Season 4 movies update: Sailor Moon Eternal - Delayed to 2021 (Part 1 on January 8th & Part 2 on February 11th)

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Crystal's biggest problem has always been it's pacing, and shafting characters who aren't Usagi, Chibiusa, and Mamoru. It's the same problem the manga had -- the characters are reason people remember Sailor Moon to this day and Crystal doesn't respect that by trying to fix the manga's flaws when they had the perfect opportunity.

The first two seasons made it even worse by watering down all humor and making the characters less expressive because apparently showing too much emotion is ~unelegant~. That was yet another thing that spat in the face of what made Sailor Moon popular, the fact that these were normal teenage girls that readers and viewers could relate to.

It's not about it being different from the 90's anime, because if it was the musicals wouldn't be so popular. Implying the fans in SM's native country are somehow ignorant or 90's anime purists for not liking Crystal and saying that their comments on Eternal won't mean anything is messed up tbh.
100% agree. Crystal had the chance to be great on its own, but failed. The failure was so painful, so people started to compare and appreciate the 90s anime even more.

Now Eternal jumps on the 90s nostalgia train, trying to take advantage of the popularity. I hope they’ll manage to reproduce the fun, charme and comedy of the 90s. Otherwise it will continue as the flat thing Crystal is, just with a superficial makeover.
 
I personally love the new eyes. The eyes were the one thing I didn't like in the Sakou's designs, and they were really ugly in season 3, just as dead, but overly saturated most of the time. The new eyes are expressive, one thing I don't like is how they changed them a bit from the Tanabo's designs, where there were two splats of different colors that really made them different from the 90s.
I LOVE Tadano's eyes!! I agree neither Sakou or Takahashi got the eyes right. Takahashi's designs by far had the ugliest eyes.
 
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I'm really struggling to get behind the new designs of their eyes. It's sooo 90s. Beyond that, though, the dynamic poses are nice. Mercury looks especially cool here.
I don't consider Eternal art to be 90's. More like late 2000 or early 2010 Moe.

Still wishing they just kept the Precure look of S3 or the best of S1/2. I'm not the biggest fan of Eternal's body proportions.

Aside from the art style I'm just hoping they add new stuff like the cat Daimon.
 
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100% agree. Crystal had the chance to be great on its own, but failed. The failure was so painful, so people started to compare and appreciate the 90s anime even more.

Now Eternal jumps on the 90s nostalgia train, trying to take advantage of the popularity. I hope they’ll manage to reproduce the fun, charme and comedy of the 90s. Otherwise it will continue as the flat thing Crystal is, just with a superficial makeover.
for me was a contrary i appreciate more crystal than the 90s, it make me look more of the flaws the 90s had
i know i love it the comedy in the manga, and i know some people would think this movie had the 90s funny moments but in the manga this season is more funny and it demonstrate more the senshi character than the previous seasons, and i know it had darks elements
the only flaws i think crystal have is cutting out the funny moments the manga had
but i love it more the serious and manga takes than how the 90s handle all
the 90s anime now make me feel some relationships were toxic than really how it was in the manga
 
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A slightly better quality of the previously posted new images:




I like the one with Mercury. It looks like it's from her SuperS special. Chibimoon looks also fine, but I still don't get it why they make the tip of the Kaleidomoonscope so messy. It's like they have no idea how draw the geometry and the proper perspective.

The others... so simple and flat and empty looking...
 
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This is cool, but they are seariously ridiculous, using the same artwork over and over again even for something so unusual as "newspaper"... This Moons key art is not even relevant anymore as the finished designs look little to nothing like it and they keep on using it over and over again. I cannot believe it.
 
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Ok, so Luna's eyes are back to red or another error? They cannnot keep it consistent no matter what... As for the Mercury screenshot, the better quality one shows her face and it is quite bad... But yeah the pose is cool.
 
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This is cool, but they are seariously ridiculous, using the same artwork over and over again even for something so unusual as "newspaper"... This Moons key art is not even relevant anymore as the finished designs look little to nothing like it and they keep on using it over and over again. I cannot believe it.
It’s like the budget of Eternal is even smaller then for the ONA!

The tip again: