Expectations for the art direction/character design/visual look

  • This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

MementoNepenthe

Aurorae Lunares
Mar 8, 2012
3,951
1,606
1,665
30
#61
The animation itself was really nice, but I didn't like the character designs. In that screenshot in particular, Serenity looks really awful imo.
 
#64
While the MP video looks weird in a few parts there are some shots that are a joy to watch. Namely, when all the Senshi are on the group an dare looking up. We get some nice shots of their gorgeous faces....right before we get the elegant Venus turn around. Another one of my favorite but very minor scenes is the opening of Season 1. The end pose they do look fantastic but I hate they switched Mars' pose though to the lame one.

Also the ending to Season 1 had very beautiful animation.
 
Jul 6, 2018
1,126
762
665
28
#65
Just 4 more days to the birthday.
As for the season 1 and 2, as welll as the PV, the weird shots and clunciness is very telling about anime in this day and age. While production raised miles, the current animators are limired to somewhat round and cute artstyle and simply cannot get out of the comfort zone to do something with more sharp and ellegant look. Some still can, obviously but most have lost it or were never asked to do it in the first place. Anime nowadays is rounder, flashier and cute and the edgy 90s seem unreachable to most animators.
 
Last edited:

rgveda99

Lumen Cinereum
Jul 5, 2009
7,868
409
165
Philippines
#68
Not about the character designs but actually making new content for transformations and not referencing the 90's.


 
Jul 6, 2018
1,126
762
665
28
#69
I dont mind them referencing the 90s as long as they improve and build on them. The Crystal Season 3 tried to replicate some stuff but in a downgrade way. Haruka and Michiru transformations were very bad copies and don't stick a candle to the original. They might get inspired of the old show but improve of the elements they borrow. But first things first - the designs. This is the third time they are introducing a new artstyle and it is high time to do it right. "Please, Pegasus! Protect our beautiful dreams." Oh, seeing grown up Chibi Usa would be so nice, if that part doesn't get cut... At the begining of episide 21 of Crystal she looked gorgeous.
 
Last edited:
Jul 6, 2018
1,126
762
665
28
#70
I don't know about the new voices, and I love their choices so far, but I cannot forgive them they didn't cast Mamiko Noto as Saturn
 
Jul 6, 2018
1,126
762
665
28
#72
Inori Minase - One of Amazoness Quartet
Nana Mizuki - Nehellenia
Yuki Kaji - Helios
Nana Mizuki as Nehelenia sounds so nice, although I cannot picture her playing a villain. For me there was something very operatic in Nehelenia Japanese voice, just a little hint, and I can imagine Nana pull up such voice, but menacing and cold... I haven't seen her in such role. I'd rather have her for the theme song so we can finally have domeone who can actually sing do a theme song in Crystal (no offence to Mitsuko Horie)
 
Jan 2, 2010
1,101
55
65
#74
I saw a video recently about Netflix acquiring Evangelion, and about how they’re trying to take over anime by producing a lot of anime, and also acquiring exclusive licensing deals... I wonder what the likelihood is that they’ll team up with Toei to help fund the movies in exchange for exclusive rights and a “Netflix Original” label... especially with the underpaid animators in Japan and the janky outsourced animation.
 
Jul 6, 2018
1,126
762
665
28
#76
Sailor Moon Crystal is still three times better than 7 Seeds.
I just finished it. Gosh Gonzo has become worse than Toei Philippines. Compared to that animation, Crystal was indeed much better. After all it had some beautiful scenes. 7 seeds looks terrible on every frame.
Just 24 hours. If they really skip any Crystal updates, this would be the biggest trolling ever.
 

JunoDX

Luna Crescens
Nov 8, 2018
161
187
165
34
#79
Not about the character designs but actually making new content for transformations and not referencing the 90's.


When it comes to transformations I always post this Cure Ace henshin as a reference:


The part with the flames is really nice and I hope Sailor Mars will get something like this.

BTW: I posted this years ago on Masahiru Sakurai's twitter and asked him for some quality transformations of this kind. And what dud they do? They copied parts of it for Chibi Moon!!

 
Jul 6, 2018
1,126
762
665
28
#80
I know for some people transformations are important, ut as it is going to be two movies, they really make the brisk and short.