Favored Version and Why?

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Deniz87

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You're missing out, PGSM is easily the best iteration of the Dark Kingdom arc. it has the best Shittenou & Beryl, best character development, best Miracle Romance, pretty much best everything! It's only downside is that it's just the Dark Kingdom arc.
No, the downside is that it's just...a live-action. So what I'm missing here is watching a show with some cosplayers. It's literally trash to me. And even with a good story, it will never feel the same.
Animation is animation. Its expression is something you can't find in this reality....and I love it for that.
 
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No, the downside is that it's just...a live-action. So what I'm missing here is watching a show with some cosplayers. It's literally trash to me. And even with a good story, it will never feel the same.
Animation is animation. Its expression is something you can't find in this reality....and I love it for that.
I had the same mindset for both PGSM and the musicals, but once I started watching it got me like 3 episodes to adjust to that. It cheesy and it had a lot of balance issues, but it was surprisingly good. They developed the characters really well, the story gets more and more different and surprising.
 
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Nadia

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Even though I eventually grew to watch it, I can understand the barrier to PGSM. It took me about six episodes of so of watching PGSM before I could appreciate it (I watched the first three episodes and didn't like them, then gave up on the series for years). Part of it because a lot of what works in animation doesn't work in real life as Usagi came off as downright grating at times, and there were cheesy elements like that fake gameshow quiz that made me groam. I did get over it and was able to enjoy it for what it was, but it's not for everyone.

I haven't seen that many musicals, but for me they were a lot easier to accept the musicals because they are on stage, and there's a much larger suspension of disbelief required for any theatrical production than it is for a televised product.
 

foenyanko

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Too bad PGSM was more or less a commercial failure for Toei. We're unlikely to see them take advantage of nostalgia of the generation that grew up with it like they did with the manga/90s anime and actually remake it. Still think it would be an excellent direction for a new anime.

We're counting Another Story? That's high on the list for me, too. Great blend of the manga and anime and the way they handled what would have been filler in the 90s anime (the individual senshi crystals arc) was handled really well in the game.
 
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For me it's the 90s anime subbed. I also like the Dic/Cloverway dub and the Viz dub. The 90s anime gives me the feels, it makes me laugh and cry. It also has an amazing soundtrack of BGM and vocal songs.
The same. I prefer the 90 series, Sailor Moon Crystal I see it in a way where it avoids me reading manga which I don't necessarily like (read) and also having a corrected / modified version of the manga with additional elements.
 
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I have more of a soft spot for the DiC dub/MiXX translation that I thought I would ever have now that I am older. I guess it's that magic nostalgia at work.

Although I've been a fan of these stories since adolescence, it was only over the past few years that I really had a chance to sit down and catch up with the musicals (thanks lockdown!), and absolutely these stories—especially the Dracul arc—are pretty much my favourities now. I just... I love everything about them, you guys! I genuinely can't heap enough praise on these productions. ::love::
 
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I had the same mindset for both PGSM and the musicals, but once I started watching it got me like 3 episodes to adjust to that. It cheesy and it had a lot of balance issues, but it was surprisingly good. They developed the characters really well, the story gets more and more different and surprising.
Definitely got hooked after a while myself, especially with their own liberties and twists on the standard storyline keeping me interested. Not sure why, but I kinda liked PGSM's take on Motoki, making him this kind of dorky hyper-optimistic goofball, rather than the kind of stock "hunk/ladies'-man"-type character that seems to be plastered all over the place in other adaptations. Definitely my favorite side-character. Also,
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I found the whole bromance with him and Nephrite towards the end of the series to be kind of a fun ride.
 
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yaya_ikuto

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mh i like better manga/ crystal, well for me is most going to the point telling me the story and it have character development too, well maybe some didnt notice
than the 90s anime well i watched first, some moments i like them, and was the first version i saw
the musicals xD i only saw some, im sorry i laughed alot because of how some actor acted uwu
i didint saw much about the live action
 
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I love all versions of Sailor Moon equally except the first 15 episodes of Crystal. (Though even there there are some parts I liked)


You're missing out, PGSM is easily the best iteration of the Dark Kingdom arc. it has the best Shittenou & Beryl, best character development, best Miracle Romance, pretty much best everything! It's only downside is that it's just the Dark Kingdom arc.




Mamoru was said to be created in the image of Naoko's ideal man and is her personal favorite, but I think if you look at the Miracle Romance within the context of the lore & mechanics the manga sets up it works quite well and helps add to the tragic deconstructive elements it has going on[
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I don’t hate their relationship or anything, I just found it one of the more cliche elements of the story. Like Mamoru is just constantly Mr. Nice Guy and there doesn’t seem to be much more to him than that. While it’s great that he was always supportive of Usagi he just felt a little dull. I think he was just outshined by all the other strong female personalities in the cast.

I personally enjoy the friendship and bond between the girls a lot more than the Miracle Romance aspect which is probably why I place the anime above the manga in that aspect. The moments it did have like MinakoxRei in Stars were so iconic and badass but there were just not enough of them.