Season 4 movies update: Sailor Moon Eternal - Coming in 2020

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sapphire91

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I have no idea why the tuned down and rewrote stuff around darker scenes and events. Season 1 and 2 were ONA and season 3 was late-night tv anime. Stabbing, blood, suicide and rotten corpses are common for such shows, so it has nothing to do with broadcast regulations.
 

NJ_

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The toned down content in Crystal is most likely because they want it to appeal to international markets. It's the exact same reason why we didn't see any blood in Dragon Ball Super which can be argued because of the kids time slot it was on (Sundays at 9:00 AM) but then One Piece, which airs immediately after that, and Super's replacement, GeGeGe no Kitaro (2018-2020), gets away with showing blood just fine.

Plus there was an interview from last year which basically confirmed this about Super.


Another example of Toei toning down content to appeal internationally is with Toriko (which replaced the first half of DBZ Kai and ironically was later replaced by Buu) since they and the Shonen Jump publisher tried to make this property a big deal worldwide back in 2011 but once they saw that it wasn't working out (since people hated this adaptation for many reasons, toned down violence from the manga being a major one), they started showing blood later in it's run up until the show ended in 2014.
 

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Maybe they will use the rose petals again, as a way to represent the blood?
But back in SMC1, we did see Luna bleeding when Tuxedo Mask threw her away.
 

sapphire91

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There's a lot more restrictions in anime nowadays than there were in the 90's, even when it's not a kid's show. I specifically remember Osabu mentioning how they'd never be able show Usagi drinking these days in an interview a few years ago.
But a lot of shows do that as well. Haikara-san films for example.I think each station has guidelines.Fruits Basket had to remove smoking Shigure, while other shows show people smoking all the time.
 

JunoDX

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There is/was this problem with the SMC target audience. I would say, most fans of SM in japan and around the world are between 20 and 40. So it could have been a better decision to target SMC for an adult audience. But since SM is a shojo franchise, there has been sexist marketing decisions to tone it all down to make it easier to sell it as a girls show internationally. I bet that the kinda girly logo goes in that direction, too. SMC is quite a chaotic case, not well defined and inconsistant. Maybe that makes the whole franchise quite special. Where does Sailor Moon stand in the world of contemporary anime? I think that Toei sh/could have been more progressive with this precious franchise.
 

JunoDX

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I have some Japanese friends, and they even don't know what is Sailor Moon Crystal. On youtube channels, we can see Japanese people express their amazement that there are much more foreign fans in other countries.
Quite sad, but doesn‘t surprise me. Marketing for SMC was not very active and since the anime, especially s1-2 was not good, people didn‘t spread the word about it. With theatrical movies, this might be different, if Toei advertises them properly online, in print, social media and public space. And oh, with a trailer that is a trailer.

Do you guys think we‘ll get now in march a proper trailer or more a teaser trailer? What else can we expect?

Many people praise the new screenwriter. What should I watch to get an idea of his work?