Expectations for the art direction/character design/visual look

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JunoDX

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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






Hmmm...no. Even though the execution of the character design is well made, nice colours and shadows, I find it too simple and not dynamic. I hope it's going to be very different from season 3.



Okay, THIS looks totally like Naoko and I actually like it. Although it looks a bit flat and very mangaesque, I think this could work.
 
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I so hope we will get some news 30th June, but, im little worried its Osabu, he usually just say "I can't say anything more" :(
He will be on anime expo. But for the bday we also have Kotono and Chibi Usa's voice actor as well. Considering Chibi Usa being important this arc the announcment might come from them. If he doesn't know anything again he will be the only one watching this masterpiece.
 
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Did they mention that they’re making any announcements about Crystal during the b-day event?
They never do. But we assume it as they always do mention something at the bday and because of the special guests this yar Misato Fukuen and Kotono. They were not there last year, so most people assume they are attending for a reason. Especially Fukuen.
 

Crystal Moon

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They never do. But we assume it as they always do mention something at the bday and because of the special guests this yar Misato Fukuen and Kotono. They were not there last year, so most people assume they are attending for a reason. Especially Fukuen.
Who is Fukuen? What part has that person taken in the Crystal project?
 

JunoDX

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Well, maybe they will stick to the color palette. S1/2 and S3 had a similar one. And I didn't like it that much.
 
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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





If I remember correctly, one of the issues with season 1 and 2’s character designs was that it was too detailed and hard to animate. I think that’s why they simplified it for season 3. But also, seasons 1 and 2, they were literally pushing out episodes as they went, that’s why they would only put out an episode every other week. So maybe with a movie budget and more time to animate, they can have something not as simple as season 3’s character designs. But it seems like Toei doesn’t give Crystal any prep time, even though there are long gaps between announcements.

I just don’t want to see those Doritos skirts again LOL
 
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I like the realistic odango in her hair, they eyes are perfect, as well as all the details and the lips are just right. He made it look both pretty, elegant and yet so expressive. The pain... You can feel it. If she had the watch instead of the music box it would have been wonderful. I hope we get something like this. All his scetches are pretty good but this one stands out for me. If Tadano makes similar designs, with all the details, etheral feel and expression, I would wait till my 50s for them to readapt the manga again from scratch.
 

Crystal Moon

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I don't like the o-dango at all. Sakou Yukie's odango is the best. Akira's hair is quite good, it looks silky and not very elaborate.
7 days to the Rabbits' birthday.
 
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I don't like the o-dango at all. Sakou Yukie's odango is the best. Akira's hair is quite good, it looks silky and not very elaborate.
7 days to the Rabbits' birthday.
Akira's bubbly hair wasn't good at all - it was gummy and was done well by one animation director in a frame or two in the opening and the Tellu epsode, but she kind a did her own details, which were not part of his designs. I agree on Yukie Sakou - she did the hair well, except on some blu ray covers - and this was more coloring issue than with her art. I really think her art would have worked for the full run of the show, if the animators were not so bad and didn't screw her art.
As for Season III I don't blame everything on Akira. I think Chiaki Kon asked him to do it this way. Based on her prior work she always seem to use similar more moe kind of designs. I recently watched Golden Time and I spotted a feel recurring stuff that she probably inserted on Crystal as well - However it is just speculation on my part, but Akira directed several episodes of Crystal 1 and 2 and simplified the designs a lot, but his take felt significantly different there than Season III. I hope she won't meddle with Tadano.
 
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kamil88

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Question, does anybody know at what time that Usagi/Chibi-Usa birthday event start? I so hope we gonna get some news regarding Dream movies, preferably both character designed and release date :)
 
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Question, does anybody know at what time that Usagi/Chibi-Usa birthday event start? I so hope we gonna get some news regarding Dream movies, preferably both character designed and release date :)
I actually wondered the same thing. Last year the show got broadcast on nico nico, so I was wondering will they do it again this year. While I have a feeling we might not get exact release date, I really hope to see these designs. We sure waited long enough and if they end up being just a minor update of Akira's it would have been for nothing.
And I found the answer for the time: 1st Part 15:30-2nd Part 18:30 - Fingers crossed
 
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