Junichi Sato on why Rei was different in the 90's anime (also some griping about Tuxedo Unmasked)

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Nov 16, 2016
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The only change to Rei's character in the anime that I don't like is that she wants to be a singer (among other things), which feels redundant with Minako. But that's a very minor complaint.
I don't think Minako's dream of being an idol was established until sometime in S, iirc. They sort of phased it out of Rei by that time though.

It's interesting how anime!Rei's character was technically established before the original. Personally I love both versions and think it ended up being a good change for the anime. Having two serious girls in the M trio would've been too much for poor Usagi to handle.
I guess this means anime Rei is the *real* original now. :P

But seriously, she adds a great dynamic to the team and in her interactions with Usagi. Her subplot with Mamoru in season 1 was kind of great imo.
I know some people don't like the Usagi/Rei/Mamoru love triangle, but Mamoru himself was barely relevant in it. Normally this sort of thing is used to create animosity between female characters, but it was instead used to bring Usagi and Rei closer together.
 
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But seriously, she adds a great dynamic to the team and in her interactions with Usagi. Her subplot with Mamoru in season 1 was kind of great imo.
I know some people don't like the Usagi/Rei/Mamoru love triangle, but Mamoru himself was barely relevant in it. Normally this sort of thing is used to create animosity between female characters, but it was instead used to bring Usagi and Rei closer together.
True, I never find any problem with it. There is no real triangle.

Usagi hates Mamoru when Rei tried to hook up with him.
 
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Poor Rei. Old anime wasn't ojou-sama enough while Crystal's first season overdid the ojou-sama thing to the point of watering down her manga personality. Thankfully they've struck a much better balance ever since the Black Moon arc.

But we had already established the character that way and we couldn't possibly change it.
So we met with Takeuchi-sensei in order to define how the character would be and we created her personality.


I think Rei is the most different character when comparing the anime to the original story.
I find this tidbit interesting since it confirms Naoko had some involvement in how anime Rei turned out as well.
 
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Poor Rei. Old anime wasn't ojou-sama enough while Crystal's first season overdid the ojou-sama thing to the point of watering down her manga personality. Thankfully they've struck a much better balance ever since the Black Moon arc.


I find this tidbit interesting since it confirms Naoko had some involvement in how anime Rei turned out as well.
It is interesting how Miss Naoko helped developed Rei's character and personality for the anime.
 
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