I agree with ya, I also heard Toei probably wanted to try to make a strong friendship that was rushed and Kobayashi had to work, but considering how he mentioned for the Shitennou that "If they are wiped out in split seconds it would be impossible for any of the Guardians (except Usagi) to stand out in the story", and we did see them get wiped out in a split second also, that is also proof he himself had no idea how to characterize the girls correctly.
How I would have done Crystal is have each season be 26 episodes, (I'm starting to hate the whole 13 episode format thing modern anime have), and in it, I would introduce new original characters or villains that weren't in the manga/90's anime, add new unique story elements and new challenges that Usagi, Ami, Minako, Rei, Makoto, Chibi-Usa, Haruka, and Michiru have to go through in what was their first few days, weeks, and months as Sailors Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Chibi Moon, Uranus, and Neptune, all whilst keeping the adventures in the manga. But just doing it one chapter shot by shot, and NOT getting rid of the flaws that the manga has, which is what a proper adaption/reboot of it should do, just makes it look lazy and to me, even pandering to rabid manga purists or something. It's a reason why in my opinion Sailor Moon is a rare example in which it benefits from so called "filler" episodes and a longer pace.
Time Sage said:
Unpopular opinion: Crystal wasn't faithful ENOUGH. The changes really messed up the plot, expecially in the first season.
finally someone who feels how I feel about crystal
it had so much potential which it self is something that bugs me a lot about crystal as well
if only they stuck to what made the manga good instead of doing a half done plot with senshi x shittenou among other changes or dare I say neutering the manga
and no this is not another hate speech on crystal this is my actual opinion
Under the first "Devin Noll" comments, it's that Shingo Zaku guy (whom I think I saw somewhere else). Yeah, because I state my opinion and not like Crystal and defend myself from bullying Crystal fans I was "trolling/playing the victim card", and the reason I acted harsh and sometimes insulted rabid Crystal fans was they were the ones attacking and harassing me. God, that guy is such an arrogant, condescending moron who doesn't like reading words that aren't his own (I'd suggest reporting him, he ironically looks like a troll himself).
And I'd like to hear where he got his claims on the NicoNico ratings with the whole Hulu thing, as far as I'm concerned and from what I heard from another user, SilenceGlaiveMaster (great user), Hulu was region locked at the time (that WorstAnimeEver guy is another channel of mine).
Under the first "Devin Noll" comments, it's that Shingo Zaku guy (whom I think I saw somewhere else). Yeah, because I state my opinion and not like Crystal I was "trolling", and the reason I acted harsh and sometimes insulted rabid Crystal fans was they were the ones attacking and harassing me. God, that guy is such an arrogant, condescending moron who doesn't like reading words that aren't his own (I'd suggest reporting him).
And I'd like to hear where he got his claims on the NicoNico ratings with the whole Hulu thing, as far as I'm concerned and from what I heard from another user, SilenceGlaiveMaster (great user), Hulu was region locked at the time.
If he harasses you report him anyway, he thinks I'm a troll? Well to him I say, "I got 5,002 to subscribe to me so I say F*** you, you're not better than me (I'm just irritated right now)." :o
I mean, I did some pretty valid points when defending myself as to why I acted like I did, I'm sick of being treated like crap, like so many others, and once again (though I'm quoting an Amazon comment here), in my opinion (if you disagree with this thing I'm saying about Crystal here that's fine and your opinion's respected, and see, I can respect opinions), if you take all the Sailor Moon stuff from this the first two seasons of Crystal and replace it with a different setting (say, a generic space mecha anime, for instance) and you'll realize that what you're left with is useless, cheap junk that no one will give a crap about. Say what you will about Naoko Takeuchi and Kunihiko Ikuhara, but that woman and that man had imagination. The producers, writers, directors and maybe animators responsible for those seasons had none, and adequately assumed people would love any crap as long as it looked like Sailor Moon, or was like the manga frame by frame, it thinks it doesn't need any of absolutely basic storytelling points because it's being a shot by shot version of the manga. All it needs to do is show do that, add changes to make Moon steal the spotlight and people will be happy. "It's all there", this anime thinks, "Now I don't need to put any effort into making this compelling", which is why Crystal probably has all those 5 star reviews and such. And Shingo is proving them right. He has no sense of respect and just eats up whatever crap the modern anime industry gushes out (no offense to those who love modern anime, there are some I'm interested in but most look the same and not interesting), he can't handle different opinions at all, and it's not that we "didn't miss what Crystal's intention was", he's just trying to insult our intelligence, I mean, that's what I'm getting based off of his tone.
I don't think Crystal even would appeal to adults/adult women because of the toned down violence/childish tone and the way the characters are treated, and it's definitely not a good way to introduce people to Sailor Moon (I hope/wonder if the majority of the people who were introduced to it through Crystal realized it's terrible, and checked out the classic anime or the manga or PGSM). I wonder if said facts he were talking about also were lies...or if he's just delusional/in denial.
Thanks for replying to him also, and good Lord, I feel really sorry and horrible for him if he "smh"s and thinks it's a "fact" that "Crystal has more character progression than the 90's" and the characters "regressed in the 90's version/character development reset every season", the first sentence proving how much of an opinion disrespecter he is and how he thinks he's the only one who's right, I hate the arrogant tone Crystal fans have. I say to him: really? Put down the Kool Aid please, it clearly isn't Kool Aid, (plus I never got a sense of "maturity" from Usagi in Crystal at all, also considering how the Inners have no personality or characters too), the characters weren't just tropes in that one, they grew over time (Usagi in fact, in season 3, wondered if she had to retire being a Sailor Soldier and didn't want to do that) sounds to me you didn't even see the original anime at all, that's the impression I get. It amazes and surprises me how so many Crystal fans do not know what good writing, characterization, art/animation even is. :o
Probably, NEVER. It's more likely some time late next year or the year after. Personally, I'll be a bit irate if the movie's writing or animation is like Season 3 & hasn't improved. The manga is so rushed, perhaps a movie will be the best for it. We all know how Stars is & a movie adaptation will prob be the best bet since they don't wanna add any new content to the show.