Season 4 movies update: Sailor Moon Eternal - Delayed to 2021 (Part 1 on January 8th & Part 2 on February 11th)

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While you are at it. Could you find lips and noses and put them on Eternal designs. You are getting good t it. I mean keep the eyes as they are Eternal style and add noses and lips. Kind a hard for Chibi as her speech was done by Akira, who didn't even resemble the style.
how is that for you? :-D



Edit: I wouldn't change Chibi-Usa's design at all, she looks good. But Moon could look older indeed. That nose and lipstick do wonders.
 
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Usagi's hair look ridiculous. In SME, she never has this long hair to begin with.
And her 2 dangos are awfully big.
I think is ok, it could have been more of Akira' cockroaches. Usagi's hair inconsistent in every iteration of the story. The odangos i find perfectly placed and in the form they are supposed to be. My nitpick is the lack of nose and lips, but it is not a killbreaker.
 
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So we don‘t know yet the complexity of Tadano‘s character design. In this project we have 6 different versions of Usagi/Super Sailor Moon/Eternal Sailor Moon/ NQSerenity and Princess Serenity (baby(+teen?) + the age swap. Maybe Tadano saved the lipstick/older Sailor Moon for her Eternal/queen form. It would make sense and I would love it. Back in Sailor Moon R you could totally distinguish NQSerenity from Sailor Moon, the age gap was visible, and I think the lipstick was a part of it.

Tuxedo Unmasked has an article about lipsticks in Sailor Moon:

Why Did the Outer Senshi Use Lipstick in Their Transformations?

Btw: Do you guys remember, the name of the first movie used to be „eclipse dream“
 
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So we don‘t know yet the complexity of Tadano‘s character design. In this project we have 6 different versions of Usagi/Super Sailor Moon/Eternal Sailor Moon/ NQSerenity and Princess Serenity (baby(+teen?) + the age swap. Maybe Tadano saved the lipstick/older Sailor Moon for her Eternal/queen form. It would make sense and I would love it. Back in Sailor Moon R you could totally distinguish NQSerenity from Sailor Moon, the age gap was visible, and I think the lipstick was a part of it.

Tuxedo Unmasked has an article about lipsticks in Sailor Moon:

Why Did the Outer Senshi Use Lipstick in Their Transformations?

Btw: Do you guys remember, the name of the first movie used to be „eclipse dream“
We do not see NQS in this story arc though. We have Princess Serenity being crowned. But we are going to see Queen Serenity, which is indicative enough. Why can't we at least get designs like other shows do? I wanna see Nehellenia and know the rest of the cast. Yesterday some guy on twitter was so excited about Shoko Nakagawa, saying it as big news she is voicing Diana. She has been doing since season 2.
 
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After seeing the “new” transformation a 1000 times I kind of like it better. Still hugely disappointed in the lack of originality.
I still miss the great CG transformation of season 1 and 2 it was original and was making the difference between Crystal and the old anime (I know I’m part of a very minor group on that lol).

The inner transformations are really awful/poor for me in season 3. But I like the 2 from Moon and Chibi. The outers well same issues than here. They even pushed it my making one glow around the hand to represent the “transform rod”... which I never understood. were they planing to make them in the Crystal version and cancel it after the transformations were drawn???!!!
 
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After seeing the “new” transformation a 1000 times I kind of like it better. Still hugely disappointed in the lack of originality.
I still miss the great CG transformation of season 1 and 2 it was original and was making the difference between Crystal and the old anime (I know I’m part of a very minor group on that lol).

The inner transformations are really awful/poor for me in season 3. But I like the 2 from Moon and Chibi. The outers well same issues than here. They even pushed it my making one glow around the hand to represent the “transform rod”... which I never understood. were they planing to make them in the Crystal version and cancel it after the transformations were drawn???!!!
If they would have animated Season 1 & 2 transformations for Season 3 it would have been perfect. The original director had some good points for the series that I miss and they should have brought to Season III. Like many others, I've been watching Sailor Moon for years, since the early 90s, and as a 90s fan, I still don't personally want to see a rehash of the 90s all over again because if Sailor Moon and Chibi-Moon have the same transformations, so will the Inners. If I want to see that I can go watch the old show.

To be a little fair, they added in a little bit here and there to make it somewhat different but it leaves me wondering what happened because Season III did a decent job of taking the old school attacks and adding a creative touch to them.

While S1 & S2 transformations aren't in the right style for the show, I watched them again yesterday. It only took me a second to look at how beautiful they flowed and before long I was looking at how the lightning shoots down at hits Jupiter's wand before she transforms. That was cool and then I look at the Season III version and it's like....Ummmm, what is this?

I wish there was an easier way for them to get those transformations from S1 & S2 and make them 2-D animated.
 
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Yeah, after watching a hundred times it starts to grow on you. I introcued my little niece to Crystal a few years ago, she is like 12 now and she loved this. I explained to her it is going to be a lot of time till it comes out, but she was really into it ( she never wanted to watch the 90s ones, kids nowadays want to see fancy stuff)... She loved the CGI transormation as well, so I guess kids do prefer that. I still hate the concept though, although the choreography was perfect.
 
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While S1 & S2 transformations aren't in the right style for the show, I watched them again yesterday. It only took me a second to look at how beautiful they flowed and before long I was looking at how the lightning shoots down at hits Jupiter's wand before she transforms. That was cool and then I look at the Season III version and it's like....Ummmm, what is this?

I wish there was an easier way for them to get those transformations from S1 & S2 and make them 2-D animated.
phobos and deimos on mars' transformarion :(
 
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Not with the apparently ultra-cheap budget they had going for most of it. CGI is more expensive, isn't it?
Actually it is cheap, that is why they do it in most anime here and there to save on budget. But CGI looks terrible and I woul have never watched Crystal if it was full on CGI. CGI animation, an especially anime is so cringy. I'd rather watch stiff 2d animation rather than smooth CGI one.
 
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I wish I was lucky enough to see the Universal ones though. They look really interesting. It does make me wonder how a "DreamWorks type" of Sailor Moon movie would be received. Honestly, I think I'd give it a watch to see how it would work out that way but with the Japanese flair.

Someone posted a video of the transformation of Sailor Moon and Chibi and I know little kids would love to see stuff like that in a longer format...(big kids too possibly.. :vanish:)
 
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Actually it is cheap, that is why they do it in most anime here and there to save on budget. But CGI looks terrible and I woul have never watched Crystal if it was full on CGI. CGI animation, an especially anime is so cringy. I'd rather watch stiff 2d animation rather than smooth CGI one.
It depends on the studio tho. The teams behind doraemon/dragon quest or lupin iii movies did an awesome job (specially lupin's one, who's the one closer to their manga/anime designs).