Shin Kaguya Shima Densetsu Opinions

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Hades Impact

Lapis Lunaris
Mar 3, 2004
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#1
I've just received my DVD today. I've only gone through the "Making Of" section so far. I plan on going through the rest after Amazing Race.

My first opinion though...Marina looks so mature in comparison to her first appearance. Especially at the end of the making of segment, where she's talking with Yuu and they're both particularly sweaty, she looks just amazing.

Also, I'm sad to see Yuu graduate from being Tux. His Tuxedo Kamen was original. He made the character his own.
 

Danielle

Lapis Lunaris
Jul 15, 2004
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#2
I watched the subbed "Making of" the other day, and I'm pretty well a virgin for myu, I've only seen the Kakyuu one (with the amazing opera singing Kakyuu). Who is Erika, who plays Venus? She looks foreign almost, out of costume she's really really pretty, very striking. I've tried looking up some info but since she apparently has no last name, it's kinda hard.
 

Hades Impact

Lapis Lunaris
Mar 3, 2004
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#3
I'm surprised that Erika is young. She looks really mature.

I really like the villain costumes in this musical in comparison to the 1999 ones. Their weapons seemed pretty cool, except for Loof Merrow's. I remember Hikari's character had a rifle that actually shot out puffs of smoke.

Other random thoughts:
- I like Neptune's wig.
- Akiko is a short Uranus :P, but she's definitely got the look.
- Pluto's back kick during Junketsu no Narcism surprised me. Gratuitous panty shot!
- I wish the senshi's attacks were better choreographed. Back in the day, I still remember Emi Kuriyama spinning in Transylvania no Mori when she yelled "Jupiter Oak Evolution!" When they just wave their hands generically, it's just not as cool looking.
- Risa still looks young for Mars (she's no Eri Kanda), but I'm sure she'll grow into the role well enough if given the chance
- Manami looks so mature. Sexy out of costume too.
- Hotaru as Kon seemed pointless.
- I like the improved Kitty costumes!
- They all must have gotten lessons on how to spin rods and batons. It's a cool effect.
 

Danielle

Lapis Lunaris
Jul 15, 2004
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#4
I was surprised at how little I saw of the Outers, especially Akiko, and I was looking for her especially just for takaj. The girl who plays Hotaru is really cute.. Which is the song where they all introduce themselves? I like how Saturn sings "Sailor Satuuurn"
 

takaj

Lapis Lunaris
Jan 28, 2004
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#5
Erika's official website is http://www.axev.co.jp/erica.htm She's also on the Love Hurricane Idol show with Marina, Takayo, and now Risa. http://homepage1.nifty.com/IDOL/

Yeah, mah Akko's short for an Uranus, but man she pulls it off. ^^
I saw Shin Kaguya for the first time a few months ago (God bless preorder videos). I absolutely loved it. ^^

The main change in this one, I found, was the spectacular choreography of one Miss Endou Ado. ^^
She and Yoshiya (Action Coach) really let the actors show what they were made of.
 

Danielle

Lapis Lunaris
Jul 15, 2004
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London, Ontario
#8
I thought I detected an accent but I really wasn't sure.. Thanks for the info takaj! I went to your site first to try and find out but couldn't find out for sure. You're my myu reference!
 

Hades Impact

Lapis Lunaris
Mar 3, 2004
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#9
takaj said:
Yeah, mah Akko's short for an Uranus, but man she pulls it off. ^^
I saw Shin Kaguya for the first time a few months ago (God bless preorder videos). I absolutely loved it. ^^

The main change in this one, I found, was the spectacular choreography of one Miss Endou Ado. ^^
She and Yoshiya (Action Coach) really let the actors show what they were made of.
Heh. I'm envious. Although, I'm still quite happy even though I've received this only now.

The choreography in a lot of places was pretty nifty. She did an excellent job with that song the Artuqa (is that right? I forgot the proper romanization...there was a thread on this) people sang after the senshi got shipwrecked. Super. Action choreography was awesome. Perhaps though, there's just to much going on at one time on stage during fight scenes. Some people seemed like they were overacting.

One big gripe is the weak ending. I was getting hyped when I thought they were going to sing LINK as a battle song, but I was disappointed--it seemed too abrupt to end the song the way they did.

It's a good show, but there's room for improvement. That's what the revision is for. :P
 

takaj

Lapis Lunaris
Jan 28, 2004
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#10
The "LINK" thing bugged me, but since Ken had mentioned it, I was prepared.
What baffled me was the fact that no one who had seen it before me mentioned the fact that "Haha no Ketsumyaku" was cut. They apparently didn't notice.
The intro to the song played, but she never sang it. I kept waiting for her to come back and sing it. o.o;;
The song IS in the Kaiteiban, though, along with "Ai yori Houseki Kaguya Shima" and "Yakusoku no Uta".
 

TuxedoMyu

Lapis Lunaris
Jan 6, 2004
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#13
Eri looked too old for my tastes... but that's not what we're discussing here. I liked everything about this musical, it's one of the best. I really liked Yukiko as Pluto... a nice breath of fresh air and of course I'm in love with Takayo as Neptune! I didn't really like Dark Menorah. She was really awkward and blah. When she died I really didn't care because it got her off my screen. Hopefully the new Dark Menorah will be better.

I loved most everything else about this musical but I was really sad when we really didn't get a good shot of that nice tableau thingy in Junketsu when they sing "ladies fighter".
 

Macavity

Lapis Lunaris
Nov 18, 2003
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I'm up to Vob 4 now, I think.. The DVD player in the computer is the only one set to Region 2 so...

The girl who did Ami was very good. Saturn's Kon dress was too frilly.

I'm a villian watcher. Everyone knows what the senshi will do--so it's the villians who keep the show fresh.

Anyway.. I liked the Balinesian theme going on with the Artukan from "the Island of KaGUUUya." Who was the big Artukan? Kraken? I liked him.

I did not care for Menorah, her actress wasn't so good. Though Plasman didn't sound as good at the first, it wasn't noticable in the live version. The kittens were less annoying and had much better costumes.

The Coatl AND the Pirate/Balinese costumes were wonderful though. I did spend the whole time wishing that Hikari was back as Napoleon...

I'm gonna miss Yuu so much... (I don't like the looks of Gyo(u niku.))

Ripping now. I'll so some PV stuff for this vid soon and torrent the full thing at the end of the month when the embargo is up.


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