My probably unpopular opinion about Sailor Moon Crystal.
So here we go.
I watched it only once, but since I noticed things… They wanted it to be sooo perfect and woah and well animated… I accept if a fanart artist wants to be original and colors a little differently but I DON’T if it is an official anime. Let alone not for one which you have to pay to watch (I didn’t tho) and has made us wait this long. Everyone can make mistakes but for me this looks like as if they didn’t put that much effort into it.
I can’t remember the old anime pic by pic maybe the same happened, but just watch the part of SM Crystal when Luna turns up and gives Usagi her brooch. The back bow of Usagi’s school uniform is RED. -____- It should be blue (And I emphasize I only watched it once and I noticed) A perfectly remastered anime? Then TAKE CARE of the details!
The animation style: yes it is almost exactly like the manga. For me, it looks ok if its in a comic book but somehow seeing a style like this in an animated form is just totally weird to me and I cannot get used to it.
Personally I don’t like the manga version. I don’t say it is bad, everyone is free to like it, but if it was for the manga I would have never become a fan. Too many wtf and illogical things happen there for my taste, too much copy from other works for me to like it. (And manga Haruka’s wavering personality totally ruins it for me as well) But not everyone must like the same thing. (Tho I am very surprised that so many people like the manga better.)
For me SM Crystal didn’t give anything new. I still don’t see the point of making another anime which is exactly (sometimes pic by pic) the same as the manga. We had that story once…twice…three times… Why again? For me it makes no sense unless they make some big changes but I totally doubt it.
At least PGSM changed it quite a lot (and I agree, sometimes the changes were VERY MUCH not Sailor Moonish at all, but it was a twist in the story I totally loved. It had deep meaning and I had very long conversations about Serenity’s deeds, even with non-SM fans, even they found it quit interesting topic.Self control and the feelings behind her actions and how much can actually a person influence destiny or how much not. Light and darkness was the same there. Metalia and the Ginzuisho’s power was the same so to say. It’s very interesting. Not to mention Minako’s serious storyline.)
About the music, it was alright. I liked it. (For me nothing can beat the Sailor Moon musicals if it comes to music tho)
Overall…well, it’s Sailor Moon so I will watch every episode and maybe it will surprise me and it will be one of my fav adaptation, but what I have seen so far didn’t impress me at all. Ganbare SM Crystal.