor moon anime came out in 1992-ish long before eletronic colorization. they actually made clear cell art by clear cell art drawings to make the original which was 200+ series episodes long with movies. the usa version sucked from the engish voice actors from canada. D.I.C. version voice actors actually did a better job on teh 1st 45 shows than the Japanese originals did. So if you only saw 15 shows made by teh canadians, yi missed it. there are 200 plus shows.

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    19:52 07/07/2014 # ! Good (+0.6)

    >D.I.C. version voice actors actually did a better job on teh 1st 45 shows than the Japanese originals did

    Wow, that's hilarious.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:02 07/07/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    dubf@gs actually believe this shit

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:57 07/07/2014 # ! Good (+0.6)

    wtf is up with the character's faces?
    usagi's face especially looks droopy and lifeless

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:23 07/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's supposed to match the original Manga style more. While it does get close, it still misses the mark.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:58 07/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah and the reason the anime looked different from the manga in the first place was probably because they thought the manga looked fucking soulless so they made it better in the anime. And now they undid that improvement. Nice job.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:03 08/07/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Its not lifeless but the original had more expression. I loved the funny facial expressions of the old anime

    Comment by Anonymous

    Soulless? Mega harsh, dude. The manga did not look soulless in the slightest.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:23 07/07/2014 # ! Good (+0.5)

    This remake would've been better if that tuxedo piece of shit was left out.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:16 07/07/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Dude, he is an intrinsic part of the series and a MAJOR fricking plot point! He was not going to be left out, get real here!

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    Comment by yuriphoria
    00:06 08/07/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    He is completely deranged beyond any help now, no use talking with him.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:38 07/07/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It also helps that this seems to be following the comic more. So Tuxedo Badass is actually going to be doing things this time around.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    18:23 08/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not like he didn't do ALL the work in the first anime anyway. What more can he possibly do?!

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    Comment by Chen-04
    06:23 10/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    PS: There was even an episode were the Tuxedo guy was brainwashed and evil and the Sailor Senshi couldn't get anything done as usual, but instead of some other guy rescuing them that time around he became well all of a sudden and the day was saved - not thanks to the sailor senshi, though.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    06:21 10/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Of course I did.
    The Tuxedo guy always came in the end and saved the girls' butt. Because The Sailor Senshi couldn't get shit done on their own. Once he was finished Sailor Moon was allowed to throw her tiara.

    Damn, did YOU watch the old version? Sailor Moon gave up in the first season after the bad guy killed all the other girls and begged for her live xD

    But then magic kinda happened and all was well without Sailor Moon actually doing anything to deserve it.

    Comment by Anonymous

    he didnt do shit but throw roses and die, did you ever even watch sailor moon?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:41 08/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    what?! well i'm actually sad that moonlight knight won't be returning...

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:26 07/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    He's one of "those" retards, these people can't get real.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:37 08/07/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    That's what the directors did in the original anime. They hated Tuxedo Kamen so they made his character stagnant. This time around he'll be above Yamcha level.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:46 08/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I CAN'T FEEL COMFORTABLE IN MY OWN SEXUALITY HAVING TO COMPARE AND CONTRAST MYSELF WITH A FICTIONAL MALE! </3

    So kawaii. ;) I love otaku.

    Comment by Anonymous

    lemme guess, you're the guy who says 'this anime would have been so much better without that male mc' for every single anime, aren't you?

    Comment by Anonymous

    This has to be the funniest thing I have ever seen

    Comment by Anonymous

    Holy shit, your comment is fucking hilarious. Talk about next gen fag. Go kill yourself, lmao.







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