Anyone else not like season 3's art style?

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As far as I know, the movies usually have more detailed character designs than a TV series does.
Just wait and see if a miracle happens. :googly:
 
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It really does boil down to preference but for me S1- S2 is far superior to to S3 as far as style is concerned. S3 looks good at its beat but it was very generic while Season 1-2 was different and brought a refined style over to a franchise that needed something to differentiate if from the Plethora of Pretty Cure shows..

I'm not sure the janky poses and stuff is really that much of a new thing. I mean if you really look at the manga and the girls bodies they look not that far apart and they look janky as well. Even some of the Senshi poses were off not even proportionate and most of the time the Senshi were used and posed like models which explained why their intro poses from S1-S2 looked "awkward"(I noticed how Mars' intro final pose changed from being more supermodel like.)

I mean sure, the transformations were weird but put S1 (hand drawn) and S3 intros side by side of the Inners and S3 looks flat (although still decent) and washed out compared to it.

Remember, when Crystal was coming out, it had a strong fashion line and was more marketed towards older women into cosmetics and what not.

The Senshi in S1 and S2 are straight up models and it's how Naoko portrayed them . However, in S3, they have a nice look but you can tell that it was dumbed to the 90s with a more polished look because that is what folks wanted anyway. The 90s anime designs with the mangas storyline.

If only the more skilled animators had time to work on S1 and S2 for all epsidoes. I hope all this time going by is used to enhance this dream movie.
 
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Sailor Starlight said:
they're much more appealing and proportionate than Yukie Sato's hideous designs which look awful even as still images.

Thank you for the laughs, Sailor Starlight! :evillaugh: :cackle:
 

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Lapis Lunaris
Feb 7, 2015
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I hate S3’s art style with a passion hotter than Burning Mandala. S1&2 would border on movie quality at times; S3’s looks cheap as dirt (I mean come on, the entire season is outsourced to the studio behind the very mistakes that everyone complained about in S1&2). I remember when Episode 1 aired, I kept checking my TV to see if it actually was streaming at 1080p...it looks worse than some 90s shows at 720, not to mention that the cutesie PreCure style REALLY doesn’t suit how dark the Inifity arc is. Also hate that they caved and brought back stock footage. If I want the original, I’ll watch the original. The monster design looked awful too. Dream is even darker than Infinity, and I reallly hope they choose a different style for the upcoming films. Ideally, I’d like to see either S1&2, or the style from the Moon Pride music video again.

Only thing S3 did right was going back to 2D transformations.
 

Seira Hazuki

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Honestly both Sakou and Takahashi aren't terribly good character designers for different reasons.

The sad part is that Crystal has had quite a few talented animators working on it that could have probably done a better job than the both of them. Especially considering that character designers normally double as chief animation directors.

Like why didn't they hire someone like Keiko Iwata as CD for Season 3?

It'd be like if the '90s chose Masahiro Ando to do character designs over Ikuko Ito.
 
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Seira Hazuki said:
Honestly both Sakou and Takahashi aren't terribly good character designers for different reasons.

The sad part is that Crystal has had quite a few talented animators working on it that could have probably done a better job than the both of them. Especially considering that character designers normally double as chief animation directors.

Like why didn't they hire someone like Keiko Iwata as CD for Season 3?

I didn't like Sakou that much either! Takahashi is OK. Yes to Keiko Iwata!
 
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Why didn't they let Keiko Iwata fix Sakou's design??? :dead: :dead: :dead:

It bet that if she had to simplify Sakou's design, the result would have been better than Akira's.
 

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The only thing I missed from Sako's style was the highlights on the hair and clothes, and the way the skirts were drawn. Meanwhile the S3 style seems to have been fixed up for the most part judging from the new images (eyes have the iconic SM "white pupils," the noses are a bit smaller and more pointed, the skirts are simplified but no longer shaped like doritos, and Chibiusa's head has been shrunk down a bit.) It would never happen, but I wouldn't mind seeing seasons 1-3 redone in that style sometime down the line.

Still, I'll never forgive Toei for not begging Ikuko Itoh to do the designs in the first place. Her art by the end of SuperS was the highlight of the franchise's look in my opinion.
 

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^ It'd just be a retread of the old anime, it'd probably be bad from a commercial standpoint to promote a new anime with the old anime's look
and confusing to newcomers.

I honestly think that PreCure Moon is better in that regard, even if it does call back to some of the old anime's style with the skirts and such.
The newer Crystal march art is actually a good update on the style:








is this the one that you were talking about?
 
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Lapis Lunaris
Feb 7, 2015
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Rika-Chicchi said:
NeoKingEndymion said:
Season 3 would have been nice as well, but the bubbles in the hair and the mouths ruined the style.
Those bubbles make them look like plastic dolls. lol
Completely agreed. The hair in S3 looked like it was drawn to look rubbery lol
 

Echelon9

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I liked it. Thought it was a noticeable improvement from the previous arcs. That being said, the animation wasn't anything that was particularly awe-inspiring. It was just a little less offensive to look at.
 

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I hated S3 art style as well...

Things I disliked in particular:

  • Sailor Uranus/Haruka, Sailor Jupiter/Makoto's and Neo Queen Serenity's hair color. Seriously? Should've left NQS hair silver like how it was in the previous season and I adored auburn/cinnamon hair color for Jupiter! And isn't Uranus supposed to be a platinum blonde?
  • Princess Serenity! NOT NQS for that ending theme and during the scene where she gets bowed to. Like come on Toei...
  • Looks like Pluto's skin tone is ever changing again...but it happens in the manga too? EH...
  • They way they handled Mistress 9 with her eyeballs going all over the place and the red dots of evil that she and the other senshi had. Like Mamoru got possesed in Season I and II and he looked infinitely (pun totally intended) 'scarier'
  • Mamoru's hair chop as as well as Uranus/Haruka's. WTF I do not like that look at all!
  • I was hoping for a brand new rendition of SM's attacks...Jupiter Coconut Cyclone and Venus Wink Chain Sword looked pretty good though.


and I'm sure I have more but that's most of them.
 
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