She did not at all
her direction was very basic, but what helped her was the better schedule for the production but thats all
we still have wonky draws, lack of frames, idk why they put neo queen serenity on the script when she stills the princess on the manga and NOTHING was corrected for the home release.
this doesnt look good, thank god it wasnt stock footage:
meh, I think they were on the same level, she just had better schedule and team
but I do think Sakai could do better with a bigger budget (looking at you Dance Dance Danseur, also he directed Kakegurui op)
edit: now, im dont wanna blame the directors for their work on crystal, i bet they did the best they could do with what toei gave them and im pretty sure they have better works outside this