If Crystal Had Fillers

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While I do prefer Crystal to Classic, I think Crystal goes a bit too fast, unlike Classic which had the opposite problem, but developed the characters not named Usagi or Mamoru much better. If Crystal had a filler arc or episodes what kind do you think it'd have? I think they could do a redo of the Nurse Venus one.
 
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Crystal would be fine with a few filler episodes. I think Shitennou and Senshi thing would have worked if they had filler and did it similar to PGSM where each general had their own agenda and loyalty to Queen B.

I'd at least like 2 filler episodes for the Inner Senshi. Perhaps something like the 90s did with Sailor Venus during her Sailor V days.

Season 1 should have had about 20 or so episodes maybe.
 
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Crysternal doesn't/didn't need filler episodes, it just needed to include Casablanca Memory and the first chapter of the Sailor V manga as a flashback episode (so we can see how Minako and Artemis first met, etc) and know when to adapt chapters as two episodes. (For instance, Acts 10, 12, 13, and 14 would have all benefited from being two-parters. This, with Casablanca Memory and The Birth of Sailor V, would have made season "one" 20 episodes long instead of 14, and given the season enough space to more fully explore the Silver Millennium, the SenxShi pairings, the Shitennou's and Beryl's reincarnated lives, and the main five's individual characters.)
 
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Crysternal doesn't/didn't need filler episodes, it just needed to include Casablanca Memory and the first chapter of the Sailor V manga as a flashback episode (so we can see how Minako and Artemis first met, etc) and know when to adapt chapters as two episodes. (For instance, Acts 10, 12, 13, and 14 would have all benefited from being two-parters. This, with Casablanca Memory and The Birth of Sailor V, would have made season "one" 20 episodes long instead of 14, and given the season enough space to more fully explore the Silver Millennium, the SenxShi pairings, the Shitennou's and Beryl's reincarnated lives, and the main five's individual characters.)
Almost perfect. I would probably add an episode between Act 1 and 2 to establish Usagi and her world and another episode before Jupiter joins to enjoy the trio of Moon, Mercury and Mars a bit longer. Is there any original content in the manga that could serve?

I think it was a bad decision to put the showdown of S1 together with Chibiusa‘s arrival. Each events deserved an episode.
 
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I think Casablanca Memory could work between Acts 4 and 5 if you have Rei befriend Makoto just as she's moved to Tokyo and before she meets Usagi and co. It's kind of tedious if we have to meet every character for the first time from Usagi's POV.

I don't think we need to spend any more time than we have already on establishing Usagi and her world, but we could maybe take the Cyber Warrior Luga story from the Sailor V manga and adapt it into an episode between Acts 2 and 3, that way the show could develop Usagi and Ami's relationship more (which would then be balanced with the Rei/Makoto friendship developed in Casablanca Memory).
 
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the fast pace is due to following the manga arcs with very little changes in fact they even omitted some small details from the manga
such as Asanuma slight boy crush on chiba LOL
instead they gave us the crappy senshi x shittenou pair and took Minako's kill to Beryl away

and I'm one of the few who would prefer some filler if only to flesh out characters including villains
 

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I'd much rather Crystal have PGSM-esque filler. Heavier emphasis on storytelling for the main characters than random 1-off side characters we never hear from again. It had its goofy episodes too.
 

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I would've given the first arc 10 more episodes. Each of the inners gets two additional episodes while act 10 gets split in two, so that we can have a full flashback episode depicting the girls' life in Silver Millennium and then the other episode specifically about the Generals (preferably without the creepy romance angle).

Speaking of the Generals, I'd have changed their arc completely. Jadeite, Nephrite and Zoicite die like they did in the manga (and their deaths are just as gruesome ofc) but then they get revived by the power of the Silver Crystal in act 9 and have the four on four fight with the inners in the part 2 of act 10 (getting killed again in the process). And of course Venus gets to keep her glorious moment of killing Beryl. And Rei gets to have a personality. And the animation isn't hideous...That would've been my dream version of Crystal.
 
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I would've given the first arc 10 more episodes. Each of the inners gets two additional episodes while act 10 gets split in two, so that we can have a full flashback episode depicting the girls' life in Silver Millennium and then the other episode specifically about the Generals (preferably without the creepy romance angle).

Speaking of the Generals, I'd have changed their arc completely. Jadeite, Nephrite and Zoicite die like they did in the manga (and their deaths are just as gruesome ofc) but then they get revived by the power of the Silver Crystal in act 9 and have the four on four fight with the inners in the part 2 of act 10 (getting killed again in the process). And of course Venus gets to keep her glorious moment of killing Beryl. And Rei gets to have a personality. And the animation isn't hideous...That would've been my dream version of Crystal.
I like your ideas, but I would just skip the whole senshi x shitennou romance. I really hate it. Even if people think it's unfair that only Usagi falls in love, I think that the senshi are devoted to protect the princess They were warrior nuns in the Silver Millennium. And it's just so boring that each senshi falls in love with one of the generals. If it was like Mars and Venus fell in love for the same general or Mercury secretly for Endymion it would be more realistic and also more drama and fun.
 

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I like your ideas, but I would just skip the whole senshi x shitennou romance. I really hate it. Even if people think it's unfair that only Usagi falls in love, I think that the senshi are devoted to protect the princess They were warrior nuns in the Silver Millennium. And it's just so boring that each senshi falls in love with one of the generals. If it was like Mars and Venus fell in love for the same general or Mercury secretly for Endymion it would be more realistic and also more drama and fun.

Too bad they never further explored that with Pluto and Endy.
 

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I like your ideas, but I would just skip the whole senshi x shitennou romance. I really hate it. Even if people think it's unfair that only Usagi falls in love, I think that the senshi are devoted to protect the princess They were warrior nuns in the Silver Millennium. And it's just so boring that each senshi falls in love with one of the generals. If it was like Mars and Venus fell in love for the same general or Mercury secretly for Endymion it would be more realistic and also more drama and fun.
I hate it too for the same reason as you are (and also because I prefer Kunzite and Zoicite as a gay couple :-P) and Crystal's depiction made me hate it even more.
 

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Am I the only one who hates that Minako kills Beryl in the manga? As in the Bandai musicals, it should be Evil!Endymion who kills her as that would be more tragic and on theme.
Ooh. I haven't seen any of the musicals so I didn't know about that take. Poor Beryl, lol.
 

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The only thing that disappointed me in Crystal was that they altered the scene in which Venus kills Beryl. They should have adapted that scene like it was in the manga.