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1dbad said:
Personally I hope they keep the arcade. I think making an exception for it could be forgivable due to being faithful to the manga, and like Sabrblade said, there could still acknowledge how out of place it is with the times. XD

ThereAre3Lights said:
Perhaps "Crown Internet Café"? Although I doubt Usagi would even know how to use the Internet. :lol:
Luna could always teach her like she did in Mercury's debut episode. :lol:
The most boring option would be that the Senshi girls just discuss stuff on the net. :P
 
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Rika-Chicchi said:
The most boring option would be that the Senshi girls just discuss stuff on the net. :P
Thankfully I think that cafe promo pic proves that won't be the case. :love: I wouldn't mind seeing them connect via modern technology a couple of times, but I want the majority of their interactions to be together in person. :)

Besides, I think in person would be safer. Who's to say the Dark Kingdom can't read their messages to each other, or that a Youma couldn't come from their computer/internet? :lol:
 

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1dbad said:
Rika-Chicchi said:
The most boring option would be that the Senshi girls just discuss stuff on the net. :P
Thankfully I think that cafe promo pic proves that won't be the case. :love: I wouldn't mind seeing them connect via modern technology a couple of times, but I want the majority of their interactions to be together in person. :)

Besides, I think in person would be safer. Who's to say the Dark Kingdom can't read their messages to each other, or that a Youma couldn't come from their computer/internet? :lol:
That's very true - the Dark Kingdom would have many spook-hackers spying on them. lol
 
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OK, I found a better translation of that article, courtesy of Miss Dream:

SOURCE: http://missdream.org/sailor-moon-interv ... 014-issue/

A World of Dreams and Romance Brought to You in the Latest Imaging Techniques!
“Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” is a serial manga that began in 1992 and is a landmark work in the girls’ manga genre. Middle school students in sailor uniforms, Usagi Tsukino, Ami Mizuno, Rei Hino, Makoto Kino, and Minako Aino are 5 friends (later more join) who transform into pretty guardians. It’s a story about their fight to protect the Phantom Silver Crystal and their battle against Queen Beryl and her clan who want to make the Earth their own.

The guardians transform magnificently and fight. On the other hand, the 5 girls have normal lives as middle school students and enjoy things like gossip and fashion. And then there’s the person the hero Usagi is destined to be with… It’s a dream world that girls aspire to. ☆

Immediately after its serialization the manga was turned into an anime that ran for 5 seasons and became a huge hit series. It’s no exaggeration to say that the comics and anime are loved around the world, with stage shows (musicals) even being established based on the manga. That mega hit manga that became a social phenomenon has come back again as a new anime! You can’t miss this!! Please tell us, Director Munehisa Sakai, what kind of “Re-make up” is this going to be?

“This time our plan is to start at the beginning of the completed manga and turn it into an anime. The world of “Sailor Moon” is splendid and gorgeous as well as delicate. The flow of the hair, the sparkle of the costumes, the softness characteristic of girls’ manga and full of dreams. The story centers around the mystery of the “Moon Princess” and involves Usagi and friends’ memories of their past lives; it’s like a magnificent and romantic epic poem. Since the original work was so gorgeous, we can now use the latest imaging techniques that have developed over the past 20 years to really convey that splendor. In particular, during the transformation scenes I’d like to use CG to capture the movements of the girls from different angles, freely use lighting effects, and have a flashy display of their twirling forms.

The air time of “Saturday nights at 7:00” is the same as the original TV anime and it makes us feel nostalgic.

“Actually, our focus is on women who read the manga and watched the anime when it originally aired. We’d like the girls who have become adults to immerse themselves in the dream world of “Sailor Moon” all over again. Rather than making them feel nostalgic, we want them to once again experience that dream-like feeling they felt when they looked up to the Sailor Guardians. We’d like them to become even more engulfed in that dream world with the new show.”

A new setting is of course being prepared as well. Sailor uniforms are of course timeless, but their street wear and the guest costumes are being redesigned to match current trends. The location will be the same as in the original manga, Tokyo’s Azabu Juuban. Of course we’ll be seeing the Azabu Juuban of 2014.

In addition, the cast aside from Kotono Mitsuishi as Usagi is entirely new. Mitsuishi attended the auditions and the new Sailor Guardians were chosen by matching their voices with hers.

“As part of our new presentation, an important scene that occurs much later in the story is going to appear in the first episode. That’s something that we can only do now that the original manga is complete. We use techniques like that all over the place, so I hope people can watch it with excitement.”

Faithful to the original manga but still new. And a work distinctly aimed at “adult women”! Usagi, show us your magnificent transformation, okay?
What's highlighted is what I am more stoked for, than anything.

So, it is true that modern-day Azabu Juuban will be the scenery and modern-day fashion will come into play. And, of course, it's target audience will be towards adults, who grown up with the series. And, A LOT of CGI will come into play!
 
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HeartWarrior said:
^ They will probably do the same and keep it and just again as mentioned, in an updated form. :)
Perhaps "Crown Internet Café"? Although I doubt Usagi would even know how to use the Internet. :lol:
I mean, it's 2014. Usagi should at least know standard internet use. Hell, in PGSM, which was set mostly in 2004, she was texting like a madman.
 
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Rika-Chicchi said:
That's very true - the Dark Kingdom would have many spook-hackers spying on them. lol
Never underestimate how far reaching they are, lol.

Mercurius said:
“As part of our new presentation, an important scene that occurs much later in the story is going to appear in the first episode. That’s something that we can only do now that the original manga is complete. We use techniques like that all over the place, so I hope people can watch it with excitement.”
I don't recall any other translation mentioning that...but if that is legit, color me both intrigued and excited. That was one of my greatest hopes for the new anime since they're working off an already finished product. :D

Not sure how I feel about the CG though. I'll have to wait and see.
 
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1dbad said:
Rika-Chicchi said:
That's very true - the Dark Kingdom would have many spook-hackers spying on them. lol
Never underestimate how far reaching they are, lol.

Mercurius said:
“As part of our new presentation, an important scene that occurs much later in the story is going to appear in the first episode. That’s something that we can only do now that the original manga is complete. We use techniques like that all over the place, so I hope people can watch it with excitement.”
I don't recall any other translation mentioning that...but if that is legit, color me both intrigued and excited. That was one of my greatest hopes for the new anime since they're working off an already finished product. :D

Not sure how I feel about the CG though. I'll have to wait and see.
If this is true, I'm really hoping they do what the dub did and have the Moon kingdom be referenced off the bat. That's precisely why the dub was able to do the same thing.
 

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I thought the new anime was going to try to attract a newer, younger audience also? For both new & old fans... I would feel it would be a big mistake to just have one targeted audience only. Let's hope it's still a range.
 

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HeartWarrior said:
I thought the new anime was going to try to attract a newer, younger audience also? For both new & old fans... I would feel it would be a big mistake to just have one targeted audience only. Let's hope it's still a range.
Like what I've said here lately, they might target at young moms & their lil kids watching it together. :D
 
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Mercurius said:
OK, I found a better translation of that article, courtesy of Miss Dream:
AAAND I guess there's some who are still waiting for a decent translation.