Sailor Moon Eternal - target audience?

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JunoDX

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So, Crystal was supposed to be a series for the grown up fans of the 90s anime. Unfortunately, Crystal was not an anime that fulfilled expectations and standards for an adult audience and wasn‘t a huuuge success. So now Toei presents Eternal, with a character design that makes the protagonists look like children and Pegasus like a pony, because Chibiusa is now a kindergardener. Is Toei shifting the target audience to younger folks? As they did it in the 90s with SuperS? If yes, what does that mean for the movies and their darker tone? Will everything be soft-washed and kids-friendly?
 
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I also think they are going for the 90s crowd mostly.

I was pretty curious about the content of this movie though. Some of the harsher scenes in the manga never fully made it to TV but I hear you can get away with a lot more in Japanese cinema than you can on TV.

Honestly, I don't what it is anymore.

This is like the America reboot of Power Rangers...that does it's own thing but plays the iconic song at the end to get you pumped up.
 
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They're pandering to the 90s crowd. Its that simple. They didn't have faith for Crystal to be its own thing so they flubbed the whole thing and scrambled to the old fanbase because they're wishy washy and cheap.
I loved the '90s anime, but you know what I loved even more? The live action series. When will Toei pander to the live action series fanbase by actually acknowledging the live action series even exists? Give me Dark Mercury, Mio Kuroki, and C'est la vie in Eternal, you cowards! :lol:

But seriously, Crystal flopped because it was bad, and instead of taking a critical look at why it failed and addressing those problems, they just decided to reference the original anime as much as possible in the hopes nostalgia pandering would distract fans from being vocally critical.
 
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I loved the '90s anime, but you know what I loved even more? The live action series. When will Toei pander to the live action series fanbase by actually acknowledging the live action series even exists? Give me Dark Mercury, Mio Kurozuki, and C'est la vie in Eternal, you cowards! :lol:

But seriously, Crystal flopped because it was bad, and instead of taking a critical look at why it failed and addressing those problems, they just decided to reference the original anime as much as possible in the hopes nostalgia pandering would distract fans from being vocally critical.
I liked the 90's anime, yet I also loved the live action drama whole a lot more than 90's anime. That's Mio Kuroki.

I acknowledge Crysal was a failure, but using references to the 90's anime to please certain fans isn't most the constructive criticism.
 
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They completely changed their vision of Crystal by Season 3. They went from the vision that catered to "young adult women" who grew up with the series to that of the fans who grew up with the 90's anime. So I think the movie is going to cater to the latter and also general Crystal/Manga fans.