Sailor Moon Crystal - Season 3 will be aired in this spring.

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SILVER

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Bag of Magic Food said:
SILVER said:
I'd love 26 episodes for the Infinity arc alone.
I'm worried about them trying to shove everything into one episode since the chapters are twice as long.
Except they're not? It's only the first chapter of Infinity and the first chapter of Dream that are 50% longer, and then they settle down to the usual fifty-ish pages per chapter (not counting how the tankobon merged "two-parters" or "three-parters" together). So 12 or 13 episodes should be plenty as long as they don't stretch scenes out too long.
Well, excuuuuuuse me, Princess -_-

Regardless of that, I don't know if they'd separate the longer chapters into two acts or not, but having a longer episode count would definitely benefit the show. I mean, look at Crystal, where content was cut even though we had a "normal" amount of pages -if it happenedthere it very well could happen again this time, expecially since there's more to cover.

I fear I saw wrong and the Super fuku is plain and boring blue and yellow again :/
 
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Ami Mizuno said:
Well what if they had more money meaning more time to do the episodes. What if the first season was a test drive . I mean they can't put everything in a 13 episode for 3 season. I'm hoping the three season 3 means just this season infincify .
That's true, except the infinity arc of the manga is only 12 chapters. If they had more money and moe time, they should extend the episodes maybe a little bit to completely flesh out the story more, i'm just saying.
 

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Star Angel Haruki said:
Does it airing on TV increase its chances of being a little longer than 12 episodes with two each month???
12-13 episodes is actually normal for a one-cour TV series and if it's two-cour then it's usually double the amount with 24-26 episodes.



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weekly.
That's not necessarily true,take Black Butler Circus arc. That series only adapt the circus arc,and it only had 10 episodes. Being on tv does not necessary means more episodes for chapters.
 

Seira Hazuki

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I think part of Crystal's pacing issue was part of its lack of budget. More scenes to animate = more money. There were so many times they wasted screen time on henshin stock footage which made me think that they couldn't afford to animate more scenes for certain episodes. A lot of footage was also spent on scenes that had a certain level of stillness (such as the Mamoru and Usagi scenes) because they're easier and cheaper to animate.

If the budget hasn't increased at all since the first and second season then I fear the Death Busters arc will be a disaster because it's where the story goes to another level. There's just way too many complex events happening in the finale for them to go cheap. For example, all of the oozing from Daimon!Mistress 9 is going to be difficult to animate well. Add in the fact that there might be over nine stock footage henshin sequences and there's a chance we'll have sit through 5-10 minutes of CGI spinning. I'm not expecting Studio Trigger levels of animation at this point, but they just need to do better.
 
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Bag of Magic Food said:
SILVER said:
I'd love 26 episodes for the Infinity arc alone.
I'm worried about them trying to shove everything into one episode since the chapters are twice as long.
Except they're not? It's only the first chapter of Infinity and the first chapter of Dream that are 50% longer, and then they settle down to the usual fifty-ish pages per chapter (not counting how the tankobon merged "two-parters" or "three-parters" together). So 12 or 13 episodes should be plenty as long as they don't stretch scenes out too long.
Except that they are. Most of the Infinity chapters are noticeably longer than their DK and BMC counterparts, and they also have a lot more going on plot-wise. Crystal struggled enough adapting the DK arc on a 1:1 basis; Infinity introduces three major new characters, two of whom already didn't receive a lot of development in the manga to begin with. Unless they make each episode an hour long, a 1:1 adaptation of Infinity is practically guaranteed to be unsatisfying and messy.
 

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StarHealerTornado said:
Bag of Magic Food said:
SILVER said:
I'd love 26 episodes for the Infinity arc alone.
I'm worried about them trying to shove everything into one episode since the chapters are twice as long.
Except they're not? It's only the first chapter of Infinity and the first chapter of Dream that are 50% longer, and then they settle down to the usual fifty-ish pages per chapter (not counting how the tankobon merged "two-parters" or "three-parters" together). So 12 or 13 episodes should be plenty as long as they don't stretch scenes out too long.
Except that they are. Most of the Infinity chapters are noticeably longer than their DK and BMC counterparts, and they also have a lot more going on plot-wise. Crystal struggled enough adapting the DK arc on a 1:1 basis; Infinity introduces three major new characters, two of whom already didn't receive a lot of development in the manga to begin with. Unless they make each episode an hour long, a 1:1 adaptation of Infinity is practically guaranteed to be unsatisfying and messy.
Thank you, that's what worries me. The 1:1 adaptation was questionable, but there was far less complexity to the first 2 arcs.

And thank you for not getting "sassy" like certain people.
 

Seira Hazuki

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StarHealerTornado said:
Bag of Magic Food said:
SILVER said:
I'd love 26 episodes for the Infinity arc alone.
I'm worried about them trying to shove everything into one episode since the chapters are twice as long.
Except they're not? It's only the first chapter of Infinity and the first chapter of Dream that are 50% longer, and then they settle down to the usual fifty-ish pages per chapter (not counting how the tankobon merged "two-parters" or "three-parters" together). So 12 or 13 episodes should be plenty as long as they don't stretch scenes out too long.
Except that they are. Most of the Infinity chapters are noticeably longer than their DK and BMC counterparts, and they also have a lot more going on plot-wise. Crystal struggled enough adapting the DK arc on a 1:1 basis; Infinity introduces three major new characters, two of whom already didn't receive a lot of development in the manga to begin with. Unless they make each episode an hour long, a 1:1 adaptation of Infinity is practically guaranteed to be unsatisfying and messy.
I think the only non-Usagi, Mamoru and Chibiusa characters that are going come out of this with any development, realistically, are Haruka and Hotaru and that's primarily because of their relationships with Usagi and Chibiusa, two of the manga's power trio. I think it's hilarious how prominent Sailor Neptune is on that poster (even more-so than Uranus and Moon!) because you just know that she's not coming out of any 1:1 adaptation with anything more than Mars and the others did last season. The others at least had backstories in the manga.
 
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Lol, you guys are making me a little nervous about the episode count. I don't mind a low number but I don't want things to be crammed and messy.

I want the new team to fill in the gaps and"slightly" expand some things. I def don't want to watch it feeling like it was jam packed into a clutter of messiness.

I also hope the head writer and his team slam dunk this season into awesomeness.

I'm going to go and see some the new director anime credits. I've been hearing mixed feelings about her, leaning more towards the positive.

As far as the budget, I don't see why SM would not have enough to improve on the animation considering it is still popular & makes ton of cash, even with overpriced merchandise.BluRays & bad airings for Crystal.

I don't want this season to be just okay or mediocre. I want it to be Super.. :P
 

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I think the only non-Usagi, Mamoru and Chibiusa characters that are going come out of this with any development, realistically, are Haruka and Hotaru and that's primarily because of their relationships with Usagi and Chibiusa, two of the manga's power trio. I think it's hilarious how prominent Sailor Neptune is on that poster (even more-so than Uranus and Moon!) because you just know that she's not coming out of any 1:1 adaptation with anything more than Mars and the others did last season. The others at least had backstories in the manga.
Considering that Neptune is the least developed senshi in the manga, I'd say that at best she'll get as much screen time as the inners did in the Black Moon arc. At worst she'll be Artemis 2.0
 

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Well, considering that it'll air on TV the show should have a bigger budget right? Im assuming that they will get sponsors for the show this way, but I don't really know how anime works in regards to those things.
 

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SILVER said:
Well, considering that it'll air on TV the show should have a bigger budget right? Im assuming that they will get sponsors for the show this way, but I don't really know how anime works in regards to those things.
Means nothing when you have crap like Dragon Ball Super airing on TV and looking terrible, especially the last 3 weeks of episodes.
 

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NJ_ said:
SILVER said:
Well, considering that it'll air on TV the show should have a bigger budget right? Im assuming that they will get sponsors for the show this way, but I don't really know how anime works in regards to those things.
Means nothing when you have crap like Dragon Ball Super airing on TV and looking terrible, especially the last 3 weeks of episodes.
Wellll you have a point, I just hope it at least improves. The character designs already give more emotion to the facial expressions. It really is disappointing how two top anime are rebooted & display such inconsistencies but that's Toei. I'm still ecstatic for season 3 of sailor moon & the champa arc of dbs
 
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Well, excuuuuuuse me, Princess -_-

Regardless of that, I don't know if they'd separate the longer chapters into two acts or not, but having a longer episode count would definitely benefit the show. I mean, look at Crystal, where content was cut even though we had a "normal" amount of pages -if it happenedthere it very well could happen again this time, expecially since there's more to cover.
Well, now that I think about it some more, it does depend on what each page is spent doing. I noticed that short early chapters like Act 5 had a lot of implied or compressed actions in small single panels that the animation would have to flesh out. Yet a sixty-page chapter like Act 26 was no problem to fit in because it's a lot of standing around marveling at all the various viewpoints, so, yeah, you have to take it on a case-by-case basis, and that's why I'm always saying they shouldn't be afraid to adjust where each episode ends.
 
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I do think Toei was testing SMC. As far as Naoko expanding ideas, probably...

Then again she may have proposed several ideas. What I find interesting is that Toei went back to her and asked to do more SM & she agreed to it. I wonder how much convincing that took. I remember the rumors about her and Toei bumping heads but I wonder if its true.

Given how I've heard some folks say she didn't like how Toei changed things from her original manga in the past, I'm curious as to why she went with them again, if she didn't have a big watchful eye over how things are going now.

I think she might be a lot more involved.
 

Ami Mizuno

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I hope she is more involved this last time. I hope that she is able to expand more on the manga. I mean how cool would it be to have her be the writer for one of the episodes. I mean they had to get her okay for another season and it did take a bit longer to heard about the new season could we be having Naoko again be the one of the writers? That would be cool. I mean if Crystal was just a test and we see that Crystal and Sailor Moon merchandise were and still are doing great they got Naoko more on board with the anime.
 
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Star Angel Haruki said:
I do think Toei was testing SMC. As far as Naoko expanding ideas, probably...

Then again she may have proposed several ideas. What I find interesting is that Toei went back to her and asked to do more SM & she agreed to it. I wonder how much convincing that took. I remember the rumors about her and Toei bumping heads but I wonder if its true.

Given how I've heard some folks say she didn't like how Toei changed things from her original manga in the past, I'm curious as to why she went with them again, if she didn't have a big watchful eye over how things are going now.

I think she might be a lot more involved.
My guess would be maybe the staffing changed up and they decided to go back to the roots. Kinda like when movies are rebooted from time to time.