Don't Know How To Say This, But...

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Hee, I'm your opposite. I adore Crystal's music, but the art...it's not bad, I just prefer hand drawn animation. (Crystal has a better story too...honestly, you might as well just read the manga while playing Crystal's soundtrack. Takeuchi has some really pretty art.)
 
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I watched only the 1st season of Crystal and the first 2 seasons of SM "classic" (I started watching Sailor Moon this year for the first time o_o) .. so I only refer to what I've seen so far: I think that Crystal (1st season) has quite good aesthetics (overall), but not so good animations. Classic (90) Sailor Moon has much better drawings and animations, but often Crystal wins, for some reason not entirely clear to me, on overall aesthetics.
 
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I watched only the 1st season of Crystal and the first 2 seasons of SM "classic" (I started watching Sailor Moon this year for the first time o_o) .. so I only refer to what I've seen so far: I think that Crystal (1st season) has quite good aesthetics (overall), but not so good animations. Classic (90) Sailor Moon has much better drawings and animations, but often Crystal wins, for some reason not entirely clear to me, on overall aesthetics.
Let me explain: Computer animation is never going to look "quite right" when compared to hand drawn stuff. It's the ethereal human spirit that goes into the art.
 
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Let me explain: Computer animation is never going to look "quite right" when compared to hand drawn stuff. It's the ethereal human spirit that goes into the art.
I don't like CGI crap stuff in animes at all.. but I found Crystal (at least the first season) having somewhat good aestethic..
As I stated before, I think 90's Sailor Moon has MUCH better drawings and animations.. but, for some reason I can't clearly explain, I found Crystal aestethics better, overall, sometimes.

First Usagi kiss scene is much intense and captivating in Crystal.. and so is Sailor Venus - Minako first appearance. Even if I absolutely prefer 100% handrawn style and I believe 90's Sailor Moon animations are far superior than CGI crystal.. sometimes I prefer Crystal aesthetics, overall.
 
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I will post a link to a Tribute Video to Sailor Moon Crystal, later on (by the way: where should I put it on ? SM Fandom or Fan Art section ?) that maybe can exactly show what I meant when I said that Crystal aesthetics works better, overall (at least in S01, I'll start S02 soon, had to finish R, before.) even if Classic Sailor Moon has undoubtedly better arts and animations (and I'll post a tribute to Classic Sailor Moon too )

(they were meant as Valentine's Day tributes and I should have posted them yesterday - they were ready - but I was so tired, demotivated and sad that I didn't )

hope someone wil enjoy them: they're not fancy AMVs, I've only gently and softly edited the most romantic sequences, with lot of respect (and love) on the original work
 
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I watched only the 1st season of Crystal and the first 2 seasons of SM "classic" (I started watching Sailor Moon this year for the first time o_o) .. so I only refer to what I've seen so far: I think that Crystal (1st season) has quite good aesthetics (overall), but not so good animations. Classic (90) Sailor Moon has much better drawings and animations, but often Crystal wins, for some reason not entirely clear to me, on overall aesthetics.
Ahhhh, you're missing out, Season 3 (SM S) is one of the best season of SM classic imo, you should totally give it a go.
 
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Ahhhh, you're missing out, Season 3 (SM S) is one of the best season of SM classic imo, you should totally give it a go.
Don't worry, I will watch every season (of both classic/crystal) in chronological order.. after the R - Movie and Crystal Season 2 I'll start immediately with S !!!

I've read many times that S is the best of Classic SM, I won't miss it!
 

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They both have their highs and lows.. but it’s important to clarify whether you mean the Blu Ray final versions or the web version.. it shocks me how many fans still don’t know that the Blus have improved animation. I personally think that’s part of Crystal’s bad rep- they base it on the web version.

Though Viz really should update their Hulu master of the sub to have the Blu-ray version..
It's not that they don't know the existence of the blu-ray. They pretend not to know.
 

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It's not that they don't know the existence of the blu-ray. They pretend not to know.
They corrected the worst things in the first BRDs / episodes but there were less and less corrections later, let alone when they added mistakes or didn't correct obvious ones (hi moon princess halation with moon stick !). Look, I like Takahashi in S3 but even his episodes in S1/2 were pretty bad, and the last episode before S3 should have been heavily corrected.
The thing is, it's maybe unfair, but people were so shocked at that time by the quality, that this is what they remember about Crystal S1/2 (with Sailor Murz meme), and Toei should have expected that (but they learn anything, since they did the same with Saintia Sho some years later).
 
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they did the same with Saintia Sho some years later).
Hmmm the production of Saintia Sho is really really really worst than Crystal... I understand that Crystal has it lows. But Saintia Sho is the worst I saw so far from TOEI. Nothing is too keep, not even the music.

Crystal has beautiful and spectacular moments in S1/2. Even the first 2 seasons of Crystal had better quality production than the last 2 chapters in Seiya Hades adaptation.
 

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So after finishing the 90's anime and feeling empty, I decided to watch Crystal for the heck of it. Before this I told myself I would never watch it because it's "too ugly" The first two seasons were gross looking for me but I pushed through. I wanted to get more acquainted with the original story of sailor moon since Crystal is closer to the manga. Season 3 is an improvement. The characters are drawn beautifully and no more of that cgi nonsense. I admit that I enjoy Crystal very much. The plot is more interesting and the fight scenes are bada**.

Do I like it better than the 90's anime? No. Both animes are spectacular in their own ways. One thing that stands out to me is the music. I am DEEPLY in love with the 90's soundtrack, Crystal has nothing on the 90's in that aspect.....Crystal has impressed me but the 90's anime will have a special place in my heart. I can see why you would prefer the animation of Crystal and theres no judgment on my end. I prefer Crystal for various reasons but I also prefer the original 90's for other reasons.

If I HAD to choose tho, 90's all the way !
 

Kokomi

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Don't worry, I will watch every season (of both classic/crystal) in chronological order.. after the R - Movie and Crystal Season 2 I'll start immediately with S !!!

I've read many times that S is the best of Classic SM, I won't miss it!
I'm so excited for you to finish sailor moon! Sailor Moon S was definitely great. I couldn't stand Sailor Moon SuperS but it's still enjoyable. After the 4th season (SuperS) you'll be rewarded with Sailor Moon Stars ::love:::keke:
 

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So after finishing the 90's anime and feeling empty, I decided to watch Crystal for the heck of it. Before this I told myself I would never watch it because it's "too ugly" The first two seasons were gross looking for me but I pushed through. I wanted to get more acquainted with the original story of sailor moon since Crystal is closer to the manga. Season 3 is an improvement. The characters are drawn beautifully and no more of that cgi nonsense. I admit that I enjoy Crystal very much. The plot is more interesting and the fight scenes are bada**.

Do I like it better than the 90's anime? No. Both animes are spectacular in their own ways. One thing that stands out to me is the music. I am DEEPLY in love with the 90's soundtrack, Crystal has nothing on the 90's in that aspect.....Crystal has impressed me but the 90's anime will have a special place in my heart. I can see why you would prefer the animation of Crystal and theres no judgment on my end. I prefer Crystal for various reasons but I also prefer the original 90's for other reasons.

If I HAD to choose tho, 90's all the way !
What I do now is watch Crystal for the romance and Usagi and Chibiusa mommy-daughter bonding and watch the '90's for the friendship and humor.
 

morri

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I used to have the "episode comics" of sailormoon( also dbgt and digimon one or 2)
and in those you can really see how bad the art was in the one or other frame. anyway i watched asterix today. old 80s animation lol. I am definitely an " enjoyer "and not a "in this frame the finger kinda looks displaced "person
 
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People have so different tastes. S 3 was the gross one for me when it comes to designs, nobody denies the fact Khon did a much better work as director and the animation, writing, everything was better. I think both Crystal and Classic jave their strenghts and the best experience is to see them both. But there are many kids that refuse to watch old shows... Sadly.
 
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I'm so excited for you to finish sailor moon! Sailor Moon S was definitely great. I couldn't stand Sailor Moon SuperS but it's still enjoyable. After the 4th season (SuperS) you'll be rewarded with Sailor Moon Stars ::love:::keke:
The best has yet to come, then! I'm so glad!

And I hope to find in the next Sailor Moon season many nice, compelling and touching scenes that will inspire me and suitable for the creation of other respectful video tributes : )
 
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I am sad that we did not have what we are supposed to have in the Materials Collection of the Stars arc and the original plot of Sailor Stars in the production notes of what could have been and possibly never will such as the fact that we were supposed to have Elios in eps 167-172.

I kind of agree with others not liking Sailor Stars after 172.

Although the Eternal movies are fine.
 
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