Expectations for the art direction/character design/visual look

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Crystal Moon

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Jul 11, 2013
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When you know the release date of Violet Evergarden the movie, but not SMC...
At least, give us a date please! We don't mind it is 1 year or 2 years!
 

Seen2

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I really hope it won't be like that late Tadano art:

That's from 2013. Here's something from last year. Don't forget, these convention drawings and anniversary illustrations done by animators/manga artists are almost always made years after they worked on series. Unless they've been actively practicing their old styles (like Hisashi Kagawa seems to do), it never looks the same as it used to because it's a one-shot image and they don't have the time to shake off the current "look" used by most of the industry that's influenced them. Kazuko Tadano already mentioned in a recent interview that she's trying to both capture her old look while slightly modernizing the style and staying faithful to Naoko Takeuchi's more mature-looking art (which she was already able to do in more serious episodes and some artwork.)

I'd be fine if she looked like a mix between this and her appearance at the end of the R movie as Princess Serenity. Looking "mature" really shouldn't be a huge priority so much as it should be "capturing the essence of Sailor Moon." Which is something every animator who ever worked on the show took a different approach to.

On a side note, here's two fairly recent illustrations of Haruka and Chibiusa by Ikuko Itoh. The former looks closer to the show, probably because she drew it as a gift for Megumi Ogata, but the latter clearly looks different.
Spoiler: show

 
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Onuzim Ima

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#28
Was gonna post it in the fan art section. But I think it's more appropriate here.
Well, it does say that this is 'her'/'his'(?) version of Usagi* (="Copertina"?), so yes, it should also go to the FA section.

I really hope it won't be like that late Tadano art
Why not? It still looks cute even after all these years.

*Only a wild guess, my Italian isn't that good, scusi. ^_^
 
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JunoDX

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Just saw those on twitter ( match (@ninjamatch) | Twitter ) and this would be my perfect character design AND art direction. I bet the quality won't come close tho this, but we can hope, can't we? The design reminds me of a SM character designer, but I can't say which one. Ikuko itoh?

I love how individual the all look. And those colours and shadows!











 
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omg everyone is posting something more like the 90s anime XDD i dont want them to look like that, mh i prefer something more like the soda comercial or something like the sportive thing they do mh later im going to post the images, i think im of the few people who think the 90s designs was horrible XD
 
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omg everyone is posting something more like the 90s anime XDD i dont want them to look like that, mh i prefer something more like the soda comercial or something like the sportive thing they do mh later im going to post the images
The giants art, the sport thing was very good. The soda commercial was meh
 

rgveda99

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Just saw those on twitter ( match (@ninjamatch) | Twitter ) and this would be my perfect character design AND art direction. I bet the quality won't come close tho this, but we can hope, can't we? The design reminds me of a SM character designer, but I can't say which one. Ikuko itoh?

I love how individual the all look. And those colours and shadows!

:mako: looks waaaaaaaaaaaaayyyy too bad ass here. She looks like she belongs in Bleach.
 

JunoDX

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I find it very wonky and angular. This kind of art would look very flat with modern digital coloring.
I bet this is digitally colored, the artist just made it look like it was handmade and from the 90s.

(s)he comparesit here:




:mako: looks waaaaaaaaaaaaayyyy too bad ass here. She looks like she belongs in Bleach.
I agree, but would work perfectly for :haruka:

And :minako: looks more like :chibiusa:.

:ami: and :rei: are perfect imho.
 
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I hope it looks a bit more differentthan the 90s because it still has to be its own thing. I hope the lips are back, but highly doubt it. I aso hope for more shadows and detail like s1 and 2. And a bit more hair detail. Something that can be both etheral and comedic, which is proven hard for Toei so far. I believe in Tadano and I am sure she will deliver something quite nice. I hope they actually show us something in 12 days. I find the Season 3 box art quite nice. It is a lot different than the show and I dig it a lot





 
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