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

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What it should have been!
I always think the character designs of Crysternal should've been more akin to the manga - if they've already decided to produce a 1:1 adaptation of the manga, why not doing that in the character designs as well? :?
 
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Wow, this is beautiful! What it should have been!
Well it is nice sure but very Crystal inspired/copied/redrawn … somehow always easier to redraw something than imagine something new… but for a Fanmade that probably the first time I see such amazing quality. From what I read it took him 3 years to make it… :thumbsup: so a big applause for him :wave:
 

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I always think the character designs of Crysternal should've been more akin to the manga - if they've already decided to produce a 1:1 adaptation of the manga, why not doing that in the character designs as well? :?
Of all 3 Crystal installments, Eternal has the weakest. It‘s like a washed out version of the 90s anime with the color palette of Crystal. The eyes are the only part that stands out. Looking at the Eternal promo art makes me yawn. I really hope we‘ll get something new for Stars, finally a thoroughly great chara design.
 

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Of all 3 Crystal installments, Eternal has the weakest. It‘s like a washed out version of the 90s anime with the color palette of Crystal. The eyes are the only part that stands out. Looking at the Eternal promo art makes me yawn. I really hope we‘ll get something new for Stars, finally a thoroughly great chara design.
You really like Akira's cockroaches better?
 

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You really like Akira's cockroaches better?
LOL. I don‘t say it‘s a good design, but at least it was stronger, had more personality. In the Eudial and Tellu episodes it looked best.
Sakou‘s designs were also not stellar. The eyes were the biggest problem and I‘m also not a fan of her body/fuku proportions around the hip/waist area.
 

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LOL. I don‘t say it‘s a good design, but at least it was stronger, had more personality. In the Eudial and Tellu episodes it looked best.
Sakou‘s designs were also not stellar. The eyes were the biggest problem and I‘m also not a fan of her body/fuku proportions around the hip/waist area.
I do not like Eternal that much and Sakou were flawed, but Akira's were abomination unimaginable. If this was nott adaptation of the Infinity arc I would have never watched because it looks awful. It has two good looking episodes simply because the animation directors added detailes and tuned down the ugliness, but comparing designs alone, not animation and takes from different animators, I cannot see any how his are better than Tadano's.
 

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LOL. I don‘t say it‘s a good design, but at least it was stronger, had more personality. In the Eudial and Tellu episodes it looked best.
Sakou‘s designs were also not stellar. The eyes were the biggest problem and I‘m also not a fan of her body/fuku proportions around the hip/waist area.
Tellu, Saturn episodes are good because the animators doesn't really follow Akira's design. They used long hair highlight, made characters look more mature, added more details, more shadows, fixed the weird character profiles. :huh:



 
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I do not like Eternal that much and Sakou were flawed, but Akira's were abomination unimaginable. If this was nott adaptation of the Infinity arc I would have never watched because it looks awful. It has two good looking episodes simply because the animation directors added detailes and tuned down the ugliness, but comparing designs alone, not animation and takes from different animators, I cannot see any how his are better than Tadano's.
It had also the worst animated episode of crystal of all time
Akira's look like a knock off of precure
 

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OMG. When the fanmade version is superior to the official version...
Okay first let me say that this is a very nice job considering it's totally fanmade, congratulations to him/her. Special effects and BG are nice, it was made with passion and this aspect deserves to be praised.

But honestly... this is all I dislike from Takeuchi and a living demonstration that her designs don't work at all when animated (as if Crystal S1-2 were not enough). It just enhances all Takeuchi's problem: weird body proportion, disarticulated body, soul-less eyes, tiny mouth with ugly lipstick... Eyes are too close, and it looks like her body has pain to carry her legs and arms that are soooooooooo long and not articulated.

Takeuchi's style has some charm in manga (well I even own the infinity artbook so I must somewhat like her work, please give me that credit), but that doesn't translate well in animated form.

Oh yes, this clip is totally faithfull to the manga style for sure, but such a festival of cheeziness and eye-destroying anatomy. I think it made me somewhat like the 3D transformation from S1-2 lol.


I do not like Eternal that much and Sakou were flawed, but Akira's were abomination unimaginable. If this was nott adaptation of the Infinity arc I would have never watched because it looks awful. It has two good looking episodes simply because the animation directors added detailes and tuned down the ugliness, but comparing designs alone, not animation and takes from different animators, I cannot see any how his are better than Tadano's.
Such strong words, dear Lord lol.
I see season 3 as a progress. In season 1-2, designs were meh (at best) and execution was absolutly terrible. In season 3, style is not everybody's taste but execution is standard TV quality.
Eternal is one path further to the 90's style and seems to be the middle ground for most of people, so I really hope they will keep that style.
 

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I do find the clothes in Crystal to be lacking compare to the first anime.

Funnily enough the post looks like 90s has setsuna like "that's sweet" and haruka and Michiru are two different flavors of "oh, honey".
Someone is stuck in the 90s. I mean despite Akira's designs the outfits are way better in Crystal. Haruka is wearing a skirt, oh god what a sin. Feminism was ruined...
 
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Rika-Chicchi

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Pretty unlikely for such kind of event, I'd say.

BTW, here's the official site of that event, linked on that page:

美少女戦士セーラームーン イルミネーション-Eternal- | さがみ湖リゾート プレジャーフォレスト

And its promotion video, linked on that site: