Sailor Moon Art Director motifs

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I can't help but feel that an animation director from Yugioh 5DS took some inspiration or ideas from :usagi:'s henshin.

This is not typical of something you see in a shonen lead doing some air spinning with lace like lights.


Especially seeing as how the author took some inspiration from Umino and Peter Parker with Carly.



Could be just a coincidence but this one feels like it took inspiration from :ami: too.

 
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I'm curious if :ami:'s SuperS Sailor Guardian awakening episode was an inspiration for Mai Otome's henshins.



Putting the Youtube clips under a spoiler so as not to have this page not have trouble uploading. Enjoy some Mai Otome henshins. =^_^=
Spoiler: show

 

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Why do i feel that princess Kakkyu had a better design in this silluette rather than her actually appearance
https://gallery.sailorsoapbox.com/albums/screenshots/sailor stars/Episodes/Episode 176/Episode176-23989.png
I wonder why the animator decided to put her free hair and not the pigtails.
This shot is so gorgeous! It looks so much Itoh-like!

Speaking of whom:
I really like how her very last shot is a mirror to one of her another most iconic shots in the series
https://flic.kr/p/2peTsMi https://flic.kr/p/2peREC3
Such a shame they didn't call her back to work on a stock for Sailor Moon in Cosmos - just imagine how great it would have been! :wow:
 
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So, I watched the R movie again and it got me thinking about how they went all out with the special effects in the movies.





The CGI in the R movie was kinda gross though.

EEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW-UH!!!

ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING!!!

I'm kidding but honestly it was probably cutting edge for the time and shows how much they wanted to try out with a movie budget. and I don't think it looks that bad at least in 480p.
The SuperS movie also did it [I think] and it looks less jarring there [probably because a black hole is expected to look kinda odd]



And I don't think these use special effects, but I just like how they look:
 
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The CGI in the R movie was kinda gross though.

EEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW-UH!!!

ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING!!!

Eww!
And I don't think these use special effects, but I just like how they look:
I'm not a big fan of the type of animation style of the 2nd Usagi; it's very well animated and emotes a lot but it's 'it tries way too much and way too hard' for me...
It's so overdone that it looks artificial to me, in a Ghibli movie for a weird fantasy character it'd look totally convincing but not on Sailor Moon...
KyoAni's emotional/teary faces are unbeatable for me :thumbsup:

To this day, I cringe at the hospital episode of Yu Yu Hakusho - it's so ridiculous and over the top :P
 
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So, I watched the R movie again and it got me thinking about how they went all out with the special effects in the movies.





The CGI in the R movie was kinda gross though.

EEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW-UH!!!

ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING!!!

I'm kidding but honestly it was probably cutting edge for the time and shows how much they wanted to try out with a movie budget. and I don't think it looks that bad at least in 480p.
The SuperS movie also did it [I think] and it looks less jarring there [probably because a black hole is expected to look kinda odd]



And I don't think these use special effects, but I just like how they look:
You just inspired me to do a meme of that bottom right :usagi: in shock GIF. :yoshi:
 

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Igarashi could have reused the Super S movie scene in the end of Neherenia arc to upgrade everyone else to Eternal but no, that is not possible because of what Ikuhara did in the end of Super S.