Sailor Moon Crystal Discussion

Topic started by Bigheart711 on June 5, 2014. Last post by takashichea 13 hours, 5 minutes ago.
Post by taichokage (14,132 posts) See mini bio Level 20

Haven't checked it out yet. Does it bear any resemblance to the original or is it supposed to be different?

Post by takashichea (13,104 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@taichokage said:

Haven't checked it out yet. Does it bear any resemblance to the original or is it supposed to be different?

I'll add because he's a bigger expert in Sailor Moon. I only got into the series back in May of '14 due to HULU streaming the original series, 2 episodes every Monday. There are some differences. For the new series, it's like DBZ Kai in a sense. They fast forwarding and condensing the series, eliminating monster of the week thing. They focus on the Sailor Guardians more than the other supporting characters like Naru, Usagi's brother, and the glasses guy so far.

Post by Bigheart711 (4,088 posts) See mini bio Level 21

@taichokage: Unlike Sailor Moon '91, Sailor Moon Crystal is much closer to the Manga version even though some of the many episodes in SM91 have similar scenarios. Since this is a remake, expect some changes though.

I'm also watching the Hulu episodes of SM91 mind you. :)

Post by taichokage (14,132 posts) See mini bio Level 20
Ah thanks guys.
Post by Sonata (35,506 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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Been enjoying it so far the animation is gorgeous.

Post by Bigheart711 (4,088 posts) See mini bio Level 21

Episode 4 was real good. The quest for the crystal ended up getting more authentic.

Post by takashichea (13,104 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Bigheart711:

I just realized this show is different because it's being faithful to the manga not the original series. I read that Naru being in love with Nephrite was completely anime exclusive. I actually felt something for those two when I was watching the original series every Monday.

It was strange watching this episode.

I forgot it was Sailor Moon last weekend.

Post by takashichea (13,104 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Bigheart711:

Oh my god, I didn't read your comment to Taichokage. I could have learned it earlier. I'm such a scatterbrain person.

Post by Bigheart711 (4,088 posts) See mini bio Level 21

@takashichea: @Sonata: @taichokage: :

Oh, damn it.
Oh, damn it.

Heads up: I checked CrunchyRoll and they noted that there's an actual 1 week delay this time. (Something must be wrong with Toei as of late. Are they alright?) Episode 5 will be up on the 6th of September. :(

Post by AURON570 (572 posts) See mini bio Level 15

I think I'm finally getting used to the show's aesthetic, I'm not really bothered by how skinny all the characters are, even the males actually, anymore. The show has it's own way of being both cute and dramatic. Luna continues to be my favorite character, her character design and expressions come across as very.. life-like? She's also voiced by same actress who did Oka from Mysterious Girlfriend X!

So they're trying to find the princess and protect her while also finding the special crystal and protecting that too? From what I vaguely remember, Usagi ends up being the princess, and in the end, after all the sailor guardians assemble they together protect each other, claim the crystal and defeat Queen Beryl in a climactic scene with Usagi in a white dress and they all hold the fancy scepter bursting with energy and blast Queen Beryl away in a huge explosion of white light energy...

Also not really related to Sailor Moon, but I'm finally starting to view videos full screen (as opposed to viewing it default size in the player in the browser). I used to think it was always better to preserve the resolution, but lately I've been catching myself leaning in a bit to view videos and I think this might be hurting my eyes in the long run. And since video and sub quality on legal streaming sites Crunchyroll, Hulu or Funimation is really good, I'm finally watching stuff fullscreen without fussing over the resolution. And it's great so far! I feel a bit more relaxed watching fullscreen, and easier to absorb the action and story. Or maybe I'm just in a good mood, who knows? o3o"

Post by takashichea (13,104 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Bigheart711:

Thanks for the heads up. I didn't know Daniel was a big Sailor Moon fan.

Post by Bigheart711 (4,088 posts) See mini bio Level 21

Episode 5: Things are really looking good here! We get Sailor Jupiter and we run into a rather intense battle.

Post by takashichea (13,104 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Episode 5:

Friends with Benefits

  • Usagi is weird. She found Rei beautiful and stalk her because she was bored. (Oh, Crystal hasn't show much of Rei's spats with Usagi)
  • She find Jupiter pretty, too. Thought she can get free snacks. That little free loader!
Fave Moment
Fave Moment
Post by takashichea (13,104 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Bigheart711: @hitsusatsu11: @AURON570:

Thought I share this lovely cosplay of Sailor Moon.

Source

@Kelleth: @Sonata:

Post by Bigheart711 (4,088 posts) See mini bio Level 21

@takashichea: Looks very good. Not that accurate due to the hair, but still very good.

Post by Bigheart711 (4,088 posts) See mini bio Level 21

Episode 7: It ended up being very fun. We get to see Mamoru's reason for searching for the crystal, as well as Beryl's true reason for the crystal and we got to see Sailor V(enus) in action for a bit during the battle against Zoisite.

Post by takashichea (13,104 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Watched this week's episode. Heavy with Mamoru and Usagi ship moment. I felt the original series' Mamoru was more of a jerk, but you can see his character growth pretty well. He was dating Rei before Usagi.

Post by Bigheart711 (4,088 posts) See mini bio Level 21

Episode 8: We meet Minako and Usagi's Tiara (and pretty much herself in battle) has evolved after some of her true memory is recovered. Also, Kunzite was just as destructive as he was in SM91. That other event during the battle, though...

@takashichea: I agree. While both versions had some character growth within him, Crystal's Mamoru was actually a pure-hearted man while in SM91, he's pretty much a Grade-A dick up until later.

Post by takashichea (13,104 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Saw Sailor Venus. She reminds me of how late RPG characters join in the story. Looks like Mamoru is going to die. Poor Sailor Moon, she just reciprocated her kiss even though little Tuxedo Mask took it a kiss since we have so called sleeping fetish.

@Bigheart711:

I think I like 91' Mamoru. I still need to finish the original series on HULU.

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