Anyone missing Moon Pride?

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Mitsukara

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I haven't watched season 3 yet, but I do like the song Moon Pride and not so much New Moon Ni Koishite (that one sounds kind of bland to me). Moon Pride has a very catchy melody and a certain intensity to it. It's not my favorite song ever (there was a general favorite SM songs thread where I rambled about that, but TL;DR nothing beats Sailor Star Song for me. Also I think I rambled a good thread to death again there) but it's quite nice.

I think making it a larger leitmotif for Crystal as a series would be a good connecting thread, much as the original series still whipped out Moonlight Densetsu for it's ending sequence, I think Moon Pride should appear again in Sailor Moon Crystal at some point. :)

Also that's a very nice guitar version!

In general I think the music made for Crystal seems pretty good so far though. That disc with the character songs for season one is pretty cool, like the "Secret Talk" duet with Makoto and Ami for instance, and I have to admire them for giving a 'miniboss' group (the Shitennou) a song; I wish every miniboss group had their own theme song, going all the way back in the day.
 

Mitsukara

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That's true, more instrumental versions of the Crystal songs would be nice. From what I recall in season 1 they only really have general purpose tunes, and they're kind of low key for my taste and didn't leave much of an impression. The image songs blow away the BGM in Crystal, unlike the original series where I love both (though I think my raging Arisawa Takanori fandom is atypical).
 

sapphire91

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That's true, more instrumental versions of the Crystal songs would be nice. From what I recall in season 1 they only really have general purpose tunes, and they're kind of low key for my taste and didn't leave much of an impression. The image songs blow away the BGM in Crystal, unlike the original series where I love both (though I think my raging Arisawa Takanori fandom is atypical).
And it is very strange, because if you check the sound track album he composed so many stuff - each Sailor has her own theme in it, but in the show only Mars's was used once - all the rest were entierly missing from the show.
 

cuau_cg

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And it is very strange, because if you check the sound track album he composed so many stuff - each Sailor has her own theme in it, but in the show only Mars's was used once - all the rest were entierly missing from the show.
Mercury was used once too, in Black Moon arc when she is playing chess. But yes, they should have used more tracks from that score, and some insert song for final battle and Serenity's awakening.
 

Mitsukara

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Speaking of instrumental versions of Moon Pride:
This channel also has music box versions of a few other Sailor Moon Songs, from the '90s anime and the season 3 intro and ending of Crystal. They update pretty often and take requests (via their own request form, not Youtube comments)... let's see if they might one day take up my insane request for a music box version of "I'm Going Down" XD (Anyone else want to request that one too to improve the odds?)
 
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Speaking of instrumental versions of Moon Pride:
This channel also has music box versions of a few other Sailor Moon Songs, from the '90s anime and the season 3 intro and ending of Crystal. They update pretty often and take requests (via their own request form, not Youtube comments)... let's see if they might one day take up my insane request for a music box version of "I'm Going Down" XD (Anyone else want to request that one too to improve the odds?)
This is pretty cute. I'd love a snow globe with the Senshi in their final poses or locket made with this tune.
 
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Tuxedo Kevin

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Neither of Crystal's openings had an impact on me. Momoclo's vocals are too high-pitched for my taste, and NMK is a bland song no matter who is singing it.
Crystal is a total failure music-wise IMO. I still come back to listen to the first anime's songs and BGMs, but the only cue from Crystal I find memorable is the track that plays when Rei first transforms.
 

John

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I don't really miss Moon Pride. I thought it was awesome the first time I heard it, but as time went on, I felt more and more bored with it. It doesn't seem to really capture what Sailor Moon is about for me. I don't care about Momoclo one way or the other.

New Moon (just going with an abbreviated name for now), though, really struck me as phenomenal. I absolutely love it. It's kind of a simple song, but I think it really delivers/conveys the core of Sailor Moon -- or at least it does a better job of this than Moon Pride does. I actually really like the Momoclo version, not necessarily because of the vocals but because the overall instrumentation in that version of the song is quite strong IMO.

As for background music etc., Crystal overall didn't make an impact on me. The background music, for the most part, is really bland and forgettable.
 
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The music is one of the very few things that was done competently in Crystal. Yes, that's an extremely low bar, yet here we are. While neither the songs nor the score hold a candle to the music in the '90s anime, they were pleasant or at the very least serviceable. I like most of the Crystal songs (including the image songs) and even though the BGM doesn't stand out in the show itself, if you listen to the tracks in isolation they are enjoyable.

I agree with people that the music would have had greater impact if the songs from the openings and endings were used as instrumentals in the series like it was done in the original anime. It would have elevated the emotional or climactic scenes of the show and god knows how much Crystal needed that.
 

Umino

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I don't really miss Moon Pride. I thought it was awesome the first time I heard it, but as time went on, I felt more and more bored with it. It doesn't seem to really capture what Sailor Moon is about for me. I don't care about Momoclo one way or the other.

New Moon (just going with an abbreviated name for now), though, really struck me as phenomenal. I absolutely love it. It's kind of a simple song, but I think it really delivers/conveys the core of Sailor Moon -- or at least it does a better job of this than Moon Pride does. I actually really like the Momoclo version, not necessarily because of the vocals but because the overall instrumentation in that version of the song is quite strong IMO.

As for background music etc., Crystal overall didn't make an impact on me. The background music, for the most part, is really bland and forgettable.
This just about sums up my feelings. Moon Pride wasn't a terrible song, but like most anime theme songs these days, just felt very generic.

I did really like New Moon. I think it's a bit of a strange song for Sailor Moon (especially an opening), but I liked it a lot. It would be nice if they could come up with a theme song as iconic as Moonlight Densetsu.
 

sapphire91

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The third season opening song is atrociously terrible. yuck, yuck, <spit> cough cough
You know there is this version on youtube where the 3 existing versions are mixed in one. It sounds pretty goood, but overall not the best choice of a Sailor Moon song.