Sailor Moon Art Director motifs

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https://flic.kr/p/2oT2EJu This structure might have taken inspiration from the Prambanan Temple of Indonesia.
The Prambanan temples were dedicated to the Trimurti - Brahma (the Creator), Vishnu (the Preserver) and Shiva (the Destroyer) after whom the Starlights take inspiration of?

Just like the real-life Prambanan temple, the structure in the Star OP has likewise 3 main temples/monuments representing the Trimurti.
So, is this indeed the Tankei Kingdom?
Considering Kakyuu has quite the screen time in the Stars manga arc, did the anime staff intended to explore her background initially? :orly:
 
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We have a shot of presumably Sailor Chaos
Sailor Chaos and Sailor Galaxia were originally planned to be one character, and Galaxia was supposed to remove her bracelet to become Sailor Chaos.

https://flic.kr/p/2oT2EJu This structure might have taken inspiration from the Prambanan Temple of Indonesia.
The Prambanan temples were dedicated to the Trimurti - Brahma (the Creator), Vishnu (the Preserver) and Shiva (the Destroyer) after whom the Starlights take inspiration of?

Just like the real-life Prambanan temple, the structure in the Star OP has likewise 3 main temples/monuments representing the Trimurti.
So, is this indeed the Tankei Kingdom?
Considering Kakyuu has quite the screen time in the Stars manga arc, did the anime staff intended to explore her background initially? :orly:
That would be interesting if it is materialized
 
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Shame that episode had that failed fusion spell with :minako:,:ami: &:mako:. It's the 2nd one where :minako: and :ami: was supposed to do a fusion spell not counting Planet Attack or anything similar to it. I guess it would have just looked like that quadruple combo they did with Metalla just without Fire Soul.
 

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Shame that episode had that failed fusion spell with :minako:,:ami: &:mako:. It's the 2nd one where :minako: and :ami: was supposed to do a fusion spell not counting Planet Attack or anything similar to it. I guess it would have just looked like that quadruple combo they did with Metalla just without Fire Soul.
Since Rei used her Fire Soul Bird, they were probably gunning for a Crescent Beam Shower, Shabon Spray Freezing and Supreme Thunder Dragon combo which would have been PHENOMENAL!

Still, Ail and An double-teaming everyone like they were nothing was so badass, especially that scene of them obliterating the Fire Bird.
I wished there were more scenes/situations like that where the enemies and boss characters posed an actual threat while at the same time, the girls being competent fighters :/
 

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There's some Crystal in it. The good one but compared to everything else in the video the animator feels uninspired and lacking expression with the same problem with the Eternal and Cosmos films.

Didn't know Shida had animated that part of the Crystal Opening (it's literally the most fluid sequence of the 1st 2 arcs after the Princess Serenity awakening).
Naotoshi Shida is an amazing animator - his work, both animation and art, were legendary during his time on DBZ.

His work is super fluid and dynamic and flows magnificently well for the eyes to follow the action sequences easily.

However, I'm not a big fan of his energy effects particles - it's all the same regardless of the series he's working on.
His energy beam feel too 'soft' and bendy and lack weight and power to them especially on series like Dragon Ball or One Piece.

He also did the Cure Ace henshin ;)

As well as Flora's
 
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I loved the 190 episode , for me they looked very expressive in various shots
https://gallery.sailorsoapbox.com/a...ars/Episodes/Episode 190/Episode190-16657.png

I liked how it was portrayed seiya pain face (not that i liked seeing seiya suffering.....................)
https://gallery.sailorsoapbox.com/a...ars/Episodes/Episode 190/Episode190-22009.png
I liked how Katsumi Tamegai drawed her alivied face and the shape of her mouth , reminds me of this makoto shot in episode 134.
https://gallery.sailorsoapbox.com/a...ers/Episodes/Episode 134/Episode134-24709.png
Also I think that Katsumi loved to draw angry Haruka , just look at the shape of her eyes , the lineart looks very defined.
https://gallery.sailorsoapbox.com/a...ars/Episodes/Episode 180/Episode180-21757.png
https://gallery.sailorsoapbox.com/a...ars/Episodes/Episode 198/Episode198-03709.png
https://gallery.sailorsoapbox.com/a...ars/Episodes/Episode 167/Episode167-23701.png
Altrough i dont know why haruka neck look like that , but well everyone can do an error sometimes.
And the last one , is this usagi pic in 200 episode , i liked her expression here , it looks very caricature-ish.
https://gallery.sailorsoapbox.com/a...ars/Episodes/Episode 200/Episode200-03949.png
Light of hope: Well sailor moon , now you have to kill galaxia with this sword and give us the BEST fight in the entire season to end this anime , okay?
https://gallery.sailorsoapbox.com/a...ars/Episodes/Episode 200/Episode200-04885.png
Usagi: No , we dont have enough budget to do that.
 
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For a change, let's go to Crystal III and take a look at Jupiter's stock attack.

Unfortunately, I don't think we know who was in charge of the Coconut Cyclone but it's so gorgeously drawn!
https://flic.kr/p/2oYdVVF https://flic.kr/p/2oY8Kgm https://flic.kr/p/2oYefM1 https://flic.kr/p/2oYcQ6F https://flic.kr/p/2oYbKuf
Vibrant expressions, strong body language, dynamic camera angles and in line with Takeuchi's style with the poses and everything.
Makoto looks very 'fantasy-like' with the antenna poking out. :dance:
Notice also that Makoto does have a 'big girl' style body here - after all, the heights and weights of the characters are listed for a reason and aren't just flavor text.

A pity that the sequence ends in a such a weird way that it gives the impression a scene was cut. :umno: