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

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rgveda99

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So does my summary read like a strict manga adaptation?
Didn't read it cause I didn't want anymore spoilers. ^_^'

I find it weird the Japanese animation industry has come to the point that a company would hire multiple animation studios. Though I am happy they hired J.C. Staff. The stuff they did with WIXOSS was amazing.
 

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Damn this is awful... :S

I mean... if the movie numbers are awful, wouldnt they consider it to not adapt Stars as a movie as well? If no one goes to the cinema to watch them... LOL. Let's see the numbers Part 2 makes but Im afraid that seeing this Toei could go back to make a tv series as season 3 which would be sad cause obviously animation quality would go down again after Eternal :/
well one has to consider the roll the Pandemic plays in audience attendance
it airing on tv or streaming would be more profitable and get more eyes watching
 

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While not everyone feels this way, but for those who are concerned about catching the virus, it just seems like common sense to forego doing something frivolous and potentially dangerous like watching a movie. Everyone keeps pointing out that this reboot is targeting young-middle-aged women, some of whom are likely mothers or married. They've got to think about other people, not just themselves. That protective nature might mean skipping something like this.

The fans who are flocking to things like Demon Slayer are different. I'm guessing they're primarily young, healthy, and have at least a small sense of invincibility like most youngins do. They're probably bored as hell being cooped up, too, so it's a good excuse to get out. Plus it's at the height of its popularity.

Tldr; I think Toei would be foolish to expect huge returns on this film given the circumstances.
 
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I don't know what peoples manners are like in cinemas in the USA but in Japan you are obliged to wear a mask whilst in the cinema and asked to refrain from going if you have any symptoms. They also have a temperature gun at the entrance so anyone identified with a fevor or looking unwell they bar from entry.

The other thing that they have been at pains to point out is that there is good ventilation / air conditioning so there is air change at least once every 20 minutes. They've also pointed out things like coughting in to your arm not your hand so that you don't spread germs everywhere.

So people masked/ good ventilation / peope not talking and picking a time of low attendance on the balance of probabilities is probably OK - thats why I went at 9am instead of 1pm as the 1pm showing will have been much busier and riskier.

In my prefecture the most infections have come from people going to enkais (booze ups) and laughing / talking at close quarters.
 
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Nah, I still don't buy whole "emotionless , empty eyes" thing.
When they tried, they could make them work, most of the time they were lazy or the director didn't care.
I mean, I love her expression on my avatar, she has that "in love" look in her eyes, another quick example was act 5 when makoto looks extreme happy about usagi being her friend (like, the whole episode was really good with the expressions).
It was Sako's fault? Kinda, but also the staff who couldn't work around with her designs or the director for not asking something better.
One of the problem is that they always tried to make them look these perfect pretty dolls but it backfired 'cause most of the time they always had the same face/expression.
And it's kinda funny how Akira's work for S1/S2 is so plain and always the same face (plus one of the worst imo), yet, he was able to make really good expressions in his own style lol
 
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I think the long-legged supermodel goddess look is perfect for Stars. Even in the 90s anime they seemed to all look older to reflect the fact they were in high school. I love Tandano’s designs overall so hopefully she can just age them up a little.
 
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Nah, I still don't buy whole "emotionless , empty eyes" thing.
When they tried, they could make them work, most of the time they were lazy or the director didn't care.
I mean, I love her expression on my avatar, she has that "in love" look in her eyes, another quick example was act 5 when makoto looks extreme happy about usagi being her friend (like, the whole episode was really good with the expressions).
It was Sako's fault? Kinda, but also the staff who couldn't work around with her designs or the director for not asking something better.
One of the problem is that they always tried to make them look these perfect pretty dolls but it backfired 'cause most of the time they always had the same face/expression.
And it's kinda funny how Akira's work for S1/S2 is so plain and always the same face (plus one of the worst imo), yet, he was able to make really good expressions in his own style lol
looking at your avatar, that was definitely the ugliest sailor moon has ever looked
 
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I think the long-legged supermodel goddess look is perfect for Stars. Even in the 90s anime they seemed to all look older to reflect the fact they were in high school. I love Tandano’s designs overall so hopefully she can just age them up a little.
well stars already had the new animation style compared to classic, it would be cool if they could pull it off
 
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5 minutes before showtime and circa 10 people in 175 seat cinema. I will clarify 9am showing at out of town shopping center
Crystal usual basher : “oh my god this is awful, Eternal is such a failure”

I don’t know how it is in Japan. But even blockbusters in Europe don’t attract mass people, at 9am on Sunday morning in malls. Just saying....

Thank you for your amazing recap Mrploddy :)

Regarding the Netflix credit I think it depends the kind of contract they could have together.... a special announcement soon will be more than amazing...
 

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I don't know what peoples manners are like in cinemas in the USA but in Japan you are obliged to wear a mask whilst in the cinema and asked to refrain from going if you have any symptoms. They also have a temperature gun at the entrance so anyone identified with a fevor or looking unwell they bar from entry.

The other thing that they have been at pains to point out is that there is good ventilation / air conditioning so there is air change at least once every 20 minutes. They've also pointed out things like coughting in to your arm not your hand so that you don't spread germs everywhere.

So people masked/ good ventilation / peope not talking and picking a time of low attendance on the balance of probabilities is probably OK - thats why I went at 9am instead of 1pm as the 1pm showing will have been much busier and riskier.

In my prefecture the most infections have come from people going to enkais (booze ups) and laughing / talking at close quarters.
I hear what you're saying, but those are precautions, not guarantees. There are many asymptomatic carriers, as well, so self-analysis and temperature checks aren't going to catch everything. My point isn't that people who go will necessarily get sick - it's that some people may not want to take the risk.
 

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When I went it was kind of surprising because nobody was having their temperature checked, period. This was in the middle of Tokyo, too. These cinemas should really be doing atleast the bare minimum.
 
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When I went it was kind of surprising because nobody was having their temperature checked, period. This was in the middle of Tokyo, too. These cinemas should really be doing atleast the bare minimum.
The cinema chain I used had a temperature gun at the ticket gate. They didn't have that at your cinema ?
 
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I hear what you're saying, but those are precautions, not guarantees. There are many asymptomatic carriers, as well, so self-analysis and temperature checks aren't going to catch everything. My point isn't that people who go will necessarily get sick - it's that some people may not want to take the risk.
Yeah its not going to catch asymtomatic people but with social distancing and previously mentioned factors the risk is much less than say Sushiro. We nornally go to Sushiro on New Years Day but I did take out this time.
 
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Crystal usual basher : “oh my god this is awful, Eternal is such a failure”

I don’t know how it is in Japan. But even blockbusters in Europe don’t attract mass people, at 9am on Sunday morning in malls. Just saying....

Thank you for your amazing recap Mrploddy :)

Regarding the Netflix credit I think it depends the kind of contract they could have together.... a special announcement soon will be more than amazing...
Yes I live in an "outback" prefecture in Shikoku. So not exactly prime ground for Sailor Moon fans I guess.

It's a 10 cinema multiplex but was out of town - and at 9am where I would normally walk through the shopping centre I had to walk the long way round from the station so wasn't expecting great attendance but was providing them for peoples interest.
 
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I went to Wald9 Shinjuku and nothing. Kinda surprising. There again most restaurants here also don’t take your temperature, so..
Anyways about the film itself - what did you think ? It looks like a pretty close manga adaptation and after checking the manga chapter summaries looks to have stopped at an appropriate point.

I'm annoyed at the run time - this could have easily been 1 film - Haikara San ga Tooru was longer I think but felt a bit short changed.

Thankfully I was able to get a Movie Ticket code off Mercari instead of paying full price and for the second half I will be using my cinema chains point program and getting a free ticket. If not for the free ticket for the 2nd part I might have not gone.

It wouldn't bother me so much but its a 740 yen round trip to this cinema and the local one with the IMAX is well 1 train stop or 25 minutes walk so much more affordable.