Eternal Is A Byproduct Of Trying To Please Everyone

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The last chapter of “Sailor V” heavily implies a relationship between Minako and Kunzite—and the last panels of the “Sailor V” manga should be considered when criticizing the senshi x shitennou pairings.

Other than the pairings, the only thing that Crystal did differently was Beryl’s death. As much as I would like having the same scene from the manga, I suspect they changed because there is actually blood, it is a grisly scene that doesn’t match Crystal’s shoujo aesthetic
Most people I've talked to are fine with Venus/Kunzite, it's the 3 other Senshi/Shittenou pairs that bother people because unlike Venus/Kunzite they get absolutely no hints or build-up at all in the manga and just seem so incredibly forced and "pair the spares" like.

As far as changing Beryl's death scene goes, while it's understandable that they had to make it less graphic to get past the TV ratings, there was still no excuse to be had in giving that moment to Usagi when that was always supposed to be Venus's time to shine and showcase her status as the leader. Venus being the one to slay Beryl was a perfect bookend to her training phase in the Sailor V manga and showed how far she had come, it would also parallel the fact that Beryl had been slain by Venus herself in the past as well (something Crystal also cut for no discernible reason) and would really drive home the theme of the "past repeating itself" that the 1st arc dealt with.

I don't really buy this "Toei betraying Naoko" theory. Beyond all that, she didn't seem to understand the rules of anime: it was made to sell toys.
So capitalism suddenly matters more than artistic expression?
 

Hadibou

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So capitalism suddenly matters more than artistic expression?
Her series was serialized in a Japanese magazine where series might end very quickly if they rank low on reader’s poll, and Sailormoon was specifically ordered to her so that Toei can create an anime with its sponsor Bandai, so they can sell toys. Rules are kinda clear even if she was young at that time.
So yes, artistic freedom is great and all on the paper, but when you enter the manga/anime world, you have to compromise and it seems she had hard times doing this. Killing 90% of the main cast in Stars first chapters in a magazine aimed towards girls from 6 to 12ish was a weird move (even if it might be interesting from an adult point of view), and it’s hard to get why she didn’t understand that the anime didn’t want to use some of her idea considering the target audience.
 

kasumigenx

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Her series was serialized in a Japanese magazine where series might end very quickly if they rank low on reader’s poll, and Sailormoon was specifically ordered to her so that Toei can create an anime with its sponsor Bandai, so they can sell toys. Rules are kinda clear even if she was young at that time.
So yes, artistic freedom is great and all on the paper, but when you enter the manga/anime world, you have to compromise and it seems she had hard times doing this. Killing 90% of the main cast in Stars first chapters in a magazine aimed towards girls from 6 to 12ish was a weird move (even if it might be interesting from an adult point of view), and it’s hard to get why she didn’t understand that the anime didn’t want to use some of her idea considering the target audience.
It is even hinted that she was forced to tone down the ending of Stars as well.

No wonder CLAMP was successful in Card Captor Sakura.
 
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kasumigenx

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If the original idea for the Sailor Stars anime was executed and 166 has Sailor Moon upgraded to Eternal form and the ending of the manga and the 90s anime will be the original idea from the Materials collection, we will see Sailor Moon as Eternal Sailor Moon on the anime adaptation of the Dream and Stars Arc and the other Senshi will be upgraded to the Eternal prior to the Starlights arc.
 
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