Sailor Moon Art Director motifs

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Episode 55 or the episode when the characters had the best hairdo ever :wow:
I miss Itoh giving the characters fluffy, silky hair.

https://flic.kr/p/2pvDYJd https://flic.kr/p/2pvEJqs https://flic.kr/p/2pvDYK5 https://flic.kr/p/2pvDbYJ https://flic.kr/p/2pvDc5f
Also, the strokes are so gorgeous; it looks like they were drawn on G-Pen by a veteran mangaka - absolutely beautiful! :kiss:
The alien duo & their back story deserves their own spin-off show. Their character designs are also superb, their biology is fascinating, their relationship is intriguing... - Toei at the time was totally capable of creating decent original characters & stories. :cool:
 

Lady Pen

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Episode 55 or the episode when the characters had the best hairdo ever :wow:
I miss Itoh giving the characters fluffy, silky hair.

https://flic.kr/p/2pvDYJd https://flic.kr/p/2pvEJqs https://flic.kr/p/2pvDYK5 https://flic.kr/p/2pvDbYJ https://flic.kr/p/2pvDc5f
Also, the strokes are so gorgeous; it looks like they were drawn on G-Pen by a veteran mangaka - absolutely beautiful! :kiss:
OMG...

They remind me of David Bowie in Labyrinth. :rofl:

I've always loved Ikuko Itoh's style under the art direction of Tadano. It was pure shoujo. Crystal fans!! Here you have the style that replicates Naoko's art in animation.

Her style became more angular in S.
 

Talentless Fool

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I've always loved Ikuko Itoh's style under the art direction of Tadano. It was pure shoujo. Crystal fans!! Here you have the style that replicates Naoko's art in animation.

Her style became more angular in S.
Itoh in Classic & R is just pure shoujo eye candy material!

There was something to be missed from her change of mid-S to SuperS onwards, trying to stick closer to Takeuchi's art style wasn't too good of an idea.

Still, ep.45 is already so beautiful and her leap into 55 is amazing! She made so much progress!
The amazing attention to detail in the hair, eyes, expression - chef's kiss!

https://flic.kr/p/2pvX7px https://flic.kr/p/2pvZimC https://flic.kr/p/2pvYGnJ https://flic.kr/p/2pvX7r6 https://flic.kr/p/2pvZiob
Her lineart is so crisp, gentle and warm. ::love::
 

Lady Pen

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Itoh in Classic & R is just pure shoujo eye candy material!

There was something to be missed from her change of mid-S to SuperS onwards, trying to stick closer to Takeuchi's art style wasn't too good of an idea.

Still, ep.45 is already so beautiful and her leap into 55 is amazing! She made so much progress!
The amazing attention to detail in the hair, eyes, expression - chef's kiss!

https://flic.kr/p/2pvX7px https://flic.kr/p/2pvZimC https://flic.kr/p/2pvYGnJ https://flic.kr/p/2pvX7r6 https://flic.kr/p/2pvZiob
Her lineart is so crisp, gentle and warm. ::love::
This is my fave style. I think it's the ep. 68 the last one featuring this style before the angular Itoh in S and SuperS.
 

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I remember someone pointing out How Tadano likes to put easter eggs in her episodes. Like Character doublegangers.


Lots of example in the cruise episode they mentioned



There was something about a girl being dressed exactly like Rei


Also something about a girl with Usagi's exact hair style but I couldn't find that one.

Keep on the lookout for more Tadano easter eggs :ninja:
 

Talentless Fool

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This is my fave style. I think it's the ep. 68 the last one featuring this style before the angular Itoh in S and SuperS.
Yeah, Ep.68 is the last one.
Can you believe she only did 2 episodes in all of R? That's kind of ridiculous :umno:

Still, even in 68 she continues further on to improve.
This is one of the best Koan ever!
https://flic.kr/p/2pwd5Z9
https://flic.kr/p/2pwd5Z4
In this episode only, Itoh draws the eyes in a very peculiar way, it's really interesting.
https://flic.kr/p/2pwisWG https://flic.kr/p/2pwjPDU
However you can also see her slowly transitioning into her more angular style as well.
https://flic.kr/p/2pwhDsb
 

Talentless Fool

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Imo, Pluto's transformation has the best hair animation. :setsuna: Just look at it....
Totally!

Just look at that hair motion as it falls down, it's like real hair!

Not only that but the choreography itself, she starts facing the camera but as she twirls, her body descends to completely fall below the camera.
Her legs moving gracefully along her body, her arms cradling her chest at the end.



So basic on paper yet timelessly iconic!
She has the best henshin out of all the 3 Outers. :kiss: