I think we might get the movie this year

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Surprisingly, SuperS was the most expensive season (fans may have rejected it, but the animation is flawless).

As for PGSM, well, not everybody liked it. PGSM is a part of the franchise that --as far as I know-- is only liked by loyal, die-hard fans; quite possibly, the same fans who enjoy watching the musicals.
 
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It's kinda depressing there's no good (I only think season III of Crystal is decent) newer original anime version of Sailor Moon yet. If this keeps up and the movies flop, I think Naoko should terminate the Sailor Moon rights with Toei Animation and go to a company like Madhouse instead, that company treated the Cardcaptor Sakura franchise with respect!!

I mean, seriously, they had the chance to make this revival of Sailor Moon amazing, and all they're doing is rushing things, and relying on fan nostalgia/merchandise sales, and if we want to speak our minds/explain why we think it's not that good, either we're ignored or harassed by rabid fans, I really don't want it to get to the point to where there's no brand new, original Sailor Moon things/stories or have it seem like Toei Animation is trying to ruin the franchise so big/longtime Sailor Moon fans like us and people in general don't watch it anymore. :(

I feel the entire magical girl anime franchise has tanked in the last five years too...
 
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It's kinda depressing there's no good (I only think season III of Crystal is decent) newer original anime version of Sailor Moon yet. If this keeps up and the movies flop, I think Naoko should terminate the Sailor Moon rights with Toei Animation and go to a company like Madhouse instead, that company treated the Cardcaptor Sakura franchise with respect!!

I mean, seriously, they had the chance to make this revival of Sailor Moon amazing, and all they're doing is rushing things, and relying on fan nostalgia/merchandise sales, and if we want to speak our minds/explain why we think it's not that good, either we're ignored or harassed by rabid fans, I really don't want it to get to the point to where there's no brand new, original Sailor Moon things/stories or have it seem like Toei Animation is trying to ruin the franchise so big/longtime Sailor Moon fans like us and people in general don't watch it anymore. :(

I feel the entire magical girl anime franchise has tanked in the last five years too...
I don't think Naoko can terminate her deal with TOEI. As far as I know they own it is a shared product. It would pretty much put the old show in a limbo, all the rights to it will be frozen, similar to Candy Candy situation, all the merch using animation art will have to be pulled out, which won't be of interest to the franchise. Finally, while she gave consent and is being payed royalties, Kodansha are the one requesting the production of Crystal. If they decide a new adaptation won't worth it financially, there will be no production comity.
 
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Wow, I liked it! I did something similar for the Dark Kingdom Arc.

Did you write part 2 too?
I would lobe to see it as well, although the second part of the manga is pretty straightforward. I really like this rearagment and cannot wait to see Rei in the Mirror House. So many cool stuff can be done with mirrors in anime.
 
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The live action series did poorly because it didn't air in primetime like the anime did; it aired at 7:30 on Saturday mornings. People who were fans of the manga and anime probably didn't even know about the new show (it wasn't very heavily promoted from what I remember, and that time slot probably wouldn't be on their radar) or assumed, because of its time slot, that it would be too childish for them. Yet, with story lines like the Usagi/Mamoru/Hina love triangle, Minako's brain tumor, etc, the show might have been too intense for its target audience, who would have been too young probably to even know what Sailor Moon was. It's not that the show was bad that caused it to not be successful so much as it was the poor way it was handled. A different time slot, more promotion, a slightly bigger budget for the CGI/special effects, and casting more experienced actors would have done wonders.
A lot of this is actually normal for their regular Tokusatsu shows from the cheap effects (especially the CGI at that time) to the morning timeslot (before their recent move to the 9 AM hour, Super Sentai was airing on 7:30 AM Sundays for 20 years and Kamen Rider had been airing after that at 8 AM since it's relaunch in 2000) and as for the dark tone, Kamen Rider is actually known for this and managed to do well in that morning slot for so long.
 
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A lot of this is actually normal for their regular Tokusatsu shows from the cheap effects (especially the CGI at that time) to the morning timeslot (before their recent move to the 9 AM hour, Super Sentai was airing on 7:30 AM Sundays for 20 years and Kamen Rider had been airing after that at 8 AM since it's relaunch in 2000) and as for the dark tone, Kamen Rider is actually known for this and managed to do well in that morning slot for so long.
Honestly I wonder how long Kamen Rider will last, it's been on for over 40 years, longer than the Simpsons.

I don't think Naoko can terminate her deal with TOEI. As far as I know they own it is a shared product. It would pretty much put the old show in a limbo, all the rights to it will be frozen, similar to Candy Candy situation, all the merch using animation art will have to be pulled out, which won't be of interest to the franchise. Finally, while she gave consent and is being payed royalties, Kodansha are the one requesting the production of Crystal. If they decide a new adaptation won't worth it financially, there will be no production comity.
Well, even if we won't get a new Crystal anime (not saying it won't happen), hopefully we'll still get a new different Sailor Moon anime in the future...

Hopefully it won't be like how with Candy Candy the manga author said later the very thought of it made her head hurt.
 
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Honestly I wonder how long Kamen Rider will last, it's been on for over 40 years, longer than the Simpsons.


Well, even if we won't get a new Crystal anime (not saying it won't happen), hopefully we'll still get a new different Sailor Moon anime in the future...

Hopefully it won't be like how with Candy Candy the manga author said later the very thought of it made her head hurt.
I really don't think it will go that route. I mean they brought Kazuko Tadano back, despite her being so against working with Toei again in the past, so I doubt after all the effort it probably involved to get her back, they cancel the project. But if it goes this way... well we might not see any Sailor Moon anime in a while. I will once again reference Rose of Versailles situation. It was never a big thing in USA, but it is a huge thing in Japan, as well as Europe. The manga gets new editions in Japan every 5 years or so, it is very well regarded. And yet, it has been 10 years since the project of a movie was abandoned and there are no news or even a chance of anime material, despite new short stories were published recently. I think once TOEI decide to cancel something it is not persuaded further by them. Even though Rose of Versailles is not their property at all, no other studio stepped up. Anyway, 90s Sailor Moon is a big deal and it involves them. And I don't see a possibility of another studio gets the deal in case TOEI give it a red light. Candy Candy was a very different case, where there were just nobody really owning it, and this kind of situations are very, very rare. But Sailor Moon rights were frozen for a brief period of time a decade ago because of Kodansha and not TOEI. Still I really thing unfortunately everything anime-related with Sailor Moon would involve TOEI, as far as contracts and ownership is concerned.Toei annot do much with the franchise without Naoko's blessing, but she cannot get her manga animated without theirs either.
 
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I really don't think it will go that route. I mean they brought Kazuko Tadano back, despite her being so against working with Toei again in the past, so I doubt after all the effort it probably involved to get her back, they cancel the project. But if it goes this way... well we might not see any Sailor Moon anime in a while. I will once again reference Rose of Versailles situation. It was never a big thing in USA, but it is a huge thing in Japan, as well as Europe. The manga gets new editions in Japan every 5 years or so, it is very well regarded. And yet, it has been 10 years since the project of a movie was abandoned and there are no news or even a chance of anime material, despite new short stories were published recently. I think once TOEI decide to cancel something it is not persuaded further by them. Even though Rose of Versailles is not their property at all, no other studio stepped up. Anyway, 90s Sailor Moon is a big deal and it involves them. And I don't see a possibility of another studio gets the deal in case TOEI give it a red light. Candy Candy was a very different case, where there were just nobody really owning it, and this kind of situations are very, very rare. But Sailor Moon rights were frozen for a brief period of time a decade ago because of Kodansha and not TOEI. Still I really thing unfortunately everything anime-related with Sailor Moon would involve TOEI, as far as contracts and ownership is concerned.Toei annot do much with the franchise without Naoko's blessing, but she cannot get her manga animated without theirs either.
Huh, something happened with Kazuko and Toei in the past, I never knew that.

I see the whole thing with the Rose of Versailles (kinda reminds me how Saint Seiya hasn't had any new anime continuations yet, as in the original series, not counting spin-offs but it's still well regarded in Japan and Europe)...all I'm doing is hope we'll get some new soon about when the movie's coming. Hopefully it can be part of the Fathom Events too.
 
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Huh, something happened with Kazuko and Toei in the past, I never knew that.
Not that something too much happened. It is just she said in interviews that working for TOEI was a bad experience and very stressful so she wouldn't work with them. (When somebody asked back in 2013-14 if she iis going to be involved with the remake.
 
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Not that something too much happened. It is just she said in interviews that working for TOEI was a bad experience and very stressful so she wouldn't work with them. (When somebody asked back in 2013-14 if she iis going to be involved with the remake.
Oh, I see. I'm guessing it was rushed deadlines (similar to Naoko when she was writing her manga) and low pay. At least she still managed to produce some of the best art/animation for the series.
 

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Not that something too much happened. It is just she said in interviews that working for TOEI was a bad experience and very stressful so she wouldn't work with them. (When somebody asked back in 2013-14 if she iis going to be involved with the remake.
If the Crystal movie were really canceled, that'd add to her bad experience w/ Toei. :P
 

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True, that is why I doubt she would hae accepted the job, if the whole thing is a pure mess schedule-wise.
She mightn't know it'd become so messy when she accepted the job. lol

The thought of having a Ferrari or a Porsche must have been a big contributing decision to work again with TOEI. :yoshi:
We're talking about Tadano, not Takeuchi. :wink:
 

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I would lobe to see it as well, although the second part of the manga is pretty straightforward. I really like this rearagment and cannot wait to see Rei in the Mirror House. So many cool stuff can be done with mirrors in anime.
Thank you both! I think my rationale with rearranging the scenes for the first couple of chapters is that they’re too episodic to be adapted without change. Films normally have a climax, and the first half of the manga lacks that. A 3 vs. 3 battle between Mercury, Mars and Jupiter and the Amazon Trio, if animated well, could be an amazing climax for the film’s action to build up to. Rearranging the scenes would help with the screen time.

I didn’t do Part 2 because the second half of the Dream arc is much more like a film.
 
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